The Deliverance of Israel
1 In that day the R942 LORD will punish Leviathan R943 F347 the fleeing serpent,
With His fierce and great and mighty sword,
Even Leviathan F347 the twisted serpent;
And He R944 will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.
2 In that day,
"A vineyard R945 F348 of wine, sing of it!
3 "I, the LORD, am its keeper;
I R946 water it every moment.
So that no one will damage F349 it,
I guard R947 it night and day.
4 "I have no wrath.
Should someone F350 give Me briars R948 and thorns in battle,
Then I would step on them, I R949 would burn them completely. F351
5 "Or let him rely R950 F352 on My protection,
Let him make peace with Me,
Let him make R951 peace with Me."
6 In F353 the days to come Jacob will R952 take root,
Israel will blossom R953 and sprout,
And they will fill the whole F354 world with fruit. R954
7 Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has He R955 struck them?
Or like the slaughter of His slain, have F355 they been slain?
8 You contended with them by F356 banishing them, by driving R956 them away.
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east R957 wind.
9 Therefore through this Jacob's iniquity will be forgiven; R958
And this will be the F357 full price of the pardoning R959 F358 of his sin:
When he makes all the altar R960 stones like pulverized chalk stones;
When Asherim F359 and incense altars will not stand.
10 For the fortified city is isolated, R961
A homestead F360 forlorn and forsaken like the desert;
There R962 the calf will graze,
And there it will lie down and feed F361 on its branches.
11 When its limbs R963 are dry, they are broken off;
Women come and make a fire with them,
For they are not a people of discernment, R964
Therefore their R965 Maker will R966 not have compassion on them.
And their Creator will not be gracious to them.
12 In that day the LORD will R967 start His threshing from the flowing stream of the Euphrates R968 to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered R969 up one by one, O sons of Israel. 13 It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet R970 will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria R971 and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship R972 the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
F347: Or sea monster
F347: Or sea monster
F348: Some mss read a vineyard of delight
F349: Lit punish
F350: Lit who
F351: Lit altogether
F352: Lit take hold of
F353: Lit Those coming
F354: Lit face of
F355: Lit he was slain
F356: Some ancient versions read by exact measure
F357: Lit all the fruit
F358: Lit removing
F359: I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity
F360: Lit pasture
F361: Lit consume
R942: Isaiah 66:16
R943: Job 1:3:8; 41:1; Psalms 74:14; 104:26
R944: Isaiah 51:9
R945: Psalms 80:8; Isaiah 5:7; Jeremiah 2:21
R946: Isaiah 58:11
R947: 1 Samuel 2:9; Isaiah 31:5; John 10:28
R948: 2 Samuel 23:6; Isaiah 10:17
R949: Isaiah 33:12; Matthew 3:12; Hebrews 6:8
R950: Isaiah 12:2; 25:4
R951: Job 1:22:21; Isaiah 26:3,12; Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:20
R952: Isaiah 37:31
R953: Isaiah 35:1,2; Hosea 14:5,6
R954: Isaiah 4:2
R955: Isaiah 10:12,17; 30:31-33; 31:8,9; 37:36-38
R956: Isaiah 50:1; 54:7
R957: Jeremiah 4:11; Ezekiel 19:12; Hosea 13:15
R958: Isaiah 1:25; 48:10; Daniel 11:35
R959: Romans 11:27
R960: Exodus 34:13; Deuteronomy 12:3; 2 Kings 10:26; Isaiah 17:8
R961: Isaiah 32:13,14
R962: Isaiah 17:2
R963: Isaiah 18:5
R964: Deuteronomy 32:28; Isaiah 1:3; 5:13; Jeremiah 8:7
R965: Deuteronomy 32:18; Isaiah 43:1,7; 44:2,21,24
R966: Isaiah 9:17
R967: Isaiah 11:11; 17:6; 24:13; 56:8
R968: Genesis 15:18
R969: Deuteronomy 30:3,4; Nehemiah 1:9
R970: Leviticus 25:9; 1 Chronicles 15:24; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:15
R971: Isaiah 19:24,25
R972: Isaiah 19:21,23; 49:7; 66:23; Zechariah 14:16; Hebrews 12:22