1 The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2 And it shall come to pass
in the last days, when the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established
in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house
of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth
the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and
they shall beat their swords
into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks -- nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall
they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye and let us walk in the light of the Lord; yea, come, for ye have all gone
astray, every one to his wicked ways.
6 Therefore, O Lord, thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from
the east, and hearken unto soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is
also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots.
8 Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers
9 And the mean man boweth not down, and the great man humbleth himself not, therefore, forgive him not.
10 O ye wicked ones, enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for the fear of the Lord and the
glory of his majesty shall smite thee.
11 And it shall come to pass that
the lofty looks of man shall
be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the Lord of Hosts soon cometh upon all nations, yea, upon every one; yea, upon the proud
and lofty, and upon every one who is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.
13 Yea, and the day of the Lord shall come
upon all the cedars of Lebanon, for they are high and lifted
up; and upon all the oaks of Bashan;
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills, and upon all the nations which are lifted up,
and upon every people;
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall;
16 And upon all the ships of the sea, and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the
Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for the fear of the
Lord shall come upon them and the glory of his majesty shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which he hath made for himself
to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for the fear of the Lord
shall come upon them and the majesty of his glory shall smite them, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of?