Thursday, November 20, 2008

USCCB - (NAB) - November 20, 2008

USCCB - (NAB) - November 20, 2008:
Reading 1
Rv 5:1-10

I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it.
One of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, 3 has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals."

They sang a new hymn: "Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation.
You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth."
I looked again and heard the voices of many angels who surrounded the throne and the living creatures and the elders. They were countless 5 in number,
and they cried out in a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing."
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, everything in the universe, cry out: "To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might, forever and ever."
The four living creatures answered, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

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USCCB - NAB - Psalm 149

USCCB - NAB - Psalm 149

Chapter 149
1 Hallelujah! Sing to the LORD a new song, a hymn in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker, the people of Zion rejoice in their king.
2 Let them praise his name in festive dance, make music with tambourine and lyre.
For the LORD takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory.
3 Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, cry out for joy at their banquet,
With the praise of God in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands,
To bring retribution on the nations, punishment on the peoples,
To bind their kings with chains, shackle their nobles with irons,
4 To execute the judgments decreed for them-- such is the glory of all God's faithful. Hallelujah!