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The folly of ple, and healeth the stroke of their wound. 27 *|| Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and 11 the burden thereof is 12 heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire : a 28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift b the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle c in the jaws of the people, causing them
to err. 29 Ye shall have a song, as d in the night when a holy solemnity is kept ; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the 13 Mighty One of Israel. 30 And the LORD shall cause 14 his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indigmation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 2 And 15 in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LoRD shall 16 lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight 17 with it. 33 For Tophet e is ordained 18 of old ; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hāth made it deep, and large : the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, f doth kin
dle it. CHAPTER XXXI. The prophet showeth the cursed folly in trusting to Egypt. W W TO to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but a o look not unto the Holy S
One of Israel, neither seek the LORD. --- - 2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring
evil, and will not i call back his words: , but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against
the help of them that work iniquity;
3Now the o are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together. 4 For thus hath the Lorp spoken unto me, Like as the lion b and the
ISAIAH, XXXI, XXXII.
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trussing in Eiypt. young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, not abase himself for the 2 noise of them : so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. 5 As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend c Jerusalem ; defending also he will deliver it, axd passing over he will preserve it. 6 * Turn d ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply e revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and 3 his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a
SII). 8 *|| Then shall the Assyrian fall f with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee 4 from the sword, and his young men shall be 5 discomfited. 9 And 6 he shall pass over to his 7 strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem. CHAPTER XXXII. 1 The blessings of Christ's kingdom. 9. Desolation is foreshown. Roß a king shall reign in righteousness, a and princes shall rule in judgment. 2 And a man shall be as an hidingplace from the wind, and a covertb from the tempest; as rivers c of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a 1 great rock in a weary land. 3 And the eves of them that see shall not be dim ; and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. 4 The heart also of the 2 rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak 8 plainly. 5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. 6. For the vile person will d speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LoRD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 7 The instruments also of the churl are evil : he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when 4 the needy speaketh right. 8 But the ioral deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he 5 stand. 9 *s Rise up, ye women that are at God's judgments against
ease ; e hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. 10 Many 6 days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women : for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. 31 Tremble, ye women that are at ease ; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. 12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant 7 fields, for the fruitful vine. 13. Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns f and briers; 8 yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: 14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken ; the multitude of the city shall be left ; the 9 forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks ; 15 Until the Spirit g be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and h the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; i and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable k habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet restingplaces, 19 When it shall hail, l coming down on the forest ; and the city shall be 10 low in a low place. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, m that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. CHAPTER XXXIII. God's judgments against the enemies of the church, W W 70 to thee that spoilest, a and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thoub shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee : be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 3. At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. 4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them. 5 The LORD. is exalted ; c for he dwelleth on high : he hath filled
the enemies of the church.
Zion with judgment d and right€OUSINESS. 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of 1 salvation: the feare of the LORD is his treasure. 7 Behold, their 2 valiant ones shall cry without : the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the way-faring man ceaseth : he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no IIlfull. 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth : Lebanon is ashamed and 3 hewn down : Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits. 10 Now will Irise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted;f now wiiii lift up myself. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff; ye shall bring forth stubble : your breath, as fire, shall devour you. 12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime : as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. 13 "I Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid “ fearfulness hath surprised g the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire 3 who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings 7 15. He h that walketh 4 righteously, and speaketh 5 o; he that despiseth the gain of 6 oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of 7 blood, and shutteth his i eyes from seeing evil; 16 He shall dwell on §high. his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him, his waters shall be sure. 17 Thine eyes shall see k the j in his beauty: they shall behol the land 9 that is very far off. 18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe 7 where is the 10 receiver ? where is he that counted the towers : 19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive : of a ll stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our Solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall everl be removed, neither i. any of the cords thereof be
roken. 21 But there the glorious Lord God avengeth his church. will be unto us a place 12 of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, meither shall gallant ship pass thereby. 22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our 13 lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. 23 14 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail : then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame m take the
prey. 24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: n the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven 0 their iniquity. CHAPTER XXXIV. The judgments wherewith God revengeth his church. Co.; a near, ye nations, to hear; J and hearkén, ye people: let the earthb hear, and 1 all that is therein ; the world, and all things that come forth of it. 2 For c the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. 3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 4 And d all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. • 5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven : behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, e and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. 6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, f and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. 7 And the 2 unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be 3 soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 8 For it is the day g of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recomenses for the controversy h of 10I). 9 And i the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning
pitch. 10 lt, shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke k thereof shall
B. C. 713. 12 broad of spaces, or, hands. 13 statutemaker. 14 or, They have forsaken thy tacklings. m 1Co. 1.27. n Re.21.4. 0 Je.50.20.
