Isaiah 27
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God’s Blessings for Israel

1On that day the LORD will punish [a]Leviathan the fleeing serpent,

With His fierce and great and mighty sword,

Even [b]Leviathan the twisted serpent;

And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.

2On that day,

“A [c]vineyard of beauty, sing of it!

3“I, the LORD, am its keeper;

I water it every moment.

So that no one will [d]damage it,

I guard it night and day.

4“I have no wrath.

Should [e]someone give Me briars and thorns in battle,

Then I would step on them, I would burn them [f]completely.

5“Or let him [g]rely on My protection,

Let him make peace with Me,

Let him make peace with Me.”

6[h]In the days to come Jacob will take root,

Israel will blossom and sprout,

And they will fill the [i]whole world with fruit.

7Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has He struck them?

Or like the slaughter of His slain, [j]have they been slain?

8You contended with them [k]by banishing them, by driving them away.

With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

9Therefore through this Jacob’s wrongdoing will be forgiven;

And this will be [l]the full price of the [m]pardoning of his sin:

When he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalk stones;

When [n]Asherim and incense altars will not stand.

10For the fortified city is isolated,

A [o]homestead deserted and abandoned like the desert;

There the calf will graze,

And there it will lie down and [p]feed on its branches.

11When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;

Women come and make a fire with them,

For they are not a people of discernment,

Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them.

And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

12On that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing stream of the Euphrates River to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered up one by one, you sons of Israel. 13It will come about also on that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.

[a] 1 Or sea monster
[b] 1 Or sea monster
[c] 2 Some mss a vineyard of wine
[d] 3 Lit punish
[e] 4 Lit who
[f] 4 Lit altogether
[g] 5 Lit take hold of
[h] 6 Lit Those coming
[i] 6 Lit face of the world
[j] 7 Lit he was slain
[k] 8 Some ancient versions by exact measure
[l] 9 Lit all the fruit
[m] 9 Lit removing
[n] 9 I.e., wooden symbols of a female deity (Asherah)
[o] 10 Lit pasture
[p] 10 Lit consume

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