Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who are corrupters, they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have gone away backward.
From the sole of the foot even to 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 ointment.
Except the Lord of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, [and] we should have been like Gomorrah. *Romans 9:29
"To what purpose [is] the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?" Says the Lord, "I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats. *51:57
My soul hates your new moons and your appointed feasts, they are a trouble to Me; I am weary to bear [them]. *Barnabas 2:4 - 5
Your princes [are] rebellious, and companions of thieves, everyone loves gifts, and follows after rewards, they do not judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them."
And it will come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the Lord's House will be established in the top of the mountains, and will be exalted above the hills; and all nations will flow to it.
And many people will go and say, "Come, 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 will go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
And He will judge among the nations, and will rebuke many people, and they will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks, nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.
Therefore You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are replenished from the east, and [are] soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
[As for] My people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, those who lead you cause [you] to err, and destroy the way of your paths. *33:67
Moreover the Lord says, "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 feet.
And it will come to pass, [that] instead of sweet smell there will be stink; and a rent instead of a girdle; and baldness instead of well set hair; and a girding of sackcloth instead of a stomacher; [and] burning instead of beauty.
When the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the Spirit of Judgment, and by the Spirit of Burning.
And 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 a defense [will be] upon all the glory.
And 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. *Mark 12:1, *Matthew 21:33, *Luke 20:9
And now go; I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard, I will take away the hedge thereof, and it will be eaten up; [and] break down the wall thereof, and it will be trodden down. *Mark 12:9, *Matthew 21:40 - 41, *Luke 20:15 - 16
For 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.
Woe to [those who are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! *Barnabas 4:11
Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, [so] their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will 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.
Therefore the anger of the Lord is kindled against His people, and He has stretched forth His hand against them, and Has struck them, and the hills trembled, and their carcasses [were] torn in the midst of the streets. For all this, His anger is not turned away, but His hand [is] stretched out still.
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; unless they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed." *Matthew 13:14 - 15, *John 12:39 - 40, *Acts 28:26 - 27
But yet in it [will be] a tenth, and [it] will return, and will be eaten, as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves, so] the holy seed [will be] the substance thereof."
And 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.
And say to him, 'Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear, 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.'
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and will call his name Immanuel. *Matthew 1:23
In the same day the Lord will shave whom is hired with a razor, [namely], by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet, and it will also consume the beard.
And [on] all hills that will be dug with the mattock, there the fear of briers and thorns will not come there, but it will be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle."
Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up the waters of the river upon them, strong and many, [even] the king of Assyria, and all his glory, and he will come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks.
Associate yourselves, O you people, and you will be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries, gird yourselves, and you will be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you will be broken in pieces.
Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion. *Hebrews 2:13
And they will pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry, and it will come to pass, that when they will be hungry, they will fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
Nevertheless the dimness [will] not [be] such as [was] in her vexation, when at 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.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shined. *Matthew 4:14 - 16
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there will 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 now on even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and [those who are] led of them [are] destroyed. *33:67
Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men, neither will He have mercy on their fatherless and widows, for everyone [is] a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand [is] stretched out still.
I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of My wrath, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets."
Therefore it will come to pass, [that] when the Lord has 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.
For He says, "I have done [it] by the strength of My hand, 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].
And My hand has found the riches of the people as a nest, and as one gathers eggs [that are] left, I have gathered all the earth; and there were none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped."
Should the axe boast itself against him who hews therewith? [Or] will the saw magnify itself against him who shakes it? As if the rod should shake [itself] against those who lift it up, [or] as if the staff should lift up [itself, as if it were] not wood.
And it will come to pass in that day, [that] the remnant of Israel, and such who have escaped of the house of Jacob, will no longer again stay upon him who struck them; but will stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
For the Lord God of hosts will make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. *Romans 9:27 - 28
Therefore the Lord thus says, God of hosts, "O My people who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian, he will strike you with a rod, and will lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
And the Lord of hosts will 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 He will lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
And it will come to pass in that day, [that] his burden will be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing.
And the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him, the Spirit of Wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge *Book of Enoch 49:3 and of the fear of the Lord;
But with righteousness he will judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth, and he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
And in that day there will be a root of Jesse, who will stand for an ensign of the people; the Gentiles will seek it, *Romans 15:12 and his rest will be glorious.
