Isaiah 14:28-32:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 This is the [a]burden which came in the year that King Ahaz died.
29 “Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia,
32 What will they answer the messengers of the nation?
Proclamation Against Moab
15 The burden[c] against Moab.
Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste
5 “My heart will cry out for Moab;
16 Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,
3 “Take counsel, execute judgment;
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab—
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish,
10 Gladness is taken away,
12 And it shall come to pass,
13 This is the word which the Lord has spoken concerning Moab since that time. 14 But now the Lord has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as the years of a hired man, the glory of Moab will be despised with all that great multitude, and the remnant will be very small and feeble.”
Proclamation Against Syria and Israel
17 The burden[n] against Damascus.
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
4 “In that day it shall come to pass
7 In that day a man will look to his Maker,
10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
12 Woe to the multitude of many people
Proclamation Against Ethiopia
18 Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings,
3 All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth:
7 In that time a present will be brought to the Lord of hosts
Proclamation Against Egypt
19 The burden[x] against Egypt.
Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud,
2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
5 The waters will fail from the sea,
11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools;
16 In that day Egypt will be like women, and will be afraid and fear because of the waving of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which He waves over it. 17 And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt; everyone who makes mention of it will be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts which He has determined against it.
Egypt, Assyria, and Israel Blessed
18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the Lord of hosts; one will be called the City of [ad]Destruction.
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. 20 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 Mighty One, and He will deliver them. 21 Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. 22 And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, 25 whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”
The Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia
20 In the year that Tartan[ae] came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it, 2 at the same time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and remove the sackcloth from your [af]body, and take your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
3 Then the Lord said, “Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia, 4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5 Then they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation and Egypt their glory. 6 And the inhabitant of this territory will say in that day, ‘Surely such is our expectation, wherever we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and how shall we escape?’ ”
The Fall of Babylon Proclaimed
21 The [ag]burden against the Wilderness of the Sea.
As whirlwinds in the South pass through,
3 Therefore my loins are filled with pain;
6 For thus has the Lord said to me:
10 Oh, my threshing and the grain of my floor!
Proclamation Against Edom
11 The [aj]burden against Dumah.
He calls to me out of Seir,
Proclamation Against Arabia
13 The [ak]burden against Arabia.
In the forest in Arabia you will lodge,
16 For thus the Lord has said to me: “Within a year, according to the year of a hired man, all the glory of Kedar will fail; 17 and the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the people of Kedar, will be diminished; for the Lord God of Israel has spoken it.”
Proclamation Against Jerusalem
22 The [al]burden against the Valley of Vision.
What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops,
5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexity
8 He removed the [an]protection of Judah.
12 And in that day the Lord God of hosts
14 Then it was revealed in my hearing by the Lord of hosts,
The Judgment on Shebna
15 Thus says the Lord God of hosts:
“Go, proceed to this steward,
20 ‘Then it shall be in that day,
24 ‘They will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the posterity, all vessels of small quantity, from the cups to all the pitchers. 25 In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘the peg that is fastened in the secure place will be removed and be cut down and fall, and the burden that was on it will be cut off; for the Lord has spoken.’ ”
Proclamation Against Tyre
23 The burden[aq] against Tyre.
Wail, you ships of Tarshish!
2 Be still, you inhabitants of the coastland,
4 Be ashamed, O Sidon;
6 Cross over to Tarshish;
10 Overflow through your land like [av]the River,
13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans,
14 Wail, you ships of Tarshish!
15 Now it shall come to pass in that day that Tyre will be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:
16 “Take a harp, go about the city,
17 And it shall be, at the end of seventy years, that the Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her hire, and commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. 18 Her gain and her pay will be set apart for the Lord; it will not be treasured nor laid up, for her gain will be for those who dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for [ax]fine clothing.
Impending Judgment on the Earth
24 Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste,
4 The earth mourns and fades away,
7 The new wine fails, the vine languishes,
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing;
17 Fear and the pit and the snare
19 The earth is violently broken,
21 It shall come to pass in that day
Praise to God
25 O Lord, You are my God.
6 And in this mountain
9 And it will be said in that day:
10 For on this mountain the hand of the Lord will rest,
A Song of Salvation
26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
7 The way of the just is uprightness;
10 Let grace be shown to the wicked,
12 Lord, You will establish peace for us,
16 Lord, in trouble they have visited You,
19 Your dead shall live;
Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment
20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
Israel Will Be Restored
27 In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong,
The Restoration of Israel
2 In that day sing to her,
6 Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob;
7 Has He struck [bv]Israel as He struck those who struck him?
10 Yet the fortified city will be desolate,
12 And it shall come to pass in that day
13 So it shall be in that day:
Woe to Ephraim and Jerusalem
28 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim,
5 In that day the Lord of hosts will be
7 But they also have erred through wine,
9 “Whom will he teach knowledge?
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue
14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men,
A Cornerstone in Zion
16 Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
20 For the bed is too short to stretch out on,
Listen to the Teaching of God
23 Give ear and hear my voice,
27 For the black cummin is not threshed with a threshing sledge,
Woe to Jerusalem
29 “Woe to [ce]Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt!
5 “Moreover the multitude of your foes
The Blindness of Disobedience
9 Pause and wonder!
11 The whole vision has become to you like the words of a [cg]book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is literate, saying, “Read this, please.”
And he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.”
12 Then the book is delivered to one who [ch]is illiterate, saying, “Read this, please.”
And he says, “I am not literate.”
13 Therefore the Lord said:
“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
15 Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord,
Future Recovery of Wisdom
17 Is it not yet a very little while
22 Therefore thus says the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
Futile Confidence in Egypt
30 “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord,
6 The [ck]burden against the beasts of the South.
Through a land of trouble and anguish,
A Rebellious People
8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet,
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel:
“Because you despise this word,
15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
17 One thousand shall flee at the threat of one,
God Will Be Gracious
18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem;
23 Then He will give the rain for your seed
Judgment on Assyria
27 Behold, the name of the Lord comes from afar,
29 You shall have a song
The Folly of Not Trusting God
31 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
God Will Deliver Jerusalem
4 For thus the Lord has spoken to me:
“As a lion roars,
6 Return to Him against whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold—sin, which your own hands have made for yourselves.
8 “Then Assyria shall fall by a sword not of man,
A Reign of Righteousness
32 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
5 The foolish person will no longer be called [cv]generous,
Consequences of Complacency
9 Rise up, you women who are at ease,
12 People shall mourn upon their breasts
The Peace of God’s Reign
16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters,
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