1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah
and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings
1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I
have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against
1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel does
not know, my people does not consider.
1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked
the Holy One of Israel to anger, they are gone away backward.
1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in
it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed,
neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land,
strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown
1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge
in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should
have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.
1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law
of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the
LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
1:12 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand,
to tread my courts?
1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the
new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a
trouble to me; I am weary to bear them.
1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you:
yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of
1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before
my eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins
be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like
crimson, they shall be as wool.
1:19 If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:
1:20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword:
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment;
righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
1:22 Your silver is become dross, your wine mixed with water:
1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one
loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless,
neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
1:24 Therefore said the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel,
Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries, and avenge me of my enemies:
1:25 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross,
and take away all your tin:
1:26 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors
as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness,
the faithful city.
1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall
be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, and
you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.
1:30 For you shall be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as a garden that
has no water.
1:31 And the strong shall be as wick, and the maker of it as a spark, and
they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the
LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall
be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the
mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach
us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go
forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people:
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into
pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall
they learn war any more.
2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
2:6 Therefore you have forsaken your people the house of Jacob, because
they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end
of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there
any end of their chariots:
2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own
hands, that which their own fingers have made:
2:9 And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore
forgive them not.
2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD,
and for the glory of his majesty.
2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men
shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud
and lofty, and on every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought
2:13 And on all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and
on all the oaks of Bashan,
2:14 And on all the high mountains, and on all the hills that are lifted
2:15 And on every high tower, and on every fenced wall,
2:16 And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all pleasant pictures.
2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness
of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves
of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when
he rises to shake terribly the earth.
2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of
gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and
to the bats;
2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged
rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he
rises to shake terribly the earth.
2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is
he to be accounted of ?
3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem
and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the
whole stay of water.
3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and
the prudent, and the ancient,
3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and
the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule
3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every
one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the
ancient, and the base against the honorable.
3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father,
saying, You have clothing, be you our ruler, and let this ruin be under
3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in
my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue
and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare
their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe to their soul! for they have
rewarded evil to themselves.
3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.
3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.
3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over
them. O my people, they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the
way of your paths.
3:13 The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.
3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people,
and the princes thereof: for you have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil
of the poor is in your houses.
3:15 What mean you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces
of the poor? said the Lord GOD of hosts.
3:16 Moreover the LORD said, 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 feet:
3:17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of
the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling
ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like
3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and
the tablets, and the earrings,
3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples,
and the crisping pins,
3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.
3:24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall
be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair
baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning
instead of beauty.
3:25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall
sit on the ground.
4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We
will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called
by your name, to take away our reproach.
4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious,
and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that
are escaped of Israel.
4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that
remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written
among the living in Jerusalem:
4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of
Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the middle thereof
by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
4:5 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and
on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming
fire by night: for on all the glory shall be a defense.
4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the
heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
5:1 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his
vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted
it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the middle of it, and also
made a wine press therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes,
and it brought forth wild grapes.
5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray
you, between me and my vineyard.
5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done
in it? why, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it
forth wild grapes?
5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will
take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the
wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there
shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they
rain no rain on it.
5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the
men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold
oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till
there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the middle of the earth!
5:9 In my ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be
desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
5:10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an
homer shall yield an ephah.
5:11 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow
strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in
their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider
the operation of his hands.
5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no
knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried
up with thirst.
5:14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without
measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that
rejoices, shall descend into it.
5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be
humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is
holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places
of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
5:18 Woe to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it
were with a cart rope:
5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see
it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that
we may know it!
5:20 Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet
5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their
5:22 Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to
mingle strong drink:
5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness
of the righteous from him!
5:24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes
the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall
go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts,
and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and
he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them: and
the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the middle of the
streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand
is stretched out still.
5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss
to them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed
5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor
sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the lace
of their shoes be broken:
5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs
shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions:
yes, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away
safe, and none shall deliver it.
5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the
sea: and if one look to the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light
is darkened in the heavens thereof.
6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on a
throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
6:2 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 did fly.
6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of
hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and
the house was filled with smoke.
6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes
have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6:6 Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having a live coal in his hand,
which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
6:7 And he laid it on my mouth, and said, See, this has touched your lips;
and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.
6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and
who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand
not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.
6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and
shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be
wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be
6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking
in the middle of the land.
6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be
eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when
they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son
of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son
of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it,
but could not prevail against it.
7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with
Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees
of the wood are moved with the wind.
7:3 Then said the LORD to Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub
your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of
the fuller's field;
7:4 And say to him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted
for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of
Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel
against you, saying,
7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein
for us, and set a king in the middle of it, even the son of Tabeal:
7:7 Thus said the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to
7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin;
and within three score and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it
be not a people.
7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's
son. If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established.
7:10 Moreover the LORD spoke again to Ahaz, saying,
7:11 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or
in the height above.
7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
7:13 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for
you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil,
and choose the good.
7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the
good, the land that you abhor shall be forsaken of both her kings.
7:17 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.
7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for
the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the
bee that is in the land of Assyria.
7:19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys,
and in the holes of the rocks, and on all thorns, and on all bushes.
7:20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely,
by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair
of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
7:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a
young cow, and two sheep;
7:22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall
give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that
is left in the land.
7:23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be,
where there were a thousand vines at a thousand sliver coins, it shall
even be for briers and thorns.
7:24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the
land shall become briers and thorns.
7:25 And on all hills that shall be dig with the mattock, there shall not
come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending
forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.
8:1 Moreover the LORD said to me, Take you a great roll, and write in it
with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
8:2 And I took to me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and
Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
8:3 And I went to the prophetess; and she conceived, and bore a son.
Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my
mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken
away before the king of Assyria.
8:5 The LORD spoke also to me again, saying,
8:6 For as much as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah that go softly,
and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the
river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and
he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:
8:8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he
shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall
fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.
8:9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces;
and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves, and you shall
be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces.
8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word,
and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
8:11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me
that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
8:12 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall
say, A confederacy; neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid.
8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and
let him be your dread.
8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and
for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a
snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be
snared, and be taken.
8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of
Jacob, and I will look for him.
8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs
and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount
8:19 And when they shall say to you, Seek to them that have familiar spirits,
and to wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek to
their God? for the living to the dead?
8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this
word, it is because there is no light in them.
8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it
shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves,
and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
8:22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness,
dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation,
when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land
of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of
the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that
dwell in the land of the shadow of death, on them has the light shined.
9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy
before you according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they
divide the spoil.
9:4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments
rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government
shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,
on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of
the LORD of hosts will perform this.
