The Old Testament

Ecclesiastes


 

1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

 

1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is

vanity.

 

1:3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the

sun?  1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh:

but the earth abideth for ever.

 

1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his

place where he arose.

 

1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north;

it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according

to his circuits.

 

1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the

place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

 

1:8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not

satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

 

1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that

which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing

under the sun.

 

1:10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it

hath been already of old time, which was before us.

 

1:11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be

any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come

after.

 

1:12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

 

1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning

all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God

given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

 

1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and,

behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

1:15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is

wanting cannot be numbered.

 

1:16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great

estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been

before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom

and knowledge.

 

1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and

folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

 

1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth

knowledge increaseth sorrow.

 

2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth,

therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

 

2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?  2:3 I

sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine

heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was

that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven

all the days of their life.

 

2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me

vineyards: 2:5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in

them of all kind of fruits: 2:6 I made me pools of water, to water

therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees: 2:7 I got me servants

and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great

possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem

before me: 2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar

treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women

singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments,

and that of all sorts.

 

2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in

Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

 

2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld

not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and

this was my portion of all my labour.

 

2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on

the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and

vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

 

2:12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for

what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath

been already done.

 

2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth

darkness.

 

2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in

darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them

all.

 

2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it

happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my

heart, that this also is vanity.

 

2:16 For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for

ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be

forgotten.

 

And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

 

2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under

the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

2:18 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun:

because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

 

2:19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet

shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and

wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

 

2:20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the

labour which I took under the sun.

 

2:21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge,

and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he

leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

 

2:22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his

heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?  2:23 For all his days

are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in

the night. This is also vanity.

 

2:24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and

drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This

also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

 

2:25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?

2:26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and

knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and

to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also

is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose

under the heaven: 3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to

plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3:3 A time to

kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build

up; 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a

time to dance; 3:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather

stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from

embracing; 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and

a time to cast away; 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to

keep silence, and a time to speak; 3:8 A time to love, and a time to

hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

3:9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

3:10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men

to be exercised in it.

 

3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set

the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that

God maketh from the beginning to the end.

 

3:12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice,

and to do good in his life.

 

3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good

of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

 

3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing

can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that

men should fear before him.

 

3:15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already

been; and God requireth that which is past.

 

3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that

wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity

was there.

 

3:17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the

wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every

work.

 

3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men,

that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they

themselves are beasts.

 

3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even

one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea,

they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a

beast: for all is vanity.

 

3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust

again.

 

3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit

of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?  3:22 Wherefore I

perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice

in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to

see what shall be after him?  4:1 So I returned, and considered all

the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of

such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of

their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

 

4:2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the

living which are yet alive.

 

4:3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who

hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.

 

4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for

this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and

vexation of spirit.

 

4:5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

 

4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with

travail and vexation of spirit.

 

4:7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.

 

4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath

neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour;

neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom

do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it

is a sore travail.

 

4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their

labour.

 

4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him

that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

 

4:11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one

be warm alone?  4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall

withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

 

4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king,

who will no more be admonished.

 

4:14 For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is

born in his kingdom becometh poor.

 

4:15 I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the

second child that shall stand up in his stead.

 

4:16 There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been

before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him.

Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more

ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider

not that they do evil.

 

5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to

utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth:

therefore let thy words be few.

 

5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's

voice is known by multitude of words.

 

5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath

no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

 

5:5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest

vow and not pay.

 

5:6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou

before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry

at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?  5:7 For in the

multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but

fear thou God.

 

5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting

of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for

he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than

they.

 

5:9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is

served by the field.

 

5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he

that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

 

5:11 When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what

good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with

their eyes?  5:12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he

eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him

to sleep.

 

5:13 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely,

riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

 

5:14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son,

and there is nothing in his hand.

 

5:15 As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to

go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may

carry away in his hand.

 

5:16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so

shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

5:17 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow

and wrath with his sickness.

 

5:18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to

eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he

taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him:

for it is his portion.

 

5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath

given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to

rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

 

5:20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God

answereth him in the joy of his heart.

 

6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common

among men: 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and

honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he

desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger

eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

 

6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that

the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good,

and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is

better than he.

 

6:4 For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his

name shall be covered with darkness.

 

6:5 Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath

more rest than the other.

 

6:6 Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen

no good: do not all go to one place?  6:7 All the labour of man is for

his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

 

6:8 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor,

that knoweth to walk before the living?  6:9 Better is the sight of

the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and

vexation of spirit.

 

6:10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is

man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

 

6:11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the

better?  6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all

the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can

tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?  7:1 A good name is

better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of

one's birth.

 

7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the

house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will

lay it to his heart.

 

7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the

countenance the heart is made better.

 

7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart

of fools is in the house of mirth.

 

7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to

hear the song of fools.

 

7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of

the fool: this also is vanity.

 

7:7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the

heart.

 

7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the

patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

 

7:9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the

bosom of fools.

 

7:10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better

than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

 

7:11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to

them that see the sun.

 

7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the

excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have

it.

 

7:13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which

he hath made crooked?  7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in

the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against

the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

 

7:15 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just

man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man

that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.

 

7:16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why

shouldest thou destroy thyself ?  7:17 Be not over much wicked,

neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?  7:18

It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this

withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of

them all.

 

7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are

in the city.

 

7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and

sinneth not.

 

7:21 Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear

thy servant curse thee: 7:22 For oftentimes also thine own heart

knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

 

7:23 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it

was far from me.

 

7:24 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out

wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly,

even of foolishness and madness: 7:26 And I find more bitter than

death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as

bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall

be taken by her.

 

7:27 Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by

one, to find out the account: 7:28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I

find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all

those have I not found.

 

7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but

they have sought out many inventions.

 

8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a

thing?  a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of

his face shall be changed.

 

8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard

of the oath of God.

 

8:3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing;

for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

 

8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto

him, What doest thou?  8:5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no

evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

 

8:6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the

misery of man is great upon him.

 

8:7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when

it shall be?  8:8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to

retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and

there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver

those that are given to it.

 

8:9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is

done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over

another to his own hurt.

 

8:10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the

place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had

so done: this is also vanity.

 

8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily,

therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do

evil.

 

8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be

prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear

God, which fear before him: 8:13 But it shall not be well with the

wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow;

because he feareth not before God.

 

8:14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be

just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked;

again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work

of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.

 

8:15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under

the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall

abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth

him under the sun.

 

8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business

that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor

night seeth sleep with his eyes:) 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of

God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun:

because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it;

yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be

able to find it.

 

9:1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this,

that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of

God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

 

9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous,

and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean;

to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the

good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an

oath.

 

9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that

there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is

full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after

that they go to the dead.

 

9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a

living dog is better than a dead lion.

 

9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any

thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is

forgotten.

 

9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now

perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing

that is done under the sun.

 

9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a

merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

 

9:8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no

ointment.

 

9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the

life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the

days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy

labour which thou takest under the sun.

 

9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for

there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave,

whither thou goest.

 

9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the

swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise,

nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of

skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

 

9:12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken

in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are

the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon

them.

 

9:13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great

unto me: 9:14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and

there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great

bulwarks against it: 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man,

and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that

same poor man.

 

9:16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the

poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

 

9:17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him

that ruleth among fools.

 

9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth

much good.

 

10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a

stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for

wisdom and honour.

 

10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at

his left.

 

10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom

faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

 

10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy

place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

 

10:5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error

which proceedeth from the ruler: 10:6 Folly is set in great dignity,

and the rich sit in low place.

 

10:7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants

upon the earth.

 

10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an

hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

 

10:9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that

cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.

 

10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he

put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

 

10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler

is no better.

 

10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a

fool will swallow up himself.

 

10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the

end of his talk is mischievous madness.

 

10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be;

and what shall be after him, who can tell him?  10:15 The labour of

the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to

go to the city.

 

10:16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes

eat in the morning!  10:17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is

the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength,

and not for drunkenness!  10:18 By much slothfulness the building

decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth

through.

 

10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money

answereth all things.

 

10:20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the

rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice,

and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

 

11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many

days.

 

11:2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not

what evil shall be upon the earth.

 

11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the

earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in

the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

 

11:4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth

the clouds shall not reap.

 

11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the

bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou

knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

 

11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not

thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or

that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

 

11:7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes

to behold the sun: 11:8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in

them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be

many. All that cometh is vanity.

 

11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee

in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in

the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God

will bring thee into judgment.

 

11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from

thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

 

12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil

days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no

pleasure in them; 12:2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or

the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 12:3

In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong

men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few,

and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 12:4 And the doors

shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low,

and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters

of musick shall be brought low; 12:5 Also when they shall be afraid of

that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree

shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire

shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go

about the streets: 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the

golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or

the wheel broken at the cistern.

 

12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit

shall return unto God who gave it.

 

12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

 

12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the

people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in

order many proverbs.

 

12:10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which

was written was upright, even words of truth.

 

12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the

masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

 

12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many

books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

 

12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and

keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

 

12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret

thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

 

 

 

 

The Song of Solomon

 

 

1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

 

1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is

better than wine.

 

1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as

ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

 

1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his

chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy

love more than wine: the upright love thee.

 

1:5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents

of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

 

1:6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked

upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the

keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

 

1:7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where

thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that

turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?  1:8 If thou know not,

O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the

flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

 

1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in

Pharaoh's chariots.

 

1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains

of gold.

 

1:11 We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

 

1:12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth

the smell thereof.

 

1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all

night betwixt my breasts.

 

1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards

of Engedi.

 

1:15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast

doves' eyes.

 

1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is

green.

 

1:17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

 

2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

 

2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

 

2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved

among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and

his fruit was sweet to my taste.

 

2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was

love.

 

2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of

love.

 

2:6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace

me.

 

2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the

hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he

please.

 

2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the

mountains, skipping upon the hills.

 

2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth

behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself

through the lattice.

 

2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair

one, and come away.

 

2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 2:12 The

flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,

and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 2:13 The fig tree

putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give

a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

 

2:14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret

places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy

voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

 

2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for

our vines have tender grapes.

 

2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.

 

2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved,

and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

 

3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him,

but I found him not.

 

3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the

broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I

found him not.

 

3:3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw

ye him whom my soul loveth?  3:4 It was but a little that I passed

from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would

not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and

into the chamber of her that conceived me.

 

3:5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the

hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he

please.

 

3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of

smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the

merchant?  3:7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant

men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

 

3:8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his

sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

 

3:9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

 

3:10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of

gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with

love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

 

3:11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with

the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his

espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

 

4:1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast

doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that

appear from mount Gilead.

 

4:2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which

came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is

barren among them.

 

4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely:

thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

 

4:4 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,

whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

 

4:5 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed

among the lilies.

 

4:6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to

the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

 

4:7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

 

4:8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look

from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the

lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

 

4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast

ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

 

4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is

thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

4:11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are

under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of

Lebanon.

 

4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a

fountain sealed.

 

4:13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits;

camphire, with spikenard, 4:14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and

cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all

the chief spices: 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters,

and streams from Lebanon.

 

4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden,

that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his

garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

 

5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my

myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have

drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink

abundantly, O beloved.

 

5:2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that

knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my

undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops

of the night.

 

5:3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my

feet; how shall I defile them?  5:4 My beloved put in his hand by the

hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

 

5:5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh,

and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the

lock.

 

5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and

was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not

find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

 

5:7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me,

they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

 

5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved,

that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

 

5:9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest

among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou

dost so charge us?  5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest

among ten thousand.

 

5:11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black

as a raven.

 

5:12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed

with milk, and fitly set.

 

5:13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips

like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

 

5:14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as

bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

 

5:15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold:

his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

 

5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my

beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

 

6:1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither

is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

 

6:2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to

feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

 

6:3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the

lilies.

 

6:4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem,

terrible as an army with banners.

 

6:5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair

is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

 

6:6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing,

whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among

them.

 

6:7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

 

6:8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins

without number.

 

6:9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her

mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw

her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they

praised her.

 

6:10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon,

clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?  6:11 I went

down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to

see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.

 

6:12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of

Amminadib.

 

6:13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look

upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company

of two armies.

 

7:1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the

joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a

cunning workman.

 

7:2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy

belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.

 

7:3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

 

7:4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in

Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of

Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.

 

7:5 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head

like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

 

7:6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!  7:7

This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters

of grapes.

 

7:8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the

boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine,

and the smell of thy nose like apples; 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth

like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing

the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

 

7:10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

 

7:11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in

the villages.

 

7:12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine

flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud

forth: there will I give thee my loves.

 

7:13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of

pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my

beloved.

 

8:1 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my

mother!  when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I

should not be despised.

 

8:2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who

would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the

juice of my pomegranate.

 

8:3 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should

embrace me.

 

8:4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor

awake my love, until he please.

 

8:5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her

beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother

brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

 

8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for

love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals

thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

 

8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:

if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would

utterly be contemned.

 

8:8 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do

for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?  8:9 If she be

a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a

door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

 

8:10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes

as one that found favour.

 

8:11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto

keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand

pieces of silver.

 

8:12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must

have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

 

8:13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy

voice: cause me to hear it.

 

8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young

hart upon the mountains of spices.

 

 

 

 

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

 

 

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

Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah,

kings of Judah.

 

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

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

against me.

 

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

Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

 

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

evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD,

they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone

away backward.

 

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

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

 

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

in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not

been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

 

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

land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as

overthrown by strangers.

 

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

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

 

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

should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

 

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

law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

 

1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?

saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat

of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of

lambs, or of he goats.

 

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

hand, to tread my courts?  1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense

is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of

assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn

meeting.

 

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

a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

 

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

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

full of blood.

 

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

before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 1:17 Learn to do well; seek

judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the

widow.

 

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

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

like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

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

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

for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

 

1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of

judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

 

1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 1:23 Thy

princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth

gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless,

neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

 

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

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

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

thy dross, and take away all thy tin: 1:26 And I will restore thy

judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning:

afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the

faithful city.

 

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

righteousness.

 

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

be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

 

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

ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

 

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

hath no water.

 

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

and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

 

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

Jerusalem.

 

2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of

the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and

shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

 

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

mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will

teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion

shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

 

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

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

spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against

nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 

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

LORD.

 

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

because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like

the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of

strangers.

 

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

end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is

there any end of their chariots: 2:8 Their land also is full of idols;

they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers

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

humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

 

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

LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

 

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

men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that

day.

 

2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is

proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be

brought low: 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high

and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 2:14 And upon all the

high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 2:15 And

upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, 2:16 And upon all

the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

 

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

of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that

day.

 

2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

 

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

of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty,

when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

 

2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols

of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles

and to the bats; 2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the

tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of

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

 

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

is he to be accounted of ?  3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of

hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the

staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.

 

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

and the prudent, and the ancient, 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the

honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the

eloquent orator.

 

3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule

over them.

 

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

one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against

the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

 

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

father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this

ruin be under thy hand: 3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will

not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make

me not a ruler of the people.

 

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

and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his

glory.

 

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

declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for

they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

 

3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they

shall eat the fruit of their doings.

 

3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of

his hands shall be given him.

 

3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule

over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and

destroy the way of thy paths.

 

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

 

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

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

the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

 

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

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

 

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

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

and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: 3:17

Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the

daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

 

3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling

ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires

like the moon, 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands,

and the tablets, and the earrings, 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,

3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the

wimples, and the crisping pins, 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen,

and the hoods, and the vails.

 

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

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

set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth;

and burning instead of beauty.

 

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

 

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

shall sit upon the ground.

