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Ye shall be devoured with the sword:
How is the faithful city become an harlot!
It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it;
But now murderers.
Thy silver is become dross,
Thy wine mixed with water:
Thy 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.
Therefore 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: And I will turn my hand upon thee, And purely purge away thy dross, And take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as at the beginning: Afterward thou shalt be called, . The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, And her converts with righteousness. And the destruction of the transgressors and of the
sinners shall be together, And they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye
have desired, And ye shall be confounded for the gardens that
ye have chosen. For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, And as a garden that hath no water. And the strong shall be as tow, And the maker of it as a spark, And they shall both burn together, and none shall
The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
And 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. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the
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.
And he shall judge among the nations,
And shall rebuke many people:
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
O house of Jacob, come ye,
Because they be replenished from the east,
Their 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:
Their land also is full of idols;
They worship the work of their own hands,
That which their own fingers have made:
And the mean man boweth down,
And the great man humbleth himself:
Therefore forgive them not.
Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust,
And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon
every one that is proud and lofty, And upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall
be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high
and lifted up, And upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, And upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, And upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, And upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, And the haughtiness of men shall be made low: And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And 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. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and
his idols of gold, Which they made each one for himself to worship, To the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks,
And into the tops of the ragged rocks,
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils:
the stay and the staff, The whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of
The mighty man, and the man of war,
The judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and
the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, And the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and
the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, And babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by
another, and every one by his neighbour: The child shall behave himself proudly against the
And the base against the honourable.
When 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: