Bible, King James Version
] 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.
] 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.
] The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass
his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not
] 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
] Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more
and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom;
give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
] 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.
] When ye come
to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my
] 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.
] Your new moons and
your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to
] 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.
] Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of
your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
] Learn to do
well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the
] 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.
] If ye be willing and
obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
] But if ye refuse and
rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath
] How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full
of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
] Thy princes
are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth
after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the
widow come unto them.
] 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:
] And I will turn my hand upon thee, and
purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
] And I
will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the
beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the
] Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her
converts with righteousness.
] And the destruction of the
transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the
LORD shall be consumed.
] For they shall be ashamed of the oaks
which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have
] For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a
garden that hath no water.
] And the strong shall be as tow, and
the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall
] the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning
Judah and Jerusalem.
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of
] 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
] 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:
] Their land also is full of idols;
they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have
] And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
himself: therefore forgive them not.
] Enter into the rock, and
hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his
] 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
] 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:
] And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high
and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
] And upon all the
high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
] And upon all
the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
] 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.
] And the
idols he shall utterly abolish.
] 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
] 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;
] 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.
] Cease ye
from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted
] 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,
] The mighty man, and the man of
war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the
cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
] And I will give
children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
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 honourable.
] 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:
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with
him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
] Woe unto the
wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given
] 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.
] The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth
to judge the people.
] 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.
] What mean ye
that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the
LORD GOD of hosts.
] Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters
of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their
] 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
] 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 chains, and the bracelets, and the
] The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
] The rings, and nose
] The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping pins,
] The glasses, and the fine linen,
and the hoods, and the vails.
] 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.
] Thy men shall fall by
the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
] And her gates shall lament
and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
] 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.
] 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.
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:
] 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
] 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
] And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the
daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm
and from rain.
] Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved
touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful
] 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 grapes.
] And now, O inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my
] 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?
] 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
] 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.
] For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts
is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked
for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a
] 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
] In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses
shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield
] Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that
they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame
] 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.
] 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.
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
] And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty
man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall
be sanctified in righteousness.
] Then shall the lambs feed after
their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers
] Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and
sin as it were with a cart rope:
] 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!
] 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!
unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own
] Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:
] Which justify the wicked for
reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from
] 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.
] 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.
] 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:
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:
] Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent,
their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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
] And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy,
is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was
filled with smoke.
] 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.
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 altar:
] And he laid it upon
my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken
away, and thy sin purged.
] 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
] And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
] 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.
] 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,
] And the LORD have
removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the
] 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.
] 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.
] And it was told the
house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was
moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the
] Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz,
thou, and Shear-jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in
the highway of the fuller's field;
] 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
] Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have
taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
] 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:
] Thus saith the Lord GOD,
It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
] 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.
the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye
will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
] Ask thee a sign of the
LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
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?
] Therefore the Lord himself
shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel.
] Butter and honey shall he eat, that
he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] In the same day
shall the Lord shave with a rasor 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.
] And it shall come to pass in that day,
that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
] 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
] 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.
] With arrows and with bows shall
men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and
] 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.
] Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll,
and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz.
And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah
the son of Jeberechiah.
] And I went unto the prophetess; and she
conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name
] 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.
] The LORD
spake also unto me again, saying,
] Forasmuch as this people
refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] Take counsel together, and it
shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with
] For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,
] Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this
people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be
] Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your
fear, and let him be your dread.
] 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
] And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be
broken, and be snared, and be taken.
] Bind up the testimony, seal
the law among my disciples.
] And I will wait upon the LORD, that
hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
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
] 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 dead?
] To the
law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is
because there is no light in them.
] 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
] And they shall look unto the earth; and behold
trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise,
and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of
] 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,
Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of
] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be
no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The
zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
] The Lord sent a word
into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
] And all the people
shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride
and stoutness of heart,
] The bricks are fallen down, but we will
build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into
] Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and join his enemies together;
] 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
] For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them,
neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
] Therefore the LORD will
cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies,
he is the tail.
] For the leaders of this people cause them to err;
and they that are led of them are destroyed.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and
that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
] 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
] 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?
] 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.
Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine
] 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
] 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
] For he saith, Are not my princes altogether
] Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not
Samaria as Damascus?
] As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the
idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of
] Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols,
so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
] 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.
] 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:
] 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.
] Shall the axe boast itself against him that
heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?
as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the
staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
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.
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;
And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul
and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write
] 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,
] The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob,
unto the mighty God.
] 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.
] For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make
a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
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.
] For yet a very
little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their
] 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.
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 anointing.
] He is come to Aiath, he is
passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is
afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
] Lift up thy voice, O daughter of
Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to
] 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
] 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.
] And he shall cut down the thickets of
the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
] And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of
Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
] 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
] 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:
] 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
] And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
] 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
] And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall
put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
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 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells
] 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
] Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things:
this is known in all the earth.
] Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant
of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
] The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz
] Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the
voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the
] I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my
mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
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.
] They come from a far country,
from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to
destroy the whole land.
] Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at
hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
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 flames.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] I will make a man
more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of
] 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.
] 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.
] Every one that is found shall
be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the
] Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their
eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver;
and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
] Their bows also
shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of
the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
] And Babylon, the
glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet
choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined
with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
] 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
] 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,
] That thou shalt take up
this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor
ceased! the golden city ceased!
] The LORD hath broken the staff of
the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
] He who smote the people
in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is
persecuted, and none hindereth.
] The whole earth is at rest, and is
quiet: they break forth into singing.
] Yea, the fir trees rejoice
at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller
is come up against us.
] 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
] All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also
become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
] Thy pomp is
brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under
thee, and the worms cover thee.
] 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!
] 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
] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be
like the most High.
] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to
the sides of the pit.
] 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;
] That made the world as a wilderness, and
destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his
] All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in
glory, every one in his own house.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
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:
] 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
] This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole
earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the
] For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall
disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it
] In the year that king Ahaz died was this
] Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him
that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a
cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
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
] 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.
] 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.
] 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;
] 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.
their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their
houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping
] 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.
] 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.
] For the waters
of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth,
there is no green thing.
] Therefore the abundance they have gotten,
and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the
] For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the
howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto
] 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.
] Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to
the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
] 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.
] Take counsel, execute
judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the
outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab,
every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely
they are stricken.
] 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.
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.
] 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
] Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and
mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.
] 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.
] This is the word
that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
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.
] The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away
from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
] The cities of
Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none
shall make them afraid.
] 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.
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made
thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
] 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
] 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
] At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes
shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
] 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.
] 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
] 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 slips:
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
] 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!
] 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.
] 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.
] Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond
the rivers of Ethiopia:
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] 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 branches.
] They shall be left together unto the fowls
of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer
upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
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.
] 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
] 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 kingdom.
] 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.
] 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.
] And the waters shall fail from
the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
] And they
shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and
dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
] 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.
] 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.
] Moreover they that
work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be
] And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all
that make sluices and ponds for fish.
] Surely the princes of Zoan
are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how
say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient
] Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell
thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon
] 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
] 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.
] Neither shall there be any
work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
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
] 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.
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
] In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in
the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the
] 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
] 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 it.
] 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
] 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.
] In that day
shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the
midst of the land:
] Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying,
Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine
] In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon
the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took
] 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 barefoot.
] And the LORD
said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a
sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
] So shall the king of
Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young
and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of
] And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their
expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
] 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?
] The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in
the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible
] A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous
dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege,
O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
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.
] My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the
night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
] Prepare the
table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the
] For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman,
let him declare what he seeth.
] 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:
] And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand
continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole
] 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.
] O my
threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
] The burden of
Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what
of the night?
] The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the
night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
] The burden
upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies
] The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to
him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that
] For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and
from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
] For thus
hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an
hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
] 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.
] The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee
now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
] Thou that art
full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain
with the sword, nor dead in battle.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered
] 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
] And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look
in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
] Ye have seen
also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered
together the waters of the lower pool.
] And ye have numbered the
houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the
] 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.
] And in that day did the Lord
GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding
] 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.
] 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.
] Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get
thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and
] 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?
] Behold, the
LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover
] 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.
] And I will drive thee
from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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 flagons.
] 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
] 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.
