Isaiah 27
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Israel’s Deliverance

1At that time,a with his fierce, mighty, and powerful sword, the LORD will punish the gliding serpent Leviathan—the coiling serpent Leviathan—and he will kill the dragon that’s in the sea.

2At that time,b

“A fermentingc vineyard—

sing about it!

3I, the LORD, watch over it

And I water it continuously.

I guard it night and day

so no one can harm it.

4I am not angry.

If only the vineyardd could give me briers and thornse to battle,

I would march against it,

andf I would burn it all up.

5Or else let it lay claim to my protection;

let it make peace with me,

yes, let it make peace with me.”

6In times to come, Jacob will take root,

andg Israel will blossom, sprout shoots,

and fill the whole world with fruit.

7Has the LORDh struck them down,

just as he struck down those who struck them?

Or have they been killed,

just as their killers were killed?

8Measure by measure,i

in their exile you contended with them;

with his fierce blast he removed them,

as on a day when the east wind blows.

9By this, then, Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for,

and this will be the full harvest

that comes from the removal of his sin:

when he makes all the altar stones

like pulverized chalkstones,

no Asherahj poles or incense altars will be left standing.

10For the fortified city stands desolate,

a settlement abandoned and forsaken like the desert;

calves graze there,

and there they lie down

and strip bare its branches.

11When its branches are dry,

they are broken off,

and women come and kindle fires with them,

since this is a people who show no consideration.

That is why the One who made them shows them no compassion;

the One who created them shows them no mercy.

Assyria and Egypt Exiles Redeemed

12At that time,k the LORD will winnow grain from the Euphrates Riverl channel to the Wadim of Egypt,n and you will be gathered in one by one, O people of Israel. 13Furthermore, at that time,o a great trumpet will be sounded, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and those who had been expelledp to the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD on his holy mountain at Jerusalem.

a 27:1 Lit. On that day
b 27:2 Lit. On that day
c 27:2 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read pleasant
d 27:4 Lit. only it
e 27:4 So 1QIsaa; MT reads thorns
f 27:4 So 1QIsaa; the Heb. lacks and
g 27:6 So 1QIsaa LXX; the Heb. lacks and
h 27:7 Lit. Has he
i 27:8 Or With war cries
j 27:9 Or sacred
k 27:12 Lit. On that day
l 27:12 DSS MT lack River
m 27:12 i.e. a seasonal stream or river that channels water during rain seasons but is dry at other times
n 27:12 i.e. the southwestern-most border of ancient Philistia
o 27:13 Lit. Furthermore, on that day
p 27:13 Or exiled

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