First Reading for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Numbers 6:22-27

Summary: God commands Moses to instruct Aaron and his sons to bless Israel with divine protection, grace, favor, and peace, ensuring God's blessings upon His people through them.

Blessing of Aaron and Sons

The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

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