(CHAP. 34.) a Ps.49. 1. b De. 32.1. 1 the fulness thereof. c Zep.3.8.
Of Christ's kingdom. go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever. 11 *|| But the 4 cormorant l and the bittern shall possess it; the Owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line m of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. 12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. 13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for 5 owls. 146 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with 7 the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow ; the
8 screech-owl also shall rest there,
and find for herself a place of rest. 15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and
i4. gather under her shadow: there
shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate. 16 °s Seek n ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one o of these shall fail, none shall wanther mate : for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them. 17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein. CH t XXV
2ngdom. Th; wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and a the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. 2. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon b shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shals see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. 3 *|| Strengthen c ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4 Say to them that are of a 1 fearful heart, Be strong, fear d not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense ; he will come and save e you. 5 Then f the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderoess
shall waters g break out, and streams in the desert. 7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty and springs h of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each ay, shall be 2 grass with reeds and rushes. 8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness ; the unclean i shall not pass over it ; 3 but it shall be for those : the way-faring men. though fools, shall not err therein. 9 No lion k shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, 1t shall not be found there ; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10 And the ransomed l of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs m and everlasting joy n upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow o and sighing shall flee away. CHAPTER XXXVI. 1 Sennacherib invadeth Judah. 4 Rabshakeh's blasphemous persuasions to the people. TOW a it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them. 2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field. 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Shebna the 1 scribe, and Joah, Asapli's son, the reCorder. 4 *| And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest 5 I Say, Sayest thout, (but they are but 2 vain words.) 3 I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me ! 6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it; so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in
III]. 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God : is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiali hâth taken away, b and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar 1 Now therefore give 4 pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king
blasphemy. of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand c horses, if thou be able On thy part to set riders upon them. 9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt d for chariots and for horsemen? 10 And am I row come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The LORDe said unto me, Go up against this land, and de
Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language ; for we understand it : and speak not to us in the Jews’ language, in the ears of the people that are on the
Wall. 12"| But Rabshakeh said, Hathf my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words t hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with g a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the h great king, the king of Assyria: 14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you : for he shall not be able to deliver you. 15 Neither i let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us; this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah : for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make 5 an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, k and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern ; 17 Untill I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. . . 18 Beware, lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.m. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad 7 where are the gods of Sepharvaim 1 and have they delivered Samaria out n of my hand? 20 Who are they among all the gods? 0 of these lands that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the Hezekiah is comforted.
king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.p *| Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh. CHAPTER XXXVII. 1 Hezekiah semdeth to Isaiah. 36 An angel slayeth the Assyrians. A*, Da it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent b his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went c into the house of the LorD. 2. And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with d sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz. 3.And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day ofe trouble and of rebuke. f and of 1 blasphemy: for the children are Come to the birth, and there g is not strength to bring forth. 4. It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach h the liv§ God, and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard : wherefore lift up thy prayer for the i remnant that is 2 left. 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah Came to Isaiah. 6 of And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your mas
ter, Thus saith the LORD, Be not |s
afraid k of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will 8 send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own
land; and I will cause him to fall ||
by the sword in his own land. 8 *| So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: l for he had heard that , he was departed from m Lachish. 9 And he heard say, concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is Come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent mesSengers to Hezekiah, saying, 10. Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. il Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done n to
p Ge. 12.4.
Isaiah's prophecy of all lands, by destroying them utterly; and shaft thout be delivered 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, 0 , and Haran, p and Rezeph, and the children of Eden, q which were in Telassar 7 13 Where is the king of Hamath, r and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah 14 T And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it : and Hezekiah went ups unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15 T And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, 16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest t between the cherubims, thou u art the God, even thou v alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth : thou hast made heaven and earth. 17 Incline w thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, a 0 LORD, and see : and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste as the 4 nations, and their countries, 19 And have 5 cast their gods into the fire : for they were no gods, but y the work of men's hands, wood and stone : therefore they have destroyed them. 20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know 2 that thou art the LORD, even thou only. 21 * Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast § a to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria: 22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him: The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised b thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed ! and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high even against the Holy One of Israel. 24. By 6thy servants hast thou reroached the Lord, and hast said, y the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the 7 tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and iwili enter into the