The Bible, King James version, Book 23: Isaiah
Book 23 Isaiah
23:001:001 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
23:001:002 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
23:001:003 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
23:001:004 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
23:001:005 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
23:001:006 From the sole of the foot even unto 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.
23:001:007 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
23:001:008 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
23:001:009 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
23:001:010 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
23:001:011 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
23:001:012 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
23:001:013 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
23:001:014 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
23:001:015 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
23:001:016 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
23:001:017 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
23:001:018 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
23:001:019 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
23:001:020 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
23:001:021 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
23:001:022 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
23:001:023 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
23:001:024 Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
23:001:025 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
23:001:026 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
23:001:027 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
23:001:028 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
23:001:029 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
23:001:030 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
23:001:031 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
23:002:001 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
23:002:002 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
23:002:003 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, 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 shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
23:002:004 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
23:002:005 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
23:002:006 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
23:002:007 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
23:002:008 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
23:002:009 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
23:002:010 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
23:002:011 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
23:002:012 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
23:002:013 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
23:002:014 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
23:002:015 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
23:002:016 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
23:002:017 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
23:002:018 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
23:002:019 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
23:002:020 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
23:002:021 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
23:002:022 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
23:003:001 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
23:003:002 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
23:003:003 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
23:003:004 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
23:003:005 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
23:003:006 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
23:003:007 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
23:003:008 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
23:003:009 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
23:003:010 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
23:003:011 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
23:003:012 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
23:003:013 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
23:003:014 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
23:003:015 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
23:003:016 Moreover the LORD saith, 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:
23:003:017 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
23:003:018 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
23:003:019 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
23:003:020 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
23:003:021 The rings, and nose jewels,