Sat, Mar 10th - 2:44PM
Isaiah 1:25-31 (Echoing off of Lee's Post)
25And I will bring My hand again upon you and thoroughly purge away your dross [as with lye] and take away all your tin or alloy.
26And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; afterward you shall be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.
27Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her [returned] converts with righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God).
28But the crushing and destruction of rebels and sinners shall be together, and they who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29For you will be ashamed [of the folly and degradation] of the oak or terebinth trees in which you found [idolatrous] pleasure, and you will blush with shame for the [idolatrous worship which you practice in the passion-inflaming] gardens which you have chosen.
30For you shall be like an oak or terebinth whose leaf withers, and like a garden that has no water.
31And the strong shall become like tow and become tinder, and his work like a spark, and they shall both burn together, with none to quench them.
25 I will turn my hand against you;
I will thoroughly purge away your dross
and remove all your impurities.
26 I will restore your judges as in days of old,
your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called
the City of Righteousness,
the Faithful City."
27 Zion will be redeemed with justice,
her penitent ones with righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners will both be broken,
and those who forsake the LORD will perish.
29 "You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks
in which you have delighted;
you will be disgraced because of the gardens
that you have chosen.
30 You will be like an oak with fading leaves,
like a garden without water.
31 The mighty man will become tinder
and his work a spark;
both will burn together,
with no one to quench the fire."
25"I will also turn My hand against you,
And will smelt away your dross as with lye
And will remove all your alloy.
26"Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
After that you will be called the city of righteousness,
A faithful city."
27Zion will beredeemed with justice
And her repentant ones with righteousness.
28But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together,
And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.
29Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired,
And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen.
30For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away
Or as a garden that has no water.
31The strong man will become tinder,
His work also a spark.
Thus they shall both burn together
And there will be none to quench them.
25 I will raise my fist against you.
I will melt you down and skim off your slag.
I will remove all your impurities.
26 Then I will give you good judges again
and wise counselors like you used to have.
Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice
and the Faithful City.”
27 Zion will be restored by justice;
those who repent will be revived by righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners will be completely destroyed,
and those who desert the Lord will be consumed.
29 You will be ashamed of your idol worship
in groves of sacred oaks.
You will blush because you worshiped
in gardens dedicated to idols.
30 You will be like a great tree with withered leaves,
like a garden without water.
31 The strongest among you will disappear like straw;
their evil deeds will be the spark that sets it on fire.
They and their evil works will burn up together,
and no one will be able to put out the fire.
Det Norsk Bibelselskap 1930
25Og jeg vil igjen ta mig av dig og smelte ut dine slagger som med lutsalt og skille ut alt ditt bly.
26Og jeg vil atter gi dig slike dommere som i førstningen og rådsherrer som i begynnelsen; derefter skal du kalles rettferdighetens stad, en trofast by.
27Sion skal forløses ved rett, og de omvendte der ved rettferdighet.
28Men undergang skal ramme alle overtredere og syndere, og de som forlater Herren, skal omkomme;
29for de skal få skam av de eketrær som er eders lyst, og I skal bli til skamme ved de haver som I har så kjær;
30for I skal bli som en ek med visne blad og som en have uten vann.
31Og den sterke skal bli til stry, og hans gjerning til en gnist, og de skal brenne begge tilsammen, og der er ingen som slukker.