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3 At the noise of the tumult the people
fled ; at the lifting up of thyself the nations
were scattered.

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

5'^The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth
on high : he hath filled Zion with judgment
and righteousness.

6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the
stability of thy times, and strength of f sal-
vation : the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

7 Behold, their || valiant ones shall cry
without : « the ambassadors of peace shall
weep bitterly.

8 '"The highways lie waste, the way-faring
man ceaseth : she hath broken the covenant,
he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no

9 •" The earth mourneth and languisheth :
Lebanon is ashamed and \\ hewn down : Sha-
ron is like a wilderness ; and Bashan and
Carmel shake off their fruits.

10 ' Now will I rise, saith the Lord ;
now will I be exalted; now will I lift up

11 ''Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring
forth stubble : your breath, as fire, shall de-
vour you.

12 And the people shall be as the burn-
ings of lime; 'as thorns cut up shall they be
burned in the fire,

13 IF Hear, ""ye that are far ofi^, what I
have done ; and ye that are near, acknow-
ledge my might.

14 The sinners in Zion are afraid ; fear-
fulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who
among us shall dwell with the devouring
fire ? who among us shall dwell with ever-
lasting burnings ?

15 He that "walketh t righteously, and
speaketh t uprightly; he that despiseth the
gain of II oppressions, that shaketh his hands
from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears
from hearing of t blood, and "shutteth his
eyes from seeing evil;

16 He shall dwell on thigh: his place of
defence shall he the munitions ot rocks :
bread shall be given him; his waters shall he

17 Thine eyes shall see the King in his
beauty: they shall behold fthe land that is
very far off.

18 Thine heart shall meditate terror,
p Where is the scribe ? where is the t re-
ceiver? where is he that counted the towers ?

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c ch. !». 9.

t Hob.


e 3 Kings
18. 18, W.

f Judg.5.6

B 2 KinEB
18. 14, 13,
16, 17.

h ch. 24. 4.

II Or, ^

Ps. 12. 5.

k Ps. 7. 14.
ch. 59. 4.

m r,h. 49. 1.

n P«. 15. 2
& U. 4.

t Hob.

m riehteoua-


t Heb.



II Or,


t Heb.


o Ps. 119.


t Heb.

heights, or,

high places.

t Hob.
the land of
far dis-

p 1 Cor. 1.

t Heb.


about 713.

q 2 Kintts
19. 32.
r Deut. 28.
40, 50.
Jor. 5. IS.
II. Or,

a Vs. 48. 12.
t Ps. 40. 5.
Il 12S. 1, 2,

u ch. 37. 33.
X cb. 54.2.

t Hob.
tyro ad of
spaces, oTt'

r Jam. 4.13.

I Heb. star
utc maker.
z P». 89. 18.

Thej/ have
forsaken thy

a Ps. 49. 1.

b Deut. 33.

t Heb.
the fulness

c Joel 3. 20.

d Ps. 102.


Ezek. 33. 7,


Joel 2. 31.

& 3. 15.

Matt. 24. 29.

2 Pet. 3. 10.

e Rev. 6. 14.

f ch. 14. 12.

E B.ev. 6. 13.

h Jer. 46.


i .Icr. 49. 7,


Mai. 1. 4.

k ch. 63. 1.
Jer. 49. 13.
Zeph. 1. 7.

II Or,


the enemies of his church.

19 iThou shalt not see a fierce people, 'a
people of deeper speech than thou canst per-
ceive ; of a II stammering tongue, that thou
canst not understand.

20 =Look upon Zion, the city of our so-
lemnities: thine eyes shall see 'Jerusalem a
quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not
be taken down; "not one of '■the stakes
thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken.

21 But there the glorious Lord will he
unto us a place t of broad rivers and streams ;
wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither
shall gallant ship pass thereby.

22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord
is our yfla^wgiver, ^the Lord is our King; he
will save us.

23 ||Thy tacklings are loosed; they could
not well strengthen their mast ; they could not
spread the sail : then is the prey of a great
spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am
sick: "the people that dwell therein shall he
forgiven their iniquity.


