OLD TESTAMENT (Second Reading)
A Reading from the Book of Job
Then Job answered and said:
Oh, would that my words were written down!
Would that they were inscribed in a record:
that with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever!
As for me, I know that my vindicator lives,
and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust.
This will happen when my skin has been stripped off,
and from my flesh I will see God:
I will see for myself,
my own eyes, not another’s, will behold him:
my inmost being is consumed with longing.
The Word of the Lord