The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday September 16, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 22-24

The Lord Will Judge Jerusalem

22 Here is a message about the Valley of Vision:
What is the reason
that all of you go up to the rooftops?
The noisy city is full of raucous sounds;
the town is filled with revelry.
Your slain were not cut down by the sword;
they did not die in battle.
All your leaders ran away together—
they fled to a distant place;
all your refugees were captured together—
they were captured without a single arrow being shot.
So I say:
“Don’t look at me!
I am weeping bitterly.
Don’t try to console me
concerning the destruction of my defenseless people.”
For the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies,
has planned a day of panic, defeat, and confusion.
In the Valley of Vision people shout
and cry out to the hill.
The Elamites picked up the quiver,
and came with chariots and horsemen;
the men of Kir prepared the shield.
Your very best valleys were full of chariots;
horsemen confidently took their positions at the gate.
They removed the defenses of Judah.
At that time you looked
for the weapons in the House of the Forest.
You saw the many breaks
in the walls of the City of David;
you stored up water in the lower pool.
10 You counted the houses in Jerusalem,
and demolished houses so you could have material to reinforce the wall.
11 You made a reservoir between the two walls
for the water of the old pool—
but you did not trust in the one who made it;
you did not depend on the one who formed it long ago!
12 At that time the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, called for weeping and mourning,
for shaved heads and sackcloth.
13 But look, there is outright celebration!
You say, “Kill the ox and slaughter the sheep,
eat meat and drink wine.
Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

14 The Lord who commands armies told me this: “Certainly this sin will not be forgiven as long as you live,” says the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies.

15 This is what the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, says:
“Go visit this administrator, Shebna, who supervises the palace, and tell him:
16 ‘What right do you have to be here? What relatives do you have buried here?
Why do you chisel out a tomb for yourself here?
He chisels out his burial site in an elevated place,
he carves out his tomb on a cliff.
17 Look, the Lord will throw you far away, you mere man!
He will wrap you up tightly.
18 He will wind you up tightly into a ball
and throw you into a wide, open land.
There you will die,
and there with you will be your impressive chariots,
which bring disgrace to the house of your master.
19 I will remove you from your office;
you will be thrown down from your position.

20 “At that time I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah. 21 I will put your robe on him, tie your belt around him, and transfer your authority to him. He will become a protector of the residents of Jerusalem and of the people of Judah. 22 I will place the key to the house of David on his shoulder. When he opens the door, no one can close it; when he closes the door, no one can open it. 23 I will fasten him like a peg into a solid place; he will bring honor and respect to his father’s family. 24 His father’s family will gain increasing prominence because of him, including the offspring and the offshoots. All the small containers, including the bowls and all the jars will hang from this peg.’

25 “At that time,” says the Lord who commands armies, “the peg fastened into a solid place will come loose. It will be cut off and fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut off.” Indeed, the Lord has spoken.

The Lord Will Judge Tyre

23 Here is a message about Tyre:
Wail, you large ships,
for the port is too devastated to enter!
From the land of Cyprus this news is announced to them.
Lament, you residents of the coast,
you merchants of Sidon who travel over the sea,
whose agents sail over the deep waters!
Grain from the Shihor region,
crops grown near the Nile she receives;
she is the trade center of the nations.
Be ashamed, O Sidon,
for the sea says this, O fortress of the sea:
“I have not gone into labor
or given birth;
I have not raised young men
or brought up young women.”
When the news reaches Egypt,
they will be shaken by what has happened to Tyre.
Travel to Tarshish!
Wail, you residents of the coast!
Is this really your boisterous city
whose origins are in the distant past,
and whose feet led her to a distant land to reside?
Who planned this for royal Tyre,
whose merchants are princes,
whose traders are the dignitaries of the earth?
The Lord who commands armies planned it—
to dishonor the pride that comes from all her beauty,
to humiliate all the dignitaries of the earth.
10 Daughter Tarshish, travel back to your land, as one crosses the Nile;
there is no longer any marketplace in Tyre.
11 The Lord stretched out his hand over the sea,
he shook kingdoms;
he gave the order
to destroy Canaan’s fortresses.
12 He said,
“You will no longer celebrate,
oppressed virgin daughter Sidon!
Get up, travel to Cyprus,
but you will find no relief there.”
13 Look at the land of the Chaldeans,
these people who have lost their identity!
The Assyrians have made it a home for wild animals.
They erected their siege towers,
demolished its fortresses,
and turned it into a heap of ruins.
14 Wail, you large ships,
for your fortress is destroyed!

15 At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the typical life span of a king. At the end of seventy years Tyre will try to attract attention again, like the prostitute in the popular song:

16 “Take the harp,
go through the city,
forgotten prostitute!
Play it well,
play lots of songs,
so you’ll be noticed!”

17 At the end of seventy years the Lord will revive Tyre. She will start making money again by selling her services to all the earth’s kingdoms. 18 Her profits and earnings will be set apart for the Lord. They will not be stored up or accumulated, for her profits will be given to those who live in the Lord’s presence and will be used to purchase large quantities of food and beautiful clothes.

The Lord Will Judge the Earth

24 Look, the Lord is ready to devastate the earth
and leave it in ruins;
he will mar its surface
and scatter its inhabitants.
Everyone will suffer—the priest as well as the people,
the master as well as the servant,
the elegant lady as well as the female attendant,
the seller as well as the buyer,
the borrower as well as the lender,
the creditor as well as the debtor.
The earth will be completely devastated
and thoroughly ransacked.
For the Lord has decreed this judgment.
The earth dries up and withers,
the world shrivels up and withers;
the prominent people of the earth fade away.
The earth is defiled by its inhabitants,
for they have violated laws,
disregarded the regulation,
and broken the permanent treaty.
So a treaty curse devours the earth;
its inhabitants pay for their guilt.
This is why the inhabitants of the earth disappear,
and are reduced to just a handful of people.
The new wine dries up,
the vines shrivel up,
all those who like to celebrate groan.
The happy sound of the tambourines stops,
the revelry of those who celebrate comes to a halt,
the happy sound of the harp ceases.
They no longer sing and drink wine;
the beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.
10 The ruined town is shattered;
all of the houses are shut up tight.
11 They howl in the streets because of what happened to the wine;
all joy turns to sorrow;
celebrations disappear from the earth.
12 The city is left in ruins;
the gate is reduced to rubble.
13 This is what will happen throughout the earth,
among the nations.
It will be like when they beat an olive tree,
and just a few olives are left at the end of the harvest.
14 They lift their voices and shout joyfully;
they praise the majesty of the Lord in the west.
15 So in the east extol the Lord,
along the seacoasts extol the fame of the Lord God of Israel.
16 From the ends of the earth we hear songs—
the Just One is majestic.
But I say, “I’m wasting away! I’m wasting away! I’m doomed!
Deceivers deceive, deceivers thoroughly deceive!”
17 Terror, pit, and snare
are ready to overtake you inhabitants of the earth!
18 The one who runs away from the sound of the terror
will fall into the pit;
the one who climbs out of the pit,
will be trapped by the snare.
For the floodgates of the heavens are opened up
and the foundations of the earth shake.
19 The earth is broken in pieces,
the earth is ripped to shreds,
the earth shakes violently.
20 The earth will stagger around like a drunk;
it will sway back and forth like a hut in a windstorm.
Its sin will weigh it down,
and it will fall and never get up again.

The Lord Will Become King

21 At that time the Lord will punish
the heavenly forces in the heavens
and the earthly kings on the earth.
22 They will be imprisoned in a pit,
locked up in a prison,
and after staying there for a long time, they will be punished.
23 The full moon will be covered up,
the bright sun will be darkened;
for the Lord who commands armies will rule
on Mount Zion in Jerusalem
in the presence of his assembly, in majestic splendor.

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Galatians 2:17-3:9

17 But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages sin? Absolutely not! 18 But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God’s law. 19 For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!

Justification by Law or by Faith?

You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing the works of the law or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort? Have you suffered so many things for nothing?—if indeed it was for nothing. Does God then give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law or by your believing what you heard?

Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, so then, understand that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who believe are blessed along with Abraham the believer.

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Psalm 60

Psalm 60

For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a prayer of David written to instruct others. It was written when he fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned back and struck down 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

O God, you have rejected us.
You suddenly turned on us in your anger.
Please restore us!
You made the earth quake; you split it open.
Repair its breaches, for it is ready to fall.
You have made your people experience hard times;
you have made us drink intoxicating wine.
You have given your loyal followers a rallying flag,
so that they might seek safety from the bow. (Selah)
Deliver by your power and answer me,
so that the ones you love may be safe.
God has spoken in his sanctuary:
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem;
the Valley of Succoth I will measure off.
Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh!
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah my royal scepter.
Moab is my washbasin.
I will make Edom serve me.
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”
Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom?
10 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
11 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile.
12 By God’s power we will conquer;
he will trample down our enemies.

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Proverbs 23:15-16

15 My child, if your heart is wise,
then my heart also will be glad;
16 my soul will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday September 15, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 19-21

The Lord Will Judge Egypt

19 Here is a message about Egypt:
Look, the Lord rides on a swift-moving cloud
and approaches Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him;
the Egyptians lose their courage.
“I will provoke civil strife in Egypt,
brothers will fight with each other,
as will neighbors,
cities, and kingdoms.
The Egyptians will panic,
and I will confuse their strategy.
They will seek guidance from the idols and from the spirits of the dead,
from the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, and from the magicians.
I will hand Egypt over to a harsh master;
a powerful king will rule over them,”
says the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies.
The water of the sea will be dried up,
and the river will dry up and be empty.
The canals will stink;
the streams of Egypt will trickle and then dry up;
the bulrushes and reeds will decay,
along with the plants by the mouth of the river.
All the cultivated land near the river
will turn to dust and be blown away.
The fishermen will mourn and lament,
all those who cast a fishhook into the river,
and those who spread out a net on the water’s surface will grieve.
Those who make clothes from combed flax will be embarrassed;
those who weave will turn pale.
10 Those who make cloth will be demoralized;
all the hired workers will be depressed.
11 The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
Pharaoh’s wise advisers give stupid advice.
How dare you say to Pharaoh,
“I am one of the sages,
one well-versed in the writings of the ancient kings?”
12 But where, oh where, are your wise men?
Let them tell you, let them find out
what the Lord who commands armies has planned for Egypt.
13 The officials of Zoan are fools,
the officials of Memphis are misled;
the rulers of her tribes lead Egypt astray.
14 The Lord has made them undiscerning;
they lead Egypt astray in all she does,
so that she is like a drunk sliding around in his own vomit.
15 Egypt will not be able to do a thing,
head or tail, shoots and stalk.

16 At that time the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because the Lord who commands armies brandishes his fist against them. 17 The land of Judah will humiliate Egypt. Everyone who hears about Judah will be afraid because of what the Lord who commands armies is planning to do to them.

18 At that time five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord who commands armies. One will be called the City of the Sun. 19 At that time there will be an altar for the Lord in the middle of the land of Egypt, as well as a sacred pillar dedicated to the Lord at its border. 20 It will become a visual reminder in the land of Egypt of the Lord who commands armies. When they cry out to the Lord because of oppressors, he will send them a deliverer and defender who will rescue them. 21 The Lord will reveal himself to the Egyptians, and they will acknowledge the Lord’s authority at that time. They will present sacrifices and offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and fulfill them. 22 The Lord will strike Egypt, striking and then healing them. They will turn to the Lord and he will listen to their prayers and heal them.

23 At that time there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will visit Egypt, and the Egyptians will visit Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 At that time Israel will be the third member of the group, along with Egypt and Assyria, and will be a recipient of blessing in the earth. 25 The Lord who commands armies will pronounce a blessing over the earth, saying, “Blessed be my people, Egypt, and the work of my hands, Assyria, and my special possession, Israel!”

20 The Lord revealed the following message during the year in which King Sargon of Assyria sent his commanding general to Ashdod, and he fought against it and captured it. At that time the Lord announced through Isaiah son of Amoz: “Go, remove the sackcloth from your waist and take your sandals off your feet.” He did as instructed and walked around in undergarments and barefoot. Later the Lord explained, “In the same way that my servant Isaiah has walked around in undergarments and barefoot for the past three years, as an object lesson and omen pertaining to Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, both young and old. They will be in undergarments and barefoot, with the buttocks exposed; the Egyptians will be publicly humiliated. Those who put their hope in Cush and took pride in Egypt will be afraid and embarrassed. At that time those who live on this coast will say, ‘Look what has happened to our source of hope to whom we fled for help, expecting to be rescued from the king of Assyria! How can we escape now?’”

The Lord Will Judge Babylon

21 Here is a message about the Desert by the Sea:
Like strong winds blowing in the south,
one invades from the desert,
from a land that is feared.
I have received a distressing message:
“The deceiver deceives,
the destroyer destroys.
Attack, you Elamites!
Lay siege, you Medes!
I will put an end to all the groaning!”
For this reason my stomach churns;
cramps overwhelm me
like the contractions of a woman in labor.
I am disturbed by what I hear,
horrified by what I see.
My heart palpitates,
I shake in fear;
the twilight I desired
has brought me terror.
Arrange the table,
lay out the carpet,
eat and drink!
Get up, you officers,
smear oil on the shields!
For this is what the sovereign master has told me:
“Go, post a guard!
He must report what he sees.
When he sees chariots,
teams of horses,
riders on donkeys,
riders on camels,
he must be alert,
very alert.”
Then the guard cries out:
“On the watchtower, O sovereign master,
I stand all day long;
at my post
I am stationed every night.
Look what’s coming!
A charioteer,
a team of horses.”
When questioned, he replies,
“Babylon has fallen, fallen!
All the idols of her gods lie shattered on the ground!”
10 O my downtrodden people, crushed like stalks on the threshing floor,
what I have heard
from the Lord who commands armies,
the God of Israel,
I have reported to you.

Bad News for Seir

11 Here is a message about Dumah:
Someone calls to me from Seir,
“Watchman, what is left of the night?
Watchman, what is left of the night?”
12 The watchman replies,
“Morning is coming, but then night.
If you want to ask, ask;
come back again.”

The Lord Will Judge Arabia

13 Here is a message about Arabia:
In the thicket of Arabia you spend the night,
you Dedanite caravans.
14 Bring out some water for the thirsty.
You who live in the land of Tema,
bring some food for the fugitives.
15 For they flee from the swords—
from the drawn sword
and from the battle-ready bow
and from the severity of the battle.

16 For this is what the sovereign master has told me: “Within exactly one year all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end. 17 Just a handful of archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be left.” Indeed, the Lord God of Israel has spoken.

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Galatians 2:1-16

Confirmation from the Jerusalem Apostles

Then after fourteen years I went up to Jerusalem again with Barnabas, taking Titus along too. I went there because of a revelation and presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did so only in a private meeting with the influential people, to make sure that I was not running—or had not run—in vain. Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, although he was a Greek. Now this matter arose because of the false brothers with false pretenses who slipped in unnoticed to spy on our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, to make us slaves. But we did not surrender to them even for a moment, in order that the truth of the gospel would remain with you.

