1:1The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
And listen, earth; for Yahweh has spoken:
I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against me.
1:3The ox knows his owner,
And the donkey his master's crib;
But Israel doesn't know,
My people don't consider.
1:4Ah sinful nation,
A people loaded with iniquity,
A seed of evil-doers,
Children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken Yahweh.
They have despised the Holy One of Israel.
They are estranged and backward.
1:5Why should you be beaten more,
That you revolt more and more?
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faint.
1:6From the sole of the foot even to
the head there is no soundness in it:
Wounds, welts, and open sores.
They haven't been closed, neither bandaged, neither soothed with oil.
1:7Your country is desolate.
Your cities are burned with fire.
Strangers devour your land in your presence,
And it is desolate,
As overthrown by strangers.
1:8The daughter of Zion is left like
a shelter in a vineyard,
Like a hut in a field of melons,
Like a besieged city.
1:9Unless Yahweh of hosts had left to
us a very small remnant,
We would have been as Sodom;
We would have been like Gomorrah.
1:10Hear the word of Yahweh, you
rulers of Sodom!
Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
1:11"What are the multitude of
your sacrifices to me?," says Yahweh.
"I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams,
And the fat of fed animals.
I don't delight in the blood of bulls,
Or of lambs,
Or of male goats.
1:12When you come to appear before me,
Who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts?
1:13Bring no more vain offerings.
Incense is an abomination to me;
New moons, Sabbaths, and convocations:
I can't bear with evil assemblies.
1:14My soul hates your New Moons and
your appointed feasts;
They are a burden to me.
I am weary of bearing them.
1:15When you spread forth your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
Yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear.
Your hands are full of blood.
1:16Wash yourselves, make yourself
Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes;
Cease to do evil.
1:17Learn to do well.
Relieve the oppressed,
Judge the fatherless,
Plead for the widow."
1:18"Come now, and let us reason
together," says Yahweh:
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1:19If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
1:20But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword;
For the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it."
1:21How the faithful city has become
She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her,
But now murderers.
1:22Your silver has become dross,
Your wine mixed with water.
1:23Your princes are rebellious, and
companions of thieves.
Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards.
They don't judge the fatherless,
Neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
1:24Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of
The Mighty One of Israel, says:
"Ah, I will get relief from my adversaries,
And avenge myself of my enemies;
1:25And I will turn my hand on you,
Thoroughly purge away your dross,
And will take away all your tin.
1:26I will restore your judges as at
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called 'The city of righteousness,
A faithful town.'
1:27Zion shall be redeemed with
And her converts with righteousness.
1:28But the destruction of
transgressors and sinners shall be together,
And those who forsake Yahweh shall be consumed.
1:29For they shall be ashamed of the
oaks which you have desired,
And you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.
1:30For you shall be as an oak whose
And as a garden that has no water.
1:31The strong will be like tinder,
And his work like a spark.
They will both burn together,
And no one will quench them."
2:1This is what Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2:2It shall happen in the latter
days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be established on the top
of the mountains,
And shall be raised above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it.
2:3Many peoples shall go and say,
"Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
And he will teach us of his ways,
And we will walk in his paths.
For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
And the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
2:4He will judge between the nations,
And will decide concerning many peoples;
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning-hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war any more.
2:5House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of Yahweh.
2:6For you have forsaken your people,
the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled from the east,
With those who practice divination like the Philistines,
And they clasp hands with the children of foreigners.
2:7Their land is full of silver and
Neither is there any end of their treasures.
Their land also is full of horses,
Neither is there any end of their chariots.
2:8Their land also is full of idols.
They worship the work of their own hands,
That which their own fingers have made.
2:9Man is brought low,
And mankind is humbled;
Therefore don't forgive them.
2:10Enter into the rock,
And hide in the dust,
From before the terror of Yahweh,
And from the glory of his majesty.
2:11The lofty looks of man will be
The haughtiness of men will be bowed down,
And Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day.
2:12For there will be a day of Yahweh
of Armies for all that is proud and haughty,
And for all that is lifted up;
And it shall be brought low:
2:13For all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up,
For all the oaks of Bashan,
2:14For all the high mountains,
For all the hills that are lifted up,
2:15For every lofty tower,
For every fortified wall,
2:16For all the ships of Tarshish,
And for all pleasant imagery.
2:17The loftiness of man shall be
And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
And Yahweh alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:18The idols shall utterly pass away.
2:19Men shall go into the caves of
And into the holes of the earth,
From before the terror of Yahweh,
And from the glory of his majesty,
When he arises to shake the earth mightily.
2:20In that day, men shall cast away
their idols of silver,
And their idols of gold,
Which have been made for themselves to worship,
To the moles and to the bats;
2:21To go into the caverns of the rocks,
And into the clefts of the ragged rocks,
From before the terror of Yahweh,
And from the glory of his majesty,
When he arises to shake the earth mightily.
2:22Stop trusting in man, whose
breath is in his nostrils;
For of what account is he?
3:1For, behold, the Lord, Yahweh of
Armies, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support,
The whole supply of bread,
And the whole supply of water;
3:2The mighty man,
The man of war,
3:3The captain of fifty,
The honorable man,
The skilled craftsman,
And the clever enchanter.
3:4I will give boys to be their
And children shall rule over them.
3:5The people will be oppressed,
Everyone by another,
And everyone by his neighbor.
The child will behave himself proudly against the old man,
And the base against the honorable.
3:6Indeed a man shall take hold of
his brother in the house of his father, saying,
"You have clothing, you be our ruler,
And let this ruin be under your hand."
3:7In that day he will cry out,
saying, I will not be a healer;
For in my house is neither bread nor clothing.
You shall not make me ruler of the people.
3:8For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah
Because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh,
To provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:9The look of their faces testify
They parade their sin like Sodom.
They don't hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
3:10Tell the righteous
For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
3:11Woe to the wicked!
Disaster is upon them;
For the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.
3:12As for my people, children are
And women rule over them.
My people, those who lead you cause you to err,
And destroy the way of your paths.
3:13Yahweh stands up to contend,
And stands to judge the peoples.
3:14Yahweh will enter into judgment
with the elders of his people,
And their leaders:
"It is you who have eaten up the vineyard.
The spoil of the poor is in your houses.
3:15What do you mean that you crush my people,
And grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
3:16Moreover Yahweh said,
"Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
And walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes,
Walking to trip as they go,
Jingling ornaments on their feet;
3:17Therefore the Lord brings sores
on the crown of the head of the women of Zion,
And Yahweh will make their scalps bald."
3:18In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces, 3:19the earrings, the bracelets, the veils, 3:20the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms, 3:21the signet rings, the nose rings, 3:22the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses, 3:23the hand-mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.
3:24It shall happen that instead of
sweet spices, there shall be rottenness;
Instead of a belt, a rope;
Instead of well set hair, baldness;
Instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth;
And branding instead of beauty.
3:25Your men shall fall by the sword,
And your mighty in the war.
3:26Her gates shall lament and mourn;
And she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.
4:1Seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, "We will eat our own bread, and wear our own clothing: only let us be called by your name. Take away our reproach."
4:2In that day, Yahweh's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel. 4:3It will happen, that he who is left in Zion, and he who remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even everyone who is written among the living in Jerusalem; 4:4when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning. 4:5Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. 4:6There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain.
5:1Let me sing for my well beloved a
song of my beloved about his vineyard.
My beloved had a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.
5:2He dug it up,
Gathered out its stones,
Planted it with the choicest vine,
Built a tower in its midst,
And also cut out a winepress therein.
He looked for it to yield grapes,
But it yielded wild grapes.
5:3"Now, inhabitants of
Jerusalem and men of Judah,
Please judge between me and my vineyard.
5:4What could have been done more to
my vineyard, that I have not done in it?
Why, when I looked for it to yield grapes, did it yield wild grapes?
5:5Now I will tell you what I will do
to my vineyard.
I will take away its hedge, and it will be eaten up.
I will break down its wall of it, and it will be trampled down.
5:6I will lay it a wasteland.
It won't be pruned nor hoed,
But it will grow briers and thorns.
I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain on it."
5:7For the vineyard of Yahweh of
Armies is the house of Israel,
And the men of Judah his pleasant plant:
And he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression;
For righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress.
5:8Woe to those who join house to
Who lay field to field, until there is no room,
And you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
5:9In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says:
"Surely many houses will be desolate,
Even great and beautiful, unoccupied.
5:10For ten acres
of vineyard shall yield one bath,
And a homer of seed shall yield an ephah."
5:11Woe to those who rise up early in
the morning, that they may follow strong drink;
Who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!
5:12The harp, lyre, tambourine, and
flute, with wine, are at their feasts;
But they don't regard the work of Yahweh,
Neither have they considered the operation of his hands.
5:13Therefore my people go into
captivity for lack of knowledge;
Their honorable men are famished,
And their multitudes are parched with thirst.
has enlarged its desire,
And opened its mouth without measure;
And their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend into it.
5:15So man is brought low,
Mankind is humbled,
And the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled;
5:16But Yahweh of Armies is exalted
And God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.
5:17Then the lambs will graze as in
And strangers will eat the ruins of the rich.
5:18Woe to those who draw iniquity
with cords of falsehood,
And wickedness as with cart rope;
5:19Who say, "Let him make
speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see it;
And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,
That we may know it!"
5:20Woe to those who call evil good,
and good evil;
Who put darkness for light,
And light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet,
And sweet for bitter!
5:21Woe to those who are wise in
their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
5:22Woe to those who are mighty to
And champions at mixing strong drink;
5:23Who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
But deny justice for the innocent!