And it will come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, who will 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.
But they will fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they will spoil those of the east together, they will lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon will obey them.
And the Lord will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His mighty wind He will shake His hand over the river, and will strike it in the seven streams, and make [men] go over dryshod.
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof will not give their light, the sun will be darkened in his going forth, and the moon will not cause her light to shine. *~Luke 21:25
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. *17:6
For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and set them in their own land, and the strangers will be joined with them, and they will cleave to the house of Jacob.
And the people will take them, and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids, and they will take them captives, whose captives they were; and they will rule over their oppressors.
Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet [you] at your coming, it stirs up the dead for you, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up all the kings of the nations from their thrones.
But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will disannul [it]? And His hand [is] stretched out, and who will turn it back? *10:107
Do not rejoice, whole Palestina, because the rod of him who struck you is broken, for out of the serpent's root will come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit [will be] a fiery flying serpent.
My heart will cry out for Moab; his fugitives [will flee] to Zoar, a heifer of three years old, for by the mounting up of Luhith, they will go up with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they will raise up a cry of destruction.
For the fields of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of Sibmah, the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are brought [even] to Jazer, they wandered [through] the wilderness, her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer, the vine of Sibmah, I will water with My tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh, for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest has fallen.
And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither will there be shouting, the treaders will tread out no wine in [their] presses; I have made [their vintage] shouting to cease.
Yet gleaning grapes will 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 utmost fruitful branches thereof," the Lord says, God of Israel.
Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the Rock of your strength, therefore you will plant pleasant plants, and will set it with strange slips.
The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters, but [God] will rebuke them, and they will flee far off, and will be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], "Go, swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning here; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!"
For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, He will both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the branches.
In that time the present will be brought to the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning here; 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 Zion.
The burden of Egypt. "Behold, the Lord rides upon a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt, and the idols of Egypt will be moved at His presence, and the heart of Egypt will melt in the midst of it.
And the spirit of Egypt will fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof, and they will seek the idols, and the charmers, and those who have familiar spirits, and the wizards.
Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish, how do you say to Pharaoh, "I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"
And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt, everyone who makes mention thereof will be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which He has determined against it.
And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt, for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a savior, and a great one, and he will deliver them.
At the same time the Lord spoke by Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins, and put off your shoe from your foot." And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
Therefore my loins are filled with pain, pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman who travails, I was bowed down at the hearing [of it]; I was dismayed at the seeing [of it].
And, behold, a chariot of men comes here, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, "Babylon has fallen, has fallen; and He has broken all the graven images of her gods to the ground."
'What do you have here? And whom do you have here, that you have hewed out a sepulcher here, [as] he who hews him out a sepulcher on high, [and] that graves a habitation for himself in a rock?'"
And I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your girdle, and 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.
"In that day," the Lord says of hosts, "The nail that is fastened in the sure place will be removed and cut down, and fall; and the burden that [was] upon it will be cut off, for the Lord has spoken [it]."
Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken, [even] the strength of the sea, saying, "I do not travail, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, [nor] bring up virgins."
Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, [until] the Assyrian founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness, they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; [and] he brought it to ruin.
And it will come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will turn to her hire, and will commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
And her merchandise and her hire will be holiness to the Lord, it will not be treasured or laid up; for her merchandise will be for those who dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
And it 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 lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
We have heard songs from the uttermost part of the earth, [even] glory to the righteous. But I said, "My leanness, my leanness, woe to me! The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; indeed, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
And it will come to pass, [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 from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth shake.
For You have 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 wall.
He will swallow up death in victory; *1 Corinthians 15:54 and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and He will take away the rebuke of His people from off all the earth, for the Lord has spoken [it].
And it will be said in that Day, "Behold, 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."
With my soul have I desired You in the night; indeed, with my spirit within me will I seek You early, for when Your judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Your dead [men] will live, they will arise [together with] my dead body. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust, for your dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth will cast out the dead. *84:3 - 4
In that Day the Lord, with His sore and great and strong sword, will punish leviathan, the piercing serpent, even leviathan, that crooked serpent; and He will slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.
By this therefore, the iniquity of Jacob will be purged; and this [is] all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images will not stand up.
