1The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2Now it will come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of Yahweh’s house will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised up above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
3And many peoples will come and say, “Come and let’s go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob; so that he can teach us about his ways, so that we can walk in his paths.” For the law will go forth out from Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
4He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples, and they will beat their swords into plowblades and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more.
5House of Jacob, come and let’s walk in the light of Yahweh.
6For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with influences from the east and with those who practice divination like the Philistines, and they clasp hands with the children of foreigners.
7Their land is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures. Their land also is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots.
8Their land also is full of idols. They worship the work of their own hands, what their own fingers have made.
9Man will be brought low, and each one will be humbled—do not lift them up!a
10Go into the rocks and hide in the dust, from before the terror of Yahweh and from the glory of his majesty.
11The lofty looks of man will be brought low, the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day.
12For there will be a day of Yahweh of Armies upon all that is proud and haughty and upon all that is lifted up, and it will be brought low—
13upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14upon all the high mountains, upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15upon every lofty tower, upon every fortified wall,
16upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all the magnificent ships.
17The loftiness of man will be brought down, and the haughtiness of men will be brought low, and Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day.
18And the idols will completely pass away.
19People will go into the caves of the rocks and into the holes of the earth from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty when he arises to shake the earth mightily.
20In that day, each person will cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold that they made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats,
21to go into the caverns of the rocks and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty when he arises to mightily shake the earth.
22Stop trusting in man whose breath is in his nostrils, for of what account is he?