1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw

concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham,

Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath

spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have

rebelled against me.

1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib:

[but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of

evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the

LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,

they are gone away backward.

1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and

more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no

soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying

sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither

mollified with ointment.

1:7 Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned with

fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and [it

is] desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard,

as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small

remnant, we should have been as Sodom, [and] we should have

been like unto Gomorrah.

1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear

unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

1:11 To what purpose [is] the multitude of your sacrifices unto

me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams,

and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of

bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at

your hand, to tread my courts?

1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination

unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies,

I cannot away with; [it is] iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth:

they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear [them].

1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes

from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your

hands are full of blood.

1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings

from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,

judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:

though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the


1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the

sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath 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 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

1:23 Thy princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves:

every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge

not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come

unto them.

1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One

of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge

me of mine enemies:

1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away

thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy

counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be

called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with


1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners

[shall be] together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be


1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have

desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye

have chosen.

1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a

garden that hath no water.

1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a

spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench


2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah

and Jerusalem.

2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the

mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of

the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all

nations shall flow unto it.

2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up

to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob;

and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his

paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of

the LORD from Jerusalem.

2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many

people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and

their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword

against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of

the LORD.

2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,

because they be replenished from the east, and [are]

soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in

the children of strangers.

2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither [is

there any] end of their treasures; their land is also full of

horses, neither [is there any] end of their chariots:

2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of

their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth

himself: therefore forgive them not.

2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of

the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the

haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone

shall be exalted in that day.

2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one

that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted

up; and he shall be brought low:

2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, [that are] high and

lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills

[that are] lifted up,

2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant


2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the

haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall

be exalted in that day.

2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the

caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of

his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly 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 ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for

wherein is he to be accounted of?

3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away

from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole

stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the

prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the

counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

3:4 And I will give children [to be] their princes, and babes

shall rule over them.

3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and

every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself

proudly against the ancient, and the base against the


3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of

his father, [saying], Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler,

and [let] this ruin [be] under thy hand:

3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer;

for in my house [is] neither bread nor clothing: make me not a

ruler of the people.

3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their

tongue and their doings [are] against the LORD, to provoke the

eyes of his glory.

3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and

they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto

their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with

him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

3:11 Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the

reward of his hands shall be given him.

3:12 [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and

women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause

[thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

3:13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the


3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his

people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the

vineyard; the spoil of the poor [is] in your houses.

3:15 What mean ye [that] ye beat my people to pieces, and grind

the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are

haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,

walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with

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 the moon,

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


3:24 And it shall come to pass, [that] instead of sweet smell

there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and

instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a

girding of sackcloth; [and] burning instead of beauty.

3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being]

desolate shall sit upon the ground.

4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,

saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:

only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and

glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and

comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

4:3 And it shall come to pass, [that he that is] left in Zion,

and [he that] remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy,

[even] every one that is written among the living in 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 midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the

spirit of burning.

4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount

Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and

the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory

[shall be] a defence.

4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime

from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from

storm and from rain.

5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved

touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very

fruitful hill:

5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and

planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the

midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked

that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild


5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah,

judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have

not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring

forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my

vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be

eaten up; [and] break down the wall thereof, and it shall be

trodden down:

5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged;

but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command

the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of

Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked

for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but

behold a cry.

5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, [that] lay field to

field, till [there be] no place, that they may be placed alone

in the midst of the earth!

5:9 In mine ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many

houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without


5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the

seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that]

they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till]

wine inflame them!

5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine,

are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD,

neither consider the operation of his hands.

5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they

have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished,

and their multitude dried up with thirst.

5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth

without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and

their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man

shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God

that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste

places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and

sin as it were with a cart rope:

5:19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that

we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel

draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]!

5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put

darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for

sweet, and sweet for bitter!

5:21 Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and

prudent in their own sight!

5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of

strength to mingle strong drink:

5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the

righteousness of the righteous from him!

5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame

consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness,

and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast

away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the

Holy One of Israel.

5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his

people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and

hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their

carcases [were] torn in the midst of the streets. For all this

his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out


5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and

will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold,

they shall come with speed swiftly:

5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall

slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be

loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

5:28 Whose arrows [are] sharp, and all their bows bent, their

horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels

like a whirlwind:

5:29 Their roaring [shall be] like a lion, they shall roar like

young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey,

and shall carry [it] away safe, and none shall deliver [it].

5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the

roaring of the sea: and if [one] look unto the land, behold

darkness [and] sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens


6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord

sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled

the temple.

6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with

twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,

and with twain he did fly.

6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is]

the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his 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 midst of a people of

unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of


6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal

in his hand, [which] he had taken with the tongs from off the


6:7 And he laid [it] upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath

touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin


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


6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but

understand not; and see ye 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 utterly desolate,

6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and [there be] a

great forsaking in the midst of the land.

6:13 But yet in it [shall be] a tenth, and [it] shall return,

and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose

substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves: so] the

holy seed [shall be] the substance thereof.

7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham,

the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, [that] Rezin the king of

Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up

toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail

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 unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz,

thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the

upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;

7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither

be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands,

for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of


7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken

evil counsel against thee, saying,

7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a

breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it,

[even] the son of Tabeal:

7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall

it come to pass.

7:8 For the head of Syria [is] Damascus, and the head of

Damascus [is] Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall

Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

7:9 And the head of Ephraim [is] Samaria, and the head of

Samaria [is] Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye

shall not be established.

7:10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

7:11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the

depth, or in the height above.

7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the


7:13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; [Is it] a small

thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my 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


7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse

the evil, and choose the good.

7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and

choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken

of both her kings.

7:17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and

upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day

that Ephraim departed from Judah; [even] the king of 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


7:19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the

desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all

thorns, and upon all bushes.

7:20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is

hired, [namely], by them beyond the river, by the king of

Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also

consume the beard.

7:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a man shall

nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

7:22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk [that]

they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall

every one eat that is left in the land.

7:23 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] every place

shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand

silverlings, it shall [even] be for briers and thorns.

7:24 With arrows and with bows shall [men] come thither; because

all the land shall become briers and thorns.

7:25 And [on] all hills that shall be digged with the mattock,

there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but

it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading

of lesser cattle.

8:1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and

write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

8:2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the

priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

8:3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare

a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name


8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father,

and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria

shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,

8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that

go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the

waters of the river, strong and many, [even] the king of

Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his

channels, and go over all his banks:

8:8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go

over, he shall reach [even] to the neck; and the stretching out

of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

8:9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in

pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves,

and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall

be broken in pieces.

8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak

the word, and it shall not stand: for God [is] with us.

8:11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and

instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,


8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all [them to] whom this

people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear,

nor be afraid.

8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your

fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.

