The Enfolded Book of Isaiah

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35 | Chapter 36 | Chapter 37 | Chapter 38 | Chapter 39 | Chapter 40 | Chapter 41 | Chapter 42 | Chapter 43 | Chapter 44 | Chapter 45 | Chapter 46 | Chapter 47 | Chapter 48 | Chapter 49 | Chapter 50 | Chapter 51 | Chapter 52 | Chapter 53 | Chapter 54 | Chapter 55 | Chapter 56 | Chapter 57 | Chapter 58 | Chapter 59 | Chapter 60 | Chapter 61 | Chapter 62 | Chapter 63 | Chapter 64 | Chapter 65 | Chapter 66

Chapter 1

1.1 The vision of Isaias Isaiah the Son son of Amos, Amoz, which he saw concerning Juda Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Ozias, Joathan, Achaz, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Ezechias, Hezekiah, kings of Juda. Judah.

1.2 Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, earth: for the Lord LORD hath spoken. spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and exalted them: but they have despised rebelled against me.

1.3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath doth not known me, and know, my people hath doth not understood. consider.

1.4 Woe to the Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a wicked seed, ungracious children: seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, LORD, they have blasphemed provoked the Holy One of Israel, Israel unto anger, they are gone away backwards. backward.

1.5 For what shall I strike you Why should ye be stricken any more, you that increase transgression? more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad. faint.

1.6 From the sole of the foot even unto the top of the head, head there is no soundness therein: wounds in it; but wounds, and bruises bruises, and swelling putrifying sores: they are have not been closed, neither bound up, nor dressed, nor fomented neither mollified with oil. ointment.

1.7 Your land country is desolate, your cities are burnt burned with fire: your country land, strangers devour before it in your face, presence, and it shall be desolate is desolate, as when wasted overthrown by enemies. strangers.

1.8 And the daughter of Sion shall be Zion is left as a covert cottage in a vineyard, and as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, and as a city that is laid waste. besieged city.

1.9 Except the Lord LORD of hosts had left unto us seed, a very small remnant, we had should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrha. unto Gomorrah.

1.10 Hear the word of the Lord, LORD, ye rulers of Sodom, Sodom; give ear to unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrha. Gomorrah.

1.11 To what purpose do you offer me is the multitude of your victims, sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord? LORD: I am full, I desire not holocausts full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fatlings, fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of calves, and bullocks, or of lambs, and buck or of he goats.

1.12 When you came ye come to appear before me, who hath required these things this at your hands, that you should walk in hand, to tread my courts?

1.13 Offer sacrifice Bring no more in vain: vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me. The unto me; the new moons, moons and sabbaths, the sabbaths and other festivals calling of assemblies, I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked. cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

1.14 My soul hateth your Your new moons, moons and your solemnities: appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are become troublesome to me, a trouble unto me; I am weary of bearing to bear them.

1.15 And when you stretch ye spread forth your hands, I will turn away my hide mine eyes from you: and yea, when you multiply prayer, ye make many prayers, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.

1.16 Wash yourselves, be clean, take you, make you clean; put away the evil of your devices doings from my eyes, before mine eyes; cease to do perversely, evil;

1.17 Learn to do well: well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend plead for the widow.

1.18 And then come, Come now, and accuse me, let us reason together, saith the Lord: if LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if snow; though they be red as like crimson, they shall be white as wool.

1.19 If you ye be willing, willing and will hearken to me, you obedient, ye shall eat the good things of the land. land:

1.20 But if you will not, ye refuse and will provoke me to wrath: the sword rebel, ye shall devour you because be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord LORD hath spoken it.

1.21 How is the faithful city, that city become an harlot! it was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt judgment; righteousness lodged in it, it; but now murderers.

1.22 Thy silver is turned into dross: become dross, thy wine is mingled mixed with water. water:

1.23 Thy princes are faithless, rebellious, and companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards. They rewards: they judge not for the fatherless: and fatherless, neither doth the widow's cause cometh not in to of the widow come unto them.

1.24 Therefore saith the Lord LORD, the God LORD of hosts, the mighty one One of Israel: Ah! Israel, Ah, I will comfort myself over my adversaries: ease me of mine adversaries, and I will be revenged avenge me of my enemies. mine enemies:

1.25 And I will turn my hand to upon thee, and I will clean purely purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin. tin:

1.26 And I will restore thy judges as they were before, at the first, and thy counsellors as of old. After this at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called the called, The city of righteousness, the just, a faithful city.

1.27 Sion Zion shall be redeemed in with judgment, and they shall bring her back in justice. converts with righteousness.

1.28 And he shall destroy the wicked, destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners together: shall be together, and they that have forsaken forsake the Lord, LORD shall be consumed.

1.29 For they shall be confounded for ashamed of the idols, to oaks which they ye have sacrificed: desired, and you ye shall be ashamed of confounded for the gardens which you that ye have chosen.

1.30 When you For ye shall be as an oak with the leaves falling off, whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden without that hath no water.

1.31 And your strength the strong shall be as the ashes of tow, and your work the maker of it as a spark: spark, and both they shall both burn together, and there shall be none to shall quench it. them.

Chapter 2

2.1 The word that Isaias Isaiah the son of Amos saw, Amoz saw concerning Juda Judah and Jerusalem.

2.2 And it shall come to pass in the last days days, that the mountain of the LORD's house of the Lord shall be prepared on established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

2.3 And many people shall go, go and say: say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law out of Zion shall come go forth from Sion, the law, and the word of the Lord LORD from Jerusalem.

2.4 And he shall judge among the Gentiles, nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall turn beat their swords into ploughshares, plowshares, and their spears into sickles: pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised learn war any more to war. more.

2.5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. LORD.

2.6 For Therefore thou hast cast off forsaken thy people, people the house of Jacob: Jacob, because they are filled as in times past, be replenished from the east, and have had are soothsayers as like the Philistines, and have adhered to strange children. they please themselves in the children of strangers.

2.7 Their land also is filled with full of silver and gold: and there gold, neither is no there any end of their treasures.

2.8 And treasures; their land is filled with horses: and also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots are innumerable. chariots:

2.8 Their land also is full of idols: idols; they have adored worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. made:

2.9 And the mean man hath bowed himself boweth down, and the great man hath been debased: humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

2.10 Enter thou into the rock, and hide thee in the pit from the face of the dust, for fear of the Lord, LORD, and from for the glory of his majesty.

2.11 The lofty eyes looks of man are shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be made to stoop: bowed down, and the Lord LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

2.12 Because For the day of the Lord LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and highminded, lofty, and upon every one that is arrogant, lifted up; and he shall be humbled. brought low:

2.13 And upon all the tall and lofty cedars of Libanus, Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Basan. Bashan,

2.14 And upon all the high mountains mountains, and upon all the elevated hills. hills that are lifted up,

2.15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall. wall,

2.16 And upon all the ships of Tharsis, Tarshish, and upon all that is fair to behold. pleasant pictures.

2.17 And the loftiness of men man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be humbled, made low: and the Lord LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

2.18 And the idols he shall be utterly destroyed. abolish.

2.19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth from the face of the earth, for fear of the Lord, LORD, and from for the glory of his majesty, when he shall rise up ariseth to strike shake terribly the earth.

2.20 In that day a man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which he had they made each one for himself to adore, worship, to the moles and bats. to the bats;

2.21 And he shall To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the holes of stones from the face tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, LORD, and from for the glory of his majesty, when he shall rise up ariseth to strike shake terribly the earth.

2.22 Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, nostrils: for he wherein is reputed high. he to be accounted of ?

Chapter 3

3.1 For behold For, behold, the sovereign Lord Lord, the LORD of hosts shall hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem, Jerusalem and from Juda Judah the valiant stay and the strong, staff, the whole strength stay of bread, and the whole strength stay of water.

3.2 The strong mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet prophet, and the cunning man, prudent, and the ancient. ancient,

3.3 The captain over of fifty, and the honourable in countenance, man, and the counsellor, and the architect, cunning artificer, and the skilful in eloquent speech. orator.

3.4 And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate babes shall rule over them.

3.5 And the people shall rush be oppressed, every one upon by another, and every man against one by his neighbour: the child shall make a tumult behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

3.6 For When a man shall take hold of his brother, one brother of the house of his father, saying: saying, Thou hast a garment, clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand. hand:

3.7 In that day he shall answer, saying: he swear, saying, I am no healer, and will not be an healer; for in my house there is no bread, neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

3.8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Juda Judah is fallen: because their tongue, tongue and their devices doings are against the Lord, LORD, to provoke the eyes of his majesty. glory.

3.9 The shew of their countenance hath answered them: doth witness against them; and they have proclaimed abroad declare their sin as Sodom, and they have not hid it: woe to hide it not. Woe unto their souls, soul! for evils are rendered to them. they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

3.10 Say ye to the just man righteous, that it is well, shall be well with him: for he they shall eat the fruit of his their doings.

3.11 Woe to the wicked unto evil: the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

3.12 As for my people, children are their oppressors have stripped them, oppressors, and women have ruled rule over them. O my people, they that call which lead thee blessed, the same deceive thee, cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy steps. paths.

3.13 The Lord LORD standeth up to judge, plead, and he standeth to judge the people.

3.14 The Lord LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: the princes thereof: for you ye have devoured eaten up the vineyard, and vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your house. houses.

3.15 Why do you consume What mean ye that ye beat my people, people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God GOD of hosts.

3.16 And Moreover the Lord said: LORD saith, Because the daughters of Sion Zion are haughty, and have walked walk with stretched out necks, forth necks and wanton glances of their eyes, walking and made a noise mincing as they walked with their feet go, and moved in making a set pace: tinkling with their feet:

3.17 The Lord Therefore the LORD will make bald smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Sion, Zion, and the Lord LORD will discover their hair. secret parts.

3.18 In that day the Lord will take away the ornaments bravery of shoes, their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and little moons, their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,

3.19 And chains and necklaces, The chains, and the bracelets, and bonnets, the mufflers,

3.20 And bodkins, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and tablets, the headbands, and sweet balls, the tablets, and the earrings,

3.21 And The rings, and jewels hanging on the forehead, nose jewels,

3.22 And changes The changeable suits of apparel, and short cloaks, the mantles, and fine linen, the wimples, and the crisping pins,

3.23 And lookingglasses, The glasses, and lawns, the fine linen, and headbands, the hoods, and fine veils. the vails.

3.24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of a sweet smell there shall be stench, stink; and instead of a girdle, girdle a cord, rent; and instead of curled hair, baldness, well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher, haircloth. stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

3.25 Thy fairest men also shall fall by the sword, and thy valiant ones mighty in battle. the war.

3.26 And her gates shall lament and mourn, mourn; and she being desolate shall sit desolate on upon the ground.

Chapter 4

4.1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

4.2 In that day shall the bud branch of the Lord shall LORD be in magnificence beautiful and glory, glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be high, excellent and a great joy to comely for them that shall have are escaped of Israel.

4.3 And it shall come to pass, that every one he that shall be is left in Sion, Zion, and he that shall remain remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written in life among the living in Jerusalem. Jerusalem:

4.4 If When the Lord shall wash have washed away the filth of the daughters of Sion, Zion, and shall wash away have purged the blood of Jerusalem out of from the midst thereof, thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

4.5 And the Lord LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Sion, Zion, and where he is called upon, upon her assemblies, a cloud by day, and a smoke by day, and the brightness shining of a flaming fire in the by night: for over upon all the glory shall be a protection. defence.

4.6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shade shadow in the daytime day time from the heat, and for a security place of refuge, and for a covert from the whirlwind, storm and from rain.

Chapter 5

5.1 I Now will I sing to my beloved the canticle wellbeloved a song of my cousin concerning beloved touching his vineyard. My beloved had wellbeloved hath a vineyard on a hill in a very fruitful place. hill:

5.2 And he fenced it in, it, and picked gathered out the stones out of it, thereof, and planted it with the choicest vines, vine, and built a tower in the midst thereof, of it, and set up also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

5.3 And now, O ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and ye men of Juda, judge between Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

5.4 What is there that I ought to do could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done to in it? was it that wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it hath brought it forth wild grapes?

5.5 And now go to; I will shew tell you what I will do to my vineyard. vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be wasted: I will eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down. down:

5.6 And I will make lay it desolate: waste: it shall not be pruned, and it shall not be digged: nor digged; but briers and thorns there shall come up: up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds to that they rain no rain upon it.

5.7 For the vineyard of the Lord LORD of hosts is the house of Israel: Israel, and the man men of Juda, Judah his pleasant plant: and I looked that he should do looked for judgment, and but behold iniquity: and do justice, and oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

5.8 Woe to you unto them that join house to house and house, that lay field to field, even to the end of the place: shall you till there be no place, that they may be placed alone dwell in the midst of the earth? earth!

5.9 These things are in my ears, saith In mine ears said the Lord LORD of hosts: Unless hosts, Of a truth many great and fair houses shall become be desolate, even great and fair, without an inhabitant.

5.10 For Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one little measure, bath, and thirty bushels of the seed of an homer shall yield three bushels. an ephah.

5.11 Woe to you unto them that rise up early in the morning to morning, that they may follow drunkenness, and to drink in the evening, to be inflamed with wine. strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

5.12 The And the harp, and the lyre, and, viol, the timbrel tabret, and the pipe, and wine wine, are in your their feasts: and but they regard not the work of the Lord you regard not, nor do you LORD, neither consider the works operation of his hands.

5.13 Therefore is my people led away captive, are gone into captivity, because they had not knowledge, have no knowledge: and their nobles have perished with famine, honourable men are famished, and their multitude were dried up with thirst.

5.14 Therefore hath hell hath enlarged her soul, herself, and opened her mouth without any bounds, measure: and their strong ones, glory, and their people, multitude, and their high pomp, and glorious ones he that rejoiceth, shall go down descend into it.

5.15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be brought low. humbled:

5.16 And But the Lord LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God that is holy shall be sanctified in justice. righteousness.

5.17 And Then shall the lambs shall feed according to after their order, manner, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness. waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

5.18 Woe to you unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of it were with a cart. cart rope:

5.19 That say: say, Let him make haste, speed, and let hasten his work come quickly, work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it. it!

5.20 Woe to you unto them that call evil good, and good evil: evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. bitter!

5.21 Woe to you unto them that are wise in your their own eyes, and prudent in your their own conceits. sight!

5.22 Woe to you unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and stout men at drunkenness. of strength to mingle strong drink:

5.23 That Which justify the wicked for gifts, reward, and take away the justice righteousness of the just righteous from him. him!

5.24 Therefore as the tongue of the fire devoureth the stubble, and the heat of the flame consumeth it: the chaff, so shall their root shall be as ashes, rottenness, and their bud blossom shall go up as dust: for because they have cast away the law of the Lord LORD of hosts, and have blasphemed despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

5.25 Therefore is the wrath anger of the Lord LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched out forth his hand upon against them, and struck hath smitten them: and the mountains were troubles, hills did tremble, and their carcasses became as dung carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For after all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

5.26 And he will lift up a sign an ensign to the nations afar off, from far, and will whistle to hiss unto them from the ends end of the earth: and behold and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly. swiftly:

5.27 There is none that None shall faint, be weary nor labour stumble among them: they them; none shall not slumber nor sleep, sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken. broken:

5.28 Their Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows are bent. The hoofs of bent, their horses horses' hoofs shall be counted like the flint, and their wheels like the violence of a tempest. whirlwind:

5.29 Their roaring shall be like that of a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea yea, they shall roar, and take lay hold of the prey, and they shall keep fast hold of it, carry it away safe, and there shall be none to shall deliver it.

5.30 And in that day they shall make a noise roar against them that day, like the roaring of the sea; we shall sea: and if one look towards unto the land, and behold darkness of tribulation, and sorrow, and the light is darkened with in the mist heavens thereof.

Chapter 6

6.1 In the year that king Ozias died, Uzziah died I saw also the Lord LORD sitting upon a throne throne, high and elevated: lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

6.2 Upon Above it stood the seraphims: the each one had six wings, and the other had six wings: wings; with two they twain he covered his face, and with two they twain he covered his feet, and with two they flew. twain he did fly.

6.3 And they cried one to cried unto another, and said: said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God LORD of hosts, all hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory, glory.

6.4 And the lintels posts of the doors were door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

6.5 And I said: Then said I, Woe is me, because me! for I have held my peace; am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath of unclean lips, and I lips: for mine eyes have seen with my eyes the King King, the Lord LORD of hosts.

6.6 And Then flew one of the seraphims flew to unto me, and in his hand was having a live coal, coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. altar:

6.7 And he touched laid it upon my mouth, and said: Behold said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips, lips; and thy iniquities shall be thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin shall be cleansed. purged.

6.8 And Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: saying, Whom shall I send? send, and who shall will go for us? And I said: Lo, here am Then said I, Here am I; send me.

6.9 And he said: said, Go, and thou shalt say to tell this people: Hearing, hear, and people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not: not; and see the vision, and know it ye indeed, but perceive not.

6.10 Blind Make the heart of this people, people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted convert, and I heal them. be healed.

6.11 And I said: How long, O Lord? Then said I, Lord, how long? And he said: answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land shall be left desolate. utterly desolate,

6.12 And the Lord shall remove LORD have removed men far away, and she shall there be multiplied that was left a great forsaking in the midst of the earth. land.

6.13 And there But yet in it shall be still a tithing therein, tenth, and she it shall turn, return, and shall be made a show eaten: as a turpentine teil tree, and as an oak that spreadeth its branches: that which shall stand therein, oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be a holy seed. the substance thereof.

Chapter 7

7.1 And it came to pass in the days of Achaz Ahaz the son of Joathan, Jotham, the son of Ozias, Uzziah, king of Juda, Judah, that Rasin Rezin the king of Syria Syria, and Phacee Pekah the son of Romelia Remaliah, king of Israel, came went up to Jerusalem, toward Jerusalem to fight war against it: it, but they could not prevail over against it.

7.2 And they it was told the house of David, saying: saying, Syria hath rested upon Ephraim, and is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the woods wood are moved with the wind.

7.3 And the Lord Then said to Isaias: the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Achaz, thou Ahaz, thou, and Jasub Shearjashub thy son that is left, to son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the way highway of the fuller's field. field;

7.4 And thou shalt say to him: See thou unto him, Take heed, and be quiet: quiet; fear not, and let not thy heart neither be afraid of fainthearted for the two tails of these firebrands, smoking with the wrath of firebrands, for the fury of Rasin king fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Romelia. Remaliah.

7.5 Because Syria hath taken counsel against thee, unto the evil of Ephraim Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Romelia, saying: Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,

7.6 Let us go up to Juda, against Judah, and rouse it up, vex it, and draw it away to let us make a breach therein for us, and make the son of Tabeel set a king in the midst thereof. of it, even the son of Tabeal:

7.7 Thus saith the Lord God: GOD, It shall not stand, and this neither shall not be. it come to pass.

7.8 But For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rasin: Rezin; and within threescore and five years, Ephraim years shall cease to Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people: people.

7.9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is the son of Romelia. Remaliah's son. If you ye will not believe, you surely ye shall not continue. be established.

7.10 And Moreover the Lord spoke LORD spake again to Achaz, saying: unto Ahaz, saying,

7.11 Ask thee a sign of the Lord LORD thy God, God; ask it either unto in the depth of hell, depth, or unto in the height above.

7.12 And Achaz said: But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I neither will not I tempt the Lord. LORD.

7.13 And he said: said, Hear ye therefore, now, O house of David: David; Is it a small thing for you to be grievous to weary men, that you are grievous to but will ye weary my God also?

7.14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son son, and shall call his name shall be called Emmanuel. Immanuel.

7.15 He shall eat butter Butter and honey, honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

7.16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil evil, and to choose the good, the land which that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of the face of both her two kings.

7.17 The Lord LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon the house of thy father, father's house, days that have not come since the time of come, from the separation of day that Ephraim departed from Juda with Judah; even the king of the Assyrians. Assyria.

7.18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord LORD shall hiss for the fly, fly that is in the uttermost parts part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

7.19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them rest in the torrents of the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all places set with shrubs, thorns, and in upon all hollow places. bushes.

7.20 In that the same day shall the Lord shall shave with a razor that is hired hired, namely, by them that are beyond the river, by the king of the Assyrians, Assyria, the head head, and the hairs hair of the feet, feet: and it shall also consume the whole beard.

7.21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep. sheep;

7.22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that shall be is left in the midst of the land.

7.23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines, vines at a thousand pieces of silver, silverlings, it shall become thorns even be for briers and briers. thorns.

7.24 With arrows and with bows they shall go in thither: for briers and thorns shall be in men come thither; because all the land. land shall become briers and thorns.

7.25 And as for the on all hills that shall be raked digged with a rake, the fear of thorns and briers mattock, there shall not come thither, thither the fear of briers and thorns: but they it shall be for the ox to feed on, sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle to tread upon. cattle.

Chapter 8

8.1 And Moreover the Lord LORD said to me: unto me, Take thee a great book, roll, and write in it with a man's pen. Take away the spoils with speed, quickly take the prey. pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

8.2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses, Urias witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zacharias Zechariah the son of Barachias. Jeberechiah.

8.3 And I went to unto the prophetess, prophetess; and she conceived, and bore bare a son. And the Lord Then said the LORD to me: me, Call his name, Hasten to take away the spoils: Make hast to take away the prey. name Mahershalalhashbaz.

8.4 For before the child know shall have knowledge to call his father cry, My father, and his my mother, the strength riches of Damascus, Damascus and the spoils spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of the Assyrians. Assyria.

8.5 And the Lord spoke to The LORD spake also unto me again, saying: saying,

8.6 Forasmuch as this people hath cast away refuseth the waters of Siloe, Shiloah that go with silence, softly, and hath rather taken Rasin, rejoice in Rezin and the son of Romelia: Remaliah's son;

8.7 Therefore behold Now therefore, behold, the Lord will bring bringeth up upon them the waters of the river river, strong and many, even the king of the Assyrians, Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and shall overflow go over all his banks. banks:

8.8 And he shall pass through Juda, overflowing, Judah; he shall overflow and going over go over, he shall reach even to the neck. And neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, thy land, O Emmanuel. Immanuel.

8.9 Gather yourselves together, Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be overcome, broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye lands afar off: strengthen of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be overcome, broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be overcome. broken in pieces.

8.10 Take counsel together, and it shall be defeated: come to nought; speak a the word, and it shall not be done: because stand: for God is with us.

8.11 For thus saith the Lord LORD spake thus to me: As he hath taught me, me with a strong arm, hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: saying,

8.12 Say ye not: not, A conspiracy: for confederacy, to all that them to whom this people speaketh, is a conspiracy: shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

8.13 Sanctify the Lord LORD of hosts himself: himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

8.14 And he shall be for a sanctification to you. But sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling, stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the two houses of Israel, for a snare gin and for a ruin snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

8.15 And very many of among them shall stumble stumble, and fall, and shall be broken in pieces, broken, and shall be snared, and be taken.

8.16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

8.17 And I will wait for upon the Lord, who hath hid LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

8.18 Behold Behold, I and my children, the children whom the Lord LORD hath given me are for a sign, signs and for a wonder wonders in Israel from the Lord LORD of hosts, who which dwelleth in mount Sion. Zion.

8.19 And when they shall say to you: unto you, Seek of pythons, unto them that have familiar spirits, and of diviners, who mutter in their enchantments: unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not the a people seek of unto their God, God? for the living of to the dead?

8.20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And testimony: if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light. it is because there is no light in them.

8.21 And they shall pass by through it, they shall fall, hardly bestead and be hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, shall fret themselves, and curse their king, king and their God, and look upwards. upward.

8.22 And they shall look to unto the earth, earth; and behold trouble and darkness, weakness and distress, and a mist following them, dimness of anguish; and they cannot fly away from their distress. shall be driven to darkness.

Chapter 9

9.1 At Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first time he lightly afflicted the land of Zabulon, Zebulun and the land of Nephtali was lightly touched: Naphtali, and at the last afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea sea, beyond the Jordan of the Jordan, in Galilee of the Gentiles was heavily loaded. nations.

9.2 The people that walked in darkness, darkness have seen a great light: to them they that dwelt dwell in the region land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light is risen. shined.

9.3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee, as joy: they that rejoice in joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as conquerors men rejoice after taking a prey, when they divide the spoils. spoil.

9.4 For thou hast broken the yoke of their his burden, and the rod staff of their his shoulder, and the sceptre rod of their oppressor thou hast overcome, his oppressor, as in the day of Madian. Midian.

9.5 For every violent taking battle of spoils, the warrior is with tumult, confused noise, and garment mingled with blood, garments rolled in blood; but this shall be burnt, with burning and be fuel for the of fire.

9.6 For unto us a CHILD IS BORN to us, and child is born, unto us a son is given to us, given: and the government is shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

9.7 His empire shall be multiplied, Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; kingdom, to establish it order it, and strengthen to establish it with judgment and with justice, justice from henceforth and even for ever: the ever. The zeal of the Lord LORD of hosts will perform this.

9.8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

9.9 And all the people of Ephraim shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitants inhabitant of Samaria Samaria, that say in the pride and haughtiness stoutness of their heart: heart,

9.10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with square hewn stones: they have cut down the sycamores, sycomores are cut down, but we will change them for into cedars.

9.11 And Therefore the Lord LORD shall set up the enemies adversaries of Rasin over Rezin against him, and shall bring on join his enemies in a crowd: together;

9.12 The Syrians from the east, and, before, and the Philistines from the west: behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his indignation anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

9.13 And For the people are turneth not returned to unto him who hath struck that smiteth them, and have not sought after neither do they seek the Lord LORD of hosts.

9.14 And Therefore the Lord shall destroy out of LORD will cut off from Israel the head and the tail, him that bendeth down, branch and him that holdeth back, rush, in one day.

9.15 The aged ancient and honourable, he is the head: head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

9.16 And they that call For the leaders of this people blessed, shall cause them to err: err; and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down, headlong. led of them are destroyed.

9.17 Therefore the Lord LORD shall have no joy in their young men: men, neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless, fatherless and widows: for every one is a an hypocrite and wicked, an evildoer, and every mouth hath spoken speaketh folly. For all this his indignation anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

9.18 For wickedness is kindled burneth as a fire, the fire: it shall devour the brier briers and the thorn: thorns, and shall kindle in the thicket thickets of the forest, and it they shall be wrapped mount up in smoke ascending on high. like the lifting up of smoke.

9.19 By Through the wrath of the Lord LORD of hosts is the land is troubled, darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel for of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.

9.20 And he shall turn to snatch on the right hand, and shall be hungry: hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be filled: every one satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: Manasses Ephraim,

9.21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim Manasses, Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Juda.

9.21 After Judah. For all these things this his indignation anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Chapter 10

10.1 Woe to unto them that make wicked laws: decree unrighteous decrees, and when they write, that write injustice: grievousness which they have prescribed;

10.2 To oppress turn aside the poor in needy from judgment, and do violence to take away the cause of right from the humble poor of my people: people, that widows might may be their prey, and that they might may rob the fatherless. fatherless!

10.3 What And what will you ye do in the day of visitation, and of in the calamity desolation which cometh shall come from afar? far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

10.4 That you be not bowed Without me they shall bow down under the bond, prisoners, and they shall fall with under the slain? In slain. For all these things this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

10.5 Woe to the O Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my mine anger, and my indignation is the staff in their hands. hand is mine indignation.

10.6 I will send him to a deceitful against an hypocritical nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of my wrath, wrath will I give him a charge, to take away the spoils, spoil, and to lay hold on take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

10.7 But Howbeit he shall meaneth not take it so, and neither doth his heart shall not think so: so; but it is in his heart shall be set to destroy, destroy and to cut off nations not a few.

10.8 For he shall say:

10.9 saith, Are not my princes as so many altogether kings? is

10.9 Is not Calano Calno as Charcamis: and Emath Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arphad? Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?

10.10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idol, so also their idols idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem, Jerusalem and of Samaria. Samaria;

10.11 Shall I not, as I have done to unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

10.12 And Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord shall have hath performed all his works in whole work upon mount Sion, Zion and in on Jerusalem, I will visit punish the fruit of the proud stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of the haughtiness of his eyes. high looks.

10.13 For he hath said: saith, By the strength of my own hand I have done it, and by my own wisdom wisdom; for I have understood: am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have taken the spoils of the princes, robbed their treasures, and as a mighty man hath pulled I have put down them that sat on high. the inhabitants like a valiant man:

10.14 And my hand hath found as a nest the strength riches of the people as a nest; people: and as one gathereth eggs are gathered, that are left, so have I gathered all the earth: earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or made the least noise. peeped.

10.15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that cutteth with it? heweth therewith? or shall the saw exalt magnify itself against him by whom it is drawn? that shaketh it? as if a the rod should lift shake itself up against him them that lifteth lift it up, and a or as if the staff exalt should lift up itself, which is but as if it were no wood.

10.16 Therefore shall the sovereign Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones: ones leanness; and under his glory he shall be kindled kindle a burning, as it were burning like the burning of a fire.

10.17 And the light of Israel shall be as for a fire, and the his Holy One thereof as for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers shall be set on fire, and shall be devoured in one day. day;

10.18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his beautiful hill, shall be consumed from the fruitful field, both soul even to the flesh, and he body: and they shall run away through fear. be as when a standard-bearer fainteth.

10.19 And they that remain the rest of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that they shall easily be numbered, and a child shall may write them down. them.

10.20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and they that shall escape such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall lean no more again stay upon him that striketh them: smote them; but they shall lean stay upon the Lord LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

10.21 The remnant shall be converted, return, even the remnant, I say, remnant of Jacob, to unto the mighty God.

10.22 For if though thy people, O Israel, shall people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall be converted, return: the consumption abridged decreed shall overflow with justice. righteousness.

10.23 For the Lord God GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, and an abridgment even determined, in the midst of all the land.

10.24 Therefore, Therefore thus saith the Lord the God GOD of hosts: hosts, O my people that dwellest in Sion, Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall strike smite thee with his a rod, and he shall lift up his staff over thee in against thee, after the way manner of Egypt.

10.25 For yet a little and a very little while, and my the indignation shall cease, and my wrath shall be upon mine anger in their wickedness. destruction.

10.26 And the Lord LORD of hosts shall raise stir up a scourge against him, for him according to the slaughter of Madian in Midian at the rock of Oreb, Oreb: and as his rod over was upon the sea, and he so shall he lift it up in after the way manner of Egypt.

10.27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall putrefy at the presence be destroyed because of the oil. anointing.

10.28 He shall is come into to Aiath, he shall pass into Magron: is passed to Migron; at Machmas Michmash he shall lay hath laid up his carriages. carriages:

10.29 They are gone over the passage: they have passed in haste, Gaba taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is our lodging: Rama was astonished, Gabaath afraid; Gibeah of Saul fled away. is fled.

10.30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim, attend, Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O Laisa, poor Anathoth.

10.31 Medemena Madmenah is removed: ye removed; the inhabitants of Gabim, take courage. Gebim gather themselves to flee.

10.32 It is As yet day enough, to shall he remain in Nobe: at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mountain mount of the daughter of Sion, Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

10.33 Behold Behold, the sovereign Lord Lord, the LORD of hosts hosts, shall break lop the earthen vessel bough with terror, terror: and the tall high ones of stature shall be cut hewn down, and the lofty haughty shall be humbled.

10.34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest shall be cut down with iron, and Libanus with its high ones Lebanon shall fall. fall by a mighty one.

Chapter 11

11.1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the root stem of Jesse, and a flower Branch shall rise up grow out of his root. roots:

11.2 And the spirit of the Lord LORD shall rest upon him: him, the spirit of wisdom, wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, counsel and of fortitude, might, the spirit of knowledge, knowledge and of godliness. the fear of the LORD;

11.3 And he shall be filled with the spirit make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord, He LORD: and he shall not judge according to after the sight of the his eyes, nor neither reprove according to after the hearing of the ears. his ears:

11.4 But he with righteousness shall he judge the poor with justice, poor, and shall reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike smite the earth earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall he slay the wicked.

11.5 And justice righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins: loins, and faith faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

11.6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb: lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid: kid; and the calf and the lion, young lion and the sheep shall abide together, fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

11.7 The calf And the cow and the bear shall feed: feed; their young ones shall rest lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

11.8 And the sucking child shall play on other the hole of the asp: asp, and the weaned child shall thrust put his hand into the den of on the basilisk. cockatrice' den.

11.9 They shall not hurt, hurt nor shall they kill destroy in all my holy mountain, mountain: for the earth is filled with shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, LORD, as the covering waters of cover the sea.

11.10 In And in that day the there shall be a root of Jesse, who standeth which shall stand for an ensign of the people, him people; to it shall the Gentiles shall beseech, seek: and his sepulchre rest shall be glorious.

11.11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to possess recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left left, from the Assyrians, Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Phetros, Pathros, and from Ethiopia, Cush, and from Elam, and from Sennaar, Shinar, and from Emath, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

11.12 And he shall set up a standard unto an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the fugitives outcasts of Israel, and shall gather together the dispersed of Juda Judah from the four quarters corners of the earth.

11.13 And the The envy also of Ephraim shall be taken away, depart, and the enemies adversaries of Juda Judah shall perish: be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Juda, Judah, and Juda Judah shall not fight against vex Ephraim.

11.14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines by toward the sea, west; they together shall spoil the children them of the east: Edom, till Moab east together: they shall be under the rule of lay their hand, hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall be obedient. obey them.

11.15 And the Lord LORD shall lay waste utterly destroy the tongue of the sea of Egypt, Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall lift up he shake his hand over the river in the strength of his spirit: river, and he shall strike smite it in the seven streams, so that and make men may pass through it in their shoes. go over dryshod.

11.16 And there shall be a an highway for the remnant of my his people, which shall be left left, from the Assyrians: Assyria; like as there it was for to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

Chapter 12

12.1 And thou shalt say in that day: day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, for praise thee: though thou wast angry with me: thy wrath me, thine anger is turned away, and thou hast comforted comfortedst me.

12.2 Behold, God is my saviour, salvation; I will deal confidently, trust, and will not fear: because be afraid: for the Lord LORD JEHOVAH is my strength, strength and my praise, and song; he also is become my salvation.

12.3 Thou shall draw waters Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the saviour's fountains: wells of salvation.

12.4 And you shall say in that day: Praise day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, and LORD, call upon his name: make name, declare his works known doings among the people: remember people, make mention that his name is high. exalted.

12.5 Sing ye to unto the Lord, LORD; for he hath done great excellent things: shew this forth is known in all the earth.

12.6 Rejoice, Cry out and praise, O shout, thou habitation inhabitant of Sion: Zion: for great is he that is in the midst of thee, the Holy One of Israel. Israel in the midst of thee.

Chapter 13

13.1 The burden of Babylon Babylon, which Isaias Isaiah the son of Amos saw. Amoz did see.

13.2 Upon the dark mountain lift Lift ye up a banner, banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice, lift up voice unto them, shake the hand, and let the rulers that they may go into the gates. gates of the nobles.

13.3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, and I have also called my strong mighty ones in my wrath, for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my glory. highness.

13.4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as it were of many people, the a great people; a tumultuous noise of the sound of kings, kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Lord LORD of hosts hath given charge to mustereth the troops host of war. the battle.

13.5 To them that They come from a country afar off, far country, from the end of heaven: heaven, even the Lord LORD, and the instruments weapons of his wrath, indignation, to destroy the whole land.

13.6 Howl ye, ye; for the day of the Lord LORD is near: at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Lord. Almighty.

13.7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart of man shall melt, melt:

13.8 And they shall be broken. Gripings afraid: pangs and pains, sorrows shall take hold of them, them; they shall be in pain as a woman in labour. Every one that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at his neighbour, another; their countenances faces shall be as faces burnt. flames.

13.9 Behold, the day of the Lord shall come, a LORD cometh, cruel day, and full of indignation, and of wrath, both with wrath and fury, fierce anger, to lay the land desolate, desolate: and to he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

13.10 For the stars of heaven, heaven and their brightness the constellations thereof shall not display give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his rising, going forth, and the moon shall not shine with cause her light. light to shine.

13.11 And I will visit the evils of punish the world, world for their evil, and against the wicked for their iniquity: iniquity; and I will make cause the pride arrogancy of infidels the proud to cease, and will bring down lay low the arrogancy haughtiness of the mighty. terrible.

13.12 A I will make a man shall be more precious than gold, yea fine gold; even a man than the finest golden wedge of gold. Ophir.

13.13 For this Therefore I will trouble shake the heaven: heavens, and the earth shall be moved remove out of her place, for in the indignation wrath of the Lord LORD of hosts, and for in the day of his fierce wrath. anger.

13.14 And they it shall be as a doe fleeing away, the chased roe, and as a sheep: and there sheep that no man taketh up: they shall be none to gather them together: every man shall turn to his own people, and flee every one shall flee to into his own land.

13.15 Every one that shall be found, is found shall be slain: thrust through; and every one that shall come to their aid, is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

13.16 Their inhabitants children also shall be dashed in to pieces before their eyes: eyes; their houses shall be pillaged, spoiled, and their wives shall be ravished.

13.17 Behold Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who which shall not seek silver, nor desire gold: regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

13.18 But with their arrows they Their bows also shall kill dash the children, young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity upon on the sucklings fruit of the womb, and womb; their eye eyes shall not spare their sons. children.

13.19 And that Babylon, glorious among the glory of kingdoms, the famous pride beauty of the Chaldeans, Chaldees' excellency, shall be even as the Lord destroyed when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha. Gomorrah.

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13.21 But wild beasts of the desert shall rest there, lie there; and their houses shall be filled with serpents, full of doleful creatures; and ostriches owls shall dwell there, and the hairy ones satyrs shall dance there: there.

13.22 And owls the wild beasts of the islands shall answer one another there, cry in the houses thereof, their desolate houses, and sirens dragons in the temples of pleasure. Her their pleasant palaces: and her time is near at hand, to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Chapter 14

14.1 For the Lord LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose out of Israel, and will make set them rest upon in their own ground: land: and the stranger strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall adhere cleave to the house of Jacob.

14.2 And the people shall take them, and bring them into to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall make take them captives, whose captives that had taken them, they were; and they shall subdue rule over their oppressors.

14.3 And it shall come to pass in that day, the day that when God the LORD shall give thee rest from thy labour, sorrow, and from thy vexation, fear, and from the hard bondage, wherewith bondage wherein thou didst serve before, wast made to serve,

14.4 Thou That thou shalt take up this parable proverb against the king of Babylon, and shalt say: say, How is hath the oppressor come to nothing, ceased! the tribute hath ceased? golden city ceased!

14.5 The Lord LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the rod sceptre of the rulers, rulers.

14.6 That struck He who smote the people in wrath with an incurable wound, a continual stroke, he that brought ruled the nations under in fury, that persecuted in a cruel manner. anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

14.7 The whole earth is quiet at rest, and still, it is glad and hath rejoiced. quiet: they break forth into singing.

14.8 The Yea, the fir trees also have rejoiced over rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Libanus, saying: Lebanon, saying, Since thou hast slept, there hath none art laid down, no feller is come up to cut us down. against us.

14.9 Hell below was in an uproar from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming, coming: it stirred stirreth up the giants dead for thee. All thee, even all the princes chief ones of the earth are risen earth; it hath raised up from their thrones, thrones all the princes kings of the nations.

14.10 All they shall answer, speak and say to thee: Thou unto thee, Art thou also art wounded as well become weak as we, thou we? art thou become like unto us. us?

14.11 Thy pride pomp is brought down to hell, the grave, and the noise of thy carcass viols: the worm is fallen down: spread under thee shall the moth be strewed, thee, and the worms shall be thy covering. cover thee.

14.12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in son of the morning? morning! how art thou fallen cut down to the earth, that ground, which didst wound weaken the nations? nations!

14.13 And For thou saidst hast said in thy heart: thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, God: I will sit in also upon the mountain mount of the covenant, congregation, in the sides of the north. north:

14.14 I will ascend above the height heights of the clouds, clouds; I will be like the most High.

14.15 But yet Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into to the depth sides of the pit.

14.16 They that shall see thee, thee shall turn toward narrowly look upon thee, and behold thee. consider thee, saying, Is this the man that troubled made the earth, earth to tremble, that shook kingdoms, did shake kingdoms;

14.17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, thereof; that opened not the prison to house of his prisoners?

14.18 All the kings of the nations have nations, even all of them slept them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

14.19 But thou art cast out of thy grave, as grave like an unprofitable branch defiled, abominable branch, and wrapped up among them that were slain by as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, and art gone that go down to the bottom stones of the pit, pit; as a rotten carcass. carcase trodden under feet.

14.20 Thou shalt not keep company be joined with them, even them in burial: for burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, thou hast and slain thy people: the seed of the wicked evildoers shall not never be named for ever. renowned.

14.21 Prepare slaughter for his children for slaughter for the iniquity of their fathers: fathers; that they shall do not rise up, rise, nor inherit possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

14.22 And For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord LORD of hosts: hosts, and I will destroy cut off from Babylon the name of Babylon, name, and the remains, remnant, and the bud, son, and the offspring, nephew, saith the Lord. LORD.

14.23 And I will also make it a possession for the ericius bittern, and pools of waters, water: and I will sweep it and wear it out with a besom, the besom of destruction, saith the Lord LORD of hosts.

14.24 The Lord LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying: saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it be: come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

14.25 So shall it fall out: That I will destroy break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: and then shall his yoke shall be taken away depart from off them, and his burden shall be taken depart from off their shoulder. shoulders.

14.26 This is the counsel, purpose that I have is purposed upon all the earth, whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

14.27 For the Lord LORD of hosts hath decreed, purposed, and who can shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out: out, and who shall turn it away? back?

14.28 In the year that king Achaz died, Ahaz died was this burden: burden.

14.29 Rejoice not thou, whole Philistia, that Palestina, because the rod of him that struck smote thee is broken in pieces: broken: for out of the serpent's root of the serpent shall come forth a basilisk, cockatrice, and his seed fruit shall swallow the bird. be a fiery flying serpent.

14.30 And the firstborn of the poor shall be fed, feed, and the poor needy shall rest with confidence: lie down in safety: and I will make kill thy root perish with famine, and I will kill he shall slay thy remnant.

14.31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city: all Philistia is thrown down: city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for a smoke there shall come from the north, north a smoke, and there is none that shall escape be alone in his troop. appointed times.

14.32 And what What shall be answered to one then answer the messengers of the nations? nation? That the Lord LORD hath founded Sion, Zion, and the poor of his people shall hope trust in him. it.

Chapter 15

15.1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, it is silent: and brought to silence; because in the wall night Kir of Moab is destroyed in the night, it is silent. laid waste, and brought to silence;

15.2 The house He is gone up, up to Bajith, and Dibon to Dibon, the high places places, to mourn weep: Moab shall howl over Nabo, Nebo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven. cut off.

15.3 In their streets they are girded shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets all streets, every one shall howl and come down weeping. howl, weeping abundantly.

15.4 Hesebon And Heshbon shall cry, and Eleale, Elealeh: their voice is shall be heard even to Jasa. For this shall unto Jahaz: therefore the well appointed men armed soldiers of Moab howl, shall cry out; his soul life shall howl to itself. be grievous unto him.

15.5 My heart shall cry to Moab, the bars thereof out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Segor a Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the ascent mounting up of Luith they Luhith with weeping shall they go up weeping: and it up; for in the way of Oronaim Horonaim they shall lift raise up a cry of destruction.

15.6 For the waters of Nemrim Nimrim shall be desolate, desolate: for the grass hay is withered away, the spring is faded, all the greenness grass faileth, there is perished. no green thing.

15.7 According to Therefore the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall lead them they carry away to the torrent brook of the willows.

15.8 For the cry is gone round about the border borders of Moab: Moab; the howling thereof unto Gallim, Eglaim, and unto the well of Elim the cry thereof. howling thereof unto Beerelim.

15.9 For the waters of Dibon are filled with Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dibon: the lion Dimon, lions upon them him that shall flee escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

Chapter 16

16.1 Send forth, O Lord, ye the lamb, lamb to the ruler of the earth, land from Petra of the desert, Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Sion. Zion.

16.2 And For it shall come to pass, that be, that, as a wandering bird fleeing away, and as young ones flying cast out of the nest, so shall the daughters of Moab shall be in at the passage fords of Arnon.

16.3 Take counsel, gather a council: execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midday: midst of the noonday; hide them that flee, and betray the outcasts; bewray not them him that wander about. wandereth.

16.4 My fugitives shall Let mine outcasts dwell with thee: O Moab, thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the destroyer: spoiler: for the dust extortioner is at an end, the wretch is consumed: he hath failed, that trod spoiler ceaseth, the earth under foot. oppressors are consumed out of the land.

16.5 And a throne in mercy shall the throne be prepared in mercy, established: and one he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging judging, and seeking judgment judgment, and quickly rendering that which is just. hasting righteousness.

16.6 We have heard of the pride of Moab, Moab; he is exceeding very proud: even of his pride haughtiness, and his arrogancy, pride, and his indignation is more than wrath: but his strength. lies shall not be so.

16.7 Therefore shall Moab howl to for Moab, every one shall howl: to them that rejoice upon for the brick walls, tell foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye their stripes. mourn; surely they are stricken.

16.8 For the suburbs fields of Hesebon are desolate, Heshbon languish, and the lords vine of the nations have destroyed Sibmah: the vineyard lords of Sabama: the branches thereof heathen have reached broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even to Jazer: unto Jazer, they have wandered in the wilderness, through the wilderness: her branches thereof are left, stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

16.9 Therefore I will lament bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vineyard vine of Sabama: Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Hesebon, Heshbon, and Eleale: Elealeh: for the voice of the treaders hath rushed in upon shouting for thy vintage, summer fruits and upon for thy harvest. harvest is fallen.

16.10 And gladness is taken away, and joy shall be taken away from Carmel, out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no rejoicing nor shouting in singing, neither shall there be shouting: the vineyards. He treaders shall not tread out no wine in the press that was wont to tread it out: the voice of the treaders their presses; I have taken away. made their vintage shouting to cease.

16.11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a an harp for Moab, and my mine inward parts for the brick wall. Kirharesh.

16.12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is wearied weary on his the high places, place, that he shall go in come to his sanctuaries sanctuary to pray, and pray; but he shall not prevail.

16.13 This is the word, word that the Lord spoke to LORD hath spoken concerning Moab from since that time: time.

16.14 And But now the Lord LORD hath spoken, saying: In saying, Within three years, as the years of a an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be taken away for contemned, with all the multitude of the people, that great multitude; and it the remnant shall be left very small and feeble, not many. feeble.

Chapter 17

17.1 The burden of Damascus. Behold Behold, Damascus shall cease to be is taken away from being a city, and it shall be as a ruinous heap of stones. heap.

17.2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be left for flocks, and they which shall rest there, lie down, and there shall be none to shall make them afraid.

17.3 And aid The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus: Damascus, and the remnant of Syria Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel: Israel, saith the Lord LORD of hosts.

17.4 And in that day it shall come to pass in that day, pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow wax lean.

17.5 And it shall be as when one the harvestman gathereth in the harvest that which remaineth, corn, and his arm shall gather reapeth the ears of corn: with his arm; and it shall be as he that seeketh gathereth ears in the vale valley of Raphaim. Rephaim.

17.6 And the fruit thereof that Yet gleaning grapes shall be left upon in it, shall be as one cluster of grapes, and as the shaking of the an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of a the uppermost bough, or four or five upon the top of in the tree, outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the Lord the LORD God of Israel.

17.7 In At that day man shall bow down himself a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall look have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

17.8 And he shall not look to the altars which altars, the work of his hands made; and he hands, neither shall not have respect to the things that which his fingers wrought, such as groves and temples. have made, either the groves, or the images.

17.9 In that day shall his strong cities shall be forsaken, as the ploughs, a forsaken bough, and the corn that were an uppermost branch, which they left before the face because of the children of Israel, Israel: and thou shalt there shall be desolate. desolation.

17.10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saviour, salvation, and hast not remembered been mindful of the rock of thy strong helper: strength, therefore shalt thou plant good pleasant plants, and shalt sow set it with strange seed. slips:

17.11 In the day of shalt thou make thy planting shall be the wild grape, plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed shall to flourish: but the harvest is taken away shall be a heap in the day of inheritance, grief and shall grieve thee much. of desperate sorrow.

17.12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the multitude noise of the roaring sea: seas; and to the tumult rushing of crowds, nations, that make a rushing like the noise rushing of many waters. mighty waters!

17.13 Nations The nations shall make a noise rush like the noise rushing of waters overflowing, many waters: but he God shall rebuke him, them, and he they shall flee far off: off, and he shall be carried away chased as the dust chaff of the mountains before the wind, and as like a whirlwind rolling thing before a tempest. the whirlwind.

17.14 In the time of the evening, And behold there shall be trouble: at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning shall come, and he shall not be: this is not. This is the portion of them that have wasted spoil us, and the lot of them that spoiled rob us.

Chapter 18

18.1 Woe to the land, the winged cymbal, land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, Ethiopia:

18.2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, and even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters. waters, saying, Go, ye swift angels, messengers, to a nation rent scattered and torn in pieces: peeled, to a people terrible people, after which there is no other: to from their beginning hitherto; a nation expecting meted out and trodden underfoot, down, whose land the rivers have spoiled. spoiled!

18.3 All ye inhabitants of the world, who dwell and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when the sign shall be lifted he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains, you shall see, mountains; and you shall when he bloweth a trumpet, hear the sound of the trumpet. ye.

18.4 For thus saith so the Lord to me: LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my place, as the noon light is clear, dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and as like a cloud of dew in the day heat of harvest.

18.5 For before afore the harvest it was all flourishing, and it shall harvest, when the bud without perfect ripeness, is perfect, and the sprigs thereof sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall be both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks: hooks, and what is left shall be cut take away and shaken out. cut down the branches.

18.6 And they They shall be left together to unto the birds fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall be summer upon them all the summer, them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

18.7 At In that time shall a the present be brought to unto the Lord LORD of hosts, from hosts of a people rent scattered and torn in pieces: peeled, and from a people terrible people, after which there hath been no other: from their beginning hitherto; a nation expecting, expecting meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord LORD of hosts, to the mount Sion. Zion.

Chapter 19

19.1 The burden of Egypt. Behold Behold, the Lord will ascend LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and will enter shall come into Egypt, Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst thereof. of it.

19.2 And I will set the Egyptians to fight against the Egyptians: and they shall fight brother every one against his brother, and friend every one against friend, his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

19.3 And the spirit of Egypt shall be broken fail in the bowels thereof, midst thereof; and I will cast down their counsel: destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall consult their seek to the idols, and their diviners, to the charmers, and their wizards, to them that have familiar spirits, and soothsayers. to the wizards.

19.4 And I the Egyptians will deliver Egypt I give over into the hand of a cruel masters, lord; and a strong fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord Lord, the God LORD of hosts.

19.5 And the water of the sea waters shall be dried up, fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dry. dried up.

19.6 And they shall turn the rivers shall fail: far away; and the streams brooks of the banks defence shall be diminished, emptied and be dried up. The reed and up: the bulrush reeds and flags shall wither away. wither.

19.7 The channel paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the river shall be laid bare from its fountain, brooks, and every thing sown by the water brooks, shall wither, be dried up, it shall wither driven away, and shall be no more.

19.8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast a hook angle into the river brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish away. languish.

19.9 They shall be confounded Moreover they that wrought work in fine flax, combing and weaving fine linen. they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

19.10 And its watery places they shall be dry, broken in the purposes thereof, all they shall mourn that made pools to take fishes. make sluices and ponds for fish.

19.11 The Surely the princes of Tanis Zoan are become fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: Pharaoh is become brutish: how will you say to Pharao: ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

19.12 Where are now they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee, thee now, and shew let them know what the Lord LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

19.13 The princes of Tanis Zoan are become fools, the princes of Memphis Noph are gone astray, deceived; they have deceived also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the people tribes thereof.

19.14 The Lord LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof the spirit of giddiness: thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in all its works, every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth and vomiteth. in his vomit.

19.15 And there Neither shall there be no any work for Egypt, to make which the head or tail, him that bendeth down, branch or that holdeth back. rush, may do.

19.16 In that day Egypt shall Egypt be like unto women, women: and they it shall be amazed, afraid and afraid, fear because of the moving shaking of the hand of the Lord LORD of hosts, which he shall move shaketh over it.

19.17 And the land of Juda Judah shall be a terror to Egypt: everyone unto Egypt, every one that shall remember it maketh mention thereof shall tremble be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord LORD of hosts, which he hath determined concerning against it.

19.18 In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt, speaking Egypt speak the language of Chanaan, Canaan, and swearing by swear to the Lord LORD of hosts: hosts; one shall be called the called, The city of the sun. destruction.

19.19 In that day there shall there be an altar of to the Lord LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a monument of the Lord pillar at the borders thereof: border thereof to the LORD.

19.20 It And it shall be for a sign, sign and for a testimony to witness unto the Lord LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. For Egypt: for they shall cry to unto the Lord LORD because of the oppressor, oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour saviour, and a defender to great one, and he shall deliver them.

19.21 And the Lord LORD shall be known by to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord LORD in that day, and shall worship him with sacrifices and offerings: do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall make vows to vow a vow unto the Lord, LORD, and perform them. it.

19.22 And the Lord LORD shall strike Egypt with a scourge, and smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it, it: and they shall return even to the Lord, LORD, and he shall be pacified towards intreated of them, and shall heal them.

19.23 In that day there shall there be a way from highway out of Egypt to the Assyrians, Assyria, and the Assyrian shall enter come into Egypt, and the Egyptian to the Assyrians, into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrian. Assyrians.

19.24 In that day shall Israel be the third to the Egyptian with Egypt and the Assyrian: with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land, land:

19.25 Which Whom the Lord LORD of hosts hath blessed, saying: shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people of Egypt, people, and Assyria the work of my hands to the Assyrian: but hands, and Israel is my mine inheritance.

Chapter 20

20.1 In the year that Tharthan entered into Azotus, when Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of the Assyrians had Assyria sent him, him,) and he had fought against Azotus, Ashdod, and had taken it: took it;

20.2 At that the same time spake the Lord spoke LORD by the hand of Isaias Isaiah the son of Amos, saying Go, Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and take put off thy shoes shoe from thy feet. foot. And he did so, and went naked, walking naked and barefoot.

20.3 And the Lord said: As LORD said, Like as my servant Isaias Isaiah hath walked, walked naked and barefoot, it shall be barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder of three years upon Egypt, Egypt and upon Ethiopia, Ethiopia;

20.4 So shall the king of the Assyrians Assyria lead away the prisoners of Egypt, Egyptians prisoners, and the captivity of Ethiopia, Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

20.5 And they shall be afraid, afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their hope, expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

20.6 And the inhabitants inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day: Lo this was day, Behold, such is our hope, to whom expectation, whither we fled flee for help, help to deliver us be delivered from the face of the king of the Assyrians: Assyria: and how shall we be able to escape?

Chapter 21

21.1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds come from in the south, south pass through; so it cometh from the desert desert, from a terrible land.

21.2 A grievous vision is told me: he that is unfaithful declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth unfaithfully: treacherously, and he that is a spoiler, the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam, Elam: besiege, O Mede: I have made Media; all the mourning sighing thereof have I made to cease.

21.3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain, anguish hath pain: pangs have taken hold of upon me, as the anguish pangs of a woman in labour: that travaileth: I fell was bowed down at the hearing of it, it; I was troubled dismayed at the seeing of it.

21.4 My heart failed, darkness amazed panted, fearfulness affrighted me: Babylon the night of my beloved is become a wonder to pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

21.5 Prepare the table, behold watch in the watchtower them that eat and watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, take up and anoint the shield.

21.6 For thus hath the Lord LORD said to me: unto me, Go, and set a watchman: and whatsoever he shall see, watchman, let him tell. declare what he seeth.

21.7 And he saw a chariot with two a couple of horsemen, a rider upon an ass, chariot of asses, and a rider upon a camel: chariot of camels; and he beheld them hearkened diligently with much heed. heed:

21.8 And a lion cried out: he cried, A lion: My lord, I am stand continually upon the watchtower of in the Lord, standing continually by day: daytime, and I am upon set in my ward, standing ward whole nights. nights:

21.9 Behold this man cometh, the rider upon the And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with two horsemen, and a couple of horsemen. And he answered, answered and said: said, Babylon is fallen, she is fallen, fallen; and all the graven images of her gods thereof are he hath broken unto the ground.

21.10 O my thrashing, threshing, and the children corn of my floor, floor: that which I have heard of the Lord LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, I have I declared unto you.

21.11 The burden of Duma Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir: Seir, Watchman, what of the night? watchman, Watchman, what of the night?

21.12 The watchman said: said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if you seek, seek: ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.

21.13 The burden in upon Arabia. In the forest at evening you shall sleep, in the paths Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

21.14 Meeting the thirsty bring him water, you that inhabit The inhabitants of the land of the south, meet Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fleeth. fled.

21.15 For they are fled from before the swords, from the sword that hung over them, drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the face grievousness of a grievous battle. war.

21.16 For thus saith hath the Lord to me: LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a an hireling, and all the glory of Cedar Kedar shall be taken away. fail:

21.17 And the residue of the number of strong archers archers, the mighty men of the children of Cedar Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.

Chapter 22

22.1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee also, now, that thou too art wholly gone up to the housetops?

22.2 Full Thou that art full of clamour, stirs, a populous tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain by with the sword, nor dead in battle.

22.3 All the princes thy rulers are fled together, and they are bound hard: by the archers: all that were found, are found in thee are bound together, they are which have fled far off. from far.

22.4 Therefore have I said: Depart said I, Look away from me, me; I will weep bitterly: bitterly, labour not to comfort me, for because of the devastation spoiling of the daughter of my people.

22.5 For it is a day of slaughter trouble, and of treading down, and of weeping to perplexity by the Lord the God GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, searching breaking down the wall, walls, and magnificent upon of crying to the mountain. mountains.

22.6 And Elam took the quiver, bare the chariot quiver with chariots of the horseman, men and the shield was taken down from horsemen, and Kir uncovered the wall. shield.

22.7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choice choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall place set themselves in array at the gate.

22.8 And he discovered the covering of Juda shall be discovered, Judah, and thou shalt see didst look in that day to the armoury armour of the house of the forest.

22.9 And you shall see Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you have ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool, pool.

22.10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down houses to fortify the wall.

22.11 And you Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: and you but ye have not looked up to unto the maker thereof, nor regarded neither had respect unto him even at a distance, that wrought fashioned it long ago.

22.12 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

22.13 And behold joy and gladness, killing calves, and slaying rams, oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

22.14 And the voice of the Lord of hosts it was revealed in my ears: mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven purged from you till you ye die, saith the Lord God GOD of hosts.

22.15 Thus saith the Lord God GOD of hosts: hosts, Go, get thee in to him that dwelleth in the tabernacle, to Sobna who unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the temple: house, and thou shalt say to him: say,

22.16 What dost thou here, or as if hast thou wert somebody here? for and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, thou hast hewed as he that heweth him out a monument carefully in a high place, a dwelling sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for thyself himself in a rock. rock?

22.17 Behold Behold, the Lord LORD will cause carry thee to be carried away, as away with a cock is carried away, mighty captivity, and he will lift thee up as a garment. surely cover thee.

22.18 He will crown thee with a crown of tribulation, he will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large and spacious country: there shalt thou die, and there shall the chariot chariots of thy glory be, shall be the shame of the house of thy Lord. lord's house.

22.19 And I will drive thee out from thy station, and depose thee from thy ministry. state shall he pull thee down.

22.20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliacim Eliakim the son of Helcias, Hilkiah:

22.21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and will strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will give commit thy power government into his hand: and he shall be as a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Juda. Judah.

22.22 And I will lay the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder: and shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut: shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

22.23 And I will fasten him as a peg nail in a sure place, place; and he shall be for a glorious throne of glory to the house of his father. father's house.

22.24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, divers kinds the offspring and the issue, all vessels of vessels, every little vessel, small quantity, from the vessels of cups cups, even to every instrument all the vessels of music. flagons.

22.25 In that day, saith the Lord LORD of hosts, shall the peg be removed, nail that was is fastened in the sure place: place be removed, and it shall be broken cut down, and shall fall: fall; and the burden that which hung thereon, was upon it shall perish, because be cut off: for the Lord LORD hath spoken it.

Chapter 23

23.1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of the sea, Tarshish; for the house it is destroyed, from whence they were wont to come: laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Cethim Chittim it is revealed to them.

23.2 Be silent, you that dwell in still, ye inhabitants of the island: isle; thou whom the merchants of Sidon passing Zidon, that pass over the sea, have filled thee. replenished.

23.3 The And by great waters the seed of the Nile in many waters, Sihor, the harvest of the river river, is her revenue: revenue; and she is become the a mart of the nations.

23.4 Be thou ashamed, O Sidon: Zidon: for the sea speaketh, hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying: I have not been in labour, nor have saying, I brought forth, travail not, nor have bring forth children, neither do I nourished nourish up young men, nor brought bring up virgins.

23.5 When it shall be heard in As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they will be sorry when they shall hear sorely pained at the report of Tyre: Tyre.

23.6 Pass ye over the seas, to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the island. isle.

23.7 Is not this your joyous city, which gloried from whose antiquity is of old in her antiquity? ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

23.8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, that was formerly crowned, the crowning city, whose merchants were are princes, and her traders whose traffickers are the nobles honourable of the earth?

23.9 The Lord LORD of hosts hath designed purposed it, to pull down stain the pride of all glory, and bring to disgrace bring into contempt all the glorious ones honourable of the earth.

23.10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of the sea, thou hast a girdle Tarshish: there is no more. more strength.

23.11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he troubled shook the kingdoms: the Lord LORD hath given a charge commandment against Chanaan, the merchant city, to destroy the strong ones holds thereof.

23.12 And he said: said, Thou shalt glory no more, more rejoice, O virgin thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Sidon, who art oppressed: arise and sail Zidon: arise, pass over to Cethim, Chittim; there also thou shalt thou have no rest.

23.13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans, there Chaldeans; this people was not such a people, not, till the Assyrians Assyrian founded it: they have led away it for them that dwell in the strong ones thereof into captivity, wilderness: they have destroyed set up the houses towers thereof, they have, raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

23.14 Howl, O ye ships of the sea, Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

23.15 And it shall come to pass in that day day, that thou, O Tyre, shalt Tyre shall be forgotten, forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: but after the end of seventy years, there years shall be unto Tyre sing as the song of a an harlot.

23.16 Take a an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten: sing well, forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many a song, songs, that thou mayst mayest be remembered.

23.17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the Lord LORD will visit Tyre, and will bring her back again she shall turn to her traffic: hire, and she shall commit fornication again with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

23.18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be sanctified holiness to the Lord: they LORD: it shall not be kept in store, treasured nor laid up: up; for her merchandise shall be for them that shall dwell before the Lord, that they may LORD, to eat unto fulness, sufficiently, and be clothed for a continuance. durable clothing.

Chapter 24

24.1 Behold Behold, the Lord shall lay waste LORD maketh the earth, earth empty, and shall strip it, maketh it waste, and shall afflict the face thereof, turneth it upside down, and scatter scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

24.2 And it shall be be, as with the people, so with the priest: and priest; as with the servant servant, so with his master: master; as with the handmaid, maid, so with her mistress: mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller: seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower: borrower; as with him that calleth for his money, the taker of usury, so with him that oweth. the giver of usury to him.

24.3 With desolation The land shall the earth be laid waste, utterly emptied, and it shall be utterly spoiled: for the Lord LORD hath spoken this word.

24.4 The earth mourned, mourneth and faded fadeth away, and is weakened: the world faded languisheth and fadeth away, the height of the haughty people of the earth is weakened. do languish.

24.5 And the The earth also is infected by defiled under the inhabitants thereof: thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinance, they have broken the everlasting covenant.

24.6 Therefore shall a hath the curse devour devoured the earth, and the inhabitants thereof shall sin: and therefore they that dwell therein shall be mad, are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men shall be left.

24.7 The vintage hath mourned, new wine mourneth, the vine hath languished away, languisheth, all the merry have sighed. merryhearted do sigh.

24.8 The mirth of timbrels hath ceased, tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice is ended, endeth, the melody joy of the harp is silent. ceaseth.

24.9 They shall not drink wine with a song: the song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

24.10 The city of vanity confusion is broken down, down: every house is shut up, that no man cometh may come in.

24.11 There shall be is a crying for wine in the streets: streets; all mirth joy is forsaken: darkened, the joy mirth of the earth land is gone away. gone.

24.12 Desolation In the city is left in the city, desolation, and calamity shall oppress the gates. gate is smitten with destruction.

24.13 For When thus it shall be thus in the midst of the earth, in the midst of land among the people, as if a few olives, that remain, should there shall be shaken out of as the shaking of an olive tree: or grapes, tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is ended. done.

24.14 These They shall lift up their voice, and they shall give praise: when sing for the Lord shall be glorified, majesty of the LORD, they shall make a joyful noise cry aloud from the sea.

24.15 Therefore Wherefore glorify ye the Lord LORD in instruction: the fires, even the name of the Lord LORD God of Israel in the islands isles of the sea.

24.16 From the ends uttermost part of the earth we have we heard praises, the songs, even glory of to the just one. And righteous. But I said: said, My secret to myself, leanness, my secret to myself, leanness, woe is me: unto me! the prevaricators treacherous dealers have prevaricated, and with dealt treacherously; yea, the prevarication of transgressors they treacherous dealers have prevaricated. dealt very treacherously.

24.17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare snare, are upon thee, O thou inhabitant of the earth.

24.18 And it shall come to pass, that he that shall flee who fleeth from the noise of the fear, fear shall fall into the pit: pit; and he that shall rid himself cometh up out of the pit, midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the flood-gates windows from on high are opened, open, and the foundations of the earth shall be shaken. do shake.

24.19 With breaking shall the The earth be broken, with crushing shall is utterly broken down, the earth be crushed, with trembling shall is clean dissolved, the earth be moved. is moved exceedingly.

24.20 With shaking shall the The earth be shaken as shall reel to and fro like a drunken man, drunkard, and shall be removed as the tent of one night: like a cottage; and the iniquity transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it, it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

24.21 And it shall come to pass, that pass in that day day, that the Lord LORD shall visit upon punish the host of heaven the high ones that are on high, and upon the kings of the earth, on earth upon the earth.

24.22 And they shall be gathered together together, as prisoners are gathered in the gathering of one bundle into the pit, and they shall be shut up there in prison: the prison, and after many days they shall they be visited.

24.23 And Then the moon shall blush, be confounded, and the sun shall be ashamed, when the Lord LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Sion, Zion, and in Jerusalem, and shall be glorified in the sight of before his ancients. ancients gloriously.

Chapter 25

25.1 O Lord, thou art my God, God; I will exalt O thee, and give glory to I will praise thy name: name; for thou hast done wonderful things, things; thy designs counsels of old faithful, amen. are faithfulness and truth.

25.2 For thou hast reduced the made of a city to an heap; of a heap, the strong defenced city to ruin, the house a ruin: a palace of strangers, strangers to be no city, and to city; it shall never be no more built up for ever. built.

25.3 Therefore shall a the strong people praise glorify thee, the city of mighty the terrible nations shall fear thee.

25.4 Because For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress: distress, a refuge from the whirlwind, storm, a shadow from the heat. For heat, when the blast of the mighty terrible ones is like as a whirlwind beating storm against a the wall.

25.5 Thou shalt bring down the tumult noise of strangers, as the heat in thirst: and as with a dry place; even the heat under with the shadow of a burning cloud, thou shalt make cloud: the branch of the mighty to wither away. terrible ones shall be brought low.

25.6 And in this mountain shall the Lord LORD of hosts shall make unto all people in this mountain, a feast of fat things, a feast of wine, wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine purified from wines on the lees. lees well refined.

25.7 And he shall will destroy in this mountain the face of the bond with which covering cast over all people were tied, people, and the web vail that he began is spread over all nations.

25.8 He shall cast will swallow up death down headlong for ever: in victory; and the Lord God shall GOD will wipe away tears from every face, off all faces; and the reproach rebuke of his people he shall he take away from off all the whole earth: for the Lord LORD hath spoken it.

25.9 And they it shall say be said in that day: day, Lo, this is our God, God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord, LORD; we have patiently waited for him, we shall rejoice and will be joyful glad and rejoice in his salvation.

25.10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord shall rest in this mountain: LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is broken in pieces with trodden down for the wain. dunghill.

25.11 And he shall stretch spread forth his hands under him, in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth stretcheth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down his glory their pride together with the dashing spoils of his their hands.

25.12 And the bulwarks fortress of thy the high fort of thy walls shall fall, and be brought he bring down, lay low, and shall be pulled down bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Chapter 26

26.1 In that day shall this canticle song be sung in the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength a saviour, Judah; We have a wall strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and a bulwark shall be set therein. bulwarks.

26.2 Open ye the gates, and let the just nation, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth, truth may enter in.

26.3 The old error is passed away: thou Thou wilt keep peace: him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because we have hoped he trusteth in thee.

26.4 You have hoped Trust ye in the Lord LORD for evermore, ever: for in the Lord God mighty for ever. LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

26.5 For he shall bring bringeth down them that dwell on high, high; the high city lofty city, he shall lay low. He shall bring layeth it down low; he layeth it low, even to the ground, ground; he shall pull bringeth it down even to the dust.

26.6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

26.7 The way of the just is right, uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just is right to walk in. just.

26.8 And Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we LORD, have patiently we waited for thee: thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and thy remembrance are to the desire remembrance of the soul. thee.

26.9 My With my soul hath have I desired thee in the night: night; yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch to thee. When thou shalt do I seek thee early: for when thy judgments on are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world shall will learn justice. righteousness.

26.10 Let us have pity on favour be shewed to the wicked, but he yet will he not learn justice: righteousness: in the land of the saints uprightness will he hath done wicked things, deal unjustly, and he shall will not see behold the glory majesty of the Lord. LORD.

26.11 Lord, let LORD, when thy hand be exalted, and let them is lifted up, they will not see: let the envious people but they shall see, and be confounded: and let ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour thy enemies. them.

26.12 Lord, LORD, thou wilt give us peace: ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works for in us.

26.13 O Lord LORD our God, other lords besides beside thee have had dominion over us, only in us: but by thee let us remember only will we make mention of thy name.

26.14 Let They are dead, they shall not the dead live, let live; they are deceased, they shall not the giants rise again: rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and hast destroyed made all their memory. memory to perish.

26.15 Thou hast been favourable to increased the nation, O Lord, LORD, thou hast been favourable to increased the nation: art thou glorified? art glorified: thou hast hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth far off. earth.

26.16 Lord, they have sought after thee in distress, LORD, in the tribulation of murmuring trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy instruction chastening was with upon them.

26.17 As Like as a woman with child, when she that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs: pangs; so are have we become been in thy presence, sight, O Lord. LORD.

26.18 We have conceived, and been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were in labour, and have brought forth wind: wind; we have not wrought salvation on any deliverance in the earth, therefore earth; neither have the inhabitants of the earth have not world fallen.

26.19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my slain dead body shall rise again: awake, they arise. Awake and give praise, sing, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of the light: herbs, and the land of earth shall cast out the giants thou shalt pull down into ruin. dead.

26.20 Go, Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors upon thee, about thee: hide thyself a little as it were for a little moment, until the indignation pass away. be overpast.

26.21 For behold For, behold, the Lord will come LORD cometh out of his place, place to visit the iniquity of punish the inhabitant inhabitants of the earth against him: and for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain no more. slain.

Chapter 27

27.1 In that day the Lord LORD with his hard, sore and great, great and strong sword shall visit punish leviathan the bar piercing serpent, and even leviathan the that crooked serpent, serpent; and he shall slay the whale dragon that is in the sea.

27.2 In that day there shall be singing to the sing ye unto her, A vineyard of pure red wine.

27.3 I am the Lord that LORD do keep it, it; I will suddenly give water it drink: every moment: lest any hurt come to it, I will keep it night and day.

27.4 There Fury is no indignation not in me: who shall make me a thorn would set the briers and a brier thorns against me in battle: shall battle? I march against it, shall, would go through them, I set it on fire together? would burn them together.

27.5 Or rather shall it let him take hold of my strength, shall it that he may make peace with me, me; and he shall it make peace with me? me.

27.6 When they He shall rush in unto Jacob, cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed. fruit.

27.7 Hath he struck him according to the stroke of him smitten him, as he smote those that struck smote him? or is he slain, as he killed slain according to the slaughter of them that were are slain by him?

27.8 In measure against measure, when it shall be cast off, shooteth forth, thou shalt judge it. He hath meditated wilt debate with it: he stayeth his severe spirit rough wind in the day of heat. the east wind.

27.9 Therefore upon By this therefore shall the iniquity of the house of Jacob be forgiven: purged; and this is all the fruit, that the sin thereof should be taken away, fruit to take away his sin; when he shall have made maketh all the stones of the altar, altar as burnt stones broken chalkstones that are beaten in pieces, sunder, the groves and temples images shall not stand. stand up.

27.10 For Yet the strong defenced city shall be desolate, and the beautiful city shall be habitation forsaken, and shall be left as like a wilderness: there shall the calf shall feed, and there shall he lie down, and shall consume its branches. the branches thereof.

27.11 Its harvest When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be destroyed with drought, broken off: the women shall come come, and teach it: set them on fire: for it is not a wise people, people of no understanding: therefore he that made it, shall them will not have mercy on it: them, and he that formed it, shall not spare it. them will shew them no favour.

27.12 And it shall come to pass, that pass in that day day, that the Lord will strike LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river even to unto the torrent stream of Egypt, and you ye shall be gathered together one by one, O ye children of Israel.

27.13 And it shall come to pass, that pass in that day a noise day, that the great trumpet shall be made with a great trumpet, blown, and they that were lost, shall come from which were ready to perish in the land of the Assyrians, Assyria, and they that were the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and they shall adore worship the Lord LORD in the holy mount in at Jerusalem.

Chapter 28

28.1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the whose glorious beauty is a fading flower the glory his joy, who were flower, which are on the head of the fat valley, staggering valleys of them that are overcome with wine. wine!

28.2 Behold Behold, the Lord is hath a mighty and strong, strong one, which as a storm tempest of hail: hail and a destroying whirlwind, storm, as the violence a flood of many mighty waters overflowing, and sent forth upon a spacious land. shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

28.3 The crown of pride of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet. feet:

28.4 And the fading tower the glory of his joy, who glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be as a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the ripeness of autumn: summer; which when he that seeth looketh upon it shall behold, as soon he taketh seeth, while it is yet in his hand, hand he will eat eateth it up.

28.5 In that day shall the Lord LORD of hosts shall be for a crown of glory, and for a garland diadem of joy to beauty, unto the residue of his people: people,

28.6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that return out of turn the battle to the gate.

28.7 But these they also have been ignorant erred through wine, and through drunkenness have erred: strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have been ignorant erred through drunkenness, strong drink, they are swallowed up with of wine, they have gone astray in drunkenness, are out of the way through strong drink; they have not known him that seeth, err in vision, they have been ignorant of stumble in judgment.

28.8 For all the tables were are full of vomit and filth, filthiness, so that there was is no more place. place clean.

28.9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand the hearing? doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, that are and drawn away from the breasts.

28.10 For command, command again; command, command again; expect, expect again; precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little there, little, and there a little there. little:

28.11 For with the speech of lips, stammering lips and with another tongue he will he speak to this people.

28.12 To whom he said: said, This is my rest, refresh the weary, rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is my the refreshing: and yet they would not hear.

28.13 And But the word of the Lord shall be to them: Command, command again; command, command again; expect, expect again; LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little there, little, and there a little there: little; that they may might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

28.14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, LORD, ye scornful men, who that rule over my this people that which is in Jerusalem.

28.15 For you Because ye have said: said, We have entered into made a league covenant with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon unto us: for we have placed made lies our hope in lies, refuge, and by under falsehood have we are protected. hid ourselves:

28.16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold GOD, Behold, I will lay a stone in the foundations of Sion, Zion for a tried foundation a stone, a corner tried stone, a precious corner stone, founded in the foundation. He a sure foundation: he that believeth, let him believeth shall not hasten. make haste.

28.17 And I Judgment also will set judgment in weight, I lay to the line, and justice in measure: righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall overturn sweep away the hope refuge of falsehood: lies, and the waters shall overflow its protection. the hiding place.

28.18 And your league covenant with death shall be abolished, disannulled, and your covenant agreement with hell shall not stand: stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass, you pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

28.19 Whensoever From the time that it shall pass through, goeth forth it shall take you away: because in the you: for morning early it by morning shall it pass through, in the over, by day and in the night, by night: and vexation alone it shall make you be a vexation only to understand what you hear. the report.

28.20 For the bed is straitened, so shorter than that one must fall out, and a short man can stretch himself on it: and the covering cannot cover both. narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

28.21 For the Lord LORD shall stand rise up as in the mountain of divisions: mount Perazim, he shall be angry wroth as in the valley which is in Gabaon: of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work: that he may perform work; and bring to pass his work, act, his work is strange to him. act.

28.22 And now do Now therefore be ye not mock, mockers, lest your bonds bands be tied strait. For made strong: for I have heard of from the Lord the God GOD of hosts a consumption and a cutting short consumption, even determined upon all the whole earth.

28.23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice, voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

28.24 Shall Doth the ploughman plough plowman plow all the day to sow, shall sow? doth he open and harrow break the clods of his ground?

28.25 Will he not, when When he hath made plain the surface face thereof, sow gith, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and put wheat cast in order, and barley, the principal wheat and millet, the appointed barley and vetches the rie in their bounds? place?

28.26 For he will instruct him in judgment: his God will doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

28.27 For gith shall the fitches are not be thrashed threshed with saws, a threshing instrument, neither shall the is a cart wheel turn turned about upon cummin: the cummin; but gith shall be the fitches are beaten out with a rod, staff, and cumin the cummin with a staff. rod.

28.28 But breadcorn shall be broken small: but the thrasher shall Bread corn is bruised; because he will not thrash ever be threshing it, nor break it for ever, neither shall with the cart wheel hurt it, of his cart, nor break bruise it with its teeth. his horsemen.

28.29 This also is come cometh forth from the Lord God LORD of hosts, to make his counsel wonderful, which is wonderful in counsel, and magnify justice. excellent in working.

Chapter 29

29.1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel Ariel, the city which where David took: dwelt! add ye year is added to year. the solemnities are at an end. year; let them kill sacrifices.

29.2 And Yet I will make a trench about distress Ariel, and it there shall be in sorrow heaviness and mourning, sorrow: and it shall be to unto me as Ariel.

29.3 And I will make a circle camp against thee round about thee, about, and I will cast up a rampart lay siege against thee, thee with a mount, and I will raise up bulwarks to besiege forts against thee.

29.4 Thou And thou shalt be brought down, thou shall and shalt speak out of the earth, ground, and thy speech shall be heard low out of the ground: dust, and thy voice shall be from the earth like that be, as of the python, and one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the earth ground, and thy speech shall mutter. whisper out of the dust.

29.5 And Moreover the multitude of them that fan thee, thy strangers shall be like small dust: dust, and as ashes passing away, the multitude of them the terrible ones shall be as chaff that have prevailed against thee.

29.6 And passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. A visitation shall come from

29.6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lord LORD of hosts in with thunder, and with earthquake, and with a great noise of whirlwind noise, with storm and tempest; tempest, and with the flame of devouring fire.

29.7 And the multitude of all the nations that have fought fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as the a dream of a vision by night, and all that have fought, and besieged and prevailed against it. night vision.

29.8 And It shall even be as he that is when an hungry man dreameth, and eateth, and, behold, he eateth; but when he is awake, awaketh, and his soul is empty: and or as he that is when a thirsty man dreameth, and drinketh and after and, behold, he is awake, drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is yet faint with thirst, faint, and his soul is empty: hath appetite: so shall be the multitude of all the Gentiles, nations be, that have fought fight against mount Sion. Zion.

29.9 Be astonished, and wonder, waver, Stay yourselves, and stagger: be drunk, wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine: wine; they stagger, and but not with drunkenness. strong drink.

29.10 For the Lord LORD hath mingled for poured out upon you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and princes, that see visions. your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

29.11 And the vision of all shall be is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed sealed, which when they shall men deliver to one that is learned, they shall say: saying, Read this: this, I pray thee: and he shall answer: saith, I cannot, cannot; for it is sealed. sealed:

29.12 And the book shall be given is delivered to one him that knoweth no letters, and it shall be said to him: Read: is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he shall answer: saith, I know no letters. am not learned.

29.13 And Wherefore the Lord said: said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify do honour me, but have removed their heart is far from me, and they have feared their fear toward me with is taught by the commandment and doctrines precept of men:

29.14 Therefore behold Therefore, behold, I will proceed to cause an admiration in do a marvellous work among this people, by even a great marvellous work and wonderful miracle: a wonder: for the wisdom shall perish from of their wise men, men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

29.15 Woe to you unto them that are seek deep of heart, to hide your their counsel from the Lord: LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say: say, Who seeth us, us? and who knoweth us?

29.16 This thought Surely your turning of yours is perverse: things upside down shall be esteemed as if the clay should think against the potter, and potter's clay: for shall the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest of him that made it, He made me not: not? or shall the thing framed should say to of him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not. framed it, He had no understanding?

29.17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus Lebanon shall be turned into charmel, a fruitful field, and charmel the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

29.18 And in that day shall the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see. see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

29.19 And the The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

29.20 For he that did prevail hath failed, the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and they are all cut off that watched watch for iniquity: iniquity are cut off:

29.21 That made men sin by make a man an offender for a word, and supplanted lay a snare for him that reproved them reproveth in the gate, and declined in vain from turn aside the just. just for a thing of nought.

29.22 Therefore thus saith the Lord to LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, he that redeemed Abraham: Jacob shall not now be confounded, ashamed, neither shall his countenance face now be ashamed: wax pale.

29.23 But when he shall see seeth his children, the work of my hands mine hands, in the midst of him sanctifying him, they shall sanctify my name, and they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall glorify fear the God of Israel: Israel.

29.24 And they They also that erred in spirit, spirit shall know come to understanding, and they that murmured, murmured shall learn the law. doctrine.

Chapter 30

30.1 Woe to you, apostate the rebellious children, saith the Lord, LORD, that you would take counsel, and but not of me: me; and would begin that cover with a web, and covering, but not by of my spirit, that you might they may add sin upon to sin:

30.2 Who That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth, hoping for help mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharao, Pharaoh, and trusting to trust in the shadow of Egypt. Egypt!

30.3 And Therefore shall the strength of Pharao shall Pharaoh be to your confusion, shame, and the confidence of trust in the shadow of Egypt to your shame. confusion.

30.4 For thy his princes were in Tanis, at Zoan, and thy messengers his ambassadors came even to Hanes.

30.5 They were all confounded at ashamed of a people that could not profit them: they were no help, them, nor to any be an help nor profit, but to confusion a shame, and to also a reproach.

30.6 The burden of the beasts of the south. In a south: into the land of trouble and distress, anguish, from whence come the lioness, young and the old lion, the viper and the fiery flying basilisk, serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of beasts, young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels camels, to a people that shall not be able to profit them.

30.7 For Egypt the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this: It this, Their strength is pride only, to sit still.

30.8 Now therefore go in and go, write for it before them upon box, in a table, and note it diligently in a book, and that it shall may be in the latter days for a testimony the time to come for ever. ever and ever:

30.9 For it That this is a people that provoketh to wrath, and rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of God. the LORD:

30.10 Who Which say to the seers: seers, See not: not; and to them that behold: Behold the prophets, Prophesy not for unto us those things that are right: right things, speak unto us pleasant smooth things, see errors for us. prophesy deceits:

30.11 Take away from me Get you out of the way, turn away aside out of the path from me, let path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

30.12 Therefore Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: Israel, Because you have rejected ye despise this word, and have trusted trust in oppression and tumult, perverseness, and have leaned upon it: stay thereon:

30.13 Therefore shall this iniquity shall be to you as a breach that falleth, and is found wanting ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, for the destruction thereof shall come on a sudden, when it is not looked for. whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

30.14 And it he shall be broken small, break it as the potter's breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken all to pieces with mighty breaking, and in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not a sherd be found of in the pieces thereof, wherein bursting of it a little sherd to take fire may be carried from the hearth, or a little to take water be drawn withal out of the pit.

30.15 For thus saith the Lord God GOD, the Holy One of Israel: If you return Israel; In returning and be quiet, you rest shall ye be saved: saved; in silence quietness and in hope confidence shall be your strength be. And you strength: and ye would not: not.

30.16 But have said: No, but ye said, No; for we will flee to horses: upon horses; therefore shall you flee. And we ye flee: and, We will mount ride upon swift ones: the swift; therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you. you be swift.

30.17 A One thousand men shall flee for fear at the rebuke of one: and for fear one; at the rebuke of five shall you flee, ye flee: till you ye be left as the mast of ship on a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign upon a on an hill.

30.18 Therefore And therefore will the Lord waiteth LORD wait, that he may have mercy on you: be gracious unto you, and therefore shall will he be exalted sparing exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: because for the Lord LORD is the a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

30.19 For the people of Sion shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: weeping thou shalt not weep, weep no more: he will surely have pity on thee: be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry, as soon as cry; when he shall hear, hear it, he will answer thee.

30.20 And though the Lord will give you spare bread, and short water: the bread of adversity, and will the water of affliction, yet shall not cause thy teacher to flee away from thee teachers be removed into a corner any more, and thy but thine eyes shall see thy teacher. teachers:

30.21 And thy thine ears shall hear the a word of one admonishing thee behind thy back: thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it: and go not aside neither it, when ye turn to the right hand, nor and when ye turn to the left.

30.22 And thou shalt Ye shall defile also the plates covering of thy graven things images of silver, and the garment ornament of thy molten things images of gold, and gold: thou shalt cast them away as the uncleanness of a menstruous woman. Thou cloth; thou shalt say to it: unto it, Get thee hence.

30.23 And rain Then shall be given to he give the rain of thy seed, wheresoever that thou shalt sow in the land: ground withal; and the bread of the corn increase of the land earth, and it shall be most plentiful, fat and fat. The lamb plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed at large in thy possession: large pastures.

30.24 And thy oxen, The oxen likewise and the ass colts young asses that till ear the ground, ground shall eat mingled provender as it was clean provender, which hath been winnowed in with the floor. shovel and with the fan.

30.25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every elevated hill high hill, rivers and streams of running waters in the day of the slaughter of many, great slaughter, when the tower shall towers fall.

30.26 And Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days: days, in the day when that the Lord shall bind LORD bindeth up the wound breach of his people, and shall heal healeth the stroke of their wound.

30.27 Behold Behold, the name of the Lord LORD cometh from afar, far, burning with his wrath burneth, anger, and the burden thereof is heavy to bear: heavy: his lips are filled with full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire. fire:

30.28 His breath And his breath, as a torrent an overflowing even stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to destroy sift the nations unto nothing, and with the bridle sieve of error that was vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people. people, causing them to err.

30.29 You Ye shall have a song song, as in the night of the sanctified solemnity, when a holy solemnity is kept; and joy gladness of heart, as where when one goeth with a pipe, pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, LORD, to the Mighty mighty One of Israel.

30.30 And the Lord LORD shall make the glory of cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the terror lighting down of his arm, in with the threatening indignation of wrath, his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire: he shall crush to pieces fire, with whirlwind, scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

30.31 For at through the voice of the Lord LORD shall the Assyrian shall fear being struck be beaten down, which smote with the a rod.

30.32 And the passage of in every place where the rod grounded staff shall be strongly grounded, pass, which the Lord LORD shall make to rest lay upon him him, it shall be with timbrels tabrets and harps, harps: and in great battles of shaking will he shall overthrow them. fight with it.

30.33 For Topheth Tophet is prepared from yesterday, prepared by ordained of old; yea, for the king, deep, king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and wide. The nourishment large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood: wood; the breath of the Lord as LORD, like a torrent stream of brimstone kindling brimstone, doth kindle it.

Chapter 31

31.1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, trusting in help; and stay on horses, and putting their confidence trust in chariots, because they are many: many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong: and have strong; but they look not trusted in unto the Holy One of Israel, and have not sought after neither seek the Lord. LORD!

31.2 But Yet he that also is the wise one hath brought wise, and will bring evil, and hath will not removed call back his words: and he but will rise up arise against the house of the wicked, evildoers, and against the aid help of them that work iniquity.

31.3 Egypt is man, Now the Egyptians are men, and not God: God; and their horses, horses flesh, and not spirit: and spirit. When the Lord LORD shall put down stretch out his hand, and the helper both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is helped holpen shall fall, fall down, and they shall all be confounded shall fail together.

31.4 For thus saith hath the Lord to me: LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion roareth, and the lions whelp upon young lion roaring on his prey, and when a multitude of shepherds shall come is called forth against him, he will not fear at their voice, nor be afraid of their multitude: voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord LORD of hosts come down to fight upon for mount Sion, Zion, and upon for the hill thereof.

31.5 As birds flying, so will the Lord LORD of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and delivering, passing over and saving. he will preserve it.

31.6 Return as you had deeply revolted, O Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel. Israel have deeply revolted.

31.7 For in that day a every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made for unto you to for a sin.

31.8 And Then shall the Assyrian shall fall by with the sword sword, not of a man, mighty man; and the sword sword, not of a man mean man, shall devour him, and him: but he shall flee not at the face of from the sword, and his young men shall be tributaries. discomfited.

31.9 And his strength he shall pass away with dread, over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes fleeing shall be afraid: afraid of the Lord hath said it, ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Sion, Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

Chapter 32

32.1 Behold Behold, a king shall reign in justice, righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

32.2 And a man shall be as when one is hid an hiding place from the wind, and hideth himself from a storm, covert from the tempest; as rivers of waters water in drought, and a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock that standeth out in a desert weary land.

32.3 The And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken diligently. hearken.

32.4 And the The heart also of fools the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak readily and plain. plainly.

32.5 The fool vile person shall be no more be called prince: neither shall liberal, nor the deceitful churl said to be called great: bountiful.

32.6 For the fool vile person will speak foolish things, villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and speak to utter error against the Lord deceitfully, and LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and take away he will cause the drink from of the thirsty. thirsty to fail.

32.7 The vessels instruments also of the deceitful churl are most wicked: for evil: he hath framed deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek, poor with lying words, even when the poor man needy speaketh judgment. right.

32.8 But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, liberal deviseth liberal things; and he by liberal things shall stand above the rulers. he stand.

32.9 Rise up, ye rich women, and women that are at ease; hear my voice: voice, ye confident daughters, careless daughters; give ear to unto my speech.

32.10 For after Many days and a year, you that are confident years shall ye be troubled: troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage is at an end, shall fail, the gathering shall come no more. not come.

32.11 Be astonished, Tremble, ye rich women, women that are at ease; be troubled, ye confident careless ones: strip you, and be confounded, make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.

32.12 Mourn They shall lament for your breasts, the teats, for the delightful country, pleasant fields, for the fruitful vineyard. vine.

32.13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers come up: how much more briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy, of joy in the city that rejoiced? joyous city:

32.14 For Because the house is forsaken, palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city is left, darkness shall be left; the forts and obscurity are come upon its towers shall be for dens for ever. A ever, a joy of wild asses, the pastures a pasture of flocks. flocks;

32.15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high: high, and the desert shall wilderness be as a charmel, fruitful field, and charmel shall the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

32.16 An Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and justice shall sit righteousness remain in charmel. the fruitful field.

32.17 And the work of justice righteousness shall be peace, peace; and the service effect of justice quietness, righteousness quietness and security assurance for ever.

32.18 And my people shall sit dwell in the beauty of peace, a peaceable habitation, and in the tabernacles of confidence, sure dwellings, and in wealthy rest. quiet resting places;

32.19 But hail When it shall be in the descent of hail, coming down on the forest, forest; and the city shall be made very low. low in a low place.

32.20 Blessed are ye that sow upon beside all waters, sending that send forth thither the foot feet of the ox and the ass.

Chapter 33

33.1 Woe to thee that spoilest, shalt not thou thyself also be spoiled? and thou that despisest, shalt wast not thyself also be despised? spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt have made an end of spoiling, cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled: spoiled; and when being wearied thou shalt cease make an end to despise, thou shalt be despised. deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

33.2 O Lord, have mercy on us: for LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou our their arm in the every morning, and our salvation also in the time of trouble.

33.3 At the voice noise of the angel tumult the people fled, and fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations are were scattered.

33.4 And your spoils spoil shall be gathered together as like the locusts are gathered, gathering of the caterpiller: as when the ditches are full running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

33.5 The Lord LORD is magnified, exalted; for he hath dwelt dwelleth on high: he hath filled Sion Zion with judgment and justice. righteousness.

33.6 And there wisdom and knowledge shall be faith in thy times: riches the stability of salvation, wisdom thy times, and knowledge: strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord LORD is his treasure.

33.7 Behold they that see Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without, without: the angels ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

33.8 The ways are made desolate, no one passeth by the road, highways lie waste, the covenant is made void, wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath rejected broken the cities, covenant, he hath not regarded despised the men. cities, he regardeth no man.

33.9 The land hath mourned, earth mourneth and languished: Libanus languisheth: Lebanon is confounded, and become foul, ashamed and Saron hewn down: Sharon is become as like a desert: wilderness; and Basan Bashan and Carmel are shaken. shake off their fruits.

33.10 Now will I rise up, rise, saith the Lord: LORD; now will I be exalted, exalted; now will I lift up myself.

33.11 You Ye shall conceive heat, you chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath breath, as fire fire, shall devour you.

33.12 And the people shall be as ashes after a fire, as a bundle the burnings of lime: as thorns they cut up shall they be burnt with burned in the fire.

33.13 Hear, you ye that are far off, what I have done, and you done; and, ye that are near know near, acknowledge my strength. might.

33.14 The sinners in Sion Zion are afraid, trembling afraid; fearfulness hath seized upon surprised the hypocrites. Which of you can Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? which of you who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

33.15 He that walketh in justices, righteously, and speaketh truth, uprightly; he that casteth away avarice by oppression, and despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from all holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil. from seeing evil;

33.16 He shall dwell on high, the fortifications high: his place of rocks defence shall be his highness: the munitions of rocks: bread is shall be given him, him; his waters are shall be sure.

33.17 His Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty, beauty: they shall see behold the land that is very far off.

33.18 Thy Thine heart shall meditate fear: where terror. Where is the learned? scribe? where is he that pondered the words of the law? receiver? where is he that counted the teacher of little ones? towers?

33.19 The shameless people thou Thou shalt not see, the see a fierce people, a people of profound speech: so that a deeper speech than thou canst not understand the eloquence perceive; of his a stammering tongue, in whom there is no wisdom. that thou canst not understand.

33.20 Look upon Sion Zion, the city of our solemnity: thy solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem, Jerusalem a rich quiet habitation, a tabernacle that cannot be removed: neither shall not be taken down; not one of the nails stakes thereof shall ever be taken away for ever, removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

33.21 Because only But there our Lord is magnificent: the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of rivers, very broad rivers and spacious streams: streams; wherein shall go no ship galley with oars shall pass by it, oars, neither shall the great galley gallant ship pass through it. thereby.

33.22 For the Lord LORD is our judge, the Lord LORD is our lawgiver, the Lord LORD is our king: king; he will save us.

33.23 Thy tacklings are loosed, and loosed; they shall be of no strength: thy mast shall be in such condition, that thou shalt could not be able to well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the flag. Then shall sail: then is the spoils of much prey be divided: of a great spoil divided; the lame shall take the spoil. prey.

33.24 Neither And the inhabitant shall he that is near, say: not say, I am feeble. The sick: the people that dwell therein, therein shall have be forgiven their iniquity taken away from them. iniquity.

Chapter 34

34.1 Come near, ye Gentiles, and hear, nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein, therein; the world, and every thing all things that cometh come forth of it.

34.2 For the indignation of the Lord LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath killed utterly destroyed them, and he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

34.3 Their slain also shall be cast forth, out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses shall rise a stink: carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

34.4 And all the host of the heavens heaven shall pine away, be dissolved, and the heavens shall be folded rolled together as a book: scroll: and all their host shall fall down down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

34.5 For my sword is inebriated shall be bathed in heaven: behold behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my slaughter unto curse, to judgment.

34.6 The sword of the Lord LORD is filled with blood, it is made thick fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and buck goats, with the blood fat of rams full the kidneys of marrow: rams: for there is a victim of the Lord LORD hath a sacrifice in Bosra Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. Idumea.

34.7 And the unicorns shall go come down with them, and the bulls bullocks with the mighty: bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their ground with the fat of dust made fat ones. with fatness.

34.8 For it is the day of the vengeance of the Lord, LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses of recompences for the judgment controversy of Sion. Zion.

34.9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the ground dust thereof into brimstone: brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

34.10 Night and day it It shall not be quenched, quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste, waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

34.11 The bittern But the cormorant and ericius the bittern shall possess it: and it; the ibis owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and a line he shall be stretched stretch out upon it, to bring it to nothing, the line of confusion, and a plummet, unto desolation. the stones of emptiness.

34.12 The They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall not be there: they shall call rather upon the king, there, and all the her princes thereof shall be nothing.

34.13 And thorns and nettles shall grow come up in its houses, her palaces, nettles and the thistle brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be the an habitation of dragons, and the pasture of ostriches. a court for owls.

34.14 And demons and monsters The wild beasts of the desert shall meet, also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the hairy ones satyr shall cry out one to another, there hath his fellow; the lamia lain down, and found screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself. herself a place of rest.

34.15 There hath shall the ericius had its hole, great owl make her nest, and brought up its young ones, lay, and hath dug round about, hatch, and cherished them in the shadow thereof: thither are gather under her shadow: there shall the kites gathered together vultures also be gathered, every one to another. with her mate.

34.16 Search Seek ye diligently in out of the book of the Lord, LORD, and read: not no one of them was wanting, one hath not sought for the other: these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for that which proceedeth out of my mouth, he mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

34.17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it to unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation they shall they dwell therein.

Chapter 35

35.1 The land that was desolate wilderness and impassable the solitary place shall be glad, glad for them; and the wilderness desert shall rejoice, and shall flourish like blossom as the lily. rose.

35.2 It shall bud forth and blossom, blossom abundantly, and shall rejoice even with joy and praise: singing: the glory of Libanus is Lebanon shall be given to it: unto it, the beauty excellency of Carmel, Carmel and Saron, Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, LORD, and the beauty excellency of our God.

35.3 Strengthen ye the feeble weak hands, and confirm the weak feeble knees.

35.4 Say to the fainthearted: Take courage, and them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold behold, your God will bring the revenge of recompense: come with vengeance, even God himself with a recompence; he will come and will save you.

35.5 Then shall the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

35.6 Then shall the lame man leap as a an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free: sing: for waters are broken out in the desert, wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the wilderness. desert.

35.7 And that which was dry land, the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. In water: in the dens habitation of dragons, where dragons dwelt before, each lay, shall rise up the verdure of the reed be grass with reeds and the bulrush. rushes.

35.8 And a path and a way an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the holy way: The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it, and this it; but it shall be unto you a straight way, so that fools for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

35.9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any mischievous ravenous beast shall go up by it, nor thereon, it shall not be found there: there; but they the redeemed shall walk there that shall be delivered. there:

35.10 And the redeemed ransomed of the Lord LORD shall return, and shall come into Sion to Zion with praise, songs and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and mourning sighing shall flee away.

Chapter 36

36.1 And Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Ezechias, Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of the Assyrians Assyria came up against all the fenced defenced cities of Juda, Judah, and took them.

36.2 And the king of the Assyrians Assyria sent Rabsaces Rabshakeh from Lachis to Jerusalem, Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Ezechias Hezekiah with a great army, and army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the way highway of the fuller's field.

36.3 And there went out to Then came forth unto him Eliacim the son of Helcias, who Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Sobna Shebna the scribe, and Joahe the son of Asaph Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.

36.4 And Rabsaces Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to them: Tell Ezechias: Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of the Assyrians: Assyria, What confidence is this confidence wherein thou trustest?

36.5 Or with what I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel or and strength dost thou prepare for war? war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou art revolted from rebellest against me?

36.6 Lo Lo, thou trustest upon this broken in the staff of a this broken reed, upon Egypt: upon which on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharao Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.

36.7 But if thou wilt answer me: say to me, We trust in the Lord LORD our God: is it not he he, whose high places and whose altars Ezechias Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Juda Judah and Jerusalem: You to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?

36.8 And now deliver thyself up Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my lord master the king of the Assyrians, Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, and if thou wilt not be able on thy part to find set riders for upon them.

36.9 And how How then wilt thou stand against turn away the face of the judge of one place, captain of the least of my master's servants? But if thou servants, and put thy trust in Egypt, in on Egypt for chariots and in horsemen: for horsemen?

36.10 And am I now come up without the Lord LORD against this land to destroy it? The Lord the LORD said to me: unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

36.11 And Eliacim, Then said Eliakim and Sobna, Shebna and Joahe said to Rabsaces: Speak to Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian tongue: language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language language, in the hearing ears of the people, people that are upon on the wall.

36.12 And Rabsaces said to them: But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee, thee to speak all these words; and words? hath he not rather sent me to the men that sit on upon the wall; wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their urine own piss with you?

36.13 Then Rabsaces Rabshakeh stood, and cried out with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said: said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of the Assyrians. Assyria.

36.14 Thus saith the king: king, Let not Ezechias Hezekiah deceive you, you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.

36.15 And Neither let not Ezechias Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying: LORD, saying, The Lord LORD will surely deliver us, and us: this city shall not be given delivered into the hands hand of the king of the Assyrians. Assyria.

36.16 Do Hearken not hearken to Ezechias: Hezekiah: for thus said saith the king of the Assyrians: Do Assyria, Make an agreement with me that which is for your advantage, by a present, and come out to me, me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the water waters of his cistern, own cistern;

36.17 Till Until I come and take you away to a land, land like to your own, own land, a land of corn and of wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

36.18 Neither let Ezechias trouble Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying: The Lord saying, the LORD will deliver us. Have Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered their his land out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians? Assyria?

36.19 Where is are the god gods of Emath Hamath and of Arphad? where is are the god gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

36.20 Who is there are they among all the gods of these lands, that hath have delivered his country their land out of my hand, that the Lord may LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

36.21 And But they held their peace, and answered him not a word. For word: for the king had commanded, saying: king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

36.22 And Eliacim Then came Eliakim, the son of Helcias, Hilkiah, that was over the house, household, and Sobna Shebna the scribe, and Joahe Joah, the son of Asaph Asaph, the recorder, went in to Ezechias Hezekiah with their garments clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabsaces. Rabshakeh.

Chapter 37

37.1 And it came to pass, when king Ezechias had Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his garments clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord. LORD.

37.2 And he sent Eliacim Eliakim, who was over the house, household, and Sobna Shebna the scribe, and the ancients elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, to Isaias unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos the prophet. Amoz.

37.3 And they said to him: unto him, Thus saith Ezechias: Hezekiah, This day is a day of tribulation, trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

37.4 It may be the Lord LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabsaces, Rabshakeh, whom the king of the Assyrians Assyria his master hath sent to blaspheme reproach the living God, and to reproach with will reprove the words which the Lord LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up by thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

37.5 And So the servants of Ezechias king Hezekiah came to Isaias. Isaiah.

37.6 And Isaias Isaiah said to them: unto them, Thus shall you ye say to unto your master: master, Thus saith the Lord: LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, with which wherewith the servants of the king of the Assyrians Assyria have blasphemed me.

37.7 Behold, I will send a spirit blast upon him, and he shall hear a message, rumour, and shall return to his own country, land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own country. land.

37.8 And Rabsaces So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of the Assyrians besieging Lobna. For Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachis. Lachish.

37.9 And he heard say about Tharaca the concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia: Ethiopia, He is come forth to fight against make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Ezechias, saying: Hezekiah, saying,

37.10 Thus shall you ye speak to Ezechias the Hezekiah king of Juda, saying: Judah, saying, Let not thy God deceive thee, God, in whom thou trustest, saying: deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hands hand of the king of the Assyrians. Assyria.

37.11 Behold Behold, thou hast heard all that what the kings of the Assyrians Assyria have done to all countries which they have destroyed, lands by destroying them utterly; and canst shalt thou be delivered?

37.12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them whom which my fathers have destroyed, Gozam, as Gozan, and Haram, Haran, and Reseph, Rezeph, and the children of Eden, that Eden which were in Thalassar? Telassar?

37.13 Where is the king of Emath, Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Ana, Hena, and of Ava? Ivah?

37.14 And Ezechias took Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it, it: and Hezekiah went up to unto the house of the Lord, LORD, and Ezechias spread it before the Lord. LORD.

37.15 And Ezechias Hezekiah prayed to unto the Lord, saying: LORD, saying,

37.16 Lord O LORD of hosts, God of Israel who sitteth upon Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou alone art the God God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth, earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

37.17 Incline, O Lord, thy Incline thine ear, and hear: open, O Lord, thy LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see, see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he hath sent to blaspheme reproach the living God.

37.18 For of Of a truth, O Lord, LORD, the kings of the Assyrians Assyria have laid waste lands, all the nations, and their countries. countries,

37.19 And they have cast their gods into the fire, fire: for they were not no gods, but the works work of men's hands, of wood and stone: and therefore they broke them in pieces. have destroyed them.

37.20 And now, Now therefore, O Lord LORD our God, save us out of from his hand: and let hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth know, may know that thou only art the Lord. LORD, even thou only.

37.21 And Isaias Then Isaiah the son of Amos Amoz sent to Ezechias, saying: unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord the LORD God of Israel: For the prayer Israel, Whereas thou hast made prayed to me concerning against Sennacherib the king of the Assyrians: Assyria:

37.22 This is the word which the Lord LORD hath spoken of him: concerning him; The virgin virgin, the daughter of Sion Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn: scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath wagged the shaken her head after at thee.

37.23 Whom hast thou reproached, reproached and whom hast thou blasphemed, blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thy thine eyes on high? Against even against the Holy One of Israel.

37.24 By the hand of thy servants thou hast thou reproached the Lord: Lord, and hast said: With said, By the multitude of my chariots am I have gone come up to the height of the mountains, to the top sides of Libanus: Lebanon; and I will cut down its the tall cedars, cedars thereof, and its the choice fir trees, trees thereof: and I will enter to into the top height of its height, to his border, and the forest of its his Carmel.

37.25 I have digged, and drunk water, water; and have dried up with the sole of my foot, feet have I dried up all the rivers shut up in banks. of the besieged places.

37.26 Hast thou not heard what long ago, how I have done to him of old? from the days it; and of old ancient times, that I have formed it: and it? now I have I brought it to effect: and it hath come to pass pass, that hills fighting together, and fenced cities should thou shouldest be destroyed. to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

37.27 The Therefore their inhabitants of them were weak of hand, small power, they trembled, and were dismayed and confounded: they became like were as the grass of the field, and the herb of as the pasture, and like green herb, as the grass of on the housetops, which withered and as corn blasted before it was ripe. be grown up.

37.28 But I know thy dwelling, abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

37.29 When thou wast mad Because thy rage against me, and thy pride came tumult, is come up to my ears: into mine ears, therefore I will I put a ring my hook in thy nose, and a bit between my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

37.30 But to thee And this shall be a sign: Eat sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year the things that spring such as groweth of themselves, itself; and in the second year eat fruits: but that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. thereof.

37.31 And the remnant that which shall be saved is escaped of the house of Juda, and which is left, Judah shall again take root downward, and shall bear fruit upward:

37.32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and salvation from they that escape out of mount Sion: Zion: the zeal of the Lord LORD of hosts shall do this.

37.33 Wherefore Therefore thus saith the Lord LORD concerning the king of the Assyrians: Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow into it, there, nor come before it with shield, shields, nor cast a trench about bank against it.

37.34 By the way that he came, he by the same shall he return, and into this city he shall not come, come into this city, saith the Lord. LORD.

37.35 And For I will protect defend this city, and will city to save it for my mine own sake, and for the sake of David my servant. servant David's sake.

37.36 And Then the angel of the Lord LORD went out forth, and slew smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, and behold behold, they were all dead corpses.

37.37 And So Sennacherib the king of the Assyrians went out and Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt in Ninive. at Nineveh.

37.38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the temple house of Nesroch Nisroch his god, that Adramelech Adrammelech and Sarasar Sharezer his sons slew smote him with the sword: sword; and they fled escaped into the land of Ararat, Armenia: and Asarhaddon Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Chapter 38

38.1 In those days Ezechias was Hezekiah sick even to death, and Isaias unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos the prophet cane Amoz came unto him, and said to him: unto him, Thus saith the Lord: Take order with thy house, LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

38.2 And Ezechias Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to unto the Lord, LORD,

38.3 And said: said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, O Lord, remember how I have walked before thee in truth, truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Ezechias Hezekiah wept with great weeping. sore.

38.4 And Then came the word of the Lord came LORD to Isaias, saying: Isaiah, saying,

38.5 Go Go, and say to Ezechias: Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord LORD, the God of David thy father: father, I have heard thy prayer, and I have seen thy tears: behold behold, I will add to unto thy days fifteen years: years.

38.6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians, Assyria: and I will protect it. defend this city.

38.7 And this shall be a sign to unto thee from the Lord, LORD, that the Lord LORD will do this word which thing that he hath spoken: spoken;

38.8 Behold Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the lines, by degrees, which it is now gone down in the sun dial of Achaz with the sun, Ahaz, ten lines degrees backward. And So the sun returned ten lines by the degrees degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

38.9 The writing of Ezechias Hezekiah king of Juda, Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness. sickness:

38.10 I said: In said in the midst cutting off of my days days, I shall go to the gates of hell: the grave: I sought for am deprived of the residue of my years.

38.11 I said: said, I shall not see the Lord God LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living. living: I shall behold man no more, nor more with the inhabitant inhabitants of rest. the world.

38.12 My generation Mine age is at an end, departed, and it is rolled away removed from me, me as a shepherd's tent. My life is tent: I have cut off, as by off like a weaver: whilst I was yet but beginning, weaver my life: he will cut me off: off with pining sickness: from morning day even to night thou wilt thou make an end of me.

38.13 I hoped reckoned till morning, that, as a lion lion, so hath will he broken break all my bones: from morning day even to night thou wilt thou make an end of me.

38.14 I will cry like Like a young crane or a swallow, so did I will meditate like chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my mine eyes are weakened fail with looking upward: Lord, O LORD, I suffer violence, answer thou am oppressed; undertake for me.

38.15 What shall I say, or what shall say? he answer for hath both spoken unto me, whereas he and himself hath done it? it: I will recount to thee shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

38.16 O Lord, if man's life be such, LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit be in such things as these, spirit: so wilt thou shalt correct recover me, and make me to live.

38.17 Behold in Behold, for peace is my bitterness most bitter: I had great bitterness: but thou hast delivered in love to my soul that delivered it should not perish, from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

38.18 For hell shall not confess to the grave cannot praise thee, neither shall death praise can not celebrate thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look pit cannot hope for thy truth.

38.19 The living, the living, he shall give praise to thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make the truth known to the children. thy truth.

38.20 O Lord, The LORD was ready to save me, and me: therefore we will sing our psalms my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord. LORD.

38.21 Now Isaias For Isaiah had ordered that they should said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it as for a plaster plaister upon the wound, boil, and that he should be healed. shall recover.

38.22 And Ezechias Hezekiah also had said: said, What shall be is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord? LORD?

Chapter 39

39.1 At that time Merodach Baladan, Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and presents a present to Ezechias: Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick sick, and was recovered.

39.2 And Ezechias rejoiced at their coming, Hezekiah was glad of them, and he shewed them the storehouses house of his aromatical spices, and of precious things, the silver, and of the gold, and of the sweet odours, spices, and of the precious ointment, and all the storehouses house of his furniture, armour, and all things that were was found in his treasures. There treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion dominion, that Ezechias Hezekiah shewed them not.

39.3 Then Isaias came Isaiah the prophet came to unto king Ezechias, Hezekiah, and said to him: unto him, What said these men, men? and from whence came they to unto thee? And Ezechias said: From Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country they came to unto me, even from Babylon.

39.4 And he said: Then said he, What saw have they seen in thy thine house? And Ezechias said: Hezekiah answered, All things that are is in my mine house have they seen, seen: there was not any thing which is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewn them in my treasures. shewed them.

39.5 And Isaias Then said Isaiah to Ezechias: Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord LORD of hosts. hosts:

39.6 Behold Behold, the days shall come come, that all that is in thy thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried away into to Babylon: there nothing shall not any thing be left, saith the Lord. LORD.

39.7 And of thy children, sons that shall issue from thee, whom which thou shalt beget, they shall they take away, away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

39.8 And Ezechias Then said Hezekiah to Isaias: The Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord, LORD which he hath spoken, is good. And he said: Only let thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth be in my days.

Chapter 40

40.1 Be comforted, be comforted, Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

40.2 Speak ye comfortably to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for cry unto her, that her evil warfare is come to an end, accomplished, that her iniquity is forgiven: pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand of the Lord double for all her sins.

40.3 The voice of one crying him that crieth in the desert: wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, LORD, make straight in the wilderness the paths of desert a highway for our God.

40.4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, low: and the crooked shall become be made straight, and the rough ways plain. places plain:

40.5 And the glory of the Lord LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see, that see it together: for the mouth of the Lord LORD hath spoken. spoken it.

40.6 The voice of one, saying: said, Cry. And I said: he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the glory goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. field:

40.7 The grass is withered, and withereth, the flower is fallen, fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord hath blown LORD bloweth upon it. Indeed it: surely the people is grass: grass.

40.8 The grass is withered, and withereth, the flower is fallen: fadeth: but the word of our Lord endureth God shall stand for ever.

40.9 Get O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up upon a into the high mountain, thou mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings to Sion: tidings, lift up thy voice with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem: strength; lift it up, fear not. Say to be not afraid; say unto the cities of Juda: Judah, Behold your God: God!

40.10 Behold Behold, the Lord God shall GOD will come with strength, strong hand, and his arm shall rule: Behold rule for him: behold, his reward is with him him, and his work is before him.

40.11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and shall take carry them up in his bosom, and he himself shall carry them gently lead those that are with young.

40.12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and weighed the heavens with his palm? who hath poised meted out heaven with three fingers the bulk span, and comprehended the dust of the earth, earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

40.13 Who hath forwarded directed the spirit Spirit of the Lord? LORD, or who hath been being his counsellor, and counsellor hath taught him?

40.14 With whom hath took he consulted, counsel, and who hath instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

40.15 Behold Behold, the Gentiles nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain small dust of a the balance: behold behold, he taketh up the islands are isles as a very little dust. thing.

40.16 And Libanus shall Lebanon is not be enough sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.

40.17 All nations are before him are as if they had no being at all, nothing; and they are counted to him as less than nothing, and vanity.

40.18 To whom then have you likened will ye liken God? or what image likeness will you make for ye compare unto him?

40.19 Hath the The workman cast melteth a graven statue? or hath image, and the goldsmith formed spreadeth it over with gold, or the silversmith with plates of silver? and casteth silver chains.

40.20 He that is so impoverished that he hath chosen strong wood, and no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot: the skilful workman seeketh how rot; he may set up an idol seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that may shall not be moved.

40.21 Do you Have ye not know? hath it known? have ye not been heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have you ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

40.22 It is he that sitteth upon the globe circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as locusts: he grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as nothing, a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. in:

40.23 He that That bringeth the searchers of secrets princes to nothing, that hath made nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

40.24 And surely Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock was neither planted, nor sown, nor rooted shall not take root in the earth: suddenly and he hath blown shall also blow upon them, and they are withered, shall wither, and a the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

40.25 And to To whom have then will ye likened liken me, or made me equal, shall I be equal? saith the Holy One? One.

40.26 Lift up your eyes on high, and see behold who hath created these things: who things, that bringeth out their host by number, and number: he calleth them all by their names: names by the greatness of his might, and strength, and power, for that he is strong in power; not one of them was missing. faileth.

40.27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

40.28 Knowest Hast thou not, or not known? hast thou not heard? the Lord is heard, that the everlasting God, who hath created the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth: he shall not faint, nor labour, earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there any is no searching out of his wisdom. understanding.

40.29 It is he that He giveth strength power to the weary, and increaseth force faint; and might to them that are not. have no might he increaseth strength.

40.30 You Even the youths shall faint, faint and labour, be weary, and the young men shall fall by infirmity. utterly fall:

40.31 But they that hope in wait upon the Lord LORD shall renew their strength, strength; they shall take mount up with wings as eagles, eagles; they shall run run, and not be weary, weary; and they shall walk walk, and not faint.

Chapter 41

41.1 Let the islands keep Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the nations take new people renew their strength: let them come near, and near; then speak, let them speak: let us come near together to judgment together. judgment.

41.2 Who hath raised up the just one righteous man from the east, hath called him to follow him? he shall give his foot, gave the nations in his sight, before him, and he shall made him rule over kings: kings? he shall give gave them as the dust to his sword, and as stubble driven by the wind, stubble to his bow.

41.3 He shall pursue pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he shall pass in peace, no path shall appear after had not gone with his feet.

41.4 Who hath wrought and done these things, it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, I am LORD, the first first, and with the last. last; I am he.

41.5 The islands isles saw it, and feared, feared; the ends of the earth were astonished, they afraid, drew near, and came.

41.6 Every They helped every one shall help his neighbour, neighbour; and shall say every one said to his brother: brother, Be of good courage.

41.7 The coppersmith striking So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer encouraged him that forged at that time, saying: smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for soldering: the sodering: and he strengthened fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

41.8 But thou thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend: friend.

41.9 In Thou whom I have taken thee from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the remote parts thereof have called thee, chief men thereof, and said to thee: unto thee, Thou art my servant, servant; I have chosen thee, and have not cast thee away.

41.10 Fear not, thou not; for I am with thee: turn be not aside, dismayed; for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee. righteousness.

41.11 Behold Behold, all they that fight were incensed against thee shall be confounded ashamed and ashamed, confounded: they shall be as nothing, nothing; and the men shall perish they that strive against thee. with thee shall perish.

41.12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find the men them, even them that resist contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing: nothing, and as a thing consumed the men that war against thee. of nought.

41.13 For I am the Lord LORD thy God, who take thee by the God will hold thy right hand, and say to thee: saying unto thee, Fear not, not; I have helped will help thee.

41.14 Fear not, thou worm of Jacob, you that are dead and ye men of Israel: Israel; I have helped will help thee, saith the Lord: LORD, and thy Redeemer redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

41.15 Behold, I have made will make thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thrash thresh the mountains, and break beat them in pieces: small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

41.16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel thou shalt be joyful. Israel.

41.17 The needy and When the poor and needy seek for waters, water, and there are none: is none, and their tongue hath been dry with thirst. faileth for thirst, I the Lord LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

41.18 I will open rivers in the high hills, places, and fountains in the midst of the plains: valleys: I will turn make the desert into pools wilderness a pool of waters, water, and the impassable dry land into streams springs of waters. water.

41.19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, and the thorn, shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the olive tree: oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the elm, pine, and the box tree together:

41.20 That they may see see, and know, and consider, and understand together together, that the hand of the Lord LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

41.21 Bring Produce your cause near, cause, saith the Lord: LORD; bring hither, if you have any thing to allege, forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

41.22 Let them come, bring them forth, and tell us all things that are to come: tell shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things things, what they were: and be, that we will set our heart upon them may consider them, and shall know the latter end of them, and tell them; or declare us the things that are for to come.

41.23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, and that we shall may know that ye are gods. Do ye also good gods: yea, do good, or do evil, if you can: and let us speak, that we may be dismayed, and see behold it together.

41.24 Behold, you ye are of nothing, and your work of that which hath no being: nought: an abomination is he that hath chosen you is an abomination. chooseth you.

41.25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come come: from the rising of the sun: he sun shall he call upon my name, name: and he shall make come upon princes to be as dirt, upon morter, and as the potter treading treadeth clay.

41.26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know: know? and from time of old, beforetime, that we may say: Thou art just. There say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, nor yea, there is none that foretelleth, nor declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.

41.27 The first shall say to Sion: Behold they are here, Zion, Behold, behold them: and to Jerusalem I will give an evangelist. to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

41.28 And For I saw, beheld, and there was no one man; even among them to consult, or who, them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked, asked of them, could answer a word.

41.29 Behold Behold, they are all in the wrong, and vanity; their works are vain: nothing: their idols molten images are wind and vanity. confusion.

Chapter 42

42.1 Behold my servant, whom I will uphold him: my uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth in him: delighteth; I have given put my spirit upon him, him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

42.2 He shall not cry, nor have respect to person, neither shall lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard abroad. in the street.

42.3 The A bruised reed he shall he not break, and the smoking flax he shall he not quench, quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

42.4 He shall not be sad, fail nor troublesome, be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth, earth: and the islands isles shall wait for his law.

42.5 Thus saith the Lord God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out: out; he that established spread forth the earth, and the things that spring which cometh out of it: it; he that giveth breath to unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that tread thereon. walk therein:

42.6 I the Lord LORD have called thee in justice, righteousness, and taken thee by the will hold thine hand, and preserved thee. And I have given will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles: Gentiles;

42.7 That thou mightest To open the eyes of the blind, and blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner out of the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

42.8 I am the Lord, this LORD: that is my name: I and my glory will I not give my glory to another, nor neither my praise to graven things. images.

42.9 The Behold, the former things that were first, behold they are come: come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, forth I will make tell you hear of them.

42.10 Sing ye to unto the Lord LORD a new song, and his praise is from the ends end of the earth: you earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that are therein: ye islands, is therein; the isles, and ye the inhabitants of them. thereof.

42.11 Let the desert wilderness and the cities thereof be exalted: Cedar shall dwell in houses: ye lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of Petra, give praise, they shall cry the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

42.12 They shall Let them give glory to unto the Lord, LORD, and shall declare his praise in the islands.

42.13 The Lord LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, as a man of war shall he shall stir up zeal: jealousy like a man of war: he shall shout and cry: cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

42.14 I have always held long time holden my peace, I have kept silence, peace; I have been patient, I will speak still, and refrained myself: now as will I cry like a woman in labour: travailing woman; I will destroy, destroy and swallow up devour at once.

42.15 I will lay make waste the mountains and hills, and will make dry up all their grass to wither: herbs; and I will turn make the rivers into islands, and I will dry up the standing pools.

42.16 And I will lead bring the blind into the by a way which they know not: and in the paths which that they were ignorant of knew not; I will make lead them walk: in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these straight. These things have will I done to do unto them, and have not forsaken forsake them.

42.17 They are shall be turned back: let them back, they shall be greatly confounded, ashamed, that trust in a graven thing, images, that say to a the molten thing: You images, Ye are our god. gods.

42.18 Hear, ye deaf, and, deaf; and look, ye blind, behold that you ye may see.

42.19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, but he to whom I have sent as my messengers? Who messenger that I sent? who is blind, but blind as he that is sold? or who is blind, but the servant of perfect, and blind as the Lord? LORD's servant?

42.20 Thou that seest Seeing many things, wilt thou not observe them? thou that hast ears open, wilt but thou not hear? observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

42.21 And the Lord was willing to sanctify him, and to The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and exalt it. make it honourable.

42.22 But this is a people that is robbed and wasted: spoiled; they are all the snare of young men, them snared in holes, and they are hid in the houses of prisons: prison houses: they are made for a prey, and there is none to deliver them: delivereth; for a spoil, and there is none that saith: saith, Restore.

42.23 Who is there among you that will give ear to this, that this? who will attend and hearken and hear for times the time to come?

42.24 Who hath given gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? hath did not the Lord himself, LORD, he against whom we have sinned? And for they would not walk in his ways, and neither were they have not hearkened to obedient unto his law.

42.25 And Therefore he hath poured out upon him the indignation fury of his fury, anger, and a strong battle, the strength of battle: and it hath burnt set him on fire round about, and yet he knew not: and set him on fire, not; and it burned him, yet he understood not. laid it not to heart.

Chapter 43

43.1 And But now thus saith the Lord LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel: Israel, Fear not, not: for I have redeemed thee, and I have called thee by thy name: name; thou art mine.

43.2 When thou shalt pass passest through the waters, I will be with thee, thee; and through the rivers rivers, they shall not cover overflow thee: when thou shalt walk in walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, and the flames burned; neither shall not burn in thee: the flame kindle upon thee.

43.3 For I am the Lord LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I have given gave Egypt for thy atonement, ransom, Ethiopia and Saba Seba for thee.

43.4 Since thou becamest honourable wast precious in my eyes, sight, thou art glorious: hast been honourable, and I have loved thee, and I thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

43.5 Fear not, not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west. west;

43.6 I will say to the north: north, Give up: up; and to the south: south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth. earth;

43.7 And Even every one that calleth upon is called by my name, name: for I have created him for my glory. glory, I have formed him, and him; yea, I have made him.

43.8 Bring forth the blind people that are blind, and have eyes: that are deaf, eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

43.9 All Let all the nations are assembled be gathered together, and let the tribes are gathered: people be assembled: who among you them can declare this, and shall make shew us hear the former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them be justified, and hear, and say: say, It is truth.

43.10 You Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you ye may know, know and believe me, and understand that I myself am. Before am he: before me there was no God formed, and after me there neither shall there be none. after me.

43.11 I am, I I, even I, am the Lord: LORD; and beside me there is no saviour besides me. saviour.

43.12 I have declared, and have saved. saved, and I have made it heard, and shewed, when there was no strange one god among you. You you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and LORD, that I am God.

43.13 And from Yea, before the beginning day was I am the same, he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hind: hand: I will work, and who shall turn it away? let it?

43.14 Thus saith the Lord LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their bars, nobles, and the Chaldeans glorying Chaldeans, whose cry is in their the ships.

43.15 I am the Lord LORD, your Holy One, the Creator creator of Israel, your King.

43.16 Thus saith the Lord, who made LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters. waters;

43.17 Who brought Which bringeth forth the chariot and the horse, the army and the strong: power; they lay shall lie down to sleep together, and they shall not rise again: rise: they are broken as flax, and extinct, they are extinct. quenched as tow.

43.18 Remember ye not the former things, and look not on neither consider the things of old.

43.19 Behold Behold, I will do a new things, and thing; now they it shall spring forth, verily you forth; shall ye not know them: it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

43.20 The beast of the field shall glorify honour me, the dragons and the ostriches: owls: because I have given give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, to my chosen.

43.21 This people have I formed for myself, myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

43.22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob, neither hast Jacob; but thou laboured about hast been weary of me, O Israel.

43.23 Thou hast not offered brought me the ram small cattle of thy holocaust, nor burnt offerings; neither hast thou glorified honoured me with thy victims: sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with oblations, an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.

43.24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy victims. But sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thy thine iniquities.

43.25 I am, I I, even I, am he that blot blotteth out thy iniquities transgressions for my mine own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.

43.26 Put me in remembrance, and remembrance: let us plead together: tell if declare thou, that thou hast any thing to justify thyself. mayest be justified.

43.27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

43.28 And Therefore I have profaned the holy princes, I princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to slaughter, the curse, and Israel to reproach. reproaches.

Chapter 44

44.1 And Yet now hear, O Jacob, Jacob my servant, servant; and Israel Israel, whom I have chosen. chosen:

44.2 Thus saith the Lord LORD that made thee, and formed thee, thy helper thee from the womb: womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O my servant Jacob, my servant; and thou most righteous thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

44.3 For I will pour out waters water upon the thirsty ground, him that is thirsty, and streams floods upon the dry land: ground: I will pour out my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thy stock. thine offspring:

44.4 And they shall spring up as among the herbs, grass, as willows beside by the running waters. water courses.

44.5 One shall say: say, I am the Lord's, LORD's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob, Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand, To hand unto the Lord, LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

44.6 Thus saith the Lord LORD the king King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord LORD of hosts: hosts; I am the first, and I am the last, last; and besides beside me there is no God.

44.7 Who is like to me? let him call And who, as I, shall call, and declare: shall declare it, and let him set before me the order, it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people: people? and the things to come, and that are coming, and shall be hereafter, come, let them shew unto them.

44.8 Fear ye not, neither be ye troubled from that time I afraid: have made not I told thee to hear, from that time, and have declared: you declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me, a maker, whom beside me? yea, there is no God; I have know not known? any.

44.9 The makers of idols They that make a graven image are all of them nothing, vanity; and their best beloved delectable things shall not profit them. They profit; and they are their witnesses, that own witnesses; they do not see, see not, nor understand, know; that they may be ashamed.

44.10 Who hath formed a god, and made or molten a graven thing image that is profitable for nothing?

44.11 Behold, all the partakers thereof his fellows shall be confounded: for ashamed: and the makers workmen, they are of men: they shall let them all assemble be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall stand and fear, and they shall be confounded ashamed together.

44.12 The smith hath wrought with his file, with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers he hath formed it, hammers, and hath wrought worketh it with the strength of his arm: arms: yea, he shall hunger is hungry, and faint, his strength faileth: he shall drink drinketh no water, and shall be weary. is faint.

44.13 The carpenter hath stretched stretcheth out his rule, rule; he hath formed marketh it out with a plane: line; he hath made fitteth it with corners, planes, and hath fashioned he marketh it round out with the compass: compass, and he hath made maketh it after the image figure of a man as it were man, according to the beauty of a beautiful man dwelling man; that it may remain in a the house.

44.14 He hath cut heweth him down cedars, taken and taketh the holm, cypress and the oak that stood oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he hath planted the pine tree, which planteth an ash, and the rain hath nourished. doth nourish it.

44.15 And Then shall it hath served men be for fuel: a man to burn: for he took will take thereof, and warmed himself: and warm himself; yea, he kindled kindleth it, and baked bread: but of the rest baketh bread; yea, he made maketh a god, and adored it: worshippeth it; he made maketh it a graven thing, image, and bowed falleth down before it. thereto.

44.16 Part of it he burnt with fire, and He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part of it thereof he dressed his meat: eateth flesh; he boiled pottage, and was filled, roasteth roast, and was warmed, is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and said: saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire. fire:

44.17 But And the residue thereof he made maketh a god, and a even his graven thing for himself: image: he boweth falleth down before unto it, and adoreth worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, saying: and saith, Deliver me, me; for thou art my God. god.

44.18 They have not known, known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes are covered eyes, that they may not see, cannot see; and their hearts, that they may not understand with their heart. cannot understand.

44.19 They do not consider And none considereth in their mind, nor know, his heart, neither is there knowledge nor have the thought understanding to say: say, I have burnt burned part of it in the fire, and fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof: thereof; I have broiled flesh roasted flesh, and have eaten, eaten it: and of the residue thereof shall I make the residue thereof an idol? abomination? shall I fall down before to the stock of a tree?

44.20 Part thereof is He feedeth on ashes: his foolish a deceived heart adoreth it, and hath turned him aside, that he will not save cannot deliver his soul, nor say: Perhaps say, Is there is not a lie in my right hand. hand?

44.21 Remember these things, these, O Jacob, Jacob and Israel, Israel; for thou art my servant. servant: I have formed thee, thee; thou art my servant, servant: O Israel, forget me not. thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

44.22 I have blotted out thy iniquities out, as a thick cloud, and thy sins transgressions, and, as a mist: cloud, thy sins: return to me, unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

44.23 Give praise, Sing, O ye heavens, heavens; for the Lord LORD hath shewn mercy: shout with joy, done it: shout, ye ends lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, resound with praise, thou, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and Israel shall be glorified. glorified himself in Israel.

44.24 Thus saith the Lord LORD, thy redeemer, and thy maker, he that formed thee from the womb: womb, I am the Lord, LORD that make maketh all things, things; that alone stretch out stretcheth forth the heavens, heavens alone; that established spreadeth abroad the earth, and there is none with me. earth by myself;

44.25 That make void frustrateth the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and that make maketh their knowledge foolish. foolish;

44.26 That raise up confirmeth the word of my servant his servant, and perform performeth the counsel of my messengers, who say his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited: inhabited; and to the cities of Juda: You Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the wastes thereof. decayed places thereof:

44.27 Who say That saith to the deep: deep, Be thou desolate, dry, and I will dry up thy rivers. rivers:

44.28 Who say to Cyrus: Thou art That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and thou shalt shall perform all my pleasure. Who say pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built: built; and to the temple: temple, Thy foundations foundation shall be laid.

Chapter 45

45.1 Thus saith the Lord LORD to my anointed his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, holden, to subdue nations before his face, him; and to turn I will loose the backs loins of kings, and to open the doors before him, him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut. shut;

45.2 I will go before thee, and will humble the great ones of make the earth: crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst cut in sunder the bars of iron. iron:

45.3 And I will give thee hidden treasures, and the concealed treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places: places, that thou mayest know that I am I, the Lord who LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

45.4 For the sake of Jacob my servant Jacob, servant's sake, and Israel my mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have made a likeness of surnamed thee, and though thou hast not known me.

45.5 I am the Lord, LORD, and there is none else: else, there is no God besides beside me: I girded thee, and though thou hast not known me:

45.6 That they may know who are from the rising of the sun, and they who are from the west, that there is none besides beside me. I am the Lord, LORD, and there is none else: else.

45.7 I form the light, and create darkness, darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that LORD do all these things.

45.8 Drop down dew, down, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: skies pour down righteousness: let the earth be opened, open, and bud let them bring forth a saviour: salvation, and let justice righteousness spring up together: together; I the Lord LORD have created him. it.

45.9 Woe to unto him that gainsayeth striveth with his maker, a sherd Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earthen pots: shall earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: it, What art thou making, and makest thou? or thy work is without work, He hath no hands?

45.10 Woe to unto him that saith to unto his father: Why father, What begettest thou? and or to the woman: Why dost woman, What hast thou bring brought forth?

45.11 Thus saith the Lord LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his maker: Maker, Ask me of things to come, come concerning my children, sons, and concerning the work of my hands give command ye charge to me.

45.12 I have made the earth: earth, and I created man upon it: I, even my hand hands, have stretched forth out the heavens, and I have commanded all their host. host have I commanded.

45.13 I have raised him up to justice, in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for ransom, price nor for presents, reward, saith the Lord the God LORD of hosts.

45.14 Thus saith the Lord: LORD, The labour of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, Ethiopia and of Sabaim, the Sabeans, men of stature stature, shall come over to unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall walk come after thee, thee; in chains they shall go bound with manacles: come over, and they shall worship fall down unto thee, and they shall make supplication to thee: only in thee unto thee, saying, Surely God is God, in thee; and there is none else, there is no God besides thee. God.

45.15 Verily thou art a hidden God, the God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel Israel, the saviour. Saviour.

45.16 They are all confounded shall be ashamed, and ashamed: the forgers also confounded, all of errors are gone them: they shall go to confusion together into confusion. that are makers of idols.

45.17 But Israel is shall be saved in the Lord LORD with an eternal everlasting salvation: you shall not be confounded, and you ye shall not be ashamed for ever and ever. nor confounded world without end.

45.18 For thus saith the Lord LORD that created the heavens, heavens; God himself that formed the earth, earth and made it; he hath established it, the very maker thereof: he did not create created it not in vain: vain, he formed it to be inhabited. inhabited: I am the Lord, LORD; and there is no other. none else.

45.19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to not unto the seed of Jacob: Jacob, Seek ye me in vain. vain: I am the Lord that LORD speak justice, that righteousness, I declare right things. things that are right.

45.20 Assemble yourselves, and come, yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are saved escaped of the Gentiles: nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven work, image, and pray to unto a god that cannot save.

45.21 Tell ye, and come, and consult bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from the beginning, ancient time? who hath foretold this told it from that time? Have have not I the Lord, LORD? and there is no God else besides me? A beside me; a just God and a saviour, Saviour; there is none besides beside me.

45.22 Be converted to Look unto me, and you shall be ye saved, all ye the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is no other. none else.

45.23 I have sworn by myself, the word of justice shall go is gone out of my mouth, mouth in righteousness, and shall not return:

45.24 For return, That unto me every knee shall be bowed to me, and bow, every tongue shall swear.

n=O23.45.25> Therefore n=O23.45.24> Surely, shall he say: In one say, in the Lord are my justices LORD have I righteousness and empire: they shall come strength: even to him, him shall men come; and all that resist are incensed against him shall be confounded. ashamed.

n=O23.45.26> n=O23.45.25> In the Lord LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified justified, and praised. shall glory.

Chapter 46

46.1 Bel is broken, boweth down, Nebo is destroyed: stoopeth, their idols are put were upon beasts the beasts, and cattle, upon the cattle: your burdens of carriages were heavy weight even unto weariness. loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.

46.2 They are consumed, and are broken together: stoop, they bow down together; they could not save him that carried them, and they deliver the burden, but themselves shall go are gone into captivity.

46.3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel who are carried by my bowels, Israel, which are borne up by my womb. me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:

46.4 Even And even to your old age I am the same, he; and even to your grey hoar hairs I will I carry you: I have made you, made, and I will bear: bear; even I will carry carry, and will save. deliver you.

46.5 To whom have you likened will ye liken me, and made make me equal, and compared compare me, and made me that we may be like?

46.6 You that contribute They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh out silver in the scales: balance, and hire a goldsmith to make goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: and they fall down and down, yea, they worship.

46.7 They bear him on their shoulders and upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he shall stand, and standeth; from his place shall he not stir out of his place. Yea, when they remove: yea, one shall cry also unto him, yet can he shall not hear: he shall not answer, nor save them from tribulation. him out of his trouble.

46.8 Remember this, and be ashamed: return, ye transgressors, shew yourselves men: bring it again to the heart. mind, O ye transgressors.

46.9 Remember the former age, things of old: for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is none else; I am God, and there the is none like to me: me,

46.10 Who shew from Declaring the beginning end from the things that shall be at last, beginning, and from ancient times the things that as yet are not yet done, saying: saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my will shall be done: pleasure:

46.11 Who call Calling a ravenous bird from the east, and from a far country the man of that executeth my own will, and counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken, and spoken it, I will also bring it to pass: pass; I have created, and purposed it, I will also do it. Hear

46.12 Hearken unto me, O ye hardhearted, who stouthearted, that are far from justice. righteousness:

n=O23.46.12> n=O23.46.13> I have brought bring near my justice near, righteousness; it shall not be afar off: far off, and my salvation shall not tarry. tarry: and I will give place salvation in Sion, and Zion for Israel my glory in Israel. glory.

Chapter 47

47.1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne for the throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans, Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called delicate tender and tender. delicate.

47.2 Take a millstone the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy shame, strip thy shoulder, locks, make bare thy legs, the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

47.3 Thy nakedness shall be discovered, and uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and no man shall resist me. I will not meet thee as a man.

47.4 Our As for our redeemer, the Lord LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

47.5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called the called, The lady of kingdoms.

47.6 I was angry wroth with my people, I have polluted my mine inheritance, and have given them into thy thine hand: thou hast shewn didst shew them no mercy to them: mercy; upon the ancient thou hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke exceeding heavy. yoke.

47.7 And thou hast said: saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou hast didst not laid lay these things to thy heart, neither hast thou remembered thy didst remember the latter end. end of it.

47.8 And now Therefore hear these things, now this, thou that art delicate, and given to pleasures, that dwellest confidently, carelessly, that sayest in thy heart: thine heart, I am, and there is none else besides me: beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, and I neither shall not I know barrenness. the loss of children:

47.9 These But these two things shall come upon to thee suddenly in a moment in one day, barrenness the loss of children, and widowhood. All things are widowhood: they shall come upon thee, because of thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great hardness abundance of thy enchanters. thine enchantments.

47.10 And For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness, and wickedness: thou hast said: There is none that said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom, and, wisdom and thy knowledge, this it hath deceived thee. And perverted thee; and thou hast said in thy heart: thine heart, I am, and besides me there is no other. none else beside me.

47.11 Evil Therefore shall evil come upon thee, and thee; thou shalt not know the rising thereof: from whence it riseth: and calamity mischief shall fall violently upon thee, which thee; thou canst shalt not keep be able to put it off: misery and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

47.12 Stand now with thy enchanters, thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, in which wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth, youth; if so be it may profit thee any thing, or thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayst become stronger. mayest prevail.

47.13 Thou hast failed art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let counsels. Let now the astrologers astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee, they that gazed at the stars, and counted the months, that thee from them they might tell the these things that shall come to upon thee.

47.14 Behold Behold, they are shall be as stubble, stubble; the fire hath burnt them, shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flames: flame: there are no coals wherewith they may shall not be warmed, a coal to warm at, nor fire, that they may fire to sit thereat. before it.

47.15 Such are all the things become to thee, in which Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured: laboured, even thy merchants merchants, from thy youth, youth: they shall wander every one hath erred in to his own way, there is quarter; none that can shall save thee.

Chapter 48

48.1 Hear ye these things, this, O house of Jacob, you that which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who Judah, which swear by the name of the Lord, LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice. righteousness.

48.2 For they are called call themselves of the holy city, and are established stay themselves upon the God of Israel: the Lord Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.

48.3 The former things of old, I have declared, declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I have made them to be heard: shewed them; I did them suddenly suddenly, and they came to pass.

48.4 For Because I knew that thou art stubborn, obstinate, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass. brow brass;

48.5 I foretold thee of old, have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before they it came to pass I told thee, shewed it thee: lest thou shouldst say: My idols have shouldest say, Mine idol hath done these things, them, and my graven image, and my molten things have image, hath commanded them.

48.6 See now all the things which thou Thou hast heard: but have you declared them? heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewn shewed thee new things from that this time, even hidden things, and things are kept which thou knowest not: didst not know them.

48.7 They are created now, and not of old: and from the beginning; even before the day, day when thou heardest them not, not; lest thou shouldst say: Behold shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

48.8 Thou hast neither heard, nor known, neither was thy Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear opened of old. For was not opened: for I know knew that transgressing thou wilt transgress, wouldest deal very treacherously, and I have wast called thee a transgressor from the womb.

48.9 For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: I defer mine anger, and for my praise I will bridle I refrain for thee, lest thou shouldst perish. that I cut thee not off.

48.10 Behold Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver, with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of poverty. affliction.

48.11 For my mine own sake, even for my mine own sake sake, will I do it, that I may not it: for how should my name be blasphemed: polluted? and I will not give my glory to unto another.

48.12 Hearken to unto me, O Jacob, Jacob and thou Israel whom I call: Israel, my called; I am he, he; I am the first, and I also am the last.

48.13 My Mine hand also hath founded laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath measured spanned the heavens: when I shall call unto them, and they shall stand up together.

48.14 Assemble yourselves together, all you, All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear: who hear; which among them hath declared these things? the Lord The LORD hath loved him, him: he will do his pleasure in on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

48.15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have spoken and called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way is made prosperous.

48.16 Come ye near unto me, and hear this: ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning: beginning; from the time before that it was done, I was there, was, there am I: and now the Lord God hath sent me, GOD, and his spirit. Spirit, hath sent me.

48.17 Thus saith the Lord LORD, thy redeemer, Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: Israel; I am the Lord LORD thy God that teach which teacheth thee profitable things, that govern to profit, which leadeth thee in by the way that thou walkest. shouldest go.

48.18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: commandments! then had thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice righteousness as the waves of the sea, sea:

48.19 And thy Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof: thereof; his name should not have perished, nor have been cut off nor destroyed from before my face. me.

48.20 Come Go ye forth out of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, declare it with the a voice of joy: make this to be heard, and speak singing declare ye, tell this, utter it out even to the ends end of the earth. Say: earth; say ye, The Lord LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

48.21 They And they thirsted not in the desert, when he led them out: through the deserts: he brought forth water caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them, and them: he clove clave the rock, rock also, and the waters gushed out.

48.22 There is no peace to the wicked, peace, saith the Lord. LORD, unto the wicked.

Chapter 49

49.1 Give ear, ye islands, Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people people, from afar. far; The Lord LORD hath called me from the womb, womb; from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful he made mention of my name.

49.2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: sword; in the shadow of his hand he hath protected he hid me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: polished shaft; in his quiver he hath hidden me. he hid me;

49.3 And he said to me: unto me, Thou art my servant servant, O Israel, for in thee will whom I glory. will be glorified.

49.4 And Then I said: said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause for nought, and in vain: therefore yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, LORD, and my work with my God.

49.5 And now now, saith the Lord, LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I may to bring back Jacob unto again to him, and Though Israel will not be gathered together: and not gathered, yet shall I am glorified be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, LORD, and my God is made shall be my strength.

49.6 And he said: said, It is a small light thing that thou shouldst shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert restore the dregs preserved of Israel. Behold, Israel: I have given will also give thee to be the for a light of to the Gentiles, that thou mayst mayest be my salvation even to unto the farthest part end of the earth.

