Bible: Isa. 1-12
Obedience, not Sacrifice
1:2 Listen, O heavens,
pay attention, O earth! 3
1:3 An ox recognizes its owner,
a donkey recognizes where its owner puts its food; 8
but Israel does not recognize me, 9
my people do not understand.”1:4 10
The sinful nation is as good as dead, 11
the people weighed down by evil deeds.
They are offspring who do wrong,
children 12 who do wicked things.
They have abandoned the
and rejected the Holy One of Israel. 13
They are alienated from him. 141:5 15
Why do you insist on being battered?
Why do you continue to rebel? 16
Your head has a massive wound, 17
your whole body is weak. 18
1:6 From the soles of your feet to your head,
there is no spot that is unharmed. 19
There are only bruises, cuts,
and open wounds.
They have not been cleansed 20 or bandaged,
1:7 Your land is devastated,
your cities burned with fire.
Right before your eyes your crops
are being destroyed by foreign invaders. 23
They leave behind devastation and destruction. 24
1:8 Daughter Zion 25 is left isolated,
like a hut in a vineyard,
or a shelter in a cucumber field;
she is a besieged city. 26
1:9 If the
we would have quickly become like Sodom, 28
we would have become like Gomorrah.
1:10 Listen to the
you leaders of Sodom! 29
Pay attention to our God’s rebuke, 30
people of Gomorrah!
1:11 “Of what importance to me are your many sacrifices?” 31
“I am stuffed with 32 burnt sacrifices
of rams and the fat from steers.
The blood of bulls, lambs, and goats
I do not want. 33
1:12 When you enter my presence,
do you actually think I want this –
animals trampling on my courtyards? 34
1:13 Do not bring any more meaningless 35 offerings;
I consider your incense detestable! 36
You observe new moon festivals, Sabbaths, and convocations,
but I cannot tolerate sin-stained celebrations! 37
1:14 I hate your new moon festivals and assemblies;
they are a burden
that I am tired of carrying.
1:15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I look the other way; 38
when you offer your many prayers,
I do not listen,
because your hands are covered with blood. 391:16 40
Wash! Cleanse yourselves!
Remove your sinful deeds 41
from my sight.
1:17 Learn to do what is right!
Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! 42
Take up the cause of the orphan!
Defend the rights of the widow! 431:18 44
Come, let’s consider your options,” 45 says the
“Though your sins have stained you like the color red,
you can become 46 white like snow;
though they are as easy to see as the color scarlet,
1:19 If you have a willing attitude and obey, 49
then you will again eat the good crops of the land.
1:20 But if you refuse and rebel,
you will be devoured 50 by the sword.”
Know for certain that the
1:21 How tragic that the once-faithful city
has become a prostitute! 52
She was once a center of 53 justice,
fairness resided in her,
but now only murderers. 54
your beer is diluted with water. 57
1:23 Your officials are rebels, 58
they associate with 59 thieves.
All of them love bribery,
They do not take up the cause of the orphan, 62
or defend the rights of the widow. 63
1:24 Therefore, the sovereign
the powerful ruler of Israel, 65 says this:
“Ah, I will seek vengeance 66 against my adversaries,
I will take revenge against my enemies. 67
1:25 I will attack you; 68
I will purify your metal with flux. 69
I will remove all your slag. 70
1:26 I will reestablish honest judges as in former times,
wise advisers as in earlier days. 71
Then you will be called, ‘The Just City,
Faithful Town.’”1:27 72
Zion will be freed by justice, 73
and her returnees by righteousness. 74
1:28 All rebellious sinners will be shattered, 75
those who abandon the
1:29 Indeed, they 76 will be ashamed of the sacred trees
you 77 find so desirable;
you will be embarrassed because of the sacred orchards 78
where you choose to worship.
1:30 For you will be like a tree whose leaves wither,
like an orchard 79 that is unwatered.
1:31 The powerful will be like 80 a thread of yarn,
their deeds like a spark;
both will burn together,
and no one will put out the fire.
The Future Glory of Jerusalem
2:2 In the future 83
the mountain of the
as the most important of mountains,
and will be the most prominent of hills. 85
All the nations will stream to it,
2:3 many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the
to the temple of the God of Jacob,
For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; 90
2:4 He will judge disputes between nations;
he will settle cases for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares, 92
and their spears into pruning hooks. 93
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will no longer train for war.
2:5 O descendants 94 of Jacob,
come, let us walk in the
The Lord’s Day of Judgment
2:6 Indeed, O
the descendants of Jacob.
For diviners from the east are everywhere; 97
they consult omen readers like the Philistines do. 98
Plenty of foreigners are around. 99
2:7 Their land is full of gold and silver;
there is no end to their wealth. 100
Their land is full of horses;
there is no end to their chariots. 101
2:8 Their land is full of worthless idols;
they worship 102 the product of their own hands,
what their own fingers have fashioned.
2:9 Men bow down to them in homage,
they lie flat on the ground in worship. 103
Don’t spare them! 104
2:10 Go up into the rocky cliffs,
hide in the ground.
Get away from the dreadful judgment of the
from his royal splendor!
2:11 Proud men will be brought low,
arrogant men will be humiliated; 106
in that day.
2:12 Indeed, the
for 109 all the high and mighty,
for all who are proud – they will be humiliated;
2:13 for all the cedars of Lebanon,
that are so high and mighty,
for all the oaks of Bashan; 110
2:14 for all the tall mountains,
for all the high hills, 111
2:15 for every high tower,
for every fortified wall,
2:16 for all the large ships, 112
2:17 Proud men will be humiliated,
arrogant men will be brought low; 115
in that day.
2:18 The worthless idols will be completely eliminated. 117
2:19 They 118 will go into caves in the rocky cliffs
and into holes in the ground, 119
trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the
and his royal splendor,
when he rises up to terrify the earth. 121
2:20 At that time 122 men will throw
their silver and gold idols,
which they made for themselves to worship, 123
into the caves where rodents and bats live, 124
2:21 so they themselves can go into the crevices of the rocky cliffs
and the openings under the rocky overhangs, 125
trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the
and his royal splendor,
when he rises up to terrify the earth. 127
2:22 Stop trusting in human beings,
whose life’s breath is in their nostrils.
For why should they be given special consideration?
A Coming Leadership Crisis
3:1 Look, the sovereign
is about to remove from Jerusalem 129 and Judah
every source of security, including 130
all the food and water, 131
3:2 the mighty men and warriors,
judges and prophets,
omen readers and leaders, 132
3:3 captains of groups of fifty,
the respected citizens, 133
advisers and those skilled in magical arts, 134
and those who know incantations.
malicious young men 136 will rule over them.
3:5 The people will treat each other harshly;
men will oppose each other;
neighbors will fight. 137
Youths will proudly defy the elderly
and riffraff will challenge those who were once respected. 138
3:6 Indeed, a man will grab his brother
‘You own a coat –
you be our leader!
This heap of ruins will be under your control.’ 141
‘I am no doctor, 144
I have no food or coat in my house;
don’t make me a leader of the people!’”
3:8 Jerusalem certainly stumbles,
for their words and their actions offend the
they rebel against his royal authority. 146
like the people of Sodom they openly boast of their sin. 149
Too bad for them! 150
For they bring disaster on themselves.
for they will be rewarded for what they have done. 153
3:11 Too bad for the wicked sinners!
For they will get exactly what they deserve. 154
3:12 Oppressors treat my 155 people cruelly;
creditors rule over them. 156
My people’s leaders mislead them;
they give you confusing directions. 157
he stands up to pass sentence on his people. 158
on the leaders of his people and their officials.
You have stashed in your houses what you have stolen from the poor. 163
3:15 Why do you crush my people
and grind the faces of the poor?” 164
Washing Away Impurity
“The women 166 of Zion are proud.
They walk with their heads high 167
and flirt with their eyes.
They skip along 168
and the jewelry on their ankles jingles. 169
At that time 176 the sovereign master will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, 177 neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments, 3:19 earrings, bracelets, veils, 3:20 headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets, 178 amulets, 3:21 rings, nose rings, 3:22 festive dresses, robes, shawls, purses, 3:23 garments, vests, head coverings, and gowns. 179
3:24 A putrid stench will replace the smell of spices, 180
a rope will replace a belt,
baldness will replace braided locks of hair,
a sackcloth garment will replace a fine robe,
and a prisoner’s brand will replace beauty.
