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Chapter 1

X 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 Judah.

X 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for YHWH has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

X 3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people do not consider.

X 4 Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children who are corrupters: they have forsaken YHWH, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have gone away backward.

X 5 Why should you* be stricken any more? you* will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint.

X 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

X 7 Your* country is desolate, your* cities are burned with fire: your* land, strangers devour it in your* presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

X 8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

X 9 Unless YHWH of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom; we should have been like Gomorrah.

X 10 Hear the word of YHWH, you* rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our Elohim, you* people of Gomorrah.

X 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your* sacrifices to me? says YHWH: I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bulls, of lambs, or of male goats.

X 12 When you* come to appear before me, who has required this at your* hand, to tread my courts?

X 13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot endure; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

X 14 Your* new moons and your* appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them.

X 15 And when you* spread forth your* hands, I will hide my eyes from you*: yes, when you* make many prayers, I will not hear: your* hands are full of blood.

X 16 Wash, make yourselves* clean; put away the evil of your* doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;

X 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

X 18 Come now, and let us reason together, says YHWH: though your* sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow, though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

X 19 If you* are willing and obedient, you* shall eat the good of the land:

X 20 But if you* refuse and rebel, you* shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it.

X 21 How the faithful city has become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

X 22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water:

X 23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they do not judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

X 24 Therefore the Master, YHWH of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, says, Ah, I will ease myself of my adversaries, and avenge myself of my enemies:

X 25 And I will turn my hand upon you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your tin:

X 26 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

X 27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

X 28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and those who forsake YHWH shall be consumed.

X 29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you* have desired, and you* shall be confounded for the gardens that you* have chosen.

X 30 For you* shall be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water.

X 31 And the strong shall be as tow, and its maker as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and no one shall quench them.

Chapter 2

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

X 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mount of YHWH'S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.

X 3 And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of YHWH from Jerusalem.

X 4 And he will judge among the nations, and will rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

X 5 O house of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of YHWH.

X 6 Therefore you have forsaken your people the house of Jacob, because they are replenished from the east, and are sooth-sayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

X 7 Their land is also full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

X 8 Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

X 9 And the common man boweth down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore do not forgive them.

X 10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, for fear of YHWH, and for the glory of his majesty.

X 11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be abased, and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.

X 12 For the day of YHWH of hosts shall be upon everyone who is proud and lofty, and upon everyone who is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

X 13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

X 14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

X 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fortified wall,

X 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

X 17 And the loftiness of man shall be abased, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.

X 18 And he will utterly abolish the idols.

X 19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of YHWH, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth terribly.

X 20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

X 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of YHWH, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth terribly.

X 22 Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for what is he to be accounted of?

Chapter 3

X 1 For behold, the Master, YHWH of hosts, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah the rod and the staff, the whole support of bread, the whole support of water,

X 2 The mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the prudent, the ancient,

X 3 The captain of fifty, the honorable man, the counselor, the skillful artificer, and the eloquent orator.

X 4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babies shall rule over them.

X 5 And the people shall be oppressed, each by another, and each by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the elder, and the base against the honorable.

X 6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, You have clothing, be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand:

X 7 In that day he shall swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house there is neither bread nor clothing: do not make me a ruler of the people.

X 8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah has fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against YHWH, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

X 9 The show of their countenance witnesseth against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe to their soul! for they have rewarded evil to themselves.

X 10 Say to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

X 11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given to him.

X 12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.

X 13 YHWH stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.

X 14 YHWH will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and with their princes: for you* have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your* houses.

X 15 What do you* mean that you* beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? says the Sovereign Elohim of hosts.

X 16 Moreover YHWH says, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with extended necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

X 17 Therefore the Master will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and YHWH will uncover their secret parts.

X 18 In that day the Master will take away the show of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, their cauls, their crescents,

X 19 The chains, the bracelets, the veils,

X 20 The bonnets, the ornaments of the legs, the head-bands, the tablets, the earrings,

X 21 The rings, nose-jewels,

X 22 The changeable suits of apparel, the mantles, the wimples, the crisping-pins,

X 23 The mirrors, the fine linen, the hoods, and the veils.

X 24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be an offensive odor; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a mantle, a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

X 25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.

X 26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and being desolate, she shall sit upon the ground.

Chapter 4

X 1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.

X 2 In that day the branch of YHWH shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for those who have escaped of Israel.

X 3 And it shall come to pass, that he who is left in Zion, and he who remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even everyone who is written among the living in Jerusalem:

X 4 When the Master has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and has purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst of it by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

X 5 And YHWH will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.

X 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shade in the day-time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Chapter 5

X 1 Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved concerning his vineyard. My well-beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

X 2 And he fenced it, gathered out its stones, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in the midst of it, and made a wine-press therein: and he expected that it would bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

X 3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you*, between me and my vineyard.

X 4 What more could have been done to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected that it would bring forth grapes, did it bring forth wild grapes?

X 5 And now come; I will tell you* what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it shall be eaten up; and break down its wall, and it shall be trodden down:

X 6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dug; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

X 7 For the vineyard of YHWH of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

X 8 Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, till there is no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

X 9 In my ears YHWH of hosts said, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

X 10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of a homer shall yield an ephah.

X 11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning, so that they may follow strong drink; who continue until night, till wine inflameth them!

X 12 And the harp, the viol, the tambourine, pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they do not regard the work of YHWH, neither consider the operation of his hands.

X 13 Therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

X 14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices, shall descend into it.

X 15 And man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be abased.

X 16 But YHWH of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and Elohim who is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

X 17 Then the lambs shall feed after their manner, and strangers shall eat in the waste places of the fat ones.

X 18 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as with a cart-rope:

X 19 Who say, Let him make speed, and hurry his work, so that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, so that we may know it!

X 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

X 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

X 22 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

X 23 Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

X 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of YHWH of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

X 25 Therefore the anger of YHWH is kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them: and the hills trembled, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

X 26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from afar, and will hiss to them from the end of the earth: and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

X 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:

X 28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

X 29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yes, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and no one shall deliver it.

X 30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one looks to the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in its heavens.

Chapter 6

X 1 In the year that king Uzziah died I also saw the Master sitting upon a throne, high and elevated, and his train filled the temple.

X 2 Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

X 3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy is YHWH of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

X 4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

X 5 Then I said, 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 my eyes have seen the King, YHWH of hosts.

X 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

X 7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.

X 8 Also I heard the voice of the Master, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here I am; send me.

X 9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, You* hear indeed, but do not understand; and you* see indeed, but do not perceive.

X 10 Make the heart of this people fat, make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and convert and be healed.

X 11 Then I said, Master, how long? And he answered, Until the cities shall be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land is utterly desolate;

X 12 And YHWH has removed men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

X 13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a terebinth, and as an oak whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be its substance.

Chapter 7

X 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 towards Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.

X 2 And it was told to the house of David, saying, Syria is confederated with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.

X 3 Then YHWH said to Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz--you, and Shear-jashub your son--at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;

X 4 And say to him, Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear, neither be faint-hearted for the two tails of these smoking fire-brands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

X 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying,

X 6 Let us go up against Judah, and harass it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:

X 7 Thus says the Sovereign Elohim, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

X 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken, so that it is not a people.

X 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you* will not believe, surely you* shall not be established.

X 10 Moreover, YHWH spoke again to Ahaz, saying,

X 11 Ask for yourself a sign from YHWH your Elohim; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

X 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt YHWH.

X 13 And he said, Hear now, O house of David. Is it a small thing for you* to weary men, but will you* weary my Elohim also?

X 14 Therefore the Master himself will give you* a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

X 15 He shall eat butter and honey, so that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

X 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that you abhor shall be forsaken by both her kings.

X 17 YHWH will bring upon you, upon your people, and upon your father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

X 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH 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.

X 19 And they shall come, and all of them shall rest in the desolate valleys, in the holes of the rocks, upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

X 20 In the same day the Master will shave with a razor that is hired from beyond the river (namely, by the king of Assyria), the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

X 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

X 22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give, he shall eat butter: for everyone who is left in the land shall eat butter and honey.

X 23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand pieces of silver, it shall even be for briers and thorns.

X 24 Men shall come there with arrows and with bows; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

X 25 And on all hills that shall be dug with the mattock, the fear of briers and thorns shall not come there: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

Chapter 8

X 1 Moreover, YHWH said to me, Take a great scroll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

X 2 And I took for myself faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

X 3 And I went to the prophetess; and she conceived, and bore a son. Then YHWH said to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

X 4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

X 5 YHWH also spoke to me again, saying,

X 6 Because this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

X 7 Now therefore, behold, the Master brings up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks:

X 8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the extension of his wings shall fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.

X 9 Associate yourselves*, O people, and you* shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you* of far countries: gird yourselves*, and you* shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves*, and you* shall be broken in pieces.

X 10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for Elohim is with us.

X 11 For YHWH spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

X 12 Do not say, A confederacy, to all those to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear their fear, nor be afraid.

X 13 Sanctify YHWH of hosts himself; and let him be your* fear, and let him be your* dread.

X 14 And he will be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

X 15 And many among them shall stumble, fall, be broken, be insnared, and be taken.

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

X 17 And I will wait upon YHWH, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

X 18 Behold, I and the children whom YHWH has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from YHWH of hosts, who dwells in mount Zion.

X 19 And when they shall say to you*, Seek those who have familiar spirits, and wizards who peep, and who mutter: should a people not seek their Elohim? on behalf of the living should they seek the dead?

X 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

X 21 And they shall pass through it, distressed and hungry: and it shall come to pass, so that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their Elohim, and look upward.

X 22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Chapter 9

X 1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her distress, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and afterward more grievously afflicted her by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

X 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light: those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shined.

X 3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

X 4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

X 5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

X 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty Elohim, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

X 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even forever. The zeal of YHWH of hosts will perform this.

X 8 The Master sent a word into Jacob, and it has fallen upon Israel.

X 9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, who say in the pride and stoutness of heart,

X 10 The bricks have fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

X 11 Therefore YHWH will set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

X 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.

X 13 For the people do not turn to him who smiteth them, neither do they seek YHWH of hosts.

X 14 Therefore YHWH will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

X 15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet who teacheth lies, he is the tail.

X 16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and those who are led by them are destroyed.

X 17 Therefore the Master will have no joy in their young men, neither will have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for everyone is a hypocrite and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

X 18 For wickedness burns as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the rising of smoke.

X 19 Through the wrath of YHWH of hosts the land is darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.

X 20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm:

X 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

X 1 Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and who write grievousness which they have prescribed;

X 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their plunder, and that they may rob the fatherless!

X 3 And what will you* do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you* flee for help? and where will you* leave your* glory?

X 4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

X 5 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

X 6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath I will give him a charge, to take the spoil, to take the plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

X 7 Although he does not mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off many nations.

X 8 For he says, Are my princes not altogether kings?

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

X 10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose engraved images excelled those of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

X 11 Shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, do so to Jerusalem and her idols?

X 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Master has 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.

X 13 For he says, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:

X 14 And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; and there was no one who moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

X 15 Shall the ax boast itself against him who heweth with it? or shall the saw magnify itself against him who moves it? as if the rod should shake itself against those who lift it, or as if the staff should lift itself, as if it were no wood.

X 16 Therefore the Master, YHWH of hosts, will send leanness among his fat ones; and under his glory he will kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

X 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;

X 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard-bearer faints.

X 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child may write them.

X 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again lean upon him who smote them; but shall lean upon YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

X 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty Elohim.

X 22 For though your people Israel are as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

X 23 For the Sovereign Elohim of hosts will make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

X 24 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Elohim of hosts, O my people who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.

X 25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and my anger in their destruction.

X 26 And YHWH of hosts will raise up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

X 27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

X 28 He has come to Aiath, he has passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his furniture.

X 29 They have gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul has fled.

X 30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard to Laish, O poor Anathoth.

X 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.

X 32 As yet he shall remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

X 33 Behold, the Master, YHWH of hosts will lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.

X 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Chapter 11

X 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots:

X 2 And the spirit of YHWH will rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH;

X 3 And will make him of quick understanding in the fear of YHWH: and he will not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

X 4 But with righteousness he will judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he will smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

X 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.

X 6 The wolf shall also 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.

X 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.

X 8 And the nursing child shall play near the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the basilisk.

X 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YHWH, as the waters cover the sea.

X 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; the Gentiles shall seek it: and his rest shall be glorious.

X 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Master will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

X 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

X 13 The envy of Ephraim shall also depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not distress Ephraim.

X 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines towards the west; they shall spoil those of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

X 15 And YHWH will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind he will shake his hand over the river, and will smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over in sandals.

X 16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; as it was to Israel in the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.

Chapter 12

X 1 And in that day you shall say, O YHWH, I will praise you: though you was angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you have comforted me.

X 2 Behold, Elohim is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for YHWH YHWH is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

X 3 Therefore with joy you* shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.

X 4 And in that day you* shall say, Praise YHWH, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

X 5 Sing to YHWH; for he has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

X 6 Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.

Chapter 13

X 1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

X 2 Lift up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice to them, shake the hand, so that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

X 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for my anger, even those who rejoice in my highness.

X 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations assembled: YHWH of hosts musters the host of the battle.

X 5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even YHWH, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

X 6 Howl; for the day of YHWH is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

X 7 Therefore all hands shall be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

X 8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman who travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

X 9 Behold, the day of YHWH comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he will destroy its sinners out of it.

X 10 For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

X 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

X 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

X 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of YHWH of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

X 14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man takes up: every man shall turn to his own people, and flee each to his own land.

X 15 Everyone who is found shall be thrust through; and everyone who is joined to them shall fall by the sword.

X 16 Their children shall also be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be plundered, and their wives ravished.

X 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.

X 18 Their bows shall also dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

X 19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellence, shall be as when Elohim overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

X 20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

X 21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and wild goats shall dance there.

X 22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Chapter 14

X 1 For YHWH will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

X 2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of YHWH for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

X 3 And it shall come to pass in the day that YHWH shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear, and from the hard bondage in which you was made to serve,

X 4 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How the oppressor has ceased! the golden city ceased!

X 5 YHWH has broken the staff of the wicked, and the scepter of the rulers.

X 6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he who ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and no one hinders.

X 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

X 8 Yes, the fir-trees rejoice at you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since you are laid down, no feller has come up against us.

X 9 Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

X 10 All of them shall speak and say to you, Have you also become weak as we are? Have you become like us?

X 11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.

X 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how you are cut down to the ground, who weakened the nations!

X 13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim: I will also sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

X 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.

X 15 Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

X 16 Those who see you shall narrowly look upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms:

X 17 Who made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; who did not open the house of his prisoners?

X 18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, each in his own house.

X 19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and as the clothing of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.

X 20 You shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, and slain your people: the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned.

X 21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; so that they may not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

X 22 For I will arise against them, says YHWH of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, remnant, son, and nephew, says YHWH.

X 23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, says YHWH of hosts.

X 24 YHWH of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so it shall come to pass; and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.

X 25 I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then his yoke shall depart from off them, and his burden shall depart from off their shoulders.

X 26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched over all the nations.

X 27 For YHWH of hosts has purposed, and who shall make it void? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

X 28 In the year that king Ahaz died this burden came.

X 29 Do not rejoice, all Palestina, because the rod of him who smote you is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a basilisk, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

X 30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay your remnant.

X 31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; you, all Palestina, are dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and no one shall be alone in his appointed times.

X 32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That YHWH has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Chapter 15

X 1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

X 2 He has gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads there shall be baldness, and every beard shorn.

X 3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, everyone shall howl, weeping abundantly.

X 4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even to Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous to him.

X 5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar, a heifer of three years old: for they shall go up the ascent of Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise a cry of destruction.

X 6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the herb is withered away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.

X 7 Therefore the abundance they have gained, and that which they have laid up, they shall carry away to the brook of the willows.

X 8 For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab, her howling to Eglaim, and her howling to Beer-elim.

X 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him who escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

Chapter 16

X 1 Send the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

X 2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

X 3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in the midst of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; do not discover him who wandereth.

X 4 Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

X 5 And in mercy the throne shall be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

X 6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

X 7 Therefore Moab shall howl for Moab, everyone shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth you* shall mourn; surely they are stricken.

X 8 For the fields of Heshbon and the vine of Sibmah languish: the masters of the heathen have broken down her principal plants, they have come even to Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are extended, they have gone over the sea.

X 9 Therefore I will wail with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah: I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest has fallen.

X 10 And gladness is taken away, and joy from the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage-shouting to cease.

X 11 Therefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir-haresh.

X 12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

X 13 This is the word that YHWH has spoken concerning Moab since that time.

X 14 But now YHWH has spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be despised, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

Chapter 17

X 1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

X 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.

X 3 The fortress shall also cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says YHWH of hosts.

X 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be diminished, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean.

X 5 And it shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, and reaps the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he who gathers ears in the valley of Rephaim.

X 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in its outmost fruitful branches, says YHWH Elohim of Israel.

X 7 In that day a man shall look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

X 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.

X 9 In that day his strong cities shall be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.

X 10 Because you have forgotten the Elohim of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore you shall plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with foreign slips:

X 11 In the day you shall make your plant to grow, and in the morning you shall make your seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

X 12 Woe to the multitude of many people, who make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, who make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

X 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but Elohim will rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

X 14 And behold at the time of evening trouble; and before the morning he is no more. This is the portion of those who ravage us, and the lot of those who rob us.

Chapter 18

X 1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Cush:

X 2 That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, you* swift messengers to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people awesome from their beginning until now; a nation measured by line and trodden down, whose land the rivers have laid waste.

X 3 All you* inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he blows a trumpet, hear.

X 4 For so YHWH said to me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling-place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

X 5 For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning-hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.

X 6 They shall be left together to the birds of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the birds shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

X 7 In that time the present shall be brought to YHWH of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people awesome from their beginning until now; a nation measured by line and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of YHWH of hosts, the mount Zion.

Chapter 19

X 1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, YHWH rideth upon a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

X 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and each shall fight against his brother, and each against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

X 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of her, and I will destroy her counsel: and they shall seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards.

X 4 And I will give the Egyptians over into the hand of a cruel master; and a fierce king shall rule over them, says the Master, YHWH of hosts.

X 5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the rivers shall be wasted and dried up.

X 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defense shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.

X 7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and everything sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.

X 8 The fishers shall also mourn, and all those who cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and those who spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

X 9 Moreover those who work in fine flax, and those who weave net-works shall be confounded.

X 10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all who make sluices and ponds for fish.

X 11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish: how do you* say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

X 12 Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what YHWH of hosts has purposed upon Egypt.

X 13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even those who are the support of its tribes.

X 14 YHWH has mingled a perverse spirit in the midst of it: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work of it, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

X 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may perform.

X 16 In that day Egypt shall be like women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of YHWH of hosts, which he shaketh over it.

X 17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt, everyone who makes mention of it shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of YHWH of hosts, which he has determined against it.

X 18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt shall speak the language of Canaan, and swear to YHWH of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.

X 19 In that day there shall be an altar to YHWH in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at its border to YHWH.

X 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness to YHWH of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry to YHWH because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

X 21 And YHWH shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know YHWH in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yes, they shall vow a vow to YHWH, and perform it.

X 22 And YHWH will smite Egypt: he will smite and heal it: and they shall return even to YHWH, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them.

X 23 In that day there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

X 24 In that day Israel shall be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:

X 25 Whom YHWH of hosts will bless, saying, Blessed is Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.

Chapter 20

X 1 In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him), and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

X 2 At the same time YHWH spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth from off your loins, and take off your shoe from your foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

X 3 And YHWH said, As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Cush;

X 4 So the king of Assyria shall lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Cushites captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their hind-parts uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

X 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Cush their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.

X 6 And the inhabitant of this coastland shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, where we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

Chapter 21

X 1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.

X 2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the spoiler plunders. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all her sighing I have made to cease.

X 3 Therefore my loins are filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman who travails: I was bowed down when I heard it; I was dismayed when I saw it.

X 4 My heart panted, fearfulness terrified me: the night of my pleasure he has turned into fear for me.

X 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watch-tower, eat, drink: arise, you* princes, and anoint the shield.

X 6 For thus the Master has said to me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.

X 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels; and he listened diligently with much heed:

X 8 And he cried, a lion: My master, I stand continually upon the watch-tower in the day time, and I am set in my ward whole nights.

X 9 And behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon has fallen, has fallen; and all the engraved images of her elohims he has broken to the ground.

X 10 O my threshing, and the grain of my floor; that which I have heard from YHWH of hosts, the Elohim of Israel, I have declared to you*.

X 11 The burden of Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

X 12 The watchman said, The morning comes, and also the night: if you* will inquire, inquire: return, come.

X 13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you* shall lodge, O you* traveling companies of Dedanim.

X 14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him who was thirsty, they met with their bread him who fled.

X 15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

X 16 For thus the Master has said to me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

X 17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for YHWH Elohim of Israel has spoken it.

Chapter 22

X 1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have wholly gone up to the house-tops?

X 2 You who are full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: your slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.

X 3 All your rulers have fled together, they are bound by the archers: all who are found in you are bound together, who have fled from far.

X 4 Therefore I said, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, do not labor to comfort me, because of the devastation of the daughter of my people.

X 5 For it is a day of trouble, of treading down, and of perplexity by the Sovereign Elohim of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.

X 6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

X 7 And it shall come to pass, that your choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

X 8 And he uncovered the coverings of Judah, and you lookedst in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

X 9 You* have also seen the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you* collected the waters of the lower pool.

X 10 And you* have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses you* have broken down to fortify the wall.

X 11 You* also made a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but you* have not looked to its maker, neither had respect to him who fashioned it long ago.

X 12 And in that day the Sovereign Elohim of hosts called to weeping, to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

X 13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.

X 14 And it was revealed in my ears by YHWH of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you* till you* die, says the Sovereign Elohim of hosts.

X 15 Thus says the Sovereign Elohim of hosts, Go, repair to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, and say,

X 16 What are you doing here? and who do you have here, that you have hewed yourself out a sepulcher here, as he who heweth himself out a sepulcher on high, and who engraveth a habitation for himself in a rock?

X 17 Behold, YHWH will carry you away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover you.

X 18 With violence he will surely turn and toss you like a ball into a wide country: there you shall die, and there the chariots of your glory shall be the shame of your master's house.

X 19 And I will drive you from your station, and from your state he shall pull you down.

X 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:

X 21 And I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your girdle, and I will commit your government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

X 22 And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open.

X 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

X 24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.

X 25 In that day, says YHWH of hosts, the nail that is fastened in the sure place shall be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for YHWH has spoken it.

Chapter 23

X 1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you* ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

X 2 Be still, you* inhabitants of the coastland; you whom the merchants of Zidon, who pass over the sea, have replenished.

X 3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a market of nations.

X 4 Be ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea has spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I do not travail, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish young men, nor bring up virgins.

X 5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so they shall be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

X 6 Pass over to Tarshish; howl, you* inhabitants of the coast.

X 7 Is this your* joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her far off to sojourn.

X 8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traders are the honorable of the earth?

X 9 YHWH of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

X 10 Pass through your land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.

X 11 He stretched his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: YHWH has given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy its strongholds.

X 12 And he said, You shall no more rejoice, O oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; you shall have no rest there also.

X 13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness: they set up its towers, they raised up its palaces; and he brought it to ruin.

X 14 Howl, you* ships of Tarshish: for your* strength is laid waste.

X 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 Tyre shall sing as a harlot.

X 16 Take a harp, go about the city, you harlot who has been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, so that you may be remembered.

X 17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that YHWH will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

X 18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to YHWH: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for those who dwell before YHWH, for sufficient food, and for durable clothing.

Chapter 24

X 1 Behold, YHWH makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters abroad its inhabitants.

X 2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest to him.

X 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for YHWH has spoken this word.

X 4 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth languish.

X 5 The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

X 6 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

X 7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted sigh.

X 8 The mirth of tambourines ceases, the noise of those who rejoice ends, the joy of the harp ceases.

X 9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to those who drink it.

X 10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, so that no man may enter.

X 11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

X 12 Desolation is left in the city, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

X 13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive-tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

X 14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of YHWH, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

X 15 Therefore glorify YHWH in the fires, even the name of YHWH Elohim of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.

X 16 From the uttermost part of the earth we have heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe to me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yes, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

X 17 Fear, the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

X 18 And it shall come to pass, that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth shake.

X 19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is entirely dissolved, the earth is exceedingly moved.

X 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and its transgression shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

X 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall punish the host of the high ones who are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

X 22 And they shall be gathered, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days they shall be visited.

X 23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when YHWH of hosts shall reign on mount Zion, in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Chapter 25

X 1 O YHWH, you are my Elohim; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

X 2 For you have 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.

X 3 Therefore the strong people shall glorify you, the city of the terrible nations shall fear you.

X 4 For you have been a defense to the poor, a defense 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.

X 5 You will bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shade of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

X 6 And on this mountain YHWH of hosts will make for all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the dregs, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the dregs well refined.

X 7 And he will destroy on this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

X 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Sovereign Elohim will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people he will remove from all the earth: for YHWH has spoken it.

X 9 And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our Elohim; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is YHWH, we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

X 10 For on this mountain the hand of YHWH shall rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

X 11 And he will spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he who swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he will bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

X 12 And the fortress of the high fort of your walls he will bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Chapter 26

X 1 In that day this song shall be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; Elohim will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.

X 2 Open the gates, so that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

X 3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.

X 4 Trust in YHWH forever: for in YHWH YHWH is everlasting strength:

X 5 For he brings down those who dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he brings it even to the dust.

X 6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

X 7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, weigh the path of the just.

X 8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O YHWH, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.

X 9 With my soul I have desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me I will seek you early: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

X 10 Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of YHWH.

X 11 YHWH, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes, the fire of your enemies shall devour them.

X 12 YHWH, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have worked all our works in us.

X 13 O YHWH our Elohim, other masters beside you have had dominion over us; but by you only we will make mention of your name.

X 14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore you have visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

X 15 You have increased the nation, O YHWH, you have increased the nation; you are glorified: you had removed it far to all the ends of the earth.

X 16 YHWH, in trouble they have visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was upon them.

X 17 As a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so we have been in your sight, O YHWH.

X 18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have, it seems, brought forth wind; we have not worked any deliverance on the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

X 19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you* who dwell in dust: for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

X 20 Come, my people, enter into your chambers, and shut your doors about you; hide yourself for a little moment until the indignation has passed.

X 21 For behold, YHWH comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth shall also disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Chapter 27

X 1 In that day YHWH with his keen and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.

X 2 In that day sing to her, A vineyard of red wine.

X 3 I, YHWH, keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

X 4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

X 5 Or let him take hold of my strength, so that he may make peace with me, and he shall make peace with me.

X 6 He shall cause those who descend from Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

X 7 Has he smitten him, as he smote those who smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of those who are slain by him?

X 8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, you will debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

X 9 By this therefore the iniquity of Jacob shall be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalk-stones that are beaten asunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

X 10 Yet the fortified city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there the calf shall feed, and there he shall lie down, and consume its branches.

X 11 When its boughs are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he who made them will not have mercy on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor.

X 12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall gather from the channel of the river to the stream of Egypt, and you* shall be gathered one by one, O children of Israel.

X 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship YHWH on the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Chapter 28

X 1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower; who are on the head of the rich valleys of those who are overcome with wine!

X 2 Behold, the Master has a mighty and strong one; as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, he shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

X 3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet.

X 4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the early fruit before the summer; which, when he who looks upon it, sees while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.

X 5 In that day YHWH of hosts will be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people,

X 6 And for a spirit of judgment to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn the battle to the gate.

X 7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are overwhelmed with wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

X 8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no clean place.

X 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

X 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

X 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue he will speak to this people.

X 12 To whom he said, This is the rest with which you* may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

X 13 But the word of YHWH was to them, precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; so that they might go and fall backward, and be broken, snared, and taken.

X 14 Therefore hear the word of YHWH, you* scornful men, who rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

X 15 Because you* have said, We have made a covenant with death, and we are in agreement with hell; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not reach us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

X 16 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Elohim, Behold, I lay a stone in Zion for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he who believes shall not make hurry.

X 17 I will also lay judgment to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

X 18 And your* covenant with death shall be made void, and your* agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you* shall be trodden down by it.

X 19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you*: for morning by morning it shall pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

X 20 For the bed is shorter than a man can stretch himself on: and the covering narrower than he can wrap himself in.

X 21 For YHWH will rise as on mount Perazim, he will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon, so that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

X 22 Now therefore do not be mockers, lest your* bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Sovereign Elohim of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

X 23 Give ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.

X 24 Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?

