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September 23, 2008

Daily Readings for September 24, 2008

Filed under: Religion-Catholicism — tobinatorstark @ 7:38 pm

1st Reading Proverbs 30:5-9 (Douay-Rheims Challoner text)

Every word of God is fire tried: he is a buckler to them that hope in him. Add not any thing to his words, lest thou be reproved, and found a liar: Two things I have asked of thee, deny them not to me before I die. Remove from me vanity, and lying words. Give meith neither beggary, not riches: give me only the necessaries of life: Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelledby poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.

Gospel According to St. Luke 9:1-6 (Ronald Knox Translation)

And he called the twelve apostles to him, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases, sending them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. He told them, Take nothing with you to use on your journey, staff or wallet or bread or money; you are not to have more than one coat apiece. You are to lodge in the house you first enter, and not change your abode. And wherever they deny you a welcome, as you leave the city, shake off the dust from your feet, in witness against them. So they set out and passed through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing the sick wherever they went.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 105

God is the authorof Sacred Scripture. “The divinely revealed realities, what are contained and presented in the text of the Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.”

“For the Holy Mother Church, relying on the faith of the apostolic age, accepts as sacred and canonical the books of the Old and New Testaments, whole and entire, with all their parts, on the grounds that, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been handed on as much to the Church itself.”

* Note that today’s Gospel come from the Ronald Knox Translation of the Vulgate and not the Douay-Rheims Challoner version. Here are however notes to  1st reading from the Douay-Rheims Challoner text and Gospel from the Douay-Rheims Haydock Bible Commentary.”

Proverbs 30:5 Notes provided by Douay-Rheims Challoner

Ver. 5 Is fire tried.: that is, most pure, like gold purified by fire.

Luke 9:1-6 Notes provided by the Haydock Bible Commentary

Ver. 1. Over all devils; so that none should be able to resist them. For all were not equally easy to be expelled, as we shall see in this same chapter, in the person of a possessed child, whom the apostles could not heal, because they did not use prayer and fasting against it; and because their faith was not sufficiently strong and ardent. (Calmet)

Ver. 4. And depart[1] not from thence. In the ordinary Greek copies we find, and depart from thence. The sense appears, by the other evangelists, (Matthew x. 11. and Mark vi. 10.) that Christ gave this admonition to his disciples, not to change their lodging from house to house; but while they staid in a town, to remain in the same house. And though the negative be here omitted in the Greek, interpreters bring it to the same, by telling us that the sense is, stay here, and depart from thence; i.e. stay in that house, so that leaving the town, you may depart from the same house. (Witham)

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