Chapter 1

1. 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 Jehovah 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 evil-doers,

children that deal corruptly! they have forsaken Jehovah, they have

despised the Holy One of Israel, they are estranged [and gone] backward.

5 Why will ye be still stricken, that ye 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 fresh stripes: they have not been

closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with oil.

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


8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a lodge

in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

9 Except Jehovah of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we

should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10. Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of

our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 What unto me is the multitude of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah: I

have had enough 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 trample my courts?

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; new

moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies,-- I cannot away with iniquity

and the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth; they are a

trouble unto me; I am weary of bearing 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


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 justice, relieve the oppressed, judge the

fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Jehovah: 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 the land:

20 but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for

the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.

21. How is the faithful city become a harlot! she that was full of

justice! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one

loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless,

neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,

Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies;

25 and I will turn my hand upon thee, and thoroughly purge away thy

dross, and will 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,

a faithful town.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with


28 But the destruction of transgressors and sinners shall be together,

and they that forsake Jehovah shall be consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye

shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

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 his work as a spark; and they

shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

Chapter 2

1. The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and


2 And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of

Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall

be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

3 And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the

mountain of Jehovah, 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 Jehovah from Jerusalem.

4 And he will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many

peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears

into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither

shall they learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of Jehovah.

6. For thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they are

filled [with customs] from the east, and [are] soothsayers like the

Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners.

7 And their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of

their treasures; their land also is 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 is bowed down, and the great man is brought low:

therefore forgive them not.

10. Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, from before the terror

of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty.

11 The lofty looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of

men shall be bowed down, and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.

12 For there shall be a day of Jehovah of hosts upon all that is proud

and haughty, and upon all that is lifted up; and it 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 lofty tower, and upon every fortified wall,

16 and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant imagery.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of

men shall be brought low; and Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols shall utterly pass away.

19 And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of

the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his

majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

20 In that day men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols

of gold, which have been made for them to worship, to the moles and to the


21 to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged

rocks, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his

majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he

to be accounted of?

Chapter 3

1. For, behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem

and from Judah stay and 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

diviner, and the elder;

3 the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counsellor, and

the expert artificer, and the skilful enchanter.

4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over


5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one

by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the old

man, and the base against the honorable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother in 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 lift up [his voice], saying, I will not be a

healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: ye shall not make me

ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and

their doings are against Jehovah, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

9. The show 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 done evil unto themselves.

10 Say ye of 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 what his hands

have done shall be done unto him.

12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over

them. O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the

way of thy paths.

13 Jehovah standeth up to contend, and standeth to judge the peoples.

14 Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and

the princes thereof: It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of

the poor is in your houses:

15 what mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?

saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

16. Moreover Jehovah said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and

walk with outstretched 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 Jehovah will lay bare their secret parts.

18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, and

the cauls, and the crescents;

19 the pendants, and the bracelets, and the mufflers;

20 the headtires, and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the

perfume-boxes, and the amulets;

21 the rings, and the nose-jewels;

22 the festival robes, and the mantles, and the shawls, and the satchels;

23 the hand-mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils.

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet spices there shall be

rottenness; and instead of a girdle, a rope; and instead of well set hair,

baldness; and instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; branding instead

of beauty.

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and

sit upon the ground.

Chapter 4

1. And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, We will

eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy

name; take thou away our reproach.

2. In that day shall the branch of Jehovah be beautiful and glorious, and

the fruit of the land 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 justice, and by the spirit of burning.

5 And Jehovah will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and

over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming

fire by night; for over all the glory [shall be spread] a covering.

6 And there shall be a pavilion for a shade in the day-time from the

heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Chapter 5

1. Let me sing for my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his

vineyard. My wellbeloved had a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

2 and he digged 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

hewed out 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 I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away

the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall

thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

6 and I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor hoed; 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 Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the

men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold,

oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.

8. Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till

there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

9 In mine ears [saith] Jehovah of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be

desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed

shall yield [but] an ephah.

11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow

strong drink; that tarry late into the night, till wine inflame them!

12 And the harp and the lute, the tabret and the pipe, and wine, are [in]

their feasts; but they regard not the work of Jehovah, neither have they

considered the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity for lack of knowledge; and

their honorable men are famished, and their multitude are parched with


14 Therefore Sheol hath enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without

measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that

rejoiceth among them, descend [into it].

15 And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is humbled, and the

eyes of the lofty are humbled:

16 but Jehovah of hosts is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is

sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of

the fat ones shall wanderers eat.

18. Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and sin as

it were with a cart rope;

19 that say, Let him make speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see

it; and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw 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


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 that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness

of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and as the dry

grass sinketh down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and

their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of

Jehovah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 Therefore is the anger of Jehovah kindled against his people, and he

hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them; and the

mountains tremble, and their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the

streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is

stretched out still.

26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss

for them from the end of the earth; and, behold, they shall come with speed


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 accounted as flint, and their wheels as a whirlwind:

29 their roaring shall be like a lioness, they shall roar like young

lions; yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and carry it away

safe, and there shall be none to deliver.

30 And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the

sea: and if one look unto the land, behold, darkness [and] distress; and

the light is darkened in the clouds thereof.

Chapter 6

1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne,

high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.

2 Above him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he

covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did


3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of

hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook 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, Jehovah of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand,

which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 and he touched my mouth with it, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy

lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin forgiven.

8 And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who

will go for us? Then I said, 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 sea with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and

understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities be waste

without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly


12 and Jehovah have removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many

in the midst of the land.

13 And if there be yet a tenth in it, it also shall in turn be eaten up:

as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remaineth, when they are felled;

so the holy seed is the stock thereof.

Chapter 7

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 to 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 trembled, and the heart of his people, as the trees

of the forest tremble with the wind.

3 Then said Jehovah unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and

Shear-jashub 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 let thy

heart be faint, because of these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the

fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have purposed evil

against thee, saying,

6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach

therein for us, and set up a king in the midst of it, even the son of


7 thus saith the Lord Jehovah, 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 in pieces, so

that is shall not be 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 established.

10. And Jehovah spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

11 Ask thee a sign of Jehovah 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 Jehovah.

13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David: Is it a small thing for

you to weary men, that ye will weary my God also?

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin

shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

15 Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth 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 whose two kings thou abhorrest shall be forsaken.

17. Jehovah will 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 Jehovah will 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 clefts of the rocks, and upon all thorn-hedges, and

upon all pastures.

20 In that day will the Lord shave with a razor that is hired in the

parts beyond the River, [even] with the king of Assyria, the head and the

hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall keep alive a

young cow, and two sheep;

22 and it shall come to pass, that because of the abundance of milk which

they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one

eat that is left in the midst of the land.

23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place, where there

were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, shall be for briers and


24 With arrows and with bow shall one come thither, because all the land

shall be briers and thorns.

25 And all the hills that were digged with the mattock, thou shalt not

come thither for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending

forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep.

Chapter 8

1. And Jehovah said unto me, Take thee a great tablet, and write upon it

with the pen of a man, For Maher-shalal-hash-baz;

2 and I will take 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 Jehovah unto me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

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 carried

away before the king of Assyria.

5 And Jehovah spake unto me yet again, saying,

6 Forasmuch as this people have refused 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

it shall come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks;

8 and it shall sweep onward into Judah; it shall overflow and pass

through; it shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its

wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

9. Make an uproar, O ye peoples, and be broken in pieces; and give ear,

all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and be broken in pieces; gird

yourselves, and be broken in pieces.

10 Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the

word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

11 For Jehovah spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not

to walk in the way of this people, saying,

12 Say ye not, A conspiracy, concerning all whereof this people shall

say, A conspiracy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be in dread [thereof].

13 Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; 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 shall stumble thereon, and fall, and be broken, and be

snared, and be taken.

16. Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of

Jacob, and I will look for him.

18 Behold, I and the children whom Jehovah hath given me are for signs

and for wonders in Israel from Jehovah of hosts, who dwelleth in mount


19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar

spirits and unto the wizards, that chirp and that mutter: should not a

people seek unto their God? on behalf of the living [should they seek] unto

the dead?

20 To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this

word, surely there is no morning for them.

21 And they shall pass through it, sore distressed and hungry; and it

shall come to pass that, when they shall be hungry, they shall fret

themselves, and curse by their king and by their God, and turn their faces


22 and they shall look unto the earth, and behold, distress and darkness,

the gloom of anguish; and into thick darkness [they shall be] driven away.

Chapter 9

1. But there shall be no gloom to her that was in anguish. In the former

time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali;

but in the latter time hath he made it glorious, by the way of the sea,

beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that

dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they

joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they

divide the spoil.

4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of

his oppressor, thou hast broken as in the day of Midian.

5 For all the armor of the armed man in the tumult, and the garments

rolled in blood, shall be for burning, for fuel of fire.

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, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end,

upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to

uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for

ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

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

9 And all the people shall know, [even] Ephraim and the inhabitant of

Samaria, that say in pride and in stoutness of heart,

10 The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stone; the

sycomores are cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.

11 Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the adversaries of

Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

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 Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have

they sought Jehovah of hosts.

14 Therefore Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch

and rush, in one day.

15 The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that

teacheth lies, he is the tail.

16 For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are

led of them are destroyed.

17 Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will

he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for every one is profane

and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is

not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it devoureth the briers and

thorns; yea, it kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they roll

upward in a column of smoke.

19 Through the wrath of Jehovah of hosts is the land burnt up; and the

people are as the fuel of fire: no man spareth his brother.

20 And one 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.

Chapter 10

1. Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that

write perverseness;

2 to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people

of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the

fatherless their prey!

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 They shall only bow down under the prisoners, and shall fall under the

slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched

out still.

