Scripture readings

Focus on Scripture Friday (vol 13)

Corpus Christi

First Reading

Gen 3:9-15

And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? [10] And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.

[11] And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? [12] And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat. [13] And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat. [14] And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. [15] I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

Second Reading

2 Cor 4:13—5:1

[13] But having the same spirit of faith, as it is written: I believed, for which cause I have spoken; we also believe, for which cause we speak also: [14] Knowing that he who raised up Jesus, will raise us up also with Jesus, and place us with you. [15] For all things are for your sakes; that the grace abounding through many, may abound in thanksgiving unto the glory of God.

[16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. [17] For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation, worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory. [18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen, are temporal; but the things which are not seen, are eternal.

[1] For we know, if our earthly house of this habitation be dissolved, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven.


Mark 3:20-35

[20] And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

[21] And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him. For they said: He is become mad. [22] And the scribes who were come down from Jerusalem, said: He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of devils he casteth out devils. [23] And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? [24] And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. [25] And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

[26] And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and cannot stand, but hath an end. [27] No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house. [28] Amen I say to you, that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme: [29] But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin. [30] Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.

[31] And his mother and his brethren came; and standing without, sent unto him, calling him. [32] And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. [33] And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren? [34] And looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith: Behold my mother and my brethren. [35] For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.