5:24Therefore as the tongue of fire
devours the stubble,
And as the dry grass sinks down in the flame,
So their root shall be as rottenness,
And their blossom shall go up as dust;
Because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
5:25Therefore Yahweh's anger burns
against his people,
And he has stretched out his hand against them, and has struck them.
The mountains tremble,
And their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the streets.
For all this, his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is still stretched out.
5:26He will lift up a banner to the
nations from far,
And he will whistle for them from the end of the earth.
Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly.
5:27None shall be weary nor stumble
None shall slumber nor sleep;
Neither shall the belt of their loins be untied,
Nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
5:28Whose arrows are sharp,
And all their bows bent.
Their horses' hoofs will be like flint,
And their wheels like a whirlwind.
5:29Their roaring will be like a
They will roar like young lions.
Yes, they shall roar,
And seize their prey and carry it off,
And there will be no one to deliver.
5:30They will roar against them in
that day like the roaring of the sea.
If one looks to the land, behold, darkness and distress.
The light is darkened in its clouds.
6:1In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. 6:2Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 6:3One called to another, and said,
"Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Armies!
The whole earth is full of his glory!"
6:4The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 6:5Then I said, "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, Yahweh of Armies!"
6:6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. 6:7He touched my mouth with it, and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven."
6:8I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"
Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!"
6:9He said, "Go, and tell this people,
'You hear indeed,
But don't understand;
And you see indeed,
But don't perceive.'
6:10Make the heart of this people fat;
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 turn again, and be healed."
6:11Then I said, "Lord, how long?"
"Until cities are waste without inhabitant,
And houses without man,
And the land becomes utterly waste,
6:12And Yahweh has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
6:13If there are yet a tenth in it,
It also shall in turn be eaten up:
As a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remains, when they
So the holy seed is its stock."
7:1It happened in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 7:2It was told the house of David, saying, "Syria is allied with Ephraim." His heart trembled, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind. 7:3Then Yahweh said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field. 7:4Tell him, 'Be careful, and keep calm. Don't be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 7:5Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have plotted evil against you, saying, 7:6"Let's go up against Judah, and tear it apart, and let's divide it among ourselves, and set up a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeel." 7:7This is what the Lord Yahweh says: "It shall not stand, neither shall it happen." 7:8For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken in pieces, so that it shall not be a people; 7:9and the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established.'"
7:10Yahweh spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 7:11"Ask a sign of Yahweh your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above."
7:12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh."
7:13He said, "Listen now, house of David: Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also? 7:14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 7:15He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 7:16For before the child knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings you abhor shall be forsaken. 7:17Yahweh will bring on you, on your people, and on your father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. 7:18It will happen in that day that Yahweh will whistle for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 7:19They shall come, and shall all rest in the desolate valleys, in the clefts of the rocks, on all thorn-hedges, and on all pastures. 7:20In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired in the parts beyond the River, even with the king of Assyria, the head and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard. 7:21It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep; 7:22and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter: for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land. 7:23It will happen in that day that every place where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silver shekels, shall be for briers and thorns. 7:24People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns. 7:25All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep."
8:1Yahweh said to me, "Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man's pen, 'For Maher Shalal Hash Baz;' 8:2and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."
8:3I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then said Yahweh to me, "Call his name 'Maher Shalal Hash Baz.' 8:4For before the child knows how to say, 'My father,' and, 'My mother,' the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria.
8:5Yahweh spoke to me yet again, saying, 8:6"Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; 8:7now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River: the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks. 8:8It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, Immanuel. 8:9Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered! 8:10Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us." 8:11For Yahweh spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 8:12"Don't say, 'A conspiracy!' concerning all about which this people say, 'A conspiracy!' neither fear their threats, nor be terrorized. 8:13Yahweh of hosts is who you must regard as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread. 8:14He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 8:15Many will stumble over it, fall, be broken, be snared, and be captured." 8:16Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples. 8:17I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 8:18Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion.
8:19When they tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn't a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 8:20Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. 8:21They will pass through it, sore distressed and hungry; and it will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse by their king and by their God. They will turn their faces upward, 8:22and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will will be driven into thick darkness.
9:1But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
9:2The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light.
Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.
9:3You have multiplied the nation.
You have increased their joy.
They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 9:4For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian. 9:5For all the armor of the armed man in the noisy battle, and the garments rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. 9:6For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 9:7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this.
9:8The Lord sent a word into Jacob,
And it falls on Israel.
9:9All the people will know,
Including Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart,
9:10"The bricks have fallen,
But we will build with hewn stone.
"The sycamore fig trees have been cut down,
But we will put cedars in their place."
9:11Therefore Yahweh will set up on
high against him the adversaries of Rezin,
And will stir up his enemies,
9:12The Syrians in front,
And the Philistines behind;
And they will devour Israel with open mouth.
For all this, his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is stretched out still.
9:13Yet the people have not turned to
him who struck them,
Neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.
9:14Therefore Yahweh will cut off
from Israel head and tail,
palm-branch and reed, in one day.
9:15The elder and the honorable man
is the head,
And the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
9:16For those who lead this people
lead them astray;
And those who are led by them are destroyed.
9:17Therefore the Lord will not
rejoice over their young men,
Neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows;
For everyone is profane and an evil-doer,
And every mouth speaks folly.
For all this his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is stretched out still.
9:18For wickedness burns like a fire.
It devours the briers and thorns;
Yes, it kindles in the thickets of the forest,
And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
9:19Through the wrath of Yahweh of
hosts, the land is burnt up;
And the people are the fuel for the fire.
No one spares his brother.
9:20One will devour on the right
hand, and be hungry;
And he will eat on the left hand, and they will not be satisfied.
Everyone will eat the flesh of his own arm:
9:21Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; and they together shall be against Judah.
For all this his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is stretched out still.
10:1Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees; 10:2to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! 10:3What will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
10:4They will only bow down under the
And will fall under the slain.
For all this his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is stretched out still.
10:5Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation! 10:6I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people who anger me will I give him a charge to take the spoil and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 10:7However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations. 10:8For he says, "Aren't all of my princes kings? 10:9Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus?" 10:10As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 10:11shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? 10:12Therefore it will happen that, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the willful proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the insolence of his haughty looks. 10:13For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers. 10:14My hand has found the riches of the peoples like a nest, and like one gathers eggs that are abandoned, have I gathered all the earth. There was no one who moved their wing, or that opened their mouth, or chirped."
10:15Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood. 10:16Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory a burning will be kindled like the burning of fire. 10:17The light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. 10:18He will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body. It will be as when a standard-bearer faints. 10:19The remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child could write their number.
10:20It will come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped from the house of Jacob will no more again lean on him who struck them, but shall lean on Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 10:21A remnant will return, even the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. 10:22For though your people, Israel, are like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness. 10:23For the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will make a full end, and that determined, in the midst of all the earth. 10:24Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, says "My people who dwell in Zion, don't be afraid of the Assyrian, though he strike you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, as Egypt did. 10:25For yet a very little while, and the indignation against you will be accomplished, and my anger will be directed to his destruction. 10:26Yahweh of Armies will stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. His rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up like he did against Egypt. 10:27It will happen in that day, that his burden will depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the annointing oil.
10:28He has come to Aiath. He has passed through Migron. At Michmash he stores his baggage. 10:29They have gone over the pass. They have taken up their lodging at Geba. Ramah trembles. Gibeah of Saul has fled. 10:30Cry aloud with your voice, daughter of Gallim! Listen, Laishah! You poor Anathoth! 10:31Madmenah is a fugitive. The inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety. 10:32This very day he will halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. 10:33Behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will lop the boughs with terror. The tall will be cut down, and the lofty will be brought low. 10:34He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.
11:1A shoot will come out of the
stock of Jesse,
And a branch out of his roots will bear fruit.
11:2The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and might,
The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh.
11:3His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh.
He will not judge by the sight of his eyes,
Neither decide by the hearing of his ears;
11:4But with righteousness he will
judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the humble of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
And with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.
11:5Righteousness will be the belt of
And faithfulness the belt of his loins.
11:6The wolf will live with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat;
The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together;
And a little child will lead them.
11:7The cow and the bear will graze.
Their young ones will lie down together.
The lion will eat straw like the ox.
11:8The nursing child will play near
a cobra's hole,
And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den.
11:9They will not hurt nor destroy in
all my holy mountain;
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of Yahweh,
As the waters cover the sea.
11:10It will happen in that day that the nations will seek the root of Jesse, who stands as a banner of the peoples; and his resting place will be glorious. 11:11It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 11:12He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 11:13The envy also of Ephraim will depart, and those who persecute Judah will be cut off. Ephraim won't envy Judah, and Judah won't persecute Ephraim. 11:14They will fly down on the shoulders of the Philistines on the west. Together they will plunder the children of the east. They will extend their power over Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon will obey them. 11:15Yahweh will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind he will wave his hand over the River, and will split it into seven streams, and cause men to march over in sandals. 11:16There will be a highway for the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, like there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
12:1In that day you will say, "I will give thanks to you, Yahweh; for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you comfort me. 12:2Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yah, Yahweh, is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation." 12:3Therefore with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation. 12:4In that day you will say, "Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name. Declare his doings among the peoples. Proclaim that his name is exalted! 12:5Sing to Yahweh, for he has done excellent things! Let this be known in all the earth! 12:6Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of you!"
