THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Part 1 (Chapters 1-33)
1:1: The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which
he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham,
Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
1:2: Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth:
for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children,
and they have rebelled against me.
1:3: The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his
master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
1:4: Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken
the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,
they are gone away backward.
1:5: Why should ye be stricken any more? ye
will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole
1:6: From the sole of the foot even unto the
head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and
putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up,
neither mollified with ointment.
1:7: Your country is desolate, your cities are
burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence,
and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
1:8: And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage
in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged
1:9: Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us
a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should
have been like unto Gomorrah.
1:10: Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of
Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
1:11: To what purpose is the multitude of your
sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings
of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood
of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
1:12: When ye come to appear before me, who hath
required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
1:13: Bring no more vain oblations; incense is
an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling
of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
1:14: Your new moons and your appointed feasts
my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear
1:15: And when ye spread forth your hands, I
will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers,
I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
1:16: Wash you, make you clean; put away the
evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17: Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve
the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith
the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white
as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1:19: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall
eat the good of the land:
1:20: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be
devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
1:21: How is the faithful city become an harlot!
it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now
1:22: Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed
1:23: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions
of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:
they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow
come unto them.
1:24: Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts,
the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries,
and avenge me of mine enemies:
1:25: And I will turn my hand upon thee, and
purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
1:26: And I will restore thy judges as at the
first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou
shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
1:27: Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and
her converts with righteousness.
1:28: And the destruction of the transgressors
and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the
LORD shall be consumed.
1:29: For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which
ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that
ye have chosen.
1:30: For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth,
and as a garden that hath no water.
1:31: And the strong shall be as tow, and the
maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and
none shall quench them.
2:1: The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw
concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2:2: And it shall come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in
the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it.
2:3: And many people shall go and say, Come ye,
and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of
the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will
walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
2:4: And he shall judge among the nations, and
shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any
2:5: O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk
in the light of the LORD.
2:6: Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people
the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east,
and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves
in the children of strangers.
2:7: Their land also is full of silver and gold,
neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also
full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
2:8: Their land also is full of idols; they worship
the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have
2:9: And the mean man boweth down, and the great
man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
2:10: Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the
dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
2:11: The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone
shall be exalted in that day.
2:12: For the day of the LORD of hosts shall
be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one
that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
2:13: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that
are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
2:14: And upon all the high mountains, and upon
all the hills that are lifted up,
2:15: And upon every high tower, and upon every
2:16: And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and
upon all pleasant pictures.
2:17: And the loftiness of man shall be bowed
down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD
alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:18: And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
2:19: And they shall go into the holes of the
rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD,
and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly
2:20: In that day a man shall cast his idols
of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for
himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
2:21: To go into the clefts of the rocks, and
into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for
the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the
2:22: Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his
nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
3:1: For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts,
doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the
staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
3:2: The mighty man, and the man of war, the
judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3:3: The captain of fifty, and the honourable
man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent
3:4: And I will give children to be their princes,
and babes shall rule over them.
3:5: And the people shall be oppressed, every
one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall
behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against
3:6: When a man shall take hold of his brother
of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou
our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
3:7: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will
not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing:
make me not a ruler of the people.
3:8: For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen:
because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to
provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:9: The shew of their countenance doth witness
against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it
not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
3:10: Say ye to the righteous, that it shall
be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
3:11: Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with
him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
3:12: As for my people, children are their oppressors,
and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause
thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
3:13: The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth
to judge the people.
3:14: The LORD will enter into judgment with
the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have
eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
3:15: What mean ye that ye beat my people to
pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the LORD GOD of
3:16: Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters
of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton
eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with
3:17: Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab
the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will
discover their secret parts.
3:18: In that day the Lord will take away the
bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their
cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
3:19: The chains, and the bracelets, and the
3:20: The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs,
and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
3:21: The rings, and nose jewels,
3:22: The changeable suits of apparel, and the
mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
3:23: The glasses, and the fine linen, and the
hoods, and the vails.
3:24: And it shall come to pass, that instead
of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a
rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a
stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
3:25: Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy
mighty in the war.
3:26: And her gates shall lament and mourn; and
she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
4:1: And in that day seven women shall take hold
of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own
apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
4:2: In that day shall the branch of the LORD
be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be
excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
4:3: And it shall come to pass, that he that
is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be
called holy, even every one that is written among the living in
4:4: When the Lord shall have washed away the
filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood
of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment,
and by the spirit of burning.
4:5: And the LORD will create upon every dwelling
place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke
by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all
the glory shall be a defence.
4:6: And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow
in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for
a covert from storm and from rain.
5:1: Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song
of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard
in a very fruitful hill:
5:2: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones
thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower
in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he
looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth
5:3: And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
5:4: What could have been done more to my vineyard,
that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it
should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5:5: And now go to; I will tell you what I will
do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it
shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall
be trodden down:
5:6: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be
pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns:
I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
5:7: For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is
the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant:
and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness,
but behold a cry.
5:8: Woe unto them that join house to house,
that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may
be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
5:9: In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of
a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without
5:10: Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield
one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
5:11: Woe unto them that rise up early in the
morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until
night, till wine inflame them!
5:12: And the harp, and the viol, the tabret,
and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the
work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
5:13: Therefore my people are gone into captivity,
because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished,
and their multitude dried up with thirst.
5:14: Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and
opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude,
and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
5:15: And the mean man shall be brought down,
and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty
shall be humbled:
5:16: But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted
in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
5:17: Then shall the lambs feed after their manner,
and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
5:18: Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords
of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
5:19: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten
his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy
One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
5:20: Woe unto them that call evil good, and
good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
5:21: Woe unto them that are wise in their own
eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
5:22: Woe unto them that are mighty to drink
wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
5:23: Which justify the wicked for reward, and
take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
5:24: Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble,
and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness,
and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast
away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the
Holy One of Israel.
5:25: Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled
against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against
them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their
carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this
his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5:26: And he will lift up an ensign to the nations
from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and,
behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
5:27: None shall be weary nor stumble among them;
none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their
loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
5:28: Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows
bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their
wheels like a whirlwind:
5:29: Their roaring shall be like a lion, they
shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold
of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver
5:30: And in that day they shall roar against
them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land,
behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens
6:1: In the year that king Uzziah died I saw
also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his
train filled the temple.
6:2: Above it stood the seraphims: each one had
six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered
his feet, and with twain he did fly.
6:3: And one cried unto another, and said, Holy,
holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his
6:4: And the posts of the door moved at the voice
of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
6:5: Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone;
because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of
a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the
LORD of hosts.
6:6: Then flew one of the seraphims unto me,
having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs
from off the altar:
6:7: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said,
Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away,
and thy sin purged.
6:8: Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here
am I; send me.
6:9: And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear
ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive
6:10: Make the heart of this people fat, and
make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their
heart, and convert, and be healed.
6:11: Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered,
Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses
without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
6:12: And the LORD have removed men far away,
and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
6:13: But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it
shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak,
whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the
holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
7:1: And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz
the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin
the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel,
went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail
7:2: And it was told the house of David, saying,
Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and
the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with
7:3: Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth
now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear-jashub thy son, at the end of
the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
7:4: And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet;
fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking
firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the
son of Remaliah.
7:5: Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah,
have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
7:6: Let us go up against Judah, and vex it,
and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the
midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
7:7: Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand,
neither shall it come to pass.
7:8: For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the
head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years
shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
7:9: And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and
the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe,
surely ye shall not be established.
7:10: Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz,
7:11: Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask
it either in the depth, or in the height above.
7:12: But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither
will I tempt the LORD.
7:13: And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David;
Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my
7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you
a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall
call his name Immanuel.
7:15: Butter and honey shall he eat, that he
may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
7:16: For before the child shall know to refuse
the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall
be forsaken of both her kings.
7:17: The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon
thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come,
from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of
7:18: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost
part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land
7:19: And they shall come, and shall rest all
of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks,
and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.
7:20: In the same day shall the Lord shave with
a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the
king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall
also consume the beard.
7:21: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
7:22: And it shall come to pass, for the abundance
of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and
honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.
7:23: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at
a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.
7:24: With arrows and with bows shall men come
thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
7:25: And on all hills that shall be digged with
the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and
thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for
the treading of lesser cattle.
8:1: Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee
a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
8:2: And I took unto me faithful witnesses to
record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
8:3: And I went unto the prophetess; and she
conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his
8:4: For before the child shall have knowledge
to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the
spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
8:5: The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
8:6: Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters
of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's
8:7: Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth
up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the
king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over
all his channels, and go over all his banks:
8:8: And he shall pass through Judah; he shall
overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the
stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land,
8:9: Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye
shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries:
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves,
and ye shall be broken in pieces.
8:10: Take counsel together, and it shall come
to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is
8:11: For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong
hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this
8:12: Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them
to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye
their fear, nor be afraid.
8:13: Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and
let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
8:14: And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for
a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses
of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
8:15: And many among them shall stumble, and
fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
8:16: Bind up the testimony, seal the law among
8:17: And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth
his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
8:18: Behold, I and the children whom the LORD
hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the
LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
8:19: And when they shall say unto you, Seek
unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep,
and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for
the living to the dead?
