Scripture Readings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Isaiah 41:4-14 (6th Hour)

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Who has performed and done it, Calling the generations from the beginning? ‘I, the Lord, am the first; And with the last I am He.’”
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The coastlands saw it and feared, The ends of the earth were afraid; They drew near and came.
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Everyone helped his neighbor, And said to his brother, “Be of good courage!”
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So the craftsman encouraged the goldsmith; He who smooths with the hammer inspired him who strikes the anvil, Saying, “It is ready for the soldering”; Then he fastened it with pegs, That it might not totter.
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“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend.
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You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
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Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
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“Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.
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You shall seek them and not find them – Those who contended with you. Those who war against you Shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing.
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For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
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“Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you,” says the Lord And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.