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September 18


Isaiah 27:1-13
1. In that day Jehovah, with his sore and great and strong sword, will visit leviathan the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.
2. In that day [there shall be] a vineyard of pure wine; sing concerning it:
3. I Jehovah keep it, I will water it every moment; lest any harm it, I will keep it night and day.
4. Fury is not in me. Oh that I had briars [and] thorns in battle against me! I would march against them, I would burn them together.
5. Or let him take hold of my strength; let him make peace with me: [yea,] let him make peace with me.
6. In the future Jacob shall take root; Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with fruit.
7. Hath he smitten him according to the smiting of those that smote him? Is he slain according to the slaughter of those slain by him?
8. In measure, when sending her away, didst thou contend with her: he hath taken [her] away with his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9. By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit of the taking away of his sin: when he shall make all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are crumbled in pieces, the Asherahs and the sun-images shall not stand.
10. For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness; there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume its boughs.
11. When its branches are withered they shall be broken off; women shall come [and] set them on fire. For it is a people of no intelligence; therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he who formed them will shew them no favour.
12. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah shall beat out from the flood of the river unto the torrent of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, [ye] children of Israel.
13. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come that were perishing in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and they shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

Isaiah 28:1-29
1. Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious adornment, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine.
2. Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, as a storm of hail [and] a destroying tempest; as a storm of mighty waters overflowing, shall he cast down to the earth with might.
3. The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet;
4. and the fading flower of his glorious adornment which is on the head of the fat valley shall be like an early fig before the summer: as soon as he that seeth it perceiveth it, scarcely is it in his hand, he swalloweth it down.
5. In that day will Jehovah of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the remnant of his people;
6. and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
7. But these also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are they gone astray. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are overpowered by wine, they are gone astray through strong drink; they have erred in vision, they have stumbled [in] judgment.
8. For all tables are full of filthy vomit, so that there is no [more] place.
9. Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand the report? Them that are weaned from the milk, withdrawn from the breasts?
10. For [it is] precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
11. For with stammering lips and a strange tongue will he speak to this people;
12. to whom he said, This is the rest: cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing. But they would not hear.
13. And the word of Jehovah was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little: that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14. Therefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15. For ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol have we made an agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.
16. Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I lay for foundation in Zion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that trusteth shall not make haste.
17. And I will appoint judgment for a line, and righteousness for a plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.
18. And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, ye shall be trodden down by it.
19. As it passeth through it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night; and it shall be terror only to understand the report.
20. For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on, and the covering too narrow when he would wrap himself in it.
21. For Jehovah will rise up as on mount Perazim, he will be moved with anger as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and perform his act, his unwonted act.
22. Now therefore be ye not scorners, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard from the Lord Jehovah of hosts a consumption, and [one] determined, upon the whole land.
23. Give ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
24. Doth the ploughman plough all day to sow? Is he [all day] opening and breaking the clods of his land?
25. Doth he not, when he hath levelled the face thereof, cast abroad dill, and scatter cummin, and set the wheat in rows, and the barley in an appointed place, and the rye in its border?
26. His God doth instruct him in [his] judgment, he doth teach him.
27. For the dill is not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart-wheel turned about upon the cummin; but dill is beaten out with a staff, and cummin with a rod.
28. Bread [corn] is crushed, because he will not ever be threshing it; and if he drove the wheels of his cart and his horses [over it], he would not crush it.
29. This also cometh forth from Jehovah of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel, great in wisdom.

Psalms 107:33-43
33. He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground;
34. A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35. He maketh the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs;
36. And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, and they establish a city of habitation;
37. And sow fields, and plant vineyards, which yield fruits of increase;
38. And he blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly; and he suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39. And they are diminished and brought low, through oppression, adversity, and sorrow:
40. He poureth contempt upon nobles, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste;
41. But he secureth the needy one on high from affliction, and maketh [him] families like flocks.
42. The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth.
43. Whoso is wise, let him observe these things, and let them understand the loving-kindnesses of Jehovah.

Proverbs 25:20-20
20. [As] he that taketh off a garment in cold weather, [and as] vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a sad heart.

2 Corinthians 10:1-18
1. But I myself, Paul, entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of the Christ, who, as to appearance, [when present] [am] mean among you, but absent am bold towards you;
2. but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who think of us as walking according to flesh.
3. For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
4. For the arms of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful according to God to [the] overthrow of strongholds;
5. overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that lifts itself up against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought into the obedience of the Christ;
6. and having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience shall have been fulfilled.
7. Do ye look at what concerns appearance? If any one has confidence in himself that he is of Christ, let him think this again in himself, that even as he [is] of Christ, so also [are] we.
8. For and if I should boast even somewhat more abundantly of our authority, which the Lord has given [to us] for building up and not for your overthrowing, I shall not be put to shame;
9. that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters:
10. because his letters, he says, [are] weighty and strong, but his presence in the body weak, and his speech naught.
11. Let such a one think this, that such as we are in word by letters [when] absent, such also present in deed.
12. For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves; but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not intelligent.
13. Now *we* will not boast out of measure, but according to the measure of the rule which the God of measure has apportioned to us, to reach to you also.
14. For we do not, as not reaching to you, overstretch ourselves, (for we have come to you also in the glad tidings of the Christ;)
15. not boasting out of measure in other people's labours, but having hope, your faith increasing, to be enlarged amongst you, according to our rule, yet more abundantly
16. to announce the glad tidings to that [which is] beyond you, not to be boasting in another's rule of things made ready to hand.
17. But he that boasts, let him boast in the Lord.
18. For not *he* that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.