1This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:2In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.3Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.4He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.5Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.
The Day of the Lord
6You, Lord, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs.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 idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.9So people will be brought low and everyone humbled— do not forgive them.10Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty!11The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.12The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),13for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,14for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,15for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,16for every trading ship and every stately vessel.17The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,18and the idols will totally disappear.19People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.20In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.21They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.22Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
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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)