49.7 Thus saith the Lord LORD, the redeemer Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to the soul that is despised, him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation that is abhorred, abhorreth, to the a servant of rulers: rulers, Kings shall see, see and arise, princes also shall rise up, and adore for the Lord's sake, worship, because he of the LORD that is faithful, and for the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen and he shall choose thee.

49.8 Thus saith the Lord: LORD, In an acceptable time I have I heard thee, and in the a day of salvation I have I helped thee: and I have preserved will preserve thee, and given give thee to be for a covenant of the people, that thou mightest raise up to establish the earth, and possess to cause to inherit the inheritances that were destroyed: desolate heritages;

49.9 That thou mightest mayest say to them that are bound: Come forth: and the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness: darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in every plain. all high places.

49.10 They shall not hunger, hunger nor thirst, thirst; neither shall the heat nor the sun strike smite them: for he that is merciful to them, hath mercy on them shall be their shepherd, and at lead them, even by the fountains springs of waters he water shall give them drink. he guide them.

49.11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my paths highways shall be exalted.

49.12 Behold Behold, these shall come from afar, and behold far: and, lo, these from the north and from the sea, west; and these from the south country. land of Sinim.

49.13 Give praise, Sing, O ye heavens, heavens; and rejoice, be joyful, O earth, ye mountains, give praise with jubilation: because earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy on upon his poor ones. afflicted.

49.14 And Sion said: But Zion said, The Lord LORD hath forsaken me, and the my Lord hath forgotten me.

49.15 Can a woman forget her infant, so as sucking child, that she should not to have pity compassion on the son of her womb? and if she should yea, they may forget, yet will not I not forget thee.

49.16 Behold, I have graven thee in upon the palms of my hands: hands; thy walls are always continually before my eyes. me.

49.17 Thy builders are come: children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that destroy thee and make made thee waste shall go out forth of thee.

49.18 Lift up thy thine eyes round about, and see behold: all these are gathered gather themselves together, they are and come to thee: thee. As I live, saith the Lord, LORD, thou shalt be clothed surely clothe thee with all these them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride thou shalt put them about thee. doeth.

49.19 For thy deserts, waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be chased far away.

49.20 The children of thy barrenness which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall still say again in thy ears: thine ears, The place is too strait for me, make me room me: give place to dwell in. me that I may dwell.

49.21 And thou Then shalt thou say in thy heart: thine heart, Who hath begotten these? me these, seeing I was barren have lost my children, and brought not forth, led away, am desolate, a captive, and captive: removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was destitute and alone: and left alone; these, where were they? had they been?

49.22 Thus saith the Lord God: Behold GOD, Behold, I will lift up my mine hand to the Gentiles, and will set up my standard to the people. And people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and carry thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

49.23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nurses: nursing mothers: they shall worship bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and they shall lick up the dust of thy feet. And feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord, LORD: for they shall not be confounded ashamed that wait for him. me.

49.24 Shall the prey be taken from the strong? mighty, or can that which was taken by the mighty, be lawful captive delivered?

49.25 For But thus saith the Lord: Yea verily, even LORD, Even the captivity captives of the mighty shall be taken away from the strong: away, and that which was taken by the mighty, prey of the terrible shall be delivered. But delivered: for I will judge those contend with him that have judged contendeth with thee, and thy children I will save. save thy children.

49.26 And I will feed thy enemies them that oppress thee with their own flesh: flesh; and they shall be made drunk drunken with their own blood, as with new sweet wine: and all flesh shall know, know that I am the Lord that save thee, LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer Redeemer, the Mighty mighty One of Jacob.

Chapter 50

50.1 Thus saith the Lord: What LORD, Where is this bill of the divorce bill of your mother, with which mother's divorcement, whom I have put her away? or who is which of my creditor, creditors is it to whom I sold you: behold you are have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities, iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your wicked deeds have I put transgressions is your mother put away.

50.2 Because Wherefore, when I came, and there was not a man: there no man? when I called, and there was there none that would hear. to answer? Is my hand shortened and become little, at all, that I it cannot redeem? or is there have I no strength in me power to deliver? Behold behold, at my rebuke I will make dry up the sea a desert, sea, I will turn make the rivers into dry land: the fishes shall rot for want of a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and shall die dieth for thirst.

50.3 I will clothe the heavens with darkness, blackness, and will I make sackcloth their covering.

50.4 The Lord GOD hath given me a learned tongue, the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to uphold by speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning by morning, he wakeneth my ear, that I may mine ear to hear him as a master. the learned.

50.5 The Lord God GOD hath opened my mine ear, and I do not resist: I have was not gone rebellious, neither turned away back.

50.6 I have given gave my body back to the strikers, smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: off the hair: I have hid not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, shame and spit upon me. spitting.

50.7 The For the Lord God is my helper, GOD will help me; therefore am shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face as like a most hard rock, flint, and I know that I shall not be confounded. ashamed.

50.8 He is near that justifieth me, me; who will contend with me? let us stand together, together: who is my mine adversary? let him come near to me.

50.9 Behold Behold, the Lord God is my helper: GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, lo, they shall all be destroyed shall wax old as a garment, garment; the moth shall eat them up.

50.10 Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, LORD, that heareth obeyeth the voice of his servant, that hath walked walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope trust in the name of the Lord, LORD, and lean stay upon his God.

50.11 Behold Behold, all you ye that kindle a fire, encompassed that compass yourselves about with flames, sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the flames which you sparks that ye have kindled: this is done to you by my hand, you kindled. This shall sleep ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrows. sorrow.

Chapter 51

51.1 Give ear Hearken to me, you ye that follow that which is just, and you after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: LORD: look unto the rock whence you ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you whence ye are dug out. digged.

51.2 Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara unto Sarah that bore bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied increased him.

51.3 The Lord therefore will For the LORD shall comfort Sion, and Zion: he will comfort all the ruins thereof: her waste places; and he will make her desert as a place of pleasure, wilderness like Eden, and her wilderness as desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of praise. melody.

51.4 Hearken unto me, O my people, people; and give ear to unto me, O my tribes: nation: for a law shall go forth proceed from me, and I will make my judgment shall rest to be rest for a light of the nations. people.

51.5 My just one righteousness is near at hand, near; my saviour salvation is gone forth, and my mine arms shall judge the people: people; the islands isles shall look for wait upon me, and on mine arm shall patiently wait for my arm. they trust.

51.6 Lift up your eyes to heaven, the heavens, and look down to upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall be worn away wax old like a garment, and the inhabitants thereof they that dwell therein shall perish die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my justice righteousness shall not fail. be abolished.

51.7 Hearken to unto me, you ye that know what is just, my righteousness, the people who have my law in your heart: whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, and neither be not ye afraid of their blasphemies. revilings.

51.8 For the worm moth shall eat them up as like a garment: garment, and the moth worm shall consume eat them as like wool: but my salvation righteousness shall be for ever, and my justice salvation from generation to generation.

51.9 Arise, arise, Awake, awake, put on strength, O thou arm of the Lord, arise LORD; awake, as in the days of old, ancient days, in the ancient generations. Hast not generations of old. Art thou struck the proud one, not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

51.10 Hast not Art thou not it which hath dried up the sea, the water waters of the mighty deep, who madest great deep; that hath made the depth depths of the sea a way, that way for the delivered might ransomed to pass over?

51.11 And now they that are Therefore the redeemed by of the Lord, LORD shall return, and shall come into Sion with singing praises, unto Zion; and joy everlasting joy shall be upon their heads, head: they shall obtain joy gladness and gladness, joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

51.12 I myself will comfort I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldst shouldest be afraid of a mortal man, man that shall die, and of the son of man, who man which shall wither away like grass? be made as grass;

51.13 And thou hast forgotten forgettest the Lord LORD thy maker, who that hath stretched out forth the heavens, and founded laid the earth: foundations of the earth; and thou hast been afraid feared continually all the every day at the presence because of his the fury who afflicted thee, and had prepared himself of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy thee: destroy? and where is now the fury of the oppressor?

51.14 He shall quickly come The captive exile hasteneth that is going to open unto you, he may be loosed, and that he shall should not kill unto utter destruction, neither shall die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

51.15 But I am the Lord LORD thy God, who trouble that divided the sea, and the whose waves thereof swell: the Lord roared: The LORD of hosts is my his name.

51.16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have protected covered thee in the shadow of my mine hand, that thou mightest I may plant the heavens, and found lay the earth: foundations of the earth, and mightest say to Sion: unto Zion, Thou art my people.

51.17 Arise, arise, Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord LORD the cup of his wrath; fury; thou hast drunk even to drunken the bottom dregs of the cup of dead sleep, trembling, and thou hast drunk even to the dregs. wrung them out.

51.18 There is none that can uphold to guide her among all the children that sons whom she hath brought forth: and there forth; neither is none there any that taketh her by the hand among of all the children sons that she hath brought up.

51.19 There are These two things that have happened to thee: are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword, who sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?

51.20 Thy children are cast forth, they sons have slept fainted, they lie at the head of all the ways, and the streets, as a wild ox that is snared: bull in a net: they are full of the indignation fury of the Lord, of LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

51.21 Therefore hear now this, thou poor little one, afflicted, and thou that art drunk drunken, but not with wine. wine:

51.22 Thus saith thy Sovereign Lord the Lord, LORD, and thy God, who will fight for God that pleadeth the cause of his people: Behold people, Behold, I have taken out of thy thine hand the cup of dead sleep, trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my indignation, fury; thou shalt not no more drink it again any more. again:

51.23 And But I will put it in into the hand of them that have oppressed thee, and afflict thee; which have said to thy soul: soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as a way the street, to them that went over.

Chapter 52

52.1 Arise, arise, Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Sion, Zion; put on the garments of thy glory, beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the city of the Holy One: holy city: for henceforth the uncircumcised, and unclean there shall no more pass through thee. come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

52.2 Shake thyself from the dust, dust; arise, and sit up, down, O Jerusalem: loose the bonds thyself from off the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Sion. Zion.

52.3 For thus saith the Lord: You were LORD, Ye have sold gratis, yourselves for nought; and you ye shall be redeemed, redeemed without money.

52.4 For thus saith the Lord God: GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt at the beginning to sojourn there: there; and the Assyrian hath oppressed them without any cause at all. cause.

52.5 And now Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord: for LORD, that my people is taken away gratis. They for nought? they that rule over them treat make them unjustly, to howl, saith the Lord, LORD; and my name is continually blasphemed all the every day long. is blasphemed.

52.6 Therefore my people shall know my name name: therefore they shall know in that day: for I myself day that spoke, behold I am here. he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

52.7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, and that preacheth peace: of him publisheth peace; that sheweth forth bringeth good tidings of good, that preacheth salvation, publisheth salvation; that saith to Sion: unto Zion, Thy God shall reign! reigneth!

52.8 The voice of thy watchmen: they have lifted Thy watchmen shall lift up their voice, they the voice; with the voice together shall praise together: they sing: for they shall see eye to eye eye, when the Lord LORD shall convert Sion. bring again Zion.

52.9 Rejoice, and give praise Break forth into joy, sing together, O ye deserts waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord LORD hath comforted his people: people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

52.10 The Lord LORD hath prepared made bare his holy arm in the sight eyes of all the Gentiles: nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

52.11 Depart, depart, Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing: thing; go ye out of the midst of her, her; be ye clean, you that carry bear the vessels of the Lord. LORD.

52.12 For you ye shall not go out in a tumult, neither shall you make haste with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord LORD will go before you, you; and the God of Israel will gather you together. be your rereward.

52.13 Behold Behold, my servant shall understand, deal prudently, he shall be exalted, exalted and extolled, and shall be exceeding very high.

52.14 As many have been astonished were astonied at thee, so shall thee; his visage be inglorious among men, was so marred more than any man, and his form among more than the sons of men. men:

52.15 He So shall he sprinkle many nations, nations; the kings shall shut their mouth mouths at him: for they to whom it was that which had not been told of him, have seen: and them shall they see; and that which they had not heard not, have beheld. shall they consider.

Chapter 53

53.1 Who a hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord LORD revealed?

53.2 And For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant before him, plant, and as a root out of a thirsty dry ground: there is he hath no beauty in him, form nor comeliness: comeliness; and when we have seen shall see him, and there was is no sightliness, beauty that we should be desirous of him: desire him.

53.3 Despised, He is despised and the most abject rejected of men, men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: grief: and his look was we hid as it were hidden and our faces from him; he was despised, whereupon and we esteemed him not.

53.4 Surely he hath borne our infirmities griefs, and carried our sorrows: and yet we have thought did esteem him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

53.5 But he was wounded for our iniquities, transgressions, he was bruised for our sins: iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, him; and by with his bruises stripes we are healed.

53.6 All we like sheep have gone astray, astray; we have turned every one hath turned aside into to his own way: way; and the Lord LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

53.7 He was offered because it was his own will, oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he shall be led is brought as a sheep lamb to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb sheep before his shearer, and her shearers is dumb, so he shall openeth not open his mouth.

53.8 He was taken away from distress, prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? because for he is was cut off out of the land of the living: for the wickedness transgression of my people have I struck him. was he stricken.

53.9 And he shall give the ungodly for made his burial, grave with the wicked, and with the rich for in his death: death; because he hath had done no iniquity, violence, neither was there any deceit in his mouth.

53.10 And the Lord was Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him in infirmity: if him; he shall lay down hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his life soul an offering for sin, he shall see a longlived his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the will pleasure of the Lord LORD shall be prosperous prosper in his hand.

53.11 Because his soul hath laboured, he He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be filled: satisfied: by his knowledge shall this my just righteous servant justify many, and many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

53.12 Therefore will I distribute to divide him very many, a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoils of spoil with the strong, strong; because he hath delivered poured out his soul unto death, death: and he was reputed numbered with the wicked: transgressors; and he hath borne bare the sins sin of many, and hath prayed made intercession for the transgressors.

Chapter 54

54.1 Give praise, Sing, O thou barren, thou that bearest not: sing didst not bear; break forth praise, into singing, and make a joyful noise, cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for many more are the children of the desolate, more desolate than the children of her that hath a husband, the married wife, saith the Lord. LORD.

54.2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch out forth the skins curtains of thy tabernacles, thine habitations: spare not: not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. stakes;

54.3 For thou shalt pass break forth on to the right hand, hand and to on the left: left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and shall inhabit make the desolate cities. cities to be inhabited.

54.4 Fear not, not; for thou shalt not be confounded, nor blush: ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame, because shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember no more the reproach of thy widowhood. widowhood any more.

54.5 For he that made thee shall rule over thee, thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord LORD of hosts is his name: name; and thy Redeemer, Redeemer the Holy One of Israel, shall be called the Israel; The God of all the earth. whole earth shall he be called.

54.6 For the Lord LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and mourning grieved in spirit, and as a wife cast off from her of youth, said when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

54.7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee, thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

54.8 In a moment of indignation have little wrath I hid my face a little while from thee, thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness have will I had have mercy on thee, said saith the Lord LORD thy Redeemer.

54.9 This thing For this is to me as in the days waters of Noe, to whom Noah unto me: for as I swore, have sworn that I would no more bring in the waters of Noe upon Noah should no more go over the earth: earth; so have I sworn that I would not to be angry wroth with thee, and not to nor rebuke thee.

54.10 For the mountains shall be moved, depart, and the hills shall tremble; be removed; but my mercy kindness shall not depart from thee, and neither shall the covenant of my peace shall not be moved: said removed, saith the Lord LORD that hath mercy on thee.

54.11 O poor little one, thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, without all comfort, behold and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones in order, with fair colours, and will lay thy foundations with sapphires, sapphires.

54.12 And I will make thy bulwarks windows of jasper: agates, and thy gates of graven stones, carbuncles, and all thy borders of desirable pleasant stones.

54.13 All And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord: LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

54.14 And In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be founded in justice: depart far from oppression, oppression; for thou shalt not fear; fear: and from terror, terror; for it shall not come near thee.

54.15 Behold, an inhabitant they shall come, who was surely gather together, but not with me, he that was a stranger to by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee before, shall be joined to thee. fall for thy sake.

54.16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work, work; and I have created the killer waster to destroy.

54.17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: prosper; and every tongue that resisteth shall rise against thee in judgment, judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance heritage of the servants of the Lord, LORD, and their justice with righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. LORD.

Chapter 55

55.1 All you Ho, every one that thirst, thirsteth, come ye to the waters: waters, and you he that have hath no money make haste, buy, and eat: money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money, money and without any price.

55.2 Why Wherefore do you ye spend money for that which is not bread, bread? and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken satisfieth not? hearken diligently to unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul shall be delighted delight itself in fatness.

55.3 Incline your ear ear, and come to unto me: hear hear, and your soul shall live, live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the faithful sure mercies of David.

55.4 Behold Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, for a leader and a master commander to the Gentiles. people.

55.5 Behold Behold, thou shalt call a nation, which nation that thou knewest not: knowest not, and the nations that knew not thee shall run to thee, unto thee because of the Lord LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

55.6 Seek ye the Lord, LORD while he may be found: found, call ye upon him, him while he is near. near:

55.7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust unrighteous man his thoughts, thoughts: and let him return to unto the Lord, LORD, and he will have mercy on him, upon him; and to our God: God, for he is bountiful to forgive. will abundantly pardon.

55.8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. LORD.

55.9 For as the heavens are exalted above higher than the earth, so are my ways exalted above higher than your ways, and my thoughts above than your thoughts.

55.10 And For as the rain cometh down, and the snow come down from heaven, and return no more returneth not thither, but soak watereth the earth, and water it, and make maketh it to spring, bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

55.11 So shall my word be, which shall go be that goeth forth from out of my mouth: it shall not return to unto me void, but it shall do whatsoever accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the things for which thing whereto I sent it.

55.12 For you ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall sing praise break forth before you, you into singing, and all the trees of the country field shall clap their hands.

55.13 Instead of the shrub, thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the nettle, brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and the Lord it shall be named to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign, sign that shall not be taken away. cut off.

Chapter 56

56.1 Thus saith the Lord: LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my justice righteousness to be revealed.

56.2 Blessed is the man that doth doeth this, and the son of man that shall lay layeth hold on this: it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning polluting it, that and keepeth his hands hand from doing any evil.

56.3 And Neither let not the son of the stranger, that adhereth hath joined himself to the Lord, LORD, speak, saying: saying, The Lord will divide and separate LORD hath utterly separated me from his people. And people: neither let not the eunuch say: Behold say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

56.4 For thus saith the Lord to LORD unto the eunuchs, They eunuchs that shall keep my sabbaths, and shall choose the things that please me, and shall take hold fast of my covenant: covenant;

56.5 I Even unto them will I give to them in my house, mine house and within my walls, walls a place, place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name which name, that shall never perish. not be cut off.

56.6 And Also the children sons of the stranger stranger, that adhere join themselves to the Lord, LORD, to worship serve him, and to love his name, the name of the LORD, to be his servants: servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning polluting it, and that holdeth fast taketh hold of my covenant: covenant;

56.7 I Even them will I bring them into to my holy mount, mountain, and will make them joyful in my house of prayer: their holocausts, burnt offerings and their victims sacrifices shall please me be accepted upon my altar: mine altar; for my mine house shall be called the an house of prayer, prayer for all nations. people.

56.8 The Lord God, who GOD, which gathereth the scattered outcasts of Israel, saith: I Israel saith, Yet will still I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him his congregation. him.

56.9 All ye beasts of the field field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts of in the forest.

56.10 His watchmen are blind: they are all blind, ignorant, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving dreams. to slumber.

56.11 And most impudent dogs, Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never had enough: the have enough, and they are shepherds themselves knew no understanding: that cannot understand: they all have turned aside into look to their own way, every one after for his own gain, from the first even to the last. his quarter.

56.12 Come, let us take Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and be filled we will fill ourselves with drunkenness: strong drink; and it to morrow shall be as to this day, so also to morrow, and much more. more abundant.

Chapter 57

57.1 The just righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart, heart: and merciful men of mercy are taken away, because there is none considering that understandeth; for the just man righteous is taken away from before the face of evil. evil to come.

57.2 Let peace come, let him He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in his bed that hath walked their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

57.3 But draw near hither, you ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer, adulterer and of the harlot. whore.

57.4 Upon Against whom have you jested? upon do ye sport yourselves? against whom have you opened your mouth wide, make ye a wide mouth, and put draw out your the tongue? are ye not you wicked children, children of transgression, a false seed, seed of falsehood.

57.5 Who seek your comfort in Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, sacrificing slaying the children in the torrents, valleys under the high clifts of the rocks?

57.6 In Among the parts smooth stones of the torrent stream is thy portion, this is portion; they, they are thy lot: and thou even to them hast thou poured out libations to them, a drink offering, thou hast offered sacrifice. Shall a meat offering. Should I not be angry at these things? receive comfort in these?

57.7 Upon a high and lofty and high mountain thou hast laid thou set thy bed, and hast gone up bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer victims. sacrifice.

57.8 And behind Behind the door, doors also and behind the post thou posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself near to another than me, and hast received an adulterer: art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them: them; thou hast loved lovedst their bed with open hand. where thou sawest it.

57.9 And thou hast adorned thyself for wentest to the king with ointment, and hast multiplied didst increase thy perfumes. Thou hast sent perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and wast debased didst debase thyself even to unto hell.

57.10 Thou hast been art wearied in the multitude greatness of thy ways: way; yet thou saidst not: I will rest: thou has not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thy hand, thine hand; therefore thou hast wast not asked. grieved.

57.11 For And of whom hast thou been solicitous and afraid, afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not been mindful of remembered me, nor thought on me in laid it to thy heart? for have not I am silent, and as one that seeth not, held my peace even of old, and thou hast forgotten me. fearest me not?

57.12 I will declare thy justice, righteousness, and thy works works; for they shall not profit thee.

57.13 When thou shalt cry, criest, let thy companies deliver thee, thee; but the wind shall carry them all off, a breeze away; vanity shall take them away, them: but he that putteth his trust in me, me shall inherit possess the land, and shall possess inherit my holy mount. mountain;

57.14 And I will say: Make a way: give free passage, turn out of shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the path, way, take away up the stumblingblocks stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

57.15 For thus saith the High high and the Eminent lofty One that inhabiteth eternity: and his eternity, whose name is Holy, who dwelleth Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. contrite ones.

57.16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be angry unto the end: because always wroth: for the spirit shall go forth from my face, should fail before me, and breathings the souls which I will make. have made.

57.17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and I struck wroth, and smote him: I hid my face from thee, me, and was angry: wroth, and he went away wandering on frowardly in the way of his own heart.

57.18 I saw have seen his ways, and will heal him: I healed him, and brought will lead him back, also, and restored restore comforts to him, unto him and to them that mourn for him. his mourners.

57.19 I created create the fruit of the lips, peace, lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, said saith the Lord, LORD; and I healed will heal him.

57.20 But the wicked are like the raging troubled sea, which when it cannot rest, and the waves thereof whose waters cast up dirt mire and mire. dirt.

57.21 There is no peace to the wicked, peace, saith my God, to the Lord God. wicked.

Chapter 58

58.1 Cry, cease Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

58.2 For Yet they seek me from day to day, daily, and desire delight to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, did righteousness, and hath forsook not forsaken the judgment ordinance of their God: they ask of me the judgments ordinances of justice: justice; they are willing to approach take delight in approaching to God.

58.3 Why Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou hast not regarded: seest not? wherefore have we humbled afflicted our souls, soul, and thou hast not taken notice? Behold takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast your own will is found, ye find pleasure, and you exact of all your debtors. labours.

58.4 Behold you Behold, ye fast for debates strife and strife, debate, and strike to smite with the fist wickedly. Do of wickedness: ye shall not fast as you have done until ye do this day, to make your cry voice to be heard on high.

58.5 Is this it such a fast as that I have chosen: chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul for a day? soul? is this it, it to wind bow down his head about like as a circle, bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and a day an acceptable day to the Lord? LORD?

58.6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the bundles that oppress, heavy burdens, and to let them that are broken the oppressed go free, and that ye break asunder every burden. yoke?

58.7 Deal Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the needy and the harbourless into poor that are cast out to thy house: house? when thou shalt see one seest the naked, that thou cover him, him; and despise that thou hide not thy thyself from thine own flesh. flesh?