5. Ho Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, the staff in whose hand is mine


6 I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people of my

wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey,

and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is

in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

8 For he saith, Are not my princes all of them kings?

9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as


10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, 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 hath said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my

wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the bounds of the

peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and like a valiant man I have

brought down them that sit [on thrones]:

14 and my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one

gathereth eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered all the earth: and there

was none that moved the wing, or that opened the mouth, or chirped.

15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? shall

the saw magnify itself against him that wieldeth it? as if a rod should

wield them that lift it up, [or] as if a staff should lift up [him that is]

not wood.

16 Therefore will the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, send among his fat ones

leanness; and under his glory there shall be kindled a burning like the

burning of fire.

17 And the light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a

flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.

18 And he will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful

field, both soul and body: and it shall be as when a standard-bearer


19 And the remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a

child may write them.

20. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and

they that are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again lean upon

him that smote them, but shall lean upon Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel,

in truth.

21 A remnant shall return, [even] the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty


22 For though thy people, Israel, be as the sand of the sea, [only] a

remnant of them shall return: a destruction [is] determined, overflowing

with righteousness.

23 For a full end, and that determined, will the Lord, Jehovah of hosts,

make in the midst of all the earth.

24. Therefore thus saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, O my people that

dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian, though he smite thee with

the rod, and lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.

25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation [against thee] shall

be accomplished, and mine anger [shall be directed] to his destruction.

26 And Jehovah of hosts will stir up against him a scourge, as in the

slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and his rod will be over the sea,

and he will lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall depart

from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall

be destroyed by reason of fatness.

28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed through Migron; at Michmash he

layeth up his baggage;

29 they are gone over the pass; they have taken up their lodging at Geba;

Ramah trembleth; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

30 Cry aloud with thy voice, O daughter of Gallim! hearken, O Laishah! O

thou poor Anathoth!

31 Madmenah is a fugitive; the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety.

32 This very day shall he halt at Nob: he shaketh his hand at the mount

of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, will lop the boughs with terror:

and the high of stature shall be hewn down, and the lofty shall be brought


34 And he will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon

shall fall by a mighty one.

Chapter 11

1. And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a

branch out of his roots shall bear fruit.

2 And the Spirit of Jehovah 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 Jehovah.

3 And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge

after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;

4 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide 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 waist, and faithfulness

the girdle of his loins.

6 And the wolf 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 adder's den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth

shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.

10. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that

standeth for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and

his resting-place shall be glorious.

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord will set his hand

again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, that shall

remain, 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


12 And he will set up an ensign for the nations, and will 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 they that vex Judah shall

be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

14 And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the

west; together shall they despoil the children of the east: they shall put

forth their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey


15 And Jehovah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and

with his scorching wind will he wave his hand over the River, and will

smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dryshod.

16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people, that shall

remain, from Assyria; like as there was for Israel in the day that he came

up out of the land of Egypt.

Chapter 12

1. And in that day thou shalt say, I will give thanks unto thee, O

Jehovah; for though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away and

thou comfortest me.

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for

Jehovah, [even] Jehovah, is my strength and song; and he is become my


3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

4. And in that day shall ye say, Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his

name, declare his doings among the peoples, make mention that his name is


5 Sing unto Jehovah; for he hath done excellent things: let this be known

in all the earth.

6 Cry aloud and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great in the midst of

thee is the Holy One of Israel.

Chapter 13

1. The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Set ye up an ensign upon the bare mountain, lift up the voice unto

them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

3 I have commanded my consecrated ones, yea, I have called my mighty men

for mine anger, even my proudly exulting ones.

4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people! the

noise of a tumult of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Jehovah

of hosts is mustering the host for the battle.

5 They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even

Jehovah, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

6. Wail ye; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; as destruction from the

Almighty shall it come.

7 Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every heart of man shall melt:

8 and they shall be dismayed; pangs and sorrows shall take hold [of

them]; they shall be in pain as a woman in travail: they shall look in

amazement one at another; their faces [shall be] faces of flame.

9 Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger;

to make the land a desolation, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of


10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give

their light; the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon

shall not cause its 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 rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure

gold of Ophir.

13 Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be

shaken out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day

of his fierce anger.

14 And it shall come to pass, that as the chased roe, and as sheep that

no man gathereth, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall

flee every man to his own land.

15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is

taken shall fall by the sword.

16 Their infants also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their

houses shall be rifled, and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard

silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

18 And [their] bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall

have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans'

pride, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

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 shepherds make their flocks to lie down there.

21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall

be full of doleful creatures; and ostriches shall dwell there, and wild

goats shall dance there.

22 And wolves shall cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant

palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Chapter 14

1. For Jehovah will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel,

and set them in their own land: and the sojourner shall join himself with

them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

2 And the peoples shall take them, and bring them to their place; and the

house of Israel shall possess them in the land of Jehovah for servants and

for handmaids: and they shall take them captive whose captives they were;

and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3 And it shall come to pass in the day that Jehovah shall give thee rest

from thy sorrow, and from thy trouble, and from the hard service wherein

thou wast made to serve,

4. that thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and

say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

5 Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers;

6 that smote the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, that ruled the

nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained.

7 The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break forth into


8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon,

[saying], Since thou art laid low, no hewer is come up against us.

9 Sheol from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it

stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it

hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

10 All they shall answer and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as

we? art thou become like unto us?

11 Thy pomp is brought down to Sheol, [and] the noise of thy viols: the

worm is spread under thee, and worms cover thee.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how

art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!

13 And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt

my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of

congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like

the Most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the


16 They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee,

[saying], Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake


17 that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof;

that let not loose his prisoners to their home?

18 All the kings of the nations, all of them, sleep in glory, every one

in his own house.

19 But thou art cast forth away from thy sepulchre like an abominable

branch, clothed with the slain, that are thrust through with the sword,

that go down to the stones of the pit; as a dead body trodden under foot.

20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast

destroyed thy land, thou hast slain thy people; the seed of evil-doers

shall not be named for ever.

21 Prepare ye slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their

fathers, that they rise not up, and possess the earth, and fill the face of

the world with cities.

22 And I will rise up against them, saith Jehovah of hosts, and cut off

from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son, saith Jehovah.

23 I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of

water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith Jehovah of


24. Jehovah of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought, so

shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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 shoulder.

26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth; and this is

the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.

27 For Jehovah of hosts hath purposed, and who shall annul it? and his

hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

29 Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of thee, because the rod that smote thee

is broken; for out of the serpent's root shall come forth an adder, and his

fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie

down in safety; and I will kill thy root with famine, and thy remnant shall

be slain.

31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou art melted away, O Philistia, all of

thee; for there cometh a smoke out of the north, and there is no straggler

in his ranks.

32 What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation? That Jehovah

hath founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of his people take


Chapter 15

1. The burden of Moab. For in a night Ar of Moab is laid waste, [and]

brought to nought; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought

to nought.

2 They are gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep:

Moab waileth over Nebo, and over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness,

every beard is cut off.

3 In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth; on their

housetops, and in their broad places, every one waileth, weepng abundantly.

4 And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh; their voice is heard even unto

Jahaz: therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembleth within


5 My heart crieth out for Moab; her nobles [flee] unto Zoar, to

Eglath-shelishi-yah: for by the ascent of Luhith with weepng they go up;

for in the way of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction.

6. For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate; for the grass is withered

away, the tender 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 over the brook of the willows.

8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the wailing

thereof unto Eglaim, and the wailing thereof unto Beer-elim.

9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more

upon Dimon, a lion upon them of Moab that escape, and upon the remnant of

the land.

Chapter 16

1. Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the

wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

2 For it shall be that, as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so shall

the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

3 Give counsel, execute justice; make thy shade as the night in the midst

of the noonday; hide the outcasts; betray not the fugitive.

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee; as for Moab, be thou a covert to him

from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nought,

destruction ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

5 And a throne shall be established in lovingkindness; and one shall sit

thereon in truth, in the tent of David, judging, and seeking justice, and

swift to do righteousness.

6. We have heard of the pride of Moab, [that] he is very proud; even of

his arrogancy, and his pride, and his wrath; his boastings are nought.

7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail: for the

raisin-cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, utterly stricken.

8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of Sibmah; the lords

of the nations have broken down the choice branches thereof, which reached

even unto Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness; its shoots were spread

abroad, they passed over the sea.

9 Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah;

I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for upon thy

summer fruits and upon thy harvest the [battle] shout is fallen.

10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in

the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither joyful noise: no treader

shall tread out wine in the presses; I have made the [vintage] shout to


11 Wherefore my heart soundeth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward

parts for Kir-heres.

12 And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he

wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to

pray, that he shall not prevail.

13 This is the word that Jehovah spake concerning Moab in time past.

14 But now Jehovah hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years

of a hireling, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all

his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and of no account.

Chapter 17

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 And the fortress 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 Jehovah of hosts.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be

made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the standing grain,

and his arm reapeth the ears; yea, it shall be as when one gleaneth ears in

the valley of Rephaim.

6. Yet there shall be left therein gleanings, as the shaking of an

olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or

five in the outmost branches of a fruitful tree, saith Jehovah, the God of


7 In that day shall men look unto their Maker, and their eyes shall have

respect to the Holy One of Israel.

8 And they shall not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither

shall they have respect to that which their fingers have made, either the

Asherim, or the sun-images.

9. In that day shall their strong cities be as the forsaken places in the

wood and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children

of Israel; and it shall be a desolation.

10 For thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been

mindful of the rock of thy strength; therefore thou plantest pleasant

plants, and settest it with strange slips.

11 In the day of thy planting thou hedgest it in, and in the morning thou

makest thy seed to blossom; but the harvest fleeth away in the day of grief

and of desperate sorrow.

12. Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the

seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty


13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but he shall

rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff

of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the


14 At eventide, behold, terror; [and] before the morning they are not.

This is the portion of them that despoil us, and the lot of them that rob


Chapter 18

1. Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of


2 that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus upon

the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth,

to a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation that meteth out

and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide!

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and ye dwellers on the earth, when an

ensign is lifted up on the mountains, see ye; and when the trumpet is

blown, hear ye.

4 For thus hath Jehovah said unto me, I will be still, and I will behold

in my dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in

the heat of harvest.

5 For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower

becometh a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning-hooks,

and the spreading branches will he take away [and] cut down.

6 They shall be left together unto the ravenous birds of the mountains,

and to the beasts of the earth; and the ravenous birds shall summer upon

them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

7 In that time shall a present be brought unto Jehovah of hosts [from] a

people tall and smooth, even from a people terrible from their beginning

onward, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the rivers

divide, to the place of the name of Jehovah of hosts, the mount Zion.

Chapter 19

1. The burden of Egypt. Behold, Jehovah rideth upon a swift cloud, and

cometh unto Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall tremble at his presence;

and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

2 And I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall

fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor;

city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom.

3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it; and I will

destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the

charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

4 And I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord; and a

fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted

and become dry.

6 And the rivers shall become foul; the streams of Egypt shall be

diminished and dried up; the reeds and flags shall wither away.

7 The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown

fields of the Nile, shall become dry, be driven away, and be no more.

8 And the fishers shall lament, and all they that cast angle into the

Nile shall mourn, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

9 Moreover they that work in combed flax, and they that weave white

cloth, shall be confounded.

10 And the pillars [of Egypt] shall be broken in pieces; all they that

work for hire [shall be] grieved in soul.

11 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest

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 then are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now; and let them

know what Jehovah of hosts hath purposed concerning Egypt.

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Memphis are

deceived; they have caused Egypt to go astray, that are the corner-stone of

her tribes.

14 Jehovah hath mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and

they have caused Egypt to go astray in every work thereof, as a drunken man

staggereth in his vomit.

15 Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail,

palm-branch or rush, may do.

16 In that day shall the Egyptians be like unto women; and they shall

tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Jehovah of hosts,

which he shaketh over them.

17 And the land of Judah shall become a terror unto Egypt; every one to

whom mention is made thereof shall be afraid, because of the purpose of

Jehovah of hosts, which he purposeth against it.

18. In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak

the language of Canaan, and swear to Jehovah of hosts; one shall be called

The city of destruction.

19 In that day shall there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the

land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah.

20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Jehovah of hosts in

the land of Egypt; for they shall cry unto Jehovah because of oppressors,

and he will send them a saviour, and a defender, and he will deliver them.

21 And Jehovah shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know

Jehovah in that day; yea, they shall worship with sacrifice and oblation,

and shall vow a vow unto Jehovah, and shall perform it.

22 And Jehovah will smite Egypt, smiting and healing; and they shall

return unto Jehovah, and he will be entreated of them, and will 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 worship with the Assyrians.

24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a

blessing in the midst of the earth;

25 for that Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt

my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

Chapter 20

1. In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, when Sargon the king of

Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;

2 at that time Jehovah spake by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and

loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot.

And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

3 And Jehovah said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and

barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and

concerning Ethiopia;

4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the

exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks

uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

5 And they shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their

expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

6 And the inhabitant of this coast-land shall say in that day, Behold,

such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be delivered from the

king of Assyria: and we, how shall we escape?

Chapter 21

1. The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South

sweep through, it cometh from the wilderness, from a terrible land.

2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous man dealeth

treacherously, and the destroyer destroyeth. Go up, O Elam; besiege, O

Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

3 Therefore are my loins filled with anguish; pangs have taken hold upon

me, as the pangs of a woman in travail: I am pained so that I cannot hear;

I am dismayed so that I cannot see.

4 My heart fluttereth, horror hath affrighted me; the twilight that I

desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

5 They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise

up, ye princes, anoint the shield.

6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman: let him

declare what he seeth:

7 and when he seeth a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of asses, a troop

of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.

8 And he cried as a lion: O Lord, I stand continually upon the

watch-tower in the day-time, and am set in my ward whole nights;

9 and, behold, here cometh a troop of men, horsemen in pairs. And he

answered and said, Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the graven images of

her gods are broken unto the ground.

10 O thou my threshing, and the grain of my floor! that which I have

heard from Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

11. The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto 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

inquire, inquire ye: turn ye, come.

13. The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye

caravans of Dedanites.

14 Unto him that was thirsty they brought water; the inhabitants of the

land of Tema did meet the fugitives with their bread.

15 For they fled away 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 a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the

children of Kedar, shall be few; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath

spoken it.

Chapter 22

1. The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art

wholly gone up to the housetops?

2 O thou that art full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous town;

thy slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.

3 All thy rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all

that were found of thee were bound together; they fled afar off.

4 Therefore said I, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; labor not to

comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

5 For it is a day of discomfiture, and of treading down, and of

perplexity, from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, in the valley of vision; a

breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains.

6 And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men [and] horsemen; and Kir

uncovered the shield.

7 And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots,

and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

8. And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day

to the armor in the house of the forest.

9 And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and

ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool;

10 and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses

to fortify the wall;

11 ye made also a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the

old pool. But ye looked not unto him that had done this, neither had ye

respect unto him that purposed it long ago.

12 And in that day did the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, call to weeping, and

to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

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 Jehovah of hosts revealed himself in mine ears, Surely this

iniquity shall not be forgiven you till ye die, saith the Lord, Jehovah of


15. Thus saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, Go, get thee unto this

treasurer, even unto Shebna, who is over the house, [and say],

16 What doest thou here? and whom has thou here, that thou hast hewed

thee out here a sepulchre? hewing him out a sepulchre on high, graving a

habitation for himself in the rock!

17 Behold, Jehovah, like a [strong] man, will hurl thee away violently;

yea, he will wrap thee up closely.

18 He will surely wind thee round and round, [and toss thee] like a ball

into a large country; there shalt thou die, and there shall be the chariots

of thy glory, thou shame of thy lord's house.

19 And I will thrust thee from thine office; and from thy station shalt

thou be pulled 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 cloth 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 Judah.

22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; and 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

throne of glory 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, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the


25 In that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, shall the nail that was fastened

in a sure place give way; and it shall be hewn down, and fall; and the

burden that was upon it shall be cut off; for Jehovah hath spoken it.

Chapter 23

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 Kittim it is

revealed to them.

2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the coast, thou whom the merchants of

Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

3 And on great waters the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile,

was her revenue; and she was the mart of nations.

4 Be thou ashamed, O Sidon; for the sea hath spoken, the stronghold of

the sea, saying, I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I

nourished young men, nor brought up virgins.

5 When the report cometh to Egypt, they shall be sorely pained at the

report of Tyre.

6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; wail, ye inhabitants of the coast.

7 Is this your joyous [city], whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose

feet carried her afar off to sojourn?

8 Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose

merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

9 Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, to

bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

10 Pass through thy land as the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no

restraint any more.

11 He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he hath shaken the

kingdoms: Jehovah hath given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the

strongholds thereof.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin

daughter of Sidon: arise, pass over to Kittim; even there shalt thou have

no rest.

13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans: this people was not; the Assyrian

founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness; they set up their towers;

they overthrew the palaces thereof; they made it a ruin.

14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.

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 it shall be unto Tyre as in the song of the harlot.

16 Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten;

make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that Jehovah

will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall play the

harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to Jehovah: it

shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them

that dwell before Jehovah, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

Chapter 24

1. Behold, Jehovah maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and

turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

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 creditor, so with the

debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest to


3 The earth shall be utterly emptied, and utterly laid waste; for Jehovah

hath spoken this word.

4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth

away, the lofty people of the earth do languish.

5 The earth also is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; because they

have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting


6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell

therein are found guilty: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are

burned, and few men left.

7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merry-hearted do


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 waste city is broken down; every house is shut up, that no man may

come in.

11 There is a crying in the streets because of the wine; all joy is

darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with


13. For thus shall it be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as

the shaking of an olive-tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.

14 These shall lift up their voice, they shall shout; for the majesty of

Jehovah they cry aloud from the sea.

15 Wherefore glorify ye Jehovah in the east, even the name of Jehovah,

the God of Israel, in the isles of the sea.

16. From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs: Glory to the

righteous. But I said, I pine away, I pine away, woe is me! the treacherous

have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous have dealt very


17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the


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 on high are opened, and

the foundations of the earth tremble.

19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is

shaken violently.

20 The earth shall stagger like a drunken man, and shall sway to and fro

like a hammock; 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 Jehovah will punish the

host of the high ones 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


23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Jehovah of

hosts will reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders

shall be glory.

Chapter 25

1. O Jehovah, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name;

for thou hast done wonderful things, [even] counsels of old, in

faithfulness [and] truth.

2 For thou hast made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a

palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

3 Therefore shall a strong people glorify thee; a city of terrible

nations shall fear thee.

4 For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy

in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the

blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

5 As the heat in a dry place wilt thou bring down the noise of strangers;

as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones shall be

brought low.

6. And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a

feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of

marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that

covereth all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

8 He hath swallowed up death for ever; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe

away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take

away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it.

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 Jehovah; we have waited for him, we

will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

10 For in this mountain will the hand of Jehovah rest; and Moab shall be

trodden down in his place, even as straw is trodden down in the water of

the dung-hill.

11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that

swimmeth spreadeth forth [his hands] to swim; but [Jehovah] will lay low

his pride together with the craft of his hands.

12 And the high fortress of thy walls hath he brought down, laid low, and

brought to the ground, even to the dust.

Chapter 26

1. In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a

strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.

2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith 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 Jehovah for ever; for in Jehovah, [even] Jehovah, is an

everlasting rock.

5. For he hath brought 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 that art upright dost direct

the path of the just.

