Scripture Readings

Friday, April 19, 2013

Isaiah 45:11-17 (6th Hour)

Thus says the Lord, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.
I have made the earth, and created man on it. I – My hands – stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.
I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” says the Lord of hosts.
Thus says the Lord: “The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours; they shall walk behind you, they shall come over in chains; and they shall bow down to you. They will make supplication to you, saying, ‘God is with you only, and there is no other; no god besides Him.’
Truly You are God, who hide Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior!
They shall be ashamed and also disgraced, all of them; they shall go in confusion together, who are makers of idols.
But Israel shall be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed or disgraced forever and ever.