] Be still, ye inhabitants of the
isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have
] And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of
the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
] 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 virgins.
] As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they
be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
] Pass ye over to Tarshish;
howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
] Is this your joyous city, whose
antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to
] Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning
city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the
] The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of
all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the
] Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish:
there is no more strength.
] 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.
] 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.
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.
] Howl, ye ships
of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
] 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
] Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast
been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be
] 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
] 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
] Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it
waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants
] 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.
land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken
] The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world
languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do
] The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;
because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the
] 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.
] The new wine mourneth, the vine
languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
] The mirth of tabrets
ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp
] They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall
be bitter to them that drink it.
] The city of confusion is broken
down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
] There is a
crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is
] In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten
] 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.
] They shall lift up
their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud
from the sea.
] Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even
the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
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
] Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O
inhabitant of the earth.
] 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.
earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
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
] 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.
] 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
] Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear thee.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the
covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all
] 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.
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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which
keepeth the truth may enter in.
] Thou wilt keep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting
] 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.
] The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of
the poor, and the steps of the needy.
] The way of the just is
uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
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.
] With my
soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek
thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the
world will learn righteousness.
] 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.
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
] LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also
hast wrought all our works in us.
] O LORD our God, other lords
beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of
] 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.
] 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.
] LORD, in trouble have they
visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon
] 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.
] We have been with child, we have been in pain, we
have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the
earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] In that day the LORD with his sore and great and
strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that
crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
] I the LORD
do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night
] 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
] Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make
peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
] He shall cause
them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the
face of the world with fruit.
] Hath he smitten him, as he smote
those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are
slain by him?
] In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate
with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
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
] Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation
forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall
he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
] 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
] 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 Israel.
] 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
] 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!
] 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
] The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be
trodden under feet:
] 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.
] 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
] And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in
judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the
] 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.
] For all
tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place
] Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to
understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the
] For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a
] For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak
to this people.
] 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
] 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.
] Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye
scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
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
] 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.
] 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
] 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 it.
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
] Doth the
plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his
] 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 rie in their place?
] For his God doth
instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
] For the fitches
are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned
about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the
cummin with a rod.
] 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.
] This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts,
which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
] Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt!
add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
] Yet I will distress
Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as
] And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay
siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against
] 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.
] 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.
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
] 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.
] 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.
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with
wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
] 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.
] And the
vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which
men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he
saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
] And the book is delivered to
him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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?
] 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
] The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and
the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that
watch for iniquity are cut off:
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] They also that erred in spirit shall come to
understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
] 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:
] 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!
] Therefore shall
the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your
] For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came
] 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.
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
] For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:
therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit
] 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:
this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law
of the LORD:
] Which say to the seers, See not; and to the
prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things,
] Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the
path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and
trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
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.
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and
gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of
the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
] 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.
] For through the voice of
the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a
] 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.
] 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.
] 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!
] 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.
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.
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
] As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend
Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve
] Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply
] 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
] Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty
man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from
the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
] 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.
] Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and
princes shall rule in judgment.
] 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.
] And the eyes
of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall
] The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge,
and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be
] 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
] The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth
wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy
] But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by
liberal things shall he stand.
] Rise up, ye women that are at ease;
hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage
shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
] Tremble, ye women that
are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and
gird sackcloth upon your loins.
] They shall lament for the teats,
for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
] Upon the land of
my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in
the joyous city:
] 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;
] 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.
] Then judgment shall dwell
in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful
] And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the
effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
] And my
people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in
quiet resting places;
] When it shall hail, coming down on the
forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
] Blessed are ye
that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the
] 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.
LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every
morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
] At the noise
of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were
] And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of
the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon
] The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled
Zion with judgment and righteousness.
] And wisdom and knowledge
shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the
LORD is his treasure.
] Behold, their valiant ones shall cry
without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he
hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
] The earth mourneth
and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness;
and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
] Now will I rise,
saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire,
shall devour you.
] And the people shall be as the burnings of
lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
] Hear, ye
that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my
] 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?
] 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;
shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread
shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
] Thine eyes shall
see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far
] Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe?
where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
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.
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
] 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.
] For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is
our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
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
] And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people
that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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.
