"Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow."
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
"If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire."
"The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),"
"The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,"
"Men will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth."
"In that day men will throw away to the rodents and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship."
"Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils."
"Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds."
"Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done."
"The LORD takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people."
"So man will be brought low and mankind humbled, the eyes of the arrogant humbled."
"But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness."
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
"Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,"
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, [b] Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
"Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this."
"Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless."
"What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?"
"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."
"With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."
"In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted."
"Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world."
"I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian— brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.
"I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty."
"There is nothing Egypt can do— head or tail, palm branch or reed."
"In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the LORD Almighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them."
"See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants-"
"it will be the same for priest as for people, for master as for servant, for mistress as for maid, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor."
"The earth will be completely laid waste and totally plundered. The LORD has spoken this word."
"The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant."
"Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left."
"The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders, gloriously."
"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago."
"You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy
in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall."
"Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal."
"He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust."
"The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth."
"See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer."
"See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice."
"For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us."
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
"Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare."
"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near."
"This is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed."
"Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death."
"But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud."
"There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."
"Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his
ear too dull to hear."
Compiled by Thomas George