Isaías

1. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

2. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her time of suffering is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she hath received of Jehovah's hand double for all her sins.

3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of Jehovah, make straight in the desert a highway for our God!

4. Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain.

5. And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see {it} together: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.

6. A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? -All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field.

7. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

8. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God abideth for ever.

9. O Zion, that bringest glad tidings, get thee up into a high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest glad tidings, lift up thy voice with strength: lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

10. Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come with might, and his arm shall rule for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompence before him.

11. He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom; he will gently lead those that give suck.

12. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heavens with {his} span, and grasped the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in scales?

13. Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, and, {as} his counsellor, hath taught him?

14. With whom took he counsel, and {who} gave him intelligence, and instructed him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding?

15. Behold, the nations are esteemed as a drop of the bucket, and as the fine dust on the scales; behold, he taketh up the isles as an atom.

16. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering.

17. All the nations are as nothing before him; they are esteemed by him less than a cipher, and vanity.

18. To whom then will ye liken *God? and what likeness will ye compare unto him?

19. The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains {for it}.

20. He that is impoverished, so that he hath no offering, chooseth a tree that doth not rot; he seeketh unto him a skilled workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.

21. -Do ye not know? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood the foundation of the earth?

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 gauze curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;

23. that bringeth the princes to nothing, that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely are they sown, scarcely hath their stock taken root in the earth, but he also bloweth upon them and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

25. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

26. Lift up your eyes on high, and see! Who hath created these things, bringing out their host by number? He calleth them all by name; through the greatness of his might and strength of power, not one faileth.

27. Why sayest thou, Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from Jehovah, and my right is passed away from my God?

28. Dost thou not know, hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not nor tireth? There is no searching of his understanding.

29. He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.

30. Even the youths shall faint and shall tire, and the young men shall stumble and fall;

31. but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew {their} strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.

1. Keep silence before me, islands; and let the peoples renew {their} strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us draw near together to judgment.

2. Who raised up from the east him whom righteousness calleth to its foot? He gave the nations before him, and caused him to have dominion over kings; he gave them as dust to his sword, as driven stubble to his bow.

3. He pursued them, he passed on in safety, by a way he had never come with his feet.

4. Who hath wrought and done {it}, calling the generations from the beginning? I, Jehovah, the first; and with the last, I {am} HE.

5. The isles saw {it}, and feared; the ends of the earth trembled: they drew near, and came.

6. They helped every one his neighbour, and {each} said to his brother, Take courage.

7. And the artizan encouraged the founder, he that smootheth {with} the hammer him that smiteth on the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good; and he fasteneth it with nails, that it be not moved.

8. But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend

9. -thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from the extremities thereof, and to whom I said, Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee and not rejected thee,

10. -Fear 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.

11. Lo, all that are incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded; they that strive with thee shall be as nothing, and shall perish.

12. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them-them that contend with thee; they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

13. For I, Jehovah, thy God, hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith Jehovah, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

15. Behold, I have made of thee a new sharp threshing instrument having double teeth: thou shalt thresh and beat small the mountains, and shalt make the hills as chaff;

16. thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; and thou shalt rejoice in Jehovah, thou shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

17. The afflicted and the needy seek water, and there is none; their tongue faileth for thirst: I, Jehovah, will answer them, {I}, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

18. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness into a pool of water, and the dry land into water-springs.

19. I will give in the wilderness the cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oleaster; I will set in the desert the cypress, pine, and box-tree together;

20. that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of Jehovah hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

21. Produce your cause, saith Jehovah; bring forward your arguments, saith the King of Jacob.

22. Let them bring them forward, and declare to us what shall happen: shew the former things, what they are, that we may give attention to them, and know the end of them; -or let us hear things to come:

23. declare the things that are to happen hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be astonished, and behold it together.

