I will make mere youths their officials;
children will rule over them.
People will oppress each other
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.
The young will rise up against the old,
the nobody against the honored.
A man will seize one of his bro
to bring down her pride in all her splendor
and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.
Till your land as they do along the Nile,
for you no longer have a harbor.
The LORD has stretched out his hand over the sea
Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this;
shout aloud, you earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
you forests and all your trees,
for the LORD has redeemed Jacob,
he displays his glory in Israel.
Jerusalem to Be Inhabited
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORDs hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah ;
for the LORD will take delig
You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the LORD, have created it.
Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,
says the LORD your Redeemer.
To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the
So now I have swo
so that people may see and know,
may consider and understand,
that the hand of the LORD has done this,
that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Present your case, says the LORD.
Set forth your arguments, says Jacobs King.
Tell us, you idols,
38 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The
prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, This is what
the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you
will not recover.
Woe to you who add house to house
and join field to field
till no space is left
and you live alone in the land.
The LORD Almighty has declared in my hearing:
Surely the great houses will become desolate,
the fine mansions left without occupants.
no one among the gods to give counsel,
no one to give answer when I ask them.
See, they are all false!
Their deeds amount to nothing;
their images are but wind and confusion.
The Servant of the LORD
42 Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one i
The LORDs chosen ally
will carry out his purpose against Babylon;
his arm will be against the Babylonians.
I, even I, have spoken;
yes, I have called him.
I will bring him,
and he will succeed in his mission.
Come near me and listen to this:
This is what the LORD says
he who made you, who formed you in the womb,
and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant,
Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour
2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
In the last days
the mountain of the LORDs temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.