2 The message that Amoz’s son Isaiah received[a] concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 “It will come about in the last days that the mountain that is the Lord’s Temple will be established as the highest of mountains,[b] and will be raised above the hills; all the nations will stream to[c] it. 3 Many groups of people[d] will come, commenting, “Come! Let’s go up to[e] the Temple of the God of Jacob, that they[f] may teach us his ways. Then let’s walk in his paths.”
The Rule of God from Jerusalem
“Instruction[g] will proceed from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge between the nations, and will render verdicts[h] for the benefit of many.[i]
“They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations will not raise swords against nations, and they will not learn warfare anymore.
6 For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with practices learned[k] from the East and they are fortune-tellers like the Philistines. They cut deals[l] with foreigners.[m] 7 Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots. 8 Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.
9 “So mankind is humbled, each human being is brought low, and[n] you won’t forgive.”[o]
The Coming Day of the Lord
10 [p] “Go into the rocks! Hide in the dust to escape[q] the terror of the Lord and to escape[r] the glory of his majesty![s] 11 The[t] haughty looks of mankind will be brought low,[u] the lofty pride of human beings will be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted at that time.[v]
12 “For the Lord of the Heavenly Armies has reserved[w] a time[x] to oppose[y] all who are proud and haughty, and the[z] self-exalting— they will be humbled. 13 He will take his stand[aa] against all the cedars[ab] of Lebanon, against the proud and self-exalting; and against all the oaks of Bashan; 14 against all the high mountains, and against all the lofty hills; 15 against every high tower, and against every fortified wall; 16 against all the ships from Tarshish, and against all their impressive watercraft.
17 “Humanity’s haughtiness will be humbled, male arrogance will be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. 18 Their[ac] idols will utterly vanish.[ad]
19 “They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground to escape[ae] the presence of the terror of the Lord, to escape[af] the splendor of his majesty when he arises to terrify the earth. 20 At that time,[ag] mankind will throw their silver and gold idols[ah] that their fingers have made[ai] as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats. 21 They will enter caverns in the rocks and clefts in the cliffs, to escape[aj] the terror of the Lord and to escape[ak] the splendor of his majesty, when he arises to terrorize the earth.
22 “Stop trusting in human beings, whose life breath is in their nostrils, for what are they[al] really worth?”[am]
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