Syria and Israel are threatened.
Isaiah 17:1 Thys is the heuye burthen vpon Damascus: Beholde, Damascus is taken awaye, to be nomore a citye, but shalbe an heape of broken stones. Isaiah 17:2 The waste cityes of Aroer shalbe foldes for catel which shal lye there, and there shalbe none to fraye them awaye Isaiah 17:3 Ephraim also shall nomore be strong, & Damascus shall nomore be a kyngdome, & the remnaunt of Syria shalbe as þe glorye of þe children of Israel, sayeth þe Lord of hostes. Isaiah 17:4 And in þt daye it shal come to passe þt Iacob shalbe made very poore, & þe fatnesse of hys fleshe shall waxe leane. Isaiah 17:5 And he shalbe as one þt gathereth vp corne in haruest, euen lyke him whose arme reapeth þe eares of corne. He shalbe also lyke hym þt gathereth eares of corne in the valley of Rephaim.
A remnant shall forsake idolatry.
Isaiah 17:6 Some gathering in dede shal there be left in it, euen as in the shakyng of an olyue tre there remayne two or thre beryes in the toppe of the vppermost bowe, & foure or fyue in þe brode frutefull braunches therof, sayeth the Lorde God of Israel. Isaiah 17:7 Then shall man turne agayne to his maker, & his eyes shall haue respecte to þe holy one of Israel. Isaiah 17:8 As for the altares which are his awne handy worke, he shal not regarde them, & the thynges þt his fyngers haue made (as groues & ymages) those shall he not cast his eye vnto.
The rest shall be plagued for their impiety.
Isaiah 17:9 In þt daye shal their strong cities be as the forsaken shrubbes & braunches, which they left because of the children of Israel, & the londe shalbe desolate. Isaiah 17:10 Because thou hast forgotten God thy saluacion, and hast not bene myndefull of thy strong rock, therfore shalt thou set pleasaunt plantes, & shalt graffe the braunche of another mans vyne. Isaiah 17:11 In the daye shalt thou make thy plant to growe, & early in the mornynge shalt thou make thy sede to florish. The haruest shalbe gone in the daye of enheritaunce, & there shalbe sorowe without hope of comforte.
The woe of Israel's enemies.
Isaiah 17:12 Wo shalbe to the multitude of moche people, which shall make a sounde lyke the noyse of þe see: And the violence of þe nacions, which shal rage lyke the russhyng in of many waters: Isaiah 17:13 Euen lyke many waters shall the people rage. God shall rebuke him, and he shal flye farre of. He shalbe chaced awaye lyke as drye strawe vpon the mountaynes before the wynde, and lyke a thing that turneth before the storme. Isaiah 17:14 At euen beholde, there is trouble: & or euer it be mornyng, lo, he is gone. This is þe porcyon of them that oppresse vs, and the lott of them that robbe vs.