B3 Isaiah 66
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: Where is the house that ye build unto me?
And where is the place of my rest?
For all those things hath mine hand made, And all those things have been, saith the LORD: But to this man will I look, Even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, And trembleth at my word.
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; He that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; He that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; He that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol.
Yea, they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delighteth in their abominations.
I also will choose their delusions, And will bring their fears upon them; Because when I called, none did answer; When I spake, they did not hear: But they did evil before mine eyes, And chose that in which I delighted not.
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, That cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: But he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, A voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: Rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; That ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: Then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, And be dandled upon her knees.
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like an herb: And the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, And his indignation toward his enemies.
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, And with his chariots like a whirlwind, To render his anger with fury, And his rebuke with flames of fire.
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: And the slain of the LORD shall be many.
They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens Behind one tree in the midst, Eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, Shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
For I know their works and their thoughts: It shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; And they shall come, and see my glory.
And I will set a sign among them, And I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, To Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, To Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, That have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; And they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations Upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, To my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, As the children of Israel bring an offering In a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, Shall remain before me, saith the LORD, So shall your seed and your name remain.
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, And from one sabbath to another, Shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
And they shall go forth, and look Upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: For their worm shall not die, Neither shall their fire be quenched; And they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
B3 Zechariah 14
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, And thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; And the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; And half of the city shall go forth into captivity, And the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, As when he fought in the day of battle.
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, Which is before Jerusalem on the east, And the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, And there shall be a very great valley; And half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, And half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; For the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: Yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah: And the LORD my God shall come, And all the saints with thee.
And it shall come to pass in that day, That the light shall not be clear, nor dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, Not day, nor night: But it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
And it shall be in that day, That living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; Half of them toward the former sea, And half of them toward the hinder sea: In summer and in winter shall it be.
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: In that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: And it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, From Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, And from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.
And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; But Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people That have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, And their eyes shall consume away in their holes, And their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
And it shall come to pass in that day, That a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; And they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, And his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; And the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, Gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
And so shall be the plague of the horse, Of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, And of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations Which came against Jerusalem Shall even go up from year to year To worship the King, the LORD of hosts, And to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And it shall be, that whoso will not come up Of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem To worship the King, the LORD of hosts, Even upon them shall be no rain.
And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; There shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen That come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
This shall be the punishment of Egypt, And the punishment of all nations That come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; And the pots in the LORD’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: And all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: And in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.