Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's Kingdom.
Isaiah 2:1 The worde that Isaiah the sonne of Amoz sawe vpon Iudah and Ierusalem. Isaiah 2:2 It shall be in the last dayes, that the mountaine of the house of the Lorde shalbe prepared in the top of the mountaines, and shall be exalted aboue the hilles, and all nations shall flowe vnto it. Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go, and say, Come, and let vs go vp to the mountaine of the Lord, to the house of the God of Iaakob, and hee will teach vs his wayes, and we will walke in his paths: for the Lawe shall go foorth of Zion, and the worde of the Lord from Ierusalem, Isaiah 2:4 And he shall iudge among the nations, and rebuke many people: they shall breake their swords also into mattocks, and their speares into siethes: nation shall not lift vp a sworde against nation, neither shal they learne to fight any more. Isaiah 2:5 O house of Iaakob, come ye, and let vs walke in the Lawe of the Lord.
Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking.
Isaiah 2:6 Surely thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Iaakob, because they are full of the East maners, and are sorcerers as the Philistims, and abound with strange children. Isaiah 2:7 Their land also was full of siluer & golde, and there was none ende of their treasures: and their land was full of horses, and their charets were infinite. Isaiah 2:8 Their land also was full of idols: they worshipped the worke of their owne hands, which their owne fingers haue made. Isaiah 2:9 And a man bowed himselfe, and a man humbled himselfe: therefore spare them not.
He exhorteth to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty.
Isaiah 2:10 Enter into the rocke, and hide thee in the dust from before the feare of the Lord, and from the glory of his maiestie. Isaiah 2:11 The hie looke of man shall be humbled, and the loftinesse of men shalbe abased, and the Lord onely shall be exalted in that day. Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the Lorde of hostes is vpon all the proude and hautie, and vpon all that is exalted: and it shalbe made lowe. Isaiah 2:13 Euen vpon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are hie & exalted, & vpon all the okes of Bashan, Isaiah 2:14 And vpon all the hie mountaines, and vpon all the hilles that are lifted vp, Isaiah 2:15 And vpon euery hie tower, and vpon euery strong wall, Isaiah 2:16 And vpon all the shippes of Tarshish, and vpon all pleasant pictures. Isaiah 2:17 And the hautinesse of men shalbe brought low, and the loftinesse of men shalbe abased, and the Lord shall onely be exalted in that day. Isaiah 2:18 And the idoles will he vtterly destroy. Isaiah 2:19 Then they shall goe into the holes of the rockes, & into the caues of the earth, from before the feare of the Lorde, and from the glory of his maiestie, when he shall arise to destroy the earth. Isaiah 2:20 At that day shall man cast away his siluer idoles, & his golden idoles (which they had made themselues to worship them) to the mowles and to the backes, Isaiah 2:21 To goe into the holes of the rockes, and into the toppes of the ragged rockes from before the feare of the Lorde, and from the glory of his maiestie, when he shall rise to destroy the earth. Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from the man whose breath is in his nostrels: for wherein is he to be esteemed?