God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Therfore wo be vnto the (O robber) shalte not thou be robbed also? and vnto the that layeste wayte, as who say: there shuld no waite be layde for the: Wo vnto the whiche doest hurte, euen so shalte thou be hurte also. And as thou layest wayte, so shall waite be layde for the also. Isaiah 33:2 Lorde be mercyful vnto vs, we wayte for the. Thyne arme is at a poynte to vyset vs, but be thou oure health in the tyme of trouble Isaiah 33:3 Graunt that the people maye fle at the anger of thy voyce, & that at thyne vpstandynge the Gentyles maye be scatred abroade, Isaiah 33:4 and that theyr spoyle maye be gathered, as the gresshoppers are comonly gathered together into the pyt. Isaiah 33:5 Stande vp Lorde, thou that dwellest on hye: Let Syon be fylled wyth equyte & rightuousnesse. Isaiah 33:6 Let trueth and faythfulnesse be in her tyme: power, health, wisdome, knowledge and the feare of God are her treasure. Isaiah 33:7 Beholde, theyr aungels crye wythout, þe messaungers of peace wepe bytterly. Isaiah 33:8 The stretes are waste, there walketh no man therein, the appoyntment is broken, the cyties are despysed, they are not regarded, Isaiah 33:9 the desolate earthe is in heuynes. Lybanus taketh it but for a sporte, that it is hewen doune: Saron is lyke a wyldernes: Basan and Charmel are turned vpsyde doune. Isaiah 33:10 And therfore sayeth the Lorde. I wyll vp, now wyll I get vp, nowe wil I aryse. Isaiah 33:11 Ye shall conceyue stubble, & bear straw, & youre sprete shall be the fyre, that it maye consume you: Isaiah 33:12 and the people shalbe burnt like lyme, and as thornes burne that are hewen of, and caste in the fyre.
The privileges of the godly.
Isaiah 33:13 Now herken to, ye that are farre of, howe I do with them, & consydre my glorye, ye that be at hande. Isaiah 33:14 The synners at Syon are afrayd a sodane fearfulnesse is come vpon the ypocrytes. What is he among vs (saye they) that will dwell by that consumynge fyre whyche of vs maye abyde that euerlastinge heate? Isaiah 33:15 He that ledeth a godly lyfe (saye I) and speaketh the trueth: He that abhorreth to do vyolence and dysceyte: he that kepeth his hande that he touche no rewarde: which stoppeth hys eares that he heare no councel agaynste the innocent: which holdeth doune hys eyes, that he se none euyll. Isaiah 33:16 He it is, that shall dwell on hye whose sauegarde shalbe in the true rocke, to him shal be geuen the right true meate and drincke. Isaiah 33:17 His eyes shall se the kynge in hys glory: and in the wyde worlde, Isaiah 33:18 and hys herte shal delyte in the feare of God. What shall then become of the scrybe? of the Senatoure what of hym that teacheth chyldren? Isaiah 33:19 There shalt thou not se a people of a straunge tounge to haue so diffused a language, that it may not be vnderstande: neyther so straunge a speache but it shall be perceyued. Isaiah 33:20 There shal Sion be sene, the head cytye of oure solempne feastes. There shal thyne eyes se Ierusalem that gloryous habytacyon: the tabernacle that neuer shal remoue, whose nayles shall neuer be taken oute worlde wythout ende, whose coardes euerychone shall neuer corrupte: Isaiah 33:21 for the gloryous Magestye of the Lorde shall there be present amonge vs. In that place, where fayre broade ryuers & streames are, shall neyther Galeyrowe, nor great shyppe tayle. Isaiah 33:22 For the Lorde shalbe oure captayne, the Lorde shalbe oure lawe geuer. The Lorde shalbe oure kynge, and he hym selfe shalbe oure sauyoure. Isaiah 33:23 There are the coardes so layde abroade, that they cannot be better: The maste set vp of suche a fashyon, that no banner nor sayle hangeth theron: but there is dealed great spoyle, ye lame men runne after the praye. Isaiah 33:24 There lyeth no man that sayeth: I am syck, but all euyll is taken awaye from the people, that dwell there.