(每日读经1/30) 以赛亚书 - Isaiah 40.1-17
Comfort, O comfort My people, Says your God.
Speak unto the heart of Jerusalem, And cry out to her, That her warfare has finished, That the penalty for her iniquity has been accepted; For she has received from the hand of Jehovah double For all her sins.
The voice of one who cries In the wilderness: Make clear The way of Jehovah; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God.
Every valley will be lifted up, And every mountain and hill will be made low, And the crooked places will become straight, And the rough places, a broad plain.
Then the glory of Jehovah will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together, Because the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.
A voice said, Cry out. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass And all its glory is like the flower of the field;
The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of Jehovah blows upon it. Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flower fades, But the word of our God will stand forever.
Go up to a high mountain, O Zion, who brings glad tidings; Lift up your voice with power, O Jerusalem, who brings glad tidings; Lift it up, Do not be afraid. Say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come as a mighty One, And His arm will rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, And His recompense before Him.
He will feed His flock as a Shepherd; In His arm He will gather the lambs; In His bosom He will carry them. He will lead those who are nursing the young.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, Who has calculated the extent of the heavens with a handspan, And measured out the dust of the earth by a measure, And weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in balances?
Who will direct the Spirit of Jehovah, Or who will make matters known to Him as His counselor?
With whom did He consult and who instructed Him, And taught Him in the path of justice, And taught Him knowledge, And caused Him to know the way of understanding?
Indeed the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are accounted as specks of dust on the scales. Indeed He takes up the islands as very fine powder.
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, Nor are its beasts sufficient for a burnt offering.
All the nations are as nothing before Him; They are counted by Him as less than nothing and vanity.