34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let
the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all
things that come forth of it.
34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his
fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he
hath delivered them to the slaughter.
34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come
up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted
with their blood.
34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens
shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall
fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a
falling fig from the fig tree.
34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come
down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to
34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat
with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the
fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in
Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks
with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and
their dust made fat with fatness.
34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of
recompences for the controversy of Zion.
34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the
dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become
34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof
shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall
lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl
also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out
upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none
shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles
in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of
dragons, and a court for owls.
34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild
beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow;
the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a
place of rest.
34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch,
and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be
gathered, every one with her mate.
34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these
shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath
commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided
it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from
generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;
and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and
singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the
excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of
the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:
behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a
recompence; he will come and save you.
35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of
the deaf shall be unstopped.
35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the
dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and
streams in the desert.
35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty
land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where
each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be
called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over
it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though
fools, shall not err therein.
35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up
thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall
35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion
with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall
obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee
36:1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah,
that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the
defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
36:2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to
Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood
by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the
36:3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was
over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son,
36:4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus
saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is
this wherein thou trustest?
36:5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have
counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust,
that thou rebellest against me?
36:6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt;
whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce
it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
36:7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not
he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken
away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship
before this altar?
36:8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king
of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou
be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
36:9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the
least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for
chariots and for horsemen?
36:10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to
destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land,
and destroy it.
36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I
pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we
understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in
the ears of the people that are on the wall.
36:12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and
to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men
that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and
drink their own piss with you?
36:13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews'
language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the
king of Assyria.
36:14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he
shall not be able to deliver you.
36:15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The
LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered
into the hand of the king of Assyria.
36:16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria,
Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me:
and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig
tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;
36:17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a
land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD
deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his
land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
36:19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of
Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
36:20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have
delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should
deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for
the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the
household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph,
the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told
him the words of Rabshakeh.
37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent
his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into
the house of the LORD.
37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna
the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with
sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day
of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children
are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring
37:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh,
whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the
living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God
hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that
37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master,
Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast
heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have
37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a
rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to
fall by the sword in his own land.
37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring
against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from
37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is
come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he
sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not
thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying,
Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of
37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to
all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be
37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers
have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the
children of Eden which were in Telassar?
37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the
king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the
messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house
of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the
cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the
kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O
and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath
sent to reproach the living God.
37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the
nations, and their countries,
37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods,
but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they
have destroyed them.
37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all
the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD,
even thou only.
37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me
against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
37:22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and
laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken
her head at thee.
37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom
hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high?
even against the Holy One of Israel.
37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said,
By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of
the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down
the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and
I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of
37:25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet
have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of
ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to
pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into
37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were
dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field,
and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as
corn blasted before it be grown up.
37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in,
and thy rage against me.
37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into
mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my
bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by
which thou camest.
37:30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year
such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which
springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap,
and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall
again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that
escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall
37:33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria,
He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there,
nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and
shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and
for my servant David's sake.
37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp
of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand:
and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were
all dead corpses.
37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and
returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of
Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote
him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia:
and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the
prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus
saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die,
and not live.
38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto
38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have
walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have
done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David
thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears:
behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the
king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
38:7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the
LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is
gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So
the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone
38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick,
and was recovered of his sickness:
38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates
of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land
of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants
of the world.
38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's
tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off
with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an
end of me.
38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all
my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a
dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am
oppressed; undertake for me.
38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself
hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness
of my soul.
38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is
the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to
38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in
love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for
thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate
thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy
38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this
day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
38:20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs
to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the
house of the LORD.
38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it
for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to
the house of the LORD?
39:1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of
Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had
heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of
his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices,
and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour,
and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in
his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them
39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto
him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee?
And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me,
even from Babylon.
39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah
answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is
nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the
39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and
that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day,
shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt
beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the
palace of the king of Babylon.
39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the
LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be
peace and truth in my days.
40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her
warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for
she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the
way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our
40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and
the rough places plain:
40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh
shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh
is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of
40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of
the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.
40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy
voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the
cities of Judah, Behold your God!
40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm
shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his
work before him.
40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the
lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall
gently lead those that are with young.
40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and
meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of
the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales,
and the hills in a balance?
40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his
counsellor hath taught him?
40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught
him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and
shewed to him the way of understanding?
40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted
as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the
isles as a very little thing.
40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof
sufficient for a burnt offering.
40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to
him less than nothing, and vanity.
40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye
compare unto him?
40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith
spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
40:20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a
tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman
to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told
you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the
foundations of the earth?
40:22 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 curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to
40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of
the earth as vanity.
40:24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown:
yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he
shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the
whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the
40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these
things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth
them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he
is strong in power; not one faileth.
40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is
hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting
God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his
40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.
40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men
shall utterly fall:
40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
41:1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew
their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let
us come near together to judgment.
41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to
his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over
kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven
stubble to his bow.
41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he
had not gone with his feet.
41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the
beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were
afraid, drew near, and came.
41:6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his
brother, Be of good courage.
41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, 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, that
it should not be moved.
