Isaiah 1:10–5:17

10  Hear the word of the Lord, ye arulers of bSodom;

Give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11  To what purpose is cthe multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:

I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;

And I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

12  When ye come dto appear before me,

eWho hath required this at your hand, to tread fmy courts?

13  Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me;

ghThe new moons and gsabbaths, the calling of assemblies, iI cannot away with;

It is ||iniquity, even kthe solemn meeting.

14  Your hnew moons and your lappointed feasts my soul hateth:

They are ma trouble unto me;

nI am weary to bear them.

15  And owhen ye spread forth your hands, pI will hide mine eyes from you:

Yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear:

qYour hands are full of blood.

16  rWash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; scease to do evil;

17  Learn to do well;

tuSeek judgment, ||relieve the oppressed,

tJudge vthe fatherless, plead for vthe widow.

18  Come now, and wlet us reason together, saith the Lord:

Though your sins be as scarlet, xthey shall be as white as snow;

Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20  But if ye refuse and rebel,

Ye shall be devoured with the sword:

yFor the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

21  How is the faithful city zbecome an harlot!

It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it;

But now murderers.

22  aThy silver is become dross,

bThy wine mixed with water:

23  cThy princes are rebellious, and dcompanions of thieves:

Every one eloveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:

fThey judge not the fatherless,

Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24  Therefore saith gthe Lord, the Lord of hosts, hthe mighty One of Israel,

Ah, I will iease me of mine adversaries,

And kavenge me of mine enemies:

25  And I will lturn my hand upon thee,

And purely mpurge away athy dross,

And take away all thy tin:

26  And I will restore thy judges nas at the first,

And thy counsellers as at the beginning:

Afterward thou shalt be called,

The city of righteousness, othe faithful city.

27  Zion shall be redeemed with judgment,

And ||her converts with righteousness.

28  And pthe qdestruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together,

And they that rforsake the Lord shall be consumed.

29  For they shall be sashamed of tthe oaks which ye have desired,

And ye shall be confounded for uthe gardens that ye have chosen.

30  For ye shall be as van oak whose leaf fadeth,

And as ua garden that hath no water.

31  And the strong shall be xas tow,

||And the maker of it as a spark,

And ythey shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

2 The word that aIsaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

aaAnd it shall come to pass bin the last days,

That cthe mountain of the Lord’s house shall be ||destablished in the top of the mountains,

And shall be exalted above the hills;

And efall nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say,

gCome ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

To the house of the God of Jacob;

And he will hteach us of his ways,

And we will walk in his paths:

For iout of Zion shall go forth the law,

And fthe word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

And he shall judge among the nations,

And shall rebuke many people:

And kthey shall beat their swords into lplowshares,

kAnd their spears into ||mpruninghooks:

Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

nNeither shall they learn war any more.

O house of Jacob, come ye,

And let us owalk in the light of the Lord.

Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,

Because they be replenished ||pfrom the east,

And are qsoothsayers rlike the Philistines,

And they ||splease themselves in the children of strangers.

Their land also is tfull of silver and gold,

Neither is there any end of their treasures;

Their land is also ufull of horses,

Neither is there any end of their chariots:

Their land also is vfull of widols;

They worship the work of their own hands,

That which their own fingers have made:

And xthe mean man boweth down,

And xthe great man yhumbleth himself:

Therefore forgive them not.

10  zEnter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust,

zaFor fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.

11  bThe lofty looks of man shall be humbled,

And the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,

And cthe Lord alone shall be exalted din that day.

12  For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is eproud and lofty,

And upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be ebrought low:

13  And upon all fthe cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up,

And upon all gthe oaks of Bashan,

14  And hupon all the high mountains,

And hupon all the hills that are lifted up,

15  And upon every high tower,

And upon every fenced wall,

16  And upon all ithe ships of Tarshish,

And upon all pleasant pictures.

17  And jthe loftiness of man shall be bowed down,

And the haughtiness of men shall be made low:

And the Lord alone shall be exalted jin that day.

18  And k||the widols he shall utterly abolish.

19  And lthey shall go into the mholes of the rocks,

And into the caves of the earth,

lFor fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty,

When he ariseth nto shake terribly the earth.

20  dIn that day oa man shall cast his widols of silver, and his widols of gold,

||Which they made each one for himself to worship,

To the moles and to pthe bats;

21  lTo go into qthe clefts of the rocks,

And into rthe tops of the ragged rocks,

lFor fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty,

When he ariseth nto shake terribly the earth.

22  sCease ye from man, twhose breath is in his nostrils:

For wherein is he to be accounted of?

3 For, behold, athe Lord, the Lord of hosts,

bDoth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah cthe stay and the staff,

The whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

dThe mighty man, and the man of war,

The judge, and the prophet, and ethe prudent, and the ancient,

The captain of fifty, and the honourable man,

And the counseller, and fthe cunning artificer, and the ||eloquent orator.

And hI will give children to be their princes,

And ibabes shall rule over them.

And the people shall be joppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour:

The child shall kbehave himself proudly against the ancient,

And the base against the honourable.

When la man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying,

Thou hast clothing, be thou our mruler,

And let this nruin be under thy hand:

oIn 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 mruler of the people.

For Jerusalem nis ruined, and Judah is fallen:

Because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord,

pTo provoke the eyes of his glory.

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them;

And they qdeclare their sin ras Sodom, they hide it not.

Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

10  Say ye to the righteous, sthat it shall be twell with him:

For uthey shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11  Woe unto the wicked! vit shall be ill with him:

For wthe reward of his hands shall be given him.

12  As for my people, hchildren are their joppressors,

And women rule over them.

O my people, ||they which lead thee cause thee to err,

And destroy the way of thy paths.

13  The Lord xstandeth up yto plead,

And standeth to judge the people.

14  The Lord zwill enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof:

For ye have ||eaten up athe vineyard;

The spoil of the poor is in your houses.

15  What mean ye that ye bbeat my people to pieces,

And grind the faces of the poor?

Saith the Lord God of hosts.

16  Moreover the Lord saith,

cBecause dthe daughters of Zion are haughty,

And walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,

Walking and ||mincing as they go,

And emaking a tinkling with their feet:

17  Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of dthe daughters of Zion,

And the Lord will fdiscover their secret parts.

18  gIn that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their etinkling ornaments about their feet,

And htheir ||cauls, and their iround tires like the moon,

19  The ||chains, and the bracelets, and the ||mufflers,

20  kThe bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and lthe headbands,

And the tablets, and mthe earrings,

21  nThe rings, and onose jewels,

22  pThe changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles,

And qthe wimples, and rthe crisping pins,

23  rrThe glasses, and sthe fine linen,

And tthe hoods, and uthe vails.

24  And it shall come to pass, that vinstead of sweet smell there shall be wstink;

And instead of a girdle a rent;

And instead of hwell set hair vxbaldness;

And instead of a stomacher ya girding of sackcloth;

And burning zinstead of beauty.

25  Thy men shall fall by the sword,

And thy mighty in the war.

26  And aher gates shall blament and mourn;

And she being ||desolate cshall sit upon the ground.

4 And ain that day bseven women cshall take hold of done man, saying,

We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:

Only let us be called by thy name,

||eTo take away our reproach.

aIn that day shall eethe branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious,

And the fruit of the earth shall be ffexcellent and comely

For them that are escaped of Israel.

And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion,

And he that remaineth in Jerusalem,

hShall be called holy,

Even every one ithat is written ||among the living in Jerusalem:

jWhen the Lord shall have washed away the filth of kthe daughters of Zion,

And shall have lpurged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof

llBy the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion,

And upon her assemblies,

mA cloud and smoke by day,

And nthe shining mof a flaming fire by night:

For ||upon all the glory shall be a defence.

And there shall be oa tabernacle pfor a shadow in the daytime from the …

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