THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Part 2 (Chapters 34-66)
34:1: Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken,
ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world,
and all things that come forth of it.
34:2: For the indignation of the LORD is upon all
nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed
them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
34:3: Their slain also shall be cast out, and their
stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall
be melted with their blood.
34:4: And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved,
and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all
their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine,
and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
34:5: For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold,
it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse,
34:6: The sword of the LORD is filled with blood,
it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats,
with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice
in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
34:7: And the unicorns shall come down with them,
and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked
with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
34:8: For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance,
and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
34:9: And the streams thereof shall be turned into
pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof
shall become burning pitch.
34:10: It shall not be quenched night nor day; the
smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation
it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
34:11: But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess
it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall
stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
34:12: They shall call the nobles thereof to the
kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be
34:13: And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles
and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation
of dragons, and a court for owls.
34:14: The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet
with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to
his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for
herself a place of rest.
34:15: There shall the great owl make her nest, and
lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures
also be gathered, every one with her mate.
34:16: Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read:
no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth
it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
34:17: And he hath cast the lot for them, and his
hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it
for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
35:1: The wilderness and the solitary place shall
be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as
35:2: It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even
with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto
it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory
of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
35:3: Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the
35:4: Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be
strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even
God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
35:5: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
35:6: Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and
the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters
break out, and streams in the desert.
35:7: And the parched ground shall become a pool,
and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons,
where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
35:8: And an highway shall be there, and a way, and
it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not
pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though
fools, shall not err therein.
35:9: No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast
shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed
shall walk there:
35:10: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return,
and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads:
they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall
36:1: Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year
of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against
all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
36:2: And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from
Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And
he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the
36:3: Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's
son, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah,
Asaph's son, the recorder.
36:4: And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to
Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What
confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
36:5: I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain
words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou
trust, that thou rebellest against me?
36:6: Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken
reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand,
and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in
36:7: But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD
our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah
hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall
worship before this altar?
36:8: Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to
my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand
horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
36:9: How then wilt thou turn away the face of one
captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust
on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
36:10: And am I now come up without the LORD against
this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against
this land, and destroy it.
36:11: Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto
Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian
language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews'
language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
36:12: But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me
to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent
me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their
own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
36:13: Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud
voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the
great king, the king of Assyria.
36:14: Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive
you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.
36:15: Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the
LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall
not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
36:16: Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the
king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come
out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of
his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;
36:17: Until I come and take you away to a land like
your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
36:18: Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying,
The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations
delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
36:19: Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad?
where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria
out of my hand?
36:20: Who are they among all the gods of these lands,
that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should
deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
36:21: But they held their peace, and answered him
not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him
36:22: Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that
was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son
of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and
told him the words of Rabshakeh.
37:1: And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard
it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth,
and went into the house of the LORD.
37:2: And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household,
and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with
sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
37:3: And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah,
This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy:
for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength
to bring forth.
37:4: It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words
of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to
reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the
LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the
remnant that is left.
37:5: So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
37:6: And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say
unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words
that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria
have blasphemed me.
37:7: Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he
shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause
him to fall by the sword in his own land.
37:8: So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of
Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed
37:9: And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of
Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he
heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
37:10: Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah,
saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee,
saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king
37:11: Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of
Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and
shalt thou be delivered?
37:12: Have the gods of the nations delivered them
which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph,
and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
37:13: Where is the king of Hamath, and the king
of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14: And Hezekiah received the letter from the
hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto
the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
37:15: And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
37:16: O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest
between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all
the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
37:17: Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open
thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib,
which hath sent to reproach the living God.
37:18: Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have
laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
37:19: And have cast their gods into the fire: for
they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone:
therefore they have destroyed them.
37:20: Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from
his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou
art the LORD, even thou only.
37:21: Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah,
saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed
to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
37:22: This is the word which the LORD hath spoken
concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised
thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath
shaken her head at thee.
37:23: Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed?
and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine
eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
37:24: By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord,
and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to
the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will
cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof:
and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest
of his Carmel.
37:25: I have digged, and drunk water; and with the
sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged
37:26: Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done
it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought
it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities
into ruinous heaps.
37:27: Therefore their inhabitants were of small
power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass
of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops,
and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
37:28: But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and
thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
37:29: Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult,
is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy
nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by
the way by which thou camest.
37:30: And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall
eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that
which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and
reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
37:31: And the remnant that is escaped of the house
of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
37:32: For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant,
and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of
hosts shall do this.
