The Book of Isaiah
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
2 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.
3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib:
but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
4 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
5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more
and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no
soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have
not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with
fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate,
as overthrown by strangers.
8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a
vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 Except 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
10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear
unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 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.
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required
this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination
unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot
away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul
hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 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.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your
doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, 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.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with
the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full
of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with
23 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 them.
24 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
25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge
away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
26 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.
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts
28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the
sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be
29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have
desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have
30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a
garden that hath no water.
31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as
a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning
Judah and Jerusalem.
2 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.
3 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.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke
many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light
of the LORD.
6 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
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is
there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots:
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work
of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
himself: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for
fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the
haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be
exalted in that day.
12 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:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and
lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills
that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all
17 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.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into
the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his
majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 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;
21 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.
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for
wherein is he to be accounted of ?
1 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.
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the
prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the
counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes
shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another,
and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly
against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house
of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this
ruin be under thy hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an
healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler
of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because
their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of
9 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.
10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with
him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the
reward of his hands shall be given him.
12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and
women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err,
and destroy the way of thy paths.
13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge
14 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.
15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and
grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
16 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:
17 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
18 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,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and
the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell
there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well
set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and
burning instead of beauty.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being
desolate shall sit upon the ground.
1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,
saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us
be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
2 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.
3 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:
4 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
5 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
6 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.
1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved
touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful
2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof,
and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of
it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring
forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah,
judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I
have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth
grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my
vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up;
and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor
digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the
clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of 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
8 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!
9 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many
houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and
the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that
they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty
man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and
God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the
waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity,
and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that
we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and
come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that
put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and
prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire 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.
25 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.
26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far,
and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall
come with speed swiftly:
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall
slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor
the latchet of their shoes be broken:
28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their
horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar
like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and
shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the
roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and
sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD
sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings;
with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and
with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy,
is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a
man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live
coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath
touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin
8 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.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed,
but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears
heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with
their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be
11 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,
12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a
great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return,
and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in
them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance
1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of
Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria,
and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to
war against it, but could not prevail against it.
2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his
people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
3 Then said 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;
4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not,
neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for
the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have
taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make
a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son
7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither
shall it come to pass.
8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of
Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be
broken, that it be not a people.
9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of
Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be
10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in
the depth, or in the height above.
12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the
13 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?
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to
refuse the evil, and choose the good.
16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and
choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both
17 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.
18 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.
19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the
desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and
upon all bushes.
20 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
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall
nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk
that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every
one eat that is left in the land.
23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place
shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it
shall even be for briers and thorns.
24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither;
because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock,
there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall
be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser
1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll,
and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah
the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and
bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name
4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My
father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria
shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah
that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
7 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
8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and
go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his
wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
9 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
10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought;
speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
11 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,
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this
people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be
13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your
fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a
gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be
broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face
from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 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.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that
have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should
not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and
hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they
shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble
and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to
1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her
vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and
the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the
way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great
light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath
the light shined.
3 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.
4 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
5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise,
and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall
be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it,
and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even
for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted
9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the
inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into
11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of
Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and
they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them,
neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and
tail, branch and rush, in one day.
15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the
prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and
they that are led of them are destroyed.
17 Therefore 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
18 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.
19 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.
20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry;
and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they
shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they
together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that
write grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away
the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and
that they may rob the fatherless!
3 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?
4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and
they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in
their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and
against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the
spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the
7 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
8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is
not Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and
whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols,
so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when 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.
13 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:
14 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
15 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 wood.
16 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.
17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his
Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his
briers in one day;
18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his
fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few,
that a child may write them.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant
of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more
again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the
Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob,
unto the mighty God.
22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea,
yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow
23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption,
even determined, in the midst of all the land.
24 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
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall
cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
26 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.
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 be destroyed because of the anointing.
28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at
Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up
their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be
heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake
his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
33 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.
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with
iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of
Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of 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;
3 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:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he
slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 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.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones
shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain:
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters
cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which
shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek:
and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 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.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and
shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed
of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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
16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the
day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise
thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou
2 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
3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells
4 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
5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things:
this is known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is
the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did
2 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
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called
my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a
great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven,
even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall
come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's
heart shall melt:
8 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 flames.
9 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.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof
shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the
wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to
cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a
man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall
remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day
of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that
no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee
every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and
every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before
their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which
shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in
18 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
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the
Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt
in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent
there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and
their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell
there, and satyrs shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their
desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is
near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
1 For 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.
2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their
place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD
for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose
captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall
give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard
bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of
Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city
5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the
sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual
stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break
forth into singing.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of
Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against
9 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
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also
become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of
thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
13 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:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will
be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of
16 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;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the
cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in
glory, every one in his own house.
19 But 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
20 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.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of
their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the
face of the world with cities.
22 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 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.
24 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
25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my
mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them,
and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole
earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the
27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall
disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it
28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
29 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 serpent.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.
1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is
laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is
laid waste, and brought to silence;
2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places,
to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads
shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with
sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one
shall howl, weeping abundantly.
4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be
heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out;
his life shall be grievous unto him.
5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall
flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of
Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they
shall raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay
is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which
they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the
8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the
howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I
will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon
the remnant of the land.
1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to
the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of
the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the
night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a
covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an
end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he
shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and
seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud:
even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall
not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall
howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of
Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants
thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the
wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the
vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh:
for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is
10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the
plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither
shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their
presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab,
and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is
weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but
he shall not prevail.
13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning
Moab since that time.
14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three
years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be
contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very
small and feeble.
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away
from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for
flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the
kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the
glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of
Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax
5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the
corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that
gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking
of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough,
four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God
7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes
shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his
hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the
groves, or the images.
9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken
bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of
Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation,
and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt
thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in
the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be
a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise
like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a
rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters:
but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be
chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling
thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the
morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot
of them that rob us.
1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond
the rivers of Ethiopia:
2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of
bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation
scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto;
a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have
3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the
earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he
bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I
will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like
a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the
sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs
with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the
mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon
them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD
of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from
their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose
land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of
hosts, the mount Zion.
1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a
swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be
moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of
2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and
they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his
neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof;
and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols,
and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the
4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a
cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the
LORD of hosts.
5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river
shall be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks
of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall
7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the
brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away,
and be no more.
8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast
angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the
waters shall languish.
9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that
weave networks, shall be confounded.
10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all
that make sluices and ponds for fish.
11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of
the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto
Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them
tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon
13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of
Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the
stay of the tribes thereof.
14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst
thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a
drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the
head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it
shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of
hosts, which he shaketh over it.
17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt,
every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because
of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against
18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt
speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be
called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the
midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the
LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD
because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great
one, and he shall deliver them.
21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians
shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea,
they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal
it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of
them, and shall heal them.
23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to
Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into
Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and
with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be
Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine
1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon
the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took
2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of
Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off
thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked
naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon
4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians
prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot,
even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their
expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day,
Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered
from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in
the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible
2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous
dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam:
besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have
taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed
down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of
my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink:
arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman,
let him declare what he seeth.
7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a
chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently
with much heed:
8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon
the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole
9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple
of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and
all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I
have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto
11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir,
Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the
night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall
ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to
him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that
15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword,
and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year,
according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall
17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty
men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of
Israel hath spoken it.
1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee
now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous
city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in
3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the
archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep
bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the
daughter of my people.
5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of
perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down
the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and
horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys
shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array
at the gate.
8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst
look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David,
that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower
10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the
houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the
water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof,
neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to
weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with
13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing
sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to
morrow we shall die.
14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts,
Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the
Lord GOD of hosts.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto
this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou
hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a
sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a
17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty
captivity, and will surely cover thee.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball
into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy
glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy
state shall he pull thee down.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call
my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him
with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he
shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his
shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and
none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he
shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his
father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small
quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of
25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail
that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall;
and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken
1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it
is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of
Chittim it is revealed to them.
2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the
merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of
the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even
the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children,
neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be
sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the
7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient
days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning
city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of
9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride
of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the
10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of
Tarshish: there is no more strength.
11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the
kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to
destroy the strong holds thereof.
12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou
oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there
also shalt thou have no rest.
13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not,
till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they
set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he
brought it to ruin.
14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall
be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the
end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast
been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be
17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy
years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and
shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face
of the earth.
18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to
the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall
be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for
1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it
waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her
mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so
with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled:
for the LORD hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world
languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;
because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they
that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth
are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the
merryhearted do sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that
rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink
shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is
shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among
the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the
gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the
majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the
name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard
songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness,
woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the
treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O
inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the
noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of
the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on
high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean
dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and
shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be
heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD
shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of
the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are
gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many
days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed,
when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and
before his ancients gloriously.
1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will
praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old
are faithfulness and truth.
2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city
a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city
of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to
the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the
heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the
5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the
heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch
of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto
all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat
things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the
covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD
will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people
shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God;
we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have
waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest,
and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down
for the dunghill.
11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of
them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall
bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he
bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of
Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which
keepeth the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is
stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH
is everlasting strength:
5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty
city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth
it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor,
and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited
for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with
my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in
the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not
learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and
will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see:
but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the
fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast
wrought all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had
dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased,
they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and
made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast
increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto
all the ends of the earth.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured
out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time
of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been
in thy sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have
as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the
earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body
shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as
the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut
thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until
the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish
the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall
disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong
sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that
crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment:
lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns
against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make
peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root:
Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with
7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him?
or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by
8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate
with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged;
and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the
stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves
and images shall not stand up.
10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the
habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf
feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be
broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no
understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them,
and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD
shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and
ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great
trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in
the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall
worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim,
whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat
valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as
a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters
overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be
trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat
valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the
summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his
hand he eateth it up.
5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of
glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in
judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through
strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred
through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the
way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that
there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to
understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he
speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may
cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon
precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a
little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be
broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men,
that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with
death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge
shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our
refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in
Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a
sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness
to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the
waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and
your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge
shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you:
for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it
shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch
himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in
21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he
shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his
strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be
made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption,
even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my
24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and
break the clods of his ground?
25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not
cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal
wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth
27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing
instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the
fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be
threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with
29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is
wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add
ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness
and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay
siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of
the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice
shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and
thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like
small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that
passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder,
and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the
flame of devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against
Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress
her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and,
behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a
thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and,
behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of
all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they
are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong
10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of
deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the
seers hath he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words
of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw
near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have
removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the
precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous
work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the
wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their
prudent men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from
the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and
who knoweth us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be
esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it,
He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He
had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be
turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the
book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and
the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the
scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare
for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham,
concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither
shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands,
in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy
One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to
understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that
take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my
spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at
my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to
trust in the shadow of Egypt!
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame,
and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came
5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit
them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of
trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper
and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders
of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a
people that shall not profit them.
7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:
therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in
a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children,
children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets,
Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path,
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye
despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach
ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly
at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters'
vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall
not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth,
or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In
returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall
be your strength: and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses;
therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall
they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the
rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of
a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be
gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have
mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they
that wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou
shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy
cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity,
and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a
corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when
ye turn to the left.
22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images
of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast
them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee
23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou
shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and
it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large
24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the
ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel
and with the fan.
25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon
every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great
slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of
the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of
seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,
and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning
with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of
indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach
to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:
and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to
29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy
solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to
come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be
heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation
of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and
tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be
beaten down, which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and
in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is
prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and
much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle
1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on
horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen,
because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of
Israel, neither seek the LORD!
2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not
call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers,
and against the help of them that work iniquity.
3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses
flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he
that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they
all shall fail together.
4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion
and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is
called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase
himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to
fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend
Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will
6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have
7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of
silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for
8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a
mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he
shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and
his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is
in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes
shall rule in judgment.
2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and
a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the
shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the
ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge,
and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the
churl said to be bountiful.
6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart
will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the
LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of
the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth
wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal
things shall he stand.
9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye
careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless
women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye
careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your
12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant
fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and
briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of
the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a
joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and
the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and
righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the
effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation,
and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the
city shall be low in a low place.
20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send
forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled;
and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee!
when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt
make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with
2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be
thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of
3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the
lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of
the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon
5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath
filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy
times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his
7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the
ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he
hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no
9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed
and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake
off their fruits.
10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted;
now will I lift up myself.
11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble:
your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as
thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye
that are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath
surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring
fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he
that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from
holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and
shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be
the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall
behold the land that is very far off.
18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe?
where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a
deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou
canst not understand.
20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes
shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be
taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither
shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of
broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither
shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king; he will save us.
23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well
strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of
a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people
that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people:
let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things
that come forth of it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and
his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath
delivered them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink
shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted
with their blood.
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the
heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall
fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig
from the fig tree.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall
come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made
fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of
the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great
slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the
bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and
their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year
of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and
the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke
thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie
waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the
owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it
the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but
none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and
brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of
dragons, and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the
wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the
screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and
hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be
gathered, every one with her mate.
16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one
of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath
commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath
divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from
generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for
them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy
and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency
of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the
excellency of our God.
3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear
not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a
recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears
of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue
of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and
streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the
thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each
lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall
be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it
shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go
up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to
Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain
joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king
Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the
defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to
Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the
conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.
3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which
was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the
4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah,
Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this
wherein thou trustest?
5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have
counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou
rebellest against me?
6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on
Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so
is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is
it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away,
and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this
8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master
the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be
able on thy part to set riders upon them.
9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of
the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots
and for horsemen?
10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land
to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy
11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh,
Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we
understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of
the people that are on the wall.
12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy
master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men
that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their
own piss with you?
13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in
the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the
king of Assyria.
14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for
he shall not be able to deliver you.
15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD,
saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered
into the hand of the king of Assyria.
16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of
Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and
eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye
every one the waters of his own cistern;
17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own
land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD
will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land
out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the
gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that
have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver
Jerusalem out of my hand?
21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word:
for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over
the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the
recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of
1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that
he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the
house of the LORD.
2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and
Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth,
unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is
a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are
come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of
Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the
living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard:
wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your
master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast
heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed
7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear
a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the
sword in his own land.
8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria
warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from
9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia,
He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent
messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying,
Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem
shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have
done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be
12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my
fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children
of Eden which were in Telassar?
13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad,
and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the
messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD,
and spread it before the LORD.
15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between
the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of
the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O
LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to
reproach the living God.
18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste
all the nations, and their countries,
19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were
no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have
20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand,
that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even
21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying,
Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against
Sennacherib king of Assyria:
22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning
him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed
thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at
23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against
whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even
against the Holy One of Israel.
24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast
said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the
mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars
thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the
height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my
feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and
of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass,
that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they
were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as
the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before
it be grown up.
28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming
in, and thy rage against me.
29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up
into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in
thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou
30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this
year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth
of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards,
and eat the fruit thereof.
31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah
shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they
that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do
33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of
Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor
come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return,
and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own
sake, and for my servant David's sake.
36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the
camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when
they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead
37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and
returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house
of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with
the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his
son reigned in his stead.
1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah
the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith
the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not
2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and
prayed unto the LORD,
3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I
have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done
that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of
David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold,
I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of
the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that
the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees,
which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the
sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been
sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the
gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the
land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the
12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a
shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off
with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of
13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he
break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of
14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did
mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am
oppressed; undertake for me.
15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and
himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of
16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these
things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to
17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast
in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast
cast all my sins behind thy back.
18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not
celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy
19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do
this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing
my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house
of the LORD.
21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and
lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall
go up to the house of the LORD?
1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king
of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that
he had been sick, and was recovered.
2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house
of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the
precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found
in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion,
that Hezekiah shewed them not.
3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and
said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee?
And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from
4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And
Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is
nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD
6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house,
and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be
carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou
shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace
of the king of Babylon.
8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the
LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace
and truth in my days.
1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her,
that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she
hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare
ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and
hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the
rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all
flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All
flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the
spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of
our God shall stand for ever.
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the
high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice
with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and
his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall
gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall
gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth
in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a
13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his
counsellor hath taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and
taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed
to him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are
counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles
as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts
thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are
counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will
ye compare unto him?
19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith
spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation
chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman
to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been
told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations
of the earth?
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and
the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the
judges of the earth as vanity.
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be
sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also
blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them
away as stubble.
25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal?
saith the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created
these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all
by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power;
not one faileth.
27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My
way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the
everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no
might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young
men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people
renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come
near together to judgment.
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called
him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over
kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his
3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that
he had not gone with his feet.
4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations
from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am
5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were
afraid, drew near, and came.
6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said
to his brother, Be of good courage.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that
smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready
for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have
chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and
called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my
servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for
I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will
uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall
be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive
with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even
them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as
nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying
unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will
help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of
15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing
instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them
small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
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, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none,
and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God
of Israel will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the
midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the
dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah
tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir
tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and
understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the
Holy One of Israel hath created it.
21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your
strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall
happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may
consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for
23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may
know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed,
and behold it together.
24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an
abomination is he that chooseth you.
25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come:
from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come
upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know?
and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that
sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that
heareth your words.
27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I
will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them,
and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a
29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing:
their molten images are wind and confusion.
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my
soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth
judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be
heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax
shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,
and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which
cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and
spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will
hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the
people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from
the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not
give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new
things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the
end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the
isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their
voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the
rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his
praise in the islands.
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir
up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail
against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still,
and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will
destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all
their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;
I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness
light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do
unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly
ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye
are our gods.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger
that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's
20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the
ears, but he heareth not.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake;
he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all
of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a
prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken
and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers?
did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk
in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his
anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round
about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to
1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob,
and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I
have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with
thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou
walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the
flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy
Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been
honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and
people for thy life.
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from
the east, and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep
not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have
created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the
deaf that have ears.
9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the
people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former
things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified:
or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant
whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I
am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no
12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed,
when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses,
saith the LORD, that I am God.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that
can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of
Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all
their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel,
16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and
a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army
and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are
extinct, they are quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the
things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring
forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and
the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the
desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew
forth my praise.
22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou
hast been weary of me, O Israel.
23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt
offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not
caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with
24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither
hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me
to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions
for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare
thou, that thou mayest be justified.
27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have
transgressed against me.
28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary,
and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I
2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from
the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou,
Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and
floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my
blessing upon thine offspring:
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows
by the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call
himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand
unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer
the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there
is no God.
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set
it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things
that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee
from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a
God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity;
and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own
witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is
profitable for nothing?
11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the
workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them
stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and
fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms:
yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is
13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it
out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the
compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty
of a man; that it may remain in the house.
14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and
the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest:
he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take
thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he
maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof
he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth
himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his
graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth
unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut
their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot
19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there
knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire;
yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh,
and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I
fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him
aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my
21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my
servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not
be forgotten of me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy
transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have
23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout,
ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O
forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and
glorified himself in Israel.
24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed
thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth
forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh
diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge
26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth
the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be
inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise
up the decayed places thereof:
27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy
28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall
perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;
and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose
right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose
the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates
shall not be shut;
2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places
straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the
bars of iron:
3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and
hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD,
which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I
have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast
not known me.
5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God
beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from
the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none
7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies
pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth
salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the
potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him
that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest
thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his
Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the
work of my hands command ye me.
