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September 27


Isaiah 45:1-25
1. Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I grasp, Subduing nations before him, and making kings run in his service, Opening doors before him and leaving the gates unbarred:
2. I will go before you and level the mountains; Bronze doors I will shatter, and iron bars I will snap.
3. I will give you treasures out of the darkness, and riches that have been hidden away, That you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.
4. For the sake of Jacob, my servant, of Israel my chosen one, I have called you by your name, giving you a title, though you knew me not.
5. I am the LORD and there is no other, there is no God besides me. It is I who arm you, though you know me not,
6. so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun men may know that there is none besides me. I am the LORD, there is no other;
7. I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe; I, the LORD, do all these things.
8. Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down. Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up! I, the LORD, have created this.
9. Woe to him who contends with his Maker; a potsherd among potsherds of the earth! Dare the clay say to its modeler, "What are you doing?" or, "What you are making has no hands"?
10. Woe to him who asks a father, "What are you begetting?" or a woman, "What are you giving birth to?"
11. Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, his maker: You question me about my children, or prescribe the work of my hands for me!
12. It was I who made the earth and created mankind upon it; It was my hands that stretched out the heavens; I gave the order to all their host.
13. It was I who stirred up one for the triumph of justice; all his ways I make level. He shall rebuild my city and let my exiles go free Without price or ransom, says the LORD of hosts.
14. Thus says the LORD: The earnings of Egypt, the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, tall of stature, Shall come over to you and belong to you; they shall follow you, coming in chains. Before you they shall fall prostrate, saying in prayer: "With you only is God, and nowhere else; the gods are nought.
15. Truly with you God is hidden, the God of Israel, the savior!
16. Those are put to shame and disgrace who vent their anger against him; Those go in disgrace who carve images.
17. Israel, you are saved by the LORD, saved forever! You shall never be put to shame or disgrace in future ages."
18. For thus says the LORD, The creator of the heavens, who is God, The designer and maker of the earth who established it, Not creating it to be a waste, but designing it to be lived in: I am the LORD, and there is no other.
19. I have not spoken from hiding nor from some dark place of the earth, And I have not said to the descendants of Jacob, "Look for me in an empty waste." I, the LORD, promise justice, I foretell what is right.
20. Come and assemble, gather together, you fugitives from among the gentiles! They are without knowledge who bear wooden idols and pray to gods that cannot save.
21. Come here and declare in counsel together: Who announced this from the beginning and foretold it from of old? Was it not I, the LORD, besides whom there is no other God? There is no just and saving God but me.
22. Turn to me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!
23. By myself I swear, uttering my just decree and my unalterable word: To me every knee shall bend; by me every tongue shall swear,
24. Saying, "Only in the LORD are just deeds and power. Before him in shame shall come all who vent their anger against him.
25. In the LORD shall be the vindication and the glory of all the descendants of Israel."

Isaiah 46:1-13
1. Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols are upon beasts and cattle; They must be borne up on shoulders, carried as burdens by the weary.
2. They stoop and bow down together; unable to save those who bear them, they too go into captivity.
3. Hear me, O house of Jacob, all who remain of the house of Israel, My burden since your birth, whom I have carried from your infancy.
4. Even to your old age I am the same, even when your hair is gray I will bear you; It is I who have done this, I who will continue, and I who will carry you to safety.
5. Whom would you compare me with, as an equal, or match me against, as though we were alike?
6. There are those who pour out gold from a purse and weigh out silver on the scales; Then they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god before which they fall down in worship.
7. They lift it to their shoulders to carry; when they set it in place again, it stays, and does not move from the spot. Although they cry out to it, it cannot answer; it delivers no one from distress.
8. Remember this and be firm, bear it well in mind, you rebels; remember the former things, those long ago:
9. I am God, there is no other; I am God, there is none like me.
10. At the beginning I foretell the outcome; in advance, things not yet done. I say that my plan shall stand, I accomplish my every purpose.
11. I call from the east a bird of prey, from a distant land, one to carry out my plan. Yes, I have spoken, I will accomplish it; I have planned it, and I will do it.
12. Listen to me, you fainthearted, you who seem far from the victory of justice:
13. I am bringing on my justice, it is not far off, my salvation shall not tarry; I will put salvation within Zion, and give to Israel my glory.

Psalms 111:1-6
1. Hallelujah. I will praise the LORD with all my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.
2. Great are the works of the LORD, to be treasured for all their delights.
3. Majestic and glorious is your work, your wise design endures forever.
4. You won renown for your wondrous deeds; gracious and merciful is the LORD.
5. You gave food to those who fear you, mindful of your covenant forever.
6. You showed powerful deeds to your people, giving them the lands of the nations.

Proverbs 26:10-10
10. Like an archer wounding all who pass by is he who hires a drunken fool.

Galatians 5:1-26
1. For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
2. It is I, Paul, who am telling you that if you have yourselves circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you.
3. Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcised that he is bound to observe the entire law.
4. You are separated from Christ, you who are trying to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
5. For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.
6. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
7. You were running well; who hindered you from following (the) truth?
8. That enticement does not come from the one who called you.
9. A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough.
10. I am confident of you in the Lord that you will not take a different view, and that the one who is troubling you will bear the condemnation, whoever he may be.
11. As for me, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case, the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.
12. Would that those who are upsetting you might also castrate themselves!
13. For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.
14. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
15. But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.
16. I say, then: live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
17. For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want.
18. But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness,
20. idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions,
21. occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22. In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
23. gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
24. Now those who belong to Christ (Jesus) have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.
25. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
26. Let us not be conceited, provoking one another, envious of one another.