37:33: Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the
king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an
arrow there nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against
37:34: By the way that he came, by the same shall
he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
37:35: For I will defend this city to save it for
mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
37:36: Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and
smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and
five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold,
they were all dead corpses.
37:37: So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and
went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37:38: And it came to pass, as he was worshipping
in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer
his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land
of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.
38:1: In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death.
And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said
unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou
shalt die, and not live.
38:2: Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall,
and prayed unto the LORD,
38:3: And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee,
how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart,
and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept
38:4: Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
38:5: Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD,
the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen
thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
38:6: And I will deliver thee and this city out of
the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
38:7: And this shall be a sign unto thee from the
LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
38:8: Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the
degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees
backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it
was gone down.
38:9: The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when
he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
38:10: I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall
go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of
38:11: I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the
LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with
the inhabitants of the world.
38:12: Mine age is departed, and is removed from
me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life:
he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night
wilt thou make an end of me.
38:13: I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion,
so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou
make an end of me.
38:14: Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter:
I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD,
I am oppressed; undertake for me.
38:15: What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto
me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in
the bitterness of my soul.
38:16: O Lord, by these things men live, and in all
these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me,
and make me to live.
38:17: Behold, for peace I had great bitterness:
but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of
corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
38:18: For the grave cannot praise thee, death can
not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope
for thy truth.
38:19: The living, the living, he shall praise thee,
as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known
38:20: The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we
will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of
our life in the house of the LORD.
38:21: For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump
of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall
38:22: Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that
I shall go up to the house of the LORD?
39:1: At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan,
king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he
had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
39:2: And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them
the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and
the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his
armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing
in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them
39:3: Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah,
and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came
they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country
unto me, even from Babylon.
39:4: Then said he, What have they seen in thine
house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have
they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not
39:5: Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word
of the LORD of hosts:
39:6: Behold, the days come, that all that is in
thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store
until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be
left, saith the LORD.
39:7: And of thy sons that shall issue from thee,
which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be
eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
39:8: Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word
of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there
shall be peace and truth in my days.
40:1: Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your
40:2: Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry
unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity
is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for
all her sins.
40:3: The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a
highway for our God.
40:4: Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain
and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough places plain:
40:5: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD
hath spoken it.
40:6: The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall
I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is
as the flower of the field:
40:7: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because
the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
40:8: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but
the word of our God shall stand for ever.
40:9: O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee
up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings,
lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say
unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
40:10: Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong
hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with
him, and his work before him.
40:11: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he
shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom,
and shall gently lead those that are with young.
40:12: Who hath measured the waters in the hollow
of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended
the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains
in scales, and the hills in a balance?
40:13: Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD,
or being his counseller hath taught him?
40:14: With whom took he counsel, and who instructed
him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge,
and shewed to him the way of understanding?
40:15: Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh
up the isles as a very little thing.
40:16: And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor
the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
40:17: All nations before him are as nothing; and
they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
40:18: To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness
will ye compare unto him?
40:19: The workman melteth a graven image, and the
goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
40:20: He that is so impoverished that he hath no
oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him
a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be
40:21: Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath
it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood
from the foundations of the earth?
40:22: It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the
earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth
out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent
to dwell in:
40:23: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh
the judges of the earth as vanity.
40:24: Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they
shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the
earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither,
and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
40:25: To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I
be equal? saith the Holy One.
40:26: Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who
hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number:
he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
40:27: Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O
Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed
over from my God?
40:28: Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard,
that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of
the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching
of his understanding.
40:29: He giveth power to the faint; and to them
that have no might he increaseth strength.
40:30: Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
and the young men shall utterly fall:
40:31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew
their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they
shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
41:1: Keep silence before me, O islands; and let
the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let
them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
41:2: Who raised up the righteous man from the east,
called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made
him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and
as driven stubble to his bow.
41:3: He pursued them, and passed safely; even by
the way that he had not gone with his feet.
41:4: Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations
from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last;
I am he.
41:5: The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the
earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
41:6: They helped every one his neighbour; and every
one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
41:7: So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith,
and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil,
saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with
nails, that it should not be moved.
41:8: But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom
I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
41:9: Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the
earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto
thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee
41:10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not
dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will
help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
41:11: Behold, all they that were incensed against
thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing;
and they that strive with thee shall perish.