24. Behold, ye are less than nothing, and your work is of nought; an abomination is he that chooseth you. ...

25. I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come, -from the rising of the sun, he who will call upon my name; and he shall come upon princes as on mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.

26. Who hath declared {it} from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, {It is} right? Indeed, there is none that declareth; no, none that sheweth; no, none that heareth your words.

27. The first, {I said} to Zion, Behold, behold them! and to Jerusalem, I will give one that bringeth glad tidings.

28. And I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, -and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.

29. Behold, they are all vanity, their works are nought, their molten images are wind and emptiness.

1. Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect {in whom} my soul delighteth! I will put my Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgment to the nations.

2. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

3. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment according to truth.

4. He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

5. Thus saith *God, Jehovah, he that created the heavens and stretched them out, he that spread forth the earth and its productions, he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6. I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will take hold of thy hand; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations,

7. to open the blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner from the prison, them that sit in darkness out of the house of restraint.

8. I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

9. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth will I cause you to hear them.

10. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles and their inhabitants.

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:

12. let them give glory unto Jehovah, and declare his praise in the islands.

13. Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man, he will stir up jealousy like a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout; he will shew himself mighty against his enemies.

14. Long time have I holden my peace; I have been still, I have restrained myself: I will cry like a woman that travaileth; I will blow and pant at once.

15. I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

16. And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; 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 turned back, they shall be covered with shame, that confide in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

18. -Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

19. Who is blind, but my servant? and deaf, as my messenger whom I sent? Who is blind as he in whom I have trusted, and blind as Jehovah's servant,

20. -seeing many things, and thou observest not? With opened ears, he heareth not.

21. Jehovah had delight {in him} for his righteousness' sake: he hath magnified the law, and made it honourable.

22. But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and hidden in prison-houses; they are become a prey, and none delivereth, -a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

23. Who among you will give ear to this, {who} will hearken and hear what is to come?

24. Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Did not Jehovah, he against whom we have sinned? And they would not walk in his ways, neither did they hearken unto his law.

25. And he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he took it not to heart.

1. But now thus saith Jehovah, 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.

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.

3. For I {am} Jehovah thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

4. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee; and I will give men for thee, and peoples for thy life.

5. Fear not, for I {am} with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

6. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the end of the earth,

7. every one that is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory: I have formed him, yea, I have made him.

8. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

9. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled: who among them declareth this, or causeth us to hear former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, {It is} truth.

10. Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, 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.

11. I, I {am} Jehovah; and besides me there is no saviour.

12. It is I that have declared, and have saved, and have shewed, when there was no strange {god} among you; and ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, that I {am} *God.

13. Yea, since the day was, I {am} HE, and there is none that delivereth out of my hand: I will work, and who shall hinder it?

14. Thus saith Jehovah, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought all of them down as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15. I {am} Jehovah, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

16. Thus saith Jehovah, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters,

17. who bringeth forth chariot and horse, army and power-they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched as tow:

18. -Remember not the former things, neither consider the ancient things:

19. behold, I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth: shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the waste.

20. The beast of the field shall glorify me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I will give waters in the wilderness, rivers in the waste, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

21. This people have I formed for myself: they shall shew forth my praise.

22. -But thou hast not called upon me, Jacob; for thou hast been weary of me, O Israel:

23. thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt-offerings, neither hast thou glorified me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to toil with an oblation, nor wearied thee with incense.

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 toil with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

25. -I, I {am} He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.

26. Put me in remembrance, let us plead together; rehearse thine own {cause}, that thou mayest be justified.

27. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy mediators have rebelled against me.

28. And I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the ban, and Israel to reproaches.

1. And now hear, Jacob, my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen:

2. thus saith Jehovah, that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, who helpeth thee, Fear not, Jacob, my servant, and thou, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

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.

4. And they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the water-courses.

5. One shall say, I am Jehovah's; and another shall call {himself} by the name of Jacob; and another shall write with his hand: {I am} Jehovah's, and surname {himself} by the name of Israel.

6. Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts: I {am} the first, and I {am} the last, and beside me there is no God.

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 coming things, and those that shall happen, let them declare unto them.

8. Fear not, neither be afraid. Have I not caused thee to hear from that time, and have declared it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a +God beside me? yea, there is no Rock: I know not any.

9. They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; -that they may be ashamed.

10. Who hath formed a *god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

11. Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed; and the workmen are but men. Let them all be gathered together, let them stand up: they shall fear, they shall be ashamed together.

12. The iron-smith {hath} a chisel, and he worketh in the coals, and he fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with his strong arm; -but he is hungry, and his strength faileth; he hath not drunk water, and he is faint.

13. The worker in wood stretcheth out a line; he marketh it out with red chalk; he formeth it with sharp tools, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of man: that it may remain in the house.

14. When he heweth him down cedars, he taketh also a holm-oak and a terebinth-he chooseth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth a pine, and the rain maketh {it} grow.

15. And it shall be for a man to burn, and he taketh thereof, and warmeth himself; he kindleth it also, and baketh bread; he maketh also a *god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

16. He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh, he roasteth roast, and is satisfied; yea, he is warm, and saith, Aha, I am become warm, I have seen the fire.

17. And with the remainder thereof he maketh a *god, his graven image; he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me, for thou art my *god.

18. They have no knowledge, and understand not; for he hath plastered their eyes, that they may not see; and their hearts, that they may not understand.

19. And none taketh it to heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire, and have also baked bread upon the coals thereof, I have roasted flesh, and eaten {it}, and with the rest thereof shall I make an abomination? shall I bow down to a block of wood?

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?

21. Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant; I have formed thee: thou art my servant, Israel; thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

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.

23. Sing, ye heavens; for Jehovah hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, the forest, and every tree therein! For Jehovah hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

24. Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb: I {am} Jehovah, the maker of all things; who alone stretched out the heavens, who did spread forth the earth by myself;

25. -he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

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 up, and I will raise up their ruins;

27. that saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers;

28. that saith of Cyrus, {He is} my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure; even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

1. Thus saith Jehovah 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 doors, and the gates shall not be shut:

2. I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;

3. and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places; that thou mayest know that I, Jehovah, who call thee by name, {am} the God of Israel.

4. For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have called thee by thy name; I surnamed thee, though thou didst not know me;

5. I {am} Jehovah, and there is none else; there is no God beside me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known me;

6. -that they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the going down, that there is none beside me. I {am} Jehovah, and there is none else;

7. forming the light and creating darkness, making peace and creating evil: I, Jehovah, do all these things.

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 with it let righteousness spring up. I, Jehovah, have created it.

9. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let a potsherd {strive} with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that formeth it, What makest thou? Or thy work, He hath no hands?

10. Woe unto him that saith unto {his} father, What begettest thou? Or to {his} mother, What hast thou brought forth?

11. Thus saith Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask me of the things to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.

12. It is I that have made the earth, and created man upon it; it is I, my hands, that have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

13. It is I that have raised him up in righteousness, and I will make all his ways straight: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith Jehovah of hosts.

14. Thus saith Jehovah: The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall walk after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall bow down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, {saying,} Surely *God is in thee; and there is none else, no other God. ...

15. Verily thou art a *God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. ...

16. They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them; they shall go away in confusion together, the makers of idols.

17. Israel shall be saved by Jehovah with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded, unto the ages of ages.

18. For thus saith Jehovah who created the heavens, God himself who formed the earth and made it, he who established it, -not as waste did he create it: he formed it to be inhabited: -I {am} Jehovah, and there is none else.

19. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I {am} Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

20. Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a *god that cannot save.

21. Declare and bring {them} near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath caused this to be heard from ancient time? {who} hath declared it long ago? Is it not I, Jehovah? And there is no God else beside me; a just *God and a Saviour, there is none besides me.

22. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I {am} *God, and there is none else.

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.

24. Only in Jehovah, shall one say, have I righteousness and strength. To him shall {men} come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

25. In Jehovah shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

1. Bel is bowed down, Nebo bendeth; their idols are upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: the things ye carried are laid on, a burden to the weary {beast}.

2. They bend, they are bowed down together; they could not deliver the burden, and themselves are gone into captivity.

3. Hearken unto me, house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, ye who have been borne from the belly, who have been carried from the womb:

4. Even to old age, I {am} HE, and unto hoary hairs I will carry {you}: It is I that have made, and I will bear, and I will carry, and will deliver.

5. To whom will ye liken me and make me equal, or compare me, that we may be like?

6. -They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance; they hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a *god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

7. They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not out of his trouble.

8. Remember this, and shew yourselves men; call it to mind, ye transgressors.

9. Remember the former things of old; for I {am} *God, and there is none else; {I am} God, and there is none like me;

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;

11. calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

12. Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, that are far from righteousness:

13. I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not delay; and I will give salvation in Zion, {and} unto Israel my glory.

1. Come down and sit in the dust, 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 delicate.

2. Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove thy veil, lift up the train, uncover the leg, pass over rivers:

3. thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will meet none {to stay me}. ...

4. Our Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. ...

5. Sit silent, and get thee into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no more be called, Mistress of kingdoms.

6. I was wroth with my people, I polluted mine inheritance, and gave them into thy hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the aged didst thou very heavily lay thy yoke;

7. and thou saidst, I shall be a mistress for ever; so that thou didst not take these things to heart, thou didst not remember the end thereof.

8. And now hear this, thou voluptuous one, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know loss of children:

9. yet these two things shall come upon thee in a moment, in one day, loss of children and widowhood; they shall come upon thee in full measure for the multitude of thy sorceries, for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

10. For thou hast confided in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath seduced thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me.

11. But evil shall come upon thee-thou shalt not know from whence it riseth; and mischief shall fall upon thee, which thou shalt not be able to ward off; and desolation that thou suspectest not shall come upon thee suddenly.

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 turn them to profit, if so be thou mayest cause terror.

13. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the interpreters of the heavens, the observers of the stars, who predict according to the new moons what shall come upon thee, stand up, and save thee.

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.

15. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, they that trafficked with thee from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his own quarter; there is none to save thee.

1. Hear ye this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, not in truth, nor in righteousness.

2. For they are named after the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel: Jehovah of hosts is his name.

3. I have declared the former things long ago; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I caused them to be heard: I wrought suddenly, and they came to pass.

4. Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass,

5. so I have long ago declared {them} to thee; before they came to pass I caused thee to hear {them}; lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, or my molten image hath commanded them.

6. Thou heardest, see all this; -and ye, will not ye declare {it}? I have caused thee to hear new things from this time, and things hidden, and that thou knewest not:

7. they are created now, and not long ago; and before this day thou hast not heard them, lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

8. Yea, thou heardest not, yea, thou knewest not, yea, from of old thine ear was not opened; for I knew that thou wouldest ever deal treacherously, and thou wast called a transgressor from the womb.

9. For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and {for} my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.

10. Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

11. For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do {it}; for how should {my name} be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.

12. Hearken unto me, Jacob, and {thou} Israel, my called. I {am} HE; I, the first, and I, the last.

13. Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spread abroad the heavens: I call unto them, they stand up together.

14. All ye, gather yourselves together, and hear: which among them hath declared these things? He whom Jehovah hath loved shall execute his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm {shall be on} the Chaldeans.

15. I, {even} I, have spoken; yea, I have called him; I have brought him, and his way shall be prosperous.

16. Come 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 Jehovah hath sent me, and his Spirit.

17. Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I {am} Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee for {thy} profit, who leadeth thee in the way that thou shouldest go.

18. Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;

19. and thy seed would have been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof: their name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

20. Go ye forth from Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing; declare, cause this to be heard, utter it to the end of the earth; say ye, Jehovah hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

21. And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; yea, he clave the rock, and the waters gushed out.

22. There is no peace, saith Jehovah, unto the wicked.

1. Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples from afar. Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

2. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.

3. And he said unto me, Thou art my servant, Israel, in whom I will glorify myself.

4. -And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain; nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.

5. And now, saith Jehovah, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I should bring Jacob again to him; (though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorified in the eyes of Jehovah, and my God shall be my strength;)

6. -and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

7. Thus saith Jehovah, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to the servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes, and they shall worship, because of Jehovah who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who hath chosen thee.

8. Thus saith Jehovah: In a time of acceptance have I answered thee, and in the day of salvation have I helped thee; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the land, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

9. saying to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pasture shall be on all bare hills.

10. They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them will lead them, and by the springs of water will he guide them.

11. And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be raised up.

12. Behold, these shall come from afar; and behold, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

13. Shout, ye heavens; and be joyful, thou earth; and break forth into singing, ye mountains: for Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted ones.

14. But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.

15. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even these forget, but I will not forget thee.

16. Lo, I have graven thee upon the palms of {my} hands; thy walls are continually before me.

17. Thy sons shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that laid thee waste shall go forth from thee.

18. Lift up thine eyes round about and behold: they all gather themselves together, they come to thee. As I live, saith Jehovah, thou shalt indeed clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and bind them on as a bride doth.

19. For {in} thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy destroyed land, thou shalt even now be too straitened by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.

20. The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me, that I may dwell.

21. And thou shalt say in thy heart, Who hath borne me these, seeing I had lost my children and was desolate, an exile, and driven about? and who hath brought up these? behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?

22. Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my banner to the peoples; and they shall bring thy sons in {their} bosom, and thy daughters shall be carried upon the shoulder.

23. And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I {am} Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.

24. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty? and shall he that is rightfully captive be delivered?

25. For thus saith Jehovah: Even the captive of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; and I will strive with him that striveth with thee, and I will save thy children.

26. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with new wine. And all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, {am} thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

1. Thus saith Jehovah: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, through your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

2. Wherefore did I come, and there was no man? I called, and there was none to answer? Is my hand at all shortened that I cannot redeem, or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because there is no water, and die for thirst.

3. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

4. The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of the instructed, that I should know how to succour by a word him that is weary. He wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the instructed.

5. The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not away back.

6. I gave my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

7. But the Lord Jehovah 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.

8. He is near that justifieth me: who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is mine adverse party? let him draw near unto me.

9. Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Behold, they all shall grow old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

10. Who is among you that feareth Jehovah, that hearkeneth to the voice of his servant? he that walketh in darkness, and hath no light, -let him confide in the name of Jehovah, and stay himself upon his God.

11. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and among the sparks {that} ye have kindled. This shall ye have of my hand: ye shall lie down in sorrow.

1. Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Jehovah: look unto the rock {whence} ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit {whence} ye were digged.

2. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for I called him when he was alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.

3. For Jehovah shall comfort Zion, he shall comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah: gladness and joy shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of song.

4. Listen unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will establish my judgment for a light of the peoples.

5. My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples: the isles shall wait for me, and in mine arm shall they trust.

6. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow 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.

7. Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of men, and be not afraid of their revilings.

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.

9. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah; awake, as in the days of old, {as in} the generations of passed ages. Is it not thou that hath hewn Rahab in pieces, {and} pierced the monster?

10. Is it not thou that dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?

11. So the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

12. I, {even} I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou fearest a man that shall die, and the son of man that shall become as grass;

13. and forgettest Jehovah thy Maker, who hath stretched out the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and thou art afraid continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he prepareth to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?

