The Bible Online: Book 23 Isaiah: 23:001:001 - 23:014:032


23:001:001 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning
Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

23:001:002 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath
spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they
have rebelled against me.

23:001:003 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but
Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

23:001:004 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of
evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken
the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.

23:001:005 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and
more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

23:001:006 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no
soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying
sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither
mollified with ointment.

23:001:007 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire:
your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is
desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

23:001:008 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard,
as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

23:001:009 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small
remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been
like unto Gomorrah.

23:001:010 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto
the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

23:001:011 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?
saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and
the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of
bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

23:001:012 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at
your hand, to tread my courts?

23:001:013 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto
me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I
cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

23:001:014 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

23:001:015 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes
from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear:
your hands are full of blood.

23:001:016 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

23:001:017 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge
the fatherless, plead for the widow.

23:001:018 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

23:001:019 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the

23:001:020 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the
sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

23:001:021 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of
judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

23:001:022 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23:001:023 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every
one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not
the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto

23:001:024 Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of
Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me
of mine enemies:

23:001:025 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy
dross, and take away all thy tin:

23:001:026 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy
counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be
called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

23:001:027 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with

23:001:028 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners
shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be

23:001:029 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired,
and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have

23:001:030 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden
that hath no water.

23:001:031 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a
spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall
quench them.

23:002:001 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and

23:002:002 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain
of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.

23:002:003 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to
the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his
paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of
the LORD from Jerusalem.

23:002:004 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many
people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and
their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

23:002:005 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the

23:002:006 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,
because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers
like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the
children of strangers.

23:002:007 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there
any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots:

23:002:008 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of
their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

23:002:009 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
himself: therefore forgive them not.

23:002:010 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of
the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

23:002:011 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness
of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be
exalted in that day.

23:002:012 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that
is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and
he shall be brought low:

23:002:013 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted
up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

23:002:014 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that
are lifted up,

23:002:015 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

23:002:016 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant

23:002:017 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the
haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall
be exalted in that day.

23:002:018 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

23:002:019 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the
caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of
his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

23:002:020 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his
idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to
worship, to the moles and to the bats;

23:002:021 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the
ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his
majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

23:002:022 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for
wherein is he to be accounted of ?

23:003:001 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from
Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole
stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.

23:003:002 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the
prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

23:003:003 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the
counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent

23:003:004 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall
rule over them.

23:003:005 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and
every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself
proudly against the ancient, and the base against the

23:003:006 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his
father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let
this ruin be under thy hand:

23:003:007 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer;
for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a
ruler of the people.

23:003:008 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their
tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the
eyes of his glory.

23:003:009 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and
they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto
their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

23:003:010 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for
they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

23:003:011 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward
of his hands shall be given him.

23:003:012 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women
rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee
to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

23:003:013 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the

23:003:014 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his
people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the
vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

23:003:015 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the
faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

23:003:016 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are
haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with
their feet:

23:003:017 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the
head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover
their secret parts.

23:003:018 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their
tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and
their round tires like the moon,

23:003:019 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

23:003:020 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands,
and the tablets, and the earrings,

23:003:021 The rings, and nose jewels,

23:003:022 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping pins,

23:003:023 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

23:003:024 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there
shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of
well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding
of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

23:003:025 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

23:003:026 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate
shall sit upon the ground.

23:004:001 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,
saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:
only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

23:004:002 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and
glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and
comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

23:004:003 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and
he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even
every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

23:004:004 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the
daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of
Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment,
and by the spirit of burning.

23:004:005 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount
Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and
the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory
shall be a defence.

23:004:006 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time
from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert
from storm and from rain.

23:005:001 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved
touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a
very fruitful hill:

23:005:002 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and
planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the
midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked
that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild

23:005:003 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge,
I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

23:005:004 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not
done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring
forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

23:005:005 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard:
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up;
and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

23:005:006 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged;
but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command
the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

23:005:007 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for
judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold
a cry.

23:005:008 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to
field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone
in the midst of the earth!

23:005:009 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses
shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

23:005:010 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed
of an homer shall yield an ephah.

23:005:011 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may
follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine
inflame them!

23:005:012 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine,
are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD,
neither consider the operation of his hands.

23:005:013 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have
no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their
multitude dried up with thirst.

23:005:014 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth
without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and
their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

23:005:015 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man
shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

23:005:016 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God
that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

23:005:017 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste
places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

23:005:018 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin
as it were with a cart rope:

23:005:019 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may
see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw
nigh and come, that we may know it!

23:005:020 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

23:005:021 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in
their own sight!

23:005:022 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:

23:005:023 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!

23:005:024 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame
consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and
their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away
the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the
Holy One of Israel.

23:005:025 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people,
and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath
smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases
were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger
is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

23:005:026 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and
will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold,
they shall come with speed swiftly:

23:005:027 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber
nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed,
nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

23:005:028 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses'
hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a

23:005:029 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young
lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and
shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

23:005:030 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring
of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and
sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

23:006:001 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting
upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the

23:006:002 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with
twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,
and with twain he did fly.

23:006:003 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the
LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

23:006:004 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

23:006:005 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of
unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

23:006:006 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in
his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the

23:006:007 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched
thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin

23:006:008 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

23:006:009 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

23:006:010 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,
and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert,
and be healed.

23:006:011 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities
be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and
the land be utterly desolate,

23:006:012 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great
forsaking in the midst of the land.

23:006:013 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall
be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in
them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be
the substance thereof.

23:007:001 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the
son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria,
and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward
Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.

23:007:002 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the
heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with
the wind.

23:007:003 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz,
thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of
the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;

23:007:004 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither
be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands,
for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of

23:007:005 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken
evil counsel against thee, saying,

23:007:006 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a
breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even
the son of Tabeal:

23:007:007 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it
come to pass.

23:007:008 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is
Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be
broken, that it be not a people.

23:007:009 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is
Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be

23:007:010 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

23:007:011 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the
depth, or in the height above.

23:007:012 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

23:007:013 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small
thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

23:007:014 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name

23:007:015 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the
evil, and choose the good.

23:007:016 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose
the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of
both her kings.

23:007:017 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon
thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that
Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

23:007:018 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall
hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers
of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

23:007:019 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the
desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all
thorns, and upon all bushes.

23:007:020 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is
hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of
Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also
consume the beard.

23:007:021 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall
nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

23:007:022 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they
shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall
every one eat that is left in the land.

23:007:023 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall
be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand
silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.

23:007:024 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all
the land shall become briers and thorns.

23:007:025 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there
shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it
shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading
of lesser cattle.

23:008:001 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and
write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

23:008:002 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the
priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

23:008:003 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a
son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name

23:008:004 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father,
and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria
shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

23:008:005 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,

23:008:006 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that
go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

23:008:007 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the
waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of
Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his
channels, and go over all his banks:

23:008:008 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go
over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out
of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

23:008:009 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in
pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird
yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves,
and ye shall be broken in pieces.

23:008:010 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the
word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

23:008:011 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this
people, saying,

23:008:012 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people
shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be

23:008:013 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear,
and let him be your dread.

23:008:014 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling
and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a
gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

23:008:015 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken,
and be snared, and be taken.

23:008:016 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

23:008:017 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the
house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

23:008:018 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for
signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which
dwelleth in mount Zion.

23:008:019 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have
familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the

23:008:020 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according
to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

23:008:021 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and
it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they
shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and
look upward.

23:008:022 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and
darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to

23:009:001 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her
vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of
Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more
grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan,
in Galilee of the nations.

23:009:002 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.

23:009:003 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy:
they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as
men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

23:009:004 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of
his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of

23:009:005 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and
garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and
fuel of fire.

23:009:006 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.

23:009:007 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no
end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order
it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from
henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will
perform this.

23:009:008 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon

23:009:009 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant
of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,

23:009:010 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them
into cedars.

23:009:011 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and join his enemies together;

23:009:012 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall
devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

23:009:013 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither
do they seek the LORD of hosts.

23:009:014 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail,
branch and rush, in one day.

23:009:015 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet
that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

23:009:016 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they
that are led of them are destroyed.

23:009:017 Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men,
neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for
every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth
speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but
his hand is stretched out still.

23:009:018 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers
and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest,
and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

23:009:019 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened,
and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall
spare his brother.

23:009:020 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he
shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied:
they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:

23:009:021 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together
shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.

23:010:001 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write
grievousness which they have prescribed;

23:010:002 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the
right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their
prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

23:010:003 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the
desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for
help? and where will ye leave your glory?

23:010:004 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they
shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

23:010:005 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand
is mine indignation.

23:010:006 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against
the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the
spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the
mire of the streets.

23:010:007 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;
but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a

23:010:008 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

23:010:009 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not
Samaria as Damascus?

