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51 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
who seek Yahweh.
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the excavation of the pit from which you were quarried.
and to Sarah; she brought you forth.
For I called him ⌊alone⌋,a
butb I blessed him and made him numerous.”
he will comfort all its sites of ruins.
And he will ⌊make⌋c its wilderness like Eden,
and its desert like the garden of Yahweh.
Joy and gladness will be found in it,
thanksgiving and the ⌊sound⌋d of song.
and my nation, listen to me!
For a teaching will go out from me,
and I will cause my justice to rest for a light to the peoples.
and my arms will judge the peoples.
The coastlands wait for me,
and for my arm they wait.
and look to the earth beneath,
for the heavens will be torn to pieces like smoke,
and the earth will be worn out like a garment,
and those who inhabit her will die like gnats.
Bute my salvation will be forever,
and my righteousness will not be broken to pieces.
people who have my teaching in their heart;
you must not fear the reproach of men,
or be terrified because of their abuse.
a moth will devourf them like wool,
butg my righteousness will be forever,
and my salvation for ⌊generation after generation⌋.h”
Awake as in days of long ago,
the generations of a long time back!
Are you not the one who cut Rahab in pieces,
the one who pierced the sea-dragon?
the waters of the great deep,
the one who ⌊made⌋i the depths of the sea a way
for those who are redeemed to cross over?
11 Soj the redeemed ones of Yahweh shall return,
and they shall come to Zion with singing,
and everlasting joy shall be on their heads.k
Joy and gladness shall ⌊appear⌋;l
sorrow and sighing shall flee away!
who are you thatm you are afraid of man? He dies!
And of the son of humankind? He is ⌊sacrificed⌋n as grass!
who stretched out the heavens,
and founded the earth.
And you tremble continually, all day,
because of the wrath of the oppressor
when he ⌊takes aim⌋o to destroy.
Butp where is the wrath of the oppressor?
And he shall not die inq the pit,
and he shall not lack his bread.
15 Forr I am Yahweh, your God,
Yahweh of hosts is his name.
and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand,
to plant the heavens
and to found the earth,
saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’ ”
Literally “generation of generations”
Literally “sets up”
Or “stirring up”
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