 

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

will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be

called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

 

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

glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for

them that are escaped of Israel.

 

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

that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that

is written among the living in Jerusalem: 4:4 When the Lord shall have

washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged

the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of

judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

 

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

and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of

a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

 

4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from

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

from rain.

 

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

his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

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

it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and

also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring

forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

 

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

pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

 

5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not

done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth

grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?  5:5 And now go to; I will tell

you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof,

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

shall be trodden down: 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be

pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will

also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

 

5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and

the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but

behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

 

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

till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of

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

houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

 

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

an homer shall yield an ephah.

 

5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may

follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame

them!  5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and

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

neither consider the operation of his hands.

 

5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no

knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude

dried up with thirst.

 

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

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

and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

 

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

be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: 5:16 But the

LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall

be sanctified in righteousness.

 

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

places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

 

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

it were with a cart rope: 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and

hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy

One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!  5:20 Woe unto

them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light,

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

bitter!  5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and

prudent in their own sight!  5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to

drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 5:23 Which

justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the

righteous from him!  5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble,

and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as

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

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

Holy One of Israel.

 

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

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

them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the

midst of the streets.

 

For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched

out still.

 

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

hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come

with speed swiftly: 5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them;

none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins

be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: 5:28 Whose arrows

are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be

counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind: 5:29 Their

roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea,

they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away

safe, and none shall deliver it.

 

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

the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow,

and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

 

6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon

a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

 

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

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

twain he did fly.

 

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

LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

 

6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried,

and the house was filled with smoke.

 

6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of

unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:

for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

 

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

hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 6:7 And he

laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and

thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

 

6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and

who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

 

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

understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

 

6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and

shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their

ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

 

6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be

wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be

utterly desolate, 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and

there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

 

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

eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when

they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance

thereof.

 

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

of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the

son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war

against it, but could not prevail against it.

 

7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate

with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as

the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.

 

7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou,

and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool

in the highway of the fuller's field; 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed,

and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of

these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria,

and of the son of Remaliah.

 

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

counsel against thee, saying, 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex

it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the

midst of it, even the son of Tabeal: 7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It

shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

 

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

Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken,

that it be not a people.

 

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

Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be

established.

 

7:10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 7:11 Ask thee a

sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height

above.

 

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

 

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

for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?  7:14 Therefore

the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall

conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

 

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

evil, and choose the good.

 

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

the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her

kings.

 

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

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

departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

 

7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss

for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and

for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

 

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

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

all bushes.

 

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

namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head,

and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

 

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

young cow, and two sheep; 7:22 And it shall come to pass, for the

abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter

and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.

 

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

where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall

even be for briers and thorns.

 

7:24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the

land shall become briers and thorns.

 

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

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

for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

 

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

in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

 

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

and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

 

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

 

Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

 

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

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

taken away before the king of Assyria.

 

8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying, 8:6 Forasmuch as this

people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in

Rezin and Remaliah's son; 8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth

up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king

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

channels, and go over all his banks: 8:8 And he shall pass through

Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck;

and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy

land, O Immanuel.

 

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

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

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

pieces.

 

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

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

 

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

me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 8:12 Say

ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A

confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

 

8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and

let him be your dread.

 

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

for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for

a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

 

8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and

be snared, and be taken.

 

8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

 

8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the

house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

 

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

signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth

in mount Zion.

 

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

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

not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?  8:20 To

the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this

word, it is because there is no light in them.

 

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

shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret

themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

 

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

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

 

9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation,

when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the

land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the

way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

 

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

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

light shined.

 

9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they

joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice

when they divide the spoil.

 

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

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

 

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

garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of

fire.

 

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

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

Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The

Prince of Peace.

 

9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,

upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to

establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for

ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

 

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

 

9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of

Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, 9:10 The bricks

are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are

cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

 

9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against

him, and join his enemies together; 9:12 The Syrians before, and the

Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For

all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out

still.

 

9:13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do

they seek the LORD of hosts.

 

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

and rush, in one day.

 

9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that

teacheth lies, he is the tail.

 

9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that

are led of them are destroyed.

 

9:17 Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men, neither

shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an

hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all

this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out

still.

 

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

and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they

shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

 

9:19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and

the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his

brother.

 

9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he

shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they

shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: 9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim;

and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For

all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out

still.

 

10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write

grievousness which they have prescribed; 10:2 To turn aside the needy

from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people,

that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

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

desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help?

and where will ye leave your glory?  10:4 Without me they shall bow

down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all

this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out

still.

 

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

mine indignation.

 

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

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

take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

 

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

it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

 

10:8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?  10:9 Is not

Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as

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

whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 10:11

Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to

Jerusalem and her idols?  10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that

when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on

Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of

Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

 

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

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

people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the

inhabitants like a valiant man: 10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest

the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left,

have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing,

or opened the mouth, or peeped.

 

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

shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the

rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the

staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

 

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

ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the

burning of a fire.

 

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

for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in

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

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

standard-bearer fainteth.

 

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

child may write them.

 

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

Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more

again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the

Holy One of Israel, in truth.

 

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

mighty God.

 

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

remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow

with righteousness.

 

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

determined, in the midst of all the land.

 

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

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

with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner

of Egypt.

 

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

and mine anger in their destruction.

 

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

to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was

upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

 

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

taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and

the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

 

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

laid up his carriages: 10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have

taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is

fled.

 

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

unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.

 

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

to flee.

 

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

against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

 

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

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

haughty shall be humbled.

 

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

Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

 

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

Branch shall grow out of his roots: 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD

shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the

spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear

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

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

neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 11:4 But with

righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the

meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his

mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

 

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

faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

 

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

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

together; and a little child shall lead them.

 

11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie

down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

 

11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the

weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

 

11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the

earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover

the sea.

 

11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall

stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and

his rest shall be glorious.

 

11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set

his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people,

which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros,

and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and

from the islands of the sea.

 

11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall

assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of

Judah from the four corners of the earth.

 

11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of

Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall

not vex Ephraim.

 

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

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

their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey

them.

 

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

sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river,

and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

 

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

which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day

that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

 

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

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

comfortedst me.

 

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

the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my

salvation.

 

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

salvation.

 

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

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

is exalted.

 

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

known in all the earth.

 

12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy

One of Israel in the midst of thee.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

 

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

people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered

together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

 

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

LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

 

13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a

destruction from the Almighty.

 

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

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

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

be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

 

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

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

sinners thereof out of it.

 

13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not

give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and

the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

 

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

their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,

and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

 

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

the golden wedge of Ophir.

 

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

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

his fierce anger.

 

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

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

one into his own land.

 

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

that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

 

13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;

their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

 

13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not

regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

 

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

shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not

spare children.

 

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

excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

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

generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there;

neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

 

13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses

shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and

satyrs shall dance there.

 

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

houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to

come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

 

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

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

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

 

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

and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for

servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose

captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

 

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

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

bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, 14:4 That thou shalt take up

this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the

oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!  14:5 The LORD hath broken

the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

 

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

ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

 

14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into

singing.

 

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

saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

 

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

it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the

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

nations.

 

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

weak as we? art thou become like unto us?  14:11 Thy pomp is brought

down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread

under thee, and the worms cover thee.

 

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

how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

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

will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the

mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14:14 I will

ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

 

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

 

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

thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did

shake kingdoms; 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and

destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his

prisoners?  14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie

in glory, every one in his own house.

 

14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch,

and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a

sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden

under feet.

 

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

destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall

never be renowned.

 

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

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

face of the world with cities.

 

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

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

the LORD.

 

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

water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the

LORD of hosts.

 

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

so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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

tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and

his burden depart from off their shoulders.

 

14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and

this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

 

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

and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?  14:28 In

the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

 

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

smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a

cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

 

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

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

slay thy remnant.

 

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

for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone

in his appointed times.

 

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

the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in

it.

 

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

waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is

laid waste, and brought to silence; 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and

to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and

over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut

off.

