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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
Israel Rescued
1On that day, Yahweh will punish with his cruel, great and strong sword Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and Leviathan, the twisting serpent, and he will kill the sea monster that is in the sea.
2On that day:
“A vineyard of beauty! Sing in praise of it!
3I, Yahweh, am her keeper; I water it again and again.#Literally “by moments”
Lest one afflict harm on it, I guard it night and day;
4I have no wrath.#Literally “There is no wrath for me”
Whatever gives me thorns and briers,
I will step forth against in battle.
I will set it on fire altogether.
5Or let it grasp at my protection;
let it make peace with me;
peace let it make with me.”
6Days are coming,#Literally “The coming ones” let Jacob take root;
Israel will blossom and send out shoots,
and they will fill the face of the world with fruit.
7Does he strike him as he struck down those who struck him?#Literally “like the striking of one striking him”
Or is he killed as those who killed him were killed?#Literally “like the killing of his killed ones”
8By expelling#Meaning uncertain, derived from the following parallel expression her, by her sending away, you argue with her.
He removed them with his strong wind,
in the day of the east wind.
9Therefore by this he will make atonement for the guilt of Jacob,
and this will be all of the fruit of the removal of his sin:
when he makes#Literally “in his setting” all the stones of the altar like crushed stones of chalk,
no poles of Asherah worship or incense altars will stand.
10For the fortified city is solitary,
a settlement deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
the calf grazes there,
lies down there and destroys its branches.
11When its branches are dry,#Literally “In her branch being dry” they are broken;
women are coming and setting light to it.
For it is not a people of understanding;
therefore his maker will not have compassion on him,
and his creator will not show him favor.
12And this shall happen:
on that day, Yahweh will thresh from the floodwaters of the Euphrates to the wadi#A seasonal stream that is often dry of Egypt, and as for you, you will be gathered one by one, sons of Israel.
13And this shall happen:
on that day, a great trumpet will be blown,
and those who were lost in the land of Assyria will come,
and those who were scattered in the land of Egypt,
and they will bow down to Yahweh on the holy mountain#Literally “mountain of holiness” at Jerusalem.