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he earth were afraid, drew near, and came. 23 Shew the things that are to come here
6 They he!ped every one his neighbour, Safter, that we may know that ye are gods. and every one said to his brother, Be of good vea, do good, or do evil, that we may be courage.
dismayed, and behold it together. 7 So the carpenter encouraged the gold- 24 Beliold, ye are of nothing, and your smiths, and he that smootheth with the hain work of noughi: an abomination is he that mer him that smote the anvil, saving, luis chooselh you. ready for the codering: and be lastened it 25 I have raised up one from the north, and with nails, that it should not be moved. be shall come: from the rizing of the sun
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob shall he call upon my name; and he shall wliom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham come upon princes as upon mortar, and as
the potter treadeth clay. 9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends 26 Who hath declared from the beginning, of the earth, and called thee from the chief that we may know ? and before time, that men thereof, and said unto thee, thou art we may say, He is righteous ? yea, there is my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast none that shewetli; yea, there is none tha thee away.
declareth ; yea, there is none that heareth 10 fi Fear thou not; for I am with thee: your words. be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will 27 The first shall soy to Zion, Behold, be. strengthen thee ; yea. I will help thee; yea, hold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one I will uphold thee with the righi hand of my ebat bringeth good tidings. righteousness.
28 For I beheld, and there was no man: 11 Behold, all they that were incensed even among them, and there was no coun against thee shall be aslıamed and confound-sellor, that, when I asked of thein, could an
they shall be as nothing; and they that swer a word. strive with thee shall perish.
29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find are nothing their molten images are wind them, even ti:em that contended with thre: and confusion. they that war against thee shall be as 110
CHAP. XLII. thing, and as a ibing of nought.
BEHOLD ; 13 For I the LORD thy God will liold tliv mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth: right hand, saying into thee, Fear not; I will have put my Spirit upon him; he shall help thee.
bring fortlı judgment to the Gentiles. 14 Fear not, the worm Jacob, and ve men 2 Ile shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause of is.'
nelp thee, saitli the LORD, His voice to be lieard in the street. and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. A bruised reed shall he not break, and
15 Behold, I will make thiee new sherp smoking Max shall he not quench : he thrashing instrument having teethı: thou shall al bring forth judgment unto iruth. trazh the mountains, and beat them small, 4'He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till and shalt make the bill as chaff.
he lieve set judgment in the earth: and the 16 Thou slialt lan them, and the wind shall isles shall wait for his law. carry them away, and the whirlwind shall 5 1 Thus saith God the LORD, he that scatier them: and thou shalt rejoice in the created the heavens, and stretched them out, Lom.and shalt glory in the HolyOne of Israel. be that spread forth the earth, and that
17 When the poor and needy seek water, which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath and there is none, and their tongue faileth for unto the people upon it, and spirit to them thirst, I the Lord will lear them, I the God that walk therein: of Israel will not forsake them.
6 I the Lorn, have called thee in righte13 I will open rivers in high places, and ousness, and will hold thine hand, and will fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of make the wilderness a pool of water, and the the people, for a light of the Gentiles; dry land springs of water.
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in the shillali-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil- darkness out of the prison-house. tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and 81 an the Lord; that is my name: and the pine, and the box-tree together; my glory will I not give lo another, neither
20 That ihey may see, and know, and con my praise to graven images. sider, and understand together, that the hand 9 Behold, the former things are come to of the Lord hath done this, and the floly' pass, and new things do I declare : before One of Israel hath created it.
they spring forth I tell you of them. 21 1 Produce your cause, saith the LORD: 1o $ Sing unto the LORD a new song, ana bring forth your strong reasons, saith the his praise from ilie end of the earth, ye that King of Jacob.
go down to the sea, and all that is therein ; 22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us ihe isles, and the inhabitants thereof. what shal! happen: let them shew the former 11 Lei the wilderness and the cities thereof things, what they be, that we may consider lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth them, and know the latter end of them; or inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock singlet declare us things for to come.
them shout from the top of the mountains
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, 5 Fear not; for, am with ibee : I will and declare bis praise in the islands. bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee
13 9 The Lorn shall go forth as a mighty from the west ; man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of 6 I will say to the north, Give up ; and to war: he shall cry; yea, roar ; he shall pre- the south, Keep noi back: bring my sons vail against his enemies.
from far, and my daughters from the ends 14 I have long time lioiden my peace; 1 of the earth ; have been still. und refrained myself : non 7 Even every one that is called by my name will I cry like a travailing woman; I will for I have created him for my glory, I have destroy and devour at once.
formed him; yea, I have made him. 15 I will make waste mountains and bills, 8 11 Bring forth the blind people that have and dry up all their herbs; and I will make eyes, and the deaf that have ears. the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. 9 Let all the nations be gathered together,
16 And I will bring the blind hy a way that and let the people be assembled: who among they knew not ; ! will lead them in paths them can declare this, and shew us for.ner that they have not known: I will make dark- things ? let them bring forth their witnesses, ness light before them, and crooked things that they may be justified; or let them lear, straight. These things will I do unto them, and say, Il is truth. and not forsake them.
Jo Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be and my servant whom I have chosen ; that yo greatly aslıamed, that trust in graven images, may know and believe ine, and understand that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. thai I am be: before me there was no God
18 1 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, formed, neither shall there be after me. that ve may see.
11, even I, am the LORD; and besides me 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or dear, there is no saviour. as my messenger tha! I sent? who is blind as 12 I have declared. and have saved, and I he liial is perfect, and blind as the Lord's have shewed, when there was no strange gout servant ?
among you : therefore ye are iny witnesses, 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest saith the LORD, that I am God. not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. 13 Yea, before the day dus I am he ; and
21 The Lord is well pleased for his righ- there is none that can deliver out of my hand teousness' sake; he will magnify the law, I will work, and who shall let it? and make it honourable.
14 1 Thus saith the LORD, your Redeemer 22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; the Holy One of Israel, For your sake I have they are all of them snared in holes, and they sent lo Babylon, and have brought down al are hid in prison-houses: they are for a preys their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry and none deliverelh ; for a spoil and 'nol in the ships. saith, Restore.
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, lie 23 Who among you will give ear to this ? Creator of Israel, your King. who will hearken, and hear for the time to 16 Thus saitli the LORD, which maketh a
way in the sea, and a path in the mighty 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel waters; to the robbers? did not the Lorn, he against 17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and whom we have sinned ? for they would not horse, the army, and the power; they shall walk in his ways, neitiier were they obedient lie down togetlier, they shall not rise : they unto his law.
are extinct, they are quenched as low. 25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the 18 I Remember ye not the former things, fury of his anger, and the strengib of battle: neither consider the ilıings of old. and it hath sei him on fire round about, ye! 19 Behold, I will do a new thing : now it be knew not; and it burned him; yet he laid shall spring forth ; shall ye not know it? I it not to heart.
will even make a way in ihe wilderness, ano CHAP. XLII.
rivers in the desert. BUT now thus saith the Lord that created 20 The beast of the field shall lionour nie,
thee, O Jacoh, and he that formed thee, the dragons and the owlş: because I gitewa. O Israel, Fear noti for I have recieemed thee, ters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, i have called thee hy thy name; thou art mine. to give drink to my pebple, my chosen.
2 When thou passesi through the waters, I 21 This people have I formed for myself; will be with thee; and through the rivers, they they shall slew forth my praise. shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest 2 But thou hast not called upon me, () through the fire, thou shalt not he burned; Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, o neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Israel.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy 23 Thou hast not brought me the small One of Israel, thy Saviour: 1 gave Egypt for cattle of thy burnt-offerings, neither hast thou thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. bououred me with thy sacrifices: I have not
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, caused thee to serve with an offering, not thou hast been honourable, and I have loved wearied thee with incense. thee : therefore will I give men for thee, and 24 Thou hast bought me po swee! cane people for thy life.
with money, neither hast thou filled me wit
the fat of thy sacrifices ; but thou hast made man, according to the beauty of a man; thai me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied it may remain in the house. me with thine iniquities.
