Isaiah 2 Corinthians

Isaiah chapter 57 and the epistle of 2 Corinthians.

FE 1The righteous man has perished, and no one lays it to heart; and pious men are taken away; no one considers that the righteous man is taken away from the evil to come. 2Peace comes and they will relax and make progress. Isaiah 57:1-23But you draw near to here, you children of the afflicted one, seed of the adulterer and the prostitute. 4Against whom do you sport yourselves? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and draw out the tongue? Are you not offspring of iniquity, seed of falsehood, 5comforting yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying sons as sacrifices in the valleys under the cliffs of the rocks? 6Your portion and your heritage is in the parts of the valleys; even on them you have poured a drink offering, you have offered meal offerings. Should I receive comfort in these things? 7On high and lofty mountains you have set your bed; even there you went up to offer sacrifices. 8Behind the doors and on the posts you have also inscribed your remembrance; for you are carried away from me, and you are gone up, and you have enlarged your bed, and you have become one of them; you have loved their bed where you saw their nakedness. 9You praised the kings with frankincense, and increased your perfumes, and you sent your messengers far off, and you have brought yourself low, even down to the grave. 10You are wearied in the multitude of your corrupt ways; yet you did not say, I will cease; you have wasted away yourself with the guilt of your hands, therefore you did not make supplication. Isaiah 57:3-1011Who have you been in dread of and feared, that you have lied against me and have not remembered me nor laid it to your heart? I am the holy one of old, and you did not fear me. 12I will declare my righteousness, and your works will not profit you. 13You cry and let those who gather around you deliver you, but the wind will carry them all away, and the whirlwind will take them; but those who put their trust in me will inherit the land and will inherit my holy mountain. Isaiah 57:11-1314And they will say: Clear up, clear up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-blocks out of the path of my people. 15For the high and lofty one says, who inhabits eternity, whose name is holy, whose abode is high and holy, to the meek and the distressed in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of those who are in pain, 16I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit proceeds from before me, and the breath, I have made it. 17Because of the iniquity of her treachery I was angry and struck her; but she backslid and was angry, and went away groaning in her heart. 18I have seen her ways, and I have healed her and have comforted her, and I have given comfort to her and to her mourners. 19I create the speech of the lips; peace, peace to those who are far away and to those who are near, says the Master, and I will heal them. 20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it cannot rest, its waters cast up creeping things and mire. 21There is no peace to the wicked, says my god. Isaiah 57:14-21 (Isaiah 57 BRB)