1 The burden of
the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly
gone up to the housetops?
2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city:
thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers:
all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly,
labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter
of my people.
5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity
by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down
the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen,
and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall
be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in
array at the gate.
8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look
in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that
they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower
10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses
have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water
of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof,
neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping,
and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep,
eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to
morrow we shall die.
14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely
this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith
the Lord GOD of hosts.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this
treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast
hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a
sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself
in a rock?
17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity,
and will surely cover thee.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into
a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots
of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state
shall he pull thee down.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my
servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with
thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand:
and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and
to the house of Judah.
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder;
so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and
none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall
be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's
house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity,
from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that
is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and
fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for
the LORD hath spoken it.
1 The burden of
Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that
there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim
it is revealed to them.
2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants
of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.
3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the
river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.
4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the
strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth
children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely
pained at the report of Tyre.
6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days?
her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city,
whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable
of the earth?
9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of
all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of
10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish:
there is no more strength.
11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms:
the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city,
to destroy the strong holds thereof.
12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed
virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there
also shalt thou have no rest.
13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till
the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness:
they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof;
and he brought it to ruin.
14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be
forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king:
after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been
forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest
17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years,
that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire,
and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world
upon the face of the earth.
18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the
LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise
shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently,
and for durable clothing.
1 Behold, the LORD
maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it
upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as
with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with
her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with
the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury,
so with the giver of usury to him.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for
the LORD hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth
and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because
they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken
the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that
dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the
earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice
endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall
be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut
up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened,
the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the
people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and
as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty
of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name
of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs,
even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness,
woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously;
yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant
of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise
of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out
of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the
windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved,
the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall
be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall
be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall
punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings
of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered
in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many
days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when
the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem,
and before his ancients gloriously.