Click to Subscribe
Reading Plan
Bible Version
Commentary
Dictionary
Day 207 Day 208Day 209

Isaiah chapter 22

1
An oracle against the Valley of Vision: What's the matter with you? Why have all of you gone up to the rooftops?
2
The noisy city, the jubilant town, is filled with revelry. Your dead did not die by the sword; they were not killed in battle.
3
All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together; they had fled far away.
4
Therefore I said, "Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly! Do not try to comfort me about the destruction of my dear people."
5
For the Lord God of Hosts had a day of tumult, trampling, and bewilderment in the Valley of Vision-- people shouting and crying to the mountains;
6
Elam took up a quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7
Your best valleys were full of chariots, and horsemen were positioned at the gates.
8
He removed the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.
9
You saw that there were many breaches in [the walls of] the city of David. You collected water from the lower pool.
10
You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall.
11
You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.
12
On that day the Lord God of Hosts called for weeping, for wailing, for shaven heads, and for the wearing of sackcloth.
13
But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat, and drinking of wine-- "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"
14
The LORD of Hosts has revealed [this] in my hearing: "This sin of yours will never be wiped out." The Lord God of Hosts has spoken.
15
The Lord God of Hosts said: "Go to Shebna, that steward who is in charge of the palace, [and say to him:]
16
What are you doing here? Who authorized you to carve out a tomb for yourself here, carving your tomb on the height and cutting a crypt for yourself out of rock?
17
Look, young man! The LORD is about to shake you violently. He will take hold of you,
18
wind you up into a ball, and sling you into a wide land. There you will die, and there your glorious chariots will be-- a disgrace to the house of your lord.
19
I will remove you from your office; you will be ousted from your position.
20
"On that day I will call for my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
21
I will clothe him with your robe and tie your sash around him. I will put your authority into his hand, and he will be like a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the House of Judah.
22
I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one can close; what he closes, no one can open.
23
I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father's house.
24
They will hang on him the whole burden of his father's house: the descendants and the offshoots-- all the small vessels, from bowls to every kind of jar.
25
On that day"-- the declaration of the LORD of Hosts-- "the peg that was driven into a firm place will give way, be cut off, and fall, and the load on it will be destroyed." Indeed, the LORD has spoken.

Isaiah chapter 23

1
An oracle against Tyre: Wail, ships of Tarshish, for your haven has been destroyed. Word has reached them from the land of Cyprus.
2
Mourn, inhabitants of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon; your agents have crossed the sea
3
on many waters. Tyre's revenue was the grain from Shihor-- the harvest of the Nile. She was the merchant among the nations.
4
Be ashamed Sidon, the stronghold of the sea, for the sea has spoken: "I have not been in labor or given birth. I have not raised young men [or] brought up young women."
5
When the news reaches Egypt, they will be in anguish over the news about Tyre.
6
Cross over to Tarshish; wail, inhabitants of the coastland!
7
Is this your jubilant [city], whose origin was in ancient times, whose feet have taken her to settle far away?
8
Who planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose traders are princes, whose merchants are the honored ones of the earth?
9
The LORD of Hosts planned it, to desecrate all [its] glorious beauty, to disgrace all the honored ones of the earth.
10
Overflow your land like the Nile, daughter of Tarshish; there is no longer anything to restrain [you].
11
He stretched out His hand over the sea; He made kingdoms tremble. The LORD has commanded that the Canaanite fortresses be destroyed.
12
He said, "You will not rejoice any more, ravished young woman, daughter of Sidon. Get up and cross over to Cyprus-- even there you will have no rest!"
13
Look at the land of Chaldeans-- a people who no longer exist. Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They set up their siege towers and stripped its palaces. They made it a ruin.
14
Wail, ships of Tarshish, because your fortress is destroyed!
15
On that day Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years-- the life span of one king. At the end of 70 years, what the song [says] about the prostitute will happen to Tyre:
16
Pick up [your] harp, stroll through the city, prostitute forgotten [by men]. Play skillfully, sing many a song, and you will be thought of again.
17
And at the end of the 70 years, the LORD will restore Tyre and she will go back into business, prostituting herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.
18
But her profits and wages will be dedicated to the LORD. They will not be stored or saved, for her profit will go to those who live in the LORD's presence, to provide them with ample food and sacred clothing.

Isaiah chapter 24

1
Look, the LORD is stripping the earth bare and making it desolate. He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants:
2
people and priest alike, servant and master, female servant and mistress, buyer and seller, lender and borrower, creditor and debtor.
3
The earth will be stripped completely bare and will be totally plundered, for the LORD has spoken this message.
4
The earth mourns and withers; the world wastes away and withers; the exalted people of the earth waste away.
5
The earth is polluted by its inhabitants, for they have transgressed teachings, overstepped decrees, and broken the everlasting covenant.
6
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth, and its inhabitants have become guilty; the earth's inhabitants have been burned, and only a few survive.
7
The new wine mourns; the vine withers. All the carousers now groan.
8
The joyful tambourines have ceased. The noise of the jubilant has stopped. The joyful lyre has ceased.
9
They no longer sing and drink wine; beer is bitter to those who drink it.
10
The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry.
11
In the streets they cry for wine. All joy grows dark; earth's rejoicing goes into exile.
12
Only desolation remains in the city; its gate has collapsed in ruins.
13
For this is how it will be on earth among the nations: like a harvested olive tree, like a gleaning after a grape harvest.
14
They raise their voices, they sing out; they proclaim in the west the majesty of the LORD.
15
Therefore in the east honor the LORD! In the islands of the west [honor] the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
16
From the ends of the earth we hear songs: The Splendor of the Righteous One. But I said, "I waste away! I waste away! Woe is me." The treacherous act treacherously; the treacherous deal very treacherously.
17
Terror, pit, and snare [await] you who dwell on the earth.
18
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a snare. For the windows are opened from above, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
19
The earth is completely devastated; the earth is split open; the earth is violently shaken.
20
The earth staggers like a drunkard and sways like a hut. Earth's rebellion weighs it down, and it falls, never to rise again.
21
On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven above and kings of the earth below.
22
They will be gathered together like prisoners in a pit. They will be confined to a dungeon; after many days they will be punished.
23
The moon will be put to shame and the sun disgraced, because the LORD of Hosts will reign as king on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and He will [display His] glory in the presence of His elders.