Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Isaiah 26:21-27:9 (6th Hour)

For behold, the Lord comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.
In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.
In that day sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine!
I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.
Fury is not in Me. Who would set briers and thorns Against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
Or let him take hold of My strength, That he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with Me.”
Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, And fill the face of the world with fruit.
Has He struck Israel as He struck those who struck him? Or has He been slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by Him?
In measure, by sending it away, You contended with it. He removes it by His rough wind In the day of the east wind.
Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered; And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: When he makes all the stones of the altar Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust, Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand.