THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 23
THE BIBLE - KING JAMES VERSION - BOOK 23
Book 23 Isaiah
23:001:001 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz which he saw concerning
Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah Jotham Ahaz and
Hezekiah kings of Judah.
23:001:002 Hear O heavens and give ear O earth: for the LORD hath
spoken I have nourished and brought up children and they
have rebelled against me.
23:001:003 The ox knoweth his owner and the ass his master's crib: but
Israel doth not know my people doth not consider.
23:001:004 Ah sinful nation a people laden with iniquity a seed of
evildoers children that are corrupters: they have forsaken
the LORD they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger they are gone away backward.
23:001:005 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and
more: the whole head is sick and the whole heart faint.
23:001:006 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no
soundness in it; but wounds and bruises and putrifying
sores: they have not been closed neither bound up neither
mollified with ointment.
23:001:007 Your country is desolate your cities are burned with fire:
your land strangers devour it in your presence and it is
desolate as overthrown by strangers.
23:001:008 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard
as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers as a besieged city.
23:001:009 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small
remnant we should have been as Sodom and we should have been
like unto Gomorrah.
23:001:010 Hear the word of the LORD ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto
the law of our God ye people of Gomorrah.
23:001:011 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me?
saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and
the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of
bullocks or of lambs or of he goats.
23:001:012 When ye come to appear before me who hath required this at
your hand to tread my courts?
23:001:013 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto
me; the new moons and sabbaths the calling of assemblies I
cannot away with; it is iniquity even the solemn meeting.
23:001:014 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
23:001:015 And when ye spread forth your hands I will hide mine eyes
from you: yea when ye make many prayers I will not hear:
your hands are full of blood.
23:001:016 Wash you make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
23:001:017 Learn to do well; seek judgment relieve the oppressed judge
the fatherless plead for the widow.
23:001:018 Come now and let us reason together saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson they shall be as wool.
23:001:019 If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the
23:001:020 But if ye refuse and rebel ye shall be devoured with the
sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
23:001:021 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of
judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
23:001:022 Thy silver is become dross thy wine mixed with water:
23:001:023 Thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves: every
one loveth gifts and followeth after rewards: they judge not
the fatherless neither doth the cause of the widow come unto
23:001:024 Therefore saith the LORD the LORD of hosts the mighty One of
Israel Ah I will ease me of mine adversaries and avenge me
of mine enemies:
23:001:025 And I will turn my hand upon thee and purely purge away thy
dross and take away all thy tin:
23:001:026 And I will restore thy judges as at the first and thy
counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be
called The city of righteousness the faithful city.
23:001:027 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment and her converts with
23:001:028 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners
shall be together and they that forsake the LORD shall be
23:001:029 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired
and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have
23:001:030 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth and as a garden
that hath no water.
23:001:031 And the strong shall be as tow and the maker of it as a
spark and they shall both burn together and none shall
23:002:001 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and
23:002:002 And it shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain
of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains and shall be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.
23:002:003 And many people shall go and say Come ye and let us go up to
the mountain of the LORD to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways and we will walk in his
paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of
the LORD from Jerusalem.
23:002:004 And he shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many
people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and
their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword
against nation neither shall they learn war any more.
23:002:005 O house of Jacob come ye and let us walk in the light of the
23:002:006 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob
because they be replenished from the east and are soothsayers
like the Philistines and they please themselves in the
children of strangers.
23:002:007 Their land also is full of silver and gold neither is there
any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses
neither is there any end of their chariots:
23:002:008 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of
their own hands that which their own fingers have made:
23:002:009 And the mean man boweth down and the great man humbleth
himself: therefore forgive them not.
23:002:010 Enter into the rock and hide thee in the dust for fear of
the LORD and for the glory of his majesty.
23:002:011 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled and the haughtiness
of men shall be bowed down and the LORD alone shall be
exalted in that day.
23:002:012 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that
is proud and lofty and upon every one that is lifted up; and
he shall be brought low:
23:002:013 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted
up and upon all the oaks of Bashan
23:002:014 And upon all the high mountains and upon all the hills that
are lifted up
23:002:015 And upon every high tower and upon every fenced wall
23:002:016 And upon all the ships of Tarshish and upon all pleasant
23:002:017 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down and the
haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall
be exalted in that day.
23:002:018 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
23:002:019 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the
caves of the earth for fear of the LORD and for the glory of
his majesty when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
23:002:020 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver and his
idols of gold which they made each one for himself to
worship to the moles and to the bats;
23:002:021 To go into the clefts of the rocks and into the tops of the
ragged rocks for fear of the LORD and for the glory of his
majesty when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
23:002:022 Cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils: for
wherein is he to be accounted of?
23:003:001 For behold the Lord the LORD of hosts doth take away from
Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff the whole
stay of bread and the whole stay of water.
23:003:002 The mighty man and the man of war the judge and the
prophet and the prudent and the ancient
23:003:003 The captain of fifty and the honourable man and the
counsellor and the cunning artificer and the eloquent
23:003:004 And I will give children to be their princes and babes shall
rule over them.
23:003:005 And the people shall be oppressed every one by another and
every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself
proudly against the ancient and the base against the
23:003:006 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his
father saying Thou hast clothing be thou our ruler and let
this ruin be under thy hand:
23:003:007 In that day shall he swear saying I will not be an healer;
for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a
ruler of the people.
23:003:008 For Jerusalem is ruined and Judah is fallen: because their
tongue and their doings are against the LORD to provoke the
eyes of his glory.
23:003:009 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and
they declare their sin as Sodom they hide it not. Woe unto
their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
23:003:010 Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with him: for
they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
23:003:011 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward
of his hands shall be given him.
23:003:012 As for my people children are their oppressors and women
rule over them. O my people they which lead thee cause thee
to err and destroy the way of thy paths.
23:003:013 The LORD standeth up to plead and standeth to judge the
23:003:014 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his
people and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the
vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
23:003:015 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the
faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
23:003:016 Moreover the LORD saith Because the daughters of Zion are
haughty and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes
walking and mincing as they go and making a tinkling with
23:003:017 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the
head of the daughters of Zion and the LORD will discover
their secret parts.
23:003:018 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their
tinkling ornaments about their feet and their cauls and
their round tires like the moon
23:003:019 The chains and the bracelets and the mufflers
23:003:020 The bonnets and the ornaments of the legs and the headbands
and the tablets and the earrings
23:003:021 The rings and nose jewels
23:003:022 The changeable suits of apparel and the mantles and the
wimples and the crisping pins
23:003:023 The glasses and the fine linen and the hoods and the vails.
23:003:024 And it shall come to pass that instead of sweet smell there
shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of
well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding
of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
23:003:025 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.
23:003:026 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate
shall sit upon the ground.
23:004:001 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man
saying We will eat our own bread and wear our own apparel:
only let us be called by thy name to take away our reproach.
23:004:002 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and
glorious and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and
comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
23:004:003 And it shall come to pass that he that is left in Zion and
he that remaineth in Jerusalem shall be called holy even
every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
23:004:004 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the
daughters of Zion and shall have purged the blood of
Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment
and by the spirit of burning.
23:004:005 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount
Zion and upon her assemblies a cloud and smoke by day and
the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory
shall be a defence.
23:004:006 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time
from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a covert
from storm and from rain.
23:005:001 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved
touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a
very fruitful hill:
23:005:002 And he fenced it and gathered out the stones thereof and
planted it with the choicest vine and built a tower in the
midst of it and also made a winepress therein: and he looked
that it should bring forth grapes and it brought forth wild
23:005:003 And now O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah judge
I pray you betwixt me and my vineyard.
23:005:004 What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not
done in it? wherefore when I looked that it should bring
forth grapes brought it forth wild grapes?
23:005:005 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard:
I will take away the hedge thereof and it shall be eaten up;
and break down the wall thereof and it shall be trodden down:
23:005:006 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned nor digged;
but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command
the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
23:005:007 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel
and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for
judgment but behold oppression; for righteousness but behold
23:005:008 Woe unto them that join house to house that lay field to
field till there be no place that they may be placed alone
in the midst of the earth!
23:005:009 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts Of a truth many houses
shall be desolate even great and fair without inhabitant.
23:005:010 Yea ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath and the seed
of an homer shall yield an ephah.
23:005:011 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may
follow strong drink; that continue until night till wine
23:005:012 And the harp and the viol the tabret and pipe and wine
are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD
neither consider the operation of his hands.
23:005:013 Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have
no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished and their
multitude dried up with thirst.
23:005:014 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself and opened her mouth
without measure: and their glory and their multitude and
their pomp and he that rejoiceth shall descend into it.
23:005:015 And the mean man shall be brought down and the mighty man
shall be humbled and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
23:005:016 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment and God
that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
23:005:017 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner and the waste
places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
23:005:018 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity and sin
as it were with a cart rope:
23:005:019 That say Let him make speed and hasten his work that we may
see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw
nigh and come that we may know it!
23:005:020 Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put
darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet and sweet for bitter!
23:005:021 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in
their own sight!
23:005:022 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:
23:005:023 Which justify the wicked for reward and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!
23:005:024 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble and the flame
consumeth the chaff so their root shall be as rottenness and
their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away
the law of the LORD of hosts and despised the word of the
Holy One of Israel.
23:005:025 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people
and he hath stretched forth his hand against them and hath
smitten them: and the hills did tremble and their carcases
were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger
is not turned away but his hand is stretched out still.
23:005:026 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far and
will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and behold
they shall come with speed swiftly:
23:005:027 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber
nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed
nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
23:005:028 Whose arrows are sharp and all their bows bent their horses'
hoofs shall be counted like flint and their wheels like a
23:005:029 Their roaring shall be like a lion they shall roar like young
lions: yea they shall roar and lay hold of the prey and
shall carry it away safe and none shall deliver it.
23:005:030 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring
of the sea: and if one look unto the land behold darkness and
sorrow and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
23:006:001 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting
upon a throne high and lifted up and his train filled the
23:006:002 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with
twain he covered his face and with twain he covered his feet
and with twain he did fly.
23:006:003 And one cried unto another and said Holy holy holy is the
LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
23:006:004 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that
cried and the house was filled with smoke.
23:006:005 Then said I Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of
unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips: for mine eyes have seen the King the LORD of hosts.