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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.
2. Hear, O heavens and listen, O earth, for the LORD has
spoken, I have nourished and brought up children and they have
rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows his owner and the ass his master's crib
but Israel does not know, my people do not consider.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of
evildoers, children who are corrupters. They have forsaken
the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they
have gone away backward.
5 Why will you be punished any more? you keep on
rebelling the whole head is sick and the whole heart faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no
soundness but wounds and bruises and fresh sores. They
have not been closed nor bound up nor softened with oil.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with
fire, your land is devoured by strangers in your presence and
is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a
vineyard, as a shed in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left us a very small remnant,
we would have been as Sodom and we would have been like
10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom, give ear to
the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to
me? says the LORD. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and I
do not desire the fat of fed beasts or the blood of bullocks or
of lambs or goats.
12 When you came to see my face, who sought this trampling
of my courts from your hand?
13 Do not bring anymore empty oblations to me, incense is an
abomination to me, the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of
assemblies, I cannot bear them, it is evil, even the solemn
14 My soul hates your new moons and your appointed feasts.
They are a trouble to me, I am weary of bearing them.
15 And when you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes
from you. When you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your
hands are full of blood.
16. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean, put away your
evil habits from before my eyes, cease doing evil.
17 Learn to do well, seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now and let us reason together, says the LORD, though
your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though
they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good
of the land.
20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with
the sword for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! I had filled
it with judgment, righteousness lodged in it but now
22 Your silver is tarnished, your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious and friends of thieves, they
are all lovers of gifts and pursuers of bribes, they do not
judge the fatherless nor does the cause of the widow come
24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of
Israel says, I will ease myself of my adversaries and avenge myself
of my enemies
25 And I will return my hand on you and melt
away your backsliding as with lye and take away all your divisiveness
26 And I will restore your judges as they were at first and
your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be
called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment and her captives
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and the
sinners shall be together and those who forsake the LORD shall be
29 For they shall be ashamed of the oak idols which they
have desired and they shall be confounded by the gardens that
they have chosen.
30 For you shall be like an oak with falling leaves and as
a garden that has no water.
31 And the strong shall be as lint and the maker of the
idol as a spark and they shall both burn together and no one
shall quench them.
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1. The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah
2 And in the last days, 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
3 And many people shall go and say, Come, let us go up to
the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He
will teach us of his ways and we will walk in his paths for the law shall go forth
out of Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke
many people, they shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up
sword against nation nor shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of
6 You have cast off your people the house of Jacob, because
they have filled themselves with eastern religions and are
fortunetellers like the Philistines and they applaud the ways of
the children of strangers.
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 nor is there any end of their chariots.
8 Their land also is full of idols, they worship the work
of their own hands which their own fingers have made
9 And humanity bows down and mankind humbles itself,
therefore do not forgive them.
10. Enter into the rock and hide in the dust for fear
of the LORD and for the glory of his majesty.
11 Humanity's lofty looks shall be humbled and the
haughtiness of mankind shall be bowed down and the LORD alone shall
be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one who
is proud and haughty and on every one who is lifted up.
He shall be brought low.
13 And on all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and
lifted up and on all the oaks of Bashan
14 And on all the high mountains and on all the hills
that are lifted up
15 And on every high tower and on every fenced wall
16 And on all the ships of Carthage and on all pleasant
17 And the loftiness of humanity shall be bowed down and
the haughtiness of mankind shall be made low. The LORD alone
shall be exalted in that day
18 And he shall utterly abolish the idols.
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 arises to terribly shake the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver and his idols of gold to the moles and
to the bats which each one made for himself to worship,
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 arises to terribly shake the earth.
22 Therefore stop trusting human nature whose life force is
in his nostrils for of what account is he?
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1. For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, will take away from
Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay
of bread and the whole stay of water,
2 The mighty man and the man of war, the judge and the
prophet and the prudent and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man and the
counselor and the gifted artisan and the eloquent orator
4 And I will give children to be their princes and babes
shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, all by each other and
each one by his neighbor. The child shall behave himself proudly
against the ancient and the base against the honorable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of
his father, saying, You have clothing, you be our ruler and let
this ruin be under your hand.
7 In that day he shall swear, saying, I can not be a
provider for neither bread nor clothing is in my house. Do not
make me a ruler of this people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined and Judah is fallen because
their tongue and their habits are against the LORD, to provoke the
eyes of his glory.
9. The appearance of their countenance witnesses against
them. They declare their sin like Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe
to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.
10 Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him
for they shall eat the fruit of their practices.
11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him for the
reward of their hands shall be given them.
12 As for my people, children are their oppressors and
women rule over them. O my people, those who lead you cause you
to err and destroy the way of your paths.
13 The LORD stands up to plead and stands to judge the people.
14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his
people and their princes for they have eaten up the vineyard.
The spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean by beating my people to pieces and
grinding the faces of the poor? says the Lord the LORD of hosts.
16. Moreover the LORD says, 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 their
17 Therefore the Lord will strike the crown of the head of
the daughters of Zion with a scab and the LORD will discover their
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their
tinkling ornaments about their feet and their headbands and
their crescent ornaments,
19 The chains and the bracelets and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets and the ornaments of the legs and the
sashes and the tablets and the earrings,
21 The rings and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of clothes and the cloaks and the
coats and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses and the fine linen and the hoods and the
24 And it shall be that instead of a sweet smell there shall
be a stink, instead of a girdle a tear, instead of well
set hair baldness, instead of a sash a belt of burlap
and burning instead of beauty.
25 Your men shall fall by the sword and your mighty in the
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn, she being
desolate shall sit on the ground.
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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 your name, to take away our reproach.
2. In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and
glorious and the fruit of the earth shall be excellence and
majesty for those who are the escaped of Israel.
3 And he who is left in Zion and he who
remains in Jerusalem shall be called holy, even every one who
is written among the living in Jerusalem.
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 of it by the Spirit of judgment and by the Spirit
5 And the LORD will create over every establishment of Mount
Zion and over her assemblies, a daily cloud and smoke and the
shining of a flaming fire by night, thus the glory shall be a
shelter over all.
6 And there shall be a shelter for shade in the daytime from
the heat and for a place of refuge and for a cover from storm
and from rain.
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1. Ah, let me sing to my dearest, a song of my beloved, about
his vineyard. My dearest has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill
2 And he fenced it and gathered the stones out of it and
planted it with the choicest vine and built a tower in the midst
of it and also made a winepress in it. He hoped it would
bring forth grapes and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, I
ask you, judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more could have been done to my vineyard that I have
not done in it? Why, when I hoped for it to bring forth grapes,
did it bring forth wild grapes?
5 And now allow me, I will tell you what I will do to my
vineyard. I will take away its hedge and it shall be eaten up
and I will break down its wall and it shall be trodden down
6 And I will lay it waste. It shall not be pruned nor
dug but there shall come up briers and thorns. I will also
command the clouds that they rain no rain on it.
7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel
and the men of Judah his pleasant plant. He looked for
judgment but behold oppression, for righteousness but behold a
8. Woe to those who join house to house, that lay field to
field, till there is no place so that they may be placed alone in
the midst of the earth!
9 The LORD of hosts said in my ears, Truly many houses, even
great and fair, shall be desolate, without inhabitant.
10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall only yield five gallons
and the seed of a barrel shall only yield a bushel.
11 Woe to those who rise up early in the morning so that they
may follow strong drink, who continue until night, till wine
12 And the harp and the viol, the tabret and pipe and
wine, are in their feasts but they do not regard the work of the LORD
nor consider the operation of his hands.
13 Therefore my people have gone into captivity because they
are without knowledge. Their glory is hungry men and dry
14 Therefore Sheol has widened her soul and opened her
mouth without measure. Their glory and their multitude and
their pomp and he who rejoices, shall descend into it.
15 For humanity is brought down and mankind is humbled and
the eyes of the lofty are humbled
16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment and the
holy God shall be made holy in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner and strangers shall eat the
waste places of the fat ones.
18. Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity and
draw sin as with a cart rope,
19 Who say, Let him hurry and hasten his work so that we may
see it. Let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near
and come so that we may know it!
20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put
darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for
sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent
in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine and men of
strength to mingle strong drink,
23 Who justify the wicked for reward and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble and the flame
consumes the chaff, so their root shall rot 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.
25 Therefore the anger of the LORD is kindled against his
people and he has stretched out his hand against them and has
struck them. The hills trembled and their carcasses were
torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not
turned away but his hand is still stretched out.
26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far
and will hiss to them from the end of the earth. Behold,
they shall come with speed swiftly.
27 No one shall be weary nor stumble among them, no one shall
slumber nor sleep nor shall the girdle of their loins be
loosed nor the latchet of their shoes be broken,
28 Whose arrows are sharp and all their bows bent. Their
horses' hooves shall be counted like flint and their wheels like
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like
young lions. Yes, they shall roar and lay hold of the prey and
shall carry it away safe and no one shall deliver it
30 And in that day they shall roar at the prey like the
roaring of the sea. If one looks to the earth for answers he
will see darkness and sorrow, even the light will be darkened in
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1. In the year that king Uzziah died I also saw the Lord
sitting on a throne, high and lifted up and his train filled
2 Above it stood the seraphim, each one had six wings.
With two he covered his face and with two he covered his feet
and with two he flew.
3 And one cried to the others and said, Holy, holy, holy,
is the LORD of hosts. the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him who
cried and the house was filled with smoke.
5. Then I said, 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 my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in
his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar
7 And he laid it on my mouth and said, Lo, this has
touched your lips, your iniquity is taken away and your sin
8 I also heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I
send and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I, send me.
9. And he said, Go and tell this people, Indeed you hear
but you do not understand. Indeed you see but do not perceive.
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.
11 Then I said, Lord how long? And he answered, Until the
cities are wasted without inhabitant and the houses without man
and the land is utterly desolate
12 And the LORD has removed men far away and there is a great
forsaking in the midst of the land
13 But yet in it shall be a remnant tenth and it shall return and
shall be eaten, as a teil tree and as an oak whose substance
is in itself. So its substance shall be the holy seed as when they cast their leaves.
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Chapters 7 - 12 Assyrian Destruction
of Israel Not the End. God Will Bring the Messiah to the Same
Territory and the Same People.
1. And in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham,
the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria
and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to
Jerusalem to war against it but could not overcome it.
2 And the house of David was told, saying, Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And the heart of Ahaz was moved and the heart
of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
3 Then the LORD said to Isaiah, Go out now to meet Ahaz, you
and Shearjashub (A Remnant Shall Return) your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper
pool in the highway of the fuller's field
4 And say to Ahaz, Watch and be quiet, fear not, neither
let your heart fail for these two tails of smoking firebrands or
for the intense anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of
5 Because Syria, Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, have
taken evil counsel against you, saying,
6 Let us go up against Judah and vex it and let us make a
breach there for us and set a king in the midst of it, even the
son of Tabeal.
7 Thus says the Lord the LORD, It shall not stand nor shall
8 For the head of Syria is Damascus and the head of
Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty five years Ephraim shall be
broken and it will not be a people.
9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of
Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you do not believe, you shall
not be believed.
10. Moreover the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
11 Ask a sign of the LORD your God, ask it either in the depth,
or in the height above.
12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask nor will I tempt the LORD.
13 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David, Is it a
small thing for you to weary men but will you weary my God also?
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.
15 He shall eat butter and honey for he will know how to
refuse evil and choose good.
16 But before the child shall know to refuse evil and
choose good, the lands that you abhor shall be forsaken of both
17. The LORD shall bring on you and on your people and on
your father's house, days that have not come, from the day that
Ephraim departed from Judah, even the king of Assyria.
18 And it shall be 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 of Assyria.
19 And they shall come and all of them shall rest in the
desolate valleys and in the holes of the rocks and on all
thorns and on all bushes.
20 In the same day the Lord shall shave with a hired razor,
the head and the hair of the feet and it shall also consume the
beard, by them beyond the river, namely the king of Assyria.
21 And in that day, when a man shall
nourish only one young cow and two sheep,
22 From the abundance of milk that they shall give he
shall eat butter and butter and honey shall every one be eating
who remains in the land.
23 But every place, where there were a thousand vines priced at a thousand pieces of silver, that
place shall become only for briers and thorns.
24 Men shall come there with arrows and with bows so that
all the land will become briers and thorns.
25 But the fear of briers and thorns shall not come on any
of the hills cultivated with the hoe but oxen shall be sent
there and those fields shall be for the treading of lambs.
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1. Moreover the LORD said to me, Take a large scroll and
write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz (The Spoil will be Fast and the looting swift).
2 And I took to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the
priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
3 And I went to the prophetess and she conceived and bore
a son. Then the LORD said to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
4 For before the child shall have knowledge to call, My
father and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of
Samaria shall be taken away by the king of Assyria.
5 The LORD also spoke to me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah
which go softly and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son,
7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the
waters of the river Euphrates, strong and many, even the king of Assyria
and all his glory. He shall come up over all his channels
and go over all his embankments
8 And he shall pass through Judah. He shall overflow and go
over, he shall reach even to the neck. The stretching out of
his wings shall fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.
9. Associate yourselves, O you people but you will be broken in
pieces. Give ear, all you in far countries, gird
yourselves but you shall be broken in pieces, gird yourselves,
but you shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together but it shall come to nothing.
Speak words but it shall not stand because Immanuel has
11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand and
caused me to turn from walking in the way of this people, saying,
12 Do not say, A conspiracy, to all those to whom this people
shall say, A conspiracy nor fear their fear nor be
13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself. Let him be your
fear and let him be your dread.
14 Then he shall be for a sanctuary and for a stone of
stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel,
for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble and fall and be
broken and be snared and be taken.
16. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, who is hiding his face from
the house of Jacob but I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for
signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells in
19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to those who have
familiar spirits and to wizards who peep and mutter. Should
not a people seek answers from their God, concerning the law and its
witness, instead of seeking from
the dead on behalf of the living?
The Crisis of the Assyrian Captivity
and the Extinction of the Tribes of Israel
20 If they will not speak according to this word, which has
no darkness in it,
21 Then they shall pass through this, hard pressed and
hungry. When they are hungry, they shall
enrage themselves and curse their king and their God and turn
from him above.
22 But they shall look to the earth and find trouble and
darkness and they shall be driven to darkness and dimness of
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This Verse is Pivotal to all of Chapters Seven through Twelve
1. Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her
anguish, 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.
1. Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her
anguish, 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.
2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great
light. Those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, on
them has the light shined. (Matthew 4:15,16)
Assyrian Assault on Israel Described
3 You have multiplied the nation but not increased the joy.
They joy before you like the joy in harvest and as men rejoice
when they divide the spoil.
4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff
of his shoulder, the scepter of his oppressor, as in the day of
5 For every battle of warfare is with confused noise and
garments rolled in blood
Contrasted With Messiah's Visitation
But this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, the
government shall be on his shoulder. His name shall be
called, Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be
no end. On the throne of David and on 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
The Rest of the Chapter Reverts to the First or Assyrian
8. The Lord sent a word to Jacob and it has lighted upon
9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the
inhabitant of Samaria, who say in the pride and stoutness of
10 The bricks have fallen down but we will build with hewn
stones. The sycamores are cut down but we will change them into
11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him and join his enemies together,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind. They
shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this God's anger is
not turned away but his hand is stretched out still.
13 For the people do not turn to the One who strikes them
nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail,
branch and rush, in one day.
15 The ancient and honorable is the head, the prophet
who teaches lies is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err.
Those who are led by them are destroyed.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men
nor shall he have mercy on their fatherless and widows for
every one is a hypocrite and an evildoer and every mouth speaks
folly. For all this his anger is not turned away but his hand
is still stretched out.
18 For wickedness burns 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 smoke.
19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts the land is darkened
and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire, no man shall
spare his brother.
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 arm,
21 Manasseh against Ephraim, Ephraim against Manasseh
and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger
is not turned away but his hand is still stretched out.
The Last of the Descriptions of the
Afflictions Associated with the Assyrian Conquest
1. Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees and who write
grievousness which they have prescribed
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment and to take away
the right from the poor of my people so that widows may be their
prey and that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will you do in the day of visitation and in the
desolation which shall come from far? To whom will you flee for
help and where will you leave your glory?
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 still stretched out.
Isaiah says, It is God who Uses the
Assyrians as the Instrument of Punishment He is bringing on His
5. Ah, Assyria is the rod of my anger and the staff in their
hand is my indignation.
6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation and against
the people of my wrath. I gave him charge to take spoil and to
take prey and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 But he does not plan to do this nor did he think this
in his heart because it is in his heart to destroy and cut off
8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is
not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose
statues were more than those of Jerusalem or Samaria,
11 Shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done
to Samaria and her idols?
Future Destruction of Assyria and the
Return of Israel
12 So, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount
Zion and on Jerusalem then I will punish the fruit of the stout
heart of the king of Assyria and the glory of his high looks.
13 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it
and by my wisdom for I am prudent. I have removed the
boundaries of peoples and have robbed their treasures and I
have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man
14 And my hand has found the riches of the nations as a
nest. Just like one who gathers eggs that are left, I have
gathered all the earth. There was no one who moved a wing or
opened their mouth or peeped.
15 Should the axe boast itself against him who hews with
it? or shall the saw magnify itself against him who moves it?
as if a rod would shake itself against those who lift it up or
as if a staff would lift itself up, as if it were not wood.
16 Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send among
his fat ones leanness. In place of his glory he shall kindle
a burning like the burning of a fire.
17 And the light of Israel shall be the fire and his Holy
One shall be the flame. It shall burn and devour his thorns
and his briers in one day
18 And shall consume the glory of his forest and of his
fruitful field, both soul and body. They shall be as when a
standard bearer faints
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few,
so that a child may number them.
The Future Return of Israel to Faith in
20. And in that day, the remnant of
Israel and the delivered of the house of Jacob, shall no longer
rely on him who injured them but shall lean, in truth, on the LORD, the
Holy One of Israel.
21 The remnant shall return to the mighty God, even the
remnant of Jacob,
22 For though your people Israel are as the sand of the sea,
yet a remnant of them shall return. The completion decreed shall
overflow with righteousness.
23 For the Lord the LORD of hosts shall make an already
determined full end in the midst of all the land.
24. Therefore thus says the Lord the LORD of hosts, O my people
who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall
strike you with a rod and shall lift up his staff against you,
after the manner of Egypt.
25 But yet a very little while and the indignation shall
end and my anger shall end in their destruction.
26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him like
the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. Just like his rod was
on the sea when he lifted it up in the way from Egypt.
27 And in that day his burden shall be
taken away from off your shoulder and his yoke from off your
neck and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
But Before Assyria is Thus Judged
Israel and the Towns North of Jerusalem Will Fall and Jerusalem
Itself Will be Under Siege. Introduces the Attack of Sennacherib
28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron,
he has deposited his equipment at Michmash.
29 They have come over the pass, Geba has become their
lodging place, Ramah is afraid, Gibeah of Saul has fled.
30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim. Cause it to be
heard to Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed, the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
32 As yet he shall remain at Nob that day. He shall shake
his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with
terror. The high ones of stature shall be hewn down and the
haughty shall be humbled
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with
iron and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
1. But a rod shall come forth out of the stem of Jesse
and a BRANCH (Nazer) shall grow out of his roots (See Mat. 2:23)
2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the Spirit of
wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the
Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of
the LORD. He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes
nor reprove after the hearing of his ears
4 But he shall judge the poor with righteousness and
reprove the meek of the earth with equity. He shall strike
the earth with the rod of his mouth and shall slay the wicked
with the breath of his lips.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 Also the wolf shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard
shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the young lion and
the fatling together and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed and their young ones
shall lie down together and the lion shall eat straw like the
8 And the nursing child shall play on the hole of the asp
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
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.
10. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, who
shall stand for an ensign of the people and his rest shall be glory the
Gentiles shall seek it.
11 And in that day, the Lord shall set
his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his
people, who 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 sea.
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.
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.
14 But they shall fly on 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.
15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian
sea with his mighty wind he shall shake his hand over the
river and shall strike it in the seven streams and make men go
over dry shod.
16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his
people who shall be left from Assyria, like as it was to
Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
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1. And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you.
Though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away and you
2 Behold, God is my salvation, (Hebrew my salvation is yeshuaty, my Jesus)
I will trust and not be
afraid for the LORD YHWH is my strength and my song. He also
has become my salvation.
3 Therefore you shall draw water out of the wells
of salvation with joy.
4. And in that day you shall say, Praise the LORD, call on his
name, declare his doings among the people, repeat them so that
his name will be exalted.
5 Sing to the LORD for he has done excellent things, this is
known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion for great is
the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.
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1. The Oracle of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
2 Lift up a banner on the high mountain, raise the voice to
them, wave the hand so that they may go into the gates of the
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones. I have also called my
mighty ones from my anger, even those who rejoice in my majesty.
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like a great
people, a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together. The LORD of hosts gathers the host of the battle.
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
6. Howl for the day of the LORD is at hand, it shall come as a
destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore all hands shall be faint and every man's heart
8 And they shall be afraid. Pangs and sorrows shall take
hold of them as in birth labor pains. They shall be astonished
one at another, their faces appear as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and
fierce anger, to lay the land desolate. He shall destroy the
sinners there out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not
give their light. The sun shall be darkened in his going forth
and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil and the
wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the
proud to cease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even a
man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth shall
remove out of its place by the wrath of the LORD of hosts and in
the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe and as a sheep that no
man takes up, every man shall turn to his own people and
every one flee into his own land.
15 Every one who is found shall be thrust through,
every one who is joined to them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before
their eyes. their houses shall be spoiled and their wives
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall
not regard silver and as for gold, they shall not delight in
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces
they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb, their eye
shall not spare children.
19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
20 It shall never be inhabited nor shall it be dwelt in
from generation to generation nor shall the Arabian pitch
his tent there nor shall the shepherds make their fold
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there. Their
houses shall be full of doleful creatures, owls shall dwell
there and satyrs shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their
desolate houses and dragons in their pleasant palaces. Her
time is near to come and her days shall not be prolonged.
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1. For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob and will yet choose
Israel and set them in their own land. The strangers shall
be joined with them and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them and bring them to their
place. The house of Israel shall possess them in the land of
the LORD for servants and handmaids, they shall take captive,
those whose captives they were. They shall rule over their
3 And in that day the LORD shall give you rest
from your sorrow and from your fear and from the hard bondage
in which you were made to serve
4. So that you will take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon and say, How has the oppressor ceased, the golden city
5 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked and the scepter
of the rulers.
6 He who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke,
he who ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted and no one
7 The whole earth is at rest and is quiet. They break
forth into singing.
8 Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you and the cedars of
Lebanon, saying, Since you laid down, no cutter is come up
9 Sheol from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your
coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of
the earth. It has raised up all the kings of the nations from
10 All they shall speak and say to you, Have you also become
weak as we, have you become like us?
11 Your pomp and the noise of your
viols are brought down to Sheol, the worm is spread under you and the worms cover you.
12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! How are you cut down to the ground, you who weakened
13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into
heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will
also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be
like the most High.
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the sides of
16 Those who see you shall narrowly look to you and
consider you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth
tremble, who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world like a wilderness and destroyed its
cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in
glory, every one in his own house.
19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable
branch and as the raiment of those who are slain, thrust
through with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit as
a carcass trodden under feet.
20 You shall not be joined with them in burial because you
have destroyed your land and slain your people. The seed of
evil doers shall never be renowned.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of
their fathers so that they do not rise nor possess the land nor
fill the face of the world with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, says the LORD of hosts and
cut off from Babylon the name and remnant and son and nephew,
says the LORD.
23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern and
pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of
destruction, says the LORD of hosts.
24 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have
thought, so shall it happen, as I have purposed, so shall it
25 So that I will break the Assyrian in my land and tread him
under foot on my mountains, then shall his yoke depart from
off them and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed on the whole
earth. This is the hand that is stretched out on all the
27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed and who shall annul it?
and his hand is stretched out and who shall turn it back?
The Philistine Oracle
28 This Oracle came in the year that king Ahaz died.
29 Do not rejoice whole Palestine, because the rod of him who
struck you is broken for out of the serpent's root shall come
forth a cockatrice and his fruit shall be a fiery flying
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed and the needy
shall lie down in safety. I will kill your root with famine
and he shall slay your remnant.
31 Howl, O gate, cry, O city. You, whole Palestine, are
dissolved for there shall come from the north a smoke and no one
shall be alone in his appointed times.
32 What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation?
That the LORD has founded Zion and the poor of his people shall
trust in it.
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Current Calamities and Final End of
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.
2 He has gone up to Bayith and to Dibon, the high places, to
weep. Moab shall howl over Nebo and over Medeba, baldness shall
be on all their heads and every beard cut off.
3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with
sackcloth. Every one shall howl on the tops of their houses and in their streets,
4 And Heshbon and Elealeh shall cry, their voice shall be
heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall
cry out. His life shall be grievous to him.
5 My heart shall cry out for Moab. His fugitives shall flee
to Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiah, by the mounting up of Luhith
with weeping they shall go up for in the way of Horonaim
they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
6. For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate, for the hay
is withered away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten and that which
they have laid up, they shall carry away to the brook of the
8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab,
their howling to Eglaim and the howling of them to Beerelim.
9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood for I
will bring more on Dimon, lions on him who escapes of Moab
and on the remnant of the land.
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1. Send the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the
wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
2 For as a wandering bird cast out of the
nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
3 Take counsel, execute judgment, make your shadow as the
night in the midst of the noonday. Hide the outcasts, do not betray
him who wanders.
4 Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab. Be a covert to
them from the face of the spoiler for the extortioner is at an
end, the spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the
5 And the throne shall be established in mercy. He
shall sit on it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging
and seeking judgment and having righteousness.
6. We have heard of the pride of Moab, even of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath but his
lies shall not be so. He is very proud.
7 Therefore Moab shall howl for Moab, every one shall howl.
You shall mourn for the foundations of Kirhareseth. Surely they
have been struck.
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish and the vine of
Sibmah, the lords of the heathen have broken down their
principal plants, they have come even to Jazer, they wandered
through the wilderness. Her branches are stretched out, they have
gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine
of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon and
Elealeh for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your
harvest is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away and joy out of the plentiful
field. There shall be no singing in the vineyards nor
shall there be shouting. The treaders shall tread out no wine in
their presses. I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
11 Therefore my heart shall sound like a harp for Moab and
my inward parts for Kirharesh.
12 And when it is seen that Moab is weary on
the high place, he shall come to his sanctuary to pray but
he shall not prevail.
13 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning Moab
since that time.
14 But now the LORD has spoken, saying, Within three years, as
the years of a hireling and the glory of Moab shall be
contemptible, with all that great multitude and the remnant
shall be very small and feeble.
1. The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from
being a city and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken, they shall be for
flocks, which shall lie down and no one shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim and the
kingdom from Damascus and the remnant of Syria shall be
as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.
4 And in that day the glory of Jacob shall
be made thin and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5 As after the harvester gathers corn and
reaps the ears with his arm and gathers ears
in the valley of Rephaim.
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
branches, four or five in its utmost fruitful branches, says the LORD
God of Israel.
7 At that day a man shall regard his Maker and his eyes
shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not regard the altars, the work of his hands,
nor shall he respect that which his fingers have made, neither
the groves nor the images.
9. In that day his strong cities shall be like forsaken
shrubs and a tree top, which they left. Because of the children
of Israel there shall be desolation.
10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation and
have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore
you shall plant pleasant plants and shall set it with strange
11 In the day you shall make your plant to grow and in the
morning you shall make your seed to flourish but the harvest
shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12. Woe to the multitude of many people, who make a noise
like the noise of the seas to the rushing of nations, who
make a rushing sound like the rushing of mighty waters!
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.
14 And behold at evening, trouble, before the
morning it disappears. This is the portion of those who spoil us and
the lot of those who rob us.
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1. Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the
rivers of Ethiopia,
2 That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of
bulrushes on the waters, saying, Go, swift messengers, to a
nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their
previous beginning, a nation meted out and trodden down, whose
land the rivers have spoiled!
3 All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the
earth, see, when he lifts up an ensign on the mountains, when
he blows a trumpet, listen.
4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my rest and I will
consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat on herbs and
like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For before 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
6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains
and to the beasts of the earth. The fowls shall summer on
them and all the beasts of the earth shall winter on them.
7 In that time the present shall be brought to the LORD of hosts
by a people scattered and peeled and from a people terrible from
their previous beginning, 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, Mount Zion.
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1. The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud
and shall come into Egypt. The idols of Egypt shall be moved
at his presence and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst.
