Isaiah 39-40 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Embassy from Merodach-baladan. 1 At that time Merodach-baladan,[a] son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and gifts to Hezekiah, when he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. 2 Hezekiah was pleased at their coming, and then showed the messengers his treasury, the silver and gold, the spices and perfumed oil, his whole armory, and everything in his storerooms; there was nothing in his house or in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.
3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and asked him, “What did these men say to you? Where did they come from?” Hezekiah replied, “They came to me from a distant land, from Babylon.” 4 He asked, “What did they see in your house?” Hezekiah answered, “They saw everything in my house. There is nothing in my storerooms that I did not show them.” 5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of hosts: 6 The time is coming when all that is in your house, everything that your ancestors have stored up until this day, shall be carried off to Babylon;[b] nothing shall be left, says the Lord. 7 Some of your own descendants, your progeny, shall be taken and made attendants in the palace of the king of Babylon.” 8 Hezekiah replied to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.”[c] For he thought, “There will be peace and stability in my lifetime.”
II. Isaiah 40—55[d]
A. The Lord’s Glory in Israel’s Liberation
Promise of Salvation
1 [e]Comfort, give comfort to my people,
3 A voice proclaims:[g]
6 A voice says, “Proclaim!”
9 Go up onto a high mountain,
Power of God and the Vanity of Idols
12 Who has measured with his palm the waters,
15 See, the nations count as a drop in the bucket,
18 To whom can you liken God?
21 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
25 To whom can you liken me as an equal?
Ben Sira 1:16-29 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
16 The fullness of wisdom is to fear the Lord;
18 The crown of wisdom is the fear of the Lord,
20 The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord;
22 Unjust anger can never be justified;
25 Among wisdom’s treasures is the model for knowledge;
28 Do not disobey the fear of the Lord,[c]
Hebrews 1 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
1 In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; 2 in these last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe,
3 who is the refulgence of his glory,
II. The Son Higher Than the Angels
Messianic Enthronement.[b] 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say:
“You are my son; this day I have begotten you”?
“I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me”?
6 And again, when he leads[c] the first-born into the world, he says:
“Let all the angels of God worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says:
“He makes his angels winds
8 but of the Son:
“Your throne, O God,[d] stands forever and ever;
“At the beginning, O Lord, you established the earth,
13 But to which of the angels has he ever said:
“Sit at my right hand
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?