29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city [where] David dwelt! add
ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and
sorrow; and it shall be to me as Ariel.
29:3 And I will encamp against thee round about, and will lay
siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against
29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, [and] shalt speak out of
the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and
thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out
of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
29:5 Moreover, the multitude of thy strangers shall be like
small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones [shall be]
as chaff that passeth away: yes, it shall be at an instant
29:6 Thou shalt be visited by the LORD of hosts with thunder,
and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest,
and the flame of devouring fire.
29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against
Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and
that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night-vision.
29:8 It shall even be as when a hungry [man] dreameth, and
behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as
when a thirsty man dreameth, and behold, he drinketh; but he
awaketh, and behold, [he is] faint, and his soul hath appetite:
so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight
against mount Zion.
29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are
drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong
29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep
sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers,
the seers hath he covered.
29:11 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a
book that is sealed, which [men] deliver to one that is
learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I
cannot; for it [is] sealed:
29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,
saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
29:13 Wherefore the LORD said, Forasmuch as this people draw
near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me,
but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear
towards me is taught by the precept of men:
29:14 Therefore behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work
among this people, [even] an astonishing work and a wonder: for
the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the
understanding of their prudent [men] shall be hid.
29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the
LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth
us? and who knoweth us?
29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be
esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him
that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of
him that framed it, He had no understanding?
29:17 [Is] it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be
turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be
esteemed as a forest?
29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,
and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out
29:19 The meek also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, and
the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
29:20 For the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scoffer
is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare
for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for
a thing of naught.
29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham,
concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
neither shall his face now become pale.
29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in
the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the
Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to
understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.