23-1:4††††† Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
23-1:28†††† And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
23-1:29†††† For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
23-1:30†††† For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
23-2:1††††† The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
23-2:2††††† And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lordís house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
23-2:8††††† Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
23-2:11†††† The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
23-2:12†††† For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
23-2:13†††† And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
23-2:14†††† And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
23-2:17†††† And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
23-2:20†††† In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
23-3:7††††† In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
23-3:10†††† Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
23-3:15†††† What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
23-3:18†††† In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
23-3:24†††† And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
23-4:1††††† And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
23-4:2††††† In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
23-4:3††††† And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
23-5:2††††† And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
23-5:4††††† What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
23-5:6††††† And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
23-5:8††††† Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
23-5:11†††† Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
23-5:14†††† Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
23-5:16†††† But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
23-5:18†††† Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
23-5:19†††† That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
23-5:20†††† Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
23-5:21†††† Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
23-5:22†††† Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23-5:30†††† And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
23-6:1††††† In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
23-6:4††††† And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
23-7:1††††† And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
23-7:8††††† For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
23-7:15†††† Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
23-7:16†††† For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
23-7:17†††† The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy fatherís house, days that have not come from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
23-7:18†††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
23-7:20†††† In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
23-7:21†††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
23-7:22†††† And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.
23-7:23†††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.
23-7:25†††† And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.
23-8:6††††† Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliahís son;
23-8:11†††† For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
23-8:17†††† And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
23-8:19†††† And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
23-8:21†††† And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
23-9:2††††† The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
23-9:9††††† And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
23-9:13†††† For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
23-9:15†††† The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
23-9:16†††† For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
23-10:1†††† Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
23-10:2†††† To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
23-10:12††† Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
23-10:14††† And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
23-10:15††† Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
23-10:19††† And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
23-10:20††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
23-10:24††† Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.
23-10:27††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
23-10:32††† As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
23-11:10††† And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
23-11:11††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
23-11:16††† And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
23-12:1†††† And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
23-12:4†††† And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
23-13:2†††† Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
23-13:3†††† I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
23-13:8†††† And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
23-13:14††† And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
23-13:15††† Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
23-14:3†††† And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
23-14:4†††† That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
23-14:6†††† He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
23-14:16††† They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
23-14:17††† That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
23-14:19††† But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
23-14:21††† Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
23-14:25††† That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
23-14:26††† This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
23-14:28††† In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
23-14:29††† Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpentís root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
23-14:32††† What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
23-15:7†††† Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
23-15:9†††† For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
23-16:2†††† For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
23-16:3†††† Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
23-16:12††† And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
23-16:13††† This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
23-16:14††† But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
23-17:4†††† And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
23-17:5†††† And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
23-17:7†††† At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
23-17:8†††† And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
23-17:9†††† In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
23-17:12††† Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
23-17:14††† And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
23-18:2†††† That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
23-18:7†††† In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
23-19:3†††† And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
23-19:8†††† The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
23-19:9†††† Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
23-19:10††† And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
23-19:13††† The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
23-19:16††† In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
23-19:17††† And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
23-19:18††† In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
23-19:19††† In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
23-19:21††† And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
23-19:23††† In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
23-19:24††† In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
23-20:1†††† In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;
23-20:6†††† And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
23-21:3†††† Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
23-21:10††† O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
23-21:14††† The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
23-22:1†††† The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
23-22:2†††† Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
23-22:3†††† All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
23-22:7†††† And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
23-22:8†††† And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
23-22:9†††† Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
23-22:11††† Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
23-22:12††† And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
23-22:16††† What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
23-22:20††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
23-22:25††† In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
23-23:1†††† The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
23-23:2†††† Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
23-23:13††† Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
23-23:15††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
23-23:16††† Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
23-23:17††† And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
