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Yeshua spoke to Isaiah and gave him the most important prophecies regarding idolatry in Babylon, Egypt and the final coming of The Lord as a Messiah in the Flesh.

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« Isaiah 1 »
King James Bible
Judah's Rebellion
(2 Chronicles 28:5-15)
1The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of
Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought
up children, and they have rebelled against me.
3The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people
doth not consider.
4Ah 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.
5Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and
the whole heart faint.
6From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and
bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with
7Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your
presence, and [it is] desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as
a besieged city.
9Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom,
[and] we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
Meaningless Offerings
10Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of
11To what purpose [is] the 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.
12When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths,
the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; [it is] iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am
weary to bear [them].
15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many
prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do
17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall
be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath
spoken [it].
Zion Corrupted
21How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but
now murderers.
22Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
23Thy princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth
after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
24Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine
adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
25And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
26And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward
thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
27Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
28And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners [shall be] together, and they that
forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
29For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the
gardens that ye have chosen.
30For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
31And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together,
and none shall quench [them].
« Isaiah 2 »
King James Bible
The Mountain of the Lord
1The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be
established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall
flow unto it.
3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the
house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out
of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
The Day of the Reckoning
6Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the
east, and [are] soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of
7Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither [is there any] end of their treasures; their land is
also full of horses, neither [is there any] end of their chariots:
8Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own
fingers have made:
9And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them
10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his
11The 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.
12For 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:
13And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, [that are] high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of
14And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills [that are] lifted up,
And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
17And 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.
18And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the
LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20In 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;
21To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and
for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
« Isaiah 3 »
King James Bible
Judgment against Judah and Jerusalem
1For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay
and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
2The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the
3The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and
the eloquent orator.
4And I will give children [to be] their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the
child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
6When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, [saying], Thou hast clothing,
be thou our ruler, and [let] this ruin [be] under thy hand:
7In 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.
8For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings [are] against
the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
9The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom,
they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
10Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their
11Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
12[As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people,
they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
13The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
14The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye
have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor [is] in your houses.
15What mean ye [that] ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord
GOD of hosts.
16Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched
forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their
17Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the
LORD will discover their secret parts.
18In 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, 19The chains, and the bracelets, and the
mufflers, 20The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and
the earrings, 21The rings, and nose jewels, 22The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles,
and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the
24And 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.
25Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
26And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being] desolate shall sit upon the ground.
« Isaiah 4 »
King James Bible
A Remnant in Zion
1And 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.
2In 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. 3And 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: 4When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of
the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the
spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. 5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling
place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a
flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory [shall be] a defence. 6And there shall be a tabernacle
for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm
and from rain.
« Isaiah 5 »
King James Bible
The Song of the Vineyard
(Luke 13:6-9)
1Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved
hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
2And 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.
3And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my
4What 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?
5And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof,
and it shall be eaten up; [and] break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6And 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.
7For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant
plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Woes to the Wicked
8Woe 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!
9In mine ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, [even] great and
fair, without inhabitant.
10Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
11Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that
continue until night, [till] wine inflame them!
12And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not
the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
13Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their
honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14Therefore 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.
15And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of
the lofty shall be humbled:
16But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in
17Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers
18Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19That 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]!
20Woe 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!
21Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root
shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law
of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his
hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases [were]
torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched
out still.
26And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the
earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
27None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the
girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
28Whose arrows [are] sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint,
and their wheels like a whirlwind:
29Their roaring [shall be] like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay
hold of the prey, and shall carry [it] away safe, and none shall deliver [it].
30And 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.
« Isaiah 6 »
King James Bible
Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory
1In 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. 2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he
covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is]
full of his glory.
4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with
5Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in
the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, [which] he had taken with
the tongs from off the altar: 7And he laid [it] upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy
lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
Isaiah's Commission
8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I,
Here [am] I; send me.
9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but
perceive not.
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see
with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be
11Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and
the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12And the LORD have removed men far away, and [there be] a great forsaking in the midst of the
13But yet in it [shall be] a tenth, and [it] shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an
oak, whose substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves: so] the holy seed [shall be] the
substance thereof.
« Isaiah 7 »
King James Bible
A Message to Ahaz
1And 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. 2And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria
is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of
the wood are moved with the wind.
3Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at
the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4And say unto him,
Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking
firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5Because Syria,
Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6Let us go up
against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it,
[even] the son of Tabeal: 7Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to
pass. 8For 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. 9And the head of
Ephraim [is] Samaria, and the head of Samaria [is] Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye
shall not be established.
The Sign of Immanuel
(Micah 5:1-6; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7)
10Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying, 11Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it
either in the depth, or in the height above. 12But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the
LORD. 13And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; [Is it] a small thing for you to weary men,
but will ye weary my God also? 14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin
shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15Butter and honey shall he eat,
that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16For before the child shall know to
refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her
Judgment to Come
(Micah 1:1-7)
17The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that
have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; [even] the king of Assyria.
18And 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. 19And they
shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and
upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.
20In the same day shall the Lord shave with a rasor 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
21And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
22And 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.
23And 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. 24With arrows and with
bows shall [men] come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 25And [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.
« Isaiah 8 »
King James Bible
Assyrian Invasion Prophesied
1Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen
concerning Mahershalalhashbaz. 2And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest,
and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and
bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. 4For before the child
shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of
Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
5The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
6Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and
Remaliah's son;
7Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many,
[even] the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go
over all his banks:
8And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach [even] to the neck;
and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
9Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far
countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken
in pieces.
10Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for
God [is] with us.
A Call to Fear God
11For 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,
12Say ye not, A confederacy, to all [them to] whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither
fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
13Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.
14And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the
houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17And I will wait upon the LORD, that
hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 18Behold, I and the children whom
the LORD hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which
dwelleth in mount Zion.
Afflictions to Idolaters
19And 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?
