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cLook unto the rock whence ye are hewn,
And to the hole of dthe pit whence ye are digged.
2 Look unto eAbraham your father,
And unto fSarah that bare you:
3 For the Lord kshall comfort Zion:
He will comfort all lher waste places;
And he will make her wilderness like mEden,
And her desert nlike the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness shall be found therein,
Thanksgiving, and othe voice of melody.
4 aHearken unto me, my people;
And pgive ear unto me, O my nation:
For qa law shall proceed from me,
5 tMy righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth,
And umine arms shall judge the people;
vThe isles shall wait upon me,
And on mine arm shall they trust.
6 wLift up your eyes to the heavens,
And look upon the earth beneath:
For xthe heavens shall vanish away like smoke,
And ythe earth shall wax old like a garment,
And they that dwell therein shall die zin like manner:
But my salvation shall be for ever,
And my righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 aHearken unto me, ye that know righteousness,
The people bin whose heart is my law;
cFear ye not the reproach of men,
Neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
8 For dthe 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.
Awake, as hin the ancient days, in the generations of old.
10 Art thou not it which hath mdried the sea, the waters of the great deep;
That hath made the depths of the sea a way for nthe ransomed to pass over?
11 oTherefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return,
oAnd come with singing unto Zion;
oAnd everlasting joy shall be upon their head:
oThey shall obtain gladness and joy;
oAnd sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am phe that comforteth you:
And of the son of man which shall be made ras grass;
And hast feared continually every day because of the fury of wthe oppressor,
As if he ||were ready to destroy?
And xwhere is the fury of the oppressor?
14 yThe captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed,
Nor that his bread should fail.
bThe Lord of hosts is his name.
16 And dI have put my words in thy mouth,
And eI have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand,
That I may plant the heavens, and flay the foundations of the earth,
And say unto Zion, gThou art my people.
17 hAwake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem,
18 nThere 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.
Desolation, and †destruction, and the famine, and the sword:
They are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
22 Thus saith vthy Lord the Lord,
And thy God that wpleadeth the cause of his people,
Even kthe dregs of the cup of my fury;
Thou shalt no more drink it again:
23 But xI will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;
yWhich have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over:
And zthou hast laid thy body as the ground,
And as the street, to them that went over.
About King James Version
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