2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians.
They shall fight every one against his brother and every one
against his neighbor, city against city and kingdom against
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it
and I will destroy their counsel. They shall seek to idols
and to charmers and to those who have familiar spirits and to
4 And I will give the Egyptians over into the hand of a
cruel lord a fierce king shall rule over them, says the
Lord, the LORD of hosts.
5 And the waters shall fail from the sea and the river
shall be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers far away the brooks
of defense shall be emptied and dried up, the reeds and flags
7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks
and every thing sown by the brooks shall wither and be driven away
and be no more.
8 The fishers also shall mourn and all those who cast lines
into the brooks shall lament and those who spread nets on the
waters shall languish.
9 Moreover those who work in fine flax and those who weave
networks shall be confounded.
10 All who make sluices and ponds for fish shall be broken
in their purposes.
11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the
wise counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish. How can you say
to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
12 Where are they, where are your wise men? let them tell
you now and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed on
13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, the princes of Noph
are deceived. they have also seduced Egypt, even those who are
the support of their tribes.
14 The LORD has mingled a perverse spirit in the midst of it
and they have caused Egypt to err in all their work, as a drunken
man staggers in his vomit.
15 Nor shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head
or tail, branch or rush, may do.
16 In that day Egypt shall be like women who are afraid and
they shall fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of
hosts which he shakes over it.
17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt, every
one who makes mention of it shall be afraid in himself because
of the counsel of the LORD of hosts which he has determined against
18. In that day five cities in the land of Egypt shall speak
the language of Canaan and swear to the LORD of hosts, one shall be
called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day there shall be an altar to the LORD in the midst
of the land of Egypt and a pillar to the LORD at its border.
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of
hosts in the land of Egypt for they shall cry to the LORD because
of the oppressors and he shall send them a savior and a great
one, who shall deliver them.
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. Yes,
they shall vow a vow to the LORD and perform it.
22 And the LORD shall strike Egypt. He shall strike and heal
it. They shall return even to the LORD and he shall be
entreated of them and shall heal them.
23 In that day there shall 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 the Assyrians.
24 In that day Israel shall be the third with Egypt and
with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land
25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt
my people and Assyria the work of my hands and Israel my
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1. In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod (when Sargon the
king of Assyria sent him) and fought against Ashdod and took
2 At the same time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz,
saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins and put
off your shoe from your foot. And he did so, walking naked and
3 And the LORD said, Like my servant Isaiah has walked naked
and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder concerning Egypt
and concerning Ethiopia,
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
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their
expectation and of Egypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day,
Behold, such is our expectation, where shall we flee for help to
be delivered from the king of Assyria, how shall we escape?
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1. The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the
south pass through so it comes from the desert, from a terrible
2 A grievous vision is declared to me, the treacherous
dealer deals treacherously and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O
Elam, besiege, O Media. I have made all their sighing to cease.
3 Therefore my loins are filled with pain. Pangs have taken
hold on me, as the pangs of a woman who travails. I was bowed
down at hearing it, I was dismayed at seeing it.
4 My heart panted, fearfulness frightened me. He has turned
the night of my pleasure into fear for me.
5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink,
arise, you princes and anoint the shield.
6 For the Lord has said thus to me, Go, set a watchman, let
him declare what he sees.
7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot
of asses and a chariot of camels, he listened diligently
with much attention
8 And he cried, A lion. My lord, I stand daily on the
watchtower in the daytime and I am set in my watch every night
9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men with a couple
of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is
fallen he has broken to
the ground all the graven images of her gods.
10 O my threshing and the corn of my floor. I have declared to you that which I
have heard from the LORD of hosts the God of Israel.
11. The burden of Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir,
Watchman, what of the night, Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning comes and also the night,
if you will enquire, enquire, return, come.
13. The burden upon Arabia. You shall
lodge in the forest in Arabia, O you travelers of Dedanim.
14 The inhabitants of the land of Teman met those thirsty
with water, they went with their bread before the wanderers
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword and
from the bent bow and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus the Lord has said to me, Within a year,
according to the years of a hired man and all the glory of Kedar
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 has spoken it.
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1. The burden of the valley of vision. How is it that you have
all gone up to the housetops?
2 You who are full of stirring, a tumultuous city, a joyous
city, your slain men are not slain with the sword nor dead in
3 All your rulers have fled together, they are captive by
the archers, all who are found in you, who have fled from far
are captives together.
4 Therefore I said, Look away from me, I will weep
bitterly, do not labor to comfort me because of the spoiling of the
daughter of my people.
5 For it is a day of trouble and of treading down and of
perplexity by the Lord the LORD of hosts in the valley of vision,
breaking down the walls and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and
horsemen and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And your choicest valleys shall be full
of chariots and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at
8. And he shall uncover the covering of Judah and you shall
look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.
9 You also have seen the breaches of the city of David, that
they are many. You gathered together the waters of the lower
10 And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem and have broken down the
houses to fortify the wall.
11 You also made a ditch between the two walls for the water
of the old pool but you have not looked to its maker
nor had respect to him who fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day the Lord the LORD of hosts called for
weeping and for mourning and for baldness and for girding with
13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing
sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine. Let us eat and drink for
tomorrow we shall die.
14 And it was revealed in my ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely
this iniquity shall not be purged from you till you die, says the
Lord the LORD of hosts.
15 Thus says the Lord the LORD of hosts, Go, get you to this
treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house and say,
16 What have you here and whom have you here, that you have
hewed out a sepulcher here for yourself, as he who hews out a
sepulchre on high and who engraves a habitation for himself in
17 Behold, the LORD will carry you away with a mighty captivity
and will surely cover you.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss you like a ball
into a large country. There you shall die and there the chariots
of your glory shall be the shame of your lord's house.
19 And I will drive you from your station and from your
estate he shall pull you down.
20 And in that day, I will call my servant
Eliakim the son of Hilkiah
21 And I will clothe him with your robe and strengthen him
with your girdle and I will commit your government into his
hand. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
and to the house of Judah.
22 And I will lay the key of the house of David on his
shoulder. So he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall
shut and no one shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place, he
shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang on 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 wineskin vessels.
25 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, the nail that is now
fastened in a secure place shall be removed and be cut down and
fall. The burden that was on it shall be cut off for the LORD
has spoken it.
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1. The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Carthage for it is
laid waste so that there is no house, no entering in. It is revealed
to them from the land of Chittim.
2 Be still, you inhabitants of the isle, you whom the
merchants of Sidon who pass over the sea have replenished.
3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the
river, is her revenue, she is a mart of nations.
4 Be ashamed, O Sidon for the sea has spoken, even the
strength of the sea, saying, I do not toil nor bring forth
children nor do I nourish up young men nor bring up
5 Just as at the report concerning Egypt, so they shall be
sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
6 Pass over to Carthage, howl, you inhabitants of the isle
7 Is this your joyous city. From her earliest antiquity
her own feet carried her afar off to sojourn.
8 And now who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the
crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traders are the
honorable of the earth?
9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to profane the pride of all
pomp and to show all the glories of the earth as trifling.
10 Pass through your land as a river, O daughter of
Carthage, there is no more strength.
11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the
kingdoms. The LORD has given a commandment against Punic Palestine,
to destroy her strong holds.
12 And he said, You shall rejoice no more, O you oppressed
virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Chittim,
you shall also have no rest there.
13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans, this people was not
until the Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the
wilderness. They set up its towers, they raised up its palaces
and he brought it to ruin.
14 Howl, you ships of Carthage for your strength is laid
15. And in that day, Tyre shall be forgotten
seventy years, according to the days of one king. After the end
of seventy years Tyre shall sing as a harlot.
16 Take a harp, go about the city, you harlot who has been
forgotten. Make sweet melody, sing many songs, so you may be
17 And after the end of seventy years, the LORD
will visit Tyre and she shall turn to her hire and shall commit
fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of
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 those who dwell before the LORD, to eat
sufficiently and for durable clothing.
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1. Behold, the LORD will make the earth empty. He will make it waste and
turn it upside down and scatter its inhabitants abroad.
2 And as it is with the people, so with
the priest, as it is with the servant, so with his master, as it
is with the maid, so with her mistress, as it is with the buyer,
so with the seller, as it is with the lender, so with the
borrower, as it is with the taker of usury, so with the payer of
usury to him.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied and utterly spoiled
for the LORD has spoken this word.
4 The earth will mourn and fade away, the world will languish and
fade away, the haughty people of the earth will languish.
5 The earth also will be defiled by its inhabitants
because they transgress the laws and change the ordinance
and broke the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore cursing will devour the earth and those who
dwell in it will be desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth
will be burned and few men left.
7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the
merry hearted sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceases, the noise of those who
rejoice ends, the joy of the harp ceases.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song, strong drink shall
be bitter to those who drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down, every house is
shut up so that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets, all joy is
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 Desolation is left in the city and the gate is struck
13. When this happens in the midst of the land among the
people, it shall be like the shaking of an olive tree and like the
gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the
majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Therefore glorify the LORD in the fires, even the name of
the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16. From the fartherest part of the earth we have heard
songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my
leanness, woe to me! the treacherous dealers have dealt
treacherously, yes, the treacherous dealers have dealt very
17 Fear and the pit and the snare are upon you, O
inhabitant of the earth.
18 And he who flees from the noise of the
fear shall fall into the pit. He who comes up out of the
midst of the pit shall be caught in the snare for the windows
from on high are open and the foundations of the earth shake.
19 The earth is completely broken down, the earth is fully
dissolved, the earth is exceedingly moved.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and
shall be removed like a cottage, its transgression shall be
heavy on it, it shall fall and not rise again.
21 And in that day, the LORD shall punish
the host of the highest of those on high and the kings of the
earth on the earth.
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 they shall be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded and the sun ashamed,
when the LORD of hosts shall reign gloriously in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
and before his ancients.
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1. O LORD, you are my God, I will exalt you, I will praise
your name for you have done wonderful things, your counsels of
old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For you have made of a city a heap, of a defensed city a
ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city, it shall never be
3 Therefore the strong people shall glorify you, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear you.
4 For you have 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 like a storm
against the wall.
5 You shall bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat
in a dry place, even the heat with the shadow of a cloud, the
song of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6. And the LORD of hosts shall make a feast of fat things in this mountain to all
people, a feast of wines on the lees, of
fat things full of marrow, of well refined wines on the lees.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the
covering cast over all people and the veil that is spread over
8 He will swallow up death in victory. The Lord the LORD
will wipe away tears from all faces. He shall take away the rebuke of his
people from all the earth for the LORD has spoken it.
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.
10 For in this mountain the hand of the LORD shall rest and
Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden
down for the dunghill.
11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them,
as he who swims spreads forth his hands to swim He shall
bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
12 And he shall bring down the fortress of the high fort of
your walls, lay it low and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
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1. In that day this song shall be sung in the land of Judah,
We have a strong city. God will appoint salvation for walls and
2 Open the gates so that the righteous nation who keeps the
truth may enter in.
3 You will preserve the man of steadfast purpose in perfect
peace because he trusts in you.
4 Trust in the LORD for ever for in the LORD YHWH is everlasting
5. For he brings down those who dwell on high. he causes the
self exalted city to fall, he causes it to fall, even to the
ground, he brings it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor
and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness, you, most upright,
weigh the path of the just.
8 Yes, O LORD, we have waited for you in the way of your judgments.
The desire of our soul is to your name and to your
9 With my soul I have desired you in the night, yes, with
my spirit within me I will seek you early for when your
judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will
10 If favor is shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn
righteousness, he will deal unjustly in the land of uprightness
and he will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see
but they shall see and be ashamed for their envy at the people,
yes, the fire of your enemies shall devour them.
12. LORD, you will ordain peace for us for you also have
formed all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion
over us but by you only will we make mention of your name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live, they are deceased,
they shall not rise. Therefore you have visited and destroyed
them and made all their memory to perish.
15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased
the nation, you are glorified, you had removed it far to all
the ends of the earth.
16 LORD, they have visited you in trouble, they poured out a
prayer when your chastening was on them.
17 As a woman with child is in pain who draws near the time of her
delivery and cries out in her pangs so we have
been in your sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain but we
have only brought forth wind. We have not worked any salvation
in the earth nor have those who live in worldliness fallen.
19 Your dead men shall live. Together with my dead body
they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust for
your dew is as the dew of herbs and the earth shall cast out the
20. Come, my people, enter into your chambers and shut your
doors about you. Hide yourself only for a little moment, until
the indignation is past.
21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish those
who dwell in the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall
disclose her blood and shall not cover her slain anymore.
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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. He shall slay the dragon that is in the
2 In that day, a desirable vineyard, sing of it!
3 I the LORD keep it. I will water it every moment lest any
hurt it. I will keep it night and day.
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
5 Or let him take hold of my strength so that he may make
peace with me. He shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause those who come of Jacob to take root.
Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with
7. Has he struck him, as he struck those who attacked him?
or is he slain according to the slaughter of those who are slain
8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it.
He stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore the iniquity of Jacob shall be purged
and this is all the fruit to take away his sin, when he makes
all the stones of the altar as chalk stones that are beaten apart,
the groves and images shall not stand up.
10 Yet the defensed city shall be desolate and the
habitation forsaken and left like a wilderness. There the
calf shall feed and there he shall lie down and consume its branches.
11 When its boughs 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 who made them will not have mercy
on them and he who formed them will show them no favor.
12 And it shall be in that day, that the LORD shall thresh from
the channel of the river (Euphrates) to the stream of Egypt, (the
wady El Arish) and you shall be gathered one by one, O you
children of Israel.
13 And in that day the great trumpet
shall be blown and they shall come who 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 at Jerusalem.
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1. Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim,
whose glorious beauty is as fading flowers, which are on the
surface of the fruitful valleys of those who are overcome with
2 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, who shall
cast down to the earth with his hand, as a tempest of hail and a
destroying storm, as a flood of mighty overflowing waters.
3 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be
trodden under foot
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the top of the
fruitful valley, shall be as a fading flower and as the early
fruit before the summer, which, as though, he who looks at it
and sees it eats it up as soon as it is in his hand.
5 In that day the LORD of hosts shall be for a crown of glory
and for a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him who sits in judgment
and for strength to those who turn the battle to the gate.
7 But they have also erred through wine and are out of the way through strong
drink, 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.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness so that
no place is clean.
