FIRST READING: Exodus 2: 1 - 15
1 After this there went a man of the house of Levi; and took a wife of his own kindred.
2 And she conceived, and bore a son; and seeing him a goodly child hid him three months.
3 And when she could hide him no longer, she took a basket made of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and pitch: and put the little babe therein, and laid him in the sedges by the river's brink,
4 His sister standing afar off, and taking notice what would be done.
5 And behold the daughter of Pharao came down to wash herself in the river: and her maids walked by the river's brink. And when she saw the basket in the sedges, she sent one of her maids for it: and when it was brought,
6 She opened it and seeing within it an infant crying, having compassion on it she said: This is one of the babes of the Hebrews.
7 And the child's sister said to her Shall I go and call to thee a Hebrew woman, to nurse the babe?
8 She answered: Go. The maid went and called her mother.
9 And Pharao's daughter said to her. Take this child and nurse him for me: I will give thee thy wages. The woman took, and nursed the child: and when he was grown up, she delivered him to Pharao's daughter.
10 And she adopted him for a son, and called him Moses, saying: Because I took him out of the water.
11 In those days after Moses was grown up, he went out to his brethren: and saw their affliction, and an Egyptian striking one of the Hebrews his brethren.
12 And when he had looked about this way and that way, and saw no one there, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13 And going out the next day, he saw two Hebrews quarrelling: and he said to him that did the wrong: Why strikest thou thy neighbour?
14 But he answered: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge over us? Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst yesterday kill the Egyptian? Moses feared, and said: How is this come to be known?
15 And Pharao heard of this word and sought to kill Moses: but he fled from his sight, and abode in the land of Madian, and he sat down by a well.
PSALM: Psalms 69: 3, 14, 30 - 31, 33 - 34
3 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.
14 Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
30 I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him with praise.
31 And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth forth horns and hoofs.
33 For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners.
34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him; the sea, and every thing that creepeth therein
GOSPEL: Matthew 11: 20 - 24
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance.
21 Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be exalted up to heaven? thou shalt go down even unto hell. For if in Sodom had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in thee, perhaps it had remained unto this day.
24 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.