But from those who were influential (whatever they were makes no difference to me; God shows no favoritism between people)—those influential leaders added nothing to my message. On the contrary, when they saw that I was entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised just as Peter was entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised (for he who empowered Peter for his apostleship to the circumcised also empowered me for my apostleship to the Gentiles) and when James, Cephas, and John, who had a reputation as pillars, recognized the grace that had been given to me, they gave to Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we would go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 They requested only that we remember the poor, the very thing I also was eager to do.

Paul Rebukes Peter

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he had clearly done wrong. 12 Until certain people came from James, he had been eating with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he stopped doing this and separated himself because he was afraid of those who were pro-circumcision. 13 And the rest of the Jews also joined with him in this hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was led astray with them by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that they were not behaving consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “If you, although you are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you try to force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Jews and Gentiles Are Justified by Faith

15 We are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners, 16 yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

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Psalm 59

Psalm 59

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when Saul sent men to surround his house and murder him.

Deliver me from my enemies, my God!
Protect me from those who attack me!
Deliver me from evildoers!
Rescue me from violent men!
For look, they wait to ambush me;
powerful men stalk me,
but not because I have rebelled or sinned, O Lord.
Though I have done nothing wrong, they are anxious to attack.
Spring into action and help me! Take notice of me!
You, O Lord God, the invincible warrior, the God of Israel,
rouse yourself and punish all the nations!
Have no mercy on any treacherous evildoers! (Selah)
They return in the evening;
they growl like a dog
and prowl around outside the city.
Look, they hurl insults at me
and openly threaten to kill me,
for they say,
“Who hears?”
But you, O Lord, laugh in disgust at them;
you taunt all the nations.
You are my source of strength! I will wait for you!
For God is my refuge.
10 The God who loves me will help me;
God will enable me to triumph over my enemies.
11 Do not strike them dead suddenly,
because then my people might forget the lesson.
Use your power to make them homeless vagabonds and then bring them down,
O Lord who shields us!
12 They speak sinful words.
So let them be trapped by their own pride
and by the curses and lies they speak!
13 Angrily wipe them out! Wipe them out so they vanish!
Let them know that God rules
in Jacob and to the ends of the earth! (Selah)
14 They return in the evening;
they growl like a dog
and prowl around outside the city.
15 They wander around looking for something to eat;
they refuse to sleep until they are full.
16 As for me, I will sing about your strength;
I will praise your loyal love in the morning.
For you are my refuge
and my place of shelter when I face trouble.
17 You are my source of strength! I will sing praises to you!
For God is my refuge, the God who loves me.

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Proverbs 23:13-14

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
even if you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
14 If you strike him with the rod,
you will deliver him from death.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday September 14, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 15-18

An Oracle Concerning Moab

15 An (A)oracle concerning (B)Moab.

Because (C)Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because (D)Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone.
He has gone up to the temple,[a] and to (E)Dibon,
to the high places[b] to weep;
over (F)Nebo and over (G)Medeba
Moab (H)wails.
On every head is (I)baldness;
every beard is shorn;
in the streets they wear sackcloth;
on the housetops and in the squares
everyone wails and melts in tears.
(J)Heshbon and (K)Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as (L)Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
My heart cries out for Moab;
her fugitives flee to Zoar,
to (M)Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the (N)ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to (O)Horonaim
they raise a cry of destruction;
the waters of (P)Nimrim
are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
the greenery is no more.
(Q)Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Brook of the Willows.
For a cry has gone
around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
For the waters of (R)Dibon[c] are full of blood;
for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
(S)a lion for those of Moab who escape,
for the remnant of the land.
16 (T)Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,
from (U)Sela, by way of the desert,
to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Like fleeing birds,
like a scattered nest,
so are the daughters of Moab
at (V)the fords of the Arnon.

“Give counsel;
grant justice;
(W)make your shade like night
at the height of noon;
shelter the outcasts;
do not reveal the fugitive;
let (X)the outcasts of Moab
sojourn among you;
be a shelter to them[d]
from the destroyer.
When the oppressor is no more,
and destruction has ceased,
and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,
(Y)then a throne will be established in steadfast love,
and on it will sit in faithfulness
in the tent of David
one who judges and seeks justice
and is swift to do righteousness.”

(Z)We have heard of the pride of Moab—
how proud he is!—
(AA)of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;
in his idle boasting he is not right.
Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,
(AB)let everyone wail.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the (AC)raisin cakes of (AD)Kir-hareseth.

For the fields of Heshbon languish,
and (AE)the vine of Sibmah;
the lords of the nations
have struck down its branches,
which reached to Jazer
and strayed to the desert;
its shoots spread abroad
and passed over the sea.
Therefore (AF)I weep with (AG)the weeping of Jazer
for the vine of Sibmah;
I drench you with my tears,
O Heshbon and Elealeh;
for over (AH)your summer fruit and your harvest
the shout has ceased.
10 (AI)And joy and gladness are taken away from (AJ)the fruitful field,
and in the vineyards no (AK)songs are sung,
no cheers are raised;
no (AL)treader treads out wine (AM)in the presses;
I have put an end to the shouting.
11 Therefore (AN)my inner parts moan like a lyre for Moab,
and my inmost self for Kir-hareseth.

12 And when Moab presents himself, when (AO)he wearies himself on (AP)the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.

13 This is the word that the Lord spoke concerning Moab (AQ)in the past. 14 But now the Lord has spoken, saying, “In three years, (AR)like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be (AS)very few and feeble.”

An Oracle Concerning Damascus

17 An (AT)oracle concerning (AU)Damascus.

Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
and will become a heap of ruins.
The cities of (AV)Aroer are deserted;
they will be for flocks,
which will lie down, and (AW)none will make them afraid.
The fortress will disappear from (AX)Ephraim,
and the kingdom from (AY)Damascus;
and the remnant of Syria will be
like (AZ)the glory of the children of Israel,
declares the Lord of hosts.

And in that day (BA)the glory of Jacob will be brought low,
and (BB)the fat of his flesh will grow lean.
And it shall be (BC)as when the reaper gathers standing grain
and his arm harvests the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in (BD)the Valley of Rephaim.
(BE)Gleanings will be left in it,
as when an olive tree is beaten—
two or three berries
in the top of the highest bough,
four or five
on the branches of a fruit tree,
declares the Lord God of Israel.

(BF)In that day man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will look on the Holy One of Israel. (BG)He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands, and he will not look on what his own fingers have made, either the (BH)Asherim or the altars of incense.

(BI)In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

10 For (BJ)you have forgotten the God of your salvation
and have not remembered the (BK)Rock of your refuge;
therefore, though you plant pleasant plants
and sow the vine-branch of a stranger,
11 though you make them grow[e] on the day that you plant them,
and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away[f]
in a day of grief and incurable pain.

12 Ah, (BL)the thunder of many peoples;
they thunder like the thundering of the sea!
Ah, the roar of nations;
they roar like the roaring of mighty waters!
13 (BM)The nations roar like the roaring of many waters,
(BN)but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away,
chased (BO)like chaff on the mountains before the wind
and (BP)whirling dust before the storm.
14 (BQ)At evening time, behold, terror!
Before morning, they are no more!
This is the portion of those who loot us,
and the lot of those who plunder us.

An Oracle Concerning Cush

18 Ah, land of (BR)whirring wings
that is beyond the rivers of (BS)Cush,[g]
which (BT)sends ambassadors by the sea,
in vessels of papyrus on the waters!
Go, you swift messengers,
to a nation (BU)tall and smooth,
to a people feared near and far,
a nation (BV)mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide.

All you inhabitants of the world,
you who dwell on the earth,
when (BW)a signal is raised on the mountains, look!
When a trumpet is blown, hear!
For thus the Lord said to me:
“I will quietly look (BX)from my dwelling
like clear heat in sunshine,
like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
(BY)For before the harvest, when the blossom is over,
and the flower becomes a ripening grape,
he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks,
and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away.
(BZ)They shall all of them be left
to the birds of prey of the mountains
and to the beasts of the earth.
And the birds of prey will summer on them,
and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

(CA)At that time tribute will be brought to the Lord of hosts

from a people (CB)tall and smooth,
from a people feared near and far,
a nation mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide,

to (CC)Mount Zion, the place of the (CD)name of the Lord of hosts.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 15:2 Hebrew the house
  2. Isaiah 15:2 Or temple, even Dibon to the high places
  3. Isaiah 15:9 Dead Sea Scroll, Vulgate (compare Syriac); Masoretic Text Dimon; twice in this verse
  4. Isaiah 16:4 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; Masoretic Text let my outcasts sojourn among you; as for Moab, be a shelter to them
  5. Isaiah 17:11 Or though you carefully fence them
  6. Isaiah 17:11 Or will be a heap
  7. Isaiah 18:1 Probably Nubia

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 15:1 : [See ch. 14:28 above]; See ch. 13:1
  2. Isaiah 15:1 : See Jer. 48; Ezek. 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zeph. 2:8, 9
  3. Isaiah 15:1 : Num. 21:15, 28
  4. Isaiah 15:1 : [ch. 16:7, 11]
  5. Isaiah 15:2 : Num. 21:30
  6. Isaiah 15:2 : Deut. 34:1
  7. Isaiah 15:2 : Num. 21:30
  8. Isaiah 15:2 : ch. 13:6
  9. Isaiah 15:2 : See ch. 3:24
  10. Isaiah 15:4 : Num. 32:37
  11. Isaiah 15:4 : Num. 32:37
  12. Isaiah 15:4 : Jer. 48:34
  13. Isaiah 15:5 : [See ver. 4 above]; Jer. 48:34
  14. Isaiah 15:5 : Jer. 48:5
  15. Isaiah 15:5 : Jer. 48:5
  16. Isaiah 15:6 : [Num. 32:36]
  17. Isaiah 15:7 : Jer. 48:36
  18. Isaiah 15:9 : [ver. 2]
  19. Isaiah 15:9 : [2 Kgs. 17:25; Jer. 50:17]
  20. Isaiah 16:1 : 2 Kgs. 3:4
  21. Isaiah 16:1 : ch. 42:11; 2 Kgs. 14:7
  22. Isaiah 16:2 : Judg. 11:18
  23. Isaiah 16:3 : [1 Kgs. 18:4]
  24. Isaiah 16:4 : 1 Sam. 22:3
  25. Isaiah 16:5 : ch. 32:1, 2; Dan. 7:14, 27; Mic. 4:7; Luke 1:33
  26. Isaiah 16:6 : Jer. 48:29; Zeph. 2:10
  27. Isaiah 16:6 : Judg. 3:14; 2 Kgs. 13:20; [2 Chr. 20:1]
  28. Isaiah 16:7 : ch. 15:3
  29. Isaiah 16:7 : 2 Sam. 6:19; [ver. 9]
  30. Isaiah 16:7 : 2 Kgs. 3:25; [ch. 15:1]
  31. Isaiah 16:8 : Jer. 48:32
  32. Isaiah 16:9 : [ch. 15:5]
  33. Isaiah 16:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; Jer. 48:32
  34. Isaiah 16:9 : [ver. 7]
  35. Isaiah 16:10 : Jer. 48:33
  36. Isaiah 16:10 : [ch. 9:3]
  37. Isaiah 16:10 : [Judg. 9:27]
  38. Isaiah 16:10 : ch. 63:3; Jer. 25:30
  39. Isaiah 16:10 : ch. 5:2
  40. Isaiah 16:11 : ch. 15:5; Jer. 48:36
  41. Isaiah 16:12 : [1 Kgs. 18:29]
  42. Isaiah 16:12 : ch. 15:2; [Num. 22:41; 23:14, 28]
  43. Isaiah 16:13 : See Amos 2:1-3
  44. Isaiah 16:14 : ch. 21:16
  45. Isaiah 16:14 : [ch. 10:22]
  46. Isaiah 17:1 : See ch. 13:1
  47. Isaiah 17:1 : ch. 7:8; Zech. 9:1; See Jer. 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5
  48. Isaiah 17:2 : Deut. 2:36; Josh. 13:25
  49. Isaiah 17:2 : Mic. 4:4
  50. Isaiah 17:3 : ch. 7:16; 8:4
  51. Isaiah 17:3 : ch. 7:16; 8:4
  52. Isaiah 17:3 : [1 Sam. 4:21]
  53. Isaiah 17:4 : [See ver. 3 above]; [1 Sam. 4:21]
  54. Isaiah 17:4 : ch. 10:16
  55. Isaiah 17:5 : [ch. 24:1]
  56. Isaiah 17:5 : See 2 Sam. 5:18
  57. Isaiah 17:6 : ch. 24:13
  58. Isaiah 17:7 : [Hos. 8:14]
  59. Isaiah 17:8 : ch. 27:9; Mic. 5:13, 14
  60. Isaiah 17:8 : Ex. 34:13; See Deut. 16:21
  61. Isaiah 17:9 : [ch. 27:10]
  62. Isaiah 17:10 : Ps. 106:21
  63. Isaiah 17:10 : ch. 26:4; [Deut. 32:4, 18, 31]
  64. Isaiah 17:12 : See ch. 22:5-7
  65. Isaiah 17:13 : [ch. 33:3]
  66. Isaiah 17:13 : Ps. 9:5; [Joel 3:2]
  67. Isaiah 17:13 : See Ps. 1:4
  68. Isaiah 17:13 : Ps. 83:13
  69. Isaiah 17:14 : [Ps. 30:5]
  70. Isaiah 18:1 : [ch. 8:8; 17:12]
  71. Isaiah 18:1 : 2 Kgs. 19:9
  72. Isaiah 18:2 : ch. 30:4
  73. Isaiah 18:2 : ver. 7
  74. Isaiah 18:2 : [2 Sam. 8:2]
  75. Isaiah 18:3 : See ch. 5:26
  76. Isaiah 18:4 : Ps. 11:4
  77. Isaiah 18:5 : [Ezek. 31:3, 12, 13]
  78. Isaiah 18:6 : [See ver. 5 above]; [Ezek. 31:3, 12, 13]
  79. Isaiah 18:7 : Ps. 68:31
  80. Isaiah 18:7 : ver. 2
  81. Isaiah 18:7 : [ch. 25:10]
  82. Isaiah 18:7 : 2 Sam. 7:13
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Galatians 1

Greeting

Paul, an (A)apostle—(B)not from men nor through man, but (C)through Jesus Christ and God the Father, (D)who raised him from the dead— and all (E)the brothers[a] who are with me,

To (F)the churches of Galatia:

(G)Grace to you and peace (H)from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, (I)who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present (J)evil age, according to the will of (K)our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

I am astonished that you are (L)so quickly deserting (M)him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to (N)a different gospel— (O)not that there is another one, but (P)there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or (Q)an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, (R)let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, (S)let him be accursed.

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying (T)to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a (U)servant[b] of Christ.

Paul Called by God

11 For (V)I would have you know, brothers, that (W)the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.[c] 12 (X)For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it (Y)through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of (Z)my former life in Judaism, how (AA)I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely (AB)zealous was I for (AC)the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he (AD)who had set me apart (AE)before I was born,[d] and who (AF)called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[e] me, in order (AG)that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[f] 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then (AH)after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James (AI)the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, (AJ)before God, I do not lie!) 21 (AK)Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to (AL)the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 11
  2. Galatians 1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  3. Galatians 1:11 Greek not according to man
  4. Galatians 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb
  5. Galatians 1:16 Greek in
  6. Galatians 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood

Cross references:

  1. Galatians 1:1 : See 2 Cor. 1:1
  2. Galatians 1:1 : ver. 11, 12
  3. Galatians 1:1 : Acts 9:6; 20:24; 22:10, 15, 21; 26:16; [1 Tim. 1:1; Titus 1:3]
  4. Galatians 1:1 : See Acts 2:24
  5. Galatians 1:2 : Phil. 4:21
  6. Galatians 1:2 : Acts 16:6; 1 Cor. 16:1
  7. Galatians 1:3 : Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3
  8. Galatians 1:3 : 1 Tim. 1:2
  9. Galatians 1:4 : See Matt. 20:28; Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:3
  10. Galatians 1:4 : [Eph. 2:2; 1 John 5:19]; See John 15:19
  11. Galatians 1:4 : Phil. 4:20; 1 Thess. 1:3; 3:11, 13
  12. Galatians 1:6 : [ch. 4:13; Acts 16:6; 18:23]
  13. Galatians 1:6 : ch. 5:8
  14. Galatians 1:6 : 2 Cor. 11:4; [1 Tim. 1:3]
  15. Galatians 1:7 : [Acts 4:12; 1 Cor. 3:11]
  16. Galatians 1:7 : ch. 5:10; Acts 15:24; See 2 Cor. 11:13
  17. Galatians 1:8 : 2 Cor. 11:14
  18. Galatians 1:8 : See Rom. 9:3
  19. Galatians 1:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; See Rom. 9:3
  20. Galatians 1:10 : 1 Thess. 2:4; [Rom. 2:29; 1 Cor. 10:33; Eph. 6:6; Col. 3:22]
  21. Galatians 1:10 : [Rom. 1:1]
  22. Galatians 1:11 : 1 Cor. 15:1
  23. Galatians 1:11 : See Rom. 2:16
  24. Galatians 1:12 : ver. 1; 1 Cor. 11:23; 15:3; [Acts 22:14]
  25. Galatians 1:12 : ver. 16; See 1 Cor. 2:10; 2 Cor. 12:1
  26. Galatians 1:13 : [Acts 26:4]
  27. Galatians 1:13 : See Acts 8:3
  28. Galatians 1:14 : Phil. 3:6; See Acts 21:20
  29. Galatians 1:14 : [Jer. 9:14; 2 Tim. 1:3]; See Matt. 15:2
  30. Galatians 1:15 : Acts 13:2; Rom. 1:1
  31. Galatians 1:15 : Isa. 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5; Luke 1:15
  32. Galatians 1:15 : ver. 6
  33. Galatians 1:16 : ch. 2:9; See Acts 9:15
  34. Galatians 1:18 : [Acts 9:22, 23]
  35. Galatians 1:19 : See Matt. 12:46; Acts 12:17
  36. Galatians 1:20 : See Rom. 1:9; 9:1
  37. Galatians 1:21 : [Acts 9:30; 11:25, 26; 13:1]
  38. Galatians 1:22 : 1 Thess. 2:14
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Psalm 58

God Who Judges the Earth

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Do Not Destroy. A (B)Miktam[a] of David.

58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?[b]
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands (C)deal out violence on earth.

The wicked are (D)estranged from the womb;
they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
(E)They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
so that it (F)does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.

O God, (G)break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
Let them (H)vanish like water that runs away;
when he (I)aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
Let them be like the snail (J)that dissolves into slime,
like (K)the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of (L)thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he (M)sweep them away![c]

10 (N)The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will (O)bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is (P)a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who (Q)judges on earth.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 58:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 58:1 Or you mighty lords (by revocalization; Hebrew in silence)
  3. Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
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Proverbs 23:12

12 Apply your heart to instruction
and your ear to words of knowledge.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday September 13, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 12-14

The Lord Is My Strength and My Song

12 You[a] will say (A)in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
(B)your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for (C)the Lord God[b] is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”

(D)With joy you[c] will draw water from the wells of salvation. (E)And you will say in that day:

(F)“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
(G)make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim (H)that his name is exalted.

(I)“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known[d] in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great (J)in your[e] midst is (K)the Holy One of Israel.”

The Judgment of Babylon

13 The oracle concerning (L)Babylon which (M)Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

On a bare hill (N)raise a signal;
cry aloud to them;
wave the hand for (O)them to enter
the gates of the nobles.
I myself have commanded my consecrated ones,
and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger,
my proudly exulting ones.[f]

The sound (P)of a tumult is on the mountains
as of a great multitude!
The sound of an uproar of kingdoms,
of nations gathering together!
(Q)The Lord of hosts is mustering
a host for battle.
(R)They come from a distant land,
from the end of the heavens,
the Lord and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole land.[g]

(S)Wail, for (T)the day of the Lord is near;
as destruction from the Almighty[h] it will come!
Therefore all hands will be feeble,
and every human heart (U)will melt.
They will be dismayed:
(V)pangs and agony will seize them;
(W)they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at one another;
their faces will be aflame.

Behold, (X)the day of the Lord comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and (Y)to destroy its sinners from it.
10 (Z)For the stars of the heavens and their constellations
will not give their light;
(AA)the sun will be dark at its rising,
and the moon will not shed its light.
11 I will punish (AB)the world for its evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will (AC)put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
(AD)and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.
12 I will make (AE)people more rare than fine gold,
and mankind than the (AF)gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore (AG)I will make the heavens tremble,
and the earth will be shaken out of its place,
at the wrath of the Lord of hosts
in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And like a hunted gazelle,
or like sheep with none to gather them,
(AH)each will turn to his own people,
and each will flee to his own land.
15 Whoever is found will be thrust through,
and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.
16 (AI)Their infants will be dashed in pieces
before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, (AJ)I am stirring up the Medes against them,
who have no regard for silver
and do not delight in gold.
18 (AK)Their bows will slaughter[i] the young men;
they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;
their eyes will not pity children.
19 And Babylon, (AL)the glory of kingdoms,
the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans,
will be (AM)like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
20 (AN)It will never be inhabited
or lived in for all generations;
no (AO)Arab will pitch his tent there;
no (AP)shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
21 But (AQ)wild animals will lie down there,
and their houses will be full of howling creatures;
there (AR)ostriches[j] will dwell,
and there wild goats will dance.
22 Hyenas[k] will cry in its towers,
and (AS)jackals in (AT)the pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand
and its days will not be prolonged.

The Restoration of Jacob

14 (AU)For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and (AV)will set them in their own land, and (AW)sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob. And (AX)the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the Lord's land (AY)as male and female slaves.[l] (AZ)They will take captive those who were their captors, (BA)and rule over those who oppressed them.

Israel's Remnant Taunts Babylon

When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, you will take up this (BB)taunt against the king of Babylon:

“How the oppressor has ceased,
(BC)the insolent fury[m] ceased!
The Lord has broken the (BD)staff of the wicked,
the (BE)scepter of rulers,
(BF)that struck the peoples in wrath
with unceasing blows,
that ruled the nations in anger
with unrelenting persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and quiet;
(BG)they break forth into singing.
(BH)(BI)The cypresses rejoice at you,
(BJ)the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
‘Since you were laid low,
no woodcutter comes up against us.’
Sheol beneath is stirred up
to meet you when you come;
it rouses the shades to greet you,
all who were leaders of the earth;
it raises from their thrones
all who were kings of the nations.
10 (BK)All of them will answer
and say to you:
‘You too have become as weak as we!
You have become like us!’
11 Your pomp is brought down to Sheol,
the sound of your harps;
maggots are laid as a bed beneath you,
and worms are your covers.

12 “How (BL)you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, (BM)son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!
13 You said in your heart,
(BN)‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
(BO)I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;[n]
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 (BP)But you are brought down to Sheol,
to the far reaches of the pit.
16 Those who see you will stare at you
and ponder over you:
‘Is this (BQ)the man who made the earth tremble,
who shook kingdoms,
17 who made the world like a desert
and overthrew its cities,
(BR)who did not let his prisoners go home?’
18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory,
each in his own tomb;[o]
19 but you are cast out, away from your grave,
like a loathed branch,
(BS)clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword,
who go down to the stones of the pit,
like a dead body trampled underfoot.
20 You will not be joined with them in burial,
because you have destroyed your land,
you have slain your people.

“May (BT)the offspring of evildoers
nevermore be named!
21 Prepare slaughter for his sons
(BU)because of the guilt of their fathers,
lest they rise and possess the earth,
and fill the face of the world with cities.”

22 “I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and (BV)remnant, (BW)descendants and posterity,” declares the Lord. 23 “And I will make it a possession of the (BX)hedgehog,[p] and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts.

An Oracle Concerning Assyria

24 The Lord of hosts has sworn:
(BY)“As I have planned,
so shall it be,
and as I have purposed,
so shall it stand,
25 that (BZ)I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and on my mountains trample him underfoot;
and (CA)his yoke shall depart from them,
and (CB)his burden from their shoulder.”

26 This is the purpose that is purposed
concerning the whole earth,
and this is (CC)the hand that is stretched out
over all the nations.
27 (CD)For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
and who will annul it?
(CE)His hand is stretched out,
and who will turn it back?

An Oracle Concerning Philistia

28 In the year that (CF)King Ahaz died came this (CG)oracle:

29 Rejoice not, (CH)O Philistia, all of you,
that (CI)the rod that struck you is broken,
for from the serpent's root will come forth an adder,
and its fruit will be a (CJ)flying fiery serpent.
30 And the firstborn of (CK)the poor will graze,
and (CL)the needy lie down in safety;
but I will kill your root with famine,
and your remnant it will slay.
31 (CM)Wail, O (CN)gate; cry out, O city;
melt in fear, (CO)O Philistia, all of you!
(CP)For smoke comes out of the north,
and there is no straggler in his ranks.

32 What will one answer the messengers of the nation?
(CQ)“The Lord has founded Zion,
and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 12:1 The Hebrew for you is singular in verse 1
  2. Isaiah 12:2 Hebrew for Yah, the Lord
  3. Isaiah 12:3 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 3, 4
  4. Isaiah 12:5 Or this is made known
  5. Isaiah 12:6 The Hebrew for your in verse 6 is singular, referring to the inhabitant of Zion
  6. Isaiah 13:3 Or those who exult in my majesty
  7. Isaiah 13:5 Or earth; also verse 9
  8. Isaiah 13:6 The Hebrew words for destruction and almighty sound alike
  9. Isaiah 13:18 Hebrew dash in pieces
  10. Isaiah 13:21 Or owls
  11. Isaiah 13:22 Or foxes
  12. Isaiah 14:2 Or servants
  13. Isaiah 14:4 Dead Sea Scroll (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain
  14. Isaiah 14:13 Or in the remote parts of Zaphon
  15. Isaiah 14:18 Hebrew house
  16. Isaiah 14:23 Possibly porcupine, or owl

