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Isaiah 27

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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

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1 # Job 41.1; Ps 74.14; 104.26 On that day the LORD will use his powerful and deadly sword to punish Leviathan, that wriggling, twisting dragon, and to kill the monster#27.1 Leviathan… monster: Legendary monsters which were symbols of the nations oppressing Israel. that lives in the sea.
2On that day the LORD will say of his pleasant vineyard, 3“I watch over it and water it continually. I guard it night and day so that no one will harm it. 4I am no longer angry with the vineyard. If only there were thorns and briars to fight against, then I would burn them up completely. 5But if the enemies of my people want my protection, let them make peace with me. Yes, let them make peace with me.”
6In days to come the people of Israel, the descendants of Jacob, will take root like a tree, and they will blossom and bud. The earth will be covered with the fruit they produce.
7Israel has not been punished by the LORD as severely as its enemies, nor lost as many people. 8The LORD punished his people by sending them into exile. He took them away with a cruel wind from the east.#27.8 Verse 8 in Hebrew is unclear. 9But Israel's sins will be forgiven only when the stones of pagan altars are ground up like chalk, and no more incense altars or symbols of the goddess Asherah are left.
10The fortified city lies in ruins. It is deserted like an empty wilderness. It has become a pasture for cattle, where they can rest and graze. 11The branches of the trees are withered and broken, and women gather them for firewood. Because the people have understood nothing, God their Creator will not pity them or show them any mercy.
12On that day, from the Euphrates to the Egyptian border, the LORD will gather his people one by one, like someone separating the wheat from the chaff.
13When that day comes, a trumpet will be blown to call back from Assyria and Egypt all the Israelites who are in exile there. They will come and worship the LORD in Jerusalem, on his sacred hill.#27.13 sacred hill: See 2.3.