2ND OF FEBRUARY – FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD – SECOND READING – HEBREWS 2:14-18

SECOND OF FEBRUARY

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD 

SECOND READING

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HEBREWS 2:14-18 

A READING FROM THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS

(IT WAS ESSENTIAL THAT HE SHOULD IN THIS WAY BECOME COMPLETELY LIKE HIS BROTHERS.)

Since all the children

share the same

blood and flesh,

Jesus too

shared equally in it,

so that by his death

he could take away

all the power of the devil,

who had power over death,

and set free

all those who had been held in slavery all their lives

by the fear of death.

For it was not the angels

that he took to himself;

he took to himself

descent from Abraham.

It was essential that he should

in this way

become completely like his brothers

so that he could be a compassionate

and trustworthy

high priest of God’s religion,

able to atone for human sins.

That is,

because he has himself

been through temptation

he is able to help others

who are tempted.

The word of the Lord.

R.) Thanks be to God.

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