14 he heweth hiin down cedars, and taketh 25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy the cypress and the oak, which he strength. transgressions for mine own sake, and will eneth for himself among the trees of the not remember thy sins.
forest : he planteth an asli, and the rain doth 26 Put me in remembrance ; let us plead nourish it. logether : declare thou, that thou mayest be 15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for justified.
he will take thereof, and warm himsell'; yea, 27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, lie kachers have transgressed against me. maketh a god, and worshippeth it: he maketh
28 Therefore I have profaned the princes it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. st the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to 16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; de curse, and Israel to reproaches. with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasi. CHAP. XLIV.
eth roast, and is satisfied; yea, be warmeth YET20 becam. Uhave chosen TET now hear, O Jacob my servant; and himself, and saith, Aba, 1 am warm, I have
seen the fire : 2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, 17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, and formed thee from the womb, which will even his graven image: he falleth down unto help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant ; it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. and saith, Deliver me ; for thou art my god.
3 For I will pour water upon him that is 18 They have not known nor understood : thirsty, and Anots upon the dry ground : 1 for he haili shut their eyes, that they cannot will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my see ; and their hearts, that they cannot unblessing upon thine offspring :
derstand. + And ihey shall spring up as among the 19 And none considereth in bis heart, neigrass, as willows hy the water-courses. ther is there knowledge nor understanding to
5 One shall say, I am the Lord's; and an- say, I have burned part of it in the fire ; yea, lither shall call himse!f by the name of Jacob; also I have baked bread upon the coals there and another shall subscribe with his band un-of; I have roasted feslı, and eatenil; and shall o the Lory, and surname himself by the I make the residue thereof an abomination ? name of Israel.
sball I fall down to the stock of a tree? 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, 20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart and his Redeemer the Lord of hosts ; I am bath turned him aside, that he cannot deli. the first, and I am the last; and besides ine ver bis soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my there is no God.
right hand? 7 And who, as 1, shall call, and shall de- 21 1 Remember these, O Jacob and Is. clare it, and set it in order for me, since I rael; for thou art my servant: I have formed appointed the ancient people? and the things thee; thou art my servant : 0 Israel, thou that are coming, and shall come, let them shalt not be forgotien of me. shew unto them.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy, 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid : have not transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins : reI told thee from that time, and have decla- turn unto me; for I have redeemed thee. red it ? ye are even my witnesses. Is there 23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath a God besides me ? yea, there is no God; I done it ; shout, ye lower parts of the earth; know not any.
break forth into singing, ye mountains, Ó 91 They that make a graven image are forest, and every tree therein : for the LORD all of them vanity; and their delectable bath redeemed Jacob, and glorified liimselt Wings shall not profit ; and they are their in Israel. own witnesses : they see not, nor know; 24 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, that they may be ashamed.
and be that formed thee from the won;l), 10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a I am the LORD that maketh all things; that Elaven image thut is profitable for no- stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that thing?
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; u Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed ;l ' 25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and the workmen, they are of men: let them and maketh diviners mad; that turnethi wise ali be gativered iogether, let them stand up men backward, and maketh their kuowledge yet tbey shall fear, and they shall be ashamed roolish; together.