8:20: To the law and to the testimony: if they
speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light
8:21: And they shall pass through it, hardly
bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they
shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king
and their God, and look upward.
8:22: And they shall look unto the earth; and
behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall
be driven to darkness.
9:1: Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such
as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted
the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did
more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan,
in Galilee of the nations.
9:2: The people that walked in darkness have
seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow
of death, upon them hath the light shined.
9:3: Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not
increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in
harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
9:4: For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden,
and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in
the day of Midian.
9:5: For every battle of the warrior is with
confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be
with burning and fuel of fire.
9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son
is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
9:7: Of the increase of his government and peace
there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his
kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of
hosts will perform this.
9:8: The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it
hath lighted upon Israel.
9:9: And all the people shall know, even Ephraim
and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness
9:10: The bricks are fallen down, but we will
build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will
change them into cedars.
9:11: Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries
of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
9:12: The Syrians before, and the Philistines
behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all
this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out
9:13: For the people turneth not unto him that
smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
9:14: Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel
head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
9:15: The ancient and honourable, he is the head;
and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
9:16: For the leaders of this people cause them
to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
9:17: Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in
their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless
and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and
every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
9:18: For wickedness burneth as the fire: it
shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets
of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of
9:19: Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts
is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the
fire: no man shall spare his brother.
9:20: And he shall snatch on the right hand,
and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall
not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own
9:21: Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh:
and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger
is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
10:1: Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
10:2: To turn aside the needy from judgment,
and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows
may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
10:3: And what will ye do in the day of visitation,
and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will
ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
10:4: Without me they shall bow down under the
prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this
his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
10:5: O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and
the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
10:6: I will send him against an hypocritical
nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge,
to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down
like the mire of the streets.
10:7: Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth
his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut
off nations not a few.
10:8: For he saith, Are not my princes altogether
10:9: Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath
as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
10:10: As my hand hath found the kingdoms of
the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem
and of Samaria;
10:11: Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria
and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
10:12: Wherefore it shall come to pass, that
when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and
on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the
king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
10:13: For he saith, By the strength of my hand
I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have
removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures,
and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
10:14: And my hand hath found as a nest the riches
of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I
gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing,
or opened the mouth, or peeped.
10:15: Shall the axe boast itself against him
that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against
him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against
them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself,
as if it were no wood.
10:16: Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of
hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he
shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
10:17: And the light of Israel shall be for a
fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour
his thorns and his briers in one day;
10:18: And shall consume the glory of his forest,
and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall
be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
10:19: And the rest of the trees of his forest
shall be few, that a child may write them.
10:20: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house
of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but
shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
10:21: The remnant shall return, even the remnant
of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
10:22: For though thy people Israel be as the
sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption
decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
10:23: For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a
consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
10:24: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts,
O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian:
he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against
thee, after the manner of Egypt.
10:25: For yet a very little while, and the indignation
shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
10:26: And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a
scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock
of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it
up after the manner of Egypt.
10:27: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and
his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because
of the anointing.
10:28: He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron;
at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
10:29: They are gone over the passage: they have
taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul
10:30: Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim:
cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
10:31: Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of
Gebim gather themselves to flee.
10:32: As yet shall he remain at Nob that day:
he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion,
the hill of Jerusalem.
10:33: Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall
lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall
be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
10:34: And he shall cut down the thickets of
the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
11:1: And there shall come forth a rod out of
the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
11:2: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon
him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel
and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
11:3: And shall make him of quick understanding
in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight
of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
11:4: But with righteousness shall he judge the
poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he
shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the
breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
11:5: And righteousness shall be the girdle of
his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
11:6: The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and
the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall
11:7: And the cow and the bear shall feed; their
young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw
like the ox.
11:8: And the sucking child shall play on the
hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the
11:9: They shall not hurt nor destroy in all
my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
11:10: And in that day there shall be a root
of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it
shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
11:11: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover
the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria,
and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam,
and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the
11:12: And he shall set up an ensign for the
nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather
together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
11:13: The envy also of Ephraim shall depart,
and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not
envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
11:14: But they shall fly upon the shoulders
of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the
east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and
the children of Ammon shall obey them.
11:15: And the LORD shall utterly destroy the
tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he
shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven
streams, and make men go over dryshod.
11:16: And there shall be an highway for the
remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like
as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land
12:1: And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD,
I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger
is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
12:2: Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust,
and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my
song; he also is become my salvation.
12:3: Therefore with joy shall ye draw water
out of the wells of salvation.
12:4: And in that day shall ye say, Praise the
LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is exalted.
12:5: Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent
things: this is known in all the earth.
12:6: Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion:
for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
13:1: The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the
son of Amoz did see.
