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The vision of Isaia!l.
ISALAH. Thaz comforted—Christ promised. high and lifted up, and his train filled thel, 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and temple.
be quiet; fear not, neither be faint-heart2 Above it stood the seraphims : each ed for the two tails of these smoking fireone had six wings; with twain be cover- brands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with ed his face, and with twain he covered his Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. feet, and with twain he did fly.
5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son 3 And one cried unto another, and said, of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : against thee, saying, the whole earth is full of his glory. 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex
4 And the posts of the door moved at it, and let us make a breach therein for us, the voice of him that cried, and the house and set a king in the midst of it, even the was filled with smoke.
son of Tabeal : 5 Then said I, Wo is me! for I am 7 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not undone; because I am a man of unclean stand, neither shall it come to pass. Jips, and I dwell in the midst of a people 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen and the head of Damascus is Rezin: and the King, the LORD of hosts.
within threescore and five years shall 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. me, having a live coal in his hand, which he 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, had taken with the tongs from off the altar: and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and be established. thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin 10 1 Moreover, the LORD spake again purged.
unto Aphaz, saying, 8 Also I heard the voice of the LORD, 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; saying, Whom shall I send, and who will ask it either in the depth, or in the height go for us? Then saidi, Here aml; send me. above.
9 1 And he said, Go, and tell this peo 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither ple, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; will I tempt the LORD. and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 13 And he said, Hear ye now,.O house
10 Make the heart of this people fat, of David; Is it a small thing for you to and make their ears heavy, and shut their weary men, but will ye weary my God eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and also ? hear with their ears, and understand with 14 Therefore the LORD himself shall their heart, and convert, and be healed. give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And conceive, and bear a son, and shall call he answered, Until the cities be wasted his name Immanuel. without inhabitant, and the houses without 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that man, and the land be utterly desolate. he may know to refuse the evil, and choose
12 And the LORD have removed men the good. far away, and there be a great forsaking in 16 For before the child shall know to the midst of the land.
refuse the evil, and choose the good, the 13 | But yet in it shall be a tenth, and land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a of both her kings. teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance 17 T The Lord shall bring upon thee, is in them, when they cast their leaves : so and upon thy people, and upon thy father's the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. house, days that have not come, from the CHAP. VII.
day that Ephraim departed from Judah; AN
ND it came to pass in the days of even the king of Assyria.
Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Res in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, maliah, king of Israel, went up toward and forthe bee that is in the land of Assyria. Jerusalem to war against it, but could not 19 And they shall come, and shall rest prevail against it.
all of them in the desolate valleys, and in 2 And it was told the house of David, the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. and upon all bushes. And his heart was moved, and the heart of 20 In the same day shall the LORD shave his people, as the trees of the wood are with a razor that is hired, namely, by them moved with the wind.
beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go the head, and the hair of the feet: and it forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear- shall also consume the beard. jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, of the upper pool in the highway of the that a man shall nourish a young cow, and fuller's field;
Syria, Israel, &c. threatened. CHAP. VIII, IX. Christ's birth and kingdom.
22 And it shall come to pass, for the 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself, abundance of milk that they shall give that and let him be your fear, and let him be he shall eat butter; for butter and honey your dread. shall every one eai that is left in the land. 14 And he shall be for a sarctuary ; but
23 And it shall come to pass in that day, for a stone of stumbling and br a rock of that every place shall be, where there were offence to both the houses of Israel, for a a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of it shall even be for briers and thorns. Jerusalem. 24 With arrows and with bows shall
15 And many among them shall stummen come thither; because all the land ble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, shall become briers and thorns.
and be taken. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law with the mattock, there shall not come among my disciples. thither the fear of briers and thorns : but 17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and for the treading of lesser cattle. and I will look for him. CHAP. VIII.
18 Behold, I and the children whom OREOVER, the Lord said unto me, the Lord hath given me are för signs and
in in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. shalal-hash-baz.
