The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday September 12, 2021 (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.


  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.


  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.


  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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