31:1Wo to those going down to Egypt for help, And on horses lean, And trust on chariots, because many, And on horsemen, because very strong, And have not looked on the Holy One of Israel, And Jehovah have not sought.
31:2And He also is wise, and bringeth in evil, And His words He hath not turned aside, And He hath risen against a house of evil doers, And against the help of workers of iniquity.
31:3And the Egyptians are men, and not God, And their horses are flesh, and not spirit, And Jehovah stretcheth out His hand, And stumbled hath the helper, And fallen hath the helped one, And together all of them are consumed.
31:4For thus said Jehovah unto me: `As growl doth the lion and the young lion over his prey, Called against whom is a multitude of shepherds, From their voice he is not affrighted, And from their noise he is not humbled; So come down doth Jehovah of Hosts To war on mount Zion, and on her height.
31:5As birds flying, so doth Jehovah of Hosts Cover over Jerusalem, covering and delivering, Passing over, and causing to escape.'
31:6Turn back to Him from whom sons of Israel Have deepened apostacy.
31:7For in that day despise doth each His idols of silver, and his idols of gold, That your hands made to you -- a sin.
31:8And fallen hath Asshur by sword, not of the high, Yea, a sword -- not of the low, doth consume him, And he hath fled for himself from the face of a sword, And his young men become tributary.
31:9And to his rock from fear he passeth on, And affrighted by the ensign have been his princes -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Who hath a light in Zion, And who hath a furnace in Jerusalem!
32:1Lo, for righteousness doth a king reign, As to princes, for judgment they rule.
32:2And each hath been as a hiding-place from wind, And as a secret hiding-place from inundation, As rivulets of waters in a dry place, As a shadow of a heavy rock in a weary land.
32:3And not dazzled are the eyes of beholders, And the ears of hearers do attend.
32:4And the heart of those hastened Understandeth to know, And the tongue of stammerers hasteth to speak clearly.
32:5A fool is no more called `noble,' And to a miser it is not said, `rich;'
32:6For a fool speaketh folly, And his heart doth iniquity, to do profanity, And to speak concerning Jehovah error, To empty the soul of the hungry, Yea, drink of the thirsty he causeth to lack.
32:7And the miser -- his instruments are evil, He hath counselled wicked devices, To corrupt the poor with lying sayings, Even when the needy speaketh justly.
32:8And the noble counselled noble things, And he for noble things riseth up.
32:9Women, easy ones, rise, hear my voice, Daughters, confident ones, give ear to my saying,
32:10Days and a year ye are troubled, O confident ones, For consumed hath been harvest, The gathering cometh not.
32:11Tremble ye women, ye easy ones, Be troubled, ye confident ones, Strip and make bare, with a girdle on the loins,
32:12For breasts they are lamenting, For fields of desire, for the fruitful vine.
32:13Over the ground of my people thorn -- brier goeth up, Surely over all houses of joy of the exulting city,
32:14Surely the palace hath been left, The multitude of the city forsaken, Fort and watch-tower hath been for dens unto the age, A joy of wild asses -- a pasture of herds;
32:15Till emptied out on us is the Spirit from on high, And a wilderness hath become a fruitful field, And the fruitful field for a forest is reckoned.
32:16And dwelt in the wilderness hath judgment, And righteousness in the fruitful field remaineth.
32:17And a work of the righteousness hath been peace, And a service of the righteousness -- Keeping quiet and confidence unto the age.
32:18And dwelt hath My people in a peaceful habitation, And in stedfast tabernacles, And in quiet resting-places.
32:19And it hath hailed in the going down of the forest, And in the valley is the city low.
32:20Happy are ye sowing by all waters, Sending forth the foot of the ox and the ass!
33:1Wo, spoiler! and thou not spoiled, And treacherous! and they dealt not treacherously with thee, When thou dost finish, O spoiler, thou art spoiled, When thou dost finish dealing treacherously, They deal treacherously with thee.
33:2O Jehovah, favour us, for thee we have waited, Be their arm, in the mornings, Yea, our salvation in time of adversity.
33:3From the voice of a multitude fled have peoples, From thine exaltation scattered have been nations.
33:4And gathered hath been your spoil, A gathering of the caterpillar, As a running to and fro of locusts is he running on it.
33:5Set on high is Jehovah, for He is dwelling on high, He filled Zion with judgment and righteousness,
33:6And hath been the stedfastness of thy times, The strength of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge, Fear of Jehovah -- it is His treasure.
33:7Lo, `Their Ariel,' they have cried without, Messengers of peace do weep bitterly.
33:8Desolated have been highways, Ceased hath he who passeth along the path, He hath broken covenant, He hath despised enemies, He hath not esteemed a man.
33:9Mourned, languished hath the land, Confounded hath been Lebanon, Withered hath been Sharon as a wilderness, And shaking are Bashan and Carmel.
33:10Now, do I arise, saith Jehovah, Now I am exalted, now I am lifted up.
33:11Ye conceive chaff, ye bear stubble, Your spirit! -- fire devoureth you.
33:12And peoples have been as burnings of lime, Thorns, as sweepings, with fire they burn.
33:13Hear, ye far off, that which I have done, And know, ye near ones, My might.
33:14Afraid in Zion have been sinners, Seized hath trembling the profane: Who doth dwell for us -- consuming fire, Who doth dwell for us -- burnings of the age?
33:15Whoso is walking righteously, And is speaking uprightly, Kicking against gain of oppressions, Shaking his hands from taking hold on a bribe, Stopping his ear from hearing of blood, And shutting his eyes from looking on evil,
33:16He high places doth inhabit, Strongholds of rock are his high tower, His bread hath been given, his waters stedfast.
33:17A king in his beauty, see do thine eyes, They see a land afar off.
33:18Thy heart doth meditate terror, Where is he who is counting? Where is he who is weighing? Where is he who is counting the towers?
33:19The strong people thou seest not, A people deeper of lip than to be understood, Of a scorned tongue, there is no understanding.
33:20See Zion, the city of our meetings, Thine eyes see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, A tent not taken down, Not removed are its pins for ever, And none of its cords are broken.
33:21But there mighty is Jehovah for us, A place of rivers -- streams broad of sides, No ship with oars doth go into it, And a mighty ship doth not pass over it.
33:22For Jehovah our judge, Jehovah our lawgiver, Jehovah our king -- He doth save us.
33:23Left have been thy ropes, They strengthen not rightly their mast, They have not spread out a sail, Then apportioned hath been a prey of much spoil, The lame have taken spoil.
33:24Nor doth an inhabitant say, `I was sick,' The people that is dwelling in it, is forgiven of iniquity!