First Reading: Genesis 41:55-57;42:5-7a,17-24a
55 And when there also they began to be famished, the peoplecried to Pharao for food. And he said to them: Go to Joseph: and do allthat he shall say to you.
56 And the famine increased daily in all the land: and Josephopened all the barns, and sold to the Egyptians: for the famine hadoppressed them also.
57 And all provinces came into Egypt, to buy food, and to seek some relief of their want.
5 And they entered into the land of Egypt with others that went to buy. For the famine was in the land of Chanaan.
6 And Joseph was governor in the land of Egypt, and corn was sold by his direction to the people. And when his brethren had bowed down to him,
7 And he knew them, he spoke as it were to strangers somewhat roughly, asking them: Whence came you? They answered: From the land of Chanaan, to buy necessaries of life.
17 So Pharao told what he had dreamed: Methought I stood upon the bank of the river,
18 And seven kine came up out of the river exceeding beautiful and full of flesh: and they grazed on green places in a marshy pasture.
19 And behold, there followed these, other seven kine, so very ill favoured and lean, that I never saw the like in the land of Egypt:
20 And they devoured and consumed the former,
21 And yet gave no mark of their being full: but were as lean and ill favoured as before. I awoke, and then fell asleep again,
22 And dreamed a dream: Seven ears of corn grew upon one stalk, full and very fair.
23 Other seven also thin and blasted, sprung of the stock:
24 And they devoured the beauty of the former:
Psalm: Psalms 33:2-3,10-11,18-19
2 Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise
10 The Lord bringeth to naught the counsels of nations; andhe rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels ofprinces.
11 But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
18 Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.
19 To deliver their souls from death; and feed them in famine.
Gospel: Matthew 10:1-7
1 And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave thempower over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner ofdiseases, and all manner of infirmities.
2 And the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother,
3 James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip andBartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican, and James the son ofAlpheus, and Thaddeus,
4 Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent: commanding them, saying: Go ye notinto the way of the Gentiles, and into the city of the Samaritans enterye not.
6 But go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And going, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand.