The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(A) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(B) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(C) on him
    who struck them down(D)
but will truly rely(E) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(F)
21 A remnant(G) will return,[a](H) a remnant of Jacob
    will return to the Mighty God.(I)
22 Though your people be like the sand(J) by the sea, Israel,
    only a remnant will return.(K)
Destruction has been decreed,(L)
    overwhelming and righteous.
23 The Lord, the Lord Almighty, will carry out
    the destruction decreed(M) upon the whole land.(N)

24 Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says:

“My people who live in Zion,(O)
    do not be afraid(P) of the Assyrians,
who beat(Q) you with a rod(R)
    and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
25 Very soon(S) my anger against you will end
    and my wrath(T) will be directed to their destruction.(U)

26 The Lord Almighty will lash(V) them with a whip,
    as when he struck down Midian(W) at the rock of Oreb;
and he will raise his staff(X) over the waters,(Y)
    as he did in Egypt.
27 In that day(Z) their burden(AA) will be lifted from your shoulders,
    their yoke(AB) from your neck;(AC)
the yoke(AD) will be broken
    because you have grown so fat.[b]

28 They enter Aiath;
    they pass through Migron;(AE)
    they store supplies(AF) at Mikmash.(AG)
29 They go over the pass, and say,
    “We will camp overnight at Geba.(AH)
Ramah(AI) trembles;
    Gibeah(AJ) of Saul flees.(AK)
30 Cry out, Daughter Gallim!(AL)
    Listen, Laishah!
    Poor Anathoth!(AM)
31 Madmenah is in flight;
    the people of Gebim take cover.
32 This day they will halt at Nob;(AN)
    they will shake their fist(AO)
at the mount of Daughter Zion,(AP)
    at the hill of Jerusalem.

33 See, the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    will lop off(AQ) the boughs with great power.
The lofty trees will be felled,(AR)
    the tall(AS) ones will be brought low.(AT)
34 He will cut down(AU) the forest thickets with an ax;
    Lebanon(AV) will fall before the Mighty One.(AW)

The Branch From Jesse

11 A shoot(AX) will come up from the stump(AY) of Jesse;(AZ)
    from his roots a Branch(BA) will bear fruit.(BB)
The Spirit(BC) of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom(BD) and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,(BE)
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord
and he will delight in the fear(BF) of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,(BG)
    or decide by what he hears with his ears;(BH)
but with righteousness(BI) he will judge the needy,(BJ)
    with justice(BK) he will give decisions for the poor(BL) of the earth.
He will strike(BM) the earth with the rod of his mouth;(BN)
    with the breath(BO) of his lips he will slay the wicked.(BP)
Righteousness will be his belt(BQ)
    and faithfulness(BR) the sash around his waist.(BS)

The wolf will live with the lamb,(BT)
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[c] together;
    and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
    their young will lie down together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.(BU)
The infant(BV) will play near the cobra’s den,
    and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s(BW) nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy(BX)
    on all my holy mountain,(BY)
for the earth(BZ) will be filled with the knowledge(CA) of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day(CB) the Root of Jesse(CC) will stand as a banner(CD) for the peoples; the nations(CE) will rally to him,(CF) and his resting place(CG) will be glorious.(CH) 11 In that day(CI) the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant(CJ) of his people from Assyria,(CK) from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt,(CL) from Cush,[d](CM) from Elam,(CN) from Babylonia,[e] from Hamath(CO) and from the islands(CP) of the Mediterranean.(CQ)

12 He will raise a banner(CR) for the nations
    and gather(CS) the exiles of Israel;(CT)
he will assemble the scattered people(CU) of Judah
    from the four quarters of the earth.(CV)
13 Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish,
    and Judah’s enemies[f] will be destroyed;
Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
    nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.(CW)
14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia(CX) to the west;
    together they will plunder the people to the east.(CY)
They will subdue Edom(CZ) and Moab,(DA)
    and the Ammonites(DB) will be subject to them.(DC)
15 The Lord will dry up(DD)
    the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
with a scorching wind(DE) he will sweep his hand(DF)
    over the Euphrates River.(DG)
He will break it up into seven streams
    so that anyone can cross over in sandals.(DH)
16 There will be a highway(DI) for the remnant(DJ) of his people
    that is left from Assyria,(DK)
as there was for Israel
    when they came up from Egypt.(DL)

Songs of Praise

12 In that day(DM) you will say:

“I will praise(DN) you, Lord.
    Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away(DO)
    and you have comforted(DP) me.
Surely God is my salvation;(DQ)
    I will trust(DR) and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself,(DS) is my strength(DT) and my defense[g];
    he has become my salvation.(DU)
With joy you will draw water(DV)
    from the wells(DW) of salvation.

In that day(DX) you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;(DY)
    make known among the nations(DZ) what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.(EA)
Sing(EB) to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;(EC)
    let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy,(ED) people of Zion,
    for great(EE) is the Holy One of Israel(EF) among you.(EG)

A Prophecy Against Babylon

13 A prophecy(EH) against Babylon(EI) that Isaiah son of Amoz(EJ) saw:(EK)

Raise a banner(EL) on a bare hilltop,
    shout to them;
beckon to them
    to enter the gates(EM) of the nobles.
I have commanded those I prepared for battle;
    I have summoned my warriors(EN) to carry out my wrath(EO)
    those who rejoice(EP) in my triumph.

