Restored King James Version Book of Isaiah
Based on the Authorised Version (King James) with the words "God" and "LORD"
restored to their original words, and various words
(thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and
constructions (them that, etc) modernized.
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
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for YHWH has
spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled
3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but
Israel does not know, my people does not consider.
4 Ah sinful nation, a
people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters:
they have forsaken YHWH, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.
5 Why should you be stricken any more? you
will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
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.
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.
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.
9 Except YHWH of hosts had left unto us a
very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like
10 Hear the word of YHWH, you rulers of Sodom; give ear
unto the law of our Elohim, you people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the
multitude of your sacrifices unto me? said YHWH: 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.
12 When you come to appear before
me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
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.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul
hates: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 And when you
spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yea, when you make
many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you,
make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease
to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge
the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason
together, said YHWH: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if you
refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was
full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
silver is become dross, your wine mixed with water:
23 Your princes are
rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows
after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the
widow come unto them.
24 Therefore said Adon, YHWH of hosts, the
mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries, and avenge me of
25 And I will turn my hand upon you, and purely purge away
your dross, and take away all your tin:
26 And I will restore your judges as at
the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be
called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
27 Zion shall be
redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
28 And the
destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and
they that forsake YHWH shall be consumed.
29 For they shall be ashamed
of the oaks which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens
that you have chosen.
30 For you shall be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as
a garden that has no water.
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
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the
mountain of YHWH'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.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the
mountain of YHWH, to the house of the Elohim 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 YHWH from Jerusalem.
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.
5 O house of Jacob,
come you, and let us walk in the light of YHWH.
6 Therefore you have
forsaken your 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.
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:
8 Their land also is
full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own
fingers have made:
9 And the mean man bows down, and the great man
humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock, and
hide you in the dust, for fear of YHWH, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall
be bowed down, and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the
day of YHWH 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:
13 And upon
all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that
are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men
shall be made low: and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.
the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of
the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of YHWH, and for the
glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
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;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged
rocks, for fear of YHWH, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises
to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his
nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
1 For, behold, Adon,
YHWH of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and
the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent,
and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the
counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And I will
give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
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.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of
the house of his father, saying, You have clothing, be you our ruler, and
let this ruin be under your hand:
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.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen:
because their tongue and their doings are against YHWH, to provoke the
eyes of his glory.
9 The show of their countenance does 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.
10 Say you to the
righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of
11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the
reward of his hands shall be given him.
12 As for my people, children are
their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead you
cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.
13 YHWH stands up
to plead, and stands to judge the people.
14 YHWH will enter into
judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for you have
eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What mean
you that you beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? said
Adonai ELOHIM of hosts.
16 Moreover YHWH said, 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:
Adonai will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of
Zion, and YHWH will discover their secret parts.
18 In that day Adonai
will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and
their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the
bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs,
and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the
hoods, and the veils.
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.
25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your
mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being
desolate shall sit upon the ground.
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 your name, to take away our reproach.
that day shall the branch of YHWH be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit
of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he
that remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is
written among the living in Jerusalem:
4 When Adonai 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
5 And YHWH 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.
there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for
a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
1 Now will I
sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My
wellbeloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
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.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you,
betwixt me and my vineyard.
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 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
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.
7 For the vineyard of YHWH 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.
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!
9 In my
ears said YHWH of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even
great and fair, without inhabitant.
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall
yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
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!
12 And the harp, and the
viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not
the work of YHWH, neither consider the operation of his hands.
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no
knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up
14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he
that rejoices, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought
down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be
16 But YHWH of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and El that
is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed
after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were
with a cart rope:
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!
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!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own
eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to
drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the
wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes 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 YHWH of hosts, and despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore is the anger of YHWH
kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them,
and has 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.
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:
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:
arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be
counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.
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
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.
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I
saw also Adonai sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train
filled the temple.
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.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy,
is YHWH of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts
of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled
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 my
eyes have seen the King, YHWH of hosts.
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:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this has
touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.
8 Also I heard the voice of Adonai, saying, Whom shall I send, and who
will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And he said, Go, and tell
this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but
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.
said I, Adonai, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without
inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And YHWH have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in
the midst of the land.
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
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.
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.
3 Then said
YHWH unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your
son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the
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.
Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you,
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 Thus said Adonai ELOHIM, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to
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.
9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of
Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, surely you shall not be
10 Moreover YHWH spoke again unto Ahaz, saying,
you a sign of YHWH your Elohim; ask it either in the depth, or in the height
12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt YHWH.
13 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you
to weary men, but will you weary my Elohim also?
14 Therefore Adonai himself
shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may
know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
16 For before the child shall
know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that you abhor
shall be forsaken of both her kings.
17 YHWH shall bring upon you, and
upon your people, and upon your father's house, days that have not come from the
day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
18 And it
shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH 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.
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
20 In the same day shall Adonai 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.
21 And it shall
come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
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
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.
24 With arrows and with bows shall men come
thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
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.
1 Moreover YHWH said unto me, Take
you a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah
the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
3 And I went unto the
prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said YHWH to me, Call
his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
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.
5 YHWH spoke also unto
me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah
that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
7 Now therefore,
behold, Adonai brings 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 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 your land, O Immanuel.
9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and
give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in
pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel
together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand:
for El is with us.
11 For YHWH spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A
confederacy; neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify YHWH
of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
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.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall,
and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal
the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon YHWH, that hides
his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and
the children whom YHWH has given me are for signs and for wonders in
Israel from YHWH of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.
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 Elohim?
for the living to the dead?
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.
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 Elohim, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto
the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall
be driven to darkness.
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.
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 has the light shined.
3 You have multiplied the
nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy
in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For you have
broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his
oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
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.
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 El, The everlasting Father, The
Prince of Peace.
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 YHWH of hosts will perform this.
8 Adonai sent a word into
Jacob, and it has lighted upon Israel.
9 And all the people shall know,
even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and
stoutness of heart,
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with
hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
11 Therefore YHWH shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and
join his enemies together;
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.
13 For the people
turns not unto him that smites them, neither do they seek YHWH of
14 Therefore YHWH will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch
and rush, in one day.
15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the
prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this
people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
17 Therefore Adonai 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 speaks folly. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burns
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.
19 Through the wrath of YHWH of hosts is the land darkened, and the
people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
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:
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.
1 Woe unto them that decree
unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
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
3 And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the
desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where
will you leave your glory?
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.
5 O Assyrian, the rod of
my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.
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.
7 Howbeit he means not so, neither does
his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not
8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno
as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my
hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel
them of Jerusalem and of Samaria:
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto
Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
12 Wherefore it
shall come to pass, that when Adonai has 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.
13 For he said, 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:
14 And my hand has found
as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left,
have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or
opened the mouth, or peeped.
15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that
hews therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shakes 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.
16 Therefore shall
Adon, Adonai of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory
he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
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;
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 standardbearer faints.
19 And the rest of the trees of
his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
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 YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant
shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty El.
22 For though
your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall
return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
Adonai ELOHIM of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst
of all the land.
24 Therefore thus said Adonai ELOHIM of hosts, O my people
that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with
a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and my
anger in their destruction.
26 And YHWH 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.
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken
away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall
be destroyed because of the anointing.
28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed
to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his carriages:
29 They are gone over
the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah
of Saul is fled.
30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be
heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants
of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
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.
33 Behold, Adon, YHWH of hosts, shall lop the
bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the
haughty shall be humbled.
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the
forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
1 And there
shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out
of his roots:
2 And the spirit of YHWH 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 YHWH;
3 And shall make him of quick
understanding in the fear of YHWH: and he shall not judge after the sight
of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
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.
5 And righteousness shall
be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
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.
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.
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.
9 They shall not hurt nor
destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge
of YHWH, as the waters cover the sea.
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 And it shall come to
pass in that day, that Adonai 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.
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.
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.
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.
15 And YHWH 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.
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.
1 And in that day you
shall say, O YHWH, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your
anger is turned away, and you comforted me.
2 Behold, El is my
salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for YH YHWH is my
strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
3 Therefore with joy
shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.
4 And in that day shall
you say, Praise YHWH, call upon his name, declare his doings among the
people, make mention that his name is exalted.
5 Sing unto YHWH; for he
has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and
shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the
midst of you.
1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did
2 Lift you 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.
have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for my
anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
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: YHWH of hosts musters the host of the
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even YHWH, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
you; for the day of YHWH is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of
them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed
one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of YHWH comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate:
and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
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
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.
12 I will make a man more precious
than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I
will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the
wrath of YHWH of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it
shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes up: they shall
every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is
joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be
dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their
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.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have
no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall
be as when Elohim overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
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.
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
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.
1 For YHWH 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
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 YHWH for servants
and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were;
and they shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in
the day that YHWH shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear,
and from the hard bondage wherein you were made to serve.
4 That you shall
take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the
oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
5 YHWH has broken the staff
of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who smote the people in
wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is
persecuted, and none hinders.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet:
they break forth into singing.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at you, and the
cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since you are laid down, no feller is come up
9 Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your
coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the
earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto you, Are you also become weak as we?
are you become like unto us?
11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and
the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover
12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how
are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
13 For you
have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne
above the stars of El: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in
the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I
will be like the most High.
15 Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to
the sides of the pit.
16 They that see you shall narrowly look upon you,
and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and
destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one
in his own house.
19 But you are cast out of your 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.
20 You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed
your land, and slain your people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
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
22 For I will rise up against them, said YHWH of hosts,
and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, said YHWH.
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, said YHWH of
24 YHWH of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so
shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
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
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.
27 For YHWH of hosts has purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his
hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
28 In the year that king
Ahaz died was this burden.
29 Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the
rod of him that smote you is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come
forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety:
and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay your remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; you, whole Palestina, are dissolved: for
there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation?
That YHWH has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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
6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is
withered away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the
abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry
away to the brook of the willows.
8 For the cry is gone round about the
borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto
9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring
more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapes of Moab, and upon the remnant of
1 Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the
wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
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.
3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the
night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that
4 Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be you a covert to
them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the
spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
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.
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.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the
foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.
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.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of
Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon, and
Elealeh: for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest is fallen.
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.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab,
and my inward parts for Kirharesh.
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.
13 This is the word that YHWH has spoken concerning Moab since that time.
14 But now YHWH has
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.
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold,
Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall
lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
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, said YHWH of hosts.
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.
5 And it shall be as
when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps the ears with his arm; and
it shall be as he that gathers ears in the valley of Rephaim.
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, said YHWH Elohim of Israel.
7 At that day shall
a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of
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
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.
10 Because you have forgotten the Elohim of your
salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore
shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with strange slips:
the day shall you make your plant to grow, and in the morning shall you make
your seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and
of desperate sorrow.
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!
13 The nations shall rush like
the rushing of many waters: but Elohim 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.
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.
1 Woe to the land shadowing
with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
2 That sends
ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying,
Go, you 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!
3 All you inhabitants of the world, and
dwellers on the earth, see you, when he lifts up an ensign on the mountains;
and when he blows a trumpet, hear you.
4 For so YHWH 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.
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.
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.
7 In that time
shall the present be brought unto YHWH 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 YHWH of hosts, the mount Zion.
1 The burden of
Egypt. Behold, YHWH rides 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.
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.
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.
4 And the Egyptians
will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule
over them, said Adon, YHWH of hosts.
5 And the waters shall fail
from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
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.
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.
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.
9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they
that weave networks, shall be confounded.
10 And they shall be broken in the
purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
11 Surely the
princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is
become brutish: how say you unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of
12 Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell
you now, and let them know what YHWH of hosts has purposed upon Egypt.
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
14 YHWH has mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof:
and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man
staggers in his vomit.
15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which
the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
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 YHWH of hosts, which he shakes over it.
17 And the land of Judah
shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that makes mention thereof shall be
afraid in himself, because of the counsel of YHWH of hosts, which he has
determined against it.
18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt
speak the language of Canaan, and swear to YHWH of hosts; one shall be
called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day shall there be an altar to
YHWH in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto YHWH
of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto YHWH because of the
oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall
21 And YHWH shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians
shall know YHWH in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea,
they shall vow a vow unto YHWH, and perform it.
22 And YHWH shall
smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to YHWH, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them.
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
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with
Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
25 Whom YHWH of hosts
shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my
hands, and Israel my inheritance.
1 In the year that Tartan came unto
Ashdod (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod,
and took it;
2 At the same time spoke YHWH by Isaiah the son of Amoz,
saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins, and put off your shoe
from your foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 And YHWH
said, Like as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for
a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
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
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their
expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this isle
shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, where we flee for
help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass
through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.
2 A grievous
vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and
the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof
have I made to cease.
3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have
taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travails: I was bowed down
at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
4 My heart panted,
fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear
5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you
princes, and anoint the shield.
6 For thus has Adonai said unto me, Go,
set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.
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:
8 And he cried, A lion: My Adonai, I
stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward
9 And, behold, here comes 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 elohim he has broken unto the ground.
10 O my threshing,
and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of YHWH of hosts, the
Elohim of Israel, have I declared unto you.
11 The burden of Dumah. He calls
to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning comes, and also the night: if you will
inquire, inquire you: return, come.
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest
in Arabia shall you lodge, O you travelling companies of Dedanim.
inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they
prevented with their bread him that fled.
15 For they fled from the swords,
from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus has Adonai said unto me, Within a year, according to the
years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
17 And the
residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar,
shall be diminished: for YHWH Elohim of Israel has spoken it.
burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly
gone up to the housetops?
2 You that are full of stirs, a tumultuous city,
a joyous city: your slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
3 All your rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that
are found in you are bound together, which have fled from far.
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.
5 For it is a day of
trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by Adonai ELOHIM of hosts in
the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir
uncovered the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that your choicest valleys
shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at
8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in
that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
9 You have seen also the
breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you gathered together
the waters of the lower pool.
10 And you have numbered the houses of
Jerusalem, and the houses have you broken down to fortify the wall.
made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but you
have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that
fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did Adonai ELOHIM of hosts call to
weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
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.
14 And it was revealed in my ears by YHWH of hosts, Surely this
iniquity shall not be purged from you till you die, said Adonai ELOHIM of
15 Thus said Adonai ELOHIM of hosts, Go, get you unto this
treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
16 What have
you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you out a sepulchre
here, as he that hews him out a sepulchre on high, and that graves an
habitation for himself in a rock?
17 Behold, YHWH will carry you away
with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover you.
18 He will surely
violently turn and toss you like a ball into a large country: there shall
you die, and there the chariots of your glory shall be the shame of your lord's
19 And I will drive you from your station, and from your state shall
he pull you down.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will
call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And I will clothe him with
your robe, and strengthen him with your girdle, and I will commit your government
into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
to the house of Judah.
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.
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.
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
25 In that day, said YHWH 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 YHWH has spoken it.
1 The 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 Chittim it is
revealed to them.
2 Be still, you inhabitants of the isle; you whom the
merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
3 And by great
waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is
a mart of nations.
4 Be you ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea has 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.
5 As at the report
concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
6 Pass you over to Tarshish; howl, you inhabitants of the isle.
7 Is this
your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry
her afar off to sojourn.
8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the
crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the
honourable of the earth?
9 YHWH of hosts has purposed it, to stain the
pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the
10 Pass through your land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is
no more strength.
11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the
kingdoms: YHWH has given a commandment against the merchant city, to
destroy the strong holds thereof.
12 And he said, You shall no more
rejoice, O you oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to
Chittim; there also shall you have no rest.
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.
14 Howl, you ships of Tarshish:
for your strength is laid waste.
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.
16 Take an
harp, go about the city, you harlot that have been forgotten; make sweet
melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered.
17 And it shall
come to pass after the end of seventy years, that YHWH 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.
18 And her merchandise and
her hire shall be holiness to YHWH: it shall not be treasured nor laid up;
for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before YHWH, to eat
sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
1 Behold, YHWH makes the
earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters
abroad the inhabitants thereof.
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
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for YHWH has spoken this word.
4 The earth mourns and fades away, the world
languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have
transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein
are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men
7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merryhearted do
8 The mirth of tabrets ceases, the noise of them that rejoice ends,
the joy of the harp ceases.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong
drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is
broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a
crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with
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.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they
shall sing for the majesty of YHWH, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify you YHWH in the fires, even the name of YHWH Elohim
of Israel in the isles of the sea.
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.
17 Fear, and the pit,
and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall
come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into
the pit; and he that comes 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.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean
dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
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
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall punish
the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon
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
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when
YHWH of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his
1 O YHWH, you are my Elohim; I will exalt you, I will
praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are
faithfulness and truth.
2 For you have made of a city an heap; of a
defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the
terrible nations shall fear you.
4 For you have 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.
5 You shall 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.
6 And in this mountain shall YHWH 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.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over
all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow
up death in victory; and Adonai ELOHIM will wipe away tears from off all faces;
and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for
YHWH has spoken it.
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our
Elohim; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is YHWH; we have
waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
10 For in this
mountain shall the hand of YHWH rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under
him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
11 And he shall spread
forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swims spreads forth his
hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of
12 And the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he
bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
1 In that
day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city;
salvation will Elohim appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open you the gates, that
the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep
him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in
4 Trust you in YHWH for ever: for in YH YHWH is
5 For he brings down them that dwell on high; the
lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he
brings it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet
of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is
uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in
the way of your judgments, O YHWH, have we waited for you; the desire of our
soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.
9 With my soul have I
desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek you
early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world
will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be showed 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 YHWH.
11 YHWH, when your 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 your enemies shall devour them.
12 YHWH, you
will ordain peace for us: for you also have wrought all our works in us.
13 O YHWH our Elohim, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: but by
you only will we make mention of your name.
14 They are dead, they shall not
live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have you visited and
destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15 You have increased
the nation, O YHWH, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you
had removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
16 YHWH, in trouble
have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was upon
17 Like as a woman with child, that draws near the time of her
delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in your
sight, O YHWH.
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.
19 Your dead men shall
live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that
dwell in dust: for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast
out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your
doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the
indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, YHWH comes 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.
1 In that day YHWH 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.
2 In that day sing you unto her, A vineyard of red
3 I YHWH do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt
it, I will keep it night and day.
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
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace
with me; and he shall make peace with me.
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.
7 Has 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?
8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays
his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the
iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin;
when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in
sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
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
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 show them no favour.
12 And it shall come to pass in
that day, that YHWH shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the
stream of Egypt, and you shall be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
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 YHWH in the holy
mount at Jerusalem.
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!
2 Behold, Adonai has
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
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under
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 looks upon it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
5 In that day shall YHWH of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a
diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of
judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn
the battle to the gate.
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.
8 For all tables
are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them
that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept
must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;
here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another
tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest
wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they
would not hear.
13 But the word of YHWH 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.
14 Wherefore hear the word of YHWH, you scornful men,
that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because you 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:
16 Therefore thus said Adonai ELOHIM, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that
believes shall not make haste.
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.
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 you shall be trodden down
19 From the time that it goes 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.
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
21 For YHWH 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.
22 Now therefore be you not mockers,
lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from Adonai ELOHIM of hosts a
consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give you ear, and hear
my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
24 Doth the plowman plow all day to
sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?
25 When he has made
plain the face thereof, does 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?
26 For his Elohim does instruct him to discretion, and does
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 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.
29 This also comes forth from
YHWH of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add you year to
year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall
be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp
against you round about, and will lay siege against you with a mount, and I
will raise forts against you.
4 And you shall be brought down, and shall
speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust, and your
voice shall be, as of one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and
your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of your
strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones
shall be as chaff that passes away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 You shall be visited of YHWH of hosts with thunder, and with
earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of
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.
8 It shall even be as when an
hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is
empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he
awakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the
multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with
wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For YHWH has poured
out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets
and your rulers, the seers has he covered.
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 you: and he said, I cannot;
for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray you: and he said, I am not learned.
Adonai 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:
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.
15 Woe unto them that seek
deep to hide their counsel from YHWH, and their works are in the dark, and
they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
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?
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?
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.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in YHWH, and
the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the
terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that
watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word,
and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just
for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus said YHWH, who redeemed
Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he sees his children, the
work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and
sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the Elohim of Israel.
also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured
shall learn doctrine.
1 Woe to the rebellious children, said YHWH,
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:
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!
3 Therefore shall the strength
of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor
profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
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.
7 For the Egyptians shall
help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their
strength is to sit still.
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:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not
hear the law of YHWH:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the
prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things,
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path,
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus
said the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, and trust in
oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity
shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose
breaking comes suddenly at an instant.
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.
15 For thus said
Adonai ELOHIM, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved;
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and you would not.
16 But you said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall you flee:
and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of
five shall you flee: till you be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain,
and as an ensign on an hill.
18 And therefore will YHWH wait, that he
may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have
mercy upon you: for YHWH is a Elohim of judgment: blessed are all they that
wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall
weep no more: he will be very gracious unto you at the voice of your cry; when
he shall hear it, he will answer you.
20 And though Adonai give you the
bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be
removed into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:
21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way,
walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.
22 You shall defile also the covering of your graven images of silver, and the
ornament of your molten images of gold: you shall cast them away as a
menstruous cloth; you shall say unto it, Get you hence.
23 Then shall he
give the rain of your seed, that you shall sow the ground withal; and bread of
the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day
shall your cattle feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen likewise and the young
asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which has been winnowed
with the shovel and with the fan.
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.
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 YHWH binds up the breach of
his people, and heals the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of
YHWH comes 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:
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.
29 You shall have a
song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as
when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain of YHWH, to the
mighty One of Israel.
30 And YHWH shall cause his glorious voice to be
heard, and shall show 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.
31 For through the voice of YHWH shall the
Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where
the grounded staff shall pass, which YHWH shall lay upon him, it shall be
with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he has
made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of
YHWH, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it.
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 YHWH!
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
3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not El; and their horses flesh,
and not spirit. When YHWH shall stretch out his hand, both he that helps
shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail
4 For thus has YHWH 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 YHWH of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion,
and for the hill thereof.
5 As birds flying, so will YHWH of hosts
defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will
6 Turn you unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply
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.
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.
9 And he shall pass over to his
strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, said YHWH, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
1 Behold, a
king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
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
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears
of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall
understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl
said to be bountiful.
6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his
heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against
YHWH, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of
the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he
devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the
needy speaks right.
8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by
liberal things shall he stand.
9 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my
voice, you careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10 Many days and
years shall you be troubled, you careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the
gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, you women that are at ease; be
troubled, you careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth
upon your loins.
12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant
fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up
thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
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;
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
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness
remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be
peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure
dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
19 When it shall hail, coming down
on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
20 Blessed are you
that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the
1 Woe to you that spoilest, and you were not spoiled; and deal
treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with you! when you shall
cease to spoil, you shall be spoiled; and when you shall make an end to deal
treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.
2 O YHWH, be
gracious unto us; we have waited for you: be you their arm every morning,
our salvation also in the time of trouble.
3 At the noise of the tumult the
people fled; at the lifting up of yourself the nations were scattered.
your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the
running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
5 YHWH is exalted;
for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength
of salvation: the fear of YHWH is his treasure.
7 Behold, their valiant
ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the covenant, he
has despised the cities, he regards no man.
9 The earth mourns and
languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness;
and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10 Now will I rise, said YHWH; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11 You shall conceive
chaff, you shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall
they be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, you that are far off, what I have done;
and, you that are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are
afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell
with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises
the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that
stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing
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.
17 Your eyes
shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far
18 Your heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the
receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
19 You shall not see a
fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than you can perceive; of a
stammering tongue, that you can not understand.
20 Look upon Zion, the
city of our solemnities: your 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.
there the glorious YHWH will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams;
wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22 For YHWH is our judge, YHWH is our lawgiver, YHWH is our
king; he will save us.
23 Your 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.
24 And the inhabitant shall not
say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their
1 Come near, you nations, to hear; and hearken, you people: let
the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come
forth of it.
2 For the indignation of YHWH is upon all nations, and his
fury upon all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered
them to the slaughter.
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
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 falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig
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.
6 The sword of
YHWH 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 YHWH has a
sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
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.
it is the day of YHWH's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the
controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch,
and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning
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.
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.
shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all
her princes shall be nothing.
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.
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
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.
16 Seek you out of the book of YHWH, and read: no one of
these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it has commanded,
and his spirit it has gathered them.
17 And he has cast the lot for them,
and his hand has divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for
ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall
rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
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 YHWH, and the
excellency of our Elohim.
3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear
not: behold, your Elohim will come with vengeance, even Elohim with a recompense; he
will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and
the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
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.
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.
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.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous
beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall
10 And the ransomed of YHWH 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.
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.
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.
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
4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus said
the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein you
5 I say, say you, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel
and strength for war: now on whom do you trust, that you rebel against
6 Lo, you trust 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.
7 But if you say to me, We trust in YHWH our Elohim: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has
taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, You shall worship before this
8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of
Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you be able on your part
to set riders upon them.
9 How then will 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?
10 And am I now come up without YHWH against
this land to destroy it? YHWH said unto me, Go up against this land, and
11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak,
I pray you, unto your 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.
12 But Rabshakeh said, Has my master sent me to your master and
to you to speak these words? has 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?
13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language,
and said, Hear you the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
said the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to
15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in YHWH, saying, YHWH will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of
the king of Assyria.
16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus said the king of
Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat
you every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink you every
one the waters of his own cistern;
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
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, YHWH will
deliver us. Has any of the elohim of the nations delivered his land out of the
hand of the king of Assyria?
19 Where are the elohim of Hamath and Arphad?
where are the elohim of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my
20 Who are they among all the elohim of these lands, that have delivered
their land out of my hand, that YHWH should deliver Jerusalem out of my
21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the
king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
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.
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 YHWH.
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.
3 And they said unto
him, Thus said 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.
4 It may be YHWH your Elohim will hear the words of
Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the
living Elohim, and will reprove the words which YHWH your Elohim has heard:
wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.
5 So the servants
of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall you
say unto your master, Thus said YHWH, Be not afraid of the words that
you have heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed
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
8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against
Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
9 And he heard
say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with
you. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your Elohim, in whom
you trust, deceive you, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the
hand of the king of Assyria.
11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of
Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shall you be
12 Have the elohim 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?
13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of
Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and
Hezekiah went up unto the house of YHWH, and spread it before YHWH.
15 And Hezekiah prayed unto YHWH, saying,
16 O YHWH of hosts, Elohim of
Israel, that dwell between the cherubims, you are the Elohim, even you
alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth.
17 Incline your ear, O YHWH, and hear; open your eyes, O YHWH, and see:
and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which has sent to reproach the living
18 Of a truth, YHWH, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the
nations, and their countries.
19 And have cast their elohim into the fire: for
they were no elohim, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they
have destroyed them.
20 Now therefore, O YHWH our Elohim, save us from his
hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are YHWH, even
21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus
said YHWH Elohim of Israel, Whereas you have prayed to me against
Sennacherib king of Assyria:
22 This is the word which YHWH has spoken
concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and
laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you
exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One
24 By your servants have you reproached Adonai, and have 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.
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.
26 Have you 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 you should be
to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
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.
28 But I know your
abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.
29 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears,
therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I
will turn you back by the way by which you came.
30 And this shall be a
sign unto you, You shall eat this year such as grows of itself; and the
second year that which springs of the same: and in the third year sow you,
and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
31 And the remnant
that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear
32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they
that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of YHWH of hosts shall do this.