3:25 Your 181 men will fall by the sword,
your strong men will die in battle. 182
3:26 Her gates will mourn and lament;
deprived of her people, she will sit on the ground. 183
4:1 Seven women will grab hold of
one man at that time. 184
They will say, “We will provide 185 our own food,
we will provide 186 our own clothes;
but let us belong to you 187 –
take away our shame!” 188
The Branch of the Lord
4:2 At that time 189
the crops given by the
the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight
to those who remain in Israel. 191
will be called “holy,” 194
all in Jerusalem who are destined to live. 195
he will rinse the bloodstains from Jerusalem’s midst, 199
as he comes to judge
and to bring devastation. 200
4:5 Then the
over all of Mount Zion 201
and over its convocations
a cloud and smoke by day
and a bright flame of fire by night; 202
indeed a canopy will accompany the
4:6 By day it will be a shelter to provide shade from the heat,
as well as safety and protection from the heavy downpour. 204
A Love Song Gone Sour
5:1 I 205 will sing to my love –
a song to my lover about his vineyard. 206
My love had a vineyard
on a fertile hill. 207
5:2 He built a hedge around it, 208 removed its stones,
and planted a vine.
He built a tower in the middle of it,
and constructed a winepress.
He waited for it to produce edible grapes,
but it produced sour ones instead. 209
5:3 So now, residents of Jerusalem, 210
people 211 of Judah,
you decide between me and my vineyard!
5:4 What more can I do for my vineyard
beyond what I have already done?
When I waited for it to produce edible grapes,
why did it produce sour ones instead?
5:5 Now I will inform you
what I am about to do to my vineyard:
I will remove its hedge and turn it into pasture, 212
I will break its wall and allow animals to graze there. 213
5:6 I will make it a wasteland;
no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, 214
and thorns and briers will grow there.
I will order the clouds
not to drop any rain on it.
the people 217 of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight.
He waited for justice, but look what he got – disobedience! 218
He waited for fairness, but look what he got – cries for help! 219
Disaster is Coming
5:8 Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, 220
those who also accumulate landed property 221
until there is no land left, 222
and you are the only landowners remaining within the land. 223
“Many houses will certainly become desolate,
large, impressive houses will have no one living in them. 225
5:11 Those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead, 230
those who keep drinking long after dark
until they are intoxicated with wine. 231
5:12 They have stringed instruments, 232 tambourines, flutes,
and wine at their parties.
So they do not recognize what the
they do not perceive what he is bringing about. 233
because of their lack of understanding.
5:14 So Death 240 will open up its throat,
and open wide its mouth; 241
Zion’s dignitaries and masses will descend into it,
including those who revel and celebrate within her. 242
5:15 Men will be humiliated,
they will be brought low;
the proud will be brought low. 243
the sovereign God’s authority will be recognized when he judges. 246
5:17 Lambs 247 will graze as if in their pastures,
amid the ruins the rich sojourners will graze. 248
5:18 Those who pull evil along using cords of emptiness are as good as dead, 249
who pull sin as with cart ropes. 250
5:19 They say, “Let him hurry, let him act quickly, 251
so we can see;
then we will know it!”
5:20 Those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead, 254
who turn darkness into light and light into darkness,
who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter. 255
5:21 Those who think they are wise are as good as dead, 256
those who think they possess understanding. 257
who display great courage when mixing strong drinks.
5:23 They pronounce the guilty innocent for a payoff,
they ignore the just cause of the innocent. 260
5:24 Therefore, as flaming fire 261 devours straw,
and dry grass disintegrates in the flames,
so their root will rot,
and their flower will blow away like dust. 262
For they have rejected the law of the
5:25 So the
he lifts 266 his hand and strikes them.
The mountains shake,
and corpses lie like manure 267 in the middle of the streets.
Despite all this, his anger does not subside,
and his hand is ready to strike again. 268
5:26 He lifts a signal flag for a distant nation, 269
he whistles for it to come from the far regions of the earth.
Look, they 270 come quickly and swiftly.
5:27 None tire or stumble,
they don’t stop to nap or sleep.
They don’t loosen their belts,
or unstrap their sandals to rest. 271
5:28 Their arrows are sharpened,
and all their bows are prepared. 272
The hooves of their horses are hard as flint, 273
and their chariot wheels are like a windstorm. 274
5:29 Their roar is like a lion’s;
they roar like young lions.
They growl and seize their prey;
they drag it away and no one can come to the rescue.
it will sound like sea waves crashing against rocks. 277
One will look out over the land and see the darkness of disaster,
clouds will turn the light into darkness. 278
6:1 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, 279 I saw the sovereign master 280 seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple. 6:2 Seraphs 281 stood over him; each one had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, 282 and they used the remaining two to fly. 6:3 They called out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy 283 is the Lord who commands armies! 284 His majestic splendor fills the entire earth!” 6:4 The sound of their voices shook the door frames, 285 and the temple was filled with smoke.
6:5 I said, “Too bad for me! I am destroyed, 286 for my lips are contaminated by sin, 287 and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. 288 My eyes have seen the king, the
‘Listen continually, but don’t understand!
Look continually, but don’t perceive!’
6:10 Make the hearts of these people calloused;
make their ears deaf and their eyes blind!
Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed.” 292
6:11 I replied, “How long, sovereign master?” He said,
“Until cities are in ruins and unpopulated,
and houses are uninhabited,
and the land is ruined and devastated,
6:12 and the
and the very heart of the land is completely abandoned. 293
6:13 Even if only a tenth of the people remain in the land, it will again be destroyed, 294 like one of the large sacred trees 295 or an Asherah pole, when a sacred pillar on a high place is thrown down. 296 That sacred pillar symbolizes the special chosen family.” 297
Ahaz Receives a Sign
7:1 During 298 the reign of Ahaz son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel marched up to Jerusalem 299 to do battle, but they were unable to prevail against it. 300
7:2 It was reported to the family 301 of David, “Syria has allied with 302 Ephraim.” They and their people were emotionally shaken, just as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. 303 7:3 So the
“It will not take place;
it will not happen.
7:8 For Syria’s leader is Damascus,
and the leader of Damascus is Rezin.
Within sixty-five years Ephraim will no longer exist as a nation. 313
7:9 Ephraim’s leader is Samaria,
and Samaria’s leader is the son of Remaliah.
If your faith does not remain firm,
then you will not remain secure.” 314
7:18 At that time 334 the
A Sign-Child is Born
8:9 You will be broken, 365 O nations;
you will be shattered! 366
Pay attention, all you distant lands of the earth!
Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered!
Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered! 367
8:10 Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted!
Issue your orders, but they will not be executed! 368
For God is with us! 369
The Lord Encourages Isaiah
8:11 Indeed this is what the
8:12 “Do not say, ‘Conspiracy,’ every time these people say the word. 371
Don’t be afraid of what scares them; don’t be terrified.
8:13 You must recognize the authority of the
He is the one you must respect;
he is the one you must fear. 373
8:14 He will become a sanctuary, 374
but a stone that makes a person trip,
and a rock that makes one stumble –
to the two houses of Israel. 375
He will become 376 a trap and a snare
to the residents of Jerusalem. 377
8:15 Many will stumble over the stone and the rock, 378
and will fall and be seriously injured,
and will be ensnared and captured.”
8:16 Tie up the scroll as legal evidence, 379
seal the official record of God’s instructions and give it to my followers. 380
8:17 I will wait patiently for the
who has rejected the family of Jacob; 381
I will wait for him.8:19
Darkness Turns to Light as an Ideal King Arrives
They will say to you, “Seek oracles at the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, from the magicians who chirp and mutter incantations. 385 Should people not seek oracles from their gods, by asking the dead about the destiny of the living?” 386 8:20 Then you must recall the
In earlier times he 397 humiliated
the land of Zebulun,
and the land of Naphtali; 398
but now he brings honor 399
to the way of the sea,
the region beyond the Jordan,
and Galilee of the nations. 400
9:2 The people walking in darkness
see a bright light; 401
on those who live in a land of deep darkness. 402
9:3 You 403 have enlarged the nation;
you give them great joy. 404
They rejoice in your presence
as harvesters rejoice;
as warriors celebrate 405 when they divide up the plunder.
9:4 For their oppressive yoke
and the club that strikes their shoulders,
the cudgel the oppressor uses on them, 406
you have shattered, as in the day of Midian’s defeat. 407
9:5 Indeed every boot that marches and shakes the earth 408
and every garment dragged through blood
is used as fuel for the fire.
9:6 For a child has been 409 born to us,
a son has been given to us.
He shoulders responsibility
and is called: 410
Extraordinary Strategist, 411
Mighty God, 412
Everlasting Father, 413
Prince of Peace. 414
9:7 His dominion will be vast 415
and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. 416
He will rule on David’s throne
and over David’s kingdom, 417
establishing it 418 and strengthening it
by promoting justice and fairness, 419
from this time forward and forevermore.
God’s Judgment Intensifies
and it fell on Israel. 424
9:9 All the people were aware 425 of it,
the people of Ephraim and those living in Samaria. 426
Yet with pride and an arrogant attitude, they said, 427
9:10 “The bricks have fallen,
but we will rebuild with chiseled stone;
the sycamore fig trees have been cut down,
but we will replace them with cedars.” 428
he stirred up 431 their enemies –
9:12 Syria from the east,
and the Philistines from the west,
they gobbled up Israelite territory. 432
Despite all this, his anger does not subside,
and his hand is ready to strike again. 433
9:13 The people did not return to the one who struck them,
they did not seek reconciliation 434 with the
9:14 So the
both the shoots and stalk 435 in one day.
9:15 The leaders and the highly respected people 436 are the head,
the prophets who teach lies are the tail.
9:16 The leaders of this nation were misleading people,
and the people being led were destroyed. 437
9:17 So the sovereign master was not pleased 438 with their young men,
he took no pity 439 on their orphans and widows;
every mouth was speaking disgraceful words. 442
Despite all this, his anger does not subside,
and his hand is ready to strike again. 443
it consumed thorns and briers;
it burned up the thickets of the forest,
and they went up in smoke. 446
9:19 Because of the anger of the
and the people became fuel for the fire. 448
People had no compassion on one another. 449
9:20 They devoured 450 on the right, but were still hungry,
they ate on the left, but were not satisfied.
9:21 Manasseh fought against 453 Ephraim,
and Ephraim against Manasseh;
together they fought against Judah.
Despite all this, his anger does not subside,
and his hand is ready to strike again. 454
10:1 Those who enact unjust policies are as good as dead, 455
those who are always instituting unfair regulations, 456
10:2 to keep the poor from getting fair treatment,
and to deprive 457 the oppressed among my people of justice,
so they can steal what widows own,
and loot what belongs to orphans. 458
10:3 What will you do on judgment day, 459
when destruction arrives from a distant place?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your wealth?
10:4 You will have no place to go, except to kneel with the prisoners,
or to fall among those who have been killed. 460
Despite all this, his anger does not subside,
and his hand is ready to strike again. 461
The Lord Turns on Arrogant Assyria
10:5 Assyria, the club I use to vent my anger, is as good as dead, 462
a cudgel with which I angrily punish. 463
I ordered him to attack the people with whom I was angry, 466
to take plunder and to carry away loot,
to trample them down 467 like dirt in the streets.
10:7 But he does not agree with this,
his mind does not reason this way, 468
for his goal is to destroy,
and to eliminate many nations. 469
10:8 Indeed, 470 he says:
“Are not my officials all kings?
10:9 Is not Calneh like Carchemish?
Hamath like Arpad?
Samaria like Damascus? 471
10:10 I overpowered kingdoms ruled by idols, 472
whose carved images were more impressive than Jerusalem’s 473 or Samaria’s.
10:11 As I have done to Samaria and its idols,
so I will do to Jerusalem and its idols.” 474
10:12 But when 475 the sovereign master 476 finishes judging 477 Mount Zion and Jerusalem, then I 478 will punish the king of Assyria for what he has proudly planned and for the arrogant attitude he displays. 479 10:13 For he says:
“By my strong hand I have accomplished this,
by my strategy that I devised.
I invaded the territory of nations, 480
and looted their storehouses.
10:14 My hand discovered the wealth of the nations, as if it were in a nest,
as one gathers up abandoned eggs,
I gathered up the whole earth.