14. He that is bowed down shall speedily be loosed, and he shall not die in the pit, nor shall his bread fail.

15. And I am Jehovah thy God, who raiseth the sea, so that its waves roar: Jehovah of hosts is his name.

16. And I have put my words in thy mouth, and covered thee with the shadow of my hand, to plant the heavens, and to lay the foundations of the earth, and to say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

17. Arouse thyself, arouse thyself, stand up, Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of Jehovah the cup of his fury. Thou hast drunk, hast drained out the goblet-cup of bewilderment:

18. -there is none to guide her among all the children that she hath brought forth; neither is there any to take her by the hand of all the children that she hath brought up.

19. These two {things} are come unto thee; who will bemoan thee? -desolation and destruction, and famine and sword: how shall I comfort thee?

20. Thy children have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an oryx in a net: they are full of the fury of Jehovah, the rebuke of thy God.

21. Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:

22. thus saith thy Lord, Jehovah, and thy God, who pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I take out of thy hand the cup of bewilderment, the goblet-cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

23. and I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; who 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.

1. Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, captive daughter of Zion.

3. For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money.

4. For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and Assyria oppressed them without cause;

5. and now, what have I here, saith Jehovah, that my people hath been taken away for nought? They that rule over them make them to howl, saith Jehovah; and continually all the day is my name scorned.

6. Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore {they shall know} in that day that I {am} HE, that saith, Here am I.

7. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that announceth glad tidings, that publisheth peace; that announceth glad tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8. -The voice of thy watchmen, they lift up the voice, they sing aloud together; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah shall bring again Zion.

9. Break forth, sing aloud together, waste places of Jerusalem; for Jehovah comforteth his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10. Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11. -Depart, depart, go out from thence, touch not what is unclean; go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Jehovah.

12. For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for Jehovah will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear-guard.

13. Behold, my servant shall deal prudently; he shall be exalted and be lifted up, and be very high.

14. As many were astonished at thee-his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men

15. -so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.

1. Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?

2. For he shall grow up before him as a tender sapling, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor lordliness, and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3. He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom {men} hide their faces; -despised, and we esteemed him not.

4. Surely *he* hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

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.

6. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all.

7. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, but he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and was as a sheep dumb before her shearers, and he opened not his mouth.

8. He was taken from oppression 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.

9. And {men} appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile in his mouth.

10. Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected {him} to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong {his} days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand.

11. He shall see of {the fruit of} the travail of his soul, {and} shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant instruct many in righteousness; and *he* shall bear their iniquities.

12. Therefore will I assign 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 was reckoned with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

1. Exult, thou barren, that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and shout for joy, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.

2. Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

3. For thou shalt spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess nations, and they shall make desolate cities to be inhabited.

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.

5. For thy Maker is thy husband: Jehovah of hosts is his name, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: the God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6. For Jehovah hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and as a wife of youth, that hath been refused, saith thy God.

7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8. In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer.

9. For this is {as} the waters of Noah unto me, since I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth: so have I sworn that I will no more be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving-kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah, that hath mercy on thee.

11. {Thou} afflicted, tossed with tempest, not comforted! Behold, I will set thy stones in antimony, and lay thy foundations with sapphires;

12. and I will make thy battlements of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of precious stones.

13. And all thy children {shall be} taught of Jehovah, and great shall be the peace of thy children.

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.

15. Behold, they shall surely gather together, {but} not by me: whosoever gathereth together against thee shall fall because of thee.

16. Behold, it is I who have created the smith that bloweth in the fire of coal, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the destroyer to ravage.

17. No weapon that is prepared against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah; and their righteousness is of me, saith Jehovah.

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!

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.

3. Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the sure mercies of David.

4. Behold, I have given him {for} a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.

5. Behold, thou shalt call a nation thou knowest not, and a nation {that} knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6. Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.

9. For {as} the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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:

11. so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall do that which I please, and it shall accomplish that for which I send it.

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 hands.

13. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign {that} shall not be cut off.

Significados: Israel, Bel, Nebo.

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