Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
"Report it to the nations, now! Proclaim over Jerusalem, 'Besiegers come from a far country, And lift their voices against the cities of Judah.
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They have come to me from a far country, from Babylon."
Have You completely rejected Judah? Or have You loathed Zion? Why have You stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We waited for peace, but nothing good came; And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!
"For there will be a day when watchmen On the hills of Ephraim call out, 'Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To the LORD our God.'"
Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!
Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you.
"And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.
"But on Mount Zion there will be those who escape, And it will be holy And the house of Jacob will possess their possessions.
"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.
For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--