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Isaiah 33 - NIV

Distress and Help


Woe to you, destroyer,
you who have not been destroyed!
Woe to you, betrayer,
you who have not been betrayed!
When you stop destroying,
you will be destroyed;
when you stop betraying,
you will be betrayed.


Lord, be gracious to us;
we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.

3 At the uproar of your army, the peoples flee;
when you rise up, the nations scatter.

4 Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts;
like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.


The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;
he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.

6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.[a]


Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets;
the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

8 The highways are deserted,
no travelers are on the roads.
The treaty is broken,
its witnesses[b] are despised,
no one is respected.

9 The land dries up and wastes away,
Lebanon is ashamed and withers;
Sharon is like the Arabah,
and Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves.


“Now will I arise,” says the Lord.
“Now will I be exalted;
now will I be lifted up.

11 You conceive chaff,
you give birth to straw;
your breath is a fire that consumes you.

12 The peoples will be burned to ashes;
like cut thornbushes they will be set ablaze.”


You who are far away, hear what I have done;
you who are near, acknowledge my power!

14 The sinners in Zion are terrified;
trembling grips the godless:
“Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?
Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”

15 Those who walk righteously
and speak what is right,
who reject gain from extortion
and keep their hands from accepting bribes,
who stop their ears against plots of murder
and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—

16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,
whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.
Their bread will be supplied,
and water will not fail them.


Your eyes will see the king in his beauty
and view a land that stretches afar.

18 In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:
“Where is that chief officer?
Where is the one who took the revenue?
Where is the officer in charge of the towers?”

19 You will see those arrogant people no more,
people whose speech is obscure,
whose language is strange and incomprehensible.


Look on Zion, the city of our festivals;
your eyes will see Jerusalem,
a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved;
its stakes will never be pulled up,
nor any of its ropes broken.

21 There the Lord will be our Mighty One.
It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.
No galley with oars will ride them,
no mighty ship will sail them.

22 For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver,
the Lord is our king;
it is he who will save us.


Your rigging hangs loose:
The mast is not held secure,
the sail is not spread.
Then an abundance of spoils will be divided
and even the lame will carry off plunder.

24 No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”;
and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.


a. Isaiah 33:6 Or is a treasure from him
b. Isaiah 33:8 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / the cities

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Isaiah 32-33 A Return to Righteousness
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 32-33
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 32:1-33:24
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James Ledbetter avatar
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Shared by: James Ledbetter on Feb, 2016
Summary: There is a great need for Jesus All Over the World Sadly most reject him
Thomas Swope avatar
I've Seen That Trick Before
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Nov, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 33 of the book of Isaiah verses 1 through 24.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 33:1-24
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,822
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Apr, 2011
Summary: In our text we will see God’s beautiful picture of the true believer. Here we see God like a great painter creating a good image of a child of God. Observe in Isa. 33:15 that there are six unique characteristics of a real Christian.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:15-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,750
Mark Jones avatar
A Message from Prison-To Those On the Inside
Shared by: Mark Jones on Jun, 2009
Summary: Jeremiah’s call to God for great and mighty revelation from the inside of the King’s prison, discussing the prisons we see in our lives and God’s ability and willingness to set us free.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 4,805
Carol Patterson avatar
Claiming the Treasure
Shared by: Carol Patterson on Feb, 2009
Summary: Isaiah 33:5-6 says that the fear of the Lord is the key to the treasure of having God’s favor.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,082
Carol Patterson avatar
The Key to the Treasure
Shared by: Carol Patterson on Feb, 2009
Summary: God has wonderful treasures for us.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,996
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Sep, 2007
Summary: People reach out in crisis. Those who reach out to God find that He comes near. God’s nearness has its effects upon the saved & the sinner alike.
Series: Isaiah
based on 50 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,207
Arlen Payne avatar
The Lord is our Judge, Lawgiver, King, Saviour
Shared by: Arlen Payne on Oct, 2004
Summary: A simple message showing how God is our Judge, Lawgiver, King, and Saviour
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,994
Larry Elder avatar
The Foundation of your times
Shared by: Larry Elder on Jul, 2003
Summary: In troubled times, the Lord provides "The Foundation Of Your Times"!
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:5-6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,584
Darrell Jones avatar
We Shall See The King
Shared by: Darrell Jones on Feb, 2003
Summary: As my dad who had been blind for approximately 20 years was about to leave this present world to be with Christ, I was reminded of this particular text from Is. 33:17
based on 51 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,646
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
God in America
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on May, 2001
Summary: Where does God fit into our country?
based on 255 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 33:23
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