A TRANSLATION OF
CALVIN'S VERSION OF
THE PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH
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.
2 Hear, O heavens, And hearken, O earth, For thus the Lord speaketh: I have nourished And brought up children; Yet they have acted wickedly towards me. 1
3 The ox knoweth his owner, And the ass his masters crib; Israel doth not know; My people doth not understand.
4 O sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, Seed of evil-doers, degenerate children! They have forsaken Jehovah, They have despised 2 the Holy One of Israel, They are estranged backwards.
5 Why should I strike you any more? Ye will add faithlessness. The whole head is sickness, And the whole heart is faintness.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head. There is no soundness in it; A wound, a swelling, And a purifying sore; And they have not been plastered, nor bound up, Nor softened with ointment.
7 Your country is desolation; Your cities are burnt with fire; Your land do strangers devour in your presence, It is reduced to solitude, like the destruction of foreigners.
8 And the daughter of Zion shall be left, As a cottage in a vineyard, As a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, As a city laid waste.
9 Unless the Lord of hosts bad left us a very small remnant, We should have been as Sodom, And like Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye princes of Sodom! Give car to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah! Of what value to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? Saith the Lord.
11 I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, And of the fat of fed beasts; And in the blood of oxen, or of sheep, or of he-goats, I delight not.
12 When you come that you may appear before my face, Who hath required this at your hand? Even to tread my courts.
13 Do not continue to bring an offering of vanity. Incense is an abomination to me. The new-moon, And the sabbath, And the yearly assemblies, I cannot endure, (It is a vain thing, ) Nor the assembly.
14 Your new-moons And your yearly festivals. My soul hateth; They have been a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.
15 When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you. Even though you multiply prayer, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; Take away the wickedness of your practices from before mine eyes; Cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well: Seek judgment, restore 3 the oppressed; Plead for the orphan, defend the widow.
18 Come now, And let us reason together, Hath the Lord said: If your sins be as scarlet, They shall be white as snow; If they be red like purple, They shall be as wool.
19 If ye shall be willing And shall hearken, Ye shall eat the good of the land.
20 But if ye shall refuse And rebel, Ye shall be consumed by the sword; For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! She was full of judgment, And righteousness lodged by night 4 in her; But now murderers.
22 Thy silver is become dross, And thy wine is mixed with water.
23 Thy princes are rebellious, And are companions of thieves; Every one loveth a gift, And seeketh eagerly for rewards. They judge not the cause of the fatherless, Nor doth the cause of the widow come to them.
24 Therefore saith the Lord, 5 Jehovah of hosts, The mighty One of Israel; Alas! I will take consolation on mine adversaries, I will be avenged of mine enemies.
25 I will turn my hand upon thee; I will purely purge away thy dross, And I will take away all thy tin.
26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, And thy counselors as at the beginning. Then shall it be said of thee, The city of righteousness, The faithful city.
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, And they who shall be brought back to her with righteousness.
28 And the destruction of the transgressors And of the sinners shall be together, And they who have revolted from the Lord shall be consumed.
29 Yea, they shall be ashamed of the trees which ye have desired, And they shall be covered with disgrace. By the groves which ye have chosen.
30 Ye shall surely be as a tree whose leaf fadeth, And as a grove that hath no water.
31 And your strong man 6 shall be as tow, And the maker of it as a spark; And they shall both be burnt, And there shall be none to quench them.
1 The word which Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah And Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last of the days, That the mountain of the house of Jehovah Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
3 And many peoples shall come, And shall say, Come, And we shall go up To the mountain of Jehovah, To the house of the God of Jacob; And he will teach us in his ways, And we shall walk in his paths; For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he will judge among the nations, And will rebuke many peoples: And they shall beat their swords into spades, And their spears into pruning-hooks; And nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they practice war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, And we shall walk in the light of the Lord.
6 Verily thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob; Because they are filled with the east 7 And with soothsayers, like the Philistines; And they have delighted in the children of foreigners.
7 Their land is full of silver And gold, And there is no end to their treasures. Their land is also full of horses, And there is no end to their chariots.
8 Their land is also full of idols, And they have bowed down before the work of their own hands, Before that which their fingers have made.
9 And the man of low degree boweth down, And the man of rank humbleth himself; Therefore do not thou forgive them. 8
10 Enter into the rock, Hide thee in the dust, From before the fear of the Lord And the glory of his majesty.
11 The loftiness of the eyes of men shall be humbled, And the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; And Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of Jehovah of hosts shall be On every one that is proud And lofty, And on all that is lifted up, And it shall be brought low.
13 Even on all the cedars of Lebanon high And lifted up, On all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And on all the lofty mountains, And on all the high hills,
15 And on every lofty tower, And on every fortified wall;
16 On all the ships of Tarshish, And on delightful pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, Arid the haughtiness of men shall be humbled; And Jehovah alone shall be exalted on that day.
