|And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of
Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria,
and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem
to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
|And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is
confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his
people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
|Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet
Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the
upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
|And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not,
neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands,
for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
|Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah,
have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
|Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us
make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even
the son of Tabeal:
|Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither
shall it come to pass.
|For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of
Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be
broken, that it be not a people.
|And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of
Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not
|Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
|Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either
in the depth, or in the height above.
|But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt
|And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a
small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
|Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name
|Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to
refuse the evil, and choose the good.
|For before the child shall know to refuse the evil,
and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of
both her kings.
|The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people,
and upon thy father's house, days that have not come from the day that
Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD
shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of
Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
|And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in
the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all
thorns, and upon all bushes.
|In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor
that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria,
the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man
shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
|And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk
that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall
every one eat that is left in the land.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that every
place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand
silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.
|With arrows and with bows shall men come thither;
because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
|And on all hills that shall be digged with the
mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but
it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of
|Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great
roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
|And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record,
Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
|And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived,
and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name
|For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My
father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria
shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
|The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
|Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of
Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
|Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon
them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria,
and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go
over all his banks:
|And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow
and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of
his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
|Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be
broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird
yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye
shall be broken in pieces.
|Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought;
speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
|For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand,
and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,
|Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this
people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be
|Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be
your fear, and let him be your dread.
|And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a
gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
|And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be
broken, and be snared, and be taken.
|Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my
|And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face
from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
|Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given
me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which
dwelleth in mount Zion.
|And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them
that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
|To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
|And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and
hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they
shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look
|And they shall look unto the earth; and behold
trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to
|Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in
her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun
and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her
by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
|The people that walked in darkness have seen a great
light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.
|Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased
the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as
men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
|For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the
staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
|For every battle of the warrior is with confused
noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and
fuel of fire.
|For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
|Of the increase of his government and peace there
shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to
order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from
henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform
|The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted
|And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the
inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
|The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with
hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into
|Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of
Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
|The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and
they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
|For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth
them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
|Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and
tail, branch and rush, in one day.
|The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the
prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
|For the leaders of this people cause them to err;
and they that are led of them are destroyed.
|Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young
men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every
one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For
all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out
|For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour
the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest,
and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
|Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land
darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall
spare his brother.
|And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be
hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be
satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
|Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they
together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
|Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and
that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
|To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take
away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their
prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
|And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in
the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help?
and where will ye leave your glory?
|Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners,
and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not
turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
|O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in
their hand is mine indignation.
|I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and
against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the
spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the
|Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart
think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a
|For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
|Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad?
is not Samaria as Damascus?
|As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and
whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria:
|Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her
idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
|Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord
hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will
punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the
glory of his high looks.
|For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done
it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of
the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the
inhabitants like a valiant man:
|And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the
people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the
earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or
|Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth
therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?
as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if
the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
|Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send
among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a
burning like the burning of a fire.
|And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his
Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his
briers in one day;
|And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of
his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a
|And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be
few, that a child may write them.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that the
remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall
no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the
LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
|The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob,
unto the mighty God.
|For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the
sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall
overflow with righteousness.
|For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption,
even determined, in the midst of all the land.
|Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my
people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall
smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after
the manner of Egypt.
|For yet a very little while, and the indignation
shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
|And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for
him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his
rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that his
burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off
thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
|He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at
Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
|They are gone over the passage: they have taken up
their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
|Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to
be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
|Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather
themselves to flee.
|As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall
shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
|Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the
bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and
the haughty shall be humbled.
|And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest
with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
|And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of
Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
|And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the
spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the
spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
|And shall make him of quick understanding in the
fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
|But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall
he slay the wicked.
|And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
|The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the
leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and
the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
|And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young
ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
|And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the
asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
|They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as
the waters cover the sea.
|And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,
which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord
shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from
Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath,
and from the islands of the sea.
|And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and
shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed
of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
|The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the
adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and
Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
|But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the
Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together:
they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon
shall obey them.
|And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the
Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the
river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over
|And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his
people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in
the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
|And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will
praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away,
and thou comfortedst me.
|Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not
be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is
become my salvation.
|Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the
wells of salvation.
|And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call
upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that
his name is exalted.
|Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent
things: this is known in all the earth.
|Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for
great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
|The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz
|Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt
the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of
|I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also
called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my
|The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as
of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations
gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
|They come from a far country, from the end of
heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy
the whole land.
|Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it
shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
|Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's
heart shall melt:
|And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall
take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth:
they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
|Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with
wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy
the sinners thereof out of it.
|For the stars of heaven and the constellations
thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his
going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
|And I will punish the world for their evil, and the
wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud
to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
|I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even
a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
|Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth
shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in
the day of his fierce anger.
|And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep
that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and
flee every one into his own land.
|Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and
every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
|Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before
their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
|Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which
shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
|Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;
and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall
not spare children.
|And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of
the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and
|It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be
dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch
tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
|But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and
their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell
there, and satyrs shall dance there.
|And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in
their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her
time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
|For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet
choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall
be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
|And the people shall take them, and bring them to
their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of
the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives,
whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
|And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD
shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the
hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
|That thou shalt take up this proverb against the
king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city
|The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and
the sceptre of the rulers.
|He who smote the people in wrath with a continual
stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none
|The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break
forth into singing.
|Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars
of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up
|Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at
thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of
the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the
|All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou
also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
|Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise
of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
|How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of
the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
|For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend
into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit
also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
|I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I
will be like the most High.
|Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides
of the pit.
|They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee,
and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to
tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
|That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed
the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
|All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie
in glory, every one in his own house.
|But thou art cast out of thy grave like an
abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust
through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a
carcase trodden under feet.
|Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of
evildoers shall never be renowned.
|Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity
of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill
the face of the world with cities.
|For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of
hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and
nephew, saith the LORD.
|I will also make it a possession for the bittern,
and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
saith the LORD of hosts.
|The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I
have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall
|That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon
my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off
them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
|This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole
earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
|For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall
disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
|In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
|Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod
of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall
come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
|And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the
needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine,
and he shall slay thy remnant.
|Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina,
art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none
shall be alone in his appointed times.
|What shall one then answer the messengers of the
nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people
shall trust in it.