Isaiah 3-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Judah’s Leaders Judged
3 Observe this: The Lord God of Hosts
13 The Lord rises to argue the case
Jerusalem’s Women Judged
16 The Lord also says:
Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
18 On that day the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents, 19 pendants, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets, 21 signet rings, nose rings, 22 festive robes, capes, cloaks, purses, 23 garments, linen clothes, turbans, and veils.
24 Instead of perfume there will be a stench;
Zion’s Future Glory
2 On that day the Branch of[e] the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of Israel’s survivors. 3 Whoever remains in Zion and whoever is left in Jerusalem will be called holy—all in Jerusalem who are destined to live— 4 when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning. 5 Then the Lord will create a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night over the entire site of Mount Zion and over its assemblies. For there will be a canopy over all the glory,[f] 6 and there will be a booth for shade from heat by day, and a refuge and shelter from storm and rain.
Song of the Vineyard
5 I will sing about the one I love,
3 So now, residents of Jerusalem
Judah’s Sins Denounced
8 Woe to those who add house to house
9 I heard the Lord of Hosts say:
11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning
13 Therefore My people will go into exile
18 Woe to those who drag wickedness
24 Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw
26 He raises a signal flag for the distant nations
2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Paul and the False Apostles
11 I wish you would put up with a little foolishness from me. Yes, do put up with me.[a] 2 For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband—to present a pure virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a complete and pure[b] devotion to Christ. 4 For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you put up with it splendidly!
5 Now I consider myself in no way inferior to the “super-apostles.” 6 Though untrained in public speaking, I am certainly not untrained in knowledge. Indeed, we have always made that clear to you in everything. 7 Or did I commit a sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge? 8 I robbed other churches by taking pay from them to minister to you. 9 When I was present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have kept myself, and will keep myself, from burdening you in any way. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped[c] in the regions of Achaia. 11 Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows I do!
12 But I will continue to do what I am doing, in order to deny[d] the opportunity of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as our equals in what they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny[e] will be according to their works.
Psalm 53 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
A Portrait of Sinners
For the choir director: on Mahalath.[a] A Davidic Maskil.
1 The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
4 Will evildoers never understand?
6 Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion!
Proverbs 22:28-29 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
28 Don’t move an ancient boundary marker
29 Do you see a man skilled in his work?