13:2: Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain,
exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into
the gates of the nobles.
13:3: I have commanded my sanctified ones, I
have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that
rejoice in my highness.
13:4: The noise of a multitude in the mountains,
like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms
of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the
host of the battle.
13:5: They come from a far country, from the
end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole land.
13:6: Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at
hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
13:7: Therefore shall all hands be faint, and
every man's heart shall melt:
13:8: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows
shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that
travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall
be as flames.
13:9: Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel
both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and
he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
13:10: For the stars of heaven and the constellations
thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened
in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to
13:11: And I will punish the world for their
evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the
arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness
of the terrible.
13:12: I will make a man more precious than fine
gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13:13: Therefore I will shake the heavens, and
the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD
of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
13:14: And it shall be as the chased roe, and
as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to
his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
13:15: Every one that is found shall be thrust
through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by
13:16: Their children also shall be dashed to
pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their
13:17: Behold, I will stir up the Medes against
them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall
not delight in it.
13:18: Their bows also shall dash the young men
to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
their eye shall not spare children.
13:19: And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the
beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew
Sodom and Gomorrah.
13:20: It shall never be inhabited, neither shall
it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the
Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their
13:21: But wild beasts of the desert shall lie
there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and
owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
13:22: And the wild beasts of the islands shall
cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces:
and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
14:1: For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob,
and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and
the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave
to the house of Jacob.
14:2: And the people shall take them, and bring
them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them
in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall
take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule
over their oppressors.
14:3: And it shall come to pass in the day that
the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear,
and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
14:4: That thou shalt take up this proverb against
the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased!
the golden city ceased!
14:5: The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked,
and the sceptre of the rulers.
14:6: He who smote the people in wrath with a
continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted,
and none hindereth.
14:7: The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet:
they break forth into singing.
14:8: Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and
the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller
is come up against us.
14:9: Hell from beneath is moved for thee to
meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even
all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their
thrones all the kings of the nations.
14:10: All they shall speak and say unto thee,
Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
14:11: Thy pomp is brought down to the grave,
and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and
the worms cover thee.
14:12: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,
son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which
didst weaken the nations!
14:13: For thou hast said in thine heart, I will
ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of
God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the
sides of the north:
14:14: I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds; I will be like the most High.
14:15: Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell,
to the sides of the pit.
14:16: They that see thee shall narrowly look
upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made
the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
14:17: That made the world as a wilderness, and
destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his
14:18: All the kings of the nations, even all
of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
14:19: But thou art cast out of thy grave like
an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain,
thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the
pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
14:20: Thou shalt not be joined with them in
burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people:
the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
14:21: Prepare slaughter for his children for
the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess
the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
14:22: For I will rise up against them, saith
the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant,
and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
14:23: I will also make it a possession for the
bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom
of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
14:24: The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying,
Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have
purposed, so shall it stand:
14:25: That I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke
depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
14:26: This is the purpose that is purposed upon
the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon
all the nations.
14:27: For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and
who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who
shall turn it back?
14:28: In the year that king Ahaz died was this
14:29: Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because
the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's
root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery
14:30: And the firstborn of the poor shall feed,
and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root
with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
14:31: Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole
Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north
a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
14:32: What shall one then answer the messengers
of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor
of his people shall trust in it.
15:1: The burden of Moab. Because in the night
Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the
night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;
15:2: He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon,
the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over
Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard
15:3: In their streets they shall gird themselves
with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets,
every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
15:4: And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their
voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers
of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
15:5: My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives
shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the
mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in
the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
15:6: For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate:
for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green
15:7: Therefore the abundance they have gotten,
and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the
brook of the willows.
15:8: For the cry is gone round about the borders
of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof
15:9: For the waters of Dimon shall be full of
blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth
of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
16:1: Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land
from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of
16:2: For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird
cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the
fords of Arnon.
16:3: Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy
shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts;
bewray not him that wandereth.
16:4: Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab;
be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the
extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors
are consumed out of the land.
16:5: And in mercy shall the throne be established:
and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David,
judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
16:6: We have heard of the pride of Moab; he
is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his
wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
16:7: Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every
one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn;
surely they are stricken.
16:8: For the fields of Heshbon languish, and
the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down
the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they
wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out,
they are gone over the sea.
16:9: Therefore I will bewail with the weeping
of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears,
O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits
and for thy harvest is fallen.
16:10: And gladness is taken away, and joy out
of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no
singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread
out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting
16:11: Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an
harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.
16:12: And it shall come to pass, when it is
seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come
to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
16:13: This is the word that the LORD hath spoken
concerning Moab since that time.
