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Isaiah 2 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all the nations shall flow 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 and many peoples shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD 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 shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 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 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD. 5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
6 For thou hast rejected thy people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of diviners from the east and of soothsayers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with foreigners. 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 filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their 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 bow down to the work of their hands, to 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 So man is humbled, and men are brought low--forgive them not! 9 So man will be brought low and mankind humbled-- do not forgive them.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty. 10 Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
11 The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the pride of men shall be humbled; and the LORD alone will be exalted in 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 For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and high; 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, lofty and lifted up; and 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, and against all the lofty hills; 14 for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,
15 against every high tower, and against every fortified wall; 15 for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,
16 against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the beautiful craft. 16 for every trading ship and every stately vessel.
17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the pride of men shall be brought low; and the LORD alone will be exalted in 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 And the idols shall utterly pass away. 18 and the idols will totally disappear.
19 And men shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty, when he rises 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 In that day men will cast forth their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats, 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 to enter the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty, when he rises 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 Turn away from man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he? 22 Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?