Daily Gospel Reading for April 5, 2023 – Wednesday of Holy Week Bible Verse

The 5th of April, 2023 is Wednesday of Holy Week. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: IS 50:4-9A

The first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary. He awakens morning by morning, he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear. I was not rebellious. I have not turned back.

I gave my back to those who beat me, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair. I didn’t hide my face from shame and spitting.

For the Lord Yahweh will help me. Therefore I have not been confounded. Therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I won’t be disappointed.

He who justifies me is near. Who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.

Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me! Who is he who will condemn me?

Responsorial Psalm: PS 69:7-9, 20-21, 30 and 32-33

Response: God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.

Because for your sake, I have borne reproach. Shame has covered my face.

I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s children.

For the zeal of your house consumes me. The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

R: God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.

Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; for comforters, but I found none.

They also gave me poison for my food. In my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.

R: God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

The humble have seen it, and are glad. You who seek after God, let your heart live.

For Yahweh hears the needy, and doesn’t despise his captive people.

R: God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.

Verse Before Gospel

Hail to you, our King; you alone are compassionate with our errors.


Hail to you, our King, obedient to the Father; you were led to your crucifixion like a gentle lamb to the slaughter.

Gospel of the Day: MT 26:14-25

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him to you?” So they weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.

From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”

He said, “Go into the city to a certain person, and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.”_’_”

The disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.

Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.

As they were eating, he said, “Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me.”

They were exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask him, “It isn’t me, is it, Lord?”

He answered, “He who dipped his hand with me in the dish will betray me.

The Son of Man goes even as it is written of him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born.”

Judas, who betrayed him, answered, “It isn’t me, is it, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You said it.”

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