Isaiah 27.6-28.13, 28:1-13, 29.22-23
In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and bud, and cover the face of the earth with fruit.
Has [God] struck [Israel] as He stuck those who harmed him? Or was he slain as those that were slain by Him? In full measure, by exile you will contend with her; He has removed her with Hist rough blast in the day of the East wind. In this way, Jacob’s iniquity will be atoned for. This will be the fruit of removing his sin; when He makes all the stones of the altar as chalk stones crushed in pieces, so that Asherim and the sun images will rise no more. For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken, like the wilderness; there the calf will graze and lie down, and consume its branches.
When its boughs are withered, they will be broken; the women will come, and burn them in fire. For it is a people without understanding; therefore he who made them will have no compassion on them, and He who formed them will not show them favor. In that day, God will thresh out grain from the river to the Brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. On the day, a great trumpet will be blown; and those who were lost in the land of Assyria, and those who were dispersed in the land of Egypt, will come and worship God in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
Woe to the haughty crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine! Behold, God has a might and strength, like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like a storm of powerful, overflowing waters that cast down to the earth with violence. The proud crown of drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot; and the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, will be the first ripe fig before the summer; when one looks at it, he eats it up while it is still in his hand.
In that day the Lord of Hosts will be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of His people; and a spirit of judgement to him who sits in judgement, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. But these also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; they are confused with wine; they stagger with strong drink; they reel in vision; they stumble in judgement. All the tables are covered with filthy vomit; no place is clean.
To whom will one teach knowledge, and to whom will one explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? For it is precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
But with stammering lips and in an alien language it will be spoken to this people, to whom it was said: “This is the rest, give rest to the weary; and this is the refreshing.”; Yet they would not hear. Therefore, God’s word is to them precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Therefore, thus says God, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob will no longer be ashamed, nor will his face grow pale; when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, that they sanctify My name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.