There was no wing flapping,
or open mouth chirping.” 483
10:15 Does an ax exalt itself over the one who wields it,
or a saw magnify itself over the one who cuts with it? 484
As if a scepter should brandish the one who raises it,
or a staff should lift up what is not made of wood!
10:17 The light of Israel 488 will become a fire,
their Holy One 489 will become a flame;
it will burn and consume the Assyrian king’s 490 briers
and his thorns in one day.
10:18 The splendor of his forest and his orchard
will be completely destroyed, 491
as when a sick man’s life ebbs away. 492
10:19 There will be so few trees left in his forest,
a child will be able to count them. 493
10:20 At that time 494 those left in Israel, those who remain of the family 495 of Jacob, will no longer rely on a foreign leader that abuses them. 496 Instead they will truly 497 rely on the
10:24 So 506 here is what the sovereign master, the
10:27 At that time 512
and their yoke from your neck;
the yoke will be taken off because your neck will be too large. 51410:28 515
moved through Migron,
depositing their supplies at Micmash.
10:29 They went through the pass,
spent the night at Geba.
Gibeah of Saul ran away.
10:30 Shout out, daughter of Gallim!
Pay attention, Laishah!
Answer her, Anathoth! 518
10:31 Madmenah flees,
the residents of Gebim have hidden.
10:32 This very day, standing in Nob,
they shake their fist at Daughter Zion’s mountain 519 –
at the hill of Jerusalem.
10:33 Look, the sovereign master, the
is ready to cut off the branches with terrifying power. 520
The tallest trees 521 will be cut down,
the loftiest ones will be brought low.
10:34 The thickets of the forest will be chopped down with an ax,
and mighty Lebanon will fall. 522
An Ideal King Establishes a Kingdom of Peace
11:1 A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s 523 root stock,
a bud will sprout 524 from his roots.
a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, 526
a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, 527
a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the
11:3 He will take delight in obeying the
He will not judge by mere appearances, 530
or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. 531
11:4 He will treat the poor fairly, 532
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, 535
and order the wicked to be executed. 536
11:5 Justice will be like a belt around his waist,
integrity will be like a belt around his hips. 537
11:6 A wolf will reside 538 with a lamb,
and a leopard will lie down with a young goat;
an ox and a young lion will graze together, 539
as a small child leads them along.
11:7 A cow and a bear will graze together,
their young will lie down together. 540
A lion, like an ox, will eat straw.
11:8 A baby 541 will play
over the hole of a snake; 542
over the nest 543 of a serpent
11:9 They will no longer injure or destroy
on my entire royal mountain. 546
For there will be universal submission to the
just as the waters completely cover the sea. 547
Israel is Reclaimed and Reunited
11:10 At that time 548 a root from Jesse 549 will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to him for guidance, 550 and his residence will be majestic. 11:11 At that time 551 the sovereign master 552 will again lift his hand 553 to reclaim 554 the remnant of his people 555 from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, 556 Cush, 557 Elam, Shinar, 558 Hamath, and the seacoasts. 559
11:12 He will lift a signal flag for the nations;
he will gather Israel’s dispersed people 560
and assemble Judah’s scattered people
from the four corners of the earth.
11:13 Ephraim’s jealousy will end, 561
and Judah’s hostility 562 will be eliminated.
Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah,
and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim.
together they will loot the people of the east.
They will take over Edom and Moab, 565
and the Ammonites will be their subjects.
he will turn it into seven dried-up streams, 571
and enable them to walk across in their sandals.
11:16 There will be a highway leading out of Assyria
for the remnant of his people, 572
just as there was for Israel,
when 573 they went up from the land of Egypt.
12:1 At that time 574 you will say:
“I praise you, O
for even though you were angry with me,
your anger subsided, and you consoled me.
12:2 Look, God is my deliverer! 575
I will trust in him 576 and not fear.
he has become my deliverer.” 578
12:3 Joyfully you will draw water
from the springs of deliverance. 579
12:4 At that time 580 you will say:
Ask him for help! 581
Publicize his mighty acts among the nations!
Make it known that he is unique! 582
12:5 Sing to the
let this be known 583 throughout the earth!
12:6 Cry out and shout for joy, O citizens of Zion,