||English: New American Standard Bible
Isaiah 33 [Commentary] [Map] |
||Woe to you, O destroyer,
While you were not destroyed;
And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed;
As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
||O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You.
Be their strength every morning,
Our salvation also in the time of distress.
||At the sound of the tumult peoples flee;
At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
||Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.
||The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
||And He will be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
The fear of the LORD is his treasure.
||Behold, their brave men cry in the streets,
The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
||The highways are desolate, the traveler has ceased,
He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities,
He has no regard for man.
||The land mourns and pines away,
Lebanon is shamed and withers;
Sharon is like a desert plain,
And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.
||"Now I will arise," says the LORD,
"Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.
||"You have conceived chaff, you will give birth to stubble;
My breath will consume you like a fire.
||"The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.
||"You who are far away, hear what I have done;
And you who are near, acknowledge My might."
||Sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the godless.
"Who among us can live with the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with continual burning?"
||He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
||He will dwell on the heights,
His refuge will be the impregnable rock;
His bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.
||Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
They will behold a far-distant land.
||Your heart will meditate on terror:
"Where is he who counts?
Where is he who weighs?
Where is he who counts the towers?"
||You will no longer see a fierce people,
A people of unintelligible speech which no one comprehends,
Of a stammering tongue which no one understands.
||Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;
Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation,
A tent which will not be folded;
Its stakes will never be pulled up,
Nor any of its cords be torn apart.
||But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us
A place of rivers and wide canals
On which no boat with oars will go,
And on which no mighty ship will pass--
||For the LORD is our judge,
The LORD is our lawgiver,
The LORD is our king;
He will save us--
||Your tackle hangs slack;
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;
The lame will take the plunder.
||And no resident will say, "I am sick";
The people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.
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