Distress and Help
33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not
spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not
treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil,
thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to
deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
33:2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee:
be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the
time of trouble.
33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the
lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of
the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall
he run upon them.
33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath
filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy
times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is
33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the
ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he
hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he
regardeth no man.
33:9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed
and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and
Carmel shake off their fruits.
33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be
exalted; now will I lift up myself.
33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth
stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as
thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
33:13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye
that are near, acknowledge my might.
33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath
surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the
devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting
33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly;
he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his
hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from
hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be
the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters
shall be sure.
33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they
shall behold the land that is very far off.
33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the
scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the
33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a
deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering
tongue, that thou canst not understand.
33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine
eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle
that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof
shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords
thereof be broken.
33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place
of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with
oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king; he will save us.
33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well
strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then
is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the
33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the
people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.