] For my sword shall be bathed in
heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse,
] 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.
] 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.
] For it is the day of
the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of
] And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the
dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning
] 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.
] 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
] They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but
none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
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
] 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.
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
] 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.
] 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.
] The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad
for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
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.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
] 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
] Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of
the deaf shall be unstopped.
] 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.
] 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.
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.
] No lion shall
be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found
there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
] 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
] 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.
] And the king of Assyria sent
Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he
stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's
] Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was
over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the
] And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah,
Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein
] 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?
] 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.
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?
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for
he shall not be able to deliver you.
] 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.
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
] 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.
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
] Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the
gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my
] 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?
] But they held their peace, and answered him not a
word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of
Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living
God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore
lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
] So the servants
of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
] 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
] 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.
] So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king
of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from
] 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
] 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 Assyria.
thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying
them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
] 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?
] Where is
the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of
Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
] 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.
] And Hezekiah prayed unto
the LORD, saying,
] 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.
] 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.
] Of a
truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their
] 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
] 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
] 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:
] 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
] 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.
] By thy servants hast thou reproached the
Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height
of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars
thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of
his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
] I have digged, and
drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the
] Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done
it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass,
that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous
] 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
] But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in,
and thy rage against me.
] 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
] 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
] And the remnant that is escaped of the house of
Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount
Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
] 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
] By the way that he came, by the same shall he return,
and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
] For I will
defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's
] 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.
So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at
] 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 Esar-haddon his son
reigned in his stead.
] 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.
Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the
] 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.
] Then came the word
of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
] 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.
] And I will
deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will
defend this city.
] And this shall be a sign unto thee from the
LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the
sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by
which degrees it was gone down.
] The writing of Hezekiah king of
Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
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.
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] For the grave cannot praise thee, death
can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy
] The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this
day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
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.
For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister
upon the boil, and he shall recover.
] Hezekiah also had said, What
is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?
] At that time Merodach-baladan, 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.
] And Hezekiah was glad of
them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the
gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his
armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house,
nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
] 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.
] 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
] Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of
] Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and
that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to
Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
] 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.
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.
] Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your
] 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.
] The voice of him that
crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the
desert a highway for our God.
] 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:
] And the glory of the LORD
shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the
LORD hath spoken it.
] The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall
I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of
] The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the
spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his
counseller hath taught him?
] 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?
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.
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a
] All nations before him are as nothing; and they
are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
] To whom then
will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold,
and casteth silver chains.
] 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
] 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
] It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and
the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as
a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as
] 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
] To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal?
saith the Holy One.
] 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.
] Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O
Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my
] Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the
everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not,
neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth
] Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young
men shall utterly fall:
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he
had not gone with his feet.
] Who hath wrought and done it, calling
the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I
] The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were
afraid, drew near, and came.
] They helped every one his neighbour;
and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
] 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.
] But thou, Israel, art my
servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
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.
] 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.
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
] 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.
] For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right
hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
] Fear not,
thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy
redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] 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.
] 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
] 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.
] Produce your cause, saith the LORD;
bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
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.
] 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.
] Behold, ye are
of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth
] I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from
the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes
as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
] 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.
] The first
shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that
bringeth good tidings.
] For I beheld, and there was no man; even
among them, and there was no counseller, that, when I asked of them, could
answer a word.
] Behold, they are all vanity; their works are
nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
] 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.
] He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his
voice to be heard in the street.
] A bruised reed shall he not
break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment
] He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
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:
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
] To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from
the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither
my praise to graven images.
] Behold, the former things are come to
pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of
] 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.
] 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
] Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his
praise in the islands.
] 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.
] 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.
] I will make waste mountains and
hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I
will dry up the pools.
] 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.
] They shall be turned back, they
shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten
images, Ye are our gods.
] Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that
ye may see.
] 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
] Seeing many things, but thou observest not;
opening the ears, but he heareth not.
] The LORD is well pleased
for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it
] But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all
of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey,
and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to
] 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.
] Therefore he hath
poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath
set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it
not to heart.
] 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.
] 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.
] For I am the LORD thy
God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia
and Seba for thee.
] 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.
] Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring
thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
] 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;
] 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.