X 25 When he has made even its face, does he not cast abroad the vetches, scatter the cummin, cast in the principal wheat, the appointed barley, and the rye in their place?

X 26 For his Elohim instructeth him to discretion, and teacheth him.

X 27 For the vetches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart-wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the vetches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

X 28 Bread-grain is bruised; because he will not always be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

X 29 This also comes forth from YHWH of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in operation.

Chapter 29

X 1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

X 2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow; and it shall be to me as Ariel.

X 3 And I will encamp against you round about, and will lay siege against you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.

X 4 And you shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust, and your voice shall be, as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.

X 5 Moreover, the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away: yes, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

X 6 You shall be visited by YHWH of hosts with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with storm and tempest, and with the flame of devouring fire.

X 7 And the multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, even all who fight against her and her munition, and who distress her, shall be as a dream of a night-vision.

X 8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreameth, and behold, he eats; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and behold, he drinks; but he awaketh, and behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, who fight against mount Zion.

X 9 Stay yourselves*, and wonder; cry out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

X 10 For YHWH has poured out upon you* the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your* eyes: the prophets and your* rulers, the seers he has covered.

X 11 And the vision of all has become to you* as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed:

X 12 And the book is delivered to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I am not learned.

X 13 Therefore the Master said, Because this people draws near to me with their mouth, and with their lips honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precept of men:

X 14 Therefore behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even an astonishing work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

X 15 Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel from YHWH, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?

X 16 Surely your* turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him who made it, He did not make me? or shall the thing framed say of him who framed it, He had no understanding?

X 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?

X 18 And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

X 19 The meek shall also increase their joy in YHWH, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

X 20 For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scoffer is consumed, and all who watch for iniquity are cut off:

X 21 Who make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him who reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

X 22 Therefore thus says YHWH, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now become pale.

X 23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the Elohim of Israel.

X 24 Those who also erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and those who murmured shall learn doctrine.

Chapter 30

X 1 Woe to the rebellious children, says YHWH, who take counsel, but not from me; and who cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, so that they may add sin to sin:

X 2 Who walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shade of Egypt!

X 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your* shame, and the trust in the shade of Egypt your* confusion.

X 4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

X 5 They were all ashamed of a people who could not profit them, nor be a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

X 6 The burden of the beasts of the south. Into the land of trouble and anguish, where the young and the old lion, and the viper and flying serpent come from, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people who shall not profit them.

X 7 For the Egyptian shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore I have cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

X 8 Now go, write it before them in a tablet, and note it in a book, so that it may be for the time to come forever and ever:

X 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of YHWH:

X 10 Who say to the seers, Do not see; and to the prophets, Do not prophesy to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

X 11 Withdraw from the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

X 12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because you* despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and lean upon it:

X 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you* as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant.

X 14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potter's vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in its bursting a piece to take fire from the hearth, or to take water out of the pit.

X 15 For thus says the Sovereign Elohim, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest you* shall be saved; in quietness and in confidence your* strength shall be: and you* have not been willing.

X 16 But you* said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore you* shall flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore those who pursue you* shall be swift.

X 17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five you* shall flee: till you* are left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill.

X 18 And therefore YHWH will wait, so that he may be gracious to you*, and therefore he will be exalted, so that he may have mercy upon you*: for YHWH is a Elohim of judgment: blessed are all those who wait for him.

X 19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no more: he will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer you.

X 20 And though the Master shall give you* the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet your teachers shall not be removed into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:

X 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you* turn to the right hand, and when you* turn to the left.

X 22 You* shall also defile the covering of your engraved images of silver, and the ornament of your molten images of gold: you shall cast them away as a polluted cloth; you shall say to it, Be gone from me.

X 23 Then he shall give the rain of your seed, with which you shall sow the ground; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day your cattle shall feed in large pastures.

X 24 The oxen likewise and the young donkeys that plow the ground shall eat clean fodder, which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

X 25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

X 26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven-fold, as the light of seven days, in the day that YHWH bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

X 27 Behold, the name of YHWH comes from far, burning with his anger, and its burden is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

X 28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

X 29 You* shall have a song, as in the night, when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come upon the mountain of YHWH, to the mighty One of Israel.

X 30 And YHWH shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the descent of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, tempest, and hailstones.

X 31 For through the voice of YHWH the Assyrian shall be beaten down, who smote with a rod.

X 32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which YHWH shall lay upon him, it shall be with tambourines and harps: and in battles of shaking he will fight with it.

X 33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: its pile is fire and much wood; the breath of YHWH, like a stream of brimstone, kindleth it.

Chapter 31

X 1 Woe to those who 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 do not look to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek YHWH!

X 2 Yet he is also 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 those who work iniquity.

X 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not Elohim; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When YHWH shall stretch out his hand, both he who helps shall fall, and he who is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

X 4 For thus YHWH has spoken to me, As the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for their noise: so YHWH of hosts will come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

X 5 As birds flying, so YHWH of hosts will defend Jerusalem; defending, he will also deliver it; and passing over, he will preserve it.

X 6 Turn to him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

X 7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your* own hands have made for you* for a sin.

X 8 Then the Assyrian shall fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a common man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be forced labor.

X 9 And he shall pass over to his stronghold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, says YHWH, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

Chapter 32

X 1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

X 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.

X 3 And the eyes of those who see shall not be dim, and the ears of those who hear shall listen.

X 4 The heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

X 5 The vile person shall no more be called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

X 6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against YHWH, to make the soul of the hungry empty; and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

X 7 The instruments of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

X 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things he shall stand.

X 9 Rise up, you* women who are at ease; hear my voice, you* careless daughters; give ear to my speech.

X 10 Many days and years you* shall be troubled, you* careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

X 11 Tremble, you* women who are at ease; be troubled, you* careless ones: strip, make yourselves* bare, and gird sackcloth upon your* loins.

X 12 They shall lament for the breasts, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

X 13 Upon the land of my people thorns and briers shall come up; also, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:

X 14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks;

X 15 Until the spirit shall be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness shall be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be counted for a forest.

X 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

X 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

X 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places;

X 19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be utterly laid low.

X 20 Blessed are you* who sow beside all waters, who send forth the feet of the ox and the donkey.

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X 1 Woe to you spoiler, and you was not laid waste; and you who dealest treacherously, and they did not deal treacherously with you! when you shall cease to lay waste, you shall be wasted; and when you shall make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.

X 2 O YHWH, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be their arm every morning, also our salvation in the time of trouble.

X 3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of yourself the nations were scattered.

X 4 And your* spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts he shall run upon them.

X 5 YHWH is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

X 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of YHWH is his treasure.

X 7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry outside: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

X 8 The highways lie waste, the way-faring man ceases: he has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

X 9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

X 10 Now I will rise, says YHWH; now I will be exalted; now I will lift up myself.

X 11 You* shall conceive chaff, you* shall bring forth stubble: your* breath, as fire, shall devour you*.

X 12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.

X 13 You* who are far off, hear what I have done; and you* who are near, acknowledge my might.

X 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

X 15 He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he who despiseth the gain of oppressions, who shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

X 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given to him; his waters shall be sure.

X 17 Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

X 18 Your heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he who counted the towers?

X 19 You shall not see a fierce people, a people of deeper speech than you can perceive; of a stammering tongue, that you cannot understand.

X 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken.

X 21 But there the glorious YHWH will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams; in which no galley with oars shall go, neither shall gallant ship pass through it.

X 22 For YHWH is our judge, YHWH is our lawgiver, YHWH is our king; he will save us.

X 23 Your tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then the plunder of a great spoil is divided; the lame take the plunder.

X 24 And the inhabitants shall not say, I am sick: the people who dwell therein shall have their iniquity forgiven.

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X 1 Come near, you* nations, to hear; and listen, you* people: let the earth hear, and all that is in it; the world, and all things that spring from it.

X 2 For the indignation of YHWH is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them to the slaughter.

X 3 Their slain shall also be cast out, and their ill smell shall come up from their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

X 4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their hosts shall fall down, as the leaf falleth from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig-tree.

X 5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

X 6 The sword of YHWH is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for YHWH has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

X 7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the young bulls with the strong bulls; and their land shall be drenched with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

X 8 For it is the day of YHWH'S vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.

X 9 And its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust into brimstone, and its land shall become burning pitch.

X 10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; its smoke shall ascend forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.

X 11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

X 12 They shall call her nobles to the kingdom, but no one shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

X 13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in her fortresses, and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

X 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; the screech-owl shall also rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.

X 15 There the great owl shall make her nest, lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there the vultures shall also be gathered, each with her mate.

X 16 Seek out of the book of YHWH, and read: not one of these shall fail, not one shall want her mate: for my mouth has commanded, and his spirit has gathered them.

X 17 And he has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them by line: they shall possess it forever, from generation to generation they shall dwell therein.

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X 1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.

X 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice, even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of YHWH, and the excellence of our Elohim.

X 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

X 4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, do not fear: behold, your* Elohim will come with vengeance, even Elohim with a recompense; he will come and save you*.

X 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

X 6 Then the lame man shall leap as a hart, and the tongue of the mute shall sing: for in the wilderness waters shall break out, and streams in the desert.

X 7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, there shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

X 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 it shall be for those who are way-faring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

X 9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

X 10 And the ransomed of YHWH shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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X 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.

X 2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem against king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.

X 3 Then Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, who was over the house, Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son the recorder, came forth to him.

X 4 And Rabshakeh said to them, Say now to Hezekiah, Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this in which you trustest?

X 5 I say, that your counsel and strength for war are but vain words: now in whom do you trust, that you rebellest against me?

X 6 Behold, you trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; on which if a man leans, it will enter his hand, and pierce it: so Pharaoh king of Egypt is to all who trust in him.

X 7 But if you shall say to me, We trust in YHWH our Elohim: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, You* shall worship before this altar?

X 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you can on your part set riders upon them.

X 9 How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

X 10 And have I now come up without YHWH against this land to destroy it? YHWH said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

X 11 Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and do not speak to us in the Jew's language, in the ears of the people who are on the wall.

X 12 But Rabshakeh said, Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words? has he not sent me to the men who sit upon the wall, so that they may devour their vilest excretions with you*?

X 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jew's language, and said, Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.

X 14 Thus says the king, Do not let Hezekiah deceive you*: for he will not be able to deliver you*.

X 15 Neither let Hezekiah make you* trust in YHWH, saying, YHWH will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

X 16 Do not listen to Hezekiah: for thus says the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and each of you* eat of his vine, and each of his fig-tree, and each of you* drink the waters of his own cistern;

X 17 Until I come and take you* away to a land like your* own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

X 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you*, saying, YHWH will deliver us. Has any of the elohims of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

X 19 Where are the elohims of Hamath and Arpad? where are the elohims of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

X 20 Who are they among all the elohims of these lands, who have delivered their land out of my hand, that YHWH should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

X 21 But they held their peace, and did not answer him a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Do not answer him.

X 22 Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

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X 1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of YHWH.

X 2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

X 3 And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children have come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

X 4 It may be that YHWH your Elohim will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the living Elohim, and will reprove the words which YHWH your Elohim has heard: therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.

X 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

X 6 And Isaiah said to them, Thus shall you* say to your* master, Thus says YHWH, Do not be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

X 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumor, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

X 8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.

X 9 And he heard it said concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, He has come forth to make war with you. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

X 10 Thus you* shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Do not let your Elohim in whom you trustest, deceive you, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

X 11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shall you be delivered?

X 12 Have the elohims of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden who were in Telassar?

X 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

X 14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up to the house of YHWH, and spread it before YHWH.

X 15 And Hezekiah prayed to YHWH, saying,

X 16 O YHWH of hosts, Elohim of Israel, who dwell between the cherubim, you are the Elohim, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth.

X 17 Incline your ear, O YHWH, and hear; open your eyes, O YHWH, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, who has sent to reproach the living Elohim.

X 18 Of a truth, YHWH, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

X 19 And have cast their elohims into the fire: for they were no elohims, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

X 20 Now therefore, O YHWH our Elohim, save us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are YHWH, even you only.

X 21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says YHWH Elohim of Israel, Because you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

X 22 This is the word which YHWH has spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and derided you; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.

X 23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed; and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

X 24 By your servants you have reproached the Master, and have said, By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, and its choice fir-trees: and I will enter into the height of its border, and the forest of its Carmel.

X 25 I have dug, and drank water; and with the sole of my feet I have dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

X 26 Have you not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now I have brought it to pass, that you should lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

X 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 house-tops, and as grain blasted before it is grown up.

X 28 But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.

X 29 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, has come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

X 30 And this shall be a sign to you, You* shall eat this year that which grows of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.

X 31 And the remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

X 32 For out of Jerusalem a remnant shall go forth, and those who escape from mount Zion: the zeal of YHWH of hosts will do this.

X 33 Therefore thus says YHWH concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a mound against it.

X 34 By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and shall not come into this city, says YHWH.

X 35 For I will defend this city, to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

X 36 Then the angel of YHWH went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

X 37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

X 38 And it came to pass, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his elohim, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.

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X 1 In those days Hezekiah was sick with a mortal disease. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says YHWH, Set your house in order: for you shall die, and not live.

X 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face towards the wall, and prayed to YHWH,

X 3 And said, Remember now, O YHWH, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

X 4 Then the word of YHWH came to Isaiah, saying,

X 5 Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says YHWH, the Elohim of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add to your days fifteen years.

X 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

X 7 And this shall be a sign to you from YHWH, that YHWH will do this thing that he has spoken;

X 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which has gone down on the sun-dial of Ahaz ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it had gone down.

X 9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and had recovered from his sickness:

X 10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

X 11 I said, I shall not see YHWH, even YHWH, in the land of the living: I shall no more behold man with the inhabitants of the world.

X 12 My age has departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off my life like a weaver: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night you will make an end of me.

X 13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night you will make an end of me.

X 14 Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered: I mourned as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O YHWH, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

X 15 What shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and he himself has done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

X 16 O Master, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so you will recover me, and make me to live.

X 17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

X 18 For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot celebrate you: those who go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.

X 19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father shall make known your truth to the children.

X 20 YHWH was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of YHWH.

X 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he will recover.

X 22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of YHWH?

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X 1 At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and had recovered.

X 2 And Hezekiah rejoiced over them, and showed them the house of his precious things: the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious ointment, 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 did not show them.

X 3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What did these men say? and from where did they come to you? and Hezekiah said, They have come to me from a far country, even from Babylon.

X 4 Then he said, What have they seen in your house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in my house they have seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them.

X 5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the word of YHWH of hosts:

X 6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, says YHWH.

X 7 And of your sons who shall issue from you, which you shall beget, they shall take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

X 8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, Good is the word of YHWH which you have spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

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X 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your* Elohim.

X 2 Speak comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received from YHWH'S hand double for all her sins.

X 3 The voice of him who cries in the wilderness, Prepare the way of YHWH, make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim.

X 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.

X 5 And the glory of YHWH shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see it: for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it.

X 6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all its goodliness is as the flower of the field:

X 7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of YHWH blows upon it: surely the people are grass.

X 8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our Elohim shall shall stand forever.

X 9 O Zion, who bring good tidings, go up upon the high mountain: O Jerusalem, who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your* Elohim!

X 10 Behold, the Sovereign Elohim will come with a strong hand, and his arm will rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

X 11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those who are with young.

X 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, measured heaven with the span, comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

X 13 Who has directed the Spirit of YHWH, or being his counselor has taught him?

X 14 With whom did he take counsel, and who instructed him, taught him in the path of judgment, taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?

X 15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the islands as a very little thing.

X 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor its beasts sufficient for a burnt-offering.

X 17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

X 18 To whom then will you* compare Elohim? or what likeness will you* compare to him?

X 19 The workman melteth an engraved image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casts silver chains.

X 20 He who is so impoverished that he has no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeks for himself a skillful workman to prepare a engraved image that shall not be moved.

X 21 Have you* not known? have you* not heard? has it not been told to you* from the beginning? have you* not understood from the foundations of the earth?

X 22 It is he who sits upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; who stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

X 23 Who brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity.

X 24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

X 25 To whom then will you* compare me, or shall I be equaled? says the Holy One.

X 26 Lift up your* eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, who brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names, by the greatness of his might, for he is strong in power; not one fails.

X 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from YHWH, and my judgment has passed over by my Elohim?

X 28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting Elohim, YHWH, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

X 29 He gives power to the faint; and to those who have no might he increaseth strength.

X 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

X 31 But those who wait upon YHWH 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.

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X 1 Keep silence before me, O coastlands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together for judgment.

X 2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

X 3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

X 4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I YHWH, the first, and with the last; I am he.

X 5 The coastlands saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

X 6 They each helped his neighbor; and each said to his brother, Be of good courage.

X 7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he who smootheth with the hammer encouraged him who smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, so that it should not be moved.

X 8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

X 9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called you from the chief men thereof, and said to you, You are my servant; I have chosen you, and not cast you away.

X 10 Do not fear; for I am with you: do not be dismayed; for I am your Elohim: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

X 11 Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and those who contend with you shall perish.

X 12 You shall seek them, and shall not find them, even those who contended with you: those who war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nothing.

X 13 For I YHWH your Elohim will hold your right hand, saying to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

X 14 Do not fear, you worm Jacob, and you* men of Israel; I will help you, says YHWH, and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

X 15 Behold, I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: you shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make the hills as chaff.

X 16 You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and you shall rejoice in YHWH, and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.

X 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I, YHWH, will hear them, I, the Elohim of Israel, will not forsake them.

X 18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

X 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah-tree, the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, the pine, and the box-tree together:

X 20 So that they may see, know, consider, and understand together, that the hand of YHWH has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

X 21 Produce your* cause, says YHWH; bring forth your* strong reasons, says the King of Jacob.

X 22 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they are so that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare to us things to come.

X 23 Show the things that are to come hereafter, so that we may know that you* are elohims: yes, do good, or do evil, so that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.

X 24 Behold, you* are of nothing, and your* work of nothing: he who chooseth you* is an abomination.

X 25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun he shall call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.

X 26 Who has declared from the beginning, so that we may know? and beforehand, so that we may say, He is righteous? truly, there is no one who shows, truly, there is no one who declareth, truly, there is no one who hears your* words.

X 27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one who brings good tidings.

X 28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counselor, who, when I asked of them, could answer a word.

X 29 Behold, they are all vanity, their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

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X 1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

X 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

X 3 A bruised reed he shall not break, and the smoking flax he shall not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

X 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth: and the coastlands shall wait for his law.

X 5 Thus says Elohim YHWH, he who created the heavens, and expanded them; he who spread forth the earth, and that which it produceth; he who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to those who walk therein.

X 6 I YHWH have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

X 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison-house.

X 8 I am YHWH: that is my name: and I will not give my glory to another, neither my praise to engraved images.

X 9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare: before they spring forth I tell you* of them.

X 10 Sing to YHWH a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you* who go down to the sea, and all that is in it; the islands, and their inhabitants.

X 11 Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabiteth: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

X 12 Let them give glory to YHWH, and declare his praise in the coastlands.

X 13 YHWH will go forth as a mighty man, he will stir up jealousy like a man of war: he will cry, yes, roar; he will prevail against his enemies.

X 14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and restrained myself: now I will cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

X 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers to be islands, and I will dry up the pools.

X 16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they did not know; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. I will do these things for them, and not forsake them.

X 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, who trust in engraved images, who say to the molten images, You* are our elohims.

X 18 Hear, you* deaf; and look, you* blind, so that you* may see.

X 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger who I sent? who is blind as he who is perfect, and blind as YHWH'S servant?

X 20 Seeing many things, but you do not observe; opening the ears, but he does not hear.

X 21 YHWH is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

X 22 But this is a people robbed and pillaged; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hid in prison-houses; they are for plunder, and no one delivereth; for a spoil, and no one says, Restore.

X 23 Who among you* will give ear to this? who will listen, and hear for the time to come?

X 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? was it not YHWH, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient to his law.

X 25 Therefore he has poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire around, yet he did not know; and it burned him, yet he did not lay it to heart.

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X 1 But now thus says YHWH who created you, O Jacob, and he who formed you, O Israel, Do not fear: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine.

X 2 When you passest through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walkest through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.

X 3 For I am YHWH your Elohim, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba for you.

X 4 Since you have been precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved you: therefore I will give men in your stead, and people for your life.

X 5 Do not fear: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west;

X 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Do not keep back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

X 7 Even everyone who is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; truly, I have made him.

X 8 Bring forth the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears.

X 9 Let all the nations be collected, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, so that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.

X 10 You* are my witnesses, says YHWH, and my servant whom I have chosen: so that you* may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no elohim formed, neither shall there be after me.

X 11 I, even I, am YHWH; and besides me there is no savior.

X 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange elohim among you*: therefore you* are my witnesses, says YHWH, that I am Elohim.

X 13 Yes, before the day was, I am he; and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall hinder it?

X 14 Thus says YHWH, your* Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your* sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

X 15 I am YHWH, your* Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your* King.

X 16 Thus says YHWH, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

X 17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

X 18 Do not remember the former things, neither consider the things of old.

X 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you* not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

X 20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

X 21 This people I have formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.

X 22 But you have not called upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel.

X 23 You have not brought me the small cattle of your burnt-offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.

X 24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have made me to serve with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities.

X 25 I, even I, am he who blotteth out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

X 26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare, so that you may be justified.

X 27 Your first father has sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me.

X 28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

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X 1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:

X 2 Thus says YHWH who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you: Do not fear, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

X 3 For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon your seed, and my blessing upon your offspring:

X 4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.

X 5 One shall say, I am YHWH'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand to YHWH, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

X 6 Thus says YHWH the King of Israel, and his redeemer YHWH of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no Elohim.

X 7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show to them.

X 8 Do not fear, neither be afraid: have I not told you from that time, and declared it? you* are even my witnesses. Is there a Elohim besides me? truly there is no Elohim; I do not know any.

X 9 Those who make an engraved image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they do not see, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

X 10 Who has formed a elohim, or cast an engraved image that is profitable for nothing?

X 11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be assembled, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.

X 12 The smith with the tongs works in the coals, fashioneth it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms: yes, he is hungry, and his strength fails: he drinks no water, and is faint.

X 13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.

X 14 He heweth down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain nourisheth it.

X 15 Then it shall be for a man to burn: for he will take of it, and warm himself; indeed he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yes, he makes a elohim, and worshipeth it; he makes it an engraved image, and falleth down to it.

X 16 He burns part of it in the fire; with part of it he eats flesh; he roasteth meat, and is satisfied: yes, he warmeth himself, and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:

X 17 And its residue he makes a elohim, even his engraved image: he falleth down to it, worshipeth it, and prays to it, and says, Deliver me; for you are my elohim.

X 18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see; and their hearts, so that they cannot understand.

X 19 And no one considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; I have also baked bread upon its coals; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make its residue an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

X 20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, so that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

X 21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my servant: O Israel, you shall not be forgotten by me.

X 22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.

X 23 Sing, O heavens; for YHWH has done it: shout, you* lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you* mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for YHWH has redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

X 24 Thus says YHWH your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb, I am YHWH who makes all things; who stretcheth forth the heavens alone; who spreadeth abroad the earth by myself:

X 25 Who frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

X 26 Who confirmeth the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; who says to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, You* shall be built, and I will raise up her decayed places:

X 27 Who says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

X 28 Who says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.

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X 1 Thus says YHWH to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two-leaved gates, and the gates shall not be shut;

X 2 I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut asunder the bars of iron:

X 3 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, so that you may know that I, YHWH, who call you by your name, am the Elohim of Israel.

X 4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel my elect, I have even called you by your name: I have surnamed you, though you have not known me:

X 5 I am YHWH, and there is no one else, there is no Elohim besides me: I girded you, though you have not known me:

X 6 So that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is no one besides me. I am YHWH, and there is no one else.

X 7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I YHWH do all these things.

X 8 Drop down, you* heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I YHWH have created it.

X 9 Woe to him who contendeth with his Maker! Let the potsherd contend with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him who fashioneth it, What are you making? or your work, He has no hands?

X 10 Woe to him who says to his father, What are you begetting? or to the woman, What have you brought forth?

X 11 Thus says YHWH, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, You* ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and you* command me concerning the work of my hands.

X 12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.

X 13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my captives go, not for price nor reward, says YHWH of hosts.

X 14 Thus says YHWH, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be your: they shall come after you; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down to you, they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely Elohim is in you; and there is no one else, there is no other Elohim.

X 15 Truly you are a Elohim who hides yourself, O Elohim of Israel, the Saviour.

X 16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together who are makers of idols.

X 17 But Israel shall be saved in YHWH with an everlasting salvation: you* shall not be ashamed nor confounded to a world without end.

X 18 For thus says YHWH who created the heavens; Elohim himself who formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he did not create it in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am YHWH; and there is no one else.

X 19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I YHWH speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

X 20 Assemble yourselves* and come; draw near together, you* who have escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge who set up the wood of their engraved image, and pray to a elohim that cannot save.

X 21 Announce, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time? who has told it from that time? have I, YHWH, not? and there is no other Elohim besides me; a just Elohim and a Saviour; there is no one besides me.

X 22 Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am Elohim, and there is no one else.

X 23 I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

X 24 Surely, one shall say, in YHWH I have righteousness and strength: even to him men shall come; and all who are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

X 25 In YHWH all the seed of Israel shall be justified, and shall glory.

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X 1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your* loads were heavy; they were a burden to the weary beast.

X 2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but they themselves have gone into captivity.

X 3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the birth, which are carried from the womb:

X 4 And even to your* old age I am he; and even to hoary hairs I will carry you*: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you*.

X 5 To whom will you* compare me, and make me equal, and compare me, so that we may be like?

X 6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it a elohim: they fall down, yes, they worship.

X 7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he stands; from his place he shall not remove: yes, one shall cry to him, yet he cannot answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

X 8 Remember this, and show yourselves* men: bring it again to mind, O transgressors.

X 9 Remember the former things of old: for I am Elohim, and there is no one else; I am Elohim, and there is no one like me,

X 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

X 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man who executes my counsel from a far country: yes, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also perform it.

X 12 Listen to me, you* stout-hearted, who are far from righteousness:

X 13 I bring my righteousness near; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not delay: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

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X 1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate.

X 2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make the leg bare, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

X 3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man.

X 4 As for our Redeemer, YHWH of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

X 5 Sit silent, and get into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

X 6 I was angry with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you showedst them no mercy; upon the ancient you have very heavily laid your yoke.

X 7 And you said, I shall be a lady forever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither remembered its latter end.

X 8 Therefore now hear this, you who are given to pleasures, who dwell carelessly, who say in your heart, I am, and no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

X 9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their perfection, for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your enchantments.

X 10 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, No one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, I am, and no one else besides me.

X 11 Therefore evil shall come upon you; you shall not know from where it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon you; you shall not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know.

X 12 Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; if you shall be able to profit, if you may prevail.

X 13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Now let the astrologers, the star-gazers, and the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you.

X 14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

X 15 Thus they shall be to you with whom you have labored, even your merchants, from your youth: they shall each wander to his quarter; no one shall save you.

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X 1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of YHWH, and make mention of the Elohim of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

X 2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the Elohim of Israel; YHWH of hosts is his name.

X 3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth from my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

X 4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;

X 5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came to pass I showed it to you: lest you should say, My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them.

X 6 You have heard, see all this; and will you* not declare it? I have showed you* new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them.

X 7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when you did not hear them; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them.

X 8 Yes, you did not hear; yes, you did not know; yes, from the time that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.

X 9 For my name's sake I will defer my anger, and for my praise I will refrain for you, so that I do not cut you off.

X 10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.

X 11 For my own sake, even for my own sake, I will do it: for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory to another.

X 12 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I am also the last.

X 13 My hand has also laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together.

X 14 All of you*, assemble yourselves* and hear; who among them has declared these things? YHWH has loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

X 15 I, even I, have spoken, yes, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

X 16 Come near to me, hear this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there I am: and now the Sovereign Elohim, and his Spirit, has sent me.

X 17 Thus says YHWH, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am YHWH your Elohim, who teacheth you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.

X 18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then your peace would have been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:

X 19 Your seed also would have been as the sand, and the offspring of your body like its gravel; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

X 20 Go forth from Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say, YHWH has redeemed his servant Jacob.

X 21 And they did not thirst, when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he also cleaved the rock, and the waters gushed out.

X 22 There is no peace, says YHWH, for the wicked.

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X 1 Listen to me, O Islands; and listen, you* people, from far; YHWH has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother he has made mention of my name.

X 2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shade of his hand he has hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver he has hid me;

X 3 And said to me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

X 4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain; yet surely my judgment is with YHWH, and my work with my Elohim.

