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The prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz. Isaiah's ministry covers approximately sixty years, spanning over the reigns of four kings of Judah. Isaiah was a prophet to the southern kingdom, (Judah). The first half of the book deals with prophesies of judgment on the people, also prophesying the Messiah's birth. While the second half of the book speaks of the grace of God and the endtimes. The first 39 chapters correspond with the 39 books of the Old Testament, addressing a time of law and judgment and the last 27 chapters correspond to the 27 books in the New Testament, dealing with grace and mercy.
sixty-six chapters
740-690 BC.

Verse by verse, account of the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah: chapter 1

1This is the vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, that he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of king Uzziah, king Jotham, king Ahaz and king Hezekiah, all were kings of Judah.

2Hear this Oh heaven and earth, for this is what the LORD has spoken; I have nursed and brought up sons and they have rebelled against Me. 3The ox knows his owner and the donkey knows his master, but My people of Israel do not know nor do they understand. 4Woe, to that sinful nation, a people weighed down with iniquity, the offspring of sons who were corrupt! They have forsaken the LORD and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have completely turned and have gone backwards. 5Why should you be smitten any more, since it brings no correction and you only revolt more and more. Everyone has become corrupt in his judgment, they are all utterly unclean and their devotion to God is gone. 6There is no soundness of principles or health in the entire body, only old and new wounds that have not healed, nor been dressed with oil. 7Your land lies desolate, for strangers have devoured it right before your eyes. 8And the daughter of Zion, (Jerusalem) is left a deserted shed in a once flourishing city.

9Unless the LORD had left a very small remnant of devoted people, we would have become as Sodom and Gomorrah.

10Now hear again the Word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom and may your people listen and obey the law of God. 11What purpose are your countless sacrifices to Me? I have had My fill of meaningless burnt offerings, I do not delight in the blood of bulls without obedience and righteousness. 12When you appear before Me, as I have required of you, you trample My courts with your unholy feet. 13-14Stop bringing vain sacrifices to Me. Your incense is an abomination to Me and your feast days and meaningless gatherings are hypocritical and troublesome to Me, I grow weary bearing them! 15When you raise your hands in prayer, I will look away, nor will I hear you, for your hands are full of blood.

16Wash yourselves and make yourselves clean and cease doing evil. 17Learn what is good, seek justice, relieve the oppressed. Judge the orphans and plead for the widow. 18Let us reason together, even though your sins are as scarlet, cast off your sin and you shall be made white as snow. 19If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. 20But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be consumed by the sword.

21How has the faithful city become such a harlot? For proper judgment and righteousness once dwelt in her, but now it is a city of murderers. 22Her character has become worthless and her justice compromised. 23Her rulers have become thieves, they love bribes and pursuing their own cause. They do not defend the orphan, nor even hear the cause of the widow. 24Therefore, I will ease Myself of the Israelite's burden of sin and will avenge Myself of My enemies. 25I will bring My hand against you and purge away your dross as with lye. 26I will restore your judges and counselors as in the very beginning and afterwards you shall be called the faithful city of righteousness. 27Zion, (the city of Jerusalem) shall be redeemed with judgment and the returning people with righteousness. 28But they who have transgressed and sinned shall be destroyed along with those who have forsook the LORD. 29For they will be ashamed of their own carnal desires and regret the lifestyle that they have built for themselves. 30For they shall become dry and lifeless. 31The strong man shall become as the other and they shall both be consumed together without any sign of relief.

Isaiah: chapter 2
Prediction of the gentiles of the nations coming to Christ along with the Jews in the last days.

1This is the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2It shall come to pass in the last days, that the magistracy of the LORD's house shall be established on the highest mountain, exalted above all the hills and the nations shall flow to it. 3And many people shall say; Let us go up the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Israel. There He will teach us of His ways and we will walk in His paths, for the law shall come out of Zion and the Word of the LORD from the city of Jerusalem. 4He shall judge the nations, rebuking many people. They shall convert their weapons of war into peace time implements and no longer shall nation fight against nation, nor shall they learn the evils of war. 5O house of Israel, come and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

6For God forsook His people of the house of Israel, because the Israelites intermarried with the gentiles, some of the Jews became soothsayers and they took delight in the carnal ways of the gentiles. 7For the land of the gentiles had endless treasures of silver and gold, neither was there any end to their numbers of horses and chariots. 8Also having numerous idols, the work of their own hands that they worshiped. 9And the common man bows down to them and the great man humbles himself by them, therefore, the LORD, will not spare them.

10Therefore let the sinners hide among the rocks, because of the fear of the LORD and the glory of His majesty. 11The proud and arrogant man will be humbled and brought low, for in that day the LORD alone shall be exalted. 12For the day of the LORD will come upon everyone that is proud and lofty. 13-14Upon all the things of the earth both great and small. The great cedars trees and the oaks and the high mountains and the hills. 15-16Upon every building built by man. The great high towers and his fenced walls. And every ship ever made and all forms of mans pleasure. 17In that day, the proud and arrogant man will be humbled and brought low, for the LORD alone shall be exalted.

18That day the LORD will utterly destroy and abolish every idol. 19And when the LORD shakes the earth, the people will hide themselves in the holes of the rocks and the caves of the earth, because of the fear of the LORD, when they see His glory and majesty. 20In that day men shall throw away the idols of silver and gold, that they made for themselves to worship. 21And run to the clefts of the rocks, because of the fear of the LORD, when they see His glory and majesty. 22Don't put your reliance on weak and feeble men, whose life is but for a moment.

Isaiah: chapter 3

1For the LORD, is taking away from Jerusalem and Judah all of their earthy supports, all of their food and water. 2Their mighty men of war, their judges, their professional prophets, their diviner and the elders. 3all the captains of their army, their honorable men, their counselors, their skilled craftsman and their eloquent men. 4And the LORD will give them children as their princes and babes and they shall rule over them. 5Then shall the people be oppressed by their own neighbor, according to their own doings. The children shall proudly rebel against their elder and the low against the honorable. 6Conditions of the city shall be so bad that, a man shall take hold of his own brother and say; You have a robe, clothing, you be our judge and ruler and this ruined land shall be under your rule. 7And he will answer back saying; I will not be a healer or a re-builder of this land, for in my house, there is neither bread nor clothing, do not make me a ruler of the people. 8For Jerusalem is ruined and Judah is fallen, because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, denying His glory and provoking Him to anger.

9The appearance of their faces shall witness against them, for it declares their sin as grievous as Sodom. Woe to their soul, for they have rewarded themselves with evil. 10However it shall be well with the righteous, for they also shall be rewarded by the fruit of their doings. 11But woe to the wicked! For the evil doing of his hand will be repaid back to him. 12As for the Israelites, their oppressors are children and simpletons and women rule over them. Their leaders cause them to err and they pervert the way of their paths. 13The LORD stands to plead and to judge His people. 14The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and leaders of His people, for they have oppressed both the people and the land, for the spoil of the poor is in their houses. 15For they oppress My people and further abuse the poor, says the LORD.

16Moreover says the LORD; Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, strutting about proudly with flirtatious eyes and flashing their jewels about. 17I will smite them with a scab on the crown of their head and the daughters of Zion will become bald and they will be abused and exposed by others. 18In that day the Lord will strip away their ornaments that they hide behind. Their anklets and head ornaments. 19Their chains, bracelets, veils and scarfs. 20Their bonnets, leg ornaments, headbands and earrings. 21Their rings and nose jewels. 22their festal apparel and outer garments, the stoles and shawls and handbags. 23Their hand mirrors, their fine linen undergarments.

24And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smelling perfume they shall stink, instead of wearing fine clothes they shall wear sackcloth, instead of well set hair they shall have baldness and instead of their beauty they shall have a burning. 25Their mighty men shall fall by the sword. 26And the gates of Jerusalem shall lament and mourn, for she is desolate and ruined and sitting on the ground.

Isaiah: chapter 4

1In that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying; We will supply for our own needs, just let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.

2The Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, in that day, (NOTE: the Branch of the LORD is symbolic for Jesus Christ) and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for those Israelites, who have survived their captivity. 3It shall also come to pass, that the true worshipers left within Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, everyone that is written among the living in Jerusalem. 4Then the Lord shall wash away the filth of the daughters of Zion and shall purge the blood of Jerusalem by the spirit of judgment, along with the spirit of burning. 5And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her people, a cloud by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for the glory of the LORD shall be their defense. 6There shall be a tabernacle acting as a place of refuge, providing shade in the heat of the day and a cover from the storm and rain.

Isaiah: chapter 5

1As God's spokesperson, let me sing to God, my Beloved a song concerning His vineyard, a very fruitful hill. 2He fenced it in, tilled the ground, planted the best plants, built a tower in the center of it, along with a winepress. And He waited for it to produce grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes. 3Now people of Jerusalem and Judah, you be the judge between Me and My vineyard. 4What more could I have done to My vineyard, that I have not already done to it? For I waited for it to bring forth grapes and it brought forth wild grapes. 5I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard. I will take away the walls and the fence and it shall be eaten up and trodden down. 6It shall be laid to waste, weeds and thorns shall sprout up and I will also command the clouds that they give no rain to the land. 7For the vineyard of the LORD is the house of Israel and the men of Judah His pleasant plant. The LORD then looked for justice, but He found oppression and bloodshed, He looked for righteousness, but found only cries of distress.

8Woe unto them that buy up and monopolize all the land, pushing the others out until there is no place but waste land for them to dwell. 9This is a truth that the LORD spoke in my ears. That many houses shall be desolate. 10Ten acres of vineyard shall yield only six gallons and the seed of a homer shall yield only a small fraction of its plantings.

11Woe to those who start drinking strong drink early in the morning and continue until night, till the drink inflames them! 12They furnish their feasts with all types of musical instruments, However, they do not regard the work of the LORD, or consider the operation of His hands. 13Therefore the LORD's people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge, (Hosea 4:6). Their honorable men are famished and the multitude have dried up with thirst. 14Thus has hell enlarged itself and opened its mouth without measure. The multitude of people with their glory and pride, along with the drunk, shall go down into it. 15The mean man shall be brought down, while the mighty man and the eyes of the lofty man shall be humbled. 16But the LORD shall be exalted in judgment, The God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. 17Then shall the lambs, (the LORD's people) feed after their manner and the waste places shall be left to provide for the strangers.

18Woe to those that eagerly seek out sin without limit. 19And they say; Let the Holy One of Israel be quick concerning His works of the last days, that we may see it and know it! 20Woe to them that call evil good and good evil, putting darkness in the place of light and light where darkness should be, calling what is bitter sweet and what is sweet bitter! 21Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes! 22Woe to the mighty men of strength who are heroes at mixing strong drink. 23Who also for a bribe, justify the wicked, taking away the rights of the righteous and the innocent!

24Just as fire consumes chaff, their root of rottenness shall also go up as dust. Because they have forsaken the law of the LORD, despising the Word of the Holy One of Israel. 25Therefore the anger of the LORD is kindled against His people and He has stretched forth His hand against them, smitten them. Even the hills tremble at this, for their dead bodies were thrown in the streets. And yet even after this, the LORD's anger is yet not turned away, for His hand is still stretched out.

26The LORD will then call together a hostile people from distant nations and they shall swiftly execute His judgment on Judah. 27No one among them shall be weary or stumble, slumber or sleep. Nor shall their garments hindering their mission in the least. 28Their arrows shall be sharp, with their bows bent and their horses and chariot wheels shall be as whirlwinds. 29Their roaring shall be like young lions, they shall take hold of their prey, carry it away and no one shall be able to deliver it. 30In that day they shall roar against the Jews and there shall be nothing but darkness and sorrow, even the light in the heavens shall be darkened.

Isaiah: chapter 6

1In the year that king Uzziah died, (739bc.). I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up and His train filled the temple. 2Above it stood the seraphim, each one had six wings, with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet and with two he flew. 3And one cried to another, saying; Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD, the whole earth is full of His glory. 4And the foundations shook at the voice of him that cried and the house was filled with smoke.

5And I said; Woe is me! I am ruined, for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell among a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD God. 6One of the seraphim then flew to me, having a burning coal in his hand, that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he placed it on my mouth and said; This has touched your lips and has taken away your iniquity and has purged your sin. 8Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying; Whom shall I send and who will go for us?  And I replied; Here I am, send me.

9And the LORD said; Go and tell these people, That although they do hear, they do not understand and even though they see, they do not perceive. 10The people's hearts will become senseless, their ears will become heavy and they will close their eyes to the truth, lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears and understand with their heart, turn and be healed. (NOTE: Jesus refers to this scripture in Luke 8:10) 11I then said; LORD how long? And He answered; Until the cities and the land is utterly destroyed and there are no inhabitants. 12And I have removed My people from the land to a far away nation. 13And even though a tenth of the people remains in the land, it shall be to their destruction. As a tree is consumed by fire, but the stump will remain. The holy seed, (the elect) shall sustain.

Isaiah: chapter 7

1It came to pass in the days of Ahaz the king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the king of Israel, came against Jerusalem in battle, but were not able to prevail against it. (NOTE: also recorded in 2nd Chronicles 28:5-15) 2When the house of David learned that Syria had joined forces with Ephraim. All of Jerusalem was greatly afraid and shook as trees in the wind.

3And the LORD said to Isaiah; Take your son and meet king Ahaz, You will find him on the highway where the aqueduct empties into the upper pool. 4And say to him; Do not fear, neither be fainthearted because of the two attacking nations, Syria and Israel. 5For Syria and Israel, have taken evil counsel against you. Scheming to, 6Go up against Judah and take control of it. Then we shall set the son of Tabeal over it as a puppet king. 7But this is what the LORD says; It shall not come to pass. 8-9Both men Rezin and Pekah are proud men and do not know their boundaries. Rezin's boundary is Syria. If Pekah, king of Israel continues not to believe on the LORD, yet trust in Syria's might, surely Israel shall not be established.

10Moreover the LORD spoke again to king Ahaz, saying; 11Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, ask it of Me in as much or as little detail as you wish. 12But king Ahaz replied; I will not ask of the LORD God, nor will I tempt the LORD. 13Then Isaiah said; Let the whole house of David answer this. It may be a small thing that you weary and test mans patience, but will you also weary and try the patience of my God? 14The LORD shall give you a sign regardless, a virgin shall conceive a son and shall call His name Immanuel, (NOTE: the name Immanuel means: God with us) .

15-16Before this child, (NOTE: speaking of his own child that the LORD told Isaiah to bring with him). Before the child is of age knowing enough to refuse evil and to choose good, both of these kings that you fear shall be forsaken.

17But the LORD shall also bring upon you, your people and of your father's house. A judgment that you have not seen since the ten tribes departed from Judah, even as the days of the king of Assyria taking Israel captive. 18In that day, the LORD shall call forth the troublesome fly that is in the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19And they shall come and infest every desolate valley and hiding place of your country. 20In that same day the LORD shall strip you clean, by them who are beyond the river and by the king of Assyria. 21Because of the destruction to the land, a man will have but a few cows and sheep. 22And because of the abundance of milk, he shall survive on butter and honey, for that is what everyone left in the land shall eat.

23In those days, every garden or vineyard shall be filled with briers and thorns. 24And men shall come to hunt the land, for it shall be open to all wildebeests. 25And the land that once was well cultivated and fertile, you shall not travel through it for fear of wildebeests, but will slowly start reclaiming it little by little.

Isaiah: chapter 8

1Then the LORD said to me; Write on a great scroll and make it clear to all, concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz, (NOTE: the invasion that will be of the Assyrians). 2So I had faithful men record the words for me. 3Then I went to my wife, the prophetess and she bore a son. And the LORD told me to call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz, (NOTE: this name means: hasten to the spoil). 4For before the child knows how to say, father or mother, the riches of Damascus, (the capital of Syria) and the spoil of Samaria, (the capital of Israel), shall be taken away by the king of Assyria.

5The LORD again spoke to me, saying; 6Because the people of Israel and Judah refuse and reject the peaceful and gentle waters of Shiloah, the provision and protection of the LORD. But, rather are fearful and revel in Rezin, the king of Syria. 7I will bring the king of Assyria upon them as a flood of waters, a strong current and it will overtake them. 8He shall pass through Judah, completely destroying the land up to Jerusalem. O Immanuel, that You will see the land in such deviation.

