Daily Gospel Reading for April 20, 2023 – Thursday in the Second Week of Easter Bible Verse

The 20th of April, 2023 is Thursday in the Second Week of Easter. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: ACTS 5:27-33

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “Didn’t we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man’s blood on us.”

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.

God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.

We are his witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and were determined to kill them.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:1 and 8, 16-17, 18-19

Response: This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him.

I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.

Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

R: This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him.

Yahweh’s face is against those who do evil, to cut off their memory from the earth.

The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

R: This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him.

Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.

R: This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him.

Gospel of the Day: JN 3:31-36

From the gospel verse according to John.

“He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.

He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.

For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

One who believes in the Son has eternal life, but one who disobeys the Son won’t see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”

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