Isaiah 65-66 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Righteousness of God’s Judgment
65 “I was sought by those who did not ask for Me;
6 “Behold, it is written before Me:
8 Thus says the Lord:
“As the new wine is found in the cluster,
11 “But you are those who forsake the Lord,
13 Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, My servants shall eat,
The Glorious New Creation
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
20 “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days,
24 “It shall come to pass
True Worship and False
66 Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is My throne,
3 “He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man;
The Lord Vindicates Zion
5 Hear the word of the Lord,
6 The sound of noise from the city!
7 “Before she was in labor, she gave birth;
12 For thus says the Lord:
“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
The Reign and Indignation of God
14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice,
17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves,
18 “For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. 19 I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and [i]Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. 20 Then they shall bring all your brethren for an offering to the Lord out of all nations, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. 21 And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites,” says the Lord.
22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth
24 “And they shall go forth and look
1 Timothy 2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Pray for All Men
2 Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth [d]in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Men and Women in the Church
8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and [e]moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
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