People From Many Nations Will Worship at Mount Zion
1Here is a vision that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, had about Judah and Jerusalem.2In the last days the mountain where the Lord's temple is located will be famous. It will be the most important mountain of all. It will stand out above the hills. All of the nations will go to it.3People from many nations will go there. They will say, “Come. Let us go up to the Lord's mountain. Let's go to the house of Jacob's God. He will teach us how we should live. Then we will live the way he wants us to.” The law of the Lord will be taught at Zion. His message will go out from Jerusalem.4He will judge between the nations. He'll settle problems among many of them. They will hammer their swords into plows. They'll hammer their spears into pruning tools. Nations will not go to war against one another. They won't even train to fight anymore.5People of Jacob, come. Let us live the way the Lord has taught us to.
The Day of the Lord Is Coming
6Lord, you have deserted the people of Jacob. They are your people. The land is full of false beliefs from the east. The people practice evil magic, just as the Philistines do. They make ungodly people their friends.7Their land is full of silver and gold. There is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses. There is no end to their chariots.8Their land is full of statues of gods. They bow down to what their own hands have made. They bow down to what their fingers have shaped.9So man will be brought low. People will be put to shame. Do not forgive them.10Go and hide in caves in the rocks, you people! Hide in holes in the ground. Hide from the terror of the Lord! Hide when he comes in glory and majesty!11A man who brags will be brought low. Men who are proud will be put to shame. The Lord alone will be honored at that time.12The Lord who rules over all has set apart a day when he will judge. He has set it apart for all those who are proud and think they are important. He has set it apart for all those who brag about themselves. All of them will be brought low.13The Lord has set that day apart for all of the cedar trees in Lebanon. They are very tall. He has set it apart for all of the oak trees in Bashan.14He has set it apart for all of the towering mountains. He has set it apart for all of the high hills.15He has set it apart for every high tower and every strong wall.16He has set it apart for every trading ship and every beautiful boat.17A man who brags will be brought low. Men who are proud will be put to shame. The Lord alone will be honored at that time.18And the statues of gods will totally disappear.19People will run and hide in caves in the rocks. They will go into holes in the ground. They will run away from the terror of the Lord. They will run when he comes in glory and majesty. When he comes, he will shake the earth.20Men had made some statues of gods out of silver. They had made others out of gold. Then they worshiped them. But when the Lord comes, they will throw the statues away to the rodents and bats.21They will run and hide in caves in the rocks. They will go into holes in the cliffs. They will run away from the terror of the Lord. They will run when he comes in glory and majesty. When he comes, he will shake the earth.22Stop trusting man. He can't help you. He only lives for a little while. What good is he?
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The Mountain of the Lord
1The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.2It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, (Isa 14:13; Isa 25:6; Isa 56:7; Mic 4:1)3and many peoples shall 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 his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Zec 8:20; Lu 24:47; Joh 4:22)4He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Ps 72:3; Ps 72:7; Isa 9:7; Ho 2:18; Joe 3:10; Zec 9:10)5O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. (Isa 60:1; Eph 5:8)
The Day of the Lord
6For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of things from the east and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners. (2Ki 1:2; 2Ki 16:7; 2Ki 16:10; Mic 5:12)7Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots. (De 17:16; De 17:17; Isa 22:8; Isa 22:11; Isa 30:16; Isa 39:2; Mic 5:10)8Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made. (Isa 2:18; Isa 2:20; Isa 10:10; Isa 44:9; Jer 2:28)9So man is humbled, and each one is brought low— do not forgive them! (Isa 5:15)10Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty. (Isa 2:19; Isa 2:21; 2Th 1:9; Re 6:15)11The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. (Ps 18:27; Isa 2:17; Mic 2:3; 2Co 10:5)12For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low; (Job 40:11; Mal 4:1)13against all the cedars of Lebanon, lofty and lifted up; and against all the oaks of Bashan; (Jud 9:15; Isa 14:8; Eze 27:6; Zec 11:2)14against all the lofty mountains, and against all the uplifted hills; (Isa 30:25)15against every high tower, and against every fortified wall;16against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the beautiful craft. (1Ki 10:22; Isa 60:9)17And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. (Ps 18:27; Mic 2:3; 2Co 10:5)18And the idols shall utterly pass away. (Isa 2:8)19And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth. (Ps 76:8; Isa 2:10; Ho 10:8; Hab 3:6; Lu 23:30; Re 6:16)20In that day mankind will cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats, (Le 11:19; De 14:18; Isa 30:22; Isa 31:7)21to enter the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth. (Isa 2:19)22Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he? (Job 27:3; Ps 146:3; Jas 4:14)