Isaiah

Isaiah 33 ©

1God's judgments against the enemies of Zion. 13The consternation of sinners, and privileges of the godly.

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WOE to athee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! bwhen thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

b ch. 21.2; 37.36-38. Na. 1-3. Je. 25.12,14. Hab. 2.8. Zec. 12.3. Re. 13.10; 16.6. Mat. 7.2. Ju. 1.7. ch. 13; 14. Je. 50; 51. Zec. 9.1. Re. 6; 8; 13; 16; 18.
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O LORD, cbe gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: dbe thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

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eAt the noise of the tumult the people fled; fat the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.

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And gyour spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

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hThe LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath ifilled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

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And jwisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of 1salvation: kthe fear of the LORD is his treasure.

j 2Ch. 32.27-29. Jn. 17.3. Mat. 6.33. 1Ti. 4.8; 6.6. Ec. 7.12. 2Ch. 20.20. ch. 7.9.
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Behold, their 2valiant ones shall cry without: lthe ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

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mThe highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

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nThe earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and 3*hewn down: oSharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

o ch. 35.2.
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Now pwill I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

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Ye qshall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.

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And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: ras thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

r ch. 9.18.
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¶Hear, sye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

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tThe sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised uthe hypocrites. vWho among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

u ch. 9.17.
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He that wwalketh 4righteously, and speaketh 5uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of 6oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of 7blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

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xHe shall dwell on 8high: his place of defence shall be the *munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; yhis waters shall be sure.

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Thine eyes shall zsee the king in his beauty: they shall behold 9the land that is very far off.

z Not as ch. 37.1, but 2Ch. 32.23. v.22. Zec. 14.9,16. Ca. 3.11; 5.10-16. 1Jn. 3.2. ch. 6.5.
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Thine heart shall meditate terror. aWhere is the scribe? where is the 10receiver? where is he that counted the towers?

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bThou shalt not see a fierce people, a people cof a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a 11stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

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dLook upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a *tabernacle that shall not be taken down; enot one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

d Ps. 48.12,13. ch. 5.26-30; 10.7-15. Ps. 46.1-11; 125.1,2; 78.69; 122.1-4. Zec. 2.4-12; 8.3. Mat. 16.18. ch. 54.2,3. Jn. 10.1-18,28. Re. 3.12.
e ch. 37.33.
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But fthere the glorious LORD will be unto us a place 12of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

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For the LORD is our gjudge, the LORD is hour 13lawgiver, the LORD is iour king; he will save us.

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14Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then jis the *prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

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kAnd the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

k ch. 24.23. Re. 22.2; 21.4. Je. 50.20. ch. 44.22. Mi. 7.18,19. 1Jn. 1.7,9. Ps. 103.3. ch. 38.1-8; 40.1,2; 51.3; 61.1,2. Ac. 9.31; 2.46.