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Isaiah 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Mountain of the Lord

(Mic 4:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:1 - This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:2 - In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:3 - Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:4 - He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:5 - Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

The Day of the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:6 - You, LORD, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:7 - Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:8 - Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:9 - So people will be brought low and everyone humbled— do not forgive them.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:10 - Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:11 - The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:12 - The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled),
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:13 - for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:14 - for all the towering mountains and all the high hills,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:15 - for every lofty tower and every fortified wall,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:16 - for every trading ship[fn] and every stately vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:17 - The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:18 - and the idols will totally disappear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:19 - People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:20 - In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:21 - They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:22 - Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
NIV Footnotes
Or not raise them up
Hebrew every ship of Tarshish

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