4,1Seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, 'We will eat our own bread, and wear our own clothing: only let us be called by your name. Take away our reproach.' 4,2In that day, the Lord's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel. 4,3It will happen, that he who is left in Zion, and he who remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even everyone who is written among the living in Jerusalem; 4,4When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning. 4,5The Lord will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. 4,6There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain.
5,1Let me sing for my well beloved a song of my beloved about his vineyard.
6,1In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the temple. 6,2Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 6,3One called to another, and said,
7,1It happened 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 to Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 7,2It was told the house of David, saying, 'Syria is allied with Ephraim.' His heart trembled, and the heart of His people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind. 7,3Then the Lord said to Isaiah, 'Go out now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field. 7,4Tell him, 'Be careful, and keep calm. Don't be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two tails of smoking torches, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.' 7,5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have plotted evil against you, saying, 7,6'Let's go up against Judah, and tear it apart, and let's divide it among ourselves, and set up a king in its midst, even the son of Tabeel. 7,7This is what the Lord God says; It shall not stand, neither shall it happen. 7,8For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken in pieces, so that it shall not be a people; 7,9and the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.
12,1In that day you will say, I will give thanks to You, Lord; for though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away and You comfort me. 12,2Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; and He has become my salvation." 12,3Therefore with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation. 12,4In that day you will say, "Give thanks to the Lord! Call on His name. Declare His doings among the peoples. Proclaim that His name is exalted! 12,5Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things! Let this be known in all the earth! 12,6Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of you!
13,1The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw: 13,2Set up a banner on the bare mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 13,3I've commanded My holy ones; also I've called My mighty men, in anger, My proud exuberant. 13,4The noise of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! the Lord of Hosts is mustering the army for the battle. 13,5They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole land. 13,6Wail; for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. 13,7Therefore all hands will be feeble, and everyone's heart will melt. 13,8They will be dismayed. Pangs and sorrows will seize them. They will be in pain like a woman in labor. They will look in amazement one at another. Their faces will be faces of flame. 13,9Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it. 13,10For the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. 13,11I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible. 13,12I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir. 13,13Therefore I will make the Heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the wrath of the Lord of Hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger. 13,14It will happen that like a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to their own people, and will each flee to their own land. 13,15Everyone who is found will be thrust through. Everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. 13,16Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped. 13,17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it. 13,18Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. 13,19Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 13,20It will never be inhabited, neither will it be lived in from generation to generation. The Arabian will not pitch a tent there, neither will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 13,21But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there. 13,22Wolves will cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged.
14,1For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land. The foreigner will join himself with them, and they will unite with the house of Jacob. 14,2The peoples will take them, and bring them to their place. The house of Israel will possess them in the Lord's land for servants and for handmaids. They will take as captives those whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 14,3It will happen in the day that the Lord will give you rest from your sorrow, from your trouble, and from the hard service in which you were made to serve, 14,4that you will take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased! The golden city has ceased!" 14,5the Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, 14,6who struck the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained. 14,7The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet. They break out song. 14,8Also the fir trees rejoice at you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us." 14,9Hell from beneath has moved, to meet your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 14,10They all will answer and ask you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?" 14,11Your pomp is brought down to Hell, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you. 14,12How you have fallen from Heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low! 14,13You said in your heart, "I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north! 14,14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!" 14,15Yet you shall be brought down to Hell, to the depths of the pit. 14,16Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms; 14,17who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?" 14,18All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house. 14,19But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot. 14,20You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The seed of evildoers will not be named forever. 14,21Prepare for slaughter of his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, that they not rise up and possess the earth, and fill the surface of the world with cities. 14,22I will rise up against them, says the Lord of Hosts, and cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son, says the Lord. 14,23I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, says the Lord of Hosts. 14,24The Lord of Hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought, so shall it happen; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand; 14,25that I will break the Assyrian in My land, and tread him under foot on My mountains. Then his yoke will leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders. 14,26This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 14,27For the Lord of Hosts has planned, and who can stop it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?" 14,28This burden was in the year that king Ahaz died. 14,29Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent. 14,30The firstborn of the poor will eat, and the needy will lie down in safety; and I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant will be killed. 14,31Howl, gate! Cry, city! You are melted away, Philistia, all of you; for smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks. 14,32What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.
15,1The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing. 15,2They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off. 15,3In their streets, they clothe themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly. 15,4Heshbon cries out with Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them. 15,5My heart cries out for Moab! Her nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for they go up by the ascent of Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they raise up a cry of destruction. 15,6For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing. 15,7Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows. 15,8For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its wailing to Beer Elim. 15,9For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of Moab who escape, and on the remnant of the land.
16,1Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion. 16,2For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon. 16,3Give advice, do justice, Set your shade like night at noon! Hide the outcasts! Don't betray the fugitive! 16,4Let Moab's outcasts dwell with you, be a hiding place for them from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land. 16,5A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness. 16,6We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing. 16,7Therefore Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth, utterly stricken. 16,8For the fields of Heshbon languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea. 16,9Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with My tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen. 16,10Gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither joyful noise. Nobody will tread out wine in the presses. I have made the shouting stop. 16,11Therefore My heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and My inward parts for Kir Heres. 16,12It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail. 16,13This is the word that the Lord spoke concerning Moab in time past. 16,14But now the Lord has spoken, saying, Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble.
17,1The burden of Damascus; Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. 17,2The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 17,3The fortress shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria. They will be as the glory of the children of Israel," says the Lord of Hosts. 17,4It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean. 17,5It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim. 17,6Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says the Lord, God of Israel. 17,7In that day, people will look to their Maker, and their eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 17,8They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the incense altars. 17,9In that day, their strong cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will be a desolation. 17,10For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings. 17,11In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 17,12Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters. 17,13The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. 17,14At evening, behold, terror. Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.
18,1Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia; 18,2that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!" 18,3All you settlers of the world, and you inhabitants of the earth, when a banner is lifted up on the mountains, look. When the trumpet is blown, listen. 18,4For the Lord said to me, I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 18,5For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and He will cut down and take away the spreading branches. 18,6They will be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the animals of the earth. The ravenous birds will summer on them, and all the animals of the earth will winter on them. 18,7In that time, a present will be brought to the Lord of Hosts from a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of the Lord of Hosts, Mount Zion.
19,1The burden of Egypt; Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. 19,2I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 19,3The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards. 19,4I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce king will rule over them, says God, the Lord of Hosts. 19,5The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry. 19,6The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away. 19,7The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. 19,8The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish. 19,9Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth will be confounded. 19,10The pillars will be broken in pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul. 19,11The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? 19,12Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what the Lord of Hosts has purposed concerning Egypt. 19,13The princes of Zoan have become fools. The princes of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes. 19,14The Lord has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 19,15Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do. 19,16In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of Hosts, which he shakes over them. 19,17The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the plans of the Lord of Hosts, which he determines against it. 19,18In that day, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of Hosts. One will be called 'The city of destruction.' 19,19In that day, there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. 19,20It will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them. 19,21The Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to the Lord, and will perform it. 19,22the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to the Lord, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. 19,23In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 19,24In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth; 19,25because the Lord of Hosts has blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.
20,1In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it.
21,1The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.
22,1The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
23,1The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.
24,1Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants. 24,2It will 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 creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest. 24,3The earth will be utterly emptied and utterly laid waste; for the Lord has spoken this word. 24,4The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. 24,5The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. 24,6Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 24,7The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh. 24,8The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases. 24,9They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it. 24,10The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 24,11There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone. 24,12The city is left in desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction. 24,13For it will be so in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done. 24,14These shall lift up their voice. They will shout for the majesty of the Lord. They cry aloud from the sea. 24,15Therefore glorify the Lord in the east, even the name of the Lord, God of Israel, in the islands of the sea! 24,16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Glory to the righteous. But I said, I pine away, I pine away, woe is me. The treacherous are treacherous, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously. 24,17Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth. 24,18It will happen that he who flees from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. 24,19The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. 24,20The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again. 24,21In that day the Lord will punish the army of the high on high, and the kings of the earth on earth. 24,22They 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. 24,23Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for the Lord of Hosts will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before His elders will be glory.
25,1Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you! I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete faithfulness and truth. 25,2For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built. 25,3Therefore a strong people will glorify You. A city of awesome nations will fear you. 25,4For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall. 25,5As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low. 25,6In this mountain, the Lord of Hosts will make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines. 25,7He will destroy in this mountain the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 25,8He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for the Lord has spoken it. 25,9It shall be said in that day, Behold, 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!" 25,10For in this mountain the hand of the Lord will rest. Moab will be trodden down in his place, even like straw is trodden down in the water of the dunghill. 25,11He will spread out His hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of His hands. 25,12He has brought the high fortress of your walls down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.
26,1In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
27,1In that day, the Lord with His hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and He will kill the dragon that is in the sea.
