The Book ofIsaiahChapter 57
Isaiah – Chapter 57:1
1The righteousperisheth, and no manlayethitto heart: and merciful menaretaken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evilto come.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:2-3
2He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds,each onewalkinginhis uprightness.3But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:4
4Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth,anddraw out the tongue?areye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
Isaiah – Chapter 57:5
5Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under thecliftsof the rocks?
Isaiah – Chapter 57:6
6Among the smoothstonesof the streamisthy portion; they, theyarethy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
Isaiah – Chapter 57:7
7Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thitherwentestthou up to offer sacrifice.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:8
8Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discoveredthyself to anotherthan me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made theea covenantwith them; thoulovedsttheir bed where thousawestit.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:9
9And thouwentestto the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debasethyself evenunto hell.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:10
10Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way;yetsaidstthou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thouwastnot grieved.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:11
11And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laiditto thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thoufearestme not?
Isaiah – Chapter 57:12-13
12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.13When thoucriest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall takethem: but he thatputtethhis trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
Isaiah – Chapter 57:14
14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up thestumblingblockout of the way of my people.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:15
15For thus saith the high and lofty One thatinhabitetheternity, whose nameisHoly; I dwell in the high and holyplace, with him alsothat isof a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:16
16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the soulswhichI have made.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:17-18
17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went onfrowardlyin the way of his heart.18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:19
19I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace tohim that isfar off, and tohim that isnear, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
Isaiah – Chapter 57:20-21
20But the wickedarelike the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.21There isno peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Isaiah – Chapter 57
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