13:1The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw: 13:2Set up a banner on the bare mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 13:3I have commanded my consecrated ones; yes, I have called my mighty men for my anger, even my proudly exulting ones. 13:4The noise of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Yahweh of Armies is mustering the army for the battle. 13:5They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even Yahweh, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 13:6Wail; for the day of Yahweh is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. 13:7Therefore all hands will be feeble, and everyone's heart will melt. 13:8They will be dismayed. Pangs and sorrows will sieze them. They will be in pain like a woman in labor. They will look in amazement one at another. Their faces will be faces of flame. 13:9Behold, the day of Yahweh comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it. 13:10For the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. 13:11I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible. 13:12I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir. 13:13Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the wrath of Yahweh of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. 13:14It will happen that like a a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to their own people, and will each flee to their own land. 13:15Everyone who is found will be thrust through. Everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. 13:16Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped. 13:17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it. 13:18Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. 13:19Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 13:20It will never be inhabited, neither will it be lived in from generation to generation. The Arabian will not pitch a tent there, neither will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 13:21But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there. 13:22Wolves will cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged.
14:1For Yahweh will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land. The foreigner will join himself with them, and they will unite with the house of Jacob. 14:2The peoples will take them, and bring them to their place. The house of Israel will possess them in the Yahweh's land for servants and for handmaids. They will take as captives those whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 14:3It will happen in the day that Yahweh will give you rest from your sorrow, from your trouble, and from the hard service in which you were made to serve, 14:4that you will take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased! The golden city has ceased!" 14:5Yahweh has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, 14:6who struck the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained. 14:7The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet. They break out song. 14:8Yes, the fir trees rejoice with you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us." 14:9Sheol from beneath has moved for you to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 14:10They all will answer and ask you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?" 14:11Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.
14:12How you have fallen from Heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low! 14:13You said in your heart, "I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north! 14:14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!" 14:15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit. 14:16Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms; 14:17who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?"
14:18All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house. 14:19But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot. 14:20You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The seed of evil-doers will not be named forever. 14:21Prepare for slaughter of his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, that they not rise up and possess the earth, and fill the surface of the world with cities. 14:22"I will rise up against them," says Yahweh of Armies, "and cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son," says Yahweh. 14:23"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies. 14:24Yahweh of Armies has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so shall it happen; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: 14:25that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and tread him under foot on my mountains. Then his yoke will leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders. 14:26This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 14:27For Yahweh of Armies has planned, and who can stop it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?"
14:28This burden was in the year that king Ahaz died. 14:29Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent. 14:30The firstborn of the poor will eat, and the needy will lie down in safety; and I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant will be killed.
14:31Howl, gate! Cry, city! You are melted away, Philistia, all of you; for smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks. 14:32What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That Yahweh has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.
15:1The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing. 15:2They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off. 15:3In their streets, they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly. 15:4Heshbon cries out with Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them. 15:5My heart cries out for Moab! Her nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for they go up by the ascent of Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they raise up a cry of destruction. 15:6For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing. 15:7Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows. 15:8For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its wailing to Beer-elim. 15:9For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of Moab who escape, and on the remnant of the land.
16:1Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion. 16:2For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon. 16:3Give counsel! Execute justice! Make your shade like the night in the midst of the noonday! Hide the outcasts! Don't betray the fugitive! 16:4Let my outcasts dwell with you! As for Moab, be a hiding place for him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land. 16:5A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.
16:6We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing. 16:7Therefore Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin-cakes of Kir Hareseth, utterly stricken. 16:8For the fields of Heshbon languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea. 16:9Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen. 16:10Gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither joyful noise. Nobody will tread out wine in the presses. I have made the shouting stop. 16:11Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres. 16:12It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail. 16:13This is the word that Yahweh spoke concerning Moab in time past. 16:14But now Yahweh has spoken, saying, "Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble."
17:1The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. 17:2The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 17:3The fortress shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria. They will be as the glory of the children of Israel," says Yahweh of Armies. 17:4"It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean. 17:5It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim. 17:6Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel. 17:7In that day, people will look to their Maker, and their eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 17:8They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the sun-images. 17:9In that day, their strong cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will be a desolation. 17:10For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings. 17:11In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 17:12Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters! 17:13The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. 17:14At evening, behold, terror! Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.
18:1Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia; 18:2that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, "Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!" 18:3All you inhabitants of the world, and you dwellers on the earth, when an banner is lifted up on the mountains, look! When the trumpet is blown, listen! 18:4For Yahweh said to me, "I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest." 18:5For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning-hooks, and he will cut down and take away the spreading branches. 18:6They will be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the animals of the earth. The ravenous birds will summer on them, and all the animals of the earth will winter on them. 18:7In that time, a present will be brought to Yahweh of Armies from a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of Yahweh of Armies, Mount Zion.
19:1The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. 19:2I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 19:3The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards. 19:4I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce king will rule over them," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies. 19:5The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry. 19:6The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away. 19:7The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. 19:8The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish. 19:9Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, will be confounded. 19:10The pillars will be broken in pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul. 19:11The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?" 19:12Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what Yahweh of Armies has purposed concerning Egypt. 19:13The princes of Zoan have become fools. The princes of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go astray, who are the corner-stone of her tribes. 19:14Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 19:15Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do. 19:16In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahweh of Armies, which he shakes over them. 19:17The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the plans of Yahweh of Armies, which he determines against it. 19:18In that day, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of hosts. One will be called "The city of destruction." 19:19In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border. 19:20It will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of Armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yahweh because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them. 19:21Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to Yahweh, and will perform it. 19:22Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. 19:23In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 19:24In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth; 19:25because Yahweh of Armies has blessed them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance."
20:1In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it; 20:2at that time Yahweh spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your loins, and take your shoes from off your feet." He did so, walking naked and barefoot. 20:3Yahweh said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia, 20:4so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 20:5They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 20:6The inhabitants of this coast-land will say in that day, "Behold, this is our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria. And we, how will we escape?"
21:1The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land. 21:2A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media's sighing. 21:3Therefore my loins are filled with anguish. Pains have taken hold on me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can't hear. I so am dismayed that I can't see. 21:4My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me. 21:5They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield! 21:6For the Lord said to me, "Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees. 21:7When he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently with great attentiveness." 21:8He cried like a lion: "Lord, I stand continually on the watch-tower in the day-time, and every night I stay at my post. 21:9Behold, here comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs." He answered, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the engraved images of her gods are broken to the ground. 21:10You are my threshing, and the grain of my floor!" That which I have heard from Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, I have declared to you.
21:11The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" 21:12The watchman said, "The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again."
21:13The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you will lodge, you caravans of Dedanites. 21:14They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread. 21:15For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle. 21:16For the Lord said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail, 21:17and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it.
22:1The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops? 22:2You that are full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle. 22:3All your rulers fled away together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away. 22:4Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 22:5For it is a day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains." 22:6Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield. 22:7It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate. 22:8He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest. 22:9You saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 22:10You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 22:11You also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you didn't look to him who had done this, neither did you have respect for him who purposed it long ago. 22:12In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth: 22:13and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die." 22:14Yahweh of Armies revealed himself in my ears, "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
22:15Thus says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, "Go, get yourself to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, and say, 22:16'What are you doing here? Who has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!" 22:17Behold, Yahweh will overcome you and hurl you away violently. Yes, he will grasp you firmly. 22:18He will surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will die, and there the chariots of your glory will be, you shame of your lord's house. 22:19I will thrust you from your office. You will be pulled down from your station.
22:20It will happen in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 22:21and I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt. I will commit your government into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22:22I will lay the key of the house of David on his shoulder. He will open, and no one will shut. He will shut, and no one will open. 22:23I will fasten him like a nail in a sure place. He will be for a throne of glory to his father's house. 22:24They will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the pitchers. 22:25"In that day," says Yahweh of hosts, "the nail that was fastened in a sure place will give way. It will be cut down, and fall. The burden that was on it will be cut off, for Yahweh has spoken it."
23:1The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them. 23:2Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. 23:3On great waters, the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue. She was the market of nations. 23:4Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins. 23:5When the report comes to Egypt, they will be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. 23:6Pass over to Tarshish! Wail, you inhabitants of the coast! 23:7Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her far away to travel? 23:8Who has planned this against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth? 23:9Yahweh of hosts has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. 23:10Pass through your land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshish. There is no restraint any more. 23:11He has stretched out his hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy its strongholds. 23:12He said, "You shall no more rejoice, you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Kittim; even there you will have no rest."
23:13Behold, the land of the Chaldeans. This people was not. The Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its palaces. They made it a ruin. 23:14Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste! 23:15It will come to pass in that day that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king. After the end of seventy years it will be to Tyre like in the song of the prostitute. 23:16Take a harp; go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten. Make sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered. 23:17It will happen after the end of seventy years that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her wages, and will play the prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth. 23:18Her merchandise and her wages will be holiness to Yahweh. It will not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise will be for those who dwell before Yahweh, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
24:1Behold, Yahweh makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants. 24:2It will be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest. 24:3The earth will be utterly emptied and utterly laid waste; for Yahweh has spoken this word. 24:4The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. 24:5The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. 24:6Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 24:7The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh. 24:8The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases. 24:9They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it. 24:10The waste city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 24:11There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone. 24:12The city is left in desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction. 24:13For it will be so in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done. 24:14These shall lift up their voice. They will shout for the majesty of Yahweh. They cry aloud from the sea. 24:15Therefore glorify Yahweh in the east, even the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the isles of the sea! 24:16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Glory to the righteous! But I said, "I pine away, I pine away, woe is me!" The treacherous have dealt treacherously. Yes, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously. 24:17Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the earth. 24:18It will happen that he who flees from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. 24:19The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. 24:20The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again. 24:21It shall happen in that day that Yahweh will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth on the earth. 24:22They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited. 24:23Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders will be glory.
25:1Yahweh, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things, even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth. 25:2For you have made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built. 25:3Therefore shall a strong people glorify you; a city of awesome nations shall fear you. 25:4For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the awesome ones is as a storm against the wall. 25:5As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the awesome ones shall be brought low. 25:6In this mountain will Yahweh of Armies make to all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 25:7He will destroy in this mountain the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 25:8He has swallowed up death forever; and the Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Yahweh has spoken it. 25:9It shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Yahweh; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. 25:10For in this mountain will the hand of Yahweh rest; and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, even as straw is trodden down in the water of the dung-hill. 25:11He shall spread forth his hands in the midst of it, as he who swims spreads forth his hands to swim; but Yahweh will lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands. 25:12The high fortress of your walls has he brought down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.
26:1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks. 26:2Open you the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in. 26:3You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you; because he trusts in you. 26:4Trust in Yahweh forever; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock. 26:5For he has brought down those who 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. 26:6The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 26:7The way of the just is uprightness: you that are upright do direct the path of the just. 26:8Yes, in the way of your judgments, Yahweh, have we waited for you; to your name, even to your memorial name, is the desire of our soul. 26:9With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 26:10Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not see the majesty of Yahweh. 26:11Yahweh, your hand is lifted up, yet they don't see: but they shall see your zeal for the people, and be disappointed; yes, fire shall devour your adversaries. 26:12Yahweh, you will ordain peace for us; for you have also worked all our works for us. 26:13Yahweh our God, other lords besides you have had dominion over us; but by you only will we make mention of your name. 26:14They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and made all memory of them to perish. 26:15You have increased the nation, O Yahweh, you have increased the nation; you are glorified; you have enlarged all the borders of the land. 26:16Yahweh, in trouble have they visited you; they poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them. 26:17Like as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs; so we have been before you, Yahweh. 26:18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. 26:19Your dead shall live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth the dead. 26:20Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation be past. 26:21For, behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
27:1In that day Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will kill the monster that is in the sea. 27:2In that day: A vineyard of wine, sing you to it. 27:3I Yahweh am its keeper; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. 27:4Wrath is not in me: would that the briers and thorns were against me in battle! I would march on them, I would burn them together. 27:5Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yes, let him make peace with me. 27:6In days to come shall Jacob take root; Israel shall blossom and bud; and they shall fill the surface of the world with fruit. 27:7Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? or are they slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by them? 27:8In measure, when you send them away, you do contend with them; he has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind. 27:9Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be forgiven, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he makes all the stones of the altar as chalk stones that are beaten in sunder, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more. 27:10For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches of it. 27:11When the boughs of it are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor. 27:12It shall happen in that day, that Yahweh will beat off his fruit from the flood of the River to the brook of Egypt; and you shall be gathered one by one, you children of Israel. 27:13It shall happen in that day, that a great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and those who were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship Yahweh in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
28:1Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley of those who are overcome with wine! 28:2Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one; as a tempest of hail, a destroying storm, as a tempest of mighty waters overflowing, will he cast down to the earth with the hand. 28:3The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under foot: 28:4and the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be as the first-ripe fig before the summer; which when he who looks on it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up. 28:5In that day will Yahweh of Armies become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people; 28:6and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. 28:7Even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. 28:8For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. 28:9Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 28:10For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. 28:11No, but by men of strange lips and with another language will he speak to this people; 28:12to whom he said, This is the rest, give you rest to him who is weary; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 28:13Therefore shall the word of Yahweh be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 28:14Why hear the word of Yahweh, you scoffers, that rule this people that is in Jerusalem: 28:15Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 28:16therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner -stone of sure foundation: he who believes shall not be in haste. 28:17I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place. 28:18Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it. 28:19As often as it passes through, it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night: and it shall be nothing but terror to understand the message. 28:20For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. 28:21For Yahweh will rise up as on Mount Perazim, he will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act, his strange act. 28:22Now therefore don't you be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth. 28:23Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech. 28:24Does he who plows to sow plow continually? does he continually open and harrow his ground? 28:25When he has leveled the surface of it, doesn't he cast abroad the dill, and scatter the cumin, and put in the wheat in rows, and the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in the border of it? 28:26For his God does instruct him aright, and does teach him. 28:27For the dill are not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about on the cumin; but the dill are beaten out with a staff, and the cumin with a rod. 28:28Bread grain is ground; for he will not be always threshing it: and though the wheel of his cart and his horses scatter it, he does not grind it. 28:29This also comes forth from Yahweh of Armies, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.
29:1Ho Ariel, Ariel, the city where David encamped! add you year to year; let the feasts come round: 29:2then will I distress Ariel, and there shall be mourning and lamentation; and she shall be to me as Ariel. 29:3I will encamp against you round about, and will lay siege against you with posted troops, and I will raise siege works against you. 29:4You 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 who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust. 29:5But the multitude of your foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the awesome ones as chaff that passes away: yes, it shall be in an instant suddenly. 29:6She shall be visited of Yahweh of Armies with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire. 29:7The multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all who fight against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, shall be as a dream, a vision of the night. 29:8It shall be as when a 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. 29:9Stay you and wonder; take your pleasure and be blind: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 29:10For Yahweh has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, has he covered. 29:11All vision is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you; and he says, I can't, for it is sealed: 29:12and the book is delivered to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you; and he says, I am not learned. 29:13The Lord said, Because this people draw near to me, and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught them; 29:14therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. 29:15Woe to those who hide deep their counsel from Yahweh, and whose works are in the dark, and who say, Who sees us? and who knows us? 29:16You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay; that the thing made should say of him who made it, He didn't make me; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding? 29:17Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? 29:18In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. 29:19The humble also shall increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 29:20For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scoffer ceases, and all those who watch for iniquity are cut off; 29:21that make a man an offender in his cause, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nothing. 29:22Therefore thus says Yahweh, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale. 29:23But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name; yes, they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall stand in awe of the God of Israel. 29:24They also who err in spirit shall come to understanding, and those who murmur shall receive instruction.
30:1Woe to the rebellious children, says Yahweh, who take counsel, but not of me; and who make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin, 30:2that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt! 30:3Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. 30:4For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors are come to Hanes. 30:5They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can't profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. 30:6The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. 30:7For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still. 30:8Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come forever and ever. 30:9For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of Yahweh; 30:10who tell the seers, "Don't see;" and to the prophets, "Don't prophesy to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits, 30:11get out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us." 30:12Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely thereon; 30:13therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly in an instant. 30:14He shall break it as a potter's vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing; so that there shall not be found among the pieces of it a broken piece with which to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern." 30:15For thus said the Lord Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. You would not: 30:16but you said, No, for we will flee on horses; therefore shall you flee: and, We will ride on the swift; therefore shall those who pursue you be swift. 30:17One thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five shall you flee: until you be left as a beacon on the top of a mountain, and as a banner on a hill. 30:18Therefore will Yahweh wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for Yahweh is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. 30:19For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more; he will surely be gracious to you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear, he will answer you. 30:20Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be hidden anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers; 30:21and 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. 30:22You shall defile the overlaying of your engraved images of silver, and the plating of your molten images of gold: you shall cast them away as an unclean thing; you shall tell it, Get you hence. 30:23He will give the rain for your seed, with which you shall sow the ground; and bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and plenteous. In that day shall your cattle feed in large pastures; 30:24the oxen likewise and the young donkeys that till the ground shall eat savory provender, which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fork. 30:25There shall be on every lofty mountain, and on every high hill, brooks and streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 30:26Moreover 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 Yahweh binds up the hurt of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound. 30:27Behold, the name of Yahweh comes from far, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire; 30:28and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction: and a bridle that causes to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples. 30:29You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come to the mountain of Yahweh, to the Rock of Israel. 30:30Yahweh will cause his glorious voice to be heard, and will show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a blast, and tempest, and hailstones. 30:31For through the voice of Yahweh shall the Assyrian be dismayed; with his rod will he strike him. 30:32Every stroke of the appointed staff, which Yahweh shall lay on him, shall be with the sound of tambourines and harps; and in battles with the brandishing of his arm will he fight with them. 30:33For a Topheth is prepared of old; yes, for the king it is made ready; he has made it deep and large; the pile of it is fire and much wood; the breath of Yahweh, like a stream of sulfur, does kindle it.
31:1Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they don't look to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek Yahweh! 31:2Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of those who work iniquity. 31:3Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit: and when Yahweh shall stretch out his hand, both he who helps shall stumble, and he who is helped shall fall, and they all shall be consumed together. 31:4For thus says Yahweh to me, As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds are called forth against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so will Yahweh of Armies come down to fight on Mount Zion, and on the hill of it. 31:5As birds hovering, so will Yahweh of Armies protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it, he will pass over and preserve it. 31:6Turn you to him from whom you have deeply revolted, children of Israel. 31:7For in that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made to you for a sin. 31:8The Assyrian shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become subject to forced labor. 31:9His rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall be dismayed at the banner, says Yahweh, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
32:1Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice. 32:2A man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land. 32:3The eyes of those who see shall not be dim, and the ears of those who hear shall listen. 32:4The heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. 32:5The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the scoundrel be highly respected. 32:6For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against Yahweh, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 32:7The instruments of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right. 32:8But the noble devises noble things; and in noble things shall he continue. 32:9Rise up, you women who are at ease, and hear my voice; you careless daughters, give ear to my speech. 32:10For days beyond a year shall you be troubled, you careless women; for the vintage shall fail, the harvest shall not come. 32:11Tremble, you women who are at ease; be troubled, you careless ones; strip yourselves, and make yourselves naked, and gird sackcloth on your loins. 32:12They shall strike on the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. 32:13On the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, on all the houses of joy in the joyous city. 32:14For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks; 32:15until the Spirit be poured on us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest. 32:16Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. 32:17The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. 32:18My people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. 32:19But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest; and the city shall be utterly laid low. 32:20Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send forth the feet of the ox and the donkey.
