1 a to b, to Ariel, the city c David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and a: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will a against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the a, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the b, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring a.
7 ¶And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that a against mount b.
9 ¶Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are a, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep a, and hath closed your b: the c and your rulers, the d hath he e.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a a that is b, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to a that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
13 ¶Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people a me with their b, and with their lips do c me, but have d their e far from me, and their f is taught by the g of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a a b among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the c of their wise men shall d, and the e of their f men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their a from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who b us? and who knoweth us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the a say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 ¶And in that a shall the deaf hear the words of the b, and the c of the blind shall see out of d, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their a in the Lord, and the b among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that a for iniquity are b:
21 That make a man an a for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in b, and c aside the just for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the a, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he seeth his children, the a of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall b the c of Israel.
24 They also that a in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall b doctrine.