“I give command, and I bring them: Giants are coming to fulfill my wrath”


◄ Isaiah 13 ►
Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Judgment against Babylon
1THE VISION WHICH ESAIAS SON OF AMOS SAW AGAINST BABYLON.

2Lift up a standard on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, open the gates, ye rulers.

3I give command, and I bring them: giants are coming to fulfil my wrath, rejoicing at the same time and insulting.

4A voice of many nations on the mountains, even like to that of many nations; a voice of kings and nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts has given command to a war-like nation,

5to come from a land afar off, from the utmost foundation of heaven; the Lord and his warriors are coming to destroy all the world.

6Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near, and destruction from God shall arrive.

7Therefore every hand shall become powerless, and every soul of man shall be dismayed.

8The elders shall be troubled, and pangs shall seize them, as of a woman in travail: and they shall mourn one to another, and shall be amazed, and shall change their countenance as a flame.

9For behold! the day of the Lord is coming which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to make the world desolate, and to destroy sinners out of it.

10For the stars of heaven, and Orion, and all the host of heaven, shall not give their light; and it shall be dark at sunrise, and the moon shall not give her light.

11And I will command evils for the whole world, and will visit their sins on the ungodly: and I will destroy the pride of transgressors, and will bring low the pride of the haughty.

12And they that are left shall be more precious than gold tried in the fire; and a man shall be more precious than the stone that is in Suphir.

13For the heaven shall be enraged, and the earth shall be shaken from her foundation, because of the fierce anger of the Lord of hosts, in the day in which his wrath shall come on.

14And they that are left shall be as a fleeing fawn, and as a stray sheep, and there shall be none to gather them: so that a man shall turn back to his people, and a man shall flee to his own land.

15For whosoever shall be taken shall be overcome; and they that are gathered together shall fall by the sword.

16And they shall dash their children before their eyes; and they shall spoil their houses, and shall take their wives.

17Behold, I will stir up against you the Medes, who do not regard silver, neither have they need of gold.

18They shall break the bows of the young men; and they shall have no mercy on your children; nor shall their eyes spare thy children.

19And Babylon, which is called glorious by the king of the Chaldeans, shall be as when God overthrew Sodoma, and Gomorrha.

20It shall never be inhabited, neither shall any enter into it for many generations: neither shall the Arabians pass through it; nor shall shepherds at all rest in it.

21But wild beasts shall rest there; and the houses shall be filled with howling; and monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there,

22and satyrs shall dwell there; and hedgehogs shall make their nests in their houses. It will come soon, and will not tarry.

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Bible Verse & Commentary – September 12, 2015

SILVER AND GOLD

Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised. – Proverbs 27:21

One way to get to know the heart of a person is to see how they react to being praised. How do they handle flattery? Do they seek more of it by prompting you? The real question is: How do you handle praise when you are put to the test of fire? It can be tricky, but remember how important it is to give God the glory He deserves because without Him, we can do NOTHING.

Bible Verse & Commentary – September 6, 2015

TAKE COURAGE
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!” – Mark 6:50

What do you fear? Is it financial ruin, loneliness, pain, poor health, or the collapse of your family? When you feel afraid and fear has it’s strong grip on you, remember this: God is with you. Acknowledging this will allow you to conquer your fear and steady your steps. As you move forward, step by step, your fear will fade away as you recognize that your strength is with God, He is with you.

Bible Verse & Commentary – September 5, 2015

EARTHLY WEALTH

Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God. – Luke 12:21

There is nothing inherently wrong with having financial security; but it is unwise not to share the excess. Generosity stems from a rich relationship with God. Why not honor God by being generous towards those in need? Doing this will cause you to store up treasures in Heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves do not break in and steal.

Bible Verse & Commentary – September 4, 2015

GUARD YOUR HEART

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. – Proverbs 4:23

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Bible Verse & Commentary – September 3, 2015

REWARD IN LIFE

Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil. – Ecclesiastes 9:9

Though there may be distractions, such as menial quarrels or long work days that keep you emotionally distant from your spouse, remember that God made your spouse just for you. Keep your promise to God and honor your spouse by giving them something valuable: your time.

Bible Verse & Commentary – August 30, 2015

TOO LAZY TO PLOW

Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. – Proverbs 20:4

Don’t forget to plan and prepare for the important things in life, especially when they involve your family. If you’re not planning and saving for your retirement, you may not have enough in your retirement years. More importantly, if you’re not investing the time to teach, play with, love or care for your kids now, you won’t have loving and unbreakable relationships with them in the years to come. What are you waiting for?

Bible Verse & Commentary – August 27, 2015

STANDING STRONG

If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. – 1 Corinthians 10:12

Deception is powerful because you don’t realize it’s happening. Sometimes we think we’re doing something good, such as working feverishly to earn extra money for a bigger house, a new car or more savings. But be careful not to obsess over material things at the expense of growing your relationship with your spouse, family or God.