2 cHear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
3 dThe ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s 1crib;
But Israel edoes not know,
My people do not 2consider.”
A people 3laden with iniquity,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.
5 gWhy should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.
7 hYour country is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire;
Strangers devour your land in your presence;
And it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
As a hut in a garden of cucumbers,
jAs a besieged city.
9 kUnless the Lord of hosts
Had left to us a very small remnant,
We would have become like lSodom,
We would have been made like Gomorrah.
You rulers mof Sodom;
Give ear to the law of our God,
You people of Gomorrah:
11 “To what purpose is the multitude of your nsacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle.
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
Or of lambs or goats.
12 “When you come oto appear before Me,
Who has required this from your hand,
To trample My courts?
Incense is an abomination to Me.
The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and qthe calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
My soul hates;
They are a trouble to Me,
I am weary of bearing them.
I will hide My eyes from you;
uEven though you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of 8blood.
16 “Wash vyourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
wCease to do evil,
Rebuke 9the oppressor;
1Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
18 “Come now, and let us xreason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
yThey shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
You shall eat the good of the land;
You shall be devoured by the sword”;
zFor the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
It was full of justice;
Righteousness lodged in it,
But now bmurderers.
22 cYour silver has become dross,
Your wine mixed with water.
23 dYour princes are rebellious,
And ecompanions of thieves;
fEveryone loves bribes,
And follows after rewards.
They gdo not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
The Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,
And 4take vengeance on My enemies.
And take away all your alloy.
26 I will restore your judges jas at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward kyou shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
And her 6penitents with righteousness.
28 The ldestruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together,
And those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
Which you have desired;
And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens
Which you have chosen.
And as a garden that has no water.
31 mThe strong shall be as tinder,
And the work of it as a spark;
Both will burn together,
And no one shall nquench them.
2 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
cThat the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it.
d“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.”
eFor out of Zion shall go forth the law,
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
And rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning 1hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.
5 O house of Jacob, come and let us fwalk
In the light of the Lord.
Because they are filled gwith eastern ways;
They are hsoothsayers like the Philistines,
7 jTheir land is also full of silver and gold,
And there is no end to their treasures;
Their land is also full of horses,
And there is no end to their chariots.
8 kTheir land is also full of idols;
They worship the work of their own hands,
That which their own fingers have made.
And each man humbles himself;
Therefore do not forgive them.
10 lEnter into the rock, and hide in the dust,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty.
The haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,
And the Lord alone shall be exalted nin that day.
Shall come upon everything proud and lofty,
Upon everything lifted up—
And it shall be brought low—
13 Upon all othe cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up,
And upon all the oaks of Bashan;
14 pUpon all the high mountains,
And upon all the hills that are lifted up;
And upon every fortified wall;
16 qUpon all the ships of Tarshish,
And upon all the beautiful sloops.
17 The 4loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
The Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
18 But the idols 5He shall utterly abolish.
19 They shall go into the rholes of the rocks,
And into the caves of the 6earth,
sFrom the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises tto shake the earth mightily.
And his idols of gold,
Which they made, each for himself to worship,
To the moles and bats,
And into the crags of the rugged rocks,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises to shake the earth mightily.
Whose vbreath is in his nostrils;
For 8of what account is he?
3 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,
aTakes away from Jerusalem and from Judah
The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;
2 cThe mighty man and the man of war,
The judge and the prophet,
And the diviner and the elder;
3 The captain of fifty and the 2honorable man,
The counselor and the skillful artisan,
And the expert enchanter.
And 4babes shall rule over them.
Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;
The child will be insolent toward the 5elder,
And the 6base toward the honorable.”
In the house of his father, saying,
“You have clothing;
You be our ruler,
And let these ruins be under your 7power,”
“I cannot cure your ills,
For in my house is neither food nor clothing;
Do not make me a ruler of the people.”
8 For eJerusalem stumbled,
And Judah is fallen,
Because their tongue and their doings
Are against the Lord,
To provoke the eyes of His glory.
And they declare their sin as fSodom;
They do not hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought evil upon themselves.
10 “Say to the righteous gthat it shall be well with them,
hFor they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe to the wicked! iIt shall be ill with him,
For the reward of his hands shall be 8given him.
And women rule over them.
And destroy the way of your paths.”
And stands to judge the people.
With the elders of His people
And His princes:
The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean by mcrushing My people
And grinding the faces of the poor?”
Says the Lord God of hosts.
“Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
And walk with 3outstretched necks
And 4wanton eyes,
Walking and 5mincing as they go,
Making a jingling with their feet,
17 Therefore the Lord will strike with na scab
The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion,
And the Lord will ouncover their secret parts.”
The perfume boxes, the charms,
The nose jewels,
The outer garments, the purses,
The fine linen, the turbans, and the robes.
Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench;
Instead of a sash, a rope;
Instead of well-set hair, qbaldness;
Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth;
And 7branding instead of beauty.
And your 8mighty in the war.
26 rHer gates shall lament and mourn,
And she being desolate sshall sit on the ground.
4 And ain that day seven women shall take hold of one …
manger or feed trough
Lit. heavy, weighed down
Some ancient vss. the oppressed
be relieved of
refine with lye
So with MT, LXX, Vg.; some Heb. mss., Tg. you
Sites of pagan worship
Or clap, shake hands to make bargains with the children
Or shall utterly vanish
Lit. Cease yourselves from the man
Lit. in what is he to be esteemed
Eminent looking men
Or capricious ones
despised, lightly esteemed
done to him
lead you astray
contend, plead His case
Head held high
tripping or skipping