12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even
my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I
13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will
direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my
captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and
merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come
over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in
chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they
shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and
there is none else, there is no God.
15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of
Israel, the Saviour.
16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of
them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an
everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world
18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God
himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and
there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the
earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD
speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye
that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the
wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take
counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told
it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside
me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the
earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my
mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee
shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness
and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed
against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified,
and shall glory.
1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon
the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they
are a burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not
deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant
of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are
carried from the womb:
4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs
will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and
will deliver you.
5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare
me, that we may be like?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the
balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down,
yea, they worship.
7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set
him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove:
yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of
8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again
to mind, O ye transgressors.
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and
there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient
times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that
executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will
also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off,
and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for
Israel my glory.
1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of
Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the
Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks,
make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall
be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the
Holy One of Israel.
5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter
of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of
6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine
inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no
mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that
thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the
latter end of it.
8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to
pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and
none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the
loss of children:
9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in
one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in
their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great
abundance of thine enchantments.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast
said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee;
and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not
know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt
not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly,
which thou shalt not know.
12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the
multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if
so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let
now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand
up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn
them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there
shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast
laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one
to his quarter; none shall save thee.
1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the
name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear
by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in
truth, nor in righteousness.
2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay
themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning;
and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them
suddenly, and they came to pass.
4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is
an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee;
before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine
idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath
6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare
it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and
thou didst not know them.
7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even
before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say,
Behold, I knew them.
8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from
that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest
deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the
9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my
praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I
have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do
it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am
he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth,
and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they
stand up together.
14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them
hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his
pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have
brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken
in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and
now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of
Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth
thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then
had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the
19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring
of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut
off nor destroyed from before me.
20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,
with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of
the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the
deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave
the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from
far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother
hath he made mention of my name.
2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the
shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his
quiver hath he hid me;
3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom
I will be glorified.
4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my
strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD,
and my work with my God.
5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to
be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not
gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God
shall be my strength.
6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be
my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved
of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou
mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his
Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to
a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall
worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel,
and he shall choose thee.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard
thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them
that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and
their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the
heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them,
even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways
shall be exalted.
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from
the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break
forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord
hath forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should
not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will
I not forget thee.
16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;
thy walls are continually before me.
17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they
that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these
gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD,
thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind
them on thee, as a bride doeth.
19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of
thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the
inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast
lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for
me: give place to me that I may dwell.
21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten
me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and
removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left
alone; these, where had they been?
22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine
hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall
bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon
23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their
queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face
toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know
that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the
mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be
delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I
will save thy children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own
flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine:
and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.
1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's
divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom
I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and
for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called,
was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot
redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the
sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is
no water, and dieth for thirst.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make
sackcloth their covering.
4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned,
that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he
wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the
5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not
rebellious, neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them
that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and
7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be
confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I
shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me?
let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to
9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat
10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth
the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let
him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass
yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the
sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie
down in sorrow.
1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye
that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole
of the pit whence ye are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare
you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her
waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert
like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein,
thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my
nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to
rest for a light of the people.
5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth,
and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on
mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the
earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth
shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in
like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness
shall not be abolished.
7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people
in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye
afraid of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the
worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and
my salvation from generation to generation.
9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake,
as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that
hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of
the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the
ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and
come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee
12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou,
that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of
man which shall be made as grass;
13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched
forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared
continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were
ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and
that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose
waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have
covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and
lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my
17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk
at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs
of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she
hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of
all the sons that she hath brought up.
19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry
for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by
whom shall I comfort thee?
20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the
streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD,
the rebuke of thy God.
21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken,
but not with wine:
22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth
the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of
trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink
23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict
thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou
hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went
1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall
no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O
Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of
3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for
nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down
aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them
5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my
people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to
howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they
shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him
that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good
tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice
together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD
shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed
10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all
the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our
11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no
unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the
vessels of the LORD.
