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September 14


Isaiah 19:1-24
1. Oracle on Egypt: See, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud on his way to Egypt; The idols of Egypt tremble before him, the hearts of the Egyptians melt within them.
2. I will rouse Egypt against Egypt: brother will war against brother, Neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kindgom.
3. The courage of the Egyptians ebbs away within them, and I will bring to nought their counsel; They shall consult idols and charmers, ghosts and spirits.
4. I will deliver Egypt into the power of a cruel master, A harsh king who shall rule over them, says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
5. The waters shall be drained from the sea, the river shall shrivel and dry up;
6. Its streams shall become foul, and the canals of Egypt shall dwindle and dry up. Reeds and rushes shall wither away,
7. and bulrushes on the bank of the Nile; All the sown land along the Nile shall dry up and blow away, and be no more.
8. The fishermen shall mourn and lament, all who cast hook in the Nile; Those who spread their nets in the water shall pine away.
9. The linen-workers shall be disappointed, the combers and weavers shall turn pale;
10. The spinners shall be crushed, all the hired laborers shall be despondent.
11. Utter fools are the princes of Zoan! the wisest of Pharaoh's advisers give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am a disciple of wise men, of ancient kings"?
12. Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you and make known What the LORD of hosts has planned against Egypt.
13. The princes of Zoan have become fools, the princes of Memphis have been deceived. The chiefs of her tribes have led Egypt astray.
14. The LORD has prepared among them a spirit of dizziness, And they have made Egypt stagger in whatever she does, as a drunkard staggers in his vomit.
15. Egypt shall have no work to do for head or tail, palm branch or reed.
16. On that day the Egyptians shall be like women, trembling with fear, because of the LORD of hosts shaking his fist at them.
17. And the land of Judah shall be a terror to the Egyptians. Every time they remember Judah, they shall stand in dread because of the plan which the LORD of hosts has in mind for them.
18. On that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language of Canaan and swearing by the LORD of hosts; one shall be called "City of the Sun."
19. On that day there shall be an altar to the LORD in the land of Egypt, and a sacred pillar to the LORD near the boundary.
20. It shall be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt, when they cry out to the LORD against their oppressors, and he sends them a savior to defend and deliver them.
21. The LORD shall make himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day; they shall offer sacrifices and oblations, and fulfill the vows they make to the LORD.
22. Although the LORD shall smite Egypt severely, he shall heal them; they shall turn to the LORD and he shall be won over and heal them.
23. On that day there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria; the Assyrians shall enter Egypt, and the Egyptians enter Assyria, and Egypt shall serve Assyria.
24. On that day Israel shall be a third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the land,

Isaiah 20:1-6
1. In the year the general sent by Sargon, king of Assyria, fought against Ashdod and captured it,
2. the LORD gave a warning through Isaiah, the son of Amoz: Go and take off the sackcloth from your waist, and remove the sandals from your feet. This he did, walking naked and barefoot.
3. Then the LORD said: Just as my servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and portent against Egypt and Ethiopia,
4. so shall the king of Assyria lead away captives from Egypt, and exiles from Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered (the shame of Egypt).
5. They shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Ethiopia, their hope, and because of Egypt, their boast.
6. The inhabitants of this coastland shall say on that day, "Look at our hope! We have fled here for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria; where can we flee now?"

Psalms 106:40-48
40. So the LORD grew angry with his people, abhorred his own heritage.
41. He handed them over to the nations, and their adversaries ruled them.
42. Their enemies oppressed them, kept them under subjection.
43. Many times did he rescue them, but they kept rebelling and scheming and were brought low by their own guilt.
44. Still God had regard for their affliction when he heard their wailing.
45. For their sake he remembered his covenant and relented in his abundant love,
46. Winning for them compassion from all who held them captive.
47. Save us, LORD, our God; gather us from among the nations That we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in praising you.
48. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, Amen! Hallelujah!

Proverbs 25:13-13
13. Like the coolness of snow in the heat of the harvest is a faithful messenger for the one who sends him. (He refreshes the soul of his master.)

2 Corinthians 6:1-18
1. Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
2. For he says: "In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
3. We cause no one to stumble in anything, in order that no fault may be found with our ministry;
4. on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves as ministers of God, through much endurance, in afflictions, hardships, constraints,
5. beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, vigils, fasts;
6. by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, in a holy spirit, in unfeigned love,
7. in truthful speech, in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left;
8. through glory and dishonor, insult and praise. We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful;
9. as unrecognized and yet acknowledged; as dying and behold we live; as chastised and yet not put to death;
10. as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things.
11. We have spoken frankly to you, Corinthians; our heart is open wide.
12. You are not constrained by us; you are constrained by your own affections.
13. As recompense in kind (I speak as to my children), be open yourselves.
14. Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?
15. What accord has Christ with Beliar? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
16. What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: "I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.
17. Therefore, come forth from them and be separate," says the Lord, "and touch nothing unclean; then I will receive you
18. and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."