33:1Woe to you who destroy, and you weren't destroyed; and deal treacherously, and they didn't deal treacherously with you! When you have ceased to destroy, you shall be destroyed; and when you have made an end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you. 33:2Yahweh, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be our arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 33:3At the noise of the thunder the peoples are fled; at the lifting up of yourself the nations are scattered. 33:4Your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar gathers: as locusts leap shall men leap on it. 33:5Yahweh is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. 33:6There shall be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Yahweh is your treasure. 33:7Behold, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly. 33:8The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: the enemy has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he doesn't regard man. 33:9The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is confounded and withers away; Sharon is like a desert; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves. 33:10Now will I arise, says Yahweh; now will I lift up myself; now will I be exalted. 33:11You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble: your breath is a fire that shall devour you. 33:12The peoples shall be as the burning of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire. 33:13Hear, you who are far off, what I have done; and, you who are near, acknowledge my might. 33:14The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? who among us can dwell with everlasting burning? 33:15He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking on evil: 33:16He shall dwell on high; his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 33:17Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall see a land that reaches afar. 33:18Your heart shall muse on the terror: Where is he who counted, where is he who weighed the tribute? where is he who counted the towers? 33:19You shall not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can not comprehend, of a strange language that you can not understand. 33:20Look on Zion, the city of our solemnities: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes of it shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords of it be broken. 33:21But there Yahweh will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. 33:22For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh is our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king; he will save us. 33:23Your rigging is untied; they could not strengthen the foot of their mast, they could not spread the sail: then was the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame took the prey. 33:24The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people who dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
34:1Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you peoples: let the earth hear, and the fullness of it; the world, and all things that come forth from it. 34:2For Yahweh has indignation against all the nations, and wrath against all their host: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them to the slaughter. 34:3Their slain also shall be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 34:4All the host of the sky shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host shall fade away, as the leaf fades from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the fig tree. 34:5For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky: behold, it shall come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, to judgment. 34:6The sword of Yahweh is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Yahweh has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 34:7The wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bulls with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 34:8For Yahweh has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. 34:9The streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and the dust of it into sulfur, and the land of it shall become burning pitch. 34:10It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke of it shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever. 34:11But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; and the owl and the raven shall dwell therein: and he will stretch over it the line of confusion, and the plummet of emptiness. 34:12They shall call the nobles of it to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing. 34:13Thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in the fortresses of it; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches. 34:14The wild animals of the desert shall meet with the wolves, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; yes, the night-monster shall settle there, and shall find her a place of rest. 34:15There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shade; yes, there shall the kites be gathered, everyone with her mate. 34:16Seek you out of the book of Yahweh, and read: no one of these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it has commanded, and his Spirit, it has gathered them. 34:17He has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them by line: they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
35:1The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 35:2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Yahweh, the excellency of our God. 35:3Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 35:4Tell those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, don't be afraid: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you. 35:5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 35:6Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the mute shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. 35:7The glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 35:8A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but is shall be for for him who walks in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there. 35:9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous animal go up thereon; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 35:10and the ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
36:1Now it happened in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. 36:2The king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to king Hezekiah with a great army. He stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field. 36:3Then came forth to him Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder. 36:4Rabshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this in which you trust? 36:5I say, your counsel and strength for the war are but vain words: now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? 36:6Behold, you trust on the staff of this bruised reed, even on Egypt, whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him. 36:7But if you tell me, We trust in Yahweh our God: isn't that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, You shall worship before this altar? 36:8Now therefore, please give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. 36:9How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 36:10Am I now come up without Yahweh against this land to destroy it? Yahweh said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. 36:11Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah to Rabshakeh, Please speak, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and don't speak to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people who are on the wall. 36:12But 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 who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you? 36:13Then 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. 36:14Thus says the king, Don't let Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you: 36:15neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, Yahweh will surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 36:16Don't listen to Hezekiah: for thus says the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and eat you everyone of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and drink you everyone the waters of his own cistern; 36:17until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 36:18Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, Yahweh will deliver us. Has any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 36:19Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 36:20Who are they among all the gods of these countries, that have delivered their country out of my hand, that Yahweh should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 36:21But they held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying, Don't answer him. 36:22Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
37:1It happened, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh. 37:2He sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 37:3They said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of rejection; for the children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring forth. 37:4It may be Yahweh your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left. 37:5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 37:6Isaiah said to them, Thus shall you tell your master, Thus says Yahweh, Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 37:7Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear news, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land. 37:8So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish. 37:9He heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come out to fight against you. When he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, 37:10Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Don't let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 37:11Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shall you be delivered? 37:12Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden who were in Telassar? 37:13Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah? 37:14Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh. 37:15Hezekiah prayed to Yahweh, saying, 37:16Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, who sits above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 37:17Turn your ear, Yahweh, and hear; open your eyes, Yahweh, and behold; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, who has sent to defy the living God. 37:18Of a truth, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the countries, and their land, 37:19and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them. 37:20Now therefore, Yahweh our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are Yahweh, even you only. 37:21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Whereas you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, 37:22this is the word which Yahweh has spoken concerning him: The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you and ridiculed you; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you. 37:23Whom have you defied and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel. 37:24By your servants have you defied the Lord, and have said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the innermost parts of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars of it, and the choice fir trees of it; and I will enter into its farthest height, the forest of its fruitful field; 37:25I have dug and drunk water, and with the sole of my feet will I dry up all the rivers of Egypt. 37:26Have you not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? now have I brought it to pass, that it should be your to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps. 37:27Therefore 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 a field of grain before it is grown up. 37:28But I know your sitting down, and your going out, and your coming in, and your raging against me. 37:29Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance 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. 37:30This shall be the sign to you: you shall eat this year that which grows of itself, and in 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 of it. 37:31The remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 37:32For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Zion those who shall escape. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this. 37:33Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. 37:34By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come to this city, says Yahweh. 37:35For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake. 37:36The angel of Yahweh went forth, and struck in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 37:37So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and lived at Nineveh. 37:38It happened, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place.
38:1In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Set your house in order; for you shall die, and not live. 38:2Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed to Yahweh, 38:3and said, Remember now, Yahweh, I beg you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. Hezekiah wept sore. 38:4Then came the word of Yahweh to Isaiah, saying, 38:5Go, and tell Hezekiah, Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add to your days fifteen years. 38:6I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city. 38:7This shall be the sign to you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do this thing that he has spoken: 38:8behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was gone down.
38:9The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness.
38:10I said, In the noontide of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol:
I am deprived of the residue of my years.
38:11I said, I shall not see Yah, Yah in the land of the living:
I shall see man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
38:12My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd's tent:
I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life; he will cut me off from the loom:
From day even to night will you make an end of me.
38:13I quieted myself until morning; as a lion, so he breaks all my bones:
From day even to night will you make an end of me.
38:14Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter;
I did moan as a dove; my eyes fail with looking upward:
Lord, I am oppressed, be my collateral.
38:15What shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and himself has done it:
I shall go softly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.
38:16Lord, by these things men live;
Wholly therein is the life of my spirit:
You restore me, and cause me to live.
38:17Behold, it was for my peace that 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.
38:18For Sheol can't praise you, death can't celebrate you:
Those who go down into the pit can't hope for your truth.
38:19The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day:
The father to the children shall make known your truth.
38:20Yahweh is ready to save me:
Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments
All the days of our life in the house of Yahweh.
38:21Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a plaster on the boil, and he shall recover. 38:22Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of Yahweh?
