Bible: Isa. 27
27:1 At that time 1 the
with his destructive, 2 great, and powerful sword
Leviathan the fast-moving 3 serpent,
Leviathan the squirming serpent;
he will kill the sea monster. 4
27:2 When that time comes, 5
sing about a delightful vineyard! 6
27:3 I, the
I water it regularly. 8
I guard it night and day,
so no one can harm it. 9
27:4 I am not angry.
I wish I could confront some thorns and briers!
Then I would march against them 10 for battle;
I would set them 11 all on fire,
27:5 unless they became my subjects 12
and made peace with me;
let them make peace with me. 13
27:6 The time is coming when Jacob will take root; 14
Israel will blossom and grow branches.
27:7 Has the
Has Israel been killed like their enemies? 18
27:8 When you summon her for divorce, you prosecute her; 19
27:9 So in this way Jacob’s sin will be forgiven, 22
and this is how they will show they are finished sinning: 23
They will make all the stones of the altars 24
like crushed limestone,
and the Asherah poles and the incense altars will no longer stand. 25
27:10 For the fortified city 26 is left alone;
it is a deserted settlement
and abandoned like the desert.
Calves 27 graze there;
they lie down there
and eat its branches bare. 28
27:11 When its branches get brittle, 29 they break;
women come and use them for kindling. 30
For these people lack understanding, 31
therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them;
the one who formed them has no mercy on them.
27:12 At that time 32 the