Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000636
00:15 Hello and welcome back to His Words Are Life.
00:17 I am Kelly Mowrer and thank you for joining with me
00:20 today to read the Bible together.
00:22 Before we start let's pray.
00:25 Dear heavenly Father, we thank you again
00:28 for bringing us to this time with You
00:31 to hear Your words which are life,
00:34 and which give us direction and light the way
00:36 that we should walk in and give us wisdom,
00:39 give us bread for our souls.
00:41 Please be with us now as we read, amen.
00:45 We're picking up in the Book of Isaiah,
00:47 Chapter 20, starting in verse 4,
00:50 this is the King James Version.
00:54 "So shall the king of Assyria lead away
00:56 the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives,
01:00 young and old, naked and barefoot,
01:02 even with their buttocks uncovered,
01:05 to the shame of Egypt.
01:07 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia
01:09 their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
01:13 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day,
01:17 Behold, such is our expectation,
01:20 whither we flee for help to be delivered
01:23 from the king of Assyria, and how shall we escape?"
01:27 Continuing now with Isaiah Chapter 21,
01:30 this is the King James Version.
01:33 "The burden of the desert of the sea.
01:37 As whirlwinds in the south pass through,
01:41 so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
01:45 A grievous vision is declared unto me,
01:48 the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously,
01:51 and the spoiler spoileth.
01:53 Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Media,
01:58 all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
02:02 Therefore are my loins filled with pain,
02:05 pangs have taken hold upon me,
02:07 as the pangs of a woman that travaileth,
02:11 I was bowed down at the hearing of it,
02:14 I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
02:18 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me,
02:22 the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
02:27 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower,
02:30 eat, drink, arise, ye princes,
02:33 and anoint the shield.
02:35 For thus hath the Lord said unto me,
02:37 'Go, set a watchman,
02:40 let him declare what he seeth.'
02:43 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen,
02:46 a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels,
02:49 and he hearkened diligently with much heed,
02:51 And he cried, A lion, My lord,
02:54 I stand continually
02:55 upon the watchtower in the daytime,
02:56 and I am set in my ward whole nights,
02:59 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men,
03:02 with a couple of horsemen.
03:05 And he answered and said,
03:07 'Babylon is fallen, is fallen,
03:10 and all the graven images of her gods
03:13 he hath broken unto the ground.
03:16 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor,
03:20 that which I have heard of the Lord of hosts,
03:22 the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.'
03:26 The burden of Dumah.
03:29 He calleth to me out of Seir,
03:31 'Watchman, what of the night?'
03:33 'Watchman, what of the night?'
03:37 The watchman said, 'The morning cometh,
03:40 and also the night, if ye will enquire,
03:43 enquire ye, return, come.'
03:48 The burden upon Arabia.
03:52 In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge,
03:54 O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
03:57 The inhabitants of the land of Tema
03:59 brought water to him that was thirsty,
04:02 they prevented with their bread him that fled.
04:06 For they fled from the swords,
04:07 from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow,
04:09 and from the grievousness of war.
04:11 For thus hath the Lord said unto me,
04:13 Within a year,
04:14 according to the years of an hireling,
04:16 and all the glory of Kedar shall fail,
04:20 And the residue of the number of archers,
04:23 the mighty men of the children of Kedar,
04:24 shall be diminished,
04:26 for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it."
04:30 Continuing with Isaiah Chapter 22,
04:32 this is the King James Version.
04:35 "The burden of the valley of vision.
04:40 What aileth thee now,
04:41 that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
04:46 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city,
04:50 a joyous city,
04:51 thy slain men are not slain with the sword,
04:53 nor dead in battle.
04:55 All thy rulers are fled together,
04:57 they are bound by the archers,
04:59 all that are found in thee are bound together,
05:02 which have fled from far.
05:05 Therefore said I, Look away from me,
05:08 I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me,
05:11 because of the spoiling
05:13 of the daughter of my people.
05:15 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down,
05:18 and of perplexity by the Lord God of hosts
05:21 in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls,
05:25 and of crying to the mountains.
05:28 And Elam bare the quiver
05:29 with chariots of men and horsemen,
05:31 and Kir uncovered the shield.
05:34 And it shall come to pass,
05:36 that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots,
05:38 and the horsemen shall set themselves
05:41 in array at the gate.
05:43 And he discovered the covering of Judah,
05:46 and thou didst look in that day
05:48 to the armour of the house of the forest.
05:49 Ye have seen also
05:51 the breaches of the city of David,
05:53 that they are many, and ye gathered
05:56 together the waters of the lower pool.
05:58 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem,
05:59 and the houses have ye broken down
06:02 to fortify the wall.
06:03 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls
06:05 for the water of the old pool,
06:07 but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof,
06:10 neither had respect unto him
06:12 that fashioned it long ago.
06:15 And in that day did the Lord God of hosts
06:17 call to weeping, and to mourning,
06:19 and to baldness,
06:20 and to girding with sackcloth.
06:23 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen,
06:26 and killing sheep, eating flesh,
06:28 and drinking wine, let us eat and drink,
06:31 for tomorrow we shall die.
06:34 And it was revealed in mine ears
06:35 by the Lord of hosts,
06:37 Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you
06:39 till ye die, saith the Lord God of hosts.
06:43 Thus saith the Lord God of hosts,
06:45 'Go, get thee unto this treasurer,
06:48 even unto Shebna, which is over the house,'
06:50 and say, 'What hast thou here?
06:52 and whom hast thou here,'
06:54 that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here,
06:57 as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high,
07:00 and that graveth an habitation
07:02 for himself in a rock?
07:04 Behold, the Lord will carry thee away
07:06 with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
07:10 He will surely violently turn and toss thee
07:12 like a ball into a large country,
07:15 there shalt thou die,
07:16 and there the chariots of thy glory
07:17 shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
07:20 And I will drive thee from thy station,
07:22 and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
07:25 And it shall come to pass in that day,
07:28 that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
07:33 And I will clothe him with thy robe,
07:35 and strengthen him with thy girdle,
07:36 and I will commit thy government into his hand,
07:39 and he shall be a father
07:41 to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
07:42 and to the house of Judah.
07:44 And the key of the house of David
07:46 will I lay upon his shoulder,
07:48 so he shall open, and none shall shut,
07:52 and he shall shut, and none shall open.
07:55 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place,
07:58 and he shall be for a glorious throne
08:01 to his father's house.
08:03 And they shall hang upon him
08:05 all the glory of his father's house,
08:07 the offspring and the issue,
08:09 all vessels of small quantity,
08:11 from the vessels of cups,
08:12 even to all the vessels of flagons.
08:15 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
08:18 shall the nail that is fastened
08:19 in the sure place be removed,
08:21 and be cut down, and fall,
08:22 and the burden that was upon it
08:24 shall be cut off, for the Lord hath spoken it."
08:29 Continuing in the Book of Isaiah,
08:30 Chapter 23, this is the King James Version.
08:35 "The burden of Tyre.
08:37 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish,
08:40 for it is laid waste, so that there is no house,
08:42 no entering in,
08:44 from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
08:47 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle,
08:50 thou whom the merchants of Zidon,
08:52 that pass over the sea, have replenished.
08:56 And by great waters the seed of Sihor,
08:58 the harvest of the river, is her revenue,
09:00 and she is a mart of nations.
09:03 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon,
09:05 for the sea hath spoken,
09:07 even the strength of the sea, saying,
09:09 I travail not, nor bring forth children,
09:12 neither do I nourish up young men,
09:13 nor bring up virgins.
09:15 As at the report concerning Egypt,
09:18 so shall they be sorely pained
09:21 at the report of Tyre.
09:23 Pass ye over to Tarshish, howl,
09:25 ye inhabitants of the isle.
09:28 Is this your joyous city,
09:30 whose antiquity is of ancient days?
09:33 Her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.
09:38 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre,
09:41 the crowning city, whose merchants are princes,
09:43 whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?
09:47 The Lord of hosts hath purposed it,
09:49 to stain the pride of all glory,
09:52 and to bring into contempt
09:54 all the honourable of the earth.
09:57 Pass through thy land as a river,
09:59 O daughter of Tarshish,
10:01 there is no more strength.