19 | And when they shall say unto you, 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechari- and unto 'wizards that peep, and that ab the son of Jeberechiah.
mutter: should not a people seek unto 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and their God? for the living to the dead? she conceived, and bare a son. Then said 20 To the law and to the testimony: if the LORD to me, Call his name Maher- they speak not according to this word, it shalal-hash-baz.
is because there is no light in them. 4 For before the child shall have know 21 And they shall pass through it, hardledge to cry, My father, and my mother, ly bestead and hungry: and it shall come the riches of Damascus and the spoil of to pass, that when they shall be hungry, Samaria shall be taken away before the they shall fret themselves, and cuise their king of Assyria.
king and their God, and look upward. 5 The LORD spake also unto me 22 And they shall look unto the earth; again, saying,
and behold trouble and darkness, dimness 6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth of anguish; and they shall be driven to the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and re- darkness. joice in Rezin and Remaliah's son ;
CHAP. IX. 7 Now therefore, behold, the LORD TEVERTHELESS the dimness shall river, strong and many, even the king of when at the first he lightly afflicted the land Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and come up over all his channels, and go over afterward did more grievously afflict her all his banks :
by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in 8 And he shall pass through Judah ; be Galilee of the nations. shall overflow and go over, he shall reach 2 The people that walked in darkness even to the neck; and the stretching out have seen a great light: they that dwell of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy in the land of the shadow of death, upon land, O Immanuel.
them hath the light'shined. 9 T Associate yourselves, Oye people, 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give not increased the joy: they joy before thee ear, all ye of farcountries: gird yourselves, according to the joy in harvest, and as and ye shall be brokenin pieces; girdyour- men rejoice when they divide the spoil. selves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his
10 Take counsel together, and it shall burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the come to nought; speak the word, and it rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Mishall not stand : for God is with us. dian.
11 T For the LORD spake thus to me 5 For every battle of the warrior is with with a strong hand, and instructed me confused noise, and garments rolled in that I should not walk in the way of this blood; but this shall be with burning and people, saying,
fuel of fire. 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all .6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a them to whom this people shall say, A con- son is given: and the government shall be federacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor upon his shoulder: and his name shall be be afraid.
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty
7 of the increase of his government and Wunto them that decree unrighteous
The judgments upon Israel. ISAIAH.
Assyria to be broken. God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
CHAP. X. of Peace.
decrees, and that write grievouspeace there szall be no end, upon the throne ness which they have prescribed; of David, and upon his kingdom, to order 2 To turn aside the needy from judg. it, and to exablish it with judgment and ment, and to take away the right from the with justice rom henceforth even for ever. poor of my people, that widows may be The zeal of the Lord of hosts will per- their prey, and that they may rob the form this.
fatherless! 8 1 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, 3 And what will ye do in the day of visitand it hath lighted upon Israel.
ation, and in the desolation which sball 9 And al the people shall know, even come from far? to whom will ye ilee for Ephraim ard the inhabitant of Samaria, help? and where will ye leave your glory? that say in the pride and stoutness of 4 Without me they shall bow down unheart,
der the prisoners, and they shall fall under 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we the slain. For all this his anger is not turnwill build with hewn stones: the syca- ed away, but his hand is stretched out still. mores are cut down, but we will change 5 TO Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, them into cedars.
and the staff in their hand is mine indig11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the nation. adversaries of Rezin against him, and join 6 I will send him against a hypocriti. his enemies together;
cal nation, and against the people of my 12 The Syrians before, and the Philis- wrath will I give him a charge, to take the tines behind ; and they shall devour Israel spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread with open mouth. For all this his anger them down like the mire of the streets. is not turned away, but his hand is stretch 7 How beit he meaneth not so, neither ed out still.
doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart 13 9 For the people turneth not unto to destroy and cut off nations not a few. him that smiteth them, neither do they 8 For he saith, Are not my princes alseek the Lord of hosts.
