to Davidís City
29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David
dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be
heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
29:3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay
siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts
29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of
the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and
thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit,
out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the
29:5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like
small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be
as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant
29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with
thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm
and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight
against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her
munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a
29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and,
behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or
as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh;
but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath
appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that
fight against mount Zion.
29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they
are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with
29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of
deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your
rulers, the seers hath he covered.
29:11 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 sealed:
29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not
29:13 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:
29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous
work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder:
for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
29:15 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?
29:16 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?
29:17 Is it 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?
29:18 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 darkness.
29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD,
and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of
29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the
scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut
29:21 That make 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 of nought.
29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham,
concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be
ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine
hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and
sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of
29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to
understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.