Daily Gospel Reading for February 26, 2023 – First Sunday of Lent Bible Verse

The 26th of February, 2023 is the First Sunday of Lent. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the Year 2023 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: GN 2:7-9; 3:1-7

The first reading from the Book of Genesis.

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden, but not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, ‘You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.’_”

The serpent said to the woman, “You won’t really die, for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate. Then she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.

Their eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 51:1-2, 3-4AB, 10-11, 12 and 15

Response: Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.

Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.

R: Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.

For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.

Against you, and you only, I have sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight.

R: Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.

Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.

Don’t throw me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

R: Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.

Lord, open my lips. My mouth will declare your praise.

R: Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.

Reading 2: ROM 5:12-19 or ROM 5:12, 17-19

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.

Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin, so death passed to all men because all sinned.

For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins weren’t like Adam’s disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come.

But the free gift isn’t like the trespass. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

The gift is not as through one who sinned; for the judgment came by one to condemnation, but the free gift followed many trespasses to justification.

For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.

So then as through one trespass, all men were condemned; even so through one act of righteousness, all men were justified to life.

For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.

Verse Before Gospel: MT 4:4B

From the good news according to Matthew.

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.’_”

Gospel of the Day: MT 4:1-11

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.

The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.’_”

Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’_”

Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’_”

Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

He said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’_”

Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.

Spreaditorial Team

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