Words from the Prophet Isaiah
Excerpts from Chapter 33
O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee. Be Thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on High. He has filled Zion with Judgment and Righteousness. Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation. The fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Now will I rise, says the LORD. Now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself. Hear, you that are far off, what I have done; and you that are near, acknowledge My might.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walks Righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil. He shall dwell on High. His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks. Bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty. They shall behold the land that is very far off.
Look upon Zion, the City of our solemnities. Thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down. Not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams, wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King. He will save us.
Oh, LORD we wait for Thee.