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Book 23 Isaiah 001:001 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 001:002 Hear, heavens, and listen, earth; for Yahweh has spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. 001:003 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel doesn't know, my people don't consider. 001:004 Ah sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged and backward. 001:005 Why should you be beaten more, that you revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 001:006 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it: wounds, welts, and open sores. They haven't been closed, neither bandaged, neither soothed with oil. 001:007 Your country is desolate. Your cities are burned with fire. Strangers devour your land in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 001:008 The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a field of melons, like a besieged city. 001:009 Unless Yahweh of Armies had left to us a very small remnant, we would have been as Sodom; we would have been like Gomorrah. 001:010 Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 001:011 "What are the multitude of your sacrifices to me?," says Yahweh. "I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed animals. I don't delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of male goats. 001:012 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts? 001:013 Bring no more vain offerings. Incense is an abomination to me; new moons, Sabbaths, and convocations: I can't bear with evil assemblies. 001:014 My soul hates your New Moons and your appointed feasts. They are a burden to me. I am weary of bearing them. 001:015 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. 001:016 Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes. Cease to do evil. 001:017 Learn to do well. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Judge the fatherless. Plead for the widow." 001:018 "Come now, and let us reason together," says Yahweh: "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 001:019 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 001:020 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it." 001:021 How the faithful city has become a prostitute! She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. 001:022 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water. 001:023 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them. 001:024 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, the Mighty One of Israel, says: "Ah, I will get relief from my adversaries, and avenge myself of my enemies; 001:025 and I will turn my hand on you, thoroughly purge away your dross, and will take away all your tin. 001:026 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, a faithful town.' 001:027 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness. 001:028 But the destruction of transgressors and sinners shall be together, and those who forsake Yahweh shall be consumed. 001:029 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen. 001:030 For you shall be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. 001:031 The strong will be like tinder, and his work like a spark. They will both burn together, and no one will quench them." 002:001 This is what Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 002:002 It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. 002:003 Many peoples shall go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. 002:004 He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 002:005 House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of Yahweh. 002:006 For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled from the east, with those who practice divination like the Philistines, and they clasp hands with the children of foreigners. 002:007 Their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures. Their land also is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots. 002:008 Their land also is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. 002:009 Man is brought low, and mankind is humbled; therefore don't forgive them. 002:010 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty. 002:011 The lofty looks of man will be brought low, the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day. 002:012 For there will be a day of Yahweh of Armies for all that is proud and haughty, and for all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low: 002:013 For all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, for all the oaks of Bashan, 002:014 For all the high mountains, for all the hills that are lifted up, 002:015 For every lofty tower, for every fortified wall, 002:016 For all the ships of Tarshish, and for all pleasant imagery. 002:017 The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and Yahweh alone shall be exalted in that day. 002:018 The idols shall utterly pass away. 002:019 Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily. 002:020 In that day, men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 002:021 To go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily. 002:022 Stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he? 003:001 For, behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water; 003:002 the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder, 003:003 the captain of fifty, the honorable man, the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever enchanter. 003:004 I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them. 003:005 The people will be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor. The child will behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable. 003:006 Indeed a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, "You have clothing, you be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand." 003:007 In that day he will cry out, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people. 003:008 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of his glory. 003:009 The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves. 003:010 Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. 003:011 Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him. 003:012 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths. 003:013 Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples. 003:014 Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses. 003:015 What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies. 003:016 Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet; 003:017 therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald." 003:018 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces, 003:019 the earrings, the bracelets, the veils, 003:020 the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms, 003:021 the signet rings, the nose rings, 003:022 the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses, 003:023 the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls. 003:024 It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty. 003:025 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war. 003:026 Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground. 004:001 Seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, "We will eat our own bread, and wear our own clothing: only let us be called by your name. Take away our reproach." 004:002 In that day, Yahweh's branch will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the beauty and glory of the survivors of Israel. 004:003 It will happen, 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; 004:004 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning. 004:005 Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. 