8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of

stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of

Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of


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 upon the LORD, that hideth his face from

the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me

[are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of

hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have

familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:

should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the


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


8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry:

and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they

shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and

look upward.

8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and

darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to


9:1 Nevertheless the dimness [shall] not [be] such as [was] in

her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land

of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more

grievously afflict [her by] the way of the sea, beyond Jordan,

in Galilee of the nations.

9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:

they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them

hath the light shined.

9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, [and] not increased the

joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest,

[and] as [men] rejoice when they divide the spoil.

9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff

of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of


9:5 For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise,

and garments rolled in blood; but [this] shall be with burning

[and] fuel of fire.

9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the

government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be

called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting

Father, The Prince of Peace.

9:7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall

be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to

order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice

from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts

will perform this.

9:8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon


9:9 And all the people shall know, [even] Ephraim and the

inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of


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 turneth not unto him that smiteth them,

neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail,

branch and rush, in one day.

9:15 The ancient and honourable, he [is] the head; and the

prophet that teacheth lies, he [is] the tail.

9:16 For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and

[they that are] led of them [are] destroyed.

9:17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men,

neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for

every one [is] an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth

speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but

his hand [is] stretched out still.

9:18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the

briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the

forest, and they shall mount up [like] the lifting up of 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 unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that

write grievousness [which] they have prescribed;

10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the

right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their

prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless!

10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the

desolation [which] shall come from far? to whom will ye flee

for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and

they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not

turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.

10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their

hand is mine indignation.

10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against

the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the

spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the

mire of the streets.

10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;

but [it is] in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a


10:8 For he saith, [Are] not my princes altogether kings?

10:9 [Is] not Calno as Carchemish? [is] not Hamath as Arpad?

[is] not Samaria as Damascus?

10:10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose

graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

10:11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so

do to Jerusalem and her idols?

10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, [that] when the Lord hath

performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I

will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of

Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done [it],

and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the

bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I

have put down the inhabitants like a valiant [man]:

10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people:

and as one gathereth eggs [that are] left, have I gathered all

the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened

the mouth, or peeped.

10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth

therewith? [or] shall the saw magnify itself against him that

shaketh it? as if the rod should shake [itself] against them

that lift it up, [or] as if the staff should lift up [itself,

as if it were] no wood.

10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among

his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a

burning like the burning of a fire.

10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy

One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and

his briers in one day;

10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his

fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a

standardbearer fainteth.

10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that

a child may write them.

10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the remnant

of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall

no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay

upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

10:21 The remnant shall return, [even] the remnant of Jacob,

unto the mighty God.

10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea,

[yet] a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed

shall overflow with righteousness.

10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even

determined, in the midst of all the land.

10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people

that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall

smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against

thee, after the manner of Egypt.

10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall

cease, and mine anger in their destruction.

10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him

according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and

[as] his rod [was] upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after

the manner of Egypt.

10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] his burden

shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from

off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the


10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash

he hath laid up his carriages:

10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their

lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

10:30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be

heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.

10:31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather

themselves to flee.

10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his

hand [against] the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of


10:33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough

with terror: and the high ones of stature [shall be] hewn down,

and the haughty shall be humbled.

10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with

iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,

and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit

of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might,

the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of

the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,

neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove

with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the

earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his

lips shall he slay the wicked.

11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and

faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard

shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion

and the fatling together; and a little child shall 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 Ephraim.

11:14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines

toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together:

they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children

of Ammon shall obey them.

11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the

Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand

over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and

make [men] go over dryshod.

11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his

people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to

Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee:

though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and

thou comfortedst me.

12:2 Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be

afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he

also is become my salvation.

12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of


12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon

his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention

that his name is exalted.

12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this

[is] known in all the earth.

12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great [is]

the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did


13:2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice

unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of

the nobles.

13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my

mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my


13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a

great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations

gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the


13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven,

[even] the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy

the whole land.

13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD [is] at hand; it shall

come as a destruction from the Almighty.

13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart

shall melt:

13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold

of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they

shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as]


13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath

and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall

destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof

shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his

going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

13:11 And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the

wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of

the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the


13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man

than the golden wedge of Ophir.

13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall

remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and

in the day of his fierce anger.

13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no

man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and

flee every one into his own land.

13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every

one that is joined [unto them] shall fall by 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


13:18 [Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and

they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye

shall not spare children.

13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the

Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and


13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in

from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch

tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their 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 dance there.

13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their

desolate houses, and dragons in [their] pleasant palaces: and

her time [is] near to come, and her days shall not be


14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose

Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall

be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of


14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their

place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land

of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take

them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule

over their oppressors.

14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall

give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the

hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of

Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden

city ceased!

14:5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the

sceptre of the rulers.

14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke,

he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none


14:7 The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break

forth into singing.

14:8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of

Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down, no feller is come

up against us.

14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy

coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, [even] all the chief

ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the

kings of the nations.

14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also

become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of

thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover


14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the

morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst

weaken the nations!

14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into

heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will

sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of

the north:

14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be

like the most High.

14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of

the pit.

14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, [and]

consider thee, [saying, Is] this the man that made the earth to

tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

14:17 [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the

cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his 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 thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable

branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust

through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as

a carcase trodden under feet.

14:20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou

hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain thy people: the seed of

evildoers shall never be renowned.

14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of

their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor

fill the face of the world with cities.

14:22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts,

and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and

nephew, saith the LORD.

14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and

pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of

destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have

thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so]

shall it stand:

14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my

mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from

off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

14:26 This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole

earth: and this [is] the hand that is stretched out upon all

the nations.

14:27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall

disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall

turn it back?

14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him

that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall

come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery

flying serpent.

14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy

shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine,

and he shall slay thy remnant.

14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, [art]

dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and

none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.

14:32 What shall [one] then answer the messengers of the nation?

That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people

shall trust in it.

15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid

waste, [and] brought to silence; because in the night Kir of

Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;

15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to

weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their

heads [shall be] baldness, [and] every beard 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 abundantly.

15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be

heard [even] unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab

shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.

15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives [shall flee]

unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up

of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of

Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is

withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green 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


15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the

howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto


15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will

bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab,

and upon the remnant of the land.

16:1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the

wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of 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


16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the

night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray

not him that wandereth.

16:4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert

to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at

an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of

the land.

16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall

sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and

seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; [he is] very proud:

[even] of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: [but]

his lies [shall] not [be] so.

16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl:

for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely [they

are] stricken.

16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of

Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal

plants thereof, they are come [even] unto Jazer, they wandered

[through] the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they

are gone over the sea.

16:9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine

of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and

Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy

harvest is fallen.

16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful

field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither

shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine

in [their] presses; I have made [their vintage] shouting to


16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and

mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is

weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to

pray; but he shall not prevail.

16:13 This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning

Moab since that time.

16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years,

as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be

contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant

[shall be] very small [and] feeble.

17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from

[being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

17:2 The cities of Aroer [are] forsaken: they shall be for

flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make [them]


17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom

from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the

glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD 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 gathereth the corn,

and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that

gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.

17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of

an olive tree, two [or] three berries in the top of the

uppermost bough, four [or] five in the outmost fruitful

branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes

shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands,

neither shall respect [that] which his fingers have made,

either the groves, or the images.

17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough,

and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the

children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.

17:10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and

hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore

shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange


17:11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the

morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: [but] the harvest

[shall be] a heap in the day of grief and of desperate 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 eveningtide trouble; [and] before the

morning he [is] not. This [is] the portion of them that spoil

us, and the lot of them that rob us.

18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the

rivers of Ethiopia:

18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of

bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers,

to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from

their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down,

whose land the rivers have spoiled!

18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth,

see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when

he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I

will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon

herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the

sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the

sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the


18:6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the

mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall

summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter

upon them.

18:7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of

hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people

terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and

trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the

place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift

cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall

be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in

the midst of it.

19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and

they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one

against his neighbour; city against city, [and] kingdom against


19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof;

and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to

the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar

spirits, and to the wizards.

19:4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel

lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,

the LORD of hosts.

19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall

be wasted and dried up.

19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; [and] the brooks

of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags

shall wither.

19:7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks,

and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven

away, and be no [more].

19:8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle

into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon

the waters shall languish.

19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave

networks, shall be confounded.

19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that

make sluices [and] ponds for fish.

19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the

wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto

Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

19:12 Where [are] they? where [are] thy wise [men]? and let them

tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath

purposed upon Egypt.

19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph

are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, [even they that

are] the stay of the tribes thereof.

19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst

thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work

thereof, as a drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.

19:15 Neither shall there be [any] work for Egypt, which the

head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall

be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the

LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.

19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every

one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself,

because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath

determined against it.

19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak

the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one

shall be called, The city of destruction.

19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the

midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof

to the LORD.

19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD

of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD

because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour,

and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

19:21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians

shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and

oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform


19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal

[it]: and they shall return [even] to the LORD, and he shall be

intreated of them, and shall heal them.

19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to

Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the

Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the


19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with

Assyria, [even] a blessing in the midst 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

mine inheritance.

20:1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the

king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took


20:2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz,

saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put

off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and


20:3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked

naked and barefoot three years [for] a sign and wonder upon

Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

20:4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians

prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked

and barefoot, even with [their] buttocks uncovered, to the

shame of Egypt.

20:5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their

expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day,

Behold, such [is] our expectation, whither we flee for help to

be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the

south pass through; [so] it cometh from the desert, from a

terrible land.

21:2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous

dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up,

O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made

to cease.

21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken

hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was

bowed down at the hearing [of it]; I was dismayed at the seeing

[of it].

21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my

pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink:

arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield.

21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman,

let him declare what he seeth.

21:7 And he saw a chariot [with] a couple of horsemen, a chariot

of asses, [and] a chariot of camels; and he hearkened

diligently with much heed:

21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the

watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole


21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple

of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is

fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken

unto the ground.

21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I

have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I

declared unto you.

21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir,

Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night:

if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.

21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye

lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him

that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that


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 hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year,

according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of

Kedar shall fail:

21:17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men

of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God

of Israel hath spoken [it].

22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now,

that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?

22:2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous

city: thy slain [men are] not slain with the sword, nor dead in


22:3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the

archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, [which]

have fled from far.

22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly,

labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the

daughter of my people.

22:5 For [it is] a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of

perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision,

breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.

22:6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men [and]

horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

22:7 And it shall come to pass, [that] thy choicest valleys

shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set

themselves in array at the gate.

22:8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst

look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.

22:9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that

they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower


22:10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the

houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

22:11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water

of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof,

neither had respect unto him that fashioned it 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


22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing

sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink;

for to morrow we shall die.

22:14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts,

Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die,

saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

22:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this

treasurer, [even] unto Shebna, which [is] over the house, [and


22:16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou

hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, [as] he that heweth him

out a sepulchre on high, [and] that graveth an habitation for

himself in a rock?

22:17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty

captivity, and will surely cover thee.

22:18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee [like] a ball

into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the

chariots of thy glory [shall be] the shame of thy lord's house.

22:19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state

shall he pull thee down.

22:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my

servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:

22:21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him

with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his

hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

and to the house of Judah.

22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his

shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall

shut, and none shall open.

22:23 And I will fasten him [as] a nail in a sure place; and he

shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

22:24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's

house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small

quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of


22:25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that

is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and

fall; and the burden that [was] upon it shall be cut off: for

the LORD hath spoken [it].

23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is

laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the

land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

23:2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the

merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

23:3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the

river, [is] her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

23:4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, [even]

the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth

children, neither do I nourish up young men, [nor] bring up


23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, [so] shall they be

sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

23:6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.

23:7 [Is] this your joyous [city], whose antiquity [is] of

ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

23:8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning

[city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are]

the honourable of the earth?

23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of

all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all the honourable of

the earth.

23:10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish:

[there is] no more strength.

23:11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the

kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the

merchant [city], to destroy the strong holds thereof.

23:12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed

virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there

also shalt thou have no rest.

23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not,

[till] the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the

wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the

palaces thereof; [and] he brought it to ruin.

23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid


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, thou harlot that hast

been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou

mayest be remembered.

23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years,

that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire,

and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world

upon the face of the earth.

23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the

LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her

merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to

eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it

waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the

inhabitants thereof.

24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as

with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with

her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with

the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury,

so with the giver of usury to him.

24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for

the LORD hath spoken this word.

24:4 The earth mourneth [and] fadeth away, the world languisheth

[and] fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth 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 covenant.

24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that

dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the

earth are burned, and few men left.

24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the

merryhearted do sigh.

24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that

rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall

be bitter to them that drink it.

24:10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut

up, that no man may come in.

24:11 [There is] a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is

darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten

with destruction.

24:13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the

people, [there shall be] as the shaking of an olive tree, [and]

as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the

majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

24:15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, [even] the

name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs,

[even] glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my

leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt

treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very


24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O

inhabitant of the earth.

24:18 And it shall come to pass, [that] he who fleeth from the

noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh

up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for

the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the

earth do shake.

24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean

dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall

be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall

be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise 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 upon the earth.

24:22 And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are

gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and

after many days shall they be visited.

24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed,

when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in

Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

25:1 O LORD, thou [art] my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise

thy name; for thou hast done wonderful [things; thy] counsels

of old [are] faithfulness [and] truth.

25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; [of] a defenced city

a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be


25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of

the terrible nations shall fear thee.

25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to

the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow

from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a

storm [against] the wall.

