God's judgment against the enemies of his Church.
Isaiah 33:1 Alas! thou plunderer, when, thou, hadst not been plundered, And thou traitor, when they had not betrayed thee: When thou hast ceased plundering, thou shalt be plundered, When thou hast left off betraying, they shall betray thee. Isaiah 33:2 O Yahweh! shew us favour,For thee, have we waited,Be thou their arm every morning, Yea our salvation in the time of distress. Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of a tumult, the peoples retreated,When thou didst lift thyself up, nations were scattered. Isaiah 33:4 Then shall your spoil, be gathered, as the gathering of the caterpillar,As the swift running of locusts, is he about to run upon them. Isaiah 33:5 Exalted, is Yahweh, for he inhabiteth a height,He hath filled Zion, with justice and righteousness. Isaiah 33:6 So shall a wealth of deliverances, wisdom and knowledge, become the stability of thy times,the reverence of Yahweh, the same, is his treasure. Isaiah 33:7 Lo! their heroes, have cried out openly,The messengers of peace, in bitterness, continue weeping [they say]: Isaiah 33:8 The highways, are deserted, The passer-by on the path, hath ceased,He hath broken covenant, He hath despised cities, He hath made no account of men. Isaiah 33:9 The land mourneth, languisheth, Lebanon, displayeth shame, is withered,Sharon, hath become, as the waste plain, And Bashan and Carmel, are shaking off their leaves. Isaiah 33:10 Now, will I arise, Saith Yahweh, Now, will I lift myself up, Now, will I be exalted! Isaiah 33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, Ye shall bring forth stubble,Your own breath, like fire, shall devour you. Isaiah 33:12 So shall, peoples, become, as the burnings of lime,As thorns lopped off, with fire, shall they be burned.
The privileges of the godly.
Isaiah 33:13 Hearye that are far off, what I have done, And knowye that are near, my might: Isaiah 33:14 Terror-stricken in Zion,are sinners, Shuddering hath seized, the impious,Who, among us can sojourn with a fire that devoureth? Who, among us can sojourn with burnings age-abiding? Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh righteously, And speaketh uprightly,He that refuseth the gain of exactions, That shaketh his hands free from holding a bribe, That stoppeth his ear from hearkening to deeds of blood, And shutteth his eyes from giving countenance to wrong, Isaiah 33:16 He, the heights, shall inhabit, A stronghold of crags, shall be his refuge,His bread, hath been delivered, His waters, have been made sure. Isaiah 33:17 Of a king, in his beauty, shall thine eyes, have vision: They shall see a land that stretcheth afar. Isaiah 33:18 Thy heart, may murmur in terror,Where is the scribe? Wherethe receiver? Wherehe that maketh a list of the towers? Isaiah 33:19 The fierce people, shalt thou not see,The people, of too deep a lip to be understood, of too barbarous a tongue for thee to comprehend. Isaiah 33:20 Look thou on Zion, the city of our appointed feast,Thine own eyes, shall see JerusalemA home of comfort A tent which shall not be packed upWhose pins, shall not be pulled out, for ever, And none of, whose cords, shall be broken. Isaiah 33:21 But, there, shall Yahweh be our majestic, one, A place of riversstreams broad on both hands, Wherein shall go no galley with oars, Neither shall majestic ship traverse it; Isaiah 33:22 For, Yahweh, is our judge, Yahweh, is our lawgiver,Yahweh, is our king, He, will save, us! Isaiah 33:23 Loosed, are thy ropes,They cannot strengthen the socket of their mast, They have not unfurled a sail, Now, can be apportioned spoil, in abundance, The lame, have captured prey! Isaiah 33:24 Neither shall the inhabitant say, I am sick,The people who dwell therein, have been forgiven iniquity.