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Isaiah 33 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Judgment of God

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to you, destroyer,
While you were not destroyed;
And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed;
As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:2 - LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You.
Be [fn]their [fn]strength every morning,
Our salvation also in the time of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:3 - At the sound of a roar, peoples flee;
At the lifting up of Yourself, nations disperse.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:4 - Your plunder is gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
Like an infestation of locusts, people storm it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:5 - The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:6 - And He will be the [fn]stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
The fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:7 - Behold, their brave men cry out [fn]in the streets,
The [fn]ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:8 - The highways are desolate, [fn]the traveler has ceased,
He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities,
He has no regard for mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:9 - The land mourns and wastes away,
Lebanon is shamed and withers;
Sharon is like a desert plain,
And Bashan and Carmel [fn]lose their foliage.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:10 - “Now I will arise,” says the LORD,
“Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:11 - “You have conceived [fn]chaff, you will give birth to stubble;
[fn]My breath will consume you like a fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:12 - “The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:13 - “You who are far away, hear what I have done;
And you who are near, [fn]acknowledge My might.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:14 - Sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the godless.
“Who among us can live with the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting burning?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - One who walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
One who rejects [fn]unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
One who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking at evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:16 - He will dwell on the heights,
His refuge will be the [fn]impregnable rock;
His bread will be given him,
His water will be sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:17 - Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
They will see a distant land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Your heart will meditate on terror:
“Where is one who counts?
Where is one who weighs?
Where is one who counts the towers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:19 - You will no longer see a fierce people,
A people of [fn]unintelligible speech [fn]which no one comprehends,
Of a stammering tongue [fn]which no one understands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:20 - Look at Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;
Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed settlement,
A tent which will not be folded;
Its stakes will never be pulled up,
Nor any of its ropes be torn apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:21 - But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us
A place of rivers and wide canals
On which no boat with oars will go,
And on which no mighty ship will pass
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:22 - For the LORD is our judge,
The LORD is our lawgiver,
The LORD is our king;
He will save us—
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your ship’s tackle hangs slack;
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;
Those who limp will take the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:24 - And no resident will say, “I am sick”;
The people who live [fn]there will be forgiven their wrongdoing.
NASB20 Footnotes
Some ancient versions our
Lit arm
Or faithfulness
Lit outside
Lit messengers
Lit one who passes along the way
Lit shake off
Lit dry grass
One ancient version; MT Your breath will
Lit know
Lit gain of extortioners
Lit stronghold of rock
Lit deepness of lip
Lit from hearing
Lit there is no understanding
Lit in it

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