41:12: Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them,
even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee
shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
41:13: For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right
hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
41:14: Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel;
I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One
41:15: Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing
instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and
beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
41:16: Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry
them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt
rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
41:17: When the poor and needy seek water, and there
is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will
hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
41:18: I will open rivers in high places, and fountains
in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool
of water, and the dry land springs of water.
41:19: I will plant in the wilderness the cedar,
the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set
in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
41:20: That they may see, and know, and consider,
and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this,
and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
41:21: Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring
forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
41:22: Let them bring them forth, and shew us what
shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that
we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare
us things for to come.
41:23: Shew the things that are to come hereafter,
that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that
we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
41:24: Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of
nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
41:25: I have raised up one from the north, and he
shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name:
and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter
41:26: Who hath declared from the beginning, that
we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous?
yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth,
yea, there is none that heareth your words.
41:27: The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold
them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
41:28: For I beheld, and there was no man; even among
them, and there was no counseller, that, when I asked of them,
could answer a word.
41:29: Behold, they are all vanity; their works are
nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
42:1: Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect,
in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he
shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
42:2: He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his
voice to be heard in the street.
42:3: A bruised reed shall he not break, and the
smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment
42:4: He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till
he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for
42:5: Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the
heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth,
and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the
people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
42:6: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness,
and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for
a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
42:7: To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners
from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison
42:8: I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory
will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
42:9: Behold, the former things are come to pass,
and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you
42:10: Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise
from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all
that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
42:11: Let the wilderness and the cities thereof
lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let
the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top
of the mountains.
42:12: Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare
his praise in the islands.
42:13: The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he
shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar;
he shall prevail against his enemies.
42:14: I have long time holden my peace; I have been
still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing
woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
42:15: I will make waste mountains and hills, and
dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and
I will dry up the pools.
42:16: And I will bring the blind by a way that they
knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known:
I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.
These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
42:17: They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly
ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images,
Ye are our gods.
42:18: Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye
42:19: Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as
my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect,
and blind as the LORD's servant?
42:20: Seeing many things, but thou observest not;
opening the ears, but he heareth not.
42:21: The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness'
sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
42:22: But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they
are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses:
they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none
42:23: Who among you will give ear to this? who
will hearken and hear for the time to come?
42:24: Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to
the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned?
for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient
unto his law.
42:25: Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury
of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him
on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he
laid it not to heart.
43:1: But now thus saith the LORD that created thee,
O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have
redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
43:2: When thou passest through the waters, I will
be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow
thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
43:3: For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of
Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and
Seba for thee.
43:4: Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou
hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I
give men for thee, and people for thy life.
43:5: Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring
thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
43:6: I will say to the north, Give up; and to the
south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters
from the ends of the earth;
43:7: Even every one that is called by my name: for
I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
43:8: Bring forth the blind people that have eyes,
and the deaf that have ears.
43:9: Let all the nations be gathered together, and
let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this,
and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses,
that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
43:10: Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my
servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and
understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither
shall there be after me.
43:11: I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there
is no saviour.
43:12: I have declared, and have saved, and I have
shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye
are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
43:13: Yea, before the day was I am he; and there
is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who
shall let it?
43:14: Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy
One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have
brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is
in the ships.
43:15: I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator
of Israel, your King.
43:16: Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in
the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
43:17: Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse,
the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall
not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
43:18: Remember ye not the former things, neither
consider the things of old.
43:19: Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall
spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in
the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
43:20: The beast of the field shall honour me, the
dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
43:21: This people have I formed for myself; they
shall shew forth my praise.
43:22: But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;
but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
43:23: Thou hast not brought me the small cattle
of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy
sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering,
nor wearied thee with incense.
43:24: Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money,
neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but
thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me
with thine iniquities.
43:25: I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions
for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
43:26: Put me in remembrance: let us plead together:
declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
43:27: Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers
have transgressed against me.
43:28: Therefore I have profaned the princes of the
sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
44:1: Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel,
whom I have chosen:
44:2: Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed
thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my
servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
44:3: For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty,
and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy
seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
44:4: And they shall spring up as among the grass,
as willows by the water courses.
44:5: One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another
shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe
with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of
44:6: Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and
his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last;
and beside me there is no God.
44:7: And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare
it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient
people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them
shew unto them.
44:8: Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I
told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my
witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I
know not any.
44:9: They that make a graven image are all of them
vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they
are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may
44:10: Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven
image that is profitable for nothing?
44:11: Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed:
and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together,
let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed
44:12: The smith with the tongs both worketh in the
coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the
strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth:
he drinketh no water, and is faint.
