But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
 Grace be with you all. Amen.
 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.