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