28,1Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! 28,2Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one. Like a storm of hail, a destroying storm, and like a storm of mighty waters overflowing, He will cast them down to the earth with his hand. 28,3The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden under foot. 28,4The fading flower of His glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be like the first-ripe fig before the summer; which someone picks and eats as soon as he sees it. 28,5In that day, the Lord of Hosts will become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the residue of His people; 28,6And a spirit of justice to Him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. 28,7They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment. 28,8For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness. 28,9Whom will He teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 28,10For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. 28,11But he will speak to this nation with stammering lips and in another language; 28,12That its said to them, This is the resting place. Give rest to weary; and This is the refreshing; yet they would not hear. 28,13Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken. 28,14Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scoffers, that rule this people in Jerusalem: 28,15Because you have said, 'We have made a covenant with death, and with Hell are we in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it won't come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hidden ourselves under falsehood.' 28,16Therefore thus says the Lord God, 'Here, I lay Zion as a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a true foundation. He who believes shall not rush. 28,17I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. 28,18Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Hell shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it. 28,19As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be nothing but terror to understand the message." 28,20For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in. 28,21For the Lord will rise up as on Mount Perazim. He will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon; that He may do his doings, His unusual doings, and work His works, his extraordinary actions. 28,22Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from God, the Lord of Hosts, on the whole earth. 28,23Give ear, and hear my voice! Listen, and hear my speech! 28,24Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods? 28,25When he has leveled its surface, doesn't he plant the dill, and scatter the cumin seed, and put in the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place? 28,26For his God instructs him in right judgment, and teaches him. 28,27For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod. 28,28Bread flour must be ground; so he will not always be threshing it. Although he drives the wheel of his threshing cart over it, his horses don't grind it. 28,29This also comes forth from the Lord of Hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.
29,1Woe to Ariel! Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add year to year; let the feasts come around; 29,2then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to Me as Ariel. 29,3I will encamp against you all around you, and will lay siege against you with posted troops. I will raise siege works against you. 29,4You will be brought down, and will speak out of the ground. Your speech will mumble out of the dust. Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust. 29,5But the multitude of your foes will be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away. Yes, it will be in an instant, suddenly. 29,6She will be visited by the Lord of Hosts with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire. 29,7The multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all who fight against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
30,1Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not from me; and who make an alliance, but not with my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin, 30,2who set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked my advice; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt! 30,3Therefore the strength of Pharaoh will be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. 30,4For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors have come to Hanes. 30,5They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can't profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. 30,6The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people. 30,7For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still. 30,8Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come forever and ever. 30,9For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the Lord; 30,10who tell the seers, Don't see! and to the prophets, Don't prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits. 30,11Get out of the way. Turn aside from the path. Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 30,12Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on it; 30,13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant. 30,14He will break it as a potter's vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing, so that there won't be found among the broken piece a piece good enough to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern." 30,15For thus said God the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, You will be saved in returning and rest. Your strength will be in quietness and in confidence. You refused,
31,1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many,
32,1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.
33,1Woe to you who destroy, but weren't destroyed; and who betray, but nobody betrayed you!
34,1Come near, you nations, to hear!
35,1The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.
36,1Now it happened in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all of the fortified cities of Judah, and captured them. 36,2The king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to king Hezekiah with a large army. He stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool in the fuller's field highway. 36,3Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder came out to him. 36,4Rabshakeh said to them, "Now tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this in which you trust? 36,5I say that your counsel and strength for the war are only vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? 36,6Behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt, which if a man leans on it, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. 36,7But if you tell me, 'We trust in the Lord our God,' isn't that He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar?'" 36,8Now therefore, please make a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. 36,9How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 36,10Have I come up now without the Lord against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. 36,11Then Eliakim, Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and don't speak to us in the Jews language in the ears of the people at the wall. 36,12But Rabshakeh said, Has my master sent me only to your master and to you, to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you? 36,13Then Rabshakeh stood, and called out with a loud voice in Jewish, and said, Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria. 36,14Thus says the king, Don't let Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you. 36,15Don't let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying, The Lord will surely deliver us. This city won't be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 36,16Don't listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and each of you eat from his vine, and each one from his fig tree, and each one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; 36,17Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 36,18Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The Lord will deliver us. Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their lands from the hand of the king of Assyria? 36,19Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 36,20Who are they among all the gods of these countries that have delivered their country out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 36,21But they remained silent, and said nothing in reply, for the king's commandment was, Don't answer him. 36,22Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
37,1It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the Lord's house. 37,2He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz. 37,3They said to him, thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring forth. 37,4It may be the Lord your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which the Lord your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.' 37,5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 37,6Isaiah said to them, Tell your master, 'Thus says the Lord, Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 37,7Behold, I will put a spirit in him and he will hear news, and will return to his own land. I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.'
38,1In those days was Hezekiah sick and near death. Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, Thus says the Lord, 'Set your house in order, for you will die, and not live.' 38,2Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 38,3And said, Remember now, Lord, I beg you, how I have walked before You in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in Your sight, Hezekiah wept bitterly. 38,4Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, 38,5Go, and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. 38,6I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.