44:13: The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he
marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he
marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure
of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain
in the house.
44:14: He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the
cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among
the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth
44:15: Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he
will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and
baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh
it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
44:16: He burneth part thereof in the fire; with
part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied:
yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen
44:17: And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even
his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it,
and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
44:18: They have not known nor understood: for he
hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts,
that they cannot understand.
44:19: And none considereth in his heart, neither
is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part
of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals
thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make
the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the
stock of a tree?
44:20: He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath
turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is
there not a lie in my right hand?
44:21: Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou
art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel,
thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
44:22: I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy
transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for
I have redeemed thee.
44:23: Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done
it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing,
ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath
redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
44:24: Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he
that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all
things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth
abroad the earth by myself;
44:25: That frustrateth the tokens of the liars,
and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh
their knowledge foolish;
44:26: That confirmeth the word of his servant, and
performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem,
Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall
be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
44:27: That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will
dry up thy rivers:
44:28: That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and
shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou
shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
45:1: Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him;
and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two
leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
45:2: I will go before thee, and make the crooked
places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and
cut in sunder the bars of iron:
45:3: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that
I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
45:4: For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine
elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee,
though thou hast not known me.
45:5: I am the LORD, and there is none else, there
is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known
45:6: That they may know from the rising of the sun,
and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD,
and there is none else.
45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make
peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
45:8: Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let
the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let
them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together;
I the LORD have created it.
45:9: Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall
the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or
thy work, He hath no hands?
45:10: Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What
begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
45:11: Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel,
and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and
concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
45:12: I have made the earth, and created man upon
it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all
their host have I commanded.
45:13: I have raised him up in righteousness, and
I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall
let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of
45:14: Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt,
and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature,
shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall
come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall
fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
45:15: Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself,
O God of Israel, the Saviour.
45:16: They shall be ashamed, and also confounded,
all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers
45:17: But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with
an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded
world without end.
45:18: For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established
it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the LORD; and there is none else.
45:19: I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place
of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in
vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are
45:20: Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together,
ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that
set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that
45:21: Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them
take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time?
who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there
is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none
45:22: Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends
of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
45:23: I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out
of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto
me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
45:24: Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I
righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all
that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
45:25: In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be
justified, and shall glory.
46:1: Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols
were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were
heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
46:2: They stoop, they bow down together; they could
not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
46:3: Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all
the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from
the belly, which are carried from the womb:
46:4: And even to your old age I am he; and even
to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.
46:5: To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal,
and compare me, that we may be like?
46:6: They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh
silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it
a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
46:7: They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry
him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place
shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not
answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
46:8: Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring
it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
46:9: Remember the former things of old: for I am
God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like
46:10: Declaring the end from the beginning, and
from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My
counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
46:11: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the
man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have
spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I
will also do it.
46:12: Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are
far from righteousness:
46:13: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not
be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place
salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
47:1: Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter
of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter
of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and
47:2: Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover
thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the
47:3: Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy
shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet
thee as a man.
47:4: As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his
name, the Holy One of Israel.
47:5: Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called,
The lady of kingdoms.
47:6: I was wroth with my people, I have polluted
mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew
them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy
47:7: And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever:
so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither
didst remember the latter end of it.
47:8: Therefore hear now this, thou that art given
to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart,
I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither
shall I know the loss of children:
47:9: But these two things shall come to thee in
a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they
shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of
thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
47:10: For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou
hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath
perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none
else beside me.
47:11: Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou
shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall
upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation
shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
47:12: Stand now with thine enchantments, and with
the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from
thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou
47:13: Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels.
Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,
stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
47:14: Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire
shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power
of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to
sit before it.
47:15: Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou
hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall
wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
48:1: Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called
by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of
Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of
the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
48:2: For they call themselves of the holy city,
and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts
is his name.
48:3: I have declared the former things from the
beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them;
I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
48:4: Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and
thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
48:5: I have even from the beginning declared it
to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest
say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten
image, hath commanded them.
48:6: Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not
ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time,
even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
48:7: They are created now, and not from the beginning;
even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest
say, Behold, I knew them.
48:8: Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not;
yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew
that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a
transgressor from the womb.
48:9: For my name's sake will I defer mine anger,
and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not
48:10: Behold, I have refined thee, but not with
silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
48:11: For mine own sake, even for mine own sake,
will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will
not give my glory unto another.