9People of Israel, if you conspire with one another you shall be broken into pieces. If you listen to the foreign nations you shall be broken into pieces. If you rely on your own strength you shall be broken into pieces. 10You council together against Judah, yet nothing shall come of it, for God is with Judah. 11The LORD spoke this to me with a strong hand and warned me not to walk in the way of these people, saying; 12Do not be as these people always in fear, thinking all is a conspiracy. 13Sanctify the LORD and let Him be your fear and dread. 14And He shall be as a sanctuary to those who fear Him, but He shall be a stumbling Stone and a Rock of offence to both the houses of Israel and a snare to Jerusalem. 15For many among them shall stumble, fall and be broken, being trapped and taken.

16Bind up the testimony and preserve the law for His disciples. 17For I will wait and seek the LORD, that hides His face from the house of Israel. 18For I and the children that the LORD has given me, are to show signs and wonders of the LORD in Israel, whom dwells in Mount Zion.

19But the people instead of trusting in God, will seek those with familiar spirits or go to this wizard to seek the dead. Should they not seek their God and why should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20Direct them to the teachings and the testimony, if they do not speak according to the Word, it is because there is no light in them. 21And it will be that when they have gone through enough hardships and are hungry, they will mock their king and curse their false gods and look upwards. 22Then they shall look unto the earth and they will see trouble and darkness, gloom of dread and they shall be driven into darkness.

Isaiah: chapter 9

1Yet, the judgment shall not be according to the affliction that had been in former times, when the LORD degraded the land of Israel, For in the latter times He will make it glorious by way of the sea, beyond the Jordan and it shall be for all the nations. 2For the people that walk in darkness have seen a great light. 3For You LORD have multiplied the nation and have increased their joy, they rejoice before You according to the end harvest, such joy as when men divide up the spoil. 4For You have taken away the yoke of Israel's burden and have silenced their oppressor, as in past victory battles. 5For every battle has its own strategy and a price to pay in blood, but He has paid but once and for all. 6For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. 7And there shall be no end to the increase of His government and the peace of the kingdom of David. For with zeal the LORD will establish the kingdom with judgment and justice forever.

8However the Lord has sent a Word against the ten tribes of Israel. 9And everyone shall know the proud and hard of heart within Israel that say; 10Even though we have suffered a minor setback, we shall rebuild and it shall be better than before. 11Therefore the LORD shall set Syria and all of their enemies against them. 12And they shall devour Israel. For all the LORD's anger has not been turned away, for His hand is yet stretched out in judgment.

13Even though the people were smitten, they still did not seek the LORD or turn to Him that struck them. 14Therefore the LORD will strike both Israel's highest and lowest people, in one day. 15The elderly and honorable, the head, the false prophet that speaks lies as do their followers. 16For their leaders have caused the people to go astray and those who have been led astray are also destroyed. 17Therefore the LORD takes no joy in their young men, neither shall He have mercy on their fatherless and widows, for they are all hypocrites and wicked, speaking foolishness. Thus all the LORD's anger is not turned away, for His hand is still stretched out in judgment.

18For wickedness is destructive as a fire, it shall consume the wicked themselves, as briers and thorns and all that shall be left is the rising up of smoke. 19Thus the wrath of the LORD shall darken the landscape, for the people will be as fuel for the fire and no man shall spare his brother. 20And even though they strive for earthly satisfactions, at their or other's expense, they shall not be satisfied. 21For Israel has divisions within itself and they will come in unity against Judah. Thus the anger and judgment of the LORD has not been turned away.

Isaiah: chapter 10

1Woe to those judges that give unrighteous judgments and to their officers who carry out such grievousness sentences. 2To turn the poor away from judgment, pervert the judgment of the needy. To prey on the widows and rob the fatherless of My people. 3And what will these people do in the day of God's visitation, seeing the desolation that comes from afar? To whom will these people flee to for help? And what good will their earthly glory do them. 4Without the LORD they shall become prisoners and fall on the battlefield. For all the anger of the LORD is not yet turned away, for His judgments are still to come.

5The Assyrian are the rod of His anger and the staff in their hand is His fury. 6In His wrath, He will send the Assyrian nation against the profane nation of Israel, to spoil their land and take the people captive. 7This is not even the full intentions of the Assyrians, their plan is to merely destroy as many nations as they can. 8For the Assyrian's are also headstrong and proud, seeking their own will. 9Thinking they have reduced cities before to rubble and Israel will be no different. 10We have taken several kingdoms before and their idols were unable to defend them, whose idols were to be feared above those of Jerusalem and of Israel. 11Thus Jerusalem and her worthless idols shall fall, in the same manor that Israel falls with their grievous idols.

12Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord's work has been carried out on Jerusalem and Israel, by the hands of the Assyrians. He will then punish the arrogant of heart of the Assyrians. 13For the king of Assyria has thought in his arrogance; I have taken Israel by the strength of my own hand, using my wisdom and understanding. I have taken the entire land of Israel, robbed them of their treasure and have captured and dethroned their king and his nobles. 14I have plundered the treasure of these people, just as I have gathered riches throughout the whole earth, it has been as easy as taking eggs from under a chicken, there was no resistance.

15But the LORD challenges this kind of thinking, asking the question; Shall the axe itself boast over the one who swings it, as if it were more than a tool? 16Therefore the Lord will send sickness among the mighty men of Assyria and it will lay their army in ruins. 17The light of Israel, the very people they have captured, shall be as a fire. And the Holy One shall burn and devour the wicked men of Assyria in one day. 18And the LORD will consume the glory of Assyria, both the land and its people shall be humbled. 19And there shall only be a small remnant left.

20That day, the remnant of Israel shall no longer rely upon their captors, but shall totally rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel. 21And the remnant of Israel shall return to their mighty God. 22Though the LORD's people of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them shall return, for righteous judgment shall destroy most. 23But the LORD of the armies shall then consume them in the midst of the land.

24Therefore, says the LORD; My people that have remained true to Me, need not be afraid of the Assyrians. They shall smite you with a rod and put you into bondage, after the manner of Egypt. 25Yet after a very little while, My indignation against you shall cease, for My anger shall be directed to the destruction of the Assyrians. 26For I will stir up an invincible power against them and will defeat them, just as I did at the slaughter of Midian or the Egyptians at the Red Sea.

27In those days, it shall come to pass that the burden Assyria has put on the people of Israel shall be removed and destroyed because of the anointing. 28However as the Assyrian army enters into Jerusalem, from the north. 29And pass through the cities, the people of Judah will flee. 30They will cry out to their neighbors. 31One by one the cities will be taken, as their inhabitants all gather together and flee. 32Then the Assyrian army will come to the city of Nob, (a city of priests) and they shall shake their hand against the Mount of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

33But just as the Assyrians are in sight of their goal, the LORD will intervene with terror, destroying those in authority and humbling the proud. 34And even the land shall be leveled by the Mighty One.

Isaiah: chapter 11

1And there shall come forth a shoot out of the descendants of Jesse and He shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, along with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3His delight shall be in the fear of LORD, for He will not judge after the ways of man, nor by sight or by what He hears. 4With righteousness He shall judge the poor and with justice He shall judge the meek. He shall smite the earth with the Words from His mouth and slay the wicked with His breath. 5Righteousness shall be His foundation and He shall rule and reign in faithfulness.

6When this happens; there shall be peace throughout, for the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the goat, the calf and the young lion shall feed together and the Prince of Peace will lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall feed together and their young shall lie down together and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The infant child shall play on the hole of the cobra and the young child shall put his hand on the den of the venomous snake. 9They shall live at peace within the LORD's holy mountain, for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the LORD, just as the waters cover the sea.

10In that day the root of Jesse shall be a sign that all the nations seek, for the peace and rest of His kingdom shall be glorious. 11And it shall be that the Lord shall lift up His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from the various gentile nations they may be in. 12He shall gather together the outcasts of Israel and those who have been scatted of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13And the envy between Israel and Judah shall be no more, those who harass Judah shall be cut off, nor shall Judah war against Israel. 14But with united forces they shall fight against the Philistines, taking cities and their spoil and the children of Ammon shall obey them. 15The LORD shall then utterly destroy the seven streams within the Egyptian sea, so that men can cross over dry land. (NOTE: this may be partly end-time prophecy, see Revelations 16:12, plus referring to the Israel people being held captive by the Assyrians.) 16Making for a highway for the remnant of His people, from Assyria to Israel, much like when the Israelites came out of Egypt, crossing the Red Sea.

Isaiah: chapter 12

1In that day, each person shall say; I praise You, LORD, even though You were angry with me, Your anger is now turned away, therefore comfort me. 2For, God is my salvation, I will trust in You and not be afraid. For the LORD is my strength and my song and has become my salvation. 3Therefore with joy I shall draw water from the wells of salvation.

4And we shall say; Praise the LORD and call upon His name. Declare His great works among the people and exalt His name. 5Sing to the LORD, for He has done excellent things and they are known throughout the whole earth. 6Cry and shout you inhabitants of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel, whom is in your midst.

Isaiah: chapter 13
1This is the burden of Babylon, the vision that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

2Lift up a banner on a high mountain, summon the Medes and the Persians with a loud voice and beckon them into the city gates of the Babylonian nobles. 3For the LORD has commanded His called ones and mighty ones, because of His anger and those that rejoice in His name. 4I hear the noise of a multitude in the mountains, the noise of a great people from nations gathered together, the LORD Himself is assembling together this battle. 5They have come from a far country, those called of heaven, having the weapons of the LORD to destroy the entire land.

6Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand, destruction from the Almighty. 7Therefore all hands shall be faint and every man's heart shall melt. 8And the people of Babylon shall be terrified. The pangs and sorrows as a woman in child birth and they shall be in utter amazement.

9For the fierce day of the LORD is about to come, filled with wrath and the heat of His anger, causing the land to lay desolate, for He will destroy the sinners from it. 10The stars and the constellations of the heavens shall not give their light, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not shine. (NOTE: the day of the LORD, is often associated with cosmic darkness, Revelation 6:12).

11And the LORD shall punish the world for their evil and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease and the terror of the evil doers I will make low. 12I will make a man more precious than a wedge of fine gold. 13Thus the LORD will shake the heavens and the earth shall be shaken out of its obit, because of the wrath of the LORD, in the day of His fierce anger. 14At this the people shall be terrified not knowing where to run for no man wants them. Therefore, everyone shall flee to his own people and his own land. 15Everyone that is found shall be slain and everyone that is connected to the slain shall also fall by the sword. 16Their children shall be slain before their eyes, their houses spoiled and their wives ravished. 17Yes, I shall stir up the Medes against them, that do not regard silver or delight in gold. 18And they shall kill their young men, children shall not be spared and they will have no pity on the unborn child in the mother's womb.

19Babylon in all of its glory will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20It shall never again be inhabited throughout all generations, the Arabian's shall not setup their tents there, nor shall the shepherds rest their flock there. 21Only shall wild beasts of the desert lie there and make the land their home. 22Yes, even the jackals shall cry along with the widows, for Babylon's time is coming near and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isaiah: chapter 14

1For the LORD will have mercy on the Jews in captivity and will yet choose Israel. He will once again place them in their own land, believing strangers shall be joined with them and they shall cleave to the house of Israel. 2And the people of Babylon shall bring the Jews back to Israel and the Jews will require the people to become servants and handmaids. The Jews will then take captive and rule over the very people that once oppressed them. 3In that day the LORD will give the Jews rest from their sorrow, their fear and from the hard bondage that they were in.

4And they shall take up this taunting proverb against the king of Babylon, saying; Our oppressor has ceased and his golden city is ruined. 5The LORD has broken the power of the wicked and the oppression of the rulers. 6He who continually oppressed the people and ruled the nations in anger, is now persecuted and the people are free. 7The whole earth is at rest, while the people rejoice and sing. 8Even the trees rejoice, saying; Since you have been removed, no woodcutter has come against us. 9The place of the dead within the earth, is awaiting the coming of the tyrant of Babylon. For all the chief men and the rulers of the nations will come to great you. 10Saying; Have you now become as weak as we are? 11Your magnificence has been brought down to the underworld, the sound of your harps has become vile noise and maggots and worms cover you.

12How you have fallen from heaven, Oh Lucifer, (NOTE: directly referred to here as the king of Babylon, but also describing Satan's fall), son of the morning! You whom have weakened the nations, have been cut down to the ground. 13For you have thought in your heart; I will ascend into heaven and exalt my throne above God's, ruling from the highest mount. 14I will sit above the clouds and be like the Most High. 15Yet, you shall be brought down to the grave, the inner most parts of the underworld. 16They that see you shall look on you in assessment, wondering, if this was the man that made the earth to tremble and caused kingdoms to shake. 17Who made the world as a wilderness, destroying cities, yet refusing to let the captives return to their land.

18Yet, other kings of the nations have been buried in honor, each in their own tomb. 19But they have cast into the grave like an abominable branch, as the last of the slain, whose carcasses are trodden under foot. 20However, you shall not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed the land and slain the people, for your evil legacy shall not be mentioned. 21For we shall prepare to slaughter your children, because of the iniquity of their father. So they do not rise to power, take possession of the land or start building an empire.

22 For the LORD will rise up against them, cutting their name, family and descendants off from Babylon. 23The land will become a possession for rodents, with nearby marshes and the land will be totally desolated and destroyed.

24The LORD has spoken, saying; As I have thought, so shall it come to pass and what I have purposed, will stand. 25I will break the Assyrian's in My land, trampling them under foot on My mountains. Then shall the Assyrian's remove their yoke from off My people.

26This is the LORD's purpose of the earth, for His hand remains stretched over all the nations. 27For who can annul what the LORD has purposed? With His hand stretched out, who can turn it back?

28Isaiah had this burden (vision) in the year that king Ahaz of Judah died, (715bc). 29Do not rejoice, you Philistines, because the rod of Judah, (king Uzziah), is removed. For from his descendants will come one even crafter and he shall be a fiery flying serpent, (talking of king Hezekiah, of Judah). 30Then shall the poorest of the poor, (Judah) be feed and the needy shall lie down in safety. But, I will destroy your root with famine and your remnant shall be slain. 31Howl and cry, O city and you Philistines, for you have been undone, for Hezekiah's mighty army will come out of the north. 32What can we then tell the Philistine nation? That the LORD has established Zion and the poor of His people shall trust in it.

Isaiah: chapter 15
1The burden of the nation of Moab.

During the night, the cities of Ar and Kir of Moab had been destroyed and cut off. 2The people of Moab, having cut off their beards and shaven their heads, have gone up to the high places to weep and howl over the loss of their towns and cities. 3Having put on sackcloth, they howl and weep on the tops of their houses and in the public squares. 4Even Heshbon and Elealeh, their conquered cities cry out and tremble. 5My heart, (Isaiah the prophet) cries out for Moab. For their people are lost and don't know what way to flee.

6For the waters of Nimrim are dried up, the hay is withered and yellow, there is no green thing. 7As they leave, they carry their abundance of treasures away to the brook of the willows. 8For their cry is heard all about the borders of Moab, from the south to the north. 9For the rivers of Moab shall be full of blood and the remnant that escapes shall be attacked by lions as they run for cover.

Isaiah: chapter 16

1The Moabites now fugitives in Edom, (ruled by the king of Judah). The prophets council to the Moabites is that they should send their required tribute to the ruler of Jerusalem, the land of the daughter of Zion. 2For you Moabites are as wandering birds cast out of its nest, now standing at a river bed. 3Take counsel among yourselves, be open to the king's judgment and ask for the his mercy. 4May the outcasts of Moab dwell among you and be a covering over them from the destroyer, until the oppressor is driven out of the land. 5In mercy shall the Kings throne be established and He shall sit on it in truth in the house of David, quick to seek and bring forth judgment and righteousness.