33 Therefore thus said YHWH 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.
34 By the way that he came, by the same
shall he return, and shall not come into this city, said YHWH.
35 For I
will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's
36 Then the angel of YHWH 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 So Sennacherib king
of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
38 And it
came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his elohim, 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.
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 said YHWH, Set your
house in order: for you shall die, and not live.
2 Then Hezekiah turned his
face toward the wall, and prayed unto YHWH,
3 And said, Remember now, O
YHWH, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a
perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah
4 Then came the word of YHWH to Isaiah, saying,
5 Go, and
say to Hezekiah, Thus said YHWH, the Elohim of David your father, I have
heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add unto your days
6 And I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of
the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
7 And this shall be a sign
unto you from YHWH, that YHWH will do this thing that he has spoken;
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.
9 The writing of Hezekiah king
of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
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.
11 I said, I shall not see YH,
even YH, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the
inhabitants of the world.
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 will you make an end of me.
13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones:
from day even to night will you make an end of me.
14 Like a crane or a
swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking
upward: O YHWH, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
15 What shall I say? he
has both spoken unto me, and himself has done it: I shall go softly all my
years in the bitterness of my soul.
16 O Adonai, by these things men live, and
in all these things is the life of my spirit: so will you recover me, and
make me to live.
17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have
in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for you have cast
all my sins behind your back.
18 For the grave cannot praise you, death can
not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.
19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the
father to the children shall make known your truth.
20 YHWH 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 YHWH.
21 For Isaiah had said, Let them
take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall
22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to
the house of YHWH?
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.
2 And Hezekiah was glad of
them, and showed 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 showed them not.
3 Then came
Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men?
and from whence came they unto you? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a
far country unto me, even from Babylon.
4 Then said he, What have they seen
in your house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in my house have they
seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them.
5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of YHWH of hosts:
6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your
fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon:
nothing shall be left, said YHWH.
7 And of your sons that shall issue
from you, which you shall beget, shall they take away; and they shall be
eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
8 Then said Hezekiah to
Isaiah, Good is the word of YHWH which you have spoken. He said moreover,
For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
1 Comfort you, comfort you
my people, said your Elohim.
2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto
her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she
has received of YHWH's hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him
that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of YHWH, make straight
in the desert a highway for our Elohim.
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:
5 And the glory of YHWH shall be
revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of YHWH has
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:
7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of YHWH
blows upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withers, the
flower fades: but the word of our Elohim shall stand for ever.
9 O Zion, that
bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that
bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not
afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your Elohim!
10 Behold, Adonai
ELOHIM will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his
reward is with him, and his work before him.
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.
12 Who has 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?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of YHWH, or being his counsellor has taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel,
and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him
knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the
nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the
balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing.
Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are
counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
18 To whom then will you liken
El? or what likeness will you compare unto him?
19 The workman melts a
graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts
20 He that is so impoverished that he has no oblation
chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks unto him a cunning workman to
prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
21 Have you not known? have
you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not
understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sits upon
the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that
stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to
23 That brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of
the earth as vanity.
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
25 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? said the
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these
things, that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one
27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid
from YHWH, and my judgment is passed over from my Elohim?
28 Have you not
known? have you not heard, that the everlasting Elohim, YHWH, the Creator of
the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching
of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have
no might he increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be
weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon YHWH 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.
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
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.
pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his
4 Who has wrought and done it, calling the generations from the
beginning? I YHWH, the first, and with the last; I am he.
5 The isles
saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be
of good courage.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that
smooths with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for
the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of
Abraham my friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and
called you from the chief men thereof, and said unto you, You are my
servant; I have chosen you, and not cast you away.
10 Fear you not; for I
am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your Elohim: I will strengthen you; yea,
I will help you; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be
ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with
you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even
them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing,
and as a thing of nought.
13 For I YHWH your Elohim will hold your right
hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you.
14 Fear not, you worm
Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, said YHWH, and your
redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 Behold, I will make you a new sharp
threshing instrument having teeth: you shall thresh the mountains, and beat
them small, and shall make the hills as chaff.
16 You shall fan them, and
the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and you
shall rejoice in YHWH, and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue
fails for thirst, I YHWH will hear them, I the Elohim of Israel will not
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.
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:
20 That they may see, and
know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of YHWH has
done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.
21 Produce your
cause, said YHWH; bring forth your strong reasons, said the King of
22 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them
show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the
latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
23 Show the things
that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are elohim: yea, do good,
or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
24 Behold, you
are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooses
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 mortar, and as the potter treads clay.
26 Who has declared from
the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is
righteous? yea, there is none that shows, yea, there is none that declares,
yea, there is none that hears your words.
27 The first shall say to Zion,
Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that brings good
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.
29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images
are wind and confusion.
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect,
in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause
his voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break,
and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in
the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
5 Thus said El YHWH,
he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the
earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath unto the people
upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I YHWH have called you
in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you
for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
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.
8 I am YHWH: that is my name: and my
glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto YHWH a new
song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea,
and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the
wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar
does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the
top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto YHWH, and declare his
praise in the islands.
13 YHWH 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.
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.
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.
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
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that
trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our elohim.
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
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 YHWH's servant?
20 Seeing many things, but you
observe not; opening the ears, but he hears not.
21 YHWH is well
pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it
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 delivers; for a spoil, and none said, Restore.
23 Who among you will
give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not YHWH, he
against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were
they obedient unto his law.
25 Therefore he has poured upon him the fury of
his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round
about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.
1 But now thus said YHWH that created you, O Jacob, and he that
formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you
by your name; you are my.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will
be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you
walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon you.
3 For I am YHWH your Elohim, the Holy One of Israel, your
Saviour: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you.
you were precious in my sight, you have been honourable, and I have loved
you: therefore will I give men for you, and people for your life.
not: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you
from the west;
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;
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.
8 Bring forth the blind
people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9 Let all the nations be
gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare
this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that
they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
10 You are my
witnesses, said YHWH, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know
and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no El
formed, neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am YHWH; and
beside me there is no saviour.
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I
have showed, when there was no strange elohim among you: therefore you are my
witnesses, said YHWH, that I am El.
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?
14 Thus said YHWH, 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.
15 I am YHWH, your Holy
One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16 Thus said YHWH, which makes
a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which brings 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.
you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I
will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will
even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
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
21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my
22 But you have not called upon me, O Jacob; but you have been
weary of me, O Israel.
23 You have not brought me the small cattle of your
burnt offerings; neither have you honoured me with your sacrifices. I have not
caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.
24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled me
with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have made me to serve with your sins,
you have wearied me with your iniquities.
25 I, even I, am he that
blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your
26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare you, that
you may be justified.
27 Your first father has sinned, and your teachers
have transgressed against me.
28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of
the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
2 Thus said YHWH that made you, and formed you from the womb, which
will help you; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jesurun, whom I have
3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon
the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon your seed, and my blessing upon
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows
by the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am YHWH's; and another shall
call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand
unto YHWH, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
6 Thus said YHWH the King of Israel, and his redeemer YHWH of hosts; I am the first,
and I am the last; and beside me there is no Elohim.