20To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there
is] no light in them. 21And 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. 22And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness,
dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
« Isaiah 9 »
King James Bible
Unto Us a Child is Born
(Matthew 4:12-17; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 4:14-15)
1Nevertheless the dimness [shall] not [be] such as [was] in her vexation, when at the first he lightly
afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict [her
by] the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
2The 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.
3Thou hast multiplied the nation, [and] not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the
joy in harvest, [and] as [men] rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his
oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
5For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but [this]
shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire.
6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The
Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from
henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Judgment against Israel's Pride
8The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9And all the people shall know, [even] Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride
and stoutness of heart,
10The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but
we will change [them into] cedars.
11Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies
12The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For
all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Judgment against Israel's Hypocrisy
13For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
14Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
15The ancient and honourable, he [is] the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he [is] the tail.
16For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and [they that are] led of them [are]
17Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their
fatherless and widows: for every one [is] an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh
folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Judgment against Israel's Unrepentance
18For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the
thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up [like] the lifting up of smoke.
19Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel
of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
20And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they
shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
21Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: [and] they together [shall be] against Judah. For all
this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
« Isaiah 10 »
King James Bible
Woe to Tyrants
1Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness [which] they have
2To 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!
3And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [which] shall come from far? to
whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
4Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all
this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
Judgment on Assyria
5O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a
charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but [it is] in his heart to destroy and
cut off nations not a few.
8For he saith, [Are] not my princes altogether kings?
9[Is] not Calno as Carchemish? [is] not Hamath as Arpad? [is] not Samaria as Damascus?
10As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of
Jerusalem and of Samaria;
11Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
12Wherefore 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.
13For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done [it], and by my wisdom; for I am prudent:
and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put
down the inhabitants like a valiant [man]:
14And 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.
15Shall the axe 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.
16Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his
glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
17And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and
devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
18And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they
shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
19And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
A Remnant of Israel Shall Return
20And 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.
21The remnant shall return, [even] the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, [yet] a remnant of them shall return: the
consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the
24Therefore 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. 25For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in
their destruction. 26And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the
slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and [as] his rod [was] upon the sea, so shall he lift it up
after the manner of Egypt. 27And 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.
28He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
29They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid;
Gibeah of Saul is fled.
30Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
32As 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.
33Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature
[shall be] hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
34And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

« Isaiah 11 »
King James Bible
The Root of Jesse
1And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his
2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit
of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
3And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after
the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay
the wicked.
5And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf
and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall
eat straw like the ox.
8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on
the cockatrice' den.
9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
10And 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.
11And 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.
12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and
gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
13The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim
shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
14But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of
the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall
obey them.
15And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall
he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make [men] go over
16And 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.
« Isaiah 12 »
King James Bible
Joyful Thanksgiving
1And 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.
2Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my
strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
4And 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.
5Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this [is] known in all the earth.
6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great [is] the Holy One of Israel in the midst of
« Isaiah 13 »
King James Bible
A Judgment against Babylon
1The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2Lift 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.
3I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, [even]
them that rejoice in my highness.
4The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the
kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, [even] the LORD, and the weapons of his
indignation, to destroy the whole land.
6Howl ye; for the day of the LORD [is] at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
8And 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.
9Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land
desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be
darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the
arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of
the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14And 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.
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined [unto them] shall fall
by the sword.
16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and
their wives ravished.
17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and [as for] gold, they
shall not delight in it.
18[Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of
the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall
the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and
owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
22And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in [their]
pleasant palaces: and her time [is] near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
« Isaiah 14 »
King James Bible
God's Restoration of Israel
1For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land:
and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. 2And the
people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in
the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose
captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
Triumphant Exultation over Babel
3And 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,
4That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor
ceased! the golden city ceased!
5The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers.
6He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is
persecuted, [and] none hindereth.
7The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break forth into singing.
8Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down,
no feller is come up against us.
9Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee,
[even] all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the
10All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like
unto us?
11Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under
thee, and the worms cover thee.
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the
ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars
of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16They 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;
17[That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the
house of his prisoners?
18All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19But 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.
20Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain
thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
21Prepare 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.
22For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and
remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. 23I will also make it a possession for the bittern,
and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
God's Purpose against Assyria
24The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as
I have purposed, [so] shall it stand: 25That 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. 26This [is] the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this
[is] the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts hath purposed,
and who shall disannul [it]? and his hand [is] stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
Philistia will Be Destroyed
28In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
29Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of
the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [shall be] a fiery flying serpent.
30And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy
root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, [art] dissolved: for there shall come from the
north a smoke, and none [shall be] alone in his appointed times.
32What 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.
« Isaiah 15 »
King James Bible
The Burden Concerning Moab
1The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;
because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;
2He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and
over Medeba: on all their heads [shall be] baldness, [and] every beard cut off.
3In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their
streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
4And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard [even] unto Jahaz: therefore the
armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
5My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives [shall flee] unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for
by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they
shall raise up a cry of destruction.
6For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is
no green thing.
7Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry
away to the brook of the willows.
8For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the
howling thereof unto Beerelim.
9For 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.
« Isaiah 16 »
King James Bible
A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation
1Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the
daughter of Zion.
2For 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.
3Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide
the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
4Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for
the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of
David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
6We have heard of the pride of Moab; [he is] very proud: [even] of his haughtiness, and his pride,
and his wrath: [but] his lies [shall] not [be] so.
7Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall
ye mourn; surely [they are] stricken.
8For the fields of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken
down the principal plants thereof, they are come [even] unto Jazer, they wandered [through] the
wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my
tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
10And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be
no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in [their] presses; I
have made [their vintage] shouting to cease.
11Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
12And 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.
13This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. 14But 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]
« Isaiah 17 »
King James Bible
A Prophecy about Damascus
1The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a
ruinous heap.
2The cities of Aroer [are] forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall
make [them] afraid.
3The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of
Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
4And 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.
5And 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.
6Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two [or] three berries in the
top of the uppermost bough, four [or] five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD
God of Israel.
7At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of
8And 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.
9In 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.
10Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of
thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to
flourish: [but] the harvest [shall be] a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12Woe 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!
13The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but [God] shall rebuke them, and they
shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a
rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14And 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.
« Isaiah 18 »
King James Bible
A Message to Ethiopia
1Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
2That 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!
3All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on
the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
4For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a
clear heat upon herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he
shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the branches.
6They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and
the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
7In 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
« Isaiah 19 »
King James Bible
The Burden Concerning Egypt
1The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and
the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of
2And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his
brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom.
3And 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
4And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over
them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
5And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
6And they shall turn the rivers far away; [and] the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up:
the reeds and flags shall wither.
7The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks,
shall wither, be driven away, and be no [more].
8The 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.
9Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
10And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices [and] ponds for fish.
11Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become
brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
12Where [are] they? where [are] thy wise [men]? and let them tell thee now, and let them know
what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
13The 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.
14The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err
in every work thereof, as a drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.
15Neither shall there be [any] work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Blessing to Egypt, Assyria, Israel
16In 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. 17And 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.
18In 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.
19In 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. 20And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of
hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall
send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. 21And 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]. 22And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he
shall smite and heal [it]: and they shall return [even] to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of
them, and shall heal them.
23In 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.
24In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, [even] a blessing in the midst of
the land: 25Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed [be] Egypt my people, and
Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
« Isaiah 20 »
King James Bible
A Sign against Egypt and Ethiopia
1In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought
against Ashdod, and took it; 2At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying,
Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so,
walking naked and barefoot. 3And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked
and barefoot three years [for] a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; 4So shall the king
of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked
and barefoot, even with [their] buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5And they shall be
afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 6And 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?
« Isaiah 21 »
King James Bible
Babylon is Fallen
1The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; [so] it cometh from
the desert, from a terrible land.
2A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the
spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
3Therefore 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].
4My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto
5Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield.
6For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
7And he saw a chariot [with] a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, [and] a chariot of camels;
and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
8And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am
set in my ward whole nights:
9And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and
said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the
10O 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.
A Prophecy against Edom
11The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman,
what of the night?
12The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return,
A Prophecy against Arabia
13The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of
14The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with
their bread him that fled.
15For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the
grievousness of war.
16For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all
the glory of Kedar shall fail: 17And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the
children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].
« Isaiah 22 »
King James Bible
The Valley of Vision
1The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the
2Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain [men are] not slain with the
sword, nor dead in battle.
3All 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.
4Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of
the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
5For [it is] a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the
valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men [and] horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7And 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.
8And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the
house of the forest.
9Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together
the waters of the lower pool.
10And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify
the wall.
11Ye 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.
12And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and
to girding with sackcloth:
13And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let
us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
14And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged
from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
A Message for Shebna
15Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, [even] unto Shebna, which
[is] over the house, [and say],
16What 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
17Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
18He will surely violently turn and toss thee [like] a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die,
and there the chariots of thy glory [shall be] the shame of thy lord's house.
19And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
20And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy
government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the
house of Judah.
22And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall
shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23And I will fasten him [as] a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his
father's house.
24And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all
vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons. 25In 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].
« Isaiah 23 »
King James Bible
The Fall of Tyre
1The 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.
2Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have
3And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, [is] her revenue; and she is a mart
of nations.
4Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, [even] the strength of the sea, saying, I
travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, [nor] bring up virgins.
5As at the report concerning Egypt, [so] shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
6Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
7[Is] this your joyous [city], whose antiquity [is] of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar
off to sojourn.
8Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning [city], whose merchants [are] princes,
whose traffickers [are] the honourable of the earth?
9The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, [and] to bring into contempt all
the honourable of the earth.
10Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: [there is] no more strength.
11He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a
commandment against the merchant [city], to destroy the strong holds thereof.
12And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass
over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
13Behold 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.
14Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
15And 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.
16Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing
many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17And 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. 18And 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.
« Isaiah 24 »
King James Bible
God's Judgment on the Earth
1Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and
scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. 2And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer,
so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the
giver of usury to him. 3The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath
spoken this word. 4The earth mourneth [and] fadeth away, the world languisheth [and] fadeth
away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 5The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants
thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting
covenant. 6Therefore 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.
7The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
8The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
11[There is] a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, [there shall be] as the shaking
of an olive tree, [and] as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from
the sea.
15Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, [even] the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles
of the sea.
16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, [even] glory to the righteous. But I
said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously;
yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
18And 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.
19The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the
transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21And 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.
22And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up
in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in
mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
« Isaiah 25 »
King James Bible
Song of Praise for God's Favor
1O LORD, thou [art] my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful
[things; thy] counsels of old [are] faithfulness [and] truth.
2For thou hast made of a city an heap; [of] a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no
city; it shall never be built.
3Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
4For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from
the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a storm [against] the
5Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; [even] the heat with the
shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of
wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
7And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that
is spread over all nations.
8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and
the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].
9And 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.
10For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him,
even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
11And 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.
12And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, [and] bring to the
ground, [even] to the dust.
« Isaiah 26 »
King James Bible
Song of Trust in God's Provision
1In 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.
2Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in
4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
5For 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.
6The foot shall tread it down, [even] the feet of the poor, [and] the steps of the needy.
7The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is]
to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early:
for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10Let favour be shewed to the wicked, [yet] will he not learn righteousness: in the land of
uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11LORD, [when] thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: [but] they shall see, and be ashamed for
[their] envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13O LORD our God, [other] lords beside thee have had dominion over us: [but] by thee only will we
make mention of thy name.
14[They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou
visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou
hadst removed [it] far [unto] all the ends of the earth.
16LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer [when] thy chastening [was]
upon them.
17Like 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.
18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have
not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19Thy 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.
20Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it
were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their
iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
« Isaiah 27 »
King James Bible
The Deliverance of Israel
1In 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.
