1 Woe unto them
that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness
which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the
right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey,
and that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation
which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and
where will ye leave your glory?
4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they
shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their
hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against
the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the
spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the
mire of the streets.
7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so;
but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a
8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not
Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose
graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so
do to Jerusalem and her idols?
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath
performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I
will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria,
and the glory of his high looks.
13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it,
and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds
of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put
down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people:
and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all
the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened
the mouth, or peeped.
15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith?
or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?
as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it
up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were
16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his
fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning
like the burning of a fire.
17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy
One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and
his briers in one day;
18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful
field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that
a child may write them.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of
Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall
no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay
upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto
the mighty God.
22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet
a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall
overflow with righteousness.
23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even
determined, in the midst of all the land.
24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that
dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite
thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after
the manner of Egypt.
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
and mine anger in their destruction.
26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according
to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod
was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall
be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy
neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash
he hath laid up his carriages:
29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their
lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard
unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves
32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his
hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of
33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough
with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down,
and the haughty shall be humbled.
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron,
and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
1 And there shall
come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall
grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit
of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the
LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove
with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the
earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his
lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall
lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and
the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for
the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the
waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall
stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles
seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall
set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of
his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt,
and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar,
and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall
assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed
of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries
of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and
Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines
toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together:
they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children
of Ammon shall obey them.
15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian
sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the
river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men
go over dryshod.
16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people,
which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel
in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
1 And in that day
thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast
angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is
become my salvation.
3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of
4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his
name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that
his name is exalted.
5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this
is known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the
Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.