NASB — Isaiah 57 — KJV

Evil Leaders Rebuked

  1 The righteous man perishes, and no man atakes it to heart;
  And devout men are taken away, while no one understands.
  For the righteous man is taken away from bevil,
  2 He enters into peace;
  They rest in their Ibeds,
  [Each one] who awalked in his upright way.
  3 “But come here, you sons of a asorceress,
  bOffspring of an adulterer and Ia cprostitute.
  4 “Against whom do you jest?
  Against whom do you open wide your mouth
  And stick out your tongue?
  Are you not children of arebellion,
  Offspring of deceit,
  5 [Who] inflame yourselves among the Iaoaks,
  bUnder every luxuriant tree,
  Who cslaughter the children in the IIravines,
  Under the clefts of the crags?
  6 “Among the Iasmooth [stones] of the IIravine
  Is your portion, IIIthey are your lot;
  Even to them you have bpoured out a drink offering,
  You have made a grain offering.
  Shall I IVcrelent concerning these things?
  7 “Upon a ahigh and lofty mountain
  You have bmade your bed.
  You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
  8 “Behind the door and the doorpost
  You have set up your sign;
  Indeed, far removed from Me, you have auncovered yourself,
  And have gone up and made your bed wide.
  And you have made an agreement for yourself with them,
  You have loved their Ibed,
  You have looked on [their] IImanhood.
  9 “You have journeyed to the king with oil
  And increased your perfumes;
  You have asent your envoys a great distance
  And made [them] go down to ISheol.
  10 “You were tired out by the length of your road,
  [Yet] you did not say, ‘aIt is hopeless.’
  You found Irenewed strength,
  Therefore you did not IIfaint.

[1] aIs 42:25; 47:7 b2K 22:20; Is 47:11; Jr 18:11
[2] II.e. graves aIs 26:7
[3] ISo ancient versions; Heb she prostitutes herself aMal 3:5 bIs 1:4; Mt 16:4 cIs 1:21; 57:7-9
[4] aIs 48:8
[5] IOr terebinths IIOr wadis aIs 1:29 b2K 16:4; Jr 2:20; 3:13 c2K 23:10; Ps 106:37, 38; Jr 7:31
[6] II.e. symbols of fertility gods IIOr wadi IIILit they, they IVOr repent aJr 3:9; Hab 2:19 bJr 7:18 cJr 5:9, 29; 9:9
[7] aJr 3:6; Ezk 16:16 bEzk 23:41
[8] IOr lying down IILit hand aEzk 23:18
[9] II.e. the nether world aEzk 23:16, 40
[10] ILit the life of your hand IIOr become sick aJr 2:25; 18:12

  11 ¶ “Of awhom were you worried and fearful
  When you lied, and did bnot remember Me
  INor cgive [Me] a thought?
  Was I not silent even for a long time
  So you do not fear Me?
  12 “I will adeclare your righteousness and your bdeeds,
  But they will not profit you.
  13 “When you cry out, alet your collection [of idols] deliver you.
  But the wind will carry all of them up,
  [And] a breath will take [them away].
  But he who btakes refuge in Me will cinherit the land
  And will dpossess My holy mountain.”

[11] ILit You did not set it upon your heart aPv 29:25; Is 51:12, 13 bJr 2:32; 3:21 cPs 50:21; Is 42:14
[12] aIs 58:1, 2 bIs 29:15; 59:6; 65:7; 66:18; Mi 3:2-4
[13] aJr 22:20; 30:14 bPs 37:3, 9; Is 25:4 cIs 49:8; 60:21 dIs 65:9

