Readings from the Bible for the Roman Catholic liturgy in the ordinary form

Thursday of the fourth week of Lent

The Preaching of St. John the Baptist  (Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1566, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest)
jn 5:31-36

"If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony cannot be verified. But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true. You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth. I do not accept testimony from a human being, but I say this so that you may be saved. He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than John's. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.

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