 

15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on

the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl,

weeping abundantly.

 

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

even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out;

his life shall be grievous unto him.

 

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

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

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

shall raise up a cry of destruction.

 

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

withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.

 

15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they

have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

 

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

thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

 

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

more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the

remnant of the land.

 

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

wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

 

16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest,

so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

 

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

the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that

wandereth.

 

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

from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the

spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

 

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

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

judgment, and hasting righteousness.

 

16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his

haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be

so.

 

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

foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

 

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

lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof,

they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness:

her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

 

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

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

the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.

 

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

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

shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I

have made their vintage shouting to cease.

 

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

inward parts for Kirharesh.

 

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

the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he

shall not prevail.

 

16:13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since

that time.

 

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

years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with

all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and

feeble.

 

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

a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

 

17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which

shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

 

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

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

children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

17:4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob

shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

 

17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and

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

ears in the valley of Rephaim.

 

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

olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough,

four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD

God of Israel.

 

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

have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

 

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

neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the

groves, or the images.

 

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

an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of

Israel: and there shall be desolation.

 

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

not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou

plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: 17:11 In

the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt

thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the

day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

 

17:12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the

noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing

like the rushing of mighty waters!  17:13 The nations shall rush like

the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall

flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before

the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

 

17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is

not.

 

This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that

rob us.

 

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

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

of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a

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

hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers

have spoiled!  18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on

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

when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

 

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

consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a

cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

 

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

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

pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.

 

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

to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and

all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

 

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

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

their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot,

whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the

LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

 

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

and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at

his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

 

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

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

neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

 

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

will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols,

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

the wizards.

 

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

and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of

hosts.

 

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

wasted and dried up.

 

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

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

wither.

 

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

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

no more.

 

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

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

shall languish.

 

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

networks, shall be confounded.

 

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

sluices and ponds for fish.

 

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

counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I

am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?  19:12 Where are

they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them

know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

 

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

deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of

the tribes thereof.

 

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

and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken

man staggereth in his vomit.

 

19:15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or

tail, branch or rush, may do.

 

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

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

hosts, which he shaketh over it.

 

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

that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the

counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.

 

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

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

called, The city of destruction.

 

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

the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.

 

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

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

of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one,

and he shall deliver them.

 

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

know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea,

they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.

 

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

they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them,

and shall heal them.

 

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

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

and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

 

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

Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 19:25 Whom the LORD

of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria

the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

 

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

of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; 20:2 At

the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and

loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy

foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

 

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

and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon

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

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

barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

 

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

expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

 

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

such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from

the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?  21:1 The burden of the

desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it

cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

 

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

dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam:

besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

 

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

upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at

the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

 

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

pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

 

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

princes, and anoint the shield.

 

21:6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him

declare what he seeth.

 

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

asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much

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

watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights: 21:9

And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen.

 

And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the

graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

 

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

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

you.

 

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

what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?  21:12 The watchman

said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire,

enquire ye: return, come.

 

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

O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

 

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

was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

 

21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from

the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

 

21:16 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to

the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: 21:17

And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the

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

hath spoken it.

 

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

thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?  22:2 Thou that art full of

stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous city: thy slain men are not slain

with the sword, nor dead in battle.

 

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

all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from

far.

 

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

not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my

people.

 

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

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

down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.

 

22:6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and

Kir uncovered the shield.

 

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

full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at

the gate.

 

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

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

 

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

are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

 

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

have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

 

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

old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had

respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

 

22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and

to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: 22:13 And

behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating

flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall

die.

 

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

this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord

GOD of hosts.

 

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

treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say, 22:16

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed

thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on

high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?  22:17

Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and

will surely cover thee.

 

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

large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy

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

 

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

he pull thee down.

 

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

servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: 22:21 And I will clothe him with

thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy

government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants

of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

 

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

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

shall open.

 

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

for a glorious throne to his father's house.

 

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

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

from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.

 

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

fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and

the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken

it.

 

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

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

Chittim it is revealed to them.

 

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

Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

 

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

is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

 

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

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

neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

 

23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained

at the report of Tyre.

 

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

 

23:7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her

own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

 

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

whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of

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

pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of

the earth.

 

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

is no more strength.

 

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

the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to

destroy the strong holds thereof.

 

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

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

shalt thou have no rest.

 

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

Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up

the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought

it to ruin.

 

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

 

23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be

forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the

end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

 

23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been

forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be

remembered.

 

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

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

commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of

the earth.

 

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

it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be

for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for

durable clothing.

 

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

turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

 

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

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

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

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

usury to him.

 

24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the

LORD hath spoken this word.

 

24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and

fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

 

24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because

they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the

everlasting covenant.

 

24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell

therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are

burned, and few men left.

 

24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted

do sigh.

 

24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice

endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

 

24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be

bitter to them that drink it.

 

24:10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up,

that no man may come in.

 

24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened,

the mirth of the land is gone.

 

24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with

destruction.

 

24:13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people,

there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning

grapes when the vintage is done.

 

24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty

of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

 

24:15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the

LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

 

24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even

glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto

me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the

treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

 

24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of

the earth.

 

24:18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of

the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the

midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on

high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

 

24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved,

the earth is moved exceedingly.

 

24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be

removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy

upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

 

24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall

punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of

the earth upon the earth.

 

24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered

in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days

shall they be visited.

 

24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the

LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before

his ancients gloriously.

 

25:1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy

name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are

faithfulness and truth.

 

25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin:

a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

 

25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the

terrible nations shall fear thee.

 

25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the

needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the

heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the

wall.

 

25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a

dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the

terrible ones shall be brought low.

 

25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people

a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things

full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

 

25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering

cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

 

25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe

away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he

take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

 

25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have

waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited

for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

 

25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab

shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the

dunghill.

 

25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he

that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring

down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

 

25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring

down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

 

26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have

a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

 

26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the

truth may enter in.

 

26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on

thee: because he trusteth in thee.

 

26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is

everlasting strength: 26:5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on

high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the

ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

 

26:6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the

steps of the needy.

 

26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost

weigh the path of the just.

 

26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for

thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of

thee.

 

26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my

spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in

the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

 

26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn

righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and

will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

 

26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they

shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire

of thine enemies shall devour them.

 

26:12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought

all our works in us.

 

26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over

us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

 

26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they

shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and

made all their memory to perish.

 

26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the

nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the

ends of the earth.

 

26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a

prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

 

26:17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her

delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in

thy sight, O LORD.

 

26:18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it

were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the

earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

 

26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they

arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the

dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

 

26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy

doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until

the indignation be overpast.

 

26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the

inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall

disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

 

27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword

shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that

crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

 

27:2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

 

27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any

hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

 

27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me

in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

 

27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with

me; and he shall make peace with me.

 

27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall

blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

 

27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he

slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?  27:8

In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he

stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

 

27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this

is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones

of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and

images shall not stand up.

 

27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation

forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and

there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

 

27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off:

the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no

understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on

them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

 

27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat

off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye

shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

 

27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet

shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the

land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall

worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

 

28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose

glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat

valleys of them that are overcome with wine!  28:2 Behold, the Lord

hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a

destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast

down to the earth with the hand.

 

28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden

under feet: 28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the

fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before

the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet

in his hand he eateth it up.

 

28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and

for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, 28:6 And for a

spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength

to them that turn the battle to the gate.

 

28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink

are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through

strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way

through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

 

28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is

no place clean.

 

28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to

understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn

from the breasts.

 

28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line

upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 28:11

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this

people.

 

28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the

weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

 

28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept,

precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little,

and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be

broken, and snared, and taken.

 

28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule

this people which is in Jerusalem.

 

28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and

with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass

through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge,

and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 28:16 Therefore thus saith

the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried

stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth

shall not make haste.

