THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 1 ©
The prophet Isaiah complains of the Jews, because of their disobedience, v. 2. Notwithstanding they had been sorely smitten of God, 5. He compares them to those of Sodom and Gomorrah, 10. And rejects their worship. 11. He exhorts them to repentance, amendment of life, 16. With a promise of grace and mercy, 18. And threatening of sore and heavy judgments, if they repented not, 20. A grievous complaint by reason of the backsliding of the Jews, 21. With further threatenings, 24. Yet promises mercy again to those who do repent, 25. But announces judgment against impenitent idolaters, 28.
THE12vision of Isaiah the son of 3Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of 4Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
5Hear,a O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have 6nourished and brought up children, and 7they have rebelled against me.
8The ox knoweth 9his owner, and 10the ass his master's crib: but 11Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Ah 12sinfulb nation, a people laden 13with iniquity, 14a seed of evildoers, 15children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have 16provoked the 17Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are 18gone away backward.
¶ 19Why should ye be stricken any more? yec will revolt more and more: the whole 20head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
21From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness 22in it; but wounds, and 23bruises, and 24putrifying sores: they have not been 25closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
26Yourd country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers 27devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown 28by strangers.
And the 29daughter of Zion is 30left 31as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a 32besieged city.
Excepte the LORD of hosts had left unto us 33a very small remnant, we should have been 34asf Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
¶Hear the word of the LORD, 35ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto 36the law of our God, 37ye people of Gomorrah.
38To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: Ig am full of the burnt offerings 39of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
When ye come to appear 40before me, 41who hath required this at your hand, to tread 42my courts?
43Bring no more vain oblations; 44incense is an abomination unto me; 45the new moons and sabbaths, 46the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;hit is iniquity, even 47the solemn meeting.
48Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul 49hateth: they are a 50trouble unto me; 51I am weary to bear them.
And wheni ye spread forth 52your hands, I will 53hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands 54are full of blood.
¶ 55Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; ceasej to do evil;
Learn to do well; 56seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, 57plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason 58together, saith the LORD: thoughk your sins be 59as scarlet, 60they shall be as white as snow; though they be 61red like 62crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing and 63obedient, ye shall eat 64the good of the land:
But if ye 65refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with 66the sword: 67for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
¶ 68How is 69the faithful city become 70an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness 71lodged in it; but 72now 73murderers.
74Thy silverl is become dross, thym wine mixed with water:
Thy princes are 75rebellious, and companions of thieves: 76every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless,n neither doth the cause of the widow 77come unto them.
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, 78I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avengeo me 79of mine enemies:
¶And I will turn my hand 80upon thee, and purelyp purge away thy 81dross, and take away all thy 82tin:
And I will 83restore thy judges as 84at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the 85faithful city.
86Zion shall be 87redeemed 88with judgment, and her 89converts with 90righteousness.
¶Andq the 91destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be 92together, and they that forsake the LORD 93shall be consumed.
For they shall be ashamed 94of the oaks which 95ye have 96desired, and ye shall be confounded for the 97gardens that ye have chosen.
98For ye shall be 99as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
And 100the strong shall be as 101tow, and the 102maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.