The people of Judah turned from the LORD in unbelief and would find no help apart from Him.

BibleGateway: Isaiah 22:5-14

ESV Text: Isaiah 22:5-14

Isaiah 22:5–14


  For the Lord GOD of hosts has a day
    of tumult and trampling and confusion
    in the valley of vision,
  a battering down of walls
    and a shouting to the mountains.
  And Elam bore the quiver
    with chariots and horsemen,
    and Kir uncovered the shield.
  Your choicest valleys were full of chariots,
    and the horsemen took their stand at the gates.
  He has taken away the covering of Judah.

In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest, and you saw that the breaches of the city of David were many. You collected the waters of the lower pool, 10 and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 11 You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.


12   In that day the Lord GOD of hosts
    called for weeping and mourning,
    for baldness and wearing sackcloth;
13   and behold, joy and gladness,
    killing oxen and slaughtering sheep,
    eating flesh and drinking wine.
  “Let us eat and drink,
    for tomorrow we die.”
14   The LORD of hosts has revealed himself in my ears:
  “Surely this iniquity will not be atoned for you until you die,”
    says the Lord GOD of hosts.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 22
5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains. 6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield. 7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

     8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest. 9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool. 10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall. 11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago. 12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: 13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 278:
Delay Not, Delay Not, O Sinner

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near, 
The waters of life are now flowing for thee. 
No price is demanded; the Savior is here; 
Redemption is purchased, salvation is free. 

2. Delay not, delay not, O sinner, to come, 
For mercy still lingers and calls thee today. 
Her voice is not heard in the vale of the tomb; 
Her message, unheeded, will soon pass away. 

3. Delay not, delay not! The Spirit of Grace, 
Long grieved and resisted, may take His sad flight 
And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, 
To sink in the gloom of eternity’s night. 

4. Delay not, delay not! The hour is at hand; 
The earth shall dissolve, and the heavens shall fade. 
The dead, small and great, in the Judgment shall stand; 
What power, then, O sinner, shall lend thee its aid? 

5. Delay not, delay not! Why longer abuse 
The love and compassion of Jesus, thy God? 
A fountain is opened; how canst thou refuse 
To wash and be cleansed In His pardoning blood? 


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