 

28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the

plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the

waters shall overflow the hiding place.

 

28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your

agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge

shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

 

28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning

by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a

vexation only to understand the report.

 

28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on

it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

 

28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be

wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange

work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

 

28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong:

for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even

determined upon the whole earth.

 

28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

 

28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the

clods of his ground?  28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof,

doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast

in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their

place?  28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth

teach him.

 

28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument,

neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches

are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

 

28:28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it,

nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his

horsemen.

 

28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is

wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

 

29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year

to year; let them kill sacrifices.

 

29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and

sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

 

29:3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege

against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

 

29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the

ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice

shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground,

and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

 

29:5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust,

and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth

away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

 

29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with

earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of

devouring fire.

 

29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel,

even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress

her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

 

29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he

eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty

man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold,

he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all

the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.

 

29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are

drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

 

29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep,

and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers

hath he covered.

 

29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book

that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read

this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 29:12 And

the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I

pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

 

29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me

with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed

their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the

precept of men: 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a

marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a

wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the

understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

 

29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the

LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and

who knoweth us?  29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall

be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that

made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that

framed it, He had no understanding?  29:17 Is it not yet a very little

while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the

fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?  29:18 And in that day

shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind

shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

 

29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor

among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

 

29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is

consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: 29:21 That make

a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth

in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

 

29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning

the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his

face now wax pale.

 

29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the

midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One

of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

 

29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and

they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

 

30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take

counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my

spirit, that they may add sin to sin: 30:2 That walk to go down into

Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the

strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!  30:3

Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust

in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

 

30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

 

30:5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor

be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

 

30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble

and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and

fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders

of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a

people that shall not profit them.

 

30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:

therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit

still.

 

30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book,

that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: 30:9 That this

is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear

the law of the LORD: 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the

prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth

things, prophesy deceits: 30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out

of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

 

30:12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise

this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to

fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at

an instant.

 

30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel

that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not

be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth,

or to take water withal out of the pit.

 

30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In

returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence

shall be your strength: and ye would not.

 

30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall

ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that

pursue you be swift.

 

30:17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of

five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a

mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

 

30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto

you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon

you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait

for him.

 

30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep

no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry;

when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

 

30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the

water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a

corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 30:21 And

thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way,

walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the

left.

 

30:22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of

silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast

them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee

hence.

 

30:23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the

ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be

fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large

pastures.

 

30:24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall

eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with

the fan.

 

30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high

hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter,

when the towers fall.

 

30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,

and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven

days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,

and healeth the stroke of their wound.

 

30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his

anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of

indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: 30:28 And his breath,

as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to

sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle

in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

 

30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is

kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come

into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

 

30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and

shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his

anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and

tempest, and hailstones.

 

30:31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten

down, which smote with a rod.

 

30:32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which

the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and

in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

 

30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared;

he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much

wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle

it.

 

31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses,

and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because

they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel,

neither seek the LORD!  31:2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil,

and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of

the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

 

31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh,

and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that

helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they

all shall fail together.

 

31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the

young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is

called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor

abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come

down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

 

31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;

defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve

it.

 

31:6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply

revolted.

 

31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver,

and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a

sin.

 

31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man;

and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee

from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.

 

31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his

princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is

in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

 

32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall

rule in judgment.

 

32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert

from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of

a great rock in a weary land.

 

32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of

them that hear shall hearken.

 

32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the

tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

 

32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl

said to be bountiful.

 

32:6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work

iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD,

to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of

the thirsty to fail.

 

32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked

devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy

speaketh right.

 

32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things

shall he stand.

 

32:9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless

daughters; give ear unto my speech.

 

32:10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for

the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

 

32:11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless

ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your

loins.

 

32:12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for

the fruitful vine.

 

32:13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea,

upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: 32:14 Because the

palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left;

the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses,

a pasture of flocks; 32:15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on

high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field

be counted for a forest.

 

32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness

remain in the fruitful field.

 

32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of

righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

 

32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure

dwellings, and in quiet resting places; 32:19 When it shall hail,

coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

 

32:20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth

thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

 

33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest

treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou

shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make

an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

 

33:2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou

their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

 

33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of

thyself the nations were scattered.

 

33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the

caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon

them.

 

33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion

with judgment and righteousness.

 

33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and

strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

 

33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of

peace shall weep bitterly.

 

33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken

the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

 

33:9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn

down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off

their fruits.

 

33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will

I lift up myself.

 

33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your

breath, as fire, shall devour you.

 

33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut

up shall they be burned in the fire.

 

33:13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are

near, acknowledge my might.

 

33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the

hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who

among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?  33:15 He that walketh

righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of

oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that

stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from

seeing evil; 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall

be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall

be sure.

 

33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold

the land that is very far off.

 

33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is

the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?  33:19 Thou shalt

not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst

perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

 

33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall

see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken

down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither

shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

 

33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad

rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither

shall gallant ship pass thereby.

 

33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is

our king; he will save us.

 

33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their

mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great

spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

 

33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that

dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

 

34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the

earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that

come forth of it.

 

34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury

upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath

delivered them to the slaughter.

 

34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up

out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their

blood.

 

34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens

shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall

down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from

the fig tree.

 

34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come

down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

 

34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with

fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the

kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great

slaughter in the land of Idumea.

 

34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with

the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust

made fat with fatness.

 

34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of

recompences for the controversy of Zion.

 

34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust

thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning

pitch.

 

34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall

go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none

shall pass through it for ever and ever.

 

34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also

and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the

line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

 

34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none

shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

 

34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in

the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and

a court for owls.

 

34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild

beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the

screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of

rest.

 

34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and

gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered,

every one with her mate.

 

34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these

shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded,

and his spirit it hath gathered them.

 

34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it

unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to

generation shall they dwell therein.

 

35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and

the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

 

35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and

singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency

of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the

excellency of our God.

 

35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

 

35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:

behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence;

he will come and save you.

 

35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the

deaf shall be unstopped.

 

35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the

dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams

in the desert.

 

35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land

springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall

be grass with reeds and rushes.

 

35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called

The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall

be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

 

35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up

thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk

there: 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to

Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall

obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 

36:1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that

Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of

Judah, and took them.

 

36:2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem

unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of

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

 

36:3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over

the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.

 

36:4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith

the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein

thou trustest?  36:5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words)

I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that

thou rebellest against me?  36:6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of

this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his

hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in

him.

 

36:7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not

he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and

said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?

36:8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of

Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on

thy part to set riders upon them.

 

36:9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least

of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and

for horsemen?  36:10 And am I now come up without the LORD against

this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this

land, and destroy it.

 

36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I

pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand

it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the

people that are on the wall.

 

36:12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to

thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit

upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own

piss with you?  36:13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud

voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great

king, the king of Assyria.

 

36:14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall

not be able to deliver you.

 

36:15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The

LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the

hand of the king of Assyria.

 

36:16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria,

Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye

every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye

every one the waters of his own cistern; 36:17 Until I come and take

you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land

of bread and vineyards.

 

36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver

us.

 

Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand

of the king of Assyria?  36:19 Where are the gods of Hamath and

Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered

Samaria out of my hand?  36:20 Who are they among all the gods of

these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the

LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?  36:21 But they held

their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment

was, saying, Answer him not.

 

36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the

household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the

recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words

of Rabshakeh.

 

37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent

his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the

house of the LORD.

 

37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the

scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto

Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

 

37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of

trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to

the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

 

37:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom

the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God,

and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard:

wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

 

37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

 

37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master,

Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard,

wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

 

37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour,

and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword

in his own land.

 

37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring

against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

 

37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come

forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers

to Hezekiah, saying, 37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of

Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee,

saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of

Assyria.

 

37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to

all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?

