The vision of Esai ye sonne of Amos, which he sawe vpon Iuda and Hierusalem, in
the dayes of Uzia & Ioathan, Ahaz and Iehezekiah, kinges of Iuda.
2 Heare O heauens, and hearken O earth: for the Lorde hath spoken, I haue
norished and brought vp children, and they haue done vnfaithfully against me.
3 The oxe hath knowen his owner, and the asse his maisters cribbe: [but]
hath not knowen, my people hath geuen no heede.
4 Ah sinnefull nation, a people laden with iniquitie, a seede of the wicked,
corrupt children: they haue forsaken the Lorde, they haue prouoked the holy one
vnto anger, they are gone backwarde.
5 Why shoulde ye be stricken any more? [for] ye are euer fallyng away: euery
head is diseased, and euery heart heauy:
6 From the sole of the foote vnto the head there is nothyng sounde in it: [but]
woundes, blaynes, and putrifiyng sore: they haue not ben salued, neither wrapped
vp, neither molified with the oyntment.
7 Your lande is wasted, your cities are burnt vp, straungers deuour your lande
before your face, and it is made desolate, as it were the destruction of enemies
[in the tyme of warre.]
8 And the daughter of Sion shalbe left as a cotage in a vineyarde, lyke a lodge
, lyke a besieged citie.
9 Except the Lorde of hoastes had left vs a small remnaunt, we shoulde haue ben
as Sodoma, & lyke vnto Gomorra.
10 Heare the worde of the Lord ye lordes of Sodoma, and hearken vnto the lawe of
our God thou people of Gomorra.
11 Why offer ye so many sacrifices to me, wyll the Lorde say? I am full of the
burnt offeringes of weathers, & of the fatnesse of fed beastes, I haue no
pleasure in the blood of bullockes, lambes, and goates.
12 When ye come to appeare before me treadyng in my courtes, who hath required
this at your handes?
13 Offer me no mo oblations, for it is but lost labour: incense is an
abhominable thyng vnto me, I may not away with your newe moones, your sabbathes
& solempne meetynges, your solempne assemblies are wicked.
14 I hate your newe moones and appoynted feastes euen from my very heart, they
make me weery, I can not abyde them.
15 When you holde out your handes, I wyll turne myne eyes from you: and though
ye make many prayers, yet I wyll heare nothyng at all, seyng your handes are
full of blood.
16 Washe you, make you cleane, put away your euyll thoughtes out of my syght:
ceasse from doyng of euyll,
17 Learne to do well, applie your selues to equitie, deliuer the oppressed,
helpe the fatherlesse to his ryght, let the widdowes complaynt come before you:
18 And then go to, saith the Lorde, let vs talke together: though your sinnes be
as red as scarlet, they shalbe as whyte as snowe: and though they were lyke
purple, they shalbe as whyte as wooll.
19 If ye be wyllyng and obedient, ye shal eate the good of the lande:
20 But yf ye be obstinate and rebellious, ye shalbe deuoured with the sworde:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken [it.]
21 Howe happeneth it then that the righteous citie which was full of equitie, is
become vnfaythfull as a whore? Righteousnesse dwelt in it, but nowe murtherers.
22 Thy siluer is turned to drosse, and thy wine mixt with water.
23 Thy princes are wicked, and companions of theeues: they loue gyftes
altogether, and gape for rewardes: As for the fatherlesse they helpe hym not to
his ryght, neither wyll they let the widdowes causes come before them.
24 Therfore saith the Lorde God of hoastes, the mightie one of Israel: Ah I must
ease me of mine enemies, and auenge me of mine aduersaries:
25 And I shall lay my hande vpon thee, and purely purge away thy drosse, and
take away all thy tinne:
26 And set thy iudges agayne as they were sometyme, and thy senatours as they
were from the begynnyng: and then thou shalt be called the ryghteous citie, the
27 Sion shalbe redeemed with equitie, and her conuertes with righteousnesse.
28 But the transgressours, and the vngodly, and such as forsake the Lorde, shall
altogether be vtterly destroyed.
29 For ye shalbe confounded for the trees which ye haue desired: and ye shalbe
ashamed of the gardens that ye haue chosen.
30 For ye shalbe as a tree whose leaues are fallen away, and as a garden that
hath no moystnesse.
31 And the very strong one [of your idols] shalbe as towe, and the maker of it
as a sparke [of fire] and they shal both burne together, and no man quenche
1 The selfe same worde that Esai the sonne of Amos sawe vpon Iuda and Hierusalem.
2 And [this] shall come to passe in the latter dayes: the hyll of the Lordes
house shalbe prepared in the heyght of the mountaynes, and shalbe hygher then
the hylles, and all nations shall preasse vnto hym.
3 And a multitude of people shall go, speakyng [thus one to another] come, let
vs ascende to the hyll of the Lorde, to the house of the God of Iacob, and he
wyll instruct vs of his wayes, and we wyll walke in his pathes: for out of Sion
shall come a lawe, and the worde of the Lorde from Hierusalem:
4 And shall geue sentence among the heathen, and shall refourme the multitude of
people: they shall breake their swordes also into mattockes, and their speares
to make sithes: And one people shall not lyft vp a weapon agaynst another,
neither shall they learne to fyght from thencefoorth.
5 Come ye O house of Iacob, and let vs walke in the lyght of the Lorde:
6 For thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Iacob, because they be
replenished [with euils] from the east, and with sorcerers lyke the Philistines,
and in straunge children they thynke them selues to haue enough.
7 Their lande is full of siluer and golde, neither is there any ende of their
treasure: their lande is also full of horses, and no ende is there of their
8 Their lande also is full of vayne gods, and before the worke of their owne
handes they haue bowed them selues, yea euen before the thyng that their owne
fingers haue made.
9 There kneeleth the man, there falleth the man downe [before them:] therfore
forgeue them not.
10 Get thee into the rocke, and hyde thee in the grounde for feare of the Lorde,
and for the glorie of his maiestie.
11 The high lookes of man shalbe brought lowe, and the hautinesse of men shalbe
bowed downe: and the Lorde alone shalbe exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lorde of hoastes [shalbe] vpon all the proude, loftie, and
vpon all that is exalted, and he shalbe brought lowe:
13 And vpon all high and stout Cedar trees of Libanus, and vpon all the okes of
14 And vpon all the high mountaynes, and vpon all the high hilles,
15 And vpon euery high towre, and vpon euery fenced wall,
16 And vpon all the shippes of Tharsis, and vpon all pictures of pleasure.
17 And the pride of man shalbe brought downe, and the loftinesse of men shalbe
made lowe, and the Lorde alone shalbe exalted in that day:
18 As for the idols he shall vtterly abolishe:
19 And they shall creepe into holes of stone, and into caues of the earth for
feare of the Lorde, and for the glorie of his maiestie, when he ariseth to
destroy [the wicked ones of] the earth.
20 In the selfe same day shall man cast away his gods of siluer, and his gods of
golde, into the holes of Mowles and Backes, which he neuerthelesse had made to
hym selfe to honour them.
21 And they shall creepe into the cliftes of the rockes, and into the toppes of
the harde stones for feare of the Lorde, and for the glorie of his maiestie,
when he ariseth to destroy [the wicked ones of] the earth.
22 Ceasse therfore from man in whose nosethrilles there is breath: for wherin is
he to be accompted of?
1 For lo, the Lorde God of hoastes doth take away from Hierusalem and Iuda all
maner of stay, all stay of meate and drynke,
2 The captayne and the souldiour, the iudge and the prophete, the prudent and
the aged man,
3 The captayne of fiftie & the honorable, the senatour, the cunnyng
artificer, and the eloquent oratour.
4 And I shall geue children to be their princes, and babes shall rule ouer them.
5 And the people shall eche one of them violently oppresse another, and euery
one agaynst his neyghbour: The boy shall presume agaynst the elder, and the
person of lowe degree agaynst the honorable.
6 Yea one shall take a friende of his owne kinrede by the bosome, and say: thou
hast clothyng, thou shalt be our head, and stay this ruine with thy hande.
7 Then shall he sweare and say, I can not helpe you: there is neither meate nor
clothyng in my house, make me no ruler of the people.
8 For Hierusalem and Iuda must decay: because that both their wordes and
counsayles are agaynst the Lorde to prouoke the presence of his maiestie to
9 Their very countenaunce bewrayeth the, yea they declare their owne sinnes [themselues]
as Sodome, they hide it not: Wo be to their owne soules, for they haue rewarded
euyll vnto them selues.
10 Say to the ryghteous that it shall go well with them: for they shall eate the
fruite of their owne studies.
11 [But] wo be vnto the wicked, for it shalbe euyll with hym: for he shalbe
rewarded after his owne workes.
12 Children are extortioners of my people, and women rule ouer them: O my
people, thy leaders deceaue thee, and corrupt the way of thy footsteppes.
13 The Lorde is here to commune of the matter, & standeth to iudge the
14 The Lorde shall enter into iudgement with the elders and princes of his
people, [and shall say to them:] It is ye that haue burnt vp my vineyarde, the
spoyle of the poore is in your houses.
15 What meane ye that ye bray [as in a morter] my people, and grinde the faces
of the poore? saith the Lorde God of hoastes.
16 Moreouer the Lord hath said, seing the daughters of Sion are waxen proude,
& walke with stretched foorth neckes, and wanton lokes, goyng and trippyng
nicely, and tinckelyng with their feete:
17 Therfore shall the Lorde shaue the heades of the daughters of Sion, and shall
discouer their filthinesse.
18 In that day shall the Lord take away the gorgiousnesse of the attire about
their feete, & the caules, and the rounde tires [after the fashion of the
19 The sweete perfumes, and the bracelettes, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnettes, and the sloppes, and the head bandes, and the tablettes, and
21 And rynges, and nose iewels:
22 The costly apparell, and the vayles, and the wimples, & the crispyng
23 And the glasses, and the fine linnen, and the hoodes, and the lawnes.
24 And in steade of good smell there shalbe stincke, and in steade of their
girdle a rent, and for well set heere there shalbe baldnesse, in steade of a
stomacher a sacke cloth, & [sunne] burnyng for beautie.
25 Thy men shal perishe with the sword, and thy valiaunt souldiours in the
battayle [O Hierusalem.]
26 And her gates shall mourne and bewayle: and she deyng desolate, shall syt
vpon the grounde.
1 In that day, seuen women shall take holde of one man, saying: we wyll finde
our selues meate and apparell: only let vs be called by thy name, to take our
shamefull reproofe [from vs.]
2 In that day shall the budde of the Lorde be beautifull and glorious, and the
fruite of the earth shalbe excellent and pleasaunt, for them that are escaped of
3 Then shall the remnaunt in Sion and the remnaunt at Hierusalem be called holy:
[namely] all such as are written among the lyuyng in Hierusalem,
4 After that the Lorde hath washt away the filthinesse of the daughters of Sion,
and hath purged the blood out from Hierusalem in the spirite of iudgement and in
the spirite of fire.
5 And vpon all the dwellynges of the hylles of Sion, and vpon her congregations,
the Lord shall create a cloude and smoke by day, and the shynyng of a flamyng
fire by night: for all the glorie shalbe preserued.
6 And there shalbe a tabernacle for a shadowe in the day time from the heat,
& a safe place and refuge from weather and rayne.
1 Nowe wyll I syng my beloued friende, a song of my friende touching his
vineyard: My beloued friende hath a vineyarde in a very fruiteful plenteous
2 This he hedged, and gathered out the stones from it, and planted it with the
choysest vine: In the middest of it builded he a towre, also made a wine presse
therin: and he loked that it shoulde bring him grapes, and it brought foorth
3 Nowe O citezen of Hierusalem, and man of Iuda, iudge I pray thee betwixt me
and my vineyarde:
4 What more coulde haue ben done for it, that I haue not done? Wherfore then
hath it geuen wylde grapes, where I loked to haue had grapes of it?
5 Well, nowe I shall tell you howe I will do with my vineyarde: I will take the
hedge from it, that it may perishe, and breake downe the wall therof, that it
may be troden vnder foote.
6 I wyll lay it waste, it shall neither be digged nor cut, but beare thornes and
briers: I wyll also forbyd the cloudes that they shall not rayne vpon it.
7 As for the vineyarde of the Lorde of hoastes, it is the house of
: and the man of Iuda, the plant of his pleasure: Of these he loked for equitie,
but see there is oppression for ryghteousnesse, and lo it is a crying.
8 Wo vnto them that ioyne one house to another, and bring one lande so nigh vnto
another, that there is no more place: Wyll ye be placed alone in the myddest of
9 These thynges are in the eares of the Lorde of hoastes: of a trueth great and
faire houses shalbe without any dweller in them.
10 And tenne acres of vines shall geue but a quart, and thirtie busshels of
seede shall geue but an Epha.
11 Wo be vnto them that rise vp early to folowe drunkennesse, continuyng vntyll
nyght, tyll they be set on fire with wine.
12 In their feastes are harpes and lutes, tabrettes and pipes, and wine: but
they regarde not the worke of the Lord, and consider not the operatio of his
13 Therfore commeth my folke into captiuitie, because they haue no vnderstandyng:
Their glorie is famished with hunger, and their multitude dryed vp with thirst.
14 Therfore gapeth hell and openeth her mouth marueilous wyde, that their glorie,
multitude, and wealth, with such as reioyce in her, may descende into it.
15 Thus hath man a fall and is brought lowe, and the hygh loke of the proude
shalbe layde downe.
16 But the Lorde of hoastes shalbe exalted in iudgement, and God that is holy is
sanctified in ryghteousnesse.
17 Then shall the sheepe eate as they were wont, and the riche mens landes that
were layde waste shall straungers deuour.
18 Wo be vnto them that drawe wickednesse with cordes of vanitie, and sinne as
it were with a cart rope.
19 Which vse to speake on this maner, Let hym make speede and hasten his worke,
that we may see it: let the counsayle of the holy one of
come and drawe nye, that we may knowe it.
20 Wo be vnto them that call euyll good, and good euyll, which make darknesse
lyght, and lyght darknesse, that make sowre sweete, and sweete sowre.
21 Wo be vnto them that are wise in their owne syght, and thynke them selues to
22 Wo be vnto them that are strong to suppe out wine, and expert men to set vp
23 Wo be vnto them that geue sentence with the vngodly for rewardes, but
condempne the iust cause of the ryghteous.
24 Therfore, lyke as fire licketh vp the strawe, and as the flambe consumeth the
stubble: euen so their roote shalbe as corruption, and their blossome shall
vanishe away lyke dust: for they haue cast away the lawe of the Lorde of hoastes,
and despised the worde of the holy one of
25 Therfore is the wrath of the Lorde kindeled against his people, and hath
stretched foorth his hande vpon them, yea he hath smitten them: and the hilles
dyd tremble, and their carkases dyd lye torne in the open streetes: and in al
this the wrath of God hath not ceassed, but his hande stretched out styll.
26 And he shall geue a token to a people of a farre countrey, and shall hisse
vnto them from the ende of the earth: and beholde, they shall come hastyly with
27 There shall not be one faynt nor feeble among them, no not a sluggishe nor
sleepie person: there shall not one of them put of his gyrdle from his loynes,
nor loose the latchet of his shoe.
28 His arrowes are sharpe, and all his bowes bent: his horse hoofes are as
flint, and his cart wheeles like a whyrle winde.
29 His crye is as it were of a Lion, and he roreth lyke Lions whelpes: they
shall roare and hantche vpon the pray, and no man shall recouer it, nor get it
30 In that day he shalbe so fierce vpon him as the raging of the sea: then one
shall beholde the lande, and lo darkenesse and sorow, and the light is darkened
in the heauens therof.
1 In the yere that kyng Oziah dyed, I sawe also the Lorde sitting vpon an high
and glorious seate, and his trayne filled the temple.
2 And about hym stoode Seraphims, whereof one had sixe winges, with twayne eche
couered his face, with twayne his feete, and with twayne did he flee.
3 They cryed also eche one to another on this maner, Holy, holy, holy is the
Lorde of hoastes: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4 And the lintels of the doore checkes moued at his crying, and the house was
full of smoke.
5 Then sayd I, Wo is me, for I am lost, in as much as I am a man of vncleane
lippes, and dwell among people that hath vncleane lippes also: for mine eyes
haue seene the kyng the Lorde of hoastes.
6 Then flewe one of the Seraphims vnto me, hauing a hote cole in his hand,
whiche he had taken from the aulter with the tongues,
7 And layde it vpon my mouth, and sayde: Lo, [this] hath touched thy lippes, and
thine vnrighteousnesse shalbe taken away, and thy sinne forgeuen.
8 Also I hearde the voyce of the Lorde on this maner: whom shall I sende, and
who wyll be our messenger? Then I sayde, Here am I, sende me.
9 And he sayd, Go and tell this people: Heare in deede, yet vnderstande not, ye
shall playnely see, and yet perceaue not.
10 Harden the heart of this people, stop their eares, and shut their eyes: lest
they see with their eyes, heare with their eares, and vnderstande with their
heartes, and conuert and be healed.
11 Then spake I, Lord, howe long? He aunswered, vntill the cities be vtterly
wasted without inhabiters, and the houses without men, and tyll the lande be
also vtterly desolate.
12 For the Lorde shall put the men farre away, and [there shalbe] great waste in
the middest of the lande.
13 Yet in it shall succeede ten kinges, and it shall returne and be afterwarde
wasted: [But] as the Teyle tree and the Oke in the fall of their leaues haue yet
the sappe remayning in them, [euen so] the holy seede shalbe the stay therof.
1 It happened in the tyme of Ahaz ye sonne of Iotham, whiche was the sonne of
Uziah king of Iuda, that Razin the kyng of Syria, and Pechah the sonne of
Romeliah kyng of Israel, went vp towarde Hierusalem to besiege it: but Razin was
not able to winne it.
2 Nowe when the house of Dauid hearde worde thereof, that Syria and Ephraim was
cofederate together, his heart quaked, yea and the heartes also of his people,
lyke as when the trees of the wood are moued with the winde.
3 Then sayd God vnto Esai: Go meete Ahaz thou and thy sonne Sear Iasub, at the
head of the ouer poole in the footepath by the fullers grounde,
4 And say vnto him: Take heede to thy selfe and be styll, feare not, neither be
faynt hearted, for these two tayles, that is, for these two smoking firebrandes,
the wrath and furiousnesse of Razin the Syrian, and Romelies sonne:
5 Because that the Syrian, Ephraim, and Romelies sonne haue wickedly conspired
6 Saying, we wyll go vp against Iuda, vexe them, and bryng them vnder vs, and
set a kyng there, euen the sonne of Tabel:
7 Thus saith the Lorde God thereto, It shal not so go foorth, neither so come to
8 For the head citie of the Syrians is
, but the head of
is Razin: And after threscore and fiue yeres shall Ephraim be no more a people.
9 And the head of Ephraim is
, but the head of
is Romelies sonne: if ye beleue not, surely ye shall not be established.
10 Moreouer, God spake agayne vnto Ahaz, saying:
11 Require to thy selfe a token of the Lorde thy God, whether it be towarde the
depth beneath, or toward the height aboue.
12 Then said Ahaz, I will require none, neither wyll I tempt the Lorde.
13 The prophete aunswered, Then heare ye of the house of Dauid: Is it not inough
for you that ye be greeuous vnto me, but ye must greeue my God also?
14 Therefore the Lorde hym selfe shall geue you a token: Beholde, a virgin shall
conceaue and beare a sonne, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
15 Butter and honye shall he eate, vntill he knowe to refuse the euyll and
choose the good.
16 For or euer the chylde come to knowledge to eschewe the euil and choose the
good, the lande that thou so abhorrest shalbe desolate of both her kynges.
17 The Lord also shall sende a tyme vppon thee, vpon thy people, and vpon thy
fathers house, such as neuer came since the tyme that Ephraim departed from Iuda,
namely thorowe the kyng of the Assyrians.
18 For at the same tyme shall the Lorde hisse for the flyes that are about the
, and for the bees in the Assyrians lande:
19 These shall come and shall light all in the desolate valleys, in the holes of
stones, and vpon all thornie and bushie places.
20 At the same time shal the Lord shaue the heere of the head, and the feete,
and the bearde cleane of, with the raser that he shall hyre beyonde the waters:
namely with the king of the Assyrians.
21 At the same time shal a man nurrishe a young cowe, and two sheepe.
22 Then because of the aboundaunce of mylke that they geue he shall eate butter:
so that euery one which remayneth in the lande shall eate butter and hony.
23 At the same time al vineyardes wherin there shalbe a thousand vines worth a
thousande siluerlinges, shalbe turned to bryers and thornes.
24 They shall come into the lande with arrowes and bowes, because all the lande
shall become bryers and thornes.
25 As for all hilles that shalbe digged with the mattocke, there shall not come
vpon them any feare of bryers and thornes: but the cattell shalbe driuen thyther,
and the sheepe shal feede there.
1 Moreouer the Lorde sayde vnto me, Take thee a great roule, and wryte in it as
men do with a pen: make hastie speede to rob, and haste to the spoyle.
2 And I called vnto me faythfull witnesses to recorde, Uriah the priest, and
Zachariah the sonne of Barachiah.
3 After that went I vnto the prophetisse, and she conceaued & bare a sonne:
Then sayde the Lord to me, Geue him his name, a speedie robber, an hastie
4 For why, or euer the chylde shall haue knowledge to crye my father and mother,
shall the riches of
and the spoyle of
be taken away before the kyng of the Assyrians.
5 The Lorde spake also vnto me agayne, saying:
6 Forsomuche as this people refuseth the styll running water of Silo, and put
their delight in Razin and Romelies sonne:
7 Beholde, the Lord shall bryng mightie and great fluddes of water vpon them,
namely the king of the Assyrians with all his power, whiche shall climbe vp vpon
all his fluddes, and runne ouer all his bankes,
8 And shall breake in vpon Iuda, he shall flowe and passe thorowe, tyll he come
vp to the necke thereof: he shall fill also the widenesse of thy lande with his
wynges O Emmanuel.
9 Breake downe O ye people, and ye shalbe broken downe, hearken to all ye of
farre countreys: muster you, and you shalbe broken downe, prepare you, and you
shalbe torne in peeces.
10 Take your counsell together, yet shall your counsell come to naught:
determine the matter, yet shall it not prosper: for God is with vs.
11 For the Lorde spake thus to me in a mightie prophesie, and warned me that I
should not walke in the way of this people, saying:
12 Ye shall not speake [wordes] of conspiracie in all thinges, when this people
shall say conspiracie: feare them not, neither be afraide of them.
13 But sanctifie the Lorde of hoastes, let him be your feare and dread.
14 For he shalbe the holy place to flee to, and stone to stumble at, the rocke
to fall vpon, a snare and net to both the houses of Israel, and the inhabitours
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, yea they shalbe
snared and taken.
16 Binde vp the testimonie, seale the law in my disciples.
17 And I wyll wayte vpon the Lorde that hideth his face from the house of Iacob,
and I wyll loke for him.
18 But lo, as for me and the chyldren whiche the Lorde hath geuen me, we are to
be a token and a wonder in
from the Lorde of hoastes, whiche dwelleth vpon the hill of Sion.
19 And if they say vnto you, Aske counsayle at the Soothsayers, Witches,
Charmers, and Coniurers: [then make them this aunswere,] Is there a people any
where that asketh not counsayle at his God? shoulde men runne vnto the dead for
20 Get thee to the lawe, and the testimonie: and if they speake not after this
worde, there is no light in them.
21 And they shall wander thorowe this lande hardly besteade and hungry, and when
they suffer hunger, they wyll be out of pacience, and curse their king and their
God, and shall loke vpwarde and downewarde to the earth,
22 And beholde there is trouble and darknesse, dymnesse is rounde about him,
& he shalbe driuen into darknesse.
1 Neuerthelesse, the darknesse shall not be suche as was in her vexation, when
at the first he lightly afflicted the lande Zabulon, and the lande of Nephthali,
and afterwarde dyd more greeuously afflict her by the way of the sea beyond
Iordane in Galilee of the heathen.
2 The people that walked in darknesse, haue seene a great light: As for them
that dwell in the lande of the shadowe of death, vpon them hath the light
3 Thou hast multiplied the people, and not increased their ioy: they reioyce
before thee, euen as men make merie in haruest, and they be ioyfull as men that
do deuide the spoyle [after the victorie.]
4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burthen, the staffe of his shoulder, and
the rod of his oppressour, as in the day of Madian.
5 And truely euery battayle that the warrier maketh, is done with confused noyse:
and defiling their garmentes with blood [but this battayle] shalbe with burning
and consuming of fire.
6 For vnto vs a chylde is borne, and vnto vs a sonne is geuen, vpon his shoulder
doth the rule lye, and he is called with his owne name wonderfull, the geuer of
counsell, the mightie God, the euerlasting father, the prince of peace.
7 He shall make no ende to encrease the rule & peace, and shall sit vpon the
seate of Dauid, and in his kingdome, to order the same, and to stablishe it with
equitie and righteousnesse from hence foorth for euermore: This shall the zeale
of the Lorde of hoastes bring to passe.
8 The Lorde sent a worde into Iacob, the same is come into
9 And all the people of Ephraim shall knowe, and they that dwell in
that say with pryde and high stomackes [on this maner,]
10 The tyle worke is fallen downe, but we wyll buylde it with squared stones:
the Mulberie timber is broken, but we shall set it vp agayne with Cedar.
11 But the Lorde shall strengthen the enemies of Razin, and ioyne his
aduersaries together against him.
12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behinde, and shall deuour
with open mouth: After all this is not the wrath of the Lorde ceassed, but yet
his hande stretched out styll.
13 For the people turneth not vnto hym that chastiseth them, neither do they
seeke the Lorde of hoastes.
14 Therefore hath the Lorde rooted out of
both head and tayle, bough and reede in one day.
15 By the head, is vnderstande the senatour and honourable man, and by the tayle,
the prophete that preached lyes.
16 For the guides of this people are deceauers, and those that be gouerned are
17 Therefore shall the Lorde haue no pleasure in their young men, neither haue
pitie of their fatherlesse and wydowes: for they are altogether hypocrites and
wicked, and al their mouthes speake folly: After all this is not the Lordes
wrath ceassed, but yet his hand is stretched out styll.
18 For vngodlynesse burneth as a fire, and shall deuour bryers and thornes, and
it shall burne as in the thicket of a wood, and [the wicked] aduaunce them
selues, as the smoke is caryed vp.
19 Thorowe the wrath of the Lorde of hoastes is the lande full of darknesse, and
the people be consumed as it were with fire: no man doth spare his brother.
20 But he robbeth on the right hande, and doth famishe, he eateth on the left
hande, and he shall not haue inough: euery man shall eate the fleshe of his owne
21 Manasses [shall eate] Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasses, and they both together
shall eate Iuda: After all this is not the Lordes wrath ceassed, but yet his
hande stretched out styll.
1 Wo be vnto them that make vnrighteous lawes, and that causeth their actuaries
to wryte greeuousnesse,
2 Where thorowe the poore are put from their right, and my seelie people robbed
of iudgement, that wydowes may be their pray, and that they may rob the
3 What wyll ye do in the tyme of visitation, and when destruction shall come
from farre? to whom wyll ye runne for helpe? and where wyll you leaue your
4 That when I withdrawe my hand, ye come not among the prysoners, nor lye among
the dead? After all this doth not the wrath of the Lorde ceasse, but yet is his
hande stretched out styll.
5 O Assur whiche art the staffe of my wrath, in whose hand is the rod of mine
6 I wyll sende hym among those hypocritishe people: among the people that haue
deserued my disfauour wyll I sende hym, that he vtterly rob them, spoyle them,
and treade them downe lyke the myre in the streete.
7 Howbeit, his meaning is not so, neither thinketh his heart on this fashion:
But he imagineth howe he may roote out and destroy muche people.
8 For he saith, Are not my princes all kynges?
9 Is not Chalno as easie to winne, as Charchamis? Is it harder to conquer Hamath,
then Arphad? or is it lighter to ouercome
10 [As who say] I were able to winne the kyngdomes of the idolaters and their
gods, but not Hierusalem and
11 Shall I not do vnto Hierusalem and her images, as I dyd vnto
and her idols?
12 Wherefore it shall come to passe, that assoone as the Lorde hath perfourmed
his whole worke vpon the hill of Sion and Hierusalem, then wyll I visite the
fruite of the stoute heart of the kyng of
with his proude lookes.
13 For he standeth thus in his owne conceipt, This do I thorowe the power of
myne owne hande, & thorowe my wysdome: for I am wyse, I am he that remoue
the landes of the people, I rob their treasure, and haue pulled downe the
inhabitauntes like a valiaunt man.
14 My hand hath found out the strength of the people as it were a nest: and like
as egges that were layde here and there, are gathered together, so do I gather
all countreys, and there was none [so bolde] as to moue the winge, that dare
open his mouth, or once whisper.
15 Shall the axe boast it selfe against him that heweth therwith? or shal the
sawe make any bragging against hym that ruleth it? That were euen lyke as if the
rod did exalt it selfe against him that beareth it, or as though the staffe
should magnifie it selfe [as who say] it were no wood.
16 Therefore shall the Lorde the God of hoastes sende among his fatlinges
leanenesse, and burne vp his glory as it were with a fire.
17 And the light of
shalbe that fire, and his holy one shalbe the flambe: and it shall kindle and
burne vp his thornes and bryers in one day.
18 Yea all the glory of his wooddes and fieldes shalbe consumed with body and
soule, and they shalbe as an hoast of men, whose standard bearer fayleth.
19 The trees also of his wood whiche remayne shalbe of such a number that a
chylde may tell them.
20 After that day shall the remnaunt of Israel, and suche as are escaped out of
the house of Iacob, seeke no more comfort at him that smote them: but vnfaynedly
shall they trust vnto the Lorde, the holy one of Israel.
21 The remnaunt, euen the posteritie of Iacob, shall conuert vnto God the
22 For though thy people O
be as the sande of the sea, yet shal the remnaunt of them conuert vnto him: The
decreed consumption ouerfloweth with righteousnesse.
23 And therefore the Lorde of hoastes shall perfectly fulfill the thing that he
hath determined in the middest of the whole worlde.
24 Therefore thus saith the Lorde God of hoastes: Thou my people that dwellest
in Sion, be not afraide for the king of the Assirians: he shall smyte thee with
a rod, and shall lyft vp his staffe against thee, as the Egyptians dyd sometime.
25 But very soone after shall my wrath and indignation be fulfilled in the
destruction of them:
26 Moreouer, the Lorde of hoastes shall stirre vp a scourge for him, like as was
the slaughter of Madian vpo the rocke Oreb, and as the destruction of the
Egyptians when he lyfted vp his rod vpon the sea.
27 Then shal his burthen be taken from thy shoulders, and his yoke from thy
necke, yea the same yoke shalbe destroyed because of the vnction.
28 He shal come to Aiath, and go thorow towarde Migron, at Michmas shall he lay
vp his harnesse.
29 They shall go ouer the foorde, Geba shalbe their resting place, Rhama shalbe
afraide, Gibea Saul shall flee away.
30 Lift vp thy voyce O daughter Gallim, geue eare to Laisa thou poore Anathoth.
31 Madmena shall tremble for feare, but the citizens of Gabim are manly.
32 Yet shall he remaine at Nob that day: after that shall he lyft vp his hande
against the mount of the daughter Sion the hyll of Hierusalem.
33 But see, the Lord God of hoastes shall breake downe the bough with feare, he
shall hewe downe the proude, and fell the high minded.
34 The thickets also of the wood shall he roote out with iron, and Libanus shall
haue a fall thorowe the mightie.
1 And there shall come a sprig foorth of the stemne of Esai, and a young shoote
shall growe out of his roote.
2 The spirite of the Lorde shall rest vpon him, the spirite of wysdome and
vnderstanding, the spirite of counsaile and strength, the spirite of knowledge
and of the feare of the Lorde,
3 And shall make hym of deepe iudgement in the feare of God: For he shall not
geue sentence after the thing that shalbe brought before his eyes, neither
reproue after the hearing of his eares:
4 But with righteousnesse shal he iudge the poore, and with equitie shall he
refourme the simple of the worlde, and he shall smyte the worlde with the rod of
his mouth, and with the breath of his mouth shall he slay the vngodly.
5 Righteousnesse shalbe the gyrdle of his loynes, and faythfulnesse the gyrding
vp of his raynes.
6 The Woolfe shall dwell with the Lambe, and the Leoparde shall lye downe by the
Goate: Bullockes, Lions, and cattell, shall kepe company together, so that a
litle chylde shall leade them.
7 The Cowe and the Beare shall feede together, and their young ones shall lye
together: the Lion shall eate strawe, lyke the Oxe or the Cowe.
8 The chylde whyle he sucketh shall haue a desire to the serpentes nest, and
when he is weaned, he shall put his hande into the Cockatrice denne.
9 No man shall do euill vnto another, no man shall destroy another in all the
hyll of my holynes: for the earth shalbe full of the knowledge of the Lorde:
euen as the sea floweth ouer with water.
10 And in that day shall the gentiles enquire after the roote of Iesse, whiche
shalbe set vp for a token vnto the people, and his rest shalbe glorious.
11 At the same time shall the Lord take in hande agayne to recouer the remnaunt
of his people, whiche shalbe left aliue from the Assirians, Egyptians, Arabians,
Morians, Elamites, Chaldees, Antiochians, & from the Ilandes of the sea,
12 And he shall set vp a token among the gentiles, and gather together the
dispearsed of Israel, yea and the outcastes of Iuda from the foure corners of
13 The hatred of Ephraim also and enemies of Iuda shalbe cleane rooted out:
Ephraim shall beare none euyll wyll to Iuda, & Iuda shall not vexe Ephraim.
14 But they both together shall flee vppon the shoulders of the Philistines
towarde the west, and spoyle them together that dwell towarde the east: The
Idumites and the Moabites shal come vnder their handes, and the Amonites shalbe
obedient vnto them.
15 The Lord also shal cleaue the tongues of the Egyptians sea, and with his
mightie winde shall he lyft vp his hand ouer Nilus, and shall smyte his seuen
streames, and make men go ouer drye shod.
16 And thus shall there be a way for his people that remayneth from the
Assirians, lyke as it happened to the Israelites what tyme they departed out of
the lande of
1 And in that day thou shalt say, O Lorde I wyll prayse thee, for thou wast
displeased at me: but refrayne thou from thy wrath, and comfort me.
2 Beholde, God is my saluation, in who I wyll trust and not be afrayde: for the
Lorde God is my strength and [my] song, he also is become my saluation.
3 Therfore with ioy shall ye drawe water out of the welles of saluation:
4 And then shall ye say: Geue thankes vnto the Lorde, call vpon his name,
declare his workes among the people, kepe them in remembraunce, for his name is
5 O sing prayses vnto the Lorde, for he hath done great thinges, as it is knowen
in all the worlde.
6 Crye out, and sing thou that dwellest in Sion: for great is the holy one of
in the middest of thee.
1 This is the burthen of
, whiche Esai the sonne of Amos did see.
2 Lift vp the banner vppon the high hyll, call vnto the, wagge your hande, that
they may go into the gates of the princes.
3 I haue commaunded my sanctified, I haue also called my valiaunt ones, ioying
in my honour to execute my wrath.
4 There is a noyse of a multitude in the mountaynes, lyke as of a great people,
a rushing as though the kingdomes of the nations came together: the Lorde of
hoastes mustreth his armye to battayle.
5 They come out of a farre countrey from the ende of the heauen, euen the Lorde
hym selfe with the ministers of his wrath, to destroy the whole lande.
6 Mourne ye, for the day of the Lord is at hande, and shall come as a destroyer
from the almightie.
7 Therefore shall all handes be letten downe, and all mens heartes shall melt
8 They shall stande in feare, carefulnes and sorowe shall come vpon them, and
they shal haue payne, as a woman that trauayleth with chylde: One shalbe abashed
of another, and their faces shall burne like the flame of fire.
9 Beholde, the day of the Lorde shall come terribly and full of indignation,
furie & wrath, to make the lande waste, and to roote out the sinners therof.
10 For the starres and planettes of heauen shall not geue their light, the sunne
shalbe darkened in the rising, and the moone shall not shine with her light.
11 And I wyll visite the wickednesse of the worlde, and the sinnes of the
vngodlye. The high stomakes of the proude wyll I take away, and will lay downe
the boasting of the tiraunt.
12 I wyll make a man dearer then fine gold, and a man to be more worth then a
golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therfore I wyll shake the heauens, and the earth shall remoue out of her
place in the wrath of the Lorde of hoastes, and in the day of his fearefull
14 And [
] shalbe as an hunted or chased Doe, and as a sheepe that no man taketh vp:
Euery man shall turne to his owne people, and flee eche one into his owne lande.
15 Whoso is founde shalbe shot thorowe: and whoso taketh their part, shalbe
destroyed with the sworde.
16 Their chyldren shalbe slayne before their eyes: their house spoyled, and
their wiues rauished.
17 For lo, I shall bring vp the Medes against them, whiche shall not regarde
siluer, nor be desirous of golde:
18 With bowes shall they destroy the young men, and haue no pitie on women with
chylde, and their faces shall not spare the chyldren.
that glory of kingdomes, and beautie of the Chaldees honour shalbe destroyed,
euen as God destroyed Sodome and Gomor.
20 It shall not endure for euer, neither shall there be any more dwelling there
from generation to generation: The Arabians shall pitche no tentes there,
neither shall the sheepheardes make their foldes there any more.
21 But fearefull wylde beastes shall lye there, and the houses shalbe ful of
great Owles, Estriches shall dwell there, and Apes shall daunce there.
22 Wylde cattes shall crye in the palaces, and dragons shalbe in the pleasaunt
houses: And as for Babylons tyme it is at hande, and her dayes shall not be
1 But the Lorde wylbe mercyfull vnto Iacob, and will yet chose
againe, and set them in their owne land, straungers shall cleaue and get them
to the house of Iacob.
2 The people shall take them and carry them home to their owne land: and the
shall possesse them in the lande of the Lord, that they may be seruaunts and
handmaydes: and they shall take those prysoners whose captiues they had ben
before, and rule those that had oppressed them.
3 When the Lorde nowe shall bryng thee to rest from thy trauayle, feare, and
harde bondage that thou wast laden withall:
4 Then shalt thou vse this mockage vpon the kyng of
, and say: Howe happeneth it that the oppressour leaueth of? Is the golden
tribute come to an ende?
5 The Lorde hath broken the scepter of the vngodly, and the rod of the lordelye,
6 Which when he is wroth, smiteth the people with continuall strokes, and in
wrath raigneth ouer the heathen, who he persecuteth without compassion.
7 And therfore the whole worlde is nowe at rest and quietnesse, and men sing for
8 Yea euen the Firre trees and Cedars of Libanus reioyce at thy fall, saying:
Nowe that thou art layde downe, there come no mo vp to hewe downe vs.
9 Hell also beneath trembleth to meete thee at thy commyng, and for thy sake
hath raysed his dead, all mightie men and princes of the earth, all kynges of
the earth stande vp from their seates,
10 That they may all aunswere and speake vnto thee, Art thou become weake also
as we? Art thou become lyke vnto vs?
11 Thy pompe and thy pride is layde downe into the pit, and so is the melodie of
thy instrumentes. Wormes be layde vnder thee, & wormes be thy coueryng.
12 Howe art thou fallen from heauen O Lucifer, thou faire mornyng chylde? Howe
hast thou gotten a fall euen to the grounde, which didst weaken the nations?
13 For thou saydest in thine heart, I wyll clymbe vp into heauen, and exalt my
throne aboue beside the starres of God, I wyll sit also vpon the mount of the
congregation towarde the North.
14 I wyll clymbe vp aboue the cloudes, and wyll be lyke the hyghest of all.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought downe to the deepe of hell, to the sides of the
16 They that see thee shall narowly loke vpon thee, and thinke in them selues,
[saying:] Is this the man that brought all landes in feare, and made the
17 [Is this he] that made the worlde in a maner waste, and layde the cities to
the grounde, which let not his prisoners go out?
18 The kynges of the nations lye euery one in his owne house with worship.
19 And thou art cast out of thy graue like a fylthy abhominable braunche, like
as dead mens rayment that are shot thorowe with the sworde, and go downe to the
stones of the deepe, as a dead coarse that is troden vnder feete.
20 Thou art not buried with them: euen because that thou hast wasted thy lande
& destroyed thy people: The generation of the wicked shalbe out of memorie
21 Let there a way be sought to destroy their children that be in their fathers
wickednesse, that they come not vp agayne to possesse the lande, and fyll the
worlde full of enemies.
22 I wyll stande vp agaynst them saith the Lorde of hoastes, and roote out the
name and remnaunt, sonne and sonnes sonne of
saith the Lorde.
23 I wyll geue it to the Otters, and wyll make water puddels of it, and I wyll
sweepe them out with the besome of destruction saith the Lorde of hoastes.
24 The Lorde of hoastes hath sworne an othe, saying: It shall come to passe as I
haue determined, and shalbe fulfylled as I haue deuised,
25 So that Assyria shall I destroy in my lande, and vpon my mountaynes wil I
treade hym vnder foote, wherthrough his yoke shall come from them, and his
burthen shalbe taken from their shoulder.
26 This deuise hath God taken through the whole worlde, and this is his hande
stretched out ouer all people.
27 For yf the Lord of hoastes determine a thyng, who is able to disanull it? And
if he stretch foorth his hande, who may returne it agayne?
28 The same yere that kyng Ahaz dyed, was this burthen:
29 Reioyce not thou whole Palestina, because the rod of him that beateth thee is
broken: for out of the serpentes roote there shall come an Adder, and his fruite
shalbe a fierie fleeyng worme.
30 But the first borne of the poore shalbe fed, and the simple shall dwell in
safetie: Thy roote also wyll I destroy with hunger, and it shall slay the
31 Mourne thou porte, weepe thou citie, for, O whole lande of Palestina, thou
art layd waste: for there shal come from the north a smoke, that not one alone
may abide at home in his times.
32 What shall one then aunswere the messengers of the Gentiles? For the Lorde
hath stablished Sion, and the poore of his people that be therein shall put
their trust in it.
1 This is the burthen vpon
: Ar of Moab was destroyed & ouerthrowen in the nyght season, Kir also in
was destroyed and perished in the nyght.
went vp to the idols house, euen to Dibon to the hygh places to weepe: for Neba
shall mourne for Medba, All their heades were balde, and all their beardes
3 In her streetes are they girded about with sackcloth: In all the toppes of her
houses and streetes shalbe nothyng but mournyng and weepyng.
4 Hesbon and Eleale shall crye, that their voyce shalbe hearde vnto Iahaz: and
therfore the armed souldiours also of
shall bleate out and crye for very sorowe of their myndes.
5 Wo shall my heart be for Moabs sake, they shall flee vnto the citie of Zoar,
which is lyke a faire young bullocke of three yere olde, for they shall all go
vp to Luith weepyng: euen so by the way towarde Horonaim they shall make
lamentation for their vtter destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim shalbe dryed vp, by reason wherof the
is withered, the hearbes destroyed, and the greene thynges gone.
7 Therfore the goodes that remayneth in
, and the riches therof, they shall
to the brooke of wyllowes.
8 For the crye went ouer the whole lande of
, vnto Eglaim and vnto Beer Elim was there nothyng but mournyng.
9 Because the waters of Dimon were fall of blood, I wyll adde more vpon Dimon:
and lions vpon the remnaunt of the lande, and on them that are escaped from
1 Sende the lorde of the worlde a lambe from the rocke that lyeth towarde the
desert, vnto the hyl of the daughter Sion.
2 For as for the daughters of
they shalbe as a trembling birde that is put out of her neste: for they shall
them vnto Arnon.
3 Gather your counsell, come together in iudgement, couer vs with your shadowe
in the midday as the nyght doth hyde the chased, and bewray not them that are
4 Let my persecuted people dwell among you,
be thou their refuge against the destroyer: for the aduersarie is brought to
naught, the robber is vndone, the tiraunt is wasted out of the lande.
5 And in mercie shall the seate be prepared, and he shall sit vpon it in the
trueth in the tabernacle of Dauid, iudging and sekyng iudgement, and makyng
haste vnto ryghteousnesse.
6 We haue hearde of the pride of
, he is very proude, presumptuous, arrogant, and full of indignation, and vayne
are his lyes.
7 Therfore shall
make lamentation because of the Moabites [that shalbe slayne] yea they shall
wayle altogether: because of the foundations of the citie that is made of bricke
shall ye complayne, euen ye lame people that are left only behynde.
8 For the vines of Hesbon are cut downe: as for the vine of Sibma, the lordes of
the heathen haue broken downe her principall braunches, they are come euen vnto
Iazer, they went on wandering vnto the wildernesse, her goodly braunches were
throwen downe as they went ouer the sea.
9 Therfore wyll I mourne for Iazer, and for the vine of Sibma, I wyl poure my
teares vpon thee O Hesbon and Eleale: for the crye of thyne enemies is fallen
vpon thy sommer fruites, and vpon thy haruest.
10 The mirth and cheare is taken away out of the plentifull fielde, and in the
vineyardes there shalbe no ioy nor gladnesse: The treader shall treade out no
wine in their presses, the song of their mery cheare haue I layde downe.
11 Wherfore my bowels shall rumble like an Harpe for
sake, & mine inwarde partes for the cities sake that is made of bricke.
12 And it shall come to passe, that when it is seene that
shalbe made weery of his hyll chappelles, he shall come to his temple to pray,
but he shall not be able.
Isa 16:13 So then this is the saying that the Lorde hath spoken concernyng
since that tyme.
14 But nowe the Lorde hath spoken, saying: In three yeres, which shalbe as the
yeres of an hired seruaunt, shall the glorie of
be turned into contempt throughout all his multitude, which is very great: and
that which remayneth shalbe very small and feeble.
1 This is the burthen vpon
: Beholde Damascus is taken away to be no more a citie, but shalbe an heape of
2 The waste cities of Aroer shalbe foldes for cattell which shall lye there, and
there shalbe none to fray them away.
3 Ephraim also shall no more be strong, and
shall no longer be a kyngdome, and the remnaunt of
shalbe as the glorie of the children of
, saith the Lorde of hoastes.
4 And in that day it shall come to passe, that the glorie of Iacob shalbe made
very thinne, and the fatnesse of his fleshe shall waxe leane.
5 And he shalbe as one that gathereth vp corne in haruest, euen lyke hym whose
arme reapeth the eares of corne: He shalbe also lyke hym that gathereth eares of
corne in the
6 Some gatheryng in deede shall there be left in it, euen as in the shakyng of
an Oliue tree there remayne two or three berries in the toppe of the vppermost
bowe, and foure or fyue in the brode fruitfull braunches thereof, saith the
Lorde God of Israel.
7 Then shall man turne agayne to his maker, and his eyes shall haue respect to
the holy one of
8 As for the aulters which are his owne handy worke he shal not regarde them,
and the thynges that his fingers hath made, as groues and images, those shal he
not cast his eye vnto.
9 In that day shall their strong cities be as the forsaken shrubbes &
braunches, which they left because of the childre of
, and the lande shalbe desolate.
10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saluation, and hast not ben
myndfull of thy strong rocke: therfore shalt thou set pleasaunt plantes, and
shalt graffe the braunche of another mans vine.
11 In that day shalt thou make thy plant to growe, and early in the mornyng
shalt thou make thy seede to florishe: The haruest shalbe gone in the day of
inheritaunce, and there shalbe sorowe without hope of comfort.
12 Wo shalbe to the multitude of much people, which shall make a sounde lyke to
the noyse of the sea, and the violence of the nations which shall rage lyke the
russhyng in of many waters.
13 Euen lyke many waters shal the people rage, God shall rebuke hym, and he shal
flee farre of, he shalbe chased away lyke as drye strawe vpon the mountaynes
before the wynde, and lyke a thyng that turneth before the storme.
14 At euen beholde there is trouble, and or euer it be mornyng lo it is gone:
This is the portion of them that oppresse vs, and the lot of them that robbe vs.
1 O that lande that trusteth vnder the shadow of wynges, [that lande] which is
beyonde the waters of Ethiopia,
2 Sendyng messengers by the sea, euen in vessels of reedes ouer the water, Get
you hence ye speedy messengers to a nation that is scattered abrode, and robbed
of that they had, a fearefull people from their begynnyng hytherto, a nation
troden downe by litle and litle, whose lande the fluddes haue spoyled.
