God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Wo to the that destroiest, when thou waste not destroyed, thou breakest the leage, where as none hath broken it with the: for when thou shalt leaue destroying, thou thy self shalt be destroyed. And when thou ceasest from breakinge the leage, then shall they breake it to the. Isaiah 33:2 O Lorde, haue mercy vpon vs: we haue put our hole trust in the. Be an arme to suche early: and our helth, in þe tyme of trouble. Isaiah 33:3 At that confuse noyse, the people fledd, and at thyne exaltinge, the Heythen were scatred. Isaiah 33:4 And the spoyles shalbe gathered (which shalbe youres) as are the gathering of Bruchus. And the multitude going to it, shalbe as locustes runnyng to and fro. Isaiah 33:5 The Lorde is exalted, for it is he þt dwelleth an hye: he hath fylled Zion with iudgement and righteousnes. Isaiah 33:6 And a sure stablysshing of thy tymes shalbe strength, health, wisdome & knowledge: and the very feare of the Lorde shalbe þe treasure of it. Isaiah 33:7 Beholde, þe messengers shall crie without: & the ambassatours of peace shall weape bytterly: Isaiah 33:8 The stretes are wast, ther walketh no man therin: God hath broken the appoyntment, the cyties are cast awaye, & men are nothing regarded Isaiah 33:9 þe desolat erth is in heuynes. Libanus is shamed: & hewen downe. Saron is lyke a wyldernes: Basan & Charmel are despoyled of their frutes. Isaiah 33:10 And therfore sayth the Lord: I will vp nowe: now will I be auaunced: now will I be exalted as a mightye God. Isaiah 33:11 Ye shall conceaue stubble, & beare strawe, & youre sprete shalbe the fyer, þt it maye consume you, Isaiah 33:12 & þe people shalbe burnt like lyme, & as thornes burne þt are hewen of, & cast in the fyer.
The privileges of the godly.
Isaiah 33:13 Now herken to ye þt are farre of how I haue done, & considre my power, ye þt be at hande. Isaiah 33:14 The sinners at Zion are afrayde, a soden fearfulnes is come vpon þe ypocrites. What is he amonge vs, say they, þt shall dwell by þe consuming fier? which of vs maye abyde that euerlasting heat? Isaiah 33:15 He þt ledeth a godly lyfe, say I, & speaketh the trueth. He þt abhorreth gaines wonne by violence & disceyte: he þt kepeth his hande þt he touch no rewarde: which stoppeth his eares, þt he heare no councell agenst þe innocent bloude: which holdeth downe his eyes, þt he se none euell. Isaiah 33:16 He it is, þt shall dwell on hye: whose sauegarde shalbe in a bulwarcke of rockes, to hym shalbe geuen meate, & hys waters shall not fayle. Isaiah 33:17 Thyne eies shall se þe king in his glory: euen þe king of þe farre countreis shall they se: Isaiah 33:18 thine herte studied for feare thinkinge thus. What shall then become of þe scribe? of þe receyuer of our money? what of him þt taxed our fairest houses? Isaiah 33:19 There shalt þu not se a people a straunge tong to haue so diffused a language, þt it may not be vnderstand: nether so straunge a speach but it shalbe perceaued. Isaiah 33:20 There shall Zion be sene the heed citye of oure solempne feastes. There shall thyne eyes se Ierusalem that glorious habitatyon: þe tabernacle þt neuer shall remoue: whose nayles shall neuer be taken out world wt out ende: whose coardes euerychone shall neuer corrupte: Isaiah 33:21 for the gloryous magestie of þe Lorde shall there be present among vs: as a place, where fayre broade ryuers & streames are, thorow the which shall nether galey rowe, ner greate shyppe sayle. Isaiah 33:22 For the Lorde is our iudge, the Lorde is our lawe geuer. The Lorde is our king, and he him selfe shalbe our sauioure. Isaiah 33:23 There are þe coardes so layde abroade, þt they cannot be better. And therfore they haue not fyxed their maste, nor spredde abroade their sayle. Then there is dealed great spoyle: yee, lame men ronne after the pray. Isaiah 33:24 There lyeth no man that sayth: I am syck, but all euell is taken awaye from the people that dwell there.