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Isaiah 2

2
II
1THE WORD WHICH WAS REVEALED UNTO ISAIAH, THE SON OF AMOZ, CONCERNING JUDAH AND JERUSALEM.
2It shall come to pass in the last days,
That the mountain of the house of Jehovah shall be established on the top of the mountains;
And it shall be exalted above the hills:
And all the nations shall flow unto it.
3And many people shall go, and say;
Come on, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah;
To the house of the God of Jacob:
And he will teach us of his ways;
And we will walk in his paths:
For from Zion shall go forth the law;
And the word of Jehovah from Jerusalem.
4And he shall judge among the nations,
And give sentence to many people:
And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
And their spears into pruning-hooks:
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation;
Neither shall they learn war any more.
5O house of Jacob, come ye,
And let us walk in the light of Jehovah.
6Therefore thou hast abandoned thy people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are full of the East,
And are soothsayers like the Philistines;
And they join hand in hand with the children of strangers.
7Their land is full of silver and gold;
And there is no end to their treasures:
Their land is full of horses:
And there is no end to their chariots.
8Their land is full of idols;
Before the work of their own hands do they prostrate themselves;
Before that which their own fingers have made.
9Wherefore the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is humbled;
And thou wilt not forgive them.
10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust;
For fear of Jehovah, and for the glory of his majesty.
11The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
And the haughtiness of mortals shall be bowed down:
And Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.
12For there is unto Jehovah of hosts a day against every thing proud and lofty;
And against every thing exalted, that it shall be humbled.
13Even against all the cedars of Lebanon, the high and the exalted;
And against all the oaks of Bashan:
14And against all the high mountains,
And against all the exalted hills:
15And against every high raised tower;
And against every fenced wall.
16And against all the ships of Tarshish;
And against every desirable work of art.
17And the pride of man shall be bowed down,
And the haughtiness of mortals shall be humbled;
And Jehovah alone shall be exalted in that day.
18And the idols shall be utterly destroyed.
19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth;
For fear of Jehovah, and for the glory of his majesty,
When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20In that day shall men cast away their idols of silver,
And their idols of gold, which they had made for themselves to worship,
To the moles and to the bats:
21To go into the caves of the rocks, and into the clefts of the craggy rocks:
For fear of Jehovah, and for the glory of his majesty,
When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22Cease ye from trust in man, whose breath is in his nostrils;
For wherein is he of any account?

Isaiah 2

2
The City of Peace
1The vision that Isaiah#2Kg 19:2; 20:1; 2Ch 26:22; 32:20; Is 1:1; 13:1 son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2In#Mc 4:1–4; Rm 2:20 the last days#Nm 24:14; Dt 4:30; Ezk 38:16; Hs 3:5
the mountain of the Lord’s house#2Ch 33:15; Is 27:13; 66:20 will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
All nations will stream to it,#Ps 22:27; Is 56:7; Zch 14:10
3and many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let’s go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob.#Is 29:23; 45:23; 60:13; 66:18
He will teach us about his ways
so that we may walk in his paths.”
For instruction will go out of Zion
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4He will settle disputes among the nations
and provide arbitration for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plows
and their spears into pruning knives.#Is 11:6–9; 32:17–18; Jl 3:10
Nation will not take up the sword against nation,
and they will never again train for war.#Ps 72:3,7; Is 9:7; Hs 2:18; Zch 9:10
The Day of the Lord
5House of Jacob,
come and let’s walk in the Lord’s light.#Ps 27:1; 43:3
6For you have abandoned#Dt 31:17; Ps 94:14; Is 1:4 your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of divination from the East
and of fortune-tellers#Lv 19:26; Dt 18:10–14; 2Kg 21:6; 2Ch 33:6; Jr 27:9; Mc 5:12 like the Philistines.#Jdg 14:3; 1Sm 6:2; 2Kg 1:2–6
They are in league#2:6 Or They teem, or They partner; Hb obscure with foreigners.
7Their#2:7 Lit Its#2:7 = the house of Jacob land is full of silver and gold,
and there is no limit to their treasures;
their land is full of horses,
and there is no limit to their chariots.#Dt 17:17
8Their land is full of worthless idols;#Is 10:10–11; 19:1–3; 31:7; Jr 2:28
they worship the work of their hands,
what their fingers have made.#Is 41:21–29; 44:9–17
9So humanity is brought low,
and each person is humbled.
Do not forgive them!#Ex 34:7
10Go into the rocks#Rv 6:15
and hide in the dust
from the terror of the Lord#1Sm 11:7; 2Ch 14:14; 17:10; 19:7; Is 2:19,21
and from his majestic splendor.#2Th 1:9
11The pride of mankind#2:11 Lit Mankind’s proud eyes will be humbled,#Ps 18:27; Is 2:17; Mc 2:3; 2Co 10:5
and human loftiness will be brought low;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.
12For a day belonging to the Lord of Armies is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,#Mal 4:1
against all that is lifted up — it will be humbled —
13against all the cedars of Lebanon,#Ps 29:5; Is 14:8; Hs 14:5
lofty and lifted up,
against all the oaks of Bashan,#Ezk 27:6; Zch 11:2
14against all the high mountains,#Is 40:4
against all the lofty hills,
15against every high tower,#Is 25:12; Zph 1:16
against every fortified wall,
16against every ship of Tarshish,#1Kg 10:22; Is 23:1,14; 60:9
and against every splendid sea vessel.
17The pride of mankind will be brought low,
and human loftiness will be humbled;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.#Mt 25:13
18The worthless idols will vanish completely.
19People will go into caves in the rocks#Is 2:10
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from his majestic splendor,
when he rises to terrify the earth.#Ps 18:7; Is 13:13; 24:1,19–20; Hg 2:6–7; Heb 12:26
20On that day people will throw
their worthless idols of silver and gold,#Is 30:22; 31:7
which they made to worship,
to the moles and the bats.
21They will go into the caves of the rocks
and the crevices in the cliffs,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from his majestic splendor,#Is 2:10
when he rises to terrify the earth.
22Put no more trust in a mere human,
who has only the breath in his nostrils.#Ps 39:11; 144:4; 146:3; Jr 17:5; Jms 4:14
What is he really worth?