26 That confirmeth the word of his ser 12 The smith with the longs both worketh vant, and performeth the counsel or his mesin the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, sengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou sha! and worketh it with the strength of his arms: he inhabited ; and to the cities of Judalı, Ye yea, he is hungry, and his strength saileil : shall be built; and I will raise up the decayed be drinketh no water, and is faint.
places thereof: 13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule,!" 27 Thai snith to the deep, Be dry, and I be marketh ii out with a line, lie fileth itwili dry up thy rivers ; with planes, and he marketh it out with the 28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd; smpass, and maketh it after the figure of a land shall perform all my pleasure ; even saj
mg to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built ; and founded, all of them : they shall go to confu to the lemple, Thy foundation shall be laid. sion together that are makers of idols. CHAP. XLV.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD
Cyrus, whose right hand i have bolden, ashamed nor contounded world without end to subdue nations before him; and I will 18 Forthus saith the LORD that created the. lose the loins of kings, to open before lim heavens; God liimself that formed the earth, the two-leaved gales;
and ihe gates shall not and made it; he hath established it, he crea: be shut:
ied it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited; 2 ) will go before thee, and make the I am the Lord, and there is none eise. crooked places straight : 1 wi.. break in 19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark pieces the gates os brass, and cut in sunder place of the earth : 1 said not unto the seed The bars of iron :
of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD 3 And I will give thee the treasures of dark- speak righteousness, I declare things that are 1833, and hidden riches of secret places, that right. thou mayest know that I the Lory, which 20 | Assemble yourselves and come ; diaw call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel, near together, ye that ure escaped of the na
4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel tions: they have no knowledge that set up inine elect, I have even called thee by thy the wood of their graven image, and pray name: I have surnamed thee, though thou unto a god that cannot save. hast not known me.
21 Teil ye, and bring them near; yea, let 511 am the Lord, and there is none else, them take counsel togetner: who latli de there is no God besides me: I girded thee, clared this from ancient time? icho lath told though thou hast not known me;
il from that time? have not I the LORD? and 6 That they may know from ílic rising or there is no God else besides me; a just God, the sun, and from the west, that there is none and a Saviour: there is none besides ine. besides me: I am the Lord, and there is none 22 1 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all else.
the ends of the earth; for I am God, and 7 I form the light, and create darkness; 1 there is none else. inake peace, and create evil. I the Lorn do 23 I bave sworn by myself, the word is all these things.
gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and 8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, shall not return, That unto me every kuee and let the skies pour down righteousness; shall bow, every tongue shall swear. let the earth open, and let them bring forth 24 Surely, shallone say, In the Lord have salvation, and let righteousness spring up lo- ! righteousness and strength : even to him gether : I the LORD have created it. shall men come; and all that are incensed
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Ma- against himn shall be ashamed. der! Let the potsherd strive with the pot- 25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel sherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to be justified, and shall glory: him that fashioneth it, What makest thou ?
CHAP. XLVI. or thy work, He hath no hands?
Nebo 10 Woe unto him that sayeth unto his fa- idols were upon the beasts, and upon the ther, What begettest thou? or to the woman, cattle : your carriages were leavy loaden; What hast thou brought forti?
lley are a burden to the weary beast. 11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of 2 They stoop; they bow down together, Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to they could not deliver the burden, bui them come concerning my sons; and concerning selves are gone into captivity. the work of my hands command ye me. 3 1 Hearken unto me, U house of Jacob,
12 I have made the eartlı, and created man and all the remnant of the house of Israel, upon it: 1, even my hands, have stretched which are borne by me from the belly, rohich out the heavens, and all their host have 1 are carried from the womb: commanded.
4 And even to your old age I am he; and 13 I have raised him up in righteousness, even to hoar hairs will carry you: I have and I will direct all leis ways: lie shall build made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and niy city, and he shall let go my captives, not will deliver yoii. for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts. 5 To whom will ye liken me, and make and
14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of equal, and compare me, that we may be like! Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia, and of 6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over weigh silver in the balance, and hire a go'dunto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall smith; and he maketh it a god. they fall come after thee; in chains they shall come down : yea, they worship. over, and they shall fall down unto thee; 7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they they shall make supplication unto thee, say- carry him, and set him in his place, aiid he ing, Surely God is in thee, and there is none standelh; from his place shail he not reinove: else; there is no God.
yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can be not 15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thy- answer, nor save him out of his trouble. well, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
8 Reinumber this, and shew yon selves mer Jo They shall be ashamed, and also con-Ibring it again to mind Ove transgressors
9 Remember the former thinggor old: forf so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be am God, and there is none else, Xam God thou mayest prevail. and there is pone like me ;
13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the and from ancient times the things that are not stargazers, the monthly prognosticators stand vet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and up and save thee from these things that shall I will do all my pleasure :
come upon thee. 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, tbe 14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the man that executeth my counsel from a far fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring themselves from the power of the Aame : it lo pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire
12 Hearken unto me, ye stout-hearted, to sit before it. that are far from righteousness ;
15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom 13 Uring near my rigliteousness ; it shall thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from not be far off, and my salvation shall not thy youth : they shall wander every one lo tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for his quarter; none shall save thee. Israel my glory.
CHAP. XLVIIJ. CHAP XLVII. COM SOME down, and sit in the dust, О virgin HEAR yechis, 0 house of Jacob, wlich
are called by the name of Israel, and daughterof Babylon; sit on the ground: are come forth out of the waters of Judalı there is no throne, o daugliter of the Chal- which swear by the name of the Lord, and Jeans ; for thou shalt no inore be called ten-make mention of the God of Israel, but not der and delicate.
in trulli, nor in righteousness. . Take the millstones, and grind meal: 2 For they call themselves of the holy city ancover thy locks, make bare tille leg, un- and stay themselves upon the God of Israel, cover the shigli, pass over the rivers. The Lord of hosts is his name.
3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, 3 I have declared the former things from thyaliame shall be seen: I willtake vengeance, the beginning; and they went forth out of aici I will not meet thee as a man.
my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them 4 As for our Redreiner, the LORD of liosts suddenly, and they came to pass. is his name, the Holy One of Israel. 4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and
5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, thy neck is an iron sinew; and thy brow brass: O daughter of the Chaldeans : for thou shali Ś I have even from the beginning declared no more be called The lady of kingdoms. it to thee; before it came to pass, I shewed it
6 I was wroth with my people ; 1 have thee; Jest thou shouldest say, Mine idol bath polluted mine inheritance, and given them done them, and my graven image, and my into thine hand : thou didst shew them no molten image, hath commanded them. merry; upon
the ancient hast thou very 6 Thou last heard, see all tliis ; and will Beavily laid why yoke.
not ye declare it? I lave shewed thee new 7. And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for things from this time, even hidden Unngs ever: so that thou didst not lay these things and thou didst not know them. lo lliy beart, neither didst remember the 7 They are created now, and not fron, the latter end of it.
beginning ; even before the day when thou 8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly ; Behold, I knew them. ihat sayest in line heart, I am, and none 8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewelse besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, est not; yea, from that time that thine ear neither sliall I know the loss of children: was not opened: for I knew that thou would
9 But these two things shall come to thee est deal very treacherously, and was called a in a moment in one day, the loss of children, transgressor from the womb. and widowhood: they shall coine upon thee 91 For my name's sake will I deser nine in their perfection for the multitude of thy sor-anger, and for my praise will l refrain for ceries, and for the great abundance of thine thee, that I cut thée not off. cuchantments.
10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not 10 For thou hast u usted in thy wickedness: with silver ; I have chosen thee in the fur. thou hast said, None sreth me. Thy wisdom nace of amfiction. and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee : 11 For mine own sake, even for mine own and thou hast said in thine beart, I am, and sake, will I do it: for how should my name aone else besides me.
be polluted? and I will not give my glory 11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; unto another. thou shalt not know from whence it riseth : 12 1 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shall my called; I am he. I am the first, I also an not be able to put it off: and desolation shall the last. come upon thee suddenly, which thou sbale 13 Mine band also bath laid the foundanot know.
lion of the earth, and my right hand liath 12 9 Stand now with thine enchantments, jepanned the heavens: when I call unto them. and with the multitude of thy sorceries, they stand up tugether, whereia lliou bast laboured from why youih ;l 14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear