The Bible Online: Book 23 Isaiah: 23:060:001 - 23:066:024

 

23:060:001 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD
is risen upon thee.

23:060:002 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and
his glory shall be seen upon thee.

23:060:003 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.

23:060:004 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather
themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come
from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

23:060:005 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall
fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall
be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come
unto thee.

23:060:006 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of
Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall
bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises
of the LORD.

23:060:007 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come
up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house
of my glory.

23:060:008 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their
windows?

23:060:009 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish
first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold
with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy
One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

23:060:010 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their
kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee,
but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

23:060:011 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not
be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces
of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

23:060:012 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall
perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

23:060:013 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the
pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my
sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

23:060:014 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending
unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow
themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call
thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of
Israel.

23:060:015 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went
through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of
many generations.

23:060:016 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck
the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am
thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

23:060:017 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy
officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

23:060:018 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor
destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls
Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

23:060:019 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for
brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD
shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

23:060:020 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the
days of thy mourning shall be ended.

23:060:021 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my
hands, that I may be glorified.

23:060:022 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

23:061:001 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are
bound;

23:061:002 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

23:061:003 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he
might be glorified.

23:061:004 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the
former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities,
the desolations of many generations.

23:061:005 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons
of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

23:061:006 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call
you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the
Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

23:061:007 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they
shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they
shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

23:061:008 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt
offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will
make an everlasting covenant with them.

23:061:009 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the people: all that see them shall
acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath
blessed.

23:061:010 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in
my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride
adorneth herself with her jewels.

23:061:011 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden
causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the
Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth
before all the nations.

23:062:001 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth
as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that
burneth.

23:062:002 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings
thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the
mouth of the LORD shall name.

23:062:003 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

23:062:004 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land
any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called
Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in
thee, and thy land shall be married.

23:062:005 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry
thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall
thy God rejoice over thee.

23:062:006 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall
never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of
the LORD, keep not silence,

23:062:007 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make
Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

23:062:008 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his
strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for
thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink
thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

23:062:009 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the
LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in
the courts of my holiness.

23:062:010 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the
people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones;
lift up a standard for the people.

23:062:011 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world,
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh;
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

23:062:012 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the
LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not
forsaken.

23:063:001 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from
Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in
the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness,
mighty to save.

23:063:002 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like
him that treadeth in the winefat?

23:063:003 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there
was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and
trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled
upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

23:063:004 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my
redeemed is come.

23:063:005 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that
there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought
salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

23:063:006 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them
drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the
earth.

23:063:007 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the
praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath
bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of
Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the multitude of his
lovingkindnesses.

23:063:008 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not
lie: so he was their Saviour.

23:063:009 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his
presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed
them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

23:063:010 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was
turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

23:063:011 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people,
saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with
the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy
Spirit within him?

23:063:012 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious
arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an
everlasting name?

23:063:013 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness,
that they should not stumble?

23:063:014 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD
caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make
thyself a glorious name.

23:063:015 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy
holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength,
the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are
they restrained?

23:063:016 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of
us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our
father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

23:063:017 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and
hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants'
sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

23:063:018 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little
while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

23:063:019 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not
called by thy name.

23:064:001 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest
come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

23:064:002 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters
to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the
nations may tremble at thy presence!

23:064:003 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou
camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

23:064:004 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

23:064:005 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth;
for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be
saved.

23:064:006 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a
leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

23:064:007 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up
himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from
us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

23:064:008 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and
thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

23:064:009 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for
ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

23:064:010 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.

23:064:011 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised
thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are
laid waste.

23:064:012 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou
hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

23:065:001 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them
that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a
nation that was not called by my name.

23:065:002 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious
people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their
own thoughts;

23:065:003 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars
of brick;

23:065:004 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in
their vessels;

23:065:005 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am
holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that
burneth all the day.

23:065:006 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but
will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

23:065:007 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,
saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains,
and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure
their former work into their bosom.

23:065:008 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster,
and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so
will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them
all.

23:065:009 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah
an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.

23:065:010 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor
a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have
sought me.

23:065:011 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy
mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that
furnish the drink offering unto that number.

23:065:012 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow
down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not
answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before
mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

23:065:013 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall
eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink,
but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice,
but ye shall be ashamed:

23:065:014 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall
cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of
spirit.

23:065:015 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for
the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another
name:

23:065:016 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself
in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall
swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are
forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

23:065:017 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

23:065:018 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a
joy.

23:065:019 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the
voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice
of crying.

23:065:020 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old
man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an
hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old
shall be accursed.

23:065:021 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

23:065:022 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not
plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days
of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of
their hands.

23:065:023 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their
offspring with them.

23:065:024 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will
answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

23:065:025 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall
eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's
meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD.

23:066:001 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is
my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and
where is the place of my rest?

23:066:002 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things
have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even
to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at
my word.

23:066:003 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that
sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that
offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that
burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have
chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their
abominations.

23:066:004 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears
upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I
spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes,
and chose that in which I delighted not.

23:066:005 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your
brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake,
said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your
joy, and they shall be ashamed.

23:066:006 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a
voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.

23:066:007 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came,
she was delivered of a man child.

23:066:008 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall
the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation
be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought
forth her children.

23:066:009 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?
saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the
womb? saith thy God.

23:066:010 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that
love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

23:066:011 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her
consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the
abundance of her glory.

23:066:012 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her
like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing
stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides,
and be dandled upon her knees.

23:066:013 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and
ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

23:066:014 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones
shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be
known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his
enemies.

23:066:015 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and
his rebuke with flames of fire.

23:066:016 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all
flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

23:066:017 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the
gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh,
and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed
together, saith the LORD.

23:066:018 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that
I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come,
and see my glory.

23:066:019 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that
escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud,
that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off,
that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and
they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

23:066:020 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto
the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and
in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel
bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the
LORD.

23:066:021 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites,
saith the LORD.

23:066:022 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,
shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and
your name remain.

23:066:023 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to
worship before me, saith the LORD.

23:066:024 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men
that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not
die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be
an abhorring unto all flesh.

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