Daily Bible Reading

Isaiah 51:17-23

Rouse yourself, rouse yourself!
     Stand up, O Jerusalem,
     you who have drunk at the hand of the LORD
     the cup of his wrath,
     who have drunk to the dregs
     the bowl of staggering.
There is no one to guide her
     among all the children she has borne;
     there is no one to take her by the hand
     among all the children she has brought up.
These two things have befallen you
     -- who will grieve with you? –
     devastation and destruction, famine and sword --
     who will comfort you?
Your children have fainted,
     they lie at the head of every street
     like an antelope in a net;
     they are full of the wrath of the LORD,
     the rebuke of your God.
Therefore hear this, you who are wounded,
     who are drunk, but not with wine:
Thus says your Sovereign, the LORD,
     your God who pleads the cause of his people:
     See, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering;
     you shall drink no more
     from the bowl of my wrath.
And I will put it into the hand of your tormentors,
     who have said to you,
     "Bow down, that we may walk on you";
     and you have made your back like the ground
     and like the street for them to walk on.​