God’s Universal Reign
The word which AIsaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Now it will come about that
AIn the last days
The Bmountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established 1as the chief of the mountains,
And will be raised above the hills;
And Call the nations will stream to it.
And many peoples will come and say,
Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
That He may teach us 1concerning His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For the 2law will go forth Afrom Zion
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
And He will judge between the nations,
And will 1render decisions for many peoples;
And Athey will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
BNation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they learn war.
Come, Ahouse of Jacob, and let us walk in the Blight of the Lord.
For You have Aabandoned Your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled with influences from the east,
And they are soothsayers Blike the Philistines,
And they Cstrike bargains with the children of foreigners.
Their land has also been filled with silver and gold
And there is no end to their treasures;
Their land has also been filled with Ahorses
And there is no end to their chariots.
Their land has also been Afilled with idols;
They worship the Bwork of their hands,
That which their fingers have made.
So Athe common man has been humbled
And the man of importance has been abased,
But Bdo not forgive them.
10  AEnter the rock and hide in the dust
BFrom the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His majesty.
11 The 1Aproud look of man will be abased
And the Bloftiness of man will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.
A Day of Reckoning Coming
12 For the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning
Against Aeveryone who is proud and lofty
And against everyone who is lifted up,
That he may be abased.
13 And it will be against all the cedars of Lebanon that are lofty and lifted up,
Against all the Aoaks of Bashan,
14  Against all the Alofty mountains,
Against all the hills that are lifted up,
15  Against every Ahigh tower,
Against every fortified wall,
16  Against all the Aships of Tarshish
And against all the beautiful craft.
17 The pride of man will be humbled
And the loftiness of men will be abased;
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,
18 But the Aidols will completely vanish.
19  Men will Ago into caves of the rocks
And into holes of the 1ground
Before the terror of the Lord
And the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises Bto make the earth tremble.
20 In that day men will Acast away to the moles and the Bbats
Their idols of silver and their idols of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
21 In order to Ago into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs
Before the terror of the Lord and the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises to make the earth tremble.
22  1AStop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils;
For 2Bwhy should he be esteemed?
A 2:1 Is 1:1 A 2:2 Mic 4:1-3 B 2:2 Is 27:13; 66:20 1 2:2 Lit on C 2:2 Is 56:7 1 2:3 Or some of 2 2:3 Or instruction A 2:3 Is 51:4, 5; Luke 24:47 1 2:4 Or reprove many A 2:4 Is 32:17, 18; Joel 3:10 B 2:4 Is 9:5, 7; 11:6-9; Hos 2:18; Zech 9:10 A 2:5 Is 58:1 B 2:5 Is 60:1, 2, 19, 20; 1 John 1:5 A 2:6 Deut 31:17 B 2:6 2 Kin 1:2 C 2:6 2 Kin 16:7, 8; Prov 6:1 A 2:7 Deut 17:16; Is 30:16; 31:1; Mic 5:10 A 2:8 Is 10:11 B 2:8 Ps 115:4-8; Is 17:8; 37:19; 40:19; 44:17 A 2:9 Ps 49:2; 62:9; Is 5:15 B 2:9 Neh 4:5 A 2:10 Is 2:19, 21; Rev 6:15, 16 B 2:10 2 Thess 1:9 1 2:11 Lit eyes of the loftiness of men A 2:11 Is 5:15; 37:23 B 2:11 Ps 18:27; Is 13:11; 23:9; 2 Cor 10:5 A 2:12 Job 40:11, 12; Is 24:4, 21; Mal 4:1 A 2:13 Zech 11:2 A 2:14 Is 40:4 A 2:15 Is 25:12 A 2:16 1 Kin 10:22; Is 23:1, 14; 60:9 A 2:18 Is 21:9; Mic 1:7 A 2:19 Is 2:10 1 2:19 Lit dust B 2:19 Ps 18:7; Is 2:21; 13:13; 24:1, 19, 20; Hag 2:6, 7; Heb 12:26 A 2:20 Is 30:22; 31:7 B 2:20 Lev 11:19 A 2:21 Is 2:19 1 2:22 Lit Cease from man A 2:22 Ps 146:3; Jer 17:5 2 2:22 Lit in what B 2:22 Ps 8:4; 144:3, 4; Is 40:15, 17; James 4:14