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Isaiah 33:1–37:29

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Woe to thee athat spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled;

And bdealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee!

cWhen 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.

O Lord, be gracious unto us; dwe have waited for thee:

eBe thou their arm fevery morning,

Our salvation also in the time of trouble.

At the noise of the tumult the people fled;

gAt the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.

And ayour spoil shall be hgathered like the gathering of ithe caterpiller:

As the running to and fro of locusts shall he krun upon them.

lThe Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high:

He hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

And wisdom and knowledge shall be

mThe stability of thy times, and nstrength of salvation:

The fear of the Lord is his treasure.

Behold, their ||valiant ones shall cry without:

oThe ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

pThe highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth:

He qhath broken the covenant,

rHe hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

sThe earth mourneth and tlanguisheth:

uLebanon is ashamed and ||hewn down:

uSharon is like a wilderness;

And vBashan and uCarmel wshake off their fruits.

10  xNow will I rise, saith the Lord;

Now will I be exalted;

Now will I lift up myself.

11  yYe shall conceive zchaff, yye shall bring forth zstubble:

Your breath, as fire, shall devour you.

12  And the people shall be as the burnings of lime:

aAs thorns bcut up shall they be burned in the fire.

13  Hear, cye that are far off, what I have done;

And, cye that are near, acknowledge my might.

14  The sinners in Zion are afraid;

dFearfulness hath surprised ethe hypocrites.

fWho among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?

Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

15  gHe that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly;

He that despiseth the gain of ||hoppressions,

That shaketh his hands from holding of ibribes,

That stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood,

And jshutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

16  kHe shall dwell on high:

His place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:

Bread shall be given him; lhis waters shall be sure.

17  Thine eyes shall see mthe king in his beauty:

They shall behold the land that is very far off.

18  Thine heart shall meditate terror.

nWhere is the scribe? where is the receiver?

Where is he that counted the towers?

19  oThou shalt not see pa fierce people,

qA people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive;

Of a ||rstammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

20  Look upon Zion, the city of our ssolemnities:

tThine eyes shall see Jerusalem a uquiet habitation,

A tabernacle that shall not be taken down;

vNot one of wthe stakes thereof shall ever be removed,

Neither shall any of xthe cords thereof be broken.

21  But there the glorious Lord will be unto us

A place of broad yrivers and ystreams;

Wherein shall go no galley with oars,

Neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

22  For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our zlawgiver,

aThe Lord is our king; he will save us.

23  ||Thy btacklings care loosed;

They could not well strengthen their dmast, they could not spread ethe sail:

Then is fthe prey of a great fspoil divided;

gThe lame take the prey.

24  And hthe inhabitant shall not say, I am sick:

iThe people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

34 aCome near, ye nations, to hear;

And hearken, ye people:

bLet the earth hear, and all that is therein;

The world, and all cthings that come forth of it.

For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations,

And his fury upon all their armies:

He hath outterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

Their slain also shall be cast out,

And dtheir stink shall come up out of their carcases,

And the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

And efall the host of heaven shall be dissolved,

And gthe heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll:

And hall their host shall fall down,

As ithe leaf falleth off from the vine,

And fas a falling fig from the fig tree.

For kmy sword shall be lbathed in heaven:

Behold, mit shall come down upon nIdumea,

And upon the people of my ocurse, to judgment.

kThe sword of the Lord is filled with blood,

It is made fat with fatness,

And with the blood of lambs and goats,

With the fat of the kidneys of rams:

For pthe Lord hath a sacrifice in qBozrah,

And a great slaughter in the land of nIdumea.

And the ||runicorns shall come down with them,

And sthe bullocks with sthe bulls;

And their land shall be ||soaked with blood,

And their dust made fat with fatness.

For it is tthe day of the Lord’s vengeance,

And the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

And uthe streams thereof shall be turned into pitch,

And the dust thereof into brimstone,

And the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

10  It shall not be quenched night nor day;

vThe smoke thereof shall go up for ever:

wFrom generation to generation it shall lie waste;

None shall pass through it for ever and ever.

11  xBut the ||cormorant and ythe bittern shall possess it;

zThe owl also and the raven shall dwell in it:

And ahe shall stretch out upon it the line of bcconfusion, and dthe stones of cemptiness.

12  They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there,

And all her princes shall be nothing.

13  And ethorns shall come up in her palaces,

fNettles and fbrambles in the fortresses thereof:

And xit shall be gan habitation of hdragons,

And ia court for ||owls.

14  The xjwild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island,

And ithe satyr shall cry to his fellow;

The ||screech owl also jjshall rest there,

And find for herself a place of rest.

15  xThere shall the great owl make her nest, and lay,

And hatch, and kgather under her shadow:

There shall lthe vultures also be gathered,

Every one with her mate.

