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Old Testament Readings

Which Are Never Read In A Roman Catholic Mass


Prophecy of Habacuc (Habakkuk)


INTRODUCTION


If one of the Faithful participates in a Roman Catholic Mass every single day of the year, for three years, he/she will hear a considerable part of the Holy Scriptures (New and Old Testaments) during these liturgies. However, many parts of the Holy Scripture will never be read in Mass; thus, they will not be heard by the most faithful of the Faithful unless they make a point of studying the Holy Scriptures.

In the four Gospels the omissions, in many cases, make sense, since the same story or parable appears in more than one Gospel. Although they do not necessarily appear in the same manner, the key concept is still transmitted to the Faithful. The real problem arises when major portions of the Old Testament are simply left out from what should have been the Evangelization Process.

Take the Books of the Major Prophets, for example. Most of their contents are not read in a Roman Catholic Mass. Thus, most of the Faithful are ignorant of their very important contents unless they have made an effort to study it on their own.

Through the Grace of God and the diligent work of Mrs. R. M., from Puerto Rico, we are able to bring to you today all verses from the Prophecy of Habacuc (Habakkuk) which have been left out of the Roman Catholic Masses.

The on-line Douay-Rheims Version of the Holy Bible was used in the development of what we now call the "Inconvenient Bible".



Prophecy of Habacuc (Habakkuk)

Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic Mass Readings



Chapter 1 verses 1, 4-11 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] The burden that Habacuc the prophet saw.

[4] Therefore the law is torn in pieces, and judgment cometh not to the end: because the wicked prevaileth against the just, therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.

[5] Behold ye among the nations, and see: wonder, and be astonished: for a work is done in your days, which no man will believe when it shall be told. [6] For behold, I will raise up the Chaldeans, a bitter and swift nation, marching upon the breadth of the earth, to possess the dwelling places that are not their own. [7] They are dreadful, and terrible: from themselves shall their judgment, and their burden proceed. [8] Their horses are lighter than leopards, and swifter than evening wolves; and their horsemen shall be spread abroad: for their horsemen shall come from afar, they shall fly as an eagle that maketh haste to eat. [9] They shall all come to the prey, their face is like a burning wind: and they shall gather together captives as the sand. [10] And their prince shall triumph over kings, and princes shall be his laughingstock: and he shall laugh at every strong hold, and shall cast up a mount, and shall take it. [11] Then shall his spirit be changed, and he shall pass, and fall: this is his strength of his god.

Chapter 2 verses 5-20 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[5] And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people. [6] Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a dark speech concerning him: and it shall be said: Woe to him that heapeth together that which is not his own? how long also doth he load himself with thick clay? [7] Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee: and they be stirred up that shall tear thee, and thou shalt be a spoil to them?

[8] Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all that shall be left of the people shall spoil thee: because of men's blood, and for the iniquity of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

[9] Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil. [10] Thou hast devised confusion to thy house, thou hast cut off many people, and thy soul hath sinned. [11] For the stone shall cry out of the wall: and the timber that is between the joints of the building, shall answer.

[12] Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and prepareth a city by iniquity. [13] Are not these things from the Lord of hosts? for the people shall labour in a great fire: and the nations in vain, and they shall faint. [14] For the earth shall be filled, that men may know the glory of the Lord, as waters covering the sea.

[15] Woe to him that giveth drink to his friend, and presenteth his gall, and maketh him drunk, that he may behold his nakedness. [16] Thou art filled with shame instead of glory: drink thou also, and fall fast asleep: the cup of the right hand of the Lord shall compass thee, and shameful vomiting shall be on thy glory.

[17] For the iniquity of Libanus shall cover thee, and the ravaging of beasts shall terrify them because of the blood of men, and the iniquity of the land, and of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

[18] What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols.

[19] Woe to him that saith to wood: Awake: to the dumb stone: Arise: can it teach? Behold, it is laid over with gold, and silver, and there is no spirit in the bowels thereof. [20] But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Chapter 3 verses 1-19 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] A PRAYER OF HABACUC THE PROPHET FOR IGNORANCES.

[2] O Lord, I have heard thy hearing, and was afraid. O Lord, thy work, in the midst of the years bring it to life: In the midst of the years thou shalt make it known: when thou art angry, thou wilt remember mercy.

[3] God will come from the south, and the holy one from mount Pharan: His glory covered the heavens, and the earth is full of his praise.

[4] His brightness shall be as the light; horns are in his hands: There is his strength hid:

[5] Death shall go before his face. And the devil shall go forth before his feet. [6] He stood and measured the earth. He beheld, and melted the nations: and the ancient mountains were crushed to pieces. The hills of the world were bowed down by the journeys of his eternity.

[7] I saw the tents of Ethiopia for their iniquity, the curtains of the land of Madian shall be troubled. [8] Wast thou angry, O Lord, with the rivers? or was thy wrath upon the rivers? or thy indignation in the sea? Who will ride upon thy horses: and thy chariots are salvation. [9] Thou wilt surely take up thy bow: according to the oaths which thou hast spoken to the tribes. Thou wilt divide the rivers of the earth. [10] The mountains saw thee, and were grieved: the great body of waters passed away. The deep put forth its voice: the deep lifted up its hands.

[11] The sun and the moon stood still in their habitation, in the light of thy arrows, they shall go in the brightness of thy glittering spear.

[12] In thy anger thou wilt tread the earth under foot: in thy wrath thou wilt astonish the nations. [13] Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people: for salvation with thy Christ. Thou struckest the head of the house of the wicked: thou hast laid bare his foundation even to the neck.

[14] Thou hast cursed his sceptres, the head of his warriors, them that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their joy was like that of him that devoureth the poor man in secret. [15] Thou madest a way in the sea for thy horses, in the mud of many waters.

[16] I have heard and my bowels were troubled: my lips trembled at the voice. Let rottenness enter into my bones, and swarm under me. That I may rest in the day of tribulation: that I may go up to our people that are girded.

[17] For the fig tree shall not blossom: and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail: and the fields shall yield no food: the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. [18] But I will rejoice in the Lord: and I will joy in God my Jesus. [19] The Lord God is my strength: and he will make my feet like the feet of harts: and he the conqueror will lead me upon my high places singing psalms.



Digitally Processed by Mrs. R.M., Puerto Rico

Published on May 2015


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