8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee;

to thy name, even to thy memorial [name], is the desire of our soul.

9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit

within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the

earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn

righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will

not behold the majesty of Jehovah.

11 Jehovah, thy hand is lifted up, yet they see not: but they shall see

[thy] zeal for the people, and be put to shame; yea, fire shall devour

thine adversaries.

12. Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all

our works for us.

13 O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us;

but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

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

remembrance of them to perish.

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Jehovah, thou hast increased the

nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.

16 Jehovah, 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 we have been before

thee, O Jehovah.

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 shall live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye

that dwell in the dust; for thy dew is [as] the dew of herbs, and the earth

shall cast forth the dead.

20. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors

about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be


21 For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place to punish the

inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose

her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Chapter 27

1. In that day Jehovah with his hard and great and strong sword will

punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and

he will slay the monster that is in the sea.

2 In that day: A vineyard of wine, sing ye unto it.

3 I Jehovah am its keeper; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt

it, I will keep it night and day.

4 Wrath is not in me: would that the briers and thorns were against me in

battle! I would march upon them, I would burn them together.

5 Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with

me; [yea], let him make peace with me.

6 In days to come shall Jacob take root; Israel shall blossom and bud;

and they shall fill the face of the world with fruit.

7. Hath he smitten them as he smote those that smote them? or are they

slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by them?

8 In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them;

he hath removed [them] with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

9 Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be forgiven, and this is

all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he maketh all the stones of the

altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, [so that] the Asherim and

the sun-images shall rise no more.

10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and

forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall

he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the

women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no

understanding: therefore he that made them will not have compassion upon

them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.

12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will beat off [his

fruit] from the flood of the River unto the brook 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 a great trumpet shall be

blown; and they shall come that were ready to perish in the land of

Assyria, and they that were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall

worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

Chapter 28

1. Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the

fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat

valley of them that are overcome with wine!

2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one; as a tempest of hail, a

destroying storm, as a tempest of mighty waters overflowing, will he cast

down to the earth with the hand.

3 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under


4 and the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of

the fat valley, shall be as the first-ripe fig before the summer; which

when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth

it up.

5 In that day will Jehovah of hosts become a crown of glory, and a diadem

of beauty, unto the residue of his people;

6 and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength

to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

7 And even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; the

priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of

wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in


8 For all tables are full of vomit [and] filthiness, [so that there is]

no place [clean].

9. Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the

message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?

10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line,

line upon line; here a little, there a little.

11 Nay, but by [men of] strange lips and with another tongue will he

speak to this people;

12 to whom he said, This is the rest, give ye rest to him that is weary;

and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

13 Therefore shall the word of Jehovah be unto them precept upon precept,

precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there

a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared,

and taken.

14. Wherefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scoffers, that rule this people

that is in Jerusalem:

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with

Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through,

it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under

falsehood have we hid ourselves:

16 therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a

foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone of sure

foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.

17 And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and

the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow

the hiding-place.

18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement

with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass

through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

19 As often as it passeth though, it shall take you; for morning by

morning shall it pass through, by day and by night: and it shall be nought

but terror to understand the message.

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 it.

21 For Jehovah will rise up as in mount Perazim, he will 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 scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for

a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon

the whole earth.

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

24 Doth he that ploweth to sow plow continually? doth he [continually]

open and harrow his ground?

25 When he hath levelled the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the

fitches, and scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows, and the

barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in the border thereof?

26 For his God doth instruct him aright, [and] doth teach him.

27 For the fitches are not threshed with a sharp [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 [grain] is ground; for he will not be always threshing it: and

though the wheel of his cart and his horses scatter it, he doth not grind


29 This also cometh forth from Jehovah of hosts, who is wonderful in

counsel, and excellent in wisdom.

Chapter 29

1. Ho Ariel, Ariel, the city where David encamped! add ye year to year;

let the feasts come round:

2 then will I distress Ariel, and there shall be mourning and

lamentation; and she shall be unto me as Ariel.

3 And I will encamp against thee round about, and will lay siege against

thee with posted troops, and I will raise siege works against thee.

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 But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the

multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be

in an instant suddenly.

6 She shall be visited of Jehovah of hosts with thunder, and with

earthquake, and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a

devouring fire.

7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all

that fight against her and her stronghold, and that distress her, shall be

as a dream, a vision of the night.

8 And it shall be as when a 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. Tarry ye and wonder; take your pleasure and be blind: they are drunken,

but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

10 For Jehovah hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and

hath closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, hath he


11 And all vision 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 sealed:

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 And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh [unto me], and

with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their

heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath

been taught [them];

14 therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this

people, even a marvellous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise

men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

15 Woe unto them that hide deep their counsel from Jehovah, and whose

works are in the dark, and that say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

16 Ye turn things upside down! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay; that

the thing made should say of him that made it, He made me not; or the thing

formed say of him that formed it, He hath 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 a forest?

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 darkness.

19 The meek also shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the poor among

men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scoffer ceaseth,

and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off;

21 that make a man an offender in [his] cause, and lay a snare for him

that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

22 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, 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 my hands, in the midst of

him, they shall sanctify my name; yea, they shall sanctify the Holy One of

Jacob, and shall stand in awe of the God of Israel.

24 They also that err in spirit shall come to understanding, and they

that murmur shall receive instruction.

Chapter 30

1. Woe to the rebellious children, saith Jehovah, that take counsel, but

not of me; and that make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add

sin to sin,

2 that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to

strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the

shadow of Egypt!

3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the refuge

in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

4 For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors are come to Hanes.

5 They shall all be ashamed because of a people that cannot profit them,

that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

6 The burden of the beasts of the South. Through the land of trouble and

anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery

flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses,

and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not

profit [them].

7 For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called

her Rahab that sitteth still.

8. Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book,

that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.

9 For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not

hear the law of Jehovah;

10 that say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto

us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits,

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 rely thereon;

13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall,

swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly in an instant.

14 And he shall break it as a potter's vessel is broken, breaking it in

pieces without sparing; so that there shall not be found among the pieces

thereof a sherd wherewith to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water

out of the cistern.

15 For thus said the Lord Jehovah, 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 threat of one; at the threat of five

shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and

as an ensign on a hill.

18. And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and

therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah

is a God of justice; 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 surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he

shall hear, 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 hidden anymore, 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


22 And ye shall defile the overlaying of thy graven images of silver, and

the plating of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as an

unclean thing; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

23 And he will give the rain for thy seed, wherewith thou shalt sow the

ground; and bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and

plenteous. In that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures;

24 the oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground shall eat

savory provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the


25 And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high

hill, brooks [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 Jehovah bindeth up the hurt of his people, and healeth the stroke

of their wound.

27. Behold, the name of Jehovah cometh from far, burning with his anger,

and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue

is as a devouring fire;

28 and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reacheth even unto

the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction: and a bridle

that causeth to err [shall be] in the jaws of the peoples.

29 Ye shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and

gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come unto the mountain

of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.

30 And Jehovah will cause his glorious voice to be heard, and will show

the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of [his] anger, and the

flame of a devouring fire, with a blast, and tempest, and hailstones.

31 For through the voice of Jehovah shall the Assyrian be dismayed; with

his rod will he smite [him].

32 And every stroke of the appointed staff, which Jehovah shall lay upon

him, shall be with [the sound of] tabrets and harps; and in battles with

the brandishing [of his arm] will he fight with them.

33 For a Topheth is prepared of old; yea, for the king it is made ready;

he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the

breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Chapter 31

1. Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and

trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are

very strong, but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek


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 evil-doers, 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: and when Jehovah shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth

shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall, and they all shall be

consumed together.

4 For thus saith Jehovah unto me, As the lion and the young lion growling

over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds be called forth against him,

will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of

them: so will Jehovah of hosts come down to fight upon mount Zion, and upon

the hill thereof.

5 As birds hovering, so will Jehovah of hosts protect Jerusalem; he will

protect and deliver [it], he will pass over and preserve [it].

6. Turn ye unto him from whom ye have deeply revolted, O children of


7 For in that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver, and

his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.

8 And the Assyrian shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword,

not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his

young men shall become subject to taskwork.

9 And his rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall

be dismayed at the ensign, saith Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion, and his

furnace in Jerusalem.

Chapter 32

1. Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in


2 And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from

the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great

rock in a weary land.

3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them

that hear shall hearken.

4 And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of

the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

5 The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the churl said to be


6 For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to

practise profaneness, and to utter error against Jehovah, to make empty the

soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

7 And the instruments of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices

to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

8 But the noble deviseth nobel things; and in noble things shall he


9. Rise up, ye women that are at ease, [and] hear my voice; ye careless

daughters, give ear unto my speech.

10 For days beyond a year shall ye be troubled, ye careless women; for

the vintage shall fail, the ingathering 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 loins.

12 They shall smite upon the breasts 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 For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted;

the hill and the watch-tower 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

become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest.

16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall

abide in the fruitful field.

17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of

righteousness, quietness and confidence for ever.

18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe

dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.

19 But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest; and the city shall be

utterly laid low.

20 Blessed are yet that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet

of the ox and the ass.


Chapter 33

1. Woe to thee that destroyest, and thou wast not destroyed; and dealest

treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou hast

ceased to destroy, thou shalt be destroyed; and when thou hast made an end

of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

2 O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou our

arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

3 At the noise of the tumult the peoples are fled; at the lifting up of

thyself the nations are scattered.

4 And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar gathereth: as

locusts leap shall men leap upon it.

5 Jehovah is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with

justice and righteousness.

6 And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation,

wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah is thy treasure.

7 Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep


8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: [the enemy] hath

broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth not man.