16:14: But now the LORD hath spoken, saying,
Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory
of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and
the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
17:1: The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus
is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
17:2: The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they
shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make
17:3: The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim,
and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they
shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD
17:4: And in that day it shall come to pass,
that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of
his flesh shall wax lean.
17:5: And it shall be as when the harvestman
gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it
shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
17:6: Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it,
as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top
of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches
thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
17:7: At that day shall a man look to his Maker,
and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
17:8: And he shall not look to the altars, the
work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers
have made, either the groves, or the images.
17:9: In that day shall his strong cities be
as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left
because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
17:10: Because thou hast forgotten the God of
thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength,
therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with
17:11: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to
grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish:
but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate
17:12: Woe to the multitude of many people, which
make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of
nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
17:13: The nations shall rush like the rushing
of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee
far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before
the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
17:14: And behold at eveningtide trouble; and
before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that
spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
18:1: Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which
is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
18:2: That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even
in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift
messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible
from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden
down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
18:3: All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers
on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains;
and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
18:4: For so the LORD said unto me, I will take
my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear
heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
18:5: For afore the harvest, when the bud is
perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall
both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and
cut down the branches.
18:6: They shall be left together unto the fowls
of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls
shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall
winter upon them.
18:7: In that time shall the present be brought
unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from
a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted
out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled,
to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
19:1: The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD
rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the
idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of
Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
19:2: And I will set the Egyptians against the
Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother,
and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom
19:3: And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the
midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they
shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that
have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
19:4: And the Egyptians will I give over into
the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them,
saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
19:5: And the waters shall fail from the sea,
and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
19:6: And they shall turn the rivers far away;
and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds
and flags shall wither.
19:7: The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth
of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither,
be driven away, and be no more.
19:8: The fishers also shall mourn, and all they
that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread
nets upon the waters shall languish.
19:9: Moreover they that work in fine flax, and
they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
19:10: And they shall be broken in the purposes
thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
19:11: Surely the princes of Zoan are fools,
the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish:
how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of
19:12: Where are they? where are thy wise men?
and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of
hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
19:13: The princes of Zoan are become fools,
the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt,
even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
19:14: The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit
in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every
work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
19:15: Neither shall there be any work for Egypt,
which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
19:16: In that day shall Egypt be like unto women:
and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the
hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
19:17: And the land of Judah shall be a terror
unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid
in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which
he hath determined against it.
19:18: In that day shall five cities in the land
of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of
hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
19:19: In that day shall there be an altar to
the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the
border thereof to the LORD.
19:20: And it shall be for a sign and for a witness
unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry
unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them
a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
19:21: And the LORD shall be known to Egypt,
and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do
sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD,
and perform it.
19:22: And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall
smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and
he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
19:23: In that day shall there be a highway out
of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and
the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with
19:24: In that day shall Israel be the third
with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the
19:25: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying,
Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands,
and Israel mine inheritance.
20:1: In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod,
(when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against
Ashdod, and took it;
20:2: At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah
the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy
loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking
naked and barefoot.
20:3: And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah
hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder
upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
20:4: So shall the king of Assyria lead away
the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and
old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to
the shame of Egypt.
20:5: And they shall be afraid and ashamed of
Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
20:6: And the inhabitant of this isle shall say
in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee
for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall
21:1: The burden of the desert of the sea. As
whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert,
from a terrible land.
21:2: A grievous vision is declared unto me;
the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler
spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof
have I made to cease.
21:3: Therefore are my loins filled with pain:
pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth:
I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing
21:4: My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted
me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
21:5: Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower,
eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
21:6: For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go,
set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
21:7: And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen,
a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened
diligently with much heed:
21:8: And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand
continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in
my ward whole nights:
21:9: And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men,
with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon
is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he
hath broken unto the ground.
21:10: O my threshing, and the corn of my floor:
that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
have I declared unto you.
21:11: The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me
out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the
21:12: The watchman said, The morning cometh,
and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
21:13: The burden upon Arabia. In the forest
in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
21:14: The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought
water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread
him that fled.
21:15: For they fled from the swords, from the
drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness
21:16: For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within
a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory
of Kedar shall fail:
21:17: And the residue of the number of archers,
the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished:
for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.
22:1: The burden of the valley of vision. What
aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
22:2: Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous
city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword,
nor dead in battle.
22:3: All thy rulers are fled together, they
are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound
together, which have fled from far.
22:4: Therefore said I, Look away from me; I
will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling
of the daughter of my people.
22:5: For it is a day of trouble, and of treading
down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley
of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
22:6: And Elam bare the quiver with chariots
of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
22:7: And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest
valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set
themselves in array at the gate.
22:8: And he discovered the covering of Judah,
and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of
22:9: Ye have seen also the breaches of the city
of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters
of the lower pool.
22:10: And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem,
and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
22:11: Ye made also a ditch between the two walls
for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the
maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it
22:12: And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts
call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding
22:13: And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen,
and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat
and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
22:14: And it was revealed in mine ears by the
LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you
till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
22:15: Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go,
get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over
the house, and say,
22:16: What hast thou here? and whom hast thou
here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that
heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation
for himself in a rock?
22:17: Behold, the LORD will carry thee away
with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
22:18: He will surely violently turn and toss
thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and
there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's
22:19: And I will drive thee from thy station,
and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
22:20: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
22:21: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and
strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government
into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22:22: And the key of the house of David will
I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut;
and he shall shut, and none shall open.
22:23: And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure
place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
22:24: And they shall hang upon him all the glory
of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels
of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels
22:25: In that day, saith the LORD of hosts,
shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed,
and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall
be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
23:1: The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of
Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no
entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
23:2: Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou
whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
23:3: And by great waters the seed of Sihor,
the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of
23:4: Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath
spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor
bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring
23:5: As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall
they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
23:6: Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants
of the isle.
23:7: Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity
is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to
23:8: Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre,
the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers
are the honourable of the earth?
23:9: The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to
stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the
honourable of the earth.
23:10: Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter
of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
23:11: He stretched out his hand over the sea,
he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against
the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.
23:12: And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice,
O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to
Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
23:13: Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this
people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell
in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised
up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
23:14: Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength
is laid waste
23:15: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days
of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as
23:16: Take an harp, go about the city, thou
harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many
songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
23:17: And it shall come to pass after the end
of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall
turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms
of the world upon the face of the earth.
23:18: And her merchandise and her hire shall
be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up;
for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD,
to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
24:1: Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty,
and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth
abroad the inhabitants thereof.
24:2: And it shall be, as with the people, so
with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with
the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the
seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the
taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
24:3: The land shall be utterly emptied, and
utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
24:4: The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the
world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth
24:5: The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants
thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the
ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
24:6: Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth,
and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants
of the earth are burned, and few men left.
24:7: The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth,
all the merryhearted do sigh.
24:8: The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise
of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
24:9: They shall not drink wine with a song;
strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
24:10: The city of confusion is broken down:
every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
24:11: There is a crying for wine in the streets;
all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
24:12: In the city is left desolation, and the
gate is smitten with destruction.
24:13: When thus it shall be in the midst of
the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an
olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
24:14: They shall lift up their voice, they shall
sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the
24:15: Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires,
even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
24:16: From the uttermost part of the earth have
we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness,
my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt
treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
24:17: Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are
upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
24:18: And it shall come to pass, that he who
fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and
he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in
the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations
of the earth do shake.
24:19: The earth is utterly broken down, the
earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
24:20: The earth shall reel to and fro like a
drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression
thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise
24:21: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are
on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
24:22: And they shall be gathered together, as
prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the
prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
24:23: Then the moon shall be confounded, and
the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion,
and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
25:1: O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee,
I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy
counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
25:2: For thou hast made of a city an heap; of
a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it
shall never be built.
25:3: Therefore shall the strong people glorify
thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
25:4: For thou hast been a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is
as a storm against the wall.
25:5: Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers,
as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a
cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
25:6: And in this mountain shall the LORD of
hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines
on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees
25:7: And he will destroy in this mountain the
face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is
spread over all nations.
25:8: He will swallow up death in victory; and
the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the
rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth:
for the LORD hath spoken it.
25:9: And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this
is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this
is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice
in his salvation.
25:10: For in this mountain shall the hand of
the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even
as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
25:11: And he shall spread forth his hands in
the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands
to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the
spoils of their hands.
25:12: And the fortress of the high fort of thy
walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even
to the dust.
26:1: In that day shall this song be sung in
the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint
for walls and bulwarks.
26:2: Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation
which keepeth the truth may enter in.
26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose
mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
26:4: Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the
LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
26:5: For he bringeth down them that dwell on
high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even
to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
26:6: The foot shall tread it down, even the
feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
26:7: The way of the just is uprightness: thou,
most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
26:8: Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD,
have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name,
and to the remembrance of thee.
26:9: With my soul have I desired thee in the
night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for
when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world
will learn righteousness.
26:10: Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet
will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will
he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
26:11: LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they
will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy
at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
26:12: LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for
thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
26:13: O LORD our God, other lords beside thee
have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention
of thy name.
26:14: They are dead, they shall not live; they
are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited
and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
26:15: Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD,
thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst
removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
26:16: LORD, in trouble have they visited thee,
they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
26:17: Like as a woman with child, that draweth
near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her
pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
26:18: We have been with child, we have been
in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought
any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of
the world fallen.