9:8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it has lighted on Israel.
9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria,
that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the
sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him,
and join his enemies together;
9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour
Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
his hand is stretched out still.
9:13 For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they
seek the LORD of hosts.
9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch
and rush, in one day.
9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches
lies, he is the tail.
9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are
led of them are destroyed.
9:17 Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall
have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite
and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is
not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
9:18 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.
9:19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the
people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall
eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every
man the flesh of his own arm:
9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall
be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand
is stretched out still.
10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness
which they have prescribed;
10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right
from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they
may rob the fatherless!
10:3 And what will 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?
10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall
fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his
hand is stretched out still.
10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my
10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people
of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the
prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
10:7 However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it
is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
10:8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?
10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria
10:10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven
images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
10:11 Shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem
and her idols?
10:12 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole
work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout
heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
10:13 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my
wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people,
and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like
a valiant man:
10:14 And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as
one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there
was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
10:15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall
the saw magnify itself against him that shakes it? as if the rod should
shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift
up itself, as if it were no wood.
10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones
leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning
of a fire.
10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for
a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one
10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field,
both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard-bearer faints.
10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child
may write them.
10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel,
and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay
on him that smote them; but shall stay on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel,
10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty
10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant
of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined,
in the middle of all the land.
10:24 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell
in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with a rod,
and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and
my anger in their destruction.
10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a whip for him according to the
slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was on the sea,
so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken
away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke
shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid
up his carriages:
10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging
at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
10:30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard to
Laish, O poor Anathoth.
10:31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to
10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against
the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
10:33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror:
and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall
10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon
shall fall by a mighty one.
11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:
11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest 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;
11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:
and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after
the hearing of his ears:
11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity
for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of
his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
the girdle of his reins.
11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatted calf
together; and a little child shall lead them.
11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down
together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned
child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth
shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand
for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest
shall be glorious.
11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his
hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which
shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from
Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands
of the sea.
11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble
the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from
the four corners of the earth.
11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah
shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex
11:14 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 on Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea;
and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall
smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over with dry sandals.
11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which
shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he
came up out of the land of Egypt.
12:1 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 comforted me.
12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for
the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
12:3 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.
12:4 And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call on his name,
declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
12:5 Sing to the LORD; for he has done excellent things: this is known
in all the earth.
12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One
of Israel in the middle of you.
13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
13:2 Lift you up a banner on the high mountain, exalt the voice to them,
shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty
ones for my anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people;
a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD
of hosts musters the host of the battle.
13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD,
and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
13:6 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction
from the Almighty.
13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them;
they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one
at another; their faces shall be as flames.
13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce
anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof
out of it.
13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not
give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the
moon shall not cause her light to shine.
13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their
iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will
lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the
golden wedge of Ophir.
13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out
of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his
13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes
up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into
his own land.
13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that
is joined to them shall fall by the sword.
13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard
silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
13:18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall
have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.
13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency,
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelled in from
generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither
shall the shepherds make their fold there.
13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall
be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall
13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses,
and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and
her days shall not be prolonged.
14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel,
and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with
them, and they shall join to the house of Jacob.
14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and
the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants
and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were;
and they shall rule over their oppressors.
14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you
rest from your sorrow, and from your fear, and from the hard bondage wherein
you were made to serve,
14:4 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and
say, How has the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
14:5 The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the
14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that
ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hinders.
14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
14:8 Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying,
Since you are laid down, no feller is come up against us.
14:9 Hell 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 from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
14:10 All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as
we? are you become like to us?
14:11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols:
the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.
14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how
are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will
exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also on the mount of
the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the
14:15 Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
14:16 They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying,
Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof;
that opened not the house of his prisoners?
14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every
one in his own house.
14:19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and
as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that
go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
14:20 You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed
your land, and slain your people: the seed of evildoers shall never be
14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers;
that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world
14:22 For I will rise up against them, said the LORD of hosts, and cut
off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, said the LORD.
14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water:
and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, said the LORD of hosts.
14:24 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so
shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains tread
him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden
depart from off their shoulders.
14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed on the whole earth: and this
is the hand that is stretched out on all the nations.
14:27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall cancel it? and
his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
14:29 Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote
you is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice,
and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie
down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay
14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; you, whole Palestina, are dissolved: for
there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his
14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the
LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste,
and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste,
and brought to silence;
15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab
shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness,
and every beard cut off.
15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the
tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping
15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even
to Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life
shall be grievous to him.
15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar,
an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping
shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry
15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered
away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.
15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have
laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof
to Eglaim, and the howling thereof to Beerelim.
15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more
on Dimon, lions on him that escapes of Moab, and on the remnant of the
16:1 Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness,
to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so
the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in the
middle of the noonday; hide the outcasts; denude not him that wanders.
16:4 Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be you a covert to them from
the face of the spoiler: for the extortionist is at an end, the spoiler
ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit on
it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment,
and hastening righteousness.
16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his
haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the
foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.
16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords
of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are
come even to Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches
are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
16:9 Therefore I will mourn 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.
16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and
in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting:
the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their
vintage shouting to cease.
16:11 Why my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and my inward parts
16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on
the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall
16:13 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning Moab since that
16:14 But now the LORD has spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years
of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that
great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being
a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which
shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus,
and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of
Israel, said the LORD of hosts.
17:4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall
be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps
the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathers ears in the valley
17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive
tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five
in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, said the LORD God of Israel.
17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have
respect to the Holy One of Israel.
17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither
shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the
17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an
uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and
there shall be desolation.
17:10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not
been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant
plants, and shall set it with strange slips:
17:11 In the day shall you make your plant to grow, and in the morning
shall you make your seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in
the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
17:12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the
noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like
the rushing of mighty waters!
17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall
rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff
of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
17:14 And behold at evening trouble; and before the morning he is not.
This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob
18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of
18:2 That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes on
the waters, saying, Go, you swift messengers, to a nation scattered and
peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning till now; a nation meted
out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
18:3 All you inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see you,
when he lifts up an ensign on the mountains; and when he blows a trumpet,
18:4 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.
18:5 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 branches.
18:6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains, and to
the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer on them, and all the
beasts of the earth shall winter on them.
18:7 In that time shall the present be brought to the LORD of hosts of
a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning
till now; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers
have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount
19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and
shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence,
and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the middle of it.
19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall
fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor;
city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the middle thereof; and I will
destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the
charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
19:4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord;
and a fierce king shall rule over them, said the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted
and dried up.
19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defense
shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
19:7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every
thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
19:8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the
brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets on the waters shall languish.
