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Isaiah 33 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The LORD Rises Up
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Woe, you destroyer never destroyed,

you traitor never betrayed!

When you have finished destroying,

you will be destroyed.

When you have finished betraying,

they will betray you.

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LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for you.

Be our strength every morning

and our salvation in time of trouble.

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The peoples flee at the thunderous noise;

the nations scatter when you rise in your majesty.

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Your spoil will be gathered as locusts are gathered;

people will swarm over it like an infestation of locusts.

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The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high;

he has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

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There will be times of security for you —

a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.

The fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.

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Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets;

the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

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The highways are deserted;

travel has ceased.

An agreement has been broken,

cities[fn] despised,

and human life disregarded.

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The land mourns and withers;

Lebanon is ashamed and wilted.

Sharon is like a desert;

Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

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“Now I will rise up,” says the LORD.

“Now I will lift myself up.

Now I will be exalted.

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“You will conceive chaff;

you will give birth to stubble.

Your breath is fire that will consume you.

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“The peoples will be burned to ashes,

like thorns cut down and burned in a fire.

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“You who are far off, hear what I have done;

you who are near, know my strength.”

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The sinners in Zion are afraid;

trembling seizes the ungodly:

“Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire?

Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames? ”

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The one who lives righteously

and speaks rightly,

who refuses profit from extortion,

whose hand never takes a bribe,

who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots

and shuts his eyes against evil schemes —

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he will dwell on the heights;

his refuge will be the rocky fortresses,

his food provided, his water assured.

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Your eyes will see the King in his beauty;

you will see a vast land.

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Your mind will meditate on the past terror:

“Where is the accountant?[fn]

Where is the tribute collector?[fn]

Where is the one who spied out our defenses? ”[fn]

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You will no longer see the barbarians,

a people whose speech is difficult to comprehend —

who stammer in a language that is not understood.

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Look at Zion, the city of our festival times.

Your eyes will see Jerusalem,

a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander;

its tent pegs will not be pulled up

nor will any of its cords be loosened.

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For the majestic one, our LORD, will be there,

a place of rivers and broad streams

where ships that are rowed will not go,

and majestic vessels will not pass.

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For the LORD is our Judge,

the LORD is our Lawgiver,

the LORD is our King.

He will save us.

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Your ropes are slack;

they cannot hold the base of the mast

or spread out the flag.

Then abundant spoil will be divided,

the lame will plunder it,

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and none there will say, “I am sick.”

The people who dwell there

will be forgiven their iniquity.

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