39,1At that time, Merodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he heard that he had been sick, and had recovered. 39,2Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah didn't show them. 39,3Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and asked him, "What did these men say? Where did they come from to you? Hezekiah said, They have come from a country far from me, even from Babylon. 39,4Then he asked, What have they seen in your house? Hezekiah answered, 'They have seen all that is in my house. There is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.' 39,5Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord of Hosts; 39,6'Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up until this day, will be carried to Babylon. Nothing will be left,' says the Lord. 39,7'They will take away your sons who will issue from you, whom you shall father, and they will be eunuchs in the king of Babylon's palace.
40,1Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 40,2Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
41,1Keep silent before Me, islands, and let the peoples renew their strength.
43,1But now thus says the Lord who created you, Jacob, and He who formed you, Israel:
44,1Listen now, Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.
45,1Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the doors before Him, and the gates shall not be shut.
46,1Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols are on the animals, and on the livestock; the things that you carried about are made a load, a burden to the weary. 46,2They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves have gone into captivity.
47,1Come down, and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called tender and delicate. 47,2Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers. 47,3Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen; I will take vengeance, and will spare no man.
48,1Hear this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness. 48,2For you are named the Holy city, and support yourselves by the God of Israel; the Lord of Hosts is His name. 48,3I have declared the former things from of old; they went forth out of My mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they happened. 48,4Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass. 48,5Therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I showed it to you; lest you should say, 'My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them.' 48,6You have heard all this; and won't you declare it? I have shown you new things from this time, even hidden things, which you have not known. 48,7They are created now, and not from old; and before this day you didn't hear them; lest you should say, 'Behold, I knew them.' 48,8You didn't hear, you didn't know, from old your ear wasn't opened. For I knew that you dealt very treacherously, and you were called a transgressor from the womb. 48,9For my name's sake will I defer My anger, and for My praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off. 48,10I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you from the furnace of affliction. 48,11For my own sake's sake, I'll do it; for how should My name be profaned? I will not give My glory to another.
49,1Listen, islands, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far. The Lord has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has He made mention of my name.
50,1Thus says the Lord, "Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, with which I have put her away? or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away. 50,2Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all, that it can't 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 stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst. 50,3I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."
51,1"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from. 51,2Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many. 51,3For the Lord has comforted Zion; He has comforted all her waste places, and has made 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.
52,1Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 52,2Shake yourself from the dust! Arise, sit up, Jerusalem! Release yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion! 52,3For thus says the Lord, You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.
53,1Who has believed our message? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
54,1Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child. For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says the Lord.
55,1Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
56,1Thus says the Lord, Keep justice, and do righteousness. For my salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.
57,1The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are gathered; no one understanding, that in the face of the evil, the righteous are gathered. 57,2He enters into peace; they rest in their beds, one who walks in uprightness. 57,3But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the prostitute. 57,4Against whom do you sport yourselves? Against whom do you make a wide mouth, and stick out your tongue? Aren't you children of disobedience, a seed of falsehood? 57,5You who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who kill the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks? 57,6Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they are your lot; you have even poured a drink offering to them. You have offered an offering. Shall I be appeased for these things?
58,1Cry aloud, don't spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and declare to My people their disobedience, and to the house of Jacob their sins. 58,2Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways; as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask for righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.
59,1Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it can't save; neither His ear heavy, that it can't hear.
60,1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen on you. 60,2For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples. But the Lord will arise on you, and His glory shall be seen on you.
61,1The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the humble.
62,1For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her Salvation as a lamp that burns. 62,2The nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. 62,3You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 62,4You shall no more be termed Forsaken, neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called 'Desired', and your land 'Engaged', for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. 62,5For as a husband chooses a virgin, so shall your sons be husbands. And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
63,1Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This who is glorious in His clothing, marching in the greatness of His strength?
64,1Oh, that You would tear the heavens and come down. That the mountains might quake at Your presence. As when fire kindles the brushwood, and the fire causes the waters to boil. To make Your name known to Your adversaries, and that the nations tremble at Your presence. 64,2When You did awesome things which we didn't look for, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. 64,3For from old, men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides You, who works for him who waits for Him. 64,4You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember You in your ways. Behold, You were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time. Shall we be saved? 64,5For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment. We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 64,6There is none who calls on Your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us for our iniquities.
65,1I am inquired of by those who didn't ask. I am found by those who didn't seek me. I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by My name. 65,2I have spread out My hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts. 65,3A people who provoke Me to My face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks. 65,4who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places. Whom eat pig's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels. 65,5who say, crowd yourselves closely, don't come near to me, for you are Holy. These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burns all the day. 65,6Behold, it is written before me. I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yes, I will recompense into their bosom. 65,7Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, says the Lord, who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed Me on the hills. Therefore will I first measure their work into their bosom.
66,1Thus says the Lord, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build to Me? What place shall be My rest? 66,2For all these things has My hand made, and so all these things came to be, says the Lord.