X 5 And now, says YHWH who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel is not gathered, yet I shall be glorious in the eyes of YHWH, and my Elohim shall be my strength.

X 6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, so that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth.

X 7 Thus says YHWH, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of YHWH who is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.

X 8 Thus says YHWH, In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages:

X 9 So that you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to those who are in darkness, Show yourselves*. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

X 10 They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he who has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water he shall guide them.

X 11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

X 12 Behold, these shall come from far: and behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

X 13 Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for YHWH has comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

X 14 But Zion said, YHWH has forsaken me, and my Master has forgotten me.

X 15 Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.

X 16 Behold, I have engraved you upon the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

X 17 Your children shall make hurry; your destroyers and those who made you waste, shall go forth from you.

X 18 Lift up your eyes around, and behold: all these assemble themselves, and come to you. As I live, says YHWH, you shall surely clothe yourself with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on yourself, as a bride does.

X 19 For your waste and your desolate places, and the land of your destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.

X 20 The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other, shall say again in your ears, The place is too narrow for me: give place to me so that I may dwell.

X 21 Then you shall say in your heart, Who has begotten these for me, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who has brought these up? Behold, I was left alone; these, where have they been?

X 22 Thus says the Sovereign Elohim, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

X 23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow to you with their face towards the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am YHWH: for they shall not be ashamed who wait for me.

X 24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?

X 25 But thus says YHWH, 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 who contendeth with you, and I will save your children.

X 26 And I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I YHWH am your Saviour and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

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X 1 Thus says YHWH, Where is the bill of your* mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you*? Behold, for your* iniquities you* have sold yourselves*, and for your* transgressions your* mother is put away.

X 2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, so 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 become putrid, because there is no water, and die for thirst.

X 3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

X 4 The Sovereign Elohim has given me the tongue of the learned, so that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth my ear to hear as the learned.

X 5 The Sovereign Elohim opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.

X 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair: I did not hide my face from shame and spitting.

X 7 For the Sovereign Elohim will help me; therefore I shall not be confounded: therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

X 8 He is near who justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

X 9 Behold the Sovereign Elohim will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? behold, all of them shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

X 10 Who is among you* who fears YHWH, who obeyeth the voice of his servant, who walks in darkness, and has no light? let him trust in the name of YHWH, and rely upon his Elohim.

X 11 Behold, all you* who kindle a fire, who encompass yourselves* with sparks: walk in the light of your* fire, and in the sparks that you* have kindled. This you* shall have of my hand; you* shall lie down in sorrow.

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X 1 Listen to me, you* who follow after righteousness, you* who seek YHWH: look to the rock from where you* are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from where you* are dug.

X 2 Look to Abraham your* father, and to Sarah who bore you*: for I called him alone, blessed him, and increased him.

X 3 For YHWH will comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of YHWH; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

X 4 Listen to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

X 5 My righteousness is near; my salvation has gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the coastlands shall wait upon me, and on my arm they shall trust.

X 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 become old like a garment, and its inhabitants shall die in a like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

X 7 Listen to me, you* who know righteousness, the people in whose heart my law is; do not fear the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings.

X 8 For the moth shall eat them like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

X 9 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O arm of YHWH; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Is it not you who cuttest Rahab, and woundedst the dragon?

X 10 Is it not you who driedst the sea, the waters of the great deep; who has made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?

X 11 Therefore the redeemed of YHWH shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

X 12 I, even I, am he who comforteth you*: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man who shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;

X 13 And forgettest YHWH your maker, who has stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and have feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

X 14 The captive exile hasteneth so that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

X 15 But I am YHWH your Elohim, who divided the sea, whose waves roared: YHWH of hosts is his name.

X 16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and have covered you in the shade of my hand, so that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, You are my people.

X 17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which have drank at the hand of YHWH the cup of his fury; you have drank the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

X 18 There is no one to guide her among all the sons whom she has brought forth; neither is there any who takes her by the hand of all the sons who she has brought up.

X 19 These two things have come to you; who shall be sorry for you? desolation, destruction, famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort you?

X 20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of YHWH, the rebuke of your Elohim.

X 21 Therefore now hear this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:

X 22 Thus says your Master YHWH, and your Elohim who pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; you shall no more drink it again:

X 23 But I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you; who have said to your soul, Prostrate yourself, so that we may go over: and you have laid your body as the ground, and as the street, to those who went over.

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X 1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for from now on the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no more come into you.

X 2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

X 3 For thus says YHWH, You* have sold yourselves* for nothing; and you* shall be redeemed without money.

X 4 For thus says the Sovereign Elohim, My people went down formerly into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

X 5 Now therefore, what do I have here, says YHWH, that my people are taken away for nothing? those who rule over them make them to howl, says YHWH; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

X 6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he who speaks: behold, it is I.

X 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publisheth peace; who brings good tidings of good, who publisheth salvation; who says to Zion, Your Elohim reigneth!

X 8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices; with their voices together they shall sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when YHWH shall bring again Zion.

X 9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you* waste places of Jerusalem: for YHWH has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

X 10 YHWH has made his holy arm bare in the eyes of all the nations: and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our Elohim.

X 11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out of the midst of her; be clean, who bear the vessels of YHWH.

X 12 For you* shall not go out with hurry, nor go by flight: for YHWH will go before you*; and the Elohim of Israel will be your* rear-ward.

X 13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

X 14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

X 15 So he shall sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told to them they shall see; and that which they had not heard they shall consider.

Chapter 53

X 1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of YHWH revealed?

X 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

X 3 He is despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and like one from whom we hide our faces, he was despised, and we did not esteem him.

X 4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.

X 5 But he was wounded for our transgression, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

X 6 We have all like sheep gone astray; we have each turned to his own way; and YHWH has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

X 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and is mute as a sheep before her shearers, so he did not open his mouth.

X 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off from the land of the living: for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

X 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death: because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

X 10 Yet it pleased YHWH to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of YHWH shall prosper in his hand.

X 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge my righteous servant shall justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

X 12 Therefore I will divide to him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul to death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Chapter 54

X 1 Sing, O barren, you who did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says YHWH.

X 2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them extend the curtains of your habitations: do not spare, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes;

X 3 For you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

X 4 Do not fear; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be put to shame; for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.

X 5 For your maker is your husband; YHWH of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; he shall be called The Elohim of the whole earth.

X 6 For YHWH has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you was refused, says your Elohim.

X 7 For a small moment I have forsaken you; but with great mercies I will gather you.

X 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says YHWH your Redeemer.

X 9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more overflow the earth; so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.

X 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, says YHWH who has mercy on you.

X 11 Oh you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

X 12 And I will make your windows of agates, your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.

X 13 And all your children shall be taught from YHWH; and the peace of your children shall be great.

X 14 In righteousness you shall be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.

X 15 Behold, they shall surely assemble but not by me: whoever shall assemble against you shall fall for your sake.

X 16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the coals in the fire, and who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

X 17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of YHWH, and their righteousness is from me, says YHWH.

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X 1 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

X 2 Why do you* spend money for that which is not bread? and your* labor for that which does not satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and let your* soul delight itself in fatness.

X 3 Incline your* ear, and come to me: hear, and your* soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you*, even the sure mercies of David.

X 4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

X 5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and nations that did not know you shall run to you because of YHWH your Elohim, and for the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

X 6 Seek YHWH while he may be found, call upon him while he is near:

X 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to YHWH, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our Elohim, for he will abundantly pardon.

X 8 For my thoughts are not your* thoughts, neither are your* ways my ways, says YHWH.

X 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your* ways, and my thoughts than your* thoughts.

X 10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there, but watereth the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, so that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

X 11 So my word shall be that proceeds from my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

X 12 For you* shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you* into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

X 13 Instead of the thorn, the fir-tree shall come up, and instead of the brier, the myrtle-tree shall come up: and it shall be to YHWH for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Chapter 56

X 1 Thus says YHWH, Keep judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

X 2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold upon it; who keeps the sabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

X 3 Neither let the son of the stranger, who has joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

X 4 For thus says YHWH to the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

X 5 Even to them I will give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

X 6 Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the sabbath from profaning it, and takes hold of my covenant;

X 7 Even them I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.

X 8 The Sovereign Elohim who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet I will gather others to him, besides those who are gathered to him.

X 9 All you* beasts of the field, come to devour, yes, all you* beasts in the forest.

X 10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

X 11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds who cannot understand: they all look to their own way, each for his gain, from his quarter.

X 12 Come, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Chapter 57

X 1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, no one considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

X 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

X 3 But draw near here, you* sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the lewd.

X 4 Against whom do you* sport yourselves*? against whom do you* make a wide mouth, and thrust out the tongue? are you* not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

X 5 Inflaming yourselves* with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the cliffs of the rocks?

X 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, they are your lot: even to them you have poured a drink-offering, you have offered a meat-offering. Should I receive comfort in these?

X 7 Upon a lofty and high mountain you have set your bed: even there you wentest up to offer sacrifice.

X 8 Behind the doors and also the posts you have set up your remembrance: for you have uncovered yourself to another than me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made yourself a covenant with them; you lovedst their bed where you saw it.

X 9 And you wentest to the king with ointment, and increasedst your perfumes, and sentest your messengers far off, and debasedst yourself even to hell.

X 10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet you did not say, There is no hope: you have found the life of your hand; therefore you was not grieved.

X 11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have I not held my peace even of old, and you do not fear me?

X 12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

X 13 When you criest, let your companies deliver you; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he who puts his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;

X 14 And shall say, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.

X 15 For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

X 16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I always be angry: for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

X 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and smote him: I hid myself, and was angry, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

X 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.

X 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him who is far off, and to him who is near, says YHWH; and I will heal him.

X 20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

X 21 There is no peace, says my Elohim, for the wicked.

