Daily Gospel Reading for July 13, 2023 – Thursday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time Bible Verse

The 13th of July, 2023 is Thursday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar of the Year 2023.

Reading 1: GN 44:18-21, 23B-29; 45:1-5

The first reading from the Book of Genesis.

Then Judah came near to him, and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and don’t let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh.

My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’

We said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.’

You said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’

‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.’

When we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

Our father said, ‘Go again and buy us a little food.’

We said, ‘We can’t go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down: for we may not see the man’s face, unless our youngest brother is with us.’

Your servant, my father, said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons.

One went out from me, and I said, “Surely he is torn in pieces;” and I haven’t seen him since.

If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.’_”

Then Joseph couldn’t control himself before all those who stood before him, and he called out, “Cause everyone to go out from me!” No one else stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

He wept aloud. The Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Does my father still live?” His brothers couldn’t answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.

Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” They came near. He said, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Now don’t be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21

Response: Remember his marvelous works that he has done.

He called for a famine on the land. He destroyed the food supplies.

He sent a man before them. Joseph was sold for a slave.

R: Remember his marvelous works that he has done.

They bruised his feet with shackles. His neck was locked in irons, until the time that his word happened, and Yahweh’s word proved him true.

R: Remember his marvelous works that he has done.

The king sent and freed him, even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free.

He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all of his possessions.

R: Remember his marvelous works that he has done.

Gospel of the Day: MT 10:7-15

From the gospel scripture according to Matthew.

“As you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.

Don’t take any gold, silver, or brass in your money belts.

Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor sandals, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.

Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you go on.

As you enter into the household, greet it.

If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn’t worthy, let your peace return to you.

Whoever doesn’t receive you or hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.

Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Memorial of Saint Henry.

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