The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?