16  mSeek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read:

No one of these shall nfail,

None shall owant her 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:

pThey shall possess it for ever,

From generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

35 aThe wilderness and bthe solitary place shall be glad for them;

And the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as cthe rose.

dIt shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice

Even with joy and singing:

The glory of efLebanon shall be given unto it,

The excellency of egCarmel and ehSharon,

They shall see the glory of the Lord,

And the excellency of our God.

iStrengthen ye the weak hands,

And confirm the feeble knees.

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.

Then kthe eyes of the blind shall be opened,

And klthe ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

Then shall mthe lame man leap as an hart,

And lnthe tongue of the dumb sing:

For aoin the wilderness shall waters break out,

And streams in the desert.

And opthe parched ground qshall become a pool,

And rthe thirsty land psprings of water:

In sthe habitation of dragons, twhere each lay,

Shall be ||ugrass with reeds and vrushes.

And an highway shall be there, and wa way,

And it shall be called The way of holiness;

xThe unclean shall not pass over it; ||but it shall be for those:

The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

yNo lion shall be there,

Nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon,

It shall not be found there;

But zthe redeemed shall walk there:

10  aAnd the ransomed of the Lord shall return,

aAnd come to Zion with bsongs

aAnd everlasting joy upon their heads:

aThey shall obtain bjoy and gladness,

aAnd csorrow and sighing shall flee away.

36 *Now it came to pass ain the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them. *bAnd 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. Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah’s son, cwhich was over the house, and cShebna the ||scribe, and Joah, Asaph’s son, the recorder. And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith dthe great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? I say, ddsayest 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? 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: eso is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him. But if thou say to me, We trust in the Lord our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? Now therefore give ||pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them. How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and efput thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 10 And am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? the Lord said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

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 Jews’ language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 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? 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language, and said, Hear ye the words of dthe 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

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a

ch. 21:2. So ch. 17:14. ver. 4, 23. Hab. 2:8.

b

See ch. 21:2.

c

Comp. Rev. 13:10.

d

ch. 25:9. & 26:8.

e

Ps. 83:8 marg.

f

See Job 7:18. Comp. ch. 17:14. & 37:36.

g
a

ch. 21:2. So ch. 17:14. ver. 4, 23. Hab. 2:8.

h

See Job 27:19.

i

See Ps. 78:46.

k

Pr. 28:15 (Heb.).

l
m

Ps. 37:3 marg.

n

See Prov. 27:24 marg.

Heb. salvations. Ps. 28:8. Heb. of ch. 26:18.

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Or, messengers. Comp. ch. 29:1.

o

Comp. 2 Kin. 18:37.

p
q
r

See ch. 24:5.

s

ch. 24:4.

t

See ch. 16:8.

u

See ch. 35:2.

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Or, withered away. ch. 19:6.

u

See ch. 35:2.

v

ch. 2:13.

u

See ch. 35:2.

w

ver. 15.

x
y

ch. 59:4. See Ps. 7:14.

z

ch. 5:24.

y

ch. 59:4. See Ps. 7:14.

z

ch. 5:24.

a

ch. 9:18.

b
c

ch. 57:19. So ch. 49:1.

c

ch. 57:19. So ch. 49:1.

d

See Ps. 2:11.

e

See ch. 9:17.

f

Comp. ch. 66:14, 15.

g

Heb. in righteousnesses.

Heb. uprightnesses. See Ps. 17:2.

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Or, deceits.

h

Pr. 28:16 (Heb.).

i

See Ex. 23:8.

Heb. bloods. See ch. 1:15.

j
k

So ch. 15:2.

Heb. heights, or, high places. Ps. 148:1.

l

Comp. 2 Chr. 32:30.

m

Comp. ch. 6:5.

Heb. the land of far distances. Je. 8:19 (Heb.).

n

Heb. weigher? 2 Sam. 18:12.

o

Comp. 2 Kin. 19:32.

p
q
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Or, ridiculous.

r

See ch. 28:11.

s

ch. 1:14 (Heb.). See Num. 29:39.

t

So Ps. 46:5. & 125:1, 2.

u

See Amos 6:1.

v

Comp. ch. 37:33.

w

ch. 54:2. See ch. 22:23.

x

ver. 23 (Heb.).