58.8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy thine health shall speedily arise, spring forth speedily: and thy justice righteousness shall go before thy face, and thee; the glory of the Lord LORD shall gather thee up. be thy rereward.

58.9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord LORD shall hear: answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou wilt take away from the chain out midst of thee the midst yoke, the putting forth of thee, and cease to stretch out the finger, and to speak that which profiteth not. speaking vanity;

58.10 When And if thou shalt pour draw out thy soul to the hungry, and shalt satisfy the afflicted soul, soul; then shall thy light rise up in darkness, obscurity, and thy darkness shall be as the noonday. noon day:

58.11 And the Lord will give LORD shall guide thee rest continually, and will fill satisfy thy soul with brightness, in drought, and deliver make fat thy bones, bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a fountain spring of water water, whose waters shall not fail. fail not.

58.12 And the places they that have been desolate for ages shall be built in thee: of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundation foundations of generation and generation: many generations; and thou shalt be called the called, The repairer of the fences, turning the breach, The restorer of paths into rest. to dwell in.

58.13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy own will in pleasure on my holy day, day; and call the sabbath delightful, and a delight, the holy of the Lord glorious, LORD, honourable; and glorify shalt honour him, while thou dost not thy doing thine own ways, and thy nor finding thine own will is not found, to speak a word: pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

58.14 Then shalt thou be delighted delight thyself in the Lord, LORD; and I will lift cause thee up above to ride upon the high places of the earth, and will feed thee with the inheritance heritage of Jacob thy father. For father: for the mouth of the Lord LORD hath spoken it.

Chapter 59

59.1 Behold Behold, the LORD's hand of the Lord is not shortened shortened, that it cannot save, save; neither is his ear heavy heavy, that it cannot hear. hear:

59.2 But your iniquities have divided separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you you, that he should will not hear.

59.3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity. hath muttered perverseness.

59.4 There is none that None calleth upon for justice, neither is there nor any one that judgeth truly: but pleadeth for truth: they trust in a mere nothing, vanity, and speak vanities: lies; they have conceived labour, conceive mischief, and brought bring forth iniquity.

59.5 They have broken the eggs of asps, hatch cockatrice' eggs, and have woven weave the webs of spiders: spider's web: he that shall eat eateth of their eggs, shall die: eggs dieth, and that which is brought out, shall be hatched crushed breaketh out into a basilisk. viper.

59.6 Their webs shall not be for clothing, become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are unprofitable works, works of iniquity, and the work act of iniquity violence is in their hands.

59.7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are unprofitable thoughts: thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their ways. paths.

59.8 They have not known the The way of peace, peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their steps: their paths are become crooked to them, every one that treadeth in goings: they have made them knoweth no crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

59.9 Therefore is judgment far from us, and neither doth justice shall not overtake us. We looked us: we wait for light, and but behold darkness: obscurity; for brightness, and but we have walked walk in the dark. darkness.

59.10 We have groped grope for the wall, and wall like the blind blind, and we have groped grope as if we had no eyes: we have stumbled stumble at noonday noon day as in darkness, the night; we are in dark places, desolate places as dead men.

59.11 We shall roar all of us like bears, and shall lament as mournful doves. We have looked mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, and but there is none: none; for salvation, and but it is far off from us.

59.12 For our iniquities transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins have testified testify against us: for our wicked doings transgressions are with us, us; and have known as for our iniquities: iniquities, we know them;

59.13 In sinning transgressing and lying against the Lord: LORD, and we have turned departing away so that we went not after from our God, but spoke calumny speaking oppression and transgression: we have conceived, revolt, conceiving and uttered uttering from the heart, heart words of falsehood.

59.14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far standeth afar off: because for truth hath is fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in. cannot enter.

59.15 And Yea, truth hath been forgotten: faileth; and he that departed departeth from evil, lay open to be evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw, LORD saw it, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because displeased him that there is was no judgment.

59.16 And he saw that there is not a man: was no man, and he stood astonished, because wondered that there is none to oppose himself: and was no intercessor: therefore his own arm brought salvation to him, unto him; and his own justice supported righteousness, it sustained him.

59.17 He For he put on justice righteousness as a breastplate, and a an helmet of salvation upon his head: head; and he put on the garments of vengeance, vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as with a cloak.

59.18 As unto revenge, as it were According to repay wrath their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, and a reward recompence to his enemies: enemies; to the islands he will repay the like to the islands. recompence.

59.19 And they from the west, So shall they fear the name of the Lord: LORD from the west, and they his glory from the rising of the sun, his glory when he sun. When the enemy shall come as in like a violent stream, which flood, the spirit Spirit of the Lord driveth on: LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

59.20 And there the Redeemer shall come a redeemer to Sion, Zion, and to unto them that return turn from iniquity transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. LORD.

59.21 This As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord: LORD; My spirit that is in upon thee, and my words that which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

Chapter 60

60.1 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord LORD is risen upon thee.

60.2 For behold For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist gross darkness the people: but the Lord LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

60.3 And the Gentiles shall walk in come to thy light, and kings in to the brightness of thy rising.

60.4 Lift up thy thine eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered they gather themselves together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, far, and thy daughters shall rise up be nursed at thy side.

60.5 Then shalt thou shalt see, and abound, flow together, and thy thine heart shall wonder fear, and be enlarged, when enlarged; because the multitude abundance of the sea shall be converted to unto thee, the strength forces of the Gentiles shall come to unto thee.

60.6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian Midian and Epha: Ephah; all they from Saba Sheba shall come, bringing come: they shall bring gold and frankincense: incense; and shewing they shall shew forth praise to the Lord. praises of the LORD.

60.7 All the flocks of Cedar Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nabaioth Nebaioth shall minister to unto thee: they shall be offered upon my acceptable come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my majesty. glory.

60.8 Who are these, these that fly as clouds, a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

60.9 For, Surely the islands isles shall wait for me, and the ships of the sea in the beginning: that I may Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from afar: far, their silver, silver and their gold with them, to unto the name of the Lord LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

60.10 And the children sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister to unto thee: for in my wrath have I struck smote thee, and but in my reconciliation favour have I had mercy upon on thee.

60.11 And Therefore thy gates shall be open continually: continually; they shall not be shut day nor night, night; that men may bring unto thee the strength forces of the Gentiles may be brought to thee, Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

60.12 For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve thee, thee shall perish: and the Gentiles perish; yea, those nations shall be wasted with desolation. utterly wasted.

60.13 The glory of Libanus Lebanon shall come to unto thee, the fir tree, and the box pine tree, and the pine tree box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary: sanctuary; and I will glorify make the place of my feet. feet glorious.

60.14 And the children The sons also of them that afflict thee, afflicted thee shall come bowing down to thee, bending unto thee; and all they that slandered despised thee shall worship bow themselves down at the steps soles of thy feet, feet; and they shall call thee the thee; The city of the Lord, the Sion LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

60.15 Because Whereas thou wast forsaken, has been forsaken and hated, and there was none so that passed no man went through thee, I will make thee to be an everlasting glory, eternal excellency, a joy unto generation and generation: of many generations.

60.16 And thou Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and thou shalt be nursed with suck the breasts breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord LORD am thy Saviour, Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty mighty One of Jacob.

60.17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver: silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: and I will also make thy visitation officers peace, and thy overseers justice. thine exactors righteousness.

60.18 Iniquity Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction in within thy borders, and salvation shall possess borders; but thou shalt call thy walls, walls Salvation, and praise thy gates. gates Praise.

60.19 Thou shalt The sun shall be no more have the sun for thy light by day, day; neither shall the for brightness of shall the moon enlighten give light unto thee: but the Lord LORD shall be unto thee for an everlasting light, and thy God for thy glory.

60.20 Thy sun shall go down no more, and more go down; neither shall thy moon shall not decrease: withdraw itself: for the Lord LORD shall be unto thee for an thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

60.21 And thy Thy people also shall be all just, righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hand to glorify me. hands, that I may be glorified.

60.22 The least A little one shall become a thousand, and a little small one a most strong nation: I the Lord LORD will suddenly do this thing hasten it in its his time.

Chapter 61

61.1 The spirit Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, me; because the Lord LORD hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to good tidings unto the meek, meek; he hath sent me to heal bind up the contrite of heart, and brokenhearted, to preach a release proclaim liberty to the captives, and deliverance the opening of the prison to them that are shut up. bound;

61.2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God: God; to comfort all that mourn: mourn;

61.3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a crown beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a the garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and heaviness; that they shall might be called in it the mighty ones trees of justice, righteousness, the planting of the Lord to glorify him. LORD, that he might be glorified.

61.4 And they shall build the places that have been waste from of old, and old wastes, they shall raise up ancient ruins, the former desolations, and they shall repair the desolate waste cities, that were destroyed for generation and generation. the desolations of many generations.

61.5 And strangers shall stand and shall feed your flocks: flocks, and the sons of strangers the alien shall be your husbandman, plowmen and the dressers of your vines. vinedressers.

61.6 But you ye shall be called named the priests Priests of the Lord: to you it LORD: men shall be said: Ye ministers call you the Ministers of our God: you ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and you shall pride yourselves in their glory. glory shall ye boast yourselves.

61.7 For your double confusion shame ye shall have double; and shame, for confusion they shall praise rejoice in their part: portion: therefore shall they receive double in their land, land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

61.8 For I am the Lord that LORD love judgment, and I hate robbery in a holocaust: for burnt offering; and I will make direct their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual an everlasting covenant with them.

61.9 And they shall know their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring in among the midst of peoples: people: all that shall see them, them shall know acknowledge them, that these they are the seed which the Lord LORD hath blessed.

61.10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God: God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of justice he hath covered me, righteousness, as a bridegroom decked decketh himself with a crown, ornaments, and as a bride adorned adorneth herself with her jewels.

61.11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth her seed the things that are sown in it to shoot forth: spring forth; so shall the Lord God make justice to spring forth, GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Chapter 62

62.1 For Sion's Zion's sake I will I not hold my peace, and for the Jerusalem's sake of Jerusalem, I will not rest till her just one come rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and her saviour be lighted the salvation thereof as a lamp. lamp that burneth.

62.2 And the Gentiles shall see thy just one, righteousness, and all kings thy glorious one: glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord LORD shall name.

62.3 And thou Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

62.4 Thou shalt no more be called Forsaken: and termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land shall no any more be called termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called My pleasure in her, Hephzibah, and thy land inhabited. Because Beulah: for the Lord hath been well pleased with thee: LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be inhabited. married.

62.5 For the as a young man shall dwell with the marrieth a virgin, and thy children so shall dwell in thee. And thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom shall rejoice rejoiceth over the bride, and so shall thy God shall rejoice over thee.

62.6 Upon I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen all the day, and all the night, they which shall never hold their peace. You peace day nor night: ye that are mindful make mention of the Lord, hold LORD, keep not your peace, silence,

62.7 And give him no silence rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

62.8 The Lord LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength: strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thy enemies: thine enemies; and the sons of the strangers stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured. laboured:

62.9 For But they that gather it, have gathered it shall eat it, and shall praise the Lord: LORD; and they that bring have brought it together, together shall drink it in the courts of my holy courts. holiness.

62.10 Go through, go through the gates, gates; prepare ye the way for of the people, make people; cast up, cast up the road plain, pick highway; gather out the stones, and stones; lift up the a standard to for the people.

62.11 Behold Behold, the Lord LORD hath made it to be heard in proclaimed unto the ends end of the earth, tell world, Say ye to the daughter of Sion: Behold Zion, Behold, thy Saviour cometh: behold salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

62.12 And they shall call them, The holy people, the The redeemed of the Lord. But LORD: and thou shalt be called: called, Sought out, A city sought after, and not forsaken.

Chapter 63

63.1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bosra, Bozrah? this beautiful one that is glorious in his robe, walking apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength. I, strength? I that speak justice, and am a defender in righteousness, mighty to save.

63.2 Why then is thy apparel red, Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like theirs him that tread treadeth in the winepress? winefat?

63.3 I have trodden the winepress alone, alone; and of the Gentiles people there is not a man was none with me: for I have trampled on will tread them in my indignation, mine anger, and have trodden trample them down in my wrath, fury; and their blood is shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained will stain all my apparel. raiment.

63.4 For the day of vengeance is in my mine heart, and the year of my redemption redeemed is come.

63.5 And I looked about, looked, and there was none to help: I sought, help; and I wondered that there was none to give aid: and my uphold: therefore mine own arm hath saved for me, brought salvation unto me; and my indignation itself hath helped fury, it upheld me.

63.6 And I have trodden will tread down the people in my wrath, mine anger, and have made make them drunk in my indignation, fury, and have brought I will bring down their strength to the earth.

63.7 I will remember mention the tender mercies lovingkindnesses of the Lord, LORD, and the praise praises of the Lord for LORD, according to all the things that the Lord LORD hath bestowed upon on us, and for the multitude of his good things to great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath given bestowed on them according to his kindness, mercies, and according to the multitude of his mercies. lovingkindnesses.

63.8 And For he said: said, Surely they are my people, children that will not deny: lie: so he became was their saviour. Saviour.

63.9 In all their affliction he was not troubled, afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love, love and in his mercy pity he redeemed them, them; and he carried them bare them, and lifted carried them up all the days of old.

63.10 But they provoked to wrath, rebelled, and afflicted the spirit of vexed his Holy One: and holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

63.11 And Then he remembered the days of old of old, Moses, and of his people: people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea, sea with the shepherds shepherd of his flock? where is he that put in the midst of them the spirit of his Holy One? holy Spirit within him?

63.12 He that brought out Moses That led them by the right hand, by the arm hand of Moses with his majesty: that divided glorious arm, dividing the waters water before them, to make himself an everlasting name. name?

63.13 He that That led them out through the deep, as a an horse in the wilderness wilderness, that stumbleth not. they should not stumble?

63.14 As a beast that goeth down in into the field, valley, the spirit Spirit of the Lord was their leader: LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people people, to make thyself a glorious name.

63.15 Look down from heaven, and behold from thy holy the habitation of thy holiness and the place of thy glory: where is thy zeal, zeal and thy strength, the multitude sounding of thy bowels, bowels and of thy mercies? mercies toward me? are they have held back themselves from me. restrained?

63.16 For Doubtless thou art our father, and though Abraham hath not known be ignorant of us, and Israel hath been ignorant of us: acknowledge us not: thou, O Lord, LORD, art our father, our redeemer, from everlasting is redeemer; thy name. name is from everlasting.

63.17 Why O LORD, why hast thou made us to err, O Lord, err from thy ways: why hast thou ways, and hardened our heart, that we should not fear thee? return heart from thy fear? Return for the sake of thy servants, servants' sake, the tribes of thy thine inheritance.

63.18 They The people of thy holiness have possessed thy holy people as nothing: it but a little while: our enemies adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

63.19 We are become as in the beginning, when thine: thou didst not never barest rule over us, and when we them; they were not called by thy name.

Chapter 64

64.1 O Oh that thou wouldst wouldest rend the heavens, and wouldst that thou wouldest come down: down, that the mountains would melt away might flow down at thy presence. presence,

64.2 They would melt as at As when the burning of fire, melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters would burn with fire, that to boil, to make thy name might be made known to thy enemies: thine adversaries, that the nations might may tremble at thy presence. presence!

64.3 When thou shalt do wonderful things, didst terrible things which we shall looked not bear them: for, thou didst come camest down, and at thy presence the mountains melted away. flowed down at thy presence.

64.4 From For since the beginning of the world they men have not heard, nor perceived with by the ears: ear, neither hath the eye hath not seen, O God, besides beside thee, what things thou hast he hath prepared for them him that wait waiteth for thee. him.

64.5 Thou hast met meetest him that rejoiceth, rejoiceth and doth justice: worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways they shall remember thee: behold ways: behold, thou art angry, and wroth; for we have sinned: in them we have been always, those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

64.6 And But we are all become as one unclean, an unclean thing, and all our justices righteousnesses are as the rag of a menstruous woman: filthy rags; and we have all fallen do fade as a leaf, leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

64.7 There And there is none that calleth upon thy name: name, that riseth up, and taketh stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast crushed us in the hand consumed us, because of our iniquity. iniquities.

64.8 And But now, O Lord, LORD, thou art our father, and father; we are clay: the clay, and thou art our maker, potter; and we all are the works work of thy hands. hand.

64.9 Be not wroth very angry, sore, O Lord, and LORD, neither remember no longer our iniquity: iniquity for ever: behold, see see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

64.10 The city of thy sanctuary is become Thy holy cities are a desert, Sion wilderness, Zion is made a desert, wilderness, Jerusalem is desolate. a desolation.

64.11 The house of our holiness, Our holy and of our glory, beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt burned up with fire, fire: and all our lovely pleasant things are turned into ruins. laid waste.

64.12 Wilt thou refrain thyself, O Lord, upon thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us vehemently? very sore?

Chapter 65

65.1 They have I am sought me of them that before asked not for me, they have me; I am found me of them that sought me not. not: I said: said, Behold me, behold me, to unto a nation that did was not call upon called by my name.

65.2 I have spread forth out my hands all the day to an unbelieving unto a rebellious people, who walk which walketh in a way that is was not good good, after their own thoughts. thoughts;

65.3 A people that continually provoke provoketh me to anger before continually to my face, face; that immolate sacrificeth in gardens, and sacrifice burneth incense upon bricks. altars of brick;

65.4 That dwell in sepulchres, Which remain among the graves, and sleep lodge in the temple of idols: that monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and profane broth of abominable things is in their vessels. vessels;

65.5 That say: Depart from me, Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near me, because thou art unclean: these shall be to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my anger, nose, a fire burning that burneth all the day.

65.6 Behold Behold, it is written before me: I will not be silent, keep silence, but I will render and repay recompense, even recompense into their bosom. bosom,

65.7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord, who LORD, which have sacrificed burned incense upon the mountains, and have reproached blasphemed me upon the hills; and I hills: therefore will I measure back their first former work in into their bosom.

65.8 Thus saith the Lord: LORD, As if a grain be the new wine is found in a the cluster, and it be said: one saith, Destroy it not, because it is not; for a blessing: blessing is in it: so will I do for the sake of my servants, servants' sakes, that I may not destroy the whole. them all.

65.9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Juda a possessor Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and my mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

65.10 And the plains Sharon shall be turned to folds a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor into a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

65.11 And you, But ye are they that have forsaken forsake the Lord, LORD, that have forgotten forget my holy mount, mountain, that set prepare a table for fortune, that troop, and offer libations upon it, that furnish the drink offering unto that number.

65.12 I Therefore will I number you in to the sword, and you ye shall all fall by bow down to the slaughter: because when I called and you called, ye did not answer: answer; when I spoke, and you spake, ye did not hear: and you hear; but did evil in my before mine eyes, and you have chosen the things did choose that displease me. wherein I delighted not.

65.13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, and you but ye shall be hungry: behold behold, my servants shall drink, and you but ye shall be thirsty.

65.14 Behold thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, and you but ye shall be confounded: behold ashamed:

65.14 Behold, my servants shall praise sing for joyfulness joy of heart, and you but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for grief vexation of spirit.

65.15 And you ye shall leave your name for an execration to a curse unto my elect: and chosen: for the Lord God GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name. name:

65.16 In which That he that is blessed upon who blesseth himself in the earth, earth shall be blessed bless himself in God, amen: the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth, earth shall swear by God, amen: the God of truth; because the former distresses troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my mine eyes.

65.17 For behold For, behold, I create new heavens, heavens and a new earth: and the former things shall not be in remembrance, and they shall not remembered, nor come upon the heart. into mind.

65.18 But you shall be ye glad and rejoice for ever in these things, that which I create: for behold for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and the her people thereof a joy.

65.19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people, people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

65.20 There shall be no more be thence an infant of days there, days, nor an old man that shall hath not fill up filled his days: for the child shall die a an hundred years old, and old; but the sinner being a an hundred years old shall be accursed.

65.21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruits fruit of them.

65.22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree, so shall be tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the works work of their hands shall be of long continuance. hands.

65.23 My elect They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth in for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, LORD, and their posterity offspring with them.

65.24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will hear; as answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

65.25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion together, and the ox lion shall eat straw; straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's food: they meat. They shall not hurt nor kill destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord. LORD.

Chapter 66

66.1 Thus saith the Lord: Heaven LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what where is this the house that you will ye build to unto me? and what where is this the place of my rest?

66.2 My hand made For all these things, those things hath mine hand made, and all these those things were made, have been, saith the Lord. But LORD: but to whom shall this man will I have respect, but look, even to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words? word.

66.3 He that sacrificeth killeth an ox, ox is as if he slew a man: man; he that killeth sacrificeth a sheep in sacrifice, lamb, as if he should brain cut off a dog: dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he should offer offered swine's blood; he that remembereth burneth incense, as if he should bless blessed an idol. All these things have Yea, they have chosen in their own ways, and their soul is delighted delighteth in their abominations.

66.4 Wherefore I also will choose their mockeries, delusions, and will bring their fears upon them the things they feared: them; because when I called, and there was none that would did answer; when I have spoken, and spake, they heard not; and did not hear: but they have done did evil in my before mine eyes, and have chosen the things chose that displease me. in which I delighted not.

66.5 Hear the word of the Lord, you LORD, ye that tremble at his word: word; Your brethren that hate hated you, and that cast you out for my name's sake, have said: said, Let the Lord LORD be glorified, and we glorified: but he shall see in appear to your joy: but joy, and they shall be confounded. ashamed.

66.6 A voice of the people noise from the city, a voice from the temple, the a voice of the Lord LORD that rendereth recompense recompence to his enemies.

66.7 Before she was in labour, travailed, she brought forth; before her time came to be delivered, pain came, she brought forth was delivered of a man child.

66.8 Who hath ever heard such a thing? and who hath seen the like to this? shall such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be brought forth born at once, because Sion hath been in labour, and hath once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children? children.

66.9 Shall not I that make others to bring forth children, myself to the birth, and not cause to bring forth, forth? saith the Lord? LORD: shall I, that give generation I cause to others, be barren, saith bring forth, and shut the Lord womb? saith thy God? God.

66.10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you ye that mourn for her. her:

66.11 That you ye may suck, and be filled satisfied with the breasts of her consolations: consolations; that you ye may milk out, and flow be delighted with delights, from the abundance of her glory.

66.12 For thus saith the Lord: Behold LORD, Behold, I will bring upon extend peace to her as it were like a river of peace, river, and as an overflowing torrent the glory of the Gentiles, which you Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall suck; you ye suck, ye shall be carried at the breasts, borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon the knees they shall caress you. her knees.

66.13 As one whom the his mother caresseth, comforteth, so will I comfort you, you; and you ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

66.14 You shall And when ye see and this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb, herb: and the hand of the Lord LORD shall be known to toward his servants, and he shall be angry with his indignation toward his enemies.

66.15 For behold For, behold, the Lord LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots are like a whirlwind, to render his wrath in indignation, anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

66.16 For the Lord shall judge by fire, fire and by his sword unto will the LORD plead with all flesh, flesh: and the slain of the Lord LORD shall be many.

66.17 They that were sanctified, thought sanctify themselves, and purify themselves clean in the gardens behind one tree in the gate within, they that did eat midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse: they mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord. LORD.

66.18 But For I know their works, works and their thoughts: I come it shall come, that I may will gather them together with all nations and tongues: tongues; and they shall come come, and shall see my glory.

66.19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them that shall be saved, to the Gentiles into unto the sea, into Africa, nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lydia them Lud, that draw the bow: into Italy, bow, to Tubal, and Greece, Javan, to the islands isles afar off, to them that have not heard of me, and my fame, neither have not seen my glory. And glory; and they shall declare my glory to among the Gentiles: Gentiles.

66.20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations for a gift to the Lord, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on upon mules, and in coaches, upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, LORD, as if the children of Israel should bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. LORD.

66.21 And I will also take of them to be priests, for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. LORD.

66.22 For as the new heavens, heavens and the new earth, which I will make to stand make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord: LORD, so shall your seed stand, and your name. name remain.

66.23 And there it shall be month after month, come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath after sabbath: and to another, shall all flesh shall come to adore worship before my face, me, saith the Lord. LORD.

66.24 And they shall go out, forth, and see look upon the carcasses carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, and neither shall their fire shall not be quenched: quenched; and they shall be a loathsome sight to an abhorring unto all flesh.