together kings? 14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Da
mascus ? 1
15 The ancient and honourable, he is 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms the head; and the prophet that teacheth of the idols, and whose graven images did lies, he is the tail.
excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria ; 16 For the leaders of this people cause 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Sathem to err; and they that are led of them maria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem ore destroyed.
and her idols? 17 Therefore the LORD shall have no 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that joy in their young men, neither shall have when the Lord hath performed his whole mercy on their fatherless and widows: for work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, every one is a hypocrite and an evil-doer, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of and every mouth speaketh folly. For all the king of Assyria, and the glory of his this his anger is not turned away, but his high looks. hand is stretched out still.
13 For he saith, By the strength of my 18 T For wickedness burneth as the hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; fre; it shall devour the briers and thorns, for I am prudent: and I have removed the and shall kindle in the thickets of the bounds of the people, and have robbed forest, and they shall mount up like the lift- their treasures, and I have put down the ing up of smoke.
inhabitants like a valiant man: 19 Through the wrath of the Lord of 14 And my hand hath found as a nest hosts is the land darkened, and the people the riches of the people: and as one ga shall be as the fuel of the fire : no man thereth eggs that are left, have I gathered shall spare his brother.
all the earth; and there was none that 20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left peeped. hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they 15 Shall the axe boast itself against him shall eat every man the flesh of his own that heweth therewith? or shall the saw arm:
magnify itself against him that shaketh it? 21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, as if the rod should shake itself against Manasseh : and they together shall be them that lift it up, or as if the staff should against Judah. For all this his anger is lift up itself, as if it were no wood. not turned away, but his hand is stretched 16* Therefore shall the Lord, the LORD out still.
lof hosts, send among his fat ones leannes,
A remnant shall be saved. CHAP. XI. The peaceable kingdom of Christ. and under his glory he shall kindle a burn 34 And he shall cut down the thickets ing like the burning of a fire.
of the forests with iron, and Lebanon shall 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fall by a mighty one. fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it
CHAP, XI. shall burn and devour his thorns and his AP there shall come forth a rod out
, 18 And shall consume the glory of his shall grow out of his roots : forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest and body; and they shall be as when a upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understandard-bearer fainteth.
standing, the spirit of counsel and might, 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of shall be few, that a child may write them. the Lord;
20 1 And it shall come to pass in that 3 And shall make him of quick underday, that the remnant of Israel, and such as standing in the fear of the LORD: and he are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, more again stay upon him that smote them; neither reprove after the hearing of his but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy ears: One of Israel, in truth.
4 But with righteousness shall he judge 21 The remnant shall return, even the the poor, and reprove with equity for the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
22 For though thy people Israel be as earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the sand of the sea, yei a remnant of them the breath of his lips shall he slay the shall return : the consumption decreed vicked. shall overflow with righteousness.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle 23 For the Lord God of hosts shall of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of make a consumption, even determined, in his reins. the midst of all the land.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the 24 T Therefore thus saith the Lord God lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with of hosts, O my people that dwellest in the kid; and the calf and the young lion Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he and the fatling together; and a little child shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift|shall lead them. up his staff against thee, after the manner 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together 25 For yet a very little while, and the and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. indignation shall cease, and mine anger in 8 And the sucking child shall play on the their destruction.
hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall 26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a put his hand on the cockatrice’s den. scourge for him according to the slaughter 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his my holy mountain : for the earth shall be rod was upon the sea, so shall he list it up full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the after the manner of Egypt.
waters cover the sea. 27 And it shall come to pass in that day, 10 | And in that day there shall be a that his burden shall be taken away from root of Jesse, which shall stand for an enoff thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy sign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed be- seek: and his rest shall be glorious. cause of the anointing.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, 28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to that the LORD shall set his hand again the Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his second time to recover the remnant of his carriages:
people, which shall be left, from Assyria, 29 They are gone over the passage: they and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and "hare taken up their lodging at Geba; Ra- from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shimah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled. nar, and from Hamath, and from the islands
30 Lift up thy voice, Odaughter of of the sea. Gallim : : cause it to be heard unto Laish, 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the O poor Anathoth.
nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabit. Israel, and gather together the dispersed of ants of Gebim gather themselves to flee. Judah from the four corners of the earth.
