Bible: Isa. 2:2-4; 9:6-7; 66:18-23
2:2 In the future 1
the mountain of the
as the most important of mountains,
and will be the most prominent of hills. 3
All the nations will stream to it,
2:3 many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the
to the temple of the God of Jacob,
For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; 8
2:4 He will judge disputes between nations;
he will settle cases for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares, 10
and their spears into pruning hooks. 11
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will no longer train for war.
9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, 1
by other humans 2
must his blood be shed;
for in God’s image 3
God 4 has made humankind.”
9:7 But as for you, 5 be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.”
1:20 God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms 2 of living creatures and let birds fly 3 above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 1:21 God created the great sea creatures 4 and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. 1:22 God blessed them 5 and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 6 1:23 There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.