THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 1 1 The vision of Isaiah
the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and
Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have
nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled
3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his
master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people
doth not consider.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they
have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto
anger, they are gone away backward.
5 ¶ Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will
revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the
whole heart faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there
is no soundness in it; but wounds, and
bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed,
neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are
burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your
presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by
8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in
a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,
we should have been as Sodom, and we should have
been like unto Gomorrah.
10 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of
our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your
sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and
the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of
bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath
required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an
abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the
calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is
iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul
hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide
mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I
will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 ¶ Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of
your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the
oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the
good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured
with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
21 ¶ How is the faithful city become an harlot! it
was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with
23 Thy princes are rebellious, and
companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and
followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless,
neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty
One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries,
and avenge me of mine enemies:
25 ¶ And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely
purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first,
and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou
shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her
converts with righteousness.
28 ¶ And the destruction of the transgressors and of
the sinners shall be together, and they that
forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye
have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens
that ye have chosen.
30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and
as a garden that hath no water.
31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of
it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and
none shall quench them.
Isaiah 2 1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw
concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that
the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and
let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the
God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we
will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth
the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall
rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation
shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall
they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in
the light of the LORD.
6 ¶ Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the
house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the
east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold,
neither is there any end of their treasures; their
land is also full of horses, neither is there any
end of their chariots:
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship
the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers
9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man
humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
10 ¶ Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust,
for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the
haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted
in that day.
12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that
is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is
lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are
high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all
the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted
in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks,
and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of
his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of
silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each
one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the
tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of
his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his
nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Acts 13 1 Now there were in the
church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers;
as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius
of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with
Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they
ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I
have called them.
3 And when they had
fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them,
they sent them away.
4 ¶ So they, being
sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and
from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
5 And when they
were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the
synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their
6 And when they had
gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain
sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was
7 Which was with
the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man;
who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the
word of God.
8 But Elymas the
sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood
them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who
also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost,
set his eyes on him,
10 And said,
O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou
child of the devil, thou enemy of all
righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right
ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold,
the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt
be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And
immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and
he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
12 Then the deputy,
when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at
the doctrine of the Lord.
13 Now when Paul
and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in
Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to
14 ¶ But when they
departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
15 And after the
reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and
brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the
people, say on.
16 Then Paul stood
up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of
Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
17 The God of this
people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the
people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
18 And about the
time of forty years suffered he their manners in the
19 And when he had
destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he
divided their land to them by lot.
20 And after that
he gave unto them judges about the space of four
hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
21 And afterward
they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son
of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of
22 And when he had
removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their
king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have
found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own
heart, which shall fulfill all my will.
23 Of this man's
seed hath God according to his promise raised unto
Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
24 When John had
first preached before his coming the baptism of
repentance to all the people of Israel.
25 And as John
fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I
am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me,
whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
26 Men and
brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever
among you feareth God, to you is the word of this
27 For they that
dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew
him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are
read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them
in condemning him.
28 And though they
found no cause of death in him, yet desired they
Pilate that he should be slain.
29 And when they
had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him
down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
30 But God raised
him from the dead:
31 And he was seen
many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to
Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
32 And we declare
unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was
made unto the fathers,
33 God hath
fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he
hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten
34 And as
concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now
no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I
will give you the sure mercies of David.
35 Wherefore he
saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after
he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell
on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw
37 But he, whom God
raised again, saw no corruption.
38 ¶ Be it known
unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through
this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all
that believe are justified from all things, from which ye
could not be justified by the law of Moses.
therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in
41 Behold, ye
despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in
your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe,
though a man declare it unto you.
42 And when the
Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles
besought that these words might be preached to them the
43 Now when the
congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and
religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who,
speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace
44 ¶ And the next
sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear
the word of God.
45 But when the
Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and
spake against those things which were spoken by Paul,
contradicting and blaspheming.
46 Then Paul and
Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the
word of God should first have been spoken to you: but
seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy
of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
47 For so hath the
Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a
light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for
salvation unto the ends of the earth.
48 And when the
Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the
word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal
49 And the word of
the Lord was published throughout all the region.
50 But the Jews
stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief
men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and
Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
51 But they shook
off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto
52 And the
disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.