004:006 There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain. 005:001 Let me sing for my well beloved a song of my beloved about his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. 005:002 He dug it up, gathered out its stones, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in its midst, and also cut out a winepress therein. He looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. 005:003 "Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between me and my vineyard. 005:004 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked for it to yield grapes, did it yield wild grapes? 005:005 Now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away its hedge, and it will be eaten up. I will break down its wall of it, and it will be trampled down. 005:006 I will lay it a wasteland. It won't be pruned nor hoed, but it will grow briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain on it." 005:007 For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress. 005:008 Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land! 005:009 In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says: "Surely many houses will be desolate, even great and beautiful, unoccupied. 005:010 For ten acres{literally, ten yokes, or the amount of land that ten yokes of oxen can plow in one day, which is about 10 acres or 4 hectares.} of vineyard shall yield one bath,{1 bath is about 22 litres, 5.8 U. S. gallons, or 4.8 imperial gallons} and a homer{1 homer is about 220 litres or 6 bushels} of seed shall yield an ephah.{1 ephah is about 22 litres or 0.6 bushels or about 2 pecks)—only one tenth of what was sown.}" 005:011 Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them! 005:012 The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't regard the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands. 005:013 Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst. 005:014 Therefore Sheol{Sheol is the place of the dead.} has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend into it. 005:015 So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled; 005:016 but Yahweh of Armies is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness. 005:017 Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and strangers will eat the ruins of the rich. 005:018 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope; 005:019 Who say, "Let him make speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see it; and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!" 005:020 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! 005:021 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 005:022 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and champions at mixing strong drink; 005:023 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent! 005:024 Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 005:025 Therefore Yahweh's anger burns against his people, and he has stretched out his hand against them, and has struck them. The mountains tremble, and their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this, his anger is not turned away, but his hand is still stretched out. 005:026 He will lift up a banner to the nations from far, and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly. 005:027 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the belt of their waist be untied, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: 005:028 whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent. Their horses' hoofs will be like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind. 005:029 Their roaring will be like a lioness. They will roar like young lions. Yes, they shall roar, and seize their prey and carry it off, and there will be no one to deliver. 005:030 They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds. 006:001 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. 006:002 Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. 006:003 One called to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Armies! The whole earth is full of his glory!" 006:004 The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 006:005 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, Yahweh of Armies!" 006:006 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. 006:007 He touched my mouth with it, and said, "Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven." 006:008 I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!" 006:009 He said, "Go, and tell this people, 'You hear indeed, but don't understand; and you see indeed, but don't perceive.' 006:010 Make the heart of this people fat. Make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed." 006:011 Then I said, "Lord, how long?" He answered, "Until cities are waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land becomes utterly waste, 006:012 And Yahweh has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. 006:013 If there is a tenth left in it, that also will in turn be consumed: as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remains when they are felled; so the holy seed is its stock." 007:001 It happened in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 007:002 It was told the house of David, saying, "Syria is allied with Ephraim." His heart trembled, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the forest tremble with the wind. 007:003 Then Yahweh said to Isaiah, "Go out now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway of the fuller's field. 007:004 Tell him, 'Be careful, and keep calm. Don't be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two tails of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 007:005 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have plotted evil against you, saying, 007:006 "Let's go up against Judah, and tear it apart, and let's divide it among ourselves, and set up a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeel." 007:007 This is what the Lord Yahweh says: "It shall not stand, neither shall it happen." 007:008 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken in pieces, so that it shall not be a people; 007:009 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.'" 007:010 Yahweh spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 007:011 "Ask a sign of Yahweh your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above." 007:012 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, neither will I tempt Yahweh." 007:013 He said, "Listen now, house of David: Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also? 007:014 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.{"Immanuel" means "God with us."} 007:015 He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 007:016 For before the child knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings you abhor shall be forsaken. 007:017 Yahweh will bring on you, on your people, and on your father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. 007:018 It will happen in that day that Yahweh will whistle 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. 007:019 They shall come, and shall all rest in the desolate valleys, in the clefts of the rocks, on all thorn hedges, and on all pastures. 007:020 In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired in the parts beyond the River, even with the king of Assyria, the head and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard. 007:021 It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep; 007:022 and it shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter: for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left in the midst of the land. 007:023 It will happen in that day that every place where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silver shekels, shall be for briers and thorns. 