October 20

Psalms 110

A Psalm. Of David.

1 The Lord said to my lord, Be seated at my right hand, till I put all those who are against you under your feet.

2The Lord will send out the rod of your strength from Zion; be king over your haters.

3Your people give themselves gladly in the day of your power; like the dew of the morning on the holy mountains is the army of your young men.

4The Lord has made an oath, and will not take it back. You are a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek.

5In the day of his wrath kings will be wounded by the Lord at your right hand.

6He will be judge among the nations, the valleys will be full of dead bodies; the head over a great country will be wounded by him.

7He will take of the stream by the way; so his head will be lifted up.

Isaiah 7

1Now it came about in the days of Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin, the king of Aram, and Pekah, the son of Remaliah, the king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to make war against it, but were not able to overcome it.

2And word came to the family of David that Aram had put up its tents in Ephraim. And the king’s heart, and the hearts of his people, were moved, like the trees of the wood shaking in the wind.

3Then the Lord said to Isaiah, Go out now, you and Shear-jashub, your son, and you will come across Ahaz at the end of the stream flowing from the higher pool, in the highway of the washerman’s field;

4And say to him, Take care and be quiet; have no fear, and do not let your heart be feeble, because of these two ends of smoking fire-wood, because of the bitter wrath of Rezin and Aram, and of the son of Remaliah.

5Because Aram has made evil designs against you, saying,

6Let us go up against Judah, troubling her, and forcing our way into her, and let us put up a king in her, even the son of Tabeel:

7This is the word of the Lord God: This design will not come about or be effected.

8For the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin (and in sixty-five years from now Ephraim will be broken, and will no longer be a people):

9And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If you will not have faith, your kingdom will be broken.

10And Isaiah said again to Ahaz,

11Make a request to the Lord your God for a sign, a sign in the deep places of the underworld, or in the high heavens.

12But Ahaz said, I will not put the Lord to the test by making such a request.

13And he said, Give ear now, O family of David: is it not enough that you are driving men to disgust? will you do the same to my God?

14For this cause the Lord himself will give you a sign; a young woman is now with child, and she will give birth to a son, and she will give him the name Immanuel.

15Butter and honey will be his food, when he is old enough to make a decision between evil and good.

16For before the child is old enough to make a decision between evil and good, the land whose two kings you are now fearing will have become waste.

17The Lord is about to send on you, and on your people, and on your father’s house, such a time of trouble as there has not been from the days of the separating of Ephraim from Judah; even the coming of the king of Assyria.

18And it will be in that day that the Lord will make a piping sound for the fly which is in the end of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee which is in the land of Assyria.

19And they will come, covering all the waste valleys, and the holes of the rocks, and the thorns, and all the watering-places.

20In that day will the Lord take away the hair of the head and of the feet, as well as the hair of the face, with a blade got for a price from the other side of the River; even with the king of Assyria.

21And it will be in that day that a man will give food to a young cow and two sheep;

22And they will give so much milk that he will be able to have butter for his food: for butter and honey will be the food of all who are still living in the land.

23And it will be in that day that in every place where before there were a thousand vines valued at a thousand shekels of silver, there will be nothing but blackberries and thorns.

24Men will come there with bows and arrows, because all the land will be full of blackberries and thorns.

25And they will send out the oxen and the sheep on all the hills which before were worked with the spade, … fear of blackberries and thorns.

Isaiah 8

1And the Lord said to me, Take a great writing-board, and on it put down in common letters, Maher-shalal-hash-baz;

2And take true witnesses to the writing, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah, the son of Jeberechiah.

3And I went in to my wife, and she became with child, and gave birth to a son. Then the Lord said to me, Give him the name Maher-shalal-hash-baz,

4For before the child is able to say, Father, or, Mother, the wealth of Damascus and the goods of Samaria will be taken away by the king of Assyria.

5And the Lord said again to me,

6Because this people will have nothing to do with the softly-flowing waters of Shiloah, and have fear of Rezin and Remaliah’s son;

7For this cause the Lord is sending on them the waters of the River, deep and strong, even the king of Assyria and all his glory: and it will come up through all its streams, overflowing all its edges:

8And it will come on into Judah; rushing on and overflowing, till the waters are up to the neck; *** and his outstretched wings will be covering the land from side to side: for God is with us.

9Have knowledge, O peoples, and be in fear; give ear, all you far-off parts of the earth:

10Let your designs be formed, and they will come to nothing; give your orders, and they will not be effected: for God is with us.

11For the Lord, controlling me with a strong hand, gave me orders not to go in the way of this people, saying,

12Do not say, It is holy, about everything of which this people says, It is holy; and do not be in fear of what they go in fear of.

13But let the Lord of armies be holy to you, and go in fear of him, giving honour to him.

14And he will be for a holy place: but for a stone of falling and a rock of trouble to the two houses of Israel, and to the men of Jerusalem, for a net in which they may be taken.

15And numbers of them, falling on the stone, will be broken, and will be taken in the net.

16Let my teaching be kept secret: and my words be given to my disciples only.

17And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.

18See, I and the children whom the Lord has given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of armies, whose resting-place is in Mount Zion.

19And when they say to you, Make request for us to those who have control of spirits, and to those wise in secret arts, who make hollow bird-like sounds; is it not right for a people to make request to their gods, to make request for the living to the dead?

20Then say to them, Put your faith in the teaching and the witness. … If they do not say such things. … For him there is no dawn. …

21And he will go through the land in bitter trouble and in need of food; and when he is unable to get food, he will become angry, cursing his king and his God, and his eyes will be turned to heaven on high;

22And he will be looking down on the earth, and there will be trouble and dark clouds, black night where there is no seeing.

Revelation of John 20

1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the great deep and a great chain in his hand.

2And he took the dragon, the old snake, which is the Evil One and Satan, and put chains on him for a thousand years,

3And put him into the great deep, and it was shut and locked over him, so that he might put the nations in error no longer, till the thousand years were ended: after this he will be let loose for a little time.

4And I saw high seats, and they were seated on them, and the right of judging was given to them: and I saw the souls of those who were put to death for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and those who did not give worship to the beast, or to his image, and had not his mark on their brows or on their hands; and they were living and ruling with Christ a thousand years.

5The rest of the dead did not come to life again till the thousand years were ended. This is the first coming back from the dead.

6Happy and holy is he who has a part in this first coming: over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will be ruling with him a thousand years.

7And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison,

8And will go out to put in error the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to get them together to the war, the number of whom is like the sands of the sea.

9And they went up over the face of the earth, and made a circle about the tents of the saints, and the well loved town: and fire came down out of heaven for their destruction.

10And the Evil One who put them in error was sent down into the sea of ever-burning fire, where the beast and the false prophet are, and their punishment will go on day and night for ever and ever.

11And I saw a great white seat, and him who was seated on it, before whose face the earth and the heaven went in flight; and there was no place for them.

12And I saw the dead, great and small, taking their places before the high seat; and the books were open, and another book was open, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by the things which were in the books, even by their works.

13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hell gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man by his works.

14And death and Hell were put into the sea of fire. This is the second death, even the sea of fire.

15And if anyone’s name was not in the book of life, he went down into the sea of fire.

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