Zion's Coming Salvation

62 (A)For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
    and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,
(B)until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
    and her salvation as a burning torch.
(C)The nations shall see your righteousness,
    and all the kings your glory,
(D)and you shall be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be (E)a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
    and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
(F)You shall no more be termed (G)Forsaken,[a]
    and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,[b]
(H)but you shall be called (I)My Delight Is in Her,[c]
    and your land Married;[d]
for the Lord delights in you,
    and your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
    so (J)shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
    so (K)shall your God rejoice over you.

On your walls, O Jerusalem,
    I have set (L)watchmen;
all the day and all the night
    they shall never be silent.
You who put the Lord in remembrance,
    take no rest,
and give him no rest
    until he establishes Jerusalem
    and makes it (M)a praise in the earth.
The Lord has sworn (N)by his right hand
    and by his mighty arm:
“I will not again give (O)your grain
    to be food for your enemies,
(P)and foreigners shall not drink your wine
    for which you have labored;
but (Q)those who garner it shall eat it
    and praise the Lord,
and (R)those who gather it shall drink it
    in the courts of my sanctuary.”[e]

10 Go through, go through the gates;
    (S)prepare the way for the people;
(T)build up, build up the highway;
    clear it of stones;
    (U)lift up a signal over the peoples.
11 Behold, the Lord has proclaimed
    to the end of the earth:
(V)Say to the daughter of Zion,
    (W)“Behold, your salvation comes;
behold, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense before him.”
12 (X)And they shall be called The Holy People,
    The Redeemed of the Lord;
(Y)and you shall be called Sought Out,
    A City Not Forsaken.

The Lord's Day of Vengeance

63 Who is this who comes from (Z)Edom,
    in crimsoned garments from (AA)Bozrah,
he who is splendid in his apparel,
    (AB)marching in the greatness of his strength?
“It is I, speaking in righteousness,
    mighty to save.”

Why is your (AC)apparel red,
    and your garments like his (AD)who treads in the winepress?

(AE)“I have trodden the winepress alone,
    (AF)and from the peoples no one was with me;
I trod them in my anger
    and trampled them in my wrath;
their lifeblood[f] spattered on my garments,
    and stained all my apparel.
(AG)For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
    and my year of redemption[g] had come.
I looked, but (AH)there was no one to help;
    I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold;
so my own arm brought me salvation,
    and my wrath upheld me.
I trampled down the peoples in my anger;
    (AI)I made them drunk in my wrath,
    and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

The Lord's Mercy Remembered

I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,
    the praises of the Lord,
according to all that the Lord has granted us,
    (AJ)and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
For he said, “Surely they are my people,
    children who will not deal falsely.”
    And he became their Savior.
(AK)In all their affliction he was afflicted,[h]
    and the angel of his presence saved them;
(AL)in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
    (AM)he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

10 (AN)But they rebelled
    (AO)and grieved his Holy Spirit;
therefore he turned to be their enemy,
    and himself fought against them.
11 Then he remembered (AP)the days of old,
    of Moses and his people.[i]
(AQ)Where is he who brought them up out of the sea
    with the shepherds of his flock?
Where is he who put in the midst of them
    his Holy Spirit,
12 who caused his glorious arm
    to go at the right hand of Moses,
(AR)who divided the waters before them
    (AS)to make for himself an everlasting name,
13     who led them through the depths?
Like a horse in the desert,
    they did not stumble.
14 Like livestock that go down into the valley,
    (AT)the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest.
So you led your people,
    (AU)to make for yourself a glorious name.

Prayer for Mercy

15 (AV)Look down from heaven and see,
    (AW)from your holy and beautiful[j] habitation.
Where are (AX)your zeal and your might?
    The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion
    are held back from me.
16 For (AY)you are our Father,
    though Abraham does not know us,
    and Israel does not acknowledge us;
you, O Lord, are our Father,
    (AZ)our Redeemer from of old is your name.
17 O Lord, why do you make us wander from your ways
    and (BA)harden our heart, so that we fear you not?
(BB)Return for the sake of your servants,
    the tribes of your heritage.
18 (BC)Your holy people held possession for a little while;[k]
    (BD)our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary.
19 (BE)We have become like those over whom you have never ruled,
    like those who are not called by your name.