37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers

have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of

Eden which were in Telassar?  37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and

the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and

Ivah?  37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the

messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the

LORD, and spread it before the LORD.

 

37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, 37:16 O LORD of

hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art

the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast

made heaven and earth.

 

37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD,

and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to

reproach the living God.

 

37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the

nations, and their countries, 37:19 And have cast their gods into the

fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and

stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

 

37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all

the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou

only.

 

37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus

saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against

Sennacherib king of Assyria: 37:22 This is the word which the LORD

hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath

despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem

hath shaken her head at thee.

 

37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast

thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against

the Holy One of Israel.

 

37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By

the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the

mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall

cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter

into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.

 

37:25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet

have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

 

37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient

times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou

shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

 

37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were

dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as

the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted

before it be grown up.

 

37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and

thy rage against me.

 

37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into

mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in

thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

 

37:30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such

as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the

same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and

eat the fruit thereof.

 

37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall

again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 37:32 For out of

Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount

Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

 

37:33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He

shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come

before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

 

37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall

not come into this city, saith the LORD.

 

37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and

for my servant David's sake.

 

37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of

the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they

arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

 

37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned,

and dwelt at Nineveh.

 

37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of

Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with

the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon

his son reigned in his stead.

 

38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the

prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith

the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

 

38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto

the LORD, 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I

have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have

done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

 

38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 38:5 Go, and

say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I

have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto

thy days fifteen years.

 

38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king

of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

 

38:7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD

will do this thing that he hath spoken; 38:8 Behold, I will bring

again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of

Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which

degrees it was gone down.

 

38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and

was recovered of his sickness: 38:10 I said in the cutting off of my

days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the

residue of my years.

 

38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of

the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the

world.

 

38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's

tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with

pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

 

38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all

my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

 

38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a

dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed;

undertake for me.

 

38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath

done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

 

38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the

life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

 

38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love

to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast

all my sins behind thy back.

 

38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee:

they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

 

38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day:

the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

 

38:20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs

to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of

the LORD.

 

38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it

for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.

 

38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to

the house of the LORD?  39:1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of

Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for

he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

 

39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his

precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the

precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was

found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his

dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

 

39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto

him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And

Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from

Babylon.

 

39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah

answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing

among my treasures that I have not shewed them.

 

39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:

39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that

which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be

carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.

 

39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt

beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace

of the king of Babylon.

 

39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which

thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth

in my days.

 

40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

 

40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her

warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath

received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

 

40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the

way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

 

40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall

be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough

places plain: 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and

all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken

it.

 

40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is

grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the

LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

 

40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God

shall stand for ever.

 

40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high

mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice

with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of

Judah, Behold your God!  40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with

strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is

with him, and his work before him.

 

40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the

lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead

those that are with young.

 

40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and

meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth

in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a

balance?  40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his

counsellor hath taught him?  40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who

instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him

knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?  40:15 Behold,

the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small

dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little

thing.

 

40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof

sufficient for a burnt offering.

 

40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to

him less than nothing, and vanity.

 

40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare

unto him?  40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith

spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.

 

40:20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a

tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to

prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.

 

40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you

from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the

earth?  40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and

the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the

heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of

the earth as vanity.

 

40:24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown:

yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also

blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take

them away as stubble.

 

40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the

Holy One.

 

40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these

things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by

names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power;

not one faileth.

 

40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid

from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?  40:28 Hast

thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the

LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is

weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

 

40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he

increaseth strength.

 

40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men

shall utterly fall: 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew

their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall

run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

 

41:1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their

strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near

together to judgment.

 

41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his

foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he

gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

 

41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had

not gone with his feet.

 

41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the

beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

 

41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid,

drew near, and came.

 

41:6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his

brother, Be of good courage.

 

41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth

with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the

sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

 

41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the

seed of Abraham my friend.

 

41:9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called

thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my

servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

 

41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy

God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold

thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

 

41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be

ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive

with thee shall perish.

 

41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that

contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing,

and as a thing of nought.

 

41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto

thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

 

41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help

thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

 

41:15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having

teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt

make the hills as chaff.

 

41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the

whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and

shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

 

41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their

tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of

Israel will not forsake them.

 

41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of

the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry

land springs of water.

 

41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and

the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree,

and the pine, and the box tree together: 41:20 That they may see, and

know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD

hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

 

41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong

reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

 

41:22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let

them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them,

and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.

 

41:23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know

that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed,

and behold it together.

 

41:24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an

abomination is he that chooseth you.

 

41:25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the

rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon

princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.

 

41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and

beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that

sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that

heareth your words.

 

41:27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will

give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

 

41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there

was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.

 

41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their

molten images are wind and confusion.

 

42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul

delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth

judgment to the Gentiles.

 

42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in

the street.

 

42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he

not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

 

42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment

in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

 

42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and

stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which

cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and

spirit to them that walk therein: 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in

righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give

thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 42:7

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,

and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

 

42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to

another, neither my praise to graven images.

 

42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I

declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

 

42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of

the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the

isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

 

42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,

the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock

sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

 

42:12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the

islands.

 

42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up

jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail

against his enemies.

 

42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and

refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will

destroy and devour at once.

 

42:15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their

herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the

pools.

 

42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will

lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness

light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do

unto them, and not forsake them.

 

42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that

trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our

gods.

 

42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

 

42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I

sent?  who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's

servant?  42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening

the ears, but he heareth not.

 

42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will

magnify the law, and make it honourable.

 

42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them

snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a

prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

 

42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear

for the time to come?  42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to

the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for

they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his

law.

 

42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the

strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he

knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

 

43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he

that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have

called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

 

43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and

through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest

through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame

kindle upon thee.

 

43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I

gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

 

43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable,

and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people

for thy life.

 

43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the

east, and gather thee from the west; 43:6 I will say to the north,

Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and

my daughters from the ends of the earth; 43:7 Even every one that is

called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed

him; yea, I have made him.

 

43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that

have ears.

 

43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be

assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things?

let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or

let them hear, and say, It is truth.

 

43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have

chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:

before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

 

43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

 

43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there

was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the

LORD, that I am God.

 

43:13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can

deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?  43:14 Thus

saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I

have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the

Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

 

43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

 

43:16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path

in the mighty waters; 43:17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and

horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they

shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

 

43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things

of old.

 

43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall

ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers

in the desert.

 

43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the

owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the

desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

 

43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my

praise.

 

43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been

weary of me, O Israel.

 

43:23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt

offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have

not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with

incense.

 

43:24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou

filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to

serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

 

43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine

own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

 

43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that

thou mayest be justified.

 

43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed

against me.

 

43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have

given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

 

44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the

womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou,

Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

 

44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon

the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing

upon thine offspring: 44:4 And they shall spring up as among the

grass, as willows by the water courses.

 

44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by

the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the

LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

 

44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD

of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no

God.

 

44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in

order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things

that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.

 

44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that

time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God

beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

 

44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their

delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses;

they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

 

44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is

profitable for nothing?  44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be

ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered

together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be

ashamed together.

 

44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and

fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his

arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no

water, and is faint.

 

44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a

line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the

compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the

beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.

 

44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak,

which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he

planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

 

44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof,

and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he

maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and

falleth down thereto.

 

44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth

flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself,

and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: 44:17 And the residue

thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto

it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me;

for thou art my god.

 

44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes,

that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

 

44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge

nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea,

also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh,

and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination?

shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?  44:20 He feedeth on ashes:

a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his

soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?  44:21 Remember

these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed

thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of

me.

 

44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and,

as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

 

44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower

parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest,

and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and

glorified himself in Israel.

 

44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from

the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth

the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 44:25

That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad;

that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the

counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be

inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will

raise up the decayed places thereof: 44:27 That saith to the deep, Be

dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 44:28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my

shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem,

Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

 

45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I

have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins

of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall

not be shut; 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places

straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder

the bars of iron: 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,

and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the

LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

 

45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even

called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not

known me.

