SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19

A reading from the book of Wisdom.

For there is no God, other than You,

who cares for every living thing,

to whom You might have to prove

that You have never unjustly condemned.

For Your strength is the source of justice;

Your command over all makes You lenient to all.

For You show Your strength

when the perfection of Your power is disbelieved;

and in those who know You, You rebuke insolence;

but, disposing of such strength, You are mild in judgment,

You govern us with great lenience,

for You have only to will, and Your power is there.

And You have taught Your people, by these deeds,

that those who are just must be kind;

and You gave Your children good ground for hope

that You would permit repentance for their sins.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Wisdom.

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86

R: Adonai, You are good and forgiving.

Adonai, You are good and forgiving,

full of constant love for all who pray to You.

Listen to my prayer,

hear my cries for help.

R: Adonai, You are good and forgiving.

All the nations You have created

will come and bow down to You.

They will praise Your greatness,

Because only You, O God, are mighty;

only You do wonderful things.

R: Adonai, You are good and forgiving.

Adonai, You are a merciful and loving God,

slow to anger, always kind and faithful.

Turn to me and have mercy on me;

strengthen me and save me.

R: Adonai, You are good and forgiving.