Category Archives: Old Testament

Scriptures from the Old Testament

07-19-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 19, 2019 The LORD said, “This is how you are to eat it (the Passover Lamb): with your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand, you shall eat like those who are in flight.  It … Continue reading

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07-14-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 14, 2019 (15th Sunday Ordinary Time, C) Moses said, “For this command that I enjoin on you today is not too mysterious and remote for you. . . . it is something very near to you, already in your … Continue reading

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07-11-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 11, 2019 (St. Benedict, Abbot) “Come closer to me,” he (Joseph) told his brothers.  When they had done so, he said: “I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt. But now do not be distressed, and … Continue reading

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07-10-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 10, 2019 (St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and Companions, Martyrs in China) . . . all the world came to Joseph to obtain rations of grain, for famine had gripped the whole world. Gn_41:55-57;42:5-7a,17-24a Jesus sent out these Twelve after … Continue reading

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07-08-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 8, 2019 In you, my God, I place my trust.  Ps 91 Response Jacob had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s messengers were going up and down on … Continue reading

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07-04-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 4, 2019 Again the LORD’s messenger called to Abraham from heaven and said: “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your beloved son, I will bless you … Continue reading

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07-01-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 1, 2019 (St. Junipero Serra, Priest) While the two men walked on farther toward Sodom, the LORD remained standing before Abraham. Then Abraham drew nearer to him and said: “Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty? Suppose … Continue reading

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06-26-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 26, 2019 The LORD said to Abram, “I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.” “O Lord GOD,” he asked, “how am I to know that I … Continue reading

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06-24-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 24, 2019 (The Nativity of St. John the Baptist) Hear me, O coastlands, listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.  He made of me a sharp-edged sword … Continue reading

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06-09-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

June 9, 2019 (Pentecost Sunday) When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in … Continue reading

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04-17-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 17, 2019 (St. Kateri Tekakwitha) The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.   Is_50:4-9a No, Lord, I’m too worn out.  I’m too … Continue reading

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04-15-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 15, 2019 Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, Upon whom I have put my Spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, Not crying out, not shouting, not making … Continue reading

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04-14-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion) The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Is_50:4-7 How well-trained are our tongues, … Continue reading

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04-11-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 11, 2019 (St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr) When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him . . .  Gn_17:3-9 You know what, beloved, sometimes it takes a little humility, a little reverence and a little prayer to hear God.  … Continue reading

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04-10-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 10, 2019 After throwing Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the white-hot furnace for refusing to worship his god, Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his nobles, “Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?” “Assuredly, O king,” … Continue reading

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04-03-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 3, 2019 Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.”  Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. Is_49:8-15 In … Continue reading

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04-02-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 2, 2019 (St. Francis of Paola, Hermit) “Wherever the river flows, every sort of living creature that can multiply shall live, and there shall be abundant fish, for wherever this water comes the sea shall be made fresh. Along … Continue reading

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04-01-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 1, 2019 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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03-31-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 31, 2019 (4th Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday) After entering their “Promised Land,” the Israelites:  On the day after the Passover, they ate of the produce of the land in the form of unleavened cakes and parched grain.  On … Continue reading

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03-29-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 29, 2019 Thus says the LORD: Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt.  Take with you words, and return to the LORD; . . .   Let him who is wise understand these … Continue reading

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03-22-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 22, 2019 Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic.  When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all … Continue reading

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03-17-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 17, 2019 (2nd Sunday of Lent, C) Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.  And behold, two men … Continue reading

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03-15-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 15, 2019 You say, “The LORD’s way is not fair!” Hear now, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?  When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, … Continue reading

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03-10-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 10, 2019 (1st Sunday of Lent, C) Moses spoke to the people, saying: Our forefathers became a nation great, strong, and numerous.  When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us, imposing hard labor upon us, we cried to the LORD, … Continue reading

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03-09-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 9, 2019 (St. Frances of Rome, Religious) Thus says the LORD: If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise … Continue reading

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03-08-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 8, 2019 (St. John of God, Religious) This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering … Continue reading

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03-07-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 7, 2019 I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.  … Continue reading

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03-06-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 6, 2019 (Ash Wednesday) Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful … Continue reading

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03-01-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 1, 2019 Keep away from your enemies; be on your guard with your friends. A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his … Continue reading

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02-24-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 24, 2019 (7th Sunday Ordinary Time C) Abishai whispered to David: “God has delivered your enemy into your grasp this day. Let me nail him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I will not need a … Continue reading

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02-20-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 20, 2019 After Noah had landed his ark upon the dry land, he built an altar to God and offered sacrifices.   The LORD said to himself: “Never again will I doom the earth because of man since the desires … Continue reading

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