22 Therefore this is what the Lord, who redeemed(A) Abraham,(B) says to the descendants of Jacob:

“No longer will Jacob be ashamed;(C)
    no longer will their faces grow pale.(D)
23 When they see among them their children,(E)
    the work of my hands,(F)
they will keep my name holy;(G)
    they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One(H) of Jacob,
    and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 Those who are wayward(I) in spirit will gain understanding;(J)
    those who complain will accept instruction.”(K)

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In that day(A)

“Sing(B) about a fruitful vineyard:(C)
    I, the Lord, watch over it;
    I water(D) it continually.
I guard(E) it day and night
    so that no one may harm(F) it.
    I am not angry.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
    I would march against them in battle;
    I would set them all on fire.(G)
Or else let them come to me for refuge;(H)
    let them make peace(I) with me,
    yes, let them make peace with me.”

In days to come Jacob will take root,(J)
    Israel will bud and blossom(K)
    and fill all the world with fruit.(L)

Has the Lord struck her
    as he struck(M) down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
    as those were killed who killed her?
By warfare[a] and exile(N) you contend with her—
    with his fierce blast he drives her out,
    as on a day the east wind(O) blows.
By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(P) for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(Q)
When he makes all the altar stones(R)
    to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[b](S) or incense altars(T)
    will be left standing.
10 The fortified city stands desolate,(U)
    an abandoned settlement, forsaken(V) like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,(W)
    there they lie down;(X)
    they strip its branches bare.
11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off(Y)
    and women come and make fires(Z) with them.
For this is a people without understanding;(AA)
    so their Maker has no compassion on them,
    and their Creator(AB) shows them no favor.(AC)

12 In that day the Lord will thresh(AD) from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt,(AE) and you, Israel, will be gathered(AF) up one by one. 13 And in that day(AG) a great trumpet(AH) will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled(AI) in Egypt(AJ) will come and worship(AK) the Lord on the holy mountain(AL) in Jerusalem.

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  1. Isaiah 27:8 See Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 27:9 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah

12 Beat your breasts(A) for the pleasant fields,
    for the fruitful vines(B)
13 and for the land of my people,
    a land overgrown with thorns and briers(C)
yes, mourn(D) for all houses of merriment
    and for this city of revelry.(E)
14 The fortress(F) will be abandoned,
    the noisy city deserted;(G)
citadel and watchtower(H) will become a wasteland forever,
    the delight of donkeys,(I) a pasture for flocks,(J)
15 till the Spirit(K) is poured on us from on high,
    and the desert becomes a fertile field,(L)
    and the fertile field seems like a forest.(M)
16 The Lord’s justice(N) will dwell in the desert,(O)
    his righteousness(P) live in the fertile field.
17 The fruit of that righteousness(Q) will be peace;(R)
    its effect will be quietness and confidence(S) forever.
18 My people will live in peaceful(T) dwelling places,
    in secure homes,(U)
    in undisturbed places of rest.(V)
19 Though hail(W) flattens the forest(X)
    and the city is leveled(Y) completely,
20 how blessed you will be,
    sowing(Z) your seed by every stream,(AA)
    and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.(AB)

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Lord, be gracious(A) to us;
    we long for you.
Be our strength(B) every morning,
    our salvation(C) in time of distress.(D)
At the uproar of your army,(E) the peoples flee;(F)
    when you rise up,(G) the nations scatter.
Your plunder,(H) O nations, is harvested(I) as by young locusts;(J)
    like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.

The Lord is exalted,(K) for he dwells on high;(L)
    he will fill Zion with his justice(M) and righteousness.(N)
He will be the sure foundation for your times,
    a rich store of salvation(O) and wisdom and knowledge;
    the fear(P) of the Lord is the key to this treasure.[a](Q)

Look, their brave men(R) cry aloud in the streets;
    the envoys(S) of peace weep bitterly.
The highways are deserted,
    no travelers(T) are on the roads.(U)
The treaty is broken,(V)
    its witnesses[b] are despised,
    no one is respected.
The land dries up(W) and wastes away,
    Lebanon(X) is ashamed and withers;(Y)
Sharon(Z) is like the Arabah,
    and Bashan(AA) and Carmel(AB) drop their leaves.

10 “Now will I arise,(AC)” says the Lord.
    “Now will I be exalted;(AD)
    now will I be lifted up.
11 You conceive(AE) chaff,
    you give birth(AF) to straw;
    your breath is a fire(AG) that consumes you.
12 The peoples will be burned to ashes;(AH)
    like cut thornbushes(AI) they will be set ablaze.(AJ)

13 You who are far away,(AK) hear(AL) what I have done;
    you who are near, acknowledge my power!
14 The sinners(AM) in Zion are terrified;
    trembling(AN) grips the godless:
“Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?(AO)
    Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”
15 Those who walk righteously(AP)
    and speak what is right,(AQ)
who reject gain from extortion(AR)
    and keep their hands from accepting bribes,(AS)
who stop their ears against plots of murder
    and shut their eyes(AT) against contemplating evil—
16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,(AU)
    whose refuge(AV) will be the mountain fortress.(AW)
Their bread will be supplied,
    and water will not fail(AX) them.

17 Your eyes will see the king(AY) in his beauty(AZ)
    and view a land that stretches afar.(BA)
18 In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:(BB)
    “Where is that chief officer?
Where is the one who took the revenue?
    Where is the officer in charge of the towers?(BC)
19 You will see those arrogant people(BD) no more,
    people whose speech is obscure,
    whose language is strange and incomprehensible.(BE)

20 Look on Zion,(BF) the city of our festivals;
    your eyes will see Jerusalem,
    a peaceful abode,(BG) a tent(BH) that will not be moved;(BI)
its stakes will never be pulled up,
    nor any of its ropes broken.
21 There the Lord will be our Mighty(BJ) One.
    It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.(BK)
No galley with oars will ride them,
    no mighty ship(BL) will sail them.
22 For the Lord is our judge,(BM)
    the Lord is our lawgiver,(BN)
the Lord is our king;(BO)
    it is he who will save(BP) us.

23 Your rigging hangs loose:
    The mast is not held secure,
    the sail is not spread.
Then an abundance of spoils will be divided
    and even the lame(BQ) will carry off plunder.(BR)
24 No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”;(BS)
    and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.(BT)

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  1. Isaiah 33:6 Or is a treasure from him
  2. Isaiah 33:8 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / the cities

15 This is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says:

“Go, say to this steward,
    to Shebna(A) the palace(B) administrator:(C)
16 What are you doing here and who gave you permission
    to cut out a grave(D) for yourself(E) here,
hewing your grave on the height
    and chiseling your resting place in the rock?

17 “Beware, the Lord is about to take firm hold of you
    and hurl(F) you away, you mighty man.
18 He will roll you up tightly like a ball
    and throw(G) you into a large country.
There you will die
    and there the chariots(H) you were so proud of
    will become a disgrace to your master’s house.
19 I will depose you from your office,
    and you will be ousted(I) from your position.(J)

20 “In that day(K) I will summon my servant,(L) Eliakim(M) son of Hilkiah. 21 I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash(N) around him and hand your authority(O) over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. 22 I will place on his shoulder(P) the key(Q) to the house of David;(R) what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.(S) 23 I will drive him like a peg(T) into a firm place;(U) he will become a seat[a] of honor(V) for the house of his father. 24 All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

25 “In that day,(W)” declares the Lord Almighty, “the peg(X) driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.” The Lord has spoken.(Y)

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  1. Isaiah 22:23 Or throne

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