Reading 1 Is
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.
Morning after morning
he opens my ear
that I may hear;
And I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
My face I did not shield
from buffets and
The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
He is near who upholds my right;
anyone wishes to oppose me,
let us appear together.
Who disputes my right?
Let him confront
See, the Lord GOD is my help;
who will prove me wrong?
Responsorial Psalm Ps
69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34
R. (14c) Lord, in your great love, answer
For your sake I bear insult,
and shame covers my face.
I have become an outcast
to my brothers,
a stranger to my mother's sons,
because zeal for your house consumes
and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me.
R. Lord, in your great love,
Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak,
I looked for sympathy, but there
for consolers, not one could I find.
Rather they put gall in my food,
and in my
thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
R. Lord, in your great love, answer me.
will praise the name of God in song,
and I will glorify him with thanksgiving:
"See, you lowly
ones, and be glad;
you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the
and his own who are in bonds he spurns not."
R. Lord, in your great love, answer
Gospel Mt 26:14-25
One of the Twelve, who was called Judas
went to the chief priests and said,
"What are you willing to give me
if I hand
him over to you?"
They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for
an opportunity to hand him over.
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
disciples approached Jesus and said,
"Where do you want us to prepare
for you to eat the
"Go into the city to a certain man and tell him,"
The teacher says, "My
appointed time draws near;
in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my
The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered,
and prepared the
When it was evening,
he reclined at table with the Twelve.
And while they
were eating, he said,
"Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
Deeply distressed at
they began to say to him one after another,
"Surely it is not I, Lord?"
He said in
"He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me
is the one who will betray me.
Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him,
but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is
It would be better for that man if he had never been born."
Then Judas, his
betrayer, said in reply,
"Surely it is not I, Rabbi?"
He answered,"You have said