God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Woe to thee that spoylest, and wast not spoyled: and doest wickedly, and they did not wickedly against thee: when thou shalt cease to spoyle, thou shalt be spoyled: when thou shalt make an ende of doing wickedly, they shall doe wickedly against thee. Isaiah 33:2 O Lorde, haue mercie vpon vs, wee haue waited for thee: be thou, which waste their arme in the morning, our helpe also in time of trouble. Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of the tumult, the people fled: at thine exalting the nations were scattered. Isaiah 33:4 And your spoyle shall be gathered like the gathering of caterpillers: and he shall go against him like the leaping of grashoppers. Isaiah 33:5 The Lorde is exalted: for hee dwelleth on hie: he hath filled Zion with iudgement & iustice. Isaiah 33:6 And there shall be stabilitie of thy times, strength, saluation, wisdome and knowledge: for the feare of the Lord shalbe his treasure. Isaiah 33:7 Behold, their messengers shal cry without, and ye ambassadours of peace shal weepe bitterly. Isaiah 33:8 The pathes are waste: the wayfaring man ceaseth: hee hath broken the couenant: hee hath contemned the cities: he regarded no man. Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourneth & fainteth: Lebanon is ashamed, and hewen downe: Sharon is like a wildernes, and Bashan is shaken and Carmel. Isaiah 33:10 Now will I arise, saith the Lord: now will I be exalted, now will I lift vp my selfe. Isaiah 33:11 Ye shall conceiue chaffe, and bring forth stubble: the fire of your breath shall deuoure you. Isaiah 33:12 And the people shall be as the burning of lime: and as the 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 ye that are neere, know my power. Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraide: a feare is come vpon the hypocrites: who among vs shall dwel with the deuouring fire? who among vs shall dwell with the euerlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:15 Hee that walketh in iustice, and speaketh righteous things, refusing gaine of oppression, shaking his handes from taking of gifts, stopping his eares from hearing of blood, and shutting his eyes from seeing euill. Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on hie: his defence shall be the munitions of rockes: bread shalbe giuen him, and his waters shalbe sure. Isaiah 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the King in his glory: they shall beholde the lande farre off. Isaiah 33:18 Thine heart shall meditate feare, Where is the scribe? where is the receiuer? where is hee that counted the towres? Isaiah 33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a darke speache, that thou canst not perceiue, and of a stammering tongue that thou canst not vnderstande. Isaiah 33:20 Looke vpon Zion the citie of our solemne feastes: thine eyes shall see Ierusalem a quiet habitation, a Tabernacle that can not be remooued: and the stakes thereof can neuer be taken away, neither shall any of the cordes thereof be broken. Isaiah 33:21 For surely there the mightie Lorde will be vnto vs, as a place of floods and broade riuers, whereby shall passe no shippe with oares, neither shall great shippe passe thereby. Isaiah 33:22 For the Lorde is our Iudge, the Lord is our lawe giuer: the Lord is our King, he will saue vs. Isaiah 33:23 Thy cordes are loosed: they could not wel strengthen their maste, neither coulde they spread the saile: then shall the praye be deuided for a great spoile: yea, the lame shal take away the pray. Isaiah 33:24 And none inhabitant shall say, I am sicke: the people that dwell therein, shall haue their iniquitie forgiuen.