007:024 People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns. 007:025 All the hills that were cultivated with the hoe, you shall not come there for fear of briers and thorns; but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of sheep." 008:001 Yahweh said to me, "Take a large tablet, and write on it with a man's pen, 'For Maher Shalal Hash Baz;{"Maher Shalal Hash Baz" means "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil."}' 008:002 and I will take for myself faithful witnesses to testify: Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah." 008:003 I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then said Yahweh to me, "Call his name 'Maher Shalal Hash Baz.' 008:004 For before the child knows how to say, 'My father,' and, 'My mother,' the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria." 008:005 Yahweh spoke to me yet again, saying, 008:006 "Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; 008:007 now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the mighty flood waters of the River: the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will come up over all its channels, and go over all its banks. 008:008 It will sweep onward into Judah. It will overflow and pass through; it will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, Immanuel. 008:009 Make an uproar, you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Listen, all you from far countries: dress for battle, and be shattered! Dress for battle, and be shattered! 008:010 Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us." 008:011 For Yahweh spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, 008:012 "Don't say, 'A conspiracy!' concerning all about which this people say, 'A conspiracy!' neither fear their threats, nor be terrorized. 008:013 Yahweh of Armies is who you must regard as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread. 008:014 He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 008:015 Many will stumble over it, fall, be broken, be snared, and be captured." 008:016 Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples. 008:017 I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 008:018 Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion. 008:019 When they tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn't a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 008:020 Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. 008:021 They will pass through it, sore distressed and hungry; and it will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse by their king and by their God. They will turn their faces upward, 008:022 and look to the earth, and see distress, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. They will be driven into thick darkness. 009:001 But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 009:002 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined. 009:003 You have multiplied the nation. You have increased their joy. They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 009:004 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian. 009:005 For all the armor of the armed man in the noisy battle, and the garments rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. 009:006 For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 009:007 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform this. 009:008 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it falls on Israel. 009:009 All the people will know, including Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart, 009:010 "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with hewn stone. The sycamore fig trees have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place." 009:011 Therefore Yahweh will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies, 009:012 The Syrians in front, and the Philistines behind; and they will devour Israel with open mouth. For all this, his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 009:013 Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies. 009:014 Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day. 009:015 The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail. 009:016 For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed. 009:017 Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is profane 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. 009:018 For wickedness burns like a fire. It devours the briers and thorns; yes, it kindles in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. 009:019 Through the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, the land is burnt up; and the people are the fuel for the fire. No one spares his brother. 009:020 One will devour on the right hand, and be hungry; and he will eat on the left hand, and they will not be satisfied. Everyone will eat the flesh of his own arm: 009:021 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh; and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 010:001 Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees; 010:002 to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! 010:003 What will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth? 010:004 They will only bow down under the prisoners, and will fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 010:005 Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation! 010:006 I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people who anger me will I give him a charge to take the spoil and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 010:007 However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations. 010:008 For he says, "Aren't all of my princes kings? 010:009 Isn't Calno like Carchemish? Isn't Hamath like Arpad? Isn't Samaria like Damascus?" 010:010 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 010:011 shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? 010:012 Therefore it will happen that, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the willful proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the insolence of his haughty looks. 010:013 For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers. 010:014 My hand has found the riches of the peoples like a nest, and like one gathers eggs that are abandoned, have I gathered all the earth. There was no one who moved their wing, or that opened their mouth, or chirped." 010:015 Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood. 010:016 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory a burning will be kindled like the burning of fire. 010:017 The light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. 010:018 He will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body. It will be as when a standard bearer faints. 010:019 The remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child could write their number. 010:020 It will come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped from the house of Jacob will no more again lean on him who struck them, but shall lean on Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 010:021 A remnant will return, even the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. 010:022 For though your people, Israel, are like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness. 010:023 For the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will make a full end, and that determined, in the midst of all the earth. 