The damnable nature of sin.
Isaiah 59:1 Beholde, the LORDS hand is not shortened, that it cannot saue: neither his eare heauie, that it cannot heare. Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities haue separated betweene you and your God, and your sinnes haue hid [his] face from you, that he will not heare.
The sins of the Jews.
Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquitie, your lippes haue spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered peruersnesse. Isaiah 59:4 None calleth for iustice, nor any pleadeth for trueth: they trust in vanity and speake lies; they conceiue mischiefe, and bring forth iniquitie. Isaiah 59:5 They hatch cockatrice egges, and weaue the spiders web: he that eateth of their egges dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Isaiah 59:6 Their webbes shall not become garments, neither shall they couer themselues with their workes: their workes [are] workes of iniquitie, and the act of violence [is] in their hands. Isaiah 59:7 Their feete runne to euill, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity, wasting & destruction [are] in their paths. Isaiah 59:8 The way of peace they know not, and [there is] no iudgement in their goings: they haue made them crooked pathes; whosoeuer goeth therein, shall not know peace.
Calamity is for sin.
Isaiah 59:9 Therefore is iudgement farre from vs, neither doth iustice ouertake vs: we waite for light, but behold obscuritie, for brightnesse, [but] we walke in darknesse. Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eies: we stumble at noone day as in the night, [we are] in desolate places as dead men. Isaiah 59:11 We roare all like beares, and mourne sore like doues: we looke for iudgement, but [there is] none; for saluation, [but] it is farre off from vs. Isaiah 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sinnes testifie against vs: for our transgressions [are] with vs, and as for our iniquities, we know them: Isaiah 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and reuolt, conceiuing and vttering from the heart words of falshood. Isaiah 59:14 And iudgement is turned away backward, and iustice standeth a farre off: for truth is fallen in the streete, and equitie cannot enter. Isaiah 59:15 Yea truth faileth, and he that departeth from euill maketh himselfe a pray: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him, that [there was] no iudgement.
Salvation is only of God.
Isaiah 59:16 And hee saw that [there was] no man, and wondered that [there was] no intercessour. Therefore his arme brought saluation vnto him, and his righteousnesse, it sustained him. Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousnesse as a brestplate, and an helmet of saluation vpon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeale as a cloake. Isaiah 59:18 According to [their] deedes accordingly he will repay, furie to his aduersaries, recompence to his enemies, to the ylands he will repay recompence. Isaiah 59:19 So shall they feare the name of the LORD from the West, and his glory from the rising of the sunne: when the enemie shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the LORD shall lift vp a standard against him.
The Covenant of the Redeemer.
Isaiah 59:20 And the redeemer shall come to Zion, and vnto them that turne from transgression in Iacob, saith the LORD. Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this [is] my couenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] vpon thee, and my words which I haue put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of the seede, nor out of the mouth of thy seedes seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth, and for euer.