49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far;
The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my
mother hath he made mention of my name.
49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of
his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his
quiver hath he hid me;
49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I
will be glorified.
49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength
for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his
servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not
gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and
my God shall be my strength.
49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my
servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the
preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the
Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the
49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One,
to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth,
to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes
also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and
the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will
preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to
establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate
49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that
are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways,
and their pastures shall be in all high places.
49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead
them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall
49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the
north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my
49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet
will I not forget thee.
49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy
walls are continually before me.
49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that
made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather
themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an
ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy
destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the
inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far
49:20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the
other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait
for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me
these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a
captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up
these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?
49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to
the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they
shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be
carried upon their shoulders.
49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy
nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face
toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou
shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed
that wait for me.
49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive
49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall
be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be
delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with
thee, and I will save thy children.
49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh;
and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet
wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour
and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's
divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is
it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have
ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother
50:2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was
there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it
cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my
rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their
fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for
50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth
50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I
should know how to speak a word in season to him that is
weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to
hear as the learned.
50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that
plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and
50:7 For the Lord GOD 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.
50:8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let
us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to
50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth
shall eat them up.
50:10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice
of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light?
let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves
about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the
sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand;
ye shall lie down in sorrow.
51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that
seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to
the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you:
for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste
places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her
desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be
found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation:
for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment
to rest for a light of the people.
51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine
arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and
on mine arm shall they trust.
51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth
beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the
earth shall wax 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.
51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in
whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men,
neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
51:8 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.
51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in
the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it
that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
51:10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the
great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the
ransomed to pass over?
51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with
singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their
head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and
mourning shall flee away.
51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou
shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of
man which shall be made as grass;
51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth
the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast
feared continually every day because of the fury of the
oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the
fury of the oppressor?
51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he
should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves
roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee
in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and
lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art
51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the
hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the
dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath
brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the
hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
51:19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for
thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the
sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the
streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of
the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not
51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the
cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand
the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury;
thou shalt no more drink it again:
51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee;
which 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.
52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy
beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth
there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the
52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter
52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought;
and ye shall be redeemed without money.
52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime
into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them
52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my
people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make
them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every
day is blasphemed.
52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall
know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is
52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that
bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth
good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith
unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together
shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath
52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation
of our God.
52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean
thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear
the vessels of the LORD.
52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the
LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your
52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted
and extolled, and be very high.
52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more
than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their
mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall
they see; and that which they had not heard shall they
53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the
53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a
root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and
when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should
53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
53:5 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.
53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one
to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of
53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his
53:8 He was taken from prison 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
53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in
his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any
deceit in his mouth.
53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to
grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he
shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the
pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be
satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
53:12 Therefore will I divide 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 he was numbered with the
transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made
intercession for the transgressors.
54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into
singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with
child: for more are the children of the desolate than the
children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the
curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords,
and strengthen thy stakes;
54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left;
and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate
cities to be inhabited.
54:4 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.
54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name;
and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole
earth shall he be called.
54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved
in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith
54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great
mercies will I gather thee.
54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but
with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn
that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so
have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke
54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but
my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the
covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath
mercy on thee.
54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of
carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great
shall be the peace of thy children.
54:14 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.
54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for
54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the
fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and
I have created the waster to destroy.
54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every
tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and
their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
55:1 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.
55:2 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.
55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall
live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even
the sure mercies of David.
55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader
and commander to the people.
55:5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and
nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath
55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while
he is near:
55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have
mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD.
55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
55:10 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:
55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall
not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
55:12 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
55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead
of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to
the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be
56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that
layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself
to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me
from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a
56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my
sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold
of my covenant;
56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a
place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will
give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the
LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be
his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from
polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them
joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their
sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house
shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are
gathered unto him.
56:9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts
in the forest.
56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all
dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to
56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and
they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to
their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
56:12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill
ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this
day, and much more abundant.
57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and
merciful men are taken away, none considering that the
righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each
one walking in his uprightness.
57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of
the adulterer and the whore.
57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a
wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of
transgression, a seed of falsehood.
57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree,
slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the
57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they,
they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink
offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive
comfort in these?
57:7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even
thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
57:8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy
remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than
me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee
a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest
57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase
thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst
debase thyself even unto hell.
57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou
not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand;
therefore thou wast not grieved.
57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast
lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart?
have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
57:12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they
shall not profit thee.
57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind
shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that
putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall
inherit my holy mountain;
57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take
up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy
place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.
57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always
wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls
which I have made.
57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote
him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the
way of his heart.
57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,
and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is
far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will
57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and
shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob
58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a
nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance
of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they
take delight in approaching to God.
58:3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not?
wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no
knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure,
and exact all your labours.
58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the
fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to
make your voice to be heard on high.
