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September 8

Isaiah 7:1-25
1. In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, Rezin, king of Aram, and Pekah, king of Israel, son of Remaliah, went up to attack Jerusalem, but they were not able to conquer it.
2. When word came to the house of David that Aram was encamped in Ephraim, the heart of the king and heart of the people trembled, as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind.
3. Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz, you and your son Shear-jashub, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field,
4. and say to him: Take care you remain tranquil and do not fear; let not your courage fail before these two stumps of smoldering brands (the blazing anger of Rezin and the Arameans, and of the son of Remaliah),
5. because of the mischief that Aram (Ephraim and the son of Remaliah) plots against you, saying,
6. "Let us go up and tear Judah asunder, make it our own by force, and appoint the son of Tabeel king there."
7. Thus says the LORD: This shall not stand, it shall not be!
8. Damascus is the capital of Aram, and Rezin the head of Damascus; Samaria is the capital of Ephraim, and Remaliah's son the head of Samaria.
9. But within sixty years and five, Ephraim shall be crushed, no longer a nation. Unless your faith is firm you shall not be firm!
10. Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz:
11. Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!
12. But Ahaz answered, "I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!"
13. Then he said: Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary men, must you also weary my God?
14. Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
15. He shall be living on curds and honey by the time he learns to reject the bad and choose the good.
16. For before the child learns to reject the bad and choose the good, the land of those two kings whom you dread shall be deserted.
17. The LORD shall bring upon you and your people and your father's house days worse than any since Ephraim seceded from Judah. (This means the king of Assyria.)
18. On that day The LORD shall whistle for the fly that is in the farthest streams of Egypt, and for the bee in the land of Assyria.
19. All of them shall come and settle in the steep ravines and in the rocky clefts, on all thornbushes and in all pastures.
20. On that day the LORD shall shave with the razor hired from across the River (with the king of Assyria) the head, and the hair between the legs. It shall also shave off the beard.
21. On that day a man shall keep a heifer or a couple of sheep,
22. and from their abundant yield of milk he shall live on curds; curds and honey shall be the food of all who remain in the land.
23. On that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand pieces of silver, shall be turned to briers and thorns.
24. Men shall go there with bow and arrows; for all the country shall be briers and thorns.
25. For fear of briers and thorns you shall not go upon any mountainside which used to be hoed with the mattock; they shall be grazing land for cattle and shall be trampled upon by sheep.

Isaiah 8:1-22
1. The LORD said to me: Take a large cylinder-seal, and inscribe on it in ordinary letters: "Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz."
2. And I took reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah, son of Jeberechiah.
3. Then I went to the prophetess and she conceived and bore a son. The LORD said to me: Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz,
4. for before the child knows how to call his father or mother by name, the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be carried off by the king of Assyria.
5. Again the LORD spoke to me:
6. Because this people has rejected the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, And melts with fear before the loftiness of Rezin and Remaliah's son,
7. Therefore the LORD raises against them the waters of the River, great and mighty (the king of Assyria and all his power). It shall rise above all its channels, and overflow all its banks;
8. It shall pass into Judah, and flood it all throughout: up to the neck it shall reach; It shall spread its wings the full width of your land, Immanuel!
9. Know, O peoples, and be appalled! Give ear, all you distant lands! Arm, but be crushed! Arm, but be crushed!
10. Form a plan, and it shall be thwarted; make a resolve, and it shall not be carried out, for "With us is God!"
11. For thus said the LORD to me, taking hold of me and warning me not to walk in the way of this people:
12. Call not alliance what this people calls alliance, and fear not, nor stand in awe of what they fear.
13. But with the LORD of hosts make your alliance-- for him be your fear and your awe.
14. Yet he shall be a snare, an obstacle and a stumbling stone to both the houses of Israel, A trap and a snare to those who dwell in Jerusalem;
15. And many among them shall stumble and fall, broken, snared, and captured.
16. The record is to be folded and the sealed instruction kept among my disciples.
17. For I will trust in the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob; yes, I will wait for him.
18. Look at me and the children whom the Lord has given me: we are signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of hosts who dwells on Mount Zion.
19. And when they say to you, "Inquire of mediums and fortune-tellers (who chirp and mutter!); should not a people inquire of their gods, apply to the dead on behalf of the living?"--
20. then this document will furnish its instruction. That kind of thing they will surely say.
21. He shall pass through it hard-pressed and hungry, and in his hunger he shall become enraged, and curse his king and his gods. He shall look upward, but there shall be strict darkness without any dawn;
22. He shall gaze at the earth, but there shall be distress and darkness, with the light blacked out by its clouds.

Psalms 105:37-45
37. He brought his people out, laden with silver and gold; no stragglers among the tribes.
38. Egypt rejoiced when they left, for panic had seized them.
39. He spread a cloud as a cover, and made a fire to light up the night.
40. They asked and he brought them quail; with bread from heaven he filled them.
41. He split the rock and water gushed forth; it flowed through the desert like a river.
42. For he remembered his sacred word to Abraham his servant.
43. He brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with shouts of triumph.
44. He gave them the lands of the nations, the wealth of the peoples to own,
45. That they might keep his laws and observe his teachings. Hallelujah!

Proverbs 24:30-34
30. I passed by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man without sense;
31. And behold! it was all overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall broken down.
32. And as I gazed at it, I reflected; I saw and learned the lesson:
33. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest--
34. Then will poverty come upon you like a highwayman, and want like an armed man.

1 Corinthians 16:1-24
1. Now in regard to the collection for the holy ones, you also should do as I ordered the churches of Galatia.
2. On the first day of the week each of you should set aside and save whatever one can afford, so that collections will not be going on when I come.
3. And when I arrive, I shall send those whom you have approved with letters of recommendation to take your gracious gift to Jerusalem.
4. If it seems fitting that I should go also, they will go with me.
5. I shall come to you after I pass through Macedonia (for I am going to pass through Macedonia),
6. and perhaps I shall stay or even spend the winter with you, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.
7. For I do not wish to see you now just in passing, but I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8. I shall stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9. because a door has opened for me wide and productive for work, but there are many opponents.
10. If Timothy comes, see that he is without fear in your company, for he is doing the work of the Lord just as I am.
11. Therefore no one should disdain him. Rather, send him on his way in peace that he may come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.
12. Now in regard to our brother Apollos, I urged him strongly to go to you with the brothers, but it was not at all his will that he go now. He will go when he has an opportunity.
13. Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.
14. Your every act should be done with love.
15. I urge you, brothers-- you know that the household of Stephanas is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the holy ones--
16. be subordinate to such people and to everyone who works and toils with them.
17. I rejoice in the arrival of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, because they made up for your absence,
18. for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such people.
19. The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca together with the church at their house send you many greetings in the Lord.
20. All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21. I, Paul, write you this greeting in my own hand.
22. If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Marana tha.
23. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24. My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.