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Ye shall be devoured with the sword:
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

How is the faithful city become an harlot!

It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it;

But now murderers.

Thy silver is become dross,

Thy wine mixed with water:

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:

Every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:

They judge not the fatherless,

Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the

mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, And avenge me of mine enemies: And I will turn my hand upon thee, And purely purge away thy dross, And take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as at the beginning: Afterward thou shalt be called, . The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, And her converts with righteousness. And the destruction of the transgressors and of the

sinners shall be together, And they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye

have desired, And ye shall be confounded for the gardens that

ye have chosen. For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, And as a garden that hath no water. And the strong shall be as tow, And the maker of it as a spark, And they shall both burn together, and none shall

quench them.

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, That the mountain of the Lord's house shall be

established in the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the


To the house of the God of Jacob;

And he will teach us of his ways,

And we will walk in his paths:

For out of Zion shall go forth the law,

And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

And he shall judge among the nations,

And shall rebuke many people:

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruninghooks:
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war any more.

O house of Jacob, come ye,
And let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house
of Jacob,

Because they be replenished from the east,
And are soothsayers like the Philistines,
And they please themselves in the children of

Their land also is full of silver and gold,

Neither is there any end of their treasures;

Their land is also full of horses,

Neither is there any end of their chariots:

Their land also is full of idols;

They worship the work of their own hands,

That which their own fingers have made:

And the mean man boweth down,

And the great man humbleth himself:

Therefore forgive them not.

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust,
For fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.
The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
And the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,

And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon

every one that is proud and lofty, And upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall

be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high

and lifted up, And upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, And upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, And upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, And upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, And the haughtiness of men shall be made low: And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols he shall utterly abolish. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, For fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and

his idols of gold, Which they made each one for himself to worship, To the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks,

And into the tops of the ragged rocks,
For fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty,
When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils:
For wherein is he to be accounted of?
For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,
Doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah

the stay and the staff, The whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of


The mighty man, and the man of war,

The judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and

the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, And the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and

the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, And babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by

another, and every one by his neighbour: The child shall behave himself proudly against the


And the base against the honourable.

When a man shall take hold of his brother of the

house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, And let this ruin be under thy hand:

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