Bible Society of South Africa

Advent: First Sunday of Advent

First reading

Everlasting Peace

1This is the message which God gave to Isaiah son of Amoz about Judah and Jerusalem:

2In days to come

the mountain where the Temple stands

will be the highest one of all,

towering above all the hills.

Many nations will come streaming to it,

3and their people will say,

“Let us go up the hill of the LORD,

to the Temple of Israel's God.

He will teach us what he wants us to do;

we will walk in the paths he has chosen.

For the LORD's teaching comes from Jerusalem;

from Zion he speaks to his people.”

4He will settle disputes among great nations.

They will hammer their swords into ploughs

and their spears into pruning knives.

Nations will never again go to war,

never prepare for battle again.

5Now, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light which the LORD gives us!

Isaiah 2:1-5GNBOpen in Bible reader
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