9. To whom shall he teach knowledge and to whom shall he
make to understand doctrine? those who are weaned from the milk
and drawn from the breasts? (That should never be.)
10 For precept must be on precept, precept on precept,
line on line, line on line, here a little and there a
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak
to this people.
12 To whom he said, Look, This is the comfort with which you may
cause the weary to rest, this is the refreshing, yet they
would not hear.
13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept,
precept on precept, line on line, line on line, here a
little and there a little so that they might go and fall
backward and be broken and snared and taken.
14. Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, who
rule this people who are in Jerusalem.
15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with
death and we are in agreement with Sheol, when the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us for we have
made lies our refuge and we have hidden ourselves under falsehood.
16 Therefore thus says the Lord the LORD, Behold, I lay in Zion
for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner
stone, a sure foundation. He who believes shall not be put to shame.
17 I will also lay judgment to the line and righteousness
to the plummet. The hail shall sweep away the refuge of
lies and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled and
your agreement with Sheol shall not stand. When the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it passes over it shall take you because
morning by morning it shall pass over, by day and by night,
only terror shall come from understanding the report.
20 For the bed has been cut shorter than a man can
stretch himself on it and the covering narrower than he can
wrap himself in it.
21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be
full of wrath as in the valley of Gibeon so that he may do his
work, his strange work and bring to pass his service, his
22 Now therefore do not be mockers, lest your bands are made
strong because I have heard a predetermined completion on the whole earth from the
Lord the LORD of hosts.
23. Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my speech.
24 Does the plowman plow all day to sow? [yes.] does he open and
break the clods of his ground? [yes.]
25 When he has made plain the face of it, does he not cast
abroad the fitches and scatter the cummin and cast in the
principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their
26 For his God instructs him in discretion and teaches
27 For as the fitches are not threshed with a threshing
instrument nor is a cart wheel turned about on the cummin but
fitches are beaten out with a staff and cummin with a rod. 28
And bread corn is crushed so that he will not constantly be
threshing it. He breaks it with the wheel of his cart. His
horsemen do not crush it.
29 This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, who is
wonderful in counsel and excellent in working.
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1. Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelled. Add
year to year, let the festivals roll on.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel and there shall be heaviness
and sorrow, it shall be to me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp against around you and will lay
siege against you with a palisade and I will raise forts against
4 And you shall be brought down and shall speak out of the
ground and your speech shall be low out of the dust and your
voice shall be as a psychic, out of the ground and your speech
shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of your foreigners shall be like
fine powder and the multitude of terrorists shall be like wind
borne chaff, yes, suddenly in an instant.
6 You shall be visited by the LORD of hosts with thunder and
with earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and a
devouring flaming fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations who fight against
and distress Ariel shall be like a night vision in a dream, even
all who fight against her and her fortresses.
8 Even as when a hungry man dreams and,
behold, he eats but he awakes and his soul is empty or as
when a thirsty man dreams and, behold, he drinks but he
awakes and, behold, he is faint and his soul is yearning, so
shall the multitude of all the nations be, who fight against
9. Stay yourselves and wonder, cry out and say, They are
drunk but not with wine, they stagger but not with strong
10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep
sleep and has closed your eyes, he has covered the prophets and your leaders
11 And the vision of all has become as the words of a book that is sealed to you, which men deliver to one who is learned,
saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot for it is
12 And the book is delivered to him who is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I am not learned.
13 Therefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw
near me with their mouth and honor me with their lips but
have removed their heart far from me and their fear toward me is
taught by the precept of men,
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work
among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder for the
wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of
their prudent men shall be hidden.
15 Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel from
the LORD and their works are in the dark and they say, Who sees us
and who knows us?
16 Surely your turning things upside down shall be likened
to the potter's clay for should the work say of him who made it,
He did not make me? or should the thing framed say of him who framed
it, He had no understanding?
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?
18 And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the
book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and
out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD and the
poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought and the
scorner is consumed and all who watch for iniquity are cut off,
21 Those who make man an offender for a word and lay a
snare for him who rightly reproves in the gate and turn aside
the just for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham,
concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed
nor shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in
the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name and sanctify the
Holy One of Jacob and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also who erred in spirit shall come to
understanding and those who murmured shall learn doctrine.
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1. Woe to the rebellious children, says the LORD, who take
counsel but not of me who cover with a covering but not
of my Spirit so that they may add sin to sin,
2 Who walk to go down into Egypt to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh and to
trust in the shadow of Egypt and have not asked at my
3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame and
the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4 For his princes were at Zoan and his ambassadors came to
5 They were all ashamed of a people who could not profit
them nor be a help nor profit but a shame and also a reproach.
6 The burden of the beasts of the south, into the land of
trouble and anguish. Where does the young and old lion come from, the
viper and fiery flying serpent? They will carry their riches on
the shoulders of young asses and their treasures on the
bunches of camels, to a people who shall not profit them.
7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain and to no purpose,
therefore I have cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit
8. Now go, write it before them in a table and note it in a
book so that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever,
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children
who will not hear the law of the LORD,
10 Who say to the seers, See not, to the prophets,
Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things,
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause
the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because you
despise this word and trust in oppression and perverseness and
are supported by them,
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready
to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes
suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters'
vessel that is broken in pieces. He shall not spare so that a shard
shall not be found when it is broken to take
fire from the hearth or to take water with it out of the pit.
15 For thus says the Lord YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, You shall be saved in
returning and rest, in quietness and your strength shall be in
confidence but you would not.
16 And you said, No for we will flee on horses,
therefore you shall flee. We will ride on the swift,
therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one, at the
rebuke of five you shall flee till you are left as a beacon on
the top of a mountain and as an ensign on a hill.
18. And therefore the LORD will wait so that he may be gracious to
you and therefore he will be exalted so that he may have mercy on
you for the LORD is a God of judgment. Blessed are all those who
wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem. You
shall not weep anymore. He will be very gracious to you at the voice
of your cry. When he shall hear it, he will answer you.
20 And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and
the water of affliction, yet your teachers shall not be removed
into a corner any more but your eyes shall see your teachers
21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This
is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and
when you turn to the left.
22 You shall also defile the covering of your graven images
of silver and the ornament of your molten images of gold. You
shall cast them away as a menstruous cloth, you shall say to it,
Get out of here.
23 Then he shall give the rain of your seed so that you shall
sow the ground with it and bread from the increase of the earth
and it shall be fat and plenteous. In that day your cattle shall
feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that serve the
ground shall eat clean provender which has been winnowed with
the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be on every high mountain and on
every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the
great slaughter when the towers fall.
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 binds up the breach of
his people and heals the stroke of their wound.
27. Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his
anger and its burden is heavy. His lips are full of
indignation and his tongue is like a devouring fire
28 And his breath like an overflowing stream. It shall reach to
the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of
vanity. There shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people,
causing them to err.
29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy
solemnity is kept, gladness of heart, as when one goes with
a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard and
shall show the coming down of his arm with the indignation of
his anger and with the flame of a devouring fire with
scattering and tempest and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the LORD the Assyrian who struck with a rod shall be
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
which the LORD shall lay on him shall be with tabrets and
harps. He will fight with it in battles of shaking.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old, yes, it is prepared for
the king. He has made it deep and large. Its pile is fire
and much wood. The breath of the LORD kindles it like a stream of brimstone.
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1. Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and hope in
horses and trust in chariots because they are many and in
horsemen because they are very strong but they do not look to the
Holy One of Israel nor seek the LORD!
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 those who work iniquity.
3 Now the Egyptians are men and not God their horses
are flesh and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand,
both he who helps shall fall and he who is helped shall fall
down and they all shall fall together.
4 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, as the lion and the young
lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds are
called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice,
nor abase himself for their noise, so shall the LORD of hosts
come down to fight for mount Zion and its hill.
5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem.
In defending he will also deliver it. In passing over he
will preserve it.
6. Turn to him from whom the children of Israel have
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 for
you for a sin.
8 Then the Assyrian shall fall with the sword, not of a
mighty man, the sword, not of a mean man shall devour him
but he shall flee from the sword and his young men shall be
9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear and
his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, says the LORD, whose fire
is in Zion and his furnace in Jerusalem.
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1. Behold, a king ought to reign in righteousness and princes
ought to rule justly.
2 Then a man would be a hiding place from the wind and a
covert from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as
the shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land.
3 And the eyes of those who see would not be dim and the
ears of those who hear would listen.
4 The heart also of the rash would understand knowledge and
the tongue of the stammerers would be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person would not be called liberal anymore nor the
churl said to be bountiful.
6 For the vile person will speak villainy and his heart
will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy and to utter error
against the LORD, to make the soul of the hungry empty and he will
cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the selfish are evil, they propose
wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the
needy speaks right.
8 But the generous man proposes noble things, by
generous things he shall stand.
9. Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice, you
careless daughters, give ear to my speech.
10 Within a year and a few days you shall be troubled, you
careless women for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall
11 Tremble, you women who are at ease. Be troubled, you who
are without care, strip yourself and make yourself bare and
gird sackcloth on your loins.
12 They shall lament for the breasts for the pleasant
fields for the fruitful vine.
13 Thorns and briers shall come up on the land of my people, yes, on all the houses of
joy in the joyous city
14 Because the palaces shall be abandoned, the crowds of the
city shall be forsaken, the forts and towers shall be for dens
forever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks,
15 Until the Spirit is poured on us from on high and the
wilderness is a fruitful field and the fruitful field is counted
for a forest.
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness and
righteousness remain in the fruitful field
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace, the
effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation and
in sure dwellings and in quiet resting places.
19 In the midst of extreme hail, coming down on the forest
and the city shall be low in a low place.
20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send
forth the feet of the ox and the ass there.
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1. Woe to you who spoil and you were not spoiled and dealt
treacherously and they did not deal treacherously with you! when
you shall cease to spoil, you shall be spoiled. When you
shall make an end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal
treacherously with you.
2 O LORD, be gracious to us, we have waited for you, be
their arm every morning and also our salvation in the time of
3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled, at the lifting
up of yourself the nations were scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of
the caterpillar. He shall run on them as the locusts run to and fro.
5 The LORD is exalted for he dwells on high. He has filled
Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6 The riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge shall be the
stability of your times. This treasure is in the fear of the LORD.
7 Behold, their lions shall cry without, the messengers of
peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases. He has
broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he regards no
9 The earth mourns and languishes, Lebanon is ashamed and
hewn down. Sharon is like a wilderness, Bashan and Carmel
shake off their fruits.
10 Now I will rise, says the LORD, now I will be exalted, now
I will lift myself up.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble,
your spirit like fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime. they shall be burned in the fire
as thorns cut up.
13. Hear what I have done, you who are far off and you
who are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid, fearfulness has
surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the
devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting
15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly. he who
despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from
holding bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of blood and
shuts his eyes from seeing evil.
16 He shall dwell on high, his place of defense shall be
the munitions of rocks, bread shall be given to him, his waters
shall be sure.
17 Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty. they shall
behold the land that is very far off.
18 Your heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe?
where is the receiver? where is he who counted the towers?
19 You shall not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper
speech than you can perceive, of a stammering tongue that you
can not understand.
20 Look to Zion, the city of our solemnities, your eyes
shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall
not be taken down, not one of its stakes shall ever be removed
nor shall any of its cords be broken.
21 But the glorious LORD will be to us a place of
broad rivers and streams where no galley with oars shall go
nor shall a gallant ship pass there.
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our
king. He will save us.
23 Your tacklings are loosed, they could not
strengthen their mast well, they could not spread the sail. then is
the prey of a great spoil divided, the lame take the prey.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick. The people
who dwell there shall be forgiven their iniquity.
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1. Come near, you nations to hear, listen, you people,
let the earth hear and all that is in it, the world and all
things that come out from it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is on all nations and his
fury on all their armies. He will utterly destroy them, he
will deliver them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain shall also be cast out and their stink shall
come up out of their carcasses and the mountains shall be melted
with their blood
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved and the
heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll. All their host
shall fall down as the leaf falls off from the vine and as a
falling fig from the fig tree.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven. Behold, it shall
come down on Idumea and on the people of my curse, to
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat
with fatness and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat
of the kidneys of rams for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a
great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the wild bulls shall come down with them and the
bullocks with the bulls and their land shall be soaked with
blood and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance and the year of
recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
9. And her streams shall be turned into pitch and her dust
into brimstone and her land shall become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day. Her smoke shall
go up for ever, from generation to generation it shall lie
waste. No one shall pass through it for ever and ever.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it, the
owl also and the raven shall dwell in it. He shall stretch
the line of confusion out on it and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call her nobles to the kingdom but no one shall
be there and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and
brambles in her fortresses. It shall be a habitation of
dragons and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the
wild beasts of the island and the satyr shall cry to his fellow,
the screech owl also shall rest there and find a
place of rest for herself.
15 The great owl shall make her nest there and lay and
hatch and gather under her shadow. The vultures shall
also be gathered there, every one with her mate.
16 Seek you out of the book of the LORD and read, not one of
these shall fail, not one shall lack her mate for my mouth has
commanded it and his Spirit has gathered them.
17 And he has cast the lot for them and his hand has
divided it to them by line. They shall possess it for ever, they shall dwell there from
generation to generation.
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1. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for
them and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and
singing, the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the
excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of
the LORD and the excellency of our God.
3 Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear
not, behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a
recompense, he will come and save you.
5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears
of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame man shall leap as a hart and the tongue of
the dumb sing for waters shall break out in the wilderness and
streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool and the
thirsty land springs of water, grass with reeds and rushes shall be in the habitation of dragons where each lay.
8 And a highway shall be there and a way and it shall be
called The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it
but it shall be for those, the wayfaring men, though fools,
shall not err in it.
9 No lion shall be there nor shall any ravenous beast go
on it. They shall not be found there but the redeemed shall
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion
with singing and everlasting joy shall be on their heads. They
shall obtain gladness and joy and sorrow and sighing shall flee
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1. Now in the fourteenth year of king
Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all
the defensed cities of Judah and took them.
2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabbi Shakeh from Lachish to
Jerusalem to king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by
the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's
3 Then Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, who was over the house and
Shebna the scribe and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder, came out
4 And Rabbi Shakeh said to them, Say now to Hezekiah, Thus
says the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this
which you trust in?
5 I ask, Do you say these vain words? I have counsel and
strength for war but who is it in whom you trust so that you
rebel against me?
