||The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it
cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
||A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously,
and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I
made to cease.
||Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs
of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the
seeing of it.
||My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned
into fear unto me.
||Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint
||For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he
||And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of
camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
||And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime,
and I am set in my ward whole nights:
||And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered
and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath
broken unto the ground.
||O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
||The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night?
Watchman, what of the night?
||The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire
ye: return, come.
||The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling
companies of Dedanim.
||The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they
prevented with their bread him that fled.
||For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from
the grievousness of war.
||For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an
hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
||And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar,
shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.
||The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up
to the housetops?
||Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, joyous city: thy slain men are not
slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
||All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in
thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
||Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me,
because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
||For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of
hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
||And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the
||And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and
the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
||And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour
of the house of the forest.
||Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye
gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
||And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to
fortify the wall.
||Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have
not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long
||And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to
baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
||And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and
drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
||And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not
be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
||Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna,
which is over the house, and say,
||What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a
sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an
habitation for himself in a rock?
||Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover
||He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there
shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's
||And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of
||And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will
commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
||And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and
none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
||And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne
to his father's house.
||And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and
the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the
vessels of flagons.
||In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure
place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut
off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
||The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is
no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
||Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over
the sea, have replenished.
||And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and
she is a mart of nations.
||Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea,
saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor
bring up virgins.
||As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of
||Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
||Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry
her afar off to sojourn.
||Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are
princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?
||The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into
contempt all the honourable of the earth.
||Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
||He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a
commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.
||And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon:
arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
||Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it
for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the
palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
||Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an
||Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet
melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
||And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit
Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms
of the world upon the face of the earth.
||And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be
treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD,
to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
||Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside
down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
||And it shall 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.
||The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this
||The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty
people of the earth do languish.
||The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have
transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
||Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate:
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
||The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
||The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the
||They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink
||The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
||There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land
||In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
||When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the
shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
||They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they
shall cry aloud from the sea.
||Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in
the isles of the sea.
||From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous.
But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt
treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
||Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
||And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall
into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the
snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
||The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved
||The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage;
and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high
ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
||And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall
be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
||Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall
reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
||O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done
wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
||For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers
to be no city; it shall never be built.
||Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall
||For thou hast 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.
||Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the
heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
||And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat
things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees
||And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people,
and the vail that is spread over all nations.
||He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off
all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the
LORD hath spoken it.
||And it shall be said in that day, Lo, 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
||For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down
under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
||And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth
spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the
spoils of their hands.
||And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring
to the ground, even to the dust.
||In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city;
salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
||Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
||Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth
||Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
||For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he
layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
||The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
||The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the
||Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our
soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
||With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I
seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world
will learn righteousness.
||Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land
of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
||LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be
ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
||LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
||O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only
will we make mention of thy name.
||They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore
hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
||Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art
glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
||LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening
was upon them.
||Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain,
and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
||We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind;
we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the
||Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing,
ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out
||Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide
thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
||For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth
for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her
||In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan
the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon
that is in the sea.
||In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
||I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it
night and day.
||Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would
go through them, I would burn them together.
||Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make
peace with me.
||He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and
fill the face of the world with fruit.
||Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the
slaughter of them that are slain by him?
||In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough
wind in the day of the east wind.
||By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to
take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are
beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
||Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a
wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the
||When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and
set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will
not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel
of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children
||And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they
shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land
of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
||Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a
fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with
||Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a
destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth
with the hand.
||The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
||And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading
flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it
seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
||In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of
beauty, unto the residue of his people,
||And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them
that turn the battle to the gate.
||But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way;
the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine,
they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in
||For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
||Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them
that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
||For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon
line; here a little, and there a little:
||For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
||To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this
is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
||But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and
fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
||Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is
||Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at
agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for
we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a
tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make
||Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail
shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
||And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall
not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down
||From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it
pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
||For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering
narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
||For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of
Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange
||Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from
the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
||Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
||Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?
||When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and
scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie
in their place?
||For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
||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.
||Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the
wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.
||This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and
excellent in working.
||Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill
||Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be
unto me as Ariel.
||And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a
mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
||And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech
shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar
spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
||Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of
the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant
||Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and
great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
||And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight
against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night
||It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he
awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he
drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall
the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
||Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine;
they stagger, but not with strong drink.
||For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your
eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
||And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which
men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I
cannot; for it is sealed:
||And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee:
and he saith, I am not learned.
||Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and
with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear
toward me is taught by the precept of men:
||Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a
marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
||Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are
in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
||Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for
shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of
him that framed it, He had no understanding?
||Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
||And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind
shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
||The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall
rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
||For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that
watch for iniquity are cut off:
||That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the
gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
||Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob,
Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
||But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they
shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of
||They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured
shall learn doctrine.
||Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and
that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
||That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen
themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
||Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of
Egypt your confusion.
||For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
||They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor
profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
||The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from
whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry
their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of
camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
||For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried
concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
||Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the
time to come for ever and ever:
||That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law
of the LORD:
||Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right
things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
||Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to
cease from before us.
||Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust
in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
||Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a
high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
||And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces;
he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take
fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
||For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be
saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
||But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will
ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
||One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee:
till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
||And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will
he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed
are all they that wait for him.
||For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be
very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer
||And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet
shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy
||And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
||Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of
thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say
unto it, Get thee hence.
||Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and
bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall
thy cattle feed in large pastures.
||The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender,
which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
||And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and
streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
||Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the
sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up
the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
||Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden
thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
||And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to
sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the
people, causing them to err.
||Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of
heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty
One of Israel.
||And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew 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 through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with
||And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon
him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
||For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep
and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream
of brimstone, doth kindle it.