Listen, a noise on the mountains,
    like that of a great multitude!(EQ)
Listen, an uproar(ER) among the kingdoms,
    like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty(ES) is mustering(ET)
    an army for war.
They come from faraway lands,
    from the ends of the heavens(EU)
the Lord and the weapons(EV) of his wrath(EW)
    to destroy(EX) the whole country.

Wail,(EY) for the day(EZ) of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction(FA) from the Almighty.[h](FB)
Because of this, all hands will go limp,(FC)
    every heart will melt with fear.(FD)
Terror(FE) will seize them,
    pain and anguish will grip(FF) them;
    they will writhe like a woman in labor.(FG)
They will look aghast at each other,
    their faces aflame.(FH)

See, the day(FI) of the Lord is coming
    —a cruel(FJ) day, with wrath(FK) and fierce anger(FL)
to make the land desolate
    and destroy the sinners within it.
10 The stars of heaven and their constellations
    will not show their light.(FM)
The rising sun(FN) will be darkened(FO)
    and the moon will not give its light.(FP)
11 I will punish(FQ) the world for its evil,
    the wicked(FR) for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty(FS)
    and will humble(FT) the pride of the ruthless.(FU)
12 I will make people(FV) scarcer than pure gold,
    more rare than the gold of Ophir.(FW)
13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;(FX)
    and the earth will shake(FY) from its place
at the wrath(FZ) of the Lord Almighty,
    in the day of his burning anger.(GA)

14 Like a hunted(GB) gazelle,
    like sheep without a shepherd,(GC)
they will all return to their own people,
    they will flee(GD) to their native land.(GE)
15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through;
    all who are caught will fall(GF) by the sword.(GG)
16 Their infants(GH) will be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
    their houses will be looted and their wives violated.(GI)

17 See, I will stir up(GJ) against them the Medes,(GK)
    who do not care for silver
    and have no delight in gold.(GL)
18 Their bows(GM) will strike down the young men;(GN)
    they will have no mercy(GO) on infants,
    nor will they look with compassion on children.(GP)
19 Babylon,(GQ) the jewel of kingdoms,(GR)
    the pride and glory(GS) of the Babylonians,[i]
will be overthrown(GT) by God
    like Sodom and Gomorrah.(GU)
20 She will never be inhabited(GV)
    or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads(GW) will pitch their tents,
    there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
21 But desert creatures(GX) will lie there,
    jackals(GY) will fill her houses;
there the owls(GZ) will dwell,
    and there the wild goats(HA) will leap about.
22 Hyenas(HB) will inhabit her strongholds,(HC)
    jackals(HD) her luxurious palaces.
Her time is at hand,(HE)
    and her days will not be prolonged.(HF)

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:21 Hebrew shear-jashub (see 7:3 and note); also in verse 22
  2. Isaiah 10:27 Hebrew; Septuagint broken / from your shoulders
  3. Isaiah 11:6 Hebrew; Septuagint lion will feed
  4. Isaiah 11:11 That is, the upper Nile region
  5. Isaiah 11:11 Hebrew Shinar
  6. Isaiah 11:13 Or hostility
  7. Isaiah 12:2 Or song
  8. Isaiah 13:6 Hebrew Shaddai
  9. Isaiah 13:19 Or Chaldeans

Titus Sent to Receive the Collection

16 Thanks be to God,(A) who put into the heart(B) of Titus(C) the same concern I have for you. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.(D) 18 And we are sending along with him the brother(E) who is praised by all the churches(F) for his service to the gospel.(G) 19 What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us(H) as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.(I) 20 We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. 21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.(J)

22 In addition, we are sending with them our brother who has often proved to us in many ways that he is zealous, and now even more so because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus,(K) he is my partner(L) and co-worker(M) among you; as for our brothers,(N) they are representatives of the churches and an honor to Christ. 24 Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you,(O) so that the churches can see it.

There is no need(P) for me to write to you about this service(Q) to the Lord’s people.(R) For I know your eagerness to help,(S) and I have been boasting(T) about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year(U) you in Achaia(V) were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action. But I am sending the brothers(W) in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be.(X) For if any Macedonians(Y) come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to say anything about you—would be ashamed of having been so confident. So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers(Z) to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift,(AA) not as one grudgingly given.(AB)

37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,(A)
    and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
    because dread of Israel(B) had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloud(C) as a covering,
    and a fire to give light at night.(D)
40 They asked,(E) and he brought them quail;(F)
    he fed them well with the bread of heaven.(G)
41 He opened the rock,(H) and water gushed out;
    it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promise(I)
    given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,(J)
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,(K)
    and they fell heir to what others had toiled(L) for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
    and observe his laws.(M)

Praise the Lord.[a](N)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 105:45 Hebrew Hallelu Yah

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