Isaiah 21The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2And in the last days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be prepared at the summit of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills, and all the nations shall flow to it. 3And many peoples will go, and they will say: “Let us approach and ascend to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4And he will judge the nations, and he will rebuke many peoples. And they shall forge their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they continue to train for battle. 5O house of Jacob, let us approach and walk in the light of the Lord. 6For you have cast aside your people, the house of Jacob, because they have been filled up, as in past times, and because they have had soothsayers as the Philistines have, and because they have joined themselves to foreign servants. 7Their land has been filled with silver and gold. And there is no end to their storehouses. 8And their land has been filled with horses. And their four-horse chariots are innumerable. And their land has been filled with idols. They have adored the work of their hands, which their own fingers have made. 9And man has bowed himself down, and so man has become debased. Therefore, you should not forgive them. 10Enter into the rock, and hide in a ditch in the soil, from the presence of the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty. 11The lofty eyes of man have been humbled, and the haughtiness of men will be bowed down. Then the Lord alone shall be exalted, in that day. 12For the day of the Lord of hosts will prevail over all the proud and self-exalted, and over all the arrogant, and each one shall be humbled, 13and over all the straight and tall cedars of Lebanon, and over all the oaks of Bashan; 14and over all the lofty mountains, and over all the elevated hills; 15and over every lofty tower, and over every fortified wall; 16and over all the ships of Tarshish, and over all the beauty that may be seen. 17And the loftiness of men will be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men will be brought low. And the Lord alone shall be exalted, in that day. 18And idols will be thoroughly crushed. 19And they will go into the caves of the rocks, and into the caverns of the earth, from the presence of the dread of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he will have risen up to strike the earth. 20In that day, man shall cast aside his idols of silver and his images of gold, which he had made for himself, as if to reverence the moles and the bats. 21And so he will go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the caverns of stone, from the presence of the dread of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he will have risen up to strike the earth. 22Therefore, rest away from man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he considers himself to be exalted.
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