6 Lo, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt,
on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it.
So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.
7 But if you say to me, We trust in the LORD our God, is it not
he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away
and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, You shall worship before this
8 Now therefore give promises to my master the king of
Assyria and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able
on your part to set riders on them.
9 How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the
least of my master's servants and put your trust on Egypt for
chariots and for horsemen?
10 And have I now come up without the LORD against this land to
destroy it? The LORD said to me, Go up against this land and
11. Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabbi Shakeh,
Please speak to your servants in the Syrian language for we
understand it, Do not speak to us in the Jewish language, in
the ears of the people who are on the wall.
12 But Rabbi Shakeh said, Has my master sent me to your
master and to you to speak these words? Has he not sent me to
the men who sit on the wall so that they may eat their own
excrement and drink urine, the water of their own legs, with you?
13 Then Rabbi Shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in
the Jewish language and said, Hear the words of the great king,
the king of Assyria.
14 Thus says the king, Do not let Hezekiah deceive you for he
shall not be able to deliver you.
15 And do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD
will surely deliver us and this city shall not be delivered into
the hand of the king of Assyria.
16 Do not listen to Hezekiah for thus says the king of
Assyria, Give me a present and come out to me and every one eat of his vine
and every one of his fig tree and every one drink the waters of his own cistern,
17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own
land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuades you, saying, the LORD will
deliver us. Has any god of the nations delivered his land out of
the hand of the king of Assyria?
19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the
gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my
20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, who have
delivered their land out of my hand so that the LORD should deliver
Jerusalem out of my hand?
21 But they held their peace and did not answer him a word
for the king's commandment was, Do not answer him.
22 Then Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, who was over the
household and Shebna the scribe and Joah, the son of Asaph,
the recorder, came to Hezekiah with torn clothes and they told
him the words of Rabbi Shakeh.
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1. And when king Hezekiah heard it, he
tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went
into the house of the LORD.
2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household and
Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests covered with
sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
3 And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a
day of trouble and of rebuke and of blasphemy for the
children have come to the birth and there is not strength to
4 It may be the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabbi
Shakeh, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to
reproach the living God and will reprove the words which the LORD
your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the
remnant which is left.
5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said to them, Thus shall you say to your
master, Thus says the LORD, Do not be afraid of the words that you have
heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have
7 Behold, I will send a blast on him and he shall hear a
rumor and return to his own land and I will cause him to fall
by the sword in his own land.
8. So Rabbi Shakeh returned and found the king of Assyria
warring against Libnah for he had heard that he had left
9 And he heard that Tirhakah king of Ethiopia has
come out to make war with you. And when he heard that, he sent
messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
10 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying,
Let not your God, in whom you trust, deceive you, saying,
Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of
11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have
done to all lands by utterly destroying them and shall you be
12 Have the gods of the nations delivered those who my
fathers have destroyed, like Gozan and Haran and Rezeph and the
children of Eden who were in Telassar?
13 Where is the king of Hamath and the king of Arphad and
the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivah?
14 And when Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of
the messengers and read it he went up to the house of the LORD and
spread it before the LORD.
15 And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD, saying,
16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, who dwells between the
cherubim, you are God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of
the earth, you have made heaven and earth.
17 Incline your ear, O LORD and hear, open your eyes, O
LORD and see, hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he
has sent to reproach the living God.
18 Truly LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the
nations and their countries
19 And have cast their gods into the fire for they were not
gods but wood and stone, the work of men's hands, therefore they
have destroyed them.
20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand
so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, even you only, are the LORD.
21. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying,
Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Since you have prayed to me
against Sennacherib king of Assyria,
22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him,
The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you and laughed
you to scorn, the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at
23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed and against
whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on
high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
24 By your servants you have reproached the Lord and have
said, By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height
of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon. I will cut down
the tall cedars there and their choice fir trees and I will
enter into the height of his border and the forest of Carmel.
25 I have dug and drunk water and with the sole of my
feet. I have dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
26 Have you not heard long ago, how I did it and of ancient
times that I have formed it? Now I have brought it to pass,
that you should lay waste defensed cities into ruinous heaps.
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they
were dismayed and confounded, they were as the grass of the
field and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops and
as corn blasted before it is grown up.
28 But I know your abode and your going out and your coming
in and your rage against me.
29 Because your rage against me and your tumult has come up
into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose and my
bridle in your lips and I will turn you back to the way by which
30 And this shall be a sign to you, you shall eat this year
that which grows of itself and the second year that which springs of
the same and in the third year you will sow and reap and plant
vineyards and eat its fruit.
31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah
shall take root again downward and bear fruit upward
32 For out of Jerusalem a remnant shall go forth and those
who escape out of mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of hosts shall
33 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria,
He shall not come into this city nor shoot an arrow here nor
come before it with shields nor cast a bank against it.
34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return and
shall not come into this city, says the LORD.
35 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake
and for my servant David's sake.
36 Then the angel of the LORD went and struck one hundred eighty
five thousand men in the camp of the Assyrians and when the rest
arose early in the morning, they beheld all the dead corpses.
37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went and
returned to dwell at Nineveh.
38 And as he was worshiping in the house
of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons struck
him with the sword and they escaped into the land of Armenia
and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.
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Chapter 38 gives the reason why Hezekiah was sure that the prophecies of Isaiah would be fulfilled and that
God would deliver Jerusalem from the Assyrian siege. Verse 6 makes it plain the events of this chapter happened before the
1. In those days Hezekiah was sick to death. And Isaiah the
prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, Thus says
the LORD, Set your house in order for you shall die and not live.
2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall and prayed
to the LORD,
3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have
walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart and have
done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying,
5 Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the LORD, the God of David
your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears,
behold, I will add fifteen years to your days.
6 And I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of
the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
7 And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will
do this thing that he has spoken.
8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees in
the sun dial of Ahaz, which has gone down, ten degrees backward.
So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it had gone
9. The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been
sick and was recovered of his sickness,
10 I said concerning the cutting off of my days, I shall go
to the gates of Sheol, I am deprived of the residue of my years.
11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of
the living. I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of
12 My age is departed and is removed from me as a
shepherd's tent. I have my life cut off like a weaver, he will
cut me off with pining sickness, from day even to night you will
make an end of me.
13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so he will
break all my bones, from day even to night you will make an end
14 Like a crane or a swallow, I chattered. I mourned
like a dove. My eyes fail with looking upward, LORD, I am
oppressed, deliver me.
15 What shall I say? he has both spoken to me and has done it himself.
I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of
16 O Lord, by these things men live and in all these
things is the life of my spirit, so will you recover me and
make me live.
17 Behold, I had great bitterness for peace but for your love of my soul you have delivered me from the pit of corruption
for you have cast all my sins behind your back.
18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot celebrate
you. Those who go down into Sheol cannot hope for your truth. 19
The living, the living, he shall praise you as I do this day.
The father shall make known your truth to the children.
20 The LORD was ready to save me, therefore we will sing my
songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the
house of the LORD.
21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs and
lay it for a plaster on the boil and he shall recover.
22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go
up to the house of the LORD?
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1. At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of
Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah for he had
heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
2 And Hezekiah was glad for them and showed them the house
of his precious things, the silver and the gold and the spices
and the precious ointment and all the house of his armor and
all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his
house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah and said to
him, What did these men say and where did they come from to you?
And Hezekiah said, They came from a far country to me, even
4 Then he said, What have they seen in your house? And
Hezekiah answered, They have seen all that is in my house. There
is nothing among my treasures that I did not show them.
5. Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of
6 Behold, the days come that all that is in your house and
that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day,
shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the LORD.
7 And they shall take away your sons who shall issue from you, whom you
shall beget and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, The word of the LORD
which you have spoken is good, he explained, Because there shall be
peace and truth in my days.
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Chapters 40 to 49 contains assurances and comfort meant for the future Jewish captives in Babylon that
God is not done with them. They will survive and return to their land. Cyrus' input is predicted in almost every chapter, obscurely at first, but then in a mighty crescendo where he is even mentioned by name. Chapter 40 reaches beyond the
captivity to the coming of the Messiah as an assurance to the future captives that the nation will survive and triumph.
1. Be comforted, be comforted my people, says your God.
2 Speak comfortably to Jerusalem and cry to her that her
warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned for she
has received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
3. The voice of him who cries in the wilderness, Prepare the
way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill
shall be made low, the crooked shall be made straight and
the rough places plain
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed and all flesh
shall see it together for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All
flesh is grass and all the goodness of them is as the flower of
7 The grass withers, the flower fades, because the Spirit
of the LORD blows on it, surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.
9. O Zion, which brings good tidings, get you up into the high
mountain. O Jerusalem, who brings good tidings, lift up your
voice with strength. Lift it up, do not be afraid, say to the
cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord the LORD will come with strong hand and his
arm shall rule for him. Behold, his reward is with him and his
work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, he shall gather
the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom and shall
gently lead those who are with young.
12. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and meted out heaven with the span and comprehended the dust of
the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and
the hills in a balance?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD or being his
counselor has taught him?
14 With whom did he take counsel or who instructed him or
taught him in the path of judgment or taught him knowledge or
showed the way of understanding to him?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket and are
counted as the small dust of the balance, behold, he takes up
the isles as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn nor the beasts of
it sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing and they are
counted to him less than nothing and vanity.
18. To whom then will you liken God or what likeness will
you compare to him?
19 The workman melts a graven image and the goldsmith
spreads it over with gold and casts silver chains.
20 He who is so impoverished that he has no oblation
chooses a tree that will not rot. He seeks for himself a cunning
workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.
21 Have you not known, have you not heard, has it not been
told you from the beginning, have you not understood from the
foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits on the circle of the earth and its
inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens
as a curtain and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in,
23 Who brings the princes to nothing, he makes the judges
of the earth as vanity.
24 Yes, they shall not be planted, yes, they shall not be
sown, yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth. He
shall also blow on them and they shall wither and the
whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will you liken me or how shall I be compared?
says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and behold who has created
these things, who brings out their host by number, he calls them
all by name by the greatness of his might because he is strong
in power, not one fails.
27. Why do you say, O Jacob and speak, O Israel, My way is
hidden from the LORD and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Have you not known, have you not heard, that the
everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
does not faint nor is weary? There is no searching of his
29 He gives power to the faint and he increases strength to those who have no
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young
men shall utterly fall
31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and
not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
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1. O islands, keep silence before me and let the people renew
their strength, let them come near, then let them speak, let us
come near together to judgment.
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him
to his foot, gave the nations before him and made him rule over
kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword and as driven
stubble to his bow.
3 He pursued them and passed safely, even by the way that
he had not gone with his feet.
4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from
the beginning? I the LORD, the first and with the last. I am he.
5 The isles saw it and feared, the ends of the earth were
afraid, drew near and came.
6 Every one helped his neighbor and every one said
to his brother, Be of good courage.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith and he who
smooths with the hammer, him who strikes the anvil, saying, It
is ready for the soldering, he fastened it with nails, so it
would not be moved.
8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and
called you from their chief men and said to you, You are my
servant. I have chosen you and have not cast you away.
10. Fear not for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am
your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, yes, I
will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be
ashamed and confounded, they shall be as nothing and those who
strive with you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them and shall not find them, even those
who fight with you, those who war against you shall be as
nothing and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to
you, Fear not, I will help you.
14 Fear not, you worm Jacob and you men of Israel. I will
help you, says the LORD and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 Behold, I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument
having teeth. You shall thresh the mountains and beat them
small and shall make the hills like chaff.
16 You shall fan them and the wind shall carry them away
and the whirlwind shall scatter them and you shall rejoice in
the LORD and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17 When the poor and needy seek water and there is none
and their tongue fails for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the
God of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the
midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water
and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant the cedar, the acacia
tree and the myrtle and the oil tree in the wilderness. I will set
the fir tree and the pine and the box tree together in the desert
20 So that they may see and know and consider and understand
together, that the hand of the LORD has done this and the Holy One
of Israel has created it.
21. Produce your cause, says the LORD, bring forth your strong
reasons, says the King of Jacob.
22 Let them bring them forth and show us what shall happen,
let them show the former things, as they were so that we may
consider them and know the latter end of them or declare to us
things to come.
23 Tell the symbols of the latter days so that we may know
that you are gods. Indeed, make either a good thing or an evil
thing so that we may be amazed and behold it together.
24 Behold, you are of nothing and your work is worthless,
he who chooses you is an abomination.
25 I have raised up one from the north and he shall come.
He shall call on my name from the rising of the sun. He
shall come on princes as on mortar and as the potter treads
26 Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know?
and beforetime so that we may say, He is righteous? yes, there is
no one who shows, yes, there is no one who declares, yes, there
is no one who hears your words.
27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them. I
will give to Jerusalem one who brings good tidings.
28 For I beheld and there was no man, even among them and
there was no counselor that could answer
a word when I asked of them.
29 Behold, they are all vanity, their works are nothing,
their molten images are wind and confusion.
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1. Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my elect, in whom my
soul delights. I have put my Spirit on him. He shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry nor shout nor cause his voice to be
heard in the street.
3 He shall not break a bruised reed and he shall not quench smoking flax.
He shall bring forth judgment to truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set
judgment in the earth. The isles shall wait for his law.
5. Thus says the LORD God, he who created the heavens and
stretched them out, he who spread forth the earth and that
which comes out of it, he who gives breath to the people in
it and spirit to those who walk in it.
6 I the LORD have called you in righteousness and will hold
your hand and will keep you and give you for a covenant of the
people for a light of the Gentiles,
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from
the prison and those who sit in darkness out of the prison
8 I am the LORD, that is my name and my glory I will not
give to another nor my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, I declared the former things and they have come to
pass and I declare new things, I tell you of them before they spring up.
10 Sing to the LORD a new song and his praise from the end of
the earth, you who go down to the sea and all that is in it,
the isles and the inhabitants of them.
11 Let the cities of the wilderness lift up their voice, the
villages that Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of the rock
sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the LORD and declare his praise in
13. The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up
jealousy like a man of war, he shall cry, even, roar, he shall
prevail against his enemies.
14 I have held my peace a long time. I have been still and
refrained myself, now I will cry like a travailing woman. I will
destroy and devour at once.
15 I will lay waste mountains and hills and dry up all
their vegetation and I will make the rivers islands and I will
dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they did not know.
I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make
darkness light before them and crooked things straight. I will do these
things to them and will not forsake them.
17 Those who trust in graven images shall be turned back,
those who say to the molten images, you are our gods, shall be
18. Hear, you deaf and look, you blind so that you may see.
19 Who is blind but my servant or as deaf as my messenger
whom I sent, who is as blind as he who is perfect and as blind
as the LORD'S servant?
20 Seeing many things but you do not observe, opening the
ears but he does not hear.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake, he
will magnify the law and make it honorable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled, all of them are
snared in holes and they are hidden in prison houses. They are for
a prey and no one delivers for a spoil and no one says, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this, who will listen and
hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil and Israel to the robbers?
Did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? For they would not
walk in his ways nor were they obedient to his law.
25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger
and the strength of battle. It has set him on fire round
about, yet he did not know and it burned him, yet he did not lay it to
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1. But now thus says the LORD who created you, O Jacob and he
who formed you, O Israel, Fear not for I have redeemed you. I
have called you by your name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters and through the rivers, I will be with you, they shall not flow over you. When you walk
through the fire, you shall not be burned nor shall the
flame light on you.
3 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your
Savior. I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Sheba for
4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been made
honorable and I have loved you, therefore I will give men for
you and people for your life.
5 Fear not for I am with you. I will bring your seed from
the east and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north, Give up and to the south, Do not keep
back. Bring my sons from far and my daughters from the ends
of the earth,
7 Even every one who is called by my name for I have
created him for my glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made
8. Bring out the blind people who have eyes and the deaf
who have ears.
9 Let all the nations be gathered together and let the
people be assembled. Who among them can declare this and show
us former things? Let them bring on their witnesses so that they
may be justified or let them hear and say, It is truth.
10 You are my witnesses, says the LORD and my servant whom I
have chosen so that you may know and believe me and understand
that I am he. Before me there was no God formed nor shall
there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the LORD and beside me there is no savior.
12 I have declared and have saved and I have showed, when
there was no strange god among you, therefore you are my
witnesses, says the LORD, that I am God.
13 Yes, before the day was I am he and there is no one who
can deliver out of my hand. I will work and who shall stop it?
14. Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel
For your sake I have sent to Babylon and have brought down all
their nobles and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your
16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path
in the mighty waters,
17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and
the power. They shall lie down together, they shall not rise,
they are extinct, they are snuffed out like a wick.
18 Do not bring to mind the former things nor consider
the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring
forth. Should you not know it? I will even make a way in the
wilderness and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and
the owls because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in
the desert to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 I have formed this people for myself, they shall show my
22. But you have not called upon me, O Jacob but you have
been weary of me, O Israel.
23 You have not brought me even the small cattle of your
burnt offerings nor have you honored me with your
sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with an offering nor
wearied you with incense.
24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money nor have
you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices but you have made
me to serve with your sins, you have wearied me with your
25 I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my
own sake and will not remember your sins.
26 Remind me, let us judge together, explain how you are
27 Your first father has sinned and your teachers have
transgressed against me.
28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary
and have given Jacob to the curse and Israel to reproaches.
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1. Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant Israel, whom I have
2 Thus says the LORD who made you and formed you from the womb and
who will help you, Fear not, O Jacob, my servant, you
Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty and floods
on the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit on your seed and
my blessing on your offspring
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by
the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am the LORD'S and another shall call himself
by the name of Jacob and another shall subscribe with his hand
to the LORD and surname himself by the name of Israel.
6 Thus says the LORD the King of Israel and his Redeemer
the LORD of hosts, I am the first and I am the last
beside me there is no God.
7 And who is like me, who can call and explain and arrange
before me the things that have happened since I placed the people
of antiquity? Let them show to us the things that are in the
near and the distant future.
8 Fear not nor be afraid, have I not made it known
to you from that time and have told it? You are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me? I do not know any stone
9. Those who make a graven image are all of them vanity and
their delectable things shall not profit and they are their own
witnesses. They do not see nor know, that they may be ashamed.
10 Who forms a god or casts a graven image that gives no
11 Behold, all his companions shall be ashamed for the
workmen are mere humans. When they gather themselves together
and stand up they shall be terrified and suffer shame together.
12 The iron worker works with tongs in the coals and
fashions it with hammers and works it with the strength of his
arms. He is hungry and his strength fails. He drinks no water
and is faint.
13 The carpenter stretches out his ruler, he marks it out
with a line, he fits it with planes and he marks it out with
the compass and makes it in the shape of a man, according to
human excellence so it may abide in the home.
14 He hews down cedars and takes the cypress and the oak,
which he strengthens for himself among the trees of the forest,
he plants an ash and the rain nourishes it.
15 Then it shall be used for a man to burn because he will
take a piece and warm himself, yes, he kindles it and bakes
bread, yes, he makes a god and worships it. He makes it a
graven image and falls down before it.
16 He burns part of it in the fire, with part of it he eats
flesh, he roasts meat and is satisfied, he warms himself and
says, Ah, I am warm, I have seen the fire
17 And with the residue he makes a god, even his graven
image. He falls down before it and worships it and prays to it
and says, Deliver me for you are my god.
18 They have not known nor understood for he has shut
their eyes, so they cannot see and their hearts, so they cannot
19 And no one considers in his heart nor is there
knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in
the fire, also I have baked bread on its coals. I have
roasted flesh and eaten it. Shall I make its residue
an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feeds on ashes, a deceived heart has turned him
aside so that he cannot deliver his soul nor say, Is this not
a fraud in my right hand?
21. Remember these, O Jacob and Israel for you are my
servant. I have formed you, you are my servant O Israel, you
shall not be forgotten by me.
22 I have blotted out your transgressions as a thick cloud and your sins
as a cloud. Return to me for I have redeemed you.
23 Sing, O you heavens for the LORD has done it, shout, you
lower parts of the earth. Break forth into singing, you
mountains, O forest and every tree there for the LORD has redeemed
Jacob and glorified himself in Israel.
24 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer and he who formed you
from the womb, I am the LORD who makes all things, who stretches
forth the heavens alone, who spreads abroad the earth by myself,
25 Who frustrates the tokens of the liars and makes
diviners mad, who turns wise men backward and makes their
26 Who confirms the word of his servant and performs the
counsel of his messengers, who says to Jerusalem, You shall be
inhabited and to the cities of Judah, you shall be built and I
will raise up your decayed places,
27 Who says to the deep, Be dry and I will dry up your
28 Who says of Cyrus, he is my shepherd and shall perform
all my pleasure, even saying to Jerusalem, you shall be built
and to the temple, your foundation shall be laid.
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1. Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand
I have held, to subdue nations before him and I will loose the
loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates and the
gates shall not be shut.
2 I will go before you and make the crooked places
straight. I will break in pieces the gates of brass and cut
apart the bars of iron
3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden
riches of secret places so that you may know that I, the LORD, who
calls you by your name, am the God of Israel.
4 For my servant Jacob's sake and Israel my elect, I have
even called you by your name. I have surnamed you, though you
have not known me.
5. I am the LORD and there is no one else, there is no God
beside me. I girded you, though you have not known me
6 So that they may know from the rising of the sun and from
the west, that there is no one beside me. I am the LORD and there is
no one else.
7 I form the light and create darkness. I make peace and
create evil. I the LORD do all these things.
8 Drop down, you heavens, from above and let the skies pour
down righteousness. Let the earth open and let them bring forth
salvation and let righteousness spring up together, I the LORD have
9 Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd
strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to
him who fashions it, What are you making or your work, He has
10 Woe to him who says to his father, What did you beget
or to the woman, What have you brought forth?
11. Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the
work of my hands command me.
12 I have made the earth and created man upon it. I, even
my hands, have stretched out the heavens and all their host have
13 I have raised him up in righteousness and I will direct
all his ways, he shall build my city and he shall let my
captives go, not for price nor reward, says the LORD of hosts.
14 Thus says the LORD, The labor of Egypt and merchandise of
Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to
you and they shall be yours. They shall come after you, they shall come over in
chains and they shall fall down to you,
they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely God is in
you and there is no one else, there is no God.
15 Truly you are a God who hides yourself, O God of Israel,
16 The makers of idols shall be ashamed and also
confounded, all of them. They shall go to confusion together.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting
salvation. You shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without
18 For thus says the LORD, creator of the heavens, God himself
who formed the earth and made it, he has established it, he did
not create it in vain, he formed it to be inhabited. I am the LORD
and there is no one else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the
earth. I did not say in vain to the seed of Jacob, Seek me. I
the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20. Assemble yourselves and come, draw near together, you
who are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge who set
up the wood of their graven image and pray to a god who cannot
21 Proclaim and bring them near, let them take counsel
together, who has declared this from ancient time? who has told
it from that time? Have not I the LORD? and there is no other God
beside me, a just God and a Savior. There is no one beside me.
22 Look to me all the ends of the earth and be saved for
I am God and there is no one else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth
in righteousness and shall not return empty. That to me every
knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, one shall say, In the LORD have I righteousness and
strength. Men shall come even to him and all who are incensed
against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD all the seed of Israel shall be justified and
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1. Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the
beasts and on the cattle, your carriages were heavy laden,
they are a burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together, they could not
deliver the burden but themselves have gone into captivity.
3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob and all the remnant of the
house of Israel, who are borne by me from the belly, who are
carried from the womb
4 And even to your old age I am he, even to hoary
hairs I will carry you. I have made and I will bear, even I
will carry and will deliver you.
5. To whom will you liken me and make me equal and compare
me so that we may be likened?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag and weigh silver in the
balance and hire a goldsmith and he makes it a god. They fall
down, yes, they worship.
7 They bear it on their shoulder, they carry it and set
it in its place and it stands, it shall not move from its
place, yes, one shall cry to it, yet it cannot answer nor save
him out of his trouble.
8 Remember this and show yourselves men, bring it again to
mind, O you transgressors.
9 Remember the former things of old for I am God and
there is no one else. I am God and there is no one like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient
times the things that have not yet been done, saying, My counsel shall
stand and I will do all my pleasure,
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man who
executes my counsel from a far country, yes, I have spoken it and
I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it and I will also do
12 Listen to me, you stubborn hearted that are far from
13 I will bring near my righteousness, it shall not be far off
and my salvation shall not tarry. I will place salvation in
Zion for my glory Israel.
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1. Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of
Babylon, sit on the ground, there is no throne, O daughter of
the Chaldeans for you shall no more be called tender and
2 Take the millstones and grind meal, uncover your locks,
make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, your shame shall be
seen, I will take vengeance and I will not meet you as a man.
4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy
One of Israel,
5 Sit silent and get into darkness, O daughter of the
Chaldeans for you shall not be called, The Mistress of
6 I was angry with my people, I have polluted my
inheritance and given them into your hand, you showed them no
mercy, you very heavily laid your yoke even on the elderly.
7. And you said, I shall be a heroine for ever so that you
did not consider these things nor did you ponder its latter
8 Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures,
who dwells without care, who says in your heart, I am and there
is no one else beside me, I shall not sit as a widow nor
shall I know the loss of children
9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one
day, the loss of children and widowhood, they shall come upon
you in their perfection for the multitude of your sorceries and
for the great abundance of your enchantments.
10 For you have trusted in your wickedness, you have said,
No one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge has perverted
you and you have said in your heart, I am and there is no one else
11 Therefore evil shall come on you, you shall not know
where it rises, mischief shall fall on you, you
shall not be able to put it off. Desolation shall come on
you suddenly, which you shall not know.
12 Stand now with your enchantments and with the multitude
of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth, if
you shall be able to profit, if you may prevail.
13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let
the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,
stand up now and save you from these things that shall come on you.
14 Behold, they shall be like chaff, the fire shall burn
them, they shall not even deliver themselves from the power of
the flame, there shall not be a coal to warm at nor a light to
15 Thus shall they be to you with whom you have labored from
your youth, even your merchants, they shall wander every one to
his quarter, no one shall save you.
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1. Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of
Israel and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear
by the name of the LORD and make mention of the God of Israel but
not in truth nor in righteousness.
2 For they say they are from the holy city and rely on
the God of Israel, the LORD of hosts is his name.
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning
they went forth out of my mouth and I showed them. I did them
suddenly and they happened.
4 Because I knew that you are obstinate and your neck is an
iron sinew and your brow brass.
5 I have told you, even from the beginning. Before it happened
I showed it to you lest you should say, My idol has
done them and my graven image and my molten image has
6 You heard and you have seen all this in a vision and will
you not announce it yourself? I have caused you to hear new
things from this time, even hidden things, (Heb. Nazereth) which you did not
7 They are created now and not from the beginning, even
before the day when you did not hear them, lest you should say,
Behold, I knew them.
8 Yet, you did not hear, still, you did not know, neither
was your ear opened from that time for I knew that you would
deal very treacherously and were called a transgressor from the
9. For the sake of my name I will put off my anger and I
will desist my praise for you, so as not to cut you off.
10 Behold, I have refined you but not with silver, I have
chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For my own sake, even for my own sake, I will do it for
how can my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to
12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called, I am he, I
am the first, I am also the last.
13 My hand has also laid the foundation of the earth and my
right hand has spanned the heavens, when I call to them, they
stand up together.
14 All of you, assemble yourselves and hear. Who among
them has declared these things? the LORD has loved him, he will do
his pleasure on Babylon and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken, yes, I have called him, I have
brought him and he shall make his way prosperous.
16. Come near to me, hear this, I have not spoken in secret
from the beginning, from the time that it was, I was there and
now the Lord the LORD and his Spirit has sent me.
(Heb Idiom, plural subject with a singular verb.
Verse 16 is the only truly "Trinitarian" verse in the Old Testament.)
17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I
am the LORD your God who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the
way that you would go.
18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then would
your peace be as a river and your righteousness as the waves of
19 Your seed also would have been as the sand and the
offspring of your loins like its gravel, their name should
not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
20 Go out of Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans, with a voice
of singing declare it, tell this, utter it even to the end of the
earth, say, the LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.
21 And they did not thirst when he led them through the
deserts. He caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them,
he split the rock also and the waters gushed out.
22 There is no peace, says the LORD, to the wicked.
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1. Listen to me, O isles and listen you people from afar,
the LORD called me from the womb, from my mother's belly he named me.
2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword, he has hidden me in the
shadow of his hand and made me a polished shaft, he has hidden me in his quiver
3 And said to me, You are my servant Israel, in whom I will
4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my
strength for nothing and in vain, yet surely my judgment is
with the LORD and my work with my God.