3 All the inhabitours of the worlde, and indwellers of the earth, loke vp whe he
setteth vp a token in the mountaynes, and hearken when he bloweth with the
4 For so the Lorde sayde vnto me [as for me] I wyll take my rest, and loke vpon
the matter in my habitation, lyke a faire heate after the rayne, and lyke a
cloude of deawe in the heate of haruest.
5 For afore the haruest whe the braunch is growen, there shall come ripe fruite
of the floure: and he shal cut downe the increase with sithes, and the braunches
shall he take away with hookes.
6 Thus shall they be left together vnto the soules of the mountaines, and to the
beastes of the earth: for in sommer the birdes shall remayne vpon it, and euery
beast of the lande shalbe vpon it in wynter.
7 In that tyme shall there a present be brought vnto the Lord of hoastes, euen a
people that is scattered abrode and robbed of that they had, that same people
which haue ben fearfull from their begynnyng hytherto, a nation troden downe by
litle and litle, whose lande the fluddes haue spoyled, to the place of the name
of the Lorde of hoastes, euen to the mount Sion.
1 The burthen of
Egypt. Beholde, the Lorde rideth vpon a swift cloude, and shall come into
, and the idols of
shall tremble at the presence of hym, and the heart of
shall quake in the middest of her.
2 And I wyll set the Egyptians one agaynst another, so that one brother shall
fyght agaynst another, and one neighbour against another, citie against citie,
and realme against realme.
3 The mynde also of
shalbe cleane without counsayle within it selfe, and the deuice that they take
wil I destroy: and they shall seke counsayle at idols and at sorcerers, at
workers with spirites, and at soothsayers.
4 And the Egyptians wyll I geue ouer into the hande of a maruaylous cruell lorde,
and a mightie kyng shall haue dominion ouer them, saith the Lorde God of hoastes.
5 The waters of the sea shall fayle, and the riuer shall decrease and be dryed
6 The waters shalbe drawen out, the riuers of
shalbe emptied & dryed vp, the reedes and flagges shalbe cut downe.
in the riuer and by the riuers bancke, and all that groweth by the riuer, shall
wither away, and be brought to naught.
8 The fisshers also shall mourne, and all they that cast angle into the water
shall make lamentation: and they that lay foorth their net beside the waters
shalbe rooted out.
9 Moreouer, they that worke in flaxe and make fine workes, shalbe confounded,
and so shall they that weaue open workes.
10 For their open workes shal euen be destroyed, and all they that make pondes
and slues for fishe shall come to naught.
11 But you foolishe princes of Zoan, ye wise counsaylers of Pharao, whose wit is
turned to foolishnesse, howe say ye vnto Pharao, I am come of wise men and of
12 Where are thy wise men? Let them tell thee yf they can, what the Lorde of
hoastes hath deuised vpon
13 The princes of Zoan are become fooles, the princes of Noph are deceaued, they
, euen they that were taken for the chiefe stay therof.
14 In the middest of it hath the Lorde powred the spirite of wickednesse: and
they haue deceaued
in euery worke therof, euen as a drunken man staggereth in his vomite.
15 Neither shall the head or tayle, the braunche or reede, be able to do any
16 In that day shall
be lyke vnto women: It shalbe afrayde and stande in feare at the motion of the
hande of the Lorde of hoastes which he shaketh ouer it.
17 And Egypt shalbe afraide of the lande of Iuda: so that euery one that maketh
mention of it shalbe afraide therat, because of the counsayle of the Lorde of
hoastes which he deuised for it.
18 In that day shall fiue cities in the lande of
speake the language of Chanaan, and sweare by the Lorde of hoastes: the citie
of desolation shalbe called one of them.
19 In that day shall the aulter of the Lorde be in the middest of the lande of
, and this title beside it vnto the Lorde.
20 And it shalbe a token and a witnesse vnto the Lorde of hostes in the lande of
: For they shal crie vnto the Lord because of such as trouble them, and he shall
sende them a sauiour and a great man to delyuer them.
21 And the Lorde shalbe knowen in
, and the Egyptians shall knowe the Lorde in that day, and do sacrifice and
oblation: yea they shall vowe a vowe vnto the Lord, and perfourme it.
22 The Lorde also shall smite
sore, and heale them agayne: and they shalbe conuerted vnto the Lorde, and he
shalbe intreated of them, and shall heale them.
23 In that day shall there be a common way out of
into Assyria, and Assyria shall come into
: so that the Egyptians and the Assyrians shall serue the Lorde together.
24 In that day shal the nation of
be the thirde with
and Assyria: and they shalbe blessed in the middest of the lande,
25 Which lande the Lorde of hoastes hath blessed, saying: blessed is my people
, Assur also is the worke of my handes, and
is mine inheritaunce.
1 In the yere that Tharthan came vnto Asdod when Sargon the kyng of Assyria had
sent hym, and had fought agaynst Asdod, and taken it:
2 At the same tyme spake the Lorde by the hande of Esai the sonne of Amos,
saying: Go and take of the sackcloth from thy loynes, and put of thy shoe from
thy foote. And he dyd so, walkyng naked and barefoote.
3 And the Lorde sayde, Lyke as my seruaunt Esai hath walked naked and barefoote
for a signe and wonder three yeres vpon Egypt and Ethiopia:
4 Euen so shall the kyng of Assyria take away out of Egypt and Ethiopia,
children and olde men naked and barefoote, with their loynes vncouered, to the
great shame of Egypt.
5 They shalbe brought in feare also, and be ashamed of
their hope, & of
wherin they are wont to glorie.
6 And they that dwell in the same Isle shall say in that day, Beholde such is
our hope, whyther shall we flee for helpe, that we may be delyuered from the
? And howe shall we escape?
1 The burthen of the waste sea. Euen as the stormie weather passeth through at
the noone day from the wildernesse, so shall it come from the terrible lande.
2 A greeuous vision was shewed vnto me: let one deceiptfull offendour come
agaynst another, and one destroyer agaynst another: Up
, lay siege thou of Media, all their gronyng haue I layde downe.
3 Therfore are my loynes fylled with sorowe, heauinesse hath taken holde vpon me
as the panges of a woman that is trauaylyng: it made me stoupe when I heard it,
and it vexed me when I sawe it.
4 My heart panted, fearefulnesse came vpon me: the nyght of my voluptuousnesse
hath he turned agaynst me into feare.
5 Whyle they garnished the table, the watchman loked: and whyle I was eatyng and
drynkyng, it was sayde, vp ye captaynes, take you to your shielde.
6 For thus hath the Lorde sayde vnto me: Go and set a watchman to tel what he
7 And he sawe a charret which two horsemen sat vpon, with the cariage of an Asse,
and the cariage of a Camel: So he loked, and toke diligent heede.
8 And he cryed, a lion, my Lorde I stande continually vpon the watche towre in
the day tyme, and am appoynted to kepe my watch euery nyght.
9 And beholde here commeth a charret of men, with two horsemen, and he aunswered
is fallen, it is fallen, and all the images of her gods hath he smitten downe
vnto the grounde.
10 Thou art he whom I must threshe, and thou belongest to my corne floure: This
that I hearde of the Lorde of hoastes the God of Israel, haue I shewed vnto you.
11 The burthen of Duma. He calleth to me out of Seir: watchman what hast thou
espied by nyght? watchman what hast thou espied by nyght?
12 The watchman sayde, The mornyng commeth, and so doth the nyght: If ye wyll
aske me any question, then aske it: returne and come agayne.
13 The burthen concernyng
. In the wooddes of
shall ye tary all nyght, euen in the streetes of Dedanim.
14 The inhabitours of the lande of Thema brought foorth water to hym that was
thirstie, they preuented hym that was fled away with their bread.
15 For because of swordes they are become fugitiue, Euen for the drawen sworde,
and for the bent bowe, and because of the greeuousnesse of warre.
16 For thus hath the Lorde sayde vnto me: There is yet a yere, accordyng to the
yeres of an hired seruaunt, and all the glorie of Cedar shall fayle.
17 And the number of them that shall escape from the bowes, shalbe minished by
the mightie children of Cedar: for the Lorde God of
hath spoken it.
1 The burthen of the valley of vision. What hast thou to do here, that thou
clymbest to the house toppes?
2 Thou that art full of tumultuousnes, thou troublesome and proude citie: Thy
slayne men are neither put to death with the sworde, nor dead in battayle.
3 All thy captaynes are fugitiue together, the archers haue taken them
prisoners: All they I say that are founde in thee are in captiuitie together,
and they also that fled farre of.
4 Therfore sayde I, Let me alone, and I wyll make lamentation: Ye shall not be
able to comfort me because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
5 For this is a day of trouble, of ruine, and of destruction, that the Lorde the
God of hoastes wyll bryng to passe in the valley of vision, breakyng downe the
citie, and crying vnto mountaynes.
bare the quiuer with a charret of footmen and horsemen, and the citie of Kir
shewed the shielde open.
7 Thy chiefe valley also was full of charrettes, and the horsemen set their
faces directly towarde the gate.
8 And in that day dyd the enemie take away the couer of Iuda, and then didst
thou loke towarde the armour of the house of the forest.
9 Ye haue seene also the broken places of the citie of Dauid, howe that they are
many, and ye gathered together the waters of the lower poole.
10 As for the houses of Hierusalem ye haue numbred them, and the houses haue ye
broken downe, to make the wall strong.
11 A pit also haue ye made betweene the two walles for the waters of the olde
poole, & haue not regarded the maker therof, neither had respect vnto hym
that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day dyd the Lorde God of hoastes call men vnto weepyng and
mournyng, to baldnesse and girdyng about with sackcloth.
13 And beholde they haue ioy and gladnesse, slaying oxen, and kyllyng sheepe,
eatyng fleshe, and drynkyng wine: Let vs eate and drynke, for to morowe we shall
14 And it came to the eares of the Lorde of hoastes, This iniquitie shall not be
purged from you tyll ye dye, saith the Lorde God of hoastes.
15 Thus saith the Lord God of hoastes: Get ye vnto yonder treasurer, euen vnto
Sebna, which is the ruler of the house.
16 What hast thou to do here? and whom hast thou here? that thou shouldest here
hewe thee out a sepulchree, as it were one that heweth hym out a sepulchree on
hye, or that graueth an habitation for hym selfe on an harde rocke?
17 Beholde O thou man, the Lorde shal
thee away into captiuitie, and shall surely couer thee with confusion.
18 The Lorde shal turne thee ouer like a ball with his handes [and shall sende
thee] into a farre countrey: there shalt thou dye, and there in steade of the
charrets of thy pompe, shall the house of thy Lorde haue confusion.
19 I wyll driue thee from thy place, and out of thy dwellyng shal he ouerthrowe
20 And in that day shall I call my seruaunt Eliakim the sonne of Helkia:
21 And with thy garmentes wyll I clothe hym, and with thy girdle wyll I strength
hym: thy power also wyll I commit into his hande, and he shalbe a father of such
as dwell in Hierusalem, and in the house of Iuda.
22 And the key of the house of Dauid wyll I lay vpon his shoulder: so that he
shall open and no man shut, he shall shut and no man open.
23 And I wyll fasten hym as a nayle in a sure place, and he shalbe the glorious
seate of his fathers house.
24 Moreouer, all generations and posterities shall hang vpon him all the glorie
of their fathers house, all vessels both great and small, and all instrumentes
of measure and musicke.
25 In that day saith the Lord of hoastes, shall the nayle that is fastened in
the sure place, depart and be broken, and fall: and the burthen that was vpon it
shalbe pluckt away, for so the Lorde hath spoken.
1 The burthen of
. Mourne ye shippes of Tharsis, for there commeth such destruction, that ye
shall not haue an house to enter into: and that there shalbe no traffike out of
the lande of Cittim, they haue knowledge of this plague.
2 Be styll ye that dwell in the Isle, the marchauntes of Zidon, & such as
passe ouer the sea haue made thee plenteous.
3 The corne that groweth by the great waters of Nilus, and the fruites of the
riuer were her vittayles, so that it became a common mart of the nations.
4 Be ashamed thou Zidon: for the sea, euen the strength of the sea hath spoken
saying, I haue not trauayled nor brought foorth children, nor norished vp young
men, or brought vp virgins.
5 When tidinges commeth to the Egyptians, they shalbe sory for the rumour of
6 Get you to Tharsis, mourne you that dwell in the Isle.
7 Is not this that glorious citie of yours which hath ben of olde antiquitie?
her owne feete shall
her foorth to be a soiurner into a farre countrey.
8 Who hath deuised this agaynst
that crowneth her selfe? Whose marchauntes are princes, & whose factours
are honorable in the worlde.
9 Euen the Lorde of hoastes hath deuised this, to put downe the pride of all
such as be glorious, and to minishe all them that be proude vpon the earth.
10 Get thee out of thy lande like a fludde vnto the daughter of Tharsis, for
thou hast no more strength.
11 He that smote the kyngdomes together, holdeth out his hande ouer the sea:
euen the Lord him selfe hath geuen a commaundement agaynst the same common place
of marchaundise, that they shall vtterly destroy the myght therof.
12 And he sayde: Make no more thy boast O virgin thou daughter Zidon, thou shalt
be brought downe: Up, get thee ouer vnto Cittim, where neuerthelesse thou shalt
haue no rest.
13 Beholde, this people came not of the Chaldees, but Assur made them strong
with great shippes: They set vp the strong holdes therof, and destroyed his
palaces: and he brought it in decay.
14 Mourne ye shippes of Tharsis, for your strength is brought downe.
15 And in that day shal
be forgotten seuentie yeres, accordyng to the yeres of one king: & after
the ende of the seuentie yeres shall
sing as doth an harlot.
16 Take an harpe and go about the citie thou harlot that hast ben forgotten,
make sweete melodie, sing mo songes, that thou mayest be had in remembraunce.
17 And after the ende of the seuentie yeres shall the Lorde visite Tyre, and she
shall conuert vnto her rewarde, and shall commit fornication with all the
kyngdomes of the earth that are in the worlde.
18 Their occupying also & their rewarde shalbe holy vnto the Lorde: their
gaynes shall not be layde vp nor kept in store, but it shalbe theirs that dwell
before the Lorde, that they may eate inough, and haue clothyng sufficent.
1 Beholde, the Lord maketh the earth waste and emptie, he turneth it vpside
downe, and scattereth abrode the inhabitours therof.
2 And the priest shalbe as the people, and the maister as the seruaunt, the
mistresse lyke the mayde, the seller lyke the byer, he that lendeth vpon vsurie,
like him that boroweth vpon vsurie, the creditour as the dettour.
3 The lande shalbe cleane wasted and vtterly spoyled: for so the Lorde hath
4 The earth is sory and consumeth away, the worlde is feeble & perisheth,
the proude people of the earth are come to naught.
5 The earth also is become vnprofitable vnder the inhabitours therof, which haue
transgressed the lawes, chaunged the ordinaunce, broken the euerlastyng
6 Therfore hath the curse consumed the earth, and they that dwell therin are
fallen into trespasse: Wherfore the inhabitours of the earth are perished with
drought, and fewe men are left behinde.
7 The wine fayleth, the vine hath no myght, all they that haue ben mery of heart
are come to mournyng.
8 The myrth of tabrettes is layde downe, the noyse of such as haue made mery is
ceassed, the ioy at the harpe is at an ende.
9 They shall drynke no more wine with mirth, strong drynke shalbe bytter to them
that drinke it.
10 The citie of vanitie is broken downe, euery house is shut vp, that no man may
11 In the streetes is there a crying because of wine, all cheare is vanished
away, the myrth of the lande is gone.
12 In the citie is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13 For in the middes of the lande, euen among the people, it shall come to passe
as at the shaking of oliues, and as the grapes are when the wine haruest is
14 They shall lift vp their voyce, and make a merie noyse: and in magnifiyng of
the Lorde shall they crye out of the west.
15 Wherefore prayse ye the Lorde in the valleys, euen the name of the Lorde God
in the Iles of the sea.
16 From the vttermost part of the earth haue we hearde prayses and myrth,
because of the righteous: And I sayde, I knowe a thing in secrete, I knowe a
thing in secrete, wo is me: the transgressours haue offended, the transgressours
haue greeuously offended.
17 Fearefulnesse, the pit, and the snare are vpon thee, O thou that dwellest on
18 It wyll come to passe, that whosoeuer escapeth the fearefull noyse, shall
fall into the pit, and he that commeth vp out of the pit, shalbe taken with the
snare: for the windowes from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth
19 The earth is vtterly broken downe, the earth hath a sore ruine, the earth
20 The earth shall reele to and fro like a drunkarde, and shalbe remoued lyke a
tent, and the iniquitie thereof shalbe heauie vpon it, it shall fall, and not
rise vp agayne.
21 And in that day shall the Lorde visite the hoast aboue that is on hye, and
the kynges of the worlde that are vpon the earth.
22 And they shalbe gathered together as they that be in pryson, and they shalbe
shut vp in warde, and after many dayes shall they be visited.
23 The moone shalbe abashed, and the sunne ashamed, when the Lorde of hoastes
shal raigne in
and in Hierusalem with worship, and in the sight of suche as shalbe of his
1 Thou art my Lorde my God, I wyll magnifie thee, I will geue thankes vnto thy
name, for thou hast brought wonderfull thinges to passe, according to thine olde
counsels truely & faythfully.
2 Thou hast made a citie a heape of stones, and brought a strong towne into
decay: the habitation of straungers hast thou made to be no citie, neither shall
it be buylded any more.
3 Therefore shall the mightie people geue glory vnto thee, the citie of the
valiaunt heathen shall feare thee.
4 For thou hast ben a strength vnto the poore, and a succour for the needie in
his trouble, a refuge against euill weather, a shadow against the heate: for the
blast of raging men is like a storme that casteth downe a wall.
5 Like as the heate in a drye place wasteth all thinges: so shalt thou suppresse
the noyse of aliantes, the heate [is abated] with the shadowe of the cloude, [euen
so shall God] asswage the noyse of the cruel tirauntes.
6 And in this mountaine shal the Lord of hoastes make vnto all people a feast of
plenteous and delicate thinges, euen of most plesaunt and daintie disshes.
7 And in this mountaine shall the Lord destroy the couering that all people are
wrapped in, and the hanging that is spread vpon all nations.
8 As for death he hath destroyed it for euer, and the Lorde God shall wype away
teares from all faces, and the rebuke of his people shall he take away out of
all the earth, for so the Lorde hath sayde.
9 And in that day it shalbe sayde, lo this is our God, we haue wayted for hym,
and he shall saue vs, this is the Lorde in whom we haue hoped, we wyll be merie
and reioyce in the saluation [that commeth] of hym.
10 For in this mountaine shall the hande of the Lorde ceasse, and
shalbe threshed vnder hym, euen as strawe is troden to doung on the dounghill.
11 And he shall stretche out his hande in the middes of them, as he that
swimmeth casteth out his hands to swimme: and with the strength of his handes
shall he bring downe their pryde.
12 The strong holde also and defence of thy walles hath he ouerthrowne and cast
downe, and brought them to the grounde, euen vnto dust.
1 In that day shall this song be song in the
, we haue a strong citie, saluation shal God appoint in steede of walles and
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous people whiche kepeth the trueth may
3 By an assured purpose wylt thou preserue perfect peace, because they put their
trust in thee.
4 Put ye your trust alway in the Lord: for in the Lorde God there is strength
5 For he hath brought downe the high minded citizens: as for the proude citie he
hath brought it lowe, euen to the ground shall he cast it downe, and bring it
6 The foote, euen the foote of the poore, and the steppes of suche as be in
necessitie shall treade it downe.
7 The path of equitie wylt thou graunt vnto the iust [O thou most righteous]
thou shalt order the path of hym that is righteous.
8 Yea in the way of thy iudgementes, O Lord, haue we put our trust in thee: thy
name also and the remembraunce of thee, is the thing that our soule longeth for.
9 My soule hath longed for thee all the night, and with my spirite whiche is
within me wyll I seeke thee early in the morning: For when thy iudgementes are
in the earth, the inhabiters of the worlde shall learne righteousnesse.
10 Shall the vngodly man be fauoured, which hath not learned righteousnesse, but
doth wickedly in the earth, where nothing ought to be done but that which is
righteous? he shall not see the glory of the Lorde.
11 Lorde, when thy hande is lyft vp to strike, they see it not: but they shall
see it, and be confounded with the zeale of the people, and the fire that
consumeth thyne enemies shall deuour them.
12 Lorde vnto vs thou shalt prouide peace: for thou also hast wrought all our
workes in vs.
13 O Lord our God, other lordes beside thee hath subdued vs: but we wyll be
mindfull only of thee and of thy name.
14 The dead wyll not liue, they that be out of life will not ryse agayne,
therfore hast thou visited and rooted them out, and destroyed all the memorie of
15 Thou hast increased the people, O Lorde, thou hast increased the people, thou
art glorious, thou hast sent them farre of vnto all the coastes of the earth.
16 Lorde, in trouble haue they visited thee, they powred out their prayer whe
thy chastening was vpon them.
17 Like as a woman with chylde that draweth nye towardes her trauayle is sorie
and cryeth in her paynes: euen so haue we ben in thy sight O Lorde.
18 We haue ben with chylde and suffred paine, as though we had brought forth
winde: for there is no saluation in the earth, neither do the inhabiters of the
worlde submit them selues.
19 Thy dead men shall liue, euen as my body shall they rise againe: Awake and
sing ye that dwell in dust, for thy deawe is euen as the deawe of hearbes, and
the earth shall cast out them that be vnder her.
20 Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doores about thee,
hide thy selfe for a litle whyle, vntill the indignation be ouerpast.
21 For beholde, the Lorde is comming out of his place, to visite the wickednesse
of suche as dwell vpon earth: the earth also shall disclose her bloods, and
shall no more hide them that are slayne in her.
1 In that day the Lord with his sore, great, and mightie sworde, shall visite
Leuiathan the fugitiue serpent, euen Leuiathan that crooked serpent, and he
shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day see that ye sing of the congregation which is the vineyarde that
bringeth foorth the best wine:
3 Euen I the Lorde do kepe it, in due seasons shall I water it: and lest the
enemie do it any harme, I wyll both night and day preserue it.
4 There is no displeasure in me, els when the vineyarde bringeth me foorth
bryers and thornes I woulde go thorowe it by warre, and burne it vp together.
5 Let it take holde of my strength, and it shalbe at one with me, euen at one
shall it be with me.
6 The dayes are comming that Iacob shall take roote,
shalbe greene and florishe, and the world shalbe filled with fruite.
7 Hath he smitten hym as sore as he did the other that smote hym? Or is he
slayne with so sore a slaughter as they that slue hym?
8 Thou wylt punishe it in the braunches, yet not beyonde measure: for in the day
that the east winde bloweth sore, it taketh away the fruites.
9 By this meanes therfore shall the iniquitie of Iacob be purged, and this is
all the fruite [namely] the taking away of his sinne, if he make all the stones
of the aulter of idols as chalke stones that are beaten in sunder, that their
groues and images ryse not vp agayne.
10 Els shall the strong citie be desolate, and the habitation forsaken and left
like a wildernesse: there shall the Calfe feede, and there shall he lye, and
eate vp the graffes therof.
11 When the braunches of it are drye, they are broken of, & the women come
and set them on fire: for it is a people of no vnderstanding, and therfore he
that made them shall not fauour them, and he that created them shall geue them
12 And in that day shall the Lorde make a threshing, from the middest of the
riuer Euphrates, vnto the riuer of Egypt, and ye chyldren of Israel shalbe
gathered together one to another.
13 In that day shall the great trumpe be blowne, so that they which were lost in
the lande of Assyria, and they that were banished in the lande of
, shall come and worship the Lorde in the holye mount of Hierusalem.
1 Wo be vnto the crowne of pryde, euen to the drunken people of Ephraim, whose
great pompe is as a floure that fadeth away vpon the head of the valley of suche
as be in wealth, and are ouerladen with wine.
2 Behold, there commeth a vehement and sore day from the Lord, like an
vnmeasurable hayle and perillous tempest, euen like the force of mightie and
horrible waters that violently beareth downe all thinges.
