Lamentations 1-2English Standard Version (ESV)
How Lonely Sits the City
1 How lonely sits the city
2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
3 Judah has gone into exile because of affliction[a]
4 The roads to Zion mourn,
5 Her foes have become the head;
6 From the daughter of Zion
7 Jerusalem remembers
8 Jerusalem sinned grievously;
9 Her uncleanness was in her skirts;
10 The enemy has stretched out his hands
11 All her people groan
12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
13 “From on high he sent fire;
14 “My transgressions were bound[f] into a yoke;
15 “The Lord rejected
16 “For these things I weep;
17 Zion stretches out her hands,
18 “The Lord is in the right,
19 “I called to my lovers,
20 “Look, O Lord, for I am in distress;
21 “They heard[g] my groaning,
22 “Let all their evildoing come before you,
The Lord Has Destroyed Without Pity
2 How the Lord in his anger
2 The Lord has swallowed up without mercy
3 He has cut down in fierce anger
4 He has bent his bow like an enemy,
5 The Lord has become like an enemy;
6 He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
7 The Lord has scorned his altar,
8 The Lord determined to lay in ruins
9 Her gates have sunk into the ground;
10 The elders of the daughter of Zion
11 My eyes are spent with weeping;
12 They cry to their mothers,
13 What can I say for you, to what compare you,
14 Your prophets have seen for you
15 All who pass along the way
16 All your enemies
17 The Lord has done what he purposed;
18 Their heart cried to the Lord.
19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
20 Look, O Lord, and see!
21 In the dust of the streets
22 You summoned as if to a festival day
ObadiahEnglish Standard Version (ESV)
1 The vision of Obadiah.
Edom Will Be Humbled
Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom:
5 If thieves came to you,
8 Will I not on that day, declares the Lord,
Edom's Violence Against Jacob
10 Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
The Day of the Lord Is Near
15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
The Kingdom of the Lord
19 Those of the Negeb shall possess Mount Esau,
Revelation 14English Standard Version (ESV)
The Lamb and the 144,000
14 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
The Messages of the Three Angels
6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion[a] of her sexual immorality.”
9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.[b]
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
The Harvest of the Earth
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.[c]
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