The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Day: 2nd Reading

Acts 13:22-26

In those days, Paul said:
   “God raised up David as king;
   of him God testified,
    I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;
   he will carry out my every wish.
From this man’s descendants God, according to his promise,
   has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.
John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentance
   to all the people of Israel;
   and as John was completing his course, he would say,
   ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he.
Behold, one is coming after me;
   I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.’

“My brothers, sons of the family of Abraham,
   and those others among you who are God-fearing,
   to us this word of salvation has been sent.”