STAND UP AND TELL THEM ALL I COMMAND YOU; DO NOT BE DISMAYED AT THEIR PRESENCE.
The word of the Lord was addressed to me, saying:
“Brace yourself for action.
Stand up and tell them
all I command you.
Do not be dismayed at their presence,
or in their presence I will make you dismayed.
I, for my part, today will make you
into a fortified city,
a pillar of iron,
and a wall of bronze
to confront all this land:
the kings of Judah, its princes,
its priests and the country people.
They will fight against you
but shall not overcome you,
for I am with you to deliver you –
it is the Lord who speaks.”
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.