Category Archives: Old Testament

Scriptures from the Old Testament

10-15-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 15, 2017 (28th Sunday Ordinary Time, A) The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from every face; Is_25:6-10a . . . IF that is what we are looking for! St. Paul said, “I can do all things in him … Continue reading

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10-12-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 12, 2017 (Our Lady of the Pillar) Through the Prophet Malachi, the LORD of hosts says, “for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.”  Mal_3:13-20b Justice will be! Jesus said, … Continue reading

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10-11-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 11, 2017 (St. Pope John XXIII) Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry that God did not carry out the evil he threatened against Nineveh.  He prayed, “I beseech you, LORD, is not this what I said while I … Continue reading

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10-09-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 9, 2017 The Lord said to Jonah, “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it; their wickedness has come up before me.”  But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.   Jon_1:1–2:1-2,11 … Continue reading

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10-03-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 3, 2017 Thus says the LORD of hosts: There shall yet come peoples, the inhabitants of many cities; and the inhabitants of one city shall approach those of another, and say, “Come! let us go to implore the favor … Continue reading

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09-30-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 30, 2017 (St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church) Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion!  See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.  Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day, and … Continue reading

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09-24-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 24, 2017 (25th Sunday Ordinary Time A) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your … Continue reading

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09-14-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 14, 2017 (Exaltation of the Cross) In reference to the first sin: Then the LORD God said to the snake: Because you have done this, cursed are you among all the animals, tame or wild; On your belly you … Continue reading

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09-10-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 10, 2017 (23rd Sunday, Ordinary Time, A) Thus says the LORD: (to the Prophet Ezekiel) You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for … Continue reading

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08-26-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 26, 2017 Just to finish the story that began yesterday.  Ruth did follow Naomi into her land and served all the needs of her Jewish mother-in-law.  There she also served in the fields of a powerful relative of Naomi’s … Continue reading

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08-25-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 25, 2017 (St. Louis of France) Naomi said to her widowed sister-in-law, Ruth, “Go back after your sister-in-law!”  But Ruth said, “Do not ask me to abandon or forsake you!  For wherever you go, I will go, wherever you … Continue reading

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08-20-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 20, 2017 (20th Sunday Ordinary Time A) Thus says the LORD: . . . The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, ministering to him, loving the name of the LORD, and becoming his servants—all who keep the sabbath … Continue reading

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08-19-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 19, 2017 (St. John Eudes, Priest) Joshua said to the Israelites, “If it does not please you to serve the LORD, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your fathers served beyond the River or the gods of … Continue reading

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08-12-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 12, 2017 (St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious) Moses said to the people: “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!  Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all … Continue reading

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08-09-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 9, 2017 (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,Virgin and Martyr, [Edith Stein] ) The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: “How long will this wicked assembly grumble against me? I have heard the grumblings of the children of Israel … Continue reading

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08-08-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 8, 2017 (St. Dominic, Priest) Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses . . . They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?  Does he not speak through us also?”  Nm_12:1-13 Sometimes, beloved, Faith requires humility.  This … Continue reading

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08-07-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 7, 2017 (St. Sixtus and companions, Pope and Martyrs) Moses said to the LORD, “I cannot carry all this people by myself, for they are too heavy for me.”  Nm_11:4b-15 We can not rely upon ourselves for the salvation … Continue reading

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08-04-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 4, 2017 (St. John Vianney, Priest) “The fifteenth day of this seventh month is the LORD’s feast of Booths, which shall continue for seven days. On the first day there shall be a sacred assembly, and you shall do … Continue reading

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08-02-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 2, 2017 (St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop) As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he … Continue reading

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07-28-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 28,  2017 In those days: God delivered all these commandments: “I, the LORD, am your God, . . .   You shall not have other gods besides me.  You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything … Continue reading

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07-20-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 20, 2017 Well, Moses was kind of dumbstruck in having this conversation with God!  And with the charge to go back to the land where they wanted his death, he sought every possible excuse he could think of to … Continue reading

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07-19-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 19, 2017 God said to Moses, out of the burning bush, “Come, now! I will send you to Pharaoh to lead my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”   Ex_3:1-6,9-12 Saved, fed and raised like a prince, now … Continue reading

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07-18-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 18, 2017 Between the lines of death and disaster.  Escaped from the fury of slavery and evil.  Out of the waters of safety and compassion, a child is found.  Is found by the only one who could possibly save … Continue reading

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07-17-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 17, 2017 Pharaoh then commanded all his subjects, “Throw into the river every boy that is born to the Hebrews,”  Ex_1:8-14,22 They always talk about the light at the end of the tunnel, the blue skies beyond the cloudy … Continue reading

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07-12-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 12, 2017 The sons of Jacob, the brothers of Joseph said, “Alas, we are being punished because of our brother. We saw the anguish of his heart when he pleaded with us, yet we paid no heed; that is … Continue reading

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07-11-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 11, 2017 (St. Benedict, Abbot) Jacob wrestled with “a man,” as he escaped the bondage of his kinfolk.  The man asked, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.”  Then the man said, “You shall no longer be spoken of … Continue reading

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07-07-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 7, 2017 Abraham’s servant asked him: “What if the woman is unwilling to follow me to this land? Should I then take your son back to the land from which you migrated?” Abraham replied, “Never take my son back … Continue reading

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07-06-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 6, 2017 (St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr) God called, “Abraham!”  “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.  There you shall … Continue reading

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07-05-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 5, 2017 (St. Anthony Zaccaria, Priest) God said to Abraham: “Do not be distressed about the boy (Ishmael) or about your slave woman (Hagar).  Heed the demands of Sarah, no matter what she is asking of you; for it … Continue reading

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07-02-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 2, 2017 (13th Sunday Ordinary Time A) Jesus said, “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”  Mt_10:37-42 Are we selective in who we receive, beloved?  Then, we might wonder, how many … Continue reading

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07-01-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 1, 2017 . . the LORD said to Abraham: “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I really bear a child, old as I am?’  Is anything too marvelous for the LORD to do?  At the appointed time, about … Continue reading

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