3 The crowne of the pryde of the drunken Ephraemites shalbe troden vnder foote:
4 So that the floure of his fayrenesse and beautie whiche is in the head of the
valley of fatnesse, shall fade away as doth an vntimely ripe figge before
haruest: whiche when a man espieth, he loketh vpon it, and whyle it is yet in
his hande he eateth it vp.
5 In that day shal the Lord of hoastes be the crowne of glory and diamonde of
beautie vnto the residue of his people.
6 He wylbe also a spirite of perfect knowledge to him that sitteth in iudgement,
and strength vnto them that turne away the battayle to the gate [of the
7 But they are out of the way by reason of wine, yea farre out of the way are
they thorowe strong drinke: The priest also and the prophete are gone astray by
the meanes of strong drinke, they are drunken with wine, they go amisse thorowe
strong drinke, they fayle in propheciyng, and stumble in iudgement.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthynesse, that no place is cleane.
9 Whom then shall suche one teache knowledge? and whom shall he make to
vnderstande the thing that he heareth? for they are as ignoraunt as young
chyldren that are taken from the milke, and are weaned.
10 For they that be suche, must take after one lesson, another lesson, after one
commaundement, another commaundement, for one rule, another rule, after one
instruction, another instruction, there a litle, and there a litle.
11 For he that speaketh vnto this people, is euen as one that vseth rudenesse of
speache, and a straunge language.
12 If any man say vnto them, lo, this is the rest wherewith ye may ease hym that
is weerie, this is the refreshing: they wyll not hearken.
13 Therfore shall the word of the Lord be vnto them, lesson vpon lesson,
commaundement vpon commaundement, rule vpon rule, instruction vpon instruction,
there a litle, and there a litle: that they may go on and fall backwarde, be
brused, tangled, and snared.
14 Wherfore heare the word of the Lord ye mockers, ye that haue rule of this
people whiche is at Hierusalem.
15 Because ye haue sayd, We haue made a couenaunt with death, and with hell are
we at agreement: and though there go foorth a sore plague, it shall not come
vnto vs, for we haue made falsehood our refuge, and vnder vanitie are we hid.
16 Therfore thus saith the Lorde God, Beholde, I lay in Sion for a foundation a
stone, euen a tryed stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: who so
beleueth, let hym not be to hastie.
17 Iudgement also wyll I laye to the rule, and righteousnesse to the balaunce,
so that the hayle shall sweepe away as a broome your vayne confidence, and the
priuie place of your refuge shall the waters runne ouer.
18 And thus the couenaunt that ye made with death, shalbe disanulled, and your
agreement that ye made with hell shall not stand, yea when the sore plague goeth
foorth, ye shalbe troden downe vnder it.
19 From the tyme that it goeth foorth it shall take you away: for early in the
morning euery day, yea both day and night shall it go thorowe, and when the
noyse thereof is perceaued, it shall gender vexation.
20 For the bed is narrowe and not large, and the couering so small that a man
can not winde him selfe [vnder it.]
21 For the Lord shall stand as in mount Perazim, and shalbe wroth like as in the
valley Gibeon, that he may do his worke, his straunge worke, and bryng to passe
his acte, his straunge acte.
22 Nowe therefore see that ye be no mockers, lest your punishment increase: For
I hearde of the Lorde of hoastes, that there shall come a short ende vpon the
23 Heare ye then, and hearken vnto my voyce, consider and ponder my speache.
24 Doth not the husbandman plowe all the day, and openeth and breaketh the
clottes of his grounde, that he may sowe?
25 When he hath made it playne, wyll he not spreade abrode the fitches, and sowe
comin, and cast in wheate by measure, and the appointed barlye and rye in their
26 God wyll instruct hym to haue discretion, euen his God wyll teache hym.
27 For fitches shall not be threshed with an harrowe, neither shall a cart
wheele be brought thorowe the comin: but the fitches are beaten out with a
staffe, and comin with a rodde.
28 But the seede that bread is made of, is threshed, though it be not alway a
threshing, and the cart wheele must be brought ouer it, lest he grinde it with
29 This also commeth of the Lorde of hoastes, which worketh with wonderfull
wysdome, and bringeth excellent workes to passe.
1 Wo vnto thee O Ariel Ariel, thou citie that Dauid dwelt in: Go on from yere to
yere, and let the lambes be slayne.
2 I wyll lay siege vnto Ariel, so that there shalbe heauinesse and sorowe in it:
and it shalbe vnto me euen an aulter of slaughter.
3 A will besiege thee rounde about, and fight against thee thorowe a bulwarke,
and wyll reare vp diches against thee.
4 Thou shalt be brought downe, and shalt speake out of the ground, and thy
speache shall go lowe out of the dust: Thy voyce also shall come out of the
grounde lyke the voyce of a witche, and thy talkyng shall whisper out of the
5 Moreouer, the noyse of the straunge enemies shalbe like thinne dust, and the
multitude of tirauntes shalbe as drye strawe that can not tary: euen sodenly and
in haste shall their blast go.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lorde of hoastes with thunder, earthquake, and
with a great noyse, with storme and tempest, and with the flambe of a consuming
7 And the multitude of all nations that fight against Ariel, shalbe as a dreame
seene by night: euen so shall they be that make warre against it, and strong
holdes to ouercome it, and that lay any siege vnto it.
8 In conclusion, it shalbe euen as when a hungry man dreameth that he is eating,
and when he awaketh, his soule is emptie, or as when a thirstie man dreameth
that he is drinking, and when he awaketh, he is yet fainte, and his soule hath
appetite: euen so shall the multitude of all nations that fighteth against mount
9 Ponder these thinges once in your mindes, and wonder: Blinded are they them
selues, and the blinde guides of other: They are drunken, but not with wine:
they are vnstable, but not thorow strong drinke.
10 For the Lorde hath couered you with a slumbring spirite, and hath closed your
eyes: your prophetes also and rulers that shoulde see, them hath he couered.
11 And the vision of all the prophetes is become vnto you as the wordes of a
booke that is sealed vp, whiche men deliuer to one that is learned, saying,
Reade thou in it: and he saith, I can not, for it is sealed.
12 And the booke is geuen to him that is not learned, saying, Reade thou in it:
and he saith, I am not learned.
13 Therfore thus hath the Lorde sayd: Forsomuche as this people when they be in
trouble, do honour me with their mouth and with their lippes, but their heart is
farre fro me, and the feare whiche they haue vnto me proceedeth of a
commaundement that is taught of men:
14 Therefore wyll I do marueyles among this people, euen marueylous thinges [I
say] and a wonder: For the wysdome of their wyse men shall perishe, and the
vnderstanding of their wittie men shall hyde it selfe.
15 Wo vnto them that kepe secrete their thoughtes, to hide their counsell from
the Lorde, and to do their workes in darknesse, saying: Who seeth vs? and who
16 Doubtlesse your destruction is in reputation as the potters clay: And doth
the worke say of hym that made it, he made not me? And doth an earthen vessell
say of hym that fashioned it, he had no vnderstanding?
17 Is it not harde at hande that Libanus shalbe turned into a low fielde, and
that the lowe fielde shalbe taken as the wood?
18 And in that day shall deafe men heare the wordes of the booke, and the eyes
of the blynde shall see, euen out of the cloude, and out of darknesse.
19 The meeke spirited also shall be merie in the Lorde, and the poore among them
that be lowly shall reioyce in the holy one of Israel:
20 For he that dyd violence is brought to naught, and the scornefull man is
consumed, and they rooted out that made haste early to vnrighteousnesse,
21 Making a man to sinne in the worde, and that toke him in a snare, whiche
reproued them in the open place, and they that haue turned the cause of the
righteous to naught.
22 Therefore thus saith the Lorde to the house of Iacob, euen thus saith he that
redeemed Abraham: Iacob shall not nowe be confounded, nor his face pale.
23 But when he seeth his chyldren the worke of my handes in the middes of hym,
they shall sanctifie my name, and prayse the holy one of Iacob, and feare the
God of Israel.
24 They also that haue ben of an erronious spirite shall come to vnderstanding,
and they that haue ben scornefull shall learne doctrine.
1 Alas for those disobedient chyldren saith the Lorde, that they will take
counsell and not of me, that they wyll take a secrete aduice and not out of my
spirite, and therefore adde they sinne vnto sinne.
2 Euen they that walke to go downe into
, and haue asked no question at my mouth, but seeke strength in the might of
Pharao, and trust in the shadowe of
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharao be your confusion, and the trust in the
4 For his captaynes were at Zoan, and his embassadours came vnto Hanes.
5 They were ashamed of the people that coulde do them no good, and that might
not helpe them nor shewe them any profit, but were their confusion and rebuke.
6 The burthen of the beastes of the south. In a land of trouble & anguishe,
from whence shall come the young and olde lion, the viper and firie serpent that
fleeth against them that vpon coltes beare their riches, and vpon camels their
treasures, to a people that can do them no good.
7 For vayne and nothing worth shall the helpe of the Egyptians be: Therefore
haue I cryed vnto Hierusalem, they shall haue strength inough if they wyll
settle their mindes in quietnesse.
8 Nowe therefore go thy way, and write this before them in a table, and note it
in a booke: that it may finally remaine and be kept styll for euer.
9 For this is an obstinate people, and dissembling chyldren, chyldren that
refuse to heare the lawe of the Lorde.
10 For they say vnto the seers, see not, and to them that be cleare of iudgement,
loke not out right thinges for vs: but speake fayre wordes vnto vs, loke out
11 Get you out of this way, depart out of this path, and turne the holy one of
Israel from vs.
12 Wherefore thus saith the holy one of Israel: Because your heartes ryse
against this word, and because you trust in wrong dealing and peruerse iudgement,
and put your confidence therin:
13 Therfore shall ye haue this mischiefe for your destruction and fall, like as
an hye wall that falleth because of some rift or blast, whose breakyng commeth
14 And the hurt thereof is lyke an earthen vessell whiche breaketh without helpe,
so that in the bursting of it, there is not founde one sheuer to fetch fire in,
or to take water withall out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lorde God, euen the holy one of
: In repentaunce and in rest shall ye be safe, in quietnesse and sure confidence
shalbe your strength, but ye haue had no list thereto.
16 For ye haue sayde, No, but we wyll escape thorowe horses, therefore shall ye
flee: And we wyll get vs vp vpon swift beastes, and therefore shall your
persecutours be swifter.
17 A thousande shall flee at the rebuke of one, and at the rebuke of fiue shall
ye all flee, till ye be left as a ship mast vpon the top of a mountaine, and as
a beaken vpon an hill.
18 Therefore doth the Lorde cause you to wayte, that he may haue mercy vpon you,
to the entent that he may haue the preeminence when he is gratious vnto you: For
the Lord is the God of iudgement, Blessed are all they that hope in hym.
19 If the people remaine in Sion and at Hierusalem, thou shalt not be in
heauinesse: but at the voyce of thy complaint shall he haue mercy vpon thee, and
when he heareth it, he shall geue thee an aunswere.
20 And though the Lorde geue you the bread of trouble, and the water of
aduersitie, thy rayne shalbe no more so scant, but thyne eyes shall see thy
21 Yea and thyne eare shall heare the talking of him that doth speake behinde
thee: This is the way, walke ye in it, turne not aside neither to the right
hande, nor to the left.
22 Ye shall destroy also the couering of your siluer images, and the decking of
your golden idols, euen as filthynesse shalt thou put them away: And thou shalt
say vnto it, Get thee hence.
23 Then shall God geue rayne vnto thy seede, that thou shalt sowe the grounde
withall, and bread of the increase of the earth, whiche shalbe fat and very
plenteous: in that day also shall thy cattell be fed in large pastures.
24 The oxen lykewyse and the young asses that eare the grounde shall eate cleane
prouender, whiche is purged with the winde and the fanne.
25 Finally, vpon euery hye mountayne and hyll shall there be riuers, and
streames of waters in the day of the great slaughter when the towres fall.
26 Moreouer, the light of the moone shalbe as the light of the sunne, and the
sunne light shalbe seuen folde, and haue as much shine as in seuen dayes beside,
when the Lorde bindeth vp the sore of his people, and healeth the stroke of
27 Beholde, the fame of the Lorde commeth from farre, and his presence is so
hotte, that no man is able to abyde: his lippes are full of indignation, and his
tongue is as a consuming fire.
28 His breath is a vehement flud of water, that reacheth vp to the necke: that
he may sift away the heathen in the siue of vanitie, and his breath is a brydle
of errour in the iawes of the people.
29 And ye shall sing lyke as in the night when the holy solempnitie beginneth,
and ye shall haue gladnesse of heart, like as when one commeth with a pipe vnto
the hill of the Lorde, and to the most mightie one of
30 And the Lorde shall cause his glorious voyce to be hearde, and shall declare
his stretched out arme with a terrible countenaunce, & with the flambe of a
consuming fire, with noysome lightening, with a showre, and with hayle stones.
31 For thorowe the voyce of the Lorde shall Assur be destroyed, which smote
other men with the rodde.
32 And it shall come to passe, that whyther soeuer he goeth the rodde shall
cleaue vnto him which the Lorde shall laye vpon hym, with tabrettes and harpes:
and with great warre shall he fight against his hoast.
33 For the fire of hell is ordayned from the beginning, yea euen for the kyng is
it prepared: This hath the Lorde set in the deepe, and made it wide, the burning
whereof is fire and muche wood: The breath of the Lorde whiche is like a riuer
of brimstone doth kindle it.
1 Wo be vnto them that go downe into
for helpe, and trust in horses, and put their confidence in charrets because
they be many, and in horsemen because they be lustie and strong: but they
regarde not the holy one of
, and they aske no question at the Lorde.
2 And he neuerthelesse is wise, and will plague the wicked, and goeth not from
his worde, he wyll aryse against the housholde of the frowarde, and against the
helpe of euyll doers.
3 Nowe the Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses fleshe, and not
spirite: And assoone as the Lord stretcheth out his hande, then shall the helper
fall and he that shoulde haue ben helped, and they shall altogether be
4 For thus hath the Lorde spoken vnto me: Lyke as the lion and lions whelpe
roareth vpon the pray that he hath gotten, and is not afraide though the
multitude of shepheardes crye out vpon him, neither be abashed for all the heape
of them: so shall the Lorde of hoastes come downe to fight for mount Sion, and
defende his hyll.
5 Like as the byrdes flutter about their nestes, so shall the Lorde of hoastes,
kepe, saue, defende, and deliuer Hierusalem.
6 Therefore O ye chyldren of
, turne againe vnto him whom you haue ofttimes forsaken.
7 For in that day euery man shall cast out his idols of siluer, and his idols of
golde, whiche ye haue made with your owne handes vnto your sinne.
8 Assur also shalbe slayne with the sworde, not with a mans sworde, neither shal
the sworde of any man deuour hym, and he shall flee from the slaughter, and his
choise young men shalbe discomfited.
9 He shall go for feare to his strong holdes, and his princes shall flee from
his standerd saith the Lord, whose fire is in Sion, and his fornace in
1 Beholde, a kyng shall gouerne after the rule of righteousnesse, and the
princes shall rule according to the ballaunce of equitie.
2 And that man shalbe vnto men as a defence for the winde, and as a refuge for
the tempest, lyke as a ryuer of water in a thirstie place, and the shadowe of a
great rocke in a drye lande.
3 The eyes of the seeing shall not be dim, and the eares of them that heare
shall take diligent heede.
4 The heart of the vnwyse shall attayne to knowledge, and the vnperfect tongue
shall speake playnely and distinctly.
5 Then shall the foolishe nigarde be no more called gentle, nor the churle
6 But the nigarde wyll speake nigardlye, and his heart wyll worke euyll, and
play the hypocrite, and imagine abhominations against God, to make the hungry
leane, and to withholde drinke from the thirstie.
7 The weapons of the churlishe are euyll, he deuiseth noysome deuises, that he
may beguyle the poore with deceiptfull wordes, yea euen there as he should geue
sentence with the poore.
8 But the liberall person imagineth honest thynges, and commeth vp for
liberalitie vnto promotion.
9 Up ye riche and idle women, hearken vnto my voyce, ye carelesse daughters
marke my wordes.
10 Many yeres and dayes shall ye be brought in feare O ye carelesse women: for
the vintage shall fayle, and the haruest shall not come.
11 Be abashed you that lyue in aboundaunce, tremble you that lyue carelesse,
cast of your rayment, make your selues bare, and put sackcloth about you.
12 For as the infantes weepe when their mothers teates are dryed vp: so shall
you weepe for your faire fieldes and fruitfull vineyardes.
13 My peoples fielde shall bryng thornes and thistles: and so shall it be in
euery house of voluptuousnesse, and in euery citie that reioyceth.
14 The palaces also shalbe broke, and the greatly occupied cities desolate: The
towres and bulwarkes shall become dennes for euermore, where wylde asses take
their pleasure, and sheepe their pasture.
15 Unto the tyme that the spirite be powred vpon vs from aboue, and that the
wildernesse be a fruitfull fielde, and the plenteous fielde be reckened for a
16 Then shall equitie dwell in the desert, and righteousnesse in a fruitfull
17 And the worke of righteousnesse shalbe peace, and her fruite rest and
quietnesse for euer.
18 And my people shall dwell in the innes of peace, and in sure dwellynges, in
safe places of comfort.
19 And when the hayle falleth, it shall fall in the wood, and the citie shalbe
set lowe in the valley.
20 O howe happy shall ye be when ye shall safely sowe your seede beside all
waters, and dryue thyther the feete of your oxen and asses.
1 Wo to thee that destroyest when thou wast not destroyed, thou breakest ye
league where as none hath broken it with thee: for when thou shalt leaue
destroying, thou thy selfe shalt be destroyed: and when thou ceassest from
breakyng the league, then shall they breake it to thee.
2 O Lorde haue mercie vpon vs, we haue put our whole trust in thee: be an arme
to such early, and our health in the tyme of trouble.
3 At that confuse noyse the people fled, and at thine exaltyng the heathen were
4 And the spoyles shalbe gathered, which shalbe yours, as are the gathetheryng
of Bruchus, and the multitude goyng to it shalbe as Locustes, running to and
5 The Lorde is exalted, for it is he that dwelleth on hye, he hath fylled Sion
with iudgement and rygteousnesse.
6 And a sure stablishyng of thy tymes, shalbe strength, health, wisdome, and
knowledge: and the very feare of the Lorde shalbe the treasure of it.
7 Beholde the messengers shall crye without: and the embassadours of peace shall
8 Their streetes are waste, there walketh no man therin: God hath broken the
appoyntment, the cities are cast away, and men are nothyng regarded.
9 The desolate earth is in heauinesse, Libanus is shamed and hewen downe, Saron
is like a wildernesse, Basan and Charmel are spoyled of their fruites.
10 And therfore saith the Lorde, I wyll vp nowe, nowe wyll I be aduaunced, nowe
wyll I be exalted.
11 Ye shall conceaue stubble, and beare strawe: and your spirite shalbe the
fire, that it may consume you.
12 And the people shalbe burnt like lime, and as thornes burnt that are hewen of
and cast in the fire.
13 Nowe hearken to ye that are farre of howe I haue done, and consider my power
ye that are at hande.
14 The sinners at Sion are afrayde, a sodayne fearefulnesse is come vpon the
hypocrites: What is he among vs say they that shall dwell by the consumyng fire?
Which of vs may abyde the euerlasting heate?
15 He that leadeth a godly life, and speaketh the trueth, he that abhorreth
gaynes by violence and deceipt, he that kepeth his hande that he touche no
rewarde, which stoppeth his eares that he heare no counsayle agaynst the
innocent blood, which holdeth downe his eyes that he see no euyll:
16 He it is that shall dwell on hye, whose safegarde shalbe in a bulwarke of
rockes: to hym shalbe geuen meate, and his waters shall not fayle.
17 Thine eyes shall see the kyng in his glorie, euen the kyng of the farre
countreys shall they see.
18 Thine heart studied for feare thinking thus: What shall then become of the
scribe? of the receauer of our money? what of hym that taxed our fairest houses?
19 There shalt thou not see a cruel people of a straunge tongue, to haue so
diffused a language that it may not be vnderstanded, neither so straunge a
speache but it shalbe perceaued.
20 Loke vpon Sion the head citie of our solempne feastes: thyne eyes shall see
Hierusalem that glorious habitation, the tabernacle that neuer shall remoue,
whose nayles shall neuer be taken out worlde without ende, whose cordes euery
one shall neuer corrupt.
21 For the glorious maiestie of the Lorde shall there be present among vs as a
place where faire brode riuers and streames are, through the which shall neither
galley rowe nor great ship sayle.
22 For the Lorde is our iudge, the Lord is our lawe geuer, the Lord is our king,
and he hym selfe shalbe our sauiour.
23 Thy tacklyng is loosed, therfore it can not make fast the mast, nor spread
the sayle: then there is dealed great spoyle, yea lame men runne after the pray.
24 There lyeth no man that saith, I am sicke: but all euyll is taken away from
the people that dwell there.
1 Come ye heathen and heare, take heede you people: hearken thou earth and all
that is therin, thou rounde compasse and all that dwelleth thervpon.
2 For the Lorde is angry with all people, & his displeasure is kindled
agaynst all the multitude of them, he hath destroyed them, and delyuered them to
3 So that their slayne shalbe cast out and their bodyes stincke, that euen the
very hylles shalbe wet with the blood of them.
4 All the starres of heauen shall waste, and the heauens shall folde together
lyke a roll, and all the starres therof shall fall, lyke as the leaues fall from
the vines and figge trees.
5 For my sworde shalbe bathed in heauen, and shall immediatly come downe to
iudgement vpon Idumea, and vpon the people which I haue cursed.
6 And the Lordes sworde shalbe full of blood, and be rusty with the fatnesse and
blood of lambes and goates, with the fatnesse of the kidneys of weathers: For
the Lord shall kyll a great offering in Bozra, and a great slaughter in the
lande of Idumea.
7 There shall the vnicornes fall with them, and the bulles with the giauntes,
and their lande shalbe throughly soked with blood, and their grounde corrupt
8 For it is the day of Gods vengeaunce, and the yere of recompence for the
reuenge of Sion.
9 And his fluddes shalbe turned to pitch, and his earth to brimstone, and
therewith shall the lande be kindled.
10 So that it shall not be quenched day nor nyght, but smoke euermore, and so
foorth lye waste: and no man shall go through it for euer.
11 But Pellicanes, Storkes, great Owles, and Rauens shall haue it in possession
and dwell therin: for God shall spreade out the line of desolation vpon it, and
the stones of emptinesse.
12 Her nobles shall call, and there is no kyngdome: and all her princes shalbe
Isa 34:13 Thornes shall growe in their palaces, nettles & thistles in their
strong holdes, that the dragons may haue their pleasure therin, and that they
may be a court for Estriches.
14 There shall straunge visures & monsterous beastes meete one another, and
the wylde kepe company together: there shall the
lye and haue her lodgyng.
15 There shall the Owle make her nest, builde, be there at home, & bryng
foorth her young ones: there shall the Kytes come together, eche one to his lyke.
16 Seke through the booke of the Lorde and reade it: there shall none of these
thynges be left out, there shall not one nor such lyke fayle: for his mouth
commaundeth, and that same doth his spirite gather together, or fulfyll.
17 He hath cast the lot for them, and to those beastes hath his hande deuided it
by the line: therfore those shall possesse it for euer, from generation to
generation shall they dwell therin.
1 But the desert & wildernesse shall reioyce, the waste ground shall be glad
and florishe as the Lilie.
2 She shall florishe pleasauntly and be ioyfull, and euer be geuing thankes more
and more: For the glorie of Libanus, the beautie of Charmel and Saron shalbe
geuen her: These shall knowe the honour of the Lorde, & the maiestie of our
3 And therfore strength the weake handes, and comfort the feeble knees.
4 Say vnto them that are of a fearfull heart, be of good cheare and feare not,
beholde your God commeth to take vengeaunce, and you shall see the rewarde that
God geueth: God commeth his owne selfe, and wyll delyuer you.
5 Then shall the eyes of the blynde be lyghtened, and the eares of the deaffe
6 Then shall the lame men leape as an Hart, & the dumbe mans tongue shall
geue thankes: for in the wildernesse there shall welles spryng, and fluddes of
water in the desert.