18 And he will utterly abolish the idols.
19 And they shall enter into caverns of the rocks, And into clefts of the earth, From the presence of the terror of Jehovah, And from the glory of his majesty, When he shall arise to shake the earth.
20 In that day shall a man cast away His idols of silver, And his idols of gold, Which they made for him to worship, Into the cavern of the moles And of the bats;
21 And they shall enter into the clefts of the rocks, And into the tops of the ragged rocks, From before the fear of the Lord, And from the glory of his majesty, When he shall arise to shake the earth.
22 Cease then from man, Whose breath is in his nostrils; For in what respect 9 is he valued?
1 For, behold, the Governor, Jehovah of hosts, Will take away from Jerusalem And Judah The stay And the strength; The whole stay of bread; The whole stay of water;
2 The strong man And the man of war, The judge And the prophet, And the diviner And the elder;
3 The captain of fifty, And the man of rank, The senator, And the skilful artificer, And the eloquent. 10
4 And I will appoint boys to be their rulers, And babes shall rule over them.
5 The people shall violently oppress each other, A man his neighbor; The youth shall behave insolently towards the old man, The despicable towards the honorable.
6 When every man shall take hold of his brother Of the family of his father, saying, Thou hast raiment; Be thou our ruler; Let this ruin be under thy hand;
7 He shall swear in that day, saying, I will not be a healer; For in my house is neither bread nor raiment; Therefore make me not a ruler of the people.
8 Verily Jerusalem is ruined, And Judah is fallen; Because their tongue And their practices are against Jehovah, To provoke the eyes of his glory.
9 The proof of their countenance answereth in them; 11 They have declared their sin, as Sodom, And have not hid it. Wo to their soul! For they have brought evil on them.
10 Say ye to the righteous man, It shall be well; For they shall eat the fruit of their hands.
11 Wo to the wicked man! It shall be ill; For according to the works of his hands. Shall it be rewarded to him.
12 Of my people children are oppressors, And women rule over them. O my people! They who govern thee lead thee astray, And pervert the way of thy paths.
13 Jehovah standeth to plead, And standeth up to judge the people.
14 Jehovah will enter into judgment With the elders of his people, And with their rulers; And ye have destroyed the vineyard, And the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What mean ye that ye crush my people, And grind the faces of the poor? Saith the Lord Jehovah of hosts.
16 Jehovah also saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with stretched-forth neck, And with wandering eyes, And walk And mince as they go, And make a tinkling with their feet.
17 Therefore will the Lord make bald. The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the Lord will expose their shame.
18 In that day will the Lord take away. Ornaments that tinkled, or were made of net-work, or like a half-moon,
19 Perfumes, bracelets, And head-hands;
20 Bonnets, ornaments of the legs, Chaplets, neck-amulets, And ear-rings;
21 Rings And nose-jewels,
22 Changeable dresses, mantles, Upper garments, And hair-ties,
23 Mirrors And fine linens, Hoods And veils.
24 And instead of a sweet odor there shall be rottenness, And instead of a girdle, a rent, And instead of curled locks, baldness; Instead of a belt, a girdle of sackcloth, Instead of beauty, burning.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, And thy might in the battle.
26 Her gates shall lament And mourn, And she, desolate, shall sit on the ground.
1 In that day, therefore, shall seven women. Take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, We will wear our own raiment; Only let thy name be called on us, 12 And take thou away our reproach.
2 In that day shall the branch of Jehovah Be for beauty And glory, And the fruit of the earth. Be for excellence And comeliness, To the escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass. That he who shall be left in Zion, And shall remain in Jerusalem, Shall be called holy, And all shall be enrolled Among the living 13 at Jerusalem.
4 When the Lord shall have washed away. The filth of the daughter of Zion, And shall have cleansed the blood of Jerusalem From the midst of her, Both by the Spirit of judgment, And by the Spirit of burning.
5 And Jehovah will create on every dwelling-place of Mount Zion, And on all her assemblies, A cloud And darkness by day, And the brightness of a flaming fire by night; For on all the glory shall be a defense.
6 And a covering shall be by day, For a shadow from the heat, And for refuge, And for a covert from storm And from rain.
1 Come, I will sing for my beloved A song of my beloved to his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard On a hill, the son of oil.
2 He fenced it, And gathered out the stones, And planted it as a choice vine; He reared a tower in the midst of it, And built a wine-press in it: He therefore hoped that it would yield grapes, And it yieldeth wild grapes.
