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Isaiah 41:1–44:28

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aKeep silence before me, O bislands;

And clet the people renew their strength:

Let them come near; then let them speak:

Let us come near together to judgment.

dWho raised up the righteous man efrom the east,

Called him fto his foot,

ffGave the nations before him, and gmade him rule over kings?

He hgave them as the dust to his sword,

And as idriven stubble to his bow.

He pursued them, and passed safely;

Even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

kWho hath wrought and done it,

Calling the generations from the beginning?

I the Lord, lthe first,

And with the last; mI am he.

nThe isles saw it, and feared;

The ends of the earth were afraid,

Drew near, and came.

They helped every one his neighbour;

And every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

oSo 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, pthat it should not be moved.

But thou, qIsrael, art rmy servant,

Jacob rrwhom I have chosen,

The seed of sAbraham my friend.

Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,

And called thee from tthe chief men thereof,

And said unto thee, rThou art my servant;

I rrhave chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

10  uFear thou not; vfor I am with thee:

wBe not dismayed; for I am thy God:

vI will strengthen thee; yea, uI will help thee;

Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11  Behold, all xthey that were incensed against thee shall be xashamed and confounded:

yThey shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

12  Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee:

They that war against thee shall be zas nothing, and zas a thing of nought.

13  For I the Lord thy God zzwill hold thy right hand,

Saying unto thee, uFear not; uI will help thee.

14  uFear not, athou worm Jacob, and ye ||men of Israel;

aI will help thee, saith the Lord,

And bthy redeemer, cthe Holy One of Israel.

15  Behold, dI will make thee a new esharp fthreshing instrument having teeth:

dThou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small,

And shalt make the hills as chaff.

16  Thou shalt gfan them, and the wind shall carry them away,

And the whirlwind shall scatter them:

And thou shalt rejoice in the Lord,

And hshalt glory in cthe Holy One of Israel.

17  When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none,

And their tongue ifaileth for thirst,

I the Lord will hear them,

I kthe God of Israel will not forsake them.

18  lI will open rivers in mhigh places,

And fountains in the midst of nthe valleys:

oI will make the pwilderness a pool of water,

And opthe dry land springs of water.

19  ppI will plant in the wilderness the cedar, qthe shittah tree, and the myrtle, and rthe oil tree;

I will set in the desert sthe fir tree, and sthe pine, and the box tree together:

20  tThat they may see, and know, and uconsider, and understand together,

That the hand of the Lord hath done this,

And the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

21  Produce your cause, saith the Lord;

Bring forth your vstrong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

22  wLet them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen:

Let them shew xthe former things, what they be,

That we may consider them, and know the latter end of them;

Or declare us things for to come.

23  yShew the things that are to come yyhereafter,

zThat we may know that ye are gods:

Yea, ado good, or do evil,

That we may bbe dismayed, and behold it together.

24  Behold, cye are ||of nothing, and your work ||of nought:

An abomination is he that chooseth you.

25  dI have raised up one efrom the north, and he shall come:

dFrom the rising of the sun fshall he call upon my name:

And he shall come upon princes as upon morter,

And as the potter treadeth clay.

26  gWho 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.

27  hThe first ishall say to Zion, Behold, behold them:

And I will give to Jerusalem ione that bringeth good tidings.

28  kFor 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.

29  lBehold, they are all vanity; their works are mnothing:

Their molten images are wind and confusion.

42 aBehold bcmy servant, whom I uphold;

cMine elect, in whom dmy soul delighteth;

eI have put my spirit upon him:

He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

He shall not cry, nor lift up,

Nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

A fbruised reed shall he not break,

And the ||smoking flax shall he not quench:

He shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

He shall not fail nor be discouraged,

Till he have set judgment in the earth:

gAnd the isles shall wait for his law.

Thus saith God the Lord,

He that created the heavens, and histretched them out;

hkHe that spread forth the earth, and lthat which cometh out of it;

imHe that giveth breath unto the people upon it,

And nspirit to them that walk therein:

I the Lord have called thee in righteousness,

And owill hold thine hand, and will keep thee,

And pgive thee for a covenant of the people, qfor a light of the Gentiles;

rTo open the blind eyes,

To sbring out the prisoners from the prison,

And tthem that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

I am the Lord: that is my name:

uAnd my glory will I not give to vanother,

Neither my praise to graven images.

Behold, wthe former things are come to pass,

And xnew things do I declare:

Before they spring forth I tell you of them.

10  ySing unto the Lord a new song,

And his praise from the end of the earth,

zYe that go down to the sea, and all that is therein;

aThe isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

11  bLet the wilderness and the cities thereof clift up their voice,

The villages that dKedar doth inhabit:

Let the inhabitants of the rock sing,

Let them shout from the top of the mountains.

12  Let them egive glory unto the Lord,

And eedeclare his praise in athe islands.

13  The Lord shall go forth fas a mighty man,

He shall stir up jealousy like ga man of war:

He shall cry, yea, hroar;

He shall ||prevail against his enemies.

14  I have long time holden my peace;

I have been still, and irefrained myself:

Now will I cry klike a travailing woman;

I will destroy and devour at once.

15  I will make waste mountains and hills,

And dry up all their herbs;

And I will make the rivers aislands,

And I will dry up the pools.

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.

17  They shall be lturned back, mthey shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images,

That say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

18  nHear, ye deaf;

And olook, ye blind, that ye may see.

19  pWho is blind, but qmy servant?

Or deaf, as my messenger that I sent?

Who is blind as he that is perfect,

And blind as qthe Lord’s servant?

20  rSeeing many things, sbut thou observest not;

tOpening the ears, but he heareth not.

21  The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;

He uwill magnify the law, and make ||it honourable.

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 vfor a prey, and none delivereth;

vFor wa spoil, and none saith, Restore.

23  Who among you will give ear to this?

Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

24  Who gave Jacob for wa 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.

25  xTherefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle:

And yit hath set him on fire round about, zyet he knew not;

And it burned him, yet he alaid it not to heart.

43 *But now thus saith the Lord athat created thee, O Jacob,

bAnd he athat formed thee, O Israel,

fpFear not: cfor I have redeemed thee,

dI have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

eWhen thou passest through the waters, fI will be with thee;

And gthrough the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:

ehWhen thou iwalkest through the fire, hthou shalt not be iburned;

Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

For I am the Lord thy God,

The Holy One of Israel, jthy Saviour:

kI gave lEgypt mfor thy ransom,

lEthiopia and nSeba for thee.

Since othou wast precious in my sight,

Thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee:

mTherefore will I give men for thee,

And people for thy ||life.

pFear not: for I am with thee:

I will bring thy seed qfrom the east,

And qgather thee from the west;

I will say to qthe north, Give up;

And to the south, Keep not back:

Bring rmy sons from far,

And rmy daughters from the ends of the earth;

Even every one sthat is called by my name:

For asI have created him for my glory,

aI have formed him; yea, uI have made him.

vBring forth the blind people that have eyes,

And the deaf that have ears.

Let all the nations be gathered together,

And let the people be assembled:

wWho 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.

10  xYe are my witnesses, saith the Lord,

And ymy servant whom I have chosen:

That ye may know and believe me,

And understand that I am he:

zBefore me there was ||no God formed,

Neither shall there be after me.

11  aI, even I, am the Lord;

aAnd bbeside me there is no saviour.

12  I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed,

When there was no cstrange god among you:

Therefore dye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that eI am God.

13  Yea, efbefore the day was I am he;

And there is none that can deliver out of my hand:

I will work, and who shall glet it?

14  Thus saith the Lord, hyour redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

For your sake I have sent to Babylon,

And have brought down all their inobles,

And the kChaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15  I am the Lord, your Holy One,

The creator of Israel, your King.

16  Thus saith the Lord

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a
b

ver. 5. ch. 40:15. & 42:4, 10, 12, 15. & 49:1. See Ps. 72:10. & ch. 11:11.

c

ch. 40:31.

d

So ch. 45:13.

Heb. righteousness. ver. 10.

e

ch. 46:11. So ver. 25. Comp. Rev. 16:12.

f

See Job 18:11.

ff
g

So ch. 45:1.

h

See Ps. 44:11.

i

So ch. 19:7. See Prov. 21:6.

Heb. in peace. ch. 57:2 marg. See Job 5:24.

k

See ver. 26.

l

ver. 27. ch. 43:10, 13. & 44:6. & 48:12. See Rev. 1:11.

m
n

ver. 1.

Heb. Be strong. Deut. 31:7.

o

See ch. 40:19.

||

Or, founder. See Judg. 17:4.

||

Or, the smiting.

||

Or, saying of the soder, It is good.

p

ch. 40:20.

q

ch. 44:1, 2.

r

ver. 9. ch. 42:19. & 44:21. & 45:4. & 48:20. & 49:3. Jer. 30:10. & 46:27, 28. Comp. ch. 42:1.

rr

ver. 9. Deut. 7:6. & 10:15. & 14:2. Ps. 135:4. ch. 43:20. Comp. ch. 43:1.

s
t

Ex. 24:11 (Heb.).

r

ver. 9. ch. 42:19. & 44:21. & 45:4. & 48:20. & 49:3. Jer. 30:10. & 46:27, 28. Comp. ch. 42:1.

rr

ver. 9. Deut. 7:6. & 10:15. & 14:2. Ps. 135:4. ch. 43:20. Comp. ch. 43:1.

u

ver. 13, 14. See ch. 43:5.

v
w

ver. 23.

v
u

ver. 13, 14. See ch. 43:5.

x

ch. 45:24.

x

ch. 45:24.

y

Comp. Ex. 23:22. ch. 60:12. Zech. 12:3.

Heb. the men of thy strife. So Obad. 7 marg.

Heb. the men of thy contention.

Heb. the men of thy war. Comp. 1 Chr. 18:10 marg. ch. 42:13.

z

ch. 40:17 (Heb.). ver. 29.

z

ch. 40:17 (Heb.). ver. 29.

zz

ch. 45:1. So ch. 42:6.

u

ver. 13, 14. See ch. 43:5.

u

ver. 13, 14. See ch. 43:5.

u

ver. 13, 14. See ch. 43:5.

a

See Ps. 22:6.

||

Or, few men. Comp. Gen. 34:30.

a

See Ps. 22:6.

b

ch. 54:5, 8. See Ps. 78:35.

c

ver. 16. See ch. 12:6.

d

See ch. 21:10.

e

Comp. ch. 28:27.

f

Heb. mouths. See Ps. 149:6.

d

See ch. 21:10.

g

Jer. 51:2. So ch. 30:22 marg.

h

So ch. 45:25.

c

ver. 16. See ch. 12:6.

i

See ch. 19:5.

k

See ch. 29:23.

l

See ch. 35:6, 7.

m

Num. 23:3 marg.

n

ch. 40:4 (Heb.).

o

Ps. 107:35 (Heb.). So Ps. 114:8. ch. 43:19. Comp. Ex. 17:6. 2 Kin. 3:16.

p

See ch. 35:1.

o

Ps. 107:35 (Heb.). So Ps. 114:8. ch. 43:19. Comp. Ex. 17:6. 2 Kin. 3:16.

p

See ch. 35:1.

pp

So ch. 55:13.

q

So Ex. 25:5, &c.

r
s

ch. 60:13.

s

ch. 60:13.

t

See Job 12:9.

u

So ver. 22 marg.

Heb. Cause to come near. ch. 46:13.

v

Comp. 2 Cor. 10:4.

w

ch. 45:21. Comp. ver. 26. ch. 44:8.

x

ch. 42:9.

Heb. set our heart upon them. See Job 1:8 marg. So ver. 22.

y

ch. 44:7. So ch. 45:11.

yy

ch. 42:23 marg.

z
a
b

ver. 10.

c

So Ps. 115:8. ver. 29. ch. 44:9. 1 Cor. 8:4.

||

Or, worse than nothing.

||

Or, worse than of a viper. So ch. 30:6. & 59:5.

d

ver. 2.

e
d

ver. 2.

f

Comp. 2 Chr. 36:23.

g

So ver. 4. ch. 43:9. & 44:7. & 45:21. & 46:10. & 48:3, 14. Comp. ver. 22. ch. 42:9.

h

See ver. 4.

i

ch. 40:9.

i

ch. 40:9.

k

Comp. ch. 63:5.

Heb. return. Ex. 19:8.

l

So ver. 24.

m

See ver. 12.

a
b

ch. 43:10. & 52:13. & 53:11. Ezek. 34:24. Zech. 3:8. Phil. 2:7. Comp. ch. 41:8. & 49:3.

c

Ps. 89:3. So ch. 49:7.

c

Ps. 89:3. So ch. 49:7.

d
e

ch. 11:2. & 61:1. John 3:34. See Matt. 3:16.

f

broken.

||

Or, dimly burning. Heb. as 1 Sam. 3:2.

Heb. quench it.

Heb. fbroken.

g

So ch. 60:9. Comp. Matt. 12:21.

h

ch. 44:24.

i
h

ch. 44:24.

k

See Ps. 136:6.

l

ch. 34:1, &c. See Job 5:25.

i
m
n

So Heb. 12:9. See ch. 40:7.

o

See Job 8:20 marg. So ch. 41:13.

p

ch. 49:8.

q

ch. 49:6. So ch. 9:2. & 51:4. & 60:1–3. See Luke 2:32.

r

See ch. 35:5.

s
t

Luke 1:79. See Ps. 107:10. So ch. 9:2. & 49:9. Comp. John 1:4, 9. & 8:12. & 9:5. & 12:46.

u

ch. 48:11. Comp. Wisd. 14:21.

v
w

Comp. ch. 41:22, 26.

x

See ch. 43:19.

y

See Ps. 33:3.

z

Heb. the fulness thereof. See ch. 34:1.

a

ver. 4, 12, 15. See Ps. 72:10. & ch. 41:1.

b

See ch. 55:12.

c

ver. 2. Comp. Job 21:12.

d

See ch. 60:7. Comp. ch. 21:16, 17.

e
ee

See ch. 43:21.

a

ver. 4, 12, 15. See Ps. 72:10. & ch. 41:1.

f
g

So Ex. 15:3. Comp. ch. 41:12.

h
||

Or, behave himself mightily. Heb. as Job 15:25 & 36:9.

i

See Gen. 45:1.

k

ch. 13:8. See Jer. 6:24.

Heb. swallow, or, sup up. See Job 7:2 marg. Eccles. 1:5 marg.

a

ver. 4, 12, 15. See Ps. 72:10. & ch. 41:1.

Heb. into straightness. ch. 40:4 (Heb.).

l

ch. 50:5. & 59:13. (Heb.), (14). See Ps. 35:4.

m

Ps. 97:7. ch. 1:29. & 44:11. & 45:16.

n

Comp. John 8:43.

o

Comp. John 9:39.

p

So ch. 43:8. Comp. John 9:41.

q

See ch. 41:8.

q

See ch. 41:8.

r
s
t
u
||

Or, him.

||

Or, In snaring all the young men of them.

v
v

Heb. a treading.

w

ver. 24. Zeph. 1:13. So Hab. 2:7 in the Heb.

Heb. for the after time? ch. 41:23.

w

ver. 24. Zeph. 1:13. So Hab. 2:7 in the Heb.

x
y
z
a

ch. 47:7. 57:1, 11. So ch. 44:19. & 46:8.

*

a

ver. 7.

b

ver. 21. ch. 44:2, 21, 24. See ch. 27:11.

a

ver. 7.

f
p

ver. 1. ch. 41:10, 13, 14. & 44:2. Jer. 30:10, 11. & 46:27, 28. Luke 1:74. & 12:32.

c

ch. 44:22, 23. So ver. 14.

d

ch. 45:3, 4. So Baruch 4:30.

e
f
g

So ver. 16. Comp. Josh. 3:13–17.

e
h
i
h
i
j

ch. 49:26. & 60:16.

k
l

See Ps. 68:31.

m

Prov. 21:18. So ver. 4. Comp. Prov. 11:8.

l

See Ps. 68:31.

n

See Ps. 72:10.

o
m

Prov. 21:18. So ver. 4. Comp. Prov. 11:8.

||

Or, person. Prov. 28:17.

p

ver. 1. ch. 41:10, 13, 14. & 44:2. Jer. 30:10, 11. & 46:27, 28. Luke 1:74. & 12:32.

q

See Ps. 107:3.

q

See Ps. 107:3.

q

See Ps. 107:3.

r
r
s
a

ver. 7.

s

See Eph 2:10.

a

ver. 7.

u

See Ps. 100:3.

v

So ch. 42:19. See Matt. 13:14.

w

See ch. 41:26.

x

ver. 12. ch. 44:8.

y

See ch. 42:1. Comp. ch. 55:4.

z

See ch. 41:4.

||

Or, nothing formed of God.

a

Hos. 13:4. See ch. 45:21.

a

Hos. 13:4. See ch. 45:21.

b

See Ps. 3:8.

c
d

See ver. 10.

e

See John 8:58.

e

See John 8:58.

f

So Ps. 90:2. See ch. 41:4.

Heb. turn it back? ch. 14:27.

g

So Job 9:12 (Heb.).

h

ch. 44:6, 24. & 48:17. & 49:7, 26. & 54:5, 8. & 59:20. & 63:16. So ver. 1. See Job 19:25. & Ps. 78:35.

Heb. bars. See Jer. 51:30.

i

Rather as ch. 15:5?

k

See ch. 23:13.