TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Let me now sing of my friend,

my friend’s song concerning a vineyard.

My friend had a vineyard

on a fertile hillside;

My friend dug the soil, cleared it of stones,

and planted the choicest vines,

And within it built a watchtower

and hewed out a wine press.

Then my friend looked for the crop of grapes,

but what it yielded was wild grapes.

Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah,

judge between me and my vineyard:

What more was there to do for my vineyard

that I had not done?

Why, when I looked for the crop of grapes,

did it bring forth wild grapes?

Now, I will let you know

what I mean to do to my vineyard:

Take away its hedge, give it to grazing,

break through its wall, let it be trampled!

Yes, I will make it a ruin:

it will not be pruned or hoed,

but overgrown with thorns and briers;

I will command the clouds

not to send rain upon it.

The vineyard of the God of Hosts is the house of lsrael,

and the people of Judah are God’s cherished plant;

Our God looked for justice, but found bloodshed,

for integrity, but only a cry of distress.

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

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80

R: The vineyard of Our God is the house of Israel.

There was a vine:

you uprooted it from Egypt;

To plant it,

You drove out other nations.

R: The vineyard of Our God is the house of Israel.

Why have You destroyed its fences?

Now anyone can go and steal its grapes,

The forest boar can ravage it

and wild animals eat it.

R: The vineyard of Our God is the house of Israel.

Please, Adonai Sabaoth, relent!

Look down from heaven, look at this vine.

Visit it,

protect what Your own right hand has planted.

R: The vineyard of Our God is the house of Israel.

We will never turn from You again;

our life renewed, we will invoke Your Name.

Adonai, Sabaoth, bring us back,

let Your face smile on us and we will be safe.

R: The vineyard of Our God is the house of Israel