1 The word that came from the Lord to Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Now it shall come to pass in the last days, the mountain of the Lord and the house of God shall be visible on the tops of the mountains and exalted above the hills. All the Gentiles shall come to it.†
3 Many Gentiles shall travel and say, “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will proclaim His way to us, and we shall walk in it.” For the law of the Lord shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the Gentiles and rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
5 O now, house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
6 For He forsook His people, the house of Israel, for as from the beginning, their land is filled with divinations—like the land of foreigners—and many children of foreigners were born to them.
7 Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures. Their land is also filled with horses; there is no end to their chariots.
8 Their land is also filled with the abominations of their works, and they worship the works of their hands, which their fingers made.
9 A man bows down and each man humbles himself, but I will not forgive them.
10 Enter now into the rocks and hide in the earth from the face of the Lord, for fear and the glory of His might when He rises to smite the earth.
11 For the eyes of the Lord are lofty, and man is humble. The haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon all who are insolent, arrogant, high and lifted up, and they shall be humbled;
13 and upon every cedar tree of Lebanon, high and lifted up, and upon every oak of Bashan,
14 and upon every mountain and lofty hill,
15 and upon every high tower and fortified wall,
16 and upon every ship of the sea, and upon every sight of beautiful ships.
17 Every man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of man shall fall. The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 But they shall hide all the things made by hands.
19 They shall carry them into the caves and cracks of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from fear of the Lord’s presence and the glory of His might when He arises to strike the earth.
20 For in that day, man will cast away his abominations of silver and gold, which they made to worship worthless things and bats,
21 so as to enter into the holes of solid rocks and clefts of the rugged rocks, from fear of the Lord and the glory of His might when He arises to strike the earth.
1 For the End; in hymns; by David. †
2 Hear my supplication, O God; Attend to my prayer.
3 From the end of the earth I cried out to You When my heart was discouraged; You lifted me high on a rock.
4 You guided me, for You became my hope, A tower of strength from the face of the enemy.
5 I will dwell in Your tabernacle unto the ages; I will be covered with the shelter of Your wings. (Pause)
6 For You, O God, hear my prayers; You give an inheritance to those who fear Your name.
7 You will add days to the days of the king, His years as the days of generation to generation.
8 He will abide before God forever; Who will seek out His mercy and truth?
9 So I will sing praise to Your name unto ages of ages, That I may pay my vows day to day.
Proverbs of Solomon 12
16 By the fruits of his mouth, the soul of a man will be filled with good things, And the recompense of his lips will be given to him.
17 The ways of undiscerning men are right in their own eyes, But a wise man hearkens to counsels.
18 A man without discernment immediately proclaims his wrath, But an astute man hides his own dishonor.†
19 A righteous man declares his honesty openly, But the witness of the unrighteous is deceitful.†
20 There are those who wound with a sword as they speak, But the tongues of the wise heal.†
1 Corinthians 15
The Manner of the Resurrection
35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?”†
36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.
37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain.
38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
The One Who Resurrects Us
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.†
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
The Time of the Resurrection
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.†
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Hymn: Triumph Over Death
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.†
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.†