26:19: Thy dead men shall live, together with
my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell
in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall
cast out the dead.
26:20: Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers,
and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little
moment, until the indignation be overpast.
26:21: For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his
place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover
27:1: In that day the LORD with his sore and
great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon
that is in the sea.
27:2: In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard
of red wine.
27:3: I the LORD do keep it; I will water it
every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
27:4: Fury is not in me: who would set the briers
and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would
burn them together.
27:5: Or let him take hold of my strength, that
he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
27:6: He shall cause them that come of Jacob
to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face
of the world with fruit.
27:7: Hath he smitten him, as he smote those
that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of
them that are slain by him?
27:8: In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou
wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the
27:9: By this therefore shall the iniquity of
Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin;
when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that
are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
27:10: Yet the defenced city shall be desolate,
and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there
shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume
the branches thereof.
27:11: When the boughs thereof are withered,
they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire:
for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made
them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will
shew them no favour.
27:12: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto
the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye
children of Israel.
27:13: And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which
were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts
in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount
28:1: Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards
of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are
on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with
28:2: Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong
one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood
of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with
28:3: The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim,
shall be trodden under feet:
28:4: And the glorious beauty, which is on the
head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty
fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth,
while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
28:5: In that day shall the LORD of hosts be
for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue
of his people,
28:6: And for a spirit of judgment to him that
sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle
to the gate.
28:7: But they also have erred through wine,
and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the
prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up
of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err
in vision, they stumble in judgment.
28:8: For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness,
so that there is no place clean.
28:9: Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom
shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from
the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
28:10: For precept must be upon precept, precept
upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and
there a little:
28:11: For with stammering lips and another tongue
will he speak to this people.
28:12: To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith
ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet
they would not hear.
28:13: But the word of the LORD was unto them
precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line
upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might
go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
28:14: Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye
scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
28:15: Because ye have said, We have made a covenant
with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we
have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
28:16: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold,
I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious
corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make
28:17: Judgment also will I lay to the line,
and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away
the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
28:18: And your covenant with death shall be
disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when
the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden
down by it.
28:19: From the time that it goeth forth it shall
take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and
by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
28:20: For the bed is shorter than that a man
can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that
he can wrap himself in it.
28:21: For the LORD shall rise up as in mount
Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he
may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act,
his strange act.
28:22: Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest
your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD
of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
28:23: Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken,
and hear my speech.
28:24: Doth the plowman plow all day to sow?
doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
28:25: When he hath made plain the face thereof,
doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and
cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and rie in
28:26: For his God doth instruct him to discretion,
and doth teach him.
28:27: For the fitches are not threshed with
a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon
the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the
cummin with a rod.
28:28: Bread corn is bruised; because he will
not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart,
nor bruise it with his horsemen.
28:29: This also cometh forth from the LORD of
hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
29:1: Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where
David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
29:2: Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall
be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
29:3: And I will camp against thee round about,
and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise
forts against thee.
29:4: And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt
speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the
dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit,
out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
29:5: Moreover the multitude of thy strangers
shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones
shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant
29:6: Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts
with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm
and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
29:7: And the multitude of all the nations that
fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition,
and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
29:8: It shall even be as when an hungry man
dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul
is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh;
but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite:
so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against
29:9: Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out,
and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but
not with strong drink.
29:10: For the LORD hath poured out upon you
the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets
and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
29:11: And the vision of all is become unto you
as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one
that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith,
I cannot; for it is sealed:
29:12: And the book is delivered to him that
is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith,
I am not learned.
29:13: Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as
this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips
do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their
fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
29:14: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do
a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and
a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
29:15: Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their
counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they
say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
29:16: Surely your turning of things upside down
shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say
of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed
say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
29:17: Is it not yet a very little while, and
Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field shall be esteemed as a forest?
29:18: And in that day shall the deaf hear the
words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity, and out of darkness.
29:19: The meek also shall increase their joy
in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy
One of Israel.
29:20: For the terrible one is brought to nought,
and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are
29:21: That make a man an offender for a word,
and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside
the just for a thing of nought.
29:22: Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed
Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be
ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
29:23: But when he seeth his children, the work
of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name,
and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of
29:24: They also that erred in spirit shall come
to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
30:1: Woe to the rebellious children, saith the
LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a
covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
30:2: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have
not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength
of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
30:3: Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh
be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
30:4: For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors
came to Hanes.
30:5: They were all ashamed of a people that
could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame,
and also a reproach.
30:6: The burden of the beasts of the south:
into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young
and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry
their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures
upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit
30:7: For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and
to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength
is to sit still.
