August 9, 2017


Numbers 13: 1- 2, 25- 14: 1, 26- 29, 34- 35

13:1 And the people set out from Hazeroth, and they pitched their tents in the desert of Paran.

13:2 And there, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

13:25 which was called Nehel Eshcol, that is, the Torrent of the Cluster of Grapes, because the sons of Israel had carried a cluster of grapes from there.

13:26 And those exploring the land returned after forty days, having circulated through the entire region.

13:27 And they went to Moses and Aaron, and to the entire assembly of the sons of Israel in the desert of Paran, which is in Kadesh. And speaking to them, and to the entire multitude, they showed them the fruits of the land.

13:28 And they explained, saying: “We went into the land, to which you sent us, which, it is true, flows with milk and honey, as one can know by these fruits.

13:29 But it has very strong occupants, and the cities are great and also walled. We saw the race of Anak there.

13:30 Amalek lives in the south. The Hethite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite live in the mountains. And truly, the Canaanite stays near the sea and around the streams of the Jordan.”

13:31 During these events, Caleb, to restrain the murmuring of the people who rose up against Moses, said, “Let us ascend and possess the land, for we will be able to obtain it.”

13:32 Yet truly, the others, who had been with him, were saying, “By no means are we able to ascend to this people, because they are stronger than we are.”

13:33 And before the sons of Israel they disparaged the land, which they had inspected, saying: “The land, which we viewed, devours its inhabitants. The people, upon whom we gazed, were of lofty stature.

13:34 There, we saw some monsters among the sons of Anak, of the race of giants; by comparison with them, we seemed like locusts

14:1 And so, crying out, the entire crowd wept throughout that night.

14:26 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

14:27 “How long will this very wicked multitude murmur against me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel.

14:28 Therefore, say to them: As I live, says the Lord, as you spoke in my hearing, so will I do to you.

14:29 In the wilderness, here shall your carcasses lie. All you who were numbered from twenty years and above, and who have murmured against me,

14:34 According to the number of the forty days, during which you examined the land, one year shall be charged for each day. And so, for forty years you shall take back your iniquities, and you shall know my retribution.

14:35 For just as I have spoken, so shall I do, to this entire most wicked multitude, which has risen up together against me. In the wilderness, here shall it fade away and die.”


Matthew 15: 21- 28

15:21 And departing from there, Jesus withdrew into the areas of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan, going out from those parts, cried out, saying to him: “Take pity on me, Lord, Son of David. My daughter is badly afflicted by a demon.”

15:23 He did not say a word to her. And his disciples, drawing near, petitioned him, saying: “Dismiss her, for she is crying out after us.”

15:24 And responding, he said, “I was not sent except to the sheep who have fallen away from the house of Israel.”

15:25 But she approached and adored him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

15:26 And responding, he said, “It is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.”

15:27 But she said, “Yes, Lord, but the young dogs also eat from the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.”

15:28 Then Jesus, responding, said to her: “O woman, great is your faith. Let it be done for you just as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.