Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

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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.
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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.
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In that day sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine!
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I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.
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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.
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Or let him take hold of My strength, That he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with Me.”
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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.
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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?
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In measure, by sending it away, You contended with it. He removes it by His rough wind In the day of the east wind.
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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.