Isaiah 4-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
A Remnant Prepared
4 For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!”
2 In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel. 3 It will come about that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy—everyone who is recorded for life in Jerusalem. 4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and [a]purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, 5 then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. 6 There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and [b]protection from the storm and the rain.
Parable of the Vineyard
5 Let me sing now for my well-beloved
3 “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel
Woes for the Wicked
8 Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field,
13 Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;
18 Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of [o]falsehood,
24 Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
26 He will also lift up a standard to the [v]distant nation,
6 In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called out to another and said,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
“Woe is me, for I am ruined!
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is [ab]forgiven.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” 9 He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive;
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered,
“Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant,
War against Jerusalem
7 Now it came about in the days of Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not [ag]conquer it. 2 When it was reported to the house of David, saying, “The Arameans [ah]have camped in Ephraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake [ai]with the wind.
3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and your son [aj]Shear-jashub, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool, on the highway to the [ak]fuller’s field, 4 and say to him, ‘Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and [al]terrorize it, and make for ourselves a breach in [am]its walls and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” 7 thus says the Lord [an]God: “It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another 65 years Ephraim will be shattered, so that it is no longer a people), 9 and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you will not believe, you surely shall not [ao]last.”’”
The Child Immanuel
10 Then the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11 “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; [ap]make it deep as Sheol or high as [aq]heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord!” 13 Then he said, “Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God as well? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a [ar]virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name [as]Immanuel. 15 He will eat curds and honey [at]at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good. 16 For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.
Trials to Come for Judah
17 The Lord will bring on you, on your people, and on your father’s house such days as have never come since the day that Ephraim separated from Judah, the king of Assyria.”
18 In that day the Lord will whistle for the fly that is in the [au]remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 They will all come and settle on the steep [av]ravines, on the ledges of the cliffs, on all the thorn bushes and on all the [aw]watering places.
20 In that day the Lord will shave with a razor, hired from regions beyond the [ax]Euphrates (that is, with the king of Assyria), the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.
21 Now in that day a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep; 22 and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within the land will eat curds and honey.
23 And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns. 24 People will come there with bows and arrows because all the land will be briars and thorns. 25 As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for [ay]pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
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