10:03 He stretched out his hand over the sea,
10:05 he shook the kingdoms,
10:07 the Lord hath given a commandment
10:08 against the merchant city,
10:09 to destroy the strong holds thereof.
10:11 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice,
10:14 O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon,
10:17 arise, pass over to Chittim,
10:19 there also shalt thou have no rest.
10:23 Behold the land of the Chaldeans,
10:25 this people was not,
10:26 till the Assyrian founded it for them
10:28 that dwell in the wilderness,
10:30 they set up the towers thereof,
10:32 they raised up the palaces thereof,
10:34 and he brought it to ruin.
10:36 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish,
10:38 for your strength is laid waste.
10:40 And it shall come to pass in that day,
10:42 that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
10:45 according to the days of one king,
10:48 after the end of seventy years
10:50 shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
10:53 Take an harp, go about the city,
10:56 thou harlot that hast been forgotten,
10:59 make sweet melody, sing many songs,
11:01 that thou mayest be remembered.
11:04 And it shall come to pass
11:05 after the end of seventy years,
11:07 that the Lord will visit Tyre,
11:09 and she shall turn to her hire,
11:11 and shall commit fornication
11:13 with all the kingdoms of the world
11:15 upon the face of the earth.
11:16 And her merchandise and her hire
11:19 shall be holiness to the Lord,
11:21 it shall not be treasured nor laid up,
11:24 for her merchandise shall be for them
11:25 that dwell before the Lord,
11:27 to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing."
11:33 Continuing in Isaiah Chapter 24,
11:35 and this is the King James Version.
11:39 "Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty,
11:42 and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down,
11:45 and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
11:49 And it shall be, as with the people,
11:52 so with the priest, as with the servant,
11:55 so with his master, as with the maid,
11:58 so with her mistress, as with the buyer,
12:00 so with the seller, as with the lender,
12:03 so with the borrower, as with the taker of usury,
12:07 so with the giver of usury to him.
12:10 The land shall be utterly emptied,
12:11 and utterly spoiled,
12:12 for the Lord hath spoken this word.
12:16 The earth mourneth and fadeth away,
12:18 the world languisheth and fadeth away,
12:21 the haughty people of the earth do languish.
12:24 The earth also is defiled
12:25 under the inhabitants thereof,
12:27 because they have transgressed the laws,
12:29 changed the ordinance,
12:31 broken the everlasting covenant.
12:34 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth,
12:36 and they that dwell therein are desolate,
12:39 therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned,
12:41 and few men left.
12:43 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth,
12:46 all the merryhearted do sigh.
12:49 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth,
12:52 the noise of them that rejoice endeth,
12:54 the joy of the harp ceaseth.
12:56 They shall not drink wine with a song,
12:58 strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
13:02 The city of confusion is broken down,
13:04 every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
13:08 There is a crying for wine in the streets,
13:10 all joy is darkened,
13:12 the mirth of the land is gone.
13:14 In the city is left desolation,
13:15 and the gate is smitten with destruction.
13:18 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land
13:20 among the people,
13:21 there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree,
13:24 and as the gleaning grapes
13:25 when the vintage is done.
13:28 They shall lift up their voice,
13:29 they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord,
13:31 they shall cry aloud from the sea.
13:34 Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires,
13:37 even the name of the Lord God of Israel
13:39 in the isles of the sea.
13:41 From the uttermost part of the earth
13:42 have we heard songs,
13:44 even glory to the righteous.
13:47 But I said, My leanness, my leanness,
13:50 woe unto me!
13:51 the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously,
13:54 yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt
13:56 very treacherously.
13:58 Fear, and the pit, and the snare,
14:01 are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
14:04 And it shall come to pass,
14:06 that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear
14:09 shall fall into the pit,
14:11 and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit
14:13 shall be taken in the snare,
14:14 for the windows from on high are open,
14:17 and the foundations of the earth do shake.
14:20 The earth is utterly broken down,
14:21 the earth is clean dissolved,
14:24 the earth is moved exceedingly.
14:26 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
14:30 and shall be removed like a cottage,
14:32 and the transgression thereof
14:34 shall be heavy upon it,
14:36 and it shall fall, and not rise again."