58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to
afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and
to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a
fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the
oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring
the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the
naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself
from thine own flesh?
58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine
health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness
shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt
cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the
midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and
58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the
afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and
thy darkness be as the noon day:
58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy
soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be
like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose
waters fail not.
58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste
places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the
breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy
pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the
holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing
thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking
thine own words:
58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause
thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee
with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not
59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with
iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath
59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they
trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and
bring forth iniquity.
59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he
that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed
breaketh out into a viper.
59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover
themselves with their works: their works are works of
iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent
blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and
destruction are in their paths.
59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in
their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever
goeth therein shall not know peace.
59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice
overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for
brightness, but we walk in darkness.
59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we
had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in
desolate places as dead men.
59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for
judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off
59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our
sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us;
and as for our iniquities, we know them;
59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing
away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving
and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth
afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot
59:15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh
himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him
that there was no judgment.
59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was
no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him;
and his righteousness, it sustained him.
59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of
salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of
vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to
his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he
will repay recompence.
59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his
glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in
like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard
59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the
spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy
mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth
of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith
the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the
LORD is risen upon thee.
60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and
his glory shall be seen upon thee.
60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather
themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come
from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall
fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall
be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come
60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of
Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall
bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises
of the LORD.
60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come
up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house
of my glory.
60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their
60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish
first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold
with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy
One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their
kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee,
but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not
be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces
of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall
perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the
pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my
sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending
unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow
themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call
thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of
60:15 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went
through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of
60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck
the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am
thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy
officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor
destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls
Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for
brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy
60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the
days of thy mourning shall be ended.
60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my
hands, that I may be glorified.
60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are
61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he
might be glorified.
61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the
former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities,
the desolations of many generations.
61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons
of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call
you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the
Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they
shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they
shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt
offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will
make an everlasting covenant with them.
61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the people: all that see them shall
acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath
61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in
my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a
bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride
adorneth herself with her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden
causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth
before all the nations.
62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth
as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings
thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the
mouth of the LORD shall name.
62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the
and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land
any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called
Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in
thee, and thy land shall be married.
62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry
thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall
thy God rejoice over thee.
62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall
never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of
the LORD, keep not silence,
62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make
Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his
strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for
thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink
thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the
LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in
the courts of my holiness.
62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the
people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones;
lift up a standard for the people.
62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world,
Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh;
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the
LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not
63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from
Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in
the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness,
mighty to save.
63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like
him that treadeth in the winefat?
63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there
was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and
trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled
upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my
redeemed is come.
63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that
there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought
salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them
drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the
63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the
praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath
bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of
Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his
mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not
lie: so he was their Saviour.
63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his
presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed
them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was
turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people,
saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with
the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy
Spirit within him?
63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious
arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an
63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness,
that they should not stumble?
63:14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the
LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make
thyself a glorious name.
63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy
holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength,
the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are
63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of
us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our
father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and
hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants'
sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little
while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not
called by thy name.
64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest
come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
64:2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters
to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the
nations may tremble at thy presence!
64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou
camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth;
for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be
64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a
leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up
himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from
us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and
thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for
ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised
thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are
64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou
hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them
that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a
nation that was not called by my name.
65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious
people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their
65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars
65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in
65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am
holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that
burneth all the day.
65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but
will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together,
saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains,
and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure
their former work into their bosom.
65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster,
and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so
will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them
65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah
an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor
a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have
65:11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy
mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that
furnish the drink offering unto that number.
65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow
down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not
answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before
mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall
eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink,
but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice,
but ye shall be ashamed:
65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall
cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of
65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for
the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another
65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself
in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall
swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are
forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a
65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the
voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice
65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old
man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an
hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old
shall be accursed.
65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not
plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days
of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of
65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their
offspring with them.
65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will
answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall
eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's
meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD.
66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is
my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and
where is the place of my rest?
66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things
have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even
to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at
66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that
sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that
offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that
burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have
chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their
66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears
upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes,
and chose that in which I delighted not.
66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your
brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake,
said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your
joy, and they shall be ashamed.
66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a
voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came,
she was delivered of a man child.
66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall
the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation
be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought
forth her children.
66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?
saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the
womb? saith thy God.
66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that
love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her
consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the
abundance of her glory.
66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her
like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing
stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides,
and be dandled upon her knees.
66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and
ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones
shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be
known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his
66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and
his rebuke with flames of fire.
66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all
flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the
gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh,
and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed
together, saith the LORD.
66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that
I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come,
and see my glory.
66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that
escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud,
that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off,
that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and
they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto
the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and
in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy
mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel
bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites,
saith the LORD.
66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make,
shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and
your name remain.
66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to
worship before me, saith the LORD.
66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men
that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not
die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be
an abhorring unto all flesh.