6For we have heard about the pride of Moab, the people's arrogance, their pride, wrath and their untruthful boasting. 7Therefore all the people of Moab shall howl and wail because the pride of Moab. 8Their fertile land is dried up and their prime crops that have stretched far throughout the land, have been destroyed by the lords of the nations. 9Therefore I will mourn with tears for Moab, for their harvest is gone. 10The joy of their abundant fields have been taken away and their singing shall cease. 11Therefore my heart shall mourn and I bleed with compassion for Moab.

12And when Moab is wearied, they shall go to their high places to pray, but they shall not prevail. 13This is the Word spoken by the LORD concerning Moab. 14And the LORD has said; Within three years Moab's great multitude shall be humbled and the remnant, that is left, shall be very small and feeble.

Isaiah: chapter 17
1The burden of Damascus, (the capital of Syria).

Damascus shall no longer be a city, but it shall be a ruin dump. 2Her suburbs are forsaken, they shall be barren, good only for flocks to lie down on, without fear. 3The alliance that Israel has made with Syria shall cease and all the fortified towers shall disappear within Israel and within the kingdom of Damascus. And the remnant of Syria will be as the departing glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD. 4In that day the glory of Israel shall wax thin and the nation shall falter. 5And the country will be left desolate, having only one or two lone stalks within the fields.

6Only the gleanings of crops in the field shall be left or a few berries at the tops of the trees, says the LORD God of Israel. 7That day a man shall look to his Maker and his eyes shall respect the Holy One of Israel. 8He shall not look to their high places or idols they have made.

9In that day Syria and Israel's strong cities shall be as a forsaken place and the land shall be in total desolation. 10Because they have forgotten the God of their salvation, not being mindful of the Rock of their strength. Therefore, they have perverted their way by catering to strange gods of their desires. 11And though the strange gods of their desires promise great things, they produce only ruins and the outcome only produces sorrows and sickness.

12I perceive the rushing of many people, as the rushing of nations. 13Even though the nations rush like the rushing of many waters, God will rebuke them and they shall flee, as chaff in the wind. 14In the evening terror shall strike and the ruin shall be completed before morning comes. This is the reward of those who rob the Jews.

Isaiah: chapter 18

1Woe to the land of the resistless scheming people, beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. 2That sends out spokesmen by the sea, in any type of vessel, to send terror into other nations. 3However, may all the inhabitants of the world remain alert when a sign is lifted up on the mountains and a trumpet is blown. 4For the LORD has said to me; I will take My rest, looking on from My dwelling place, as the sunshine is upon the plants and the rain refreshes the fields. 5And before the harvest, when fruit begins to ripen in the flower, He will prune the plant and take away the unruly branches. 6The pruning's shall be gathered together in heaps, left for the beasts of the earth. The fowls of the air shall nest in them and the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7At that time all these nations and people, both terrifying and meek, shall bring a present to the LORD, to Jerusalem, the place of the name of the LORD, Mount Zion.

Isaiah: chapter 19
1The burden concerning Egypt.

Behold, the LORD rides upon a swift cloud, coming into Egypt. The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence and the heart of Egypt shall melt. 2And I shall set the Egyptians against the Egyptians, everyone shall fight against his own brother or neighbor, city against city and kingdom against kingdom. 3The pride of Egyptians shall fail, I will destroy their counsel and they shall seek counsel from their idols, those who have familiar spirits and wizards. 4I will then give the Egyptians over to the hand of a cruel king, who shall rule over them, says the LORD.

5The waters from the Nile shall fail and the rivers shall be dried up. 6-7The rivers shall become foul, their water supply shall become diminished and dried up, even the reeds in the rivers and the brooks shall wither. 8The fishers of the waters shall mourn and lament. 9And those who work with fine linens will be confounded. 10The pillars of Egypt, (the merchants) shall be broken and all who work for hire shall be grieved. 11Surely all the past leaders of Egypt have been fools, that Pharaoh, king of Egypt considers to be the inheritance of his wisdom. 12But where are these wise men now? Let them now tell Pharaoh, if they know what the LORD has purposed for Egypt. 13The ancient nobles of Egypt are fools and are deceived, having seduced Egypt. 14For the LORD has also given them a perverse, (morally corrupt) spirit and their leaders have caused Egypt to go astray, (as a drunken man staggers in his own vomit). 15And there shall be no work available in Egypt, either collectivity or by oneself. 16In that day the Egyptians shall be as a timid and helpless woman, afraid and fearful because of the shaking of the LORD. 17And the Egyptians will be terrorized by anyone who talks of the land of Judah, for they know what the LORD has purposed against Egypt.

18In that day several cities within Egypt will speak the Hebrew language and swear allegiance to the LORD of Israel, even the most idolatrous city shall do so. 19And there shall be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt and a pillar to the LORD at its border. 20This shall be a sign and a witness to the LORD within the land of Egypt. For they will cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors and He shall send them a great and mighty deliverer that will deliver them. 21In that day the LORD shall be known by the Egyptians and they shall sacrifice and worship Him, also making vows before Him. 22And the LORD shall strike Egypt, however He shall heal Egypt when they return to Him.

23In that day there shall be a highway from Egypt to Assyria and both people shall travel back and forth, serving the LORD together. 24And Israel shall be the blessing in the land, alongside of Egypt and Assyria. 25Whom the LORD shall bless, saying; Blessed be My people of Egypt and Assyria, the work of My hands and Israel My inheritance.

Isaiah: chapter 20

1In the year that Tartan, (NOTE: a chief commander of the Assyrian army), came and fought against the major Philistine city of Ashdod and took it. 2At that time the LORD spoke to Isaiah the prophet, saying; Remove the sackcloth from your waist and take of the shoes. And Isaiah did so, walking in only a loincloth and barefoot.

3Then the LORD said; As My servant Isaiah walks naked and barefoot these three years, this will be as a sign and wonder to Egypt and Ethiopia. 4For the king of Assyria shall lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and captives. Both young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5Everyone who looks towards Ethiopia shall have their expectations fall and see the glory of Egypt fail and they shall be afraid. 6And he who lives in the coastal regain shall say; Our hope to where we could flee is now gone, how shall we help but be delivered before the king of Assyria, how can we escape?

Isaiah: chapter 21
1The burden of the desert of the sea, for tempest floods from the south once passed through it. (This most likely refers to the land of Babylon, after the water of the Euphrates had been dammed up and redirected).

As the waters had come in a torrent, so will God's judgment come from hostile armies, of a terrible land. 2A grievous vision has been declared to me; The treacherous dealer cheats his neighbor and they go about destroying. Let the Persian empire go up and besiege the country of Media and I shall make all moaning to cease.

3Therefore I grieve within me. The pains of a woman in childbirth have come upon me, I was pained at what I heard and troubled by what I saw. 4My heart trembles and terror overwhelms me. The LORD has turned the night of my pleasure into fear. 5For they are eating and drinking, having only the standard watch of the city, but now shall they arise and bring out the battle armor. 6For this is what my Lord has said to me; Set a watchman and let him warn the others. 7And he saw chariots of the Medes and Persians coming and he quickly warned the others. 8For he cried out the warning to his lord. 9Here comes chariots of men, Babylon has fallen and all the images of her gods, the LORD has smashed to the ground. 10O my children of Israel, that which I have heard from the LORD God of Israel, I have declared to you.

11This is the burden of Edom.

I hear Him from the mountains of Seir, saying; Watchman, when will daybreak be, how long will this night last? 12The watchman replies, The morning is coming, but for now it is still night, if you wish to come, come.

13This is the burden of Arabia.

The caravans of Dedanim will lodge in the forests within Arabia. 14The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty and fed the fugitives with bread. 15For they had fled from the grievousness of battle. 16For the Lord told me, that within a year, all the glory of Kedar, (an Arabian tribe) shall fail. 17And the number that remain of the archers and the mighty men of Kedar, shall be diminished. For the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.

Isaiah: chapter 22
1The burden of the valley of vision,   (of Judah and Jerusalem, for mountain are all around them).

Why have you so recklessly given yourself over to wild living? 2A city of riotous living, expressing false joy and your slain men have died in vain. 3All military leaders have fled, led away without resistance and your people have all been taken captive and lead afar off. 4Therefore Isaiah the prophet said, Look away from me, for I will weep bitterly. Do not attempt to comfort me, because of the destruction of my people. 5For it is a day of trouble from the LORD. A day of trampling down, doubts, breaking down of walls and of crying out to the mountains. 6And in my vision I saw Assyrian's great and mighty army prepared for battle. 7And it shall be that Israel's choicest valleys shall be full of chariots and the armed horsemen shall set themselves up in formation at Jerusalem's gate.

8For God removed His protective covering from Judah. And in that day the people of Judah looked to the king's armory for their protection. 9The Israelites then took notice of the many weak spots within the city wall and they secured the city water supply. 10They tore down some of the houses of Jerusalem to fortify the city wall. 11Digging a moat between the two walls filled with water from the old pool, but they did not look to the One who gave them the city, nor did they have respect for Him. 12However, in that day the Lord GOD has called you to weeping and mourning, when you will humble yourself through baldness and wearing of sackcloth. 13But instead, you have covered yourself in joy and gladness, eating and drinking, saying to yourself, for tomorrow we shall die. 14The LORD spoke to me that, this iniquity would not be purged from you except by death.

15Thus says the Lord GOD; Go and get the treasurer, Shebna, whom is over the house of king Hezekiah and say, 16What is your business here, having a tomb hewn out of the rock for you in the place of the kings? 17The LORD will have you carried away into captivity and you shall be covered with shame. 18He shall violently throw you into a large country and that is where you shall die, shaming the house of your king. 19I will drive you out of your current position and you shall be made low. 20That Day I will replace Shebna with my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah. 21I will put your robe on him and he shall have the authority that you had. I will commit the government into his hand and he shall be a father to the people of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 22He shall hold the key of the house of David. And what he puts into place, no one shall undo. 23I shall place him on a secure place and he shall have a throne of honor, as a glory to his father's house. 24And he shall have all the glory of his father's house. 25In that day, the secure shall be cut down and taken away and everything that was dependent on it shall also fall, thus says the LORD.

Isaiah: chapter 23
1The burden of Tyre.

Howl, for your cargo sea going ships are destroyed, as is the sea port on the Mediterranean sea. And when the ships returned from Cyprus, they saw the destruction. 2The merchants who live on the sea coast, gaining wealth via the sea, shall be still! 3You have gotten rich by trading throughout and have become the market of the nations. 4Be ashamed, city of Sidon, for because of your sea trade you now lay barren. 5As word gets to Egypt, they will feel great sorrow for Tyre. 6Abandon your isle, run for safety and weep. 7Look at your once joyous city, the pride of your days, expanding throughout the world. 8Yet, who has brought this against the great high city of Tyre, whose merchants are princes and traders are honored throughout the earth? 9The LORD God has purposed it, to pollute the pride of your glory and to bring dishonor to your honorable among the nations.

10You can now, pass through your land as you would a river, for all has been undone. 11For the LORD God stretched out His hand over the sea, with a command to destroy the strongholds of the merchant city. 12And He said, Sidon, the crown jewel, shall no longer rejoice. And your mighty shall flee to Cyprus, but they shall not prosper. 13Look at the example of Babylon, how easily their land was destroyed and brought to ruin by the Assyrians. 14Wail you merchants of Sidon, for your strength is laid waste.

15In that day, Tyre shall remain obscure for seventy years, according to the days of one dynasty. After the end of seventy years, (NOTE: this number seems to correlate with the seventy years of the Israelites in captivity). Tyre shall try to regain her fame, but shall not be able do so. 16As a harlot that has been forgotten, Tyre will sing many songs that her past glory days might be remembered. 17After the seventy years, the LORD will visit Tyre and she shall take up her trading again. She will, then again, play the harlot and resume her fornication with all the nations of the world. 18But her merchandise and her trade shall be dedicated to the LORD, it shall not be treasured up. And her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently and for durable clothing.

Isaiah: chapter 24

1For, the LORD will make the land empty, as a wasteland, turning it upside down and scattering abroad its inhabitants. 2It shall be that everyone will be treated alike, the priest along with the people, the servant along with his master, the buyer along with the seller, the lender along with the borrower. 3The land shall be utterly emptied and spoiled, for the LORD has spoken this.

4The earth mourns and fades, the world is weakened and the proud people of the earth become feeble. 5For the earth has been defiled by its people, because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinance and broken the everlasting covenant. 6Therefore the curse has consumed the earth and its inhabitants have been found guilty and few men are left. 7The produce of the earth grows weak and the once merry hearted of the earth sigh. 8All joy on the earth ceases. 9They do not drink wine with a song and strong drink is bitter to them that drink it. 10The city of confusion is broken down and every house shuts it doors. 11There is a crying for wine in the streets, but all joy is darkened, there is no more merriment. 12The cities are left in desolation and the gates are destroyed.

13This is how it shall be for the people on the earth, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the harvest is over. 14The remnants of people shall lift up their voice, crying out for the majesty of the LORD. 15Therefore glorify the LORD God of Israel wherever you may be, glorify God in your trials.

16We have heard songs from the uttermost parts of the earth giving glory to the righteous One. But, I have said; Woe is me, I waste away, for they have dealt treacherously with me. 17Terror and the pit of destruction, are on the inhabitant of the earth. 18And it shall be that he who flees from the sound of dread shall fall into the pit and he that escapes out of the pit shall be taken in a snare. For the windows of the heavens have been opened and the foundations of the earth are shaken. 19The earth has been utterly broken down and violently shaken. 20It wobbles on its axis, for its transgression lays heavy on it and it shall fall and not rise again. 21In that day, it shall come to pass, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones, (celestial brings) and the kings on the earth. 22They shall be gathered together as prisoners and shut up in the pit and after many days shall they be visited. 23The moon shall then be confounded and the sun shall be ashamed, when the LORD God reigns in Mount Zion and Jerusalem, showing forth His glory to His elders.

Isaiah: chapter 25

1LORD, You are my God and I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. 2For You have made a fortified city a ruin heap, never to be built again. 3That is why the strong people glorify You and cities within terrible nations fear You. 4You have been a strength to the poor and the needy in their distress, a refuge from the storm and a shadow from the heat, when the ruthless one comes against us. 5You shall reduce the threats of the strangers, bringing the strangers down low.

6And in Mount Zion shall the LORD God make all people a glorious feast. 7And on Mount Zion, He will destroy the covering of gloom that is over all people and the veil that is spread over all the nations. 8The LORD God will swallow up death in victory, wipe away all tears and the rebuke of His people shall be removed, for the LORD has spoken it.

9In that day it shall be said; This is our God, whom we have waited for. He will save us and we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation, for this is the LORD God. 10At Mount Zion shall the hand of the LORD rest and our enemies shall be trodden down under Him. 11For He shall spread forth His hands and crush their pride along with the spoils of their hands. 12For He shall bring down and crush their defenses.

Isaiah: chapter 26

1In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah; The LORD God is our strong city, He has set up salvation as our walls and protection. 2Open the gates, so that the righteous nation that keeps the truth may enter in. 3God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Him, because he trusts in You. 4Therefore trust in the LORD always, for within the LORD, He is an everlasting strength:

5For He humbles the proud, He brings the high and mighty city down low, even crushes them to the dust. 6And it shall be trodden down by man, even by the poor and needy. 7The way of the just is uprightness, for the LORD God is upright and He leads the just in uprightness. 8Even in the way of Your just judgments have we waited for You LORD. The desire of our soul is to know You and all the works You have done. 9My soul has desired You in the night and my spirit within me seeks You early in the morning. For when Your judgments are here on the earth, the people will learn righteousness. 10Although favor is given to the wicked, yet they refuse to learn the ways of righteousness. For they deal unjustly, in the land of uprightness and refuse to behold the majesty of the LORD. 11And when the hand of the LORD is lifted up, they do not see it, Yet let them see the zeal You have for Your people and be ashamed for their envy at the people. The fire of Your enemies shall consume them.