010:024 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, says "My people who dwell in Zion, don't be afraid of the Assyrian, though he strike you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, as Egypt did. 010:025 For yet a very little while, and the indignation against you will be accomplished, and my anger will be directed to his destruction." 010:026 Yahweh of Armies will stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. His rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up like he did against Egypt. 010:027 It will happen in that day, that his burden will depart from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil. 010:028 He has come to Aiath. He has passed through Migron. At Michmash he stores his baggage. 010:029 They have gone over the pass. They have taken up their lodging at Geba. Ramah trembles. Gibeah of Saul has fled. 010:030 Cry aloud with your voice, daughter of Gallim! Listen, Laishah! You poor Anathoth! 010:031 Madmenah is a fugitive. The inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety. 010:032 This very day he will halt at Nob. He shakes his hand at the mountain of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. 010:033 Behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will lop the boughs with terror. The tall will be cut down, and the lofty will be brought low. 010:034 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One. 011:001 A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit. 011:002 The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh. 011:003 His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears; 011:004 but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked. 011:005 Righteousness will be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his waist. 011:006 The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little child will lead them. 011:007 The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. 011:008 The nursing child will play near a cobra's hole, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den. 011:009 They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea. 011:010 It will happen in that day that the nations will seek the root of Jesse, who stands as a banner of the peoples; and his resting place will be glorious. 011:011 It will happen in that day that the Lord will set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 011:012 He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 011:013 The envy also of Ephraim will depart, and those who persecute Judah will be cut off. Ephraim won't envy Judah, and Judah won't persecute Ephraim. 011:014 They will fly down on the shoulders of the Philistines on the west. Together they will plunder the children of the east. They will extend their power over Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon will obey them. 011:015 Yahweh will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind he will wave his hand over the River, and will split it into seven streams, and cause men to march over in sandals. 011:016 There will be a highway for the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, like there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. 012:001 In that day you will say, "I will give thanks to you, Yahweh; for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you comfort me. 012:002 Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yah, Yahweh, is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation." 012:003 Therefore with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation. 012:004 In that day you will say, "Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name. Declare his doings among the peoples. Proclaim that his name is exalted! 012:005 Sing to Yahweh, for he has done excellent things! Let this be known in all the earth! 012:006 Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of you!" 013:001 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw: 013:002 Set up a banner on the bare mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 013:003 I have commanded my consecrated ones; yes, I have called my mighty men for my anger, even my proudly exulting ones. 013:004 The noise of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Yahweh of Armies is mustering the army for the battle. 013:005 They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even Yahweh, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 013:006 Wail; for the day of Yahweh is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. 013:007 Therefore all hands will be feeble, and everyone's heart will melt. 013:008 They will be dismayed. Pangs and sorrows will seize them. They will be in pain like a woman in labor. They will look in amazement one at another. Their faces will be faces of flame. 013:009 Behold, the day of Yahweh comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it. 013:010 For the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. 013:011 I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible. 013:012 I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir. 013:013 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, and in the day of his fierce anger. 013:014 It will happen that like a a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to their own people, and will each flee to their own land. 013:015 Everyone who is found will be thrust through. Everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. 013:016 Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped. 013:017 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it. 013:018 Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. 013:019 Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 013:020 It will never be inhabited, neither will it be lived in from generation to generation. The Arabian will not pitch a tent there, neither will shepherds make their flocks lie down there. 013:021 But wild animals of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there. 013:022 Wolves will cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged. 014:001 For Yahweh will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land. The foreigner will join himself with them, and they will unite with the house of Jacob. 014:002 The peoples will take them, and bring them to their place. The house of Israel will possess them in Yahweh's land for servants and for handmaids. They will take as captives those whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 014:003 It will happen in the day that Yahweh will give you rest from your sorrow, from your trouble, and from the hard service in which you were made to serve, 014:004 that you will take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased! The golden city has ceased!" 014:005 Yahweh has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers, 014:006 who struck the peoples in wrath with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a persecution that none restrained. 014:007 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet. They break out song. 014:008 Yes, the fir trees rejoice with you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us." 014:009 Sheol from beneath has moved for you to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 014:010 They all will answer and ask you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?" 014:011 Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you. 014:012 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low! 014:013 You said in your heart, "I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north! 014:014 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!" 