September 25, 2021

Prophet Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15

2:5 And I will be to it, says the Lord, a wall of fire all around. And in glory, I will be in its midst.
2:6 O, O flee from the land of the North, says the Lord, for I have scattered you into the four winds of heaven, says the Lord.
2:7 O Zion, flee, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.
2:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: After the glory, he has sent me to the Gentiles, which have despoiled you. For he who touches you, touches the pupil of my eye.
2:9 For behold, I lift up my hand over them, and they will be a prey to those who had served them. And you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me.
2:10 Sing praise and rejoice, daughter of Zion. For behold, I approach, and I will dwell in your midst, says the Lord.
2:11 And many nations will be joined to the Lord in that day, and they will be my people, and I will dwell in your midst. And you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
2:12 And the Lord will possess his portion, Judah, in the sanctified land, and still he will single out Jerusalem.
2:13 Let all flesh be silent before the face of the Lord: for he has arisen from his holy dwelling place.

The Gospel according to Luke 9:43b-45

9:43 And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and he healed the boy, and he restored him to his father.
9:44 And all were astonished at the greatness of God. And as everyone was wondering over all that he was doing, he said to his disciples: “You must set these words in your hearts. For it shall be that the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men.”
9:45 But they did not understood this word, and it was concealed from them, so that they did not perceive it. And they were afraid to question him about this word.