9 The land mourneth and languisheth; Lebanon is confounded and withereth

away; Sharon is like a desert; and Bashan and Carmel shake off [their


10 Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; now will I lift up myself; now will I

be exalted.

11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath is

a fire that shall devour you.

12 And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down,

that are 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; trembling hath seized the godless

ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? who among us can

dwell with everlasting burnings?

15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth

the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that

stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking

upon evil:

16 He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of

rocks; his bread shall be given [him]; his waters shall be sure.

17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a land

that reacheth afar.

18 Thy heart shall muse on the terror: Where is he that counted, where is

he that weighed [the tribute]? where is he that counted the towers?

19 Thou shalt not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that

thou canst not comprehend, of a strange tongue that thou canst not


20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnites: thine eyes shall see

Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes

whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords thereof

be broken.

21 But there Jehovah will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers

and streams, wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant

ship pass thereby.

22 For Jehovah is our judge, Jehovah is our lawgiver, Jehovah is our

king; he will save us.

23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not strengthen the foot of their

mast, they could not spread the sail: then was the prey of a great spoil

divided; the lame took the prey.

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell

therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.


Chapter 34

1. Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye peoples: let the earth

hear, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all things that come forth

from it.

2 For Jehovah hath indignation against all the nations, and wrath against

all their host: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to

the slaughter.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies

shall come up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

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 fade away, as the

leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as a fading [leaf] from the fig-tree.

5 For my sword hath drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down

upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

6 The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness,

with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for

Jehovah hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of


7 And the wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the

bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat

with fatness.

8 For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause

of Zion.

9. And the streams of [Edom] shall be turned into pitch, and the dust

thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

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 pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; and the owl and

the raven shall dwell therein: and he will stretch over it the line of

confusion, and the plummet of emptiness.

12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be

there; and all its princes shall be nothing.

13 And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in the

fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for


14 And the wild beasts of the desert shall meet with the wolves, and the

wild goat shall cry to his fellow; yea, the night-monster shall settle

there, and shall find her a place of rest.

15 There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and

gather under her shade; yea, there shall the kites be gathered, every one

with her mate.

16 Seek ye out of the book of Jehovah, and read: no one of these shall be

missing, 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.

Chapter 35

1. The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; 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 Jehovah, the excellency of our God.

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

4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,

your God will come [with] vengeance, [with] the recompense of God; 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 a hart, and the tongue of the dumb

shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in

the desert.

7 And the glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground

springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be

grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way

of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for [the

redeemed]: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err [therein].

9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up thereon;

they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk [there]:

10 and the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto

Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain

gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Chapter 36

1. Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that

Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified 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 the son of Hilkiah, who was over the

household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder.

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


5 I say, [thy] counsel and strength for the war are but vain words: now

on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me?

6 Behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon

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 on him.

7 But if thou say unto me, We trust in Jehovah our God: is not that he,

whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said

to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?

8 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges 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 canst 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


10 And am I now come up without Jehovah against this land to destroy it?

Jehovah said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

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, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water 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


14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be

able to deliver you:

15 neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Jehovah, saying, Jehovah will

surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king

of Assyria.

16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make your

peace with me, 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


17 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of

grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, Jehovah 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 Arpad? 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 countries, that have

delivered their country out of my hand, that Jehovah 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 Rabshakeh.

Chapter 37

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


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 contumely; for the children are come to the

birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

4 It may be Jehovah thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the

king of Assyria his master hath sent to defy the living God, and will

rebuke the words which Jehovah 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 to your master, Thus saith

Jehovah, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the

servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear tidings, and

shall return unto 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 Lachish.

9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come out

to fight against 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 delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have

destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were

in Telassar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of

the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and

read it; and Hezekiah went up unto the house of Jehovah, and spread it

before Jehovah.

15 And Hezekiah prayed unto Jehovah, saying,

16 O Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, that sittest [above] the

cherubim, 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 Jehovah, and hear; open thine eyes, O Jehovah,

and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, who hath sent to defy the

living God.

18 Of a truth, Jehovah, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the

countries, and their land,

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 destroyed them.

20 Now therefore, O Jehovah our God, save us from his hand, that all the

kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art Jehovah, even thou only.

21. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith

Jehovah, the God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against

Sennacherib king of Assyria,

22 this is the word which Jehovah hath spoken concerning him: The virgin

daughter of Zion hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter

of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

23 Whom hast thou defied 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 defied the Lord, and hast said, With the

multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to

the innermost parts of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars

thereof, and the choice fir-trees thereof; and I will enter into its

farthest height, the forest of its fruitful field;

25 I have digged and drunk water, and with the sole of my feet will I dry

up all the rivers of Egypt.

26 Hast thou not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of

ancient times? now have I brought it to pass, that it should be thine to

lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

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 a field [of grain] before it is grown


28 But I know thy sitting down, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and

thy raging against me.

29 Because of thy raging against me, and because thine arrogancy 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 camest.

30 And this shall be the sign unto thee: ye shall eat this year that

which groweth of itself, and in 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 out of mount Zion

they that shall escape. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

33 Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the king of Assyria, He shall

not come unto this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come

before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it.

34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not

come unto this city, saith Jehovah.

35 For I will defend this city to save it, for mine own sake, and for my

servant David's sake.

36 And the angel of Jehovah went forth, and smote in the camp of the

Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand; and when men arose

early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.

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 Ararat. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in

his stead.

Chapter 38

1. In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the

son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, Set thy

house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah,

3 and said, Remember now, O Jehovah, 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 Jehovah to Isaiah, saying,

5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith Jehovah, 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 the sign unto thee from Jehovah, that Jehovah will do

this thing that he hath spoken:

8 behold, I will cause the shadow on the steps, which is gone down on the

dial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps. So the sun

returned ten steps on the dial whereon it was gone down.

9. The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was

recovered of his sickness.

10 I said, In the noontide of my days I shall go into the gates of Sheol:

I am deprived of the residue of my years.

11 I said, I shall not see Jehovah, [even] Jehovah in the land of the

living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

12 My dwelling is removed, and is carried away from me as a shepherd's

tent: I have rolled up, like a weaver, my life; he will cut me off from the

loom: From day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

13 I quieted [myself] until morning; as a lion, so he breaketh all my

bones: From day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

14 Like a swallow [or] a crane, so did I chatter; I did moan as a dove;

mine eyes fail [with looking] upward: O Lord, I am oppressed, be thou my


15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done

it: I shall go softly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.

16 O Lord, by these things men live; And wholly therein is the life of my

spirit: Wherefore recover thou me, and make me to live.

17 Behold, [it was] for [my] peace [that] 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 Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that

go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

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 Jehovah is [ready] to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with

stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of Jehovah.

21 Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a

plaster 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 Jehovah?

Chapter 39

1. At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent

letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he heard that he had been sick, and

was recovered.

2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and showed them the house of his

precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious

oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his

treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that

Hezekiah showed 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 Babylon.

4 Then said he, What have they seen in thy house? And Hezekiah answered,

All that is in my house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures

that I have not showed them.

5. Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of Jehovah of hosts:

6 Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in thy house, and that

which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to

Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith Jehovah.

7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget,

shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king

of Babylon.

8 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of Jehovah which thou

hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my



Chapter 40

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, that she hath received of

Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

3. The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of

Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be

made low; and the uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain:

5 and the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it

together; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.

6 The voice of one saying, Cry. And one said, What shall I cry? All flesh

is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of Jehovah

bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall

stand forever.

9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up on a high

mountain; O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, 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 Jehovah will come as a mighty one, and his arm will

rule for him: Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before


11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in

his arm, and carry them in his bosom, [and] will gently lead those that

have their 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 balance?

13 Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, or being his counsellor hath

taught him?

14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in

the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of


15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are accounted 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 the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him

as less than nothing, and vanity.

18. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto


19 The image, a workman hath cast [it], and the goldsmith overlayeth it

with gold, and casteth [for it] silver chains.

20 He that is too impoverished for [such] an oblation chooseth a tree

that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a skilful workman to set up a graven

image, that shall not be moved.

21 Have ye not known? have yet 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 above 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 princes to nothing; that maketh the judges of the earth

as vanity.

24 Yea, they have not been planted; yea, they have not been sown; yea,

their stock hath not taken root in the earth: moreover he bloweth upon

them, and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

25 To whom then will ye liken me, that I should be equal [to him]? saith

the Holy One.

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these, that

bringeth out their host by number; he calleth them all by name; by the

greatness of his might, and for that he is strong in power, not one is


27. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from

Jehovah, and the justice [due] to me is passed away from my God?

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard? The everlasting God,

Jehovah, 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 him that hath 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 for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall

mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall

walk, and not faint.

Chapter 41

1. Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their

strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near

together to judgment.

2 Who hath raised up one from the east, whom he calleth in righteousness

to his foot? he giveth nations before him, and maketh him rule over kings;

he giveth them as the dust to his sword, as the driven stubble to his bow.

3 He pursueth them, and passeth on safely, even by a way that he had not

gone with his feet.

4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the

beginning? I, Jehovah, the first, and with the last, I am he.

5 The isles have seen, and fear; the ends of the earth tremble; they draw

near, and come.

6 They help every one his neighbor; and [every one] saith to his brother,

Be of good courage.

7 So the carpenter encourageth the goldsmith, [and] he that smootheth

with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is

good; and he fasteneth it with nails, that is should not be moved.

8 But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of

Abraham my friend,

9 thou whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called

from the corners 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 are incensed against thee shall be put to shame

and confounded: they that strive with thee shall be as nothing, and shall


12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contend

with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing

of nought.

13 For I, Jehovah 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 Jehovah, and thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

15 Behold, I have made thee [to be] 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 winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the

whirlwind shall scatter them; and thou shalt rejoice in Jehovah, thou shalt

glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17 The poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue

faileth for thirst; I, Jehovah, will answer them, I, the God of Israel,

will not forsake them.

