God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou [wast] not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee: when thou shalt cease to spoile, thou shalt bee spoiled; [and] when thou shalt make an end to deale treacherously, they shall deale treacherously with thee. Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gratious vnto vs, we haue waited for thee: be thou their arme euery morning, our saluation also in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled: at the lifting vp of thy selfe the nations were scattered. Isaiah 33:4 And your spoile shall be gathered [like] the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of Locusts shall he runne vpon them. Isaiah 33:5 The LORD is exalted: for hee dwelleth on high, he hath filled Zion with iudgement and righteousnesse. Isaiah 33:6 And wisedome and knowledge shall be the stabilitie of thy times, [and] strength of saluation: the feare of the LORD is his treasure. Isaiah 33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadours of peace shall weepe bitterly. Isaiah 33:8 The high wayes lye waste; the way faring man ceaseth: he hath broken the couenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourneth [and] languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed [and] hewen downe: Sharon is like a wildernes, and Bashan and Carmel shake off [their fruits]. Isaiah 33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD: now will I be exalted, now will I lift vp my selfe. Isaiah 33:11 Yee shall conceiue chaffe, yee shall bring forth stubble: your breath [as] fire shall deuoure you. Isaiah 33:12 And the people shalbe [as] the burnings of lyme: [as] thornes cut vp shall they be burnt in the fire.
The privileges of the godly.
Isaiah 33:13 Heare yee that are farre off, what I haue done; and yee that are neere, acknowledge my might. Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid, fearefulnesse hath surprised the hypocrites: who among vs shall dwell with the deuouring fire? who amongst vs shall dwell with euerlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh vprightly, hee that despiseth the gaine of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his eares from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing euill: Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shalbe] the munitions of rocks, bread shalbe giuen him, his waters [shall be] sure. Isaiah 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very farre off. Isaiah 33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terrour; Where [is] the scribe? where [is] the receiuer? where [is] he that counted the towres? Isaiah 33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech then thou canst perceiue; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not vnderstand. Isaiah 33:20 Looke vpon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Ierusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken downe, not one of the stakes thereof shall euer be remoued, neither shall any of the coardes thereof be broken. Isaiah 33:21 But there the glorious LORD [will be] vnto vs a place of broad riuers [and] streames; wherein shall goe no galley with oares, neither shall gallant ship passe thereby. Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD [is] our Iudge, the LORD [is] our Lawgiuer, the LORD [is] our King, he wil saue vs. Isaiah 33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed: they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the saile: then is the praye of a great spoile diuided, the lame take the praye. Isaiah 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say; I am sicke: the people that dwel therein shalbe forgiuen [their] iniquitie.