THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 27 ©
The destruction of the enemies of God’s church, v. 1. And that He would protect and bless His people, 2, etc. When they would cease from sinning, 9. Hereunto the prophet adds a threatening, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, 10. And the return of some Jews from the lands into which they were dispersed, 13.
IN 1that day the LORD 2with his sore and great and strong sword shall 3punish 4leviathan the 5piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the 6dragon that is in the sea.
In that day 7sing ye unto her, 8A vineyard of red wine.
I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any 9hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
10Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go 11through them, I would burn them together.
12Or let him 13take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
14He shall cause them that come of 15Jacob to take root: Israela shall blossom and bud, and 16fill the face of the world with 17fruit.
¶Hath 18he smitten 19him, 20as he smote 21those that smote him? or is 22he slain according to the 23slaughter of them that are slain by him?
24Inb measure, when 25it shooteth forth, 26thou wilt debate 27with it: 28he stayeth his rough wind in the day 29of the east wind.
30By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be 31purged; and this is all the 32fruit 33to take away 34his sin; when he 35maketh all the stones 36of the altar as chalkstonesc that are beaten in sunder, 37the 38groves and 39images shall not stand up.
40Yet 41the defenced city shall be desolate, and the 42habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume 43the branches thereof.
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and 44set them on fire: for it is a 45people of no understanding: therefore he 46that made them 47will not have mercy on them, and 48he that formed them will shew them no favour.
¶And it shall come to pass 49in that day, that the LORD shall 50beat off 51from the 52channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, 53and ye shalld be gathered 54one by one, O ye children of Israel.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that 55the great trumpet shall be blown, and 56they shall come 57which were ready to 58perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts 59in the land of Egypt, and 60shall worship the LORD 61in the holy mount at Jerusalem.