Isaiah Ruth

Isaiah chapter 30 and the book of Ruth.

FE 1Woe to the rebellious sons, says the Master, who take counsel, but not of me; and who offer wine offerings, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin; 2who start to go down to Mizraim, and have not asked at my mouth, to strengthen themselves by the strength of pharaoh, and to take shelter in the shadow of Mizraim. 3Therefore the strength of pharaoh will be to your shame, and the shelter of the shadow of Mizraim to your confusion. 4For while pharaoh is in Zoan his princes and ambassadors will act deceitfully. 5They go to a people that cannot profit them, neither be help nor a profit, but shame and disgrace. Isaiah 30:1-56The burden of the cattle of the south: Into a land of trouble and anguish, where the lion and the young lion are and from them the viper and the flying dragon, they will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys and their treasures on the humps of camels to a people that will not profit them. 7For the Mizraim will help in vain and in falsehood; therefore I have called their strength a sabbath. Isaiah 30:6-78Now go write it upon a tablet and upon a scroll of contract that it may be for a latter day testimony forever. 9For this is a rebellious people, lying sons, sons who will not hear the law of the Master, 10who have said to the seers, Do not see, and to the prophets, Do not prophesy to us reproof. Speak to us deception. Prophesy lies. 11Get out of the way. Turn from the path. Cause the holy one of Israel to cease from before us. Isaiah 30:8-1112Therefore, thus says the holy one of Israel: because you have despised this word and trusted in oppression and have complained yet trusted in it; 13therefore this iniquity will be to you as a breach ready to fall and as a high wall whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant. 14Its breaking is as the breaking of the potter's vessel that is broken in pieces without pity; so that there will not be found in its fragments a shard to take fire from the land or to take water with it out of the cistern. Isaiah 30:12-1415Therefore, thus says the holy one of Israel: when you will repent and rest, you will be saved; in quietness and in hope, your strength will be; but you would not listen. 16But you said, Not so, for we will ride on horses, and will flee on swift ones; therefore you will flee, and your pursuers will be swift. 171,000 will flee at the rebuke of 1; at the rebuke of 5 you will flee until you are left as a beacon on the top of a mountain and as an ensign on a hill. Isaiah 30:15-1718Therefore the Master will begin to be favorful to you, and therefore he will be exalted that he may have mercy on you; for the Master is a god of judgment; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:1819For the people will live in Zion at Jerusalem; you will not weep any longer; he will be very favorful to you at the voice of your cry; when he will hear it, he will answer you. 20Though the Master give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet he will not gather any longer those who have caused you to err, and your eyes will see the misfortune of those who have caused you to err; 21and your ears will hear a word behind you saying, This is the way, walk in it, and do not turn aside, either to the right hand or to the left. 22You will defile the silver which is overlaid on your idols, and the ornament of your molten images of gold; you will cast them away like unclean water of a menstruous woman; and you will take them outside like rubbish. Isaiah 30:19-2223He will give rain to your seed, with which you will sow the ground; and grain of the increase of the land, and it will be fertile and plentiful; in that day, your cattle will graze in rich pastures. 24The oxen and the young bulls that till the ground will eat clean provender which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. 25There will be on every high mountain and on every high hill, flowing streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall. 26The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be 7-fold, as the light of 7 days, in the day that the Master binds up the breach of his people and heals the pain of their wound. Isaiah 30:23-2627The name of the Master comes from far away, his wrath burns and his train is glorious; his lips are full of indignation and his tongue as a devouring fire; 28and his breath as an overflowing torrent will reach up to the neck to confuse the peoples because of their erring vanity, and because of the bridle which is in the jaws of the peoples, which causes them to err. 29You will have a song in the night as when a holy solemnity is kept, and gladness of heart as when one walks rejoicing to come to the mount of the Master to the rock of Israel. 30The Master will cause his glorious voice to be heard, and will show the striking of his arm with the indignation of his anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, with the rainstorm and tempest and hailstones. 31For from before the excellency of the Master, the Assyrian will be defeated and struck with a rod. 32In all his works, the staff of affliction which the Master will lay on him will be with tabrets and harps; and with a fierce battle he will fight against him. 33For he has prepared his punishment of old; yes, it is prepared to be executed; he has made it deep and large in his dwelling place; the trees and the fire are plentiful; the breath of the Master, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it. Isaiah 30:27-33 (Isaiah 30 BRB)

Going to Egypt

FE 1It came to pass in the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a certain man from Beth Lehem of Judah went to stay in the land of Moab; he and his wife and his 2 sons. 2The name of the man was Elimelek and the name of his wife Naomi and the names of his 2 sons Mahlon and Kilion; Ephrathites from Beth Lehem of Judah. They came to the land of Moab to stay there. Ruth 1:1-23Elimelek the husband of Naomi died, and she was left with her 2 sons. 4They took them wives of the Moabite women; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth, and they lived there about 10 years. 5Her 2 sons Mahlon and Kilion died and the woman was bereft of her husband and her 2 sons. Ruth 1:3-5 (Ruth 1:1-5 BRB)