Isaiah 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is what Isaiah, Amoz's son, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 In the days to come the mountain of the LORD's house will be the highest of the mountains. It will be lifted above the hills; peoples will stream to it. 2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
3 Many nations will go and say, "Come, let's go up to the LORD's mountain, to the house of Jacob's God so that he may teach us his ways and we may walk in God's paths." Instruction will come from Zion; the LORD's word from Jerusalem. 3 Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 God will judge between the nations, and settle disputes of mighty nations. Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools. Nation will not take up sword against nation; they will no longer learn how to make war. 4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
5 Come, house of Jacob, let's walk by the LORD's light. 5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
6 You have abandoned your people, house of Jacob. They are full of sorcerers from the east and fortune-tellers like the Philistines; they hold hands with foreigners' children. 6 You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans.
7 Their land is full of silver and gold; they have countless treasures. Their land is filled with horses; they have countless chariots. 7 Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.
8 Their land is filled with idols; they worship their handiwork, what their own fingers have made. 8 Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
9 Humanity will be brought down; each person laid low—don't lift them up! 9 So man will be brought low and mankind humbled-- do not forgive them.
10 Go into the rocks, and hide yourself in the dust from the terror of the LORD, from the splendor of God's majesty! 10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
11 People's proud gazing will be stopped and humanity's arrogance brought down; the LORD alone will be exalted on that day. 11 The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
12 The LORD of heavenly forces has planned a day: against all that is prideful and haughty; against all that is lofty, and it will be laid low; 12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon, high and lofty; against all the oaks of Bashan; 13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,
14 against all the high mountains; against all the lofty hills; 14 for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,
15 against every tall tower; against every fortified wall; 15 for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,
16 against all the ships of Tarshish; against all the wonderful boats. 16 for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
17 People's pride will be brought down and human arrogance humiliated. The LORD alone will be exalted on that day; 17 The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
18 the idols will completely pass away. 18 and the idols will totally disappear.
19 Go into caves in the rocks and holes in the dust before the terror of the LORD and the splendor of God's majesty, when he arises to terrify the earth. 19 Men will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.
20 On that day, people will toss to the rodents and to the bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship. 20 In that day men will throw away to the rodents and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.
21 They will hide in fissures of rocks and in crevices of cliffs before the terror of the LORD and the splendor of God's majesty when he arises to terrify the earth. 21 They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.
22 Quit admiring the human race, who breathe through their nostrils. Why should they be admired? 22 Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?