7 The drye grounde shal turne to riuers, and the thirstie to sprynges of water:
wheras dragons dwelt afore, there shal growe sweete flowres & greene russhes.
8 There shalbe foote pathes & common streetes, this shalbe called the holy
way: no vncleane person shall go through it, for the Lorde hym selfe shall go
with them that way, and the wayfayrer nor ignoraunt shall not erre.
9 There shalbe no lion, & no rauishyng beastes shall come therin nor be
there, but men redeemed shall go there free and safe.
10 And the redeemed of the Lorde I say shall conuert and come to Sion with
thankesgeuyng: euerlastyng ioy shall they haue, pleasure and gladnesse shalbe
among them, and as for all sorowe and heauinesse it shall vanishe.
1 In the foureteenth yere of king Hezekias came Sennacherib kyng of the
Assyrians downe, to lay siege vnto all the strong cities of Iuda, to conquer
2 And the kyng of the Assyrians sent Rabsakeh from Lachis towarde Hierusalem,
agaynst Hezekias with an exceedyng hoast, which set hym by the conduite of the
ouer poole in the way that goeth through the fullers lande.
3 And so there came foorth vnto hym Eliakim Helkias sonne, the chiefe ouer the
householde, Sobna the scribe, and Ioah Asaphs sonne the secretarie:
4 And Rabsakeh sayde vnto them, Tell Hezekia that the great kyng saith thus vnto
hym: What presumption is this that thou trustest vnto?
5 I sayde surely that thou trustest in vayne wordes, when counsayle and strength
are necessarie to battayle: but nowe wherto trustest thou, that thou rebellest
6 Lo, thou puttest thy trust in a broken staffe of reede [I meane]
, which he that leaneth vpon, it goeth into his hande and shooteth it through:
euen so is Pharao the kyng of
vnto all them that trust in hym.
7 But if thou wouldest say vnto me, We trust in the Lorde our God: Is not he
that God whose hygh places & aulters Hezekia toke downe, and commaunded Iuda
and Hierusalem to worship only before this aulter?
8 Nowe therfore deliuer hostages that thou rebell no more agaynst my Lorde the
kyng of the Assyrians, and I wyll geue thee two thousande horses yf thou be able
to set men vpon them.
9 Howe darest thou resist the power of the smallest prince that my Lorde hath?
howe darest thou trust in the charrets and horsemen of
10 Moreouer, thinkest thou that I am come vp hyther to destroy this lande
without the Lordes wyll? The Lorde sayd vnto me, Go vp agaynst this lande and
11 Then sayd Eliakim, Sobna, & Ioah, vnto Rabsakeh: Speake to vs thy
seruauntes we pray thee in the Syrians language, for we vnderstande it well, and
speake not to vs in the Iewes tongue, lest the folke heare which lyeth vpon the
12 Then aunswered Rabsakeh: Hath my maister sent me to speake this only to thy
maister and thee? hath he not sent me to them also that lye vpon the wall? that
they may be compelled to eate their owne dunge, and drinke their owne stale with
13 And Rabsakeh stoode stiffe, and cryed with a loude voyce in the Iewes tongue,
and sayde: Nowe take heede howe the great kyng of the Assyrians geueth you
14 Thus saith the kyng: Let not Hezekia deceaue you, for he shall not be able to
15 Moreouer, let not Hezekia comfort you in the Lorde when he saith, The Lorde
without doubt shall defende vs, and shall not geue ouer this citie into the
handes of the king of the Assyrians.
16 Hearken not to Hezekia, for thus saith the kyng of Assyria: Obtayne my fauour,
encline to me, so may euery man enioy his vineyardes and figge trees, and drynke
the water of his cesterne:
17 Unto the tyme that I come my selfe, and bryng you into a lande that is lyke
your owne, wherin is wheate & wine, which is both sowen with seede and
planted with vineyardes.
18 Let not Hezekia deceaue you, when he saith vnto you, the Lorde shall deliuer
vs: Myght the gods of the gentiles kepe euery mans lande from the power of the
kyng of the Assyrians?
19 Where is the god of Hemath and Arphad? where is the god of Sepharuaim? and
who is able to defende
out of my hande?
20 Or which of all the gods of these landes hath deliuered their countrey out of
my power? Is the Lord in deede able to deliuer Hierusalem from my hande?
21 Unto this Hezekias messengers helde their tongues, and aunswered not one
worde: for the kyng had charged them that they should geue him no aunswere.
22 So came Eliakim Helkias sonne the chiefe ouer the householde, Sobna the
scribe, and Ioah Asaphes sonne the secratarie vnto Hezekia with rent clothes,
and tolde hym the wordes of Rabsakeh.
1 When Hezekia hearde that, he rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth, and went
into the temple of the Lorde.
2 But he sent Eliakim the chiefe ouer the householde, Sobna the scribe, with the
eldest priestes clothed in sacke, vnto the prophete Esai the sonne of Amos,
3 And they sayde vnto hym, Thus saith Hezekia: This is the day of trouble, of
plague, and of blasphemie: for the children are come to the place of birth, but
there is no power to bryng them foorth.
4 The Lorde thy God [no doubt] hath well considered the wordes of Rabsakeh, whom
his lorde king of the Assyrians hath sent to defie and blaspheme the lyuyng God,
with such wordes as the Lorde thy God hath hearde ryght well: and therfore lyft
vp thy prayer for the remnaunt that yet are left.
5 So the seruauntes of the kyng Hezekia came to Esai,
6 And Esai gaue them this aunswere: Say thus vnto your lorde, Thus saith the
Lord: Be not afraide of the wordes that thou hast hearde, wherwith the kyng of
the Assyrians seruauntes haue blasphemed me.
7 Beholde, I wyll rayse vp a wynde agaynst him, & he shall heare a rumour,
and he shall go agayne into his countrey, there wyll I destroy hym with the
sworde in his owne lande.
8 Nowe when Rabsakeh returned, he founde the kyng of
laying siege to Libnas: for he had vnderstandyng that he was departed from
9 And there came a rumour that Tharakas kyng of
was come foorth to warre agaynst hym: and when the king of
hearde that, he sent other messengers to kyng Hezekia with this commaundement.
10 Say thus to Hezekia kyng of Iuda: Let not thy God deceaue thee, in whom thou
hopest, and sayest, Hierusalem shall not be geuen into the handes of the kyng of
11 For lo, thou knowest well howe the kynges of
haue handled all the landes that they haue subuerted: and hopest thou to
12 Were the people of the gentiles whom my progenitours conquered, deliuered at
any tyme through their gods? [As namely] Gosan,
, Rezeph, and the children of
, which were at Thalassar?
13 Where is the king of Hemath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the
citie Sepharuaim, Ena, and Aua?
14 Nowe when Hezekia had receaued the letter of the messengers, and read it, he
went vp into the house of the Lorde, and opened the letter before the Lorde,
15 And Hezekia prayed vnto the Lorde [on this maner.]
16 O Lorde of hoastes, thou God of Israel, which dwellest vpon Cherubim, thou
art the God that only is God of all the kingdomes of the world, for thou only
hast created heauen and earth.
17 Encline thine eare Lorde and consider, open thine eyes Lorde and see, and
ponder all the wordes of Sennacherib, which hath sent his embassage to blaspheme
the lyuyng God.
Isa 37:18 It is true O Lorde that the kynges of
haue conquered all kyngdomes and landes,
19 And cast their gods in the fire: for those were no gods, but the workes of
mens handes, of wood or stone, therfore haue they destroyed them.
20 Nowe therfore deliuer vs O Lord our God from the handes of Sennacherib, that
all the kyngdomes of the earth may knowe that thou only art the Lorde.
21 Then Esai the sonne of Amos sent vnto Hezekia, saying, Thus saith the Lorde
God of Israel: Wheras thou hast made thy prayer vnto me as touching Sennacherib
the king of Assyria,
22 This is the aunswere that the Lorde hath geuen concernyng hym: Dispised art
thou and mocked O daughter Sion, he hath shaken his head at thee O daughter of
23 But thou Sennacherib, whom hast thou defied and blasphemed? Agaynst whom hast
thou lifted vp thy voyce, and exalted thy proude lokes? euen agaynst the holy
24 Thou with thy seruauntes hast blasphemed the Lorde, and thus holdest thou of
thy selfe: I wyll couer the hye mountaynes and sydes of Libanus with my
horsemen, and there wyll I cut downe the hye Cedar trees, and the fayrest Firre
trees: I wyll vp in the heyght of it, and into the chiefest of his tymber woods.
25 If there be no water, I wyll graue and drynke: and as for waters of defence,
I wyll drye them vp with the feete of myne hoast.
26 Yea, hast thou not hearde what I haue taken in hande and brought to passe of
olde tyme? That same wyll I do nowe also, and waste, destroy, and bryng strong
cities vnto heapes of stones.
27 For their inhabitours shalbe like lame men brought in feare and confounded:
they shalbe lyke grasse and greene hearbes in the fielde, lyke the hay vpon
house toppes, that wythereth before it be growen vp.
28 I knowe thy wayes, thy going foorth, and thy commyng home, yea and thy
madnesse agaynst me.
29 Therfore thy furiousnesse agaynst me, and thy pride is come before me, I wyll
put my ryng in thy nose, and my bridle bit in the iawes of thee, and turne thee
about euen the same way thou camest.
30 I wyll geue thee also this token [O Hezekia] this yere shalt thou eate such
as groweth of it selfe, and the seconde yere that which spryngeth agayne of the
same, & in the thirde yere ye shall sowe and reape, yea ye shall plant
vineyardes, and enioy the fruites therof.
31 And such of the house of Iuda as are escaped shall come together, and the
remnaunt shall take roote beneath, and bryng foorth fruite aboue.
32 For the escaped shall go out of Hierusalem, and the remnaunt from the
: and this shall the zeale of the Lorde of hoastes bryng to passe.
33 Therfore thus saith the Lorde concernyng the kyng of the Assyrians: He shall
not come into this citie, and shall shoote no arrowe into it, there shall no
shielde hurt it, neither shall they cast ditches about it.
34 The same way he came he shall returne, and not come at this citie, saith the
35 And I wyll kepe and saue this citie [saith he] for myne owne and for my
seruaunt Dauids sake.
36 Thus the angell of the Lorde went foorth, and slue of the Assyrians hoaste an
hundred fourescore and fiue thousande: and when men arose vp early in the
mornyng, beholde they were slayne, and all lay full of dead bodyes.
37 So Sennacherib the kyng of the Assyrians brake vp & dwelt at Niniue.
38 Afterwarde it chaunced as he prayed in the
his God, that Adramalech and Sarazer his owne sonnes slue hym with the sworde,
and fled into the lande of
: and Asarhaddon his sonne raigned in his steede.
1 About this tyme was Hezekia sicke vnto death, and the prophete Esai the sonne
of Amos came vnto hym, and sayde, Thus commaundeth the Lorde: Set thyne house in
order, for thou must dye, and shalt not escape.
2 Then Hezekia turned his face toward the wall, and prayed vnto the Lorde,
3 And sayde: Remember O Lorde I beseche thee, that I haue walked before thee in
trueth and a stedfast heart, & haue done the thyng that is pleasaunt to
thee. And Hezekia wept sore.
4 Then sayde God vnto Esai,
5 Go and speake vnto Ezekia: The Lord God of Dauid thy father sendeth thee this
worde, I haue hearde thy prayer, and considered thy teares: beholde I wyll put
fifteene yeres mo vnto thy lyfe,
6 And deliuer thee and the citie also from the hande of the kyng of Assyria: for
I wyll defende the citie.
7 And take thee this token of the Lord, that he wyll do it as he hath spoken.
8 Beholde, I wyll returne the shadowe of Ahaz diall that nowe is layde out with
the sunne, and bring it ten degrees backwarde: So the sunne turned ten degrees
backwarde, the which he was descended afore.
9 A thankesgeuyng which Hezekia kyng of Iuda wrote, when he had ben sicke and
10 I thought I shoulde haue gone to the gates of hell when myne age was
shortened, and haue wanted the residue of my yeres.
11 I spake within my selfe, I wyll neuer visite the Lorde [the Lorde I say] in
this lyfe: I wyll neuer see man among the dwellers of the worlde.
12 Myne age is folden together & taken away from me lyke a sheepheardes
cotage, I haue hewen of my lyfe by my sinnes, lyke as a weauer cutteth of his
webbe: He wyll with pinyng sicknesse make an ende of me, yea he wyll make an
ende of me in one day.
13 I thought I woulde haue lyued vntyll the morowe, but he brused my bones lyke
a lion: and in one day thou wylt make an ende of me.
14 Then chattered I lyke a swallowe, and lyke a crane, and mourned lyke a doue,
I lift vp mine eyes into the heyght: O Lorde [sayde] my sicknesse kepeth me
downe, ease thou me.
15 What shall I say? The Lorde hath made a promise to me, yea and he hym selfe
hath perfourmed it: I shall therefore so long as I lyue remember this
bitternesse of my lyfe.
16 O Lorde, to all those that shall lyue hereafter, yea to all men shall it be
knowen, that euen in those yeres I haue a ioyfull lyfe, and that it was thou
that causedst me to sleepe agayne, thou hast geuen lyfe to me.
17 Beholde, bitter as gall was my pensiuenesse, so sore longed I for health, and
it was thy pleasure to deliuer my lyfe from the filthy pit: for thou it is [O
Lorde] that hast cast all my sinnes behynde thy backe.
18 For hell prayseth not thee, death doth not magnifie thee: they that go downe
into the graue prayse not thy trueth:
19 But the lyuyng, yea the lyuyng knowledge thee, as I do this day: the father
telleth his children of thy faythfulnesse.
20 To heale me it is the Lordes worke, and we will sing my songes in the house
of the Lorde all the dayes of our lyfe.
21 And Esai sayde: Take a plaster of figges, and lay it vpon the sore, so shall
it be whole.
22 Then sayd Hezekia: O what a miracle is this, that I shall go vp into the
house of the Lorde.
1 At the same tyme Merodach Baladan, Baladans sonne kyng of
, sent letters and presentes to Hezekia: for he vnderstoode that he had ben
sicke, and was recouered agayne.
2 And Hezekia was glad therof, and shewed them the house of his treasures of
siluer and golde, of spices, and rootes, of precious oyles, & all that was
in his cubbordes and treasure houses: there was not one thyng in Hezekias house,
and so throughout all his kyngdome, but he let them see it.
3 Then came Esai the prophete to king Hezekia, and sayde vnto hym: What haue the
men sayde, and from whence came they vnto thee? Hezekia aunswered, They came out
of a farre countrey vnto me, out of
4 Esai sayde, What haue they loked vpon in thy house? Hezekia aunswered, All
that is in my house haue they seene, and there is nothyng in my treasure but I
shewed it them.
5 Then sayde Esai vnto Hezekia: Understande the worde of the Lorde of hoastes:
6 Beholde, the tyme wyll come that euery thyng which is in thyne house, and all
that thy progenitours haue layde vp in store vntyll this day, shalbe caryed to
Babylon, and nothing left behynde, thus saith the Lorde.
7 Yea and part of thy sonnes that shall come of thee, & whom thou shalt
beget, shalbe caryed hence, and become gelded chamberlaynes in the kyng of
8 Then sayde Hezekia to Esai, Good is the worde of God which thou hast tolde me.
He sayd moreouer. For there shalbe peace and faythfulnesse in my tyme.
1 Comfort my people [O ye prophetes] comfort my people, saith your God,
2 Comfort Hierusalem at the heart, and tell her, that her trauayle is at an ende,
that her offence is pardoned, that she hath receaued at the Lordes hande
sufficient correction for all her sinnes.
3 A voyce crieth in wildernesse: Prepare the way of the Lorde, make strayght the
path of our God in the desert.
4 All valleys shalbe exalted, and euery mountayne and hyll layde lowe: what so
is croked shalbe made strayght, and the rough shalbe made playne.
5 For the glorie of the Lorde shall appeare, for all fleshe shall at once see
that the mouth of the Lorde hath spoken it.
6 The same voyce spake: Nowe crye. And the prophete aunswered, What shall I crye?
That all fleshe is
, and that all the goodlinesse therof is as the floure of the fielde.
is withered, the floure falleth away, for the breath of the Lord bloweth vpon
them: of a trueth the people are
withereth, and the floure fadeth away: yet the worde of our God endureth for
9 Go vp vnto the hye hyll O Sion thou that bryngest good tidinges, lyft vp thy
voyce with power O thou preacher Hierusalem, lyft vp without feare, & say
vnto the cities of Iuda: Beholde your God,
10 Beholde ye Lorde God shal come with power, and shall of him selfe beare rule
with his arme: beholde his rewarde with hym, and his workes before hym.
11 He shall feede his flocke like an heardman, he shall gather the lambes
together with his arme, and
them in his bosome, and shall kyndly intreate those that beare young.
12 Who hath measured the waters in his fist? who hath measured heauen with his
spanne, and hath comprehended all the earth of the worlde in three measures? who
hath wayed the mountaynes and hylles in a ballaunce?
13 Who hath directed the spirite of the Lorde? or who gaue hym counsayle, and
14 Who is of his counsayle, and geueth hym vnderstandyng, and hath taught hym
the path of iudgement? who taught hym cunnyng, and opened to hym the way of
15 Beholde, all people are in comparison of hym as a droppe of a bucket full,
and are counted as the least thyng that the ballaunce wayeth: yea and the Isles
he taketh vp as a very litle thyng.
16 Libanus is not sufficient to minister fire to his offeryng, and all the
beastes therof are not inough for one sacrifice.
17 All people in comparison of hym are reckened as nothyng: yf they be compared
with hym, lesse then nothyng, and as it that is not.
18 To whom then wyll ye lyken God? or what similitude will ye set vp to him?
19 Shall the caruer make hym a carued image? and shall the goldesmith couer hym
with golde, or cast hym into a fourme of siluer plates?
20 Moreouer, shal the image maker that the poore man which is disposed may haue
some thyng to set vp also, seeke out and choose a tree that is not rotten, and
carue thereout an image that moueth not?
21 Knowe ye nothyng? hearde ye neuer of it? hath it not ben preached vnto you
since the beginning? haue ye not ben enfourmed of this by the foundation of the
22 It is he that sitteth vpon the circle of the world, whose inhabiters are [in
comparison of him] but as grashoppers: he spreadeth out the heauens as a
couering, he stretcheth them out as a tent to dwell in.
23 He bringeth princes to nothing, and the iudges of the earth as though they
24 So that of them it may be sayde, they be not planted nor sowne agayne,
neither their stocke rooted agayne in the earth: for assoone as he bloweth vpon
them, they wither and fade away lyke the strawe in a whirle winde.
25 To whom nowe will ye liken me, and whom shall I be lyke, saith the holy one?
26 Lift vp your eyes on high, and consider who hath made those thinges which
come out by so great heapes, and he calleth them al by their names: there is
nothing hid from the greatnesse of his power, strength, and might.
27 Howe may then Iacob thinke, or may
say, My wayes are hid from the Lord, and my God knoweth not of my iudgementes?
28 Knowest thou not, or hast thou not hearde that the euerlasting God, the Lorde
whiche made all the corners of the earth, is neither weerie nor fainte? and that
his wysdome can not be comprehended?
29 It is he that geueth strength vnto the weerie, and power vnto the faint.
30 Children are weerie and faint, and the strongest men fall:
31 But vnto them that haue their trust in the Lorde, shall strength be
increased: Egles winges shall growe vpon them, when they runne they shall not
fall, and when they go they shall not be weerie.
1 Be styll you Ilandes and hearken vnto me: let the people lay their strength
together, let them come hither, and then shew their cause: we will go to the
2 Who raysed vp the iust man from the east, and called hym to go foorth? who
cast downe the people, and subdued the kynges before him? that he may throw them
al to the ground with his sworde, and scatter them lyke stubble with his bowe.
3 He foloweth vpon them, and goeth safely him selfe, & that in a way where
before his foote had not troden.
4 Who hath made and created these thinges? euen he that called the generations
from the beginning, euen I the Lorde whiche am the first, and with the last.
5 The Isles sawe and did feare, and the endes of the earth were abashed, drewe
nye, and came hither.
6 Euery man helped his neighbour, and sayd to his brother, be strong.
7 The carpenter comforted the goldsmith, and the goldsmith the hammerman,
saying, sowder wyll do very well in it: and they fastened it with nayles, that
it shoulde not be moued.
8 But thou
art my seruaunt, thou Iacob whom I haue chose, thou art the seede of Abraham my
9 Thou art he whom I led from the endes of the earth: for I called thee euen
from among the glorious men of it, and sayd vnto thee, Thou art my seruaunt, I
haue chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Be not afraide, for I am with thee: Melt not away as waxe, for I am thy God
to strength thee, helpe thee, and kepe thee with the right hande of my
11 Beholde, all they that resist thee shall come to confusion and shame, and
thine aduersaries shalbe destroyed & brought to naught.
12 So that who so seeketh after them, shall not finde them, thy destroyers shall
perishe: and so shall they that vndertake to make battayle against thee be as
that is not, & as a thing of naught.
13 For I the Lorde thy God wyll strengthen thy right hande, euen I that say vnto
thee, Feare not, I wyll helpe thee.
14 Be not afraide thou litle worme Iacob, and thou despised
: for I wil helpe thee saith the Lorde, and the holy one of
15 Beholde, I will make thee a treading cart and a newe flaile, that thou mayest
threshe and grinde the mountaines, and bring the hilles to powder.
16 Thou shalt fanne them, and the winde shall carrie them away, and the whirle
winde shall scatter them: but thou shalt reioyce in the Lorde, and shalt delight
in the holy one of
17 When the thirstie and poore seeke water and finde none, and when their tongue
is drye of thirst, I geue it them saith the Lorde, I the God of Israel forsake
18 I bryng foorth fluddes in the hilles, and welles in the playne fieldes: I
turne the wildernesse to riuers, and the drye lande to conduites of water.
19 I plant in the waste grounde trees of Cedar, Boxe, Myrre, and Oliues, and in
the drie I set Firre trees, Elmes, and
20 All this do I, that they altogether may see and marke, perceaue with their
heartes and consider that the hande of the Lorde maketh these thinges, and that
the holy one of
bringeth them to passe.
21 Stande at your cause saith the Lord, & bryng foorth your strongest
grounde, saith the kyng of Iacob.
22 Let them bring foorth their gods, and let their gods tel vs what shall
chaunce hereafter, yea let them shewe vs the thinges that are past what they be,
let them declare them vnto vs, that we may take them to heart, and knowe them
23 Either shewe vs thinges for to come, and tell vs what shall be done
hereafter, so shall we know that ye are gods: do something either good or bad,
so wyl we both knowledge the same, and tell it out.
24 Beholde ye are gods of naught, and your making is of naught: yea abhomible is
the man that hath chosen you.
25 Neuerthelesse, I haue waked vp one from the north, and he shall come from the
east, he shal call vpon my name, and shall treade vpon princes as vpon clay, and
as the potter treadeth downe the mire.
26 Who declared this from the beginning, and we will knowe hym: or from the olde
times, and we wil confesse and say that he is righteous? but there is none that
sheweth or declareth any thing, there is none also that heareth your wordes.
27 The first is he that shall say to Sion, beholde, beholde, they are present:
and to Hierusalem it selfe wyll I geue an euangelist.
28 But when I consider, there is not a man among them, nor any that can geue
counsayle, nor that when I examine them that can aunswere one worde.
29 Lo wicked are they, and vayne, with the thinges also that they take in hand,
yea their images are but winde and vayne thinges.
1 Behold this is my seruaunt vpon whom I leane, my elect in who my soule is
pacified: I haue geuen my spirite vpon him, that he may shewe foorth iudgement
among the gentiles.
2 He shall not be an outcryer, nor lift vp his voyce, his voyce shall not be
hearde in the streetes.
3 And a broosed reede shall he not breake, and the smoking flaxe shall he not
quench: but faythfully and truely shall he geue iudgement.
4 He shall not be pensiue nor carefull, that he may restore righteousnesse vnto
the earth: and the gentiles also shall loke for his lawes.
5 For thus saith God the Lorde vnto hym, euen he that made the heauens and
spread them abroade, and set foorth the earth with her increase, whiche geueth
breath vnto the people that is in it, and spirite to them that dwell therein,
6 I the Lorde haue called thee in righteousnesse, and wyll holde thee by the
hande, and wyll also defende thee, and geue thee for a couenaunt of the people,
to be the light of the gentiles.
7 That thou mayest open the eyes of the blinde, let out the prisoners from their
bondes, and them that sit in darknesse out of the dungeon house.
8 Euen I am the Lord, and this is my name: and my glory wyll I geue to none
other, neither mine honour to grauen images.
9 Beholde olde thinges are come to passe, and newe thinges do I declare, and or
euer they come I tell you of them.
10 Sing vnto the Lorde a newe song of thankesgeuing, blowe out his prayse from
the ende of the worlde: they that be vpon the sea, and all that is therein
prayse hym, the Isles and they that dwell in them.
11 Let the wildernesse with the cities lift vp her voyce, the townes also that
they of Cedar dwell in: let them be glad that sit vpon rockes of stone, and let
them crye downe from the high mountaines,
12 Ascribing glory vnto the Lorde, and magnifiyng hym among the gentiles.
13 The Lorde shall come foorth lyke a giaunt, and take a stomacke to him like a
freshe man of warre: he shall roare and crye, and ouercome his enemies.
14 I haue long holden my peace [saith the Lorde] I haue ben styll and refrained
my selfe, but now I wyll crie like a trauayling woman, and at once wyll I
destroy and deuour.
15 I wyll make waste both mountaine and hill, and drye vp euery greene thing
that groweth theron: I wyll drye vp the fluddes to become Ilandes, and drinke vp
16 I wyll bryng the blinde into a streete that they know not, and leade them
into a foote path that they are ignoraunt in: I shall make darknesse light
before them, and the thing that is crooked to be straight: These things haue I
done vnto them, and not forsaken them.
17 They are fallen backe, yea and let them be ashamed earnestly that hope in
idols, and say to the moulten images, ye are our gods.
18 Heare O ye deafe men, and sharpen your eyes to see O ye blinde.
19 Who is blinde but my seruaunt? or so deafe as my messenger whom I sent vnto
them? for who is so blinde as the perfect man, and so blinde as the Lords
20 Thou hast seene much, and kepest nothing: the eares are open, and no man
21 The Lorde is mercyfull vnto them for his righteousnesse sake, that his word
might be magnified and praysed:
22 But the people them selues is robbed and troden vnder the foote, chayned in
dungeons, and they all I say, are shut into prison houses: they be caryed away
captiue, and no man doth loose them: they be troden vnder foote, and no man doth
labour to bryng them agayne.
23 But who is he among you that pondereth this, that considereth it, and taketh
it for a warning in tyme to come?
24 Who gaue Iacob to be troden vnder foote, and
to be spoyled? Did not the Lorde? Because we haue sinned against hym, and haue
had no delight to walke in his wayes, neither ben obedient vnto his lawe:
25 Therfore he hath powred vpon hym his wrathfull displeasure and strong
battayle, and hath fired hym on euery side, yet wyll he not vnderstand: he
burneth hym vp, yet sinketh it not into his heart.
1 But nowe the Lorde that made thee O Iacob, and he that fashioned thee O Israel
saith thus: feare not, for I haue redeemed thee, I haue called thee by thy name,
thou art mine owne.
2 If thou goest thorow ye water, I wyl be with thee, the strong fluddes shal not
ouerwhelme thee: and if thou walkest thorowe the fire, it shall not burne thee,
& the flambe shal not kindle vpon thee:
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the holye one of Israel thy sauiour: I gaue Egypt
for thy deliueraunce, the Ethiopians and the Sabees for thee:
4 Because thou wast deare in my sight, and because I set by thee and loued thee:
I wyl geue ouer all men for thee, and deliuer vp all people for thy sake.
5 Feare not, for I am with thee, I will bryng thy seede from the east, and
gather thee together from the west.
6 I wyll say to the north, let go, and to the south kepe not backe: but bring me
my sonnes from farre, and my daughters from the endes of the worlde.
7 [namely] all those that be called after my name: For them haue I created,
fashioned, and made for mine honour.
8 Bring foorth that people whiche is blinde and yet hath eyes, whiche are deafe
although they haue eares.
9 If all nations come in one and be gathered together, whiche among them shall
declare suche thinges, and tell vs the things that are past? let them bring
their witnesse, so that they be iust: els let them heare, and say, it is trueth.
10 You are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my seruaunt whom I haue chosen:
therefore be certified, and geue me faythfull credence, and consider that I am
he before whom there was neuer any god, neither shalbe any after me.
11 I am, euen I am the only Lord, and beside me there is no sauiour.
12 I gaue warning, I made whole, I taught you when there was no straunge god
among you: and this recorde must ye beare me your selues, saith the Lorde, that
I am God.
13 And euen he am I who was from the beginning, and there is none that can take
any thing out of my hande: I do the worke, and who shalbe able to let it?
14 Thus saith the Lorde the holy one of
your redeemer: for your sake I haue sent to Babylo, & brought it down: al
they are fugitiue with the Chaldees, whose sorowfull crie is in their shippes.
15 I am the Lord your holy one, which haue made
, and am your kyng.
16 Thus saith the Lorde, euen he that maketh away in the sea, and a foote path
in the mightie waters.
17 It is he whiche bringeth foorth the charrets and horses, the hoast and power
of warre, that they may fall together and neuer rise, and be extinct, lyke as
towe are they quenched.
18 Remember not thinges of olde, and regarde nothing that is past.
19 Beholde, I shall make a newe thing, and shortly shall it appeare, and shall
you not knowe it? I wyll make a way in the desert, and riuers of water in the
20 The wilde beastes shall worship me, the dragons and the young Estriches: for
I shall geue water in the wyldernesse, and streames in the desert, that they may
geue drinke to my people whom I chose.
21 This people haue I made for my self, and they shall shewe foorth my prayse.
22 For thou Iacob wouldest not call vppon me, but thou haddest an vnlust towarde
me O Israel.
23 Thou gauest me not thy beastes for burnt offerings, neither diddest honour me
with sacrifices: I haue not ben chargeable vnto thee in offeringes, neither
greeuous in incense.
24 Thou boughtest me no deare spice with thy money, neither powredst the fat of
thy sacrifices vpon me: but thou hast laden me with thy sinnes, and weeried me
with thy vngodlynesse.
25 Where as I yet, euen I am he onlye that for my owne selues sake do away thine
offences, and forget thy sinnes, so that I wyll neuer thinke vpon them.
26 Put me now in remembraunce: for we wyl reason together, & shew what thou
hast for thee to make thee righteous.
27 Thy first father offended sore, and thy rulers haue sinned against me:
28 Therefore I profaned [or slue] the princes of the sanctuarie, I dyd curse
Iacob, and gaue
1 So heare nowe O Iacob my seruaunt, and
whom I haue chosen.
2 For thus saith the Lorde that made thee, fassioned thee, and helped thee euen
from thy mothers wombe: Be not afraide O Iacob my seruaunt, thou righteous whom
I haue chosen:
3 For I shall powre water vpon the drye grounde, and riuers vpon the thirstie: I
shall powre my spirite vpon thy seede, and my blessing vpon thy stocke:
4 They shall growe together lyke as the grasse, and as the willowes by the
5 One shal say, I am the Lordes: another shall call hym selfe after the name of
Iacob: the thirde shall subscribe with his hande vnto the Lorde, and geue hym
selfe vnder the name of
6 Thus hath the Lorde spoken, euen the kyng of
, and his redeemer the Lorde of hoastes: I am the first and the last, and
besides me there is no God.
7 If any be like me, let hym call foorth the thing past, and openly shewe it,
and lay it playne before me, what hath chaunced since I appointed the people of
the worlde, and what shalbe shortly, or what shal come to passe [in tyme long to
come] let them shewe these thinges?
8 Be not abashed nor afraide: for haue not I euer tolde you hitherto and warned
you? ye can beare me recorde your selues: is there any God except me, or any
maker, that I should not know hym?
9 All caruers of images are but vayne, and the carued images that they loue can
do no good: they must beare recorde them selues, that seeing they can neither
see nor vnderstande, they shalbe confounded.
10 Who dare then make a god, or fashion an image that is profitable for nothing?
11 Beholde, all the felowship of them must be brought to confusion, & truely
all the workemasters of them are men: they shal all be gathered together, they
shall stand, tremble, and be confounded one with another.
12 The smith maketh an axe, and tempereth it with hotte coales, and fashioneth
it with hammers, and worketh it with all the strength of his armes, yea sometime
he is fainte for very hunger, and so thirstie that he hath no more power.
13 The carpenter or image caruer taketh measure of the timber, and spreadeth
foorth his line, he marketh it with some colour, he playneth it, he ruleth it,
and squareth it, and maketh it after the image of a man, and according to the
beautie of a man, that it may stande in the house.
14 Moreouer, he goeth out to hewe Cedar trees, he bringeth home Elmes and Okes,
and taking a bolde courage, he seeketh out the best timber of the wood: he him
selfe hath planted a Pine tree, whiche the rayne hath swelled,
15 Which wood serueth for men to burne: Of this he taketh and warmeth hym selfe
withall, he maketh a fire of it to bakebread, and maketh also a god therof to
honour it, and a grauen image to kneele before it.
16 One peece he burneth in the fire, with another he rosteth fleshe, that he may
eate roste his belly full: with the thirde he warmeth him selfe, and saith, Aha,
I am well warmed, I haue ben at the fire.
17 And of the residue he maketh hym a god, and grauen image for him selfe: he
kneeleth before it, he worshippeth it, he prayeth vnto it, and saith, Deliuer
me, for thou art my god.
18 Yet men neither consider nor vnderstande, because their eyes be stopped that
they can not see, and their heartes that they can not perceaue.
19 They ponder not in their mindes, for they haue neither knowledge nor
vnderstanding to thinke thus: I haue brent one peece in the fire, I haue baked
bread with the coales thereof, I haue rosted fleshe withall, and eaten it: and I
wyll nowe of the residue make an abhominable idoll, and fall downe before a
rotten peece of wood.
20 Thus doth he but lose his labour, and his heart whiche is deceaued doth turne
hym aside, so that none of them can haue a free conscience to thinke, Do not I
21 Consider this O Iacob and
, for thou art my seruaunt: I made thee that thou mightest serue me, O Israel
forget me not.
22 As for thyne offences I haue driuen them away lyke the cloudes, and thy
sinnes as the mist: Turne thee agayne vnto me, for I haue redeemed thee.
23 Be glad ye heauens, for the Lorde hath dealt graciously with his people, let
all that is here beneath vpon the earth be ioyfull: reioyce ye mountaines and
woods, with all the trees thereof, for the Lorde hath redeemed Iacob, and wyll
shewe his glory vpon Israel.
24 Thus saith the Lorde thy redeemer, euen he that fassioned thee from thy
mothers wombe: I the Lorde do all thinges my selfe alone, I only spreade out the
heauens, and I only haue laide abrode the earth by my owne selfe.
25 I destroy the tokens of witches, and make the soothsayers fooles: As for the
wise I turne them backwarde, and make their cunning foolishnesse.
26 He doth set vp the purpose of his seruaunt, and fulfilleth the counsaile of
his messengers concerning Hierusalem, he saith it shalbe inhabited, and of the
cities of Iuda they shalbe buylded againe, and I will repayre their decayed
27 He saith to the deapth, be drye, and I wyll drye vp water fluddes.
28 He saith of Cyrus, he is my heardman, so that he shall fulfill all thinges
after my wyll: He saith also of Herusalem, it shalbe buylded, and of the temple,
it shalbe fast grounded.
1 Thus saith the Lorde vnto Cyrus his annointed, who I haue taken by the right
hande, to subdue nations before hym: I wyl loose the loynes of kinges, and I wyl
open the gates before his face, and the gates shall not be shut.
2 I wyll go before thee, and make the crooked straigth: I shall breake the
brasen doores, and burst the iron barres.
3 I shall geue thee hid treasures and the thing whiche is secretly kept: that
thou mayest know that I am the Lord God of
, whiche haue called thee by thy name.
4 For Iacob my seruauntes sake, and for
my chosen, I called thee by thy name, and ordayned thee or euer thou knewest
5 I am the Lord, and there is none other, for without me there is no God: I haue
prepared thee or euer thou knewest me.
6 Therfore they shall knowe from the rising of the sunne, vnto the goyng downe
of the same, that all is nothing without me: for I am the Lorde, and there is
7 It is I that created light and darknesse, I make peace and trouble: yea euen I
the Lorde do all these thinges.
8 Ye heauens from aboue drop downe, and let the cloudes rayne righteousnesse:
the earth open it selfe, let saluation and righteousnesse growe foorth, let it
bryng them foorth together: I the Lorde haue created him.
9 Wo be vnto hym that striueth with his maker, let the potsherde striue with the
potsherdes of the earth: Saieth the clay to the potter, What makest thou? or,
thy worke is not perfectly done.
10 Wo be vnto hym that saieth to his father, what begettest thou? and to his
mother, what bearest thou?
11 Thus saith the Lorde, euen the holy one and maker of
: Aske me of thinges for to come concerning my sonnes, and put me in
remembraunce as touching the workes of my handes.
12 I haue made the earth, and created man vpon it: With my handes haue I spread
foorth heauen, and geuen a commaundement for all the hoast thereof.
13 I shall wake hym vp with righteousnesse, and order all his wayes: He shall
buylde my citie, and let out my prisoners, and that neither for gyftes nor
rewardes saith the Lorde of hoastes.
14 Thus saith the Lorde, The occupiers of Egypt, the marchauntes of the
Ethiopians and Sabees, shall come vnto thee with tribute, they shalbe thyne,
they shall folowe thee, and go with chaines vpon their feete, they shall fall
downe before thee, and make supplication vnto thee: for God without whom there
is none other God, shalbe with thee.
15 O howe profounde art thou O God, thou God and sauiour of
16 Confounded are they all and put to dishonour, thei are gone hence together
with shame, euen the makers of images.
shalbe saued in the Lord with an euerlasting saluation: ye shall not come to
shame nor confusion world without ende.
18 For thus saith the Lorde, Euen he that created heauen, the God that made the
earth & fassioned it, and set it foorth, he dyd not make it for naught, but
to be inhabited, euen I the Lorde, without whom there is none other.
19 I haue not spoken secretly, neither in darke places of the earth: I sayde not
in vayne to the seede of Iacob, seeke me: I am the Lorde, whiche when I speake,
do declare the thing that is righteous and true.
20 Gather you and come together, drawe nigh hither you that escaped of the
people: they haue no vnderstanding that set vp the stockes of their idols, and
pray vnto a god that can not helpe them.
21 Drawe nye, come hyther, and let them aske counsaile one at another, and shew
foorth what is he that told this before? or who spake of it euer since the
beginning? haue not I the Lorde done it? without whom there is none other God,
the true God and sauiour, and there is els none but
22 And therfore turne you vnto me, all ye endes of the earth, that ye may be
saued: for I am God, and there is els none.
23 I sweare by my self, out of my mouth commeth the worde of righteousnesse, and
that may no man turne: but all knees shall bowe vnto me, and all tongues shall
sweare [by my name,]
24 Saying: veryly in the Lorde is my righteousnesse and strength, to hym shall
men come: but all they that thinke scorne of him shalbe confounded.
25 And the whole seede of
shalbe iustified, and glory in the Lorde.
1 Bel is fallen, Nabo is broken downe, whose images were a burthen for the
beastes and cattell, to ouerlade them, and to make them weerie.
2 They are sunke downe and fallen together, for they may not ease them of their
burthen, therfore must they go into captiuitie.
3 Hearken vnto me O house Iacob, and all ye that remaine yet of the house of
, whom I haue borne from your mothers wombe, and brought you vp from your byrth.
4 It is euen I whiche shall beare you vnto your last age: I haue made you, I
wyll also norishe you, beare you, and saue you.
5 whom wyll ye make me lyke, or to whom wyll ye make me equall or compare me,
that I shoulde be like him?
6 Take out siluer and gold out of your purses, and way it, and hyre a goldesmith
to make a god of it, that men may kneele downe and worship it:
7 Yet must he be taken on mens shoulders and borne, and set in his place, that
he may stande, and not moue out of his place: And if one crye vnto hym, he
geueth no aunswere, and deliuereth not the man that calleth vpon hym from his
8 Consider this well, and be ashamed: go into your owne selues.
9 Remember the thinges that are past since the beginning of the worlde, that I
am God, and that there is els no God, yea and that there is nothing like vnto
10 In the beginning of a thing I shewe the ende therof, & I tell before
thinges that are not yet come to passe: My deuise standeth stedfastly stablished,
and I fulfill all my pleasure.
11 I call a byrde out of the east, and the man by whom my counsayle shalbe
fulfilled out of straunge countreys, as I haue spoken, so wyll I bryng to passe,
assoone as I thinke to deuise a thing, I do it.
12 Heare me O ye that are of an hye stomacke, but farre from righteousnesse:
13 I shall bryng foorth my righteousnesse, it is not farre, and my health shall
not tary long away: I wyll lay health in Sion, and in
1 But as for thee O daughter, thou virgin
, sit thou downe in the dust, sit vpo the ground, there is no throne O thou
daughter of Caldea, for thou shalt no more be called tender and pleasaunt.
2 Bryng foorth the querne and grinde meale, vntrusse thy broydred heere, put of
thy shoes, make bare thy knees, and wade thorowe the water riuers.
3 Thy filthynesse shalbe discouered, and thy priuities shalbe seene: for I wil
auenge me of thee, and wyll shewe no mercy to thee, as I do to other men.
4 Our redeemer is called the Lorde of hoastes, the holy one of
5 Sit still, holde thy tongue; get thee into some darke corner O daughter Caldea:
for thou shalt no more be called lady of kyngdomes.
6 I was so wroth with my people, that I punished myne inheritaunce, and gaue
them into thy power, neuerthelesse thou shewedst them no mercy, but euen the
very aged of them diddest thou oppresse right sore with the yoke.
7 And thou thoughtest thus: I shalbe lady for euer, and beside all that, thou
hast not regarded these thinges, neither remembred what was the ende of that
8 Heare nowe therefore thou delicate one that sittest so carelesse, and speakest
thus in thyne heart, I am alone, and without me is there none, I shal neuer be
widowe nor desolate agayne.
9 And yet both these thinges shal come to thee vpon one day, in the twinckeling
of an eye, namely, widowhood and desolation: they mightyly fall vpon thee, for
the multitude of thy witches, and for the great heape of thy coniurers.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickednesse, and hast said, No man seeth me:
thine owne wisdome and cunning hath deceaued thee, in that thou hast sayd in
thyne heart, I am alone, and without me there is none.
11 Therefore shall trouble come vpon thee, and thou shalt not knowe from whence
it shall arise: Mischiefe shall fal vpon thee, which thou shalt not be able to
put of, a sodayne vtter destruction shall come vpon thee or euer thou be ware.
12 Nowe go to thy coniurers, and to the multitude of thy witches with whom thou
hast weeryed thy selfe from thy youth, if thei may helpe thee or strength thee.
13 Thou hast hitherto had many counsayles of them: So let the heauen gasers, and
the beholders of starres, and moone prophetes, come on now and deliuer thee, yea
and let them shew when these new thinges shal come vpon thee.
14 Beholde, they shalbe lyke strawe, whiche if it be kindeled with fire, no man
may rid it for the vehemencie of the flambe, and yet it geueth no finders to
warme a man by, nor cleare fire to sit by.
15 Thus are they with whom thou hast weeried thy self, and thus are thy
marchauntes that haue ben with thee from thy youth: euery one hath taken his
owne way, and none of them shall defende thee.
1 Heare this O thou house of Iacob, ye that are called by the name of Israel,
& are come out of one stocke with Iuda: whiche sweare by the name of the
Lorde, and beare witnesse by the God of Israel, but not with trueth and ryght.
2 For they are named of the holy citie, and are grounded vpon the God of Israel,
whose name is the Lorde of hoastes.
3 The thynges that I haue shewed you euer since the begynnyng, haue I not
brought them to passe immediatly as they came out of my mouth, and declared
them, and they are come?
4 Howbeit I knowe that thou art obstinate, and that thy necke hath an iron
sinowe, and that thy browe is of brasse.
5 Neuerthelesse, I haue euer since the begynnyng shewed thee of thynges for to
come, and declared them vnto thee or euer they came to passe: that thou
shouldest not say, myne idoll hath done it, my carued or molten image hath
6 Thou heardest it before, and beholde it is come to passe: And shall not ye
your selues shewe foorth or confesse the same? But as for me, I tolde thee
before at the begynnyng newe and secrete thynges which thou knewest not of,
7 And some done of olde tyme, wherof thou neuer heardest before they were
brought to passe, that thou canst not say, beholde I knewe of them.
8 Moreouer, there be some wherof thou hast neither heard nor knowen, neither
haue ben opened vnto thyne eares afore tyme: For I knewe that thou wouldest
malitiously offende, therfore haue I called thee a transgressour, euen from thy
9 Neuerthelesse, for my names sake I wyll withdrawe my wrath, and for my honours
sake I will patiently forbeare thee, that I do not roote thee out.
10 Beholde I haue purged thee, yet not as siluer, I haue chosen thee in the fire
11 And that only for myne owne sake, yea euen for myne owne sake wyll I do this:
or els what dishonour woulde they do to my name? surely I wyll not geue my
glorie vnto another.
12 Hearken vnto me O Iacob, and
whom I haue called: I am euen he that is, I am the first and the last.
13 My hande hath layde the foundation of the earth, and my ryght hande hath
spanned ouer the heauens: assoone as I call them, they stande together.
14 Gather you altogether and hearken: Which of yonder gods hath declared this?
The Lorde hath a loue vnto him, and he shal perfourme his wyll against
, and declare his power against the Chaldees.
15 I my selfe alone, euen I haue tolde you this, I dyd call him and bryng him
foorth, and he shall make his iourney prosperous.
16 Come to me and heare this: Haue I spoken any thyng darkly since the begynnyng?
From the tyme that this thyng begynneth I am there: Wherefore the Lorde God and
his spirite hath sent me.
17 And thus saith the Lorde God thy redeemer, the holy one of
: I am the Lorde thy God which teache thee profitable thynges, and leade thee
the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst regarded my commaundementes, then had thy wealthynesse ben
as the water streame, and thy ryghteousnesse as the waues flowyng in the sea:
19 Thy seede also had ben lyke as the sande in the sea, and the fruite of thy
body lyke the grauell stones therof: His name shoulde not be rooted out, nor
destroyed before me.
20 Go away from
, flee from the Chaldees, with a mery voyce speake of this, declare it abrode,
and go foorth into the ende of the worlde, say: The Lorde hath redeemed his
21 They suffred no thirst, he led them through the wildernesse, and caused the
waters to flowe out vnto them from out of the rocke: he claue the rocke a
sunder, and the water gusshed out.
22 As for the vngodly, they haue no peace, saith the Lorde.
1 Ye Isles hearken vnto me, and take heede ye people from farre: The Lord hath
called me from my birth, and made mention of my name from my mothers wombe:
2 He hath made my mouth lyke a sharpe sworde, vnder the shadowe of his hande
hath he defended me, and hid me in his quiuer as a good arrowe,
3 And sayde vnto me: Thou art my seruaunt Israel, I wyll be honoured in thee.
4 Then I aunswered: I haue lost my labour, I haue spent my strength in vayne:
Neuerthelesse, I wyll commit my cause and my worke vnto the Lorde my God.
5 And nowe saith the Lorde, euen he that fashioned me from my mothers wombe to
be his seruaunt, that I may bryng Iacob agayne vnto hym, albeit Israel wyll not
be gathered vnto hym agayne, yet in Gods sight shall I be glorious, my God
shalbe my strength.
6 And he sayde: It is but a small thyng that thou art my seruaunt to set vp the
kinredes of Iacob, and to restore the destruction of
: For I haue made thee the lyght of the gentiles, that thou mayest be my health
vnto the ende of the worlde.
7 Moreouer, thus saith the Lorde the redeemer and holy one of
, concernyng the abhorred & dispised among the gentiles, the seruaunt of
them that beare rule, kynges and princes shall see and arise, and worship
because of the Lorde that is faythfull, and because of the holy one of
that hath chosen thee.
8 And thus saith the Lorde: In the tyme accepted haue I hearde thee, and in the
day of saluation haue I helped thee: I wyll preserue thee, and make thee to be
the attonement of the people, that thou mayest helpe vp the earth againe, and
possesse againe the desolate heritages.
9 That thou mayest say vnto the prisoners, go foorth, and to them that are in
darknesse, come into the lyght: they shall feede thee in the hye wayes, and get
their pasture in all hye places.
10 They shall neither hunger nor thirst, heate nor sunne shall not hurt them:
for he that fauoureth them shall leade them, and geue them drynke of the well
11 I wyll make wayes vpon all my mountaynes, and my footpathes shalbe exalted.
12 And beholde, these shall come from farre, lo, some from the north and west,
some from the lande of Sinis [which is in the south.]
13 Reioyce ye heauens, and sing prayses thou earth, talke of ioy ye hylles: for
God hath comforted his people, & wyll haue mercie vpon his that be in
14 But Sion sayde: God hath forsaken me, and my Lorde hath forgotten me.
15 Will a woman forget her owne infant, and not pitie the sonne of her owne
wombe? And though they do forget, yet wyll I not forget thee.
16 Beholde, I haue written thee vp vpon my handes, thy walles are euer in my
17 They make haste who buildeth thee vp againe: as for those that ouerthrowe
thee and make thee waste, they shall depart from thee.
18 Lift vp thine eyes and loke about thee, all these gather them together and
come to thee: As truely as I lyue saith the Lorde, thou shalt put them all vpon
thee as an apparell, and girde them to thee as a bride doth her iewels.
19 As for thy lande that lyeth desolate, wasted, and destroyed, it shalbe to
narowe for them that shall dwell in it: and they that woulde deuoure thee, they
shalbe farre away.
20 Then thy children whom the barren shall bring foorth, shall say in thine eare:
This place is to narowe, geue place that I may haue roome.
21 Then shalt thou thinke by thy selfe, who hath begotten me these, seeyng I am
barren and alone, a captiue and an outcast? and who hath norished them vp for
me? I am desolate and alone, but from whence come these?
22 And therfore thus saith the Lorde God: Beholde, I wyll stretch out my hande
vnto the gentiles, and set vp my token to the people, they shall bryng thee thy
sonnes in their lappes, and
thy daughters vnto thee vpon their shoulders.
23 For kynges shalbe thy nursyng fathers, and queenes shalbe thy nursyng
mothers: They shall fall before thee with their faces flat vpon the earth, &
lick vp the dust of thy feete: that thou mayest knowe howe that I am the Lorde,
and that who so putteth their trust in me shall not be confounded.
24 Shall the spoyle be taken from the mightie? or the lawfull prisoner from the
25 But thus saith the Lorde: The prisoners shalbe taken from the mightie, &
the spoyle shalbe recouered from the violent: for I wyll maynteyne thy cause
agaynst thine aduersaries, and I wyll saue thy sonnes.
26 And I wyll feede thine enemies with their owne fleshe, & make them
drunken with their owne blood, as with sweete wine: And all fleshe shall knowe O
Iacob that I am the Lorde thy sauiour, thy noble redeemer.
1 Thus saith the Lorde: Where is the byll of your mothers deuorcement whom I
sent away? or who is the vsurer to whom I solde you? Beholde, for your offences
are ye solde, and because of your transgression is your mother forsaken.
2 For why woulde no man receaue me when I came? and when I called, no man gaue
me aunswere? Is my hande shortened that it myght not helpe? or haue I not power
to deliuer? lo, at a worde I drynke vp the sea, & of water fluddes I make
drye lande: so that for want of water the fishe corrupt and dye for thirste.
3 As for heauen I clothe it with darknesse, and put as it were a sacke vpon it.
4 The Lorde God hath geuen me a well learned tongue, so that I can comfort them
that are troubled, yea & that in due season: he wakeneth mine eare vp
betymes in the mornyng, betymes in the mornyng I say he wyll waken mine eare,
that I might hearke as to the schoolemaisters.
5 The Lorde God hath opened myne eare, and I haue not gaynesayde nor withdrawen
6 But I offred my backe vnto the smiters, and my cheekes to the nippers: I
turned not my face from shame and spittinges.
7 And the Lorde God shall helpe me, therfore shall I not be confounded: I haue
therfore hardened my face lyke a flint stone, for I am sure that I shall not
come to confusion.
8 He is at hande that iustifieth me, who wyll then go with me to lawe? Let vs
stande together, yf there be any that will reason with me? let hym come here
foorth to me.
9 Beholde the Lorde God wyll helpe me, what is he the that can condempne me? lo,
they all shall waxe olde lyke a cloth, the moth shall eate them vp.
10 Therfore who so feareth the Lorde among you, let hym heare the voyce of his
seruaunt: Who so walketh in darknesse and no lyght shyneth vpon hym, let hym put
his trust in the name of the Lorde, and holde hym by his God.
11 But take heede, ye all kindle a fire, and stirre vp the coales: walke on in
the glisteryng of your owne fire, and in the coales that ye haue kindled: This
commeth vnto you from my hande [namely] that ye shall sleepe in sorowe.
1 Hearken vnto me ye that holde of ryghteousnesse, and ye that seeke the Lorde:
take heede to ye stone wherout ye are hewen, and to the graue wherout ye are
2 Consider Abraham your father, and Sara that bare you, how that I called hym
alone, and blessed hym, and encreased hym.
3 Therfore shall the Lorde comfort Sion, and repayre all her decay, makyng her
desert as a paradise, and her wildernesse as the garden of the Lorde: Mirth and
ioy shalbe founde there, thankesgeuyng and the voyce of prayse.
4 Haue respect vnto me then O my people both high & lowe, and lay thine eare
vnto me: for a lawe and an ordinaunce shall go foorth fro me, to lyghten the
5 It is harde by that my health and my ryghteousnesse shall go foorth, and the
people shalbe ordered with mine arme: the ilandes [that is the gentiles] shall
hope in me, and put their trust in myne arme.
6 Lyft vp your eyes towarde heauen, and loke vpon the earth beneath: for the
heauens shall vanishe away lyke smoke, and the earth shal waxe olde like a
garment, and they that dwell therein shall perishe in lyke maner: But my
saluation shall endure for euer, and my ryghteousnesse shall not ceasse.
7 Hearken vnto me ye that haue knowledge in ryghteousnesse, thou people that
bearest my lawe in thyne heart: feare not the reuilynges of men, be not afrayde
of their blasphemies.
8 For wormes and mothes shall eate them vp lyke cloth and wooll: but my
ryghteousnesse shall endure for euer, and my sauyng health from generation to
9 Wake vp, wake vp, and be strong O thou arme of the Lorde, wake vp, lyke as in
tyme past, euer, and since the world began.
10 Art not thou the same arme that hast wounded the proude, and hewen the dragon
in peeces? Art not thou euen the same which hast dryed vp the deepe of the sea,
which hast made playne the sea grounde, that the deliuered myght go through?
11 Therfore the redeemed of the Lorde shall turne agayne, & come with ioy
vnto Sion, continuall ioy shalbe on their head, and mirth and gladnesse shalbe
with them, and sorowe and wo shall flee from them.
12 Yea I, [euen] I am he that in all thynges geueth you consolation: What art
thou then that fearest a mortall man & the childe of man, which goeth away
as doth the floure?
13 And forgettest the Lorde that made thee, that spread out the heauens, and
layde the foundation of the earth: but thou art euer afrayde for the syght of
thyne oppressour, which is redy to do harme: where is the wrath of the
14 The exile maketh haste to be loosed, that he dye not in prison, and that his
bread fayle hym not.
15 I am the Lord thy God that deuide the sea, & his waues shall rage, whose
name is the Lorde of hoastes.
16 I haue put my wordes in thy mouth, and haue defended thee in the shadowe of
my hande, that I may plant the heauens, & lay the foundation of the earth,
and say vnto Sion: thou art my people.
17 Awake, awake, and stande vp O Hierusalem, thou that from the hande of the
Lorde hast drunken out the cup of his wrath, thou that hast supped of and sucked
out the slumbryng cuppe to the bottome.
18 For among all the sonnes whom he hath begotten, there is not one that may
holde it vp, and not one to leade it by the hande of all the sonnes that he hath
19 Both these thinges are happened vnto thee, but who is sory for it? yea
destruction, wastyng, hunger, and sworde, but who wyll comfort thee?
20 Thy sonnes lye comfortlesse at the head of euery streete like a take venison,
and are full of the terrible wrath of the Lorde, and punishment of thy God.
21 And therfore thou miserable and drunken (howbeit not with wine) heare this:
22 Thus saith the Lorde, thy Lorde and God, the defendour of his people: Beholde,
I wyll take the slumbryng cup out of his hande, euen the cup with the dregges of
my wrath, that from hencefoorth thou shalt neuer drinke it more:
23 But I wil put it into their hande that trouble thee, which haue spoken to thy
soule, Stoupe downe, that we may go ouer thee, make thy body euen with the
grounde, and as the streete to go vpon.
1 Vp Sion, vp, take thy strength vnto thee, put on thyne honest rayment O
Hierusalem, thou holy citie: for from this tyme foorth there shall no
vncircumcised nor vncleane person come in thee.
2 Shake thee from the dust, arise and stande vp O Hierusalem: Plucke out thy
necke from the bonde, O thou captiue daughter Sion.
3 For thus saith the Lorde: ye are solde for naught, therfore shal ye be
redeemed also without any money.
4 For thus saith the Lorde God: My people went downe afore tyme into
, there to be straungers, and the kyng of the Assyrians oppressed them without
5 And nowe, what profite is it to me saith the Lorde? that my people is freely
caryed away, & brought into heauinesse by their rulers, and my name euer
styll blasphemed saith the Lorde.
6 But that my people may knowe my name, I my selfe wyll speake in that day,
Beholde here am
7 O howe beautifull are the feete of the embassadour that bryngeth the message
from the mountayne and proclaymeth peace? that bryngeth the good tidinges, and
preacheth health, and saith vnto Sion, Thy God is the kyng.
8 Thy watchmen shall lyft vp their voyce, with loude voyce they shall reioyce
together: for they shall see plainly when the Lorde shall conuert Sion.
9 Be glad O thou desolate Hierusalem, and reioyce together: for the Lord hath
comforted his people, he hath deliuered Hierusalem.
10 The Lorde hath made bare his holy arme, and shewed it foorth in the syght of
all the gentiles, and all the endes of the earth hath seene the sauyng health of
11 Away, away, get you out from hence, and touche no vncleane thyng: Go out from
among such, and be cleane that beare the vessell of the Lorde.
12 For ye shall not escape by runnyng, nor by fleeyng away: but the Lorde shall
go before you, and the God of Israel shall gather you together.
13 Beholde my seruaunt shal deale prosperously, therfore shal he be magnified,
exalted, and greatly honoured.
14 Lyke as the multitude shall wonder vpon hym, because his face shalbe so
defourmed and not as mans face, his beautie like no man:
15 Euen so shall the multitude of the gentiles speake of him, and kynges shall
shut their mouthes before hym: for they haue seene that which was not tolde to
them, and haue vnderstande that wherof they had not hearde.
1 But who hath geuen credence vnto our preaching? or to whom is the arme of the
2 For he dyd growe before the Lorde like as a braunche, and as a roote in a drye
grounde, he hath neither beautie nor fauour: when we loke vpon hym, there shalbe
no fairenesse, we shall haue no lust vnto hym.
3 He is dispised and abhorred of men, he is such a man as hath good experience
of sorowes and infirmities: We haue reckened hym so vile, that we hyd our faces
4 Howbeit, he only hath taken on him our infirmitie, and borne our paynes: Yet
we dyd iudge hym as though he were plagued, and cast downe of God.
5 Wheras he [notwithstandyng] was wounded for our offences, and smitten for our
wickednesse: for the payne of our punishment was layde vpon hym, and with his
stripes are we healed.
6 As for vs we are all gone astray lyke sheepe, euery one hath turned his owne
way: but the Lord hath throwen vpon hym all our sinnes.
7 He suffered violence, and was euyll intreated, and dyd not open his mouth: He
shalbe led as a sheepe to be slayne, yet shall he be as styll as a lambe before
the shearer, and not open his mouth.
8 From the prison and iudgement was he taken, and his generation who can
declare? for he was cut of from the grounde of the lyuyng, which punishment dyd
go vpon hym for the transgression of my people.
9 His graue was geuen hym with the condempned, and with the riche man at his
death, wheras he did neuer violence nor vnright, neither hath there ben any
disceiptfulnesse in his mouth.
10 Yet hath it pleased the Lord to smite hym with infirmitie, that when he had
made his soule an offeryng for sinne, he might see long lastyng seede: and this
deuice of the Lorde shall prosper in his hande.
11 Of the trauayle and labour of his soule, shall he see the fruite & be
satisfied: My righteous seruaunt shall with his knowledge iustifie the
multitude, for he shall beare their sinnes.
12 Therfore wyll I geue hym among the great ones his part, and he shall deuide
the spoyle with the mightie, because he geueth ouer his soule to death, and is
reckened among the transgressours: which neuerthelesse hath taken away the
sinnes of the multitude, and made intercession for the misdoers.
1 Be glad nowe thou baren that bearest not, reioyce, syng, and be mery thou that
art not with childe: for the desolate hath mo childre then the maryed wyfe saith
2 Make thy tent wyder, and spreade out the hanginges of thine habitation: spare
not, lay foorth thy wardes, and make fast thy stakes:
3 For thou shalt be multiplied on the ryght syde and on the left, and thy seede
shall haue the gentiles in possession, and dwell in the desolate cities.
4 Feare not, for thou shalt not be confounded: be not ashamed, for thou shalt
not come to confusion: Yea thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt
not remember the dishonour of thy widowhead.
5 For he that made thee shalbe thy Lorde and husbande (whose name is the Lord of
hoastes) and thy redeemer shalbe euen the holy one of
, the Lorde of the whole worlde.
6 For the Lorde hath called thee beyng as a desolate sorowfull woman, and as a
young wyfe that was forsaken saith thy God.
7 A litle while haue I forsaken thee: but with great mercifulnesse shall I take
thee vp vnto me.
8 When I was angry I hyd my face from thee for a litle season: but through
euerlastyng goodnesse haue I pardoned thee, saith the Lorde thy redeemer.
9 And this is vnto me as the water of Noe: for like as I haue sworne that I wyll
not bryng the water of Noe any more vpon the worlde: so haue I sworne that I
wyll neuer be angry with thee, nor reproue thee.
10 The mountaynes shall remoue, and the hylles shall fall downe: but my louyng
kyndnesse shall not moue, and the bonde of my peace shall not fall downe from
thee, saith the Lorde thy mercifull louer.
11 Beholde, thou poore, vexed, & dispised, I wyll make thy walles of
precious stones, & thy foundation of Saphires,
12 Thy windowes of Christal, thy gates of fine cleare stone, and all thy borders
of pleasaunt stones.
13 Thy children shalbe all taught of God, and I wyll geue thee plenteousnesse of
14 In ryghteousnesse shalt thou be grounded, & be farre from oppression: for
the which thou needest not be afrayde, neither for hinderaunce, for it shall not
come nye thee.
15 Lo, whoso gathereth together [agaynst thee, doth it] without me, and who so
within thee doth ioyne together against thee, shall surely fall.
16 Beholde, I make the smith that bloweth the coales in the fire, & he
maketh a weapon after his handy worke: I make also the waster to destroy.
17 But all the weapons that are made against thee shall not prosper: and as for
all tongues that shal resist thee in iudgement, thou shalt ouercome them, and
condempne them: This is the heritage of the Lordes seruauntes, and their
righteousnesse commeth of me, saith the Lorde.
1 Come to the waters all ye that be thirstie, and ye that haue no money, come,
bye, that ye may haue to eate: Come, bye wine and mylke without any money or
2 Wherfore do ye lay out any money for the thyng that feedeth not, and spende
your labour about the thyng that satisfieth you not? But hearken rather vnto me,
and ye shal eate of the best, and your soule shall haue her pleasure in
3 Encline your eares and come vnto me, take heede [I say] and your soule shall
lyue: For I wyll make an euerlastyng couenaunt with you, euen the sure mercies
4 Beholde, I gaue hym for a witnesse among the folke, for a prince & a
teacher vnto the people.
5 Lo, thou shalt call an vnknowen people: and a people that had no knowledge of
thee shall runne vnto thee, because of the Lorde thy God and the holy one of
which glorifieth thee.
6 Seke the Lorde whyle he may be founde, and call vpon hym whyle he is nye.
7 Let the vngodly man forsake his owne wayes, and the vnrighteous his owne
imaginations, and turne agayne vnto the Lorde, so shall he be mercifull vnto hym:
and to our God, for he is very redy to forgeue.
8 For thus saith ye Lord: My thoughtes are not your thoughtes, & your wayes
are not my wayes.
9 But as farre as the heauens are hyer then the earth: so farre do my wayes
exceede yours, & my thoughtes yours.
10 And lyke as the rayne and snowe commeth downe from heauen, and returneth not
thyther agayne, but watereth the earth, maketh it fruitfull and greene, that it
may geue corne vnto the sower, and bread to hym that eateth:
11 So the worde also that commeth out of my mouth shall not turne agayne voyde
vnto me, but shall accomplishe my wyll, and prosper in the thing wherto I sende
12 And so shall ye go foorth with ioy, and be led with peace: The mountaynes and
hylles shall syng with you for ioy, and all the trees of the fielde shal clappe
13 For thornes, there shall growe Firre trees, and the Myrre tree in the steede
of bryers: And this shalbe done to the prayse of the Lorde, and for an
euerlastyng token that shall not be taken away.
1 Thus saith the Lorde, Kepe equitie, and do right: for my sauyng health shal
come shortlye, and my righteousnesse shalbe opened.
2 Blessed is the man that doth this, and the mans childe which keepeth the same:
He that taketh heede that he vnhalowe not the Sabbath [that is] he that keepeth
him selfe that he do no euill.
3 Then shall not the straunger whiche cleaueth to the Lorde, say, Alas the Lorde
hath shut me cleane out from his people: Neither shall the gelded man say, Lo I
am a drye tree.
4 For thus saith the Lorde vnto the gelded that kepeth my Sabbath, [namelye]
that holdeth greatly of the thyng that pleaseth me, and kepeth my couenaunt:
5 Unto them wyll I geue in my householde and within my walles, a better heritage
and name then yf they had ben called sonnes and daughters: I wyll geue them an
euerlastyng name that shall not perishe.
6 Agayne, the straungers that sticke to the Lorde to serue hym, and to loue his
name, and to be his seruauntes, and all they which kepe them selues that they
vnhalowe not the Sabbath, namely that they fulfyll my couenaunt:
7 Them will I bring to my holy mountayne, & make them ioyfull in my house of
prayer: their burnt offerynges and sacrifices shalbe accepted vpon myne aulter:
for my house shalbe called an house of prayer for all people.
8 Thus saith the Lorde God which gathereth together the scattered of
: I wyll bryng yet an other congregation to hym.
9 Come all ye beastes of the fielde, that ye may deuoure all the beastes of the
10 For his watchmen are all blynde, they haue altogether no vnderstanding, they
are all dumbe dogges not beyng able to barke, they are sleepy, sluggishe are
they and lye snortyng.
11 They are shamelesse dogges that be neuer satisfied: The sheepheardes also in
like maner haue no vnderstandyng, but euery man turneth his owne way, euery one
after his owne couetousnesse with all his power.
12 Come [say they] I wyll fetche wine, so shall we fyll our selues, that we may
be drunken: and do to morowe lyke as to day, yea and much more.
1 The ryghteous perisheth, and no man regardeth it in his heart: good godly
people are taken away, & no man considereth it, namely, that the righteous
is conueyed away from the wicked.
2 He commeth into peace, and godly men rest in their chaumbers, and before the
godly man goeth peace.
3 Come hyther therfore ye charmers children, ye sonnes of the adulterer and the
4 Wherin take ye your pleasure? vpon whom gape ye with your mouth, and bleare
out your tongue? Are ye not children of transgression, and a seede of
5 Ye make your fire vnder the okes, and vnder all greene trees, and ye offer
children in the valleys and dennes of stone.
6 Thy part shalbe with the stony rockes by the riuer, yea euen these shalbe thy
part: For there thou hast powred meate & drynke offeryng vnto them: Shoulde
I delyght in that?
7 Thou hast made thy bed vpon hye mountaynes, thou wentest vp thyther, and there
thou hast slayne sacrifices.
8 Behynde the doores and postes hast thou set vp thy remembraunce, when thou
hadst discouered thy selfe to another then me, when thou wentest vp and made thy
bed wider, and with those idols hast thou made a couenaunt, and louedst their
couches where thou sawest them.
9 Thou wentest straight to kinges with oyle and diuers oyntmentes [that is] thou
hast sent thy messengers farre of, and yet art thou fallen into the pit.
10 Thou art weerie for the multitude of thyne owne wayes, yet saydest thou neuer,
there is no hope: Thou hast had the life that thy handes wrought, and therefore
thou art carelesse.
11 For whom wylt thou be abashed or feare, seing thou hast broken thy promise,
and remembrest not me, neither hast me in thyne heart? Thinkest thou that I also
wyll holde my peace as aforetime, that thou fearest me not?
12 Yea veryly I wyll declare thy goodnesse and thy workes, but they shall not
13 When thou cryest, let thy chosen heape deliuer thee: but the winde shall
blowe them foorth, and vanitie shal take them all away: Neuerthelesse they that
put their trust in me, shall inherite the land, and haue my holy hill in
14 And therefore thus he saith: make playne, make playne, and clense the streete,
take vp the stumbling blockes out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the hye and excellent, euen he that dwelleth in
euerlastingnesse, whose name is the holy one: I dwell hye aboue and in the
sanctuarie, and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirite do I
dwell, that I may heale a troubled minde, and a contrite heart.
16 For I chyde not euer, and am not wroth without ende: but the blasting goeth
from me, and is included in the body, and I made the breath.
17 I am wroth with hym for his couetousnesse, I smite hym, I hide me and am
angrie, and he turneth himselfe, and foloweth thee by the way of his owne heart.
18 I haue seene his wayes, and I heale hym, I leade him, and restore to hym
comfort, and to those that were sorie for hym.
19 I make the fruites of thankesgeuing, that he may say, peace, peace, vnto the
that are farre of, and to them that are nye saith the Lorde, I make hym whole.
20 But the wicked are lyke the raging sea that can not rest, whose water fometh
with the mire and grauell.
21 Euen so the wicked haue no peace, saith God.
1 Crye nowe as loude as thou canst, leaue not of, lift vp thy voyce like a
trumpet, & shew my people their offences, and the house of Iacob their
2 For they seeke me dayly, and wyll knowe my wayes, euen as it were a people
that dyd right, and had not forsaken the statutes of their God: they aske of me
concerning right iudgement, and wyll be nye vnto God.
3 Wherefore fast we [say they] and thou seest it not? we put our liues to
straitnesse, and thou regardest it not?
4 Beholde, when ye fast, your lust remayneth still, for ye do no lesse violence
to your detters: lo, ye fast to strife and debate, and to smite with your fist
without mercy: Nowe ye shall not fast thus, that your voyce might be hearde
5 Thinke ye this fast pleaseth me, that a man shoulde chasten hym selfe for a
day? and to hang downe his head like a bulrushe, and to lye vpon the earth in an
heerie cloth? Should that be called fasting, or a day that pleaseth the Lord?
6 Doth not this fasting rather please me, That thou lose the wicked bands, that
thou take of the ouer heauie burthens, that thou let the oppressed go free, and
breake all maner of yoke?
7 To deale thy bread to the hungrie, and to bring the poore wandering home into
thy house? when thou seest the naked that thou couer hym, and hide not thy selfe
from thy neighbour, and despise not thyne owne fleshe?
8 Then shall thy light breake foorth as the morning, and thy health florishe
right shortly: righteousnesse shall go before thee, and the glory of the Lorde
shall embrace thee.
9 Then if thou callest, the Lorde shall aunswere thee, if thou cryest, he shall
say, here I am: yea if thou layest away from thee thy burthens, and holdest thy
fingers, and ceassest from vngracious talking:
10 If thou hast compassion vpon the hungrie, and refreshest the troubled soule:
then shall thy light spring out in the darknesse, and thy darknesse shalbe as
the noone day.
11 The Lorde shall euer be thy guyde, and satisfie the desire of thyne heart in
the tyme of drought, and fill thy bones with mary: Thou shalt be like a freshe
watred garden, and like the fountaine of water that neuer leaueth running.
12 Then the places that haue euer ben waste, shalbe builded of thee, there shalt
thou lay a foundation for many kinredes: Thou shalt be called the maker vp of
the breache, and the buylder agayne of the way to dwell in.
13 Yea if thou turne thy feete from the sabbath, so that thou do not the thing
whiche pleaseth thy selfe in my holy day, and thou call the pleasaunt, holy, and
glorious sabbath of the Lorde, and that thou geue hym the honour, so that thou
do not after thyne owne imagination, neither seeke thyne owne wyll, nor speake
thyne owne wordes:
14 Then shalt thou haue thy pleasure in the Lorde, and I wyll cary thee hye
aboue the earth, and feede thee with the heritage of Iacob thy father: for the
Lordes owne mouth hath so promised.
1 Beholde, the Lordes hande is not so shortened that it can not helpe, neither
is his eare so stopped that it may not heare:
2 But your misdeedes haue seperated you from your God, and your sinnes hyde his
face from you, that he heareth you not.
3 For your handes are defiled with blood, and your fingers with vnrighteousnesse:
your lippes speake leasinges, and your tongue setteth out wickednesse.
4 No man regardeth righteousnesse, and no man iudgeth truely: euery man hopeth
in vayne things, and imagineth deceipt, conceaueth weerinesse, and bringeth
5 They breede cockatrice egges, and weaue the spiders webbe, who so eateth of
their egges, dyeth: but if one treade vpon them, there commeth vp a serpent.
6 Their webbe maketh no cloth, and they may not couer them with their labours:
their deedes are the deedes of wickednesse, and the worke of robberie is in
7 Their feete runne to euyll, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their
counsels are wicked counsels, harme and destruction are in their wayes.
8 But the way of peace they know not, in their goinges is no equitie: their
wayes are so crooked, that whosoeuer goeth therein knoweth of no peace.
9 And this is the cause that equitie is so farre from vs, and that
righteousnesse commeth not nie vs: We loke for light, lo it is darknesse: for
the morning shine, see, we walke in the darke.
10 We grope lyke the blinde vpon the wall, we grope euen as one that hath none
eyes, we stumble at the noone day as though it were towarde night, in the
falling places, lyke men that are halfe dead.
11 We roare all like beares, and mourne still like doues: we looke for equitie,
but there is none: for health, but it is farre from vs.
12 For our offences are many before thee, and our sinnes testifie against vs:
yea we must confesse that we offende, and knowledge that we do amisse,
13 [namely] transgresse and dissemble against the Lorde, and fall away from our
God, vsing presumpteous and trayterous imaginations, and casting false matters
in our heartes.
14 And therefore is equitie gone aside, and righteousnesse standeth farre of,
trueth is fallen downe in the streete, and the thing that is playne and open,
may not be shewed.
15 Yea the trueth is taken away, and he that refraineth hym selfe from euyll,
must be spoyled: When the Lorde sawe this, it displeased hym sore that there was
16 He sawe also that there was no man righteous, and he wondred that there was
no man to helpe hym: wherefore he helde hym by his owne power, and he sustayned
hym by his owne righteousnesse.
17 He put righteousnesse vpon hym for a brestplate, he set the helmet of health
vpon his head: He put on wrath in the steade of clothing, and toke ielousie
about him for a cloke.
18 Euen as when a man goeth foorth wrathfully to recompence his enemies, and to
be auenged of his aduersaries, he wyll recompence and rewarde the Ilandes.
19 They shall feare the name of the Lorde from the rising of the sunne, and his
maiestie vnto the going downe of the same, for he shall come as a violent water
streame which the winde of the Lorde hath moued.
20 But vnto Sion there shall come a redeemer, and vnto them in Iacob that turne
from wickednesse, saith the Lord.
21 I wyll make this couenaunt with them (saith the Lord:) My spirite that is
vpon thee, and the wordes whiche I haue put in thy mouth, shall neuer go out of
thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy childers chyldren, from this time foorth
for euermore, worlde without ende, saith the Lorde.
1 Get thee vp betymes, and be bright [O Hierusalem] for thy light commeth, and
the glorie of the Lord is risen vp vpon thee.
2 For lo, whyle the darknesse & cloude couereth the earth and the people,
the Lorde shall shewe thee light, and his glory shalbe seene in thee.
3 The gentiles shall come to thy light, & kinges to the brightnesse that
springeth foorth vpon thee.
4 Lift vp thyne eyes, and loke rounde about thee: all these gather them selues
and come to thee, thy sonnes shall come vnto thee from farre, and thy daughters
shall gather them selues to thee on euery side.
5 Then thou shalt see this and be glorious, thou shalt maruayle exceedingly, and
thyne heart shalbe opened: when the aboundaunce of the sea shalbe conuerted vnto
thee [that is] when the riches of the gentiles shall come vnto thee.
6 The multitude of camels shall couer thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha:
all they of
shall come, bringing gold and incense, and shewing the prayse of the Lorde.
7 All the cattell of Cedar shalbe gathered vnto thee, the rammes of Nabaioth
shall serue thee to be offred acceptablie vpon mine aulter, and the house of my
glory wyll I garnishe.
8 But what are these that flee here like the cloudes, and as the doues fleing to
9 The Isles also shall wayte for me, and specially the shippes of Tharsis that
they may bryng thy sonnes from farre, and their siluer and their golde with
them, vnto the name of the Lorde thy God, vnto the holy one of
that hath glorified thee.
10 Straungers shall buylde vp thy walles, and their kynges shall do thee seruice:
for whe I was angrie, I smote thee, and of my mercy I pardoned thee.
11 Thy gates shall stande open still both day and night, and neuer be shut, that
the hoast of the gentiles may come, and that their kynges may be brought vnto
12 For euery people and kingdome that serueth not thee, shall perishe, and be
destroyed with vtter destruction.
13 The glory of Libanus shall come vnto thee, the Firre trees, Boxes, and Cedars
together, to garnishe the place of my sanctuarie: for I wyll glorifie the place
of my feete.
14 Moreouer, those shall come kneeling vnto thee that haue vexed thee, and all
they that despised thee shall fall downe at thy foote: Thou shalt be called the
citie of the Lorde, Sion [the citie] of the holy one of
15 Because thou hast ben forsaken and hated, so that no man went thorowe thee: I
wyl make thee glorious for euer and euer, and ioyfull throughout all
16 Thou shalt sucke the milke of the gentiles, and kinges breastes shall feede
thee: and thou shalt knowe that I the Lorde am thy sauiour and redeemer, the
mightie one of Iacob.
17 For brasse, wyll I geue thee golde, and for iron, siluer: for wood, brasse,
and for stones iron: I wyll turne thyne oppression into peace, and thyne
exactions into righteousnesse.
18 Uiolence and robberie shall neuer be hearde of in thy lande, neither harme
and destruction within thy borders: thy walles shalbe called health, and thy
gates the prayse of God.
19 The sunne shall neuer be thy day light, and the light of the moone shall
neuer shine vnto thee: but the Lorde him selfe shalbe thyne euerlasting light,
and thy God shalbe thy glory.
20 Thy sunne shall neuer go downe, and thy moone shall not be hid: for the Lorde
hym selfe shalbe thyne euerlasting light, and thy sorowfull dayes shalbe ended.
21 Thy people shalbe all righteous and possesse the lande euer, the floure of my
planting, the worke of my hands wherof I wyll reioyce.
22 The youngest and least shall growe into a thousande, and the simplest into a
strong people: I the Lorde shall shortlye bryng this thing to passe in his tyme.
1 The spirite of the Lord is vpon me: for the Lord hath annoynted me, and sent
me to preache good tidinges vnto the poore, that I might binde vp the wounded
heartes, that I might preache deliueraunce to the captiue, and open the prison
to the that are bounde:
2 That I might declare the acceptable yere of the Lorde, and the day of the
vengeaunce of our God: that I might comfort all them that are in heauinesse:
3 That I might geue vnto them that mourne in Sion, that I might geue [I say]
beautie in steede of asshes, ioyfull oyntment for sighing, pleasaunt rayment for
an heauie minde, that they might be called trees of righteousnesse, a planting
of the Lorde for hym to reioyce in.
4 They shall buylde the long rough wildernesse, and set vp the olde desert: they
shall repayre the waste places, and suche as haue ben voyde throughout many
5 Straungers shall stande and feede your cattell, and the altauntes shalbe your
plowmen and dressers of your vines.
6 But ye shalbe named the priestes of the Lorde, and men shall call you the
seruauntes of our God: ye shall enioy the goodes of the gentiles, and triumph in
7 For your great reproofe you shal haue double ioy, and for shame shall they
haue ioy of their portion: for they shall haue double possession in their lande,
and euerlasting ioy shalbe with them.
8 For I the Lorde whiche loue right and hate robberie (though it were offered
me) shall make their workes full of faythfulnesse, and make an euerlasting
couenaunt with them.
9 Their seede also and their generation shalbe knowen among the gentiles, and
among the people: all they that see them, shall knowe that they are the hye
blessed seede of the Lorde.
10 And therefore I am ioyfull in the Lorde, and my soule reioyceth in God: For
he hath put vpon me the garment of saluation, and couered me with the mantle of
righteousnesse: He shal decke me lyke a bridegrome, and as a bride that hath her
apparell vpon her.
11 For like as the ground bringeth foorth her fruite, and as the garden shooteth
foorth seede: so shall the Lorde God cause righteousnesse and prayse to
floorishe foorth before all the heathen.
1 For Sions sake wyll I not holde my tongue, and for Hierusalems sake I wyll not
ceasse, vntill their righteousnesse breake foorth as the shining light, and
their saluation as a burning lampe.
2 Then shall the gentiles see thy righteousnesse, and all kynges thy glory: Thou
shalt be named with a newe name, whiche the mouth of the Lorde shall shewe.
3 Thou shalt be a crowne in the hande of the Lorde, and a glorious garlande in
the hande of thy God.
4 From this tyme foorth thou shalt neuer be called the forsaken, and thy lande
shall no more be called the wildernesse: but thou shalt be called, My pleasure
is in her, and thy lande shalbe called, The maried woman: for the Lorde loueth
thee, and thy land shalbe ioyned in mariage.
5 And lyke as a young man taketh a virgin to mariage, so shal thy sonnes be
maried vnto thee: and as a bridegrome is glad of his bride, so shall thy God
reioyce ouer thee.
6 I haue set watchmen vpon thy walles O Hierusalem, which shall neither ceasse
day nor night to preache the Lorde: and ye also that remember the Lorde, ye
shall not kepe him close,
7 Nor leaue to speake of him, vntill Hierusalem be set vp, and made the prayse
of the worlde.
8 The Lorde hath sworne by his right hand and by his strong arme, that from
hencefoorth he wyll not geue thy corne to be meate for thyne enemies, nor thy
vine wherein thou hast laboured, to be drinke for the straungers.
9 But they that haue gathered in the corne, shall eate it, and geue thankes to
the Lorde: and they that haue borne in the vine, shall drinke it in the court of
10 Go you, go you thorowe the gates, make cleane the way for the people, make
playne, make playne the foote path, and take away the stones out of it, and set
out a token for the people.
11 Beholde, the Lorde proclaymeth vnto the endes of the worlde, tell the
daughter Sion, See thy sauiour commeth, beholde he bringeth his recompence with
hym, and his worke go before hym.
12 For they whom the Lorde deliuereth, shalbe called the holy people: and as for
thee, thou shalt be named the greatlye occupied, and not the forsaken citie.
1 What is he this that commeth fro
, with red coloured clothes from Bosra? He is honourablye arrayed, and commeth
in mightyly with his power: I am he that teacheth righteousnesse, and am of
power to helpe.
2 Wherefore then is thy clothing red, and thy rayment like his that treadeth in
the wine presse?
3 I haue troden the presse my selfe alone, and of all people there is not one
with me: Thus wyll I treade them downe in my wrath, and set my feete vpon them
in myne indignation, and their blood shal be sprong vpon my clothes, and so wyll
I stayne all my rayment.
4 For the day of vengeaunce is assigned in my heart, and the yere when my people
shalbe deliuered is come.
5 I loked about me, and there was no man to shewe me any helpe, I marueyled that
no man helde me vp: Then I helde me by myne owne arme, and my feruentnesse
6 And thus wyll I treade downe the people in my wrath, and bathe them in my
displeasure, and vpon the earth will I lay their strength.
7 I wyll declare the goodnesse of the Lorde, yea and the prayse of the Lorde for
all that he hath geuen vs, for the great good that he hath done for Israel,
whiche he hath geuen them of his owne fauour, and according to the multitude of
his louing kindnesses.
8 For he sayde, These no doubt are my people, and no shrinking chyldren: and so
was he their sauiour.
9 In their troubles, he was also troubled with them, and the angell that went
foorth from his presence deliuered them: of very loue and kindnesse that he had
vnto them, he redeemed them, he hath borne them and caried them vp euer since
the worlde began.
10 But after they prouoked hym to wrath and vexed his holy spirite, he was their
enemie, and fought against them hym selfe.
11 Yet remembred
the olde time, of Moyses and his people, saying: where is he that brought them
from the water of the sea, with them that feede his sheepe? Where is he that
hath geuen his holy spirite among them?
12 He led them by the right hande of Moyses with his glorious arme, deuiding the
water before them, wherby he gat him selfe an euerlasting name.
13 He led them in the deepe as an horse is led in the playne, that they shoulde
14 As a tame beast goeth in the fielde, and the spirite of God geueth hym rest:
thus (O God) hast thou led thy people, to make thy selfe a glorious name withall.
15 Loke downe then from heauen, and beholde from the dwelling place of thy
sanctuarie and thy glorie: Howe is it that thy gelousie, thy strength, the
multitude of thy mercies, and thy louing kindnesse wyll not be intreated of vs?
16 Yet art thou our father: for Abraham knoweth vs not, neither is
acquainted with vs: but thou Lorde art our father and redeemer, and thy name is
17 O Lorde, wherefore hast thou led vs out of the way? wherefore hast thou
hardened our heartes that we feare thee not? Be at one with vs agayne for thy
seruauntes sake, and for the generation of thyne heritage.
18 Thy holy people haue had but a litle whyle thy sanctuarie in possession, for
our enemies haue troden downe thy holy place.
19 And we were thyne from the beginning, when thou wast not their Lorde, for
they haue not called vpon thy name.
1 O that thou wouldest cleaue the heauens in sunder & come downe, that the
mountaines might melt away at thy presence:
2 Like as at an hotte fire, and [that the malitious might boyle away] as the
water doth vpon the fire: whereby thy name might be knowen among thyne enemies,
and that the gentiles might tremble before thee.
3 When thou wroughtest wonderous straunge workes, we looked not for them: thou
camest downe, and the hilles melted at thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the worlde it hath not ben hearde or perceaued,
neither hath any eye seene another God beside thee, whiche doest so muche for
them that put their trust in thee.
5 Thou helpest hym that doth right with chearefulnesse, and them that thinke
vpon thee in thy wayes: but lo, thou hast ben angrie, for we offended, and haue
ben euer in sinne, though the worlde hath cleaued to them, yet shall we be saued.
6 We are all as an vncleane thing, and all our righteousnesse are as tilthy
ragges: we fal euerychone as the leafe, for our sinnes
vs away lyke the winde.
7 There is no man that calleth vpon thy name, that standeth vp to take hold by
thee: therefore hidest thou thy face from vs, and consumest vs, because of our
8 But nowe, O Lorde, thou father of ours, we are thy clay, and thou art our
potter, and we all are the worke of thy handes.
9 Be not to sore displeased O Lord, and kepe not our offences to long in thy
remembraunce: but consider that we all are thy people.
10 The cities of thy sanctuarie lye waste, Sion is a wildernesse, and Hierusalem
11 Our holy house whiche is our beautie where our fathers praysed thee, is brent
vp: yea, all our commodities and pleasures are wasted away.
12 Wylt thou not be intreated O Lorde, for all this wylt thou holde thy peace,
and scourge vs so sore?
1 They seeke me, that hitherto haue not asked for me, they finde me, that
hitherto haue not sought me: I haue saide, I am here, I am here, I am founde of
a people that neuer called vpon my name.
2 For thus long haue I euer holden out mine handes to an vnfaythfull people that
go not the right way, but after their owne imagination:
3 To a people that is euer defiyng me to my face, they make their oblations in
gardens, and their smoke vpon aulters of bricke.
4 They lurke among the groues, and lye in the dennes all night: they eate swines
fleshe, and vncleane broth is in their vessels.
5 If thou commest nye them, they say, touche me not, for I am holyer then thou:
All these men when I am angry, shalbe turned to smoke and fire that shall burne
6 Beholde, it is written before my face, and shall not be forgotten, but
recompenced: I shall rewarde it them into their bosome.
7 [I meane] your misdeedes, and the misdeedes of your fathers together saith the
Lord, which haue made their smokes vpon the mountaines, and blasphemed me vpon
the hilles: therefore wyll I measure their olde deedes into their bosome agayne.
8 Moreouer, thus saith the Lord: Like as when newe wine is founde in the
cluster, and one saith, Lose it not, for there is blessing therein: euen so wyll
I do also for my seruauntes sakes, that I wyll not destroy them all.
9 But I will take a seede out of Iacob, and out of Iuda one, to take possession
of my hill: My chosen shall possesse it, and my seruauntes shall dwell there.
10 Saron shalbe a sheepefolde, and the
shall geue the stalling for the cattell of my people that seeke after me.
11 But as for you, ye are they that haue forsaken the Lorde, and forgotten my
holy hyll: ye haue set vp an aulter vnto Iupiter, and geuen riche drinke
offeringes vnto the planets:
12 Therfore wyll I number you to the sworde, that ye shalbe destroyed
altogether: for that when I called, no man gaue me aunswere, when I spake, ye
hearkened not vnto me, but dyd wickednesse before mine eyes, and chose the
thinges that pleased me not.
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Beholde, my seruauntes shall eate, but ye
shall haue hunger: beholde, my seruauntes shall drinke, but ye shall suffer
thirst: beholde, my seruauntes shalbe merie, but ye shalbe confounded:
14 Beholde, my seruauntes shall reioyce for very quietnesse of heart: but ye
shal crye for sorowe of heart, and complaine for vexation of minde.
15 Your name shall ye leaue accursed among my chosen: for God the Lorde shall
slay you, and call his seruauntes by another name.
16 Who so reioyceth vpon earth, shall reioyce in the true God, and who so
sweareth vpon earth, shall sweare in the true God: for the olde afflictions
shalbe forgotten, and taken away out of my sight.
17 For lo, I shall make a newe heauen and a newe earth: and as for the olde,
they shall neuer be thought vpon, nor kept in minde:
18 [But the Lorde saith] Be glad and euermore reioyce for the things that I
shall do: For why? beholde, I shall make a ioyfull Hierusalem, and his people
19 Yea, I my selfe will reioyce with Hierusalem, and be glad with my people: and
the voyce of weeping and wayling shall not be hearde in her from thencefoorth.
20 There shall neither be chylde nor olde man that haue not their full dayes:
but when the chylde commeth to an hundred yeres olde it shal dye, and if he that
is an hundred yeres of age do wrong, he shalbe cursed.
21 They shall buylde houses and dwell in them, they shall plant vineyardes and
eate the fruite of them.
22 They shall not buylde and another possesse, they shall not plant and another
eate: but the life of my people shalbe like a tree, and mine elect shall enioy
styll the worke of their handes.
23 They shall not labour in vayne, nor beget with trouble: for they are the hye
blessed seede of the Lorde, and their fruites with them.
24 And it shalbe, that or euer they call, I shall aunswere them, whyle they are
yet but thinking howe to speake, I shal heare them.
25 The woolfe and the lambe shal feede together, and the lion shall eate hay
like the bullocke, but earth shalbe the serpentes meate: There shal no man hurt
nor slay another in al my holy hill, saith the Lorde.
1 Thus saith the Lorde: Heauen is my seate, and the earth is my footstoole:
Where shall nowe the house stande that ye wyll builde vnto me? And where shalbe
the place that I wyll dwell in?
2 As for these thynges, my hande hath made them all, and they are all created
saith the Lorde: which of them shall I then regarde? Euen hym that is poore and
of a lowly troubled spirite, and standeth in awe of my wordes.
3 For who so slayeth an oxe [for me, doth me so great dishonour] as he that
killeth a man: He that killeth a sheepe for me knetcheth a dogge: He that
bryngeth me meate offerynges, offereth sivynes blood, who so maketh me a
memorial of incense, prayseth the thyng that is vnryght: Yet take they such
wayes in hande, and their soule delyghteth in these abhominations.
4 Therfore wyll I also haue pleasure in laughyng them to scorne, & the thyng
that they feare will I bring vpon them: For when I called, no man gaue aunswere,
when I spake, they woulde not heare: but did wickednesse before mine eyes, and
chose the thynges that displeased me.
5 Heare the worde of God all ye that feare the thyng which he speaketh: Your
brethren that hate you and cast you out for my name sake, say, The Lorde is
heynous agaynst vs: but you shall see hym in ioy, when they shalbe confounded.
6 Then shalbe hearde a great noyse from the citie and the temple, the voyce of
the Lorde, that wyll rewarde and recompence his enemies:
7 Lyke as when a wife bringeth foorth a man childe, or euer she suffer the payne
of the birth & anguishe of the trauayle.
8 Who euer heard or sawe such thinges? doth the grounde beare in one day? or are
the people borne all at once, as Sion trauayled in childe birth and bare her
9 For thus saith the Lorde: Am I he that maketh other to beare, and beare not my
selfe? Am not I he that beareth and maketh barren, saith thy God?
10 Reioyce with Hierusalem, and be glad with her all ye that loue her, be
ioyfull with her all ye that mourne for her.
11 For ye shall sucke comfort out of her breastes, and be satisfied: Ye shall
taste, and haue delyte in the bryghtnesse of her glorie.
12 For thus saith the Lorde: Beholde, I wyll let peace into her lyke a water
fludde, and the glory of the heathen like a flowing streame: Then shall ye sucke,
ye shalbe borne vpon her sydes, and be ioyfull vpon her knees.
13 For lyke as a chylde is comforted of his mother: so shall I comfort you, and
ye shalbe comforted in Hierusalem.
14 And when ye see this, your heart shall reioyce, and your bones shall florishe
lyke an hearbe: Thus shall the hande of the Lorde be knowen among his seruauntes,
and his indignation among his enemies.
15 For beholde the Lorde shall come with fire, and his charret shalbe lyke a
whirle wynde: that he may recompence his vengeaunce in his wrath, and his
indignation with the flambe of fire.
16 For the Lorde shall iudge all fleshe with the fire and with his sworde, and
there shalbe a great number slayne of the Lorde.
17 Such as haue made them selues holy and cleane in the gardens, and those that
haue eaten swines fleshe, mice, and other abhominations, shalbe taken away
together saith the Lorde.
18 For I do knowe their workes and thoughtes, and I wyll come to gather all
people and tongues: then they shall come and see my glorie.
19 Unto them shall I geue a token, and sende certayne of the that be deliuered
among the gentiles, into Cilicia, Affrica, and Lydia, where men can handle bowes,
into Italie, and also Greeke lande: The Isles farre of that haue not hearde
speake of me, and haue not seene my glorie, shall preache my prayse among the
20 And shall bryng all your brethren for an offeryng vnto the Lorde out of all
the people, vpon horses, charettes, and horslitters, vpon mules and cartes, to
Hierusalem my holy hil saith the Lord: lyke as the children of
bryng the offeryng in cleane vessels to the house of the Lorde.
21 And I shal take out certayne of them for to be priestes and Leuites, saith
22 For lyke as the newe heauen and the newe earth which I wyll make, shalbe fast
stablished by me, saith the Lorde: so shall your seede & your name continue.
23 And it shall come to passe, that from moone to his moone, from Sabbath to his
Sabbath, all fleshe shall come to worship before me, saith the Lorde.
24 And they shall go foorth and loke vpon the carions of them that haue
transgressed agaynst me: for their wormes shall not dye, neither shall their
fire be quenched, and all fleshe shall abhorre them.