THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Exodus 22:20-26

A reading from the book of Exodus.

You must not molest or oppress the stranger, for you lived as strangers in the land of Egypt.  You must not wrong the widowed or the orphaned.  If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry. My anger will flare up, and I will kill you with the sword.  Then your own spouses will be widowed, and your own children will be orphans.

If you lend money to any of my people, to any poor person among you, you must not act like an extortioner by demanding interest.

If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you must give it back before sunset, for the cloak is the only covering your neighbor has, and in what else can your neighbor sleep?  If your neighbor cries out to me, I will hear the cry, for I am compassionate.

The Word of God recorded in the book of Exodus.

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 18

R: I love You, O God, my strength.

I love You, O God, my strength.

You are my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.

R: I love You, O God, my strength.

My God, my rock in whom I take refuge,

My shield, and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold.

I call upon You, who are worthy to be praised

and I am saved from my enemies.

R: I love You, O God, my strength.

Our God lives; and blessed be my rock,

and exalted be the God of my salvation.

Great triumph You give to Your leader,

and show steadfast love to Your anointed.

R: I love You, O God, my strength.