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 show
8 Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that
time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a Elohim beside
me? yea, there is no Elohim; I know not any.
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.
10 Who has formed an el, or molten a graven image that is profitable for
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.
12 The smith with the tongs
both works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with
the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength fails: he
drinks no water, and is faint.
13 The carpenter stretches out his rule;
he marks it out with a line; he fits it with planes, and he marks it
out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to
the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
14 He hews him down
cedars, and takes the cypress and the oak, which he strengthens for himself
among the trees of the forest: he plants an ash, and the rain does nourish
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and
warm himself; yea, he kindles it, and bakes bread; yea, he makes
an el, and
worships it; he makes it a graven image, and falls down thereto.
burns part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eats flesh; he
roasts roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warms himself, and said, Aha, I
am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he makes
even his graven image: he falls down unto it, and worships it, and
prays unto it, and said, Deliver me; for you are my el.
18 They have
not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see;
and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considers 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?
20 He feeds on
ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his
soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
21 Remember these, O
Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my
servant: O Israel, you shall not be forgotten of me.
22 I have blotted out,
as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return unto
me; for I have redeemed you.
23 Sing, O you heavens; for YHWH has done
it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you
mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for YHWH has redeemed Jacob,
and glorified himself in Israel.
24 Thus said YHWH, your redeemer, and
he that formed you from the womb, I am YHWH that makes all things; that
stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;
25 That frustates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that
turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his
messengers; that said to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited; and to the
cities of Judah, You shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places
27 That said to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:
28 That said of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my
pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple,
Your foundation shall be laid.
1 Thus said YHWH 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;
2 I will go before you, and make the crooked
places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder
the bars of iron:
3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and
hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, YHWH, which
call you by your name, am the Elohim of Israel.
4 For Jacob my servant's sake,
and Israel my elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed
you, though you have not known me.
5 I am YHWH, and there is none
else, there is no Elohim beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that
there is none beside me. I am YHWH, and there is none else.
7 I form the
light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I YHWH do all
8 Drop down, you 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 YHWH have created it.
unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the
potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What
make you? or your work, He has no hands?
10 Woe unto him that said unto
his father, What beget you? or to the woman, What have you brought
11 Thus said YHWH, 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 you me.
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.
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, said YHWH of hosts.
14 Thus said YHWH, The labour of
Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall
come over unto you, and they shall be yours: they shall come after you; in
chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto you, they shall
make supplication unto you, saying, Surely El is in you; and there is none
else, there is no Elohim.
15 Verily you are an El that hide yourself, O Elohim
of Israel, the Saviour.
16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all
of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Israel shall be saved in YHWH with an everlasting salvation: you
shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
18 For thus said YHWH that created the heavens; Elohim himself that formed the earth and made it;
he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be
inhabited: I am YHWH; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in
secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek
you me in vain: I YHWH speak righteousness, I declare things that are
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are
escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their
graven image, and pray unto an el that cannot save.
21 Tell you, and bring
them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from
ancient time? who has told it from that time? have not I YHWH? and there
is no Elohim else beside me; a just El and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am El,
and there is none else.
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.
24 Surely, shall one say, in YHWH have I
righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25 In YHWH shall all the seed of
Israel be justified, and shall glory.
1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops,
their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were
heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow
down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into
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
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
5 To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we
may be like?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the
balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it an el: they fall down, yea,
7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him
in his place, and he stands; 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.
8 Remember this, and show yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O you
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am El, and there
is none else; I am Elohim, and there is none like me,
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:
11 Calling a
ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes 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.
12 Hearken unto me, you stouthearted, that are far
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.
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 you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones,
and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass
over the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, your shame shall be
seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man.
4 As for our
redeemer, YHWH of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
5 Sit you
silent, and get you into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you
shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
6 I was wroth with my people,
I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did
show them no mercy; upon the ancient have you very heavily laid your yoke.
7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay
these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.
8 Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell
carelessly, that say in your heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall
not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
9 But these
two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children,
and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their perfection for the multitude
of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your enchantments.
you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees me. Your wisdom
and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart,
I am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon you; you
shall not know from whence it rises: and mischief shall fall upon you; you
shall not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon you suddenly,
which you shall not know.
12 Stand now with your enchantments, and with
the multitude of your sorceries, wherein you have laboured from your youth; if
so be you shall be able to profit, if so be you may prevail.
are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the
stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these
things that shall come upon you.
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.
15 Thus shall they be unto you with whom you have laboured, even your
merchants, from your youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none
shall save you.
1 Hear you 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 YHWH, and make mention of the Elohim of Israel, but not in
truth, nor in righteousness.
2 For they call themselves of the holy city,
and stay themselves upon the Elohim of Israel; YHWH of hosts is his name.
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth
out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to
4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron
sinew, and your brow brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared it to
you; before it came to pass I showed it you: lest you should say, Mine
idol has done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, has commanded
6 You have heard, see all this; and will not you declare it? I have
showed you new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not
7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before
the day when you heard them not; lest you should say, Behold, I knew
8 Yea, you heard not; yea, you knew not; yea, from that time
that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very
treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.
9 For my name's
sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that
I cut you not off.
10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I
have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For my own sake, even
for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I
will not give my glory unto another.
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel,
my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also
has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the
heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
14 All you, assemble
yourselves, and hear; which among them has declared these things? YHWH
has loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on
15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have
brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 Come you near unto me,
hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time
that it was, there am I: and now Adonai ELOHIM, and his Spirit, has sent me.
17 Thus said YHWH, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am YHWH
your Elohim which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you
18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had
your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels like
the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from
20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a
voice of singing declare you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth;
say you, YHWH has redeemed his servant Jacob.
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.
is no peace, said YHWH, unto the wicked.
1 Listen, O isles, unto me;
and hearken, you people, from far; YHWH has called me from the womb; from
the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name.
2 And he has made
my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me, and
made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he hid me;
3 And said unto me,
You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
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 YHWH, and my work with my Elohim.
5 And now,
said YHWH 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 YHWH, and my Elohim shall be my strength.
6 And he said, It is a
light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob,
and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to
the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7 Thus said YHWH, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom
man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, Kings
shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of YHWH that is
faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.
8 Thus said
YHWH, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation
have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate
9 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that
are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their
pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst;
neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them
shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I
will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from
the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be
joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for YHWH has
comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14 But Zion
said, YHWH has forsaken me, and my Adonai has forgotten me.
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 you.
16 Behold, I
have graven you upon the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before
17 Your children shall make haste; your destroyers and they that made you
waste shall go forth of you.
18 Lift up your eyes round about, and behold:
all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As I live, said YHWH, you shall surely clothe you with them all, as with an ornament, and
bind them on you, as a bride does.
19 For your waste and your desolate
places, and the land of your destruction, shall even now be too narrow by
reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed you up shall be far away.
20 The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other, shall
say again in your ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that
I may dwell.
