This announcement is by the decree of the sentinels; this decision is by the pronouncement of the holy ones, so that 1 those who are alive may understand that the Most High has authority over human kingdoms, 2 and he bestows them on whomever he wishes. He establishes over them even the lowliest of human beings.’
He will arbitrate 1 between many peoples and settle disputes between many 2 distant nations. 3 They will beat their swords into plowshares, 4 and their spears into pruning hooks. 5 Nations will not use weapons 6 against other nations, and they will no longer train for war.
They were shown 1 that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things now announced to you through those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things angels long to catch a glimpse of.
Whoever speaks, let it be with 1 God’s words. 2 Whoever serves, do so with the strength 3 that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong 4 the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.