Isaiah 2

Isaiah 2

The LORD’s mountain
1This is what Isaiah, Amoz’s son, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2In the days to come
the mountain of the LORD’s house
will be the highest of the mountains.
It will be lifted above the hills;
peoples will stream to it.
3Many nations will go and say,
“Come, let’s go up to the LORD’s mountain,
to the house of Jacob’s God
so that he may teach us his ways
and we may walk in God’s paths.”
Instruction will come from Zion;
the LORD’s word from Jerusalem.
4God will judge between the nations,
and settle disputes of mighty nations.
Then they will beat their swords into iron plows
and their spears into pruning tools.
Nation will not take up sword against nation;
they will no longer learn how to make war.
5Come, house of Jacob,
let’s walk by the LORD’s light.
Everyone is brought low
6You have abandoned your people,
house of Jacob.
They are full of sorcerers from the east and fortune-tellers like the Philistines;
they hold hands with foreigners’ children.#2.6 Heb uncertain
7Their land is full of silver and gold;
they have countless treasures.
Their land is filled with horses;
they have countless chariots.
8Their land is filled with idols;
they worship their handiwork,
what their own fingers have made.
9Humanity will be brought down;
each person laid low—don’t lift them up!#2.9 Or don’t forgive them
10Go into the rocks,
and hide yourself in the dust from the terror of the LORD,
from the splendor of God’s majesty!
11People’s proud gazing will be stopped
and humanity’s arrogance brought down;
the LORD alone will be exalted on that day.
12The LORD of heavenly forces has planned a day:
against all that is prideful and haughty;
against all that is lofty, and it will be laid low;#2.12 LXX and high
13against all the cedars of Lebanon, high and lofty;
against all the oaks of Bashan;
14against all the high mountains;
against all the lofty hills;
15against every tall tower;
against every fortified wall;
16against all the ships of Tarshish;
against all the wonderful boats.#2.16 Heb uncertain
17People’s pride will be brought down
and human arrogance humiliated.
The LORD alone will be exalted on that day;
18the idols will completely pass away.
19Go into caves in the rocks
and holes in the dust
before the terror of the LORD
and the splendor of God’s majesty,
when he arises to terrify the earth.
20On that day, people will toss
to the rodents#2.20 Heb uncertain and to the bats
their idols of silver and idols of gold,
which they made for themselves to worship.
21They will hide in fissures of rocks and in crevices of cliffs
before the terror of the LORD
and the splendor of God’s majesty
when he arises to terrify the earth.
22Quit admiring the human race,
who breathe through their nostrils.
Why should they be admired?

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