39:1At that time Merodach Baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. 39:2Hezekiah was glad of them, and shown them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah didn't show them. 39:3Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What said these men? and from whence came they to you? Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country to me, even from Babylon. 39:4Then said he, What have they seen in your house? Hezekiah answered, All that is in my house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them. 39:5Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of Yahweh of Armies: 39:6Behold, the days are coming, when 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, says Yahweh. 39:7Of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you shall father, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 39:8Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of Yahweh which you have spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
40:1Comfort you, comfort you my people, says your God. 40:2Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins. 40:3The voice of one who cries, Prepare you in the wilderness the way of Yahweh; make level in the desert a highway for our God. 40:4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain: 40:5and the glory of Yahweh shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it. 40:6The voice of one saying, Cry. One said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the glory of it is as the flower of the field. 40:7The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of Yahweh blows on it; surely the people is grass. 40:8The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God shall stand forever. 40:9You who tell good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain; you who tell good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, don't be afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold, your God! 40:10Behold, the Lord Yahweh will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him: Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 40:11He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those who have their young. 40:12Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the sky with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 40:13Who has directed the Spirit of Yahweh, or being his counselor has taught him? 40:14With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and shown to him the way of understanding? 40:15Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are accounted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing. 40:16Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the animals of it sufficient for a burnt offering. 40:17All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing, and vanity. 40:18To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him? 40:19The image, a workman has cast it, and the goldsmith overlays it with gold, and casts for it silver chains. 40:20He who is too impoverished for such an offering chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks to him a skillful workman to set up an engraved image, that shall not be moved. 40:21Have you not known? have yet not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 40:22It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants of it are as grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in; 40:23who brings princes to nothing; who makes the judges of the earth as vanity. 40:24Yes, they have not been planted; yes, they have not been sown; yes, their stock has not taken root in the earth: moreover he blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble. 40:25To whom then will you liken me, that I should be equal to him? says the Holy One. 40:26Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these, who brings out their host by number; he calls them all by name; by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power, not one is lacking. 40:27Why say you, Jacob, and speak, Israel, My way is hid from Yahweh, and the justice due to me is passed away from my God? 40:28Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn't faint, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. 40:29He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might he increases strength. 40:30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 40:31but those who wait for Yahweh shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
41:1Keep silence before me, islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together to judgment. 41:2Who has raised up one from the east, whom he calls in righteousness to his foot? he gives nations before him, and makes him rule over kings; he gives them as the dust to his sword, as the driven stubble to his bow. 41:3He pursues them, and passes on safely, even by a way that he had not gone with his feet. 41:4Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I, Yahweh, the first, and with the last, I am he. 41:5The isles have seen, and fear; the ends of the earth tremble; they draw near, and come. 41:6They help everyone his neighbor; and every one says to his brother, Be of good courage. 41:7So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith, and he who smoothes with the hammer him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good; and he fastens it with nails, that is should not be moved. 41:8But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend, 41:9you whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you away; 41:10Don't you be afraid, for I am with you; don't be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. 41:11Behold, all those who are incensed against you shall be disappointed and confounded: those who strive with you shall be as nothing, and shall perish. 41:12You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even those who contend with you: those who war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nothing. 41:13For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don't be afraid; I will help you. 41:14Don't be afraid, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, says Yahweh, and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. 41:15Behold, I have made you to be a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff. 41:16You shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; and you shall rejoice in Yahweh, you shall glory in the Holy One of Israel. 41:17The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst; I, Yahweh, will answer them, I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 41:18I will open rivers on the bare heights, and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 41:19I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together: 41:20that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of Yahweh has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it. 41:21Produce your cause, says Yahweh; bring forth your strong reasons, says the King of Jacob. 41:22Let them bring forth, and declare to us what shall happen: declare you the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or show us things to come. 41:23Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods: yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and see it together. 41:24Behold, you are of nothing, and your work is of nothing; an abomination is he who chooses you. 41:25I have raised up one from the north, and he has come; from the rising of the sun one who calls on my name: and he shall come on rulers as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay. 41:26Who has declared it from the beginning, that we may know? and before, that we may say, He is right? yes, there is none who declares, yes, there is none who shows, yes, there is none who hears your words. 41:27I am the first who says to Zion, Behold, behold them; and I will give to Jerusalem one who brings good news. 41:28When I look, there is no man: even among them there is no counselor who, when I ask of them, can answer a word. 41:29Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nothing; their molten images are wind and confusion.
42:1Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights: I have put my Spirit on him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. 42:2He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. 42:3A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. 42:4He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law. 42:5Thus says God Yahweh, he who created the heavens, and stretched them forth; he who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it; he who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk therein: 42:6I, Yahweh, 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; 42:7to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison-house. 42:8I am Yahweh, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to engraved images. 42:9Behold, the former things have happened, and new things do I declare. Before they spring forth I tell you of them. 42:10Sing to Yahweh a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth; you who go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles, and the inhabitants of it. 42:11Let the wilderness and the cities of it lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. 42:12Let them give glory to Yahweh, and declare his praise in the islands. 42:13Yahweh will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up his zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yes, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies. 42:14I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together. 42:15I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools. 42:16I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know; in paths that they don't know will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them. 42:17They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly disappointed, who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images, You are our gods. 42:18Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see. 42:19Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is at peace, and blind as Yahweh's servant? 42:20You see many things, but don't observe. His ears are open, but he doesn't hear. 42:21It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable. 42:22But this is a people robbed and plundered; 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 says, Restore. 42:23Who is there among you who will give ear to this? who will listen and hear for the time to come? 42:24Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Didn't Yahweh? he against whom we have sinned, and in whose ways they would not walk, neither were they obedient to his law. 42:25Therefore he poured on him the fierceness of his anger, and the strength of battle; and it set him on fire round about, yet he didn't know; and it burned him, yet he didn't lay it to heart.
43:1But now thus says Yahweh who created you, Jacob, and he who formed you, Israel: Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine. 43:2When 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 on you. 43:3For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. 43:4Since you have been precious in my sight, and honorable, and I have loved you; therefore will I give men in your place, and peoples instead of your life. 43:5Don't be afraid; for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west; 43:6I will tell the north, Give up; and to the south, Don't keep back; bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth; 43:7everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory, whom I have formed, yes, whom I have made. 43:8Bring forth the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears. 43:9Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth. 43:10You are my witnesses, says Yahweh, 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 God formed, neither shall there be after me. 43:11I, even I, am Yahweh; and besides me there is no savior. 43:12I have declared, and I have saved, and I have shown; and there was no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses, says Yahweh, and I am God. 43:13Yes, since the day was I am he; and there is none who can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who can hinder it? 43:14Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring down all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing. 43:15I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. 43:16Thus says Yahweh, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; 43:17who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched as a wick): 43:18Don't remember the former things, neither consider the things of old. 43:19Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 43:20The animals of the field shall honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen, 43:21the people which I formed for myself, that they might set forth my praise. 43:22Yet you have not called on me, Jacob; but you have been weary of me, Israel. 43:23You have not brought me of your sheep for burnt offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with frankincense. 43:24You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have burdened me with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities. 43:25I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins. 43:26Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set you forth your cause, that you may be justified. 43:27Your first father sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me. 43:28Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will make Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.
44:1Yet now hear, Jacob my servant, and Israel, who I have chosen: 44:2Thus says Yahweh who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you: Don't be afraid, Jacob my servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. 44:3For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring: 44:4and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses. 44:5One shall say, I am Yahweh's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand to Yahweh, and surname himself by the name of Israel. 44:6Thus says Yahweh, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Yahweh of Armies: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God. 44:7Who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I established the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and that shall happen, let them declare. 44:8Don't fear, neither be afraid: haven't I declared to you of old, and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don't know any Rock. 44:9Those who fashion an engraved image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses don't see, nor know: that they may be disappointed. 44:10Who has fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing? 44:11Behold, all his fellows shall be disappointed; and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; they shall fear, they shall be put to shame together. 44:12The smith makes an axe, and works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm: yes, he is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint. 44:13The carpenter stretches out a line; he marks it out with a pencil; he shapes it with planes, and he marks it out with the compasses, and shapes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house. 44:14He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, and strengthens for himself one among the trees of the forest: he plants a fir tree, and the rain nourishes it. 44:15Then shall it be for a man to burn; and he takes of it, and warms himself; yes, he kindles it, and bakes bread: yes, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it. 44:16He burns part of it in the fire; with part of it he eats flesh; he roasts roast, and is satisfied; yes, he warms himself, and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire. 44:17The residue of it he makes a god, even his engraved image; he falls down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, Deliver me; for you are my god. 44:18They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand. 44:19None calls to mind, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes, also I have baked bread on the coals of it; I have roasted flesh and eaten it: and shall I make the residue of it an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? 44:20He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can't deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand? 44:21Remember these things, Jacob, and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my servant: Israel, you shall not be forgotten by me. 44:22I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you. 44:23Sing, you heavens, for Yahweh has done it; shout, you lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for Yahweh has redeemed Jacob, and will glorify himself in Israel. 44:24Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb: I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who stretches forth the heavens alone; who spreads abroad the earth (who is with me?); 44:25who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish; 44:26who confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; who says of Jerusalem, She shall be inhabited; and of the cities of Judah, They shall be built, and I will raise up the waste places of it; 44:27who says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers; 44:28Who says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure, even saying of Jerusalem, She shall be built; and of the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.
45:1Thus says Yahweh to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and I will loose the loins of kings; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut: 45:2I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth; I will break in pieces the doors of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron; 45:3and I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, Yahweh, who call you by your name, even the God of Israel. 45:4For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known me. 45:5I am Yahweh, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known me; 45:6that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I am Yahweh, and there is no one else. 45:7I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Yahweh, who does all these things. 45:8Distil, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation, and let it cause righteousness to spring up together; I, Yahweh, have created it. 45:9Woe to him who strives with his Maker--a potsherd among the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, "What are you making?" or your work, "He has no hands?" 45:10Woe to him who says to a father, "What have you become the father of?" or to a woman, "With what do you travail?" 45:11Thus says Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask me of the things that are to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command you me. 45:12I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and all their host have I commanded. 45:13I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will make straight all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my exiles go free, not for price nor reward, says Yahweh of Armies. 45:14Thus says Yahweh: "The labor of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours. They shall go after you. In chains they shall come over; and they shall fall down to you. They shall make supplication to you: 'Surely God is in you; and there is none else, there is no other god. 45:15Most assuredly you are a God who hid yourself, God of Israel, the Savior.'