] Bring forth the blind people that have eyes,
and the deaf that have ears.
] 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.
] 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.
] I, even I, am the LORD; and
beside me there is no saviour.
] 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.
] 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?
] 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 ships.
] I am the
LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
] Thus saith
the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty
] 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.
] Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.
] 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.
] 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
] This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew
forth my praise.
] But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but
thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
] 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
] Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money,
neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made
me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine
] I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions
for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
] Put me in
remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be
] Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have
transgressed against me.
] Therefore I have profaned the princes of
the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
] Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I
] 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.
] 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:
] And they shall spring up as
among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
] 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
] 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
] 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 them.
] 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
] They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and
their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they
see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
] Who hath formed a
god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let
them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they
shall be ashamed together.
] 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.
] 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 house.
] 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
] 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
] 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 fire:
] And the residue
thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and
worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my
] They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their
eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot
] And none considereth in his heart, neither is there
knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea,
also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten
it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to
the stock of a tree?
] He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath
turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie
in my right hand?
] Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou
art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt
not be forgotten of me.
] I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy
transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed
] Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye
lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and
every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in
] Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed
thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth
the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth
wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his
messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities
of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places
] That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy
] That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform
all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the
temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
] Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose
right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the
loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not
] I will go before thee, and make the crooked places
straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars
] And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and
hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which
call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
] For Jacob my
servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I
have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
] I am the LORD,
and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou
hast not known me:
] That they may know from the rising of the sun,
and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is
] I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace,
and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
] Drop down, ye
heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth
open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up
together; I the LORD have created it.
] Woe unto him that striveth
with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall
the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath
] Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest
thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
] Thus saith
the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come
concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye
] I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I
] I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will
direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives,
not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
] Thus saith the
LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men
of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come
after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee,
they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there
is none else, there is no God.
] Verily thou art a God that hidest
thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
] They shall be ashamed, and
also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are
makers of idols.
] But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an
everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without
] For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God
himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it
not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none
] I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak
righteousness, I declare things that are right.
yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations:
they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto
a god that cannot save.
] Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let
them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath
told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me;
a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
] Look unto me,
and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none
] I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every
tongue shall swear.
] Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I
righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.
] In the LORD shall all the
seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
] Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon
the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a
burden to the weary beast.
] They stoop, they bow down together;
they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into
] Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant
of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried
from the womb:
] And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar
hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and
will deliver you.
] To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and
compare me, that we may be like?
] They lavish gold out of the bag,
and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god:
they fall down, yea, they worship.
] They bear him upon the
shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his
place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer,
nor save him out of his trouble.
] Remember this, and shew
yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am
God, and there is none like me,
] Declaring the end from the
beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My
counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
] Calling a
ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far
country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed
it, I will also do it.
] Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are
far from righteousness:
] I bring near my righteousness; it shall
not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in
Zion for Israel my glory.
] Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of
Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for
thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
] Take the
millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the
thigh, pass over the rivers.
] Thy nakedness shall be uncovered,
yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as
] As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the
Holy One of Israel.
] Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O
daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of
] I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine
inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon
the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
] And thou saidst,
I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy
heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
] Therefore hear
now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that
sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
] But these two
things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and
widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of
thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy
wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine
heart, I am, and none else beside me.
] Therefore shall evil come
upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall
upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon
thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
] Stand now with thine
enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou
] Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy
counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,
stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
] Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not
be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
] Thus shall they
be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth:
they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
] Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by
the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear
by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in
truth, nor in righteousness.
] For they call themselves of the holy
city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his
] I have declared the former things from the beginning; and
they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and
they came to pass.
] Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy
neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
] I have even from the
beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest
thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten
image, hath commanded them.
] Thou hast heard, see all this; and
will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even
hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
] They are created now,
and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not;
lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
] Yea, thou heardest
not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened:
for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a
transgressor from the womb.
] For my name's sake will I defer mine
anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not
] Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have
chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
] For mine own sake, even
for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will
not give my glory unto another.
] Hearken unto me, O Jacob and
Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath
spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up
] All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them
hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on
Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
] I, even I, have
spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way
] Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken
in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the
Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
] Thus saith the LORD, thy
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to
profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a
river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
] Thy seed
also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel
thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before
] Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a
voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth;
say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
] And they
thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow
out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed
] There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
] Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from
far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he
made mention of my name.
] And he hath made my mouth like a sharp
sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft;
in his quiver hath he hid me;
] And said unto me, Thou art my
servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
] Then I said, I
have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet
surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring
Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in
the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
] And he
said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the
tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee
for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of
] Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his
Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a
servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship,
because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall
] Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I
heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to
cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
] That thou mayest say to
the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high
] They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat
nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the
springs of water shall he guide them.
] And I will make all my
mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
] Behold, these
shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these
from the land of Sinim.
] Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth;
and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his
people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
] But Zion said,
The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
] Can a
woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son
of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually
] Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they
that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
] Lift up thine eyes
round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee.
As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with
an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
] For thy
waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now
be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up
shall be far away.
] The children which thou shalt have, after thou
hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for
me: give place to me that I may dwell.
] Then shalt thou say in
thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am
desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these?
Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?
] Thus saith
the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my
standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy
daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
] And kings shall
be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow
down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet;
and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait
] Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful
] But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of
the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered:
for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy
] And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own
flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and
all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty
One of Jacob.
] Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your
mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to
whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and
for your transgressions is your mother put away.
] Wherfore, when I
came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand
shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold,
at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish
stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their
] The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned,
that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he
wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the
] The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not
rebellious, neither turned away back.
] I gave my back to the
smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from
shame and spitting.
] For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall
I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that
I shall not be ashamed.
] He is near that justifieth me; who will
contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near
] Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them
] Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the
voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust
in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
] Behold, all ye
that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light
of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine
hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
] Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye
that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of
the pit whence ye are digged.
] Look unto Abraham your father, and
unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased
] For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her
waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the
garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and
the voice of melody.
] Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto
me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to
rest for a light of the people.
] My righteousness is near; my
salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall
wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
] Lift up your eyes
to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish
away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my
righteousness shall not be abolished.
] Hearken unto me, ye that
know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the
reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
] For the
moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool:
but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to
] Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD;
awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that
hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
] Art thou not it which
hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of
the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
] Therefore the
redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and
everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy;
and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
] I, even I, am he that
comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall
die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid
the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of
the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury
of the oppressor?
] The captive exile hasteneth that he may be
loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should
] But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose
waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
] And I have put my
words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I
may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion,
Thou art my people.
] Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which
hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the
dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
] There is none
to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there
any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought
] These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for
thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall
I comfort thee?
] Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of
all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD,
the rebuke of thy God.
] Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted,
and drunken, but not with wine:
] Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and
thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine
hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no
more drink it again:
] But I will put it into the hand of them that
afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and
thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went
] Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no
more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the
bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
] For thus saith the
LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without
] For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime
into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without
] Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my
people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl,
saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day
that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
] How beautiful upon
the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth
peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
] Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice;
with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the
LORD shall bring again Zion.
] Break forth into joy, sing together,
ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath
] The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the
eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation
of our God.
] Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no
unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels
of the LORD.
] For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by
flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your
] Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be
exalted and extolled, and be very high.
] As many were astonied at
thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the
sons of men:
] So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall
shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see;
and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
] Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm
of the LORD revealed?
] For he shall grow up before him as a tender
plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and
when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire
] He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was
despised, and we esteemed him not.
] Surely he hath borne our
griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed.
] All we like sheep have gone astray; we
have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity
of us all.
] He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened
not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before
her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
] He was taken
from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was
cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he
] And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich
in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his
] Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to
grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed,
he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his
] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be
satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he
shall bear their iniquities.
] Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because
he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the
transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the
] Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth
into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more
are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith
] Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch
forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and
strengthen thy stakes;
] For thou shalt break forth on the right
hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the
desolate cities to be inhabited.
] Fear not; for thou shalt not be
ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for
thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of
thy widowhood any more.
] For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD
of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the
whole earth shall he be called.
] For the LORD hath called thee as a
woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast
refused, saith thy God.
] For a small moment have I forsaken thee;
but with great mercies will I gather thee.
] In a little wrath I hid
my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy
on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
] For this is as the waters of
Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over
the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke
] For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;
but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
] O thou
afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones
with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
] And I
will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy
borders of pleasant stones.
] And all thy children shall be taught
of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for
thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near
] Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy
] Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in
the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created
the waster to destroy.
] No weapon that is formed against thee
shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou
shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their
righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
] Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters,
and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
] Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken
diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight
itself in fatness.
] Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and
your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the
sure mercies of David.
] Behold, I have given him for a witness to
the people, a leader and commander to the people.
] Behold, thou
shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall
run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for
he hath glorified thee.
] Seek ye the LORD while he may be found,
call ye upon him while he is near:
] Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he
will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly
] For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
ways my ways, saith the LORD.
] For as the heavens are higher than
the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your
] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and
bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto
me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in
the thing whereto I sent it.
] For ye shall go out with joy, and be
led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you
into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their
] Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD
for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
] Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:
for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
] Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man
that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth
his hand from doing any evil.
] Neither let the son of the stranger,
that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly
separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry
] For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my
sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my
] Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my
walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them
an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
] Also the sons of
the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the
name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from
polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
] Even them will I
bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their
burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
] The Lord
GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to
him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
] All ye beasts of the
field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot
bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
] Yea, they are
greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot
understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his
] Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill
ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more
] The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to
heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is
taken away from the evil to come.
] He shall enter into peace: they
shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the
] Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a
wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a
seed of falsehood,
] Enflaming yourselves with idols under every
green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the
] Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they,
they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast
offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
] Upon a
lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to
] Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set
up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art
gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou
lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.
] And thou wentest to the
king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy
messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.
art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope:
thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not
] And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou
hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held
my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
] I will declare thy
righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them
all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall
possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
] And shall
say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of
the way of my people.
] For thus saith the high and lofty One that
inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of
the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
] For I
will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should
fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
] For the iniquity
of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he
went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
] I have seen his ways,
and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to
] I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him
that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal
] But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot
rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
] There is no peace,
saith my God, to the wicked.
] Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a
trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their
] Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a
nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they
ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to
] Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not?
wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in
the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness:
ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on
] Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to
afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread
sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day
to the LORD?
] Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the
bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every yoke?
] Is it not to deal thy bread to
the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when
thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from
thine own flesh?
] Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go
before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say,
Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth
of the finger, and speaking vanity;
] And if thou draw out thy soul
to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in
obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
] And the LORD shall
guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.
] And they that shall be of thee shall build the
old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and
thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell
] If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy
pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD,
honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine
own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
] Then shalt thou
delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places
of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth
of the LORD hath spoken it.
] Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it
cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
] But your
iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his
face from you, that he will not hear.
] For your hands are defiled
with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your
tongue hath muttered perverseness.
] None calleth for justice, nor
any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive
mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
] They hatch cockatrice' eggs,
and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which
is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
] Their webs shall not become
garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are
works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil, and they make hast to shed innocent blood: their
thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their
] The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in
their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall
not know peace.
] Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth
justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness,
but we walk in darkness.
] We grope for the wall like the blind,
and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are
in desolate places as dead men.
] We roar all like bears, and mourn
sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it
is far off from us.
] For our transgressions are multiplied before
thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and
as for our iniquities, we know them;
] In transgressing and lying
against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and
revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of
] And judgment is turned away backward, and justice
standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot
] Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh
himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no
] And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that
there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his
righteousness, it sustained him.
] For he put on righteousness as a
breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the
garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a
] According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury
to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay
] So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the
west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in
like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against
] And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
] As for me, this is
my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words
which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from
henceforth and for ever.
] Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of
the LORD is risen upon thee.
] For, behold, the darkness shall cover
the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
] And the Gentiles shall come
to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
] Lift up
thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come
to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy
] Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart
shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted
unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all
they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall
shew forth the praises of the LORD.
] All the flocks of Kedar shall
be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee:
they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house
of my glory.
] Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves
to their windows?
] Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the
ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold
with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel,
because he hath glorified thee.