64 (BF)Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    (BG)that the mountains might quake at your presence—
[l] as when fire kindles brushwood
    and the fire causes water to boil—
(BH)to make your name known to your adversaries,
    and that the nations might tremble at your presence!
(BI)When you did awesome things that we did not look for,
    you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
(BJ)From of old no one has heard
    or perceived by the ear,
(BK)no eye has seen a God besides you,
    who acts for those who wait for him.
You meet him who joyfully works righteousness,
    those who remember you in your ways.
Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;
    in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?[m]
(BL)We have all become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
(BM)We all fade like a leaf,
    and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
(BN)There is no one who calls upon your name,
    who rouses himself to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
    and have made us melt in[n] the hand of our iniquities.

(BO)But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
    (BP)we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    (BQ)we are all the work of your hand.
(BR)Be not so terribly angry, O Lord,
    (BS)and remember not iniquity forever.
    Behold, please look, we are all your people.
10 (BT)Your holy cities have become a wilderness;
    Zion has become a wilderness,
    Jerusalem a desolation.
11 (BU)Our holy and beautiful[o] house,
    where our fathers praised you,
has been burned by fire,
    and all our pleasant places have become ruins.
12 (BV)Will you restrain yourself at these things, O Lord?
    Will you keep silent, and afflict us so terribly?

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 62:4 Hebrew Azubah
  2. Isaiah 62:4 Hebrew Shemamah
  3. Isaiah 62:4 Hebrew Hephzibah
  4. Isaiah 62:4 Hebrew Beulah
  5. Isaiah 62:9 Or in my holy courts
  6. Isaiah 63:3 Or their juice; also verse 6
  7. Isaiah 63:4 Or the year of my redeemed
  8. Isaiah 63:9 Or he did not afflict
  9. Isaiah 63:11 Or Then his people remembered the days of old, of Moses
  10. Isaiah 63:15 Or holy and glorious
  11. Isaiah 63:18 Or They have dispossessed your holy people for a little while
  12. Isaiah 64:2 Ch 64:1 in Hebrew
  13. Isaiah 64:5 Or in your ways is continuance, that we might be saved
  14. Isaiah 64:7 Masoretic Text; Septuagint, Syriac, Targum have delivered us into
  15. Isaiah 64:11 Or holy and glorious

A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

You then, (A)my child, (B)be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and (C)what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses (D)entrust to faithful men,[a] (E)who will be able to teach others also. (F)Share in suffering as (G)a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier (H)gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. (I)An athlete is not (J)crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is (K)the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Remember Jesus Christ, (L)risen from the dead, the (M)offspring of David, (N)as preached in my gospel, (O)for which I am suffering, (P)bound with chains as a criminal. But (Q)the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore (R)I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain (S)the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with (T)eternal glory. 11 The saying is (U)trustworthy, for:

(V)If we have died with him, we will also (W)live with him;
12 (X)if we endure, we will also reign with him;
(Y)if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 (Z)if we are faithless, (AA)he remains faithful—

for (AB)he cannot deny himself.

A Worker Approved by God

14 Remind them of these things, and (AC)charge them before God[b] (AD)not to quarrel about words, (AE)which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[c] a worker (AF)who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But (AG)avoid (AH)irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are (AI)Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, (AJ)saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: (AK)“The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone (AL)who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

20 Now in (AM)a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, (AN)some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, (AO)if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,[d] he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, (AP)ready for every good work.

22 So (AQ)flee (AR)youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with (AS)those who call on the Lord (AT)from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant (AU)controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And (AV)the Lord's servant[e] must not be quarrelsome but (AW)kind to everyone, (AX)able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents (AY)with gentleness. God (AZ)may perhaps grant them repentance (BA)leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from (BB)the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context
  2. 2 Timothy 2:14 Some manuscripts the Lord
  3. 2 Timothy 2:15 That is, one approved after being tested
  4. 2 Timothy 2:21 Greek from these things
  5. 2 Timothy 2:24 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

The Lord Reigns

93 (A)The Lord reigns; he is (B)robed in majesty;
    the Lord is (C)robed; he has (D)put on strength as his belt.
(E)Yes, the world is established; (F)it shall never be moved.
(G)Your throne is established from of old;
    (H)you are from everlasting.

(I)The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
    mightier than the waves of the sea,
    (J)the Lord (K)on high is mighty!

Your (L)decrees are very trustworthy;
    (M)holiness befits your house,
    O Lord, forevermore.

16 If you have (A)found honey, eat (B)only enough for you,
    lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

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