18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, 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 put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, and the myrtle,

and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, the pine, and the

box-tree together:

20 that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together,

that the hand of Jehovah hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath

created it.

21. Produce your cause, saith Jehovah; bring forth your strong reasons,

saith the King of Jacob.

22 Let them bring forth, and declare unto us what shall happen: declare

ye the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, and know

the latter end of them; or show us things to come.

23 Declare 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 is of nought; an abomination

is he that chooseth you.

25 I have raised up one from the north, and he is come; from the rising

of the sun one that calleth upon my name: and he shall come upon rulers as

upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.

26 Who hath declared it from the beginning, that we may know? and

beforetime, that we may say, [He is] right? yea, there is none that

declareth, yea, there is none that showeth, yea, there is none that heareth

your words.

27 [I am the] first [that saith] unto Zion, Behold, behold them; and I

will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

28 And when I look, there is no man: even among them there is no

counsellor, that, when I ask of them, can answer a word.

29 Behold, all of them, their works are vanity [and] nought; their molten

images are wind and confusion.

Chapter 42

1. Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul

delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to

the Gentiles.

2 He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the


3 A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not

quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.

4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the

earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

5. Thus saith God Jehovah, he that created the heavens, and stretched them

forth; he that spread abroad the earth and that which cometh out of it; he

that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk


6 I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy 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 dungeon,

and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house.

8 I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another,

neither my praise unto 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 Jehovah 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 Sela sing, let

them shout from the top of the mountains.

12 Let them give glory unto Jehovah, and declare his praise in the


13. Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up [his] zeal like

a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily

against his enemies.

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained

myself: [now] will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant


15 I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and

I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.

16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that

they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and

crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake


17 They shall be turned back, they shall be utterly put to shame, that

trust in graven images, that say unto molten images, Ye are our gods.

18. Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I send?

who is blind as he that is at peace [with me], and blind as Jehovah's


20 Thou seest many things, but thou observest not; his ears are open, but

he heareth not.

21 It pleased Jehovah, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law,

and make it honorable.

22 But this is a people robbed and plundered; they are all of them snared

in holes, and they are hid in prison-houses: they are for a prey, and none

delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

23 Who is there among you that will give ear to this? that will hearken

and hear for the time to come?

24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not

Jehovah? he against whom we have sinned, and in whose ways they would not

walk, neither were they obedient unto his law.

25 Therefore he poured upon him the fierceness of his anger, and the

strength of battle; and it set him on fire round about, yet he knew not;

and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

Chapter 43

1. But now thus saith Jehovah 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 Jehovah thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour; I have

given Egypt as thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in thy stead.

4 Since thou hast been precious in my sight, [and] honorable, and I have

loved thee; therefore will I give men in thy stead, and peoples instead of

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 end of the earth;

7 every one that is called by my name, and whom I have created for my

glory, whom I have formed, yea, whom I have made.

8. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have


9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be

assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let

them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear,

and say, It is truth.

10 Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, 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 me.

11 I, even I, am Jehovah; and besides me there is no saviour.

12 I have declared, and I have saved, and I have showed; and there was no

strange [god] among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, and

I am God.

13 Yea, since the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out

of my hand: I will work, and who can hinder it?

14. Thus saith Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your

sake I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring down all of them as

fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing.

15 I am Jehovah, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

16 Thus saith Jehovah, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the

mighty waters;

17 who bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man

(they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are

quenched as a wick):

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not

know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the


20 The beasts of the field shall honor me, the jackals and the ostriches;

because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give

drink to my people, my chosen,

21 the people which I formed for myself, that they might set forth my


22. Yet thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of

me, O Israel.

23 Thou hast not brought me of thy sheep for burnt-offerings; neither

hast thou honored me with thy sacrifices. I have not burdened thee with

offerings, nor wearied thee with frankincense.

24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled

me with the fat of thy sacrifices; but thou hast burdened me 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 I will not remember thy sins.

26 Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set thou forth [thy

cause], that thou mayest be justified.

27 Thy first father sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against


28 Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will make

Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.

Chapter 44

1. Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant, and Israel, who I have chosen:

2 Thus saith Jehovah that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, who

will help thee: Fear not, O Jacob my servant; and thou, Jeshurun, whom I

have chosen.

3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and streams upon the

dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine


4 and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the


5 One shall say, I am Jehovah's; and another shall call [himself] by the

name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto Jehovah, and

surname [himself] by the name of Israel.

6 Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Jehovah of

hosts: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides 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 established the ancient people? and the things that are

coming, and that shall come to pass, let them declare.

8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have I not declared unto thee of old,

and showed it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea,

there is no Rock; I know not any.

9. They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things

that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor

know: that they may be put to shame.

10 Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for


11 Behold, all his fellows shall be put to shame; and the workmen, they

are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; they

shall fear, they shall be put to shame together.

12 The smith [maketh] an axe, and worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it

with hammers, and worketh it with his strong arm: yea, he is hungry, and

his strength faileth; he drinketh no water, and is faint.

13 The carpenter stretcheth out a line; he marketh it out with a pencil;

he shapeth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compasses, and

shapeth it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, to

dwell in a house.

14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the holm-tree and the oak, and

strengtheneth for himself one among the trees of the forest: he planteth a

fir-tree, and the rain doth nourish it.

15 Then shall it be for a man to burn; and he taketh thereof, and warmeth

himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread: yea, he maketh a god, and

worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

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, and prayeth unto it, and saith,

Deliver me; for thou art my god.

18 They know not, neither do they consider: for he hath shut their eyes,

that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

19 And none calleth to mind, 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


20 He feedeth on ashes; a deceived heart hath turned him aside; and he

cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

21. Remember these things, 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 redeemed thee.

23 Sing, O ye heavens, for Jehovah hath done it; shout, ye lower parts of

the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree

therein: for Jehovah hath redeemed Jacob, and will glorify himself in


24 Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee from the

womb: I am Jehovah, that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the

heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth (who is with me?);

25 that frustrateth the signs of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that

turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

26 that confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of

his messengers; that saith of Jerusalem, She shall be inhabited; and of the

cities of Judah, They shall be built, and I will raise up the waste places


27 that saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers;

28 That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall perform all my

pleasure, even saying of Jerusalem, She shall be built; and of the temple,

Thy foundation shall be laid.

Chapter 45

1. Thus saith Jehovah 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 the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:

2 I will go before thee, and make the rough places smooth; I will break

in pieces the doors 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 it is I, Jehovah, who call thee

by thy name, even the God of Israel.

4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called thee

by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

5. I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I

will gird 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 besides me: I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I

am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.

8 Distil, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down

righteousness: let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation, and

let it cause righteousness to spring up together; I, Jehovah, have created


9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! a potsherd among the

potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What

makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

10 Woe unto him that saith unto a father, What begettest thou? or to a

woman, With what travailest thou?

11. Thus saith Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask me of

the things that are to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of

my hands, command 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 commanded.

13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will make straight all

his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my exiles go free, not

for price nor reward, saith Jehovah of hosts.

14 Thus saith Jehovah, The labor of Egypt, and the merchandise of

Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and

they shall be thine: they shall go 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


15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the


16 They shall be put to shame, yea, confounded, all of them; they shall

go into confusion together that are makers of idols.

17 [But] Israel shall be saved by Jehovah with an everlasting salvation:

ye shall not be put to shame nor confounded world without end.

18 For thus saith Jehovah that created the heavens, the God that formed

the earth and made it, that established it and created it not a waste, that

formed it to be inhabited: I am Jehovah; and there is none else.

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness; I

said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I, Jehovah, 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 carry the wood of their graven

image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

21 Declare ye, and bring [it] forth; yea, let them take counsel together:

who hath showed this from ancient time? who hath declared it of old? have

not I, Jehovah? and there is no God else besides me, a just God and a

Saviour; there is none besides 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 By myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from my mouth [in]

righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow,

every tongue shall swear.

24 Only in Jehovah, it is said of me, is righteousness and strength; even

to him shall men come; and all they that were incensed against him shall be

put to shame.

25 In Jehovah shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Chapter 46

1. Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth; their idols are upon the beasts, and

upon the cattle: the things that ye carried about are made a load, 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, that have been borne [by me] from their birth, that have been

carried from the womb;

4 and even to old age I am he, and even to hoar hairs will I carry [you];

I have made, and I will bear; yea, I will carry, and will deliver.

5. To whom will ye like me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may

be like?

6 Such as lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance,

they hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a god; they fall down, yea, they


7 They bear it upon the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place,

and it standeth, from its place shall it not remove: yea, one may cry unto

it, yet can it not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

8 Remember this, and show yourselves men; bring it again to mind, O ye


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 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 of my counsel from a

far country; yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have

purposed, I will also do it.

12 Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

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


Chapter 47

1. Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on

the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no

more be called tender and delicate.

2 Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove thy veil, strip off the

train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will

take vengeance, and will spare no man.

4 Our Redeemer, Jehovah 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 mistress of kingdoms.

6 I was wroth with my people, I profaned mine inheritance, and gave them

into thy hand: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the aged hast thou very

heavily laid thy yoke.

7. And thou saidst, I shall be mistress for ever; so that thou didst not

lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end


8 Now therefore hear this, thou that art given to pleasures, that sittest

securely, that sayest in thy heart, I am, and there is none else besides

me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

9 but these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the

loss of children, and widowhood; in their full measure shall they come upon

thee, in the multitude of thy sorceries, and the great abundance of thine


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 thy heart, I am, and there is none else besides me.

11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know the dawning

thereof: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put

it away: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou knowest


12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy

sorceries, wherein thou hast labored 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 star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and

save thee from the 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: it shall not be a coal

to warm at, nor a fire to sit before.

