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21:010:003 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his
wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a
21:010:004 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy
place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
21:010:005 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error
which proceedeth from the ruler:
21:010:006 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.
21:010:007 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as
servants upon the earth.
21:010:008 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh
an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
21:010:009 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that
cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
21:010:010 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must
he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
21:010:011 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a
babbler is no better.
21:010:012 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of
a fool will swallow up himself.
21:010:013 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and
the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
21:010:014 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be;
and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
21:010:015 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because
he knoweth not how to go to the city.
21:010:016 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes
eat in the morning!
21:010:017 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles,
and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for
21:010:018 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through
idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
21:010:019 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money
answereth all things.
21:010:020 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the
rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the
voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
21:011:001 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after
21:011:002 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest
not what evil shall be upon the earth.
21:011:003 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the
earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the
north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
21:011:004 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that
regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
21:011:005 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the
bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so
thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
21:011:006 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not
thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either
this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
21:011:007 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the
eyes to behold the sun:
21:011:008 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let
him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All
that cometh is vanity.
21:011:009 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer
thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine
heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for
all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
21:011:010 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from
thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
21:012:001 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the
evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt
say, I have no pleasure in them;
21:012:002 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not
darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
21:012:003 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and
the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease
because they are few, and those that look out of the windows
21:012:004 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of
the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the
bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
21:012:005 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and
fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish,
and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail:
because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about
21:012:006 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be
broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel
broken at the cistern.
21:012:007 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the
spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
21:012:008 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
21:012:009 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught
the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out,
and set in order many proverbs.
21:012:010 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that
which was written was upright, even words of truth.
21:012:011 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by
the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
21:012:012 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many
books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the
21:012:013 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and
keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
21:012:014 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every
secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Book 22 Song of Solomon
22:001:001 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
22:001:002 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is
better than wine.
22:001:003 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as
ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
22:001:004 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into
his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will
remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
22:001:005 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the
tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
22:001:006 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath
looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they
made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard
have I not kept.
22:001:007 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where
thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as
one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
22:001:008 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth
by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the
22:001:009 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in
22:001:010 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with
chains of gold.
22:001:011 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
22:001:012 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth
forth the smell thereof.
22:001:013 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all
night betwixt my breasts.
22:001:014 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the
vineyards of Engedi.
22:001:015 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou
hast doves' eyes.
22:001:016 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed
22:001:017 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
22:002:001 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
22:002:002 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
22:002:003 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my
beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great
delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
22:002:004 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me
22:002:005 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of
22:002:006 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth
22:002:007 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by
the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my
love, till he please.
22:002:008 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the
mountains, skipping upon the hills.
22:002:009 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth
behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing
himself through the lattice.
22:002:010 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair
one, and come away.
22:002:011 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
22:002:012 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our
22:002:013 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with
the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair
one, and come away.
22:002:014 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret
places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear
thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is
22:002:015 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for
our vines have tender grapes.
22:002:016 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
22:002:017 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my
beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the
mountains of Bether.
22:003:001 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought
him, but I found him not.
22:003:002 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in
the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought
him, but I found him not.
22:003:003 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said,
Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
22:003:004 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him
whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go,
until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the
chamber of her that conceived me.
22:003:005 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by
the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my
love, till he please.
22:003:006 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of
smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders
of the merchant?
22:003:007 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are
about it, of the valiant of Israel.
22:003:008 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his
sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
22:003:009 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
22:003:010 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of
gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being
paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
22:003:011 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with
the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his
espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
22:004:001 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou
hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of
goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
22:004:002 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which
came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and
none is barren among them.
22:004:003 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is
comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within
22:004:004 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,
whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty
22:004:005 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which
feed among the lilies.
22:004:006 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me
to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
22:004:007 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
22:004:008 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon:
look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon,
from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
22:004:009 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast
ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of
22:004:010 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is
thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all
22:004:011 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk
are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like
the smell of Lebanon.
22:004:012 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a
22:004:013 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant
fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
22:004:014 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of
frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
22:004:015 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams
22:004:016 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my
garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved
come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
22:005:001 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have
gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb
with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O
friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
22:005:002 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved
that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my
dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my
locks with the drops of the night.
22:005:003 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed
my feet; how shall I defile them?
22:005:004 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my
bowels were moved for him.
