July 17, 2021

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First Reading

Exodus 12:37-42

37And the people of Israel journeyed from Ram'eses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 38A mixed multitude also went up with them, and very many cattle, both flocks and herds. 39And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any provisions. 40The time that the people of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, on that very day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. 42It was a night of watching by the LORD, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the LORD by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 136:1, 23-24, 10-15

1O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever. 10to him who smote the first-born of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 11and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 12with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 13to him who divided the Red Sea in sunder, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 14and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 15but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 23It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 24and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures for ever;

Gospel

Matthew 12:14-21

14But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him. 15Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all, 16and ordered them not to make him known. 17This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18"Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles. 19He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will any one hear his voice in the streets; 20he will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory; 21and in his name will the Gentiles hope."