Isaiah 2

God’s Universal Reign

1The word which a  Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2Now it will come about that
b  In the last days
The c  mountain of the house of the  Lord
Will be established
Lit on
as the chief of the mountains,
And will be raised above the hills;
And e  all the nations will stream to it.
3And 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;
That He may teach us
Or some of
concerning His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For the
Or instruction
law will go forth h  from Zion
And the word of the  Lord from Jerusalem.
4And He will judge between the nations,
And will
Or reprove many
render decisions for many peoples;
And j  they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
k  Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they learn war.

5Come l  house of Jacob, and let us walk in the m  light of the  Lord.
6For You have n  abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled with influences from the east,
And they are soothsayers o  like the Philistines,
And they p  strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
7Their land has also been filled with silver and gold
And there is no end to their treasures;
Their land has also been filled with q  horses
And there is no end to their chariots.
8Their land has also been r  filled with idols;
They worship the s  work of their hands,
That which their fingers have made.
9So t  the common man has been humbled
And the man of importance has been abased,
But u  do not forgive them.
10 v  Enter the rock and hide in the dust
w  From the terror of the  Lord and from the splendor of His majesty.
Lit eyes of the loftiness of men
y  proud look of man will be abased
And the z  loftiness of man will be humbled,
And the  Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

A Day of Reckoning Coming

12For the  Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning
Against aa  everyone who is proud and lofty
And against everyone who is lifted up,
That he may be abased.
13And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up,
Against all the ab  oaks of Bashan,
14Against all the ac  lofty mountains,
Against all the hills that are lifted up,
15Against every ad  high tower,
Against every fortified wall,
16Against all the ae  ships of Tarshish
And against all the beautiful craft.
17The pride of man will be humbled
And the loftiness of men will be abased;
And the  Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
18But the af  idols will completely vanish.
19 Men will ag  go into caves of the rocks
And into holes of the
Lit dust
Before the terror of the  Lord
And the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises ai  to make the earth tremble.
20In that day men will aj  cast away to the moles and the ak  bats
Their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
21In order to al  go into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs
Before the terror of the  Lord and the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises to make the earth tremble.
Lit Cease from man
an  Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
Lit in what
ap  why should he be esteemed?

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