014:015 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit. 014:016 Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms; 014:017 who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?" 014:018 All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house. 014:019 But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot. 014:020 You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The seed of evil-doers will not be named forever. 014:021 Prepare for slaughter of his children because of the iniquity of their fathers, that they not rise up and possess the earth, and fill the surface of the world with cities. 014:022 "I will rise up against them," says Yahweh of Armies, "and cut off from Babylon name and remnant, and son and son's son," says Yahweh. 014:023 "I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies. 014:024 Yahweh of Armies has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so shall it happen; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: 014:025 that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and tread him under foot on my mountains. Then his yoke will leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders. 014:026 This is the plan that is determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 014:027 For Yahweh of Armies has planned, and who can stop it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?" 014:028 This burden was in the year that king Ahaz died. 014:029 Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent. 014:030 The firstborn of the poor will eat, and the needy will lie down in safety; and I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant will be killed. 014:031 Howl, gate! Cry, city! You are melted away, Philistia, all of you; for smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks. 014:032 What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That Yahweh has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge. 015:001 The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing. 015:002 They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off. 015:003 In their streets, they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly. 015:004 Heshbon cries out with Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them. 015:005 My heart cries out for Moab! Her nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for they go up by the ascent of Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they raise up a cry of destruction. 015:006 For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing. 015:007 Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows. 015:008 For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its wailing to Beer Elim. 015:009 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of Moab who escape, and on the remnant of the land. 016:001 Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion. 016:002 For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon. 016:003 Give counsel! Execute justice! Make your shade like the night in the midst of the noonday! Hide the outcasts! Don't betray the fugitive! 016:004 Let my outcasts dwell with you! As for Moab, be a hiding place for him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land. 016:005 A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness. 016:006 We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing. 016:007 Therefore Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth, utterly stricken. 016:008 For the fields of Heshbon languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea. 016:009 Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen. 016:010 Gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither joyful noise. Nobody will tread out wine in the presses. I have made the shouting stop. 016:011 Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres. 016:012 It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail. 016:013 This is the word that Yahweh spoke concerning Moab in time past. 016:014 But now Yahweh has spoken, saying, "Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble." 017:001 The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. 017:002 The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 017:003 The fortress shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria. They will be as the glory of the children of Israel," says Yahweh of Armies. 017:004 "It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean. 017:005 It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim. 017:006 Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel. 017:007 In that day, people will look to their Maker, and their eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 017:008 They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the incense altars. 017:009 In that day, their strong cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will be a desolation. 017:010 For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings. 017:011 In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 017:012 Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters! 017:013 The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm. 017:014 At evening, behold, terror! Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us. 018:001 Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia; 018:002 that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, "Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide!" 018:003 All you inhabitants of the world, and you dwellers on the earth, when a banner is lifted up on the mountains, look! When the trumpet is blown, listen! 018:004 For Yahweh said to me, "I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest." 018:005 For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and he will cut down and take away the spreading branches. 018:006 They will be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the animals of the earth. The ravenous birds will summer on them, and all the animals of the earth will winter on them. 018:007 In that time, a present will be brought to Yahweh of Armies from a people tall and smooth, even from a people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of Yahweh of Armies, Mount Zion. 019:001 The burden of Egypt: "Behold, Yahweh rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. 019:002 I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 019:003 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards. 019:004 I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce king will rule over them," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies. 019:005 The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry. 019:006 The rivers will become foul. The streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will wither away. 019:007 The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. 019:008 The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish. 019:009 Moreover those who work in combed flax, and those who weave white cloth, will be confounded. 019:010 The pillars will be broken in pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul. 019:011 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?" 019:012 Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what Yahweh of Armies has purposed concerning Egypt. 019:013 The princes of Zoan have become fools. The princes of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes. 019:014 Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 019:015 Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do. 019:016 In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahweh of Armies, which he shakes over them. 019:017 The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid, because of the plans of Yahweh of Armies, which he determines against it. 019:018 In that day, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of Armies. One will be called "The city of destruction." 