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.2Hear , O heavens, and give ear , O earth: for the LORD hath spoken , I have nourished and brought upchildren, and they have rebelled against me.
The oxknoweth his owner , and the ass his master'scrib: but Israel doth not know , my people doth not consider .
4Ahsinfulnation, a peopleladena 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 awaybackward.5
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revoltb more and more : the whole head is sick, and the whole heartfaint.6
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifyingsores: they have not been closed , neither bound up , neither mollified with ointment.c7
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land,strangersdevour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrownd by strangers .
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besiegedcity.9Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very smallremnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.10Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.11
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.e12
When ye come to appearfbefore me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?13Bring no morevainoblations;incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with ; it is iniquity,g even the solemn meeting.14
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soulhateth : they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make manyprayers, I will not hear : your hands are full of blood.16Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes;cease to do evil ;
17Learn to do well ; seekjudgment,relieveh the oppressed,judge the fatherless,plead for the widow.18
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.19
If ye be willing and obedient , ye shall eat the good of the land:20
But if ye refuse and rebel , ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
How is the faithfulcity become an harlot ! it was full of judgment;righteousnesslodged in it; but now murderers .
Thy silver is become dross, thy winemixed with water:23
Thy princes are rebellious , and companions of thieves: every one lovethgifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widowcome unto them.
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 :
And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purelyi purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:26
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 faithfulcity.27Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.28
And the destructionj of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed .
For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired , and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen .
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaffadeth , and as a garden that hath no water.31
And the strong shall be as tow, and the makerk of it as a spark, and they shall bothburntogether, and none shall quench them.