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The desolation of the church's enemies. ISAIAH

Rabshakeh's blasphemy leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling those : the way-faring men, though fools, shals from the figtree.

not err therein. hold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and up- beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found on the people of my curse, to judgment. there ; but the redeemed shall walk there :

6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood and come to Zion with songs and everlasting of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Boz- gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away, rah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

CIIAP. XXXVI. 7 And the unicorns shall come down with them,

Sennacherib incadeth Judah.

OW soaked blood, and their dust made of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king fat with fatness.

of Assyria caine up against all the defenced cities 8 For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, of Judah, and took them. and the year of recompenses for the controversy 2 An the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh of Zion.

from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah 9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into with a great army. And he stood by the collpitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and duit of the upper pool in the highway of the the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

fuller's field. 10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Ililkiah's sinuke thereof shall go up for ever : from gene- son, which was over the house, and Shebna the ration to generation it shall lie waste; none scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder. shall pass through it for ever and ever.

41 And Rabshakeh said unto thein, Say ye now 11 1 But the cormorant and the bittern shall to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the kilig possess it; the owl also and the raven shalldwell of Assyria, What confidence is this whereii in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of thou trustest? contision, and the stones of emptiness. 5 I say, sayest thou (but they are but vain 12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the king- words) I have counsel and strength for war: dom, but none shall be there, and all her princes now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellshall be nothing.

est against me? 13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, 6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof:reed, ou Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh court for owls.

king of Egypt to all that trust in him. 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr our God: is it not he, whose high places and shall cry to his fellow; the screech-owl also shall whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall wor

15 There shall the great owl make her nest, ship before this altar ? and lay, and hatch, and gather under hershadow: 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to there shall the vultures also be gathered, every my master the king of Assyria, and I will give one with her inate.

thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy 16 I Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and part to set riders upon them. read : 10 one of these shall fail, none shall want 9 Flow then wilt thou turn away the face of her mate: for my mouth, it hath commanded, one captain of the least of my master's servants, and his spirit, it hath gathered them.

and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for 17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his horsemen ? hand haih divided it unto them by line: they 10 And am I now come up without the LORD shall pussess it for ever, from generation to ge- against this land to destroy it ? the LORD said neration shall they dwell therein.

unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. CHAP. XXXV.

11 Then said Eliakiin, and Shebna, and Joah, The blessings of the gospel.

unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy serbe glad for them; and the desert shall re-lit: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, joice, and blossom as the rose.

in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 2 It'shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice, even 12 11 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, upon the wail, that they may eat their own dung, and the excellency of our God.

and drink their own piss with you ? 3 1 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and con- 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a firm the feeble knees.

loud voice in the Jews'language, and said, Hear ye 4 Say to them that are of a scarful heart, Be the words of the great king, the king of Assyria. strong, fear not: behold, your God will come 14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah de with vengeance, even God with a recompense; ccive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you. he will come and save you.

15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, LORD, saying, The Lord will surely deliver us: and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. this city shall not be delivered into the hand ot

o Then shall the lame man leap as a lart, and the the king of Assyria. tongue of the dumb sing for in the wilderness 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every and the thirsty land springs of water: in the one of his vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and babitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern; grass with reeds and rushes.

17 Until I come and take you away to a land 8 And a lighway shall be there, and a way, like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a and it shall be called, The way of holiness; the land of bread and vineyards. unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be forl 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying

Sennacherib's letter to Hezekiah. CHAP. XXXVII.

Isaiah's prophecy The Lord will deliver us. Hath any of the gods 17 Incline thinc ear, O LORD, and hear; operi of the nations delivered his land out of the land thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the of the king of Assyria ?

words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to re19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad ? proach the living God. where are the gods of Sepharvaim ? and have 18 of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have they delivered Samaria out of my hand ? laid waste all , and

20 Who lands, that have an an the gods of these! 19 And have cast their gods into the fire; for

their land out of my they were no gods, but the work of inen's hands, hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed out of my hand ?

them. 21 But they held their peace, and answered 20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us fronı him not a word: for the king's commandment his hand, that all the kingdoms of the carth may was, saying, Answer him not.

know that thou art the LORD, even thou only. 22 T Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 21 | Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto that was over the household, and Snebna the Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him Sennacherib king of Assyria : the words of Rabshakeh.

22 This is the word which the Lord hath spoCHAP. XXXVII.

ken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter Hezekiah sendeth to Isaiah.

of Zion, bath despised thee, and laughed thee A heard Cannare harenw his ekongen, zud ico. her chend abecerghter of Jerusaleen läth shaken vered himself with sackcloth, and went into the 23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphehouse of the LORD.

med; and against whom hast thou exalted thy 2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high ? even household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders against the Holy One of Israel. of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah 24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the the propliet, the son of Amoz.