25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat

in a dry place; [even] the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the

branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all

people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of

fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the

covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over

all nations.

25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will

wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his

people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD

hath spoken [it].

25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we

have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD;

we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his


25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and

Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden

down for the dunghill.

25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them,

as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth [his hands] to swim: and he

shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their


25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he

bring down, lay low, [and] bring to the ground, [even] to the


26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah;

We have a strong city; salvation will [God] appoint [for] walls

and bulwarks.

26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth

the truth may enter in.

26:3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is]

stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is]

everlasting strength:

26:5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty

city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, [even] to the ground;

he bringeth it [even] to the dust.

26:6 The foot shall tread it down, [even] the feet of the poor,

[and] the steps of the needy.

26:7 The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright,

dost weigh the path of the just.

26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited

for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the

remembrance of thee.

26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my

spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments

[are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn


26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, [yet] will he not

learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal

unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

26:11 LORD, [when] thy hand is lifted up, they will not see:

[but] they shall see, and be ashamed for [their] envy at the

people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

26:12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast

wrought all our works in us.

26:13 O LORD our God, [other] lords beside thee have had

dominion over us: [but] by thee only will we make mention of

thy name.

26:14 [They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased,

they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed

them, and made all their memory to perish.

26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast

increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed

[it] far [unto] all the ends of the earth.

26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a

prayer [when] thy chastening [was] upon them.

26:17 Like as a woman with child, [that] draweth near the time

of her delivery, is in pain, [and] crieth out in her pangs; so

have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

26:18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as

it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance

in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

26:19 Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body

shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for

thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out

the dead.

26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut

thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little

moment, until the indignation be overpast.

26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish

the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also

shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover 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 ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest

[any] hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

27:4 Fury [is] not in me: who would set the briers [and] thorns

against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn

them together.

27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, [that] he may make

peace with me; [and] he shall make peace with me.

27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel

shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with


27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? [or]

is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain

by him?

27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with

it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the 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

maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are

beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

27:10 Yet the defenced city [shall be] desolate, [and] the

habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall

the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the

branches thereof.

27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken

off: the women come, [and] set them on fire: for it [is] a

people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will

not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them

no favour.

27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD

shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of

Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of


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


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 hath a mighty and strong one, [which] as a

tempest of hail [and] a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty

waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be

trodden under feet:

28:4 And the glorious beauty, which [is] on the head of the fat

valley, shall be a fading flower, [and] as the hasty fruit

before the summer; which [when] he that looketh upon it seeth,

while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of

glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his


28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in

judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the


28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong

drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred

through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are

out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they

stumble [in] judgment.

28:8 For all tables are full of vomit [and] filthiness, [so that

there is] no place [clean].

28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to

understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk,

[and] drawn from the breasts.

28:10 For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept;

line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a


28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak

to this people.

28:12 To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may

cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they

would not hear.

28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon

precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;

here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and

fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that

rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem.

28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death,

and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge

shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made

lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion

for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner

[stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make


28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to

the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,

and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and

your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing

scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by


28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for

morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and

it shall be a vexation only [to] understand the report.

28:20 For the bed is shorter than that [a man] can stretch

himself [on it]: and the covering narrower than that he can

wrap himself [in it].

28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as [in] mount Perazim, he shall

be wroth as [in] the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work,

his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made

strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a

consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my


28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and

break the clods of his ground?

28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast

abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the

principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their


28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and] doth

teach him.

28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing

instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the

cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the

cummin with a rod.

28:28 Bread [corn] is bruised; because he will not ever be

threshing it, nor break [it with] the wheel of his cart, nor

bruise it [with] his horsemen.

28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is

wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.

29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city [where] David dwelt! add

ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and

sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

29:3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay

siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against


29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, [and] shalt speak out of

the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and

thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out

of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

29:5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small

dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones [shall be] as

chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant


29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder,

and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest,

and the flame of devouring fire.

29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against

Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and

that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry [man] dreameth, and,

behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as

when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he

awaketh, and, behold, [he is] faint, and his soul hath

appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that

fight against mount Zion.

29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are

drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong


29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep

sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers,

the seers hath he covered.

29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a

book that is sealed, which [men] deliver to one that is

learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I

cannot; for it [is] sealed:

29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,

saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw

near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me,

but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward

me is taught by the precept of men:

29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work

among this people, [even] a marvellous work and a wonder: for

the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the

understanding of their prudent [men] shall be hid.

29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from

the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who

seeth us? and who knoweth us?

29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be

esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him

that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of

him that framed it, He had no understanding?

29:17 [Is] it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be

turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be

esteemed as a forest?

29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,

and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out

of darkness.

29:19 The meek also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, and

the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner

is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare

for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for

a thing of nought.

29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham,

concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed,

neither shall his face now wax pale.

29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in

the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the

Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of 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, saith the LORD, that take

counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not

of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my

mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and

to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and

the trust in the shadow of Egypt [your] confusion.

30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to


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


30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of

trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion,

the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their

riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures

upon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profit


30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:

therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength [is] to

sit still.

30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a

book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

30:9 That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children,

children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD:

30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets,

Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things,

prophesy deceits:

30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause

the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

30:12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye

despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness,

and stay thereon:

30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready

to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh

suddenly at an instant.

30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters'

vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that

there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take

fire from the hearth, or to take water [withal] out of the pit.

30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In

returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in

confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore

shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore

shall they that pursue you be swift.

30:17 One thousand [shall flee] at the rebuke of one; at the

rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon

the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious

unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have

mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed

[are] all they that wait for him.

30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou

shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the

voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

30:20 And [though] the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and

the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed

into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This

[is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand,

and when ye turn to the left.

30:22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of

silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou

shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto

it, Get thee hence.

30:23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt

sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth,

and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle

feed in large pastures.

30:24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground

shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the

shovel and with the fan.

30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon

every high hill, rivers [and] streams of waters in the day of

the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of

the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the

light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the

breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning

[with] his anger, and the burden [thereof is] heavy: his lips

are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to

the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of

vanity: and [there shall be] a bridle in the jaws of the

people, causing [them] to err.

30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night [when] a holy

solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth

with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the

mighty One of Israel.

30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,

and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the

indignation of [his] anger, and [with] the flame of a devouring

fire, [with] scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

30:31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be

beaten down, [which] smote with a rod.

30:32 And [in] every place where the grounded staff shall pass,

which the LORD shall lay upon him, [it] shall be with tabrets

and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

30:33 For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is

prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof

[is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream

of brimstone, doth kindle it.

31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on

horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in

horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto

the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

31:2 Yet he also [is] wise, and will bring evil, and will not

call back his words: but will arise against the house of the

evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

31:3 Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their horses

flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his

hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen

shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and

the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of

shepherds is called forth against him, [he] will not be afraid

of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so

shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and

for the hill thereof.

31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend

Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver [it; and] passing

over he will preserve it.

31:6 Turn ye unto [him from] whom the children of Israel have

deeply revolted.

31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of

silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made

unto you [for] a sin.

31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a

mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him:

but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be


31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his

princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose

fire [is] in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes

shall rule in judgment.

32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a

covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as

the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the

ears of them that hear shall hearken.

32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and

the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to 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 villany, and his heart will

work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error

against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he

will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

32:7 The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth

wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when

the needy speaketh right.

32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal

things shall he stand.

32:9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye

careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

32:10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless

women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not


32:11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye

careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird

[sackcloth] upon [your] loins.

32:12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields,

for the fruitful vine.

32:13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and]

briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy [in] the joyous 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 upon us from on high, and the

wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be

counted for a forest.

32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and

righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the

effect of righteousness quietness and assurance 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] ye that sow beside all waters, that send

forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the ass.

33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou [wast] not spoiled; and

dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with

thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled;

[and] when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they

shall deal treacherously with thee.

33:2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be

thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of


33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting

up of thyself the nations were scattered.

33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered [like] the gathering of

the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he

run upon them.

33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath

filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy

times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is]

his treasure.

33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the

ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath

broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth

no man.

33:9 The earth mourneth [and] languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed

[and] hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and

Carmel shake off [their fruits].

33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted;

now will I lift up myself.

33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble:

your breath, [as] fire, shall devour you.

33:12 And the people shall be [as] the burnings of lime: [as]

thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

33:13 Hear, ye [that are] far off, what I have done; and, ye

[that are] near, acknowledge my might.

33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised

the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring

fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he

that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands

from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of

blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be]

the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters

[shall be] sure.

33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall

behold the land that is very far off.

33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where [is] the scribe?

where [is] the receiver? where [is] he that counted the towers?

33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper

speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, [that

thou canst] not understand.

33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes

shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle [that]

shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall

ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be


33:21 But there the glorious LORD [will be] unto us a place of

broad rivers [and] streams; wherein shall go no galley with

oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

33:22 For the LORD [is] our judge, the LORD [is] our lawgiver,

the LORD [is] our king; he will save us.

33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen

their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of

a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people

that dwell therein [shall be] forgiven [their] iniquity.

34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let

the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all

things that come forth of it.

34:2 For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and

[his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed

them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall

come up out of their carcases, 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 falleth 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 upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to


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 hath a sacrifice in

Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

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 recompences 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 upon 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 ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of

these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it

hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath

divided it unto 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 unto it, the

excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of

the LORD, [and] the excellency of our God.

35:3 Strengthen ye 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 recompence; 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 desert.

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 upon 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 defenced cities of Judah, and took them.

36:2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to

Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by

the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's


36:3 Then came forth unto 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 unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus

saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence [is]

this wherein thou trustest?

36:5 I say, [sayest thou], (but [they are but] vain words) [I

have] counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou

trust, that thou rebellest against me?

36:6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on

Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and

pierce it: so [is] Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in


36:7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: [is

it] not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath

taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall

worship before this altar?

36:8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the

king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if

thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

36:9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the

least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for

chariots and for horsemen?

36:10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to

destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and

destroy it.

36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh,

Speak, I pray thee, unto thy 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, Hath my master sent me to thy master

and to thee to speak these words? [hath he] not [sent me] to

the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own

dung, and drink their own piss with you?

36:13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the

Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king,

the king of Assyria.

36:14 Thus saith 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 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of

Assyria, Make [an agreement] with me [by] a present, and come

out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of

his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own


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. Hath 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


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 my hand?

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 the LORD.

37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who [was] over the household, and

Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with

sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith 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 thy God will hear the words of

Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to

reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the

LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up [thy] prayer for the

remnant that is left.

37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your

master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that

thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria

have blasphemed me.

37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a

rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to

fall by the sword in his own land.

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 thee. And when he heard [it], he

sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let

not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying,

Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of


37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have

done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be


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 unto the house of

the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.

37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest [between]

the cherubims, thou [art] the God, [even] thou alone, of all

the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O

LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which

hath sent to reproach the living God.

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 them.

37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that

all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou [art] the

LORD, [even] thou only.

37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying,

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to

me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

37:22 This [is] the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning

him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee,

[and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath

shaken her head at thee.

37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom

hast thou exalted [thy] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on

high? [even] against the Holy One of Israel.

37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast

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 digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my

feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

37:26 Hast thou 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 thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced 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 thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming

in, and thy rage against me.

37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up

into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and

my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by

which thou camest.

37:30 And this [shall be] a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat [this]

year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which

springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap,

and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

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 saith 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


37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and

shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.

37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine 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 dwelt 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 unto death. And Isaiah the

prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus

saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die,

and not live.

38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed

unto the LORD,

38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have

walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have

done [that which is] good in thy 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 saith the LORD, the God of

David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy

tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

38:6 And I will deliver thee 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 unto thee from the LORD, that

the LORD will do this thing that he hath 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


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 Mine 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 wilt

thou 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 wilt thou make an

end of me.

38:14 Like a crane [or] a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn

as a dove: mine eyes fail [with looking] upward: O LORD, I am

oppressed; undertake for me.

38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself

hath 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 wilt thou recover me, and

make me to live.

38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in

love to my soul [delivered it] from the pit of corruption: for

thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not]

celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for

thy truth.

38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I [do]

this day: the father to the children shall make known thy


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 plaister upon 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 shewed 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 armour, and

all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his

house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said

unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto

thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto

me, [even] from Babylon.

39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And

Hezekiah answered, All that [is] in mine house have they seen:

there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed


39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of


39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in thine house,

and [that] which thy fathers have laid up in store until this

day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith

the LORD.

39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou

shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in

the palace of the king of Babylon.

39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the

LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall

be peace and truth in my days.

40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that

her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for

she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye

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 plain:

40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh

shall see [it] together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken


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 withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit

of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people [is] grass.

40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our

God shall stand for ever.

40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the

high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up

thy voice with strength; lift [it] up, be not afraid; say unto

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 hath 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 hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his

counsellor hath taught him?

40:14 With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him, and

taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge,

and shewed 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 taketh up

the isles as a very little thing.

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 ye liken God? or what likeness will ye

compare unto him?

40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith

spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

40:20 He that [is] so impoverished that he hath no oblation

chooseth a tree [that] will not rot; he seeketh unto him a

cunning workman to prepare a graven image, [that] shall not be


40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been

told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the

foundations of the earth?

40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and

the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth

out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent

to dwell in:

40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges

of the earth as vanity.

40:24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be

sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he

shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the

whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith

the Holy One.

40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created

these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he

calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for

that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.

