The oracle concerning the valley of vision.
What is the matter with you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops?
“Behold, I am against you, O valley dweller,
O rocky plain,” declares the Lord,
“You men who say, ‘Who will come down against us?
Or who will enter into our habitations?’
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the Lord surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever.
In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth;
On their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, dissolved in tears.
Let the nations be aroused
And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat,
For there I will sit to judge
All the surrounding nations.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
“When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.
They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned around and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you, that you have assembled together?”
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord before Eli. And word from the Lord was rare in those days, visions were infrequent.
Now behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen, and he said, “What is the matter with the people that they weep?” So they related to him the words of the men of Jabesh.
The king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she answered, “Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.
And the king said to her, “What is the matter with you?” And she answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’
What ails you, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?
He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law.
The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
On all the housetops of Moab and in its streets there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable vessel,” declares the Lord.
Therefore it will be night for you—without vision,
And darkness for you—without divination.
The sun will go down on the prophets,
And the day will become dark over them.
Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,