12LORD, You shall ordain peace for us, for everything within us has been worked in us by You. 13LORD our God, though other masters have had dominion over us, we will acknowledge and mention Your name only. 14These other masters are dead and not living, powerless spirits and You have made all our memory of them to perish. 15LORD, You have increased the nations with believers and You are glorified. 16LORD, when they were in trouble they called upon You, pouring out their prayers when your chastening was upon them. 17They cried out in their pains, as a woman nearing her time of childbearing cries out in her pains. So have they been in Your presence. 18We have been with child and in pain, Yet we brought forth only wind, we have not brought salvation to the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen. 19Your dead men shall live Oh LORD, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing for joy, for the earth shall cast out her dead.

20Come, my people, enter into your chambers and shut the door behind you. Hide yourself for a little while, until the LORD's wrath is past. 21For the LORD is coming from heaven to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. And the earth shall disclose the blood shed of the past and shall no more cover her slain.

Isaiah: chapter 27

1In that day, the LORD with His strong and mighty sword shall punish leviathan and He shall punish that crooked serpent and slay the dragon that lives in the sea. (NOTE: the word leviathan, usually referred to as a sea monster, it is used five times in the bible, Job 3:8, 41:1, Psalm 74:14, 104:26, Isaiah 27:1, each time it refers to a creature that will overtake man, but it is no obstacle for God). 2In that day sing to the redeemed nation of Israel, it shall be looked upon as a vineyard of red wine. 3And the LORD as its Keeper, He nourishes it every moment and guards it night and day. 4Wrath will no longer be in Him and those who would oppose Him in battle, He will strike them and burn them up together. 5Else let him join in the LORD's strength, so that he may make peace with Him. 6And in the days to come Israel shall take root, blossoming and budding and will fill the whole world with fruit.

7Has the LORD struck Israel with the same vengeance that He struck their enemies with, or were the Israelites slain in the same way their captives were slain? 8Yet they will debate this in the day when the LORD sent them into captivity. 9But by their captivity the iniquity of Israel was purged. For the fruit that took away their sin was when all the groves and altars to the idols and images were beaten into pieces. 10Even still Judah's fortified city shall be desolate, everything forsaken and left as a wilderness. 11People of no understanding shall use the land for gathering twigs, However, God that created them will have no mercy on them, showing them no favor. 12And in that day it shall be that the LORD shall thresh out His grain and will gather up one by one the children of Israel. 13In that day the great trumpet shall be blown and the Israelites shall come together, which were about to perish in the land of Assyria. Also, the outcasts from the land of Egypt, shall worship the LORD at Mount Zion at Jerusalem.

Isaiah: chapter 28
1Woe to the drunken pride of Israel,

They wear their glory on their head as a fading flower. 2Know that the Lord has a mighty and strong one, (the Assyrian army), as a tempest storm of destroying hail and as a flood of mighty waters. And by their hands they shall cast them down to the earth. 3Their drunken pride, shall be trodden under foot. 4And the prideful crown on their head because of their glorious harvest, shall be as a fading flower. 5In that day the LORD God shall be as a crown of glory and beauty to the remainder of His people, 6And as a spirit of judgment to him that administers justice and for strength to them that guard and protects. 7But they have erred due to wine and strong drink and have gone astray, also the priests and the prophets have erred in vision because of strong drink, they are confused from wine and stumble in judgment. 8For all of their places are full of vomit and filthiness and there is nothing clean.

9But the drunker's say; we know He teaches knowledge and understanding of doctrine to newly babes in Christ. Is that what you take us for? 10And you will also say; We know that it is precept upon precept, rule upon rule, who are you to tell us this?

11But I say to you, the LORD will speak to this people through men with stammering lips and through a strange language. 12Even though the LORD has said to you, I AM the true rest and refreshing for the weary, yet they would not hear. 13But the Word of the LORD will be given to you, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, so that you might stumble and fall, becoming broken, trapped and captured.

14You scornful leaders of Jerusalem, hear the Word of the LORD. 15You are relying on your alliance with Egypt to counter the Assyrians, believing that no harm shall come to you. You have believed a lie and covered yourself in deception. 16Therefore the Lord GOD says; In Zion, I have set a tried and sure foundation, a precious Cornerstone and he that believes on that Stone shall not be moved, (speaking of God's Son, Jesus Christ). 17I will also bring to you justice as a measuring line and righteousness shall be the standard. Destructive hail shall sweep away the lies and the waters shall overflow all the hiding places. 18Your alliance with Egypt, (thinking they will save you), will be annulled, for harm shall surely come to you when the Assyrian army passes through. 19Morning by morning and day by day, as it passes over you it shall harm you. However, it shall be that this will only vex your soul, for you will still not understand God's message and instruction.

20For man of his only effort will always find himself lacking, his own coverings will always leave parts of him exposed. 21For the LORD God shall rise up with a great victory, being relentless in battle, that He may perform His mysterious work. 22Therefore do not be mockers, lest you increase your own bondage of destruction.

23Listen to my voice and understand my words. 24Does a farmer till his fields all day long, continually breaking up the earth, 25After he has prepared the ground? Does he not start to scatter his seeds and plant his principal crop all in their own place? 26For his God has instructed in caring for each type of seed. 27-28For not all seeds are handled the same way. Some seeds are threshed, some are beaten and some are crushed. 29This instruction also comes from the LORD God, whose counsel is wonderful and excellent in working.

Isaiah: chapter 29
1Woe to the strength of Jerusalem,

For year after year, they hold their meaningless sacrifices, in their cycle of feasts. 2I shall distress Jerusalem and there shall be heaviness and sorrow, but to me Jerusalem will still be as a lions whelp. 3I will encamp against the city and lay siege against it. 4Jerusalem shall then be brought down and shall humbly and quietly whisper from below the ground and her speech shall be as of one with a familiar spirit.

5However the multitude of your enemies shall be like small dust, even as chaff that blows away in the wind. 6For the LORD God shall visit you with thunder, an earthquake, great noise of a storm of devouring fire. 7The multitudes that fight against Jerusalem causing her distress, shall be as a mere dream within the night. 8It shall be as when a hungry man dreams that he is feasting, but when he wakes, he is hungry. So will it be for the multitudes of the nations that fight against Mount Zion, they will realize they have accomplished nothing.

9Meditate on my message if you can understand it, however, choose to blind yourself now, so you will not see, for you are dull of spirit. 10For the LORD has given your prophets and rulers the spirit of deep sleep, having closed their eyes. 11For this vision has become to you as a book that is sealed, your wise men are not able to read and comprehend the words, for the book is sealed. 12And when the book is handed to him that is not learned, he replies; I cannot read this, for I am not learned.

13Therefore the Lord says; Because these people honor Me with their speech, but have taken their heart far from Me and their fear toward Me is imparted through mere repetition by men. 14I will do a wonder among these people an astonishing work. The wisdom of their wise men shall come to not and be forgotten about, for it shall be hidden from them. 15Woe to those that seek to conceal their thoughts and behaviors from the LORD, doing all of their works in the dark and they think that no one sees them or knows them. 16Your perception has turned things upside down! Shall the work of clay made by the potter say, I am not His work, for He is a man of no understanding.

17Yet, in a little while Lebanon will become as a fruitful field, showing multitudes the way of Salvation. 18In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the Book and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and darkness. 19The humble shall also increase their joy in the LORD, while the poor shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 20For the terrible one is brought to nothing, the scorner is consumed and all that sought for contentions shall be cut off. 21All justice shall be restored, there shall be no wrongful condemnation, no snares set for the common man or injustice of the righteous.

22Therefore thus says the LORD, concerning the house of Jacob; Israel shall not be ashamed, neither shall its people be in fear. 23For when he sees his children, walking in My way and worshiping My name, then shall he also fear the God of Israel. 24And they who erred in spirit shall come to understanding and they that debated doctrine shall receive instruction.

Isaiah: chapter 30

1Woe to the rebellious children, that take counsel of men and carry out their plans, without inquiring of My counsel. They make leagues with other men, but not of My Spirit, thus adding to their sin. 2They wish to go back to Egypt, yet they have not asked Me to give them strength that they may find protection in Egypt. 3Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be their shame and the their trust in Egypt shall be their confusion. 4For Pharaoh's officials and ambassadors gathered together to meet with them. 5Yet in the end the Israelites will be ashamed, for the Egyptians cannot profit them, but will become a shame and a reproach to them. 6And this is their burden going into the south, into the land of trouble and anguish. As the Israelites go they shall encounter, young and old lions, the viper and fiery flying serpent. As they carry their riches on donkeys and camels, to a people that shall not profit them. 7For the Egyptians will attempt to help, but it shall all be in vain. Therefore, I have called Egypt; The power that sits still.

8Now write this down in a book, to serve as a record for you and your generations. 9That these are rebellious people, lying children that are not willing to hear the law of the LORD. 10And the people ultimately say to the prophets; Prophesy to us good and comfortable things, even if they happen to be untrue. 11Do not preach to us anymore and stop using the name, 'the Holy One of Israel'.

12Therefore, the Holy One of Israel says; Because you have despised My Word and rather trust in oppression and perverseness. 13This sin shall be your downfall and within an instant it shall come upon you and break you. 14You shall be broken in pieces, as the work of a potter that he decides to scrap.

15Again says the Lord GOD of Israel; In seeking Me and resting in Me shall you be saved, likewise in quietness and in confidence shall you find your strength, but My people would not do so. 16Your plan was to flee upon swift horses. Therefore, the enemy that overtakes you shall be swift. 17By the threat of one of the enemies, a thousand of you shall flee and by the threat of five, shall send all of you running for the highest mountain.

18But the LORD being gracious waits, thereby He shall be exalted showing mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of judgment and blessed are they that earnestly wait for Him. 19And the people that dwell in Zion at Jerusalem shall weep no more. The LORD will be very gracious and answer your cries, when He hears them. 20Even though the Lord will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction. Yet, He will not remove your teachers from you, for you shall hear and comprehend their words. 21For you shall know within yourself the right way to walk, neither turning to the right nor the left. 22In that day, you shall defile your carved images with covering of silver and gold and shall cast them away as a fifty blood stained cloth.

23Then the LORD shall give to you rain for your seed, that you may sow and reap an abundant harvest and your cattle shall feed in large pastures. 24Likewise shall your oxen and the young donkeys that till the ground be well feed. 25And on every hill and mountain, there shall be rivers and streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26Moreover the light of the moon shall have the intensity of the sun and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the hurts of His people and heals their wounds.

27For the name of the LORD comes from afar, burning with His anger within a thick rising smoke, His lips full of wrath and His words being as a devouring fire. 28And His breath as an overflowing stream, reaching to the midst of the neck, sifting the nations unto destruction, for there shall be a bridle on the people, causing them to err. 29In that day, there shall be a song in your heart, as in a vision when a holy feast is kept, as when one joins a royal procession going up the mountain of the LORD, to the Mighty One of Israel. 30And the LORD shall cause His glorious voice to be heard and the downward blow of His arm to be felt. Because of His wrath there shall be devouring fire and hailstones. 31For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down. 32And every blow of the LORD to the Assyrian army, shall be to the Israelites sweet music of timbrels and harps. 33For the abominable place Israel had once used for child sacrifices will be used one more time, for the Assyrian people and their king.

Isaiah: chapter 31
1Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help,

Trusting in horses and chariots. For many believe in the strength of horses, but they do not seek the LORD or look towards the Holy One of Israel! 2Yet God is wise and will bring evil, for God does not retract His Words. He will arise against every evildoer and even those that assist others to do iniquity. 3For the Egyptians are mortal men and not God and their horses are mere flesh and not spirit. And when the LORD stretches out His hand, both shall fall. The Egyptians and the Israelites that aided the Egyptians. 4For the LORD has spoken this to me; As the young lion roars over his prey keeping it from others and is not moved when many shepherds gather against him. So the LORD shall come down to fight for Mount Zion and He will not be moved. 5The LORD will defend and deliver Jerusalem, for He will hover over it and preserve it.

6Children of Israel, return to Him, for you have greatly revolted. 7And in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver and gold, made by their own hands increasing their own sin. 8Then shall the Assyrian fall, not by mighty men rather they shall be devoured by God. Their men shall then flee from the sword and their young men shall be put into forced labor. 9And in their flight, they shall retreat to their stronghold out of fear, for their officers shall be afraid, says the LORD, whose fire is in Zion and furnace is in Jerusalem.

Isaiah: chapter 32

1For a King shall reign in righteousness and princes shall rule in judgment. 2And each leader shall provide protection for their people and be as a refreshing place of refuge to them. 3And the eyes and ears of them that do see and hear shall be opened. 4The heart of the impulsive will understand knowledge and the speech of the foolish will be plainly discernable. 5The foolish person shall no more be celebrated, nor shall the crafty person live in abundance. 6For the fool will speak his folly, working his deceit and practice hypocrisy, in utter error against the LORD. Leaving the soul of the hungry, unfulfilled and even causing the teachings to those who thirst, to fail. 7For the methods of the unlawful are evil. They devise schemes to destroy the poor with deceitful words, even when the needy speak rightly and justly. 8But the true noble devises noble things and he shall continue in these just and noble things.

9Listen to my words, you women that are at ease and you careless daughters. 10You shall be troubled by future things to come, for the grape harvest shall fail and the gathering of fruit shall not come. 11Therefore, you women that are at ease and you careless ones, tremble and be troubled and clothe yourself with sackcloth. 12For you will lament, for the loss of the harvest and the failed wine. 13And thorns and briers shall come upon the land of my people, every house in the joyous city shall be overgrown. 14The palaces shall be forsaken, all the people shall desert the city and the remaining forts and towers shall be as for dens for the wild breasts and the land shall be a pasture for flocks. 15It shall be like this, until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, then the wilderness shall become a fruitful field and the fruitful field is valued as a forest.

16In that day, judgment shall dwell in the past and righteousness shall reign. 17And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. 18And the LORD's people shall dwell in sure dwelling in peace quiet resting places. 19However Jerusalem will learn humility before their sure dwelling becomes a reality. 20Blessed is the man that sows beside all waters, laboring for a harvest.

Isaiah: chapter 33
1Woe to those who deal treacherously with others,

Even though their victims did not deal treacherously with them. For when they stop dealing treacherously with others, they themselves shall be dealt with treacherously.

2LORD, be gracious to us, for we have waited for You. Be the strength and deliverance of Your servants every morning and our salvation in the time of trouble. 3At the noise of Your thunder the enemy fled and at Your presence the nations were scattered. 4And the Israelites shall gather the spoil of the Assyrians, as the running of locusts to and fro taking what they wish.

5The LORD that dwells on high is exalted, for He has filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. 6He is the stability of our times, along with strength of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. And the man that fears the LORD, this is His treasure. 7But, listen to their mighty men cry out and their ambassadors of peace weep bitterly. 8Their highways are desolate and not a man is around, for he has broken the covenant. 9The earth mourns, for Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down, the fertile pastures have become as deserts and unproductive.

10Now shall the LORD rise up and be exalted. 11For all that the Assyrians bring forth is as chaff, and their breath is as fire that consumes them. 12And the people shall themselves be the fuel for the fire. 13Those who are far off, hear the LORD, know what He has done and acknowledge His might.

14The sinners in Zion tremble! Fear has overtaken the hypocrites. Who cry out, who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire, the everlasting burning? 15Only he that walks righteously and speaks the truth. Despising unjust gain and holding of bribes. He that guards his ears from hearing of violence and shuts his eyes from seeing evil. 16Such a man shall dwell on high, his place of defense shall be sure, his bread shall be given to him and his water shall be sure.

17Their eyes shall see the King in His beauty and they shall behold the land that is very far off. 18However their heart shall meditate on the terror of the past. 19But they shall not see the fierce people of the past. 20Rather they shall look towards Zion, the city of our set feasts. And you shall see Jerusalem, a quiet home, a tabernacle that shall stand forever. 21There the glorious LORD shall be to us as a place of broad rivers and streams, where no foreign invading ship shall pass. 22For the LORD is our Judge, Lawgiver and King, who will save us. 23For within Israel's own strength, her tackling is loose and she has little strength. She could not win a war of herself, her great spoil would be divided and even the lame could take her. 24But now, no inhabitant of Zion shall say; I am sick and all the people that dwell there shall be forgiven of their iniquities.

Isaiah: chapter 34

1Let all the nations come near, let the people and all that is within the earth hear. 2For the wrath of the LORD is upon all nations and His fury is upon their armies and He has delivered them to the slaughter. 3Their slain shall also be thrown down to rot in the streets and their blood shall cover the mountains. 4And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, the heavens shall be rolled back as a scroll and all their hosts shall fall down. (disturbances in the heavens, characterize the day of the LORD).

5After the battle in the heavens, I will come down to judge the enemies upon the earth, the people of My curse. 6For the sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it has been made fat with sacrifice of the people's death. 7And wild beasts shall come down with them and their land shall be soaked with blood.

8For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. 9The streams shall be turned into tar and the dust of the land shall become as brimstone. 10And it shall burn night and day, sending up smoke forever and throughout all generations it shall lie waste, no one shall pass through it. 11Birds of pray and various animals shall possess it and the LORD shall cover the land with confusion and meaninglessness. 12Their nobles shall be called to proclaim the kingdom, but no one will be there, for all her princes are no more.

13Her palaces shall become overgrown with thorns and her fortresses with brambles, it shall be a habitation of dragons and a court for owls. 14And the entire land shall be a haven for wild beasts. 15The snakes shall make their nest there under the shadows and birds of pray shall gather there.

16Read and study this in the book of the LORD, not one of these prophecies shall fail. This shall be complete for My mouth has commanded it and My Spirit has gathered them. 17The LORD has cast the lot for them and they shall possess it always, throughout all generations they shall dwell there.

Isaiah: chapter 35

1The wilderness and the solitary place shall now be able to recover and be glad and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose. 2It shall blossom abundantly, rejoicing with joy and singing. For they shall see the glory of the LORD and the excellency of our God. 3For brother will encourage brother. 4And say to him having a fearful heart; Be strong and do not fear, for your God will take vengeance on your enemy and He will save you.

5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6The lame man shall leap, the tongue of the dumb sing, for waters shall break out in the wilderness and streams in the desert. 7The hardened ground shall become a pool and the thirsty land springs of water, even jackals shall make a home for themselves amidst the reeds.

8And a highway shall be there and it shall be called, The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed, nor shall the fools, stumble onto it and lose their way. 9There shall not be any ravenous beast on this way, but only the redeemed shall walk there. 10And the redeemed of the LORD shall walk this road, coming into Zion with songs of everlasting joy and all sorrow shall pass away.

Isaiah: chapter 36
The king of Assyria comes against the land of Judah, also recorded in:   2nd Kings 18:14-19:37, 2nd Chronicles 32:9-23

1Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib the king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh, one of his chief generals to king Hezekiah in Jerusalem, with a great army. 3So three men from Hezekiah's house came out, an overseer, a scribe and a recorder. 4Then the general said to the men; Tell king Hezekiah, that the king of Assyria wonders where you have placed your trust and confidence? 5What you have spoken in the past are but vain words, I have counsel and strength for war. Now, on whom do you trust, for you have rebelled against Assyria in the past?

6You have put your trust in Egypt, as a broken reed. That as soon as a man relies on them, Pharaoh the king of Egypt will betray you, he does so to all that trust him. 7And if you say to me; We trust in the LORD our God, is this not the God whose high places and altars Hezekiah the king has removed. Ordering Judah and Jerusalem to worship before this altar? 8Therefore, prayerfully negotiate your pledge to the king of Assyria and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able to set riders on them. 9Why you could not even turn back one captain of the least of my master's servants. Stop trusting on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen! 10Do not assume that I have come against this land without the LORD. It was the LORD that said to me; Go against this land and destroy it.

11The three spokesmen for king Hezekiah said to Rabshakeh of the Assyrian army; Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, (your native language), for we understand it. Do not speak to us in the Jewish language, where the people on the wall of the city can hear. 12But Rabshakeh said; My master has not sent me to speak in private to your master, he has also sent me to the men that sit upon the wall of the city. These people on the city wall need to know their own future, will be eating of their own dung and drinking their own piss, as your's also will be!

13With a loud voice, Rabshakeh then cried out in the Jewish language, saying; Hear the words of the great king of Assyria. 14Do not let king Hezekiah deceive you, for he is not able to deliver you. 15Nor should you listen to Hezekiah when he tells you to trust in the LORD, He shall deliver you from the army of Assyria. 16Do not listen to Hezekiah, rather make your peace with Assyria and come out to me and we shall all live a prosperous life. 17When I come again and bring you into a new land, a land much like yours with corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 18But, beware lest Hezekiah persuaded you, that the LORD will deliver you. Have any of the gods of the other nations delivered their people from the king of Assyria? 19The gods of Syria could not deliver their people from the Assyrian's. 20None of these gods have delivered their people and land from the hand of the Assyrians, Why do you feel the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

21But the Israelites held their peace, for the king's commandment was, not to answer.

22Then the three spokesman of the king, returned to king Hezekiah with their clothes torn because of their despair and they told the king the words of Assyrian officer.

Isaiah: chapter 37

1When king Hezekiah heard this, he also tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD. 2And he sent his spokesmen to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 3And instructed them to say to him; King Hezekiah has said; This is a day of distress, of rebuke from the king of Assyrian and of hearing his blasphemy against our LORD! For the people and the nation have come this far and we do not have the strength to see it through. 4We call on you Isaiah, to intercede for the people of Judah that are left. That it may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the official of the king of Assyria, who was sent to blaspheme the living God of Israel and the LORD your God will reprove him.

5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6And Isaiah said to them; Tell your master, This is what the LORD says; Do not be afraid of the words that you have heard, that the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed the LORD by. 7For I will put a spirit on him, he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land. And there in his own land, he shall die by the sword.

8So Rabshakeh returned, finding that the king of Assyria had begun warring against Libnah, a city of Judah, for he had heard that the king had departed from the city of Lachish within Judah. 9For the king of Assyria heard that Tirhakah the king of Ethiopia was going to come against him and upon hearing that the king sent another group of messages to king Hezekiah, instructing them to say; 10Do not be deceived by your God in whom you trust! Thinking that Jerusalem will be delivered from the hand of the king of Assyria. 11You have heard how the kings of Assyria have utterly destroyed the other lands, do you really think that you shall be delivered? 12Have the gods of the other nations delivered the lands and cities of Northern Mesopotamia and Syria, which my fathers have destroyed? 13Where are these past kings, are they not all dead?

14When Hezekiah read the letter, he went up to the house of the LORD and spread the letter before the LORD. 15And prayed to the LORD, saying; 16LORD God of Israel, that dwells between the cherubim. You alone are the God of all the kingdoms of the earth, for You have made heaven and earth. 17LORD listen to me and hear all the words of the king of Assyria, for he has blasphemed the living God of Israel.

18Truly, the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the nations and their countries, 19They have cast the idolatrous gods of other nations into the fire, for they were only the work of men's hands, wood and stone. 20Therefore, LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD, the only LORD.

21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to king Hezekiah, saying; Thus says the LORD God of Israel, concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria; You have prayed to Me against the king of Assyria, say to him; 22The virgin daughter of Zion, (My people of Israel), have despised you and laughed in your face, the people of Jerusalem shake their head at you. 23Do you know whom you have reproached and blasphemed and to whom you have raised your voice to? Against the Holy One of Israel. 24Through your servants you have mocked the LORD. Boasting that with your many chariots you can go to the heights of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, pillaging all that is in the land. 25I have heard of all your boasting of your great works and the lands you have besieged. 26But have you not heard, of how in ancient times I formed the earth and brought it to pass, that the king of Assyria should be My instrument to destroy fortified cities and lay them to waste. 27Thus the people of these cities were of little power, they were dismayed and confounded and were easy to overtake as the grass of the field.

28But I know of Assyrian's dwelling place, your going out and coming in and of your rage against Me. 29Because of your rage against Me, that has come to My attention. I will put My hook in your nose and will lead you back where you came from.

30And this shall be sign, to My people of Israel. This year, you shall eat of the harvest in the field that grows by itself, without sowing. The second year you shall eat of the same and the third year you shall sow your fields and reap the harvest, plant vineyards and eat the fruit of it. 31And the remnant of Judah shall again take root in the land and began to bear fruit again. 32For by the zeal of the LORD, a remnant will come forth out of Jerusalem. 33Therefore, The king of Assyria shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow into the city. 34He shall return the same way that he came. 35I will defend and save this city, for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.

36Then the angel of the LORD went forth and struck in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred eighty-five thousand and when they arose early in the morning, this many men were dead. 37Then the king of Assyria departed returned to his country and dwelt at Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. 38As the king was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, his two sons struck him with the sword and they then escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in his place.

Isaiah: chapter 38

1In those days king Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, saying to the king; The LORD has said; You are to put your house in order, for you are going to die. 2But when Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face toward the wall and prayed to the LORD. 3Saying; LORD, remember how I have walked before You in faithfulness and in truth with my whole heart and have done what was good in Your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

4Then the Word of the LORD came again to Isaiah, saying; 5Tell Hezekiah, that I have heard his prayer, have seen his tears and will add fifteen years to his life. 6I will deliver you and the city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, defending Jerusalem.

7And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that He will do what He has spoken. 8The shadow when the sun goes down will return and go backwards ten degrees on the sun dial. And that is exactly what happened. Just before the sun went down, the shadow it casts returned and backed up ten degrees.

9The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah when he was sick and recovered from his sickness.

10In the prime of my days, I thought I must depart and go and be with the dead, deprived of the rest of my years. 11Not to see the LORD or any man ever again in the land of the living. 12My fleshy body has left me, taken down as a shepherd's tent, my life is finished, for the LORD has cut me off through sickness. 13All night long I ponder, the LORD as a lion, breaking all my bones, bringing me to an end. 14Like a bird, I chatter and mourn as a dove. My eyes fail me and I am oppressed, but I look upward to the LORD. O LORD be my surety for me. 15But what can I pled? The LORD has spoken it to me and has acted, I shall depart quietly all my years in the bitterness of my soul. 16LORD, as other men live, my spirit is yet well. Give me my health back and let me live. 17It was for my peace, that I had great bitterness, for out of love You have delivered my soul from the pit of corruption and have cast all my sins behind You. 18For the grave cannot praise You, death cannot celebrate You. Those that go down to into the pit cannot hope for Your truth. 19Only the living shall praise You, as I do this day. The father shall make known to his children Your faithfulness and truth. 20For the LORD is my salvation. Therefore we will sing my songs on stringed instruments, in the house of the LORD, all the days of our life.

21For Isaiah instructed the king to, take a lump of figs and lay their paste over the ulcer and you shall recover. 22For Hezekiah had asked, What would be the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?

Isaiah: chapter 39

1At that time, the king of Babylon, sent a message and a present to king Hezekiah, for he had heard that he had been sick and had now recovered. 2King Hezekiah was glad and showed them all of his treasures. He showed them his gold and silver, the spices and precious ointments and all of his armor, there was nothing in his house or all of his land that he did not show them.

3After they had left, Isaiah the prophet came to king Hezekiah and said to him; What did these men say and from where did they come? And Hezekiah said, They have come from Babylon. 4Isaiah then asked him; What have they seen within your house? And Hezekiah answered; I have shown them all that is within my house, there is nothing among my treasures that they have not seen.

5Then said Isaiah said to Hezekiah; Hear the Word of the LORD. 6The days are coming when all that is in Your house will be carried away to Babylon, nothing shall be left. 7And they shall take your sons away and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

8Hezekiah then said to Isaiah; The Word of the LORD that you have spoken, seems good, for there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Isaiah: chapter 40

1Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God. 2Speak comfort to Jerusalem, speak to her that her warfare is accomplished, her iniquity is pardoned for she has received the LORD's hand sufficient for all her sins.

3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the LORD, make a straight and level path in this barren land for our God. 4Every valley shall be lifted up and every mountain and hill shall be made low, the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places smoothed out. 5Then shall the glory of the LORD be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. For the LORD has spoken it.

6The voice says to me, prophecy and proclaim, that all flesh is but grass and all of its goodness and beauty will be soon destroyed in the fire. 7The grass withers and the flower fades, when the Spirit of the LORD comes upon it, surely the people are as grass. 8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.

9People of Zion and people of Jerusalem, that bring forth good tidings, climb up to a high mountain and without fear loudly proclaim to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!" 10For the Lord GOD will come with a strong hand and will rule with a strong arm. For the reward of His people is with Him and His work is before Him. 11He will feed His flock like a shepherd, gathering the lambs with His arm and carrying them in His bosom.

12Can anyone other than the LORD measure the waters in the hollow of His hand, marked out the heavens with His span, comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weigh the mountains and the hills on a balance? 13Can anyone direct the Spirit of the LORD, or be His counselor and teach Him? 14With whom has He taken counsel, who instructed Him in the way of judgment, teaching Him knowledge and showed Him the way of understanding?

15For, the nations are as a drop in a bucket and are counted as the small dust of the balance. 16The land of Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts of the field sufficient for a burnt offering. 17All nations before Him are as nothing and they are counted to Him as less than nothing and vanity.

18So to whom then can we compare God to? 19Graven images fall far short, they are made by man and overlaid with gold and various decorations. 20They that are impoverished and cannot afford an offering, will select a piece of wood and have a graven image made. 21Do you not know, have you not heard, have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22God sits over the whole earth and the inhabitants are as grasshoppers and He has spread forth from the heavens as a tent for them to dwell in. 23He brings the nobles of the earth to nothing and confounds the judges of the earth as worthlessness. 24These men are barely planted, having a shallow root in the earth. As soon as the LORD blows upon them, they shall wither and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. 25To whom then can you compare the LORD to, that He should be equal with? 26Look around you, who do you think has created these things? He brings forth the multitudes of His people, calling each one by name and through the greatness of His power and might, not one fails.

27People of Israel, what do you say to this? Do you still believe that your ways are hidden from the LORD and that your judgment has been passed over without regard from God? 28Do you not know, that the everlasting God, the LORD and Creator of the earth, does not faint or become tired? And there is no searching of His understanding. 29He gives power to the faint and to them that have no might He increases strength. 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall. 31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah: chapter 41

1Let the nations keep silent before Me and let the people renew their strength. Let the people come near, let them speak and be judged. 2For a righteous man was raised up from the east, called to do the LORD's work over nations and kings, for he was given control over the multitudes. 3He pursued them and archived the victory. 4Who has done all, working through the generations from the beginning. He is the LORD.

5The nations saw this and feared and they came together. 6everyone helped his neighbor, encouraging his brother to be strong. 7As they increased their production of worthless idols, each one encouraging and complementing each other, saying; This is good, it will not be moved.

8But the LORD has chosen Israel, His servant, the seed of Abraham His friend. 9He has gathered you from the ends of the earth, (where you were scattered) and called you from those who were over you, saying; This is My servant that I have chosen, they shall not be cast away. 10Do not fear, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you and uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

11And all that were against you will be ashamed and confounded, they shall be as nothing and those who strive against you shall perish. 12As you go out looking for your adversaries, you shall not find them, for they shall be as nothing at all. 13For the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you; Fear not, for I will help you.

14Fear not Israel, though you may feel like a worm, rise up men of Israel. I, the LORD, your Redeemer will help you, the Holy One of Israel. 15For I will make you bold throughout the nations and you shall thresh the nations. 16As you thresh them the wind shall carry them away and they shall be scattered. Then you shall rejoice in the LORD and glorify the Holy One of Israel. 17When the poor and needy seek water and find none. I the LORD God of Israel will hear them, I will not forsake them. 18I will open rivers in barren mountain heights and springs of waters in the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land springs of water. 19And will plant trees in the lands 20That men may see, know, consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created the earth.

21I, the King of Israel, call the idols made by the hands of men to prove their case. 22Let them declare to us things to come and tell us of the former things, that we may consider them and know the latter end. 23Show us things to come, that we may know that you are gods. Either do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed and behold your miracle. 24Your idols are worthless, having no works to your name, but the abomination is to him that chooses you.