3 Now then, O inhabitant of Jerusalem, And man of Judah, Judge ye between me And my vineyard.
4 What more ought to have been done to my vineyard, Which I have not done to it? How did I look that it should yield grapes, And yet it hath yielded wild grapes?
5 And now come, I will show to you, What I will do to my vineyard. I will take away its hedge, that it may become pasture; I will break down its wall, that it may be trodden down.
6 I will lay it waste; It shall not be pruned nor digged; And the brier And thorn shall grow up. Yea, I will command the clouds That they do not rain on it.
7 Verily the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah his pleasant plant. Hence he looked for judgment, And behold oppression; For righteousness, And behold a cry.
8 Wo to them that join house to house, And add field to field, Till there be no place; That you may be placed alone, In the midst of the earth.
9 This is in the ears of Jehovah of hosts, If many houses be not laid desolate, Great And fair, without inhabitant.
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall produce one bath, And the seed of a homer shall yield an ephah.
11 Wo to them that rise early, To follow drunkenness, And who prolong the time till night, While wine inflameth them.
12 And the harp, the lyre, the tabret, And the pipe, And wine Are in their entertainment's; But they do not regard the work of Jehovah, Nor consider the operation of his hands.
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge; And their glory are men famished, And their multitude are dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged his soul, And opened his mouth without measure; And his glory And his multitude hath descended, And his wealth, And he that rejoiced in her.
15 And the man of low degree shall be bowed down, And the man of rank shall be humbled; Yea, the eyes of the haughty shall be humbled.
16 And Jehovah of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, And God, who is holy, shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 And the lambs shall feed after their manner, And the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Wo to them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, And sin as with cart-ropes.
19 Who say, Let him make speed, And hasten his work, That we may see it; Let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near And come, That we may know it.
20 Wo to them that call evil good, And good evil; That put darkness for light, And light for darkness; That turn bitter into sweet, And sweet into bitter.
21 Wo to them that are wise in their own eyes, And are prudent in their own sight.
22 Wo to them that are powerful to drink wine, And powerful men to mingle strong drink;
23 Who justify the wicked for reward, And take away the righteousness of the righteous from him.
24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, And the chaff is consumed by the flame; So their root shall be as rottenness, And their blossom shall pass away as dust; Because they have east away the law of Jehovah of hosts, And have loathed the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the anger of Jehovah, Hath been kindled against his people, And, stretching forth his hand against them, He hath smitten them; And the mountains trembled, . And their torn carcass was thrown into the midst of the streets; And for all these things his anger hath not been turned away, But his hand is stretched out still.
26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from afar; He will hiss to the nation from the end of the earth; And lo, it will come speedy And swift.
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; None shall slumber nor sleep; None shall have the girdle of their loins loosed, Nor shall the latchet of their shoes be broken.
28 Their arrows will be sharp, And all their bows bent. The hoofs of their horses shall be counted as flint, And their wheels as a whirlwind.
29 Their roaring shall be like that of a lion; They shall roar like young lions; They shall gnash And seize the prey; They shall carry away the spoils, And none shall deliver.
30 He shall roar against them in that day, as the roaring of the sea; Then shall he look to the earth, And behold! the darkness of tribulation; And the light shall be darkened in the heavens.
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne high And lifted up, And his remotest parts filled the temple.
2 And seraphim stood above it; Each had six wings; With two they covered their face, With two they covered their feet, And with two did they fly.
3 And one cried to another, saying, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts; The whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the posts of the doors were moved by the voice of him that cried, And the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then I said, Wo to me, for I am undone; 14 Because I am a man of polluted lips, And I dwell amidst a people having polluted lips; And yet mine eyes have seen the king, Jehovah of hosts.
6 And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal, snatched with a fork from the altar.
7 And laying it on my mouth, he said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips, And thy sin shall be expiated.
8 Afterwards I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who shall go for us? Then I said, Here am I, send me.
9 Then he said, Go And tell this people: Hearing hear, And do not understand; Seeing see, And do not know.
10 Harden the heart of this people, And make heavy their ears, And close up their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, . And hear with their ears, And their heart understand, And when they have been converted, they be healed.
11 And I said, how long, O Lord. And he said, Till the houses be laid waste without inhabitant, And the houses be emptied of men, And the land be reduced to solitude;
12 Till God have removed men far away, And till there be great desolation in the midst of the land;
13 Till a tenth shall return, And be destroyed like a tell And an oak, Whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves; So in it shall the substance be the holy seed.
1 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 against Jerusalem, to besiege it, but. could not overcome it.
2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is allied with Ephraim; And his heart was moved, as when the trees of the forest are moved by the wind.
3 Then said Jehovah to Isaiah, Go out to meet Ahaz, thou And Shear-jashub, thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, at the road of the fullers field.
