December 1st, 2018

Saturday of Last Sunday


First Reading: Is. 7:10-8:8


The Sign of Immanuel

 10Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11"Ask(A) a sign of the LORD your[a] God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test." 13And he[b] said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you(B) weary my God also? 14Therefore the(C) Lord himself will give you a sign.(D) Behold, the(E) virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name(F) Immanuel.[c] 15He shall eat(G) curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16(H) For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be(I) deserted. 17(J) The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father’s house such days as have not come since the day that(K) Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria."

 18In that day the LORD will(L) whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and(M) in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.[d]

 20In that day(N) the Lord will(O) shave with a razor that is(P) hired beyond(Q) the River—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also.

 21(R) In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat(S) curds and honey.

 23In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels[e] of silver, will become(T) briers and thorns. 24(U) With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25(V) And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear(W) of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread.

The Coming Assyrian Invasion

 1Then the LORD said to me, "Take a large tablet(X) and write on it in common characters,[f] 'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'[g] 2And(Y) I will get reliable witnesses,(Z) Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me."

 3And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me,(AA) "Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; 4(AB) for before the boy knows how to cry 'My father' or 'My mother,' the(AC) wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."

 5The LORD spoke to me again: 6"Because this people has refused the waters of(AD) Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over(AE) Rezin and the son of Remaliah, 7therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them(AF) the waters of(AG) the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it(AH) will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, 8and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on,(AI) reaching even to the neck, and its(AJ) outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land,(AK) O Immanuel."

Footnotes:Isaiah 7:11 The Hebrew for you and your is singular in verses 11, 16, 17 Isaiah 7:13 That is, Isaiah Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means God is with us Isaiah 7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles Isaiah 7:23 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams Isaiah 8:1 Hebrew with a man’s stylus Isaiah 8:1 Maher-shalal-hash-baz means The spoil speeds, the prey hastens
Cross references:Isaiah 7:11 : 2 Kgs 19:29 Isaiah 7:13 : Isaiah 43:24 Isaiah 7:14 : Isaiah 37:30; 38:7, 8 Isaiah 7:14 : Isaiah 9:6; Cited Matt 1:23; Luke 1:31, 34 Isaiah 7:14 : Gen 24:43 (Heb); Exodus 2:8 (Heb); Psalm 68:25 (Heb); Prov 30:19 (Heb) Isaiah 7:14 : Isaiah 8:8, 10 Isaiah 7:15 : Isaiah 7:22 Isaiah 7:16 : Isaiah 8:4 Isaiah 7:16 : Isaiah 6:12 Isaiah 7:17 : Isaiah 8:7; 2 Chr 28:20 Isaiah 7:17 : 1 Kgs 12:16 Isaiah 7:18 : Isaiah 5:26 Isaiah 7:19 : Isaiah 2:19; Jer 13:4; 16:16 Isaiah 7:20 : Isaiah 24:1; 2 Kgs 18:13-16 Isaiah 7:20 : Ezek 5:1 Isaiah 7:20 : Isaiah 10:5, 15 Isaiah 7:20 : Isaiah 8:7; 11:15 Isaiah 7:21 : Isaiah 5:17 Isaiah 7:22 : Isaiah 7:15 Isaiah 7:23 : Isaiah 5:6 Isaiah 7:24 : Judg 5:11 Isaiah 7:25 : Isaiah 32:13, 14 Isaiah 7:25 : Isaiah 7:23 Isaiah 8:1 : Isaiah 30:8 Isaiah 8:2 : Isaiah 43:10 Isaiah 8:2 : 2 Kgs 16:10, 11, 15, 16 Isaiah 8:3 : Hos 1:4 Isaiah 8:4 : Isaiah 7:16 Isaiah 8:4 : Isaiah 7:8, 9 Isaiah 8:6 : Neh 3:15; John 9:7, 11 Isaiah 8:6 : Isaiah 7:1, 4 Isaiah 8:7 : Isaiah 17:12, 13 Isaiah 8:7 : Isaiah 7:20 Isaiah 8:7 : Jer 46:8 Isaiah 8:8 : Isaiah 30:28 Isaiah 8:8 : Isaiah 36:1 Isaiah 8:8 : Isaiah 7:14


Second Reading: 1 Pt. 3:1-22


Wives and Husbands

 1Likewise, wives,(A) be subject to your own husbands, so that(B) even if some do not obey the word,(C) they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2when they see your(D) respectful and pure conduct. 3(E) Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4but let your adorning be(F) the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6as Sarah obeyed Abraham,(G) calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and(H) do not fear anything that is frightening.

