Category Archives: Old Testament

Scriptures from the Old Testament

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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06-28-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 28, 2017 (St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr) Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.  By their fruits you will know them.  Do people pick grapes … Continue reading

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06-26-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 26, 2017 The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.  “I will make of you a great nation, and I will … Continue reading

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06-10-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 10, 2017 The angel Raphael said to Tobit and Tobiah, “A king’s secret it is prudent to keep, but the works of God are to be made known with due honor.”   Tb_12:1,5-15,20 This morning God is giving us the … Continue reading

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06-09-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 9, 2017 Having received his son back home, a new daughter-in-law, and his eyesight again, Tobit exclaimed: “Blessed be God, and praised be his great name, and blessed be all his holy angels. May his holy name be praised … Continue reading

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06-08-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 8, 2017 When the girl’s parents left the bedroom and closed the door behind them, Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife, “My love, get up.  Let us pray and beg our Lord to have mercy on … Continue reading

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06-07-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 7, 2017 Grief-stricken in spirit, I, Tobit, groaned and wept aloud. . . . “So now (Lord), deal with me as you please, and command my life breath to be taken from me, that I may go from the … Continue reading

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06-06-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 6, 2017 (St. Norbert, Bishop) Tobit continued: On the night of Pentecost, after I had buried the dead, I, Tobit, went into my courtyard to sleep next to the courtyard wall.  My face was uncovered because of the heat.  … Continue reading

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06-05-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 5, 2017 (St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr) I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my life on the paths of truth and righteousness.  I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen and my people who had been deported … Continue reading

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04-09-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 9, 2017 (Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion) “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”  Mt_21:1-11 I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame.   Is_50:4-7 . . at the … Continue reading

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04-03-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 3, 2017 Daniel replied, “Your fine lie has cost you also your head, for the angel of God waits with a sword to cut you in two so as to make an end of you both.”  Dn 13 Jesus … Continue reading

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04-02-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 2, 2017 (5th Sunday of Lent, A) Thus says the Lord GOD:  “I will put my spirit in you that you may live,”  Ez_37:12-14 God’s Life-giving Spirit, IN us, beloved! St. Paul wrote: If the Spirit of the one … Continue reading

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03-31-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 31, 2017 The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with … Continue reading

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03-27-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 27, 2017 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness … Continue reading

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