Bible: Isa. 5:26-30; 7:17-20; 8:4-8; 9:1; 10:5-34; 11:11, 15
5:26 He lifts a signal flag for a distant nation, 1
he whistles for it to come from the far regions of the earth.
Look, they 2 come quickly and swiftly.
5:27 None tire or stumble,
they don’t stop to nap or sleep.
They don’t loosen their belts,
or unstrap their sandals to rest. 3
5:28 Their arrows are sharpened,
and all their bows are prepared. 4
The hooves of their horses are hard as flint, 5
and their chariot wheels are like a windstorm. 6
5:29 Their roar is like a lion’s;
they roar like young lions.
They growl and seize their prey;
they drag it away and no one can come to the rescue.
it will sound like sea waves crashing against rocks. 9
One will look out over the land and see the darkness of disaster,
clouds will turn the light into darkness. 10
7:17 The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth. 7:18 The waters completely overwhelmed 1 the earth, and the ark floated 2 on the surface of the waters. 7:19 The waters completely inundated 3 the earth so that even 4 all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 7:20 The waters rose more than twenty feet 5 above the mountains. 6
God’s Covenant with Humankind through Noah
9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.