Bible: Isaiah 2:6-22

The Lord’s Day of Judgment

2:6 Indeed, O Lord, 1  you have abandoned your people,

the descendants of Jacob.

For diviners from the east are everywhere; 2 

they consult omen readers like the Philistines do. 3 

Plenty of foreigners are around. 4 

2:7 Their land is full of gold and silver;

there is no end to their wealth. 5 

Their land is full of horses;

there is no end to their chariots. 6 

2:8 Their land is full of worthless idols;

they worship 7  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. 8 

Don’t spare them! 9 

2:10 Go up into the rocky cliffs,

hide in the ground.

Get away from the dreadful judgment of the Lord, 10 

from his royal splendor!

2:11 Proud men will be brought low,

arrogant men will be humiliated; 11 

the Lord alone will be exalted 12 

in that day.

2:12 Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has planned a day of judgment, 13 

for 14  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; 15 

2:14 for all the tall mountains,

for all the high hills, 16 

2:15 for every high tower,

for every fortified wall,

2:16 for all the large ships, 17 

for all the impressive 18  ships. 19 

2:17 Proud men will be humiliated,

arrogant men will be brought low; 20 

the Lord alone will be exalted 21 

in that day.

2:18 The worthless idols will be completely eliminated. 22 

2:19 They 23  will go into caves in the rocky cliffs

and into holes in the ground, 24 

trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the Lord 25 

and his royal splendor,

when he rises up to terrify the earth. 26 

2:20 At that time 27  men will throw

their silver and gold idols,

which they made for themselves to worship, 28 

into the caves where rodents and bats live, 29 

2:21 so they themselves can go into the crevices of the rocky cliffs

and the openings under the rocky overhangs, 30 

trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the Lord 31 

and his royal splendor,

when he rises up to terrify the earth. 32 

2:22 Stop trusting in human beings,

whose life’s breath is in their nostrils.

For why should they be given special consideration?

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