  14 ¶ And it will be said,
  “aBuild up, build up, prepare the way,
  Remove [every] obstacle out of the way of My people.”
  15 For thus says the ahigh and exalted One
  Who Iblives forever, whose name is Holy,
  “I cdwell [on] a high and holy place,
  And [also] with the dcontrite and lowly of spirit
  In order to erevive the spirit of the lowly
  And to revive the heart of the contrite.
  16 “For I will anot contend forever,
  bNor will I always be angry;
  For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
  And the cbreath [of those whom] I have made.
  17 “Because of the iniquity of his aunjust gain I was angry and struck him;
  I hid [My face] and was angry,
  And he went on bturning away, in the way of his heart.
  18 “I have seen his ways, but I will aheal him;
  I will blead him and crestore comfort to him and to his mourners,
  19 Creating the Iapraise of the lips.
  bPeace, peace to him who is cfar and to him who is near,”
  Says the LORD, “and I will heal him.”
  20 But the awicked are like the tossing sea,
  For it cannot be quiet,
  And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
  21aThere is no peace,” says bmy God, “for the wicked.”

[14] aIs 62:10; Jr 18:15
[15] IOr dwells in eternity aIs 52:13 bDt 33:27; Is 40:28 cIs 33:5; 66:1 dPs 34:18; 51:17; Is 66:2 ePs 147:3; Is 61:1-3
[16] aGn 6:3 bPs 85:5; 103:9; Mi 7:18 cIs 42:5
[17] aIs 2:7; 56:11; Jr 6:13 bIs 1:4; Jr 3:14, 22
[18] aIs 19:22; 30:26; 53:5 bIs 52:12 cIs 61:1-3
[19] ILit fruit of the lips aIs 6:7; 51:16; 59:21; He 13:15 bIs 26:12; 32:17 cAc 2:39; Ep 2:17
[20] aJb 18:5-14; Is 3:9, 11
[21] aIs 48:22; 59:8 bIs 49:4


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The blessed death of the righteous.

1 ¶ The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come]. 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.

[1] 1K 14:13; 2K 22:20; 2Ch 32:33; 34:28; 35:24; Ps 12:1; Is 42:25; 47:7; 57:11; Mi 7:2; Mal 2:2.
[2] Gn 17:1; 2Ch 16:14; Jb 3:17; Ec 12:7; Is 14:18; Ezk 32:25; Mt 25:21; Lk 1:6; 2:29; 7:50; 16:22; 2Co 5:1, 8; Php 1:23; Rv 14:13.

God reproveth the Jews for their whorish idolatry.

3 ¶ But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. 4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, [and] draw out the tongue? [are] ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, 5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? 6 Among the smooth [stones] of the stream [is] thy portion; they, they [are] thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these? 7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice. 8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered [thyself to another] than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee [a covenant] with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest [it]. 9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase [thyself even] unto hell. 10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; [yet] saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved. 11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid [it] to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not? 12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

[3] Gn 3:15; Is 45:20; Ho 1:2; Jol 3:9; Mt 3:7; 12:34; 16:4; 23:33; Lk 3:7; Jn 8:40; Jm 4:4; 1Jn 3:10; Rv 17:1.
[4] Ex 9:17; 16:7; Nu 16:11; Jsh 10:21; Jg 16:25; Jb 16:9; Ps 22:7, 13, 17; 35:21; 69:12; Is 1:4; 10:15; 30:1, 9; 37:23, 29; Lm 2:15; Ezk 2:4; Ho 10:9; Mt 13:38; 27:29, 39; Lk 10:16; Ac 9:4; Ep 2:2; 5:6; Col 3:6; 2P 2:13.
[5] Ex 32:6; Lv 18:21; 20:2; Nu 25:1, 6; Dt 12:2; 1K 14:23; 2K 16:3; 17:10; 23:10; 2Ch 28:3; Is 1:29; Jr 2:20; 3:6, 13; 7:31; 17:2; 32:35; 50:38; 51:7; Ezk 6:13; 16:20; 20:26, 31; Ho 4:11; 7:4; Am 2:7; Rv 17:1; 18:3.
[6] Dt 32:37; Is 65:11; 66:3; Jr 3:9; 7:18; 19:13; 32:29; 44:17; Ezk 20:39; Hab 2:19.
[7] Jr 2:20; 3:2; Ezk 16:16, 25; 20:28; 23:17, 41.
[8] Ezk 8:8; 16:25, 32; 23:2, 14, 41.
[9] 2K 16:7; Pv 7:17; Is 2:9; 30:1; 31:1; Ezk 16:33; 23:16; Ho 7:11; 12:1; Col 2:18.
[10] 2Ch 28:22; Is 47:13; Jr 2:25, 36; 3:3; 5:3; 9:5; 44:17; Ezk 24:12; Hab 2:13; Ro 7:9.
[11] Ps 50:21; Pv 29:25; Ec 8:11; Is 26:10; 30:9; 51:12; 57:1; 59:3; Jr 2:32; 3:21; 9:3; 42:20; Ezk 13:22; Ho 11:12; Mt 26:69; Ac 5:3; Ga 2:12; 2Th 2:9; 1Ti 4:2; Rv 21:8; 22:15.
[12] Is 1:11; 58:2; 59:6; 64:5; 66:3; Jr 7:4; Mi 3:2; Mt 23:5, 14; Ro 3:10; 10:2.

He giveth evangelical promises to the penitent.

13 ¶ When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take [them]: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain; 14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people. 15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. 16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls [which] I have made. 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him. 20 But the wicked [are] like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 21 [There is] no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

[13] Jg 10:14; 2K 3:13; Jb 21:18; Ps 1:4; 37:3, 9; 58:9; 84:12; 125:1; Pv 28:25; Is 11:9; 26:3; 40:24; 41:16; 56:7; 57:9; 65:25; 66:20; Jr 17:7; 22:22; Ezk 20:40; Ho 13:3; Jol 3:17; Zc 7:13.
[14] Is 35:8; 40:3; 62:10; Lk 3:5; Ro 14:13; 1Co 1:23; 8:9, 13; 10:32; 2Co 6:3; He 12:13.
[15] Gn 21:33; Ex 15:11; Dt 33:27; 1S 2:2; 1K 8:27; 2Ch 33:12; 34:27; Jb 6:10; Ps 34:18; 51:17; 68:4; 83:18; 90:2; 93:2; 97:9; 99:3; 111:9; 113:4; 115:3; 123:1; 138:6; 147:3; Pv 8:23; Is 6:1, 3; 40:28; 61:1; 66:1; Jr 10:10; Ezk 9:4; 16:63; Dn 4:17, 24, 34; Mi 5:2; Zc 2:13; Mt 5:3, 4; 6:9; Lk 1:49; 4:18; 15:20; Ac 3:14; Ro 1:20; 2Co 1:4; 2:7; 7:6; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; He 9:14; Jm 4:6; 1P 5:5; Rv 3:7; 4:8; 15:4.
[16] Nu 16:22; Jb 34:14; Ps 78:38; 85:5; 103:9; Ec 12:7; Is 42:5; Jr 10:24; 38:16; Mi 7:18; Zc 12:1; He 12:9.
[17] Ec 6:9; Is 5:8; 8:17; 9:13; 45:15; 56:11; Jr 2:30; 5:3; 6:13; 8:10; 22:17; Ezk 33:31; Mi 2:2; Lk 12:15; 15:14; Ep 5:3; Col 3:5; 1Ti 6:9; 2P 2:3, 14.
[18] Ps 23:2; 51:12; Ec 9:4; Is 1:18; 12:1; 43:24; 48:8; 49:10; 57:15; 61:2; 66:10; Jr 3:22; 13:17; 31:3, 18; 33:6; Ezk 16:60; 36:22; Ho 14:4; Lk 15:20; Ro 5:20; Rv 7:17.
[19] Ex 4:11; Ho 14:2; Mt 10:13; Mk 16:15; Lk 2:14; 10:5; 21:15; Ac 2:39; 10:36; 2Co 5:20; Ep 2:14; 6:19; Col 4:3; He 13:15.
[20] Jb 15:20; 18:5; 20:11; Ps 73:18; Pv 4:16; Is 3:11; Jde 1:12.
[21] 2K 9:22; Is 3:11; 48:22; Ro 3:16.


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