] And the sons of strangers shall
build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I
smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that
men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be
] For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee
shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box
together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my
] The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall
come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves
down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD,
The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
] Whereas thou hast been
forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an
eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
] Thou shalt also
suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou
shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of
] For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring
silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers
peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
] Violence shall no more
be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
] The sun shall be
no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto
thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy
] Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon
withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.
] Thy people also shall be all
righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the
work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
] A little one shall
become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in
] The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the
LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening
of the prison to them that are bound;
] To proclaim the acceptable
year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that
] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the
spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the
planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
] And they shall
build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall
repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be
your plowmen and your vinedressers.
] But ye shall be named the
Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat
the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast
] For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion
they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess
the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
] For I the LORD
love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work
in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the
people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which
the LORD hath blessed.
] I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my
soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of
salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her
] For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the
garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD
will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
] For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for
Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as
brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou
shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall
] Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
] Thou shalt no more be
termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou
shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in
thee, and thy land shall be married.
] For as a young man marrieth a
virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the
bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
] I have set watchmen
upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
] And give him
no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the
] The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of
his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies;
and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast
] But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise
the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of
] Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way
of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a
standard for the people.
] Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto
the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation
cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou
shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
] Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments
from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness
of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth
in the winefat?
] I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the
people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample
them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will
stain all my raiment.
] For the day of vengeance is in mine heart,
and the year of my redeemed is come.
] And I looked, and there was
none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own
arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
] And I
will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I
will bring down their strength to the earth.
] I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that
the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the
multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
] For he said, Surely they are my
people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them:
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them
all the days of old.
] But they rebelled, and vexed his holy
Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against
] Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people,
saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his
flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
] That led
them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before
them, to make himself an everlasting name?
] That led them through
the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not
] As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the
LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a
] Look down from heaven, and behold from the
habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength,
the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they
] Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be
ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our
redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
] O LORD, why hast thou
made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for
thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
] The people
of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have
trodden down thy sanctuary.
] We are thine: thou never barest rule
over them; they were not called by thy name.
] Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou
wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy
] As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the
waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations
may tremble at thy presence!
] When thou didst terrible things which
we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy
] For since the beginning of the world men have not heard,
nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he
hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
] Thou meetest him that
rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways:
behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we
shall be saved.
] But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our
iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
] And there is none
that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for
thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our
] But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay,
and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
] Be not
wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we
beseech thee, we are all thy people.
] Thy holy cities are a
wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with
fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
] Wilt thou
refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict
us very sore?
] I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found
of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was
not called by my name.
] I have spread out my hands all the day unto
a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own
] A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my
face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of
] Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their
] Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I
am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the
] Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but
will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which
have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills:
therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy
it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may
not destroy them all.
] And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
] And Sharon shall be a fold of
flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my
people that have sought me.
] But ye are they that forsake the
LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and
that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
] Therefore will
I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because
when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil
before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall
be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my
servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
] Behold, my
servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and
shall howl for vexation of spirit.
] And ye shall leave your name
for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his
servants by another name:
] That he who blesseth himself in the
earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth
shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and
because they are hid from mine eyes.
] For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into
] But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a
] And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and
the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of
] There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an
old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years
old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards,
and eat the fruit of them.
] They shall not build, and another
inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are
the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their
] They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for
trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring
] And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I
will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the
bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy
in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
] Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the
earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is
the place of my rest?
] For all those things hath mine hand made,
and those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to
him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my
] He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that
sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation,
as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an
idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their
] I also will choose their delusions, and will bring
their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake,
they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I
] Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his
word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said,
Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be
] A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple,
a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered
of a man child.
] Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such
things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be
born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her
] Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring
forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith
] Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye
that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for
] That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her
consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her
] For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to
her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then
shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her
] As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you;
and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
] And when ye see this,
your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the
hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward
] For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with
his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke
with flames of fire.
] For by fire and by his sword will the LORD
plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one
tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse,
shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
] For I know their
works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and
tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
] And I will set a
sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to
Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles
afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they
shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
] And they shall bring
all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses,
and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my
holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an
offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
] And I will
also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before
me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath
to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the
] And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the
men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither
shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.