OLD TESTAMENT READING Isaiah 66:18–23
18“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is
coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and
shall see my glory, 19and I will set a sign among them. And from
them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud,
who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off,
that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall
declare my glory among the nations. 20And they shall bring all your
brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses
and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to
my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites
bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.
21And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says
22“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make
shall remain before me, says the LORD,
so shall your offspring and your name remain.
23From new moon to new moon,
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the LORD.
A This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.