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 12:1 : ch. 11:11
  2. Isaiah 12:1 : [ch. 10:4]
  3. Isaiah 12:2 : Ex. 15:2; Ps. 118:14
  4. Isaiah 12:3 : [John 4:13, 14; 7:37, 38]
  5. Isaiah 12:4 : ch. 11:11
  6. Isaiah 12:4 : Ps. 105:1
  7. Isaiah 12:4 : [Ps. 145:4-6]
  8. Isaiah 12:4 : Ps. 148:13
  9. Isaiah 12:5 : Ex. 15:1; Ps. 98:1
  10. Isaiah 12:6 : Ps. 46:5; Hos. 11:9
  11. Isaiah 12:6 : ch. 5:24; 41:14, 16
  12. Isaiah 13:1 : ver. 19; ch. 14:4; 21:9; 47:1; See Jer. 51, 52
  13. Isaiah 13:1 : ch. 1:1
  14. Isaiah 13:2 : ch. 5:26
  15. Isaiah 13:2 : [ch. 41:25]
  16. Isaiah 13:4 : [ch. 22:5]
  17. Isaiah 13:4 : [Josh. 5:13, 14]
  18. Isaiah 13:5 : [ch. 46:11]
  19. Isaiah 13:6 : ch. 14:31; 15:2, 3, 8; 16:7; Jer. 51:8; Ezek. 30:2
  20. Isaiah 13:6 : ch. 2:12; Joel 1:15; Zeph. 1:7
  21. Isaiah 13:7 : See Josh. 2:11
  22. Isaiah 13:8 : [Nah. 2:10]
  23. Isaiah 13:8 : ch. 26:17; Jer. 4:31; 6:24; Mic. 4:9, 10; John 16:21
  24. Isaiah 13:9 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 2:12; Joel 1:15; Zeph. 1:7
  25. Isaiah 13:9 : [Ps. 104:35]
  26. Isaiah 13:10 : [ch. 34:4]
  27. Isaiah 13:10 : Ezek. 32:7; Joel 2:31; 3:15; Matt. 24:29; Mark 13:24; Luke 21:25
  28. Isaiah 13:11 : ch. 24:21
  29. Isaiah 13:11 : [ch. 24:4]
  30. Isaiah 13:11 : [ch. 2:11, 17]
  31. Isaiah 13:12 : ch. 24:6
  32. Isaiah 13:12 : 1 Kgs. 10:11; Job 28:16
  33. Isaiah 13:13 : Hag. 2:6
  34. Isaiah 13:14 : Jer. 50:16; 51:9; [1 Kgs. 22:36]
  35. Isaiah 13:16 : Ps. 137:9; Nah. 3:10
  36. Isaiah 13:17 : ch. 21:2; Jer. 51:11, 28; Dan. 5:28, 31
  37. Isaiah 13:18 : Jer. 50:14, 29; 51:3
  38. Isaiah 13:19 : [ch. 47:5]
  39. Isaiah 13:19 : ch. 1:9; Gen. 19:24; Jer. 50:40; Amos 4:11
  40. Isaiah 13:20 : Jer. 51:37, 43
  41. Isaiah 13:20 : Jer. 3:2
  42. Isaiah 13:20 : Jer. 33:12
  43. Isaiah 13:21 : [ch. 34:13, 14]
  44. Isaiah 13:21 : ch. 34:13; Jer. 50:39
  45. Isaiah 13:22 : ch. 35:7; Jer. 51:37
  46. Isaiah 13:22 : [ch. 25:2; Amos 3:15]
  47. Isaiah 14:1 : Ps. 102:13; Zech. 1:17
  48. Isaiah 14:1 : 2 Chr. 36:22, 23
  49. Isaiah 14:1 : Zech. 8:22, 23; See Eph. 2:12-14
  50. Isaiah 14:2 : ch. 49:22; 60:9; 66:20
  51. Isaiah 14:2 : ch. 61:5
  52. Isaiah 14:2 : [Joel 3:8]
  53. Isaiah 14:2 : ch. 60:14
  54. Isaiah 14:4 : Mic. 2:4; Hab. 2:6
  55. Isaiah 14:4 : [Jer. 51:13; Rev. 18:16]
  56. Isaiah 14:5 : [ch. 9:4]
  57. Isaiah 14:5 : [ch. 9:4]
  58. Isaiah 14:6 : [Jer. 50:23]
  59. Isaiah 14:7 : ch. 44:23; 49:13; 54:1; 55:12
  60. Isaiah 14:8 : [Ezek. 31:16]
  61. Isaiah 14:8 : [ch. 37:24]
  62. Isaiah 14:8 : See ch. 2:13
  63. Isaiah 14:10 : [Jer. 51:48]
  64. Isaiah 14:12 : [ch. 24:21; 34:3]
  65. Isaiah 14:12 : [Job 38:7]
  66. Isaiah 14:13 : Jer. 51:53; Amos 9:2; [Matt. 11:23; Luke 10:15]
  67. Isaiah 14:13 : Dan. 5:22, 23; [2 Thess. 2:4]
  68. Isaiah 14:15 : Ezek. 32:23; Matt. 11:23; Luke 10:15
  69. Isaiah 14:16 : [Jer. 50:23]
  70. Isaiah 14:17 : [Jer. 50:33]
  71. Isaiah 14:19 : [Ezek. 32:20]
  72. Isaiah 14:20 : Job 18:19; Ps. 21:10; 109:13
  73. Isaiah 14:21 : [Ex. 20:5; Matt. 23:35]
  74. Isaiah 14:22 : [Jer. 51:50, 62]
  75. Isaiah 14:22 : Job 18:19; [Gen. 21:23]
  76. Isaiah 14:23 : ch. 34:11; Zeph. 2:14
  77. Isaiah 14:24 : [Prov. 19:21]
  78. Isaiah 14:25 : ch. 37:36
  79. Isaiah 14:25 : ch. 9:4; 10:27
  80. Isaiah 14:25 : ch. 9:4; 10:27
  81. Isaiah 14:26 : [Deut. 4:34]
  82. Isaiah 14:27 : 2 Chr. 20:6; Job 9:12; Ps. 33:11; Prov. 21:30; Dan. 4:31, 33, 35
  83. Isaiah 14:27 : [See ver. 26 above]; [Deut. 4:34]
  84. Isaiah 14:28 : 2 Kgs. 16:20
  85. Isaiah 14:28 : See ch. 13:1
  86. Isaiah 14:29 : Ex. 15:14; [Ps. 60:8; 87:4; 108:9]
  87. Isaiah 14:29 : [ch. 10:24]
  88. Isaiah 14:29 : ch. 30:6; Num. 21:6; [Jer. 46:22]
  89. Isaiah 14:30 : [ch. 29:19; Zeph. 3:12]
  90. Isaiah 14:30 : [ch. 29:19; Zeph. 3:12]
  91. Isaiah 14:31 : ch. 13:6
  92. Isaiah 14:31 : ch. 24:12
  93. Isaiah 14:31 : [See ver. 29 above]; Ex. 15:14; [Ps. 60:8; 87:4; 108:9]
  94. Isaiah 14:31 : [ch. 20:1]
  95. Isaiah 14:32 : Ps. 87:1, 5; 102:16; 132:13; [ch. 28:16]
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2 Corinthians 13

Final Warnings

13 (A)This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established (B)by the evidence of two or three witnesses. (C)I warned (D)those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that (E)if I come again I will not spare them— since you seek proof that Christ (F)is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but (G)is powerful among you. For (H)he was crucified in weakness, but (I)lives by the power of God. For (J)we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you (K)we will live with him by the power of God.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. (L)Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that (M)Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we are glad when (N)we are weak and you are strong. Your (O)restoration is what we pray for. 10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come (P)I may not have to be (Q)severe in my use of (R)the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers,[a] rejoice. (S)Aim for restoration, comfort one another,[b] (T)agree with one another, (U)live in peace; and the God of love and (V)peace will be with you. 12 (W)Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 (X)All the saints greet you.

14 (Y)The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and (Z)the love of God and (AA)the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or brothers and sisters
  2. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Or listen to my appeal
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Psalm 57

Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Do Not Destroy. A (B)Miktam[a] of David, when he fled from Saul, in (C)the cave.

57 (D)Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul (E)takes refuge;
in (F)the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
(G)till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry out to God Most High,
to God who (H)fulfills his purpose for me.
(I)He will send from heaven and save me;
he will put to shame (J)him who tramples on me. Selah
(K)God will send out (L)his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

My soul is in the midst of (M)lions;
I lie down amid fiery beasts—
the children of man, whose (N)teeth are spears and arrows,
whose (O)tongues are sharp swords.

(P)Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!

They set (Q)a net for my steps;
my soul was (R)bowed down.
They (S)dug a pit in my way,
but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah
(T)My heart is (U)steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make melody!
(V)Awake, (W)my glory![b]
Awake, (X)O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
10 For your (Y)steadfast love is great to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.

11 (Z)Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 57:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 57:8 Or my whole being
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Proverbs 23:9-11

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
for he will despise the good sense of your words.
10 (A)Do not move an ancient landmark
or enter the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their (B)Redeemer is strong;
he will (C)plead their cause against you.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday September 12, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 10-11

10 Woe to those who (A)decree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who (B)keep writing oppression,
to turn aside the needy from justice
and (C)to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
What will you do on (D)the day of punishment,
in the ruin that will come (E)from afar?
To whom will you flee for help,
and where will you leave your wealth?
Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners
or fall among the slain.
(F)For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

Judgment on Arrogant Assyria

Woe to Assyria, (G)the rod of my anger;
the staff in their hands is my fury!
Against a (H)godless nation I send him,
and against the people of my wrath I command him,
to take (I)spoil and seize plunder,
and to (J)tread them down like the mire of the streets.
But he (K)does not so intend,
and his heart does not so think;
but it is in his heart to destroy,
and to cut off nations not a few;
for he says:
(L)“Are not my commanders all kings?
(M)Is not (N)Calno like (O)Carchemish?
Is not (P)Hamath like (Q)Arpad?
(R)Is not (S)Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has reached to (T)the kingdoms of the idols,
whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and (U)her idols
(V)as I have done to Samaria and her images?”

12 (W)When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, (X)he[a] will punish the speech[b] of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes. 13 (Y)For he says:

“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
and by my wisdom, for I have understanding;
I remove the boundaries of peoples,
and plunder their treasures;
like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.
14 My hand has found like a nest
the wealth of the peoples;
and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken,
so I have gathered all the earth;
and there was none that moved a wing
or opened the mouth or chirped.”

15 Shall (Z)the axe boast over him who hews with it,
or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it?
As if a rod should wield him who lifts it,
or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!
16 Therefore the Lord God of hosts
will send wasting sickness among his (AA)stout warriors,
and under his glory (AB)a burning will be kindled,
like the burning of fire.
17 (AC)The light of Israel will become a fire,
and (AD)his Holy One a flame,
and (AE)it will burn and devour
his thorns and briers (AF)in one day.
18 The glory of (AG)his forest and of his (AH)fruitful land
the Lord will destroy, both soul and body,
and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.
19 The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few
that a child can write them down.

The Remnant of Israel Will Return

20 (AI)In that day (AJ)the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more (AK)lean on him who struck them, but (AL)will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, (AM)to the mighty God. 22 (AN)For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, (AO)only a remnant of them will return. (AP)Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness. 23 For the Lord God of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth.

24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O my people, (AQ)who dwell in Zion, (AR)be not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as (AS)the Egyptians did. 25 For (AT)in a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction. 26 And (AU)the Lord of hosts will wield against them a whip, as when he struck (AV)Midian (AW)at the rock of Oreb. And his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it (AX)as he did in Egypt. 27 And in that day (AY)his burden will depart from your shoulder, and (AZ)his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”[c]

28 He has come to Aiath;
he has passed through (BA)Migron;
at Michmash he stores (BB)his baggage;
29 they have crossed over (BC)the pass;
at (BD)Geba they lodge for the night;
(BE)Ramah trembles;
(BF)Gibeah of Saul has fled.
30 Cry aloud, O daughter of (BG)Gallim!
Give attention, O Laishah!
O poor (BH)Anathoth!
31 Madmenah is in flight;
the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety.
32 This very day he will halt at (BI)Nob;
he will shake his fist
at the mount of (BJ)the daughter of Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord God of hosts
(BK)will lop (BL)the boughs with terrifying power;
the great in height will be hewn down,
and the lofty will be brought low.
34 He will cut down (BM)the thickets of the forest with an axe,
and (BN)Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One.

The Righteous Reign of the Branch

11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of (BO)Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And (BP)the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
(BQ)He shall not judge by (BR)what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by (BS)what his ears hear,
but (BT)with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall (BU)strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and (BV)with the breath of his lips (BW)he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and (BX)faithfulness the belt of his loins.

(BY)The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
(BZ)They shall not hurt or destroy
in all (CA)my holy mountain;
(CB)for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day (CC)the root of (CD)Jesse, who shall stand as (CE)a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

11 (CF)In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, (CG)from Assyria, (CH)from Egypt, from (CI)Pathros, from (CJ)Cush,[d] from (CK)Elam, from (CL)Shinar, from (CM)Hamath, and from (CN)the coastlands of the sea.

12 He will raise (CO)a signal for the nations
and will assemble (CP)the banished of Israel,
and gather the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
13 (CQ)The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
and those who harass Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah,
and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
14 (CR)But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west,
and together they shall plunder (CS)the people of the east.
They shall put out their hand (CT)against (CU)Edom and (CV)Moab,
and (CW)the Ammonites shall obey them.
15 And the Lord will utterly destroy[e]
(CX)the tongue of the Sea of Egypt,
and will wave his hand over (CY)the River[f]
with his scorching breath,[g]
and strike it into seven channels,
and he will lead people across in sandals.
16 And there will be (CZ)a highway from Assyria
for the remnant that remains of his people,
(DA)as there was for Israel
when they came up from the land of Egypt.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 10:12 Hebrew I
  2. Isaiah 10:12 Hebrew fruit
  3. Isaiah 10:27 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
  4. Isaiah 11:11 Probably Nubia
  5. Isaiah 11:15 Hebrew devote to destruction
  6. Isaiah 11:15 That is, the Euphrates
  7. Isaiah 11:15 Or wind

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 10:1 : [Ps. 94:20]
  2. Isaiah 10:1 : Jer. 8:8
  3. Isaiah 10:2 : ch. 5:23
  4. Isaiah 10:3 : Jer. 5:29; Hos. 9:7; [Luke 19:44]
  5. Isaiah 10:3 : ch. 5:26
  6. Isaiah 10:4 : See ch. 9:12
  7. Isaiah 10:5 : ver. 24; ch. 9:4; [Mic. 5:1; 6:9]
  8. Isaiah 10:6 : ch. 9:17
  9. Isaiah 10:6 : See 2 Kgs. 18:14-16
  10. Isaiah 10:6 : ch. 5:5
  11. Isaiah 10:7 : [Mic. 4:12]
  12. Isaiah 10:8 : [2 Kgs. 18:24]
  13. Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kgs. 19:12, 13
  14. Isaiah 10:9 : [Gen. 10:10; Amos 6:2]
  15. Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Chr. 35:20; Jer. 46:2
  16. Isaiah 10:9 : ch. 11:11; Amos 6:2; Zech. 9:2
  17. Isaiah 10:9 : 2 Kgs. 18:34
  18. Isaiah 10:9 : [2 Kgs. 16:9; 17:6]
  19. Isaiah 10:9 : ch. 7:9
  20. Isaiah 10:10 : [2 Kgs. 19:17, 18]
  21. Isaiah 10:11 : ch. 2:8
  22. Isaiah 10:11 : 2 Kgs. 18:34
  23. Isaiah 10:12 : [ch. 29:4, 5; 30:18; 2 Kgs. 19:31]
  24. Isaiah 10:12 : See 2 Kgs. 19:35-37
  25. Isaiah 10:13 : ch. 37:23-25; 2 Kgs. 19:22-24
  26. Isaiah 10:15 : [ver. 5; ch. 29:16; 45:9; Rom. 9:17]
  27. Isaiah 10:16 : Ps. 78:31
  28. Isaiah 10:16 : [ch. 30:33]
  29. Isaiah 10:17 : [Obad. 18]
  30. Isaiah 10:17 : ch. 37:23
  31. Isaiah 10:17 : ch. 27:4; [ch. 9:18; Nah. 1:10]
  32. Isaiah 10:17 : [ch. 9:14; 2 Kgs. 19:35]
  33. Isaiah 10:18 : ver. 33; [ch. 2:13]
  34. Isaiah 10:18 : [Ps. 107:33-34]
  35. Isaiah 10:20 : ver. 27; ch. 2:11
  36. Isaiah 10:20 : ch. 4:2
  37. Isaiah 10:20 : [2 Kgs. 16:7; 2 Chr. 28:20, 21]
  38. Isaiah 10:20 : 2 Kgs. 19:14
  39. Isaiah 10:21 : ch. 9:6
  40. Isaiah 10:22 : Cited Rom. 9:27, 28
  41. Isaiah 10:22 : [ch. 6:13]
  42. Isaiah 10:22 : ch. 28:22
  43. Isaiah 10:24 : [ch. 31:5]
  44. Isaiah 10:24 : 2 Kgs. 19:6
  45. Isaiah 10:24 : Ex. 2:23
  46. Isaiah 10:25 : [ch. 17:14]
  47. Isaiah 10:26 : 2 Kgs. 19:35
  48. Isaiah 10:26 : ch. 9:4
  49. Isaiah 10:26 : Judg. 7:25; [ch. 9:4]
  50. Isaiah 10:26 : [Ex. 14:30]
  51. Isaiah 10:27 : 2 Kgs. 18:14
  52. Isaiah 10:27 : [ch. 9:4; Nah. 1:13]
  53. Isaiah 10:28 : 1 Sam. 14:2
  54. Isaiah 10:28 : Judg. 18:21; 1 Sam. 17:22; Acts 21:15; [ch. 46:1]
  55. Isaiah 10:29 : 1 Sam. 13:23
  56. Isaiah 10:29 : 1 Sam. 13:16
  57. Isaiah 10:29 : 1 Sam. 7:17
  58. Isaiah 10:29 : 1 Sam. 11:4
  59. Isaiah 10:30 : 1 Sam. 25:44
  60. Isaiah 10:30 : Jer. 1:1
  61. Isaiah 10:32 : 1 Sam. 21:1; 22:19
  62. Isaiah 10:32 : ch. 1:8; 37:22
  63. Isaiah 10:33 : [Nah. 1:12]
  64. Isaiah 10:33 : ver. 18
  65. Isaiah 10:34 : [See ver. 33 above]; ver. 18
  66. Isaiah 10:34 : [Ezek. 31:3; Amos 2:9]
  67. Isaiah 11:1 : ver. 10; Acts 13:23
  68. Isaiah 11:2 : ch. 61:1; Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22
  69. Isaiah 11:3 : [John 7:24]
  70. Isaiah 11:3 : [Eccles. 1:8]
  71. Isaiah 11:3 : [Eccles. 1:8]
  72. Isaiah 11:4 : Ps. 72:2, 4
  73. Isaiah 11:4 : Ps. 2:9; [Mal. 4:6]
  74. Isaiah 11:4 : Job 4:9; 2 Thess. 2:8
  75. Isaiah 11:4 : Ps. 139:19
  76. Isaiah 11:5 : [Eph. 6:14]
  77. Isaiah 11:6 : ch. 65:25; [Hos. 2:18]
  78. Isaiah 11:9 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 65:25; [Hos. 2:18]
  79. Isaiah 11:9 : Ps. 78:54
  80. Isaiah 11:9 : Hab. 2:14
  81. Isaiah 11:10 : Cited Rom. 15:12
  82. Isaiah 11:10 : ver. 1
  83. Isaiah 11:10 : ch. 49:22; [Ex. 17:15]
  84. Isaiah 11:11 : ch. 10:20
  85. Isaiah 11:11 : ch. 27:13; Mic. 7:12; Zech. 10:10
  86. Isaiah 11:11 : ch. 27:13; Mic. 7:12; Zech. 10:10
  87. Isaiah 11:11 : Jer. 44:1, 15; Ezek. 29:14; 30:14
  88. Isaiah 11:11 : See Gen. 10:6-12
  89. Isaiah 11:11 : Gen. 10:22; 14:1, 9; Jer. 25:25; See Jer. 49:34-39
  90. Isaiah 11:11 : Gen. 11:2
  91. Isaiah 11:11 : See ch. 10:9
  92. Isaiah 11:11 : Esth. 10:1
  93. Isaiah 11:12 : [See ver. 10 above]; ch. 49:22; [Ex. 17:15]
  94. Isaiah 11:12 : ch. 56:8; [Zech. 10:6]
  95. Isaiah 11:13 : Ezek. 37:16, 17; [ch. 9:21; Zech. 11:14]
  96. Isaiah 11:14 : [2 Sam. 8:1; 2 Kgs. 18:8]
  97. Isaiah 11:14 : Judg. 6:3; See Jer. 49:28
  98. Isaiah 11:14 : Ps. 60:8
  99. Isaiah 11:14 : [2 Sam. 8:14]
  100. Isaiah 11:14 : [2 Sam. 8:2]
  101. Isaiah 11:14 : See 2 Sam. 12:26-31
  102. Isaiah 11:15 : [Zech. 10:11]
  103. Isaiah 11:15 : See ch. 7:20
  104. Isaiah 11:16 : ch. 19:23; [ch. 35:8]
  105. Isaiah 11:16 : Ex. 14:29
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2 Corinthians 12:11-21

