33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: 1st Reading

Daniel 12:1-3

In those days, I, Daniel,
   heard this word of the Lord:
“At that time there shall arise
   Michael, the great prince,
   guardian of your people;
it shall be a time unsurpassed in distress
   since nations began until that time.
At that time your people shall escape,
   everyone who is found written in the book.

“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;
   some shall live forever,
   others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.

“But the wise shall shine brightly
   like the splendor of the firmament,
and those who lead the many to justice
   shall be like the stars forever.”