4 And thou shalt say to him: Take heed, And be quiet; Fear not, And let not thy heart be soft, For the two tails of those smoking firebrands, For the fierceness of the anger of Rezin the Syrian, And of the son of Remaliah.
5 Because the Syrian hath taken wicked counsel against thee with Ephraim, And the son of Remaliah, saying:
6 Let us go up against Judah, And harass it, And let us open it for us; And let us appoint a king in the midst of it, The son of Tabeal.
7 Thus hath the Lord Jehovah said, It shall not stand, And shall not be,
8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin; And within sixty-five years shall be broken Ephraim, that it be not a people.
9 Yet the head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If ye do not believe, Surely ye shall not stand.
10 And Jehovah added to speak to Ahaz, saying:
11 Ask thee a sign from Jehovah thy God, By asking in the deep, Or in the height above.
12 And Ahaz said, I will not ask, And I will not tempt the Lord.
13 And he said, Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small tiling for you to weary men, If ye do not also weary my God?
14 Therefore will the Lord himself give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, And bear a son, And shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter And honey shall he eat, Till he know to refuse the evil, And to choose the good.
16 And before the child shall know, To refuse the evil And choose the good, Forsaken shall be the land which thou hatest by both her kings.
17 Jehovah will bring upon thee, And on thy people, And on thy fathers house, Days which have not come. Since the day of the revolt of Ephraim from Judah, The king of Assyria.
18 It shall be in that day, Jehovah shall hiss. For the fly, which is in the extremity of the rivers of Egypt, And for the bee which is in the land of Assyria.
19 And they shall all of them come And rest, In the desolate valleys, And in the caverns of the rocks, And on all thorns, And on all bushes.
20 In that day shall Jehovah shave with a hired razor, By those who are beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, The head And the hair of the feet; And shall also take away the beard.
21 And it shall be in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow And two sheep.
22 And it shall come to pass, That, on account of the abundance of milk which they shall yield, He shall eat butter. Yea, butter And honey shall every one eat. That shall be left in the midst of the land.
23 It shall also be in that day, That, wherever there are a thousand vines, They shall be sold for a thousand pieces of silver, On account of thorns And briers.
24 With arrows And bow shall they come thither, Because thorns And briers shall be throughout all the land.
25 And on all the mountains which are dug with the hoe Thither shall not come the dread of thorns And briers; But they shall be laid out for pasture to the cattle, And shall be trodden by the flocks.
1 And Jehovah said to me: Take thee a large roll, And write in it with an ordinary pen: 15 Make speed to spoil, hasten to the prey.
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses, Uriah the priest, And Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
3 And I approached the prophetess, who conceived And bare a son. And Jehovah spoke to me: Call his name, Make speed to spoil, Hasten to the prey.
4 Verily before the child shall know to cry, My father And my mother, The riches of Damascus anti the spoil of Samaria, Shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
5 Moreover, Jehovah spoke unto me, saying again:
6 Because this people hath refused. The waters of Shiloah, which flow softly, And hath rejoiced in Rezin And the son of Remaliah:
7 Therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth upon them, The waters of the river, rapid And strong, The king of Assyria And all his force; And he shall come up over all his channels, And shall pass over all his banks.
8 And, crossing over into Judah, He shall overflow And pass over; He shall reach even to the neck; And the stretching out of his wings shall fill, The breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
9 Associate yourselves, ye peoples, And ye shall be broken in pieces; Give ear, all ye that are from a distant land. Gird yourselves, And ye shall be broken in pieces; Gird yourselves, And ye shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together, And it shall be disannulled; Decree a decree, And it shall not stand; For God is with us. 16
11 For thus did Jehovah speak to me, as if seizing 17 my hand, And taught me not to go in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, In all things in which this people saith, A confederacy; And fear not their fear, Nor be ye afraid.
13 Sanctify Jehovah of hosts himself; And let him be your fear, And let him be your dread.
14 Then shall he be for a sanctuary; A stone of stumbling And rock of destruction To the two houses of Israel; A net And a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, And fall, And shall be bruised, snared, And taken.
16 Bind up the testimony; Seal the law among my disciples.
17 Therefore will I wait for Jehovah, Who hideth Iris face from the house of Jacob, And I will look for him.
18 Behold I, And the children whom Jehovah hath given me, Are for signs And wonders in Israel, From Jehovah of hosts, Who dwelleth in Mount Zion.
19 And if they shall say to you, Inquire at soothsayers And diviners, Who whisper And mutter; Should not a people ask counsel of their God? From the living to the dead?
20 To the law And to the testimony: If they have not spoken according to this word, It is because there is no light in them.
21 Then shall they pass through this land distressed And hungry, And it shall happen. that, when they are hungry, they shall fret, And shall curse their king And their God, looking upward.
22 And when they shall look to the earth, Lo, trouble And darkness, dimness And distress, And they shall be driven to gloominess.
1 Yet the darkness shall not be, According to the affliction which happened to her, When they first lightly afflicted, The land of Zebulun And the land of Naphtali; Nor when they afterwards did more grievously afflict By the way of the sea beyond Jordan, In Galilee of the nations.
2 The people walking in darkness, Hath seen a great light. They who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Light hath shined on them.
3 By multiplying the nation thou hast not increased the joy; They have rejoiced before thee according to the joy of harvest, As men shout in dividing the spoils.
4 For his burdensome yoke, And the staff of his shoulder, The scepter of his oppressor Hast thou broken, as in the day of Midian.
5 Although every battle of the warrior is made With noise And rolling of the vesture in blood, This shall be for burning, For fuel of fire.
6 For to us a child is born; To us a son is given; And the government hath been laid upon his shoulder; And his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Father of the age, The Prince of Peace.
7 To the increase of the government And to peace, There shall be no end; On the throne of David And on his kingdom, To order And establish it In judgment And justice, Henceforth, even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will do this.
8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob, And it hath fallen on Israel.
9 And all the people shall know, Ephraim, And the inhabitants of Samaria, Who say in the pride And haughtiness of their heart,
10 The bricks are fallen down, And we will build with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, And we will substitute cedars.
11 But Jehovah will strengthen the enemies of Rezin against him, And will aid his adversaries.
12 Syria before, And the Philistines behind; And they shall devour Israel with open mouth. And for all this his anger is not turned away, But his hand is stretched out still.
13 But the people have not turned to him that smote them, And have not sought Jehovah of hosts.
14 Therefore will Jehovah cut off from Israel The head And the tail, The branch And the reed, In one day.
15 The elder And the honorable, he is the head; And the prophet who teacheth falsehood, he is the tail.
16 For the governors of this people are seducers, And they who are guided by them are destroyed.
17 Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, And will not have compassion on the orphans And widows; For all are hypocrites And evil-doers, And every mouth speaketh villany. For all this his anger is not turned away, But his hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; It shall devour the briers And thorns; Afterwards it shall kindle into the thickets of the forest, And the smoke of that which ascendeth shall go up.
19 Through the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, Shall the land be darkened, And the people shall be as the fuel of fire: No man shall spare his brother.
20 Every one shall snatch on the right hand, And be hungry; He shall eat on the left hand, And shall not be satisfied; Every one Shall devour the flesh of his own arm:
21 Manasseh, Ephraim; And Ephraim, Manasseh; They together shall be against Judah. And yet for all this his anger is not turned away, But his hand is stretched out still.
1 Wo to them that decree unrighteous decrees, And who prescribing prescribe injustice:
2 To keep back the poor from judgment, And to take away the right from the poor of my people, To defraud the widows, And to plunder the orphans.
3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation? And when the desolation shall come from afar, To whom will ye flee for aid? And where will ye deposit 18 your glory?
4 Unless 19 they shall stumble among the vanquished, And shall fall down among the slain. For all this his anger shall not be turned away, And his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian! the rod of mine anger! And the very staff in their hand is my wrath.
6 Against a hypocritical nation will I send him, And against the people of my indignation will I command him, To seize the prey, To carry off the spoils, And to tread him down as the mire of the streets.
7 Yet will he not so intend, Nor will his heart think so; For it will be in his heart to destroy, And to cut off nations not a few.
8 For he saith, Are not my princes also kings?
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? Is not Hamath as Arpad? Is not Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, For their graven images excelled Jerusalem And Samaria.
11 As I have done to Samaria And her idols, Shall I not do so to Jerusalem And her idols?
12 But it shall come to pass, When the Lord shall have performed his whole work. In mount Zion And Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the haughtiness of the heart of the king of Assyria, And the glory of the loftiness of his eyes.
13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand have I done it; And by my wisdom; for I am sagacious; And therefore have I removed the boundaries of the peoples, And have plundered their treasures, And have brought down the inhabitants, like a mighty man.
14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; And as eggs which have been left are gathered, So have also I gathered the whole earth; And there was none that moved the wing, Or opened the mouth, or chirped.
15 Shall the axe boast against him that heweth with it? Shall the saw magnify itself against him that moveth it? Like the rising up of a rod against him that raiseth it, Like the risings up of a staff, as if it were not wood.
16 Therefore will the Governor, Jehovah of hosts, send Against his fat ones leanness, And under his glory will kindle, A burning, like the burning of a fire.
17 And the light of Israel shall become a fire, And his Holy One shall become a flame; And it shall burn And devour His briers And thorns in one day.