Yet the defensed city [will be] desolate, [and] the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness, there the calf will feed, and there he will lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
When the boughs thereof have withered, they will be broken off, the women come, [and] set them on fire, for it [is] a people of no understanding, therefore He who made them will not have mercy on them, and He who formed them will show them no favor.
And it will come to pass in that Day, [that] the Great Trumpet will be blown, and those who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria will come, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and will prostrate to the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
And the glorious beauty, which [is] on the head of the fat valley, will be a fading flower, [and] as the hasty fruit before the summer; which [when] he who looks upon it sees, he eats it up while it is still in his hand.
But they also have erred through wine, and they stray through strong drink; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they stray through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment.
For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little. *17:106 - 108
To whom He said, "This [is] the rest [whereby] you may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing," yet they would not hear. *1 Corinthians 14:21
But the word of the Lord was to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little; *17:106 - 108 that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, and we are at agreement with Hell; when the overflowing scourge will pass through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hid ourselves under falsehood. *2:80, *3:24
Therefore the Lord God thus says, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation, he who believes will not make haste. *Romans 9:33, *1 Peter 2:6, *Barnabas 6:2
And your covenant with death will be disannulled, and your agreement with Hell will not stand; when the overflowing scourge will pass through, then you will be trodden down by it. *2:80, *3:24
For 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.
And you will be brought down, [and] will speak out of the ground, and your speech will be low out of the dust, and your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust.
It will even be as when a hungry [man] dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty, or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, [he is] faint, and his soul has appetite, so will the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against Mount Zion.
For the Lord has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets and your rulers, He has covered the seers. *Romans 11:8
And the vision of all has become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which [men] deliver to one who is learned, saying, "Please read this," and he says, "I cannot; for it [is] sealed."
Therefore the Lord said, "Forasmuch as this people draws near [Me] with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men. *Matthew 15:7 - 9
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, [even] a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise [men] will perish, and the understanding of their prudent [men] will be hidden." *1 Corinthians 1:19
Surely your turning of things upside down will be esteemed as the potter's clay, for will the work say of him who made it, "He did not make me"? Or will the thing framed say of him who framed it, "He had no understanding"?
The burden of the beasts of the south, into the land of trouble and anguish, from where the young and old lion [come], the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people [who] will not profit [them].
And He will break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; He will not spare, so that a shard will not be found in the bursting of it to take fire from the hearth, or to take water [altogether] out of the pit.
And therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you, and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you, for the Lord [is] a God of judgment, blessed [are] all those who wait for Him.
You will also defile the covering of your graven images of silver, and the ornament of your molten images of gold, you will cast them away as a menstruous cloth; you will say to it, "Get from here."
Then He will give the rain of your seed, that you will sow the ground altogether; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it will be fat and plenteous, in that day your cattle will feed in large pastures.
Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of for seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the breach of His people, and heals the stroke of their wound.
And His breath, as an overflowing stream, will reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity, and [there will be] a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing [them] to err.
You will have a song, as in the night [when] a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the Mighty One of Israel.
And the Lord will cause His glorious voice to be heard, and will show 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.
For Tophet [is] ordained of old; indeed, it is prepared for the king; He has made [it] deep [and] large, the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, kindles it.
Woe to those who 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 do not look to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!
Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord will stretch out His hand, both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall down, and they all will fail together.
For thus the Lord has spoken to me, "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 will the Lord of hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion, and for the hill thereof."
For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make the soul of the hungry empty, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from holding of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
He will dwell on high, his place of defense [will be] the munitions of rocks, *Barnabas 11:5 bread will be given to him; his waters [will be] sure.
Your heart will meditate terror. *Barnabas 11:5 Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the receiver? Where [is] he who counted the towers?
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities, your eyes will see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle [that] will not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof will ever be removed, neither will any of the cords thereof be broken.
And all the host of heaven will be dissolved, and the heavens will be rolled together as a scroll, *Hebrews 1:12, *Revelation 6:14, *21:104, *39:67 and all their host will fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. *Matthew 24:29, *Mark 13:25, *81:2, *82:2
The 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 has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
The wild beasts of the desert will also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr will cry to his fellow; the screech owl will also rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing, the glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they will see the glory of the Lord, [and] the excellency of our God.
And a highway will be there, and a way, and it will be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean will not pass over it; but it [will be] for those, the wayfaring men, though fools, will not err [therein].
But if you say to me, 'We trust in the Lord our God, [is it] not He, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away,' and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You will prostrate before this altar?'
Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand [it], and do not speak to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people who [are] on the wall."
But Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words? [Has he] not [sent me] to the men who sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own urine with you?"
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus the king of Assyria says, 'Make [an agreement] with me [by] a present, and come out to me and eat, everyone of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and drink, everyone, the waters of his own cistern;
Then Eliakim came, the son of Hilkiah, who [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.
And they said to him, "Thus Hezekiah says, 'This day [is] a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy, for the children are brought to the birth, and [there is] no strength to bring forth.
It may be the Lord your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria, his master, has sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the Lord your God has heard, therefore lift up [your] prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
And Isaiah said to them, "Thus you will say to your master, 'Thus the Lord says, 'Do not be afraid of the words that you have heard, whereby the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
This [is] the word which the Lord has spoken concerning him; "The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, [and] laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
You have reproached the Lord by your servants, and have said, 'By the multitude of my chariots, I have 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.
Have you not heard long ago, [how] I have done it; [and] of ancient times, that I have formed it? Now I have brought it to pass, that you should lay waste to defensed cities [so they become] ruinous heaps.
Therefore 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 is grown up.
Because your rage against Me, and your tumult, has come up into My ears, therefore I will put My hook in your nose, and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.
And this [will be] a sign to you, 'You will eat [this] year such as grows of itself; and the second year, that which springs of the same, and in the third year sow, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and struck a hundred and eighty five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians, and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
And it came to pass, as he was prostrating in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia, and Esarhaddon, his son, reigned in his stead.
In those days, Hezekiah was sick to death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, "Thus the Lord says, 'Set your house in order, for you will die, and not live.'"
Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which has gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.'" So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it had gone down.
My age has departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent, I have cut off my life like a weaver, he will cut me off with pining sickness, from day [even] tonight, You will make an end of me.
And Hezekiah was glad of them, and showed 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 armor, and all that was found in his treasures, there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah did not show them.
Then Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah, and said to him, "What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They are brought from a far country to me, [even] from Babylon."
'Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in your house, and [that] which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, will be carried to Babylon, nothing will be left,' the Lord says.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh will see [it] together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken [it]. *Luke 3:4 - 6
O Zion, that brings good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that brings good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift [it] up, do not be afraid; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"
Who has 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, *Barnabas 16:2 and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
[It is] He who sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.
Indeed, they will not be planted; indeed, they will not be sown, indeed, their stock will not take root in the earth, and He will also blow upon them, and they will wither, and the whirlwind will take them away as stubble.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these [things], who brings out their host by number, He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for [He is] strong in power; not one fails.
Have you not known? Have you not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint, neither is weary? *!Genesis 2:2, *2:255, *46:33, *50:15, *50:38 [There is] no searching of His understanding.
Who 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.
So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, [and] he who smooths [with] the hammer, him who struck the anvil, saying, "It [is] ready for the sodering," and he fastened it with nails, [that] it should not be moved.
Do not fear; for I [am] with you, do not be dismayed; for I [am] your God, I will strengthen you; indeed, I will help you; indeed, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.
"Let them bring [them] forth, and show Us what will happen, let them show the former things, what they [are], that We may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare Us things to come.
I have raised up [one] from the north, and he will come, he will call upon My name from the rising of the sun, and he will come upon princes as [upon] mortar, and as the potter treads clay.
Who has declared from the beginning, that We may know? And beforetime, that We may say, '[He is] righteous?' Indeed, [there are] none who show, indeed, [there are] none who declare, indeed, [there are] none who hear your words.
He will not fail or be discouraged, until he has set judgment in the earth, and the isles will wait for his law. *Matthew 12:17 - 21
Thus God the Lord says, "He who created the heavens, and stretched them out; He who spread forth the earth, *51:47 - 48 and that which comes out of it; He who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to those who walk therein.
And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they did not know; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known, I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. I will do these things to them, and not forsake them.
But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; all of them [are] snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses, they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none says, "Restore."
Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Did the Lord not [do so], He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, neither were they obedient to His law.
Therefore He has poured upon him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle, and it has set him on fire round about, yet he did not know; and it burned him, yet he did not lay [it] to heart.
When you pass through the waters, I [will be] with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; neither will the flame kindle upon you. *4 Maccabees 18:14
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled, who among them can declare this, and show Us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified, or let them hear, and say, '[It is] truth.'
You [are] My witnesses," the Lord says, "And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I [am] He, before Me there was no god formed, neither will there be after Me. *112:3
You have not brought Me the small cattle of your burnt offerings; neither have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.
You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices, but you have made Me serve with your sins, you have wearied Me with your iniquities.
One will say, "I [am] the Lord's;" and another will call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another will subscribe [with] his hand to the Lord, and surname [himself] by the name of Israel.
Thus the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts says; "I [am] the First, and I [am] the Last; *Revelation 1:8, *Revelation 21:6, *57:3 and beside Me [there is] no god. *Mark 12:32, *2:163, *2:255, *3:2, *3:18, *4:87, *6:102, *6:106, *7:158, *9:129, *20:8, *23:116, *27:26, *28:70, *28:88, *35:3, *38:65, *40:3, *40:62, *40:65, *44:8, *64:13
Do not fear, neither be afraid, have I not told you from that time, and have declared [it]? You [are] even My witnesses. Is there a god beside Me? Indeed, [there is] no god; *Mark 12:32, *2:163, *2:255, *3:2, *3:18, *4:87, *6:102, *6:106, *7:158, *9:129, *20:8, *23:116, *27:26, *28:70, *28:88, *35:3, *38:65, *40:3, *40:62, *40:65, *44:8, *64:13 I do not know [any].
Those who make a graven image, all of them [are] vanity; and their delectable things will not profit; and they [are] their own witnesses; they do not see, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Behold, all his fellows will be ashamed, and the workmen, they [are] of men, let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; [yet] they will fear, [and] they will be ashamed together.
The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms, indeed, he is hungry, and his strength fails, he drinks no water, and is faint.
The carpenter stretches out [his] rule; he marks it out with a line; he fits it with planes, and he marks it out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Then it will be for a man to burn, for he will take thereof, and warm himself; indeed, he kindles [it], and bakes bread; indeed, he makes a god, and prostrates to [it]; he makes it a graven image, and falls down thereto.
They have not known or understood, for He has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand. *45:23
And none considers in his heart, neither [is there] knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned part of it in the fire; indeed, I have also baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten [it], and will I make the residue thereof an abomination?" Will I fall down to the stock of a tree?
Sing, O you heavens; for the Lord has done [it], shout, you lower parts of the earth, break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein, for the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel.
Thus the Lord says, your Redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb, "I [am] the Lord who makes all [things]; *Acts 4:24, *Acts 7:50, *Acts 14:15, *Acts 17:24 - 25, *6:102, *13:16, *39:62, *40:62 who stretches forth the heavens alone; who spreads the earth abroad by Myself;" *13:3, *15:19, *50:7, *51:47 - 48, *79:30, *91:6
Who confirms the word of His servant, and performs the counsel of His messengers; who says to Jerusalem, "You will be inhabited;" and to the cities of Judah, "You will be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof."
Who says of Cyrus, "[He is] My shepherd, and will perform all My pleasure," even saying to Jerusalem, "You will be built;" and to the temple, "Your foundation will be laid." *Ezra 1:2
Thus the Lord says to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open the two leaved gates before him; and the gates will not be shut;
And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who calls [you] by your name, [am] the God of Israel. *Barnabas 11:4
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that [there are] none beside Me. I [am] the Lord, and [there are] none else. *Mark 12:32, *2:163, *2:255, *3:2, *3:18, *4:87, *6:102, *6:106, *7:158, *9:129, *20:8, *23:116, *27:26, *28:70, *28:88, *35:3, *38:65, *40:3, *40:62, *40:65, *44:8, *64:13
I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil, *113:2 I the Lord do all these [things].
Drop down, you 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. *Acts 4:24, *Acts 7:50, *Acts 14:15, *Acts 17:24 - 25, *6:102, *13:16, *39:62, *40:62
Woe to him who strives with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Should the clay say to him who fashions it, "What do you make?" Or your work, "He has no hands?"
Thus the Lord says, "The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, will come over to you, and they will be yours, they will come after you; they will come over in chains, and they will prostrate to you, they will make supplication to you, [saying], 'Surely God [is] in you; and [there are] none else, [there is] no god.'"
For thus the Lord says, who created the heavens; God Himself who formed the earth and made it; He has established it, He did not create it in vain, He formed it to be inhabited, "I [am] the Lord; and [there are] none else."
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you [who have] escaped of the nations, they have no knowledge who set up the wood of their graven image, and pray to a god [that] cannot save.
Tell [them] and bring [them] near; indeed, let them take counsel together, who has declared this from ancient time? [Who] has told it from that time? [Have] not I the Lord? And [there is] no god beside Me; a just God and a Savior; [there are] none beside Me. *Mark 12:32, *2:163, *2:255, *3:2, *3:18, *4:87, *6:102, *6:106, *7:158, *9:129, *20:8, *23:116, *27:26, *28:70, *28:88, *35:3, *38:65, *40:3, *40:62, *40:65, *44:8, *64:13
They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he stands; from his place he will not remove, indeed, [one] will cry to him, yet he cannot answer, nor save him out of his trouble. *7:191 - 194, *13:14, *46:5
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man who executes My counsel from a far country, indeed, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.
Therefore hear this now, [you who are] given to pleasures, who dwells carelessly, who says in your heart, "I [am], and none else beside me; I will not sit [as] a widow, neither will I know the loss of children."
But these two [things] will come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood, they will come upon you in their perfection for the multitude of your sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of your enchantments.
For you have trusted in your wickedness, you have said, "None see me." Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, "I [am], and none else beside me."
Therefore evil will come upon you; you will not know from where it rises, and mischief will fall upon you; you will not be able to put it off, and desolation will come upon you suddenly, [which] you will not know.
You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Now let the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from [these things] that will come upon you.
Behold, they will be as stubble; the fire will burn them; they will not deliver themselves from the power of the flame, [there will] not [be] a coal to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.
Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are brought forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness.
I have even from the beginning declared [it] to you; before it came to pass I showed [it] you, unless you should say, "My idol has done them, and My graven image, and My molten image, has commanded them."
Indeed, you did not hear; indeed, you did not know; indeed, from that time [that] your ear was not opened, for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.
And now, the Lord says, who formed me from the womb [to be] His servant, to bring Jacob again to Him, "Though Israel has not gathered;" yet I will be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God will be my strength.
And He said, "It is a light thing that you should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel, I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be My salvation to the end of the earth." *Luke 2:27 - 32, *Acts 13:47
Thus the Lord says, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] His Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, "Kings will see and arise, princes will also prostrate, because of the Lord who is faithful, [and] the Holy One of Israel, and He will choose you."
Thus the Lord says, "I have heard you in an acceptable time, and I have helped you in a day of salvation, and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; *2 Corinthians 6:2
Lift up your eyes round about, and behold, all these gather themselves together, [and] come to you. "[As] I live," the Lord says, "You will surely clothe yourself with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them [on you], as a bride [does]."
Then you will say in your heart, "Who has fathered me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing here and there? And who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]?"
Thus the Lord God says, "Behold, I will lift up My hand to the Gentiles, and set up My standard to the people, and they will bring your sons in [their] arms, and your daughters will be carried upon [their] shoulders.
And kings will be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers, they will prostrate to you with [their] face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you will know that I [am] the Lord, for they will not be ashamed who wait for Me."
But thus the Lord says, "Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered, for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.
And I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they will be drunk with their own blood, as with sweet wine, and all flesh will know that I the Lord [am] your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
Thus the Lord says, "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, you have sold yourselves for your iniquities, and your mother is put away for your transgressions."
Therefore, when I came, [was there] no man? When I called, [were there] none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? Or do I have no power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness, their fish stink, because [there is] no water, and die for thirst.
The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to [him who is] weary, He wakens morning by morning, He wakens my ear to hear as the learned.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair, I did not hide my face from shame and spitting. *Barnabas 5:14
Behold, the Lord God will help me; who [is] he [who] will condemn me? Look, they all will wax old as a garment; the moth will eat them up. *Barnabas 6:1 - 2
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who encompass [yourselves] about with sparks, walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks [that] you have kindled. You will have this of my hand; you will lie down in sorrow.