19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks,
shall be confounded.
19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices
and ponds for fish.
19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors
of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh, I am the son of the
wise, the son of ancient kings?
19:12 Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now,
and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed on Egypt.
19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived;
they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes
19:14 The LORD has mingled a perverse spirit in the middle thereof: and
they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggers
in his vomit.
19:15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail,
branch or rush, may do.
19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like to women: and it shall be afraid
and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which
he shakes over it.
19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt, every one that
makes mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel
of the LORD of hosts, which he has determined against it.
19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language
of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city
19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the middle of
the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness 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, and he shall deliver
19:21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know
the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yes, they shall
vow a vow to the LORD, and perform it.
19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they
shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall
19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and
the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and
the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria,
even a blessing in the middle of the land:
19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people,
and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.
20:1 In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria
sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
20:2 At the same time spoke the LORD 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 barefoot.
20:3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and
barefoot three years for a sign and wonder on Egypt and on Ethiopia;
20:4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and
the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their
buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
20:5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation,
and of Egypt their glory.
20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such
is our expectation, where we flee for help to be delivered from the king
of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass
through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.
21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals
treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media;
all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on
me, as the pangs of a woman that travails: I was bowed down at the hearing
of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure
has he turned into fear to me.
21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you
princes, and anoint the shield.
21:6 For thus has the LORD said to me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare
what he sees.
21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses,
and a chariot of camels; and he listened diligently with much heed:
21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually on the watchtower
in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
21:9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen.
And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven
images of her gods he has broken to the ground.
21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard
of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared to you.
21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of
the night? Watchman, what of the night?
21:12 The watchman said, The morning comes, and also the night: if you
will inquire, inquire you: return, come.
21:13 The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall you lodge, O
you traveling companies of Dedanim.
21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was
thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the
bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
21:16 For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the
years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
21:17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children
of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.
22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are
wholly gone up to the housetops?
22:2 You that are full of stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous city: your slain
men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
22:3 All your rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers:
all that are found in you are bound together, which have fled from far.
22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor not
to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
22:5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity
by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls,
and of crying to the mountains.
22:6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir
uncovered the shield.
22:7 And it shall come to pass, that your choicest valleys shall be full
of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
22:8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that
day to the armor of the house of the forest.
22:9 You have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are
many: and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
22:10 And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have
you broken down to fortify the wall.
22:11 You made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the
old pool: but you have not looked to the maker thereof, neither had respect
to him that fashioned it long ago.
22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to
mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating
flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall
22:14 And it was revealed in my ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this
iniquity shall not be purged from you till you die, said the Lord GOD of
22:15 Thus said the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get you to this treasurer, even
to Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
22:16 What have you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you
out a sepulcher here, as he that hews him out a sepulcher on high, and
that engraves an habitation for himself in a rock?
22:17 Behold, the LORD will carry you away with a mighty captivity, and
will surely cover you.
22:18 He will surely violently turn and toss you like a ball into a large
country: there shall you die, and there the chariots of your glory shall
be the shame of your lord's house.
22:19 And I will drive you from your station, and from your state shall
he pull you down.
22:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant
Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
22:21 And I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your
girdle, and I will commit your government into his hand: and he shall be
a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay on his shoulder; so
he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be
for a glorious throne to his father's house.
22:24 And they shall hang 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 vessels of flagons.
22:25 In that day, said the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened
in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden
that was on it shall be cut off: for the LORD has spoken it.
23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste,
so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it
is revealed to them.
23:2 Be still, you inhabitants of the isle; you whom the merchants of Zidon,
that pass over the sea, have replenished.
23:3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is
her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
23:4 Be you ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea has spoken, even the strength
of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do
I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained
at the report of Tyre.
23:6 Pass you over to Tarshish; howl, you inhabitants of the isle.
23:7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her
own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
23:8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose
merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?
23:9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory,
and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
23:10 Pass through your land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there
is no more strength.
23:11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the
LORD has given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the
strong holds thereof.
23:12 And he said, You shall no more rejoice, O you oppressed virgin, daughter
of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shall you have no rest.
23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian
founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers
thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
23:14 Howl, you ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten
seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy
years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, you harlot that have been forgotten;
make sweet melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered.
23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the
LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit
fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.
23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it
shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them
that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
24:1 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns
it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof.
24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the
servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as
with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower;
as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD
has spoken this word.
24:4 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away,
the haughty people of the earth do languish.
24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they
have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting
24:6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein
are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few
24:7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry hearted do
24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceases, the noise of them that rejoice ends,
the joy of the harp ceases.
24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter
to them that drink it.
24:10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that
no man may come in.
24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the
mirth of the land is gone.
24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
24:13 When thus it shall be in the middle of the land among the people,
there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes
when the vintage is done.
24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of
the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
24:15 Why glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD
God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory
to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe to me! the
treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yes, the treacherous dealers
have dealt very treacherously.
24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the
24:18 And it shall come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the
fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the middle of
the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open,
and the foundations of the earth do shake.
24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the
earth is moved exceedingly.
24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed
like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy on it; and
it shall fall, and not rise again.
24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish
the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth
on the earth.
24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in
the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall
they be visited.
24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the
LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his
25:1 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
25:2 For you have made of a city an heap; of a defended city a ruin: a
palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the terrible
nations shall fear you.
25:4 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 as a storm against the wall.
25:5 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 branch of the terrible
ones shall be brought low.
25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a
feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of
marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast
over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away
tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away
from off all the earth: for the LORD has spoken it.
25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited
for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him,
we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall
be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the middle of them, as he
that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their
pride together with the spoils of their hands.
25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he bring down,
lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have
a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
26:2 Open you the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth
may enter in.
26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because
he trusts in you.
26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting
26:5 For he brings down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays
it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.
26:6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps
of the needy.
26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the
path of the just.
26:8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you;
the desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.
26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit
within me will I seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
26:10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness:
in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the
majesty of the LORD.
26:11 LORD, when 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.
26:12 LORD, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have worked all
our works in us.
26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us:
but by you only will we make mention of your name.
26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall
not rise: therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and made all their
memory to perish.
26:15 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.
26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer
when your chastening was on them.
26:17 Like as a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery,
is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in your sight,
26:18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were
brought forth wind; we have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither
have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise.
Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust: for your dew is as the dew of herbs,
and the earth shall cast out the dead.
26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors
about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation
26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants
of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood,
and shall no more cover her slain.
27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent;
and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
27:2 In that day sing you to her, A vineyard of red wine.