22:005:005 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with
myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the
handles of the lock.
22:005:006 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself,
and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but
I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
22:005:007 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me,
they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil
22:005:008 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved,
that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
22:005:009 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest
among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved,
that thou dost so charge us?
22:005:010 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten
22:005:011 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and
black as a raven.
22:005:012 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters,
washed with milk, and fitly set.
22:005:013 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips
like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
22:005:014 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is
as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
22:005:015 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine
gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
22:005:016 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is
my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
22:006:001 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women?
whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with
22:006:002 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of
spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
22:006:003 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among
22:006:004 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.
22:006:005 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy
hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
22:006:006 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the
washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one
barren among them.
22:006:007 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
22:006:008 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and
virgins without number.
22:006:009 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her
mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The
daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the
concubines, and they praised her.
22:006:010 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the
moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
22:006:011 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the
valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the
22:006:012 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of
22:006:013 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look
upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the
company of two armies.
22:007:001 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter!
the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the
hands of a cunning workman.
22:007:002 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor:
thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
22:007:003 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
22:007:004 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools
in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the
tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
22:007:005 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine
head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
22:007:006 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
22:007:007 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to
clusters of grapes.
22:007:008 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the
boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of
the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
22:007:009 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved,
that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are
asleep to speak.
22:007:010 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
22:007:011 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge
in the villages.
22:007:012 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine
flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the
pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
22:007:013 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of
pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O
22:008:001 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my
mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee;
yea, I should not be despised.
22:008:002 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who
would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine
of the juice of my pomegranate.
22:008:003 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand
should embrace me.
22:008:004 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up,
nor awake my love, until he please.
22:008:005 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon
her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy
mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that
22:008:006 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave:
the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most
22:008:007 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown
it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for
love, it would utterly be contemned.
22:008:008 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall
we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
22:008:009 If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver:
and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of
22:008:010 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his
eyes as one that found favour.
22:008:011 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard
unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a
thousand pieces of silver.
22:008:012 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon,
must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof
22:008:013 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to
thy voice: cause me to hear it.
22:008:014 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a
young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Book 23 Isaiah
23:001:001 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.
23:001:002 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.
23:001:003 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but
Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
23:001:004 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.
23:001:005 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and
more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
23:001:006 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.
23:001:007 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.
23:001:008 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.
23:001:009 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.
23:001:010 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto
the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
23:001:011 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.
23:001:012 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at
your hand, to tread my courts?
23:001:013 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.
23:001:014 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
23:001:015 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.
23:001:016 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
23:001:017 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge
the fatherless, plead for the widow.
23:001:018 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.
23:001:019 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the
23:001:020 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the
sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
23:001:021 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of
judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
23:001:022 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
23:001:023 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every
one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not
the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto
23:001:024 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:
23:001:025 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy
dross, and take away all thy tin:
23:001:026 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.
23:001:027 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with
23:001:028 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners
shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be
23:001:029 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired,
and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have
23:001:030 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden
that hath no water.
23:001:031 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a
spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall
23:002:001 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and
23:002:002 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.
23:002:003 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.
23:002:004 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.
23:002:005 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the
23:002:006 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.
23:002:007 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:
23:002:008 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of
their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
23:002:009 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
himself: therefore forgive them not.
23:002:010 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of
the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
23:002:011 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.
23:002:012 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:
23:002:013 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted
up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
23:002:014 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that
are lifted up,
23:002:015 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
23:002:016 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant
23:002:017 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.
23:002:018 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
23:002:019 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.
23:002:020 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;
23:002:021 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.
23:002:022 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for
wherein is he to be accounted of?
23:003:001 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.
23:003:002 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the
prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
23:003:003 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the
counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent
23:003:004 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall
rule over them.
23:003:005 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
23:003:006 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:
23:003:007 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.
23:003:008 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.
23:003:009 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.
23:003:010 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for
they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
23:003:011 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward
of his hands shall be given him.
23:003:012 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.
23:003:013 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the
23:003:014 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.
23:003:015 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the
faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
23:003:016 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
23:003:017 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the
head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover
their secret parts.
23:003:018 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,
23:003:019 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
23:003:020 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands,
and the tablets, and the earrings,
23:003:021 The rings, and nose jewels,
23:003:022 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping pins,
23:003:023 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
23:003:024 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.
23:003:025 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
23:003:026 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate
shall sit upon the ground.
23:004:001 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.
23:004:002 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.
23:004:003 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:
23:004:004 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.
23:004:005 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.
23:004:006 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time
from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert
from storm and from rain.
23:005:001 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved
touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a
very fruitful hill:
23:005:002 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
23:005:003 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge,
I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
23:005:004 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?
23:005:005 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard:
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up;
and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
23:005:006 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.
23:005:007 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
23:005:008 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!
23:005:009 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses
shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
23:005:010 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed
of an homer shall yield an ephah.
23:005:011 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may
follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine
23:005:012 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.
23:005:013 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.
23:005:014 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.
23:005:015 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man
shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
23:005:016 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God
that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
23:005:017 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste
places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
23:005:018 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin
as it were with a cart rope:
23:005:019 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!
23:005:020 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!
23:005:021 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in
their own sight!
23:005:022 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:
23:005:023 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!
23:005:024 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.
23:005:025 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people,
and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath
smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases
were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger
is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
23:005:026 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:
23:005:027 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:
23:005:028 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses'
hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a
23:005:029 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.
23:005:030 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 thereof.
23:006:001 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting
upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the
23:006:002 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.
23:006:003 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the
LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
23:006:004 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
23:006:005 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of
unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
23:006:006 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
23:006:007 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched
thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin
23:006:008 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
23:006:009 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
23:006:010 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.
23:006:011 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,
23:006:012 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great
forsaking in the midst of the land.
23:006:013 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.
23:007:001 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the
son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria,
and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward
Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
23:007:002 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
23:007:003 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;
23:007:004 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
23:007:005 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken
evil counsel against thee, saying,
23:007:006 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:
23:007:007 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it
come to pass.
23:007:008 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.
23:007:009 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
23:007:010 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
23:007:011 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the
depth, or in the height above.
23:007:012 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
23:007:013 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?
23:007:014 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name
23:007:015 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the
evil, and choose the good.
23:007:016 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.
23:007:017 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.
23:007:018 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall
hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers
of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
23:007:019 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.
23:007:020 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.
23:007:021 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall
nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
23:007:022 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.
23:007:023 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.
23:007:024 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all
the land shall become briers and thorns.
23:007:025 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.
23:008:001 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and
write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
23:008:002 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the
priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
23:008:003 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a
son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name
23:008:004 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.
23:008:005 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
23:008:006 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that
go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
23:008:007 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:
23:008:008 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.
23:008:009 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.
23:008:010 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the
word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
23:008:011 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this
23:008:012 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people
shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be
23:008:013 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear,
and let him be your dread.
23:008:014 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling
and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a
gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
23:008:015 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken,
and be snared, and be taken.
23:008:016 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
23:008:017 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the
house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
23:008:018 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.
23:008:019 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
23:008:020 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according
to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
23:008:021 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
23:008:022 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and
darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to
23:009:001 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.
23:009:002 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.
23:009:003 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.
23:009:004 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
23:009:005 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.
23:009:006 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.
23:009:007 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
23:009:008 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon
23:009:009 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant
of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
23:009:010 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them
23:009:011 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and join his enemies together;
23:009:012 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.
23:009:013 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither
do they seek the LORD of hosts.
23:009:014 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail,
branch and rush, in one day.
23:009:015 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet
that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
23:009:016 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they
that are led of them are destroyed.
23:009:017 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.
23:009:018 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.
23:009:019 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.
23:009:020 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:
23:009:021 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.
23:010:001 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write
grievousness which they have prescribed;
23:010:002 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!
23:010:003 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?
23:010:004 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.
23:010:005 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand
is mine indignation.
23:010:006 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.
23:010:007 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
23:010:008 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
23:010:009 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not
Samaria as Damascus?
23:010:010 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose
graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
23:010:011 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do
to Jerusalem and her idols?
23:010:012 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.
23:010:013 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:
23:010:014 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.
23:010:015 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
23:010:016 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.
23:010:017 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;
23:010:018 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful
field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a
23:010:019 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a
child may write them.
23:010:020 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.
23:010:021 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the
23:010:022 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.
23:010:023 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even
determined, in the midst of all the land.
23:010:024 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.
23:010:025 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
and mine anger in their destruction.
23:010:026 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.
