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September 16


Isaiah 23:1-18
1. The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish! for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, none entering in. From the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
2. Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle! The merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished thee.
3. And on great waters, the seed of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue; and she was the market of the nations.
4. Be thou ashamed, Sidon, for the sea hath spoken, the strength of the sea, saying, I have not travailed nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men [nor] brought up virgins.
5. When the report came into Egypt, they were sorely pained at the news of Tyre.
6. Pass over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the coast!
7. Is this your joyous [city], whose antiquity is of ancient days? Her feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
8. Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the distributor of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose dealers were the honourable of the earth?
9. Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.
10. Overflow thy land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshish: there is no more restraint.
11. He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he shaketh the kingdoms. Jehovah hath given a commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof,
12. and hath said, Thou shalt no more exult, [thou] oppressed virgin, daughter of Sidon: get thee up, pass over to Chittim; even there shalt thou have no rest.
13. Behold the land of the Chaldeans: this people did not exist; the Assyrian founded it for the dwellers in the desert: they set up their towers, they destroyed the palaces thereof; he brought it to ruin.
14. Howl, ships of Tarshish! for your fortress is laid waste.
15. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it shall be for Tyre as the harlot's song.
16. Take a harp, go about the city, thou forgotten harlot! Make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17. And it shall come to pass at the end of seventy years, that Jehovah will visit Tyre; and she will return to her hire, and will commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the earth upon the face of the ground.
18. And her merchandise and her hire shall be holy to Jehovah: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before Jehovah, to eat and be sufficed, and for excellent clothing.

Isaiah 24:1-23
1. Behold, Jehovah maketh the land empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad its inhabitants.
2. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with him from whom usury is taken.
3. The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled; for Jehovah hath spoken this word.
4. The land mourneth, it fadeth away; the world languisheth, it fadeth away: the haughty people of the land do languish.
5. And the land is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; for they have violated the laws, changed the statute, broken the everlasting covenant.
6. Therefore doth the curse devour the earth, and they that dwell therein are held guilty; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are consumed, and few men are left.
7. The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all that were merry-hearted do sigh;
8. the mirth of tambours ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9. They do not drink wine with a song; strong drink is bitter to them that drink it.
10. The city of solitude is broken down; every house is shut up, so that none entereth in.
11. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone;
12. desolation remaineth in the city, and the gate is smitten, a ruin.
13. For so will it be in the midst of the land among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive-tree, as the grape-gleanings when the vintage is done.
14. These shall lift up their voice, they shall shout for the majesty of Jehovah, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15. Therefore glorify Jehovah in the east, the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel, in the isles of the west.
16. From the end of the earth have we heard songs: Glory to the righteous! And I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! The treacherous have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously.
17. Fear, and the pit, and the snare are upon thee, inhabitant of the land.
18. And it shall come to pass, [that] he who fleeth from the sound of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are open, and the foundations of the earth shake.
19. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is completely dissolved, the earth is violently moved.
20. The earth reeleth to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it falleth and shall not rise again.
21. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] Jehovah will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22. And they shall be brought together, [as] an assemblage of prisoners for the pit, and shall be shut up in prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23. And the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Jehovah of hosts shall reign on mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients in glory.

Psalms 107:10-22
10. Such as inhabit darkness and the shadow of death, bound in affliction and iron,
11. Because they had rebelled against the words of God, and had despised the counsel of the Most High;
12. And he bowed down their heart with labour; they stumbled, and there was none to help:
13. Then they cried unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saved them out of their distresses;
14. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder.
15. Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men;
16. For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.
17. Fools, because of their way of transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted;
18. Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death:
19. Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, [and] he saveth them out of their distresses;
20. He sendeth his word, and healeth them, and delivereth them from their destructions.
21. Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men,
22. And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song.

Proverbs 25:17-17
17. Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee.

2 Corinthians 8:8-24
8. I do not speak as commanding [it], but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.
9. For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that *ye* by *his* poverty might be enriched.
10. And I give [my] opinion in this, for this is profitable for you who began before, not only to do, but also to be willing, a year ago.
11. But now also complete the doing of it; so that as [there was] the readiness to be willing, so also to complete out of what ye have.
12. For if the readiness be there, [a man is] accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.
13. For [it is] not in order that there may be ease for others, and for you distress,
14. but [on the principle] of equality; in the present time your abundance for their lack, that their abundance may be for your lack, so that there should be equality.
15. According as it is written, He who [gathered] much had no excess, and he who [gathered] little was nothing short.
16. But thanks [be] to God, who gives the same diligent zeal for you in the heart of Titus.
17. For he received indeed the entreaty, but, being full of zeal, he went of his own accord to you;
18. but we have sent with him the brother whose praise [is] in the glad tidings through all the assemblies;
19. and not only [so], but [is] also chosen by the assemblies as our fellow-traveller with this grace, ministered by us to the glory of the Lord himself, and [a witness of] our readiness;
20. avoiding this, that any one should blame us in this abundance [which is] administered by us;
21. for we provide for things honest, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.
22. And we have sent with them our brother whom we have often proved to be of diligent zeal in many things, and now more diligently zealous through the great confidence [he has] as to you.
23. Whether as regards Titus, [he is] my companion and fellow-labourer in your behalf; or our brethren, [they are] deputed messengers of assemblies, Christ's glory.
24. Shew therefore to them, before the assemblies, the proof of your love, and of our boasting about you.