25Yet I have raised up one from the north and he shall come from the east, (king Cyrus) calling on My name. He shall come against those that stand in his way, knowing that I have given him the victory. 26What idol has declared such as this to us beforehand, that we may know that He is righteous? No idol has done anything like this or declared anything like this, why they do not even hear your words. 27I first told the people of Israel all about this good news, For I gave Jerusalem prophets. 28But among Israel's idolatry there was no man in Israel, pagan priest, false prophet or counselor of idols, that could clearly tell the people of My words. 29For they are all vanity, their works are worthless and their idols are but wind and confusion.

Isaiah: chapter 42
This is the first of four occurrences referring to the Messiah or Jesus Christ.

1Behold My Servant, whom I uphold, My Elect, in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit on Him and He shall bring forth judgment to the nations. 2He will not cry out or seek attention causing His voice to be heard in the street. 3The wounded and hurt He shall not disregard, but He shall bring judgment and truth to all. 4He shall not fail or be discouraged, until He has established justice in the earth and the nations shall wait for His law.

5Thus says the LORD God, He who created and stretched out the heavens. He who spread forth the earth and all that comes from it, He that gave breath and a spirit to them that walk on the earth. 6I the LORD has called them in righteousness, I will hold their hand and keep them, making a covenant with them, to be a witness to the nations. 7By opening the blind eyes, setting prisoners free and showing the light to those who sit in darkness. 8My name is the LORD and I will not give My glory to another, neither My praise to idols. 9For, the former things have come to pass and I declare new things to you, before they come to pass.

10Let all the nations sing to the LORD a new song and praise Him from the ends of the earth. 11Let the camps in the wilderness lift up their voice and the outcasts shout from the top of the mountains. 12Let them give glory to the LORD and declare His praise in the their nations.

13The LORD goes forth as a mighty warrior. He stirs up His wrath as a man of war and shall prevail against His enemies.

14For I have been still and refrained Myself, holding My peace for a long time. I will now cry out and I shall not hold back. 15I shall strip the mountains and hills bare, all the green plants shall wither and the rivers and pools shall become dry. 16And I will not forsake the spiritually blind that follow Me. I will lead them in paths that they have not known before, I will make darkness, light before them and the crooked things straight. 17Those that have once trusted in idols will be greatly ashamed and will turn away from them.

18Let the deaf hear and may the blind see! 19Who is blind like My servant Israel or deaf as the prophets that I sent to Israel? There is none as blind as the LORD's servants that believe they are perfect. 20They see many things, but they do not comprehend them, they listen, but they do not hear.

21However it pleased the LORD, because of His righteousness' sake, to reveal revelation to them and glorify them. 22But this is a people robbed and spoiled, trapped and have become prey and not one of them seeks deliverance. 23Who among you will hear this and remember this in the time to come? 24Remember the LORD gave Israel up to robbers to spoil it, whom you sinned against. For Israel would not walk in His ways or were obedient to His law. 25Therefore the LORD has poured out His fierce anger on Israel and the intensity of the battle has set Israel on fire. Yet, Israel does not comprehend the lesson of repentance.

Isaiah: chapter 43

1But now, after judgment for Israel's past sins, thus says the LORD, your Creator; Fear not Israel, for I have redeemed you and have called you by name and you are Mine. 2When you pass through the waters, they will not overtake you, for I shall be with you, neither when you walk through the fire the flames shall not burn you or come upon you. 3For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour and I paid the price of Egypt as your ransom. 4Because you are precious, honorable and loved in My sight, I will ransom men for your life. 5Fear not, for I am with you! I will gather you back together from the east and the west. 6And from the north and the south, I will gather My daughters from the ends of the earth. 7Everyone that is called by My name, everyone that was formed and created for My glory.

8Bring forth the spiritually blind people and deaf. 9Let all the people of the nations be assembled together, can any among their false prophets have predicted that Cyrus, the king of Persia, would be Israel's deliverer? If so, let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified. 10My servants of Israel that I have chosen are My witnesses. That you may know, believe and understand that I am He, knowing that there was no God before Me, nor shall there be a God after me. 11For I am the LORD and there is no other Saviour beside Me. 12For I have declared future things to you, I have saved the nation and have revealed Myself to you, when there were not idols among you. Therefore, you are My witnesses, says the LORD, that I am God. 13Before your day, I was! No one can deliver out of My hand and the work I do, who can reverse or hinder it.

14Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent, (your deliverer, Cyrus, king of Persia) to Babylon and he has defeated all of their nobles. 15For I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. 16I make a way through the sea, a path in the mighty waters. 17Just as I brought forth the army of Pharaoh's chariots and horses and by My power, they were drowned in the sea and shall not be again. 18Do not consider the former things and the things of old. 19For, I will do a new thing, I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20The beast of the field shall honor Me, the dragons and the owls, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Also; I will give drink to My chosen people. 21For I have formed these people for myself and they shall speak of My praise.

22But Israel, you have not called on Me, but rather have been weary of Me. 23You have not brought Me your cattle as burnt offerings or honored Me with sacrifices, since I have not required you to serve Me with an offering, nor wearied you with incense. 24You have not bought Me your offerings, or filled Me with the fat from your sacrifices. But, have rather had Me to serve among your sins and wearied Me with your iniquities. 25I am the LORD that blots out your transgressions, because of My own sake and I will not remember your sins. 26If you think you are such, prove your case to Me! Declare your case, so that you may be justified. 27For your first father, (Jacob) had sinned and your teachers have transgressed against Me. 28That is why I disqualified the rulers of the sanctuary, turning Jacob over to the curse and Israel to reproaches.

Isaiah: chapter 44

1Yet, hear this Jacob, My servant and Israel, whom I have chosen. 2Thus says the LORD that made you and formed you from the womb. Do not fear, I will help you, O Jacob, My servant and My beloved Israel, whom I have chosen. 3For I will pour out My blessings on those who are needy, floods on the dry ground and I will pour out My spirit upon your descendants. 4And they shall spring up as among the grass, strong as willows by the water courses. 5And My people will be proud to say, I am the LORD's, while another calls himself by the name of Jacob and yet another uses the name of Israel.

6Thus says the LORD the King of Israel and His Redeemer the LORD (Jesus Christ); I am the First and the Last, beside Me there is no other God. 7Who can prophesy as I can, if so let him declare it and set it in order for Me. Since time began, I brought the things seen and the things to come forth, thus let them declare these things. 8But, do not fear, neither be afraid, for I have told you of that time. For you are My witnesses and there is no other God before Me.

9Those that make idols are worthless and confused, their idols do not profit them and through their own worship provides a witness against them, that they are blind and ignorant and this is to their own shame. 10Only fools form an idol, making it to be a god that is profitable for nothing. 11All of these fellows workers shall be ashamed, for they are all mere men. Let them all gathered together, stand and fear and be ashamed. 12The blacksmith forges and fashions the image with tongs and a hammer, until he hungers and his strength fails him. For the idol he makes brings him no refreshing.

13And the carpenter carefully measures and marks his idol and shapes it to have the figure and beauty of a man, so that it may dwell in a temple. 14He cuts down select trees of beauty and strength and replants. 15-17He burns a piece of wood to warm himself, bake bread, roast meat on it and he becomes satisfied, saying to himself, I am warm and have seen the light. With the remaining piece of wood, he makes a god, falls down and worships it. Saying to it, deliver me, for you are my god.

18They have not known or understood, for God has let their eyes grow dim and their hearts be callous, so they cannot understand. 19In their heart, they do not even consider that they have burned part of the piece of wood in the fire for their own needs and made an abomination out of the remaining piece, thus falling down to the wood of a tree, without life. 20This man's food is ashes, (emptiness), for his heart is deceived and has led him astray, that he cannot be saved and he is unaware that his idol is but a lie.

21Earnestly remember this, My servants of Israel, for I have formed you and you shall not be forgotten by Me. 22I have blotted out your sins and transgressions, that were as a thick cloud. Now return to Me, for I have redeemed you. 23Let the heavens sing and the very depths of the earth shout, for the LORD has done it. Let the mountains and the trees break forth into singing, for the LORD has redeemed Israel and glorified Himself in Israel.

24Thus says the LORD, whom formed you in the womb your Redeemer; I am the LORD that makes all things, By Myself, I have stretched forth the heavens and created the earth. 25I am the LORD that confounds the works of the magicians and confuses the fortunetellers, making the wise men look foolish. 26I confirm the Word of My servant and perform the counsel of My messengers. And say to My people of Jerusalem; You shall again be inhabited and the cities of Judah shall be built, for I shall raise you up. 27For I dry up the waters of the deep. 28And I have called Cyrus, the king of Persia, as My shepherd. To perform My pleasure, (NOTE: Cyrus, became the Israelites deliverer, out of their captivity). And say to Jerusalem; You shall again be rebuilt and the foundation of the temple shall be laid.

Isaiah: chapter 45

1Thus says the LORD to his anointed; Cyrus, king of Persia, whose right hand I have held, that he may subdue nations against him and he shall unarm great kings and they shall open the city gates to him. 2I will go before him and make the crooked places straight, the bars of brass that stand in his way I will break into pieces. (NOTE: History tells us that Babylon had one hundred gates of brass) 3And I will give him every treasure and those hidden in secret places, that he might fully realize that the LORD God of Israel has called him by name. 4Because of My servant's of Israel, I have called Cyrus by name and have even given him a surname, though he has not known Me.

5I am the LORD, there is none beside Me, I shall prepare him, even though he has not known Me. 6That everyone from the east to the west may know, that I am the LORD and there is none beside Me. 7I formed the light and created the darkness, making peace and create evil. Yes, I the LORD have done all these things. 8Let the skies and heavens shower down righteousness and let the earth bring forth salvation, for I the LORD have created it. 9Woe to that worthless and cracked piece of pottery that strives with his Maker! Let that cracked pottery strive with the other pieces of cracked pottery. Shall the clay question the potter, as to why he is made as such? 10Woe to him that complains to his parents, saying; Why have you brought me forth?

11Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel and His Maker; Do you dare question and try to command Me about things to come concerning My sons and the work of My hands? 12I have made the earth and created man. My hands, have stretched out the heavens and all the host of heaven, (the angels), I command. 13I have raised Cyrus up in righteousness and will direct his ways. He shall build My city and shall let My captives go, not for either price or reward.

14Thus says the LORD; The labor and the wealth of Egypt shall come to you. Men of stature shall come to you in submission and fall down before you, saying: God is surely with you, for there is none else but God. 15Truly He is a God that works in the background, the God of Israel, the Saviour. 16All makers of idols shall be ashamed, confounded and wander in confusion together. 17But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation, they shall not be ashamed or confounded throughout all eternity.

18For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself formed the earth and established it. He did not create it in vain, but formed it to be inhabited. 19I have not spoken in secret, I did not call the seed of Israel from a hidden corner of the earth, nor did I say to them, seek Me in vain. For I the LORD speak righteousness and I declare things that are just and right.

20Let the survivors of the nations gather themselves together, they who have no knowledge and that pray to idols, for they cannot save them. 21Take counsel together and state your argument for praying to gods that cannot save. Have I, the LORD, from ancient time not declared to you things to come? For there is no other God beside Me, I am a just God and Saviour. 22May people from all the ends of the earth turn to Me and are saved, for I am God and there is no one beside Me. 23For I have sworn by Myself, I have spoken the Word in righteousness and it shall be fulfilled, That every knee shall bow and everyone shall swear their alliance to Me. 24Only in the LORD shall one say, I have righteousness and strength and men shall come to him and all that are against that man shall be ashamed. 25For all the descendants of Israel shall glory in the LORD and be justified.

Isaiah: chapter 46

1The worthless and celebrated idols of Babylon that are being carried off, they are even a burden to the beasts whose back they are on. 2These gods are not even able to save their own idols, for they have gone into captivity. 3Listen to Me all the people of Israel, that I have carried from the very beginning. 4And even unto your old age I will carry you. For I have made you and will deliver you.

5To whom do you compare Me to, making Me their equal? 6A carefully made idol made by a goldsmith, that you fall down and worship. 7They carry them from place to place on their shoulders, setting this god in his place, where it does not move from. Even if one cries to him, yet the idol cannot answer, or save him out of his trouble.

8Earnestly remember this and own up to your guilt. 9Remember the former things that I have done of old, for I am God and there is no one like Me, 10Declaring the end result from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done. For My counsel, My Words shall stand and I will accomplish My good pleasure and purpose. 11Calling Cyrus, as a ravenous bird from the east, this man will execute My counsel from a far country. For I have spoken it and purposed it and will bring it to pass. (NOTE: Cyrus, the king of Persia, delivered the Israelites out of their captivity and they returned to Jerusalem.)

12Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, that are far from righteousness. 13I bring My righteousness near and My salvation will not linger, for I will place salvation in Zion for Israel, whom is My glory.

Isaiah: chapter 47
The LORD's rebuke against the nation of Babylon.

1You privileged people of Babylon, come down to reality and sit in the dirt. Call all of your nobles and sit on the ground in humiliation, for Babylon shall no longer be looked up to and Idolized among the nations. 2Prepare yourselves for hard labor, as the poorest of the poor. Take of your rich robes and be ready to follow your captors. 3Your nakedness shall be exposed and your shame clearly seen. For I, the LORD will take vengeance and will come upon you as no man has before. 4Says the LORD, the holy One of Israel, the Redeemer.

5Sit in silence, in a dark place, for Babylon shall no longer be called; The lady of kingdoms. 6I was angry with My people of Judah and have profaned My inheritance. I gave them over to your hand, but you did not show them mercy, for you also made the old bare heavy burdens.

7In your pride you thought you would be a privileged kingdom forever and you did not even comprehend what you had or give any thought to tomorrow. 8Therefore hear this; You who have given yourself over to much pleasure, dwelling arrogantly and confidently. You have said in your heart, there is none beside me, I shall never be a widow, alone and in need, nor shall I know the loss of our children. 9But these two things shall swiftly overtake you, the loss of your children and widowhood. They shall come upon you to the full degree of your sorceress and to the great abundance of your enchantments.

10For you Babylon trust in your wickedness. You thought you were wiser than all the rest, but your wisdom has led you astray and has perverted you into believing that you are He and there is none beside you. 11Therefore evil shall come upon you. You will not know where it comes from and there shall be no way to postpone or escape this desolation that comes suddenly upon you.

12But continue to stand with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceress, that you have trusted from your youth, perhaps they will profit you, if you can prevail. 13For you have wearied yourself with your many counsels, now let the astrologers and the charmers save you from these things. 14But they shall be as chaff in the wind, as cracklings in the fire, they will not be able to deliver themselves from the flame, nor shall they even give out warmth. 15So shall their fate be, of them who you have worked with throughout your life, each one shall wander off in their own direction, for they are not able to save you.

Isaiah: chapter 48

1Hear this all you people of Israel, you whom claim the nation of Israel and are of the seed of Judah, that swear by the name of the LORD, talking of the God of Israel, but not in truth or in righteousness. 2You claim to be of the holy city and say that you depend upon the God of Israel. 3I have spoken the former things from the beginning and they have come to pass. 4For I knew that you were obstinate and that your neck and forehead were hard as steal. 5From the beginning, before it came to pass, I have declared these things to you. So you could not say, my idol has done them, yes, he has commanded them. 6All of these things have been foretold to you and you have seen them fulfilled, yet you refuse to declare them. And from this time forth I will show you new things, even hidden things that you do not know of. 7These prophecies have been spoken and before today you have not heard of them, lest you shall say to me, Yes, we knew of them. 8You have not heard or known of this, for your ears were not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, being a transgressor from the womb.

9Because of My name's sake I will defer My anger and because of the praise given to Me, I will refrain from utterly destroying you. 10I have refined you, but not as fully as silver is, for I have put you through the furnace of affliction. 11Rather because of My own sake, I refrained from utterly destroying you. Otherwise My name would be defiled and I will not give My glory to another.

12Listen to Me, My called people of Israel, For I am He, the First and the Last. 13My hand laid the foundation of the earth, My right hand has stretched out the heavens and now when I call to the heavenly host they stand at attention. 14Assemble yourselves together and hear, have any of you declared these things? The LORD loves Cyrus, king of Persia, for he will do His pleasure and purpose on Babylon, with his arm weighing heavy on the people of Babylon. 15I the LORD have spoken, I have called him and I shall make his way prosperous.