2In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
3I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest [any] hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4Fury [is] not in me: who would set the briers [and] thorns against me in battle? I would go
through them, I would burn them together.
5Or let him take hold of my strength, [that] he may make peace with me; [and] he shall make
peace with me.
6He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face
of the world with fruit.
7Hath 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?
8In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day
of the east wind.
9By 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.
10Yet the defenced city [shall be] desolate, [and] the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness:
there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
11When 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.
12And 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. 13And 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.
« Isaiah 28 »
King James Bible
Judgment on Ephraim
1Woe 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!
2Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, [which] as a tempest of hail [and] a destroying
storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4And 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.
5In 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,
6And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the
battle to the gate.
7But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and
the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the
way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment.
8For all tables are full of vomit [and] filthiness, [so that there is] no place [clean].
9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that
are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts.
10For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a
little, [and] there a little:
11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the
refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13But 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.
A Cornerstone in Zion
(1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 1 Peter 2:4-12)
14Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which [is] in
15Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement;
when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies
our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16Therefore 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.
17Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep
away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand;
when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19From 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.
20For 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].
21For 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.
22Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the
Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
Listen and Hear God's Voice
23Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
24Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
25When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the
cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
26For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and] doth teach him.
27For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about
upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
28Bread [corn] is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break [it with] the wheel of
his cart, nor bruise it [with] his horsemen.
29This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in
« Isaiah 29 »
King James Bible
Woe to the City of David
(Luke 19:41-44)
1Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city [where] David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will
raise forts against thee.
4And 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.
5Moreover 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.
6Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise,
with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
7And 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.
8It 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.
9Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they
stagger, but not with strong drink.
10For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the
prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11And 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: 12And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and
he saith, I am not learned.
13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with
their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is
taught by the precept of men:
14Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, [even] a marvellous
work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the understanding of their
prudent [men] shall be hid.
15Woe 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?
16Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's 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?
Sanctification to the Godly
17[Is] it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful
field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18And 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.
19The meek also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the
Holy One of Israel.
20For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off:
21That 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.
22Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob
shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify
my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn
« Isaiah 30 »
King James Bible
The Worthless Treaty with Egypt
1Woe 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:
2That 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!
3Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt
[your] confusion.
4For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
5They were all ashamed of a people [that] could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a
shame, and also a reproach.
6The 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].
7For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this,
Their strength [is] to sit still.
A Warning to a Rebellious People
8Now 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:
9That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD:
10Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak
unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from
before us.
12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in
oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose
breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' 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.
For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in
quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16But 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.
17One thousand [shall flee] at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as
a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
God's Mercies
18And 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.
19For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious
unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20And [though] the
Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be
removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and
when ye turn to the left. 22Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the
ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou
shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
23Then 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. 24The 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. 25And there shall be upon every high
mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers [and] streams of waters in the day of the great
slaughter, when the towers fall. 26Moreover 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.
27Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning [with] his anger, and the burden
[thereof is] heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations
with the sieve of vanity: and [there shall be] a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing [them] to
29Ye shall have a song, as in the night [when] a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as
when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his
arm, with the indignation of [his] anger, and [with] the flame of a devouring fire, [with] scattering,
and tempest, and hailstones.
31For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, [which] smote with a rod.
32And [in] every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, [it]
shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and]
large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone,
doth kindle it.
« Isaiah 31 »
King James Bible
Woe to Those Relying on Egypt
1Woe 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!
2Yet 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.
3Now 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.
4For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey,
when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, [he] will not be afraid of their voice, nor
abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion,
and for the hill thereof.
5As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver [it; and]
passing over he will preserve [it].
6Turn ye unto [him from] whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7For 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.
8Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean
man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
9And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign,
saith the LORD, whose fire [is] in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
« Isaiah 32 »
King James Bible
A Righteous King
1Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
2And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of
water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be
ready to speak plainly.
5The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.
6For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to
utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of
the thirsty to fail.
7The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with
lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
The Women of Jerusalem
9Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my
10Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the
gathering shall not come.
11Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you
bare, and gird [sackcloth] upon [your] loins.
12They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and] briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy [in]
the joyous city:
14Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers
shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the
fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and
assurance for ever.
18And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting
19When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
20Blessed [are] ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the
« Isaiah 33 »
King James Bible
The Lord is Exalted
1Woe 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.
2O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our
salvation also in the time of trouble.
3At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
4And your spoil shall be gathered [like] the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of
locusts shall he run upon them.
5The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear
of the LORD [is] his treasure.
7Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath
despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
9The earth mourneth [and] languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed [and] hewn down: Sharon is like a
wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off [their fruits].
10Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, [as] fire, shall devour you.
12And the people shall be [as] the burnings of lime: [as] thorns cut up shall they be burned in the
13Hear, ye [that are] far off, what I have done; and, ye [that are] near, acknowledge my might.
14The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall
dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15He 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;
16He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given
him; his waters [shall be] sure.
17Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
18Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where [is] the scribe? where [is] the receiver? where [is] he
that counted the towers?
19Thou 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.
20Look 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.
21But there the glorious LORD [will be] unto us a place of broad rivers [and] streams; wherein shall
go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22For the LORD [is] our judge, the LORD [is] our lawgiver, the LORD [is] our king; he will save us.
23Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the
sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
24And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein [shall be] forgiven [their]
« Isaiah 34 »
King James Bible
God's Judgments on the Nations
1Come 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.
2For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath
utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
3Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the
mountains shall be melted with their blood.
4And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll:
and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the
fig tree.
5For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the
people of my curse, to judgment.
6The 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 the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a
great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall
be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8For [it is] the day of the LORD'S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of
9And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the
land thereof shall become burning pitch.
10It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation
to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
11But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and
he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none [shall be] there, and all her princes
shall be nothing.
13And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it
shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.
