ISAIAH 29: 9 - 24
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry; they are
drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong
For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep
sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the proplets and your rulers, the
seers hath he covered.
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a
book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot; for it is
And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying,
Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I am not learned.
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have
removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught
by the precept of men;
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among
this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; for the wisdom of
their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent
men shall be hid.
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the
Lord and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us?
and who knoweth us?
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as
the potter's clay; for shall the work say of him that made it, He
made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it,
He had no understanding?
For is not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be
turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be
esteemed as a forest?
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and
the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of
The meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor
among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is
consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off;
That made a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for
him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing
Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, con-
cerning the house of Jacob. Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
neither shall his face now wax pale.
But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the
midst of him, they shall sancitify my name, and sancitify the Holy
One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,
and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.