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First Reading for the Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time

Hebrews 4:12-16

Summary: God's word penetrates deeply, discerning our innermost thoughts. Jesus, our empathetic high priest, tempted but remains sinless. We approach His throne confidently for mercy and grace.

God's Word and Jesus Our High Priest

The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

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