Isaiah Chapter 27 |
1In that day the Lord will punish,
With His great, cruel, mighty sword
Leviathan the Elusive Serpent—
Leviathan the Twisting Serpent;
He will slay the Dragon of the sea.
2In that day,
They shall sing of it:
“Vineyard of Delight.”
3I the Lord keep watch over it,
I water it every moment;
That no harm may befall it,
I watch it night and day.
4There is no anger in Me:
If one offers Me thorns and thistles,
I will march to battle against him,
And set all of them on fire.
5But if he holds fast to My refuge,
He makes Me his friend;
He makes Me his friend.
6[In days] to come Jacob shall strike root,
Israel shall sprout and blossom,
And the face of the world
Shall be covered with fruit.
7Was he beaten as his beater has been?
Did he suffer such slaughter as his slayers?
8Assailing them with fury unchained,
His pitiless blast bore them off
On a day of gale.
9Assuredly, by this alone
Shall Jacob’s sin be purged away;
This is the only price
For removing his guilt:
That he make all the altar-stones
Like shattered blocks of chalk—
With no sacred post left standing,
Nor any incense altar.
10Thus fortified cities lie desolate,
Homesteads deserted, forsaken like a wilderness;
There calves graze, there they lie down
And consume its boughs.
11When its crown is withered, they break;
Women come and make fires with them.
For they are a people without understanding;
That is why
Their Maker will show them no mercy,
Their Creator will deny them grace.
12And in that day, the Lord will beat out [the peoples like grain] from the channel of the Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt; and you shall be picked up one by one, O children of Israel!
13And in that day, a great ram’s horn shall be sounded; and the strayed who are in the land of Assyria and the expelled who are in the land of Egypt shall come and worship the Lord on the holy mount, in Jerusalem.