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expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
23:020:006 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?
23:021:001 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the
south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a
23:021:002 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer
dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O
Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to
23:021:003 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold
upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed
down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
23:021:004 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my
pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
23:021:005 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise,
ye princes, and anoint the shield.
23:021:006 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let
him declare what he seeth.
23:021:007 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:
23:021:008 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the
watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole
23:021:009 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.
23:021:010 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
23:021:011 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman,
what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
23:021:012 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if
ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
23:021:013 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye
lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
23:021:014 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that
was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
23:021:015 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from
the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
23:021:016 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
23:021:017 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.
23:022:001 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that
thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
23:022:002 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous city:
thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in
23:022:003 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.
23:022:004 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.
23:022:005 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.
23:022:006 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen,
and Kir uncovered the shield.
23:022:007 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.
23:022:008 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look
in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
23:022:009 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they
are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower
23:022:010 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses
have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
23:022:011 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.
23:022:012 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and
to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
23:022:013 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.
23:022:014 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.
23:022:015 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this
treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
23:022:016 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?
23:022:017 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity,
and will surely cover thee.
23:022:018 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.
23:022:019 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state
shall he pull thee down.
23:022:020 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my
servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
23:022:021 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.
23:022:022 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.
23:022:023 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.
23:022:024 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
23:022:025 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.
23:023:001 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.
23:023:002 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants
of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
23:023:003 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the
river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
23:023:004 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
23:023:005 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely
pained at the report of Tyre.
23:023:006 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
23:023:007 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days?
her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
23:023:008 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city,
whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the
honourable of the earth?
23:023:009 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all
glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the
23:023:010 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish:
there is no more strength.
23:023:011 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.
23:023:012 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.
23:023:013 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.
23:023:014 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
23:023:015 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.
23:023:016 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been
forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou
mayest be remembered.
23:023:017 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.
23:023:018 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.
23:024:001 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste,
and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the
23:024:002 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.
23:024:003 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for
the LORD hath spoken this word.
23:024:004 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and
fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
23:024:005 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;
because they have transgressed the laws, changed the
ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
23:024:006 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.
23:024:007 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the
merryhearted do sigh.
23:024:008 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice
endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
23:024:009 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be
bitter to them that drink it.
23:024:010 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up,
that no man may come in.
23:024:011 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
23:024:012 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with
23:024:013 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.
23:024:014 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the
majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
23:024:015 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of
the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
23:024:016 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 treacherously.
23:024:017 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant
of the earth.
23:024:018 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.
23:024:019 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean
dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
23:024:020 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.
23:024:021 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.
23:024:022 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.
23:024:023 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.
23:025:001 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.
23:025:002 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
23:025:003 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear thee.
23:025:004 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.
23:025:005 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.
23:025:006 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.
23:025:007 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all
23:025:008 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.
23:025:009 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have
waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have
waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
23:025:010 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.
23:025:011 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
23:025:012 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring
down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
23:026:001 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We
have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and
23:026:002 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the
truth may enter in.
23:026:003 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
thee: because he trusteth in thee.
23:026:004 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is
23:026:005 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.
23:026:006 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and
the steps of the needy.
23:026:007 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost
weigh the path of the just.
23:026:008 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.
23:026:009 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
23:026:010 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.
23:026:011 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.
23:026:012 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast
wrought all our works in us.
23:026:013 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over
us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
23:026:014 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.
23:026:015 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.
23:026:016 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a
prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
23:026:017 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.
23:026:018 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
23:026:019 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they
arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is
as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
23:026:020 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.
23:026:021 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.
23:027:001 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
23:027:002 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
23:027:003 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any
hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
23:027:004 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against
me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them
23:027:005 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace
with me; and he shall make peace with me.
23:027:006 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel
shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with
23:027:007 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is
he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by
23:027:008 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it:
he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
23:027:009 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.
23:027:010 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation
forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf
feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches
23:027:011 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken
off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people
of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have
mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no
23:027:012 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
23:027:013 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet
shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish
in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt,
and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
23:028:001 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!
23:028:002 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
23:028:003 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden
23:028:004 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.
23:028:005 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 people,
23:028:006 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment,
and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
23:028:007 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.
23:028:008 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there
is no place clean.
23:028:009 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.
23:028:010 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line
upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
23:028:011 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to
23:028:012 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
23:028:013 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.
23:028:014 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that
rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
23:028:015 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
23:028:016 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 haste.
23:028:017 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.
23:028:018 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
23:028:019 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.
23:028:020 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
23:028:021 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.
23:028:022 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.
23:028:023 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
23:028:024 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break
the clods of his ground?
23:028:025 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
23:028:026 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach
23:028:027 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
23:028:028 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.
23:028:029 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is
wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
23:029:001 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye
year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
23:029:002 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and
sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
23:029:003 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege
against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against
23:029:004 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.
23:029:005 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 suddenly.
23:029:006 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.
23:029:007 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.
23:029:008 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.
23:029:009 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are
drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong
23:029:010 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.
23:029:011 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
23:029:012 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying,
Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
23:029:013 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:
23:029:014 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.
23:029:015 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?
23:029:016 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?
23:029:017 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?
23:029:018 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and
the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of
23:029:019 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the
poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
23:029:020 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
23:029:021 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.
23:029:022 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.
23:029:023 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.
23:029:024 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,
and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
23:030:001 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:
23:030:002 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!
23:030:003 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the
trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
23:030:004 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to
23:030:005 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them,
nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
23:030:006 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
23:030:007 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:
therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to
23:030:008 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:
23:030:009 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children
that will not hear the law of the LORD:
23:030:010 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy
not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things,
23:030:011 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the
Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
23:030:012 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye
despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and stay thereon:
23:030:013 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.
23:030:014 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.
23:030:015 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.
23:030:016 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.
23:030:017 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.
23:030:018 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.
23:030:019 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.
23:030:020 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:
23:030:021 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.
23:030:022 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.
23:030:023 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.
23:030:024 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.
23:030:025 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.
23:030:026 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.
23:030:027 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:
23:030:028 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.
23:030:029 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
23:030:030 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.
23:030:031 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten
down, which smote with a rod.
23:030:032 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.
23:030:033 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.
23:031:001 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!
23:031:002 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.
23:031:003 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.
23:031:004 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.
23:031:005 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;
defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will
23:031:006 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply
23:031:007 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.
23:031:008 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
23:031:009 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.
23:032:001 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall
rule in judgment.
23:032:002 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.
23:032:003 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears
of them that hear shall hearken.
23:032:004 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the
tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
23:032:005 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl
said to be bountiful.
23:032:006 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.
23:032:007 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.
23:032:008 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things
shall he stand.
23:032:009 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless
daughters; give ear unto my speech.
23:032:010 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women:
for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
23:032:011 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless
ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon
23:032:012 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for
the fruitful vine.
23:032:013 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers;
yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
23:032:014 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;
23:032:015 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.
23:032:016 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness
remain in the fruitful field.
23:032:017 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect
of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
23:032:018 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in
sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
23:032:019 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city
shall be low in a low place.
23:032:020 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth
thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
23:033:001 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.
23:033:002 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou
their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of
23:033:003 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up
of thyself the nations were scattered.
23:033:004 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the
caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run
23:033:005 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled
Zion with judgment and righteousness.
23:033:006 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times,
and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his
23:033:007 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors
of peace shall weep bitterly.
23:033:008 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath
broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth
23:033:009 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and
hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel
shake off their fruits.
23:033:010 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now
will I lift up myself.
23:033:011 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your
breath, as fire, shall devour you.
23:033:012 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut
up shall they be burned in the fire.
23:033:013 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are
near, acknowledge my might.
23:033:014 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?
23:033:015 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;
23:033:016 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the
munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall
23:033:017 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold
the land that is very far off.
23:033:018 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where
is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
23:033:019 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.
23:033:020 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 broken.
23:033:021 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.
23:033:022 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD
is our king; he will save us.
23:033:023 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.
23:033:024 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that
dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
23:034:001 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.
23:034:002 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.
23:034:003 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.
23:034:004 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.
23:034:005 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come
down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to
23:034:006 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.
23:034:007 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.
23:034:008 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of
recompences for the controversy of Zion.
23:034:009 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the
dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become
23:034:010 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.
23:034:011 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.
23:034:012 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none
shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
23:034:013 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.
23:034:014 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.
23:034:015 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.
23:034:016 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.
23:034:017 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.
23:035:001 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;
and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
23:035:002 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.
23:035:003 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
23:035:004 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.
23:035:005 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of
the deaf shall be unstopped.
23:035:006 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.
23:035:007 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.
23:035:008 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.
23:035:009 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up
thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall
23:035:010 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion
with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall
obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee
23:036:001 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.
23:036:002 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
23:036:003 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was
over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son,
23:036:004 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?
23:036:005 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?
23:036:006 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 him.
23:036:007 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?
23:036:008 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.
23:036:009 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?
23:036:010 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to
destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land,
and destroy it.
23:036:011 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.
23:036:012 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?
23:036:013 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.
23:036:014 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he
shall not be able to deliver you.
23:036:015 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.
23:036:016 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 cistern;
23:036:017 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.
23:036:018 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?
23:036:019 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of
Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
23:036:020 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?
23:036:021 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for
the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
23:036:022 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.
23:037:001 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.
23:037:002 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.
23:037:003 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day
of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children
are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring
23:037:004 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
23:037:005 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
23:037:006 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
23:037:007 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.
23:037:008 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring
against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from
23:037:009 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,
23:037:010 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
23:037:011 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to
all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be
23:037:012 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?
23:037:013 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the
king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
23:037:014 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.
23:037:015 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
23:037:016 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.
23:037:017 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.
23:037:018 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the
nations, and their countries,
23:037:019 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.
23:037:020 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.
23:037:021 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:
23:037:022 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.
23:037:023 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.
23:037:024 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
23:037:025 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet
have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
23:037:026 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
23:037:027 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.
23:037:028 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in,
and thy rage against me.
23:037:029 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.
23:037:030 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.
23:037:031 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall
again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
23:037:032 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
23:037:033 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 it.
23:037:034 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and
shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
23:037:035 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and
for my servant David's sake.
23:037:036 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.
23:037:037 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and
returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
23:037:038 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.
23:038:001 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.
23:038:002 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto
23:038:003 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.
23:038:004 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
23:038:005 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.
23:038:006 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the
king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
23:038:007 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the
LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
23:038:008 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
23:038:009 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick,
and was recovered of his sickness:
23:038:010 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.
23:038:011 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.
23:038:012 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.
23:038:013 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.
23:038:014 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.
23:038:015 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.
23:038:016 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
23:038:017 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.
23:038:018 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate
thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy
23:038:019 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this
day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
23:038:020 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.
23:038:021 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it
for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
23:038:022 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to
the house of the LORD?
23:039:001 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.
23:039:002 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
23:039:003 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.
23:039:004 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 them.
23:039:005 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of
23:039:006 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and
that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day,
shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the
23:039:007 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.
23:039:008 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.
23:040:001 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
23:040:002 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.
23:040:003 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our
23:040:004 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:
23:040:005 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh
shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
23:040:006 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
23:040:007 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of
the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
23:040:008 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.
23:040:009 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!
23:040:010 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.
23:040:011 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.
23:040:012 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?
23:040:013 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his
counsellor hath taught him?
23:040:014 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?
23:040:015 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.
23:040:016 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof
sufficient for a burnt offering.
23:040:017 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to
him less than nothing, and vanity.
23:040:018 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye
compare unto him?
23:040:019 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith
spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
23:040:020 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 moved.
23:040:021 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?
23:040:022 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
23:040:023 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of
the earth as vanity.
23:040:024 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.
23:040:025 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the
23:040:026 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.
23:040:027 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is
hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
23:040:028 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
23:040:029 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.
23:040:030 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men
shall utterly fall:
23:040:031 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.
23:041:001 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.
23:041:002 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.
23:041:003 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he
had not gone with his feet.
23:041:004 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the
beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
23:041:005 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were
afraid, drew near, and came.
23:041:006 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his
brother, Be of good courage.
23:041:007 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.
23:041:008 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend.
23:041:009 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 away.
23:041:010 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 righteousness.
23:041:011 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.
23:041:012 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.
23:041:013 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto
thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
23:041:014 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help
thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of
23:041:015 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.
23:041:016 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.
23:041:017 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.
23:041:018 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.
23:041:019 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:
23:041:020 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.
23:041:021 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong
reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
23:041:022 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.
23:041:023 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.
23:041:024 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an
abomination is he that chooseth you.
23:041:025 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from
the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall
come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth
23:041:026 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.
23:041:027 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will
give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
23:041:028 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
23:041:029 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their
molten images are wind and confusion.
23:042:001 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.
23:042:002 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard
in the street.
23:042:003 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall
he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
23:042:004 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
23:042:005 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:
23:042:006 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;
23:042:007 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the
prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
23:042:008 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give
to another, neither my praise to graven images.
23:042:009 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do
I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
23:042:010 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.
23:042:011 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of
the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
23:042:012 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in
23:042:013 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.
23:042:014 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.
23:042:015 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
23:042:016 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.
23:042:017 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that
trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are
23:042:018 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
23:042:019 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
23:042:020 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears,
but he heareth not.
23:042:021 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will
magnify the law, and make it honourable.
23:042:022 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them
snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are
for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith,
23:042:023 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear
for the time to come?
23:042:024 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.
23:042:025 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
23:043:001 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.
23:043:002 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.
23:043:003 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy
Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for
23:043:004 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.
23:043:005 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the
east, and gather thee from the west;
23:043:006 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;
23:043:007 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 him.
23:043:008 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that
23:043:009 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 truth.
23:043:010 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.
23:043:011 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
23:043:012 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.
23:043:013 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 it?
23:043:014 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
23:043:015 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your
23:043:016 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path
in the mighty waters;
23:043:017 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.
23:043:018 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things
23:043:019 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.
23:043:020 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.
23:043:021 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my
23:043:022 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been
weary of me, O Israel.
23:043:023 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.
23:043:024 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
23:043:025 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine
own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
23:043:026 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou,
that thou mayest be justified.
23:043:027 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have
transgressed against me.
23:043:028 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and
have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
23:044:001 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have
23:044:002 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.
23:044:003 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:
23:044:004 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the
23:044:005 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.
23:044:006 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.
23:044:007 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
23:044:008 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 any.
23:044:009 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
23:044:010 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is
profitable for nothing?
23:044:011 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
23:044:012 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.
23:044:013 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
23:044:014 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.
23:044:015 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.
23:044:016 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