Bible: Isaiah 51:12-16
51:12 “I, I am the one who consoles you. 1
Why are you afraid of mortal men,
of mere human beings who are as short-lived as grass? 2
51:13 Why do you forget 3 the
who stretched out the sky 4
and founded the earth?
Why do you constantly tremble all day long 5
at the anger of the oppressor,
when he makes plans to destroy?
Where is the anger of the oppressor? 6
51:14 The one who suffers 7 will soon be released;
he will not die in prison, 8
he will not go hungry. 9
51:15 I am the
who churns up the sea so that its waves surge.
Zion’s Time to Celebrate
I cover you with the palm of my hand, 12
to establish 13 the sky and to found the earth,
to say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” 14