Concern for the Corinthian Church

11 (A)I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was (B)not at all inferior to these super-apostles, (C)even though I am nothing. 12 (D)The signs of a true apostle were performed among you (E)with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. 13 For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that (F)I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!

14 Here (G)for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for (H)I seek not what is yours but you. For (I)children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but (J)parents for their children. 15 (K)I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If (L)I love you more, am I to be loved less? 16 But granting that (M)I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit. 17 Did I take advantage of you (N)through any of those whom I sent to you? 18 (O)I urged Titus to go, and sent (P)the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not act in the same spirit? Did we not take the same steps?

19 Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? It is (Q)in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and (R)all for your upbuilding, beloved. 20 For I fear that perhaps (S)when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. 21 I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those (T)who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, (U)sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.

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Psalm 56

In God I Trust

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A (A)Miktam[a] of David, when the (B)Philistines seized him in Gath.

56 (C)Be gracious to me, O God, for man (D)tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;
my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many attack me proudly.
When I am afraid,
I (E)put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; (F)I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?

All day long they injure my cause;[b]
all their thoughts are against me for evil.
They (G)stir up strife, they (H)lurk;
they (I)watch my steps,
as they have waited for my life.
For their crime will they escape?
(J)In wrath (K)cast down the peoples, O God!

You have kept count of my tossings;[c]
(L)put my tears in your bottle.
(M)Are they not in your book?
Then my enemies will turn back
(N)in the day when I call.
This I know, that[d] (O)God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise,
11 in God I trust; (P)I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?

12 I must perform my (Q)vows to you, O God;
I will (R)render thank offerings to you.
13 (S)For you have delivered my soul from death,
yes, my feet from falling,
(T)that I may walk before God
(U)in the light of life.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 56:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 56:5 Or they twist my words
  3. Psalm 56:8 Or wanderings
  4. Psalm 56:9 Or because
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Proverbs 23:6-8

(A)Do not eat the bread of a man who is (B)stingy;[a]
(C)do not desire his delicacies,
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.[b]
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his (D)heart is not with you.
You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,
and waste your pleasant words.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 23:6 Hebrew whose eye is evil
  2. Proverbs 23:7 Or for as he calculates in his soul, so is he
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday September 11, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 8-9

The Coming Assyrian Invasion

Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large tablet (A)and write on it in common characters,[a] ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.’[b] And (B)I will get reliable witnesses, (C)Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.”

And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, (D)“Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; (E)for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the (F)wealth of (G)Damascus and the spoil of (H)Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”

The Lord spoke to me again: “Because this people has refused the waters of (I)Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over (J)Rezin and the son of Remaliah, therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them (K)the waters of (L)the River,[c] mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it (M)will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, (N)reaching even to the neck, and its (O)outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, (P)O Immanuel.”

Be broken,[d] you peoples, and (Q)be shattered;[e]
give ear, all you far countries;
strap on your armor and be shattered;
strap on your armor and be shattered.
10 Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;
speak a word, (R)but it will not stand,
for God (S)is with us.[f]

Fear God, Wait for the Lord

11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and (T)warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 “Do not call (U)conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and (V)do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the Lord of hosts, (W)him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he will become a (X)sanctuary and (Y)a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many (Z)shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.”

16 Bind up (AA)the testimony; (AB)seal the teaching[g] among my disciples. 17 I will (AC)wait for the Lord, who is (AD)hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. 18 (AE)Behold, I and (AF)the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Inquire of the (AG)mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of (AH)the dead on behalf of the living? 20 (AI)To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no (AJ)dawn. 21 They will pass through the land,[h] greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against[i] their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. 22 (AK)And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into (AL)thick darkness.

For to Us a Child Is Born

[j] But there will be no (AM)gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he (AN)brought into contempt the land of (AO)Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he (AP)has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.[k]

[l] (AQ)The people (AR)who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of (AS)deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
(AT)You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with (AU)joy at the harvest,
as they (AV)are glad (AW)when they divide the spoil.
(AX)For the yoke of his burden,
(AY)and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as (AZ)on the day of Midian.
(BA)For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
(BB)For to us a child is born,
to us (BC)a son is given;
(BD)and the government shall be (BE)upon[m] his shoulder,
and his name shall be called[n]
Wonderful (BF)Counselor, (BG)Mighty God,
(BH)Everlasting (BI)Father, Prince of (BJ)Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
(BK)there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
(BL)with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
(BM)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Judgment on Arrogance and Oppression

The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
and it will fall on Israel;
and all the people will know,
(BN)Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen,
but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.”
11 But the Lord raises the adversaries of Rezin against him,
and stirs up his enemies.
12 (BO)The Syrians on the east and (BP)the Philistines on the west
devour Israel with open mouth.
(BQ)For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

13 The people (BR)did not turn to him who struck them,
nor inquire of the Lord of hosts.
14 So the Lord cut off from Israel (BS)head and tail,
palm branch and reed in one day—
15 (BT)the elder and honored man is the head,
and (BU)the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;
16 for those who guide this people have been leading them astray,
and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.
17 Therefore the Lord does not (BV)rejoice over their young men,
and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows;
for everyone is (BW)godless and an evildoer,
and every mouth speaks (BX)folly.[o]
(BY)For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

18 For wickedness burns like (BZ)a fire;
it consumes briers and thorns;
it kindles the thickets of the forest,
and they roll upward in a column of smoke.
19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts
the land is scorched,
and (CA)the people are like fuel for the fire;
(CB)no one spares another.
20 (CC)They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry,
and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied;
(CD)each devours the flesh of his own arm,
21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh;
together they are (CE)against Judah.
(CF)For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 Hebrew with a man's stylus
  2. Isaiah 8:1 Maher-shalal-hash-baz means The spoil speeds, the prey hastens
  3. Isaiah 8:7 That is, the Euphrates
  4. Isaiah 8:9 Or Be evil
  5. Isaiah 8:9 Or dismayed
  6. Isaiah 8:10 The Hebrew for God is with us is Immanuel
  7. Isaiah 8:16 Or law; also verse 20
  8. Isaiah 8:21 Hebrew it
  9. Isaiah 8:21 Or speak contemptuously by
  10. Isaiah 9:1 Ch 8:23 in Hebrew
  11. Isaiah 9:1 Or of the Gentiles
  12. Isaiah 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew
  13. Isaiah 9:6 Or is upon
  14. Isaiah 9:6 Or is called
  15. Isaiah 9:17 Or speaks disgraceful things

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 8:1 : ch. 30:8
  2. Isaiah 8:2 : [ch. 43:10]
  3. Isaiah 8:2 : 2 Kgs. 16:10, 11, 15, 16
  4. Isaiah 8:3 : [Hos. 1:4]
  5. Isaiah 8:4 : [ch. 7:16]
  6. Isaiah 8:4 : [ch. 7:16]
  7. Isaiah 8:4 : See ch. 7:8, 9
  8. Isaiah 8:4 : See ch. 7:8, 9
  9. Isaiah 8:6 : [Neh. 3:15; John 9:7, 11]
  10. Isaiah 8:6 : See ch. 7:1, 4
  11. Isaiah 8:7 : [ch. 17:12, 13]
  12. Isaiah 8:7 : See ch. 7:20
  13. Isaiah 8:7 : [Jer. 46:8]
  14. Isaiah 8:8 : ch. 30:28
  15. Isaiah 8:8 : [ch. 36:1]
  16. Isaiah 8:8 : ch. 7:14
  17. Isaiah 8:9 : [Dan. 2:34, 35]
  18. Isaiah 8:10 : ch. 7:7
  19. Isaiah 8:10 : [ver. 8; Rom. 8:31]
  20. Isaiah 8:11 : [Ezek. 2:8]
  21. Isaiah 8:12 : [ch. 7:2]
  22. Isaiah 8:12 : Cited 1 Pet. 3:14, 15
  23. Isaiah 8:13 : See Num. 20:12
  24. Isaiah 8:14 : Ezek. 11:16
  25. Isaiah 8:14 : Cited Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:8; [ch. 28:16]
  26. Isaiah 8:15 : [ch. 28:13; Matt. 21:44; Luke 20:18]
  27. Isaiah 8:16 : ver. 1, 2
  28. Isaiah 8:16 : Dan. 12:4
  29. Isaiah 8:17 : Ps. 27:14; 33:20; Hab. 2:3
  30. Isaiah 8:17 : ch. 1:15; 54:8; Deut. 31:17
  31. Isaiah 8:18 : Cited Heb. 2:13
  32. Isaiah 8:18 : [ch. 7:3]
  33. Isaiah 8:19 : ch. 19:3; 2 Kgs. 21:6; 23:24; 2 Chr. 33:6; See Lev. 19:31
  34. Isaiah 8:19 : [Ps. 106:28]; See 1 Sam. 28:11-14
  35. Isaiah 8:20 : [Luke 16:29]
  36. Isaiah 8:20 : [ch. 60:1]
  37. Isaiah 8:22 : ch. 5:30
  38. Isaiah 8:22 : Nah. 1:8
  39. Isaiah 9:1 : [ch. 8:22]
  40. Isaiah 9:1 : [2 Kgs. 15:29; 2 Chr. 16:4]
  41. Isaiah 9:1 : Cited Matt. 4:15, 16
  42. Isaiah 9:1 : ch. 26:15
  43. Isaiah 9:2 : [See ver. 1 above]; Cited Matt. 4:15, 16
  44. Isaiah 9:2 : [Luke 1:79; Eph. 5:8, 14]
  45. Isaiah 9:2 : See Job 3:5
  46. Isaiah 9:3 : ch. 26:15
  47. Isaiah 9:3 : Ps. 4:7; [John 4:36]
  48. Isaiah 9:3 : Ps. 119:162; [1 Sam. 30:16]
  49. Isaiah 9:3 : [Judg. 5:30]
  50. Isaiah 9:4 : ch. 10:27; 14:25; Nah. 1:13; [Matt. 11:29]
  51. Isaiah 9:4 : ch. 10:5, 24; 14:5
  52. Isaiah 9:4 : ch. 10:26; Ps. 83:9; See Judg. 7:19-25; 8:10-21
  53. Isaiah 9:5 : Ezek. 39:9
  54. Isaiah 9:6 : Luke 2:11; [John 3:16]
  55. Isaiah 9:6 : ch. 7:14
  56. Isaiah 9:6 : [Matt. 28:18; 1 Cor. 15:25]
  57. Isaiah 9:6 : ch. 22:22
  58. Isaiah 9:6 : [ch. 28:29]
  59. Isaiah 9:6 : ch. 10:21; Deut. 10:17; Neh. 9:32; Jer. 32:18; [Ps. 45:3]
  60. Isaiah 9:6 : Ps. 72:17
  61. Isaiah 9:6 : ch. 63:16; [John 14:18]
  62. Isaiah 9:6 : Ps. 72:7; [Eph. 2:14]; See ch. 11:6-9
  63. Isaiah 9:7 : Ps. 89:4; Luke 1:32, 33
  64. Isaiah 9:7 : Jer. 23:5
  65. Isaiah 9:7 : ch. 37:32; 2 Kgs. 19:31; [Zech. 1:14]
  66. Isaiah 9:9 : ch. 7:2, 5, 8, 9, 17
  67. Isaiah 9:12 : [2 Kgs. 16:6]
  68. Isaiah 9:12 : [2 Chr. 28:18]
  69. Isaiah 9:12 : ver. 17, 21; ch. 5:25; 10:4
  70. Isaiah 9:13 : [ch. 1:5; Hos. 7:10]
  71. Isaiah 9:14 : ch. 19:15; Deut. 28:13
  72. Isaiah 9:15 : ch. 3:2, 3
  73. Isaiah 9:15 : [ch. 28:7; Mic. 3:5]
  74. Isaiah 9:17 : Ps. 147:10, 11
  75. Isaiah 9:17 : ch. 10:6
  76. Isaiah 9:17 : Gen. 34:7
  77. Isaiah 9:17 : [See ver. 12 above]; ver. 17, 21; ch. 5:25; 10:4
  78. Isaiah 9:18 : Ps. 83:14; [James 3:5]
  79. Isaiah 9:19 : ch. 24:6
  80. Isaiah 9:19 : [Mic. 7:2]
  81. Isaiah 9:20 : ch. 8:21
  82. Isaiah 9:20 : ch. 49:26; See Deut. 28:53-57
  83. Isaiah 9:21 : [ch. 11:13]; See 2 Chr. 28:6-9
  84. Isaiah 9:21 : See ver. 12
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2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Paul's Visions and His Thorn

12 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and (A)revelations of the Lord. I know a man (B)in Christ who fourteen years ago was (C)caught up to (D)the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, (E)God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into (F)paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, (G)God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, (H)except of my weaknesses— though if I should wish to boast, (I)I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. So (J)to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a] (K)a thorn was given me in the flesh, (L)a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. (M)Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, (N)“My grace is sufficient for you, for (O)my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that (P)the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 (Q)For the sake of Christ, then, (R)I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For (S)when I am weak, then I am strong.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7 Or hears from me, even because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited
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Psalm 55

Cast Your Burden on the Lord

To the choirmaster: with (A)stringed instruments. A Maskil[a] of David.

