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Isaiah 27

27
XXVII
1In that day,
Shall Jehovah with his keen and great and powerful sword
Punish Leviathan the agile serpent,
And Leviathan the winding serpent;
And shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2In that day,
Sing ye of her, the beloved vineyard:
3I Jehovah do guard her,
I will water her every moment:
Lest any should injure her,
I will guard her night and day.
4Anger is not in me:
Would that some one would give me the thorn and thistle in battle;
Then would I rush against them and burn them up together.
5But if any one will lay hold of my strength,
He shall make peace with me;
Peace with me shall he make.
6In time to come, Jacob shall take root;
Israel shall blossom and bud forth,
And fill the face of the world with fruit.
7Hath He smitten him, as he smote them that smote him?
Or is he slain as those are slain, whom he slew?
8With moderation did He punish her, by removing her far away;
When he swept her away by his violent storm, in the day of the east wind.
9By this therefore is the guilt of Jacob expiated,
And assuredly this is the fruit of the removal of his sin,
That when he shall cause all the stones of the altar
To be broken in sunder, like as limestones;
The images of Astarte and the statues of the sun shall no more stand up.
10For the fortified city shall be solitary,
An habitation forsaken, and deserted as a wilderness.
There shall the bullock feed, and there shall be lie down;
And consume the branches thereof.
11When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off:
Women shall come, and set them on fire:
For it is a people void of understanding;
Wherefore he that made them will not have mercy on them,
And he that formed them will shew them no favour.
12And it shall come to pass in that day,
That Jehovah will gather his fruit,
From the channel of the river,
Unto the stream of Egypt;
And ye shall be gleaned up,
One by one, O ye sons of Israel.
13And it shall come to pass in that day;
That the great trumpet shall be sounded;
And they shall come, who were perishing in the land of Assyria,
And the outcasts in the land of Egypt;
And they shall worship Jehovah
In the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Isaiah 27

27
Leviathan Slain
1On that day the Lord with his relentless, large, strong sword will bring judgment on Leviathan,#Jb 3:8; 41:1,34; Ps 74:14; 104:26 the fleeing serpent — Leviathan, the twisting serpent. He will slay the monster that is in the sea.#Is 51:9
The Lord’s Vineyard
2On that day
sing about a desirable vineyard:#Ps 80:8; Is 5:7; Jr 2:21
3I am the Lord, who watches over it
to water it regularly.
So that no one disturbs it,
I watch over it night and day.
4I am not angry.
If only there were thorns and briers#2Sm 23:6; Is 10:17 for me to battle,
I would trample them
and burn them to the ground.
5Or let it take hold of my strength;
let it make peace with me —
make peace with me.
6In days to come, Jacob will take root.#Is 37:31
Israel will blossom and bloom#Is 35:1–2; Hs 14:5–6
and fill the whole world with fruit.
7Did the Lord strike Israel
as he struck the one who struck Israel?#Is 10:12,17; 30:31–33; 31:8–9; 37:36–38
Was Israel killed like those killed by the Lord?
8You disputed with Israel
by banishing and driving her away.#27:8 Hb obscure
He removed her with his severe storm
on the day of the east wind.
9Therefore Jacob’s iniquity#Is 13:11 will be atoned for in this way,
and the result of the removal of his sin will be this:#Rm 11:27
when he makes all the altar stones
like crushed bits of chalk,
no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing.
10For the fortified city will be desolate,
pastures deserted and abandoned like a wilderness.
Calves will graze there,
and there they will spread out and strip its branches.
11When its branches dry out, they will be broken off.
Women will come and make fires with them,
for they are not a people with understanding.#Ps 32:9; 49:20; Jr 4:22
Therefore their Maker#Jb 4:17; Ps 95:6; Pr 14:31; Is 17:7; 29:16; 44:2; 45:9,11; 51:13; 54:5; Hs 8:14 will not have compassion on them,
and their Creator will not be gracious to them.
12On that day#Is 3:18; 7:18,20; 11:11; 24:21; Zch 12:8
the Lord will thresh grain from the Euphrates River
as far as the Wadi of Egypt,#Gn 15:18
and you Israelites will be gathered one by one.
13On that day
a great ram’s horn#Lv 25:9; 1Ch 15:24; Mt 24:31; 1Th 4:16; Rv 11:15 will be blown,
and those lost in the land of Assyria will come,
as well as those dispersed in the land of Egypt;
and they will worship the Lord
at Jerusalem on the holy mountain.