TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

First Reading: Job 38:1, 8-11

A reading from the book of the prophet Job.

Then God spoke to Job from the heart of the whirlwind:

Who locked the sea behind closed doors
after it burst forth from the womb,
when I wrapped it in a blanket of cloud
and cradled it in fog;
when I marked the bounds it was not to cross
and made it fast with a bolted gate?

“Come this far,” I said, “and no farther:
here will your proud waves break.”

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Job.

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 107

R:  Alleluia!  Give thanks to Our God who is good, whose love endures forever.

 

Those, taking ship and going to sea,

         were merchants on the waters.

These, too, saw what Our God could do,

         what wonders in the deep!

 

R: Alleluia!  Give thanks to Our God who is good, whose love endures forever.

 

Our God spoke and raised a gale,

         lifting up towering waves.

Tossed to the sky, then plunged to the depths,

         they lost their courage in the ordeal.

        

R: Alleluia! Give thanks to Our God who is good, whose love endures forever.

 

Then they cried to Our God in their anguish.

         Our God rescued them from their distress.

Reducing the storm to a whisper,

         quieting the waves.

 

R: Alleluia! Give thanks to Our God who is good, whose love endures forever.

 

Rejoicing at the stillness,

         they landed safely at the harbor they desired.

Let them thank Our God for this faithful love,

         for these deeds on our behalf.

 

R: Alleluia! Give thanks to Our God who is good, whose love endures forever.