You have not started any reading plans.
the cityf where David settled!
Add year to year
and let your cycle of festivalsg go on.
2 Yet I will besiege Ariel;h
she will mourn and lament,i
I will encirclek you with towers
and set up my siege worksl against you.
Your voice will come ghostlikeo from the earth;
out of the dust your speech will whisper.p
5 But your many enemies will become like fine dust,q
Suddenly,t in an instant,
6 the Lord Almighty will comeu
that attack her and her fortress and besiege her,
will be as it is with a dream,b
with a vision in the night—
but awakensc hungry still;
as when a thirsty person dreams of drinking,
but awakens faint and thirsty still.d
So will it be with the hordes of all the nations
that fight against Mount Zion.e
9 Be stunned and amazed,f
blind yourselves and be sightless;g
stagger,j but not from beer.
10 The Lord has brought over you a deep sleep:k
he has covered your heads (the seers).n
11 For you this whole visiono is nothing but words sealedp in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.” 12 Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I don’t know how to read.”
“These peopleq come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,r
but their hearts are far from me.s
Their worship of me
with wonder upon wonder;u
the wisdom of the wisev will perish,
the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.w”
to hidex their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!a
Shall what is formed say to the one who formedb it,
“You did not make me”?
Can the pot say to the potter,c
“You know nothing”?d
and the fertile field seem like a forest?h
and out of gloom and darknessk
the eyes of the blind will see.l
19 Once more the humblem will rejoice in the Lord;
the mockersr will disappear,
and all who have an eye for evils will be cut down—
who ensnare the defender in courtt
“No longer will Jacob be ashamed;y
no longer will their faces grow pale.z
23 When they see among them their children,a
the work of my hands,b
they will keep my name holy;c
they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy Oned of Jacob,
and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
those who complain will accept instruction.”g
About The New International Version
The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™
Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.
The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:
“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.
Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.
Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com
Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk
Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com
Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.