Bible Readings for Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday of the Palms

Psalm 118:1-2 19-29 (Blessed is the one who comes); Luke 19:28-40 (Entrance into the final days); Isaiah 50:4-9a (The servant submits to suffering); Psalm 31:9-16 (I commend my spirit); Philippians 2:5-11 (Death on a cross); Luke 22:14—23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 (The passion and death of Jesus) (New American Bible (Revised Edition))

Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29

Hymn of Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    his mercy endures forever.
Let Israel say:
    his mercy endures forever.

19 Open the gates of righteousness;
    I will enter and thank the Lord.
20 This is the Lord’s own gate,
    through it the righteous enter.
21 I thank you for you answered me;
    you have been my savior.
22 The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
23 By the Lord has this been done;
    it is wonderful in our eyes.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice in it and be glad.
25 Lord, grant salvation!
    Lord, grant good fortune!

26 Blessed is he
    who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27     The Lord is God and has enlightened us.
Join in procession with leafy branches
    up to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, I give you thanks;
    my God, I offer you praise.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    his mercy endures forever.

Luke 19:28-40

28 After he had said this, he proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem. 29 As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. 30 He said, “Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone should ask you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you will answer, ‘The Master has need of it.’” 32 So those who had been sent went off and found everything just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying this colt?” 34 They answered, “The Master has need of it.” 35 So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount. 36 As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; 37 and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. 38 They proclaimed:

“Blessed is the king
    who comes in the name of the Lord.
Peace in heaven
    and glory in the highest.”

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He said in reply, “I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”

Isaiah 50:4-9

The Lord God has given me
    a well-trained tongue,
That I might know how to answer the weary
    a word that will waken them.
Morning after morning
    he wakens my ear to hear as disciples do;
The Lord God opened my ear;
    I did not refuse,
    did not turn away.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
    my cheeks to those who tore out my beard;
My face I did not hide
    from insults and spitting.

The Lord God is my help,
    therefore I am not disgraced;
Therefore I have set my face like flint,
    knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
He who declares my innocence is near.
    Who will oppose me?
    Let us appear together.
Who will dispute my right?
    Let them confront me.
See, the Lord God is my help;
    who will declare me guilty?
See, they will all wear out like a garment,
    consumed by moths.

Philippians 2:5-11

Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,

Who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
    Rather, he emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    coming in human likeness;
    and found human in appearance,
    he humbled himself,
        becoming obedient to death,
        even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
    and bestowed on him the name
    that is above every name,
10     that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11     and every tongue confess that
    Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

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