18 The glory of his forest And of his fruitful field, From the soul even to the flesh, will he consume; And it shall be as the fainting of a standard-bearer.
19 And the remains of the wood of his forest, Shall become a number, Such that a child may count them.
20 It shall be in that day, The remnant of Israel, And they that are left of the house of Jacob, Shall not add to rely on him that smote them; For they shall rely on Jehovah, The Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, the remnant of Jacob, To the mighty God.
22 For if thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, A remnant of it shall return. The consumption decreed overfloweth righteousness. 20
23 For a consumption And consummation Doth the Lord Jehovah of hosts make In the midst of all the land.
24 Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: O my people, the inhabitants of Zion, Fear not the Assyrian. He will smite thee with a rod, And will lift up his staff against thee, After the pattern of Egypt.
25 But yet a little while, And my rage And indignation, Shall be discharged in their destruction.
26 And Jehovah of hosts will stir up a scourge against him, According to the slaughter of Midian on the rock Oreb; And his rod shall be on the sea, And he will lift it up after the pattern of Egypt.
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, That his burden shall be removed from thy shoulder, And his yoke from thy neck; And the yoke shall be destroyed From the face of the anointing.
28 He is come to Aiath; he hath passed to Migron; At Michmash he will lay up thy baggage.
29 They have crossed the ford; they have lodged by night at Geba; Ramah is terrified; Gibeah of Saul hath fled.
30 Neigh with thy voice, O daughter of Gallim! Cause it to be heard at Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed; The inhabitants of Gebim have gathered themselves.
32 Yet a day, when he shall remain at Nob, He will lift up his hand, Against the mount of the daughter of Zion, The hill of Jerusalem.
33 Behold! The Lord Jehovah of hosts Will cut off the branch with terror; 21 And the lofty of stature shall be cut down. And the haughty shall be brought low.
34 And he will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon shall fall violently.
1 But a branch shall spring from the stock of Jesse, And a sprout from his roots shall yield fruit.
2 And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, The Spirit of wisdom And understanding, The Spirit of counsel And strength, The Spirit of knowledge And to the fear of Jehovah;
3 And will make him sagacious in the fear of Jehovah; Not according to the sight of his eyes shall he judge, Nor according to the hearing of his ears shall he reprove.
4 For in righteousness he shall judge the poor, And in equity shall he reprove for the meek of the earth; And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the belt of his loins, And faithfulness the belt of his reins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, And the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf, And the lion, And the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow And the bear shall feed; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the child shall play on the hole of the asp, And on the dell of the basilisk shall the weaned child lay his hand.
9 They shall not hurt, nor do injury, In all the mountain of my holiness; For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, As with waters that cover the sea.
10 And it shall be in that day, The root of Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the peoples, Shall be sought by the nations; And his rest shall be glory.
11 And it shall be in that day, The Lord will again apply his hand, To recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, From Assyria, And from Egypt, from Parthia, From Arabia, from Ethiopia, from Persia, From Chaldea, from Hamath, And from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall lift up an ensign to the nations, And shall gather the outcasts of Israel, And shall gather the dispersed of Judah, From the four corners of the earth.
13 And the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off. Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
14 But they shall fly on the shoulders of the Philistines to the west; They shall plunder together the children of the east; Edom And Moab shall be the stretching out of their hands, And the children of Ammon shall be their obedience.
15 And Jehovah shall utterly destroy. The tongue of the Egyptian sea; And he shall lift up his hand on the river. By the might of his wind; And he shall smite it in the seven streams, And shall make them to be shod with shoes.
16 And there shall be a path for the remnant of his people, Which shall be left from Assyria, As there was to Israel, In the day when he came up out of the land of Egypt.
1 And in that day thou shalt say: I will sing to thee, O Jehovah; Though thou wast angry With me, Thine anger is turned away, And thou hast comforted me.
2 Behold! God is my salvation; I will trust, And not be afraid; For God Jehovah is my strength And song; And he hath become 22 my salvation.
3 Ye shall draw waters with joy. From the fountains of the Savior. 23
4 And in that day shall ye say: Sing to Jehovah; call upon his name; Make known his works among the peoples; Proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 Sing to Jehovah; For he hath done glorious things; And this hath been made known throughout all the earth.
6 Shout And sing, O inhabitress of Zion! For great in the midst of thee, Is the Holy One of Israel.
1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw.
2 On a lofty mountain lift up a banner; Raise the voice to them; shake the hand; That they may enter into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones; And for mine anger have I also called my mighty ones, Who rejoice in my glory.
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, As of a great people; The noise of the sound of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together; Jehovah of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 Coming from a distant land, From the end of heaven, Jehovah And the vessels of his anger, To destroy the whole land.