1 The judgments wherewith God revengeth his church.
11 The desolation of her enemies. 16 The certainty
of the prophecy.

* /^OME near, ye nations, to hear; and
V^ hearken, ye people: ''let the earth hear,
and fall, that is therein; the world, and all
things that come forth of it.

2 For the, indignation of the Lord is upon
all nations, and his fury upon all their armies :
he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath de-
livered them to the slaughter.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and
''their stink shall come up out of their car-
casses, and the mountains shall be melted
with their blood.

4 And ^all the host of heaven shaH be dis-
solved, and the heavens shall be "rolled toge-
ther as a scroll: ""and all their host shall fall
down, as the leaf falleth off" from the vine,
and as a s falling ^^ from the fig-tree.

5 For ''my sword shall be bathed in hea-
ven : behold, it ' shall come down upon
Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to

6 The sword of the Lord is filled with
blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with
the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat
of the kidheys of rams: for ■'the Lord hath
a sacrifice in Bozrah,and a great slaughter m
the land of Idumea.

7 And the || unicorns shall come down
with them, and the bullocks with the bulls ;
and their land shall be || soaked with blood,
and their dust made fat with fatness.



The desolation of the church's enemies.

8 For it is the day of the Lord's ' ven-
geance, and the year of recompenses for the
controversy of Zion.

9 ""And the streams thereof shall be turned
into pitch, and the dust thereof into brim-
stone, and the land thereof shall become
burning pitch.

10 It shall not be quenched night nor day;
° the smoke thereof shall go up for ever :
" from generation to generation it shall lie
waste ; none shall pass through it for ever
and ever.

11 IT " But the II cormorant and the bittern
shall possess it; the ovs^l also and the raven
shall dwell in it : and ihe shall stretch out
upon it the line of confusion, and the stones
of emptiness.

12 They shall call the nobles thereof to
the kingdom, but none shall be there, and
all her princes shall be nothing.

13 And ""thorns shall come up in her pala-
ces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses
thereof: and ^it shallbe anhabitation of dra-
gons, a7id a court for || fowls.

14 tThe wild beasts of the desert shall
also meet with fthe wild beasts of the island,
and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the
II screech-owl also shall rest there, and find
for herself a place of rest.

15 There shall the great owl make her
nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under
her shadow : there shall the vultures also be
gathered, every one with her mate.

16 IT Seek ye out of 'the book of the Lord,
and read : no one of these shall fail, none
shall want her mate : for my mouth, it hath
commanded, and his spirit, it hath gathered

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and
his hand hath divided it unto them by hne :
they shall possess it for ever, from generation
to generation shall they dwell therein.


1 The joyful Jhurishing of Christ's kingdom. 3 The
weak are encouraged by the virtues and privileges of
the gospel.

THE ''wilderness and the solitary place
shall be glad for them ; and the desert
shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

2 ''It shall blossom abundantly, and re-
joice, even with joy and singing : the glory
of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excel-
lency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see
the glory of the Lord, and the excellency
of our God.

3 H " Strengthen ye the weak hands, and
confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to them that are of a f fearful heart.
Be strong, fear not : behold, your God will


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1 ch. 63. 4.

m See
Deut. 29. 23.

n Key. 14.
11. & 18. 18.
& 19. 3.
o Mai. 1. 4.

p,ch. 14. 23.
Zeph. 2. 14.
Rev. 18. 2.
II Or,
q 2 KinRS
21. 13.
Lam. 2. 8.

r ch. M. 13.
Hob. S. 6.

B ch. 13. 21,

II Or,
t Heb.
of the owl.
t Heb. Z.itm.
T Hob. Ijim.

II Or, visht

about 7)3.
a ch. 55. 12.

b ch. 32. 15.

c Job 4. 3,4.
Hobr. 12. 12.

t Heb.

about 713.

d ch. 29. 18.
& 32. .3, 4.
& 42. 7.
Matt. 9. 27,
&c. & 11. 5.
& 12. 22. &
20. .10, &c.
& 21. 14.
John 9. 6, 7.
e Matt. 11.