40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way

is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my


40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the

everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the

earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching

of his understanding.

40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no

might he increaseth strength.

40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young

men shall utterly fall:

40:31 But they that wait upon 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 to judgment.

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 hath wrought 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 neighbour; and [every one] said

to his brother, Be of good courage.

41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, [and] he that

smootheth [with] the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying,

It [is] ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails,

[that] it should not be moved.

41:8 But thou, Israel, [art] my servant, Jacob whom I have

chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

41:9 [Thou] whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and

called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee,

Thou [art] my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee


41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for

I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;

yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my


41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be

ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that

strive with thee shall perish.

41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, [even] them

that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be

as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying

unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will

help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of


41:15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument

having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat [them]

small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away,

and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in

the LORD, [and] shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

41:17 [When] the poor and needy seek water, and [there is] none,

[and] their tongue faileth 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

midst 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 hath done this, and the

Holy One of Israel hath created it.

41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your

strong [reasons], saith the King of Jacob.

41:22 Let them bring [them] forth, and shew us what shall

happen: let them shew 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 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may

know that ye [are] gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may

be dismayed, and behold [it] together.

41:24 Behold, ye [are] of nothing, and your work of nought: an

abomination [is he that] chooseth you.

41:25 I have raised up [one] from the north, and he shall come:

from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he

shall come upon princes as [upon] morter, and as the potter

treadeth clay.

41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know?

and beforetime, that we may say, [He is] righteous? yea, [there

is] none that sheweth, yea, [there is] none that declareth,

yea, [there is] none that heareth your words.

41:27 The first [shall say] to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I

will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

41:28 For I beheld, and [there was] no man; even among them, and

[there was] no counsellor, 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; mine elect, [in whom] my

soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon 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 the street.

42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax

shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto 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 saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and

stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that

which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people

upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold

thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee 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


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 unto the LORD a new song, [and] his praise from the

end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is

therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up [their

voice], the villages [that] Kedar doth inhabit: let the

inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of

the mountains.

42:12 Let them give glory unto 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, yea, roar; he shall

prevail against his enemies.

42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, [and]

refrained myself: [now] will I cry like a travailing woman; I

will destroy and devour at once.

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 unto 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, Ye

[are] our gods.

42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye 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 thou observest not; opening the

ears, but he heareth not.

42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he

will magnify the law, and make [it] honourable.

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 delivereth; for a spoil, and none

saith, Restore.

42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? [who] will hearken

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 unto his law.

42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger,

and the strength of battle: and it hath 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 saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and

he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed

thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.

43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with

thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:

when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;

neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

43:3 For I [am] the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy

Saviour: I gave Egypt [for] thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for


43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been

honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men

for thee, and people for thy life.

43:5 Fear not: for I [am] with thee: I will bring thy seed from

the east, and gather thee 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; yea, I have made


43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf

that have ears.

43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the

people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew

us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that

they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, [It is]


43:10 Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom

I have chosen: that ye 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


43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when

[there was] no strange [god] among you: therefore ye [are] my

witnesses, saith the LORD, that I [am] God.

43:13 Yea, 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


43:14 Thus saith 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


43:15 I [am] the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel,

your King.

43:16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a

path in the mighty waters;

43:17 Which bringeth 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 tow.

43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the

things of old.

43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;

shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness,

[and] rivers in the desert.

43:20 The beast of the field shall honour 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 shew

forth my praise.

43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast

been weary of me, O Israel.

43:23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt

offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I

have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied

thee with incense.

43:24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast

thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast

made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine


43:25 I, [even] I, [am] he that blotteth out thy transgressions

for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare

thou, that thou mayest be justified.

43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have

transgressed against me.

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


44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from

the womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my

servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods

upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and

my blessing upon thine offspring:

44:4 And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows

by the water courses.

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 unto the LORD, and surname [himself] by the

name of Israel.

44:6 Thus saith 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 shew unto


44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from

that time, and have declared [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses.

Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God; I know not


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


44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image [that] is

profitable for nothing?

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


44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and

fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of

his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he

drinketh no water, and is faint.

44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out [his] rule; he marketh it out

with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out

with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man,

according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the


44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the

oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the

forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish [it].

44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take

thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth [it], and baketh

bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth [it]; he maketh it

a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he

eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he

warmeth [himself], and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the


44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, [even] his graven

image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth [it], and

prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou [art] my god.

44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their

eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they

cannot understand.

44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither [is there]

knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in

the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon 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 tree?

44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath 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 thou [art] my

servant: I have formed thee; thou [art] my servant: O Israel,

thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,

and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed


44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done [it]: shout, ye

lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye

mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath

redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee

from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that

stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the

earth by myself;

44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh

diviners mad; that turneth wise [men] backward, and maketh

their knowledge foolish;

44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth

the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou

shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be

built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy


44:28 That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall

perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt

be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right

hand I have holden, 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 thee, 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 thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden

riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the

LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.

45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have

even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou

hast not known me.

45:5 I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else, [there is] no

God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast 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, ye 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 unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the

potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the

clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy

work, He hath no hands?

45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto [his] father, What begettest

thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

45:11 Thus saith 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 ye me.

45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even]

my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host

have 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, saith the LORD of hosts.

45:14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise

of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over

unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee;

in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto

thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, [saying], Surely

God [is] in thee; and [there is] none else, [there is] no God.

45:15 Verily thou [art] a God that hidest thyself, O God of

Israel, the Saviour.

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: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded

world without end.

45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God

himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established

it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I

[am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.

45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:

I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the

LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye [that

are] escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up

the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god [that]

cannot save.

45:21 Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yea, let them take counsel

together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath

told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is]

no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; [there is]

none beside me.

45:22 Look unto me, and be ye 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 unto me every

knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

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 be ashamed.

45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and

shall glory.

46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the

beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages [were] heavy

loaden; [they are] a burden to the weary [beast].

46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver

the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

46:3 Hearken unto 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 womb:

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 [you].

46:5 To whom will ye 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 maketh it a god: they

fall down, yea, they worship.

46:7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set

him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not

remove: yea, [one] shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer,

nor save him out of his trouble.

46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring [it] again to

mind, O ye transgressors.

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

executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken

[it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I

will also do it.

46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that [are] far from


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 thou shalt no more be called tender and


47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks,

make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be

seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet [thee as] a


47:4 [As for] our redeemer, the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the

Holy One of Israel.

47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of

the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of


47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine

inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew

them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy


47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou

didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst

remember the latter end of it.

47:8 Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to

pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine

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 thee in a moment in

one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come

upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy

sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said,

None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted

thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else

beside me.

47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know

from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou

shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon

thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know.

47:12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude

of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if

so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest


47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now

the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,

stand up, and save thee from [these things] that shall come

upon thee.

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 unto thee with whom thou hast laboured,

[even] thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every

one to his quarter; none shall save thee.

48:1 Hear ye 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 in righteousness.

48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay

themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts [is] his


48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and

they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did

[them] suddenly, and they came to pass.

48:4 Because I knew that thou [art] obstinate, and thy neck [is]

an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

48:5 I have even from the beginning declared [it] to thee;

before it came to pass I shewed [it] thee: lest thou shouldest

say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my

molten image, hath commanded them.

48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare

[it]? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden

things, and thou didst not know them.

48:7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even

before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest

say, Behold, I knew them.

48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from

that time [that] thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou

wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a

transgressor from the womb.

48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my

praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have

chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

48:11 For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do

[it]: for how should [my name] be polluted? and I will not give

my glory unto another.

48:12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he;

I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.

48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and

my right hand hath spanned the heavens: [when] I call unto

them, they stand up together.

48:14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them

hath declared these [things]? The LORD hath loved him: he will

do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm [shall be on] the


48:15 I, [even] I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have

brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye 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, hath sent me.

48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

I [am] the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which

leadeth thee by the way [that] thou shouldest go.

48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had

thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves

of the sea:

48:19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of

thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have

been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

48:20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a

voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it [even] to the

end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant


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 clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.

48:22 [There is] no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far;

The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my

mother hath he made mention of my name.

49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow

of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in

his quiver hath he hid me;

49:3 And said unto me, Thou [art] my servant, O Israel, in whom

I will be glorified.

49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my

strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment [is]

with the LORD, and my work with my God.

49:5 And now, saith 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 thou shouldest be my

servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the

preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the

Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the


49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy

One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation

abhorreth, 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


49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard

thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will

preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to

establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate


49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them

that [are] in darkness, Shew 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 hath 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 exalted.

49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, 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 hath comforted his

people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath

forgotten me.

49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not

have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget,

yet will I not forget thee.

49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands;

thy walls [are] continually before me.

49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they

that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these

gather themselves together, [and] come to thee. [As] I live,

saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as

with an ornament, and bind them [on thee], as a bride [doeth].

49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy

destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the

inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

49:20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost

the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place [is] too

strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me

these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a

captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up

these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they


49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand

to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they

shall bring thy sons in [their] arms, and thy daughters shall

be carried upon [their] shoulders.

49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens

thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with [their]

face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and

thou shalt 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 saith 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 contendeth with

thee, and I will save thy children.

49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee 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] thy

Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's

divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is

it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have

ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother

put away.

50:2 Wherefore, 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 stinketh, because [there is] no water, and dieth for


50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth

their covering.

50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that

I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is]

weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to

hear as the learned.

50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine 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


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 be ashamed.

50:8 [He is] near that justifieth me; who will contend with me?

let us stand together: who [is] mine adversary? let him come

near to me.

50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who [is] he [that] shall

condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth

shall eat them up.

50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the

voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no

light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his


50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass

[yourselves] about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire,

and in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of

mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that

seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and to

the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.

51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah [that] bare

you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased


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 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto 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

mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me,

and on mine arm shall they trust.

51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth

beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the

earth shall wax old like a garment, and 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 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in

whose heart [is] my law; fear ye not the reproach of men,

neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

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. [Art] thou not

it that hath cut Rahab, [and] wounded the dragon?

51:10 [Art] thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of

the great deep; that hath 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 unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon

their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow

and mourning shall flee away.

51:12 I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art] thou,

that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die, and of

the son of man [which] shall be made [as] grass;

51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched

forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and

hast 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 hasteneth that he may be loosed, and

that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should


51:15 But I [am] the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose

waves roared: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.

51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered

thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens,

and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou

[art] my people.

51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at

the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast 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

hath brought forth; neither [is there any] that taketh her by

the hand of all the sons [that] she hath brought up.

51:19 These two [things] are come unto thee; who shall be sorry

for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the

sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?

51:20 Thy 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 thy God.

51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but

not with wine:

51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God [that] pleadeth

the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand

the cup of trembling, [even] the dregs of the cup of my fury;

thou shalt no more drink it again:

51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;

which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and

thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to

them that went over.

52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy

beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth

there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the


52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, [and] sit down, O

Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive

daughter of Zion.

52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for

nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

52:4 For thus saith 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, saith the LORD, that my

people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make

them to howl, saith 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 doth speak: behold,

[it is] I.

52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that

bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth

good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith

unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

52:8 Thy 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 Zion.

52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of

Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath

redeemed Jerusalem.

52:10 The LORD hath made bare 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 ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no

unclean [thing]; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean,

that bear the vessels of the LORD.

52:12 For ye 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 rereward.

52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be

exalted and extolled, and be very high.

52:14 As many were astonied at thee; 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


53:1 Who hath 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 hath 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 hath 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]

upon 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 hath 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 openeth 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 hath put [him]

to grief: when thou shalt 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 hand.

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 hath

poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the

transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made

intercession for the transgressors.

54:1 Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth

into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with

child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the

children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth

the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy

cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the

left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the

desolate cities to be inhabited.

54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou

confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt

forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the

reproach of thy widowhood any more.

54:5 For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is]

his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of

the whole earth shall he be called.

54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and

grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused,

saith thy God.

54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great

mercies will I gather thee.

54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but

with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the

LORD thy Redeemer.

54:9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto 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 thee, nor

rebuke thee.

54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;

but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the

covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy

on thee.

54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, [and] not

comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and

lay thy foundations with sapphires.

54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of

carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

54:13 And all thy children [shall be] taught of the LORD; and

great [shall be] the peace of thy children.

54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be

far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;

for it shall not come near thee.

54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, [but] not by

me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for

thy sake.

54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in

the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work;

and I have created the waster to destroy.

54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and

every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou

shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the

LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.

55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he

that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine

and milk without money and without price.

55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread?

and your labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken

diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let

your soul delight itself in fatness.

55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul

shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,

[even] the sure mercies of David.

55:4 Behold, I have given him [for] a witness to the people, a

leader and commander to the people.

55:5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation [that] thou knowest not,

and nations [that] knew not thee shall run unto thee because of

the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath

glorified thee.

55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him

while he is near:

55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his

thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have

mercy upon 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, saith 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 cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and

returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh 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 goeth forth out of my mouth: it

shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that

which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I

sent it.

55:12 For ye 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]


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 saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for

my salvation [is] near to come, and my righteousness to be


56:2 Blessed [is] the man [that] doeth this, and the son of man

[that] layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from

polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined

himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly

separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say,

Behold, I [am] a dry tree.

56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my

sabbaths, and choose [the things] that please me, and take hold

of my covenant;

56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine 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


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 keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,

and taketh 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 upon mine altar; for mine house

shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

56:8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,

Yet will I gather [others] to him, beside those that are

gathered unto him.

56:9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye

beasts in the forest.

