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September 11


Isaiah 13:1-22
1. The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
2. Lift up a standard on the bare hill, Raise your voice to them, Wave the hand that they may enter the doors of the nobles.
3. I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger.
4. A sound of tumult on the mountains, Like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle.
5. They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
6. Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
7. Therefore all hands will fall limp, And every man's heart will melt.
8. They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.
9. Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it.
10. For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light; The sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light.
11. Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
12. I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.
13. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger.
14. And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.
15. Anyone who is found will be thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
16. Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces Before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.
17. Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them, Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.
18. And their bows will mow down the young men, They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb, Nor will their eye pity children.
19. And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20. It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation; Nor will the Arab pitch his tent there, Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.
21. But desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there.
22. Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.

Isaiah 14:1-32
1. When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
2. The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
3. And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved,
4. that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased!
5. "The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers
6. Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
7. "The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; They break forth into shouts of joy.
8. "Even the cypress trees rejoice over you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, 'Since you were laid low, no tree cutter comes up against us.'
9. "Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come; It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
10. "They will all respond and say to you, 'Even you have been made weak as we, You have become like us.
11. 'Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.'
12. "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!
13. "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.
14. 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'
15. "Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit.
16. "Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,
17. Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?'
18. "All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb.
19. "But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.
20. "You will not be united with them in burial, Because you have ruined your country, You have slain your people. May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever.
21. "Prepare for his sons a place of slaughter Because of the iniquity of their fathers. They must not arise and take possession of the earth And fill the face of the world with cities."
22. "I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of hosts, "and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity," declares the LORD.
23. "I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.
24. The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
25. to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains. Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder.
26. "This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.
27. "For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"
28. In the year that King Ahaz died this oracle came:
29. "Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent's root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
30. "Those who are most helpless will eat, And the needy will lie down in security; I will destroy your root with famine, And it will kill off your survivors.
31. "Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks.
32. "How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."

Psalms 106:19-23
19. They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.
20. Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.
21. They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt,
22. Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea.
23. Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

Proverbs 25:6-7
6. Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;
7. For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.

2 Corinthians 3:1-18
1. Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
2. You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
3. being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4. Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.
5. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,
6. who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7. But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was,
8. how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?
9. For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.
10. For indeed what had glory, in this case has no glory because of the glory that surpasses it.
11. For if that which fades away was with glory, much more that which remains is in glory.
12. Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,
13. and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away.
14. But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
15. But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart;
16. but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
17. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.