27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt
it, I will keep it night and day.
27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me
in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me;
and he shall make peace with me.
27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall
blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
27:7 Has he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain
according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
27:8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays
his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this
is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of
the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images
shall not stand up.
27:10 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken,
and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall
he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the
women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding:
therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed
them will show them no favor.
27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off
from the channel of the river to the stream of Egypt, and you shall be
gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall
be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of
Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD
in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious
beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of
them that are overcome with wine!
28:2 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of
hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall
cast down to the earth with the hand.
28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under
28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall
be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when
he that looks on it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for
a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people,
28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for
strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are
out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink,
they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink;
they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is
no place clean.
28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand
doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
28:10 For precept must be on precept, precept on precept; line on line,
line on line; here a little, and there a little:
28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this
28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest with which you may cause the weary
to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
28:13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept
on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, and there a little;
that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
28:14 Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people
which is in Jerusalem.
28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with
hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing whip shall pass through,
it shall not come to us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood
have we hid ourselves:
28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he
that believes shall not make haste.
28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet:
and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall
overflow the hiding place.
28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement
with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing whip shall pass through,
then you shall be trodden down by it.
28:19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by
morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation
only to understand the report.
28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it:
and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth
as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work;
and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
28:22 Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong:
for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined
on the whole earth.
28:23 Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.
28:24 Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the
clods of his ground?
28:25 When he has made plain the face thereof, 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 place?
28:26 For his God does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him.
28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither
is a cart wheel turned about on the cummin; but the fitches are beaten
out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
28:28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it,
nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.
28:29 This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful
in counsel, and excellent in working.
29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelled! add you year
to year; let them kill sacrifices.
29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow:
and it shall be to me as Ariel.
29:3 And I will camp against you round about, and will lay siege against
you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.
29:4 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 of one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech
shall whisper out of the dust.
29:5 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust,
and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away:
yes, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
29:6 You shall be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake,
and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even
all that fight against her and her fortification, and that distress her,
shall be as a dream of a night vision.
29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats;
but he wakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and,
behold, he drinks; but he wakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul
has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight
against mount Zion.
29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken,
but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
29:10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and
has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered.
29:11 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that
is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this,
I pray you: and he said, I cannot; for it is sealed:
29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read
this, I pray you: and he said, I am not learned.
29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their
mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far
from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a 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 hid.
29:15 Woe to them that 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?
29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the
potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not?
or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
29:17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into
a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the
eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scorner is consumed,
and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that
reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.
29:22 Therefore thus said the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the
house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face
now wax pale.
29:23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the middle
of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob,
and shall fear the God of Israel.
29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they
that murmured shall learn doctrine.
30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel,
but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that
they may add sin to sin:
30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to
strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow
30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust
in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
30:5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor
be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and
anguish, from where come the young and old lion, 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 that shall not
30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore
have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that
it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will
not hear the law of the LORD:
30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not
to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy
One of Israel to cease from before us.
30:12 Why thus said the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word,
and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall,
swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant.
30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that
is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found
in the bursting of it a shard to take fire from the hearth, or to take
water with out of the pit.
30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning
and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your
strength: and you would not.
30:16 But you said, No; for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you
flee: and, We will ride on the swift; therefore shall they that pursue
you be swift.
30:17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five
shall you flee: till you be left as a beacon on the top of a mountain,
and as an ensign on an hill.
30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you,
and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for the
LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no
more: he will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry; when he
shall hear it, he will answer you.
30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water
of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be removed into a corner any
more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:
30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way,
walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the
30:22 You shall defile also 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 you hence.
30:23 Then shall he give the rain of your seed, that you shall sow the
ground with; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat
and plenteous: in that day shall your cattle feed in large pastures.
30:24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat
clean provender, which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
30:25 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
30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,
and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days,
in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of his people, and heals the
stroke of their wound.
30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger,
and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and
his tongue as a devouring fire:
30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the middle
of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall
be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;
and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain
of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall
show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and
with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
30:31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down,
which smote with a rod.
30:32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the
LORD shall lay on him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles
of shaking will he fight with it.
30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared;
he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood;
the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it.
31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and
trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they
are very strong; but they look not to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek
31:2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his
words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the
help of them that work iniquity.
31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and
not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helps
shall fall, and he that is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail
31:4 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young
lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth
against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for
the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount
Zion, and for the hill thereof.
31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending
also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
31:6 Turn you to him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and
his idols of gold, which your own hands have made to you for a sin.
31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man;
and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from
the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes
shall be afraid of the ensign, said the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and
his furnace in Jerusalem.
32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule
32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert
from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a
great rock in a weary land.
32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them
that hear shall listen.
32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue
of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said
to be bountiful.
32:6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity,
to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty
the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices
to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.
32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall
32:9 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my voice, you careless daughters;
give ear to my speech.
32:10 Many days and years shall you be troubled, you careless women: for
the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
32:11 Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled, you careless ones:
strip you, and make you bore, and gird sackcloth on your loins.
32:12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the
32:13 On the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, on
all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city
shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of
wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
32:15 Until the spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness
be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain
in the fruitful field.
32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness
quietness and assurance for ever.
32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
32:19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall
be low in a low place.
32:20 Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither
the feet of the ox and the ass.
33:1 Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously,
and they dealt not treacherously with you! when you shall cease to spoil,
you shall be spoiled; and when you shall make an end to deal treacherously,
they shall deal treacherously with you.
33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm
every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of yourself
the nations were scattered.
33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar:
as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run on them.
33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with
judgment and righteousness.
33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and
strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace
shall weep bitterly.
33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the
covenant, he has despised the cities, he regards no man.
33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down:
Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
33:10 Now will I rise, said the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I
lift up myself.
33:11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble: your breath,
as fire, shall devour you.
33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up
shall they be burned in the fire.
33:13 Hear, you that are far off, what I have done; and, you that are near,
acknowledge my might.
33:14 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 burnings?
33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises
the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes,
that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing
33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions
of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
33:17 Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the
land that is very far off.
33:18 Your heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the
receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
33:19 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.
33:20 Look on 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 the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords
thereof be broken.
33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be to us a place of broad rivers
and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant
ship pass thereby.
33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is
our king; he will save us.
33:23 Your tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast,
they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided;
the lame take the prey.
33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell
therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
34:1 Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you people: let the earth
hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth
34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is on all nations, and his fury on
all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them
to the slaughter.
34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up
out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall
be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as
the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down
on Idumea, and on the people of my curse, to judgment.
34:6 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
34:7 And the unicorns 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.
34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses
for the controversy of Zion.
34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof
into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go
up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall
pass through it for ever and ever.
34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also
and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out on it the line
of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall
be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in
the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a
court for owls.
34:14 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 for herself a place of rest.
34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and
gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every
one with her mate.
34:16 Seek you out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall
fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it has commanded, and his
spirit it has gathered them.
34:17 And he has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to
them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation
shall they dwell therein.
35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and
the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
35:2 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
35:3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
35:4 Say to them that 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.
35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf
shall be unstopped.
35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the
35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs
of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass
with reeds and rushes.
35:8 And an 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 therein.
35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon,
it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy on their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
36:1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that
Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defended cities of
Judah, and took them.
36:2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh 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 field.
36:3 Then came forth to him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the
house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.
36:4 And Rabshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus said the
great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein you trust?
36:5 I say, say you, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength
for war: now on whom do you trust, that you rebel against me?
36:6 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; where on
if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king
of Egypt to all that trust in him.
36:7 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 altar?
36:8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of Assyria,
and I will give you two thousand horses, if you be able on your part to
set riders on them.
36:9 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
36:10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy
it? the LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray
you, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and
speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people that are
on the wall.
36:12 But Rabshakeh said, Has my master sent me to your master and to you
to speak these words? has he not sent me to the men that sit on the wall,
that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own urine with you?
36:13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language,
and said, Hear you the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
36:14 Thus said the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not
be able to deliver you.
36:15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD
will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand
of the king of Assyria.
36:16 Listen not to Hezekiah: for thus said the king of Assyria, Make an
agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat you every one
of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink you every one the
waters of his own cistern;
36:17 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.
36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver
us. Has any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of
the hand of the king of Assyria?
36:19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim?
and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
36:20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered
their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of
36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's
commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household,
and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah
with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his
clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of
37:2 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.
37:3 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble,
and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth,
and there is not strength to bring forth.
37:4 It may be the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom
the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the living God, and
will reprove the words which the LORD your God has heard: why lift up your
prayer for the remnant that is left.
37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
37:6 And Isaiah said to them, Thus shall you say to your master, Thus said
the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the
servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
37:7 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
37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against
Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come
forth to make war with you. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to
37:10 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 Assyria.
37:11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all
lands by destroying them utterly; and shall you be delivered?
37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have
destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which
were in Telassar?
37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king
of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers,
and read it: and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread
it before the LORD.
37:15 And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD, saying,
37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwell between the cherubim,
you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you
have made heaven and earth.
37:17 Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see:
and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which has sent to reproach the living
37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations,
and their countries,
37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but
the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed
37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the
kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD, even you only.
37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the
LORD God of Israel, Whereas you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king
37:22 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 you.
37:23 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.
37:24 By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By
the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains,
to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and
the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border,
and the forest of his Carmel.
37:25 I have dig, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I
dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
37:26 Have you not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times,
that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that you should be
to lay waste defended cities into ruinous heaps.
37:27 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 be grown up.
37:28 But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and
your rage against me.
37:29 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my
ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your
lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.
37:30 And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as
grows of itself; and the second year that which springs of the same: and
in the third year sow you, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit
37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again
take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape
out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
37:33 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall
not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with
shields, nor cast a bank against it.
37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not
come into this city, said the LORD.
37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my
servant David's sake.
37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the
Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose
early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and
dwelled at Nineveh.
37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch
his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword;
and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned
in his stead.
38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. And Isaiah the prophet the
son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus said the LORD, Set your
house in order: for you shall die, and not live.
38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD,
38:3 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.
38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your
father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will
add to your days fifteen years.
38:6 And I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of
Assyria: and I will defend this city.
38:7 And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will
do this thing that he has spoken;
38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone
down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned
ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and
was recovered of his sickness:
38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of
the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
38:11 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 the world.
38:12 My age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent:
I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness:
from day even to night will you make an end of me.
38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my
bones: from day even to night will you make an end of me.
38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove:
my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for
38:15 What shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and himself has done
it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
38:16 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 to live.
38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to
my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for you have cast all
my sins behind your back.
38:18 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they
that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.
38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the
father to the children shall make known your truth.
38:20 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.
38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for
a plaster on the boil, and he shall recover.
38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the
house of the LORD?
39:1 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 was recovered.
39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of 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
showed them not.
39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What
said these men? and from where came they to you? And Hezekiah said, They
are come from a far country to me, even from Babylon.
39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in your house? And Hezekiah answered,
All that is in my house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures
that I have not showed them.
39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
39:6 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, said the LORD.
39:7 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shall beget,
shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king
39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which you
have spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my
40:1 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God.
40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare
is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of
the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
40:3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way
of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be
made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places
40:5 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.
40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
40:7 The grass wither, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD
blows on it: surely the people is grass.
40:8 The grass wither, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall
stand for ever.
40:9 O Zion, that bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountain;
O Jerusalem, that bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength;
lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall
rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
40:11 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
that are with young.
40:12 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?
40:13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has
40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him
in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the
way of understanding?
40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as
the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very
40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient
for a burnt offering.
40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him
less than nothing, and vanity.
40:18 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare
40:19 The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over
with gold, and casts silver chains.
40:20 He that is so impoverished that he has no oblation chooses a tree
that will not rot; he seeks to him a cunning workman to prepare a graven
image, that shall not be moved.
40:21 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
40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants
thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain,
and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:
40:23 That brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth
40:24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes,
their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow on
them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as
40:25 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? said the Holy
40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things,
that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the
greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.
40:27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the
LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God,
the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is
weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases
40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall
40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they
shall walk, and not faint.
41:1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their
strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together
41:2 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.
41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not
gone with his feet.
41:4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning?
I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew
near, and came.
41:6 They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother,
Be of good courage.
41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smoothes with
the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the soldering:
and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed
of Abraham my friend.
41:9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called you from
the chief men thereof, and said to you, You are my servant; I have chosen
you, and not cast you away.
41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not 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.
41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed
and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you
41:12 You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even them that contended
with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing
41:13 For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you,
Fear not; I will help you.
41:14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you,
said the LORD, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
41:15 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 as chaff.
41:16 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.
41:17 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.
41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the middle of
the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land
springs of water.
41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the
myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the
pine, and the box tree together:
41:20 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
41:21 Produce your cause, said the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons,
said the King of Jacob.
41:22 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them
show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know
the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
41:23 Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that
you are gods: yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold
41:24 Behold, you are of nothing, and your work of nothing: an abomination
is he that chooses you.
41:25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the
rising of the sun shall he call on my name: and he shall come on princes
as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay.
