Daily Gospel Reading for March 9, 2023 – Thursday in the Second Week of Lent Bible Verse

The 9th of March, 2023 is Thursday in the Second Week of Lent. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2023.

Reading 1: JER 17:5-10

The first reading from the Book of Jeremiah.

Yahweh says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, relies on strength of flesh, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.

For he will be like a bush in the desert, and will not see when good comes, but will inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, an uninhabited salt land.”

“Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, and whose confidence is in Yahweh.

For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green, and will not be concerned in the year of drought. It won’t cease from yielding fruit.

The heart is deceitful above all things and it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it?”

“I, Yahweh, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

Response: Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust.

Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand on the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. On his law he meditates day and night.

R: Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust.

He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that produces its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.

R: Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust.

The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.

R: Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust.

Verse Before Gospel: LK 8:15

From the good news according to Luke.

“Those in the good ground, these are those who with an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and produce fruit with perseverance.”

Gospel of the Day: LK 16:19-31

From the gospel scripture according to Luke.

“Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.

A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was taken to his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

The beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.

In Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.

He cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.’_”

“But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But here he is now comforted and you are in anguish.

Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that no one may cross over from there to us.’_”

“He said, ‘I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house-for I have five brothers-that he may testify to them, so they won’t also come into this place of torment.’_”

“But Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’_”

“He said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’_”

“He said to him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.’_”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious.

Spreaditorial Team

Spreaditorial Team at HMASSP is a group led by Servant Leader dedicated in spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to everyone in the world.