THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

First Reading: Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24

A reading from the book of Wisdom.

God did not make death,
nor does God rejoice in the destruction of the living.
For God fashioned all things
that they might have life.
The creatures of this world have health in them,
and there is no fatal poison in them;
And Sheol has no power over the earth,
for justice is undying.
For God formed mortals to be imperishable;
in the image of the divine nature God made them.
But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,
as those who are the Devil’s partners will discover.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Wisdom.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 30

R: I praise You, O God, because You have saved me.

 

I cried to You for help, my God,

         and You healed me.

You brought me back from the world of the dead.

         I was with those

Who go down to the depths below,

         but You restored my life.

 

R: I praise You, O God, because You have saved me.

 

Sing praise to God, you faithful people!

         Remember what God has done and give thanks!

God’s anger lasts only a moment,

         God’s goodness for a lifetime;

There may be tears during the night,

         but joy comes in the morning.

 

R: I praise You, O God, because You have saved me.

 

Hear me, Adonai, and be merciful!

         Help me, O God!

You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance.

         Adonai, You are my God.

I will give thanks to You forever.

 

R: I praise You, O God, because You have saved me.