019:019 In that day, there will be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yahweh at its border. 019:020 It will be for a sign and for a witness to Yahweh of Armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yahweh because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a defender, and he will deliver them. 019:021 Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to Yahweh, and will perform it. 019:022 Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. 019:023 In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 019:024 In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth; 019:025 because Yahweh of Armies has blessed them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance." 020:001 In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it; 020:002 at that time Yahweh spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your shoes from off your feet." He did so, walking naked and barefoot. 020:003 Yahweh said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia, 020:004 so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 020:005 They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 020:006 The inhabitants of this coast land will say in that day, 'Behold, this is our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria. And we, how will we escape?'" 021:001 The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land. 021:002 A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media's sighing. 021:003 Therefore my thighs are filled with anguish. Pains have taken hold on me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can't hear. I so am dismayed that I can't see. 021:004 My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me. 021:005 They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield! 021:006 For the Lord said to me, "Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees. 021:007 When he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently with great attentiveness." 021:008 He cried like a lion: "Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post. 021:009 Behold, here comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs." He answered, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the engraved images of her gods are broken to the ground. 021:010 You are my threshing, and the grain of my floor!" That which I have heard from Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, I have declared to you. 021:011 The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" 021:012 The watchman said, "The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again." 021:013 The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you will lodge, you caravans of Dedanites. 021:014 They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread. 021:015 For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle. 021:016 For the Lord said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail, 021:017 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it." 022:001 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops? 022:002 You that are full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle. 022:003 All your rulers fled away together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away. 022:004 Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 022:005 For it is a day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains." 022:006 Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield. 022:007 It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate. 022:008 He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest. 022:009 You saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 022:010 You numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 022:011 You also made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you didn't look to him who had done this, neither did you have respect for him who purposed it long ago. 022:012 In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth: 022:013 and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die." 022:014 Yahweh of Armies revealed himself in my ears, "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies. 022:015 Thus says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, "Go, get yourself to this treasurer, even to Shebna, who is over the house, and say, 022:016 'What are you doing here? Who has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!" 022:017 Behold, Yahweh will overcome you and hurl you away violently. Yes, he will grasp you firmly. 022:018 He will surely wind you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will die, and there the chariots of your glory will be, you shame of your lord's house. 022:019 I will thrust you from your office. You will be pulled down from your station. 022:020 It will happen in that day that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 022:021 and I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt. I will commit your government into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 022:022 I will lay the key of the house of David on his shoulder. He will open, and no one will shut. He will shut, and no one will open. 022:023 I will fasten him like a nail in a sure place. He will be for a throne of glory to his father's house. 022:024 They will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the pitchers. 022:025 "In that day," says Yahweh of Armies, "the nail that was fastened in a sure place will give way. It will be cut down, and fall. The burden that was on it will be cut off, for Yahweh has spoken it." 023:001 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 Kittim it is revealed to them. 023:002 Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. 023:003 On great waters, the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue. She was the market of nations. 023:004 Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, "I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins." 023:005 When the report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report of Tyre. 023:006 Pass over to Tarshish! Wail, you inhabitants of the coast! 023:007 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her far away to travel? 023:008 Who has planned this against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth? 023:009 Yahweh of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. 023:010 Pass through your land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshish. There is no restraint any more. 023:011 He has stretched out his hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds. 023:012 He said, "You shall rejoice no more, you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Kittim. Even there you will have no rest." 023:013 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans. This people was not. The Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its palaces. They made it a ruin. 023:014 Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste! 023:015 It will come to pass in that day that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king. After the end of seventy years it will be to Tyre like in the song of the prostitute. 023:016 Take a harp; go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten. Make sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered. 023:017 It will happen after the end of seventy years that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her wages, and will play the prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth. 023:018 Her merchandise and her wages will be holiness to Yahweh. It will not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise will be for those who dwell before Yahweh, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing. 024:001 Behold, Yahweh makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants. 024:002 It will be as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest. 024:003 The earth will be utterly emptied and utterly laid waste; for Yahweh has spoken this word. 024:004 The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. 024:005 The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. 024:006 Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 024:007 The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh. 024:008 The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases. 024:009 They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it. 024:010 The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 024:011 There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone. 024:012 The city is left in desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction. 024:013 For it will be so in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done. 024:014 These shall lift up their voice. They will shout for the majesty of Yahweh. They cry aloud from the sea. 024:015 Therefore glorify Yahweh in the east, even the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea! 024:016 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Glory to the righteous! But I said, "I pine away! I pine away! woe is me!" The treacherous have dealt treacherously. Yes, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously. 024:017 Fear, the pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth. 024:018 It will happen that he who flees from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. 024:019 The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. 024:020 The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again. 024:021 It shall happen in that day that Yahweh will punish the army of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth on the earth. 024:022 They shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited. 024:023 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders will be glory. 025:001 Yahweh, you are my God. I will exalt you! I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete faithfulness and truth. 025:002 For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built. 025:003 Therefore a strong people will glorify you. A city of awesome nations will fear you. 025:004 For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall. 025:005 As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low. 025:006 In this mountain, Yahweh of Armies will make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines. 025:007 He will destroy in this mountain the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 025:008 He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken it. 025:009 It shall be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!" 025:010 For in this mountain the hand of Yahweh will rest. Moab will be trodden down in his place, even like straw is trodden down in the water of the dunghill. 025:011 He will spread out his hands in its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride will be humbled together with the craft of his hands. 025:012 He has brought the high fortress of your walls down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust. 026:001 In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city. God appoints salvation for walls and bulwarks. 026:002 Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter: the one which keeps faith. 026:003 You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. 026:004 Trust in Yahweh forever; for in Yah, Yahweh, is an everlasting Rock. 026:005 For he has brought 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. 026:006 The foot shall tread it down; Even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy." 026:007 The way of the just is uprightness. You who are upright make the path of the righteous level. 026:008 Yes, in the way of your judgments, Yahweh, have we waited for you. Your name and your renown are the desire of our soul. 026:009 With my soul have I desired you in the night. Yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you earnestly; for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 026:010 Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness. In the land of uprightness he will deal wrongfully, and will not see Yahweh's majesty. 026:011 Yahweh, your hand is lifted up, yet they don't see; but they will see your zeal for the people, and be disappointed. Yes, fire will consume your adversaries. 026:012 Yahweh, you will ordain peace for us, for you have also worked all our works for us. 026:013 Yahweh our God, other lords besides you have had dominion over us, but by you only will we make mention of your name. 026:014 The dead shall not live. The deceased shall not rise. Therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and caused all memory of them to perish. 026:015 You have increased the nation, O Yahweh. You have increased the nation! You are glorified! You have enlarged all the borders of the land. 026:016 Yahweh, in trouble they have visited you. They poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them. 026:017 Like 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 before you, Yahweh. 026:018 We have been with child. We have been in pain. We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. 026:019 Your dead shall live. My dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast forth the dead. 026:020 Come, my people, enter into your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past. 026:021 For, behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also will disclose her blood, and will no longer cover her slain. 027:001 In that day, Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea. 027:002 In that day, sing to her, "A pleasant vineyard! 027:003 I, Yahweh, am its keeper. I will water it every moment. Lest anyone damage it, I will keep it night and day. 027:004 Wrath is not in me, but if I should find briers and thorns, I would do battle! I would march on them and I would burn them together. 027:005 Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me." 027:006 In days to come, Jacob will take root. Israel will blossom and bud. They will fill the surface of the world with fruit. 027:007 Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or are they killed like those who killed them were killed? 027:008 In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them. He has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind. 027:009 Therefore, by this the iniquity of Jacob will be forgiven, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he makes all the stones of the altar as chalk stones that are beaten in pieces, so that the Asherim and the incense altars shall rise no more. 027:010 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness. The calf will feed there, and there he will lie down, and consume its branches. 027:011 When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off. The women will come and set them on fire, for they are a people of no understanding. Therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor. 027:012 It will happen in that day, that Yahweh will thresh from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt; and you will be gathered one by one, children of Israel. 027:013 It will happen in that day that a great trumpet will be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and those who were outcasts in the land of Egypt, shall come; and they will worship Yahweh in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. 028:001 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! 028:002 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one. Like a storm of hail, a destroying storm, and like a storm of mighty waters overflowing, he will cast them down to the earth with his hand. 028:003 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden under foot. 028:004 The fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley, shall be like the first-ripe fig before the summer; which someone picks and eats as soon as he sees it. 028:005 In that day, Yahweh of Armies will become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people; 028:006 and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. 028:007 They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment. 028:008 For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness. 028:009 Whom will he teach knowledge? To whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 028:010 For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. 028:011 But he will speak to this nation with stammering lips and in another language; 028:012 to whom he said, "This is the resting place. Give rest to weary;" and "This is the refreshing;" yet they would not hear. 028:013 Therefore the word of Yahweh will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken. 028:014 Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you scoffers, that rule this people in Jerusalem: 028:015 "Because you have said, 'We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it won't come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hidden ourselves under falsehood.'" 028:016 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily. 028:017 I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. 028:018 Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it. 028:019 As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be nothing but terror to understand the message." 028:020 For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in. 028:021 For Yahweh will rise up as on Mount Perazim. He will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his unusual work, and bring to pass his act, his extraordinary act. 028:022 Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth. 028:023 Give ear, and hear my voice! Listen, and hear my speech! 028:024 Does he who plows to sow plow continually? Does he keep turning the soil and breaking the clods? 028:025 When he has leveled its surface, doesn't he plant the dill, and scatter the cumin seed, and put in the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place? 028:026 For his God instructs him in right judgment, and teaches him. 028:027 For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod. 028:028 Bread flour must be ground; so he will not always be threshing it. Although he drives the wheel of his threshing cart over it, his horses don't grind it. 028:029 This also comes forth from Yahweh of Armies, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom. 029:001 Woe to Ariel! Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add year to year; let the feasts come around; 029:002 then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as an altar hearth{or, Ariel}. 029:003 I will encamp against you all around you, and will lay siege against you with posted troops. I will raise siege works against you. 029:004 You will be brought down, and will speak out of the ground. Your speech will mumble out of the dust. Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust. 029:005 But the multitude of your foes will be like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away. Yes, it will be in an instant, suddenly. 029:006 She will be visited by Yahweh of Armies with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire. 029:007 The multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all who fight against her and her stronghold, and who distress her, will be like a dream, a vision of the night. 029:008 It will be like when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his hunger isn't satisfied; or like when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and behold, he is faint, and he is still thirsty. The multitude of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion will be like that. 029:009 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 029:010 For Yahweh has poured out on you a spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets; and he has covered your heads, the seers. 029:011 All vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't, for it is sealed:" 029:012 and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't read." 029:013 The Lord said, "Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught; 029:014 therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden." 029:015 Woe to those who deeply hide their counsel from Yahweh, and whose works are in the dark, and who say, "Who sees us?" and "Who knows us?" 029:016 You turn things upside down! Should the potter be thought to be like clay; that the thing made should say about him who made it, "He didn't make me;" or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding?" 029:017 Isn't it yet a very little while, and Lebanon will be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field will be regarded as a forest? 029:018 In that day, the deaf will hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind will see out of obscurity and out of darkness. 029:019 The humble also will increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 029:020 For the ruthless is brought to nothing, and the scoffer ceases, and all those who are alert to do evil are cut off— 029:021 who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony. 029:022 Therefore thus says Yahweh, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall no longer be ashamed, neither shall his face grow pale. 029:023 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they will sanctify my name. Yes, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. 029:024 They also who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will receive instruction." 030:001 "Woe to the rebellious children," says Yahweh, "who take counsel, but not from me; and who make an alliance, but not with my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin, 030:002 who set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked my advice; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt! 030:003 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh will be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. 030:004 For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors have come to Hanes. 030:005 They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can't profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach." 030:006 The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people. 030:007 For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still. 030:008 Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come forever and ever. 030:009 For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of Yahweh; 030:010 who tell the seers, "Don't see!" and to the prophets, "Don't prophesy to us right things. Tell us pleasant things. Prophesy deceits. 030:011 Get out of the way. Turn aside from the path. Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us." 030:012 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness,

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