Bible: Isaiah 8:13-18

8:13 You must recognize the authority of the Lord who commands armies. 1 

He is the one you must respect;

he is the one you must fear. 2 

8:14 He will become a sanctuary, 3 

but a stone that makes a person trip,

and a rock that makes one stumble

to the two houses of Israel. 4 

He will become 5  a trap and a snare

to the residents of Jerusalem. 6 

8:15 Many will stumble over the stone and the rock, 7 

and will fall and be seriously injured,

and will be ensnared and captured.”

8:16 Tie up the scroll as legal evidence, 8 

seal the official record of God’s instructions and give it to my followers. 9 

8:17 I will wait patiently for the Lord,

who has rejected the family of Jacob; 10 

I will wait for him.

8:18 Look, I and the sons whom the Lord has given me 11  are reminders and object lessons 12  in Israel, sent from the Lord who commands armies, who lives on Mount Zion.

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