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Readings for the 5th Sunday in Lent: Isaiah 43.16-21

This Sunday’s Old Testament reading comes from Isaiah 43:16-21 (NRSV):

16 Thus says the Lord, 
who makes a way in the sea, 
a path in the mighty waters, 
17 who brings out chariot and horse, 
army and warrior; 
they lie down, they cannot rise, 
they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: 
18 Do not remember the former things, 
or consider the things of old. 
19 I am about to do a new thing; 
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? 
I will make a way in the wilderness 
and rivers in the desert. 
20 The wild animals will honor me, 
the jackals and the ostriches; 
for I give water in the wilderness, 
rivers in the desert, 
to give drink to my chosen people, 
21 the people whom I formed for myself 
so that they might declare my praise.