 7Likewise,(I) husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker(J) vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake

 8Finally, all of you,(K) have unity of mind, sympathy,(L) brotherly love,(M) a tender heart, and(N) a humble mind. 9(O) Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary,(P) bless, for(Q) to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10For
   (R) "Whoever desires to love life
   and see good days,let him keep his tongue from evil
   and his lips from speaking deceit; 11let him turn away from evil and do good;
   let him seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
   and his ears are open to their prayer.But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

 13Now(S) who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14(T) But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.(U) Have no fear of them,(V) nor be troubled, 15but(W) in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,(X) always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and(Y) respect, 16(Z) having a good conscience, so that,(AA) when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17For(AB) it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

 18For Christ also(AC) suffered[b](AD) once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous,(AE) that he might bring us to God, being put to death(AF) in the flesh but made alive(AG) in the spirit, 19in which[c] he went and(AH) proclaimed[d] to the spirits in prison, 20because[e] they formerly did not obey,(AI) when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah,(AJ) while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is,(AK) eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21Baptism, which corresponds to this,(AL) now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but(AM) as an appeal to God for a good conscience,(AN) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and(AO) is at the right hand of God,(AP) with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

Footnotes:1 Peter 3:7 Some manuscripts since you are joint heirs 1 Peter 3:18 Some manuscripts died 1 Peter 3:19 Or the Spirit, in whom 1 Peter 3:19 Or preached 1 Peter 3:20 Or when
Cross references:1 Peter 3:1 : Gen 3:16 1 Peter 3:1 : 1 Cor 7:16 1 Peter 3:1 : Matt 18:15; 1 Cor 9:19-22 1 Peter 3:2 : Titus 2:5 1 Peter 3:3 : 1 Tim 2:9; Isa 3:18-23 1 Peter 3:4 : Rom 2:29; Rom 7:22; 2 Cor 4:16; Eph 3:16 1 Peter 3:6 : Gen 18:12 1 Peter 3:6 : Prov 3:25 1 Peter 3:7 : Eph 5:25; Col 3:19 1 Peter 3:7 : 1 Thess 4:4 1 Peter 3:8 : Rom 12:16 1 Peter 3:8 : Heb 13:1 1 Peter 3:8 : Eph 4:32 1 Peter 3:8 : Eph 4:2 1 Peter 3:9 : 1 Peter 2:23; Rom 12:17 1 Peter 3:9 : Luke 6:28; Rom 12:14; 1 Cor 4:12 1 Peter 3:9 : 1 Peter 2:21 1 Peter 3:10 : Psalm 34:12-16 1 Peter 3:13 : Prov 16:7 1 Peter 3:14 : 1 Peter 2:19, 20; 4:14, 16; Matt 5:10 1 Peter 3:14 : Isa 8:12, 13; 1 Peter 3:6; Matt 10:28 1 Peter 3:14 : John 14:1, 27 1 Peter 3:15 : Isa 29:23; Matt 6:9 1 Peter 3:15 : Col 4:6; 2 Tim 2:25 1 Peter 3:15 : 1 Peter 1:17 1 Peter 3:16 : Heb 13:18 1 Peter 3:16 : 1 Peter 2:12 1 Peter 3:17 : 1 Peter 2:20; 1 Peter 4:15, 16 1 Peter 3:18 : 1 Peter 2:21; 4:1; Rom 4:25 1 Peter 3:18 : Heb 9:26, 28 1 Peter 3:18 : Rom 5:2 1 Peter 3:18 : 1 Peter 4:1; Col 1:22; 2 Cor 13:4 1 Peter 3:18 : 1 Peter 4:6 1 Peter 3:19 : 1 Peter 3:18 1 Peter 3:20 : Gen 6:3, 5, 13, 14 1 Peter 3:20 : Heb 11:7 1 Peter 3:20 : Gen 7:1, 7, 23; 8:18; 2 Pet 2:5 1 Peter 3:21 : Mark 16:16; Acts 16:33; Rom 6:3-6; Titus 3:5 1 Peter 3:21 : Rom 10:10 1 Peter 3:21 : 1 Peter 1:3 1 Peter 3:22 : Acts 2:33, 34; Rom 8:34; Eph 1:20; Col 3:1; Heb 1:3 1 Peter 3:22 : Rom 8:38; 1 Cor 15:24; Eph 1:21


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