Isaiah 27 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 On that day, the LORD will take a great sword, harsh and mighty, and will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the writhing serpent, and will kill the dragon that is in the sea. 1 In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword, his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.
2 On that day: Sing about a delightful vineyard! 2 In that day-- "Sing about a fruitful vineyard:
3 I, the LORD, am its guardian. Every moment I water it; night and day I guard it from attack. 3 I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.
4 I'm not angry, but if it yields thorns and thistles for me, I will march to battle against it; I will torch it completely. 4 I am not angry. If only there were briers and thorns confronting me! I would march against them in battle; I would set them all on fire.
5 Or let them cling to me for refuge; let them make peace with me; let them make peace with me. 5 Or else let them come to me for refuge; let them make peace with me, yes, let them make peace with me."
6 In coming days, Jacob will take root; Israel will blossom and sprout and fill the whole world with produce. 6 In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit.
7 Did God strike Israel as he struck those who struck him? Was Israel killed as his killers were killed? 7 Has [the LORD] struck her as he struck down those who struck her? Has she been killed as those were killed who killed her?
8 By frightening Jerusalem, by sending her away, you contended with her, expelling with a fierce blast on the day of the east wind. 8 By warfare and exile you contend with her-- with his fierce blast he drives her out, as on a day the east wind blows.
9 By this Jacob's guilt is reconciled, and this was how his sins were finally removed: he made all the altar stones like shattered chalk, sacred poles and incense altars that couldn't stand. 9 By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruitage of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones to be like chalk stones crushed to pieces, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.
10 The fortified city lies alone, a hut forsaken, abandoned like the desert. Calves graze there; they lie down there and feed on its boughs. 10 The fortified city stands desolate, an abandoned settlement, forsaken like the desert; there the calves graze, there they lie down; they strip its branches bare.
11 When its branches are dry, they are broken. Women come and set fire to it. These people have no understanding; therefore, their maker won't have compassion; the one who formed them won't be gracious. 11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
12 On that day, the LORD will beat grain from the channel of the Euphrates up to the Valley of Egypt. You will be collected, Israelites, one by one. 12 In that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, O Israelites, will be gathered up one by one.
13 On that day, a great trumpet will be played. Those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come. They will bow to the LORD at his holy mountain in Jerusalem. 13 And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.