5 And now, the LORD who formed me from the womb to be his
servant, to return Jacob to him and to gather Israel to him says,
that I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD and my God shall be
6 And he said, Is it a light thing that you should be my
servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the
preserved (Heb. Nazarenes) of Israel. I will also give you for a light of the
Gentiles, that you may be my salvation (Heb. Yeshua) to the end of the earth.
7. Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a
servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall
worship, because of the LORD who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel
shall choose you.
8 Thus says the LORD, In an acceptable time I have heard you
and in a day of salvation I have helped you, I will preserve
you and I will give you for a covenant of the people, to
establish the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate
9 So that you may say to the prisoners, Go forth, to those who
are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways
and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst nor shall the heat
nor sun strike them for he who has mercy on them shall lead
them. He shall even guide them by the springs of water.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way and my highways
shall be exalted.
12 Behold, these shall come from far, lo, these from
the north and from the west and these from the land of Sinim (China).
13. Sing, O heavens be joyful, O earth break
forth into singing, O mountains for the LORD has comforted his
people and will have mercy on his afflicted.
14 But Zion said, the LORD has forsaken me and my Lord has
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child so that she would not
have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, even they may
forget but I will not forget you.
16 Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands,
your walls are continually before me.
17 Your children shall make haste, your destroyers and those
who made you waste shall go away from you.
18 Lift up your eyes around and behold, all these
gather themselves together and come to you. As I live, says
the LORD, you shall surely clothe yourself with them all, as with an
ornament and bind them on yourself as a bride.
19 For your waste and your desolate places and the land of
your destruction, even now shall be too small by reason of the
inhabitants and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.
20 The children whom you shall have, after you have lost
the other, shall say again in your ears, The place is too narrow
for me, give me room that I may dwell.
21 Then you shall say in your heart, Who has begotten me
these, seeing I have lost my children and I am a desolate
captive moving to and fro? and who has brought up these?
Behold, I was left alone, these, where were they?
22 Thus says the Lord the LORD, Behold, I will lift up my hand
to the Gentiles and set up my standard to the people. They
shall bring your sons in their arms and your daughters shall be
carried on their shoulders.
23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers and their queens
your nursing mothers, they shall bow down to you with their face
toward the earth and lick up the dust of your feet and you
shall know that I am the LORD for they who wait for me shall not be ashamed.
24. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty or the lawful
25 But thus says the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall
be taken away and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered
for I will contend with him who contends with you and I will
save your children.
26 And I will feed those who oppress you with their own
flesh and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with
sweet wine and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am your Savior
and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
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1. Thus says the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce,
whom I have put away or which of my creditors is it to whom I
have sold you? Behold you have sold yourselves for your iniquities
and your mother has been put away for your transgressions.
2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called,
was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it
cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my
rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness. Their
fish stink and die for thirst, because there is no water.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness and I make sackcloth
4. The Lord the LORD has given me the tongue of the learned so that
I would know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.
He wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as the
5 The Lord the LORD has opened my ear and I was not rebellious
nor turned away.
6 I gave my back to the strikers and my cheeks to those who
plucked off the hair. I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.
7 For the Lord the LORD will help me, therefore I shall not be
confounded. therefore I have set my face like a flint and I
know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near who justifies me, who will contend with me?
let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to
9 Behold, the Lord the LORD will help me, who is he who shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment, the moth
shall eat them up.
10. Who is among you who fears the LORD, who obeys the voice of
his servant, who walks in darkness and has no light? let him
trust in the name of the LORD and stay upon his God.
11 Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who surround
yourselves with sparks, walk in the light of your fire and in
the sparks that you have kindled. You shall have this from my
hand, you shall lie down in sorrow.
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1. Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who
seek the LORD, look to the rock from which you are hewn and to the
hole of the pit from which you were dug.
2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you
for I called him alone and blessed him and increased him.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her
waste places and he will make her wilderness like Eden and her
desert like the garden of the LORD, joy and gladness shall be found
in her and thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
4. Listen to me, my people and give ear to me, O my nation
for a law shall proceed from me and I will make my judgment to
rest for a light of the people.
5 My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth and
my arms shall judge the people, the isles shall wait upon me
and they shall trust in my arm.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens and look upon the earth
beneath for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke and the
earth shall wax old like a garment and her inhabitants shall die
in the same way but my salvation shall be for ever and my
righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in
whose heart is my law, fear not the reproach of men nor be
afraid of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment and the
worm shall eat them like wool but my righteousness shall be for
ever and my salvation from generation to generation.
9. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD awake as in
the ancient days, in the generations of old. Are you not she who
has cut Rahab and wounded the dragon?
10 Are you not she who has dried the sea, the waters of the
great deep, who has made the depths of the sea a way for the
ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion
with singing and everlasting joy shall be on their
head. They shall obtain gladness and joy sorrow and
mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am he who comforts you, who are you that
you should be afraid of a man who will die and of the son
of man who will be made as grass
13 And you forget the LORD your maker, who has stretched out the
heavens and laid the foundations of the earth and you have
feared continually every day because of the fury of the
oppressor as if he were ready to destroy and where is the fury
of the oppressor?
14 The captive is anxious to be loosed so that he should not
die in the pit nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the LORD your God, who divided the sea, whose waves
roared, the LORD of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in your mouth and I have covered
you in the shadow of my hand so that I may plant the heavens and
lay the foundations of the earth and say to Zion, You are my
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, who have drunk the cup of his fury at
the hand of the LORD, you have drunk the dregs
of the cup of trembling and wrung them out.
18 There was no one to guide her among all the sons whom she
has brought forth nor is there any who takes her by the
hand of all the sons who she has brought up.
19 These two things are come to you and who shall comfort
you? desolation and destruction and famine and sword. by whom
shall I comfort you?
20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the
streets as a wild bull in a net, they are full of the fury of
the LORD, the rebuke of your God.
21 Therefore now hear this, you are afflicted and drunk but
not with wine.
22 Thus says your Lord the LORD and your God who pleads the
cause of his people, Behold, I have taken the cup of trembling out of
your hand, even the dregs of the cup of my fury, you
shall not drink it again anymore
23 But I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you
who had said to your soul, Bow down, that we may walk over you
and you laid your body as the ground and as the street to them
to walk over you.
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1. Awake, awake O Zion, put on your strength, O Jerusalem, the holy city, put on your
beautiful garments for from now on the uncircumcised and the
unclean shall not come into you any more.
2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise and sit down, O
Jerusalem. Loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive
daughter of Zion.
3 For thus says the LORD, you have sold yourselves for nothing
and you shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus says the Lord the LORD, My people went down in old
time into Egypt to sojourn there and the Assyrian oppressed
them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, says the LORD, that my people
are taken away for nothing? those who rule over them make them to
howl, says the LORD and my name is blasphemed continually every
6 Therefore my people shall know my name, therefore they
shall know in that day that I am he who speaks, behold, it is
7. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who
brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good
tidings of good, who publishes salvation. who says to Zion,
Your God reigns!
8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voice, with their voice
together they shall sing for they shall see eye to eye when
the LORD shall restore Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of
Jerusalem for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed
10 The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations, all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation
of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean
thing, go out of the midst of her, be clean, you who bear the
vessels of the LORD.
12 For you shall not go out with haste nor go by flight
for the LORD will go before you the God of Israel will be your
13. Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be
exalted and extolled and be very high.
14 Just as many were astonished at him because his visage
was marred more than any man and his form more than the sons of
15 So shall he startle many nations, the kings shall shut
their mouths at him for they shall see that which they were not told
and they shall consider that which they had not heard.
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1. Who has believed our report and to whom is the arm of the LORD
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant and as
a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness and when
we shall see him, there is no beauty that we would desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and
acquainted with grief. We hid our faces from him. He was
despised and we did not esteem him.
4. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows,
yet we esteemed him beaten and buffeted and afflicted by God.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised
for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was on him
and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray We have turned every
one to his own way and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us
7 He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he did not open
his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter and as a
sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, who shall
declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the
living. He was beaten for the transgression of my people.
9 And he was given his grave with the wicked and with the
rich in his death. Even though he had done no violence nor
was any deceit in his mouth,
10. The LORD was pleased to bruise him. He has put him to grief.
If you shall put his soul as a sin offering, he shall see his
seed. He shall prolong his days and the pleasure of the LORD shall
prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see the travail of his soul and shall be
satisfied. By his knowledge my righteous servant shall justify
many for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great and
he shall divide the spoil with the strong. Because he exposed
his soul to death and he was numbered with the transgressors
and he bore the sins of many and made intercession for the
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1. Sing, O barren, you who did not bear, break forth into
singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child for
more are the children of the desolate than the children of the
married wife, says the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of your tent and let them stretch forth
the curtains of your habitations. Spare not, lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes
3 For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the
left and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles and make the
desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not for you shall not be ashamed nor be
confounded for you shall not be put to shame for you shall
forget the shame of your youth and shall not remember the
reproach of your widowhood any more.
5 For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name
and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel. He shall be called The
God of the whole earth.
6 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in
spirit and a wife of youth, when you were refused, says your
7 For a small moment I have forsaken you but with great
mercies I will gather you.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment but
with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the LORD
9 For this is like the waters of Noah to me for as I swore
that the waters of Noah would not go over the earth any more,
so I have sworn that I would not be angry with you nor rebuke
10 For the mountains shall depart and the hills shall be removed
but my kindness shall not depart from you nor shall the
covenant of my peace be removed, says the LORD who has mercy on you.
11. O you afflicted, tossed with tempest and not comforted,
behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors and lay your
foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your windows of agates and your gates of
carbuncles and all your borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD and great
shall be the peace of your children.
14 You shall be established in righteousness, you shall be
far from oppression for you shall not fear and from terror for
it shall not come near you.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together but not by
me. Whoever shall gather together against you shall fall for
16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the coals in
the fire and who brings forth an instrument for his work and
I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper and you shall
condemn every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their
righteousness is from me, says the LORD.
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1. Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters and he
who has no money, come, buy and eat, yes, come, buy wine and
milk without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread and
your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me
and eat that which is good and let your soul delight itself in
3 Incline your ear and come to me, hear and your soul
shall live and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
even the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a
leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, you shall call to a nation that you did not know and
nations that you did not know shall run to you because of the LORD
your God and for the Holy One of Israel for he has glorified
6. Seek the LORD while he may be found, call on him while he is
7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man
his thoughts and let him return to the LORD and he will have mercy
on him and to our God for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your
ways my ways, says the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from heaven and
does not return there but waters the earth and makes it bring forth
and bud so that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the
11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth. It
shall not return to me void but it shall accomplish that which I
please and it shall prosper in the thing where I sent it.
12 For you shall go out with joy and be led forth with
peace, the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you
into singing and all the trees of the field shall clap their
13 The fir tree shall come up instead of the thorn
and the myrtle tree shall come up instead of the brier. It shall
be a name to the LORD for an everlasting sign that shall not be
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1. Thus says the LORD, Keep judgment and do justice for my
salvation is near to come and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man who does this and the son of man who
lays hold on it, who keeps from polluting the sabbath and keeps
his hand from doing any evil.
3. Neither let the son of the stranger, who has joined
himself to the LORD speak, saying, the LORD has utterly separated me
from his people nor let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry
4 For thus says the LORD to the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths
and choose the things that please me and take hold of my
5 I will give to them in my house and within my walls a
place and a name better than sons and daughters. I will
give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger who join themselves to
the LORD, to serve him and to love the name of the LORD, to be his
servants, every one who keeps the sabbath from polluting it and
takes hold of my covenant,
7 I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them
joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their
sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar for my house shall be
called a house of prayer for all people.
8 The Lord, the LORD who gathers the outcasts of Israel says,
Yet I will gather others to him beside those who are gathered
9. All you beasts of the field come to devour, yes, all you
beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen are blind. They are all ignorant, they are
all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to
11 Yes, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough
and they are shepherds who cannot understand. They all look from their quarter to
their own way, every one for his gain.
12 Come, they say, I will fetch wine and we will fill
ourselves with strong drink and tomorrow shall be as this day
and much more abundant.
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1. The righteous perish and no man lays it to heart and
merciful men are taken away, no one considering that the righteous
is taken away from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace. They shall rest in their beds,
each one walking in his uprightness.
3. But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of
the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do you sport yourselves, against whom do you
make a wide mouth and draw out the tongue? Are you not children
of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
5 Inflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree,
slaying the children in the valleys, is your portion under the
cliffs of the rocks,
6 Among the smooth stones of the stream? They are your
lot, you have poured a drink offering to them, you have
offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
7 You have set your bed on a high and lofty mountain.
You went up to offer sacrifice there.
8 Behind the doors and the posts you have also set up your
remembrance for you have uncovered yourself to another than me
and have gone up. You have enlarged your bed and you made a
covenant with them. You loved their bed where you saw it
9 And you went to the king with ointment and increased your
perfumes and you sent your messengers far off and debased
yourself to Sheol.
10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way, yet you
did not say, There is no hope. You have found life by your own
hand and therefore you were not grieved.
11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared so that you have
lied and have not remembered me nor laid it to your heart? Have
I not held my peace even of old and you do not fear me?
12 I will declare your righteousness and your works for
they shall not profit you.
13. When you cry, let your companies deliver you but the
wind shall carry them all away. Vanity shall take them but he
who puts his trust in me shall possess the land and shall
inherit my holy mountain
14 And shall say, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way,
take up the stumbling block out of the way of my people.
15 For thus says the high and lofty, The One Who Inhabits (Shekinah)
eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy
place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to
revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the
16 For I will not contend for ever nor will I always be
angry for the spirit and the souls whom I have made would fail before me.
17. I was angry because of the iniquity of his covetousness
and struck him. I hid myself and was angry and he went on
stubbornly in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways but will heal him. I will also lead
him and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace to him who
is far off and to him who is near, says the LORD, I will heal
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot
rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace to the wicked, says my God.
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1. Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet
and show my people their transgression and the house of Jacob
2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as a
nation that did righteousness, as though not forsaking the
ordinance of their God. They ask the ordinances of
justice from me, they take delight in approaching to God.
3. Why have we fasted they say and you do not see?
Why have we afflicted our soul and you take no knowledge?
Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure and perform
all your labors.
4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate and to strike with
the fist of wickedness. You shall not fast as you do this day to
have your voice heard on high.