LORD, and hast said, By the multitude of my 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, chariots am I come up to the height of the mounThis day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and tains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut of blasphemy: for the children are come to the down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice firbirth, and there is not strength to bring forth. trees thereof: and I will enter into the heiglit

4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the of his border, and the forest of liis Carmel. words of Rabshakelt, whom the king of Assyria 25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with his master hath sent to reproach the living God, the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers and will reprove the words which the Lord thy of the besieged places. God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer. 26 Hast thou noi heard long ago, how I have done for the reninant that is left.

it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouidIsaiah.

est be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous 6 T And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye heaps. say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be 27 Therefore their inhabitants were of sinall not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, power, they were dismayed and confounded: wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria they were as the grass of the field, and as the have blasphemed me.

green herb, as the grass on the house-tops, and 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he as corn blasted before it be grown up. shall liear a rumour, and return to his own 28 But I know thy abode, and thy going oul, land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. in his own land.

29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, 891 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king is come up inio mine ears, therefore will I pui of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, heard that he was departed from Lachish. and I will turn thee back by the way by whichi

9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king thou camest. of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with 30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Yę shall thee. And when he heard it, he sent messen- eat this year such as growcth of itsell*; and ito gers to Hezekialı, saying,

second year that wbich springeth of the same: 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof. trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall 31 Ånd the remnant that is escaped of the house not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. of Judah shall again take root downward, and 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of bear fruit upward : Assyria have done to all lands by destroying 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remthem utterly; and shalt thou be delivered ? nant, and they that escape out of nount Zion :

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, 33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of the king of Assyria, lle shall not come into this Eden which were in Telassar?

city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sephar-34 By the way that he came, by the same shall vaim, Hena, and Ivah ?

he return, and shall not come into this city, saith 14 11 And Hezekiah received the letter from the the LORD. hand of the niessengers, and read it: and Heze- 35 For I will defend this city to save it, for mine kiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and own sake, and for my servant David's sake. spread it before the Lord.

36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and 15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, smote in the camp of the Assyrians a fundred 16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwell- and fourscore and five thousand : and when they est between the cherubims, thou art the God, arose early in the morning, behold, they were all even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; dead corpses. thou hast made heaven and carth.

37 1 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed Oczekrak s song of thanksgiving.

ISAIAH.

The preaching of John Baptist, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh., 22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign :38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping that I shall go up to the house of the LORD? in the house of Nisruch his god, inat Adranime

CHAP. XXXIX. lech and Sharezer his sons sinote hain with the Babylonish captivity foretold. Suurid; and they escaped hingesothee landed in his A Tabataheimerodach-banla dan telefonen inenia: Esar-baddou his son reigned slead.

a prescut tu Hezekiah: for he had heard that he CHAP. XXXVIII.

had been sick, and was recovered. Hezekiah's life lengthened.

2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed I :

N those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. them the house of his precious things, the silver, unto him, and said unto hiin, Thus saith the ment, and all the house of liis armour, and all JORD, Set thy house in order: for thou shalt die, that was found in his treasures: there was noand not live.

thing in his louse, nor in all his dominion, that ? Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the Hezekiah shewed them not. wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

31i Then cainc Isaiah the prophet unto king 3 And said, Řemeniber now, o l.orn, I beseech Hezekiah and said unto him, what said these thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and men ? and from whence came they unto thee? with a perfect heart, and have done that which and Hezekiah said, They are come from a far is good in tiy sight.' And Hezekiah wep sore. country unto me, even from Babylon.

41 Then caine the word of the LORD to Isaiah,.4 Then said he, What have they seen in thy saying,

house? And Hezekiah answered, all that is in Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, my house have they seen: there is nothing among the God of David thy father, I have heard thy iny treasures that I have not shewed them. prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word into thy days fifteen years.

of the LORD of hosts : 6i And I will deliver thee and this city out of 6 Bchold, the days come, that all that is in thy the hand of the king of Assyria : and I will de- house, and that which thy fathers have laid up fend this city.

in store until this day, shall be carried to Baby7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the lon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he 7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, hath spoken;

which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the degrees, whiclı is gone down in the sun-dial or king of Babylon. Alaz teri degrees backward. So the sun returned 8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down. word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He

94 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth when lie had been sick, and was recovered or in my days. his sickness :

CHAP. XL. 10 I sail in the cutting off of my days, I shall go The promulgation of the gospel. olive gates of the grave: I am deprived of lie Courori ye, confort ye niy people, saith

!! I said, I shall not see the Lord, even the 2 Spcak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry Lord, in the land of the living: I shall behold unto lier, that her warfare is accomplished, that mau no more with the inhabitants ofilie world.her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received 12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a 311 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderWeaver my life: he will cut me off with pining ness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make sickness : from day even to night wilt thou make straight in the desert a highway for our God. an end of me.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every 13 1 reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so mountain and will shall be made low: and the will he break all my bones: froni day even to crooked shall be made straight, and the rough night wilt thou make an end of me.

places plain: 14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, I did mourn as a dove: mine cyes fail with look- and all fleshi shall see it together: for the mouth ing upward: O L.ORD, I am oppressed; under- of the LORD hath spoken it. lake for me.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, Whatshall 15 Whatshall I say? he hath both spoken unto I cry? All Aesh is grass, and all the goodliness nie, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly thereof is as the power of the field: all iny years in the bitterness of my soul. 7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: be

10 O Lord, by these things men live, and in canse the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: all these things is the life of my spirit: so will surely the people is grass. thon recover ive, and make me to live.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but 17 Brhold, for peace I had great bitterness : bull the word of our God sliall stand for ever. thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the 990 Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins up into the high mountain: o Jerusalen, that behin: thy back.

bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with 18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can- strength; lift it up, be not afraid ; say unto the not celebrate thee: they ihat go down into the cities of Judah, Behold your God! pit cannot hope for thy truth.

10 Behold the Lord God will come with strong !! The living, the living, he shall praise thee, hand, and his arın shall rule for him: behold, his as I do this day: the father to the children shall reward is with him, and his work before lim. wake known thy truth.

11 He shall leed his flock like a shepherd: he 20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry we will sing iny songs to the stringed instruments them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those all the days of our life in the house of the

LORD. that are with young. 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump 124 Who hath acasured the waters in the holof rigs, and lay it for a plaster upon the bile, and low of his hand, and ineted out heaven with the he shall recover.

span, and comprehended the dust of the earth

nie as

God's incomparable power.

CHAP. XLI.

The vanity of idols in a measure, and weighied the mountains in 5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the scales, and the hills in a balance ?

earth were afraid, drew near, and came. 13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, 6 They helped every one his neighbour; and or being his counsellor hath taught hiin? every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. 14 with wliom took he counsel, and who in-! 7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsinith, structed bin, and taught him in the path of and he that smootheth with the hanımer liin judgment, and taught hiin knowledge, and shew-that smote the anvil, saying, it is ready for the ed to him the way of understanding?

sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it 15 Behold; the nations are as a drop of a bucket, should not be moved. and are counted as the small dust of the balance: 8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor 9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering. the earth, and called thee from the chief nien 17 All nations before hini are as nothing; and thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art ny serthey are counted to him less than nothing, and vant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away vanity.

10 11 Fear thou not; for I am with thee : be not 18 11 To whom then will ye liken God? or what disınayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen likeness will ye compare unto him?

thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold 19 The workinan inelteth a graven image, and thee with the right land of my righteousness. the goldsinith spreadeth it over with gold, and JI Behold, all they that were incensed against casteth silver chains.

thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they 20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no shall be as nothing; and they that strive wil oblation chooseth a tree that will not rut; he thee shall perish. secketh unto him a cunning workinan to prepare 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find a graven image that shall not be moved. them, even then that contended with thee: they 21 Have ye not known ? have ye not heard ? that war against ilise shall be as nothing, and as hath it not been told you froin the beginning? a thing of nought. have ye not understood from the foundations of 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy riglit the earth ?

hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. 22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the 14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of earth, and the inhabitants ihereof are as grass- Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy hoppers; that stretchethout the heaveus as a cur- Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. tain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in : 15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp thresli. 23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he ing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thres! maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. the mountains, and beat thein small, and shalt

24 Yea, they shall not be planted: yea, they make the hills as chatt. shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take 16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scalthem, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind ter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, shall take them away as stubble.

and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. 25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall 1 17 When the poor and nicedy seek water, and be equal ? saith the Holy One.

there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, 26 lift up your eyes on high, and behold who I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel hath created these things, that bringeth out their will not forsake them. host by number: he calleth them all by names, 18 I will open rivers in high places, and founby the greatness of his might, for that he is strong tains in the inidst of the valleys: I will make the in power; not one faileth.

wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land 27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, springs of water. Isracl, My way is hid from the LORD, and my 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the judgnient is passed over from my God? shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I 28°1 Hast thou not known? hast thou not will set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the and the box-tree together: Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, 20 That they may see, and know, and consider, neither is weary? there is nu searching of his and understand iogether, that the hand of the understanding

Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them hath created it. that have no might he increaseth strength. 21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. and the young men shall utterly fall :

22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall re- shall happen: let them shew the former things, new their strength; they shall mount up with what they be, that we may consider them, and wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be wea- know the latter end of them; or declare us things ry; and they shall walk, and not faint.

for to come. CHAP. XLI.

23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, God's mercies to his church.

that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do

we may be dismayed, and the people renew their strength: let them behold it together. come near; then let them spcak: let us come 24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of near together to judgment.

nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you. 2 Who raised up the righteous man from the 23 I have raised up one from the north, and he east, called him to his foot, gave the nations be- shall come: from the rising of the sun shall lie fore him, and made him rule over kings ? he gave call upon my name: and he shall coine upon, them as the dust to his sword, and as driven princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treaustubble to his bow.

eth clay. 3 lle pursued them, and passed safely; even by 26 Who liath declared from the beginning, that the way that he had not gone with his feet. we may know ? and beforetime, that we may

4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the say, He is righteous ? yea, there is none that generations from the beginning? I the Lord, sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, Le tirst, and with the last; I am le.

there is none that heareth your words.

The office of Christ.

ISAIANI.

Babylon's destruction foretold 27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold 22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they them: and I will give to Jerusalein one that are all of them stared in holes, and ihey are hid bringeth good udings.

in prison-bouses ; they are for a prey, and none 28 For I belield, and there was no man; even delivereth, for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. among thein, and there was no counsellor, that, 23 Who among you will give ear to this? who when I asked of them, could answer a word. will hearken, and hear for the time to come ?

29 Behold, they are all vanity, their works are 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the othing: their inolteu images are wind and con- robbers ? did not the LORD, he against whom fusion.

we have sinned ? for they would not walk in CHAP. XLII.

his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. Christ's mission to the Gentiles. 25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury EHOLD my servant, whom I uphold; mine of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it my Spirit upon hini: he shall bring forth judg- not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart. ment to the Gentiles.

CHAP. XLIII. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his

God comforteth the church. voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the BiTnow

thus saith the

Lord that created

thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring Israel, Fear not for I have redeemed thee, I forth judgment unto truth.

have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he 2 When thou passest ihrough the waters, I will have set judgment in the earth: and the isles be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall shall wait for his law.

not overflow thee: when thou walkest through 5 11 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the heavens, and stretched them out; he that the flame kindle upon thee. spread forth the earth, and that which cometh 3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of out of it; he that giveth breath into the people Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ranupon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

soin, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 6 Tiho RD have called thee in righteousness, 4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: give thec for a covenant of the people, for a therefore will give men for thee, and people light of the Gentiles;

for thy life. * To open the blind eyes, to bring out the pri- 5 Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy soners from the prison, and them that sit in seed from the east, and gather thee from the west: darkness out of the prison-house.

6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the 8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, glory will I not give to another, neither my and my dalighters from the ends of the earth ; praise to graven images.

7 Even every one that is called by my name : 9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, for I have create him for my glory, I have forand new things do I declare: before they spring med him; yea, I have made him. torth I tell you of them.

817 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, 10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his and the deaf that have ears. praise froin the end of the earth, ye that go down 9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and fo tlic sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and let the people be assembled : who among them the inhabitants thereof.

can declare this, and shew us forner things ? let JI Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lif them bring forth their witnesses, that they may Tip their voice, the villages that Kedar doth in- be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth. habit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let 10 Ye ure iny witnesses, saith the LORD, and thein shout from the top of the mountains. my servant whom I have chosen : that ye may

12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and de- kuow believe me, and understand that I am clere his praise in the islands.

he: before me there was no God formed, neither 13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall there be after mc. shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and besides me there cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against hiseneinies. is no saviour.

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have been still, and refrained inyself: now will cry shewed, when there was no strange god among like a travailing woman; I will destroy and de- you : therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the vour at once.

LORD, that I am God. 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and 13 Yea, before the day was, I am he; and there dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers is none that can deliver out of my liand: I will islands, and I will dry up the pools.

work, and who shall let it? 36 And I will bring the blind by a way that they 14 11 Thus saith the LORD, your Redcemer, the knew not; I will lead them in paths that they Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent have not known: I will make darkness light be to Babylon, and have brought down all their nofore them, and crooked things straight. These bles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. 15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator grently ashamed, that trust in graven images, that 16

Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. : in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; 18 Hear, ye deat'; and look, ye blind, that yel 17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse,

the army and the power; they shall lie down to19 Who is blind, but my servant ? or deaf, as gether, they shall not rise: they are extinct, ny messenger that I sent ? who is blind as he they are quenched as tow. that is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant ?| 18 Remember ye not the fornier things, neither

20 Seeing many things, but thiou observest not; consider the things of old. opening the ears, but he heareth not.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall 21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteous- spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even ness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the it honourable.

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