55 (B)Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless (C)in my complaint and I (D)moan,
because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they (E)drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.

My heart is in anguish within me;
(F)the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me,
and (G)horror (H)overwhelms me.
And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
(I)yes, I would wander far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
I would hurry to find a shelter
from (J)the raging wind and tempest.”

Destroy, O Lord, (K)divide their tongues;
for I see (L)violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go around it
on its walls,
and (M)iniquity and trouble are within it;
11 ruin is in its midst;
(N)oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.

12 For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who (O)deals insolently with me—
then I could hide from him.
13 (P)But it is you, a man, my equal,
my companion, my familiar friend.
14 We used to take sweet counsel together;
within God's house we walked in (Q)the throng.
15 Let death steal over them;
let them go down to Sheol (R)alive;
for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

16 But I call to God,
and the Lord will save me.
17 (S)Evening and (T)morning and at (U)noon
I (V)utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
18 He redeems my soul in safety
from the battle that I wage,
for (W)many are arrayed against me.
19 God will give ear and humble them,
he who is (X)enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not (Y)change
and do not fear God.

20 My companion[b] (Z)stretched out his hand against his friends;
he violated his covenant.
21 His (AA)speech was (AB)smooth as butter,
yet war was in his heart;
his words were softer than oil,
yet they were (AC)drawn swords.

22 (AD)Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
(AE)he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.

23 But you, O God, (AF)will cast them down
into (AG)the pit of destruction;
men of (AH)blood and treachery
shall not (AI)live out half their days.
But I will (AJ)trust in you.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 55:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 55:20 Hebrew He
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Proverbs 23:4-5

(A)Do not toil to acquire wealth;
(B)be discerning enough to desist.
When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
(C)for suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday September 10, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 6-7

Isaiah's Vision of the Lord

In the year that (A)King Uzziah died I (B)saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train[a] of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had (C)six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

(D)“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
(E)the whole earth is full of his glory!”[b]

And (F)the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and (G)the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! (H)For I am lost; (I)for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the (J)King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he (K)touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Isaiah's Commission from the Lord

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for (L)us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

(M)“‘Keep on hearing,[c] but do not understand;
keep on seeing,[d] but do not perceive.’
10 (N)Make the heart of this people (O)dull,[e]
and their ears heavy,
and blind their eyes;
(P)lest they see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, (Q)“How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
“Until (R)cities lie waste
without inhabitant,
and houses without people,
and the land is a desolate waste,
12 and the Lord removes people far away,
and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 (S)And though a tenth remain in it,
it will be burned[f] again,
like a terebinth or an oak,
whose stump (T)remains
when it is felled.”
(U)The holy seed[g] is its stump.

Isaiah Sent to King Ahaz

In the days of (V)Ahaz the son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, (W)Rezin the king of Syria and (X)Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not yet mount an attack against it. When the house of David was told, (Y)“Syria is in league with[h] (Z)Ephraim,” the heart of Ahaz[i] and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.

And the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out to meet Ahaz, you and (AA)Shear-jashub[j] your son, at the end of (AB)the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer's Field. And say to him, (AC)‘Be careful, (AD)be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two (AE)smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and (AF)the son of Remaliah. Because Syria, with Ephraim and (AG)the son of Remaliah, has devised evil against you, saying, “Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer it[k] for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” thus says the Lord God:

(AH)“‘It shall not stand,
and it shall not come to pass.
For the head of Syria is (AI)Damascus,
and the head of Damascus is Rezin.
And within sixty-five years
Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria,
and the head of Samaria is (AJ)the son of Remaliah.
(AK)If you[l] are not firm in faith,
you will not be firm at all.’”

The Sign of Immanuel

10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: 11 “Ask (AL)a sign of the Lord your[m] God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 And he[n] said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you (AM)weary my God also? 14 Therefore the (AN)Lord himself will give you a sign. (AO)Behold, the (AP)virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name (AQ)Immanuel.[o] 15 He shall eat (AR)curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 (AS)For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be (AT)deserted. 17 (AU)The Lord will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father's house such days as have not come since the day that (AV)Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!”

18 In that day the Lord will (AW)whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and (AX)in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.[p]

20 In that day (AY)the Lord will (AZ)shave with a razor that is (BA)hired beyond (BB)the River[q]—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also.

21 (BC)In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22 and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat (BD)curds and honey.

23 In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels[r] of silver, will become (BE)briers and thorns. 24 (BF)With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25 (BG)And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear (BH)of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 6:1 Or hem
  2. Isaiah 6:3 Or may his glory fill the whole earth
  3. Isaiah 6:9 Or Hear indeed
  4. Isaiah 6:9 Or see indeed
  5. Isaiah 6:10 Hebrew fat
  6. Isaiah 6:13 Or purged
  7. Isaiah 6:13 Or offspring
  8. Isaiah 7:2 Hebrew Syria has rested upon
  9. Isaiah 7:2 Hebrew his heart
  10. Isaiah 7:3 Shear-jashub means A remnant shall return
  11. Isaiah 7:6 Hebrew let us split it open
  12. Isaiah 7:9 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 9, 13, 14
  13. Isaiah 7:11 The Hebrew for you and your is singular in verses 11, 16, 17
  14. Isaiah 7:13 That is, Isaiah
  15. Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means God is with us
  16. Isaiah 7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles
  17. Isaiah 7:20 That is, the Euphrates
  18. Isaiah 7:23 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 6:1 : ch. 1:1; 2 Chr. 26:16-21
  2. Isaiah 6:1 : [John 12:41]
  3. Isaiah 6:2 : Rev. 4:8
  4. Isaiah 6:3 : [See ver. 2 above]; Rev. 4:8
  5. Isaiah 6:3 : Ps. 72:19
  6. Isaiah 6:4 : Amos 9:1
  7. Isaiah 6:4 : 1 Kgs. 8:10, 11; Rev. 15:8; [Ex. 19:18]
  8. Isaiah 6:5 : [Judg. 13:22]
  9. Isaiah 6:5 : [Luke 5:8]
  10. Isaiah 6:5 : ch. 33:17; Jer. 10:10; [1 Sam. 12:12]
  11. Isaiah 6:7 : Jer. 1:9; Dan. 10:16
  12. Isaiah 6:8 : See Gen. 1:26
  13. Isaiah 6:9 : Cited Matt. 13:14, 15; Acts 28:26, 27; [Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; Rom. 11:8]
  14. Isaiah 6:10 : Cited John 12:40
  15. Isaiah 6:10 : Ps. 119:70
  16. Isaiah 6:10 : [Jer. 5:21]
  17. Isaiah 6:11 : Ps. 79:5; 89:46
  18. Isaiah 6:11 : [ch. 1:7; 27:10]
  19. Isaiah 6:13 : [ch. 10:22]
  20. Isaiah 6:13 : [Job 14:7]
  21. Isaiah 6:13 : Ezra 9:2
  22. Isaiah 7:1 : ch. 1:1
  23. Isaiah 7:1 : 2 Kgs. 15:37; 16:5
  24. Isaiah 7:1 : 2 Kgs. 15:37; 16:5
  25. Isaiah 7:2 : [ch. 8:12]
  26. Isaiah 7:2 : ch. 9:9
  27. Isaiah 7:3 : [ch. 8:3, 18]
  28. Isaiah 7:3 : ch. 36:2; 2 Kgs. 18:17
  29. Isaiah 7:4 : [ch. 8:12]
  30. Isaiah 7:4 : [Ex. 14:13]
  31. Isaiah 7:4 : [Amos 4:11; Zech. 3:2]
  32. Isaiah 7:4 : ver. 1
  33. Isaiah 7:5 : [See ver. 4 above]; ver. 1
  34. Isaiah 7:7 : ch. 8:10
  35. Isaiah 7:8 : Gen. 14:15
  36. Isaiah 7:9 : ver. 1
  37. Isaiah 7:9 : [2 Chr. 20:20]
  38. Isaiah 7:11 : See 2 Kgs. 19:29
  39. Isaiah 7:13 : ch. 43:24
  40. Isaiah 7:14 : ch. 37:30; 38:7, 8
  41. Isaiah 7:14 : ch. 9:6; Cited Matt. 1:23; [Luke 1:31, 34]
  42. Isaiah 7:14 : Gen. 24:43 (Heb.); Ex. 2:8 (Heb.); Ps. 68:25 (Heb.); Prov. 30:19 (Heb.)
  43. Isaiah 7:14 : ch. 8:8, 10
  44. Isaiah 7:15 : ver. 22
  45. Isaiah 7:16 : [ch. 8:4]
  46. Isaiah 7:16 : ch. 6:12
  47. Isaiah 7:17 : ch. 8:7; [2 Chr. 28:20]
  48. Isaiah 7:17 : 1 Kgs. 12:16
  49. Isaiah 7:18 : ch. 5:26
  50. Isaiah 7:19 : ch. 2:19; Jer. 13:4; 16:16
  51. Isaiah 7:20 : ch. 24:1; See 2 Kgs. 18:13-16
  52. Isaiah 7:20 : Ezek. 5:1
  53. Isaiah 7:20 : [ch. 10:5, 15]
  54. Isaiah 7:20 : ch. 8:7; 11:15
  55. Isaiah 7:21 : [ch. 5:17]
  56. Isaiah 7:22 : ver. 15
  57. Isaiah 7:23 : ch. 5:6
  58. Isaiah 7:24 : [Judg. 5:11]
  59. Isaiah 7:25 : ch. 32:13, 14
  60. Isaiah 7:25 : [See ver. 23 above]; ch. 5:6
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2 Corinthians 11:16-33

Paul's Sufferings as an Apostle

16 I repeat, (A)let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying (B)with this boastful confidence, (C)I say not as the Lord would[a] but as a fool. 18 Since (D)many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. 19 For you gladly bear with fools, (E)being wise yourselves! 20 For you bear it if someone (F)makes slaves of you, or (G)devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or (H)strikes you in the face. 21 To my shame, I must say, (I)we were too weak for that!

But whatever anyone else dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast of that. 22 Are they Hebrews? (J)So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. 23 Are they (K)servants of Christ? (L)I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, (M)far more imprisonments, (N)with countless beatings, and (O)often near death. 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the (P)forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was (Q)beaten with rods. (R)Once I was stoned. Three times I (S)was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, (T)danger from my own people, (U)danger from Gentiles, (V)danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; 27 (W)in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, (X)in hunger and thirst, often without food,[b] in cold and exposure. 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for (Y)all the churches. 29 (Z)Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?

30 (AA)If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 (AB)The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, (AC)he who is blessed forever, (AD)knows that I am not lying. 32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas (AE)was guarding the city of Damascus in order to seize me, 33 (AF)but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 11:17 Greek not according to the Lord
  2. 2 Corinthians 11:27 Or often in fasting
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Psalm 54

The Lord Upholds My Life

To the choirmaster: with (A)stringed instruments. A Maskil[a] of David, (B)when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”

54 O God, save me by your (C)name,
and vindicate me by your might.
O God, (D)hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.

(E)For (F)strangers[b] have risen against me;
ruthless men (G)seek my life;
they do not set God before themselves. Selah

Behold, (H)God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of my life.
He will return the evil to my enemies;
in your (I)faithfulness (J)put an end to them.

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, (K)for it is good.
For he has delivered me from every trouble,
and my eye has (L)looked in triumph on my enemies.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 54:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 54:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14)
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Proverbs 23:1-3

23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
observe carefully what[a] is before you,
and put a knife to your throat
if you are given to appetite.
(A)Do not desire his delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 23:1 Or who

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 23:3 : ver. 6
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday September 9, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 3-5

Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem

For behold, the (A)Lord God of hosts
is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah
support and supply,[a]
all (B)support of bread,
and all support of water;
(C)the mighty man and the soldier,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,
the captain of fifty
and the man of rank,
the counselor and the skillful magician
and the expert in charms.
(D)And I will make boys their princes,
and infants[b] shall rule over them.
(E)And the people will oppress one another,
every one his fellow
and every one his neighbor;
the youth will be insolent to the elder,
and the despised to the honorable.

For (F)a man will take hold of his brother
in the house of his father, saying:
“You have a cloak;
you shall be our leader,
and this heap of ruins
shall be under your rule”;
in that day he will speak out, saying:
“I will not be a (G)healer;[c]
in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
you shall not make me
leader of the people.”
For Jerusalem has stumbled,
and Judah has fallen,
because their (H)speech and their deeds are against the Lord,
(I)defying his glorious presence.[d]

For the look on their faces bears witness against them;
they proclaim their sin (J)like Sodom;
they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
(K)For they have brought evil on themselves.
10 (L)Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them,
(M)for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
11 (N)Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him,
for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.
12 My people—(O)infants are their oppressors,
and women rule over them.
O my people, (P)your guides mislead you
and they have swallowed up[e] the course of your paths.

13 The Lord (Q)has taken his place to contend;
he stands to judge peoples.
14 The Lord will enter into judgment
with the (R)elders and princes of his people:
“It is you who (S)have devoured[f] the vineyard,
(T)the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean by (U)crushing my people,
by grinding the face of the poor?”
declares the Lord God of hosts.