45:16They shall be disappointed, yes, confounded, all of them; they shall go into confusion together who are makers of idols. 45:17But Israel shall be saved by Yahweh with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be disappointed nor confounded world without end. 45:18For thus says Yahweh who created the heavens, the God who formed the earth and made it, who established it and didn't create it a waste, who formed it to be inhabited: I am Yahweh; and there is no one else. 45:19I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness; I didn't say to the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain: I, Yahweh, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. 45:20Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations: they have no knowledge who carry the wood of their engraved image, and pray to a god that can't save. 45:21Declare you, and bring it forth; yes, let them take counsel together: who has shown this from ancient time? who has declared it of old? Haven't I, Yahweh? and there is no God else besides me, a just God and a Savior; there is no one besides me. 45:22Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. 45:23By myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 45:24Only in Yahweh, it is said of me, is righteousness and strength; even to him shall men come; and all those who were incensed against him shall be disappointed. 45:25In Yahweh shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
46:1Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; their idols are on the animals, and on the cattle: the things that you carried about are made a load, a burden to the weary animal. 46:2They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. 46:3Listen to me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, that have been borne by me from their birth, that have been carried from the womb; 46:4and even to old age I am he, and even to gray hairs will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry, and will deliver. 46:5To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? 46:6Some pour out gold from the bag, and weigh silver in the balance. They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god. They fall down--yes, they worship. 46:7They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place, and it stands, from its place it shall not move: yes, one may cry to it, yet it can not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. 46:8Remember this, and show yourselves men; bring it again to mind, you transgressors. 46:9Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me; 46:10declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure; 46:11calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country; yes, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed, I will also do it. 46:12Listen to me, you stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness: 46:13I bring near my righteousness, it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not wait; and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
47:1Come down, and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate. 47:2Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers. 47:3Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and will spare no man. 47:4Our Redeemer, Yahweh of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. 47:5Sit you silent, and get you into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called The mistress of kingdoms. 47:6I was angry with my people, I profaned my inheritance, and gave them into your hand: you did show them no mercy; on the aged have you very heavily laid your yoke. 47:7You said, I shall be mistress forever; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it. 47:8Now therefore hear this, you who are given to pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, I am, and there is none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: 47:9but these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood; in their full measure shall they come on you, in the multitude of your sorceries, and the great abundance of your enchantments. 47:10For 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 there is none else besides me. 47:11Therefore shall evil come on you; you shall not know the dawning of it: and mischief shall fall on you; you shall not be able to put it away: and desolation shall come on you suddenly, which you don't know. 47:12Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; if so be you shall be able to profit, if so be you may prevail. 47:13You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels: let now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from the things that shall come on you. 47:14Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: it shall not be a coal to warm at, nor a fire to sit before. 47:15Thus shall the things be to you in which you have labored: those who have trafficked with you from your youth shall wander everyone to his quarter; there shall be none to save you.
48:1Hear you this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness 48:2(for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; Yahweh of Armies is his name): 48:3I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I shown them: suddenly I did them, and they happened. 48:4Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass; 48:5therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I shown it you; lest you should say, My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them. 48:6You have heard it; see all this; and you, will you not declare it? I have shown you new things from this time, even hidden things, which you have not known. 48:7They are created now, and not from of old; and before this day you didn't hear them; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them. 48:8Yes, you didn't hear; yes, you didn't know; yes, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you did deal very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb. 48:9For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off. 48:10Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction. 48:11For my own sake, for my own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and my glory I will not give to another. 48:12Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 48:13Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together. 48:14Assemble yourselves, all you, and hear; who among them has declared these things? He whom Yahweh loves shall perform his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. 48:15I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him; I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous. 48:16Come you near to me, hear you this; from the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord Yahweh has sent me, and his Spirit. 48:17Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go. 48:18Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea: 48:19your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your loins like the grains of it: his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before me. 48:20Go you forth from 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, Yahweh has redeemed his servant Jacob. 48:21They didn't thirst when he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; he split the rock also, and the waters gushed out. 48:22There is no peace, says Yahweh, to the wicked.
49:1Listen, isles, to me; and listen, you peoples, from far: Yahweh has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name: 49:2and he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me: and he has made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he kept me close: 49:3and he said to me, You are my servant; Israel, in whom I will be glorified. 49:4But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Yahweh, and my recompense with my God. 49:5Now says Yahweh who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered to him (for I am honorable in the eyes of Yahweh, and my God is become my strength); 49:6yes, he says, It is too light a 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 to the end of the earth. 49:7Thus says Yahweh, 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, and they shall worship; because of Yahweh who is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you. 49:8Thus says Yahweh, In an acceptable time have I answered 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 raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage: 49:9saying to those who are bound, Go forth; to those who are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall be their pasture. 49:10They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun strike them: for he who has mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of water will he guide them. 49:11I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted. 49:12Behold, these shall come from far; and, behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim. 49:13Sing, heavens; and be joyful, earth; and break forth into singing, mountains: for Yahweh has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted. 49:14But Zion said, Yahweh has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me. 49:15Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you. 49:16Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. 49:17Your children make haste; your destroyers and those who made you waste shall go forth from you. 49:18Lift up your eyes round about, and see: all these gather themselves together, and come to you. As I live, says Yahweh, you shall surely clothe you with them all as with an ornament, and gird yourself with them, like a bride. 49:19For, as for your waste and your desolate places, and your land that has been destroyed, surely now shall you be too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away. 49:20The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too small for me; give place to me that I may dwell. 49:21Then shall you say in your heart, Who has conceived these for me, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering back and forth? and who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they? 49:22Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my banner to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. 49:23Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed. 49:24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered? 49:25But thus says Yahweh, 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 who contends with you, and I will save your children. 49:26I will feed those who 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, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
50:1Thus says Yahweh, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, with which I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were you sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away. 50:2Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it can't redeem? or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst. 50:3I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering. 50:4The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 50:5The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward. 50:6I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn't hide my face from shame and spitting. 50:7For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed. 50:8He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. 50:9Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up. 50:10Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God. 50:11Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who gird yourselves about with firebrands; walk you in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that you have kindled. This shall you have of my hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.
51:1Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hold of the pit whence you were dug. 51:2Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many. 51:3For Yahweh has comforted Zion; he has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. 51:4Attend to me, my people; and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples. 51:5My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples; the isles shall wait for me, and on my arm shall they trust. 51:6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. 51:7Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don't you fear the reproach of men, neither be you dismayed at their insults. 51:8For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation to all generations. 51:9Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of Yahweh; awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn't it you who did cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster? 51:10Isn't it you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? 51:11The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 51:12I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass; 51:13and have forgotten Yahweh your Maker, who stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and fear continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? 51:14The captive exile shall speedily be freed; and he shall not die and go down into the pit, neither shall his bread fail. 51:15For I am Yahweh your God, who stirs up the sea, so that the waves of it roar: Yahweh of Armies is his name. 51:16I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion, You are my people. 51:17Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it. 51:18There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any who takes her by the hand among all the sons who she has brought up. 51:19These two things have happened to you. Who will bemoan you? Desolation and destruction, and the famine and the sword; how shall I comfort you? 51:20Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Yahweh, the rebuke of your God. 51:21Therefore hear now this, you afflicted, and drunken, but now with wine: 51:22Thus says your Lord Yahweh, and your God who pleads the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; you shall no more drink it again: 51:23and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, Bow down, that we may go over; and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who go over.
52:1Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. 52:2Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion. 52:3For thus says Yahweh, You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money. 52:4For thus says the Lord Yahweh, My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them without cause. 52:5Now therefore, what do I here, says Yahweh, seeing that my people is taken away for nothing? those who rule over them do howl, says Yahweh, and my name continually all the day is blasphemed. 52:6Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he who does speak; behold, it is I. 52:7How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns! 52:8The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion. 52:9Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. 52:10Yahweh has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 52:11Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh. 52:12For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward. 52:13Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 52:14Like as many were astonished at you (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men), 52:15so shall he sprinkle many nations; 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 understand.
53:1Who has believed our message? and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? 53:2For he grew 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 see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 53:3He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we didn't respect him. 53:4Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. 53:5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. 53:6All we like sheep have gone astray; everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 53:7He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he didn't open his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he didn't open his mouth. 53:8By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the disobedience of my people to whom the stroke was due? 53:9They made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 53:10Yet it pleased Yahweh 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 Yahweh shall prosper in his hand. 53:11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities. 53:12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
54:1Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says Yahweh. 54:2Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 54:3For you shall spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 54:4Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more. 54:5For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of Armies is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called. 54:6For Yahweh has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, says your God. 54:7For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you. 54:8In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you, says Yahweh your Redeemer. 54:9For this is as the waters of Noah to me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 54:10For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, says Yahweh who has mercy on you. 54:11you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 54:12I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of emeralds, and all your border of precious stones. 54:13All your children shall be taught of Yahweh; and great shall be the peace of your children. 54:14In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. 54:15Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall because of you. 54:16Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 54:17No 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 Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me, says Yahweh.
55:1Ho, everyone who thirsts, come you to the waters, and he who has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 55:2Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 55:3Turn your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. 55:4Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples. 55:5Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you. 55:6Seek you Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near: 55:7let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 55:8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh. 55:9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 55:10For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 55:11so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 55:12For 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 fields shall clap their hands. 55:13Instead 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 Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
56:1Thus says Yahweh, Keep you justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. 56:2Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. 56:3Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to Yahweh, speak, saying, Yahweh will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 56:4For thus says Yahweh of the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant: 56:5To them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 56:6Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant; 56:7even 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 on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. 56:8The Lord Yahweh, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet will I gather others to him, besides his own who are gathered. 56:9All you animals of the field, come to devour, yes, all you animals in the forest. 56:10His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. 56:11Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter. 56:12Come you, say they, I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.
57:1The 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. 57:2He enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks in his uprightness. 57:3But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the prostitute. 57:4Against whom do you sport yourselves? against whom make you a wide mouth, and put out the tongue? Aren't you children of disobedience, a seed of falsehood, 57:5you who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who kill the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks? 57:6Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they, they are your lot; even to them have you poured a drink-offering, you have offered an offering. Shall I be appeased for these things? 57:7On a high and lofty mountain have you set your bed; there also you went up to offer sacrifice. 57:8Behind the doors and the posts have you set up your memorial: for you have uncovered 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. 57:9You went to the king with oil, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your ambassadors far off, and did debase yourself even to Sheol. 57:10You were wearied with the length of your way; yet you didn't say, It is in vain: you found a reviving of your strength; therefore you weren't faint. 57:11Of whom have you been afraid and in fear, that you lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? Haven't I held my peace even of long time, and you don't fear me? 57:12I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you. 57:13When you cry, let those who you have gathered deliver you; but the wind shall take them, a breath shall carry them all away: but he who takes refuge in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain. 57:14He will say, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people. 57:15For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. 57:16For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made. 57:17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry, and struck him; I hid my face and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. 57:18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners. 57:19I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near, says Yahweh; and I will heal him. 57:20But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can't rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt. 57:21There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.
