Isaiah 41


The LORD Strengthens Israel

1Dedicate a feast to me, O islands, for the rulers shall change strength. Let them approach and speak together, then [2judgment 1let them announce]! 2Who awakened [2from 3the east 1righteousness], called it by his feet, and it shall go? He shall appoint against nations, and [2kings 1he shall recede], and he shall put [2into 3the earth 1their swords], and [2as 3sticks 4being pushed out 1their bows]. 3And he shall pursue them; [4shall go through 5in 6peace 1the 2way 3of his feet]. 4Who exerted energy and did these things? He called her -- the one calling her from [2of generations 1the beginning]; I God, the first and into the coming, I am. 5[2beheld 1Nations] and they feared; the tips of the earth are startled; they approached and came together, 6judging each for the neighbor, and [2for the 3brother 1helping]; and shall say, 7[2was strong 1The man] -- the fabricator, and the brazier beating with a hammer [2together 1forging]; how long then shall he say, The coupling is good, they strengthened them with nails; they shall establish them, and it shall not be moved. 8But you, O Israel my servant, Jacob whom I chose, seed of Abraham whom I loved; 9whom I took hold of from the uttermost parts of the earth; and from out of its heights I called you; and I said to you, [2servant 1You are my]; I chose you, and I did not abandon you. 10Do not fear! [3with 4you 1for 2I am]. Do not wander! for I am your God; the one strengthening you, and I will give help to you, and safeguard you [2right hand 1by my just]. 11Behold, [3shall be ashamed 4and 5shall be respectful 1all 2your adversaries], for they will be as not existing; and [3shall perish 1all 2your opponents]. 12You shall seek them, and in no way shall you find the men who shall insult while drunk with wine against you; for they shall be as ones not being; and [4shall not 5be 1the ones 2waging war against 3you]. 13For I am your God, the one holding your right hand, the one saying to you, 14Do not fear, O Jacob, O Israel, very few in number! I gave help to you, says your God, the one ransoming you, O Israel. 15Behold, I made you as wheels of a wagon threshing -- new, toothed; and you shall thresh the mountains, and shall thin out the hills, and [2as 3dust 1make them]. 16And you shall winnow them, and a wind shall take them, and the gale shall scatter them. But you shall be glad among the holy ones of Israel. 17And [6will exult 1the 2poor 3and 4the ones 5lacking]; for they shall seek water and none will be; their tongue [2from 3the 4thirst 1was dried up]. I the  lord shall heed, the God of Israel, and I will not abandon them. 18But I will open [2upon 3the 4mountains 1rivers], and [2in 3the midst 4of plains 1springs]; I will make the wilderness into marshes of waters, and the thirsting ground in aqueducts. 19I will put into the waterless earth the cedar and boxwood, and myrtle, and cypress, and white poplar; 20that they should behold, and should know, and should reflect on, and should have knowledge of together that the hand of the  lord did these things, and the holy one of Israel introduced them. 21[2approaches 1Your judgment], says the  lord God; [2approached 1your counsels], says the king of Jacob. 22Let them approach and announce to you! what shall come to pass, or the things prior to what it was you said. And we will attend our mind, and we shall know what the last things and the ones coming are. 23Tell to us! announce the things coming at the latter end! and we shall know that you are gods. [2good 1Do] and do evil! and we shall wonder, and we shall see at the same time; 24for from what place you are, and from what place your work is from; [4out of 5the earth 3an abomination 1they chose 2you]. 25But I raised up the one from the north, and the one from the sun eastward; they shall be called by my name; let [2come 1the rulers]! and as clay of a potter, and as a potter trampling down the clay, so you shall be trampled. 26For who shall announce the things from the beginning, that we should know also the things happening before, and we shall say that they are true? There is not the one speaking beforehand, nor one hearing your words. 27[2sovereignty 3to Zion 1I will give], and I will comfort Jerusalem in the way. 28For from the nations, behold, there was no one; and from their idols there was not one announcing. And if I should ask them, From what place are you? in no way should they answer me. 29For they are the ones making you, so you say, and in folly ones misleading you.
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