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September 19


Isaiah 29:1-24
1. Woe to Ariel, Ariel, the city where David camped! Continue year after year; let the festivals recur.
2. I will oppress Ariel, and there will be mourning and crying, and she will be to Me like an Ariel.
3. I will camp in a circle around you; I will besiege you with earth ramps, and I will set up my siege towers against you.
4. You will be brought down; you will speak from the ground, and your words will come from low in the dust. Your voice will be like that of a spirit from the ground; your speech will whisper from the dust.
5. The multitude of your foes will be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless, like blowing chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,
6. you will be visited by the LORD of Hosts with thunder, earthquake, and loud noise, storm, tempest, and a flame of consuming fire.
7. The multitude of all the nations going out to battle against Ariel-- all the attackers, the siege-works against her, and those who oppress her-- will then be like a dream, a vision in the night.
8. It will be like a hungry one who dreams he is eating, then wakes and is still hungry; and like a thirsty one who dreams he is drinking, then wakes and is still thirsty, longing for water. So will be the multitude of all the nations who go to battle against Mount Zion.
9. Stop and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with beer.
10. For the LORD has poured out on you an overwhelming urge to sleep; He has shut your eyes-- the prophets, and covered your heads-- the seers.
11. For you the entire vision will be like the words of a sealed document. If it is given to one who can read and he is asked to read it, he will say, "I can't read it, because it is sealed."
12. And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, "I can't read."
13. The Lord said: Because these people approach Me with their mouths to honor Me with lip-service-- yet their hearts are far from Me, and their worship [consists of] man-made rules learned [by rote]--
14. therefore I will again confound these people with wonder after wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will vanish, and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.
15. Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the LORD. [They do] their works in darkness, and say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?"
16. You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, "He didn't make me"? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, "He doesn't understand [what he's doing]"?
17. Isn't [it true that] in just a little while Lebanon will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest?
18. On that day the deaf will hear the words of a document, and out of a deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
19. The humble will have joy after joy in the LORD, and the poor people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20. For the ruthless one will vanish, the scorner will disappear, and all those who lie in wait with evil intent will be killed--
21. those who, with [their] speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
22. Therefore, the LORD who redeemed Abraham says this about the house of Jacob: Jacob will no longer be ashamed and his face will no longer be pale.
23. For when he sees his children, the work of My hands within his [nation], they will honor My name, they will honor the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24. Those who are confused will gain understanding and those who grumble will accept instruction.

Psalms 108:1-6
1. [A song. A Davidic psalm.] My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.
2. Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.
3. I will praise You, LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
4. For Your faithful love is higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
5. God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.
6. Save with Your right hand and answer me so that those You love may be rescued.

Proverbs 25:21-22
21. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22. for you will heap coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.

2 Corinthians 11:1-15
1. I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.
2. For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-- to present a pure virgin to Christ.
3. But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted from a complete and pure devotion to Christ.
4. For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you put up with it splendidly!
5. Now I consider myself in no way inferior to the "super-apostles."
6. Though untrained in public speaking, I am certainly not [untrained] in knowledge. Indeed, we have always made that clear to you in everything.
7. Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?
8. I robbed other churches by taking pay [from them] to minister to you.
9. When I was present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have kept myself, and will keep myself, from burdening you in any way.
10. As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
11. Why? Because I don't love you? God knows I do!
12. But I will continue to do what I am doing, in order to cut off the opportunity of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in what they are boasting about.
13. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
14. And no wonder! For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light.
15. So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.