11,14They will fly down on the
shoulders of the Philistines on the west. Together they will plunder the
children of the east. They will extend their power over Edom and Moab, and
the children of Ammon will obey them.
11,15The L-rd will utterly destroy the
tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His scorching wind He will wave His
hand over the River, and will split it into seven streams, and cause men
to march over in sandals.
11,16There will be a highway for the
remnant that is left of His people from Assyria, like there was for Israel
in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
12,1In that day you will
say, I will give thanks to You, L-rd; for though You were angry with
me, Your anger has turned away and You comfort me.
12,2Behold, G-d is my salvation. I
will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yah, the L-rd, is my strength and
song; and He has become my salvation."
12,3Therefore with joy you will draw
water out of the wells of salvation.
12,4In that day you will say, "Give
thanks to the L-rd! Call on His name. Declare His doings among the peoples.
Proclaim that His name is exalted!
12,5Sing to the L-rd, for He has done
excellent things! Let this be known in all the earth!
12,6Cry aloud and shout, you
inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of
13,1The burden of Babylon,
which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw:
13,2Set up a banner on the bare
mountain! Lift up your voice to them! Wave your hand, that they may go
into the gates of the nobles.
13,3I've commanded My holy
ones; also I've called My mighty men, in anger, My proud
exuberant. 13,4The noise
of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an
uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! the L-rd of Hosts
is mustering the army for the battle.
13,5They come from a far country,
from the uttermost part of heaven, even the L-rd, and the weapons of His
indignation, to destroy the whole land.
13,6Wail; for the day of the L-rd is at
hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
13,7Therefore all hands will be
feeble, and everyone's heart will melt.
13,8They will be dismayed. Pangs and
sorrows will seize them. They will be in pain like a woman in labor. They
will look in amazement one at another. Their faces will be faces of flame.
13,9Behold, the day of the L-rd
comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation,
and to destroy its sinners out of it.
13,10For the stars of the sky and its
constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its
going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.
13,11I will punish the world for
their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance
of the proud to cease, and will humble the haughtiness of the terrible.
13,12I will make people more
rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.
13,13Therefore I will make the
Heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the
wrath of the L-rd of Hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.
13,14It will happen that like a
hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to
their own people, and will each flee to their own land.
13,15Everyone who is found will be
thrust through. Everyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
13,16Their infants also will be
dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and
their wives raped.
13,17Behold, I will stir up the Medes
against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not
delight in it. 13,18Their
bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the
fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children.
13,19Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, will be like when G-d overthrew
Sodom and Gomorrah. 13,20It
will never be inhabited, neither will it be lived in from generation to
generation. The Arabian will not pitch a tent there, neither will
shepherds make their flocks lie down there.
13,21But wild animals of the desert
will lie there, and their houses will be full of jackals. Ostriches will
dwell there, and wild goats will frolic there.
13,22Wolves will cry in their
castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come,
and her days will not be prolonged.
14,1For the L-rd will have
compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own
land. The foreigner will join himself with them, and they will unite with
the house of Jacob. 14,2The
peoples will take them, and bring them to their place. The house of Israel
will possess them in the L-rd's land for servants and for handmaids. They
will take as captives those whose captives they were; and they shall rule
over their oppressors. 14,3It
will happen in the day that the L-rd will give you rest from your sorrow,
from your trouble, and from the hard service in which you were made to
serve, 14,4that you will take
up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor
has ceased! The golden city has ceased!"
14,5the L-rd has broken the staff of
the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
14,6who struck the peoples in wrath
with a continual stroke, who ruled the nations in anger, with a
persecution that none restrained.
14,7The whole earth is at rest, and
is quiet. They break out song.
14,8Also the fir trees rejoice at
you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, "Since you are humbled, no
lumberjack has come up against us."
beneath has moved, to meet your coming. It stirs up the dead
for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their
thrones all the kings of the nations.
14,10They all will answer and ask
you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like
us?" 14,11Your pomp is
brought down to Hell, with the sound of your stringed
instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.
14,12How you have fallen
from Heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the
ground, who laid the nations low!
14,13You said in your heart, "I
will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of G-d! I
will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north!
14,14I will ascend above the heights
of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!"
14,15Yet you shall be brought down to
Hell, to the depths of the pit.
14,16Those who see you will stare at
you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth
to tremble, who shook kingdoms;
14,17who made the world like a
wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners
to their home?"
14,18All the kings of the
nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house.
14,19But you are cast away from your
tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust
through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead
body trodden under foot.
14,20You will not join them in
burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people.
The seed of evildoers will not be named forever.
14,21Prepare for slaughter of his
children because of the iniquity of their fathers, that they not rise up
and possess the earth, and fill the surface of the world with cities.
14,22I will rise up
against them, says the L-rd of Hosts, and cut off from Babylon name
and remnant, and son and son's son, says the L-rd.
14,23I will also make it a
possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the
broom of destruction, says the L-rd of Hosts.
14,24The L-rd of Hosts has sworn,
saying, Surely, as I have thought, so shall it happen; and as I have
purposed, so shall it stand;
14,25that I will break the Assyrian
in My land, and tread him under foot on My mountains. Then his yoke will
leave them, and his burden leave their shoulders.
14,26This is the plan that is
determined for the whole earth. This is the hand that is stretched out
over all the nations.
14,27For the L-rd of Hosts has
planned, and who can stop it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn
14,28This burden was in
the year that king Ahaz died.
14,29Don't rejoice, O Philistia,
all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the
serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery
flying serpent. 14,30The
firstborn of the poor will eat, and the needy will lie down in safety; and
I will kill your root with famine, and your remnant will be killed.
14,31Howl, gate! Cry,
city! You are melted away, Philistia, all of you; for smoke comes out of
the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks.
14,32What will they answer the
messengers of the nation? That the L-rd has founded Zion, and in her the
afflicted of his people will take refuge.
15,1The burden of Moab:
for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a
night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing.
15,2They have gone up to Bayith, and
to Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over
Medeba. Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off.
15,3In their streets, they clothe
themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone
wails, weeping abundantly.
15,4Heshbon cries out with Elealeh.
Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry
aloud. Their souls tremble within them.
15,5My heart cries out for Moab! Her
nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for they go up by the ascent
of Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they raise up a cry of
destruction. 15,6For the
waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the
tender grass fails, there is no green thing.
15,7Therefore they will carry away
the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over
the brook of the willows.
15,8For the cry has gone around the
borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its wailing to Beer Elim.
15,9For the waters of Dimon
are full of blood; for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of
Moab who escape, and on the remnant of the land.
16,1Send the lambs for the
ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the
daughter of Zion. 16,2For it
will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the
daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.
16,3Give advice, do justice,
Set your shade like night at noon! Hide the
outcasts! Don't betray the fugitive!
16,4Let Moab's outcasts dwell with you,
be a hiding place for them from the face of the destroyer. For
the extortioner is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors
are consumed out of the land.
16,5A throne will be established in
loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David,
judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.
16,6We have heard of the
pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride,
and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.
16,7Therefore Moab will wail for
Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir
Hareseth, utterly stricken.
16,8For the fields of Heshbon
languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken
down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into
the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea.
16,9Therefore I will weep
with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with My
tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest
the battle shout has fallen.
16,10Gladness is taken away, and joy
out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing,
neither joyful noise. Nobody will tread out wine in the presses. I have
made the shouting stop.
16,11Therefore My heart sounds like a
harp for Moab, and My inward parts for Kir Heres.
16,12It will happen that when Moab
presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to
his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.
16,13This is the word that the L-rd
spoke concerning Moab in time past.
16,14But now the L-rd has spoken,
saying, Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count
them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great
multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble.
17,1The burden of
Damascus; Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will
be a ruinous heap. 17,2The
cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie
down, and none shall make them afraid.
17,3The fortress shall cease from
Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria. They
will be as the glory of the children of Israel," says the L-rd of Hosts.
17,4It will happen in that
day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his
flesh will become lean.
17,5It will be like when the
harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be
like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim.
17,6Yet gleanings will be left there,
like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the
uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful
tree," says the L-rd, G-d of Israel.
17,7In that day, people will look to
their Maker, and their eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.
17,8They will not look to the
altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they respect that which
their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the incense altars.
