Bible: Isaiah 4:1-6

4:1 Seven women will grab hold of

one man at that time. 1 

They will say, “We will provide 2  our own food,

we will provide 3  our own clothes;

but let us belong to you 4 

take away our shame!” 5 

The Branch of the Lord

4:2 At that time 6 

the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor; 7 

the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight

to those who remain in Israel. 8 

4:3 Those remaining in Zion, 9  those left in Jerusalem, 10 

will be called “holy,” 11 

all in Jerusalem who are destined to live. 12 

4:4 At that time 13  the sovereign master 14  will wash the excrement 15  from Zion’s women,

he will rinse the bloodstains from Jerusalem’s midst, 16 

as he comes to judge

and to bring devastation. 17 

4:5 Then the Lord will create

over all of Mount Zion 18 

and over its convocations

a cloud and smoke by day

and a bright flame of fire by night; 19 

indeed a canopy will accompany the Lord’s glorious presence. 20 

4:6 By day it will be a shelter to provide shade from the heat,

as well as safety and protection from the heavy downpour. 21 

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