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First Reading is from Exodus 20:1-17

20 Then God spoke all these words:
2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house
of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me.
4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in
heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am
a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the
fourth generation of those who reject me, 6 but showing steadfast love to the
thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for
the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 For six days you shall labour and do
all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not
do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your
livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the LORD made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day;
therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
12 Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that
the LORD your God is giving you.
13 You shall not murder.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
17 You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s
wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.

Hear the word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

The Gospel reading is from John 2:13-22

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the
temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers
seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the
temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-
changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves,
‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-
place!’ 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will
consume me.’ 18 The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing
this?’ 19 Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it
up.’ 20 The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six
years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ 21 But he was speaking of the temple of
his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had
said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.’

For the Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