running down on hthe collar of his robes!
which falls on kthe mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord lhas commanded the blessing,
20 Then cZophar the Naamathite answered and said:
2 “Therefore my dthoughts answer me,
esince man was placed on earth,
5 fthat the exulting of the wicked is short,
6 gThough his height mount up to the heavens,
7 he will perish forever like his own hdung;
those who have seen him will say, i‘Where is he?’
8 He will fly away like ja dream and not be found;
9 kThe eye that saw him will see him no more,
and his hands will lgive back his wealth.
11 His bones are full of his myouthful vigor,
but it will lie ndown with him in the dust.
though he hides it ounder his tongue,
it is the venom of pcobras within him.
qthe tongue of a viper will kill him.
17 He will not look upon rthe rivers,
18 He will ugive back the fruit of his toil
and will not vswallow it down;
yhe will not let anything in which he delights escape him.
God1 will send his burning anger against him
and rain it upon him zinto his body.
24 aHe will flee from an iron weapon;
25 It dis drawn forth and comes out of his body;
gterrors come upon him.
ha fire not fanned will devour him;
27 iThe heavens will reveal his iniquity,
dragged off in the day of God's2 wrath.
29 jThis is the wicked man's portion from God,
jthe heritage decreed for him by God.”
my chosen, gin whom my soul delights;
hI have put my Spirit upon him;
ihe will bring forth justice to the nations.
3 ja bruised reed he will not break,
khe will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged1
and lthe coastlands wait for his law.
who created the heavens mand stretched them out,
nwho gives breath to the people on it
I will give you pas a covenant for the people,
qa light for the nations,
7 rto open the eyes that are blind,
sfrom the prison those who sit in darkness.
tmy glory I give to no other,
uand new things I now declare;
10 vSing to the Lord a new song,
wyou who go down to the sea, and all that fills it,
lthe coastlands and their inhabitants.
the villages that xKedar inhabits;
let the habitants of ySela sing for joy,
and declare his praise in lthe coastlands.
13 zThe Lord goes out like a mighty man,
like a man of war ahe stirs up his zeal;
he cries out, bhe shouts aloud,
now I will cry out clike a woman in labor;
15 dI will lay waste mountains and hills,
I will turn the rivers into islands,3
16 eAnd I will lead the blind
fthe rough places into level ground.
17 gThey are turned back and utterly put to shame,
Who is blind as my dedicated one,4
20 hHe sees many things, but does not observe them;
ihis ears are open, but he does not hear.
jand hidden in prisons;
it set him on fire all around, kbut he did not understand;
it burned him up, lbut he did not take it to heart.
3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him iwho has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
“‘I know your works. You have the reputation jof being alive, kbut you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works lcomplete in the sight of my God. 3 mRemember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, nI will come olike a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. 4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not psoiled their garments, and they will walk with me qin white, for they are rworthy. 5 sThe one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never tblot his name out of uthe book of life. vI will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. 6 pHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you aan open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make those of bthe synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, cI will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that dI have loved you. 10 eBecause you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try fthose who dwell on the earth. 11 gI am coming soon. hHold fast what you have, so that no one may seize iyour crown. 12 jThe one who conquers, I will make him ka pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him lthe name of my God, and mthe name of the city of my God, mthe new Jerusalem, nwhich comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own onew name. 13 pHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. sWould that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 tFor you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, ublind, and naked. 18 I counsel you vto buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and wwhite garments so that you may clothe yourself and xthe shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, uso that you may see. 19 yThose whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and zknock. aIf anyone hears my voice and opens the door, bI will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 cThe one who conquers, dI will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as eI also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 pHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”