Chapter 58

X 1 Cry aloud, do not spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

X 2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the ordinance of their Elohim: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to Elohim.

X 3 Why have we fasted, they say, and you do not see? why have we afflicted our soul, and you takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your* fast you* find pleasure, and exact all your* labors.

X 4 Behold, you* fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you* shall not fast as you* do this day, to make your* voice to be heard on high.

X 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to YHWH?

X 6 Is this not the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you* break every yoke?

X 7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring the poor who are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you should cover him; and that you should not hide yourself from your own flesh?

X 8 Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of YHWH shall be your rear-ward.

X 9 Then you shall call, and YHWH will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am. If you shall take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

X 10 And if you shall draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then your light shall rise in obscurity, and your darkness shall be as the noon day:

X 11 And YHWH will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make your bones fat: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

X 12 And those who shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

X 13 If you shall turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of YHWH, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:

X 14 Then you shall delight yourself in YHWH; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it.

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X 1 Behold, YHWH'S hand is not shortened, so that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, so that it cannot hear:

X 2 But your* iniquities have come between and separated you* and your* Elohim, and your* sins have hid his face from you*, so that he will not hear.

X 3 For your* hands are defiled with blood, and your* fingers with iniquity; your* lips have spoken lies, your* tongue has uttered perverseness.

X 4 No one calls for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

X 5 They hatch cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

X 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.

X 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make hurry to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

X 8 The way of peace they do not know; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made themselves crooked paths: whoever goes therein shall not know peace.

X 9 Therefore judgment is far from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

X 10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

X 11 We all roar like bears, and mourn bitterly like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

X 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

X 13 In transgressing and lying against YHWH, and departing away from our Elohim, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

X 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth has fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

X 15 Yes, truth fails; and he who departeth from evil makes himself plunder: and YHWH saw it, and it displeased him so that there was no judgment.

X 16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation to him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

X 17 For he put on righteousness as a breast-plate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

X 18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the coastlands he will repay recompense.

X 19 So they shall fear the name of YHWH from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of YHWH will lift up a standard against him.

X 20 And the Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says YHWH.

X 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, says YHWH; My spirit who is upon you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed, says YHWH, from now on and forever.

Chapter 60

X 1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of YHWH has risen upon you.

X 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but YHWH will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

X 3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

X 4 Lift up your eyes around, and see: they all assemble themselves, they come to you: your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side.

X 5 Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted to you, the forces of the Gentiles shall come to you.

X 6 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall show forth the praises of YHWH.

X 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you: they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

X 8 Who are these who fly as a cloud, and as doves to their windows?

X 9 Surely the coastlands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of YHWH your Elohim, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.

X 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you: for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor I have had mercy on you.

X 11 Therefore your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; so that men may bring to you the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

X 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

X 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box-tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

X 14 The sons of those who afflicted you shall also come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, The city of YHWH, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

X 15 As where you have been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal excellence, a joy of many generations.

X 16 You shall also drink the milk of the Gentiles, and shall nurse from the breast of kings: and you shall know that I, YHWH, am your Saviour and your Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.

X 17 For brass I will bring gold, for iron I will bring silver, for wood, brass, and for stones, iron: I will also make your officers peace, and your exactors righteousness.

X 18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.

X 19 The sun shall no more be your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you: but YHWH will be to you an everlasting light, and your Elohim your glory.

X 20 Your sun shall go down no more; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for YHWH will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

X 21 Your people shall also be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, so that I may be glorified.

X 22 A little one shall become one thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I, YHWH, will hurry it in its time.

Chapter 61

X 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Elohim is upon me; because YHWH has anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

X 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all who mourn;

X 3 To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so they will be called trees of righteousness, the planting of YHWH, so that he may be glorified.

X 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.

X 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your* flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your* plowmen and your* vine-dressers.

X 6 But you* shall be named the Priests of YHWH: men shall call you* the Ministers of our Elohim: you* shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you* shall boast yourselves*.

X 7 For your* shame you* shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be to them.

X 8 For I YHWH love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt-offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

X 9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which YHWH has blessed.

X 10 I will greatly rejoice in YHWH, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohim; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

X 11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Sovereign Elohim will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

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X 1 For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until its righteousness shall go forth as brightness, and its salvation as a lamp that burns.

X 2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of YHWH shall name.

X 3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of YHWH, and a royal diadem in the hand of your Elohim.

X 4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land be termed Desolate any more: but you shall be called Hephzi-bah, and your land Beulah: for YHWH delights in you, and your land shall be married.

X 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so will your Elohim rejoice over you.

X 6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you* who make mention of YHWH, do not keep silent,

X 7 And give him no rest, till he shall establish, and till he shall make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

X 8 YHWH has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for which you have labored:

X 9 But those who have gathered it shall eat it, and praise YHWH; and those who have collected it shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

X 10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

X 11 Behold, YHWH has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; Behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

X 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of YHWH: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

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X 1 Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this who is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

X 2 Why are you red in your apparel, and your garments like him who treadeth in the wine-vat.

X 3 I have trodden the wine-press alone; and of the people there was no one with me: for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my clothing.

X 4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed has come.

X 5 And I looked, and there was no one to help; and I wondered that there was no one to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my fury, it upheld me.

X 6 And I will tread down the people in my anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring their strength down to the earth.

X 7 I will mention the loving-kindnesses of YHWH, and the praises of YHWH, according to all that YHWH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness towards the house of Israel, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses.

X 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children who will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

X 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 bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

X 10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

X 11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he who brought them out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he who put his holy Spirit within him?

X 12 Who led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

X 13 Who led them through the deep, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they should not stumble?

X 14 As a beast goes down in the valley, the Spirit of YHWH caused him to rest: so you leddest your people, to make yourself a glorious name.

X 15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength, the sounding of your heart and of your mercy towards me? are they restrained?

X 16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham is ignorant of us, and Israel does not acknowledge us: you, O YHWH, are our father, our Redeemer; your name is from everlasting.

X 17 O YHWH, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.

X 18 The people of your holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary.

X 19 We are your: you never bore rule over them; they were not called by your name.

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X 1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, so that the mountains might flow down at your presence,

X 2 As when the melting fire burns, the fire causes the waters to boil, to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence!

X 3 When you did awesome things which we did not look for, you came down, the mountains flowed down at your presence.

X 4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O Elohim, besides you, what he has prepared for him who waits for him.

X 5 You meetest him who rejoices, and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways: behold, you are angry; for we have sinned: we continued in them, and we shall be saved.

X 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

X 7 And there is no one who calls upon your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us, because of our iniquities.

X 8 But now, O YHWH, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we are all the work of your hand.

X 9 Do not be very angry, O YHWH, neither remember iniquity forever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.

X 10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

X 11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.

X 12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, O YHWH? will you hold your peace, and grievously afflict us?

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X 1 I am sought by those who did not ask for me; I am found by those who did not seek me: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.

X 2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walks in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

X 3 A people who provoketh me to anger continually to my face; who sacrificeth in gardens, and burns incense upon altars of brick;

X 4 Who remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

X 5 Who say, Stand by yourself, do not come near me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.

X 6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

X 7 Your* iniquities, and the iniquities of your* fathers together, says YHWH, who have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom.

X 8 Thus says YHWH, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, Do not destroy it; for a blessing is in it: so I will do for my servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all.

X 9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and my elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

X 10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people who have sought me.

X 11 But you* are those who forsake YHWH, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for that troop, and who furnish the drink-offering to that number.

X 12 Therefore I will number you* to the sword, and you* shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you* did not answer; when I spoke, you* did not hear; but did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I did not delight.

X 13 Therefore thus says the Sovereign Elohim, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you* shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you* shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you* shall be ashamed:

X 14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you* shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

X 15 And you* shall leave your* name for a curse to my chosen: for the Sovereign Elohim will slay you, and call his servants by another name:

X 16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the Elohim of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the Elohim of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.

X 17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

X 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

X 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

X 20 No more shall there be from there an infant of days, nor an old man who has not filled his days: for the child shall die at one hundred years old: but the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.

X 21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat their fruit.

X 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

X 23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of YHWH, and their offspring with them.

X 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

X 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bull: and dust shall be the serpents' food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says YHWH.

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X 1 Thus says YHWH, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you* build for me? and where is the place of my rest?

X 2 For all these things my hand has made, and all these things have been, says YHWH: but to this man I will look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

X 3 He who kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he who sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he who offers an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he who burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.

X 4 I will also choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before my eyes, and chose that in which I did not delight.

X 5 Hear the word of YHWH, you* who tremble at his word: Your* brothers who hated you*, who cast you* out for my name's sake, said, Let YHWH be glorified; but he shall appear to your* joy, and they shall be ashamed.

X 6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of YHWH who rendereth recompense to his enemies.

X 7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she had delivered a male child.

X 8 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

X 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says YHWH; shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your Elohim.

X 10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you* who love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you* who mourn for her:

X 11 So that you* may nurse, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; so that you* may draw milk, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

X 12 For thus says YHWH, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then you* shall nurse, you* shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

X 13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so I will comfort you*; and you* shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

X 14 And when you* see this, your* heart shall rejoice, and your* bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of YHWH shall be known towards his servants, and his indignation towards his enemies.

X 15 For behold, YHWH will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

X 16 For by fire and by his sword YHWH will plead with all flesh: and the slain of YHWH shall be many.

X 17 Those who sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says YHWH.

X 18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

X 19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those who escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the coastlands afar off, who have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

X 20 And they shall bring all your* brothers for an offering to YHWH out of all nations upon horses, in chariots, in litters, upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says YHWH, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of YHWH.

X 21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, says YHWH.

X 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says YHWH, so your* seed and your* name shall remain.

X 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says YHWH.

X 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men who have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.