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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the
heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with
7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz,
thou, and 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken
hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was
bowed down at the hearing [of it]; I was dismayed at the seeing
21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my
pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink:
arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield.
21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman,
let him declare what he seeth.
21:7 And he saw a chariot [with] a couple of horsemen, a chariot
of asses, [and] a chariot of camels; and he hearkened
diligently with much heed:
21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the
watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers
with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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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