58:1Cry aloud, don't spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and declare to my people their disobedience, and to the house of Jacob their sins. 58:2Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God. 58:3Why have we fasted, say they, and you don't see? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find your own pleasure, and exact all your labors. 58:4Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you don't fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high. 58:5Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh? 58:6Isn't this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? 58:7Isn't it to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh? 58:8Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall by your rearward. 58:9Then shall you call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly; 58:10and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity be as the noonday; 58:11and Yahweh will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make strong your bones; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters don't fail. 58:12Those who 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. 58:13If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, and the holy of Yahweh honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: 58:14then shall you delight yourself in Yahweh; and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth; and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.
59:1Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it can't save; neither his ear heavy, that it can't hear: 59:2but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. 59:3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness. 59:4None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 59:5They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper. 59:6Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 59:7Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths. 59:8The way of peace they don't know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace. 59:9Therefore is justice far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity. 59:10We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men. 59:11We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. 59:12For 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: 59:13transgressing and denying Yahweh, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 59:14Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter. 59:15Yes, truth is lacking; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Yahweh saw it, and it displeased him who there was no justice. 59:16He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his own arm brought salvation to him; and his righteousness, it upheld him. 59:17He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a mantle. 59:18According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. 59:19So shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come as a rushing stream, which the breath of Yahweh drives. 59:20A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from disobedience in Jacob, says Yahweh. 59:21As for me, this is my covenant with them, says Yahweh: my Spirit who is on 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, says Yahweh, from henceforth and forever.
60:1Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of Yahweh is risen on you. 60:2For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. 60:3Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 60:4Lift up your eyes round about, and see: they all gather themselves together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms. 60:5Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 60:6The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Yahweh. 60:7All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar; and I will glorify the house of my glory. 60:8Who are these who fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 60:9Surely 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, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you. 60:10Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you: for in my wrath I struck you, but in my favor have I had mercy on you. 60:11Your gates also shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings led captive. 60:12For that nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted. 60:13The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. 60:14The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. 60:15Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, so that no man passed through you, I will make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. 60:16You shall also suck the milk of the nations, and shall suck the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. 60:17For 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 righteousness your ruler. 60:18Violence shall no more be heard in your land, desolation nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. 60:19The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. 60:20Your sun shall no more go down, neither shall your moon withdraw itself; for Yahweh will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. 60:21Your people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. 60:22The little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong nation; I, Yahweh, will hasten it in its time.
61:1The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 61:2to proclaim the year of Yahweh's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 61:3to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified. 61:4They shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 61:5Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vine-dressers. 61:6But you shall be named the priests of Yahweh; men shall call you the ministers of our God: you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves. 61:7Instead of your shame you shall have double; and instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be to them. 61:8For I, Yahweh, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 61:9Their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which Yahweh has blessed. 61:10I will greatly rejoice in Yahweh, my soul shall be joyful in my God; 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 a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 61:11For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord Yahweh will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
62:1For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. 62:2The nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of Yahweh shall name. 62:3You shall also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 62:4You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married. 62:5For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. 62:6I have set watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: you who call on Yahweh, take no rest, 62:7and give him no rest, until he establish, and until he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 62:8Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored: 62:9but those who have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Yahweh; and those who have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary. 62:10Go 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 banner for the peoples. 62:11Behold, Yahweh has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 62:12They shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shall be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.
63:1Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 63:2Why are you red in your clothing, and your garments like him who treads in the wine vat? 63:3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yes, I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on my garments, and I have stained all my clothing. 63:4For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 63:5I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my wrath, it upheld me. 63:6I trod down the peoples in my anger, and made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth. 63:7I will make mention of the loving kindnesses of Yahweh, and the praises of Yahweh, according to all that Yahweh 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 loving kindnesses. 63:8For he said, Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely: so he was their Savior. 63:9In 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 bore them, and carried them all the days of old. 63:10But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. 63:11Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people, saying, Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? where is he who put his holy Spirit in the midst of them? 63:12who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses? who divided the waters before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 63:13who led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they didn't stumble? 63:14As the cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of Yahweh caused them to rest; so did you lead your people, to make yourself a glorious name. 63:15Look down from heaven, and see from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where are your zeal and your mighty acts? the yearning of your heart and your compassion is restrained toward me. 63:16For you are our Father, though Abraham doesn't know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us: you, Yahweh, are our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is your name. 63:17O Yahweh, why do you make us to err from your ways, and harden our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance. 63:18Your holy people possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary. 63:19We are become as they over whom you never bear rule, as those who were not called by your name.
64:1Oh that you would tear the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence, 64:2as when fire kindles the brushwood, and the fire causes the waters to boil; to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence! 64:3When you did terrible things which we didn't look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. 64:4For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him. 64:5You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways: behold, you were angry, and we sinned: in them have we been of long time; and shall we be saved? 64:6For we are all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 64:7There is none who calls on your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of you; for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us by means of our iniquities. 64:8But now, Yahweh, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand. 64:9Don't be angry very sore, Yahweh, neither remember iniquity forever: see, look, we beg you, we are all your people. 64:10Your holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 64:11Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned with fire; and all our pleasant places are laid waste. 64:12Will you refrain yourself for these things, Yahweh? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?
65:1I am inquired of by those who didn't ask; I am found by those who didn't seek me: I said, See me, see me, to a nation that was not called by my name. 65:2I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts; 65:3a people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens, and burning incense on bricks; 65:4who sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 65:5who say, Stand by yourself, don't come near to me, for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day. 65:6Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, yes, I will recompense into their bosom, 65:7your own iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, says Yahweh, who have burned incense on the mountains, and blasphemed me on the hills; therefore will I first measure their work into their bosom. 65:8Thus says Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, Don't destroy it, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all. 65:9I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains; and my chosen shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. 65:10Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down in, for my people who have sought me. 65:11But you who forsake Yahweh, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune, and who fill up mixed wine to Destiny; 65:12I will destine 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 you did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight. 65:13Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, 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 disappointed; 65:14behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for vexation of spirit. 65:15You shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen; and the Lord Yahweh will kill you; and he will call his servants by another name: 65:16so that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes. 65:17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 65:18But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 65:19I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there shall be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying. 65:20There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child shall die one hundred years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed. 65:21They shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 65:22They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 65:23They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they are the seed of the blessed of Yahweh, and their offspring with them. 65:24It shall happen that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 65:25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says Yahweh.
66:1Thus says Yahweh, heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what manner of house will you build to me? and what place shall be my rest? 66:2For all these things has my hand made, and so all these things came to be, says Yahweh: but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word. 66:3He who kills an ox is as he who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as he who breaks a dog's neck; he who offers an offering, as he who offers pig's blood; he who burns frankincense, as he who blesses an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations: 66:4I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears on them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did that which was evil in my eyes, and chose that in which I didn't delight. 66:5Hear the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at his word: Your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for my name's sake, have said, Let Yahweh be glorified, that we may see your joy; but it is those who shall be disappointed. 66:6A voice of tumult from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of Yahweh that renders recompense to his enemies. 66:7Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child. 66:8Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? shall a nation be brought forth at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. 66:9Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says Yahweh: shall I who cause to bring forth shut the womb? says your God. 66:10Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn over her; 66:11that 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 glory. 66:12For thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream: and you shall suck of it; you shall be borne on the side, and shall be dandled on the knees. 66:13As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. 66:14You shall see it, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like the tender grass: and the hand of Yahweh shall be known toward his servants; and he will have indignation against his enemies. 66:15For, behold, Yahweh will come with fire, and his chariots shall be like the whirlwind; to render his anger with fierceness, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 66:16For by fire will Yahweh execute judgment, and by his sword, on all flesh; and the slain of Yahweh shall be many. 66:17Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves to go to the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating pig's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together, says Yahweh. 66:18For I know their works and their thoughts: the time comes, that I will gather all nations and languages; and they shall come, and shall see my glory. 66:19I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, who have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations. 66:20They shall bring all your brothers out of all the nations for an offering to Yahweh, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yahweh, as the children of Israel bring their offering in a clean vessel into the house of Yahweh. 66:21Of them also will I take for priests and for Levites, says Yahweh. 66:22For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says Yahweh, so shall your seed and your name remain. 66:23It shall happen, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says Yahweh. 66:24They shall go forth, and look on the dead bodies of the men who have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring to all flesh.
 back to 5:10 Literally, ten yokes, or the amount of land that ten yokes of oxen can plow in one day, which is about 10 acres or 4 hectares.
 back to 5:10 1 bath is about 22 litres, 5.8 U. S. gallons, or 4.8 imperial gallons
 back to 5:10 1 homer is about 220 litres or 6 bushels
 back to 5:10 1 ephah is about 22 litres or 0.6 bushels or about 2 pecks)-- only one tenth of what was sown.
 back to 5:14 Sheol is the place of the dead.
 back to 7:14 "Immanuel" means "God with us."
 back to 8:1 "Maher Shalal Hash Baz" means "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil."
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