Psalm for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Psalm 18: 2-4, 47, 51

This week’s responsorial comes from Psalm 18, a royal thanksgiving for a military victory. Written by King David, the psalm in its entirety gives thanks to God for the many deliverances he had wrought for David; it is thought that the king composed this hymn of praise as a way to preserve these feats in his own memory and to pass down knowledge of those feats to the people.

This psalm of praise is duplicated in 2 Samuel 22.

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