God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Therfore wo vnto the (o robber) shalt not thou be robbed also? and vnto the that laiest wait, as who saye there shulde no waite be layde for the? Wo vnto the which doest hurte, euen so shalt thou be hurt also. And as thou layest waite, so shal wait be layde for the also. Isaiah 33:2 LORDE be merciful vnto vs, we wait for the. Thine arme is at a poynte to vyset vs, but be thou oure health in the tyme of trouble. Isaiah 33:3 Graute that the people maye fle at the anger of thy voyce, & that at thy vpstondinge the Gentiles maye be scatred abrode, Isaiah 33:4 and that their spoyle maye be gathered, as the greshoppers are comonly gathered together in to the pyt. Isaiah 33:5 Stonde vp LORDE, thou that dwellest on hie: Let Sio be fylled with equyte and rightuousnesse. Isaiah 33:6 Let treuth and faithfulnesse be in hir tyme: power, health, wisdome, knowlege & the feare of God are hir treasure. Isaiah 33:7 Beholde, their aungels crie with out, the messaungers of peace wepe bytterly. Isaiah 33:8 The stretes are waist, there walketh no man therin, the appoyntmen is broken, the cities are despised, they are not regarded, Isaiah 33:9 the desolate earth is in heuynes. Libanus taketh it but for a sporte, that it is hewen downe: Saron is like a wyldernes: Basa & Charmel are turned vpside downe. Isaiah 33:10 And therfore saieth ye LORDE: I wil vp, now wil I get vp, now wil I aryse. Isaiah 33:11 Ye shal conceaue stubble, and beare strawe, & youre sprete shalbe the fyre, that it maye consume you: Isaiah 33:12 & the people shalbe burnt like lyme, & as thornes burne that are hewen of, & cast in the fyre.
The privileges of the godly.
Isaiah 33:13 Now herken to (ye that are farre of) how I do with them, & cosidre my glory, ye that be at honde. Isaiah 33:14 The synners at Sion are afrayde, a sodane fearfulnesse is come vpon the ypocrytes. What is he amonge us (saye they) that will dwell by that consumynge fyre? which of vs maye abyde that euerlastinge heate? Isaiah 33:15 He that ledeth a godly life (saye I) & speaketh the treuth: He that abhorreth to do violence and disceate: he that kepeth his hode that he touch no rewarde: which stoppeth his eares, that he heare no councel agaynst the innocent: which holdeth downe his eyes, that he se no euel. Isaiah 33:16 He it is, that shal dwel on hie, whose sauegarde shalbe in the true rocke, to him shalbe geuen the right true meat & drynke. Isaiah 33:17 His eyes shal se the kynge in his glory: & in the wyde worlde, Isaiah 33:18 and his herte shal delite in the feare of God. What shal then become of the scrybe? of the Senatoure? what of him that teacheth childre? Isaiah 33:19 There shalt thou not se a people of a straunge tuge, to haue so diffused a laguage, that it maye not be vnderstonde: nether so straunge a speache, but it shal be perceaued. Isaiah 33:20 There shal Sion be sene, the head citie of oure solempne feastes. There shal thine eyes se Ierusalem that glorious habitation: the tabernacle that neuer shal remoue, whose nales shal neuer be taken out worlde without ende, whose coardes euerychone shal neuer corruppe: Isaiah 33:21 for the glorious Magesty of the LORDE shal there be present amoge vs. In that place (where fayre broade ryuers & streames are) shal nether Gallye rowe, ner greate shippe sale. Isaiah 33:22 For the LORDE shalbe oure capteyne, the LORDE shalbe oure lawe geuer, The LORDE shalbe oure kinge, & he himself shalbe oure Sauioure. Isaiah 33:23 There are the coardes so layd abrode, that they ca not be better: The mast set vp of soch a fashion, that no baner ner sale hageth thero: but there is dealed greate spoyle, yee lame men runne after the pray. Isaiah 33:24 There lieth no ma that saieth: I am sick, but all euel is taken awaye from the people, that dwel there.