16 The Lord said:
(V)Because (W)the daughters of Zion are haughty
and walk with outstretched necks,
glancing wantonly with their eyes,
mincing along as they go,
(X)tinkling with their feet,
17 therefore the Lord (Y)will strike with a scab
the heads of (Z)the daughters of Zion,
and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts.

18 In that day the Lord will take away (AA)the finery of the anklets, the (AB)headbands, and the (AC)crescents; 19 the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarves; 20 the (AD)headdresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets; 21 the signet rings and (AE)nose rings; 22 the (AF)festal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags; 23 the mirrors, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils.

24 Instead of (AG)perfume there will be rottenness;
and instead of a (AH)belt, a rope;
and instead of (AI)well-set hair, (AJ)baldness;
and instead of a rich robe, a (AK)skirt of sackcloth;
and (AL)branding instead of beauty.
25 Your men shall fall by the sword
and your mighty men in battle.
26 And (AM)her gates shall lament and mourn;
empty, she shall (AN)sit on the ground.

(AO)And seven women (AP)shall take hold of (AQ)one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; (AR)take away our reproach.”

The Branch of the Lord Glorified

In that day (AS)the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and (AT)the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. (AU)And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called (AV)holy, everyone who has (AW)been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when (AX)the Lord shall have washed away the filth of (AY)the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by (AZ)a spirit of burning.[g] Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies (BA)a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be (BB)a canopy. (BC)There will be a (BD)booth for shade by day from the heat, and (BE)for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.

The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed

Let me sing for my beloved
my love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had (BF)a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
He dug it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with (BG)choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and (BH)he looked for it to yield grapes,
but it yielded wild grapes.

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
and men of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.
(BI)What more was there to do for my vineyard,
that I have not done in it?
(BJ)When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?

And now I will tell you
what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove (BK)its hedge,
and it shall be devoured;[h]
(BL)I will break down its wall,
and it shall be trampled down.
I will make it a waste;
it shall not be pruned or hoed,
and (BM)briers and thorns shall grow up;
(BN)I will also command the clouds
that they rain no rain upon it.

(BO)For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
are his pleasant planting;
and he looked for justice,
but behold, bloodshed;[i]
for righteousness,
but behold, an outcry![j]

Woe to the Wicked

Woe to those who (BP)join house to house,
who add field to field,
until there is no more room,
and you are made to dwell alone
in the midst of the land.
The Lord of hosts has sworn in my hearing:
(BQ)“Surely many houses shall be desolate,
large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.
10 (BR)For ten acres[k] of vineyard shall yield but one bath,
and a (BS)homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.”[l]

11 Woe to those who (BT)rise early in the morning,
that they may run after strong drink,
who tarry late into the evening
as wine inflames them!
12 (BU)They have lyre and harp,
tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts,
(BV)but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord,
or see the work of his hands.

13 Therefore my people go into exile
(BW)for lack of knowledge;[m]
their (BX)honored men go hungry,[n]
and their multitude is parched with thirst.
14 Therefore Sheol has (BY)enlarged its appetite
and opened (BZ)its mouth beyond measure,
and the nobility of Jerusalem[o] and her multitude will go down,
her revelers and he who (CA)exults in her.
15 (CB)Man is humbled, and each one is brought low,
and the eyes of the haughty[p] are brought low.
16 (CC)But the Lord of hosts is exalted[q] in justice,
and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs graze (CD)as in their pasture,
and (CE)nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich.

18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with (CF)cords of falsehood,
who draw sin as with cart ropes,
19 who say: (CG)“Let him be quick,
let him speed his work
that we may see it;
let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,
and let it come, that we may know it!”
20 Woe to (CH)those who call evil good
and good evil,
(CI)who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are (CJ)wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are (CK)heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 who (CL)acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

24 Therefore, (CM)as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so (CN)their root will be (CO)as rottenness,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have (CP)rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
and have (CQ)despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore (CR)the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people,
and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them,
and (CS)the mountains quaked;
and their corpses were (CT)as refuse
in the midst of the streets.
(CU)For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

26 He will (CV)raise a signal for nations far away,
and (CW)whistle for them (CX)from the ends of the earth;
and behold, quickly, speedily they come!
27 (CY)None is weary, none stumbles,
none slumbers or sleeps,
not a waistband is loose,
not a sandal strap broken;
28 (CZ)their arrows are sharp,
all their bows bent,
their horses' hoofs seem like flint,
and their wheels (DA)like the whirlwind.
29 Their roaring is like a lion,
like young lions they roar;
they growl and (DB)seize their prey;
they carry it off, and none can rescue.
30 They will growl over it on that day,
like the growling of the sea.
And if one looks to the land,
behold, (DC)darkness and distress;
and the light is darkened by its clouds.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 3:1 Hebrew staff
  2. Isaiah 3:4 Or caprice
  3. Isaiah 3:7 Hebrew binder of wounds
  4. Isaiah 3:8 Hebrew the eyes of his glory
  5. Isaiah 3:12 Or they have confused
  6. Isaiah 3:14 Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5
  7. Isaiah 4:4 Or purging
  8. Isaiah 5:5 Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5
  9. Isaiah 5:7 The Hebrew words for justice and bloodshed sound alike
  10. Isaiah 5:7 The Hebrew words for righteous and outcry sound alike
  11. Isaiah 5:10 Hebrew ten yoke, the area ten yoke of oxen can plow in a day
  12. Isaiah 5:10 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; an ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
  13. Isaiah 5:13 Or without their knowledge
  14. Isaiah 5:13 Or die of hunger
  15. Isaiah 5:14 Hebrew her nobility
  16. Isaiah 5:15 Hebrew high
  17. Isaiah 5:16 Hebrew high

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 3:1 : ch. 1:24
  2. Isaiah 3:1 : Lev. 26:26; Ezek. 4:16
  3. Isaiah 3:2 : 2 Kgs. 24:14; Ezek. 17:13, 14
  4. Isaiah 3:4 : ver. 12; Eccles. 10:16
  5. Isaiah 3:5 : See Mic. 7:3-6
  6. Isaiah 3:6 : ch. 4:1
  7. Isaiah 3:7 : [ch. 1:6]
  8. Isaiah 3:8 : See Ps. 73:9-11
  9. Isaiah 3:8 : ch. 65:3
  10. Isaiah 3:9 : Gen. 13:13; 18:20; Ezek. 16:46, 48, 49
  11. Isaiah 3:9 : [Rom. 6:23]
  12. Isaiah 3:10 : Eccles. 8:12; See Deut. 28:1-14
  13. Isaiah 3:10 : Ps. 128:2
  14. Isaiah 3:11 : Eccles. 8:13; See Deut. 28:15-68
  15. Isaiah 3:12 : ver. 4
  16. Isaiah 3:12 : See ch. 28:14-22
  17. Isaiah 3:13 : Ps. 7:6; Hos. 4:1
  18. Isaiah 3:14 : Mic. 3:1
  19. Isaiah 3:14 : Ps. 14:4
  20. Isaiah 3:14 : Amos 3:10
  21. Isaiah 3:15 : [Ps. 94:5]
  22. Isaiah 3:16 : See ch. 32:9-11
  23. Isaiah 3:16 : ch. 4:4; Song 3:11
  24. Isaiah 3:16 : ver. 18
  25. Isaiah 3:17 : [Deut. 28:60]
  26. Isaiah 3:17 : [See ver. 16 above]; ch. 4:4; Song 3:11
  27. Isaiah 3:18 : ver. 16
  28. Isaiah 3:18 : [1 Pet. 3:3]
  29. Isaiah 3:18 : Judg. 8:21, 26
  30. Isaiah 3:20 : Ex. 39:28; Ezek. 24:17
  31. Isaiah 3:21 : Gen. 24:47; Ezek. 16:12
  32. Isaiah 3:22 : [Luke 15:22]
  33. Isaiah 3:24 : [Esth. 2:12]
  34. Isaiah 3:24 : Prov. 31:24
  35. Isaiah 3:24 : 1 Pet. 3:3
  36. Isaiah 3:24 : ch. 15:2; 22:12; Ezek. 27:31; Amos 8:10; Mic. 1:16
  37. Isaiah 3:24 : ch. 15:3; Gen. 37:34; Lam. 2:10
  38. Isaiah 3:24 : Lev. 19:28
  39. Isaiah 3:26 : Jer. 14:2; Lam. 1:4
  40. Isaiah 3:26 : Job 2:13; Lam. 2:10
  41. Isaiah 4:1 : [ch. 13:12]
  42. Isaiah 4:1 : ch. 3:6
  43. Isaiah 4:1 : [ch. 13:12]
  44. Isaiah 4:1 : See Gen. 30:23
  45. Isaiah 4:2 : Jer. 23:5; 33:15; Zech. 3:8; 6:12
  46. Isaiah 4:2 : [ch. 27:6]
  47. Isaiah 4:3 : ch. 6:13; 10:20
  48. Isaiah 4:3 : Obad. 17
  49. Isaiah 4:3 : Ex. 32:32; Luke 10:20; Heb. 12:23; [Ps. 69:28]
  50. Isaiah 4:4 : Ezek. 36:25
  51. Isaiah 4:4 : ch. 3:16
  52. Isaiah 4:4 : ch. 33:14; Mal. 3:2; Matt. 3:11; Luke 3:17
  53. Isaiah 4:5 : Ex. 13:21
  54. Isaiah 4:5 : [Rev. 7:15]
  55. Isaiah 4:6 : ch. 25:4
  56. Isaiah 4:6 : See Ps. 27:5
  57. Isaiah 4:6 : ch. 25:4
  58. Isaiah 5:1 : Ps. 80:8; Matt. 21:33; Mark 12:1; Luke 20:9; [Hos. 9:10]
  59. Isaiah 5:2 : Jer. 2:21
  60. Isaiah 5:2 : [Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13; Luke 13:6]
  61. Isaiah 5:4 : [Mic. 6:3, 4]
  62. Isaiah 5:4 : [See ver. 2 above]; [Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13; Luke 13:6]
  63. Isaiah 5:5 : [Jer. 5:10]
  64. Isaiah 5:5 : Ps. 80:12; [Prov. 24:31]
  65. Isaiah 5:6 : See ch. 7:23-25
  66. Isaiah 5:6 : [1 Kgs. 17:1; Jer. 14:1, 22]
  67. Isaiah 5:7 : [ch. 3:14]; See Ps. 80:8-11
  68. Isaiah 5:8 : Mic. 2:2
  69. Isaiah 5:9 : ch. 6:12
  70. Isaiah 5:10 : [Lev. 26:26; Hag. 1:6; 2:16]
  71. Isaiah 5:10 : Ezek. 45:11
  72. Isaiah 5:11 : ver. 22; [Prov. 23:29, 30; Eccles. 10:16, 17]
  73. Isaiah 5:12 : Amos 6:5, 6
  74. Isaiah 5:12 : ch. 26:11
  75. Isaiah 5:13 : ch. 1:3; Hos. 4:6
  76. Isaiah 5:13 : [Lam. 4:2, 7, 8]
  77. Isaiah 5:14 : Hab. 2:5
  78. Isaiah 5:14 : Ps. 141:7
  79. Isaiah 5:14 : [ver. 12; Job 1:18, 19]
  80. Isaiah 5:15 : ch. 2:9
  81. Isaiah 5:16 : ch. 2:11, 17
  82. Isaiah 5:17 : Mic. 2:12
  83. Isaiah 5:17 : [Judg. 6:3]
  84. Isaiah 5:18 : Prov. 5:22
  85. Isaiah 5:19 : [Ezek. 12:22; 2 Pet. 3:4]
  86. Isaiah 5:20 : [Amos 5:7]
  87. Isaiah 5:20 : [Job 17:12; Matt. 6:22, 23; Luke 11:34, 35]
  88. Isaiah 5:21 : Prov. 3:7; Rom. 12:16
  89. Isaiah 5:22 : ver. 11
  90. Isaiah 5:23 : Ex. 23:8; Prov. 17:15
  91. Isaiah 5:24 : ch. 47:14; Joel 2:5; [Ex. 15:7]
  92. Isaiah 5:24 : Job 18:16
  93. Isaiah 5:24 : Hos. 5:12
  94. Isaiah 5:24 : ch. 30:9
  95. Isaiah 5:24 : ch. 1:4
  96. Isaiah 5:25 : 2 Kgs. 22:13, 17
  97. Isaiah 5:25 : Jer. 4:24; [Ps. 97:5; Hab. 3:6]
  98. Isaiah 5:25 : [2 Kgs. 9:37; Jer. 36:30]
  99. Isaiah 5:25 : ch. 9:12, 17, 21; 10:4
  100. Isaiah 5:26 : ch. 11:12; 13:2; 18:3
  101. Isaiah 5:26 : ch. 7:18; Zech. 10:8
  102. Isaiah 5:26 : ch. 10:3; Deut. 28:49
  103. Isaiah 5:27 : See ch. 10:28-31
  104. Isaiah 5:28 : Ps. 7:12, 13
  105. Isaiah 5:28 : ch. 21:1
  106. Isaiah 5:29 : See 2 Kgs. 18:13-16
  107. Isaiah 5:30 : ch. 8:22
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2 Corinthians 11:1-15

Paul and the False Apostles

11 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since (A)I betrothed you to one husband, (B)to present you (C)as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that (D)as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts (E)will be led astray from a (F)sincere and (G)pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and (H)proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept (I)a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Indeed, I consider that (J)I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. (K)Even if I am unskilled in speaking, (L)I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way (M)we have made this plain to you in all things.

Or (N)did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because (O)I preached God's gospel to you free of charge? I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you. And when I was with you and was (P)in need, (Q)I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia (R)supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain (S)from burdening you in any way. 10 (T)As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine (U)will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia. 11 And why? (V)Because I do not love you? (W)God knows I do!

12 And what I am doing I will continue to do, (X)in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. 13 For such men are (Y)false apostles, (Z)deceitful workmen, (AA)disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as (AB)an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as (AC)servants of righteousness. (AD)Their end will correspond to their deeds.

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Psalm 53

There Is None Who Does Good

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Mahalath. A Maskil[a] of David.

53 (B)The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;
there is none who does good.

God looks down from heaven
on the children of man
to see if there are any who understand,[b]
who seek after God.

They have all fallen away;
together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.

Have those who work evil no knowledge,
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and do not call upon God?

There they are, in great terror,
(C)where there is no terror!
For God (D)scatters the bones of him who encamps against you;
you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 53:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms
  2. Psalm 53:2 Or who act wisely
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Proverbs 22:28-29

28 Do not move the ancient (A)landmark
that your fathers have set.
29 Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will (B)stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday September 8, 2019 (NIV)

Isaiah 1-2

The (A)vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem (B)in the days of (C)Uzziah, (D)Jotham, (E)Ahaz, and (F)Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

The Wickedness of Judah

(G)Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O (H)earth;
for the Lord has spoken:
“Children[a] (I)have I reared and brought up,
but they have rebelled against me.
The ox (J)knows its owner,
and the donkey its master's crib,
but Israel does (K)not know,
my people do not understand.”