Heb. broad of spaces, or, hands. See Neh. 7:4 marg.

y

Job 28:10, 11 (Heb.).

y

Job 28:10, 11 (Heb.).

z

Heb. statutemaker.

a
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Or, They have forsaken thy tacklings. Comp. Amos 5:2.

b

ver. 20 (Heb.).

c

See ch. 16:8.

d

See ch. 30:17.

e

ch. 30:17 or Ezek. 27:7?

f

Gen. 49:27. ver. 4.

f

Gen. 49:27. ver. 4.

g

Comp. Ps. 68:12.

h

See Ps. 103:3. Comp. ch. 38:1–8.

i

See Jer. 50:20. & James 5:15. Comp. ch. 38:17.

a
b

Heb. the fulness thereof. ch. 42:10. See Ps. 24:1.

c

Job 31:8. ch. 42:5, &c. See Job 5:25.

o

Heb. as ver. 2.

d

Joel 2:20. Comp. ch. 66:24.

e
f
g

Rev. 6:14 (Gk. & Engl.).

h

So ch. 14:12.

i

So Ps. 1:3.

f
k
l

Heb. as ver. 7.

m

Comp. Jer. 49:7. &c. Mal. 1:4.

n

ver. 6. See Mark 3:8.

o

Heb. as ver. 2.

k
p

So ch. 63:1. See Zeph. 1:7.

q
n

ver. 6. See Mark 3:8.

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Or, rhinocerots.

r
s

Ps. 22:12 (Heb.).

s

Ps. 22:12 (Heb.).

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Or, drunken. ver. 5. ch. 43:24. Judith 6:4. Rev. 17:6. So Ecclus. 32:13. & 39:22 in the Gk.

t

ch. 61:2. & 63:4. Comp. Rev. 9:15.

u

Comp. Deut. 29:23.

v
w
x

So ver. 13–15. Comp. ch. 13:21. Rev. 18:2.

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Or, pelican. See Lev. 11:18.

y

See ch. 14:23.

z
a
b

See ch. 24:10.

c

See Gen. 1:2.

d
c

See Gen. 1:2.

e

See ch. 32:13.

f
f
x

So ver. 13–15. Comp. ch. 13:21. Rev. 18:2.

g

ch. 35:7.

h

ch. 13:22. See Ps. 44:19.

i

Comp. ch. 35:7 (marg.).

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Or, ostriches.

Heb. daughters of the owl. See Job 30:29.

Heb. Ziim.

x

So ver. 13–15. Comp. ch. 13:21. Rev. 18:2.

j

See ch. 13:21.

Heb. Ijim. See ch. 13:22.

i

Comp. ch. 35:7 (marg.).

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Or, night monster.

jj

ch. 51:4.

x

So ver. 13–15. Comp. ch. 13:21. Rev. 18:2.

k

Jer. 17:11 marg.

l
m
n

ch. 40:26. & 59:15.

o

1 Sam. 20:6. & 25:15. Comp. ch. 24:22 marg.

p

ver. 11.

a

See ch. 55:12. Comp. ver. 6.

b

Heb. as ch. 41:18. & 53:2.

c
d

So ch. 32:15.

e

ch. 33:9.

f
e

ch. 33:9.

g
e

ch. 33:9.

h
i

Job 4:3, 4 (Heb.). Cited Heb. 12:12.

Heb. hasty. See ch. 32:4.

k
k
l
m
l
n

ch. 32:4. Matt. 9:32, 33. & 12:22.

a

See ch. 55:12. Comp. ver. 6.

o

ch. 41:18. & 43:19, 20. & 44:3, 4. & 48:21. Comp. John 7:38, 39. Rev. 22:17.

o

ch. 41:18. & 43:19, 20. & 44:3, 4. & 48:21. Comp. John 7:38, 39. Rev. 22:17.

p

ch. 49:10 (Heb.).

q
r
p

ch. 49:10 (Heb.).

s

See ch. 34:13.

t
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Or, s a court for reeds, &c.

u

ch. 15:6. & 40:6–8, &c.

v

See Ex. 2:3.

w

See ch. 30:21.

x

ch. 52:1. See Joel 3:17. Comp. Ps. 118:20. Heb. 12:14.

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Or, for he shall be with them.

y

See Lev. 26:6. Comp. ch. 11:7–9.

z

ch. 51:10 (Heb.). See ch. 62:12.

a

ch. 51:11.

a

ch. 51:11.

b

Ps. 105:43 (Heb.). So ch. 24:14.

a

ch. 51:11.

a

ch. 51:11.

b

Ps. 105:43 (Heb.). So ch. 24:14.

a

ch. 51:11.

c

ch. 25:8. & 65:19. Rev. 7:17. & 21:4.

*

a
*

b
c

See ch. 22:15.

c

See ch. 22:15.

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Or, secretary.

d

ver. 13. Judith 2:5. & 3:2.

dd

See ch. 56:12.

Heb. a word of lips. Prov. 14:23.

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Or, but counsel and strength are for the war.

e

So ver. 9. Comp. ch. 30:3. & 31:1.

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Or, hostages.

e

So ver. 9. Comp. ch. 30:3. & 31:1.

f

See Ps. 20:7.

d

ver. 13. Judith 2:5. & 3:2.