Then, if I found you outside,
I would kiss you,
and no one would despise me.
I would lead you
and bring you to my mothers house
she who has taught me.
I would give you spiced wine to drink,
the nectar of my pomegranates.
His left arm is under my head
Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, But we knew nothing about this,
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay everyone accordi
your warriors in battle.
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn;
destitute, she will sit on the ground.
In that day seven women
will take hold of one man
and say, We will eat our own food
and provide our own clothes;
only let us be called by your
I will wait for the LORD,
who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.
Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and
symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.
to browse in the gardens
and to gather lilies.
I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine;
he browses among the lilies.
You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
as lovely as Jerusalem,
as majestic as troops with banners.
Turn your eyes from me;
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out
the destruction decreed upon the whole land.
Therefore this is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says:
My people who live in Zion,
do not be afraid of the Assyrians,
who beat you with a rod
and lift up a c
Isaiah 1-66New International Version (NIV)
1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz
saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham,Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of
A Rebellious Nation
Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
For the LO
She will never be inhabited
or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads will pitch their tents,
there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
But desert creatures will lie there,
jackals will fill her houses;
there the owls will dwell,
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor
amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
even their prayers are detestable.
Whoever leads the upright along an evil path
Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it,
or the saw boast against the one who uses it?
As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up,
or a club brandish the one who is not wood!
Therefore, the Lord, the LORD Almighty,
will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened
and the moon will not give its light.
I will punish the world for its evil,
the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty
and will humble the pride of the ruthles
and black as a raven.
His eyes are like doves
by the water streams,
washed in milk,
mounted like jewels.
His cheeks are like beds of spice
His lips are like lilies
dripping with myrrh.
His arms are rods of gold
set with topaz.