1 Oh that thou
wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that
the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters
to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the
nations may tremble at thy presence!
3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou
camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth;
for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities,
like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth
up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face
from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and
thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity
for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised
thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are
12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt
thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
1 I am sought of
them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me
not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not
called by my name.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people,
which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars
4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in
5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am
holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that
burneth all the day.
6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence,
but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,
saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains,
and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their
former work into their bosom.
8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster,
and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will
I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah
an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor
a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have
11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy
mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish
the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all
bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not
answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine
eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall
eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink,
but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice,
but ye shall be ashamed:
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall
cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen:
for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another
16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself
in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall
swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten,
and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and
the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the
voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old
man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an
hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old
shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not
plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days
of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their
23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their
offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will
answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall
eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's
meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD.
1 Thus saith the
LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:
where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place
of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things
have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even
to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth
at my word.
3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth
a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation,
as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as
if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears
upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake,
they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose
that in which I delighted not.
5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; your
brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake,
said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your
joy, and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a
voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came,
she was delivered of a man child.
8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall
the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation
be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought
forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?
saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?
saith thy God.
10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that
love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her
consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the
abundance of her glory.
12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her
like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream:
then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be
dandled upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you;
and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your
bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD
shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward
15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots
like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke
with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all
flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the
gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh,
and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together,
saith the LORD.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come,
that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come,
and see my glory.
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that
escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud,
that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off,
that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and
they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto
the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and
in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel
bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites,
saith the LORD.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,
shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and
your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship
before me, saith the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the
men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall
not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall
be an abhorring unto all flesh.