And clet the people renew their strength:
Let them come near; then let them speak:
Let us come near together to judgment.
Called him fto his foot,
He hgave them as the dust to his sword,
And as idriven stubble to his bow.
3 He pursued them, and passed †safely;
Even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
4 kWho hath wrought and done it,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
I the Lord, lthe first,
And with the last; mI am he.
5 nThe isles saw it, and feared;
The ends of the earth were afraid,
Drew near, and came.
And every one said to his brother, †Be of good courage.
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.
Jacob rrwhom I have chosen,
The seed of sAbraham my friend.
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.
wBe not dismayed; for I am thy God:
Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even †them that contended with thee:
13 For I the Lord thy God zzwill hold thy right hand,
aI will help thee, saith the Lord,
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 their tongue ifaileth for thirst,
I the Lord will hear them,
I kthe God of Israel will not forsake them.
And fountains in the midst of nthe valleys:
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.
zThat we may know that ye are gods:
Yea, ado good, or do evil,
That we may bbe dismayed, and behold it together.
An abomination is he that chooseth you.
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.
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.
Their molten images are wind and confusion.
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