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which he had taken with the tongs from ll and the head of Damascus is Rezing and
go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send Inc. 9 || And he said, Go, and tell this peo
ple, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but ive not. 10 Make 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 healed. 11 Then said I, Lord, how long 2 And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12 And the Lo RD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
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. 2 And 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. 3 Then 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 ; 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be uiet ; fear not, neither be faint-hearted or the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Renaiah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 Let 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 : 7 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass,
8 For the head of Syria is us,
within threescore and five years shall E
phraim be broken, that it be not a people,
14. Therefore the Lord himself shall
give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear-ason, and
| choose the g
good. * * * * * * * * - 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shallbeforsaken of both her kings. . . . -4. - - - 17 || The 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. - * 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lo RD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bec that is in the land of Assyria. - * 19 And 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 unon all bushes. 20 In the same day shall the Lond shave with a razor 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 beard. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; ** 22 And 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. 23 And 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. 24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come
Israel and Judah threatened. CHAP.
thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle. . . . . CHAP. VIII. of a * 1.4 ftrofillery against Syria, and Israel, 5 and Judah, 9 God's judgments irresistible. 11 Comfort to them that fear God. 19 Great afflictions to idolaters. OREOVER, the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah. 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. * : 4. Forbefore 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. * , - - - - 5 T The Lord spake also unto me again, saying, -6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloh that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; 7. Now therefore, behold, the Lon D 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: .* 8 And 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. 9 of Associate 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 ieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be bo, in pieces. 10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. 11 || For 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, 12 Say o, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14, And 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 infiabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stum
| ble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the LoRD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lo R D of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. 19 || And 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 2 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 And 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. 22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven
to darkness. CHAP. IX.
1 What joy shall be in the midst of affictions by the birth and kingdom of Christ. 8 Judgments usion Israel for their firide, 13hthocrisy, 18and inflenitency. EVERTHELESS the dimness shall not be such as ovas 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. 2 The 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. ' 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: ..". joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For 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. - 5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 6 For 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, Counsellor. The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. - -| 7 Of 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 judg
ment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lo RD of hosts will perform this. - 8 of The Lon p sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. 9 And all the people shall know, even Fphraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change. them into cedars. 11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together; 12 The 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. 13 * For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lo R D of hosts. 14 Therefore the Lond will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. 15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. 16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. * : 17. Therefore the Lor D 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. 18 "I For wickedness bunneth as the fire: it shall devour the brict's and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. 19 Through the wrath of the Lon D of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. 20 And he shall snatch on the right iland, 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 : 21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh : and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is
not turned away, but his hand is stretch- || * * *
ed out still. CHAP. X. - 1 The ovae of tyrants. 5.4ssyria the rod of hysiocrites, for his firide shall be broken. 20.4 remnant of Israel shall be saved. Wo: unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judg
ment, and to take away the right from the §. of my le, that widows ma be their prey, and that they may the fatherless: 3. And what willye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation othich shal! come from far? to whom will ye flee for help ? and where willye leave your glory? 4. Without 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. 5 of O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I 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. 7 Howbeit 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. 8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish 2 is not Hamath as Arpad 2 is not Samaria as Damascus 2 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols 2 12 Wherefore 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. 13 For he saith, By the strength of my Iland 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 : 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the o: : 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. 15 Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth there with 2 or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? o if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staffshould | lift up itself, as if it opere no wood. 16 Therefore shall the Lor D, 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.
..? remnant of Israel wall be saved. CHAP. x1. Christ's seaceable kingdom. 351
... 17 And 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 Inis briers in one day ; , 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body : and they shall be as when a standard-bearer fainteth. ... 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall he few, that a child may write them. 20 " And 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. 21. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 22 For though thy pcople Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. 23 For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. 24's Therefore thussaith 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 P his staff against thee, after the manner of F.gypt. ... 35. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction. 26 And 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 7tas upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of logypt, 27 And 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. 28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: 29 They are gone overthenassage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba ; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled. 39 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim : cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth. S1 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee. 3.2 As 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. 33 Behold, the LoRD, the Lord of hosts shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall he hewn down, and the haughty shall be hurdled, 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
CHAP. XI. 1 The heaceable kingdom of the branch out of the root of Jesse. 10 The restoration of Israel, and vocation of the Gentiles. NH) there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the Lo RD 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 Lon D ; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord : and he shall not judge after the sight of his . neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But 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. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The 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 fitting together ; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed ; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned chill shall put his hand on the cockatrice-den. 9 They shall not hurt nor o iii. all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lorp, as the waters cover the sea. 10 || And 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 |. rest shall be glorious. 11 And 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 Assyrio, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, end from Elam. and from Shinar, and from I Hannath, and from the islands of the sea. • 12 And 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. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall deYart, and the adversaries of Judah shall
he cut off: Ephrain shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex phraim. | 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: 552 M thanksgiving. they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them. 15 And the Lo Rp shall utterly destroy
the tongue of the Egyptian sea ; and ||
with his mighty, wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smile it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod. 16 And 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 logypt. CHAP. XII. .M jossful thanksgiving of the faithful for the mercies of God. Aoi. in that day thou shalt say, O LoRD, i will praise thce: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid : for the Lo RD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise thc Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5 Sing unto the Lok D ; for he hath
done excellent things: this is known in
all the carth. 6. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. CHAP. XIII. 1 God mustereth the armies of his wrath. 6 He threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes. 19 The desolation thereof. TH: burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. 2 List 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. 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together : the Lo R D of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 5 They come from a far country, from the cnd of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 6 T Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. 7. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: 8 And 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. 9 Behold, 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. 10 For 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. 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their in
iguity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the
haughtiness of the terrible. 12 I will make a man more than fine gold ; even a man t golden wedge of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lond of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. 14 And 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. 15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through ; and every one that is joined unto them shall fail by the sword. 16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 17 Behold, 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. 19 || And Babylon, the glory of king| doms, the beauty of the Chaldees excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : neither shall the Arabian Jitch tent there ; neither shall the sheperds make their fold there. 21 But 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. 22 And 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. CHAP. XIV. | 1 God's merciful restoration of Israel 4 Their trium/ihal insultation over Babel. Fo the Lord will have mercy on
recious 1 the
Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set thern in their own land: and the