Isaiah 2

The City of Peace

1The vision that Isaiah a son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

2 In b the last days c
the mountain of the Lord’s house d will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
All nations will stream to it, e
3 and many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob. f
He will teach us about His ways
so that we may walk in His paths.”
For instruction will go out of
Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the future
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He will settle disputes among the nations
and provide arbitration for many peoples.
They will turn their swords into plows
and their spears into pruning knives. h
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will never again train for war. i

The Day of the Lord

5 House of Jacob,
come and let us walk in the Lord’s light. j
6 For You have abandoned k Your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of
divination: An attempt to foresee future events or discover hidden knowledge by means of physical objects such as water, arrows, flying birds, or animal livers
divination from the East
and of fortune-tellers m like the Philistines. n
They are in league
Or They teem, or They partner; Hb obscure
with foreigners.
7 Their
Lit Its
= the house of Jacob
land is full of silver and gold,
and there is no limit to their treasures;
their land is full of horses,
and there is no limit to their chariots. r
8 Their land is full of idols; s
they bow down to the work of their hands,
to what their fingers have made. t
9 So humanity is brought low,
and man is humbled.
Do not forgive them! u
10 Go into the rocks v
and hide in the dust
from the terror of the Lord w
and from His majestic splendor. x
11 Human pride
Lit Mankind’s proud eyes
will be humbled z
and the loftiness of men will be brought low;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day.

12 For a day belonging to the Lord of
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty ab
against all that is lifted up – it will be humbled
13 against all the cedars of Lebanon ac
lofty and lifted up,
against all the oaks of Bashan ad
14 against all the high mountains ae
against all the lofty hills,
15 against every high tower af
against every fortified wall,
16 against every ship of Tarshish ag
and against every splendid sea vessel.
17 So human pride will be brought low,
and the loftiness of men will be humbled;
the Lord alone will be exalted on that day. ah
18 The idols will vanish completely.

19 People will go into caves in the rocks ai
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor,
when He rises to terrify the earth. aj
20 On that day people will throw
their silver and gold idols ak
which they made to worship,
to the moles and the bats.
21 They will go into the caves of the rocks
and the crevices in the cliffs,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor al
when He rises to terrify the earth.
22 Put no more trust in man,
who has only the breath in his nostrils. am
What is he really worth?
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