 

45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:

I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 45:6 That they may know

from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none

beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

 

45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create

evil: I the LORD do all these things.

 

45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down

righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation,

and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

 

45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd

strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that

fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?  45:10

Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to

the woman, What hast thou brought forth?  45:11 Thus saith the LORD,

the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come

concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

 

45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my

hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I

commanded.

 

45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his

ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for

price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

45:14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of

Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto

thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains

they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall

make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there

is none else, there is no God.

 

45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the

Saviour.

 

45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they

shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

 

45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting

salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

 

45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself

that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created

it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there

is none else.

 

45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I

said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak

righteousness, I declare things that are right.

 

45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are

escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of

their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

 

45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel

together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it

from that time?  have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside

me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

 

45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I

am God, and there is none else.

 

45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in

righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall

bow, every tongue shall swear.

 

45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and

strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed

against him shall be ashamed.

 

45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall

glory.

 

46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts,

and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a

burden to the weary beast.

 

46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the

burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

 

46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the

house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are

carried from the womb: 46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even

to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I

will carry, and will deliver you.

 

46:5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that

we may be like?  46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh

silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god:

they fall down, yea, they worship.

 

46:7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in

his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea,

one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his

trouble.

 

46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O

ye transgressors.

 

46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is

none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 46:10 Declaring the

end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not

yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my

pleasure: 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that

executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will

also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

 

46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from

righteousness: 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be

far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation

in Zion for Israel my glory.

 

47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit

on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for

thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

 

47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare

the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

 

47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I

will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

 

47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One

of Israel.

 

47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the

Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

 

47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and

given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the

ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

 

47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst

not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter

end of it.

 

47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that

dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else

beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss

of children: 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment

in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon

thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for

the great abundance of thine enchantments.

 

47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None

seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and

thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

 

47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from

whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be

able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly,

which thou shalt not know.

 

47:12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy

sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou

shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.

 

47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the

astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up,

and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

 

47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they

shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall

not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

 

47:15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even

thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his

quarter; none shall save thee.

 

48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of

Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by

the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not

in truth, nor in righteousness.

 

48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves

upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.

 

48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they

went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly,

and they came to pass.

 

48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron

sinew, and thy brow brass; 48:5 I have even from the beginning

declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest

thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and

my molten image, hath commanded them.

 

48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have

shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou

didst not know them.

 

48:7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the

day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I

knew them.

 

48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that

time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal

very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

 

48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise

will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

 

48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen

thee in the furnace of affliction.

 

48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how

should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

 

48:12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am

the first, I also am the last.

 

48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my

right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand

up together.

 

48:14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath

declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his

pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

 

48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought

him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

 

48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret

from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the

Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

 

48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am

the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by

the way that thou shouldest go.

 

48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy

peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

48:19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy

bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off

nor destroyed from before me.

 

48:20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice

of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the

earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

 

48:21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he

caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock

also, and the waters gushed out.

 

48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

 

49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The

LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath

he made mention of my name.

 

49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of

his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver

hath he hid me; 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel,

in whom I will be glorified.

 

49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength

for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and

my work with my God.

 

49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his

servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered,

yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be

my strength.

 

49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my

servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved

of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that

thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

 

49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to

him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant

of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship,

because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and

he shall choose thee.

 

49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and

in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee,

and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to

cause to inherit the desolate heritages; 49:9 That thou mayest say to

the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew

yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be

in all high places.

 

49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun

smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by

the springs of water shall he guide them.

 

49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be

exalted.

 

49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north

and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

 

49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into

singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will

have mercy upon his afflicted.

 

49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath

forgotten me.

 

49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have

compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I

not forget thee.

 

49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls

are continually before me.

 

49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made

thee waste shall go forth of thee.

 

49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather

themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou

shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind

them on thee, as a bride doeth.

 

49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy

destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the

inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

 

49:20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the

other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me:

give place to me that I may dwell.

 

49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these,

seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and

removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left

alone; these, where had they been?  49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD,

Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my

standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms,

and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

 

49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy

nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward

the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that

I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

 

49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive

delivered?  49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the

mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be

delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and

I will save thy children.

 

49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and

they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and

all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer,

the mighty One of Jacob.

 

50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's

divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to

whom I have sold you?  Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold

yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

 

50:2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was

there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot

redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up

the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because

there is no water, and dieth for thirst.

 

50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their

covering.

 

50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I

should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he

wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the

learned.

 

50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,

neither turned away back.

 

50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked

off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

 

50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be

confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that

I shall not be ashamed.

 

50:8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us

stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

 

50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn

me?  lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them

up.

 

50:10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice

of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him

trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

 

50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about

with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye

have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in

sorrow.

 

51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek

the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of

the pit whence ye are digged.

 

51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for

I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

 

51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste

places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like

the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein,

thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

 

51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation:

for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest

for a light of the people.

 

51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine

arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine

arm shall they trust.

 

51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth

beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth

shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in

like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness

shall not be abolished.

 

51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose

heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid

of their revilings.

 

51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall

eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my

salvation from generation to generation.

 

51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in

the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath

cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?  51:10 Art thou not it which hath

dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths

of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?  51:11 Therefore the

redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion;

and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain

gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

 

51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou

shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man

which shall be made as grass; 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker,

that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the

earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of

the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury

of the oppressor?  51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be

loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread

should fail.

 

51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves

roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

 

51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in

the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the

foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

 

51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the

hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of

the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

 

51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath

brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all

the sons that she hath brought up.

 

51:19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for

thee?  desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by

whom shall I comfort thee?  51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at

the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of

the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

 

51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not

with wine: 51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that

pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine

hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou

shalt no more drink it again: 51:23 But I will put it into the hand of

them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we

may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the

street, to them that went over.

 

52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful

garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no

more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

 

52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:

loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

 

52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and

ye shall be redeemed without money.

 

52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into

Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

 

52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people

is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl,

saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

 

52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know

in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

 

52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that

bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good

tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy

God reigneth!  52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the

voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when

the LORD shall bring again Zion.

 

52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of

Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed

Jerusalem.

 

52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the

nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our

God.

 

52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean

thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the

vessels of the LORD.

 

52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the

LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.

 

52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and

extolled, and be very high.

 

52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more

than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 52:15 So shall

he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him:

for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which

they had not heard shall they consider.

 

53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD

revealed?  53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and

as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and

when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

 

53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and

acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he

was despised, and we esteemed him not.

 

53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we

did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

 

53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our

iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his

stripes we are healed.

 

53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to

his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his

mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before

her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

 

53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare

his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for

the transgression of my people was he stricken.

 

53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his

death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his

mouth.

 

53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:

when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his

seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall

prosper in his hand.

 

53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:

by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall

bear their iniquities.

 

53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he

shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his

soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he

bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into

singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for

more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married

wife, saith the LORD.

 

54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the

curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and

strengthen thy stakes; 54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right

hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and

make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

 

54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou

confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget

the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy

widowhood any more.

 

54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name;

and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth

shall he be called.

 

54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in

spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

 

54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies

will I gather thee.

 

54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with

everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy

Redeemer.

 

54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn

that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I

sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

 

54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my

kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my

peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

 

54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,

behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy

foundations with sapphires.

 

54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of

carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

 

54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great

shall be the peace of thy children.

 

54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far

from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it

shall not come near thee.

 

54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:

whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

 

54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the

fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have

created the waster to destroy.

 

54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every

tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their

righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

 

55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that

hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk

without money and without price.

 

55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your

labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and

eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in

fatness.

 

55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall

live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure

mercies of David.

 

55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader

and commander to the people.

 

55:5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and

nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy

God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

 

55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he

is near: 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man

his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy

upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

 

55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my

ways, saith the LORD.

