Scripture readings

Focus on Scripture Friday (vol 15)

Birth of John the Baptist

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading  

Job 38:1, 8-11

[1] Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:   [8] Who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as issuing out of the womb: [9] When I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands? [10] I set my bounds around it, and made it bars and doors:

[11] And I said: Hitherto thou shalt come, and shalt go no further, and here thou shalt break thy swelling waves.

Second Reading

2 Cor 5:14-17

[14] For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. [15] And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.

[16] Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know him so no longer. [17] If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.


Mark 4:35-41

[35] And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side.

[36] And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him. [37] And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled. [38] And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth it not concern thee that we perish? [39] And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm. [40] And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet? And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?