Daily Reading for Thursday July 29, 2021

Reading 1, Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11
Gospel, John 11:19-27

Reading 1, Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38

16 Moses did this; he did exactly as Yahweh had ordered him.

17 On the first day of the first month in the second year the Dwelling was erected.

18 Moses erected the Dwelling. He fixed its sockets, set up its frames, put its crossbars in position and set up its poles.

19 He spread the tent over the Dwelling and the covering for the tent over that, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.

20 He took the Testimony and put it in the ark, positioned the shafts on the ark and put the mercy-seat on top of the ark.

21 He brought the ark into the Dwelling and put the screening curtain in place, screening the ark of the Testimony, as Yahweh had ordered Moses.

34 The cloud then covered the Tent of Meeting and the glory of Yahweh filled the Dwelling.

35 Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting, since the cloud stayed over it and the glory of Yahweh filled the Dwelling.

36 At every stage of their journey, whenever the cloud rose from the Dwelling, the Israelites would resume their march.

37 If the cloud did not rise, they would not resume their march until the day it did rise.

38 For Yahweh’s cloud stayed over the Dwelling during the daytime and there was fire inside the cloud at night, for the whole House of Israel to see, at every stage of their journey.

Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11

3 Even the sparrow has found a home, the swallow a nest to place its young: your altars, Yahweh Sabaoth, my King and my God.

4 How blessed are those who live in your house; they shall praise you continually.

5 Blessed those who find their strength in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of the Balsam, they make there a water-hole, and — a further blessing — early rain fills it.

8 Yahweh, God Sabaoth, hear my prayer, listen, God of Jacob.

11 For Yahweh God is a rampart and shield, he gives grace and glory; Yahweh refuses nothing good to those whose life is blameless.

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Gospel, John 11:19-27

19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.

20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming she went to meet him. Mary remained sitting in the house.

21 Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died,

22 but even now I know that God will grant whatever you ask of him.’

23 Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’

24 Martha said, ‘I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day.’

25 Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live,

26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?

27 ‘Yes, Lord,’ she said, ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world.’


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