 

55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways

higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and

returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring

forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the

eater: 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it

shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I

please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 

55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the

mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and

all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

 

55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of

the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD

for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

 

56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my

salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

 

56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that

layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and

keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

 

56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to

the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his

people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

 

56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths,

and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a

place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give

them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

 

56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD,

to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants,

every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold

of my covenant; 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and

make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and

their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house

shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

 

56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet

will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

 

56:9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in

the forest.

 

56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb

dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

 

56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they

are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way,

every one for his gain, from his quarter.

 

56:12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves

with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more

abundant.

 

57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and

merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is

taken away from the evil to come.

 

57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each

one walking in his uprightness.

 

57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the

adulterer and the whore.

 

57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide

mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression,

a seed of falsehood.

 

57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying

the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?  57:6 Among

the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy

lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered

a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?  57:7 Upon a lofty

and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up

to offer sacrifice.

 

57:8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy

remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and

art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with

them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.

 

57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase

thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase

thyself even unto hell.

 

57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou

not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand;

therefore thou wast not grieved.

 

57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast

lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I

held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?  57:12 I will

declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit

thee.

 

57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind

shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth

his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy

mountain; 57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the

way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

 

57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,

whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also

that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the

humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

 

57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth:

for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

 

57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him:

I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his

heart.

 

57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,

and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

 

57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far

off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

 

57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest,

whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

 

57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

 

58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew

my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

 

58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation

that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God:

they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in

approaching to God.

 

58:3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore

have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in

the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

 

58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist

of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice

to be heard on high.

 

58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict

his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread

sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an

acceptable day to the LORD?  58:6 Is not this the fast that I have

chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens,

and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?  58:7

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the

poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that

thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health

shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before

thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

 

58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry,

and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee

the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 58:10

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted

soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as

the noon day: 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and

satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be

like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail

not.

 

58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:

thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou

shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to

dwell in.

 

58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy

pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of

the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways,

nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 58:14

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to

ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the

heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken

it.

 

59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;

neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 59:2 But your iniquities

have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his

face from you, that he will not hear.

 

59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with

iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered

perverseness.

 

59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust

in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth

iniquity.

 

59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that

eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out

into a viper.

 

59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover

themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and

the act of violence is in their hands.

 

59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent

blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and

destruction are in their paths.

 

59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their

goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein

shall not know peace.

 

59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake

us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we

walk in darkness.

 

59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had

no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate

places as dead men.

 

59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for

judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

 

59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins

testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our

iniquities, we know them; 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the

LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt,

conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

 

59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar

off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

 

59:15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh

himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there

was no judgment.

 

59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no

intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his

righteousness, it sustained him.

 

59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of

salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for

clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

 

59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his

adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay

recompence.

 

59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his

glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a

flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

 

59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn

from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

 

59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My

spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth,

shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed,

nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from

henceforth and for ever.

 

60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is

risen upon thee.

 

60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross

darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory

shall be seen upon thee.

 

60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the

brightness of thy rising.

 

60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather

themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far,

and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

 

60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall

fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be

converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

 

60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of

Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring

gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

 

60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the

rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with

acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

 

60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their

windows?  60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of

Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their

gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One

of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

 

60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their

kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in

my favour have I had mercy on thee.

 

60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be

shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the

Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

 

60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall

perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

 

60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the

pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my

sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

 

60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending

unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down

at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the

LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

 

60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went

through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many

generations.

 

60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck

the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy

Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

 

60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,

and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers

peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

 

60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor

destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls

Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

 

60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for

brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be

unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

 

60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw

itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of

thy mourning shall be ended.

 

60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the

land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I

may be glorified.

 

60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong

nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

 

61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath

anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to

bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and

the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 61:2 To proclaim the

acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to

comfort all that mourn; 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,

to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the

garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be

called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might

be glorified.

 

61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the

former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the

desolations of many generations.

 

61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of

the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

 

61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you

the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and

in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

 

61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall

rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess

the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

 

61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering;

and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting

covenant with them.

 

61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their

offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them,

that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.

 

61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in

my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath

covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh

himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her

jewels.

 

61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden

causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord

GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the

nations.

 

62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's

sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as

brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

 

62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy

glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the

LORD shall name.

 

62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and

a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

 

62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any

more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy

land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be

married.

 

62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry

thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God

rejoice over thee.

 

62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall

never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the

LORD, keep not silence, 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish,

and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

 

62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his

strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine

enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for

the which thou hast laboured: 62:9 But they that have gathered it

shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it

together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

 

62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the

people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a

standard for the people.

 

62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say

ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his

reward is with him, and his work before him.

 

62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the

LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

 

63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from

Bozrah?  this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the

greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to

save.

 

63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like

him that treadeth in the winefat?  63:3 I have trodden the winepress

alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them

in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be

sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

 

63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my

redeemed is come.

 

63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that

there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation

unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

 

63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them

drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

 

63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises

of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and

the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed

on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of

his lovingkindnesses.

 

63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not

lie: so he was their Saviour.

 

63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his

presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and

he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

 

63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was

turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

 

63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people,

saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the

shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within

him?  63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious

arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting

name?  63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the

wilderness, that they should not stumble?  63:14 As a beast goeth down

into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst

thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

 

63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy

holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the

sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they

restrained?  63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be

ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our

father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

 

63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened

our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of

thine inheritance.

 

63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while:

our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

 

63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not

called by thy name.

 

64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come

down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, 64:2 As when

the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make

thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at

thy presence!  64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked

not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

 

64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor

perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee,

what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

 

64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those

that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have

sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

 

64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses

are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities,

like the wind, have taken us away.

 

64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up

himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and

hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

 

64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou

our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

 

64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for

ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

 

64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,

Jerusalem a desolation.

 

64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised

thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid

waste.

 

64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou

hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?  65:1 I am sought of them

that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said,

Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

 

65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people,

which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that

sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; 65:4

Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat

swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier

than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the

day.

 

65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but

will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, 65:7 Your

iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the

LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me

upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their

bosom.

 

65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and

one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for

my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.

 

65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an

inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my

servants shall dwell there.

 

65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a

place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

 

65:11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy

mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the

drink offering unto that number.

 

65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow

down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when

I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did

choose that wherein I delighted not.

 

65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall

eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye

shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be

ashamed: 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye

shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

 

65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the

Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: 65:16

That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the

God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God

of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they

are hid from mine eyes.

 

65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the

former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

 

65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for,

behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

 

65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the

voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of

crying.

 

65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man

that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred

years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be

accursed.

 

65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall

plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

 

65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant,

and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,

and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

 

65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for

they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with

them.

 

65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;

and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

 

65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall

eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They

shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

 

66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my

footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the

place of my rest?  66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and

all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I

look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth

at my word.

 

66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth

a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation,

as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he

blessed an idol.

 

Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in

their abominations.

 

66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears

upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they

did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in

which I delighted not.

 

66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your

brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said,

Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they

shall be ashamed.

 

66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice

of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.

 

66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came,

she was delivered of a man child.

 

66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the

earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at

once?  for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

 

66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith

the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy

God.

 

66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that

love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: 66:11

That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her

consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the

abundance of her glory.

 

66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like

a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then

shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon

her knees.

 

66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye

shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

 

66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones

shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known

toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

 

66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots

like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with

flames of fire.

 

66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh:

and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

 

66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the

gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the

abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the

LORD.

 

66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I

will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my

glory.

 

66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that

escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw

the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not

heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my

glory among the Gentiles.

 

66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the

LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters,

and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem,

saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean

vessel into the house of the LORD.

 

66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith

the LORD.

 

66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,

shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your

name remain.

 

66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,

and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship

before me, saith the LORD.

 

66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men

that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die,

neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring

unto all flesh.