The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
2 Corinthians 7:4-16
 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.