Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's Kingdom.
Isaiah 2:1 Thys is the worde þt was opened vnto Esay the sonne of Amos, vpon Iuda & Ierusalem. Isaiah 2:2 It wilbe also in the last dayes þt þe hyll where þe house of þe Lorde is builded, shall be þe chefe amonge hylles, and exalted aboue all lytle hylles. And all nacyons shall preace vnto hym, and the multytude of people shal go Isaiah 2:3 speaking thus one to another: vp, let vs go to þe hyll of the Lord, & to the house of the God of Iacob: that he maye shewe vs his waye, and þt we maye walcke in his pathes. For the lawe shall come out of Sion, and the word of the Lorde from Ierusalem, Isaiah 2:4 and shall geue sentence amonge the Heathen, and shall reforme the multitude of people: They shall breake theyr swerdes also in to mattockes, and theyr speares to make sythes. And one people shall not lyft vp weapen against another, nether shal they learne to fyght from thens forth. Isaiah 2:5 Come ye (O house of Iacob) let vs walcke in the lyght of þe Lorde.
Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking.
Isaiah 2:6 But thou hast forsaken thy people þe house of Iacob, because they go farre beyonde þe east contreys in Sorceryes (whom they haue as þe Philistines had) and in straunge chyldren they thinke them selues to haue ynough. Isaiah 2:7 Theyr land is full of siluer and gold, nether is there any ende of theyr treasure: Theyr land is also full of horses, & no ende is there of theyr charets. Isaiah 2:8 Theyr lande is also full of vayne goddes, and before þe worcke of theyr awne handes haue they bowed them selues, yee, euen before the thinge that theyr awne fyngers haue made. Isaiah 2:9 There kneleth the man, there falleth the man downe before them, but þu (o Lorde) wilt not leaue them vnpunished.
He exhorteth to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty.
Isaiah 2:10 And therfore get the in to some rock, and hyde þe in the grounde for feare of the Lord, and for the glory of his magestye: Isaiah 2:11 Which casteth downe the high lookes of presumptuous personnes, and bringeth lowe þe pryde of man, and the Lorde only shall be exalted in that daye. Isaiah 2:12 For the daye of þe Lord of Hostes shall go ouer al pride and presumption, vpon all them that exalte them selues, and shall brynge them all downe: Isaiah 2:13 vpon all þe hygh and stoute Cedre trees of Libanus, & vpon all the okes of Basan, Isaiah 2:14 vpon all hygh hylles, and vpon all stoute mountaynes, Isaiah 2:15 vpon all costly towres, & vpon all stronge walles, Isaiah 2:16 vpon all shyppes of Tharsis, and vpon euery thyng that is glorious and pleasaunt to loke vpon. Isaiah 2:17 And it shall brynge downe the pryde of man, and laye mans presumptuousnesse full lowe, and the Lorde shall only haue the vyctory in that daye. Isaiah 2:18 But the Idols shall vtterly be roted out. Isaiah 2:19 Men shall crepe in to holes of stone, and into caues of the earth, for feare of the Lorde, and for the glory of hys magesty: what tyme as he shall aryse vp to condemne þe earth. Isaiah 2:20 Then shall man cast awaye hys goddes of syluer, and hys goddes of gold (which he neuertheles had made to honour them) vnto Molles & Backes: Isaiah 2:21 And they shall crepe in to the caues and rockes, & into the clyftes of hard stones, for feare of God, and for the glory of hys magestye, whan he ryseth to condemne the earth. Isaiah 2:22 Feare not ye then any man, whose breth is in hys nostrels. For what is he of reputacion?