21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Psalm text (Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21)

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.

The Lord has eyes for the just,
and ears for their cry.
The Lord confronts evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.

When the just cry out, the Lord hears them,
and from all their distress He rescues them.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit He saves.

Many are the troubles of the just one,
but out of them all the Lord delivers him;
He watches over all his bones;
not one of them shall be broken.


Gospel Verse (Jn 6:63c+68c)

Your words, Lord, are spirit and life; You have the words of everlasting life.

The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.