September 23, 2012, First Reading

The Book of Wisdom   2: 12, 17-20

2:12 Therefore, let us encircle the just, because he is useless to us, and he is against our works, and he reproaches us with our legal offenses, and makes known to us the sins of our way of life.
2:17 Let us see, then, if his words are true, and let us test what will happen to him, and then we will know what his end will be.
2:18 For if he is the true son of God, he will receive him and deliver him from the hands of his adversaries.
2:19 Let us examine him with insult and torture, that we may know his reverence and try his patience.
2:20 Let us condemn him to a most shameful death, for, according to his own words, God will care for him.”


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