32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall deday: he shall shake his hand against the part, and the adversaries of Judah shall mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, Jerusalem.
and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. 33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders shall lop the bough with terror: and the of the Philistines toward the west; they high ones of stature shall be hewn down, shall spoil them of the east together: they and the haughty shall be humbled. Ishall lay their hand upon Edom and
I thanksgiving for mercies.
ISAIAH. The desolation of Babylon. Moab; and the children of Ammon shall cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to obey them.
lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy 15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the sinners thereof out of it. the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with 10 For the stars of heaven and the conhis mighty wind shall be shake bis hand stellations thereof shall not give their over the river, and shall smite it in the light: the sun shall be darkened in his seren streams, and make men go over dry-going forth, and the moon shall not cause shod.
her light to shine. 16 And there shall be a highway for 11 And I will punish the world for their the remnant of his people, which shall be evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; left, from Assyria ; like as it was to Israel and I will cause the arrogancy of the in the day that he came up out of the land proud to cease, and will lay low the of Egypt.
haughtiness of the terrible. CHAP. XII.
12 I will make a man more precious ANDrin
, that day ruhige chet dalo thencen erophies en a man than the golden thou wast angry with me, thine anger is 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, turned away, and thou comfortedst me. and the earth shall remove out of her place,
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will in the wrath of the LORD of bosts, and in trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD the day of his fierce anger. JEHOVAH is my strength and my song;
14 Ånd it shall be as the chased roe, and 'he also is become my salvation.
as a sheep that no man taketh up: they 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw shall every man turn to his own people, water out of the wells of salvation. and flee every one into his own land.
4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise 15 Every one that is found shall be the LORD, call upon his name, declare his thrust through; and everyone that is joined doings 'among the people, make mention unto them shall fall by the sword. that his name is exalted.
16 Their children also shall be dashed 5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done to pieces before their eyes; their houses excellent things: this is known in all the shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. earth.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of against them, which
shall not regard silver; Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. in the midst of thee.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young CHAP. XIII.
men to pieces; and they shall have no pity THE THE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall the son of Amoz did see.
not spare children. 2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high 19 7 And Babylon, the glory of kingmountain, exall the voice unto them, shake doms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excelthe hand, that they may go into the gates lency, shall be as when God overthrew of the nobles.
Sodom and Gomorrah. 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, 20 It shall never be inhabited, neither I have also called my mighty ones for shall it be dwelt in from generation to mine anger, even them that rejoice in my generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch highness.
tent there; neither shall the shepherds 4 The noise of a multitude in the moun- make their fold there: tains, like as of a great people; a tumult 21 But wild beasts of the desert shall uous. noise of the kingdoms of nations lie there; and their houses shall be full of gathered together: the Lord of hosts mus-doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell tereth the host of the battle.
there, and satyrs shall dance there. 5 They come from a far country, from 22' And the wild beasts of the islands the end of heaven, even the Lord, and shall cry in their desolate houses, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her the whole land.
time is near to come, and her days shall 6 T Howl ye; for the day of the LORD not be prolonged. 28 at hand; it shall come as a destruction
CHAP. XIV. from the Almighty. 7 Therefore shall all hands be faint. FOR the Lord will have mercy on Ja.
cob, and will yet choose Israel, and and every man's heart shall melt; set them in their own land: and the
8 And they shall be afraid; pangs and strangers shall be joined with them, and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they 2 And the people shall take them, and shall be amazed one at another; their faces bring them to their place: and the house shall be as flames.
of Israel shall possess them in the land of 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, the Lord for servants and handmaids: and