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 Yea, [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


56:12 Come ye, [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 perisheth, and no man layeth [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 hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of

the adulterer and the whore.

57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a

wide mouth, [and] draw out the tongue? [are] ye 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 clifts of the


57:6 Among the smooth [stones] of the stream [is] thy portion;

they, they [are] thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink

offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive

comfort in these?

57:7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even

thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

57:8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy

remembrance: for thou hast discovered [thyself to another] than

me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee

[a covenant] with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou

sawest [it].

57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst

increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off,

and didst debase [thyself even] unto hell.

57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; [yet] saidst

thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine

hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou

hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid [it] to thy

heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest

me not?

57:12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they

shall not profit thee.

57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the

wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take [them]: but

he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and

shall inherit my holy mountain;

57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way,

take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth

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 unto 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, saith 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, saith my God, to the wicked.

58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and

shew 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 Wherefore have we fasted, [say they], and thou seest not?

[wherefore] have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no

knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure,

and exact all your labours.

58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with

the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as [ye 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]? wilt thou call

this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

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 ye break every yoke?

58:7 [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou

bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest

the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself

from thine own flesh?

58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine

health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall

go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt

cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the

midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and

speaking vanity;

58:10 And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy

the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and

thy darkness [be] as the noonday:

58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy

soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like

a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail


58:12 And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste

places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many

generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the

breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing

thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight,

the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not

doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor

speaking [thine own] words:

58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will

cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed

thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of

the LORD hath 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 hath

muttered perverseness.

59:4 None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth 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 eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed

breaketh 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 their paths.

59:8 The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment

in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever

goeth therein shall not know peace.

59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice

overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for

brightness, [but] we walk in darkness.

59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if

[we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we

are] in desolate places 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 thee, 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 standeth

afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot


59:15 Yea, truth faileth; and he [that] departeth from evil

maketh 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

unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an

helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments

of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

59:18 According to [their] deeds, accordingly he will repay,

fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the

islands he will repay recompence.

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 unto them that

turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

59:21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the

LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have

put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of

the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed,

saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the

LORD is risen upon thee.

60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross

darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and

his glory shall be seen upon thee.

60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the

brightness of thy rising.

60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather

themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come

from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side.

60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart

shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea

shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall

come unto thee.

60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries

of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall

bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises

of the LORD.

60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto

thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall

come up with acceptance on mine 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 thy sons from far, their silver and

their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to

the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and

their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote

thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall

not be shut day nor night; that [men] may bring unto thee the

forces of the Gentiles, and [that] their kings [may be]


60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall

perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly wasted.

60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, 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 thee shall come

bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow

themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call

thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

60:15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man

went through [thee], I will make thee an eternal excellency, a

joy of many generations.

60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt

suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD

[am] thy Saviour and thy 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 thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor

destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls

Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for

brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD

shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon

withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light,

and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

60:21 Thy 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 glorified.

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] upon me; because the LORD

hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath

sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to

the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are]


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 unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto 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 many generations.

61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the

sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen and your


61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall

call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of

the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

61:7 For your shame [ye 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 unto


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 with them.

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 hath blessed.

61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be

joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of

salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,

as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a

bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden

causeth 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] burneth.

62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings

thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the

mouth of the LORD shall name.

62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the

LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy

land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called

Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in

thee, and thy land shall be married.

62:5 For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons

marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,

[so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, [which]

shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make

mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make

Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of

his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [to be] meat

for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink

thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

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 my holiness.

62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye 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 hath proclaimed unto the end of the

world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation

cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before


62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of

the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not


63:1 Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments

from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling

in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in

righteousness, mighty to save.

63:2 Wherefore [art thou] red in thine apparel, and thy garments

like him that treadeth in the winefat?

63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people

[there was] none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger,

and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled

upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

63:4 For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the year

of my redeemed is come.

63:5 And I looked, and [there was] none to help; and I wondered

that [there was] none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought

salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make

them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to

the earth.

63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, [and] the

praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath

bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of

Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his

mercies, and according to the multitude of his


63:8 For he said, Surely they [are] my people, children [that]

will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

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 bare 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 goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the

LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make

thyself a glorious name.

63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of

thy holiness and of thy glory: where [is] thy zeal and thy

strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward

me? are they restrained?

63:16 Doubtless thou [art] our father, though Abraham be

ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD,

[art] our father, our redeemer; thy name [is] from everlasting.

63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, [and]

hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants'

sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a

little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

63:19 We are [thine]: thou never barest rule over them; they

were not called by thy name.

64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest

come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

64:2 As [when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the

waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries,

[that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!

64:3 When thou didst terrible things [which] we looked not for,

thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard,

nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God,

beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for


64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,

[those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth;

for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be


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 calleth upon thy name, that

stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy

face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

64:8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay,

and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity

for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we [are] all thy


64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,

Jerusalem a desolation.

64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers

praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant

things are laid waste.

64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these [things], O LORD? wilt

thou hold thy 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,

unto a nation [that] was not called by my name.

65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious

people, which walketh in a way [that was] not good, after their

own thoughts;

65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;

that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of


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 thyself, come not near to me; for I am

holier than thou. These [are] a smoke in my nose, a fire that

burneth 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, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the

mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I

measure their former work into their bosom.

65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the

cluster, and [one] saith, 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 mine elect shall

inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

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 ye [are] they that forsake the LORD, that forget my

holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that

furnish the drink offering unto that number.

65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all

bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not

answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine

eyes, and did choose [that] wherein I delighted not.

65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants

shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall

drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall

rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye

shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of


65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen:

for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by

another name:

65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless

himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth

shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles

are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine 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 ye 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 thence an infant of days, nor an

old man that hath 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 mine elect shall long enjoy the work of

their hands.

65:23 They shall not labour 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, saith the LORD.

66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven [is] my throne, and the

earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build

unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest?

66:2 For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those

[things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I

look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit,

and trembleth at my word.

66:3 He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that

sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's neck; he that

offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he that

burneth incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Yea, they have

chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their


66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their

fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I

spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes,

and chose [that] in which I delighted not.

66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;

Your brethren 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 rendereth recompence 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 hath heard such a thing? who hath 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?

saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut [the

womb]? saith thy God.

66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye

that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for


66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her

consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the

abundance of her glory.

66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to

her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing

stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon [her] sides,

and be dandled upon [her] knees.

66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you;

and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

66:14 And when ye 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 of fire.

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 midst, eating swine's

flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed

together, saith 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 unto 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 brethren [for] an offering

unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots,

and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my

holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of

Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of

the LORD.

66:21 And I will also take of them for priests [and] for

Levites, saith the LORD.

66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will

make, shall remain before me, saith 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, saith the LORD.

66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases 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 unto all flesh.

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