23-23:18††† And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
23-24:6†††† Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
23-24:8†††† The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
23-24:9†††† They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
23-24:10††† The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
23-24:18††† And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
23-24:21††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
23-25:7†††† And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
23-25:9†††† And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
23-25:11††† And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
23-26:1†††† In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
23-26:2†††† Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
23-26:5†††† For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
23-26:17††† Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
23-26:19††† Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
23-27:1†††† In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
23-27:2†††† In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
23-27:5†††† Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
23-27:6†††† He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
23-27:7†††† Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
23-27:9†††† By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
23-27:11††† When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
23-27:12††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
23-27:13††† And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
23-28:1†††† Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
23-28:4†††† And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
23-28:5†††† In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
23-28:6†††† And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
23-28:8†††† For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
23-28:9†††† Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
23-28:13††† But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
23-28:14††† Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
23-28:16††† Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
23-28:19††† From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
23-28:20††† For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
23-28:21††† For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
23-29:4†††† And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
23-29:5†††† Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
23-29:7†††† And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
23-29:8†††† It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
23-29:11††† And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
23-29:12††† And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
23-29:15††† Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
23-29:16††† Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potterís clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
23-29:18††† And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
23-29:20††† For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
23-29:21††† That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
23-29:24††† They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
23-30:1†††† Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
23-30:2†††† That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
23-30:5†††† They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
23-30:6†††† The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
23-30:8†††† Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
23-30:9†††† That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
23-30:14††† And he shall break it as the breaking of the pottersí vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
23-30:16††† But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
23-30:18††† And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
23-30:23††† Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
23-30:24††† The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
23-30:26††† Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
23-31:1†††† Woe 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 they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
23-31:2†††† Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
23-31:3†††† Now the Egyptians 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.
23-31:7†††† For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
23-32:3†††† And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
23-32:9†††† Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
23-32:11††† Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
23-32:20††† Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
23-33:1†††† Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
23-33:13††† Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
23-33:15††† He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
23-33:17††† Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
23-33:18††† Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
23-33:19††† Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
23-33:20††† 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 ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
23-33:24††† And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.
23-34:1†††† Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
23-35:4†††† Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
23-36:1†††† Now 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.
23-36:5†††† I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
23-36:6†††† 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 him.
23-36:11††† Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it; and speak not to us in the Jewsí language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
23-36:12††† But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
23-36:20††† Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
23-36:22††† Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
23-37:1†††† And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
23-37:4†††† It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
23-37:6†††† And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
23-37:8†††† So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
23-37:16††† O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
23-37:20††† Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
23-37:26††† Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
23-37:30††† And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
23-37:31††† And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
23-37:32††† For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
23-37:34††† By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
23-37:38††† And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
23-38:3†††† And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
23-38:7†††† And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
23-38:13††† I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
23-38:18††† For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
23-38:22††† Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?
23-39:1†††† At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
23-39:2†††† And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
23-39:4†††† Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
23-39:6†††† Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
23-39:7†††† And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
23-40:2†††† Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lordís hand double for all her sins.
23-40:3†††† The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
23-40:9†††† O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
23-40:11††† He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
23-40:20††† He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
23-40:22††† It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
23-40:23††† That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
23-40:26††† Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
23-40:28††† Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
23-40:29††† He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
23-40:31††† But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
23-41:3†††† He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
23-41:7†††† So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
23-41:11††† Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
23-41:12††† Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
23-41:20††† That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
23-41:22††† Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
23-41:23††† Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
23-41:24††† Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
23-41:26††† Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
23-41:27††† The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
23-41:28††† For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
23-42:5†††† Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
23-42:7†††† To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
23-42:8†††† I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
23-42:10††† Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
23-42:11††† Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
23-42:16††† And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
23-42:17††† They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
23-42:18††† Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
23-42:19††† Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lordís servant?
