Isaiah 3-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
God Will Remove the Leaders
3 For behold, the Lord [a]God of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah
God Will Judge
13 The Lord arises to contend,
Judah’s Women Denounced
16 Moreover, the Lord said, “Because the daughters of Zion are proud
18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent ornaments, 19 dangling earrings, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets, 21 [q]finger rings, nose rings, 22 festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses, 23 hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
24 Now it will come about that instead of [r]sweet perfume there will be putrefaction;
A Remnant Prepared
4 For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!”
2 In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. 3 It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy—everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem. 4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and [u]purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, 5 then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. 6 There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and [v]protection from the storm and the rain.
Parable of the Vineyard
5 Let me sing now for my well-beloved
3 “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel
Woes for the Wicked
8 Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field,
13 Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;
18 Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of [ai]falsehood,
24 Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
26 He will also lift up a standard to the [ap]distant nation,
2 Corinthians 11:1-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Paul Defends His Apostleship
11 I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but [a]indeed you are bearing with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4 For if [b]one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. 5 For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the [c]most eminent apostles. 6 But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? 8 I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you; 9 and when I was present with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for when the brethren came from Macedonia they fully supplied my need, and in everything I kept myself from being a burden to you, [d]and will continue to do so. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be [e]regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.
Psalm 53 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Folly and Wickedness of Men.
53 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
4 Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
Proverbs 22:28-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 Do not move the ancient boundary
29 Do you see a man skilled in his work?
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