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1 Isaiah son of Amoz saw this message about Judah and Jerusalem: 1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 In the last days the mountain on which the Lord's Temple stands will become the most important of all mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and people from all nations will come streaming 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 come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Temple of the God of Jacob. Then God will teach us his ways, and we will obey his teachings." His teachings will go out from Jerusalem; the message of the Lord will go out 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 He will settle arguments among the nations and will make decisions for many nations. Then they will make their swords into plows and their spears into hooks for trimming trees. Nations will no longer fight other nations, nor will they train for war anymore. 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, family of Jacob, and let us follow the way of the Lord. 5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
6 Lord, you have left your people, the family of Jacob, because they have become filled with wrong ideas from people in the East. They try to tell the future like the Philistines, and they have completely accepted those foreign ideas. 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 has been filled with silver and gold; there are a great many treasures there. Their land has been filled with horses; there are many chariots there. 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 full of idols. The people worship these idols they made with their own hands and shaped with their own fingers. 8 Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
9 People will not be proud any longer but will bow low with shame. God, do not forgive them. 9 So man will be brought low and mankind humbled-- do not forgive them.
10 Go into the caves of the cliffs; dig holes and hide in the ground from the anger of the Lord and from his great power! 10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
11 Proud people will be made humble, and they will bow low with shame. At that time only the Lord will still be praised. 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 All-Powerful has a certain day planned when he will punish the proud and those who brag, and they will no longer be important. 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 He will bring down the tall cedar trees from Lebanon and the great oak trees of Bashan, 13 for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,
14 all the tall mountains and the high hills, 14 for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,
15 every tall tower and every high, strong wall, 15 for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,
16 all the trading ships and the beautiful ships. 16 for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
17 At that time proud people will be made humble, and they will bow low with shame. At that time only the Lord will be praised, 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 but all the idols will be gone. 18 and the idols will totally disappear.
19 People will run to caves in the rocky cliffs and will dig holes and hide in the ground from the anger of the Lord and his great power, when he stands to shake 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 At that time people will throw away their gold and silver idols, which they made for themselves to worship; they will throw them away to the bats and moles. 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 Then the people will hide in caves and cracks in the rocks from the anger of the Lord and his great power, when he stands to shake 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 You should stop trusting in people to save you, because people are only human; they aren't able to help you. 22 Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?