The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 2:6–22

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For Thou hast forsaken Thy people the house of Jacob; for they are replenished from the east, and with soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the brood of aliens.

For he has forsaken his people the house of Israel, because their land is filled as at the beginning with divinations, as the land of the Philistines, and many strange children were born to them.

For you have cast aside your people, the house of Jacob, because they have been filled up, as in past times, and because they have had soothsayers as the Philistines have, and because they have joined themselves to foreign servants.

Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land also is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots.

For their land is filled with silver and gold, and there was no number of their treasures; their land also is filled with horses, and there was no number of chariots.

Their land has been filled with silver and gold. And there is no end to their storehouses.

Their land also is full of idols; every one worshippeth the work of his own hands, that which his own fingers have made.

And the land is filled with abominations, even the works of their hands; and they have worshipped the works which their fingers made.

And their land has been filled with horses. And their four-horse chariots are innumerable. And their land has been filled with idols. They have adored the work of their hands, which their own fingers have made.

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And man boweth down, and man lowereth himself; and Thou canst not bear with them.

And man has bowed himself down, and so man has become debased. Therefore, you should not forgive them.

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10  Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, from before the terror of YHWH, and from the glory of His majesty.

10  Now therefore enter ye into the rocks, and hide yourselves in the earth, for fear of the Lord, and by reason of the glory of his might, when he shall arise to strike terribly the earth.

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11  The lofty looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.

11  For the eyes of the Lord are high, but man is low; and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

11  The lofty eyes of man have been humbled, and the haughtiness of men will be bowed down. Then the Lord alone shall be exalted, in that day.

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12  For YHWH of hosts hath a day upon all that is proud and lofty, and upon all that is lifted up, and it shall be brought low;

12  For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and haughty, and upon every one that is high and towering, and they shall be brought down;

12  For the day of the Lord of hosts will prevail over all the proud and self-exalted, and over all the arrogant, and each one shall be humbled,

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13  And upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan;

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14  And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up;

14  and upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill,

14  and over all the lofty mountains, and over all the elevated hills;

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15  And upon every lofty tower, and upon every fortified wall;

15  And against every high tower, and against every fenced wall,

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16  And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all delightful imagery.

16  and over all the ships of Tarshish, and over all the beauty that may be seen.

16  And against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the pleasant sights.

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17  And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; and YHWH alone shall be exalted in that day.

17  And every man shall be brought low, and the pride of men shall fall: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

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18  And the idols shall utterly pass away.

18  And they shall hide all idols made with hands,

18  And idols will be thoroughly crushed.

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19  And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of YHWH, and from the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

19  having carried them into the caves, and into the clefts of the rocks, and into the caverns of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and by reason of the glory of his might, when he shall arise to strike terribly the earth.

19  And the people shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to conquer the earth.

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20  In that day a man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

20  For in that day a man shall cast forth his silver and gold abominations, which they made in order to worship vanities and bats;

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21  To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the crevices of the crags, from before the terror of YHWH, and from the glory of His majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

21  to enter into the caverns of the solid rock, and into the clefts of the rocks, for fear of the Lord, and by reason of the glory of his might, when he shall arise to strike terribly the earth.

21  And so he will go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the caverns of stone, from the presence of the dread of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he will have risen up to strike the earth.

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22  Cease ye from man, in whose nostrils is a breath; for how little is he to be accounted!

22  Therefore, rest away from man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he considers himself to be exalted.

22  Shun the man who is hasty for of what account is he?