Ah, sinful nation,
a people laden with iniquity,
(L)offspring of evildoers,
children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken the Lord,
they have (M)despised (N)the Holy One of Israel,
they are utterly (O)estranged.

Why will you still be (P)struck down?
Why will you (Q)continue to rebel?
The whole head is sick,
and the whole heart faint.
(R)From the sole of the foot even to the head,
there is no soundness in it,
but bruises and sores
and raw wounds;
they are (S)not pressed out or bound up
or softened with oil.

(T)Your country lies desolate;
your cities are burned with fire;
in your very presence
foreigners devour your land;
it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.
And (U)the daughter of Zion is left
like a (V)booth in a vineyard,
like a lodge in a cucumber field,
like a besieged city.

(W)If the Lord of hosts
had not left us (X)a few survivors,
we should have been like (Y)Sodom,
and become like (Z)Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of (AA)(AB)Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching[b] of our God,
you people of (AC)Gomorrah!
11 (AD)“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
says the Lord;
I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of well-fed beasts;
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats.

12 “When you come to (AE)appear before me,
who has required of you
this trampling of my courts?
13 Bring no more vain offerings;
incense is an abomination to me.
(AF)New moon and Sabbath and the (AG)calling of convocations—
I cannot endure (AH)iniquity and (AI)solemn assembly.
14 Your (AJ)new moons and your appointed feasts
my soul hates;
they have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you (AK)spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
(AL)even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen;
(AM)your hands are full of blood.
16 (AN)Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
(AO)cease to do evil,
17 learn to do good;
(AP)seek justice,
correct oppression;
(AQ)bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow's cause.

18 “Come now, (AR)let us reason[c] together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as (AS)white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
19 (AT)If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
20 but if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be eaten by the sword;
(AU)for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

The Unfaithful City

21 How the faithful city
(AV)has become a whore,[d]
(AW)she who was full of justice!
Righteousness lodged in her,
but now murderers.
22 (AX)Your silver has become dross,
your best wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebels
and companions of thieves.
Everyone (AY)loves a bribe
and runs after gifts.
(AZ)They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
and the widow's cause does not come to them.

24 Therefore the (BA)Lord declares,
the Lord of hosts,
the (BB)Mighty One of Israel:
“Ah, I will get relief from my enemies
(BC)and avenge myself on my foes.
25 (BD)I will turn my hand against you
and will smelt away your (BE)dross as with lye
and remove all your alloy.
26 And I will restore your judges (BF)as at the first,
and your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward (BG)you shall be called the city of righteousness,
the faithful city.”

27 (BH)Zion shall be redeemed by justice,
and those in her who repent, by righteousness.
28 (BI)But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,
and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29 (BJ)For they[e] shall be ashamed of (BK)the oaks
that you desired;
and you shall blush for (BL)the gardens
that you have chosen.
30 For you shall be (BM)like an oak
whose leaf withers,
and like a garden without water.
31 And the strong shall become (BN)tinder,
and his work a spark,
and both of them shall burn together,
with (BO)none to quench them.

The Mountain of the Lord

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

(BP)It shall come to pass in the latter days
that (BQ)the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and (BR)all the nations shall flow to it,
and (BS)many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For (BT)out of Zion shall go forth the law,[f]
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
(BU)and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
(BV)nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.

O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in (BW)the light of the Lord.

The Day of the Lord

For you have rejected your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of things (BX)from the east
and (BY)of fortune-tellers (BZ)like the Philistines,
and they (CA)strike hands with the children of foreigners.
Their land is (CB)filled with silver and gold,
and there is no end to their treasures;
their land is (CC)filled with horses,
and there is no end to their chariots.
Their land is (CD)filled with idols;
they bow down to (CE)the work of their hands,
to what their own fingers have made.
So man (CF)is humbled,
and each one (CG)is brought low—
do not forgive them!
10 (CH)Enter into the rock
and hide in the dust
(CI)from before the terror of the Lord,
and from the splendor of his majesty.
11 (CJ)The haughty looks of man shall be brought low,
and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled,
and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

12 (CK)For the Lord of hosts has a day
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low;
13 against all the (CL)cedars of Lebanon,
lofty and lifted up;
and against all the (CM)oaks of Bashan;
14 against all (CN)the lofty mountains,
and against all the uplifted hills;
15 against every high tower,
and against every fortified wall;
16 against all (CO)the ships of Tarshish,
and against all the beautiful craft.
17 (CP)And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled,
and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low,
and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
18 (CQ)And the idols shall utterly pass away.
19 (CR)And people shall enter the caves of the rocks
and the holes of the ground,[g]
from before the terror of the Lord,
and from the splendor of his majesty,
(CS)when he rises to terrify the earth.

20 In that day (CT)mankind will cast away
their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
which they made for themselves to worship,
to the moles and to the (CU)bats,
21 (CV)to enter the caverns of the rocks
and the clefts of the cliffs,
from before the terror of the Lord,
and from the splendor of his majesty,
(CW)when he rises to terrify the earth.
22 (CX)Stop regarding man
(CY)in whose nostrils is breath,
for of what account is he?

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 1:2 Or Sons; also verse 4
  2. Isaiah 1:10 Or law
  3. Isaiah 1:18 Or dispute
  4. Isaiah 1:21 Or become unchaste
  5. Isaiah 1:29 Some Hebrew manuscripts you
  6. Isaiah 2:3 Or teaching
  7. Isaiah 2:19 Hebrew dust

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 1:1 : ch. 6:1
  2. Isaiah 1:1 : Hos. 1:1; Mic. 1:1
  3. Isaiah 1:1 : [2 Kgs. 15:1, 7]; See 2 Chr. 26
  4. Isaiah 1:1 : See 2 Kgs. 15:32-38; 2 Chr. 27
  5. Isaiah 1:1 : ch. 7:1, 3, 10, 12; 14:28; See 2 Kgs. 16; 2 Chr. 28
  6. Isaiah 1:1 : See ch. 37:2–39:8; 2 Kgs. 18-20; 2 Chr. 29–32
  7. Isaiah 1:2 : Deut. 32:1; [Deut. 4:26]
  8. Isaiah 1:2 : Mic. 1:2; 6:2
  9. Isaiah 1:2 : [Deut. 32:6, 10, 15]
  10. Isaiah 1:3 : [Jer. 8:7]
  11. Isaiah 1:3 : [Jer. 8:7]
  12. Isaiah 1:4 : [Matt. 3:7]
  13. Isaiah 1:4 : ch. 5:24
  14. Isaiah 1:4 : See ch. 31:1
  15. Isaiah 1:4 : Ezek. 14:5
  16. Isaiah 1:5 : Jer. 5:3; [ch. 9:13]
  17. Isaiah 1:5 : ch. 31:6
  18. Isaiah 1:6 : Ps. 38:3
  19. Isaiah 1:6 : [Jer. 8:22]
  20. Isaiah 1:7 : ch. 5:5; 6:11, 12; Deut. 28:51, 52
  21. Isaiah 1:8 : ch. 10:32; 37:22; Zech. 2:10; 9:9
  22. Isaiah 1:8 : Job 27:18
  23. Isaiah 1:9 : Lam. 3:22
  24. Isaiah 1:9 : ch. 10:21, 22; Cited Rom. 9:29
  25. Isaiah 1:9 : ch. 13:19; Gen. 19:24, 25
  26. Isaiah 1:9 : ch. 13:19; Gen. 19:24, 25
  27. Isaiah 1:10 : Ezek. 16:46, 48, 49, 55; [ch. 3:9; Rev. 11:8]
  28. Isaiah 1:10 : [Deut. 32:32]
  29. Isaiah 1:10 : [Deut. 32:32]
  30. Isaiah 1:11 : Prov. 15:8; Jer. 6:20; Mal. 1:10; [ch. 66:3]; See 1 Sam. 15:22
  31. Isaiah 1:12 : Ex. 23:17; 34:23
  32. Isaiah 1:13 : Num. 28:11; 1 Chr. 23:31
  33. Isaiah 1:13 : Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:36
  34. Isaiah 1:13 : [Jer. 7:9, 10]
  35. Isaiah 1:13 : See Joel 2:15-17
  36. Isaiah 1:14 : [See ver. 13 above]; Num. 28:11; 1 Chr. 23:31
  37. Isaiah 1:15 : 1 Kgs. 8:22
  38. Isaiah 1:15 : Prov. 1:28; Mic. 3:4
  39. Isaiah 1:15 : ch. 59:3
  40. Isaiah 1:16 : [Jer. 2:22]
  41. Isaiah 1:16 : [1 Pet. 3:11]
  42. Isaiah 1:17 : Jer. 22:3
  43. Isaiah 1:17 : [ver. 23; James 1:27]
  44. Isaiah 1:18 : Mic. 6:2; [ch. 43:26]
  45. Isaiah 1:18 : Ps. 51:7; [Rev. 7:14]
  46. Isaiah 1:19 : Deut. 30:15, 16
  47. Isaiah 1:20 : ver. 2; ch. 24:3; 40:5; 58:14; Mic. 4:4; [Num. 23:19]
  48. Isaiah 1:21 : Jer. 2:20; [Ex. 34:15]
  49. Isaiah 1:21 : [Jer. 31:23]
  50. Isaiah 1:22 : [Jer. 6:30; Ezek. 22:18]
  51. Isaiah 1:23 : Mic. 7:3; [Ex. 23:8]
  52. Isaiah 1:23 : Jer. 5:28; Zech. 7:10; [ver. 17]
  53. Isaiah 1:24 : ch. 3:1; 10:33
  54. Isaiah 1:24 : Ps. 132:2
  55. Isaiah 1:24 : [Deut. 32:41]
  56. Isaiah 1:25 : Ps. 81:14; Amos 1:8; [ch. 5:25]
  57. Isaiah 1:25 : [Ezek. 22:20; Mal. 3:3]
  58. Isaiah 1:26 : Jer. 33:7, 11
  59. Isaiah 1:26 : [Zech. 8:3]
  60. Isaiah 1:27 : Jer. 22:3, 4
  61. Isaiah 1:28 : Job 31:3; Ps. 1:6
  62. Isaiah 1:29 : Hos. 4:19
  63. Isaiah 1:29 : ch. 57:5; Hos. 4:13
  64. Isaiah 1:29 : ch. 65:3; 66:17
  65. Isaiah 1:30 : [Jer. 17:8]
  66. Isaiah 1:31 : Judg. 16:9
  67. Isaiah 1:31 : ch. 66:24
  68. Isaiah 2:2 : For ver. 2-4, see Mic. 4:1-3
  69. Isaiah 2:2 : ch. 14:13; 25:6
  70. Isaiah 2:2 : [ch. 56:7]
  71. Isaiah 2:3 : See Zech. 8:20-23
  72. Isaiah 2:3 : [Luke 24:47; John 4:22]
  73. Isaiah 2:4 : [Joel 3:10]
  74. Isaiah 2:4 : ch. 9:7; Ps. 72:3, 7; Hos. 2:18; Zech. 9:10
  75. Isaiah 2:5 : ch. 60:1, 2; [Eph. 5:8]
  76. Isaiah 2:6 : [2 Kgs. 16:10, 11]
  77. Isaiah 2:6 : Mic. 5:12
  78. Isaiah 2:6 : 2 Kgs. 1:2
  79. Isaiah 2:6 : [2 Kgs. 16:7, 8]
  80. Isaiah 2:7 : ch. 39:2; [ch. 22:8, 11; Deut. 17:17]
  81. Isaiah 2:7 : ch. 30:16; [Deut. 17:16; Mic. 5:10]
  82. Isaiah 2:8 : ver. 18, 20; ch. 10:10, 11; Jer. 2:28
  83. Isaiah 2:8 : See ch. 44:9-17
  84. Isaiah 2:9 : ch. 5:15
  85. Isaiah 2:9 : ch. 5:15
  86. Isaiah 2:10 : ver. 19, 21; [Rev. 6:15, 16]
  87. Isaiah 2:10 : Cited 2 Thess. 1:9
  88. Isaiah 2:11 : ver. 17; Ps. 18:27; [Mic. 2:3; 2 Cor. 10:5]
  89. Isaiah 2:12 : [Job 40:11, 12; Mal. 4:1]
  90. Isaiah 2:13 : ch. 14:8; See Judg. 9:15
  91. Isaiah 2:13 : Ezek. 27:6; Zech. 11:2
  92. Isaiah 2:14 : [ch. 30:25]
  93. Isaiah 2:16 : ch. 60:9; 1 Kgs. 10:22
  94. Isaiah 2:17 : Ps. 18:27; [Mic. 2:3; 2 Cor. 10:5]
  95. Isaiah 2:18 : ver. 8
  96. Isaiah 2:19 : ver. 10; Hos. 10:8; Luke 23:30; Rev. 6:16
  97. Isaiah 2:19 : [Ps. 76:8, 9; Hab. 3:6]
  98. Isaiah 2:20 : ch. 30:22; 31:7
  99. Isaiah 2:20 : Lev. 11:19; Deut. 14:18
  100. Isaiah 2:21 : [See ver. 19 above]; ver. 10; Hos. 10:8; Luke 23:30; Rev. 6:16
  101. Isaiah 2:21 : [See ver. 19 above]; [Ps. 76:8, 9; Hab. 3:6]
  102. Isaiah 2:22 : Ps. 146:3
  103. Isaiah 2:22 : Job 27:3; [James 4:14]
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2 Corinthians 10

Paul Defends His Ministry

10 (A)I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the (B)meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I beg of you (C)that when I am present I may not have to show (D)boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the (E)weapons of (F)our warfare are not of the flesh but have (G)divine power (H)to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and (I)every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to (J)obey Christ, (K)being ready to punish every disobedience, (L)when your obedience is complete.

(M)Look at what is before your eyes. (N)If anyone is confident that he is Christ's, let him remind himself that just as (O)he is Christ's, (P)so also are we. For even if I boast a little too much of (Q)our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. 10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but (R)his bodily presence is weak, and (S)his speech of no account.” 11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. 12 Not that we dare to classify or (T)compare ourselves with some of those who (U)are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are (V)without understanding.

13 But we will not boast (W)beyond limits, but will (X)boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, (Y)to reach even to you. 14 For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you. (Z)For we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ. 15 We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that (AA)as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be (AB)greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence. 17 “Let (AC)the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 18 For it is (AD)not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one (AE)whom the Lord commends.

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Psalm 52

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil[a] of David, when (A)Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

52 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your (B)tongue plots destruction,
like (C)a sharp razor, you (D)worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
and (E)lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and (F)tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from (G)the land of the living. Selah
The righteous shall (H)see and fear,
and shall (I)laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but (J)trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”[b]

But I am like (K)a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name,