Isaiah 10-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Assyria Is God’s Instrument
10 Woe to those who enact evil statutes
5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
12 So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will [m]punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of [n]his haughtiness.” 13 For he has said,
“By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this,
15 Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it?
A Remnant Will Return
20 Now in that day the remnant of Israel, and those of the house of Jacob who have escaped, will never again rely on the one who struck them, but will truly rely on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.
23 For a complete destruction, one that is decreed, the Lord [r]God of hosts will execute in the midst of the whole land.
24 Therefore thus says the Lord [s]God of hosts, “O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian [t]who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did. 25 For in a very little while My indignation against you will be spent and My anger will be directed to their destruction.” 26 The Lord of hosts will arouse a scourge against him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and His staff will be over the sea and He will lift it up the way He did in Egypt. 27 So it will be in that day, that [u]his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.
28 He has come against Aiath,
33 Behold, the Lord, the [x]God of hosts, will lop off the boughs with a terrible crash;
Righteous Reign of the Branch
11 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
6 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
The Restored Remnant
11 Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
2 Corinthians 12:11-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the [a]most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody. 12 The [b]signs [c]of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by [d]signs and wonders and [e]miracles. 13 For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
14 Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. 15 I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less? 16 But be that as it may, I did not burden you myself; nevertheless, crafty fellow that I am, I took you in by deceit. 17 Certainly I have not taken advantage of you through any of those whom I have sent to you, have I? 18 I urged Titus to go, and I sent the brother with him. Titus did not take any advantage of you, did he? Did we not [f]conduct ourselves [g]in the same spirit and walk in the same steps?
19 All this time [h]you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved. 20 For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances; 21 I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, [i]immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.
Psalm 56 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in God.
For the choir director; according to [a]Jonath elem rehokim. A [b]Mikhtam of David, [c]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
56 Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [d]trampled upon me;
8 You have taken account of my wanderings;
Proverbs 23:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Do not eat the bread of [a]a selfish man,
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