15 Thus shall the things be unto thee wherein thou hast labored: they

that have trafficked with thee from thy youth shall wander every one to his

quarter; there shall be none to save thee.


Chapter 48

1. Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel,

and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of

Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in


2 (for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon

the God of Israel; Jehovah of hosts is his name):

3 I have declared the former things from of old; yea, they went forth out

of my mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, 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 therefore I have declared it to thee from of old; before it came to

pass I showed it thee; lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them,

and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

6 Thou hast heard it; behold all this; and ye, will ye not declare it? I

have showed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, which thou

hast not known.

7 They are created now, and not from of old; and before this day thou

heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from of old thine

ear was not opened: for I knew that thou didst deal very treacherously, and

wast called a transgressor from the womb.

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 as silver; I have chosen thee in

the furnace of affliction.

11 For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should [my

name] be profaned? and my glory will I not give to another.

12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the

first, I also am the last.

13 Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand

hath spread out the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

14 Assemble yourselves, all ye, and hear; who among them hath declared

these things? He whom Jehovah loveth shall perform 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; from the beginning I have not

spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord

Jehovah hath sent me, and his Spirit.

17 Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Jehovah

thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou

shouldest go.

18 Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace

been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

19 thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels

like the grains thereof: his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from

before me.

20 Go ye forth from 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, Jehovah 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 Jehovah, to the wicked.

Chapter 49

1. Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah

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 he hath made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he

kept me close:

3 and he said unto me, Thou art my servant; Israel, in whom I will be


4 But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought

and vanity; yet surely the justice [due] to me is with Jehovah, and my

recompense with my God.

5 And now saith Jehovah that formed me from the womb to be his servant,

to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered unto him (for I am

honorable in the eyes of Jehovah, and my God is become my strength);

6 yea, he saith, It is too light a 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 Jehovah, 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, and they shall worship; because

of Jehovah that is faithful, [even] the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen


8 Thus saith Jehovah, In an acceptable time have I answered 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 raise up the land, to make them

inherit the desolate heritages:

9 saying to them that are bound, Go forth; to them that are in darkness,

Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and on all bare heights shall

be their pasture.

10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite

them: for he that hath mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of

water will he guide them.

11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be


12 Lo, 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 Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have

compassion upon his afflicted.

14 But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten


15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have

compassion on the son of her womb? yea, these may forget, yet will not I

forget thee.

16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are

continually before me.

17 Thy children make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste

shall go forth from thee.

18. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather

themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith Jehovah, thou shalt

surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and gird thyself with

them, like a bride.

19 For, as for thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy land that hath

been destroyed, surely now shalt thou be too strait for the inhabitants,

and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

20 The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place

is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

21 Then shalt thou say in thy heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I

have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering

to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these,

where were they?

22 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the

nations, and set up my ensign to the peoples; and they shall bring thy sons

in their bosom, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing

mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their faces to the earth, and

lick the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; and they

that wait for me shall not be put to shame.

24. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be


25 But thus saith Jehovah, 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, Jehovah, am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the Mighty

One of Jacob.

Chapter 50

1. Thus saith Jehovah, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement,

wherewith I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I

have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were ye sold, and for your

transgressions was 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 stink, because there is no water, and die for


3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their


4. The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of them that are taught, that

I may know how to sustain with words him that is weary: he wakeneth morning

by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as they that are taught.

5 The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,

neither turned away backward.

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 spitting.

7 For the Lord Jehovah will help me; therefore have I not been

confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I

shall not be put to shame.

8 He is near that justifieth me; who will content with me? let us stand

up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

9 Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me?

behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

10. Who is among you that feareth Jehovah, that obeyeth the voice of his

servant? he that walketh in darkness, and hath no light, let him trust in

the name of Jehovah, and rely upon his God.

11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that gird yourselves about with

firebrands; walk ye in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that ye

have kindled. This shall ye have of my hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

Chapter 51

1. Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek

Jehovah: look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hold of the pit

whence ye were digged.

2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you; for when

he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.

3 For Jehovah hath comforted Zion; he hath comforted all her waste

places, and hath made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the

garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving,

and the voice of melody.

4. Attend unto me, O my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a

law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of

the peoples.

5 My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms

shall judge the peoples; the isles shall wait for 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 dismayed at their


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

unto all generations.

9. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah; awake, as in the days

of old, the generations of ancient times. Is it not thou that didst cut

Rahab in pieces, that didst pierce the monster?

10 Is it not thou that driedst up the sea, the waters of the great deep;

that madest the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?

11 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto

Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain

gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou art

afraid of man that shall die, and of the son of man that shall be made as


13 and hast forgotten Jehovah thy Maker, that stretched forth the

heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and fearest continually all

the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he maketh ready to

detroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

14 The captive exile shall speedily be loosed; and he shall not die [and

go down] into the pit, neither shall his bread fail.

15 For I am Jehovah thy God, who stirreth up the sea, so that the waves

thereof roar: Jehovah of hosts is his name.

16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and have covered thee in the

shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of

the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

17. Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, that hast drunk at the hand of

Jehovah the cup of his wrath; thou hast drunken the bowl of the cup of

staggering, and drained it.

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 among all the sons

that she hath brought up.

19 These two things are befallen thee, who shall bemoan thee? desolation

and destruction, and the famine and the sword; how shall I comfort thee?

20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an

antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy


21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but now with


22 Thus saith thy Lord Jehovah, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of

his people, Behold, I have taken out of thy hand the cup of staggering,

even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; thou shalt no more drink it again:

23 and I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee, that have

said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over; and thou hast laid thy

back as the ground, and as the street, to them that go over.

Chapter 52

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, sit [on thy throne], O Jerusalem:

loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith Jehovah, Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be

redeemed without money.

4 For thus saith the Lord Jehovah, My people went down at the first into

Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian hath oppressed them without cause.

5 Now therefore, what do I here, saith Jehovah, seeing that my people is

taken away for nought? they that rule over them do howl, saith Jehovah, and

my name continually all the day is blasphemed.

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 I.

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 reigneth!

8 The voice of thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they

sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah returneth to Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for

Jehovah hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations;

and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing;

go ye out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, ye that bear the vessels

of Jehovah.

12 For ye shall not go out in haste, neither shall ye go by flight: for

Jehovah will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.

13. Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted

up, and shall be very high.

14 Like as many were astonished 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; kings shall shut their mouths at

him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which

they had not heard shall they understand.

Chapter 53

1. Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been


2 For he grew 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 see him, there is no

beauty that we should desire him.

3 He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted

with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face 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 afflicted.

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 Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as

a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its

shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his

generation, who [among them] considered that he was cut off out of the land

of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke [was


9 And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his

death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his


10. Yet it pleased Jehovah 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 Jehovah shall prosper in his


11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by

the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he

shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall

divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto

death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of

many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Chapter 54

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


2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains

of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy


3 For thou shalt spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and thy

seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be


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 the reproach of thy widowhood shalt thou remember no more.

5 For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and the

Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be


6. For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,

even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I

gather thee.

8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with

everlasting lovingkindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah thy


9 For this is [as] the waters of Noah unto me; for as I have sworn that

the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I

will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my

lovingkindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of

peace be removed, saith Jehovah that hath mercy on thee.

11. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I

will set thy stones in fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles,

and all thy border of precious stones.

13 And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; 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 may gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall

gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.

16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and

bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to


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 Jehovah, and their righteousness which is of

me, saith Jehovah.

Chapter 55

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 labor

for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that

which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

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


4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and

commander to the peoples.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not; and a nation

that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and for

the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6. Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is


7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;

and let him return unto Jehovah, 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 Jehovah.

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, and

giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

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 fields 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 Jehovah for a name,

for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Chapter 56

1. Thus saith Jehovah, Keep ye justice, and do righteousness; for my

salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth it

fast; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from

doing any evil.

3. Neither let the foreigner, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak,

saying, Jehovah will surely separate me from his people; neither let the

eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus saith Jehovah of the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose

the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant:

5 Unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a

name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting

name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the foreigners that join themselves to Jehovah, to minister unto

him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be his servants, every one that

keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast 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 my house shall be called a house of prayer

for all peoples.

8 The Lord Jehovah, who gathereth the outcasts of Israel, saith, Yet will

I gather [others] to him, besides his own that are gathered.

9. All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye beasts in the


10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all

dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 Yea, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are

shepherds that cannot understand: they have all turned to their own way,

each one to his gain, from every 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, [a day] great beyond


Chapter 57

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 entereth into peace; they rest in their beds, each one that walketh

in his uprightness.

3. But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the

adulterer and the harlot.

4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth,

and put out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of


5 ye that inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; that

slay the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?

6 Among the smooth [stones] of the valley is thy portion; they, they are

thy lot; even to them hast thou poured a drink-offering, thou hast offered

an oblation. Shall I be appeased for these things?

7 Upon a high and lofty mountain hast thou set thy bed; thither also

wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

8 And behind the doors and the posts hast thou set up thy memorial: for

thou hast uncovered [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 oil, and didst increase thy perfumes,

and didst send thine ambassadors far off, and didst debase thyself even

unto Sheol.

10 Thou wast wearied with the length of thy way; yet saidst thou not, It

is in vain: thou didst find a quickening of thy strength; therefore thou

wast not faint.

11 And of whom hast thou been afraid and in fear, that thou liest, and

hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace

even of long time, and thou fearest me not?

12 I will declare thy righteousness; and as for thy works, they shall not

profit thee.

13. When thou criest, let them that thou hast gathered deliver thee; but

the wind shall take them, a breath shall carry them all away: but he that

taketh refuge in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy


14 And he will say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the

stumbling-block 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.

16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for

the spirit would faint before me, and the souls that I have made.

17. For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid

[my face] and was wroth; and he went on backsliding in the way of his


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 Jehovah; and I will heal him.

20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it cannot rest, and its

waters cast up mire and dirt.

21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Chapter 58

1. Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare

unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

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 righteous judgments; they delight to draw near unto 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 [your own] pleasure, and exact all your labors.

4 Behold, ye fast for strife and contention, and to smite with the fist

of wickedness: ye fast not this day so as to make your voice to be heard on


5 Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his

soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and

ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to


6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of

wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go

free, and that 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 flesh?

8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy healing shall

spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the

glory of Jehovah shall by thy rearward.

9 Then shalt thou call, and Jehovah will answer; thou shalt cry, and he

will say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the

putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly;

10 and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted

soul: then shall thy light rise in darkness, and thine obscurity be as the


11 and Jehovah will guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in dry

places, and make strong 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 dwell in.

13. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure

on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of Jehovah

honorable; and shalt honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine

own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words:

14 then shalt thou delight thyself in Jehovah; and I will make thee to

ride upon the high places of the earth; and I will feed thee with the

heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.

Chapter 59

1. Behold, Jehovah'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, so that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity;

your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.

4 None sueth in righteousness, and none pleadeth in truth: they trust in

vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatch adders' 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; desolation and destruction are in

their paths.

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their

goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not

know peace.

9. Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness overtake

us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk

in obscurity.

10 We grope for the wall like the blind; yea, we grope as they that have

no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among them that are

lusty we are as dead men.

11 We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice,

but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

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 transgressing and denying Jehovah, and turning away from following our

God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart

words of falsehood.

14 And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar

off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself

a prey. And Jehovah saw it, and it displeased him that there was no


16. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no

intercessor: therefore his own arm brought salvation unto him; and his

righteousness, it upheld him.

17 And he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of

salvation upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and was clad with zeal as a mantle.

18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his

adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay


19 So shall they fear the name of Jehovah from the west, and his glory

from the rising of the sun; for he will come as a rushing stream, which the

breath of Jehovah driveth.

20 And a Redeemer will come to Zion, and unto them that turn from

transgression in Jacob, saith Jehovah.

21 And as for me, this is my covenant with them, saith Jehovah: 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 Jehovah, from henceforth and for ever.

Chapter 60

1. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen

upon thee.

2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the

peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon


3 And nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy


4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: they all gather themselves

together, they come to thee; thy sons shall come from far, and thy

daughters shall be carried in the arms.

5 Then thou shalt see and be radiant, and thy heart shall thrill and be

enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned unto thee, the

wealth of the nations shall come unto thee.

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

frankincense, and shall proclaim the praises of Jehovah.

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 glory.

8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

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, for the

name of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he hath

glorified thee.

10 And foreigners shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall

minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favor have I

had mercy on thee.

11 Thy gates also shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day

nor night; that men may bring unto thee the wealth of the nations, and

their kings led captive.

12 For that 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, and

the box-tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will

make the place of my feet glorious.

14 And the sons 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 Jehovah, The Zion of the

Holy One of Israel.

15. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man passed

through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many


16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the nations, and shalt suck the

breast of kings; and thou shalt know that I, Jehovah, 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, desolation 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 Jehovah will 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 Jehovah will 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


22 The little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong

nation; I, Jehovah, will hasten it in its time.

Chapter 61

1. The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath

anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind

up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening

[of the prison] to them that are bound;

2 to proclaim the year of Jehovah's favor, 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 a garland

for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the

spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the

planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified.

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 foreigners shall be

your plowmen and your vine-dressers.

6 But ye shall be named the priests of Jehovah; men shall call you the

ministers of our God: ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their

glory shall ye boast yourselves.

7 Instead of your shame [ye shall have] double; and instead of dishonor

they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall

possess double; everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 For I, Jehovah, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will

give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting

covenant with them.

9 And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring

among the peoples; all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are

the seed which Jehovah hath blessed.

10. I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, 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 a

garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth its bud, and as the garden causeth the

things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord Jehovah will cause

righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Chapter 62

1. For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I

will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her

salvation as a lamp that burneth.

2 And the nations shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory,

and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of Jehovah shall


3 Thou shalt also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Jehovah, 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 Hephzi-bah, and thy land

Beulah; for Jehovah delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

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


6. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold

their peace day nor night: ye that are Jehovah's remembrancers, take ye no


7 and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a

praise in the earth.

8 Jehovah hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength,

Surely I will no more give thy grain to be food for thine enemies; and

foreigners shall not drink thy new wine, for which thou hast labored:

9 but they that have garnered it shall eat it, and praise Jehovah; and

they that have gathered it shall drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.

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 an ensign for

the peoples.

11 Behold, Jehovah hath proclaimed unto the end of the earth, Say ye to

the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is

with him, and his recompense before him.

12 And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and

thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Chapter 63

1. Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this

that is glorious in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength?

I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that

treadeth in the winevat?

3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man

with me: yea, I trod them in mine anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and

their lifeblood is sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained all my


4 For the day of vengeance was in my 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

wrath, it upheld me.

6 And I trod down the peoples in mine anger, and made them drunk in my

wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.

7. I will make mention of the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah, [and] the

praises of Jehovah, according to all that Jehovah 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 deal

falsely: 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 grieved his holy Spirit: therefore he was

turned to be their enemy, [and] himself 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 shepherds of his

flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit in the midst of them?

12 that caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses? that

divided the waters before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

13 that led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so

that they stumbled not?

14 As the cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of Jehovah

caused them 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 are thy zeal and thy mighty acts? the yearning of

thy heart and thy compassions are restrained toward me.

16 For thou art our Father, though Abraham knoweth us not, and Israel

doth not acknowledge us: thou, O Jehovah, art our Father; our Redeemer from

everlasting is thy name.

17 O Jehovah, why dost thou make us to err from thy ways, and hardenest

our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine


18 Thy holy people possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries

have trodden down thy sanctuary.

19 We are become as they over whom thou never barest rule, as they that

were not called by thy name.


Chapter 64

1. Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down,

that the mountains might quake at thy presence,

2 as when fire kindleth the brushwood, [and] 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 quaked at thy presence.

4 For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither

hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for


5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that

remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou wast wroth, and we sinned: in them

[have we been] of long time; and shall we be saved?

6. For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our

righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf;

and our iniquities, like the wind, take 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 by means of our iniquities.

8 But now, O Jehovah, 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 Jehovah, neither remember iniquity for ever:

behold, look, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

10 Thy holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness,

Jerusalem a desolation.

11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is

burned with fire; and all our pleasant places are laid waste.

12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Jehovah? wilt thou hold

thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

Chapter 65

1. I am inquired of by 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, that

walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

3 a people that provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in

gardens, and burning incense upon bricks;

4 that sit among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; that eat

swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

5 that say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me, for I am holier than

thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will

recompense, yea, I will recompense into their bosom,

7 your own iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith

Jehovah, that have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me

upon the hills; therefore will I first measure their work into their bosom.

8. Thus saith Jehovah, 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' sake, that I may not detroy them all.

9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an

inheritor of my mountains; and my chosen shall inherit it, and my servants

shall dwell there.

10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place

for herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

11. But ye that forsake Jehovah, that forget my holy mountain, that

prepare a table for Fortune, and that fill up mingled wine unto Destiny;

12 I will destine 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 ye did that which was evil in mine eyes, and chose that

wherein I delighted not.

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, 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 put to shame;

14 behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for

sorrow of heart, and shall wail for vexation of spirit.

15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen; and the Lord

Jehovah will slay thee; and he will call his servants by another name:

16 so 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

things 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 joy.

19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; and there shall

be heard in her no more the voice of weeping and the voice of crying.

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 a hundred years old, and

the sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed.

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 shall be the days of my people, and

my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for calamity; for they

are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, 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 ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not

hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.

Chapter 66

1. Thus saith Jehovah, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:

what manner of house will ye build unto me? and what place shall be my


2 For all these things hath my hand made, and [so] all these things came

to be, saith Jehovah: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor

and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my word.

3 He that killeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man; he that sacrificeth

a lamb, as he that breaketh a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as

he that offereth] swine's blood; he that burneth frankincense, as he that

blesseth 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 that which was evil in mine eyes, and chose that wherein

I delighted not.

5. Hear the word of Jehovah, ye that tremble at his word: Your brethren

that hate you, that cast you out for my name's sake, have said, Let Jehovah

be glorified, that we may see your joy; but it is they that shall be put to


6 A voice of tumult from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of

Jehovah that rendereth recompense 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 a land be

born in one day? shall a nation be brought forth at once? for as soon as

Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith

Jehovah: shall I that cause to bring forth shut [the womb]? saith thy God.

10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all ye that love her:

rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn over 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 Jehovah, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a

river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream: and ye

shall suck [thereof]; ye shall be borne upon the side, and shall be dandled

upon the knees.

13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall

be comforted in Jerusalem.

14 And ye shall see [it], and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones

shall flourish like the tender grass: and the hand of Jehovah shall be

known toward his servants; and he will have indignation against his


15. For, behold, Jehovah will come with fire, and his chariots shall be

like the whirlwind; to render his anger with fierceness, and his rebuke

with flames of fire.

16 For by fire will Jehovah execute judgment, and by his sword, upon all

flesh; and the slain of Jehovah shall be many.

17 They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves [to go] unto the

gardens, behind one in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the

abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together, saith


18 For I [know] their works and their thoughts: [the time] cometh, that I

will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see my


19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of

them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to

Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame,

neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the


20 And they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations for an

oblation unto Jehovah, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and

upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith

Jehovah, as the children of Israel bring their oblation in a clean vessel

into the house of Jehovah.

21 And of them also will I take for priests [and] for Levites, saith


22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall

remain before me, saith Jehovah, so shall your seed and your name remain.

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


24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the dead bodies of the men that

have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall

their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

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