The LORD Is One God
But now hear! O Jacob my child, and O Israel, whom I chose.
Thus says the LORD
God, the one creating you, and shaping you from the
belly. You shall still be helped. Do not fear! [2
my servant 1
O Jacob], and the one being loved, Israel whom I chose.
For I will give water for thirst to the ones going in a waterless place
. I will place my spirit upon your seed, and my blessings upon your children.
And they shall rise up as [2
in the midst 3
of water 1
grass], and as willows upon [2
flowing by 1
This one shall say I am of God. And this one shall call himself by the name of Jacob. And another shall inscribe with his hand, I am of God. And [2
he shall call himself].
Thus says God, the king of Israel, and the one rescuing him -- the
God of Hosts. I am
first, and I am
after these things
; besides me there is no God.
as I? Let him stand, and call, and announce, and prepare for me from which time
I made man into the eon! And the things
coming before their
coming to pass
let them announce to you!
Do not cover up yourselves, nor wander! Have
you not from the
beginning given ear, and I reported it
to you? [3
are] if there is a God besides me.
Vain Idols Profit Nothing
And they were not hearkening then, the ones shaping and carving all the
, doing their wishes which do not benefit them. But [2
their own witnesses 1
they are]. They shall not see, and they shall not know, that they should be ashamed -- he who shapes mighty and a carved molten casting for unprofitable things
. Behold, all the ones partaking with him shall be ashamed --
the ones shaping a god, and all the
ones carving unprofitable things
And all from where they came from were dried up. Yes, [3the
be brought together 2
all], and let them stand together, and let them feel remorse, and let them be ashamed together!
. With a hammer he works it in coals, and with a drill he sets it. And he works it with the arm of his strength. And he shall hunger and be weak, and in no way shall he drink water.
having chosen 1The
fabricator] a piece of
wood sets it with a measure, and forms it with a scraper. He made it with a carpenter's square, and with glue he composes it. And he made it as the
appearance of a man, and as the
beauty of man he sets it in a niche;
in which he fells [2
for himself 1
cedars], and he takes the
holm oak and the
oak; and he strengthened for himself the
tree from the grove which the LORD
planted -- a pine; and the
rain lengthened it,
that it might be for
men to burn. And taking of it he warms himself, and in burning they bake bread loaves
upon it; and with
the remaining he works out gods, and does obeisance to them. He made it a carved idol
, and he bends to them;
of which the half of it he incinerates in fire, and upon the half of it [2
he ate] -- roasting he roasted a roast, and he was filled up. And heating himself
he said, It is agreeable to me, for I was heated, and I beheld a fire.
rest he makes into [2
a carved]; he bends to it and does obeisance, and prays to it
, saying, Deliver me, for [2
my god 1
They do not know to think, for they were blurred to see with their eyes, and to comprehend with
And he considered not in his soul, nor knew in intellect that the half of it he incinerated by fire, and baked [2
its coals 1
], and [2
ate]; and the rest of it [2
an abomination 1
he made]. And they do obeisance to it.
Know that [2is
their heart]! and they err, and no one is able to rescue his soul. Behold! you shall not say that, Is there
a lie in my right hand?
Remember these things
, O Jacob and Israel! for [3
my servant 2
you]; I shaped you to be
my servant. And you, O Israel, do not forget me!
Behold, I wiped away [2
a cloud 1
your lawless deeds], and [2
your sin]. Turn to me! and I shall ransom you.
Be glad, O heavens! for [4
showed mercy 1
of Israel]. Trump, O foundations of the earth! Yell out, O mountains in gladness, O hills, and all the trees in them! for [2
ransomed 1the LORD
] Jacob, and Israel shall be glorified.
Thus says the LORD
, the one ransoming you, and the
one shaping you from the
belly, I am the LORD
, the one completing all things
. I stretched out the heaven alone, and solidified the earth.
Who other shall efface the
signs of the ones who deliver oracles, and divinations from the
heart; to turn the
intelligent ones unto the rear, and their counsel being moronish;
and establishing the
discourse of his servant, and [2
of his messengers 1
verifying]; the one saying to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited; and to the cities of Judea, You shall be built, and her desolate places
I shall raise up.
The one saying to the deep, You shall be made desolate, and [2
your rivers 1
I will dry up].
The one telling Cyrus, Think, and all my wants he will do; the one saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built, and [3
of my holy 1
I shall lay the foundation].