12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight:
for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be
exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred
more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut
their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see;
and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of
the LORD revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and
as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we
shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he
was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our
sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened
not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep
before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who
shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the
living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich
in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him
to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see
his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall
prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be
satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for
he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out
his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he
bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the
1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth
into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for
more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married
wife, saith the LORD.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch
forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords,
and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the
left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate
cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou
confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the
shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood
5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his
name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth
shall he be called.
6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and
grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great
mercies will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have
sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I
sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be
removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the
covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not
comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of
carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and
great shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt
be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it
shall not come near thee.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by
me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy
16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals
in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I
have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their
righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and
he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me,
and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul
shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the
sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a
leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,
and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy
God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him
while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring
forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with
peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into
singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the
LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut
1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:
for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man
that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and
keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined
himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me
from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry
4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my
sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my
walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give
them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to
the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his
servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh
hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make
them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their
sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be
called an house of prayer for all people.
8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel
saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered
9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye
beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are
all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to
11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough,
and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own
way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill
ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much
1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart:
and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is
taken away from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their
beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed
of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make
ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of
transgression, a seed of falsehood.
5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree,
slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion;
they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering,
thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in
7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed:
even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy
remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art
gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them;
thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.
9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst
increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst
debase thyself even unto hell.
10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet
saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand;
therefore thou wast not grieved.
11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou
hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not
I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for
they shall not profit thee.
13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but
the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that
putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy
14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way,
take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him
also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be
always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and
smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead
him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him
that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it
cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet,
and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their
2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as
a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their
God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in
approaching to God.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not?
wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?
Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your
4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with
the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your
voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to
afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread
sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an
acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the
bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed
go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou
bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked,
that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and
thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go
before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou
shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst
of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and
satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and
thy darkness be as the noon day:
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy
thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old
waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and
thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing
thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of
the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor
finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will
cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with
the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot
save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your
God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers
with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth:
they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring
5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web:
he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out
into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they
cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and
the act of violence is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed
innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and
destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment
in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth
therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice
overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but
we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as
if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in
desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we
look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and
our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as
for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and
departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving
and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice
standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot
15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil
maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that
there was no judgment.
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that
there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him;
and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an
helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance
for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay,
fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will
19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west,
and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in
like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that
turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the
LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words 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, from
henceforth and for ever.
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of
the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 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.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to
the brightness of thy rising.
4 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.
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee
shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no
man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of
16 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.
17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring
silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy
officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a
strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
1 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;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day
of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto
them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of
righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be
4 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.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the
sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and
their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge
them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
10 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
11 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
1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for
Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth
as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
2 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.
3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the
LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
4 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
5 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.
6 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,
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he
make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 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:
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed
of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not
1 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
2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy
garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people
there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample
them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and
I will stain all my raiment.
4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year
of my redeemed is come.
5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered
that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation
unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
6 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
7 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
8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that
will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel
of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore
he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his
people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the
shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within
12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his
glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an
13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the
wilderness, that they should not stumble?
14 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.
15 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
16 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.
17 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.
18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a
little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they
were not called by thy name.
1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou
wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy
2 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!
3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for,
thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
4 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.
5 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
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our
iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 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.
8 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.
9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember
iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy
10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers
praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid
12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD?
wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of
them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that
was not called by my name.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious
people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own
3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my
face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of
4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the
monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in
5 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
6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep
silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of
Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought
11 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.
12 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.
13 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
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye
shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of
15 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
16 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.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and
the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I
create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people:
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of
20 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
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they
shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall
not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my
people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 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.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I
will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion
shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the
1 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?
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple,
a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain
came, she was delivered of a man child.
8 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
9 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.
10 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:
11 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.
12 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
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort
you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 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.
15 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.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with
all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in
the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the
abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall
come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and
see my glory.
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those
that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw
the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard
my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among
20 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.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for
Levites, saith the LORD.
22 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
23 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.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of
the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die,
neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto