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Old Testament Readings

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Prophecy of Nahum


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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 Nahum 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 Nahum

Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic Mass Readings



Chapter 1 verses 1-14 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] The burden of Ninive. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elcesite.

[2] The Lord is a jealous God, and a revenger: the Lord is a revenger, and hath wrath: the Lord taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he is angry with his enemies. [3] The Lord is patient, and great in power, and will not cleanse and acquit the guilty.

The Lord's ways are in a tempest, and a whirlwind, and clouds are the dust of his feet. [4] He rebuketh the sea, and drieth it up: and bringeth all the rivers to be a desert. Basan languisheth and Carmel: and the flower of Libanus fadeth away.

[5] The mountains tremble at him, and the hills are made desolate: and the earth hath quaked at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein. [6] Who can stand before the face of his indignation? and who shall resist in the fierceness of his anger? his indignation is poured out like fire: and the rocks are melted by him.

[7] The Lord is good and giveth strength in the day of trouble: and knoweth them that hope in him. [8] But with a flood that passeth by, he will make an utter end of the place thereof: and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

[9] What do ye devise against the Lord? he will make an utter end: there shall not rise a double affliction. [10] For as thorns embrace one another: so while they are feasting and drinking together, they shall be consumed as stubble that is fully dry. [11] Out of thee shall come forth one that imagineth evil against the Lord, contriving treachery in his mind.

[12] Thus saith the Lord: Though they were perfect: and many of them so, yet thus shall they be cut off, and he shall pass: I have afflicted thee, and I will afflict thee no more. [13] And now I will break in pieces his rod with which he struck thy back, and I will burst thy bonds asunder.

[14] And the Lord will give a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name shall be sown: I will destroy the graven and molten thing out of the house of thy God, I will make it thy grave, for thou art disgraced.

Chapter 2 verses 1, 4-13 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[1] He is come up that shall destroy before thy face, that shall keep the siege: watch the way, fortify thy loins, strengthen thy power exceedingly.

[4] They are in confusion in the ways, the chariots jostle one against another in the streets: their looks are like torches, like lightning running to and fro.

[5] He will muster up his valiant men, they shall stumble in their march: they shall quickly get upon the walls thereof: and a covering shall be prepared. [6] The gates of the rivers are opened, and the temple is thrown down to the ground. [7] And the soldier is led away captive: and her bondwomen were led away mourning as doves, murmuring in their hearts. [8] And as for Ninive, her waters are like a great pool, but the men flee away. They cry: Stand, stand, but there is none that will return back.

[9] Take ye the spoil of the silver, take the spoil of the gold: for there is no end of the riches of all the precious furniture. [10] She is destroyed, and rent, and torn: the heart melteth, and the knees fail, and all the loins lose their strength: and the faces of them all are as the blackness of a kettle.

[11] Where is now the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, to which the lion went, to enter in thither, the young lion, and there was none to make them afraid? [12] The lion caught enough for his whelps, and killed for his lionesses: and he filled his holes with prey, and his den with rapine.

[13] Behold I come against thee, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will burn thy chariots even to smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey out of the land, and the voice of thy messengers shall be heard no more.

Chapter 3 verses 4-5, 8-19 have been omitted from the Mass readings.

[4] Because of the multitude of the fornications of the harlot that was beautiful and agreeable, and that made use of witchcraft, that sold nations through her fornications, and families through her witchcrafts. [5] Behold I come against thee, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will discover thy shame to thy face, and will shew thy nakedness to the nations, and thy shame to kingdoms.

[8] Art thou better than the populous Alexandria, that dwelleth among the rivers? waters are round about it: the sea is its riches, the waters are its walls. [9] Ethiopia and Egypt were the strength thereof, and there is no end: Africa and the Libyans were thy helpers. [10] Yet she also was removed and carried into captivity: her young children were dashed in pieces at the top of every street, and they cast lots upon her nobles, and all her great men were bound in fetters.

[11] Therefore thou also shalt be made drunk, and shalt be despised: and thou shalt seek help from the enemy.

[12] All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with their green figs: if they be shaken, they shall fall into the mouth of the eater.

[13] Behold thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open to thy enemies, the fire shall devour thy bars.

[14] Draw thee water for the siege, build up thy bulwarks: go into the clay, and tread, work it and make brick. [15] There shall the fire devour thee: thou shalt perish by the sword, it shall devour thee like the bruchus: assemble together like the bruchus, make thyself many like the locust.

[16] Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away. [17] Thy guards are like the locusts: and thy little ones like the locusts of locusts which swarm on the hedges in the day of cold: the sun arose, and they flew away, and their place was not known where they were.

[18] Thy shepherds have slumbered, O king of Assyria, thy princes shall be buried: thy people are hid in the mountains, and there is none to gather them together. [19] Thy destruction is not hidden, thy wound is grievous: all that have heard the fame of thee, have clapped their hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?



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

Published on May 2015


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