||The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach
good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
||To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to
comfort all that mourn;
||To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty 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.
||And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and
they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
||And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be
your plowmen and your vinedressers.
||But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our
God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast
||For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their
portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be
||For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct
their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
||And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the
people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD
||I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath
clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth
herself with her jewels.
||For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth 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 will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a
lamp that burneth.
||And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt
be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
||Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the
hand of thy God.
||Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed
Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth
in thee, and thy land shall be married.
||For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the
bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
||I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace
day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
||And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the
||The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will
no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not
drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
||But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have
brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
||Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up
the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
||Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of
Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before
||And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be
called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
||Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is
glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save.
||Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in
||I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I
will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be
sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
||For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
||And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to
uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
||And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I
will bring down their strength to the earth.
||I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD,
according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to
the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
||For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their
||In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in
his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days
||But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their
enemy, and he fought against them.
||Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that
brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his
holy Spirit within him?
||That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water
before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
||That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not
||As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so
didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
||Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy
glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies
toward me? are they restrained?
||Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel
acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from
||O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy
fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
||The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have
trodden down thy sanctuary.
||We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
||Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the
mountains might flow down at thy presence,
||As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy
name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
||When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the
mountains flowed down at thy presence.
||For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth
||Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in
thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we
shall be saved.
||But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
||And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of
thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
||But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all
are the work of thy hand.
||Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we
beseech thee, we are all thy people.
||Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
||Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with
fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
||Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and
afflict us very sore?
||I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I
said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
||I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a
way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
||A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in
gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
||Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh,
and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
||Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are
a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
||Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even
recompense into their bosom,
||Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which
have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I
measure their former work into their bosom.
||Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy
it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not
destroy them all.
||And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my
mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
||And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to
lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
||But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a
table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
||Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil
before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
||Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be
hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants
shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
||Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart,
and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
||And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay
thee, and call his servants by another name:
||That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and
he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles
are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
||For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be
remembered, nor come into mind.
||But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create
Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
||And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall
be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
||There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled
his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred
years old shall be accursed.
||And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat
the fruit of them.
||They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for
as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work
of their hands.
||They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of
the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
||And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are
yet speaking, I will hear.
||The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the
bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my
holy mountain, saith the LORD.
||Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is
the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
||For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the
LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and
trembleth at my word.
||He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut
off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that
burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their
soul delighteth in their abominations.
||I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when
I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine
eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
||Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you,
that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear
to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
||A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that
rendereth recompence to his enemies.
||Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a
||Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to
bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed,
she brought forth her children.
||Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I
cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
||Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy
with her, all ye that mourn for her:
||That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may
milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
||For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the
glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon
her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
||As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in
||And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an
herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation
toward his enemies.
||For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to
render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
||For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the
LORD shall be many.
||They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in
the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed
together, saith the LORD.
||For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all
nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
||And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the
nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles
afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare
my glory among the Gentiles.
||And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto 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, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an
offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
||And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
||For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me,
saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
||And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to
another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
||And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed
against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they
shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.