Isaiah 33 - UPDV Updated Bible Version

Isaiah, Chapter 33

33:1 Woe to you who destroy, and you were not destroyed; and who betray, and they did not betray you! When you have ceased to destroy, you will be destroyed; and when you have made an end of betraying, they will betray you.
33:2 O Yahweh, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be the arm [which attacks] them every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
33:3 At the noise of the tumult the peoples have fled; at the lifting up of yourself the nations have scattered.
33:4 And your+ spoil will be gathered [as] the caterpillar gathers: as locusts leap will men leap on it.
33:5 Yahweh is exalted; for he stays on high: he has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
33:6 And there will be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Yahweh is his treasure.
33:7 Look, I will appear to them; they cry out in the streets; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: [the enemy] has broken the covenant, he has despised the witnesses, he does not regard common man.
33:9 The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is confounded and withers away; Sharon is like a desert; and Bashan and Carmel shake off [their leaves].
33:10 Now I will arise, says Yahweh; now I will lift up myself; now I will be exalted.
33:11 You+ will be pregnant with chaff, you+ will give birth to stubble: your+ breath is a fire that will devour you+.
33:12 And the peoples will be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.
33:13 Hear, you+ who are far off, what I have done; and, you+ who are near, acknowledge my might.
33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?
33:15 He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking on evil:
33:16 He will stay on high; his place of defense will be the munitions of rocks; his bread will be given [him]; his waters will be sure.
33:17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty: they will look at a land that reaches far.
33:18 Your heart will muse on the terror: Where is he who counted, where is he who weighed [the tribute]? Where is he who counted the towers?
33:19 You will not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can't comprehend, of a strange tongue that you can't understand.
33:20 Look at Zion, the city of our solemnities: your eyes will see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that will not be removed, the stakes of which will never be plucked up, neither will any of its cords be broken.
33:21 But there Yahweh will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, in which will go no galley with oars, neither will gallant ship pass by it.
33:22 For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh is our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king; he will save us.
33:23 Your tacklings are loosed; they could not strengthen the foot of their mast, they could not spread the sail: then the prey of a great spoil was divided; the lame took the prey.
33:24 And the neighbor will not say, I am sick: the people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity.

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