14The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall
cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
15There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there
shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
16Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her
mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
17And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall
possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
« Isaiah 35 »
King James Bible
The Glory of Zion
(Matthew 9:32-34; Mark 7:31-37)
1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and
blossom as the rose.
2It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be
given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, [and] the
excellency of our God.
3Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4Say 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.
5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness
shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the
habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.
8And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean
shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err
9No lion shall be there, nor [any] ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there;
but the redeemed shall walk [there]:
10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy
upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
« Isaiah 36 »
King James Bible
Sennacherib Invades Judah
1Now 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. 2And 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. 3Then came forth unto him Eliakim,
Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the
4And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of
Assyria, What confidence [is] this wherein thou trustest? 5I 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? 6Lo, 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. 7But 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? 8Now 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. 9How then
wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust
on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 10And 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.
11Then 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. 12But 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?
13Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the
words of the great king, the king of Assyria. 14Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you:
for he shall not be able to deliver you. 15Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying,
The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
16Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make [an agreement] with me [by] a
present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and
drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern; 17Until I come and take you away to a land like
your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 18[Beware] lest Hezekiah
persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his
land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 19Where [are] the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where
[are] the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 20Who [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?
21But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was,
saying, Answer him not. 22Then 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.

« Isaiah 37 »
King James Bible
Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah's Help
1And 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. 2And he sent Eliakim, who [was] over the
household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah
the prophet the son of Amoz. 3And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day [is] a day of
trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and [there is] not
strength to bring forth. 4It 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.
5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6And 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. 7Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and
he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his
own land.
Sennacherib's Blasphemous Letter
(2 Kings 19:8-13)
8So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard
that he was departed from Lachish. 9And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is
come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard [it], he sent messengers to Hezekiah,
saying, 10Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou
trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
11Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them
utterly; and shalt thou be delivered? 12Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my
fathers have destroyed, [as] Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which [were]
in Telassar? 13Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of
Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
Hezekiah's Prayer
14And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah
went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15And Hezekiah prayed unto
the LORD, saying, 16O 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. 17Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the
words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 18Of a truth, LORD, the kings of
Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, 19And have cast their gods into the fire:
for they [were] no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have
destroyed them. 20Now 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.
The Fall of Sennacherib
21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
22This [is] the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion,
hath despised thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head
at thee.
23Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted [thy] voice,
and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even] against the Holy One of Israel.
24By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am
I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall
cedars thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border,
[and] the forest of his Carmel.
25I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the
besieged places.
26Hast 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
27Therefore their inhabitants [were] of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they
were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the housetops, and [as
corn] blasted before it be grown up.
28But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
29Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my
hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou
30And 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. 31And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall
again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 32For 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.
33Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor
shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. 34By the way that
he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 35For I will
defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
The Assyrian Camp Destroyed
36Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and
fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all
dead corpses. 37So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at
Nineveh. 38And 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.

« Isaiah 38 »
King James Bible
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
1In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto
him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not
live. 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, 3And 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.
4Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 5Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the
LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will
add unto thy days fifteen years. 6And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of
Assyria: and I will defend this city.
7And this [shall be] a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath
spoken; 8Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial
of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone
Hezekiah's Song of Thanksgiving
9The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
10I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the
residue of my years.
11I said, I shall not see the LORD, [even] the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no
more with the inhabitants of the world.
12Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver
my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day [even] to night wilt thou make an end of
13I 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.
14Like a crane [or] a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail [with looking]
upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
15What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done [it]: I shall go softly all
my years in the bitterness of my soul.
16O Lord, by these [things men] live, and in all these [things is] the life of my spirit: so wilt thou
recover me, and make me to live.
17Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul [delivered it] from the
pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
18For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not] celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit
cannot hope for thy truth.
19The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I [do] this day: the father to the children shall make
known thy truth.
20The LORD [was ready] to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments
all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.
21For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay [it] for a plaister upon the boil, and he
shall recover. 22Hezekiah also had said, What [is] the sign that I shall go up to the house of the
« Isaiah 39 »
King James Bible
Hezekiah Shows his Treasures
(2 Kings 20:12-19)
1At 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. 2And 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.
Isaiah Foretells Babylonian Captivity
3Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and
from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me,
[even] from Babylon. 4Then 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.
5Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: 6Behold, 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. 7And 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. 8Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the LORD which thou hast
spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
« Isaiah 40 »
King James Bible
Prepare the Way for the Lord
(Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-20; John 1:19-28)
1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her
iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
3The 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.
4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall
be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see [it] together: for the mouth of
the LORD hath spoken [it].
The Word of the Lord Stands Forever
(1 Peter 1:22-25)
6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness
thereof [is] as the flower of the field:
7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the
people [is] grass.
8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Here is Your God!
9O 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!
10Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong [hand], and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his
reward [is] with him, and his work before him.
11He 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.
12Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span,
and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and
the hills in a balance?
13Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his counseller hath taught him?
14With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment,
and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
15Behold, the nations [are] as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance:
behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
16And Lebanon [is] not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17All nations before him [are] as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and
18To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
19The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth
silver chains.
20He 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.
21Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye
not understood from the foundations of the earth?
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:
23That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
24Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in
the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take
them away as stubble.
25To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
26Lift 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.
27Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my
judgment is passed over from my God?
28Hast 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.
29He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.
30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31But 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.
« Isaiah 41 »
King James Bible
God's Help to Israel
1Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew [their] strength: let them come near;
then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
2Who raised up the righteous [man] from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before
him, and made [him] rule over kings? he gave [them] as the dust to his sword, [and] as driven
stubble to his bow.
3He pursued them, [and] passed safely; [even] by the way [that] he had not gone with his feet.
4Who hath wrought and done [it], calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first,
and with the last; I [am] he.
5The isles saw [it], and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
6They helped every one his neighbour; and [every one] said to his brother, Be of good courage.
7So 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.