48:12: Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called;
I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
48:13: Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of
the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I
call unto them, they stand up together.
48:14: All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which
among them hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him:
he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the
48:15: I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called
him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
48:16: Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have
not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it
was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent
48:17: Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy
One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,
which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
48:18: O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments!
then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as
the waves of the sea:
48:19: Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the
offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should
not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
48:20: Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,
with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to
the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant
48:21: And they thirsted not when he led them through
the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for
them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
48:22: There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the
49:1: Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people,
from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels
of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
49:2: And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword;
in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished
shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
49:3: And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel,
in whom I will be glorified.
49:4: Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have
spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment
is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
49:5: And now, saith the LORD that formed me from
the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though
Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of
the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
49:6: And he said, It is a light thing that thou
shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to
restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light
to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end
of the earth.
49:7: Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel,
and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation
abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise,
princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful,
and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
49:8: Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time
have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee:
and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the
people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate
49:9: That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth;
to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed
in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
49:10: They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither
shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them
shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
49:11: And I will make all my mountains a way, and
my highways shall be exalted.
49:12: Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo,
these from the north and from the west; and these from the land
49:13: Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and
break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted
his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
49:14: But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me,
and my Lord hath forgotten me.
49:15: Can a woman forget her sucking child, that
she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they
may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
49:16: Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms
of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
49:17: Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers
and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
49:18: Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold:
all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I
live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them
all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
49:19: For thy waste and thy desolate places, and
the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason
of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far
49:20: The children which thou shalt have, after
thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place
is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
49:21: Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath
begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate,
a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these?
Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?
49:22: Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift
up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people:
and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters
shall be carried upon their shoulders.
49:23: And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and
their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee
with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy
feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not
be ashamed that wait for me.
49:24: Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or
the lawful captive delivered?
49:25: But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives
of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible
shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth
with thee, and I will save thy children.
49:26: And I will feed them that oppress thee with
their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood,
as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am
thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
50:1: Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your
mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors
is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have
ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother
50:2: Wherefore, when I came, was there no man?
when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened
at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver?
behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness:
their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for
50:3: I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I
make sackcloth their covering.
50:4: The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the
learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him
that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine
ear to hear as the learned.
50:5: The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was
not rebellious, neither turned away back.
50:6: I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks
to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame
50:7: For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall
I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint,
and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
50:8: He is near that justifieth me; who will contend
with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him
come near to me.
50:9: Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he
that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment;
the moth shall eat them up.
50:10: Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that
obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and
hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay
upon his God.
50:11: Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass
yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire,
and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of
mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
51:1: Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness,
ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
51:2: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah
that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased
51:3: For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort
all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden,
and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall
be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
51:4: Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto
me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make
my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
51:5: My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone
forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait
upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
51:6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look
upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that
dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall
be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
51:7: Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach
of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
51:8: For the moth shall eat them up like a garment,
and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall
be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
51:9: Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the
LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
51:10: Art thou not it which hath dried the sea,
the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the
sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
51:11: Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return,
and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be
upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow
and mourning shall flee away.
51:12: I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who
art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die,
and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
51:13: And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath
stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth;
and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the
oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury
of the oppressor?
51:14: The captive exile hasteneth that he may be
loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread
51:15: But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the
sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
51:16: And I have put my words in thy mouth, and
I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant
the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto
Zion, Thou art my people.
51:17: Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which
hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast
drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
51:18: There is none to guide her among all the sons
whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh
her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
51:19: These two things are come unto thee; who shall
be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine,
and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
51:20: Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head
of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of
the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
51:21: Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and
drunken, but not with wine:
51:22: Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God
that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out
of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup
of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
51:23: But I will put it into the hand of them that
afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may
go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the
street, to them that went over.
52:1: Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion;
put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for
henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised
and the unclean.
52:2: Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit
down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O
captive daughter of Zion.
52:3: For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves
for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
52:4: For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went
down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed
them without cause.
52:5: Now therefore, what have I here, saith the
LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule
over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually
every day is blasphemed.
52:6: Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore
they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold,
it is I.
52:7: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet
of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that
bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that
saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
52:8: Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with
the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to
eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
52:9: Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste
places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he
hath redeemed Jerusalem.
52:10: The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the
eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.
52:11: Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence,
touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean,
that bear the vessels of the LORD.
52:12: For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go
by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel
will be your rereward.
52:13: Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he
shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
52:14: As many were astonied at thee; his visage
was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons
52:15: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings
shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told
them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they
53:1: Who hath believed our report? and to whom
is the arm of the LORD revealed?
53:2: For he shall grow up before him as a tender
plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor
comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that
we should desire him.
53:3: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of
sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our
faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
53:4: Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried
our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and
53:5: But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace
was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
53:6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
53:7: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet
he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not
53:8: He was taken from prison and from judgment:
and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out
of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people
was he stricken.
53:9: And he made his grave with the wicked, and
with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither
was any deceit in his mouth.
53:10: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he
hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering
for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and
the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
53:11: He shall see of the travail of his soul, and
shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant
justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
53:12: Therefore will I divide him a portion with
the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because
he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession
for the transgressors.
54:1: Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break
forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail
with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the
children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
54:2: Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them
stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen
thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
54:3: For thou shalt break forth on the right hand
and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and
make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
54:4: Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither
be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou
shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the
reproach of thy widowhood any more.
54:5: For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of
hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The
God of the whole earth shall he be called.
54:6: For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken
and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused,
saith thy God.
54:7: For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but
with great mercies will I gather thee.
54:8: In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for
a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
54:9: For this is as the waters of Noah unto me:
for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go
over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with
thee, nor rebuke thee.
54:10: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills
be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither
shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that
hath mercy on thee.
54:11: O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and
not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours,
and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
54:12: And I will make thy windows of agates, and
thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
54:13: And all thy children shall be taught of the
LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
54:14: In righteousness shalt thou be established:
thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and
from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
54:15: Behold, they shall surely gather together,
but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall
fall for thy sake.
54:16: Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth
the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for
his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall
prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment
thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the
LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
55:1: Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the
waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
55:2: Wherefore do ye spend money for that which
is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and
let your soul delight itself in fatness.
55:3: Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and
your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant
with you, even the sure mercies of David.
55:4: Behold, I have given him for a witness to the
people, a leader and commander to the people.
55:5: Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou
knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee
because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for
he hath glorified thee.
55:6: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call
ye upon him while he is near:
55:7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous
man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will
have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
55:8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither
are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
55:9: For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your
55:10: For as the rain cometh down, and the snow
from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the
sower, and bread to the eater:
55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of
my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish
that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto
I sent it.
55:12: For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth
with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before
you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their
55:13: Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir
tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign
that shall not be cut off.
56:1: Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and
do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness
to be revealed.
56:2: Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the
son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from
polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
56:3: Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath
joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly
separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold,
I am a dry tree.
56:4: For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that
keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take
hold of my covenant;
56:5: Even unto them will I give in mine house and
within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of
daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not
be cut off.
56:6: Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves
to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to
be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting
it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
56:7: Even them will I bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings
and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
56:8: The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of
Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that
are gathered unto him.
56:9: All ye beasts of the field, come to devour,
yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
56:10: His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant,
they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down,
loving to slumber.
56:11: Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never
have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they
all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
56:12: Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and
we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall
be as this day, and much more abundant.
57:1: The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth
it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering
that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
57:2: He shall enter into peace: they shall rest
in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
57:3: But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress,
the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
57:4: Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against
whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not
children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
57:5: Enflaming yourselves with idols under every
green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts
of the rocks?
57:6: Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy
portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured
a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I
receive comfort in these?
57:7: Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set
thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
57:8: Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou
set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another
than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made
thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest
57:9: And thou wentest to the king with ointment,
and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers
far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.
57:10: Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way;
yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life
of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
57:11: And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared,
that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to
thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest
57:12: I will declare thy righteousness, and thy
works; for they shall not profit thee.
57:13: When thou criest, let thy companies deliver
thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take
them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land,
and shall inherit my holy mountain;
57:14: And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare
the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
57:15: For thus saith the high and lofty One that
inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and
holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.
57:16: For I will not contend for ever, neither will
I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the
souls which I have made.
57:17: For the iniquity of his covetousness was I
wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on
frowardly in the way of his heart.
57:18: I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I
will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
57:19: I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace
to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD;
and I will heal him.
57:20: But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
57:21: There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
58:1: Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like
a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house
of Jacob their sins.
58:2: Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know
my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the
ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice;
they take delight in approaching to God.
58:3: Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou
seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest
no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure,
and exact all your labours.
58:4: Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and
to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye
do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
58:5: Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day
for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as
a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt
thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
58:6: Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to
loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and
to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
58:7: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry,
and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?
when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou
hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
58:8: Then shall thy light break forth as the morning,
and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness
shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
58:9: Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer;
thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away
from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger,
and speaking vanity;
58:10: And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity,
and thy darkness be as the noonday:
58:11: And the LORD shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou
shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.
58:12: And they that shall be of thee shall build
the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.
58:13: If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,
from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a
delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him,
not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor
speaking thine own words:
58:14: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD;
and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth,
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth
of the LORD hath spoken it.
59:1: Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that
it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
59:2: But your iniquities have separated between
you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that
he will not hear.
59:3: For your hands are defiled with blood, and
your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue
hath muttered perverseness.
59:4: None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth
for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive
mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
59:5: They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the
spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which
is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
59:6: Their webs shall not become garments, neither
shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are
works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
59:7: Their feet run to evil, and they make hast
to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
wasting and destruction are in their paths.
59:8: The way of peace they know not; and there is
no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths:
whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
59:9: Therefore is judgment far from us, neither
doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity;
for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
59:10: We grope for the wall like the blind, and
we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the
night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
59:11: We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like
doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation,
but it is far off from us.
59:12: For our transgressions are multiplied before
thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions
are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
59:13: In transgressing and lying against the LORD,
and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt,
conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
59:14: And judgment is turned away backward, and
justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street,
and equity cannot enter.
59:15: Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth
from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased
him that there was no judgment.
59:16: And he saw that there was no man, and wondered
that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation
unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
59:17: For he put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments
of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
59:18: According to their deeds, accordingly he will
repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to
the islands he will repay recompence.
59:19: So shall they fear the name of the LORD from
the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the
enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall
lift up a standard against him.
59:20: And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto
them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
59:21: As for me, this is my covenant with them,
saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which
I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor
out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's
seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
60:1: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the
glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2: For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3: And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and
kings to the brightness of thy rising.
60:4: Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all
they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall
come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
60:5: Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and
thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance
of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles
shall come unto thee.
60:6: The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the
dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come:
they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the
praises of the LORD.
60:7: All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together
unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they
shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify
the house of my glory.
60:8: Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the
doves to their windows?
60:9: Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the
ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver
and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and
to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
60:10: And the sons of strangers shall build up thy
walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath
I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
60:11: Therefore thy gates shall be open continually;
they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto
thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
60:12: For the nation and kingdom that will not serve
thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13: The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee,
the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify
the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet
60:14: The sons also of them that afflicted thee
shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee
shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall
call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
60:15: Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated,
so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal
excellency, a joy of many generations.
60:16: Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles,
and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I
the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
60:17: For brass I will bring gold, and for iron
I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron:
I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
60:18: Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,
wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call
thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
60:19: The sun shall be no more thy light by day;
neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but
the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God
60:20: Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall
thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting
light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
60:21: Thy people also shall be all righteous: they
shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the
work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
60:22: A little one shall become a thousand, and
a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his
61:1: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because
the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek;
he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty
to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are
61:2: To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
61:3: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to
give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might
be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that
he might be glorified.
61:4: And they shall build the old wastes, they shall
raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste
cities, the desolations of many generations.
61:5: And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
61:6: But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD:
men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the
riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
61:7: For your shame ye shall have double; and for
confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their
land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto
61:8: For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery
for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and
I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
61:9: And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles,
and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall
acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
61:10: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul
shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments
of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride
adorneth herself with her jewels.
61:11: For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and
as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring
forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to
spring forth before all the nations.
62:1: For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and
for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness
thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a
lamp that burneth.
62:2: And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,
and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name,
which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
62:3: Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the
hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
62:4: Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither
shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be
called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth
in thee, and thy land shall be married.
62:5: For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall
thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the
bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
62:6: I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make
mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
62:7: And give him no rest, till he establish, and
till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
62:8: The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and
by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn
to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall
not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
62:9: But they that have gathered it shall eat it,
and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall
drink it in the courts of my holiness.
62:10: Go through, go through the gates; prepare
ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather
out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
62:11: Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the
end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy
salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work
62:12: And they shall call them, The holy people,
The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out,
A city not forsaken.
63:1: Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed
garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling
in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness,
mighty to save.
63:2: Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and
thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
63:3: I have trodden the winepress alone; and of
the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine
anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled
upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
63:4: For the day of vengeance is in mine heart,
and the year of my redeemed is come.
63:5: And I looked, and there was none to help; and
I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm
brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
63:6: And I will tread down the people in mine anger,
and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength
to the earth.
63:7: I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the
LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD
hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of
Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies,
and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
63:8: For he said, Surely they are my people, children
that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
63:9: In all their affliction he was afflicted, and
the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity
he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days
63:10: But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit:
therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against
63:11: Then he remembered the days of old, Moses,
and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of
the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put
his holy Spirit within him?
63:12: That led them by the right hand of Moses with
his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself
an everlasting name?
63:13: That led them through the deep, as an horse
in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
63:14: As a beast goeth down into the valley, the
Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy
people, to make thyself a glorious name.
63:15: Look down from heaven, and behold from the
habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal
and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies
toward me? are they restrained?
63:16: Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham
be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD,
art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
63:17: O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from
thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy
servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
63:18: The people of thy holiness have possessed
it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
63:19: We are thine: thou never barest rule over
them; they were not called by thy name.
64:1: Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that
thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at
64:2: As when the melting fire burneth, the fire
causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries,
that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
64:3: When thou didst terrible things which we looked
not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
64:4: For since the beginning of the world men have
not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen,
O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth
64:5: Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh
righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou
art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we
shall be saved.
64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all
our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as
a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
64:7: And there is none that calleth upon thy name,
that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid
thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
64:8: But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are
the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy
64:9: Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember
iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy
64:10: Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is
a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
64:11: Our holy and our beautiful house, where our
fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant
things are laid waste.
64:12: Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things,
O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
65:1: I am sought of them that asked not for me;
I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold
me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
65:2: I have spread out my hands all the day unto
a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good,
after their own thoughts;
65:3: A people that provoketh me to anger continually
to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon
altars of brick;
65:4: Which remain among the graves, and lodge in
the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable
things is in their vessels;
65:5: Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near
to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose,
a fire that burneth all the day.
65:6: Behold, it is written before me: I will not
keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their
65:7: Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your
fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon
the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will
I measure their former work into their bosom.
65:8: Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found
in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing
is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not
destroy them all.
65:9: And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect
shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
65:10: And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and
the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for
my people that have sought me.
65:11: But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that
forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop,
and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
65:12: Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called,
ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil
before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
65:13: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold,
my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants
shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall
rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
65:14: Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of
heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for
vexation of spirit.
65:15: And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto
my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants
by another name:
65:16: That he who blesseth himself in the earth
shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth
in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former
troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
65:17: For, behold, I create new heavens and a new
earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18: But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that
which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and
her people a joy.
65:19: And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in
my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in
her, nor the voice of crying.
65:20: There shall be no more thence an infant of
days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child
shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred
years old shall be accursed.
65:21: And they shall build houses, and inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22: They shall not build, and another inhabit;
they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree
are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the
work of their hands.
65:23: They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth
for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD,
and their offspring with them.
65:24: And it shall come to pass, that before they
call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25: The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall
be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all
my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
66:1: Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build
unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
66:2: For all those things hath mine hand made, and
those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I
look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth
at my word.
66:3: He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;
he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he
that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he
that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have
chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
66:4: I also will choose their delusions, and will
bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer;
when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine
eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
66:5: Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble
at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for
my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall
appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
66:6: A voice of noise from the city, a voice from
the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his
66:7: Before she travailed, she brought forth; before
her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
66:8: Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen
such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?
or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed,
she brought forth her children.
66:9: Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to
bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and
shut the womb? saith thy God.
66:10: Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with
her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that
mourn for her:
66:11: That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the
breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted
with the abundance of her glory.
66:12: For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend
peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like
a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her
sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
66:13: As one whom his mother comforteth, so will
I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
66:14: And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice,
and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the
LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward
66:15: For, behold, the LORD will come with fire,
and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with
fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
66:16: For by fire and by his sword will the LORD
plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
66:17: They that sanctify themselves, and purify
themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating
swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed
together, saith the LORD.
66:18: For I know their works and their thoughts:
it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and
they shall come, and see my glory.
66:19: And I will set a sign among them, and I will
send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish,
Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles
afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory;
and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
66:20: And they shall bring all your brethren for
an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and
in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts,
to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children
of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of
66:21: And I will also take of them for priests and
for Levites, saith the LORD.
66:22: For as the new heavens and the new earth,
which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so
shall your seed and your name remain.
66:23: And it shall come to pass, that from one new
moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh
come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
66:24: And they shall go forth, and look upon the
carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their
worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and
they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.