5 Is this the fast that I have chosen as a day for a man to
afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush and
to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a
fast and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen, to loose the
bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens and to let the
oppressed go free and that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry and that you
bring the poor who are cast out into your house? When you see
the naked, that you cover him, that you do not hide yourself
from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning and your
health shall spring forth speedily and your righteousness shall
go before you. The glory of the LORD shall be your reward.
9 Then you shall call and the LORD shall answer, you shall cry
and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away the yoke from the midst of
you, pointing the finger and speaking vanity.
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry and satisfy
the afflicted soul, then your light shall rise in obscurity and
your darkness shall be as the noonday
11 And the LORD shall guide you continually and satisfy your
soul in drought and make your bones fat. You shall be like
a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
12 And those who shall be from you shall build the old waste
places. You shall raise up the foundations of many generations
and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, the restorer
of paths to dwell in.
13. If you turn away your foot from the sabbath and from doing
your pleasure on my holy day and call the sabbath a delight,
the holy of the LORD, honorable and shall honor him, not doing your
own ways nor finding your own pleasure nor speaking your own
14 Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD. I will
cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth and feed you
with the heritage of Jacob your father for the mouth of the LORD has
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1. Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened so that it cannot save
nor is his ear heavy, that it cannot hear
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your
God and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not
3 For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers
with iniquity, your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has
4 No one calls for justice nor does any plead for truth, they
trust in vanity and speak lies, they conceive mischief and
bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs and weave the spider's web.
He who eats of their eggs dies and that which is crushed breaks
out into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments nor shall they
cover themselves with their works, their works are works of
iniquity and the act of violence is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil and they make haste to shed
innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, wasting
and destruction are in their paths.
8 They do not know the way of peace. There is no judgment in their
goings. They have made themselves crooked paths. Whoever travels in them shall
not know peace.
9. Therefore judgment is far from us, neither does justice
overtake us. We wait for light but behold obscurity, for
brightness and we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind and we grope as if
we had no eyes. We stumble at noonday as in the night, we are in
desolate places like dead men.
11 We all roar like bears and mourn sore like doves. We
look for judgment but there is none and for salvation but it is
far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you and our
sins testify against us because our transgressions are with us,
as for our iniquities, we know them,
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD and departing
away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and
uttering from the heart words of falsehood,
14 And judgment is turned away backward and justice stands
afar off for truth has fallen in the street and equity cannot
15 Yes, truth fails, he who departs from evil makes
himself a prey. The LORD saw it and it displeased him that there
was no judgment.
16. And he saw that there was no man and was stunned that
there was no intercessor, therefore his arm brought salvation to
him, his righteousness sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate and a
helmet of salvation on his head. He put on the garments of
vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay fury
to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies, to the islands he
will repay recompense.
19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west and
his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come
in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion and to those who
turn from transgression in Jacob, says the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, says the LORD, My
Spirit that is on you and my words which I have put in your
mouth shall not depart out of your mouth nor out of the mouth
of your seed nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed from henceforth and for ever, says
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1. Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of
the LORD has risen on you.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and gross
darkness the people but the LORD shall arise on you and his
glory shall be seen on you.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to
the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes round about and see, all they gather
themselves together, they come to you, your sons shall come from
far and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and flow together and your heart
shall fear and be enlarged because the abundance of the sea
shall be converted to you, the forces of the Gentiles shall come
6 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries
of Midian and Ephah, all they from Sheba shall come. They shall
bring gold and incense. They shall show forth the praises of
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you. They shall come up
willingly to my altar and I will glorify the house of my glory.
8 Who are these who fly as a cloud and as the doves to
9. Surely the isles shall wait for me and the ships of
Carthage first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and
their gold with them, to the name of the LORD your God and to the
Holy One of Israel because he has glorified you.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls and
their kings shall minister to you for in my wrath I struck you
but in my favor I have had mercy on you.
11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually, they
shall not be shut day nor night, the armies of the Gentiles
will be brought and their kings will be led to you.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall
perish, yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the
pine tree and the box together, to beautify the place of my
sanctuary. I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons of those who afflicted you shall also come
kneeling to you. All those who despised you shall bow
themselves down at the soles of your feet. They shall call
you, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15. In the same way that you have been forsaken and hated, so
that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal
excellency, a joy of many generations.
16 You shall also suck the milk of the Gentiles and shall
suck the breast of kings. You shall know that I am the LORD, your
Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
17 For brass I will bring gold and for iron I will bring
silver and for wood brass and for stones iron. I will also make
your officers peace and your oppressors righteousness.
18 Violence shall not be heard in your land anymore nor wasting nor
destruction within your borders but you shall call your walls
Salvation and your gates Praise.
19 The sun shall not be your light by day any more nor
shall the brightness of the moon give light to you but the LORD
shall be an everlasting light to you and your God your glory.
20 Your sun shall not go down anymore nor shall your moon
withdraw itself for the LORD shall be your everlasting light and
the days of your mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people also shall all be righteous. They shall
inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work
of my hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand and a small one a
strong nation. I the LORD will hurry it in its time.
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1. The Spirit of the Lord the LORD is on me because the LORD has
anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek. He has sent me
to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of
vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
3 To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness so that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be
4. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up
the former desolations and they shall repair the waste cities,
the desolations of many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks and the
sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vine dressers.
6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD, men shall
call you the Ministers of our God. You shall eat the riches of
the Gentiles and in their glory you shall boast yourselves.
7 In place of shame you shall have a double portion, in
place of confusion they shall rejoice in their possession,
therefore they shall possess the double portion in their land,
everlasting joy shall be to them.
8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt
offering. I will direct their work in truth and I will make
an everlasting covenant with them
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles and
their offspring among the people. All who see them shall
acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD has blessed.
10. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful
in my God for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom
decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with
11 For as the earth brings forth her bud and as the garden
causes the things that are sown in it to spring up, so the
Lord the LORD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up
before all the nations.
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1. For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace and for
Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes
forth as brightness and her salvation as a lamp that burns.
2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness and all
kings your glory. and you shall be called by a new name, (see Acts 11:26) which
the mouth of the LORD shall name.
3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 You shall not be termed Forsaken anymore nor shall your
land be termed Desolate anymore but you shall be called
Hephzibah and your land Beulah for the LORD delights in you and
your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin so shall your sons
marry you, as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so
shall your God rejoice over you.
6. I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, who
shall never hold their peace day nor night, you who make mention
of the LORD, do not keep silence
7 And give him no rest, until he establishes and until he
makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by the arm of his
strength. Surely I will not give your corn to be food for your
enemies anymore. The sons of the stranger shall not drink your new
wine for which you have labored
9 But those who have gathered it shall eat it and praise
the LORD, those who have brought it together shall drink it in
the courts of my holiness.
10. Go through, go through the gates, prepare the way of the
people, cast up, cast up the highway, gather out the stones,
lift up a standard for the people.
11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say
to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes, behold,
his reward is with him and his work before him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed
of the LORD. You shall be called, Sought out, A city not
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1. Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from
Bozrah? This one who is glorious in his apparel, traveling in
the greatness of his strength, It is I, who speaks in
righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Why are your clothes red and your clothing like him who
treads in the wine vat?
3 I trod the winepress alone, there was no one with me of
the peoples for I will tread on them in my anger and trample
them in my fury. Their blood shall be sprinkled on my
garments and I will stain all my clothing.
4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart and the year of
my redeemed has come.
5 And I looked and there was no one to help. I was
astonished that there was no one to uphold. Therefore my own arm
brought salvation to me, my fury supported me.
6 And I will tread down the people in my anger and make
them drunk in my fury and I will bring down their strength to
7. I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD and the
praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us
and the great goodness toward the house of Israel which he has
bestowed on them according to his mercies and according to the
multitude of his loving kindnesses.
8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children who will
not lie. So he was their Savior.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted and the angel of
his presence saved them. He redeemed them. In his love and in his pity
he bore them and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they rebelled and vexed his Holy Spirit. Therefore
he was changed to be their enemy and he fought against them.
11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, his people,
saying, Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the
shepherd of his flock? Where is he who put the Spirit of his
holiness within him?
12 Who led them by the right hand of Moses with his Glorious
Arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an
13 Who led them through the deep, as a horse in the
wilderness so that they should not stumble?
14 As farm animals go down into the pasture, the Spirit of
the LORD caused them to rest, so you led your people to make
yourself a glorious name.
15. Look down from heaven and behold from the habitation of
your holiness and glory. Where is your zeal and your strength,
the tumult of your heart and your mercies toward me, are they
16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham is ignorant
of us and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our
father, our redeemer, your name is from eternity.
17 O LORD, why have you made us to wander from your ways
and hardened our heart from your fear? Restore for your servants'
sake, the tribes of your inheritance.
18 The people of your holiness have possessed it but a
little while. Our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary.
19 We are yours. You never bore rule over them. They were
not called by your name.
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1. Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come
down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence,
2. (As when a brush fire blazes and the fire causes the
waters to boil,) to make your name known to your adversaries
so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
3 When you did terrible things which we did not look for.
You came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.
4 For from eternity men have not heard nor envisioned
nor has any eye seen, except yours O God, what you have
prepared for him who waits for you.
5 You meet with him who rejoices and works righteousness,
those who remember you in your ways which have continuance and
in them we are saved, behold, you were angry for we have
6. And we are all as an unclean thing and all our
righteousness is as filthy rags. We all fade as a leaf
and our iniquities have taken us away like the wind.
7 And there is no one who calls on your name or who
reminds himself to take hold of you for you have hidden your
face from us and you are depleting us because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, you are our father, we are the clay and
you our potter. We all are the work of your hand.
9 Do not be full of extreme anger, O LORD nor remember
iniquity for ever. Behold, look, we beseech you, we are all your
10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house where our fathers
praised you is burned up with fire. All our pleasant things
are laid waste.
12 Will you hold yourself back for these things, O LORD?
Will you excessively keep silence and humble us?
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1. I am sought by those who did not ask for me. I am found by
those who did not seek me. I said, Behold me, behold me, to a
nation that was not called by my name.
2 I have spread out my hands all day to a rebellious
people, who walk after their own thoughts in a way that is not good,
3 A people who provoke me to anger continually to my face.
Who sacrifice in gardens and burn incense on altars of
4 Who remain among the graves and lodge in the monuments,
who eat swine's flesh and the broth of abominable things is in
5 Who say, Stand by yourself, do not come near to me for I
am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that
burns all day.
6 Behold, it is written before me, I will not keep silence
but will recompense, even recompense your iniquities together
with the iniquities of your fathers into your bosom,
7 The LORD says, They have burned incense on the mountains
and blasphemed me on the hills, therefore I will measure their
former work into their bosom.
8. Thus says the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster
and one says, Do not destroy it for a blessing is in it, so I
will do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob and out of
Judah an inheritor of my mountains. My elect shall inherit
it and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks and the valley of
Achor a place for the herds to lie down in for my people who
have sought me.
11. But you are those who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy
mountain, who prepare a table for that troop and who furnish
the drink offering to that number.
12 Therefore I will number you to the sword and you shall
all bow down to the slaughter because when I called, you did
not answer, when I spoke, you did not hear but did evil before
my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.
13 Therefore thus says the LORD GOD, Behold, my servants
shall eat but you shall be hungry, behold, my servants shall
drink but you shall be thirsty, behold, my servants shall
rejoice but you shall be ashamed,
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart but you
shall cry for sorrow of heart and shall howl for grief of
15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen
for the Lord the LORD shall slay you and call his servants by
16 So that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless
himself in the God of truth. He who swears in the earth
shall swear by the God of truth because the former troubles are
forgotten and because they are hidden from my eyes.
17. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth,
the former shall not be remembered nor come into mind.
18 But you will be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I
create for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing and her
people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and joy in my people
and neither the voice of weeping nor the voice of crying shall be heard in her anymore.
20 There shall be no infant of days there nor an
old man who has not filled his days for the child shall die a
hundred years old but the sinner being only a hundred years old
shall have been cursed.
21 And they shall build houses and inhabit them. They
shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall
not plant and another eat for as the days of a tree so will be
the days of my people and my chosen will grow old enjoying the
work of their hands.
23 They shall not labor in vain nor produce for trouble
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD and their offspring
24 And before they call, I will answer
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together and the lion
shall eat straw like the bullock. Dust shall be the
serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain, says the LORD.
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1. Thus says the LORD, Heaven is my throne and the earth is
my footstool. Where is the house that you build for me and where
is the place of my rest?
2 For my hand has made all those things and all those
things have been, says the LORD but to this man I will look, even
to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my
3 He who kills an ox is as if he slew a man, he who
sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck, he who offers
an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood, he who burns
incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yes, they have chosen their
own ways and their soul delights in their abominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions for them and will
bring their fears upon them because when I called, no one
answered, when I spoke, they did not hear but they did evil
before my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.
5. Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word. Your
brothers who hated you, who cast you out for my name's sake
and said, Let the LORD be glorified but he shall appear to your joy
and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a
voice of the LORD who renders recompense to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth, before her pain
came, she was delivered of a man child.
8 Who has heard such a thing, who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day or shall a
nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she
brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth and not cause one to bear?
says the LORD. Shall I cause to bring forth and shut the womb? says
10 Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all you
who love her. Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for
11 So that you may suck and be satisfied with the breasts of
her consolations so that you may milk out and be delighted with
the abundance of her glory.
12 For thus says the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her
like a river and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing
stream. Then you shall nurse, you shall be borne on her sides
and be dandled on her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you
and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice and your
bones shall flourish like an herb. The hand of the LORD shall be
known toward his servants and his indignation toward his
15. For, behold, the LORD will come with fire and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury and his
rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all
flesh. The slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves in
the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh
and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,
says the LORD.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts, I will gather all nations and tongues.
They shall come and see my glory
19 And I will set a sign among them and I will send those
who escape from them to the nations, to Carthage, Pul and Lud
and Meshek and Siberian Tubal and Javan, to the isles
afar off, who have not heard my fame nor have seen my
glory. They shall declare my glory among the Gentiles
20 And they shall bring all your brothers for an offering to
the LORD out of all nations on horses and in chariots and in
litters and on mules and on swift beasts, to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an
offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
21 And I will also take from them to be priests and Levies,
says the LORD.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will
make, shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your seed and
your name remain.
23 And from one new moon to another and from one sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to
worship before me, says the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth and look on the carcasses of
the men who have transgressed against me for their worm shall
not die nor shall their fire be quenched. They shall be
an abhorring to all flesh.