The Word of God: Isaiah 2:5-22 – December 6, 2019

5O house of Jacob, 
     come, let us walk 
     in the light of the LORD! 
6For you have forsaken the ways of your people, 
     O house of Jacob. 
Indeed they are full of diviners from the east 
     and of soothsayers like the Philistines, 
     and they clasp hands with foreigners. 
7Their land is filled with silver and gold, 
     and there is no end to their treasures; 
their land is filled with horses, 
     and there is no end to their chariots. 
8Their land is filled with idols; 
     they bow down to the work of their hands, 
     to what their own fingers have made. 
9And so people are humbled, 
     and everyone is brought low — 
     do not forgive them! 
10Enter into the rock, 
     and hide in the dust 
from the terror of the LORD, 
     and from the glory of his majesty. 
11The haughty eyes of people shall be brought low, 
     and the pride of everyone shall be humbled; 
and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. 
12For the LORD of hosts has a day 
     against all that is proud and lofty, 
     against all that is lifted up and high; 
13against all the cedars of Lebanon, 
     lofty and lifted up; 
     and against all the oaks of Bashan; 
14against all the high mountains, 
     and against all the lofty hills; 
15against every high tower, 
     and against every fortified wall; 
16against all the ships of Tarshish, 
     and against all the beautiful craft. 
17The haughtiness of people shall be humbled, 
     and the pride of everyone shall be brought low; 
     and the LORD alone will be exalted on that day. 
18The idols shall utterly pass away. 
19Enter the caves of the rocks 
     and the holes of the ground, 
from the terror of the LORD, 
     and from the glory of his majesty, 
     when he rises to terrify the earth. 
20On that day people will throw away 
     to the moles and to the bats 
their idols of silver and their idols of gold, 
     which they made for themselves to worship, 
21to enter the caverns of the rocks 
     and the clefts in the crags, 
from the terror of the LORD, 
     and from the glory of his majesty, 
     when he rises to terrify the earth. 
22Turn away from mortals, 
     who have only breath in their nostrils, 
     for of what account are they?

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