||Woe to them that 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 look not
unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
||Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will
arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
||Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When
the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is
holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
||For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like 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 shall the LORD of hosts come
down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
||As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will
deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
||Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
||For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold,
which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
||Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not
of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall
||And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of
the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
||Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
||And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as
rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
||And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall
||The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the
stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
||The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
||For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise
hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and
he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
||The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the
poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
||But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
||Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear
unto my speech.
||Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall
fail, the gathering shall not come.
||Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make
you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
||They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
||Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses
of joy in the joyous city:
||Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the
forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
||Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful
field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
||Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful
||And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness
quietness and assurance for ever.
||And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in
quiet resting places;
||When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low
||Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox
and the ass.
||Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and
they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be
spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal
treacherously with thee.
||O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning,
our salvation also in the time of trouble.
||At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations
||And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running
to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
||The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and
||And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of
salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
||Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep
||The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he
hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
||The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a
wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
||Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
||Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall
||And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned
in the fire.
||Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my
||The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among
us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting
||He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of
oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from
hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
||He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread
shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
||Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very
||Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where
is he that counted the towers?
||Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst
perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
||Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet
habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall
ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
||But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams;
wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
||For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will
||Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not
spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
||And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be
forgiven their iniquity.
||Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all
that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
||For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their
armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
||Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their
carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
||And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled
together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the
vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
||For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and
upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
||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 hath a
sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
||And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their
land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
||For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the
controversy of Zion.
||And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into
brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
||It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from
generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
||But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall
dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of
||They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all
her princes shall be nothing.
||And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses
thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
||The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and
the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for
herself a place of rest.
||There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her
shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
||Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall
want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
||And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line:
they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
||The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall
rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
||It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of
Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the
glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
||Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
||Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will
come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
||Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be
||Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the
wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
||And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in
the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
||And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness;
the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though
fools, shall not err therein.
||No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be
found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
||And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting
joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall
||Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of
Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
||And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah
with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the
||Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Shebna
the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.
||And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the
king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
||I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war:
now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
||Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean,
it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in
||But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not he, whose high places
and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall
worship before this altar?
||Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will
give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
||How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's
servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
||And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? the LORD said
unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
||Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy
servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews'
language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
||But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these
words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own
dung, and drink their own piss with you?
||Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said,
Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
||Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver
||Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver
us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
||Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me
by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his
fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;
||Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine,
a land of bread and vineyards.
||Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the
gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
||Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have
they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
||Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of
my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
||But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment
was, saying, Answer him not.
||Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that 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 it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and
covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.
||And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders
of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
||And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of
rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not
strength to bring forth.
||It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria
his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD
thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
||So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
||And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be
not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of
Assyria have blasphemed me.
||Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his
own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
||So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he
had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
||And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war
with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
||Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou
trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of
||Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying
them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
||Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan,
and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
||Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of
Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
||And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and
Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
||And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
||O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God,
even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
||Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all
the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
||Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their
||And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's
hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
||Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the
earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
||Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
||This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter
of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath
shaken her head at thee.
||Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy
voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
||By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my
chariots am I 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.
||I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the
rivers of the besieged places.
||Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have
formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced
cities into 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 be grown up.
||But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
||Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will
I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way
by which thou camest.
||And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself;
and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and
reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
||And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward,
and bear fruit upward:
||For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion:
the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
||Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into
this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank
||By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this
city, saith the LORD.
||For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's
||Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a
hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold,
they were all dead corpses.
||So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
||And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that
Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land
of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
||In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz
came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou
shalt die, and not live.
||Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
||And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth
and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept
||Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
||Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have
heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
||And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I
will defend this city.
||And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing
that he hath spoken;
||Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun
dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it
was gone down.
||The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his
||I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am
deprived of the residue of my years.
||I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall
behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
||Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like
a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt
thou make an end of me.
||I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even
to night wilt thou make an end of me.
||Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail
with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
||What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go
softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
||O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so
wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
||Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered
it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
||For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into
the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
||The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the
children shall make known thy truth.
||The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed
instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.
||For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the
boil, and he shall recover.
||Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?
||At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a
present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
||And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed 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
armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in
all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
||Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these
men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far
country unto me, even from Babylon.
||Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is
in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed
||Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
||Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers
have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left,
saith the LORD.
||And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take
away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
||Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He
said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
||Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
||Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished,
that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her
||The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make
straight in the desert a highway for our God.
||Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the
crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
||And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for
the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
||The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the
goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
||The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon
it: surely the people is grass.
||The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
||O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem,
that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
||Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him:
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
||He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and
carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
||Who hath 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, and weighed the mountains in
scales, and the hills in a balance?
||Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
||With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of
judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
||Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of
the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
||And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt
||All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing,
||To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
||The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and
casteth silver chains.
||He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot;
he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
||Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning?
have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
||It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as
grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a
tent to dwell in:
||That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
||Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall
not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and
the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
||To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
||Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out
their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that
he is strong in power; not one faileth.
||Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my
judgment is passed over from my God?
||Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the
Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of
||He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
||Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
||But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with
wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.