23-43:1†††† But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
23-43:7†††† Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
23-43:8†††† Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
23-43:9†††† Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
23-43:10††† Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
23-43:12††† I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
23-43:13††† Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
23-43:25††† I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
23-43:26††† Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
23-44:2†††† Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
23-44:3†††† For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
23-44:7†††† And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
23-44:8†††† Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
23-44:9†††† They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
23-44:10††† Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
23-44:13††† The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
23-44:18††† They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
23-44:20††† He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
23-44:24††† Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
23-44:25††† That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
23-44:26††† That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
23-44:27††† That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
23-44:28††† That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
23-45:3†††† And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
23-45:6†††† That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
23-45:9†††† Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
23-45:10††† Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
23-45:15††† Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
23-45:16††† They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
23-45:18††† For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
23-45:19††† I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
23-45:20††† Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
23-45:21††† Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
23-45:23††† I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
23-45:24††† Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
23-46:5†††† To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
23-46:10††† Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
23-46:11††† Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
23-46:12††† Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
23-47:7†††† And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
23-47:8†††† Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
23-47:13††† Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
23-48:4†††† Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
23-48:8†††† Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
23-48:9†††† For my nameís sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
23-48:16††† Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
23-48:17††† Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
23-48:18††† O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
23-49:5†††† And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
23-49:6†††† And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
23-49:7†††† Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
23-49:9†††† That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
23-49:10††† They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
23-49:15††† Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
23-49:17††† Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
23-49:19††† For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
23-49:20††† The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
23-49:23††† And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
23-49:25††† But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
23-49:26††† And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
23-50:2†††† Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
23-50:4†††† The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
23-50:6†††† I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
23-50:7†††† For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
23-50:8†††† He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
23-50:9†††† Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
23-50:10††† Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
23-50:11††† Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
23-51:1†††† Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
23-51:2†††† Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
23-51:6†††† Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
23-51:7†††† Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
23-51:9†††† Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
23-51:10††† Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
23-51:12††† I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
23-51:13††† And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
23-51:14††† The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
23-51:15††† But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
23-51:16††† And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
23-51:18††† There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
23-51:22††† Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
23-51:23††† But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
23-52:5†††† Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
23-52:6†††† Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
23-52:7†††† How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
23-52:11††† Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
23-52:15††† So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
23-53:2†††† For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
23-54:1†††† Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
23-54:9†††† For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
23-54:10††† For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
23-54:16††† Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
23-54:17††† No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
23-55:1†††† Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
23-55:2†††† Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
23-55:5†††† Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
23-55:10††† For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
23-55:11††† So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
23-55:13††† Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
23-56:2†††† Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
23-56:3†††† Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
23-56:4†††† For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
23-56:5†††† Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
23-56:6†††† Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
23-56:8†††† The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
23-56:11††† Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
23-57:1†††† The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
23-57:11††† And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
23-57:13††† When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
23-57:15††† For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
23-57:19††† I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
23-58:2†††† Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
23-58:5†††† Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
23-58:6†††† Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
23-58:7†††† Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
23-58:12††† And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
23-59:1†††† Behold, the LORDíS hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
23-59:2†††† But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
23-59:5†††† They hatch cockatriceí eggs, and weave the spiderís web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
23-59:15††† Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
23-59:16††† And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
23-59:20††† And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
23-59:21††† As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seedís seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
23-60:8†††† Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
23-60:11††† Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
23-60:12††† For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
23-60:14††† The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
23-60:15††† Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
23-60:16††† Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
23-60:21††† Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
23-61:1†††† The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
23-61:2†††† To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
23-61:3†††† To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
23-61:9†††† And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
23-61:11††† For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
23-62:1†††† For Zionís sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalemís sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
23-62:6†††† I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.
23-62:9†††† But they that have gathered it shall eat it and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
23-63:1†††† Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
23-63:2†††† Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
23-63:5†††† And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
23-63:7†††† I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
23-63:8†††† For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
23-63:11††† Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
23-63:12††† That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
23-63:13††† That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
23-64:1†††† Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence.
23-64:2†††† As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
23-64:4†††† For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
23-64:5†††† Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
23-64:7†††† And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
23-65:1†††† I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
23-65:2†††† I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
23-65:3†††† A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
23-65:5†††† Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
23-65:8†††† Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servantsí sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
23-65:10††† And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
23-65:11††† But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
23-65:12††† Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
23-65:16††† That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
23-65:18††† But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
23-65:20††† There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
23-65:24††† And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
23-66:1†††† Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
23-66:2†††† For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
23-66:3†††† He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dogís neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swineís blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
23-66:4†††† I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
23-66:5†††† Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my nameís sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
23-66:6†††† A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
23-66:10††† Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
23-66:11††† That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
23-66:17††† They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swineís flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
23-66:18††† For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
23-66:19††† And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
23-66:23††† And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
23-66:24††† And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
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