21 Then shall you say in your heart, Who has begotten me
these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and
removing to and fro? and who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone;
these, where had they been?
22 Thus said Adonai ELOHIM, Behold, I will lift
up my hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they
shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon
23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens
your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the
earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am YHWH: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
24 Shall the prey be
taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
25 But thus said
YHWH, 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 contends
with you, and I will save your children.
26 And I will feed them that
oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own
blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I YHWH am your
Saviour and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
1 Thus said YHWH,
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 you sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
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 stinks, because there is no water, and dies for
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their
4 Adonai ELOHIM has given me the tongue of the learned, that I
should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens
morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as the learned.
ELOHIM has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
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.
7 For Adonai ELOHIM 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.
8 He is near that
justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my
adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, Adonai ELOHIM 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.
10 Who is among you that fears YHWH, that obeys
the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light? let him
trust in the name of YHWH, and stay upon his Elohim.
11 Behold, all you that
kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of
your fire, and in the sparks that you have kindled. This shall you have of my
hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
1 Hearken to me, you that follow after
righteousness, you that seek YHWH: look unto the rock whence you are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence you are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your
father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him,
and increased him.
3 For YHWH 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 YHWH; joy and gladness shall be found therein,
thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
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.
5 My righteousness is
near; my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on my arm shall they trust.
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.
7 Hearken unto me, you
that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the
reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.
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
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of YHWH; awake, as in
the ancient days, in the generations of old. Are you not it that has cut
Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Are you not it which has dried the sea,
the waters of the great deep; that has made the depths of the sea a way for
the ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of YHWH 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
12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you
should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall
be made as grass;
13 And forget YHWH your maker, that has stretched
forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and have 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?
14 The captive
exile hastens that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit,
nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am YHWH your Elohim, that divided
the sea, whose waves roared: YHWH of hosts is his name.
16 And I have
put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand,
that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say
unto Zion, You are my people.
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which
have drunk at the hand of YHWH the cup of his fury; you have drunken the
dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 There is none to guide
her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any that
takes her by the hand of all the sons that she has brought up.
two things are come unto you; who shall be sorry for you? desolation, and
destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort you?
20 Your 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 YHWH, the rebuke of your Elohim.
21 Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
22 Thus said Adon YHWH, and your Elohim that pleads the cause of his
people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, even the
dregs of the cup of my fury; you shall no more drink it again:
23 But I
will put it into the hand of them that afflict you; which have said to your
soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and you have laid your body as the
ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
1 Awake, awake; put on
your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy
city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and
2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O
Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of
3 For thus said YHWH, You have sold yourselves for nought; and you
shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus said Adonai ELOHIM, My people
went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed
them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, said YHWH, that
my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to
howl, said YHWH; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that
day that I am he that does speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the
mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes
peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that
said unto Zion, Your Elohim reigns!
8 Your watchmen shall lift up the voice;
with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when
YHWH shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you
waste places of Jerusalem: for YHWH has comforted his people, he has
10 YHWH has 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
11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence, touch no unclean thing;
go you out of the midst of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of YHWH.
12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for YHWH will
go before you; and the Elohim of Israel will be your rereward.
13 Behold, my
servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very
14 As many were astonied at you; his visage was so marred more than
any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
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
1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of YHWH revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a
root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall
see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
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.
he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him
stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted.
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.
6 All we like sheep
have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and YHWH has
laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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 opens not his
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.
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.
10 Yet it pleased YHWH to bruise
him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for
sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of YHWH shall prosper in his hand.
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.
12 Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because
he has 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
1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth
into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child: for more
are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, said
2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the
curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen
3 For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left;
and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be
4 Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be you
confounded; for you shall not be put to shame: for you shall forget the
shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any
5 For your Maker is your husband; YHWH of hosts is his name; and
your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The Elohim of the whole earth shall he be
6 For YHWH has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in
spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were refused, said your Elohim.
7 For a
small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with
everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you, said YHWH your Redeemer.
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 you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither
shall the covenant of my peace be removed, said YHWH that has mercy on
11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I
will lay your stones with fair colours, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and
all your borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all your children shall be taught
of YHWH; and great shall be the peace of your children.
righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression;
for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall
gather together against you shall fall for your sake.
16 Behold, I have
created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that brings forth
an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall
rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the
servants of YHWH, and their righteousness is of me, said YHWH.
1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has
no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money
and without price.
2 Wherefore do you spend money for that which is not
bread? and your labour for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto
me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in
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
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader
and commander to the people.
5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you
know not, and nations that knew not you shall run unto you because of YHWH your Elohim, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you.
6 Seek you YHWH while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and
let him return unto YHWH, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our Elohim,
for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, said YHWH.
9 For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from
heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring
forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goes 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.
12 For you 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.
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 YHWH for a name, for an
everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
1 Thus said YHWH, Keep
you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that does this, and the
son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the sabbath from polluting it,
and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the
stranger, that has joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH has
utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am
a dry tree.
4 For thus said YHWH unto the eunuchs that keep my
sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in my 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.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join
themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be
his servants, every one that keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and takes
hold of my covenant;
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 my altar; for my house shall be called an house of
prayer for all people.
8 Adonai ELOHIM which gathers the outcasts of Israel
said, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto
9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all you beasts in the
10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb
dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
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.
12 Come you, 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
1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and
merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away
from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their
beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
3 But draw near hither, you sons
of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do
you sport yourselves? against whom make you a wide mouth, and draw out the
tongue? are you not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the
children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth
stones of the stream is your portion; they, they are your lot: even to them have
you poured a drink offering, you have offered a meat offering. Should I
receive comfort in these?
7 Upon a lofty and high mountain have you set your
bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the doors
also and the posts have you set up your remembrance: for you have discovered
yourself to another than me, and are gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and
made you a covenant with them; you loved their bed where you saw it.
9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your
perfumes, and did send your messengers far off, and did debase yourself even
10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you
not, There is no hope: you have found the life of your hand; therefore you were not grieved.
11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you
have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have not I
held my peace even of old, and you fears me not?
12 I will declare your
righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
13 When you
cry, let your companies deliver you; but the wind shall carry them all
away; vanity shall take them: but he that puts his trust in me shall
possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
14 And shall say, Cast
you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way
of my people.
15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits
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.
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.
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.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal
him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and
to him that is near, said YHWH; and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked
are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and
21 There is no peace, said my Elohim, to the wicked.
1 Cry aloud,
spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their
transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
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 Elohim: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they
take delight in approaching to Elohim.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they,
and you see not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and you take no
knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all
4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the
fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to
be heard on high.
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? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable
day to YHWH?
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 you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread to the
hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you
see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from
your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and
your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go
before you; the glory of YHWH shall be your rereward.
9 Then shall you
call, and YHWH shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the
finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and
your darkness be as the noon day:
11 And YHWH shall guide you
continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you
shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail
12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places:
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be
called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy
day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of YHWH, honourable; and
shall honour him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure,
nor speaking your own words:
14 Then shall you delight yourself in YHWH; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and
feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of YHWH
has spoken it.
