Daily Readings For June 21, 2010

2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18
Psalm 60:3, 4-5, 12-13
Matthew 7:1-5

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2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18
5 And he went through all the land: and going up to Samaria, he besieged it three years. 6 And in the ninth year of Osee, the king of the Assyrians took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria: and he placed them in Hala and Habor by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes. 7 For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharao king of Egypt, and they worshipped strange gods. 8 And they walked according to the way of the nations which the Lord had destroyed in the sight of the children of Israel and of the kings of Israel: because they had done in like manner.

13 And the Lord testified to them in Israel and in Juda by the hand of all the prophets and seers, saying: Return from your wicked ways, and keep my precepts, and ceremonies, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers: and as I have sent to you in the hand of my servants the prophets. 14 And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord their God. 15 And they rejected his ordinances and the covenant that he made with their fathers, and the testimonies which he testified against them: and they followed vanities, and acted vainly: and they followed the nations that were round about them, concerning which the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.

18 And the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from his sight, and there remained only the tribe of Juda.

Psalm 60:3-5, 12-13
3 O God, you rejected us, broke our defenses; you were angry but now revive us.
4 You rocked the earth, split it open; repair the cracks for it totters.
5 You made your people go through hardship, made us stagger from the wine you gave us.
12 Was it not you who rejected us, God? Do you no longer march with our armies?
13 Give us aid against the foe; worthless is human help.

Matthew 7:1-5
1 Judge not, that you may not be judged, 2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye? 4 Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

*Daily readings are from Douay-Rheims and/or New Jerusalem translation. Because of copyright restrictions, the NAB translations approved by the USCCB and used at Mass cannot be shown. Go to http://www.usccb.org/nab for daily readings using the NAB translation.

**In the Douay-Rheims translations 2 Kings is listed as 4 Kings because 1 and 2 Samuel are listed as 1 and 2 Kings.

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