Isaiah 30-33 New King James Version (NKJV)
Futile Confidence in Egypt
30 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord,
6 The [b]burden against the beasts of the South.
Through a land of trouble and anguish,
A Rebellious People
8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet,
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel:
“Because you despise this word,
15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
17 One thousand shall flee at the threat of one,
God Will Be Gracious
18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem;
23 Then He will give the rain for your seed
Judgment on Assyria
27 Behold, the name of the Lord comes from afar,
29 You shall have a song
The Folly of Not Trusting God
31 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
God Will Deliver Jerusalem
4 For thus the Lord has spoken to me:
“As a lion roars,
6 Return to Him against whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold—sin, which your own hands have made for yourselves.
8 “Then Assyria shall fall by a sword not of man,
A Reign of Righteousness
32 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
5 The foolish person will no longer be called [m]generous,
Consequences of Complacency
9 Rise up, you women who are at ease,
12 People shall mourn upon their breasts
The Peace of God’s Reign
16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters,
A Prayer in Deep Distress
33 Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered;
2 O Lord, be gracious to us;
5 The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;
7 Surely their valiant ones shall cry outside,
Impending Judgment on Zion
10 “Now I will rise,” says the Lord;
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
The Land of the Majestic King
17 Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
20 Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;
Then the prey of great plunder is divided;
Ephesians 1 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Redemption in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He [a]made us accepted in the Beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and [b]prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, [c]both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[d] is the [e]guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your [f]understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality[g] and [h]power and [i]might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
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