the city where David encamped!
Add year to year,
let the feasts come around;
and there will be mourning and lamentation.
She will be to me as an altar hearth.
and will lay siege against you with posted troops.
I will raise siege works against you.
and will speak out of the ground.
Your speech will mumble out of the dust.
Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit,
out of the ground,
and your speech will whisper out of the dust.
and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff that blows away.
Yes, it will be in an instant, suddenly.
that fight against Ariel,
even all who fight against her and her stronghold
and who distress her
will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
but he awakes and his hunger isn’t satisfied;
or like when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he drinks,
but he awakes, and behold, he is faint, and he is still thirsty.
The multitude of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion
will be like that.
Blind yourselves and be blind!
They are drunken, but not with wine;
they stagger, but not with beer.
a spirit of deep sleep,
and has closed your eyes, the prophets;
and he has covered your heads, the seers.
11All vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is educated, saying, “Read this, please,” and he says, “I can‘t, for it is sealed,”
12and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, “Read this, please,” and he says, “I am not able to read.”
“Because this people draws near with their mouth
and with their lips to honor me,
but they have removed their heart far from me
and their fear of me is a commandment of men
that has been taught,
even a marvelous work and a wonder,
and the wisdom of their wise men will perish,
and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden.”
their counsel from Yahweh
and whose works are in the dark,
and who say, “Who sees us?” and “Who knows us?”
Should the potter be thought to be like clay,
that the thing made should say about him who made it,
“He didn’t make me,”
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding?”
and Lebanon will be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field will be regarded as a forest?
the words of the book,
and the eyes of the blind will see
out of obscurity and out of darkness.
their joy in Yahweh,
and the poor among men will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.
and the scoffer ceases,
and all those who are alert to do evil
are cut off–
and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate,
and who deprive the innocent of justice
with false testimony.
“Jacob will no longer be ashamed,
nor will his face grow pale.
the work of my hands, in the midst of him,
they will keep my name holy,
yes, they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob
and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.