1 Behold, YHWH'S hand is not shortened, that it
cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your
iniquities have separated between you and your Elohim, and your sins have hid his
face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with
blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue
has muttered perverseness.
4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for
truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring
5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web:
he that eats of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out
into a viper.
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.
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.
8 The way of peace they know not; and
there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths:
whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far
from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold
obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
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.
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.
12 For our transgressions are
multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our
transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
transgressing and lying against YHWH, and departing away from our Elohim,
speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands
afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a
prey: and YHWH saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
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.
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.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his
adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay
19 So shall they fear the name of YHWH from the west, and
his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a
flood, the Spirit of YHWH shall lift up a standard against him.
the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in
Jacob, said YHWH.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said
YHWH; My spirit that is upon you, and my words which I have put in your
mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed,
nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed, said YHWH, from henceforth and
1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of YHWH is risen upon you.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the people: but YHWH shall arise upon you, and his
glory shall be seen upon you.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes round about,
and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to you: your sons
shall come from far, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be
enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto you, the
forces of the Gentiles shall come unto you.
6 The multitude of camels shall
cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall
come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto you,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto you: they shall come up with
acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your
sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of YHWH your Elohim, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall
minister unto you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favour have I had
mercy on you.
11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall
not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto you the forces of the
Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
12 For the nation and kingdom
that will not serve you shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto you, 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.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted
you shall come bending unto you; and all they that despised you shall bow
themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, The city
of YHWH, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas you have been
forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an
eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
16 You shall also suck the
milk of the Gentiles, and shall suck the breast of kings: and you shall know
that I YHWH am your Saviour and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
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 your officers peace, and
your exactors righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in your
land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your
walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more your light
by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto you: but YHWH shall be unto you an everlasting light, and your Elohim your glory.
sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for YHWH shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be
21 Your 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
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I YHWH will hasten it in his time.
1 The spirit of Adonai
ELOHIM is upon me; because YHWH has anointed me to preach good tidings unto
the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to
the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim;
to comfort all that mourn;
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 YHWH, that he might be glorified.
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.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien
shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the
Priests of YHWH: men shall call you the Ministers of our Elohim: you shall eat
the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.
7 For your shame you 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.
8 For I YHWH 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.
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 YHWH has blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in YHWH, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohim;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with
the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and
as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings
forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to
spring forth; so Adonai ELOHIM will cause righteousness and praise to spring
forth before all the nations.
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 burns.
the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you
shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of YHWH shall name.
3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of YHWH, and a royal
diadem in the hand of your Elohim.
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken;
neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called
Hephzibah, and your land Beulah: for YHWH delights in you, and your land
shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons
marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your Elohim
rejoice over you.
6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, which
shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of YHWH,
keep not silence.
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he
make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 YHWH has sworn by his right
hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your corn to
be meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your
wine, for the which you have laboured:
9 But they that have gathered it
shall eat it and praise YHWH; and they that have brought it together shall
drink it in the courts of my holiness.
10 Go through, go through the gates;
prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the
stones; lift up a standard for the people.
11 Behold, YHWH has
proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold,
your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of YHWH: and
you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
1 Who is this that
comes 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.
2 Wherefore are you red in your apparel,
and your garments like him that treads in the winefat?
3 I have trodden the
winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread
them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be
sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4 For the day
of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5 And I
looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to
uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it
6 And I will tread down the people in my anger, and make them
drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
will mention the lovingkindnesses of YHWH, and the praises of YHWH,
according to all that YHWH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness
toward the house of Israel, which he has bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
8 For he
said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their
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.
10 But they rebelled, and vexed
his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought
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?
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?
13 That led them through the
deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
14 As a
beast goes down into the valley, the Spirit of YHWH caused him to rest:
so did you lead your people, to make yourself a glorious name.
15 Look down
from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory:
where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of your bowels and of your
mercies toward me? are they restrained?
16 Doubtless you are our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: you, O YHWH,
are our father, our redeemer; your name is from everlasting.
17 O YHWH, why
have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear?
Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.
people of your holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries
have trodden down your sanctuary.
19 We are yours: you never bare rule
over them; they were not called by your name.
1 Oh that you would rend
the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down
at your presence.
2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the
waters to boil, to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations
may tremble at your presence!
3 When you did terrible things which we
looked not for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by
the ear, neither has the eye seen, O Elohim, beside you, what he has prepared
for him that waits for him.
5 You meet him that rejoices and works
righteousness, those that remember you in your ways: behold, you are wroth;
for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
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
7 And there is none that calls upon your name, that stirs up
himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have
consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O YHWH, you are our
father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your
9 Be not wroth very sore, O YHWH, neither remember iniquity for ever:
behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.
10 Your holy cities are
a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and
our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned up with fire:
and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12 Will you refrain yourself for
these things, O YHWH? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?
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.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious
people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provokes me to anger continually to my face; that
sacrifices in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick;
remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh,
and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5 Which say, Stand by
yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in
my nose, a fire that burns all the day.
6 Behold, it is written before me:
I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their
7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, said
YHWH, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon
the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
8 Thus said YHWH, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one
said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants'
sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out
of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and my elect shall
inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
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.
11 But you are they that forsake YHWH,
that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that
furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you
to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I
called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before
my eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13 Therefore thus
said Adonai ELOHIM, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry:
behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants
shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:
14 Behold, my servants shall sing
for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for
vexation of spirit.
15 And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my
chosen: for Adonai ELOHIM shall slay you, and call his servants by another
16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in
the Elohim of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the Elohim of
truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid
from my eyes.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and
the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be you glad
and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.
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.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an
old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred
years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
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 my elect shall long enjoy the work of their
23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for
they are the seed of the blessed of YHWH, and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and
while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
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, said YHWH.
1 Thus said YHWH, The heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build unto me? and
where is the place of my rest?
2 For all those things has my hand made,
and all those things have been, said YHWH: but to this man will I look,
even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.
3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb,
as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation, as if he offered
swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they
have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them;
because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but
they did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
5 Hear the word of YHWH, you that tremble at his word; Your brethren that
hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let YHWH be
glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of YHWH
that renders recompense to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she
brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
has heard such a thing? who has 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.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and
not cause to bring forth? said YHWH: shall I cause to bring forth, and
shut the womb? said your Elohim.
10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with
her, all you that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you that mourn for
11 That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her
consolations; that you may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her
12 For thus said YHWH, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a
river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall you
suck, you shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be
comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice,
and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of YHWH shall be
known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
behold, YHWH will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind,
to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by
fire and by his sword will YHWH plead with all flesh: and the slain of YHWH shall be many.
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, said YHWH.
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.
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.
they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto YHWH out of all
nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon
swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, said YHWH, as the children
of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of YHWH.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, said YHWH.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain
before me, said YHWH, so shall your seed and your name remain.
it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath
to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, said YHWH.
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.
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