Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bible Blog 39

Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a 2 There was a man of Zorah of the tribe of Dan, called Manoah. His wife was barren; she had borne no children. 3 The Angel of the Lord appeared to this woman and said to her, ‘You are barren and have had no child, but you are going to […]

Bible Blog 38

This blog reflects on the Catholic daily bible readings Reading 1, Jeremiah 23:5-8 5 Look, the days are coming, the Lord declares, when I shall raise an upright Branch for David; he will reign as king and be wise, doing what is just and upright in the country. 6 In his days Judah will triumph […]

Bible Blog 37

Following the Catholic daily bible readings we arrive at the family tree of Jesus  Reading 1, Genesis 49:2, 8-10 2 Gather round, sons of Jacob, and listen; listen to Israel your father. 8 Judah, your brothers will praise you: you grip your enemies by the neck, your father’s sons will do you homage. 9 Judah […]

Bible Blog 36

This blog follows the Catholic daily bible readings Isaiah 45: 21-25  21 Speak up, present your case, says the Lord, let them put their heads together! Who foretold this in the past, who revealed it long ago? Was it not I, the Lord? There is no other god except me, no saving God, no Saviour […]

Bible Blog 35

Again this blog reflects on the readings for the day from the Catholic daily bible readings. Reading 1, Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13 1 Disaster to the rebellious, the befouled, the tyrannical city! 2 She has not listened to the call, she has not bowed to correction, she has not trusted in the Lord, she has not […]

Bible Blog 34

This blog follows the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church. Reading 1, Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a 2 Raising his eyes Balaam saw Israel settled tribe by tribe; the spirit of God came on him3 and he declaimed his poem, as follows: The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of the man with far-seeing […]

Bible Blog 33

The blog continues to reflect on the Catholic daily bible readings  Reading 1, Zechariah 2:14-17 14 Sing, rejoice, daughter of Zion, for now I am coming to live among you –the Lord declares! 15 And on that day many nations will be converted to the Lord. Yes, they will become his people, and they will […]

Bible Blog 32

Reading 1, Isaiah 48:17-19 17 Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God and teach you for your own good, I lead you in the way you ought to go. 18 If only you had listened to my commandments! Your prosperity would have been like a […]

Bible Blog 31

The blog follows the daily bible readings of the Catholic Church  Isaiah 41: 13-20 13 For I, the Lord, your God, I grasp you by your right hand; I tell you, ‘Do not be afraid, I shall help you.’ 14 Do not be afraid, Jacob, you worm! You little handful of Israel! I shall help […]

Bible Blog 30

This blog is a reflection on the Catholic daily bible readings Reading 1, Isaiah 40:25-31  25 ‘To whom can you compare me, or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One. 26 Lift your eyes and look at the heavens: he who created these things leads out their army in order, summoning each of them […]