16(Isaiah speaks): Come near and hear me, for from the beginning, I have not spoken in secret. I have experienced these things and now the Lord GOD has sent His Spirit to me.

17Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD your God, whom teaches you to prosper and leads you as to the way you should go. 18If only you had attended to My commandments! Then you would have had peace as a river and righteousness as waves of the sea. 19Your offspring would have been as plenteous as the sand and not one would have been cut off nor destroyed from before Me.

20Now, leave Babylon and flee from her people and through song declare to the ends of the earth that the LORD has redeemed His servants of Israel. 21Sing of My past wonders, that when they came out of Egypt, they did not thirst as the LORD led them through the deserts, He caused the waters to flow out of the rock. 22But there is no peace for the wicked, says the LORD.

Isaiah: chapter 49

1Listen to me, nations and attend to my words, for the LORD has called me even when I was still in my mother's womb. 2And He has made my mouth as a sharp sword, He has prepared me for service and has divinely protected me. 3And has said to me; The people of Israel are My servants, in whom I will be glorified. 4I then said; I have labored and spent my strength for nought, yet surely my judgment will be with the LORD and my work with my God. 5And now, says the LORD that formed me to be His servant, to bring Israel back to him. Even though Israel is not yet gathered together, I shall still be glorious in the eyes of the LORD and my God shall be my strength. 6And the LORD said; Its a small thing that you should be My servant to raise up and restore Israel. Therefore, I will also make you as a light to the nations, that My salvation might extend to the ends of the earth.

7To the man that is despised and abhorred by the nations and a servant of rulers, this is what the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, says; Kings shall see and honor you, nobles shall fall at your feet, because of the LORD that is faithful and the Holy One of Israel shall choose you. 8In an acceptable time I have heard you and in the day of salvation have helped and preserved you. And have made with you a covenant for the people, to reestablish on the earth, the inheritance that was once discarded. 9That you might say to those that are bound and in spiritual darkness, come forth! Showing them safe passage back to their land and that they may be restored. 10They shall not hunger or thirst, nor shall the heat of the sun smite them. For the LORD, that has mercy on them shall lead them, He shall even guide them by the springs of water. 11And I will make all My mountains a way and My highways shall be raised up. 12And the people shall be gathered from far countries.

13Let the heavens sing and be joyful, let the earth and the mountains break forth into singing, for the LORD has comforted His people and will have mercy upon His afflicted. 14But the people of Israel have said; The LORD has forsaken us and He has forgotten about us. 15Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even if the earthly mother does forget, I will not forget you. 16For I have engrained your image in My mind and your boundaries are continually before Me. 17And the believers shall make progress beyond what the destroyers destroy.

18Remain alert and see, all those who are returning to rebuild Jerusalem, they shall be your crowing work says the LORD. 19And the land once destroyed they are returning to, shall now be too small for the population and your enemies that took you into captivity shall be far from you. 20For the children born within your captivity shall even desire more space. 21And the people of Israel will say in their heart, where did all these children come from and who raised them? Seeing that we have lost our children and have been taken captive, removed from our land.

22Thus says the Lord GOD; I will stretch out My hand to the Nations, giving My standard to the people and they shall bring their sons and daughters with them. 23And kings and queens shall be their nurturing fathers and mothers, they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth and you will know that I am the LORD, for no one shall be ashamed that waits for Me.

24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, the Israelites taken away from their captors? 25But the LORD says; Yes, the captives of the mighty shall be delivered and I will contend with him that has contended with you. 26The ones who have oppressed you, I will confuse them to where they destroy themselves in battle with each other, thereby consuming their own flesh and drinking their own blood. And they will think the battle is sweet and everyone shall know that the LORD is your Saviour and Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.

Isaiah: chapter 50

1Thus says the LORD; It is true that Israel and Judah were separated from Me and sold into captivity, but can you show Me a receipt saying that I sold you, rather it was your own iniquities that sold yourselves into captivity. 2When I called to you no one responded. Do you think that My hand is shortened that I cannot redeem? Have you forgotten about the signs and wonders I have done in the land of Egypt, 3putting all the Egyptians into mourning?

4The LORD God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary, each morning He instructs me. 5The LORD God has opened my ears and I was not rebellious. 6I let the world insult me, giving me back to the smiters and letting them pluck off my hair, I did not turn back from the shame. (NOTE: These words were also true of the Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 27:30) 7For the Lord GOD will help me, therefore, I am not ashamed and thus I am even more determined. 8He who justifies me is near, He will deal with me and we stand together, therefore, let my adversary come near! 9And the Lord GOD will help me, who then shall condemn me, all that do shall be as empty as chaff.

10Who among you fears the LORD, willing to obey the voice of His servant. Yet, you walk in darkness, void of the light, let this man trust steadfastly in the name of the LORD his God. 11All of you that wish to continue walking in your idolatrous ways, adding fuel to the fire. Walk in the light of that fire, depending on your own righteousness and your end shall be that you lie down in sorrow.

Isaiah: chapter 51

1All that follow after righteousness and seek the LORD, listen to Me. Remember your own ancestry. 2Look to Abraham your father, for I called him when he was but one and blessed and multiplied him. 3For the LORD shall send comfort to all of Israel's desolate places, He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found within Israel, thanksgiving and singing.

4Attend to Me, My people and My nation; For a law shall proceed from Me and My judgment will rest as a light for the people. 5My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth. I shall judge the people; the nations shall wait upon Me and on My arm shall they trust. 6Look to the heavens and consider the earth beneath, the heavens shall vanish as smoke does and the earth shall wear old as a garment. And they that dwell on earthly things shall die in like manner, but My salvation is forever, for My righteousness shall never be broken. 7Hear Me so that you know righteousness. The people that keep My law in their heart do not fear the reproach of men and their reviling. 8These men shall be consumed as a worn garment, but my righteousness shall be forever and My salvation for all generations.

9The believing Israelites cry out to the LORD; Awake and use Your strength as in ancient days, when You struck down and wounded Egypt. 10Was it not You that parted the Red Sea and dried up the waters of the deep, making a way of ransom for the Israelites to pass over? 11Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return to Jerusalem with singing and everlasting joy shall be theirs and sorrow and mourning shall be a thing of the past.

12I am the LORD that comforts you, why should you then be afraid of a man that shall soon die? 13Forgetting the LORD your Maker, that has made the heavens and the earth. Rather you are continually fearing the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy, but where is the power of the oppressor? 14Rather the captive Israelites shall be released in an instant, they shall not die. 15For I am the LORD your God, whom divided the Red Sea. 16I have put My words in the people's mouth and have provided protection for you. That I might provide a new heaven and a new earth and say unto the people of Jerusalem, you are My people.

17People of Jerusalem, who have tasted the full wrath of the LORD and are left trembling, staggering and intoxicated, Awaken! 18Yet there is no one to guide her along the way. 19For desolation and destruction through famine and the sword have befallen you and no one has pity on you. Tell Me how then shall I comfort you or by whom? 20Your sons have fainted due to the wrath and rebuke of the LORD. 21Therefore let the drunken and affected, but not with wine, hear this. 22Thus says the LORD your God that pleads the cause of His people; I have taken the cup of trembling out of your hands and you shall no more drink of the cup of My wrath again. 23Rather I will put it into the hand of them that afflict you.

Isaiah: chapter 52

1Awaken, people of Jerusalem and put on your beautiful garments of the holy city. For no longer shall the uncircumcised and the unclean come to you. 2Shake the dust off and arise people of Jerusalem, loose yourself from your bondage. 3For thus says the LORD; You sold yourselves into captivity without money and you shall be redeemed without money. 4For thus says the Lord GOD; My people at first went down to dwell in Egypt and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. 5What happened here says the LORD, is that My people were taken away for nothing. Those who rule over them mock them without ceasing and My name is blasphemed every day. 6Therefore My people shall know My name and in that day, they shall know that I am.

7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, speaking of peace and salvation, saying that our God reigns! 8The watchmen shall lift up his voice and sing, along with all the other voices, for they shall see the LORD's return to Jerusalem. 9Break forth with joy and sing together, all the waste places of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.

10For the LORD has displayed His power to all the nations of the earth and they shall all see the salvation of our God. 11Israelites, depart from the land of your captivity, do not touch the unclean thing, but those that bear the vessels of the LORD, be clean. 12But you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight, rather the LORD will go before you and the God of Israel will gather you.

13And My Servant shall deal wisely, He shall be exalted very high. 14Many were astonished at this, His appearance was marred more than any man. (NOTE: This is a foretelling of the flogging and crucifixion of Christ) 15And by this, He shall affect many nations, kings shall be speechless, for they shall see and consider what they have not seen before.

Isaiah: chapter 53

1Who has believed the report of the LORD's prophets and to whom has the power of the LORD been revealed to? 2For the Servant grew up before Him in hard common conditions and there were no external signs of royalty. 3He was despised and rejected of men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid our faces from Him and did not esteem Him. (foretelling of Jesus Christ) 4Surely He has bore our griefs, (sickness and disease) and carried our sorrows, (our pain), yet we considered Him stricken, smitten and afflicted of God. 5But He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement He endured brought us peace and by the stripes He took (the beatings that He took), we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray, everyone has turned to his own way and the LORD has placed on Him the iniquity of us all.

7Even though He was oppressed and afflicted, He remained silent. He did not defend Himself, He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter. 8He was taken from prison, judged and for the transgression of My people He was sentenced to be cut off from the land of the living. 9His grave was to be the wicked, however, He was placed in a rich man tomb because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth, (NOTE: parts of this prophecy are found in Matthew 27:57 and 1st Peter 2:22).

10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him. Putting Him to grief, that His very soul became an offering for sin. And in times to come, He shall see His spiritual offspring and the pleasure of the LORD shall be fulfilled in His hand. 11The LORD shall see the labors of His soul and be satisfied and through the knowledge of the righteous Servant many shall be justified, for He shall bear their iniquities. 12Therefore I will reward Him among the great and He shall divide the reward with the strong. Because He poured out His soul unto death, being numbered with the transgressors, baring the sin of many. He has made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah: chapter 54

1You who are barren and did not travail with child, break forth into singing. For your spiritual children shall be more than the children of the married, says the LORD. 2Enlarge your territory and your home, do not skimp on materials, make the foundation firm. 3You shall abundantly spread forth, for your offspring will inherit the nations and will inhabit the desolate cities. 4Do not fear, you shall not be put to shame or confusion. And you shall forget the shame of your youth, nor shall you remember the reproach of your widowhood any more. 5For the LORD your Maker is your husband. He is your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel, the God of this entire earth.

6For the LORD has called you, as a woman in her youth that has been forsaken, grieved in spirit and rejected, says your God. 7For a small moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies, I will gather you to Me again. 8In a little wrath, I hid My face from you just for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the LORD your Redeemer. 9This oath I make is as the days of Noah to Me. As I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, I have also sworn that I would not be angry with you nor rebuke you. 10For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness and mercy shall not depart from you, nor shall the covenant of My peace be removed, says the LORD.

11Your afflicted city of Jerusalem, tossed and lacking comfort, I will rebuild the foundations with sapphires and build the city with precious stones. 12Its battlements and all of it borders shall be made of strong pleasant stones. 13And all your children shall be taught of the LORD and great shall be their peace. 14In righteousness shall you be established, removed far from oppression. For you shall not fear, it shall not come near you. 15If any gather against you, it will not be of Me and they shall fall because of you. 16For lo, I have also created the weapons and the destroyer. 17But no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that comes against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their righteousness is of Me, says the LORD.

Isaiah: chapter 55

1Everyone that thirsts, come to the waters and he that has no money, shall come, buy and eat. Yes, come and buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2Why do you toil and labor for that which does not satisfy and is not bread? Diligently listen to Me and eat that which is good, letting your soul delight itself in the fullness. 3Incline your ear, listen and come to Me, then your soul shall live. And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, giving you the same mercies that I promised to king David. 4I have set him to be a witness, a leader and commander to the people. 5The people of Israel shall call a nation that you do not know and nations that do not know you shall run to you because of the LORD your God and the Holy One of Israel. For He has glorified you.

6Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. 7Let the wicked forsake their way and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them return to the LORD, for our God will have mercy upon him and will abundantly pardon him. 8For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. 10Just as the rain and snow comes down from heaven, not to return as it came. Rather it waters the earth, making it bring forth fruit, giving seed to the sower and bread to him that eats. 11So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth, it shall not return to Me void, but shall accomplish that which I purpose, for it shall prosper in what it was sent to do. 12You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace. The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you with singing and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of thorns and weeds, fir trees and stately plants shall grow. And this shall be as a name to the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah: chapter 56

1Thus says the LORD; Keep My judgments and do them, for My salvation is near and My righteousness is to be revealed. 2Blessed is the man that takes hold of this and does this. Who does not profane the Sabbath and can keep his hand from doing any evil.

3Let not the stranger, that has joined himself to the LORD, say; I am separated from God's people, nor let the lowly say; I am not sufficient. 4For thus says the LORD to the lowly that keep My Sabbaths, choosing the things that please Me and take hold of My covenant. 5I shall give to them a place within My house and a name that is better than sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6And the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to love and serve Him, who does not profane the Sabbath and takes hold of My covenant. 7I will bring them to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar, for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. 8For the Lord GOD is gathering yet others to Israel.

9For Israel has been devoured by her false prophets. 10They are blind and all of them are ignorant. As a dumb dog they cannot bark out a warning, but rather sleep and slumber. 11They are greedy dogs that are never satisfied, each one out for their own gain. As shepherds that cannot understand, all looking to their own way. 12For they say; Let us drink wine and fill ourselves with strong drink, for tomorrow will be even richer than this day.

Isaiah: chapter 57

1Meanwhile righteous and merciful men perish and no one considers that they have been taken away from the evil to come. 2They who walk in uprightness, shall enter into peace and rest in their beds.

3But you unrighteous sons of the sorceress, of the adulterer and of the whore, draw near! 4Against Whom do you think you are mocking, are you not children of transgression, an offspring of falsehood. 5For you consume yourselves with idols under every green tree and you slay your children in the valleys under the cliffs of the rocks. 6Your portion shall be among the smooth stones of the stream, they are representative of the idols that you give drink and meat offerings to. Do you think I receive comfort in the knowledge of this?

7Upon a high and lofty mountain you have shamelessly placed your idolatrous idols and gods to offer sacrifice to them. 8You have set up your idols behind every door and door post, deserting the LORD and taking up with another. You have given your heart over to them and made a covenant with them. 9For you have gone to foreign kings with gifts and ointment, worshiping their false gods. By doing such you have even debased yourselves to hell. 10And ever though the path of your ways was wearisome to you, you refused to say, there is no satisfaction or profit. Rather you continued on, finding renewed strength, therefore you did not faint.

11But, why are you now afraid and whom do you fear, since you no longer remember Me? Is it that I have been silent for so long and now you don't fear Me? 12Therefore I will expose your false righteousness and your works, for they will not profit you. 13When you cry out, let your idols deliver you, if they can for they are but chaff that will blow away in the wind. But, they who put their trust in Me shall possess the land and shall inherit My holy mountain. 14And His word shall go forth to prepare the way and remove the stumbling block from the way of My people.

15For thus says the true and ever living high and lofty One, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a repentant and humble spirit, willing to revive the spirit of the humble and a heart of repentance. 16For I will not be angry forever with man, for if I did man's spirit would fail before Me and My purpose hindered. 17Because of the iniquity of Judah's covetousness I was angry and smote them. I turned My face away from them and they continued on in their own lusts and deception. 18But now I have seen his ways and will heal, lead and restore his comforts. 19I will create the fruit of his words, saying; Peace, peace to him that is far off and to him that is near, says the LORD and I will heal him. 20But the wicked are like a troubled sea that cannot rest, casting up mire and dirt.

21There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah: chapter 58

1Isaiah, cry aloud and lift up your voice as a trumpet, declare to My people of Israel their transgressions. 2Yet the people seek Me daily and delight to know My ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and kept all the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice and in their flesh, they delight to draw near to God.

