Bible: Isaiah 4:2-6

The Branch of the Lord

4:2 At that time 1 

the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor; 2 

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

to those who remain in Israel. 3 

4:3 Those remaining in Zion, 4  those left in Jerusalem, 5 

will be called “holy,” 6 

all in Jerusalem who are destined to live. 7 

4:4 At that time 8  the sovereign master 9  will wash the excrement 10  from Zion’s women,

he will rinse the bloodstains from Jerusalem’s midst, 11 

as he comes to judge

and to bring devastation. 12 

4:5 Then the Lord will create

over all of Mount Zion 13 

and over its convocations

a cloud and smoke by day

and a bright flame of fire by night; 14 

indeed a canopy will accompany the Lord’s glorious presence. 15 

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. 16 

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