Isaiah 33 King James Version

The LORD Will Bring Salvation

33 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. 2  O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 3  At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. 4  And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them. 5  The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. 6  And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: [1] the fear of the Lord is his treasure. 7  Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. 8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. 9  The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits. 10  Now will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. 11  Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. 12  And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

13  Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? 15  He that walketh righteously, [2] and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16  He shall dwell on high: [3] his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 17  Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. 18  Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver [4] where is he that counted the towers? 19  Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering [5] tongue, that thou canst not understand. 20  Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. 21  But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. 22  For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, [6] the Lord is our king; he will save us. 23  Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey. 24  And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

Footnotes

[1] 33:6 salvation: Heb. salvations

[2] 33:15 righteously: Heb. in righteousnesses

[3] 33:16 high: Heb. heights, or, high places

[4] 33:18 receiver: Heb. weigher?

[5] 33:19 stammering: or, ridiculous

[6] 33:22 lawgiver: Heb. statutemaker

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