30:8: Now go, write it before them in a table,
and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for
ever and ever:
30:9: That this is a rebellious people, lying
children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
30:10: Which say to the seers, See not; and to
the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us
smooth things, prophesy deceits:
30:11: Get you out of the way, turn aside out
of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before
30:12: Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel,
Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and stay thereon:
30:13: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you
as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose
breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
30:14: And he shall break it as the breaking
of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not
spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it
a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal
out of the pit.
30:15: For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy
One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness
and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
30:16: But ye said, No; for we will flee upon
horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift;
therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
30:17: One thousand shall flee at the rebuke
of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as
a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
30:18: And therefore will the LORD wait, that
he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted,
that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment:
blessed are all they that wait for him.
30:19: For the people shall dwell in Zion at
Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto
thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer
30:20: And though the Lord give you the bread
of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers
be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy
30:21: And thine ears shall hear a word behind
thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to
the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
30:22: Ye shall defile also the covering of thy
graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images
of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou
shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
30:23: Then shall he give the rain of thy seed,
that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase
of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall
thy cattle feed in large pastures.
30:24: The oxen likewise and the young asses
that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been
winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
30:25: And there shall be upon every high mountain,
and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the
day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
30:26: Moreover the light of the moon shall be
as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,
as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up
the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
30:27: Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from
far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy:
his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring
30:28: And his breath, as an overflowing stream,
shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with
the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of
the people, causing them to err.
30:29: Ye shall have a song, as in the night
when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when
one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to
the mighty One of Israel.
30:30: And the LORD shall cause his glorious
voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm,
with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring
fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
30:31: For through the voice of the LORD shall
the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
30:32: And in every place where the grounded
staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall
be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight
30:33: For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for
the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile
thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a
stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
31:1: Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help;
and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many;
and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not
unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
31:2: Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil,
and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house
of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
31:3: Now the Egyptians are men, and not God;
and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch
out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is
holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
31:4: For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me,
Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when
a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will
not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise
of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount
Zion, and for the hill thereof.
31:5: As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts
defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing
over he will preserve it.
31:6: Turn ye unto him from whom the children
of Israel have deeply revolted.
31:7: For in that day every man shall cast away
his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands
have made unto you for a sin.
31:8: Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword,
not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour
him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall
31:9: And he shall pass over to his strong hold
for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith
the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
32:1: Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness,
and princes shall rule in judgment.
32:2: And a man shall be as an hiding place from
the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in
a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
32:3: And the eyes of them that see shall not
be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
32:4: The heart also of the rash shall understand
knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to
32:5: The vile person shall be no more called
liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
32:6: For the vile person will speak villany,
and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to
utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry,
and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
32:7: The instruments also of the churl are evil:
he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words,
even when the needy speaketh right.
32:8: But the liberal deviseth liberal things;
and by liberal things shall he stand.
32:9: Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear
my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
32:10: Many days and years shall ye be troubled,
ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall
32:11: Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be
troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and
gird sackcloth upon your loins.
32:12: They shall lament for the teats, for the
pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
32:13: Upon the land of my people shall come
up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous
32:14: Because the palaces shall be forsaken;
the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers
shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of
32:15: Until the spirit be poured upon us from
on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field be counted for a forest.
32:16: Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness,
and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
32:17: And the work of righteousness shall be
peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance
32:18: And my people shall dwell in a peaceable
habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
32:19: When it shall hail, coming down on the
forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
32:20: Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters,
that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
33:1: Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast
not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously
with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled;
and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall
deal treacherously with thee.
33:2: O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited
for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also
in the time of trouble.
33:3: At the noise of the tumult the people fled;
at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
33:4: And your spoil shall be gathered like the
gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts
shall he run upon them.
33:5: The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on
high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
33:6: And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability
of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD
is his treasure.
33:7: Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without:
the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
33:8: The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man
ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities,
he regardeth no man.
33:9: The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon
is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan
and Carmel shake off their fruits.
33:10: Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will
I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
33:11: Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring
forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
33:12: And the people shall be as the burnings
of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
33:13: Hear, ye that are far off, what I have
done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
33:14: The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness
hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with
the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting
33:15: He that walketh righteously, and speaketh
uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh
his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from
hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
33:16: He shall dwell on high: his place of defence
shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his
waters shall be sure.
33:17: Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty:
they shall behold the land that is very far off.
33:18: Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where
is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted
33:19: Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a
people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering
tongue, that thou canst not understand.
33:20: Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities:
thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle
that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall
ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
33:21: But there the glorious LORD will be unto
us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley
with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
33:22: For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is
our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
33:23: Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not
well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then
is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
33:24: And the inhabitant shall not say, I am
sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.