Then I asked, "How long, O Lord?" And He replied, "Until cities lie in ruins without an inhabitant, until the houses are left unoccupied, and the land is desolate and ravaged,
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 26:31
I will reduce your cities to rubble and lay waste to your sanctuaries, and I will refuse to smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
Your land is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; foreigners devour your fields before you; a desolation is demolished by strangers.
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.
I heard the LORD of Hosts declare: "Surely many houses will become desolate, great mansions left unoccupied.
I will make man scarcer than pure gold, and mankind rarer than the gold of Ophir.
For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become caves forever--the delight of wild donkeys and a pasture for flocks--
The wilderness and the land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.
Whereas you have been forsaken and despised, with no one passing through, I will make you an everlasting pride, a joy from age to age.
Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.
A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to lay waste to your land. Your cities will be reduced to ruins and lie uninhabited.
For this is what the LORD says concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, like the summit of Lebanon; but I will certainly turn you into a desert, like cities that are uninhabited.
"This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, they lie today in ruins and desolation
There at Riblah in the land of Hamath, The king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death. So Judah was taken into exile, away from her land.
Wherever you live, the cities will be laid waste and the high places will be demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works blotted out.
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long until the fulfillment of the vision of the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?"
In that day they will take up a taunt against you and wail this bitter lamentation: 'We are utterly ruined; He has changed the portion of my people! How He has removed it from me; He has allotted our fields to traitors!'"
I will remove the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds.
Therefore I will strike you severely, to ruin you because of your sins.
Chapter Outline1. Isaiah, in a vision of the Lord in his glory
5. Being terrified, has apprehensions removed
8. He offers himself, and is sent to show the obstinacy of the people
13. A remnant shall be saved
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