Scripture Readings

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Isaiah 43:9-14 (Vespers, 1st reading, Unmercenaries)

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Let all the nations be gathered together, And let the people be assembled. Who among them can declare this, And show us former things? Let them bring out their witnesses, that they may be justified; Or let them hear and say, “It is truth.”
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“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
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I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.
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I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God.
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Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?”
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Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon, And bring them all down as fugitives – The Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships.