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Isaiah 33

1 Woe to the destroyer, and you have not been destroyed; and the betrayer, and they have not betrayed you. When you stop destroying, you shall be destroyed. When you stop betraying, they shall betray you.
2 O Jehovah, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning; our salvation also in the time of trouble.
3 At the sound of the tumult the people have fled; at the lifting up of Yourself the nations have been scattered.
4 And your spoils shall be gathered as the locust gathers; as the running to and fro of locusts he shall run upon them.
5 Jehovah is exalted, for He dwells on high. He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
6 Wisdom and knowledge shall be the steadfastness of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of Jehovah is His treasure.
7 Behold, their mighty ones shall cry outside; the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the traveler ceases. He has broken the covenant. He has despised the cities. He has had regard for no man.
9 The earth mourns and has grown feeble. Lebanon is ashamed and withers; Sharon is like a wilderness; Bashan and Carmel are shaken out like empty fruit trees.
10 Now I will arise, says Jehovah; now I will be exalted; now I will lift up Myself.
11 You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble; your breath, like fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be like the burnings of lime; like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.
13 You who are far off, hear what I have done; and you who are near, perceive and know My might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has taken hold of the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He who walks righteously and speaks with equity; he who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands free from holding bribes, who stops his ear from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;
16 he shall dwell on high; his refuge shall be the strongholds of rocks; bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Your eyes shall see the King in His beauty; they shall behold the land that is very far off.
18 Your heart shall muse on terror. Where is the scribe? Where is the one who weighs? Where is the one who counts the towers?
19 You shall not see a fierce people, a people of unintelligible speech that you cannot perceive; of a stammering tongue that you cannot understand.
20 Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed meetings; your eyes shall see Jerusalem, a quiet home, a tent that shall not be taken down; not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, nor shall any of its cords be broken.
21 But there the glorious Jehovah will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams, in which no galley with oars shall go, nor shall majestic ships pass by.
22 For Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is our Lawgiver, Jehovah is our King; He will save us.
23 Your ropes are loosened, they could not hold the base of the mast, they could not spread the sail. Then the prey of a great plunder is divided; the lame take the spoils.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick; the iniquity of the people who dwell there shall be taken away.
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