8But thou, Israel, [art] my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9[Thou] whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof,
and said unto thee, Thou [art] my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11Behold, 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.
12Thou 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.
13For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy
redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the
mountains, and beat [them] small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
16Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them:
and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, [and] shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
17[When] the poor and needy seek water, and [there is] none, [and] their tongue faileth for thirst, I
the LORD will hear them, [I] the God of Israel will not forsake them.
18I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the
wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set
in the desert the fir tree, [and] the pine, and the box tree together:
20That 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.
Meaningless Idols
21Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong [reasons], saith the King of Jacob.
22Let 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.
23Shew 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.
24Behold, ye [are] of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination [is he that] chooseth you.
25I have raised up [one] from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call
upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as [upon] morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
26Who 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.
27The first [shall say] to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth
good tidings.
28For I beheld, and [there was] no man; even among them, and [there was] no counseller, that,
when I asked of them, could answer a word.
29Behold, they [are] all vanity; their works [are] nothing: their molten images [are] wind and
« Isaiah 42 »
King James Bible
The Lord's Chosen Servant
(Matthew 12:15-21)
1Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit
upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
3A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth
judgment unto truth.
4He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait
for his law.
5Thus 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:
6I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and
give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness
out of the prison house.
8I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to
graven images.
9Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth
I tell you of them.
A New Song of Praise
(Psalm 98:1-9; Psalm 149:1-9)
10Sing 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.
11Let 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.
12Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
13The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry,
yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, [and] refrained myself: [now] will I cry like a
travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers
islands, and I will dry up the pools.
16And 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.
17They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to
the molten images, Ye [are] our gods.
Israel is Deaf and Blind
18Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19Who [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 LORD'S servant?
20Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make [it]
22But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; [they are] all of them snared in holes, and they are hid
in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23Who among you will give ear to this? [who] will hearken and hear for the time to come?
24Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we
have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
25Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath
set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid [it] not to heart.
« Isaiah 43 »
King James Bible
Israel's Only Savior
1But 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.
2When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the
flame kindle upon thee.
3For I [am] the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt [for] thy ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore
will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
5Fear not: for I [am] with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;
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.
8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9Let 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.
10Ye [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.
11I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there is] no saviour.
12I 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.
13Yea, 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?
The Destruction of Babylon Foretold
14Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to
Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry [is] in the ships.
15I [am] the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together,
they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
Deliverance for God's People
18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a
way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.
20The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the
wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Israel's Unfaithfulness
(Judges 2:11-15; Jeremiah 2:23-37)
22But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
23Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me
with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
24Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy
sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine
25I, [even] I, [am] he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not
remember thy sins.
26Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
27Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
28Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and
Israel to reproaches.
« Isaiah 44 »
King James Bible
The Lord has Chosen Israel
1Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
2Thus 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.
3For 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:
4And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
5One shall say, I [am] the LORD'S; and another shall call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and
another shall subscribe [with] his hand unto the LORD, and surname [himself] by the name of
Only One is God
6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I
[am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.
7And 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.
8Fear 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].
The Folly of Idolatry
9They 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.
10Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image [that] is profitable for nothing? 11Behold, all
his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they [are] of men: let them all be gathered
together, let them stand up; [yet] they shall fear, [and] they shall be ashamed together.
12The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh
it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water,
and is faint. 13The 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. 14He heweth him down cedars,
and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the
forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish [it]. 15Then shall it be for a man to burn: for
he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth [it], and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a
god, and worshippeth [it]; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. 16He burneth
part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he
warmeth [himself], and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: 17And the residue thereof he
maketh a god, [even] his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth [it], and prayeth
unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou [art] my god.
18They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and]
their hearts, that they cannot understand. 19And none considereth in his heart, neither [is there]
knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked
bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten [it]: and shall I make the residue
thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? 20He 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
Jerusalem to Be Restored
21Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou [art] my servant: I have formed thee; thou [art]
my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
22I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.
23Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done [it]: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth
into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob,
and glorified himself in Israel.
24Thus 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;
25That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise [men]
backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
26That 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:
27That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
28That 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.
« Isaiah 45 »
King James Bible
God Calls Cyrus
1Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations
before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the
gates shall not be shut;
2I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of
brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
3And 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.
4For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have
surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
5I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else, [there is] no God beside me: I girded thee, though
thou hast not known me:
6That 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.
7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these
8Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth
open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD
have created it.
9Woe 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
10Woe unto him that saith unto [his] father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast
thou brought forth?
11Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning
my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
12I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even] my hands, have stretched out the
heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
13I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he
shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
The Lord will Save
(Zechariah 9:14-17)
14Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men
of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains
they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee,
[saying], Surely God [is] in thee; and [there is] none else, [there is] no God.
15Verily thou [art] a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
16They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together
[that are] makers of idols.
17[But] Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor
confounded world without end.
18For 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.
19I 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.
20Assemble 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
21Tell 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.
22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none
23I 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.
24Surely, 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.
25In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
« Isaiah 46 »
King James Bible
Babylon's Idols
1Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your
carriages [were] heavy loaden; [they are] a burden to the weary [beast].
2They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone
into captivity.
3Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne
[by me] from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
4And [even] to [your] old age I [am] he; and [even] to hoar hairs will I carry [you]: I have made,
and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver [you].
5To whom will ye liken me, and make [me] equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
6They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, [and] hire a goldsmith; and he
maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
7They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from
his place shall he not remove: yea, [one] shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him
out of his trouble.
8Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring [it] again to mind, O ye transgressors.
9Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and
[there is] none like me,
10Declaring 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:
11Calling 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.
12Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that [are] far from righteousness:
13I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will
place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
« Isaiah 47 »
King James Bible
The Fall of Babylon Predicted
1Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no
throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
2Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass
over the rivers.
3Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will
not meet [thee as] a man.
4[As for] our redeemer, the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the Holy One of Israel.
5Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be
called, The lady of kingdoms.
6I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand:
thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
7And 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.