23:010:027 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
23:010:028 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he
hath laid up his carriages:
23:010:029 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their
lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
23:010:030 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard
unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
23:010:031 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
23:010:032 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
23:010:033 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.
23:010:034 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,
and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
23:011:001 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and
a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
23:011:002 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;
23:011:003 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:
23:011:004 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.
23:011:005 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
23:011:006 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.
23:011:007 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
23:011:008 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
23:011:009 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.
23:011:010 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.
23:011:011 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.
23:011:012 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.
23:011:013 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.
23:011:014 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.
23:011:015 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.
23:011:016 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.
23:012:001 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.
23:012:002 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.
23:012:003 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of
23:012:004 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.
23:012:005 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is
known in all the earth.
23:012:006 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the
Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
23:013:001 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
23:013:002 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
23:013:003 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my
mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my
23:013:004 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great
people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
23:013:005 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the
LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole
23:013:006 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as
a destruction from the Almighty.
23:013:007 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart
23:013:008 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
23:013:009 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.
23:013:010 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.
23:013:011 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for
their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to
cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
23:013:012 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man
than the golden wedge of Ophir.
23:013:013 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.
23:013:014 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.
23:013:015 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one
that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
23:013:016 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their
eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
23:013:017 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not
regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
23:013:018 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they
shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall
not spare children.
23:013:019 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
23:013:020 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.
23:013:021 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.
23:013:022 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate
houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is
near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
23:014:001 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
23:014:002 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
23:014:003 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,
23:014:004 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden
23:014:005 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre
of the rulers.
23:014:006 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he
that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none
23:014:007 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth
23:014:008 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,
saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against
23:014:009 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.
23:014:010 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become
weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
23:014:011 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy
viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover
23:014:012 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!
23:014:013 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also
upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
23:014:014 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
the most High.
23:014:015 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the
23:014:016 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;
23:014:017 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities
thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
23:014:018 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory,
every one in his own house.
23:014:019 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.
23:014:020 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.
23:014:021 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.
23:014:022 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.
23:014:023 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.
23:014:024 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:
23:014:025 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.
23:014:026 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and
this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
23:014:027 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul
it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
23:014:028 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
23:014:029 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that
smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come
forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying
23:014:030 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.
23:014:031 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.
23:014:032 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.
23:015:001 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;
23:015:002 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.
23:015:003 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.
23:015:004 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.
23:015:005 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.
23:015:006 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is
withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
23:015:007 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they
have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the
23:015:008 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the
howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto
23:015:009 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.
23:016:001 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the
wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
23:016:002 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the
nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
23:016:003 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night
in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him
23:016:004 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to
them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at
an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out
of the land.
23:016:005 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.
23:016:006 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.
23:016:007 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for
the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are
23:016:008 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.
23:016:009 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.
23:016:010 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful
field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither
shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine
in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
23:016:011 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and
mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
23:016:012 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.
23:016:013 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab
since that time.
23:016:014 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.
23:017:001 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from
being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
23:017:002 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks,
which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
23:017:003 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.
23:017:004 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob
shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax
23:017:005 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.
23:017:006 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.
23:017:007 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall
have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
23:017:008 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.
23:017:009 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.
23:017:010 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
23:017:011 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.
23:017:012 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!
23:017:013 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.
23:017:014 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.
23:018:001 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the
rivers of Ethiopia:
23:018:002 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!
23:018:003 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.
23:018:004 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.
23:018:005 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
23:018:006 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains,
and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer
upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon
23:018:007 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.
23:019:001 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.
23:019:002 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
23:019:003 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.
23:019:004 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.
23:019:005 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be
wasted and dried up.
23:019:006 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of
defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags
23:019:007 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.
23:019:008 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.
23:019:009 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave
networks, shall be confounded.
23:019:010 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that
make sluices and ponds for fish.
23:019:011 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?
23:019:012 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
23:019:013 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.
23:019:014 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.
23:019:015 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or
tail, branch or rush, may do.
23:019:016 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.
23:019:017 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.
23:019:018 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.
23:019:019 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
23:019:020 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.
23:019:021 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
23:019:022 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.
23:019:023 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into
Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
23:019:024 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with
Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
23:019:025 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt
my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine
23:020:001 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the
king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took
23:020:002 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
23:020:003 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked
and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and
23:020:004 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
23:020:005 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their