41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend.
41:9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called
thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art
my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
41:10 Fear thou 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.
41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be
ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they
that strive with thee shall perish.
41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that
contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as
nothing, and as a thing of nought.
41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto
thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help
thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of
41:15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument
having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them
small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and
the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in
the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and
their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I
the God of Israel will not forsake them.
41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst
of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
and the dry land springs of water.
41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree,
and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the
fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand
together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the
Holy One of Israel hath created it.
41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong
reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
41:22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let
them shew the former things, what they be, that we may
consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us
things for to come.
41:23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know
that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be
dismayed, and behold it together.
41:24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an
abomination is he that chooseth you.
41:25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from
the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall
come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth
41:26 Who 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.
41:27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will
give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there
was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a
41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their
molten images are wind and confusion.
42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.
42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard
in the street.
42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall
he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and
stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that
which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people
upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold
thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant
of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the
prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give
to another, neither my praise to graven images.
42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do
I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of
the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is
therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
42:11 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.
42:12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in
42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up
jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall
prevail against his enemies.
42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and
refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I
will destroy and devour at once.
42:15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their
herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will
lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make
darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These
things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that
trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are
42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I
sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?
42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears,
but he heareth not.
42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will
magnify the law, and make it honourable.
42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them
snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are
for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith,
42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear
for the time to come?
42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not
the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not
walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and
the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round
about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not
43:1 But now thus saith the LORD 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.
43:2 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.
43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy
Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for
43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been
honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men
for thee, and people for thy life.
43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the
east, and gather thee from the west;
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not
back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends
of the earth;
43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created
him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that
43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people
be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us
former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they
may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, 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.
43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there
was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses,
saith the LORD, that I am God.
43:13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can
deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
43:14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;
For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down
all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the
43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your
43:16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path
in the mighty waters;
43:17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the
power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they
are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things
43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the
owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in
the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my
43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been
weary of me, O Israel.
43:23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt
offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices.
I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied
thee with incense.
43:24 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 serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with
43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine
own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou,
that thou mayest be justified.
43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have
transgressed against me.
43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and
have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have
44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the
womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and
thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
44:3 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:
44:4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the
44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself
by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his
hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the
LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside
me there is no God.
44:7 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
things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto
44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that
time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there
a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and
their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their
own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be
44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is
profitable for nothing?
44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen,
they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them
stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed
44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and
fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength
of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he
drinketh no water, and is faint.
44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with
a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with
the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man,
according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the
44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak,
which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the
forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof,
and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea,
he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven
image, and falleth down thereto.
44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he
eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he
warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the
44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven
image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and
prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their
eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot
44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge
nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the
fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I
have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue
thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a
44:20 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?
44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I
have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt
not be forgotten of me.
44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and,
as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed
44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower
parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O
forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed
Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that
stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the
earth by myself;
44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners
mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their
44:26 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,
and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
44:28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all
my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;
and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
45:1 Thus saith the LORD 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
gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I
will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the
bars of iron:
45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have
even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though
thou hast not known me.
45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside
me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the
west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there
is none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth
salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd
strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to
him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath
45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou?
or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning
the work of my hands command ye me.
45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have
45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my
captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
45:14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of
Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over
unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after
thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down
unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no
45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel,
45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they
shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting
salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world
45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I
said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are
escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the
wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot
45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel
together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath
told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no
God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none
45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for
I am God, and there is none else.
45:23 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.
45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.
45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and
46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the
beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden;
they are a burden to the weary beast.
46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the
burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the
house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which
are carried from the womb:
46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will
I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry,
and will deliver you.
46:5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me,
that we may be like?
46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the
balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they
fall down, yea, they worship.
46:7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him
in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not
remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer,
nor save him out of his trouble.
46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to
mind, O ye transgressors.
46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is
none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
46:10 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:
46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth
my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will
also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from
46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my
salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion
for Israel my glory.
47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O 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
47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make
bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be
seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a
47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy
One of Israel.
47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the
Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of
47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance,
and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy;
upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou
didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst
remember the latter end of it.
47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures,
that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am,
and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither
shall I know the loss of children:
47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one
day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon
thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries,
and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None
seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted
thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else
47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from
whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou
shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come
upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
47:12 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 profit, if so be thou mayest
47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the
astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,
stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
47:14 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
47:15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured,
even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every
one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name
of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah,
which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the
God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves
upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they
went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them
suddenly, and they came to pass.
48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an
iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it
came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine
idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image,
hath commanded them.
48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I
have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden
things, and thou didst not know them.
48:7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before
the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say,
Behold, I knew them.
48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that
time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou
wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a
transgressor from the womb.
48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise
will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have
chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for
how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory
48:12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am
the first, I also am the last.
48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my
right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them,
they stand up together.
48:14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath
declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his
pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought
him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
48:16 Come ye 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 GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I
am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which
leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy
peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of
48:19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy
bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been
cut off nor destroyed from before me.
48:20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a
voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the
end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant
48:21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he
caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave
the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.