17,9In that day, their strong
cities will be like the forsaken places in the woods and on the mountain
top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it will
be a desolation. 17,10For you
have forgotten the G-d of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock
of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign
seedlings. 17,11In the day of
your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed
blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate
sorrow. 17,12Ah, the uproar
of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of
nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters.
17,13The nations will rush like the
rushing of many waters: but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far
off, and will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
and like the whirling dust before the storm.
17,14At evening, behold, terror.
Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who
plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.
18,1Ah, the land of the
rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
18,2that sends ambassadors by the
sea, even in vessels of papyrus on the waters, saying, Go, you swift
messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people awesome from their
beginning onward, a nation that measures out and treads down, whose land
the rivers divide!" 18,3All
you settlers of the world, and you inhabitants of the earth, when a banner
is lifted up on the mountains, look. When the trumpet is blown, listen.
18,4For the L-rd said to me,
I will be still, and I will see in my dwelling place, like clear heat
in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
18,5For before the harvest, when the
blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off
the sprigs with pruning hooks, and He will cut down and take away the
spreading branches. 18,6They
will be left together for the ravenous birds of the mountains, and for the
animals of the earth. The ravenous birds will summer on them, and all the
animals of the earth will winter on them.
18,7In that time, a present will be
brought to the L-rd of Hosts from a people tall and smooth, even from a
people awesome from their beginning onward, a nation that measures out and
treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of
the L-rd of Hosts, Mount Zion.
19,1The burden of Egypt;
Behold, the L-rd rides on a swift cloud, and comes to Egypt. The idols of
Egypt will tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt will melt in
its midst. 19,2I will stir up
the Egyptians against the Egyptians, and they will fight everyone against
his brother, and everyone against his neighbor; city against city, and
kingdom against kingdom.
19,3The spirit of Egypt will fail in
its midst. I will destroy its counsel. They will seek the idols, the
charmers, those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards.
19,4I will give over the Egyptians
into the hand of a cruel lord. A fierce king will rule over them, says
G-d, the L-rd of Hosts.
19,5The waters will fail from the
sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry.
19,6The rivers will become foul. The
streams of Egypt will be diminished and dried up. The reeds and flags will
wither away. 19,7The meadows
by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the
Nile, will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
19,8The fishermen will lament, and
all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on
the waters will languish.
19,9Moreover those who work in combed
flax, and those who weave white cloth will be confounded.
19,10The pillars will be broken in
pieces. All those who work for hire will be grieved in soul.
19,11The princes of Zoan are utterly
foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become
stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of
ancient kings? 19,12Where
then are your wise men? Let them tell you now; and let them know what
the L-rd of Hosts has purposed concerning Egypt.
19,13The princes of Zoan have become
fools. The princes of Memphis are deceived. They have caused Egypt to go
astray, who are the cornerstone of her tribes.
19,14The L-rd has mixed a spirit of
perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray
in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
19,15Neither shall there be any work
for Egypt, which head or tail, palm branch or rush, may do.
19,16In that day the Egyptians will
be like women. They will tremble and fear because of the shaking of the
hand of the L-rd of Hosts, which he shakes over them.
19,17The land of Judah will become a
terror to Egypt. Everyone to whom mention is made of it will be afraid,
because of the plans of the L-rd of Hosts, which he determines against it.
19,18In that day, there will
be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and
swear to the L-rd of Hosts. One will be called 'The city of
destruction.' 19,19In that
day, there will be an altar to the L-rd in the midst of the land of Egypt,
and a pillar to the L-rd at its border.
19,20It will be for a sign and for a
witness to the L-rd of Hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to
the L-rd because of oppressors, and he will send them a savior and a
defender, and he will deliver them.
19,21The L-rd will be known to Egypt,
and the Egyptians will know the L-rd in that day. Yes, they will worship
with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to the L-rd, and will
perform it. 19,22the L-rd will
strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to the L-rd, and he
will be entreated by them, and will heal them.
19,23In that day there will be a
highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt,
and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the
Assyrians. 19,24In that day,
Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the
midst of the earth;
19,25because the L-rd of Hosts has
blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of
my hands, and Israel my inheritance.
20,1In the year that
Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he
fought against Ashdod and took it.
20,2At that time the L-rd spoke by
Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off
your waist, and take your shoes from off your feet. He did so, walking
naked and barefoot.
20,3The L-rd said, As my servant
Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder
concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia,
20,4So the king of Assyria will lead
away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old,
naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
20,5They will be dismayed and
confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their
glory. 20,6The inhabitants of
this coast land will say in that day, 'Behold, this is our expectation,
where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria. And we,
how will we escape?'
21,1The burden of the
wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes
from the wilderness, from an awesome land.
21,2A grievous vision is declared to
me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys.
Go up, Elam; attack. I have stopped all of Media's sighing.
21,3Therefore My thighs are filled
with anguish. Pains have taken hold on Me, like the pains of a woman in
labor. I am in so much pain that I can't hear. I so am dismayed that I
can't see. 21,4My heart
flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been
turned into trembling for me.
21,5They prepare the table. They set
the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield.
21,6For the L-rd said to me,
Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees.
21,7When he sees a troop, horsemen in
pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently
with great attentiveness.
21,8He cried like a lion; L-rd, I
stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay
at my post. 21,9Behold, here
comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs. He answered, Fallen, fallen
is Babylon; and all the engraved images of her gods are broken to the
ground. 21,10You are my
threshing, and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard from
the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of Israel, I have declared to you.
21,11The burden of Dumah.
One calls to me out of Seir, 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman,
what of the night?'
21,12The watchman said, 'The
morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back
21,13The burden on Arabia.
In the forest in Arabia you will lodge, you caravans of Dedanites.
21,14They brought water to him who
was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with
their bread. 21,15For they
fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and
from the heat of battle.
21,16For the L-rd said to me,
Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the
glory of Kedar will fail,
21,17And the remaining
the archers, the mighty men of Kedar, will be few; for
the L-rd, the G-d of Israel, has spoken it.
22,1The burden of the
valley of vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the
housetops? 22,2You that are
full of shouting, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; your slain are not
slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.
22,3All your rulers fled away
together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were
bound together. They fled far away.
22,4Therefore I said, "Look away
from Me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort Me for the
destruction of the daughter of My people.
22,5For it is a day of confusion, and
of treading down, and of perplexity, from G-d, the L-rd of Hosts, in
the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the
carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered
the shield. 22,7It happened
that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set
themselves in array at the gate.
22,8He took away the covering of
Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.
22,9You saw the breaches of
the city of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the
waters of the lower pool.
22,10You numbered the houses of
Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall.
22,11You also made a reservoir
between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you didn't look
to him who had done this, neither did you have respect for him who
purposed it long ago. 22,12In
that day, G-d, the L-rd of Hosts, called to weeping, and to mourning,
and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth.
22,13And instead joy and gladness,
killing cattle and butchering sheep, eating meat and drinking wine; Let
us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.
22,14The L-rd of Hosts revealed
Himself in my ears, 'Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven until
you die,' says G-d, the L-rd of Hosts.
22,15Thus says G-d,
the L-rd of Hosts, Go, get yourself to this treasurer, even to Shebna,
who is over the house, and say,
22,16'What are you doing here? Who
has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a
tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!
22,17Behold, the L-rd will overcome you
and hurl you away violently. Yes, He will grasp you firmly.
22,18He will surely wind you around
and around, and throw you like a ball into a large country. There you will
die, and there the chariots of your glory will be, you shame of your
lord's house. 22,19I will
thrust you from your office. You will be pulled down from your station.
22,20It will happen in
that day that I will call My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
22,21and I will clothe him with your
robe, and strengthen him with your belt. I will commit your government
into his hand; and he will be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and to the house of Judah.
22,22I will lay the key of the house
of David on his shoulder. He will open, and no one will shut. He will
shut, and no one will open.
22,23I will fasten him like a nail in
a sure place. He will be for a throne of glory to his father's house.
22,24They will hang on him
all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every
small vessel, from the cups even to all the pitchers.
22,25In that day, says the L-rd
of Hosts, the nail that was fastened in a sure place will give way. It
will be cut down, and fall. The burden that was on it will be cut off, for
the L-rd has spoken it.
23,1The burden of Tyre.
Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no
house, no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.
23,2Be still, you inhabitants
of the coast, you whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea,
have replenished. 23,3On
great waters, the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her
revenue. She was the market of nations.
23,4Be ashamed, Sidon; for the sea
has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, I have not travailed,
nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up
virgins. 23,5When the
report comes to Egypt, they will be in anguish at the report of Tyre.
23,6Pass over to Tarshish.
Wail, you inhabitants of the coast.
23,7Is this your joyous city, whose
antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her far away to travel?
23,8Who has planned this
against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose
traffickers are the honorable of the earth?
23,9The L-rd of Hosts has planned it,
to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable
of the earth. 23,10Pass
through your land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshish. There is no
restraint any more. 23,11He
has stretched out His hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms.
the L-rd has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds.
23,12He said, "You shall rejoice no
more, you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Kittim.
Even there you will have no rest."
23,13Behold, the land of
the Chaldeans. This people was not. The Assyrians founded it for those who
dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its
palaces. They made it a ruin.
23,14Howl, you ships of Tarshish, for
your stronghold is laid waste.
23,15It will come to pass in that day
that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one
king. After the end of seventy years it will be to Tyre like in the song
of the prostitute. 23,16Take
a harp; go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten. Make
sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered.
23,17It will happen after the end of
seventy years that the L-rd will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her
wages, and will play the prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on
the surface of the earth.
23,18Her merchandise and her wages
will be Holiness to the L-rd. It will not be treasured nor laid up; for her
merchandise will be for those who dwell before the L-rd, to eat
sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
24,1Behold, the L-rd makes
the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its
inhabitants. 24,2It will 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 creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of
interest, so with the giver of interest.
24,3The earth will be utterly emptied
and utterly laid waste; for the L-rd has spoken this word.
24,4The earth mourns and fades away.
The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth
languish. 24,5The earth also
is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the
laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant.
24,6Therefore the curse has devoured
the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the
inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
24,7The new wine mourns. The vine
languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh.
24,8The mirth of tambourines ceases.
The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases.
24,9They will not drink wine with a
song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.
24,10The confused city is broken
down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
24,11There is a crying in the streets
because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone.
24,12The city is left in
desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction.
24,13For it will be so in the midst
of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the
gleanings when the vintage is done.
24,14These shall lift up their voice.
They will shout for the majesty of the L-rd. They cry aloud from the sea.
24,15Therefore glorify the L-rd
in the east, even the name of the L-rd, G-d of Israel, in the islands of
the sea! 24,16From the
uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Glory to the righteous.
But I said, I pine away, I pine away, woe is me. The treacherous
are treacherous, the treacherous have dealt very
treacherously. 24,17Fear, the
pit, and the snare, are on you who inhabitant the earth.
24,18It will happen that he who flees
from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out
of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on
high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.
24,19The earth is utterly broken. The
earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently.
24,20The earth will stagger like a
drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience
will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again.
24,21In that day the L-rd will punish the army of the high on high, and the kings of the
earth on earth. 24,22They
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.
24,23Then the moon shall be
confounded, and the sun ashamed; for the L-rd of Hosts will reign on Mount
Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before His elders will be glory.
25,1L-rd, you are my
G-d. I will exalt you! I will praise Your name, for You have done
wonderful things, things planned long ago, in complete faithfulness and
truth. 25,2For you have made
a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to
be no city. It will never be built.
25,3Therefore a strong people will
glorify You. A city of awesome nations will fear you.
25,4For you have been a stronghold to
the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the
storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a
storm against the wall.
25,5As the heat in a dry place will
you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a
cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low.
25,6In this mountain, the L-rd of
Hosts will make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice
wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines.
25,7He will destroy in this mountain
the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is
spread over all nations.
25,8He has swallowed up death
forever! The L-rd G-d will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will
take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for the L-rd
has spoken it. 25,9It shall
be said in that day, Behold, this is our G-d! We have waited for him,
and he will save us. This is the L-rd. We have waited for Him. We will be
glad and rejoice in His salvation!"
25,10For in this mountain the hand of
the L-rd will rest.
Moab will be trodden down in his place, even like straw is trodden down
in the water of the dunghill.
25,11He will spread out His hands in
its midst, like one who swims spreads out hands to swim, but his pride
will be humbled together with the craft of His hands.
25,12He has brought the high fortress
of your walls down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.
26,1In that day, this song
will be sung in the land of Judah: