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(Isa 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.
(Isa 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.
(Isa 33:3) At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
(Isa 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.
(Isa 33:5) The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
(Isa 33:6) And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, {and} strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord {is} his treasure.
(Isa 33:7) Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
(Isa 33:8) The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
(Isa 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}.
(Isa 33:10) Now will I rise, saith the Lord; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
(Isa 33:11) Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, {as} fire, shall devour you.
(Isa 33:12) And the people shall be {as} the burnings of lime: {as} thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
(Isa 33:13) Hear, ye {that are} far off, what I have done; and, ye {that are} near, acknowledge my might.
(Isa 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 burnings?
(Isa 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;
(Isa 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.
(Isa 33:17) Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
(Isa 33:18) Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where {is} the scribe? where {is} the receiver? where {is} he that counted the towers?
(Isa 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.
(Isa 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.
(Isa 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.
(Isa 33:22) For the Lord {is} our judge, the Lord {is} our lawgiver, the Lord {is} our king; he will save us.
(Isa 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 prey.
(Isa 33:24) And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein {shall be} forgiven {their} iniquity.
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