23:010:010 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose
graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

23:010:011 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do
to Jerusalem and her idols?

23:010:012 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath
performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I
will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of
Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

23:010:013 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and
by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds
of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put
down the inhabitants like a valiant man:

23:010:014 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and
as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the
earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the
mouth, or peeped.

23:010:015 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith?
or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?
as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it
up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no

23:010:016 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his
fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a
burning like the burning of a fire.

23:010:017 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One
for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his
briers in one day;

23:010:018 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful
field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a
standard-bearer fainteth.

23:010:019 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a
child may write them.

23:010:020 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of
Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall
no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay
upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

23:010:021 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the
mighty God.

23:010:022 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a
remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall
overflow with righteousness.

23:010:023 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even
determined, in the midst of all the land.

23:010:024 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that
dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall
smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against
thee, after the manner of Egypt.

23:010:025 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
and mine anger in their destruction.

23:010:026 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and
as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the
manner of Egypt.

23:010:027 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall
be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy
neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the

23:010:028 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he
hath laid up his carriages:

23:010:029 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their
lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

23:010:030 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard
unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.

23:010:031 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.

23:010:032 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his
hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of

23:010:033 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with
terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and
the haughty shall be humbled.

23:010:034 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,
and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

23:011:001 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and
a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

23:011:002 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the
spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

23:011:003 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the
LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

23:011:004 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove
with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his
lips shall he slay the wicked.

23:011:005 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

23:011:006 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

23:011:007 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

23:011:008 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

23:011:009 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the
waters cover the sea.

23:011:010 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall
stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

23:011:011 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set
his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and
from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar,
and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

23:011:012 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall
assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the
dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

23:011:013 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of
Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and
Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

23:011:014 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines
toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together:
they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children
of Ammon shall obey them.

23:011:015 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian
sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the
river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men
go over dryshod.

23:011:016 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people,
which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in
the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

23:012:001 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee:
though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away,
and thou comfortedst me.

23:012:002 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is
become my salvation.

23:012:003 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of

23:012:004 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his
name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that
his name is exalted.

23:012:005 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is
known in all the earth.

23:012:006 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the
Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

23:013:001 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

23:013:002 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice
unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of
the nobles.

23:013:003 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my
mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my

23:013:004 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great
people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

23:013:005 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the
LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole

23:013:006 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as
a destruction from the Almighty.

23:013:007 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart
shall melt:

23:013:008 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of
them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they
shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as

23:013:009 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and
fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy
the sinners thereof out of it.

23:013:010 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall
not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going
forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

23:013:011 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for
their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to
cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

23:013:012 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man
than the golden wedge of Ophir.

23:013:013 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove
out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in
the day of his fierce anger.

23:013:014 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man
taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and
flee every one into his own land.

23:013:015 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one
that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

23:013:016 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their
eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

23:013:017 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not
regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

23:013:018 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they
shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall
not spare children.

23:013:019 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and

23:013:020 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from
generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent
there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

23:013:021 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their
houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall
dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

23:013:022 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate
houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is
near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

23:014:001 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose
Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers
shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house
of Jacob.

23:014:002 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place:
and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the
LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them
captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over
their oppressors.

23:014:003 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give
thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the
hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

23:014:004 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden
city ceased!

23:014:005 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre
of the rulers.

23:014:006 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he
that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none

23:014:007 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth
into singing.

23:014:008 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,
saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against

23:014:009 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy
coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief
ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all
the kings of the nations.

23:014:010 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become
weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

23:014:011 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy
viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover

23:014:012 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations!

23:014:013 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also
upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

23:014:014 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
the most High.

23:014:015 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the

23:014:016 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider
thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
that did shake kingdoms;

23:014:017 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities
thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

23:014:018 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory,
every one in his own house.

23:014:019 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch,
and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through
with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a
carcase trodden under feet.

23:014:020 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou
hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of
evildoers shall never be renowned.

23:014:021 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their
fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill
the face of the world with cities.

23:014:022 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and
cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and
nephew, saith the LORD.

23:014:023 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of
water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
saith the LORD of hosts.

23:014:024 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have
thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so
shall it stand:

23:014:025 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart
from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

23:014:026 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and
this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

23:014:027 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul
it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

23:014:028 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

23:014:029 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that
smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come
forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying

23:014:030 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall
lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and
he shall slay thy remnant.

23:014:031 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art
dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and
none shall be alone in his appointed times.

23:014:032 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That
the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall
trust in it.

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