8Therefore 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:
9But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and
widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and]
for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
10For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy
knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside
11Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief
shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee
suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know.
12Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast
laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
13Thou 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.
14Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from
the power of the flame: [there shall] not [be] a coal to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.
15Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, [even] thy merchants, from thy
youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
« Isaiah 48 »
King James Bible
Israel's Stubbornness
1Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of
the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of
Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness.
2For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of
hosts [is] his name.
3I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I
shewed them; I did [them] suddenly, and they came to pass.
4Because I knew that thou [art] obstinate, and thy neck [is] an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
5I have even from the beginning declared [it] to thee; before it came to pass I shewed [it] thee:
lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image,
hath commanded them.
6Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare [it]? I have shewed thee new things from this
time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
7They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them
not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
8Yea, 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.
9For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut
thee not off.
10Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
11For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do [it]: for how should [my name] be
polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
Israel Promised Deliverance
12Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.
13Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the
heavens: [when] I call unto them, they stand up together.
14All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these [things]? The
LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm [shall be on] the Chaldeans.
15I, [even] I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way
16Come 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.
17Thus 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.
18O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy
righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his
name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
20Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this,
utter it [even] to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
21And they thirsted not [when] he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out
of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
22[There is] no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
« Isaiah 49 »
King James Bible
You are My Servant
1Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the
womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
2And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and
made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
3And said unto me, Thou [art] my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
4Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely
my judgment [is] with the LORD, and my work with my God.
5And 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.
6And 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.
7Thus 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
The Restoration of Israel
8Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the
earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9That 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.
10They 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.
11And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
12Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these
from the land of Sinim.
13Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD
hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
15Can 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.
16Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of [my] hands; thy walls [are] continually before me.
17Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of
18Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, [and] come to
thee. [As] I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament,
and bind them [on thee], as a bride [doeth].
19For 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.
20The 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.
21Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children,
and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I
was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]?
22Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard
to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in [their] arms, and thy daughters shall be carried
upon [their] shoulders.
23And 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.
24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
25But 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
26And 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.
« Isaiah 50 »
King James Bible
Israel's Sin
1Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or
which of my creditors [is it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold
yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2Wherefore, 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.
3I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
The Servant's Obedience
(Matthew 27:27-31; Mark 15:16-20; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1-15)
4The 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.
5The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
6I 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.
7For 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.
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.
9Behold, 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.
10Who [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.
11Behold, 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.
« Isaiah 51 »
King James Bible
Salvation for Zion
1Hearken 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.
2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah [that] bare you: for I called him alone, and
blessed him, and increased him.
3For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her
wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found
therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from
me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5My righteousness [is] near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the
isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6Lift 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.
7Hearken 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.
8For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my
righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
9Awake, 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?
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?
11Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and
everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and
mourning shall flee away.
12I, [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;
13And 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?
14The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that
his bread should fail. 15But I [am] the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared:
The LORD of hosts [is] his name. 16And 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.
The Cup of Wrath
17Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his
fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, [and] wrung [them] out.
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.
19These two [things] are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction,
and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
20Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full
of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
21Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
22Thus 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:
23But 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.
« Isaiah 52 »
King James Bible
Deliverance for Jerusalem
1Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy
city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2Shake thyself from the dust; arise, [and] sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of
thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without
money. 4For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there;
and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. 5Now 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. 6Therefore my people shall
know my name: therefore [they shall know] in that day that I [am] he that doth speak: behold, [it
is] I.
7How 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
8Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye
to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
9Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his
people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the
earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11Depart 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.
12For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God
of Israel [will be] your rereward.
The Servant Exalted
(Philippians 2:5-11)
13Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more
than the sons of men:
15So 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.

« Isaiah 53 »
King James Bible
The Suffering Servant
(Matthew 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; John 18:19-24; 1 Peter 2:21-25)
1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2For 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.
3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it
were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten
of God, and afflicted.
5But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath
laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to
the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was
cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
A Grave Assigned
(Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)
9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no
violence, neither [was any] deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul
an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the
LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous
servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and
he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
« Isaiah 54 »
King James Bible
Future Blessings for Zion
1Sing, 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.
2Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare
not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles,
and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to
shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy
widowhood any more.
5For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy
One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
6For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth,
when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
7For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
8In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have
mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
9For 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.
10For 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.
11O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, [and] not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair
colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of
pleasant stones.
13And all thy children [shall be] taught of the LORD; and great [shall be] the peace of thy children.
14In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not
fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
15Behold, they shall surely gather together, [but] not by me: whosoever shall gather together
against thee shall fall for thy sake.
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.
17No 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.
« Isaiah 55 »
King James Bible
Invitation to the Needy
1Ho, 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.
2Wherefore 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.
3Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.
4Behold, I have given him [for] a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5Behold, 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.
6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the
LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts.
10For 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
11So 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.
12For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break
forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands.
13Instead 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.
« Isaiah 56 »
King James Bible
Salvation for All Nations
1Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation [is] near to come, and
my righteousness to be revealed.
2Blessed [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.
3Neither 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.
4For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose [the things] that
please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5Even 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.
6Also 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;
7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their
burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be
called an house of prayer for all people.
8The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather [others] to him, beside
those that are gathered unto him.
Israel's Sinful Leaders
9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye beasts in the forest.
10His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark;
sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
11Yea, [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.
12Come ye, [say they], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow
shall be as this day, [and] much more abundant.
« Isaiah 57 »
King James Bible
The Blessed Death of the Righteous
(1 Corinthians 15:50-58)
1The 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].
2He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.
God Condemns Idolatry
3But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, [and] draw out the
tongue? [are] ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
5Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under
the clifts of the rocks?
6Among the smooth [stones] of the stream [is] thy portion; they, they [are] thy lot: even to them
hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in
7Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer
8Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered
[thyself to another] than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee [a
covenant] with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest [it].