For the Lord will 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 will be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath, for the heavens will vanish away like smoke, and the earth will wax old like a garment, and those who dwell therein will die in like manner, but My salvation will be forever, and My righteousness will not be abolished.
Therefore the redeemed of the Lord will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy [will be] upon their head, they will obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning will flee away.
And forget the Lord your Maker, who has stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and have 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?
And I have put My words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, "You [are] My people."
Thus your Lord, the Lord says, and your God [who] pleads the cause of His people, "Behold, I have taken the cup of trembling out of your hand, [even] the dregs of the cup of My fury; you will no longer drink it again."
But I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you; who have said to your soul, "Prostrate, that we may go over," and you have laid your body as the ground, and as the street, to those who went over.
"Now therefore, what do I have here," the Lord says, "That My people are taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them make them howl, the Lord says; and My name continually every day [is] blasphemed.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace; who brings good tidings of good, *Romans 10:15 who publishes salvation; who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
So he will sprinkle many nations; the kings will shut their mouths at him, for they will see [that] which had not been told to them; and they will consider [that] which they had not heard.
He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living, he was stricken for the transgression of My people. *Acts 8:32 - 33
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; He has put [him] to grief, when you will make his soul an offering for sin, he will see [his] seed, he will prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
Therefore I will divide him [a portion] with the great, and he will divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul to death, and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. *Mark 15:28, *Luke 22:37
"Sing, O barren, you [who] did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you [who] did not travail with child, for more [are] the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife," the Lord says. *Galatians 4:27
Do not fear; for you will not be ashamed, neither be confounded; for you will not be put to shame, for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
"For this [is as] the waters of Noah to Me, for [as] I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no longer go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with you, nor rebuke you.
For the mountains will depart, and the hills will be removed; *18:47, *52:10, *78:20, *81:3 but My kindness will not depart from you, neither will the covenant of My peace be removed," the Lord says who has mercy on you.
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and you will condemn every tongue [that] will rise against you in judgment. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness [is] of Me," the Lord says.
Why do you spend money for [that which is] not bread? And your labor for [that which] does not satisfy? Listen diligently to Me, and eat [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come to Me, hear, and your soul will live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David. *Acts 13:34
Behold, you will call a nation [that] you do not know, and nations [that] did not know you, will run to you because of the Lord your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.
Instead of the thorn, the fir tree will come up, and instead of the brier, the myrtle tree will come up, and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] will not be cut off.
Neither let the son of the stranger, who has joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, "The Lord has utterly separated me from His people," neither let the eunuch say, "Behold, I [am] a dry tree."
Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants, everyone who keeps the sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of My covenant;
I will even bring them to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My House of prayer, their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [will be] accepted upon My altar; for My House will be called a House of prayer for all people. *Matthew 21:13, *Mark 11:17, *Luke 19:46
Among the smooth [stones] of the stream [is] your portion; they, they [are] your lot, even to them have you poured a drink offering, you have offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
You have set up your remembrance behind the doors also and the posts, for you have discovered [yourself to other] than Me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made [a covenant] with them; you loved their bed where you saw [it].
When you cry, let your companies deliver you; but the wind will carry them all away; vanity will take [them], but he who puts his trust in Me will possess the land, and will inherit My holy mountain;
For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name [is] Holy; "I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [who is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
"Why have we fasted," [they say], "And You do not see? [Why] have we afflicted our soul, and You take no knowledge?" Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
Is 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]? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? *Barnabas 3:1 - 2
[Is it] not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you do not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry, and He will say, "Here I [am]." If you take away the yoke from the midst of you, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
And [if] you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; *Barnabas 3:3 - 5 then your light will rise in obscurity, and your darkness [will be] as the noonday.
And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make your bones fat, and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
And [those who will be] of you will build the old waste places, you will raise up the foundations of many generations; and you will be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, [from] doing your pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable; and will honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own] words.
Then you will delight yourself in the Lord; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken [it].
Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, *5:64 that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
They do not know the way of peace; *Romans 3:15 - 17 and [there is] no judgment in their goings, they have made themselves crooked paths, whoever goes therein will not know peace.
