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Isaiah 2:1-11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Future House of God

The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

It shall come to pass in the latter days
    that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
    and shall be raised above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
    and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
    and shall decide for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
    and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
    neither shall they learn war any more.

Judgment Pronounced on Arrogance

O house of Jacob,
    come, let us walk
    in the light of the Lord.

For thou hast rejected thy people,
    the house of Jacob,
because they are full of diviners[a] from the east
    and of soothsayers like the Philistines,
    and they strike hands with foreigners.
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.
Their land is filled with idols;
    they bow down to the work of their hands,
    to what their own fingers have made.
So man is humbled,
    and men are brought low—
    forgive them not!
10 Enter into the rock,
    and hide in the dust
from before the terror of the Lord,
    and from the glory of his majesty.
11 The haughty looks of man shall be brought low,
    and the pride of men shall be humbled;
and the Lord alone will be exalted
    in that day.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 2:6 Cn: Heb lacks of diviners
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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