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The Deliverance of Israel

27 In that day

the Lord with His fierce and great
    and strong sword shall punish
Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
    even Leviathan the twisted serpent;
and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

In that day:

Sing of it! A vineyard of red wine.
I, the Lord, am its keeper;
I water it every moment;
lest anyone damage it,
    I protect it night and day.
    I have no fury.
Should someone give Me briers and thorns in battle,
    then I would step on them,
    I would burn them fully.
Or let him rely on My strength;
    let him make peace with Me;
    let him make peace with Me.

In the days to come Jacob shall take root;
    Israel shall blossom and bud
    and shall fill the whole world with fruit.

Has He struck them,
    as He struck those who struck them?
Or like the slaughter of His slain,
    have they been slain?
You fought with them by banishing them, by driving them away.
    He has expelled them
    on the day of the east wind with His fierce wind.
Through this, therefore, the iniquity of Jacob shall be forgiven,
    and this will be the full price of the removal of his sin:
when he makes all the stones of the altar
    as chalkstones that are pulverized,
when the groves and incense altars
    shall not stand.
10 For the fortified city shall be desolate,
    a homestead forlorn and forsaken like a wilderness;
there the calf shall graze,
    and there it shall lie down
    and eat its branches.
11 When its boughs are withered, they are broken off;
    the women come and make a fire with them,
for they are not a people of understanding;
    therefore, their Maker will not have mercy on them,
    and their Creator will show them no grace.

12 In that day the Lord shall thresh from the channel of the River[a] to the stream of Egypt, and you shall be gathered one by one, O sons of Israel. 13 And in that day the great trumpet shall be blown, and those who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria and the outcasts in the land of Egypt shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.


  1. Isaiah 27:12 Euphrates River.

Deliverance of Israel

27 In that day,(A)

the Lord will punish with his sword(B)
    his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan(C) the gliding serpent,(D)
    Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster(E) of the sea.

In that day(F)

“Sing(G) about a fruitful vineyard:(H)
    I, the Lord, watch over it;
    I water(I) it continually.
I guard(J) it day and night
    so that no one may harm(K) it.
    I am not angry.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
    I would march against them in battle;
    I would set them all on fire.(L)
Or else let them come to me for refuge;(M)
    let them make peace(N) with me,
    yes, let them make peace with me.”

In days to come Jacob will take root,(O)
    Israel will bud and blossom(P)
    and fill all the world with fruit.(Q)

Has the Lord struck her
    as he struck(R) down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
    as those were killed who killed her?
By warfare[a] and exile(S) you contend with her—
    with his fierce blast he drives her out,
    as on a day the east wind(T) blows.
By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(U) for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(V)
When he makes all the altar stones(W)
    to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[b](X) or incense altars(Y)
    will be left standing.
10 The fortified city stands desolate,(Z)
    an abandoned settlement, forsaken(AA) like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,(AB)
    there they lie down;(AC)
    they strip its branches bare.
11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off(AD)
    and women come and make fires(AE) with them.
For this is a people without understanding;(AF)
    so their Maker has no compassion on them,
    and their Creator(AG) shows them no favor.(AH)

12 In that day the Lord will thresh(AI) from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt,(AJ) and you, Israel, will be gathered(AK) up one by one. 13 And in that day(AL) a great trumpet(AM) will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled(AN) in Egypt(AO) will come and worship(AP) the Lord on the holy mountain(AQ) in Jerusalem.


  1. Isaiah 27:8 See Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 27:9 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah

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