9And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy
messengers far off, and didst debase [thyself even] unto hell.
10Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; [yet] saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast
found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
11And 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?
12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
13When 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;
Healing for the Repentant
(Jeremiah 3:11-25; Hosea 14:1-3; Zechariah 1:1-6)
14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way
of my people.
15For 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.
16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me,
and the souls [which] I have made.
17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and
he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to
his mourners.
19I 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.
20But the wicked [are] like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and
21[There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
« Isaiah 58 »
King James Bible
True Fasts and Sabbaths
1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and
the house of Jacob their sins.
2Yet 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.
3Wherefore have we fasted, [say they], and thou seest not? [wherefore] have we afflicted our soul,
and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your
4Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as
[ye do this] day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5Is 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?
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?
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?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and
thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If
thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking
10And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light
rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday:
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy
bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12And [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.
13If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call
the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine
own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words:
14Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of
the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath
spoken [it].
« Isaiah 59 »
King James Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
1Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it
cannot hear:
2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face
from you, that he will not hear.
3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies,
your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4None calleth for justice, nor [any] pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they
conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
5They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and
that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
6Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their
works [are] works of iniquity, and the act of violence [is] in their hands.
7Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts
of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths.
8The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made
them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
9Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold
obscurity; for brightness, [but] we walk in darkness.
10We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday
as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men].
11We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but [there is] none; for
salvation, [but] it is far off from us.
12For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our
transgressions [are] with us; and [as for] our iniquities, we know them;
13In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking
oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the
street, and equity cannot enter.
15Yea, 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.
Salvation is Only of God
16And 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.
17For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he
put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
18According to [their] deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his
enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against
The Covenant of the Redeemer
20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith
the LORD.
21As 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 seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
« Isaiah 60 »
King James Bible
Future Glory for Zion
1Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall
arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee:
thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side.
5Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the
abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
6The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from
Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the
7All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister
unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my
8Who [are] these [that] fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
9Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their
silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel,
because he hath glorified thee.
10And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in
my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
11Therefore 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.
12For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be
utterly wasted.
13The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to
beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14The 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.
15Whereas 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.
16Thou 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.
17For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron:
I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
18Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou
shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
19The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto
thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be
thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21Thy 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.
22A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in
his time.
« Isaiah 61 »
King James Bible
The Year of the Lord's Favor
(Matthew 2:19-23; Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 2:39-40; Luke 4:16-30)
1The 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;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all
that mourn;
3To 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.
4And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall
repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
5And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen
and your vinedressers.
6But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye
shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
7For your shame [ye shall have] double; and [for] confusion they shall rejoice in their portion:
therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in
truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9And 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.
10I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with
the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom
decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
11For 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
« Isaiah 62 »
King James Bible
Zion's Salvation and New Name
1For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the
righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth.
2And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a
new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
3Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of
thy God.
4Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but
thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land
shall be married.
5For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom
rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.
6I 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,
7And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give
thy corn [to be] meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for
the which thou hast laboured:
9But 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.
10Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the
highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
11Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion,
Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before him.
12And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called,
Sought out, A city not forsaken.
« Isaiah 63 »
King James Bible
God's Judgment on the Nations
1Who [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
2Wherefore [art thou] red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
3I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people [there was] none with me: for I will tread
them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my
garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5And 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.
6And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring
down their strength to the earth.
God's Mercies Recalled
7I 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
8For he said, Surely they [are] my people, children [that] will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in
his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
10But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] he
fought against them.
11Then 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?
12That led [them] by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them,
to make himself an everlasting name?
13That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, [that] they should not stumble?
14As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou
lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Prayer for Mercy
15Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where
[is] thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they
16Doubtless thou [art] our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us
not: thou, O LORD, [art] our father, our redeemer; thy name [is] from everlasting.
17O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, [and] hardened our heart from thy fear?
Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
18The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden
down thy sanctuary.
19We are [thine]: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
« Isaiah 64 »
King James Bible
Prayer for Illustration of God's Power
1Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains
might flow down at thy presence,
2As [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!
3When thou didst terrible things [which] we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains
flowed down at thy presence.
4For 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.
5Thou 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.
6But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do
fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7And [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.
8But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are]
the work of thy hand.
9Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech
thee, we [are] all thy people.
10Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all
our pleasant things are laid waste.
12Wilt thou refrain thyself for these [things], O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very
« Isaiah 65 »
King James Bible
Judgments and Promises
1I 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.
2I 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;
3A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and
burneth incense upon altars of brick;
4Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth
of abominable [things is in] their vessels;
5Which 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.
6Behold, [it is] written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense
into their bosom,
7Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned
incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their
former work into their bosom.
8Thus 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 servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and
mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
10And 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.
11But 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.
12Therefore 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.
13Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold,
my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be
14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl
for vexation of spirit.
15And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and
call his servants by another name:
16That 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.
New Heavens and Earth
17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.
18But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more
heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20There 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
21And they shall build houses, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit
of them.
22They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of
a tree [are] the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of
the LORD, and their offspring with them.
24And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I
will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD.
« Isaiah 66 »
King James Bible
Heaven is My Throne
1Thus 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?
2For 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
3He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's
neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he that burneth incense, [as if]
he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their
4I 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.
5Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast
you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and
they shall be ashamed.
6A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth
recompence to his enemies.
Rejoice with Jerusalem
7Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
8Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth
in one day? [or] shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her
9Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth,
and shut [the womb]? saith thy God.
10Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all
ye that mourn for her:
11That 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.
12For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the
Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon [her] sides, and be
dandled upon [her] knees.
13As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in
14And when ye see [this], your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and
the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and [his] indignation toward his
God's Final Judgments against the Wicked
15For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his
anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be
17They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one [tree] in the
midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith
the LORD.
18For 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. 19And 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. 20And they shall bring all your brethren
[for] an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and
upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the
children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. 21And I will also
take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.
22For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the
LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23And 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.
24And 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.