doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the
oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case
of the widow."
let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins
are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the
sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn
together, with no one to quench the fire."
LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty,
for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),"
arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men
humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,"
will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground
from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when
he rises to shake the earth."
day men will throw away to the rodents and bats their idols
of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship."
trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils."
the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy
the fruit of their deeds."
to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back
for what their hands have done."
LORD takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people."
will be brought low and mankind humbled, the eyes of the arrogant
the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the
holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness."
Woe to those
who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at
to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government
will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful
Counselor, [b] Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
increase of his government and peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing
and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that
time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish
to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive
decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold
justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their
prey and robbing the fatherless."
will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from
afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave
God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD,
the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."
joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."
day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim
that his name is exalted."
to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be
known to all the world."
"I will stir
up Egyptian against Egyptian— brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against
hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and
a fierce king will rule over them," declares the Lord, the
is nothing Egypt can do— head or tail, palm branch or reed."
day the Egyptians will be like women. They will shudder with
fear at the uplifted hand that the LORD Almighty raises against
them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians;
everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because
of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them."
the LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it;
he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants-"
be the same for priest as for people, for master as for servant,
for mistress as for maid, for seller as for buyer, for borrower
as for lender, for debtor as for creditor."
earth will be completely laid waste and totally plundered.
The LORD has spoken this word."
earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws,
violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant."
a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few
moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty
will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its
you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for
in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things
planned long ago."
have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in
his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the
heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving
against a wall."
in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal."
those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels
it to the ground and casts it down to the dust."
path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the
way of the righteous smooth."
the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people
of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood
shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer."
a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with
the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD
is our king; it is he who will save us."
strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."
those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow
weary, they will walk and not be faint."
spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does
not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and
your soul will delight in the richest of fare."
the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near."
is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right,
for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will
soon be revealed."
who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they
lie in death."
the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose
waves cast up mire and mud."
no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."
the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear
too dull to hear."