Isaiah 29-33 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Jerusalem Is Warned
29 Woe (judgment is coming) to [a]Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David [once] camped!
11 The entire vision [of all these things] will be to you like the words of a scroll that is sealed, which they give to one who can read, saying, “Read this, please,” he shall say, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12 Then the book will be given to the one who cannot read, saying, “Read this, please.” And he will say, “I cannot read.”
13 Then the Lord said,
“Because this nation approaches [Me only] with their words
Blessing after Discipline
22 Therefore, the Lord, who redeemed Abraham [from paganism] says this, concerning the house of Jacob (Israel):
“Jacob will not be ashamed, nor will his face turn pale [with disappointment because of his children’s degenerate behavior];
Judah Warned against Egyptian Alliance
30 “Woe (judgment is coming) to the rebellious children,” declares the Lord,
6 A [mournful, inspired] oracle ([g]a burden to be carried) concerning the beasts of the Negev (the South):
Through a land of trouble and anguish,
12 Therefore, the Holy One of Israel says this,
“Because you have refused and rejected this word [of Mine]
15 For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel has said this,
“In returning [to Me] and rest you shall be saved,
God Is Gracious and Just
19 [j]O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will most certainly be gracious to you at the sound of your cry for help; when He hears it, He will answer you. 20 Though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of oppression, yet your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will [constantly] see your Teacher. 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. 22 And you will defile your carved images overlaid with silver, and your cast images plated with gold. You will scatter them like a bloodstained cloth, and will say to them, “Be gone!”
23 Then He will give you rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread [grain] from the produce of the ground, and it will be rich and plentiful. In that day your livestock will graze in large and roomy pastures. 24 Also the oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and pitchfork. 25 On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams of water on the day of the great slaughter (the day of the Lord), when the towers fall [and all His enemies are destroyed]. 26 The light of the full moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days [concentrated in one], in the day the Lord binds up the fracture of His people and heals the wound He has inflicted [because of their sins].
Look Not to Egypt but to God
31 Woe (judgment is coming) to those who go down to Egypt for help,
4 For so the Lord says to me,
“As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey,
6 Return to Him from whom you have so deeply defected, O sons of Israel. 7 For in that day every man will reject and throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold [in disgust], which your own hands have sinfully made for you.
The Glorious Future
32 Behold, a [o]King will reign in righteousness,
The Judgment of God
33 Woe (judgment is coming) to you, O destroyer,
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