Scripture Readings

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Isaiah 5:7-16 (6th Hour)

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For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah are His pleasant plant. He looked for justice, but behold, oppression; For righteousness, but behold, a cry for help.
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Woe to those who join house to house; They add field to field, Till there is no place Where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land!
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In my hearing the Lord of hosts said, “Truly, many houses shall be desolate, Great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant.
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For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, And a homer of seed shall yield one ephah.”
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Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
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The harp and the strings, The tambourine and flute, And wine are in their feasts; But they do not regard the work of the Lord, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
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Therefore my people have gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge; Their honorable men are famished, And their multitude dried up with thirst.
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Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself And opened its mouth beyond measure; Their glory and their multitude and their pomp, And he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.
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People shall be brought down, Each man shall be humbled, And the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.
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But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.