6 Howl ye, for the day of Jehovah is at hand; As destruction from the Strong One 24 shall it come.
7 Therefore shall all hands be weakened, And every heart of man shall melt.
8 And they shall be afraid; Pangs And sorrows shall take hold of them; They shall be in pain like a woman in labor; Every one shall be amazed at his neighbor; Their faces shall be faces of flames.
9 Behold! the day of Jehovah shall come cruel; Even indignation And the burning of angel, To lay the land desolate, And to destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 Therefore the stars of heaven, And the constellations, Shall not give their light; The sun shall be darkened in his going forth, And the moon shall not give forth her brightness.
11 And I will visit upon the world wickedness, And upon the wicked their iniquity; And I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, And I will lay low the loftiness of tyrants.
12 I will make a mortal more precious than fine gold, And a man than the weight of the gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth shall be moved out of its place, In the indignation of Jehovah of hosts, And in the day of the fierceness of his anger.
14 And it shall be as a chased roe, And a sheep which no man taketh up; Every one shall look to his own people, And every one shall flee to his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be pierced through, And every one that is joined to them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; Their houses shall be plundered, And their wives shall be ravished.
17 Behold! I raise up against you the Medes, Who shall not think of silver, And shall not desire even gold.
18 And with their bows shall they dash in pieces the children; They shall not pity the fruit of the womb, Nor shall their eye spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, And the ornament of the brightness of the Chaldeans, Shall be like Gods overthrowing of Sodom And Gomorrah.
20 Never shall it be inhabited any more, Nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; Nor shall the Arabian pitch his tent there, Nor shall the shepherds make their flocks to lie down there.
21 But the Ziim shall lie down there; And their houses shall be full of Ohim; There shall the daughters of the ostrich dwells. And there shall the satyrs dance.
22 And Iim shall cry ill their splendid houses, And dragons in their delightful palaces; And her time is near at hand, And her days shall not be prolonged.
1 Jehovah will now pity Jacob, And will yet choose Israel, And will cause them to rest in their own land; And the stranger shall be joined to them; They shall be allied to the house of Jacob.
2 And the peoples shall take them, And shall bring them to their own place, And in the land of Jehovah shall the house of Israel Possess them for servants And for handmaids; And they shall take them whose captives they were? And shall rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall be in the clay, When Jehovah shall have given thee rest, From thy labor, And from thy trembling, And from the hard bondage which had been laid on thee.
4 Then against the king of Babylon Shalt thou take up this proverb, And shalt say, How hath the oppressor ceased! How hath the city covetous of gold ceased!
5 Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers,
6 Which smote the nations in anger, With an incurable wound; Which ruled over the nations with anger; If any one suffered persecution. He did not hinder it.
7 The whole earth is at rest, And is quiet; They have sung praise.
8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice over thee, And the cedars of Lebanon: Since thou art laid down, No feller hath come up against us.
9 Hell from beneath is moved on account of thee; To meet thy coming. He hath stirred up the dead for thee, And hath made to rise from their thrones All the leaders of the earth, All the kings of the nations.
10 All shall speak, And say to thee: Art thou also become weak as we? And art thou become like to us?
11 In the grave is laid thy splendor, And the noise of thine instruments of music; The worm is spread under thee, And reptiles cover thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the dawn, How art thou thrown down to the earth, That didst cast the lot upon the nations! 25
13 But thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend to heaven; In high places near the stars of God. Will I place my throne, And will sit on the mountain of the testimony, On the sides of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, And will be like the Most High.
15 But thou art brought down to the grave, To the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall bend forward, And shall view thee attentively. Is this the man that made the earth to tremble? That shook the kingdoms?
17 That made the world as a wilderness; That destroyed its cities? That opened not the house to his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, all of them, Lie in glory, each in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave, As an abominable branch, As the garments of the slain Who were killed with the sword, Who go down to the pit; As a carcass trodden under foot.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial; Because thou hast laid waste thy land, Thou hast slain thy people; The seed of wicked men shall not be continually remembered.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children, For the iniquity of their fathers; That they may not rise, And possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities.
22 For I will rise up against them, saith Jehovah of hosts, And the name And the remnant, The son And the grandson, Will I cut off, saith Jehovah.
23 And I will make it to be a possession of the hedgehog, And pools of water; And I will sweep it with a besom, emptying it, Saith Jehovah of hosts.
24 Jehovah of hosts hath sworn, saying, If it hath not been as I thought, And if it shall not stand as I purposed,
25 That in my land I will crush the Assyrian, And on my mountains will tread him under foot; And that his yoke shall depart from them, And his burden be removed from their shoulder.