For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, *Ephesians 6:14 and a helmet of salvation upon His head; *Ephesians 6:17 and He put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy will come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
"As for Me, this [is] My covenant with them," *Romans 11:26 - 27 the Lord says; "My Spirit that [is] upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, will not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed," the Lord says, from now on and forever.
And the Gentiles will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. *~Matthew 2:9 - 10
The multitude of camels will cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba will come, they will bring gold and incense; and they will show forth the praises of the Lord. *~Matthew 2:11
All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you, *~Luke 2:7 - 8 the rams of Nebaioth will minister to you, they will come up with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the House of My glory.
Surely the isles will wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the Lord your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you.
The sons also of those who afflicted you will come bending to you; and all those who despised you will prostrate down at the soles of your feet; and they will call you, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
The sun will no longer be your light by day; *Revelation 7:16, *76:13 neither for brightness will the moon give light to you, but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, *Book of Enoch 1:8, *Revelation 22:5, *39:69 and your God your glory.
The Spirit of the Lord God [is] upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [those who are] bound;
To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give beauty to them 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.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorns [herself] with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes 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 nations.
For Zion's sake, I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake, I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof goes forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burns.
You will no longer be termed Forsaken; neither will your land be termed Desolate anymore, but you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah, for the Lord delights in you, and your land will be married.
The Lord has sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength, "Surely I will no longer give your corn [to be] meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger will not drink your wine, for the which you have labored.
Who [is] this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This [that is] glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people [there were] none with me, for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood will be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
I will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord, [and] the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude of His loving kindnesses.
Then He remembered the days of old, Moses, [and] His people, [saying], "Where [is] He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of His flock? Where [is] He who put His Holy Spirit within him?
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of Your holiness and of Your glory, where [is] Your zeal and Your strength, the sounding of Your bowels and of Your mercies toward me? Are they restrained?
For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside You, [what] He has prepared for him who waits for Him. *1 Corinthians 2:9, *32:17
Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together," the Lord says, "Who have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed Me upon the hills, therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."
Thus the Lord says, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, and [one] says, 'Do not destroy it; for a blessing [is] in it,' so will I do for My servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
Therefore I will number you to the sword, and you will all bow down to the slaughter, because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before My eyes, and chose [that] wherein I did not delight."
Therefore the Lord God thus says, "Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry, behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty, behold, My servants will rejoice, but you will be ashamed.
That he who blesses himself in the earth will bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth will swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from My eyes.
There will no longer be an infant of days from there, nor an old man who has not filled his days, for the child will die a hundred years old; but the sinner [being] a hundred years old will be accursed.
They will not build, and another inhabit; they will not plant, and another eat, for as the days of a tree [are] the days of My people, and My elect will long enjoy the work of their hands.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the bullock, and dust [will be] the serpent's meat. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain," the Lord says.
Thus the Lord says, "The heaven [is] My Throne, and the earth [is] My footstool, *Book of Enoch 84:2, *Matthew 5:34 - 35 where [is] the House that you build to Me? And where [is] the place of My rest?"
"For My hand has made all those [things], *Acts 7:48 - 50 and all those [things] have been," the Lord says, "But I will look to this [man], [even] to [him who is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My word."
He who kills an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's neck; he who offers an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he who burns incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
I will also choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none answered; when I spoke, they did not hear, but they did evil before My eyes, and chose [that] in which I did not delight.
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word; Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for My name's sake, said, "Let the Lord be glorified, but He will appear to your joy, and they will be ashamed.
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Should the earth be made to bring forth in one day? [Or] will a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
For thus the Lord says, "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream, then you will suck, you will be borne upon [her] sides, and be dandled upon [her] knees.
And when you see [this], your heart will rejoice, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and the hand of the Lord will be known toward His servants, and [His] indignation toward His enemies.
"Those who sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one [tree] in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, will be consumed together," the Lord says.
And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those who escape of them to the nations, [to] Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, [to] Tubal, and Javan, [to] the isles afar off, who have not heard My fame, neither have seen My glory; and they will declare My glory among the Gentiles.
And they will bring all your brethren [for] an offering to 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," the Lord says, "As the Children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of the Lord.