the oppressing city!
she accepts no correction.
She does not trust in the Lord,
she does not draw near to her God.
are roaring lions;
her judges are evening wolves
that leave nothing till the morning.
her priests profane what is sacred,
they do violence to the law.
he does no wrong;
every morning he shows forth his justice,
each dawn he does not fail;
but the unjust knows no shame.
their battlements are in ruins;
I have laid waste their streets
so that none walks in them;
their cities have been made desolate,
without a man, without an inhabitant.
she will accept correction;
she will not lose sight*
of all that I have enjoined upon her.’
But all the more they were eager
to make all their deeds corrupt.”
“for the day when I arise as a witness.
For my decision is to gather nations,
to assemble kingdoms,
to pour out upon them my indignation,
all the heat of my anger;
for in the fire of my jealous wrath
all the earth shall be consumed.
to a pure speech,
that all of them may call on the name of the Lord
and serve him with one accord.
my suppliants, the daughter of my dispersed ones,
shall bring my offering.
because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me;
for then I will remove from your midst
your proudly exultant ones,
and you shall no longer be haughty
in my holy mountain.
a people humble and lowly.
They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord,
they shall do no wrong
and utter no lies,
nor shall there be found in their mouth
a deceitful tongue.
For they shall pasture and lie down,
and none shall make them afraid.”
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
he has cast out your enemies.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
“Do not fear, O Zion;
let not your hands grow weak.
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew youi in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
18 as on a day of festival.j
“I will remove disasterk from you,
so that you will not bear reproach for it.
with all your oppressors.
And I will save the lame
and gather the outcast,
and I will change their shame into praise
and renown in all the earth.
at the time when I gather you together;
yea, I will make you renowned and praised
among all the peoples of the earth,
when I restore your fortunes
before your eyes,” says the Lord.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.