Isaiah 2:3-11 (1st Wednesday of Lent)
peoples shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the
LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the
law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into
pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither
shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
For thou hast rejected thy people, the house of Jacob, because they are
full of diviners from the east and of soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they strike hands with foreigners. Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their
treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to
their chariots. Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.
So man is humbled, and men are brought low--forgive them not!
Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty.
The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the pride of men
shall be humbled; and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.