Isaiah 33:1-14 NIV

Distress and Help

1 Woe1 to you, O destroyer, you who have not been destroyed! Woe to you, O traitor, you who have not been betrayed! When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed;2 when you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.3

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2 O LORD, be gracious4 to us; we long for you. Be our strength5 every morning, our salvation6 in time of distress.7

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3 At the thunder of your voice,8 the peoples flee;9 when you rise up,10 the nations scatter.

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4 Your plunder,11 O nations, is harvested12 as by young locusts;13 like a swarm of locusts men pounce on it.

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5 The LORD is exalted,14 for he dwells on high;15 he will fill Zion with justice16 and righteousness.17

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6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation18 and wisdom and knowledge; the fear19 of the LORD is the key to this treasure.a20

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    • a 33:6 - Or "is a treasure from him"
      7 Look, their brave men21 cry aloud in the streets; the envoys22 of peace weep bitterly.

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      8 The highways are deserted, no travelers23 are on the roads.24 The treaty is broken,25 its witnessesb are despised, no one is respected.

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        • b 33:8 - Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text "/ the cities"
          9 The land mournsc26 and wastes away, Lebanon27 is ashamed and withers;28 Sharon29 is like the Arabah, and Bashan30 and Carmel31 drop their leaves.

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          10 "Now will I arise,32" says the LORD. "Now will I be exalted;33 now will I be lifted up.

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          11 You conceive34 chaff, you give birth35 to straw; your breath is a fire36 that consumes you.

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          12 The peoples will be burned as if to lime;37 like cut thornbushes38 they will be set ablaze.39"

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          13 You who are far away,40 hear41 what I have done; you who are near, acknowledge my power!

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          14 The sinners42 in Zion are terrified; trembling43 grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?44 Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"

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