Mark 7. 32,

f Matt. 11.
5u & 15. 30.
& 21. 14.
John 5. 8, 9.
Acts 3. 2,
&c. & 8. 7.
& 14. 8, &c.
e ch. 32. 4.
Matt. 9. 32,
33. & 12. 22.
& 15. 30.
h ch. 41. 18.
& 43. 19.
.lohn 7. 38,
39. •

i c)i. ?4. 13.
II Or, a
court for
reeds, ^e.
k ch. 52. 1.
Joel 3. 17.
Rev. 2). 27.
II Or, for he
Bhall be
with them.
1 Lev. 26. 6.
ch. 11.9.
Ezek. 34.25.

n ch. 2.5. 8.
& 05. 19.
liov. 7. 17.

a 2 KiilKS
I.M 13, 17.
2 L'hron.
32. 1.


II Or,

b SKinsa
18. 19, &.C.

t Heb.

a word of

II Or, hut
counsel and
strcoslh are
for Vic war.
c Ezgk.29.
0, 7.

of the blind shall be
of the deaf shall be

Sennacherib invadeth Judah.

come with vengeance, even God with a recom-
pense; he will come and save you

5 Then the "^eyes
opened, and "the ears

6 Then shall the ''lame man leap as an
hart, and the e tongue of the dumb sing : for
in the wilderness shall "^ waters break out, and
streams in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become
a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water :
in 'the habitation of dragons, where each lay,
shall he \ grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And an highway shall be there, and a
way, and it shall be called, The way of holi-
ness ; ^ the unclean shall not pass over it ;
II but it shall he for those : the way-faring
men, though fools, shall not err therein.

9 'No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous
beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be
found there ; but the redeemed shall walk
there :

10 And the ""ransomed of the Lord shall
return, and come to Zion with songs and
everlasting joy upon their heads : they shall
obtain joy and gladness, and " sorrow and
sighing shall flee away.


1 Sennacherib invadeth Judah. ^Rahshakeh, sent by
Sennacherib, by blasphemous persuasions soliciteth' the
people to revolt. 22 His words are told to liezekiah.

"VrOW ''it came to pass in the fourteenth
_L\ year of king Hezekiah, that Sennache-
rib king of Assyria came up against all the
defenced cities of Judah, and took them.

2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabsha-
keh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king
Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood
by the conduit of the upper pool in the high-
way of the fuller's field.

3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim,
Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and
Shebna the || scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son,
the recorder.

4lI''AndRabshakeh said unto them. Say
ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great
king, the king of Assyria, What confidence
is this wherein thou trustest?

5 I say, sayest thou (but they are hut
t vain words) || I have counsel and strength
for war : now on whom dost thou trust, that
thou rebellpst against me ?

6 Lo, thou trustest in the "staff of this
broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man
lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it :
so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust
in him.

7 But if thou say to me. We trust in the
Lord our God : is it not he, whose high


Rabshakeh soliciteth the people to revolt. CHAP. XXXVII.

Hezekiah sendeth to Isaiah.

places and whose altars Klfezekiah hath taken
away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem,
Ye shall worship before this altar ?

8 Now. therefore give || pledges, I pray
thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and
I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou
be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

9 How then wilt thou turn away the face
of one captain of the least of my master's
servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for
chariots and for horsemen ?

10 And am I now come up without the
Lord against this land to destroy it ? the
Lord said unto me, Go up against this land,
and destroy it.

HIT Then said Eliakim, and Shebna, and
Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee,
unto thy Servants in the Syrian language ;
for we understand it : and speak not to us in
the Jews' language, in the ears of the people
that are on the wall.

12 H But Rabshakeh said. Hath my master
sent me to thy master and to thee to speak
these words ? hath he not sent me to the men
that sit upon the wall, that they may eat
their own dung, and drink their own piss
with you ?

13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried
with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and
said. Hear ye the words of the great king,
the king of Assyria.

14 Thus saith the king. Let not Hezekiah
deceive you : for he shall not be able to de-
liver you.

15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust
in the Lord, saying. The Lord will surely
deliver us : this city shall not be delivered
into the hand of the king of Assyria.

16 Hearken not to Hezekiah : for thus
saith the king of Assyria, HfMake ara agree-
ment with me by a present, and come out to
me : "^and eat ye every one of his vine, and
every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every
one the waters of his own cistern;

17 Until I come and take you away to a
land like your own land, a land of corn and
wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you,
saying, The Lord will deliver us. Hath
any of the gods of the nations delivered his
land out of the hand of the king of Assyria ?

19 Where are the gods of Hamath and
Arphad ? where are the godsof Sepharvaim ?
and have they delivered Samaria out of my
hand ?

20 Who are they among all the gods of
these lands, that have delivered their land
out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver
Jerusalem out of my hand ?

21 But they held their peace, and answered







II Or, ^

seek my fa-
vour by a
t Heb.
Make with
me a bless-

d Zech. 3.




a 3 Kings
19. 1. &c.

II Or,

t Heb.

II Or. .
pvt e. spirit
into hiiti.

him not a word : for the king's commandment
was, saying, Answer him not.

22 IT Then came Eliakim the son of Hil-
kiah, that was over the household, and Shebna
the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the
recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent,
and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

CHAP, xxxvn.

1 HezeMak mourning, sendeth to Isaiah to pray for them.
6 Isaiah comforteth them. 8 Sennacherib, going to-
encounter Tirhakah, sendeth a blasphermms letter to
Hezekiah. 14 Hexekiah's prayer. 21 Isaiah's pro-
phecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, and
the good ofZion. 36 An angel slayeth the Assyrians.
37 Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons.

AND *it came to pass, when king Heze-
kiah heard it, that he rent his clothes,
and covered himself with sackcloth, and went
into the house of the Lord.

2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the
household, and Shebna the scribe, and the
eldef s of the priests covered with sackcloth,
unto Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.

3 And they said unto him. Thus saith
Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and
of rebuke, and of || blasphemy: for the chil-
dren are come to the birth, and there is not
strength to bring forth.

4 It may be the Lord thy God will hear
the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of
Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the
living God, and will reprove the words which
the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore
lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is
t left.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came
to Isaiah.

6 IT And Isaiah said unto them. Thus shall
ye say unto your master. Thus saith the
Lord, Be not afraid of the words that thou
hast heard, wherewith the servants of the
king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

7 Behold, I will || send a blast upon him,
and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his
own land ; and I will cause him to fall by
the sword in his own land.

8 H So Rabshakeh returned, and found the
king of Assyria warring against Libnah : for
he had heard that he was departed from

9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah
king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make
war with thee. And when he heard it, he
sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king
of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom
thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusa-
lem shall not be given into the hand of the
king of Assyria. , , ,

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the


HezehiaKs prayer.

kings of Assyria have done to all lands by
destroying them utterly ; and shalt thou be

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered
them which my fathers have destroyed, as
Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the
children of Eden which were in Telassar ?

13 Where is the king of ^-Hamath, and
the king of Arphad, and the king of tlie city
of Sepharvaun, Hena, and Ivah ?

14 IF And Hezekiah received the letter
from the hand of the messengers, and read
it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house
of the Lord, and spread it before the

15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord,

16 O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that
dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the
God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms
of the earth ; thou hast made heaven and

17 ■= Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear ;
open thine eyes, O Lord, and see : and hear
all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent
to reproach the living God.

18 Of a truth. Lord, the kings of Assy-
ria have laid waste all the t nations, and
their countries,

19 And have feast their gods into the
fire ; for they were no gods, but the work of
men's hands, wood and stone : therefore they
have destroyed them.

20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save
us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of
the earth may know that thou art the Lord,
even thou only.

21 IT Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent
unto Hezekiah, saying. Thus saith the
Lord God of Israel, Whereas thou hast
prayed to me against Sennacherib king of
Assyria :

22 This is the word which the Lord hath
spoken concerning him; The virgin, the
daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and
laughed thee to scorn ; the daughter of Jeru-
salem hath shaken her head at thee.

23 Whom hast thou reproached and blas-
phemed ; and against whom hast thou exalted
thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high ?
even against the Holy One of Israel.

24 fBy thy servants hast thou reproached
the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude
of my chariots am I come up to the height of
the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon ; and
I will cut down f the tall cedars thereof, and
the choice fir-trees thereof : and I will enter
into the height of his border, and || the forest
of his Carmel.

25 I have digged, and drunk water ; and





bJcr. 49.23.

c Dan. 9. 18.

t Heb.


t Heb.





I Heb.
Bp the hand
of thy ser-

t Heb.
the tallness
of the cedars
thereof and
the choice of
the fir-trees
II Or,
the forest
and his

.. Or,

fenced and
II Or,
Hast thou
not heard
how / have
made it long
ago, and
formed it of
times ?
should I
now bring it
to be laid
waste, and
cities to be
kcavs? as
2 Kings 19.

short of

!l Or,

d ch. 30. 28.
Ezofc. 38. 4.

t Heb.
77ic escap-
ing (if the
house of
Judah that

t Heb. the
c '2 Kings
m. 3J.
ch. 9. 7.

t Heb.

20. 6.
ch. 38.6.

g 2 Kings
101 35.

t Heb.

An angel slayeth the Assyrians.

with the sole of my feet have I dried up all
the rivers of the || besieged places.

26 II Hast thou not heard long ago, how
I have done it ; and of ancient times, that
I have formed it ? now have I brought it to
pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste de-
fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

27 Therefore their inhabitants were fof
small power, they were dismayed and con-
founded : they were as the grass of the field,
and as the green herb, as the grass on the
house-tops, and as corn blasted before it be
grown up.

28 But I know thy || abode, and thy going
out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against

29 Because thy rage against me, and thy
tumult, is come up into mine ears', therefore
•^will I put my hook in thy nose, and my
bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back
by the way by which thou earnest.

30 And this shall he a sign unto thee. Ye
shall eat this year such as groweth of itself;
and the second year that which springeth of
the same : and in the third year sow ye,
and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the
fruit thereof.

31 And tthe remnant that is escaped of
the house of Judah shall again take root
downward, and bear fruit upward :

32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a
remnant, and f they that escape out of mount
Zion : the * zeal of the Lord of hosts shall
do this.

33 Therefore thus saith the Lord con-
cerning the king of Assyria, He shall not
come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there,
nor come before it with t shields, nor cast a
bank against it.

34 By the way that he came, by the same
shall he return, and shall not come into this
city, saith the Lord.

35 For I will '"defend this city to save it,
for mine own sake, and for my servant
David's sake.

36 Then the ? angel of the Lord went
forth, and smote in the camp of the Assy-
rians an hundred and fourscore and five
thousand: and when they arose early in
the morning, behold, they were all dead

37 H So Sennacherib king of Assyria de-
parted, and went and returned, and dwelt a"

38 And it came to pass, as he was wor-
shipping in the house of Nisroch his god,
that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons
smote him with the sword ; and they escaped
into the land of t Armenia : and Esar-had-
don his son reigned in his stead.


Hezehiah hath his life lengthened.

CHAP, xxxvm.

I Hezehiah having received a message of death, ly prayer
hathhis life lengthened. 8 The sun goeth ten degrees
bachoard, for a sign of that promise. 9 His song of

IN * those days was Hezekiah sick unto
death. And Isaiah the prophet the son
of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him,
Thus saith the Lord, ''f Set thine house in
order : for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward
the wall, and prayed unto the Lord,

3 And said, "Remember now, O Lord,
I beseech thee, how I have walked before
thee in truth and with a perfect heart, arid
have done that which is good in thy sight.
And Hezekiah wept fsore.

4 IF Then came the word of the Lord to
Isaiah, saying,

5 Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the
Lord, the God of David thy father, I have
heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears : be-
hofd, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

6 And I will deliver thee and this city
out of the hand of the king of Assyria : and
*I will defend this city.

7 And this shall be ^a, sign unto thee
from the Lord, that the Lord will do this
thing that he hath spoken ;

8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of
the degrees, which is gone down in the f sun-
dial of Ahaz ten degrees backward. So the
sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees
it was gone down.

9 IT The writing of Hezekiah king of
Judah, when he had been sick, and was re-
covered of his sickness :

10 I said in the cutting off of my days,

I shall go to the gates of the grave : I am
deprived of the residue of my years.

Ill said, I shall not see the Lord, even
the Lord, '"in the land of the living : I shall
behold man no more with the inhabitants of
the world.

12 sMine age is departed, and is removed
from me as a shepherd's tent : I have cut off
like a weaver my life : he will cut me off

II with pining sickness : from day even to
night wilt thou make an end of me.

13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion,
so will he break all my bones : from day even
to night wilt thou make an end of me.

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