26 This is the purpose which is purposed on the whole earth; And this hand is stretched out on all the nations.
27 For Jehovah of hosts hath decreed, And who shall disannul it? His hand is stretched out, And who shall turn it back?
28 In the year in which Ahaz the king died, was this burden.
29 Rejoice not, thou whole Palestina, Because the rod of him that smote thee is broken; For from the root of the adder shall spring a cockatrice, And his fruit shall be a fiery serpent.
30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, And the needy shall lie down in safety; And I will cause thy root to die with famine, And he shall slay thy remnant.
31 Howl, O gate! cry, O city! Thou whole Palestina art dissolved; For smoke cometh from the north; And no one shall be alone in his appointed day.
32 And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That Jehovah hath founded Zion, And the poor of his people shall have confidence in her.
1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Aro Moab Is laid waste, And brought to silence; Surely in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, And brought to silence.
2 He shall go up into the house, And to the high places of Dibon, to weep; Over Nebo, And over Medeba, shall Moab howl. On all his heads shall be baldness, And every beard shall be shaved.
3 In his cross-roads shall they be girded with sackcloth; On his roofs, And in his streets, Shall every one howl, And go down to weep.
4 Heshbon And Elealeh shall cry aloud; As far as Jahaz shall their voice be heard; Therefore shall the armed men of Moab howl; The soul of each man shall howl to itself.
5 My heart shall cry aloud for Moab; Her fugitives to Zoar, a heifer of three years old; By the going up of Luhith shall they go up with weeping, By the way of Horonaim shall they raise the cry of sorrow.
6 The waters of Nimrim are cut off; The grass is withered, The herbage hath failed, No verdure is left.
7 Therefore what every one hath left, And his riches, They shall carry to the brook of the willows. 26
8 The cry hath gone round the borders of Moab; Even to Eglaim is his howling. And even to Beer-Elim is his howling.
9 Because the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood; For I will lay additions upon Dimon, Lions to them that are escaped of Moab, And to the remnant of the land.
1 Send ye the lamb to the governor of the land, From the rock of the desert, To the mountain of the daughter of Zion.
2 And it shall be as a bird let loose, wandering from its nest, So shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of Arnon.
3 Assemble a council; execute judgment; Make thy shadow as the night in the midst of noon-day; Hide the banished; Betray not the fugitive.
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee. Moab, be thou a place of concealment From the face of the destroyer; For the extortioner hath ceased; The destroyer hath failed; He that trod us under foot hath been consumed out of the land.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be prepared; And he shall sit upon it in steadfastness, To judge in the tabernacle of David, And to seek judgment, And to hasten righteousness.
6 We have heard of the pride of Ahab, (he is very proud,) His pride, his haughtiness, And his insolence; 27 But his lies shall not be successful.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl to Moab, all shall howl, On account of the foundations of Kirhareseth; You will groan, being only smitten.
8 For the vines of Heshbon are cut down, The vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have trodden down her choicest roots, 28 Which reached even to Jazer, Which wandered even to the wilderness; Her noble plants have been thrown down, Which crossed the sea.
9 Therefore will I bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah; I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon And Elealeh! Because on thy summer fruits, And on thy harvest, A shouting shall break forth. 29
10 Joy And rejoicing have been taken away from the fruitful field; In the vineyards shall there be no rejoicing nor shouting. The treader shall not tread wine in the presses; I have made the shouting to cease.
11 Therefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, And my inward parts for Kirharesh.
12 And it shall be, when it shall be seen, That Moab hath been wearied on the high places, Then shall he come to the sanctuary to pray? And shall not profit by it.
13 This is the word which Jehovah uttered concerning Moab since that time.
14 Now, I say, Jehovah hath spoken, saying - Three years, as the years of a hireling; And the glory of Moab, With all her multitude, however great, Shall be turned into disgrace; And her remnant shall be few, small, And feeble.
1 Or, Have rebelled against me; or, Have revolted against me.
2 Or, Have provoked to anger.
3 Or, Guide.
4 Or, Dwelt.
5 Or, The Governor.
6 Otherwise, Your god.
7 Or, With antiquity.
8 Or, Thou wilt not forgive them.
9 Or, To what? or, How much?
10 Or, Skilled in mysterious style.
11 Or, Against them.
12 Or, Let us be called by thy name.
13 Or, To life.
14 Or, Reduced to silence.
15 Or, With the pen of a man.
16 (Hebrew,) Immanuel.
17 Or, Strengthening.
18 Or, Secure.
19 Or, Without me they shall stumble.
20 Or, With righteousness.
21 Or, Powerfully.
22 Or, Will be.
23 Or, Of salvation.
24 Or, From a strong destroyer.
25 Or, That didst weaken the nations.
26 Or, To the Arabians.
27 Or, His indignation.
28 Or, Her choicest branches.
29 Or, Shall fall.
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