3However the people say; We have fasted and afflicted our souls and have You not seen us, do You not know of this? Yet, I tell you that in the day of your humble fast, you act prideful and arrogant. 4You fast only because of strife and debate, fasting as you do today will not make your voice be heard on high. 5Is this the fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to show off his humility. by bowing his head, putting on sackcloth and ashes. Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?

6The fast that I have chosen is to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo heavy burdens, to free the oppressed and to break every yoke of bondage. 7Is the fast not to divide your bread with the hungry and to share your home with the poor and to meet their needs of your own flesh and blood.

8Then shall the light break forth and so shall your health spring forth as the morning and your righteousness shall go before you, for the glory of the LORD shall be your reward. 9Then you shall call and the LORD will answer, if you quit oppressing others, blaming others and speaking of wicked things. 10If you share your substances with the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted. Then your light shall rise and your darkness shall be no more. 11And the LORD shall guide you continually, satisfying your soul in times of want and need. Prospering your every need and you shall be as a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12And he shall rebuild the desolate lands, raising up foundations that shall continue for many generations. And you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13If you turn from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, the Sabbath. And begin calling the Sabbath a delight, holy, honorable to the LORD and shall honor Him. 14Then you shall find delight in the LORD, I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth and I will feed you with the heritage of Israel your father. For I the LORD have spoken this.

Isaiah: chapter 59

1Know that the LORD's ability to save is not lessened, nether are His ears dulled that He cannot hear. 2But your iniquities have come between you and your God, because of your sins He has hidden His face from you and He will not hear. 3For you are defiled with blood, your hands are guilty and you have spoken lies and perverseness. 4None of you call for justice while seeking the truth, rather you trust in vanities, speaking lies, scheming perverseness and bring forth evil. 5Their offspring are trained to do evil without conscience and they themselves set traps for others. 6Their wicked works shall not protect and cover them, for their works are works of iniquity and the acts of violence is in their hands. 7Their feet run to evil and they make haste to shed innocent blood, their thoughts are of iniquity and destruction is in their paths. 8They do not know the way of peace, their ways are void of judgment, for they have made their path crooked.

9Therefore judgment is far from us, nor does justice overtake us. Even though we wait for light and clarity, we walk in darkness and obscurity. 10We grope around as if we were blind without eyes, stumbling around as though it were in the night, as living dead men. 11All of us roar like bears and mourn like doves, we look for judgment, but find none, for salvation is far from us. 12For our transgressions are multiplied before the LORD, our sins testify against us, our transgressions stay with us, for we know our iniquities as. 13Speaking against the LORD and departing from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14Judgment has been reversed, therefore true justice stands far off. For truth is trodden down in the street and uprightness cannot enter in. 15The truth is lacking and he that does not participate in evil schemes leaves himself vulnerable to be taken as prey. This displeased the LORD, that there was no judgment.

16And the LORD saw that there was no man and was astonished that there was no intercessor. Therefore, God's arm brought salvation unto Him and the Father's righteousness, sustained Him. 17For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, having a helmet of salvation upon His head, wearing garments of judgment and a cloak of passion. 18According to their deeds the LORD will repay with fury to His adversaries, to the nations He shall repay. 19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, to all the people of Israel that turn from their transgression, says the LORD. 21And as for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the LORD. My Spirit that is upon you and My Words and laws that I have put upon your heart, shall not depart from you, your children or their children, for all times, says the LORD.

Isaiah: chapter 60

1My people, arise and shine; for the light has come, for the glory of the LORD is upon you. 2Dense darkness shall cover the earth and all the people, but the LORD shall arise upon you and His glory shall be seen upon you. 3The Gentiles shall also come to the light and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4Look and see, your sons come to you from afar and your daughters delivered to your side. 5Then shall you all come together and your heart shall swell with joy, because of the great numbers of the Gentiles being converted. 6Multitude of merchants and traders shall come from far bringing gold and incense and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD. 7Great flocks from the nomads in the desert shall be brought to you, that they can be sacrificed on My alter and My glorious house I will glorify. 8And we see them fly as a cloud, like doves to their windows.

9Ships from afar shall wait on Me, bringing your sons with their silver and gold, to the place having the name of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, because the LORD has glorified you. 10Foreigners will rebuild your walls and their kings will serve you, for in My wrath, I struck you, but in My favor, I will have mercy on you. 11And your gates shall be open continually, that multitudes of the Gentiles and their kings may be brought in. 12For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish, those nations shall be utterly destroyed. 13And the glory of Lebanon shall come to you. All varieties of trees shall flourish, to beautify the place of My sanctuary and I will make the place of My feet glorious. 14Also the sons of those who had afflicted and despised you shall come and bow down to you. And they will call Jerusalem, the city of the LORD, Zion, the Holy One of Israel.

15Whereby in the past you have been forsaken and hated and all men have ignored you. I will make Jerusalem an eternal excellency, a joy from age to age. 16You shall be provided for by Gentiles and their kings, then you shall know that I am the LORD, your Saviour and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. 17In place of brass I will give you gold, silver for iron, brass for wood and iron for stones and will appoint peace to your officers and righteousness to your taskmasters. 18Violence or destruction shall no longer be heard of within the borders of your land, rather the borders shall be called Salvation and the gates Praise. 19The sun shall no longer be your light by day nor shall the moon give its light, rather the LORD shall be your everlasting light and your God shall be your glory. 20The sun and the moon shall no more be your dally source, for the LORD shall be your everlasting light and the days of your mourning shall be ended. 21All your people shall inherit the land and be righteous, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. 22The little one shall become a thousand strong and a small one shall become a strong nation. I the LORD will hasten it in his appointed time.

Isaiah: chapter 61

1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to preach the gospel of good tidings to the poor and the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and set the prisoners free. 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn. 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.

4They shall rebuild the city, destruction caused by many generations. 5And foreigners shall feed your flocks and be your plowmen and your vinedressers. 6And you shall be priests of the LORD, men shall call you the Ministers of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles and you shall bask in their glory. 7Instead of your former shame, in your own land you shall have a double recompense and shall sing of your portion. 8For I the LORD love judgment, I hate crime. I will direct their work in truth and will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9Even their children shall be known among the Gentiles and everyone that sees them shall acknowledge the people that the LORD has blessed.

10I will greatly rejoice in the LORD and my soul shall be joyful in my God. For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness. As a bridegroom puts on ornaments and the bride adorns herself with jewels. 11For just as the earth causes what is sown to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Isaiah: chapter 62

1Because of the LORD's salvation; I, Isaiah will not hold my peace and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest. Until their salvation shines bright and their righteousness shines forth. 2Then shall the nations see their righteousness, their kings shall behold your salvation and glory and you shall be called by a new name that the LORD shall give you. 3For you shall be a crown of glory in the LORD's hand and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4You shall no longer be called Forsaken, nor shall your land be desolate. Rather you shall be called Hephzi-bah, (NOTE: meaning: my delight is in her) and your land shall be called Beulah, (meaning: married), for the LORD's delight is in you and your land shall be married. 5As a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you and as the bridegroom shall rejoice over the bride, your God shall rejoice over you.

6The LORD has set watchmen over Jerusalem, that shall call out to Him both day and night, reminding Him of His promise. 7Giving Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her known as a place of praise upon the earth. 8The LORD has sworn that He will no longer allow Israel's enemies to eat their grains, or the strangers to drink their wine, for which they have labored. 9Rather, they that have gathered it shall eat of it and give the LORD praise, in the courts of His holiness.

10Throw open the gates of your exile, prepare the way for the people back to Jerusalem, make the highway smooth, lift up a standard for the people. 11For the LORD has proclaimed throughout the world, that salvation has come to the daughters of Zion and this is the LORD's work and His reward. 12The nations shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD and His people shall be sought out.

Isaiah: chapter 63

1The nations cry out; Who is this One who comes wearing a crimson-stained garment, glorious in His apparel, standing triumphantly, speaking of His righteousness and His might to save. 2Why is His garment stained with red, as one who works a winepress? 3I have trodden the winepress alone, treading them in My anger and fury and their blood is sprinkled upon My garments and I have stained all of My garments. 4For the day of vengeance is in My heart, but now the year of My redemption has come. 5For I looked and there was no one to help, no one to uphold the truth. So My own arm brought salvation to Me and My fury upheld Me. 6I trampled the people in My anger, making them drink the cup of My fury, pouring out their lifeblood on the earth.

7I will talk of the loving kindnesses of the LORD and speak the praises of the LORD, according to all that He has bestowed on us. The goodness that He has bestowed on the house of Israel, according to His mercies and the multitude of His loving kindnesses. 8For He said, Surely they are My people, children that will not lie and He became their Saviour. 9In all of their afflictions He was also afflicted and the angel of His presence saved them. In His love and through His pity He redeemed them and bore them, carrying all the days of old. 10But the Israelites rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit, therefore, He turned and became their enemy, fighting against them. 11His people then remembered the days of old when Moses and the Israelites, said; Where is He who brought our fathers up out of the Red Sea and was a Shepherd to His people, putting His Holy Spirit in our midst? 12That led us by the right hand of Moses, dividing the water before us, making for Himself an everlasting name? 13Leading the people through the deep, so that they would not stumble? 14Just as cattle are led to pasture land, so the Spirit of the LORD leads His people to rest, thus making for Himself a glorious name.

15Look down from Heaven, from the place of Your holiness and Your glory. Where is Your zeal and strength, the abundance of Your tender affections and mercies toward us? Are they withheld? 16Without a doubt You are our Father, even though our ancestors may not know us, You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer and Your name is everlasting. 17LORD, why have You made us to wander from Your ways and hardened our heart from knowing Your fear? Return to the people of Israel, Your servants and Your inheritance. 18For a little while Your holy people possessed their land inheritance, but our adversaries have over run us and have destroyed Your sanctuary. 19We are Yours, however have we become like those whom You have never rule over and whom have never been called by your name.

Isaiah: chapter 64

1Oh that you would tear open the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake and melt at Your presence. 2That Your name would be known to Your adversaries and that the nations might tremble at Your presence! 3As when you did signs and wonders and came down, the mountains shook and were burnt at Your presence, (NOTE: most likely speaking of Mount Sinai, Exodus chapter 19). 4From the beginning of the world men have not imagined what God has prepared for him that waits upon the LORD. 5You met with those who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember Your ways. But, You were angry, because we had greatly sinned, is there then hope for us, shall we be saved?

6But we have all become as unclean vessels, our righteousness is as filthy rags and our iniquities is quickly leading us away. 7For no one calls upon and takes hold of the name of the LORD, for You have hidden Your face from us and delivered us to our own iniquities. 8LORD, our Father; we acknowledge that You are the Potter and we are the clay, the work of Your hands. 9LORD, do not be grievously angry with us, neither remember iniquity forever, for we are Your people. 10Your holy city Jerusalem has become a wilderness and a desolation. 11And the beautiful temple where our fathers praised You is now burned and all our pleasant things are destroyed. 12Concerning these things, will You afflict us further by not coming to our aid?

Isaiah: chapter 65

1I am sought out by them that asked not of Me, by a nation that was not called by My name. 2I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, a people that go astray after their own thoughts. 3A people that continually provoke Me to anger, sacrificing and burning incense to idols. 4A people that try to commune with the dead and they eat unclean things, putting abominable things into their vessels. 5That in their arrogance tell others, do not come near me, for I am holier than you are. These people are as a stench in My nose, a smell that lasts all day. 6Their sins are written before me, I will not excuse them, but I will repay them. 7Your iniquities and the iniquities of your fathers, of burning incense on the high places and blasphemed Me upon the hills. According to the measurement of your own sins shall you be paid back.

8Just as a few good wine grapes are found within a cluster and one says; Do not destroy it, for there is some profit within. I shall not destroy them all because of My servants' sakes. 9And I will bring forth a seed out of Israel and descendants from Judah that will be the inheritor of My mountains. My elect shall inherit it and My servants shall dwell there. 10There shall be pasture lands for flocks and herds to feed and rest in, for the troubled valleys shall become pleasant.

11But you are a people that forsake the LORD, forgetting My holy mountain Zion. Rather you go about preparing a table for the gods of the nations. 12Therefore, I will destine you to be numbered among the sword and you shall be taken by the slaughter. Because when I called to you, you did not obey, rather you did evil before My eyes, doing that which displeased Me. 13Therefore says the Lord GOD; My servants shall eat and drink, but you shall remain unsatisfied, My servants shall rejoice, but shall remain ashamed. 14My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry because of sorrow of heart and howl for anguish of spirit. 15Their name shall become a curse to My elect, for the LORD God will kill you and call His servants by another name. 16So shall it be that he that invokes a blessing on himself shall be blessed within the God of truth or he that takes an oath to himself shall also take it by the God of truth. Because the former troubles have been forgotten, for they have been hidden from the LORD's eyes.

17For, I will create new heavens and a new earth, the former things shall not be remembered, nor come to mind. 18Continually be glad and rejoice in what I have created, for Jerusalem is a place of rejoicing and her people are a joy. 19Therefore I will rejoice in Jerusalem and take joy in My people and weeping or crying shall be heard no more in her. 20There shall not be an infant, nor an old man that does not have fullness of days, but the sinner who dies prematurely will be thought to be accursed. 21And they shall build houses and plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. 22They shall live and eat of their own efforts and their days shall be long, for My elect shall joy in the work of their hands. 23They shall not labor in vain, nor shall trouble come upon them, for they and their offspring are the blessed of the LORD. 24And it shall be that before they call, I will answer and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the bull and dust shall be the serpent's meat. There shall be not hurt or destruction in My holy mountain, says the LORD.

Isaiah: chapter 66

1Thus says the LORD; The heaven's is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you then build for Me, where I could take My rest? 2For My hand has made all of those things. But, to the man that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at My Word, him I will regard. 3But the acts of worship of the returning Jews are an abomination to Me. He that kills an ox is as guilty as if he had killed a man, he that sacrifices a lamb as if he had sacrificed an unclean dog, he that offers a grain offering as if he had offered up pigs blood and he that burns incense as if he blessed an idol, for they have all chosen their own ways and they delight in their abominations. 4I will give them their own delusions and their fears shall come upon them. Because they did not answer Me when I called, nor did they even hear Me when I spoke, rather they chose to do evil before My eyes.

5Hear the Word of the LORD, you who tremble at His Word; Your brothers have hated you, persecuted you for My name's sake and have mocked My name. But, I will appear to your delight and they will be ashamed. 6A great noise will be heard throughout the city and in the temple, the voice of the LORD rendering judgment to His enemies. 7Israel would have liked to have brought forth the child before the labor and pain came upon her. 8Has anyone heard of such a thing? Shall the earth bring forth in one day, or shall a nation be born at once? As soon as Zion began labor, she brought forth her children. 9Shall I bring this travail on man and not cause him to bring forth? I will cause him to bring forth. 10Let all that love and mourn for Jerusalem, rejoice and be glad with her. 11That you might be nourished, satisfied and comforted by her, delighting in the abundance of her glory.

12For the LORD will extend peace to Jerusalem like a river and she shall have the glory that the Gentile nations once had, then shall her persecuted people be nourished by her. 13Just as one whom is comforted by his mother, the LORD will comfort you in Jerusalem. 14And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, your bones shall flourish and the might of the LORD shall be known to His his servants, also shall His indignation toward his enemies be known.

15For the LORD will come with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16For by fire and with His sword the LORD will execute judgment on all flesh and the slain of the LORD shall be many. 17They who enter the high places attempting to sanctify and purify themselves through acts of abominations, shall all be consumed together, says the LORD.

18For I know their works and their thoughts and the time is coming when all the nations shall come and see My glory. 19And I will set a sign among the chosen and send them into the nations, that have not heard of My fame, nor have seen My glory and they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. 20Then shall they quickly bring all your brethren out of the nations, to prepare an offering unto the LORD to My holy mountain in Jerusalem. Just as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. 21And I will also choose some of them to be priests and Levites, says the LORD. 22Just as the new heavens and the new earth, that I will make, shall remain before Me, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23And it shall be that from new moon to the next and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the LORD. 24And they shall look upon the carcass of the men that have transgressed against Me, seeing the misery they were redeemed from. For their anguish shall not cease, for the fire shall not be quenched and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.