41:26 Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime,
that we may say, He is righteous? yes, there is none that shows, yes, there
is none that declares, yes, there is none that hears your words.
41:27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give
to Jerusalem one that brings good tidings.
41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was
no counselor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten
images are wind and confusion.
42:1 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.
42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in
42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not
quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.
42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in
the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
42:5 Thus said God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it;
he that gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to them that walk
42:6 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;
42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,
and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,
neither my praise to graven images.
42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them.
42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth,
you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the
42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the
villages that Kedar does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing,
let them shout from the top of the mountains.
42:12 Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy
like a man of war: he shall cry, yes, roar; he shall prevail against his
42:14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained
myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour
42:15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs;
and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead
them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before
them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them, and
not forsake them.
42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust
in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our gods.
42:18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent?
who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?
42:20 Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he
42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify
the law, and make it honorable.
42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared
in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none
delivers; for a spoil, and none said, Restore.
42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will listen and hear for
the time to come?
42:24 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,
neither were they obedient to his law.
42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength
of battle: and it has set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and
it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.
43:1 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that
formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called
you by your name; you are mine.
43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through
the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire,
you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle on you.
43:3 For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I
gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you.
43:4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and
I have loved you: therefore will I give men for you, and people for your
43:5 Fear not: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east,
and gather you from the west;
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for
my glory, I have formed him; yes, I have made him.
43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have
43:9 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
forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and
say, It is truth.
43:10 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen:
that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me
there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.
43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was
no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses, said the LORD,
that I am God.
43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver
out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
43:14 Thus said 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.
43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
43:16 Thus said the LORD, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the
43:17 Which 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 quenched as wick.
43:18 Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of
43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you
not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the
43:20 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.
43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
43:22 But you have not called on me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of
me, O Israel.
43:23 You have not brought me the small cattle of your burnt offerings;
neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you
to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.
43:24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither 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 iniquities.
43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
and will not remember your sins.
43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare you, that you
may be justified.
43:27 Your first father has sinned, and your teachers have transgressed
43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have
given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
44:2 Thus said the LORD that made you, and formed you from the womb, which
will help you; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jesurun, whom I
44:3 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry
ground: I will pour my spirit on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring:
44:4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water
44:5 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.
44:6 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of
hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order
for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming,
and shall come, let them show to them.
44:8 Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time,
and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside
me? yes, there is no God; I know not any.
44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable
things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not,
nor know; that they may be ashamed.
44:10 Who has formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable
44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are
of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they
shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
44:12 The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it
with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms: yes, he is hungry,
and his strength fails: he drinks no water, and is faint.
44:13 The carpenter stretches out his rule; he marks it out with a line;
he fits it with planes, and he marks it out with the compass, and makes
it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it
may remain in the house.
44:14 He hews him 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 does nourish it.
44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, 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 thereto.
44:16 He burns part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eats flesh;
he roasts roast, and is satisfied: yes, he warms himself, and said, Aha,
I am warm, I have seen the fire:
44:17 And the residue thereof he makes a god, even his graven image: he
falls down to it, and worships it, and prays to it, and said, Deliver me;
for you are my god.
44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that
they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
44:19 And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding
to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes, also I have baked bread
on the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make
the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a
44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he
cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
44:21 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 of
44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as
a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.
44:23 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 therein: for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in
44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the
womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens
alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;
44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad;
that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
44:26 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel
of his messengers; that said to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited; and
to the cities of Judah, You shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed
44:27 That said to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:
44:28 That said 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.
45:1 Thus said 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;
45:2 I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will
break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
45:3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of
secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, which call you by your
name, am the God of Israel.
45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called
you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known me.
45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:
I girded you, though you have not known me:
45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil:
I the LORD do all these things.
45:8 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 created it.
45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with
the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it,
What make you? or your work, He has no hands?
45:10 Woe to him that said to his father, What beget you? or to the woman,
What have you brought forth?
45:11 Thus said 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 you me.
45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have
stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his
ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for
price nor reward, said the LORD of hosts.
45:14 Thus said 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; in chains they shall come over, and
they shall fall down to you, they shall make supplication to you, saying,
Surely God is in you; and there is none else, there is no God.
45:15 Truly you are a God that hide yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior.
45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall
go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation:
you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
45:18 For thus said the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not
in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none
45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said
not to the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped
of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven
image, and pray to a god that cannot save.
45:21 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, 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 God else beside me; a just God and
a Savior; there is none beside me.
45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.
45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,
and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall
45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength:
even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall
45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall
46:1 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
46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden,
but themselves are gone into captivity.
46:3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of
Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the
46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry
you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver
46:5 To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that
we may be like?
46:6 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
46:7 They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his
place, and he stands; from his place shall he not remove: yes, one shall
cry to him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
46:8 Remember this, and show yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O
46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none
else; I am God, and there is none like me,
46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will
do all my pleasure:
46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel
from a far country: yes, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it, I will also do it.
46:12 Listen to me, you stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation
shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
47:1 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 delicate.
47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bore
the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen:
I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man.
47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of
47:5 Sit you silent, and get you into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans:
for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given
them into your hand: you did show them no mercy; on the ancient have you
very heavily laid your yoke.
47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay
these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.
47:8 Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell
carelessly, that say in your heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall
not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
47:9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the
loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come on you in their perfection
for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your
47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees
me. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have
said in your heart, I am, and none else beside me.
47:11 Therefore shall evil come on you; you shall not know from where it
rises: and mischief shall fall on you; you shall not be able to put it
off: and desolation shall come on you suddenly, which you shall not know.
47:12 Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your
sorceries, wherein you have labored from your youth; if so be you shall
be able to profit, if so be you may prevail.
47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers,
the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from
these things that shall come on you.
47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they
shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not
be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
47:15 Thus shall they be to you with whom you have labored, even your merchants,
from your youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall
48:1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel,
and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name
of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor
48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on
the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went
forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they
came to pass.
48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew,
and your brow brass;
48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came
to pass I showed it you: lest you should say, My idol has done them, and
my graven image, and my molten image, has commanded them.
48:6 You have heard, see all this; and will not you declare it? I have
showed you new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not
48:7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the
day when you heard them not; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them.
48:8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your
ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously,
and were called a transgressor from the womb.
48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I
refrain for you, that I cut you not off.
48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you
in the furnace of affliction.
48:11 For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should
my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to another.
48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first,
I also am the last.
48:13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand
has spanned the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together.
48:14 All you, assemble yourselves, and hear; which 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.
48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him: I have brought him,
and he shall make his way prosperous.
48:16 Come you near to me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from
the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord
GOD, and his Spirit, has sent me.
48:17 Thus said the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the
LORD your God which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that
you should go.
48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been
as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
48:19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels
like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed
from before me.
48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice
of singing declare you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth;
say you, The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.
48:21 And they thirsted not 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.
48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.
49:1 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD
has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention
of my name.
49:2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his
hand has he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he
49:3 And said to me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
49:4 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.
49:5 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I
be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to
raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I
will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation
to the end of the earth.
49:7 Thus said 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
that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.
49:8 Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in
a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give
you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit
the desolate heritages;
49:9 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness,
Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall
be in all high places.
49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun
smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the
springs of water shall he guide them.
49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be
49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, see, these from the north
and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing,
O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people, and will have mercy
on his afflicted.
49:14 But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten
49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion
on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.
49:16 Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are
continually before me.
49:17 Your children shall make haste; your destroyers and they that made
you waste shall go forth of you.
49:18 Lift up your eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves
together, and come to you. As I live, said the LORD, you shall surely clothe
you with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on you, as a bride
49:19 For your waste and your desolate places, and the land of your destruction,
shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that
swallowed you up shall be far away.
49:20 The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other,
shall say again in your ears, The place is too strait for me: give place
to me that I may dwell.
49:21 Then shall you say in your heart, Who has begotten me these, seeing
I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and
fro? and who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where
had they been?
49:22 Thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles,
and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring your sons in
their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.
49:23 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 shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
49:25 But thus said 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 that contends with you, and I will save your children.
49:26 And I will feed them that 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.
50:1 Thus said 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, for your iniquities have you sold yourselves, and for your transgressions
is your mother put away.
50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none
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 stinks, because there is no water, and
dies for thirst.
50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should
know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens morning
by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as the learned.
50:5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither
turned away back.
50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked
off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not
50:8 He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand
together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.
50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me?
see, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his
servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light? let him trust in the
name of the LORD, and stay on his God.
50:11 Behold, all you that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about
with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that you
have kindled. This shall you have of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the
LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn, and to the hole of the
pit from where you are dig.
51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called
him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
51:3 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 therein, thanksgiving, and
the voice of melody.
51:4 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.
51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and my arms
shall judge the people; the isles shall wait on me, and on my arm shall
51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for
the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like
a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my
salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
51:7 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart
is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their
51:8 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.
51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the
ancient days, in the generations of old. Are you not it that has cut Rahab,
and wounded the dragon?
51:10 Are you not it which has dried the sea, the waters of the great deep;
that has made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing
to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their head: they shall obtain
gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should
be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be
made as grass;
51:13 And forget the LORD your maker, that has stretched forth the heavens,
and laid the foundations of the earth; and 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?
51:14 The captive exile hastens that he may be loosed, and that he should
not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
51:15 But I am the LORD your God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared:
The LORD of hosts is his name.
51:16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in
the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations
of the earth, and say to Zion, You are my people.
51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which have drunk at the hand
of the LORD the cup of his fury; you have drunken the dregs of the cup
of trembling, and wrung them out.
51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought
forth; neither is there any that takes her by the hand of all the sons
that she has brought up.
51:19 These two things are come to you; who shall be sorry for you?
desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall
I comfort you?
51:20 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.
51:21 Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with
51:22 Thus said your Lord the LORD, and your God that pleads the cause
of his people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling,
even the dregs of the cup of my fury; you shall no more drink it again:
51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict you; which have
said to your soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and you have laid your
body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful
garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for from now on there shall no more
come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
52:2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose
yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
52:3 For thus said the LORD, You have sold yourselves for nothing; and
you shall be redeemed without money.
52:4 For thus said the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt
to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, said the LORD, that my people is
taken away for nothing? they that rule over them make them to howl, said
the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know
in that day that I am he that does speak: behold, it is I.
52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good
tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes
salvation; that said to Zion, Your God reigns!
52:8 Your watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall
they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again
52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem:
for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing;
go you out of the middle of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of
52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD
will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and
extolled, and be very high.
52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than
any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths
at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that
which they had not heard shall they consider.
53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out
of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should desire him.
53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised,
and we esteemed him not.
53:4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
53:5 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.
53:6 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 all.
53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not 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.
53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare
his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the
transgression of my people was he stricken.
53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death;
because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when
you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he
shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his
53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:
by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall
bear their iniquities.
53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall
divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul to
death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sin
of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and
cry aloud, you that did not travail with child: for more are the children
of the desolate than the children of the married wife, said the LORD.
54:2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains
of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your
54:3 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.
54:4 Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be you 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.
54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and
your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall
he be called.
54:6 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
and a wife of youth, when you were refused, said your God.
54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will
I gather you.
54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting
kindness will I have mercy on you, said the LORD your Redeemer.
54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that
the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that
I would not be wroth with you, nor rebuke you.
54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my
kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace
be removed, said the LORD that has mercy on you.
54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold,
I will lay your stones with fair colors, and lay your foundations with
54:12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles,
and all your borders of pleasant stones.
54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall
be the peace of your children.
54:14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from
oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come
54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whoever
shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake.
54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire,
and that brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the
waster to destroy.
54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue
that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the
heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,
said the LORD.
55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has
no money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without
money and without price.
55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor
for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me, and eat you that
which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
55:3 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
55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and
commander to the people.
55:5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not, and nations that
knew not you shall run to you because of the LORD your God, and for the
Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you.
55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he
55:7 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.
55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
said the LORD.
55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
55:10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns
not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that
it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
55:11 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 whereto I sent it.
55:12 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 hands.
55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a
name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
56:1 Thus said the LORD, Keep you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation
is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
56:2 Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold
on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand from
doing any evil.
56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the
LORD, speak, saying, The LORD has utterly separated me from his people:
neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
56:4 For thus said the LORD to the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose
the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
56:5 Even to them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and
a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting
name, that shall not be cut off.
56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to
serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every
one that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant;
56:7 Even them will I bring 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 an house of prayer for
56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will
I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered to him.
56:9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you beasts in
56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb
dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are
shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every
one for his gain, from his quarter.
56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves
with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful
men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from
the evil to come.
57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one
walking in his uprightness.
57:3 But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer
and the whore.
57:4 Against whom do you sport yourselves? against whom make you a wide
mouth, and draw out the tongue? are you not children of transgression,
a seed of falsehood.
57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the
children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?
57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, they
are your lot: even to them have you poured a drink offering, you have offered
a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
57:7 On a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went
you up to offer sacrifice.
57:8 Behind the doors also and the posts have you set up your remembrance:
for you have discovered yourself to another than me, and are gone up; you
have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them; you loved their
bed where you saw it.
57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes,
and did send your messengers far off, and did debase yourself even to hell.
57:10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you not, There
is no hope: you have found the life of your hand; therefore you were not
57:11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and
have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have not I held my peace
even of old, and you fear me not?
57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall
not profit you.
57:13 When you cry, let your companies deliver you; but the wind shall
carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that puts his trust
in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
57:14 And shall say, Cast you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up
the stumbling block out of the way of my people.
57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose
name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is
of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and
to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth:
for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him:
I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and
restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, said the LORD; and I will heal him.
57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose
waters cast up mire and dirt.
57:21 There is no peace, said my God, to the wicked.
58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show
my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that
did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask
of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
58:3 Why have we fasted, say they, and you see not? why have we afflicted
our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you
find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
58:4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist
of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice
to be heard on high.
58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? 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
58:6 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?
58:7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the
poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you
cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
58:8 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 rear guard.
58:9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and
he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the middle of you the yoke,
the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
58:10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as
the noon day:
58:11 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in
drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
58:12 And they that shall be of 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.
58:13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, 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 words:
58:14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you
to ride on the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage
of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither
his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.
59:4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity,
and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats
of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.
59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves
with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence
is in their hands.
59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood:
their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in
59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their
goings: they have made them crooked paths: whoever goes therein shall not
59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does justice overtake us:
we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in
59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no
eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places
as dead men.
59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment,
but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify
against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities,
we know them;
59:13 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.
59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off:
for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
59:15 Yes, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey:
and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no
intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation to him; and his righteousness,
it sustained him.
59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation
on his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and
was clad with zeal as a cloak.
59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his
adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.
59:19 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 against him.
59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression
in Jacob, said the LORD.
59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said 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, said the LORD, from now on and for ever.
60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is
risen on you.
60:2 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
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness
of your rising.
60:4 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.
60:5 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 to you.
60:6 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;
and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams
of Nebaioth shall minister to you: they shall come up with acceptance on
my altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish 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.
60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings
shall minister to you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor have
I had mercy on you.
60:11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be
shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the forces of the Gentiles,
and that their kings may be brought.
60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish;
yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13 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; and I will
make the place of my feet glorious.
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to you;
and all they that despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of
your feet; and they shall call you; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the
Holy One of Israel.
60:15 Whereas you has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through
you, I will make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
60:16 You shall also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shall suck the
breast of kings: and you shall know that I the LORD am your Savior and
your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
60:17 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 exactors righteousness.
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction
within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your
60:19 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light to you: but the LORD shall be to you an everlasting
light, and your God your glory.
60:20 Your sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw
itself: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your
mourning shall be ended.
60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land
for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be
60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation:
I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD 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 them
that are bound;
61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance
of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
61:3 To appoint to them that 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; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting
of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former
desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of
61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the
alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
61:6 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 shall you boast yourselves.
61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall
rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the
double: everlasting joy shall be to them.
61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and
I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant
61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring
among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are
the seed which the LORD has blessed.
61:10 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 her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the
things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause
righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake
I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,
and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns.
62:2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your
glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD
62:3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a
royal diadem in the hand of your God.
62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any
more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land
Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
62:5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you:
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice
62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never
hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep
62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem
a praise in the earth.
62:8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength,
Surely I will no more give your corn to be meat for your enemies; and the
sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for the which you have
62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD;
and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of
62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people;
cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard
for the people.
62:11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you
to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward
is with him, and his work before him.
62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD:
and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
63:1 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah?
this that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his
strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
63:2 Why are you red in your apparel, and your garments like him that treads
in the winefat?
63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none
with me: for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury;
and their blood shall be sprinkled on my garments, and I will stain all
63:4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed
63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there
was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my
fury, it upheld me.
63:6 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 the earth.
63:7 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
63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie:
so he was their Savior.
63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence
saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them,
and carried them all the days of old.
63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned
to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his
flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing
the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that
they should not stumble?
63:14 As a beast goes down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused
him to rest: so did you lead your people, to make yourself a glorious name.
63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness
and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of
your bowels and of your mercies toward me? are they restrained?
63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not: you, O LORD, are our father, our redeemer; your
name is from everlasting.
63:17 O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened
our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of
63:18 The people of your holiness have possessed it but a little while:
our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary.
63:19 We are yours: you never bore rule over them; they were not called
by your name.
64:1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that
the mountains might flow down at your presence,
64:2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil,
to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble
at your presence!
64:3 When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down,
the mountains flowed down at your presence.
64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived
by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside you, what he has prepared
for him that waits for him.
64:5 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember
you in your ways: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned: in those is
continuance, and we shall be saved.
64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are
as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like
the wind, have taken us away.
64:7 And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself to
take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed
us, because of our iniquities.
64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our
potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever:
behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.
64:10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem
64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you,
is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
64:12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold
your peace, and afflict us very sore?
65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that
sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called
by my name.
65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which
walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
65:3 A people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifices
in gardens, and burns incense on altars of brick;
65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat
swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier
than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.
65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will
recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, said
the LORD, which have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed me
on the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
65:8 Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one
said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants'
sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor
of my mountains: and my elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell
65:10 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 that have sought me.
65:11 But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain,
that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering
to that number.
65:12 Therefore will I 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 did choose that wherein
I delighted not.
65:13 Therefore thus said 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:
65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry
for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord
GOD shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:
65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the
God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of
truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are
hid from my eyes.
65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former
shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18 But be you glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice
of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
65:20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that
has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old;
but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant,
and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and
my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
65:23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they
are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat
straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall
not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, said the LORD.
66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:
where is the house that you build to me? and where is the place of my rest?
66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been,
said the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and
of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.
66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb,
as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation, as if he offered
swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol.
Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their
66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on
them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not
hear: but they did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I delighted
66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers
that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD
be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of
the LORD that renders recompense to his enemies.
66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she
was delivered of a man child.
66:8 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.
66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? said the
LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? said your God.
66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love
her: rejoice for joy with her, all you that mourn for her:
66:11 That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations;
that you may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
66:12 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a
river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall
you suck, you shall be borne on her sides, and be dandled on her knees.
66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall
be comforted in Jerusalem.
66:14 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall
flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his
servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
66:15 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
66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh:
and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens
behind one tree in the middle, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination,
and the mouse, shall be consumed together, said the LORD.
66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I
will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape
of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to
Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither
have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
66:20 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, said the LORD, as the
children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of
66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, said the
66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall
remain before me, said the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and
from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me,
said the LORD.
66:24 And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that
have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall
their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring to all flesh.