Last updated on Sunday November 09, 2008
Always rejoice, Unceasingly pray, In everything give thanks.
If you are willing and listen, You will eat the good of the land;
And the idols will vanish completely.
Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
And he who is left over in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been written down in Jerusalem for life;
But Jehovah of hosts is exalted in judgment, And the holy God shows Himself holy in righteousness.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? Who will go for Us? And I said, Here am I; send me.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and will bear a son, and she will call his name Immanuel.
You shall sanctify Jehovah of hosts; He shall be the One to fear and He shall be the One to be awed by.
For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
For utter destruction and a strict decision is the Lord Jehovah of hosts performing in the midst of the whole land.
Then a sprout will come forth from the stump of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
And you will say in that day, Give thanks to Jehovah; call upon His name! Make His deeds known among the peoples; Remind them that His name is exalted.
And I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will stop the arrogance of the proud, And the haughtiness of the terrible I will abase.
Jehovah of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely just as I conceived it, so has it happened; And just as I have purposed it, so shall this stand,
The burden concerning Moab: Indeed in a night it is devastated-Ar of Moab is cut off. Indeed in a night it is devastated-Kir of Moab is cut off.
Then will a throne be established in lovingkindness, And upon it One will sit in truth In the tent of David, Judging and pursuing justice And hastening righteousness.
In that day man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will behold the Holy One of Israel.
All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, When the standard is raised on the mountains, you will see it; And when the horn is blown, you will hear it.
With which Jehovah of hosts will bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt My people and Assyria the work of My hands and Israel My inheritance.
And they will be dismayed and ashamed of Cush, their expectation, and of Egypt, their boast.
And now there come Riding men, A team of horsemen. And one answers and says, Fallen, fallen is Babylon! And all the idols of her gods Has he shattered to the earth.
Then you made a reservoir between the walls For the water of the old pool. But you did not look to its very Maker, And He who formed it long ago you did not regard.
Jehovah of hosts has purposed it, To defile the pride of all beauty, To bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
And in that day Jehovah will punish On high the host on high, And the kings of the earth on the earth.
For You have been a stronghold to the weak, A stronghold to the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of those who terrify is like a tempest against a wall.
You will keep the steadfast of mind In perfect peace Because he trusts in You.
I, Jehovah, am its keeper; Every moment I water it. Lest anyone visit harm upon it, By night and by day I guard it.
This also comes forth from Jehovah of hosts, He who makes His counsel extraordinary and His sound wisdom great.
And the Lord said, Because this people draws near with their mouth, And with their lips they honor Me, Yet they remove their heart far from Me, And their fear for Me Is a commandment of men merely learned;
For thus says the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest you will be saved; In quietness and in trust will be your strength; But you were not willing,
Like flying birds So Jehovah of hosts will protect Jerusalem; He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.
And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the result of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
For Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is our Lawmaker, Jehovah is our King; He will save us.
For Jehovah has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for Zion's contention.
And the ransomed of Jehovah will return And will come to Zion with a ringing shout, And eternal joy will be upon their heads. They will lay hold on gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
You now have put your trust in the staff of this broken reed, in Egypt, which, if a man should lean on it, will go into his hand and pierce it, for so is Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to all who trust in him.
And now, O Jehovah our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone are Jehovah.
Jehovah is ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs, With stringed instruments, All the days of our life, In the house of Jehovah.
The days are now coming when everything that is in your house and that your fathers have laid up as a treasure unto this day will be carried away to Babylon; nothing will be left, says Jehovah.
The grass withers and the flower fades, But the word of our God will stand forever.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; surely I will help you; Surely I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.
A bruised reed He will not break; And a dimly burning flax He will not extinguish; He will bring forth justice in truth.
I, even I, am Jehovah; And there is no Savior besides Me.
For I will pour water upon the thirsty land, And streams upon the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit upon your seed, And My blessing upon your offspring.
He who forms the light and creates darkness, He who makes peace and creates evil, I am Jehovah who makes all these things.
Even unto old age, I am He; Even unto your gray-haired years, I will bear you. I have made and I will carry, And I will bear and deliver.
Our Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.
If only you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea,
Thus says Jehovah, In an acceptable time I have answered You, And in a day of salvation I have helped You; And I will preserve You and give You for a covenant of the people, To restore the land, to apportion the desolate inheritances,
The Lord Jehovah has opened my ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn back.
I, even I, am He who will comfort you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who will die, And of the son of man who will be made like grass,
Indeed, My Servant will act wisely and will prosper; He will be exalted and lifted up and very high.
We all like sheep have gone astray; Each of us has turned to his own way, And Jehovah has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.