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23:044:017 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven
image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and
prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
23:044:018 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their
eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot
23:044:019 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge
nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the
fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I
have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue
thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a
23:044:020 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside,
that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie
in my right hand?
23:044:021 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I
have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt
not be forgotten of me.
23:044:022 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and,
as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed
23:044:023 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower
parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O
forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed
Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
23:044:024 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee
from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that
stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the
earth by myself;
23:044:025 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners
mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their
23:044:026 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the
counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt
be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built,
and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
23:044:027 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
23:044:028 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all
my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;
and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
23:045:001 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right
hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will
loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved
gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
23:045:002 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I
will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the
bars of iron:
23:045:003 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the
LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
23:045:004 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have
even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though
thou hast not known me.
23:045:005 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside
me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
23:045:006 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the
west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there
is none else.
23:045:007 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
23:045:008 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth
salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the
LORD have created it.
23:045:009 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd
strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to
him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath
23:045:010 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou?
or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
23:045:011 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,
Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning
the work of my hands command ye me.
23:045:012 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my
hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have
23:045:013 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all
his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my
captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
23:045:014 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of
Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over
unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after
thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down
unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying,
Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no
23:045:015 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel,
23:045:016 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they
shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
23:045:017 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting
salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world
23:045:018 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the
LORD; and there is none else.
23:045:019 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I
said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the
LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
23:045:020 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are
escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the
wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot
23:045:021 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel
together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath
told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no
God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none
23:045:022 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for
I am God, and there is none else.
23:045:023 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee
shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
23:045:024 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are
incensed against him shall be ashamed.
23:045:025 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and
23:046:001 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the
beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden;
they are a burden to the weary beast.
23:046:002 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the
burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
23:046:003 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the
house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which
are carried from the womb:
23:046:004 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will
I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry,
and will deliver you.
23:046:005 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me,
that we may be like?
23:046:006 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the
balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they
fall down, yea, they worship.
23:046:007 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him
in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not
remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer,
nor save him out of his trouble.
23:046:008 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to
mind, O ye transgressors.
23:046:009 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is
none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
23:046:010 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times
the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall
stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
23:046:011 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth
my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will
also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
23:046:012 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from
23:046:013 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my
salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion
for Israel my glory.
23:047:001 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon,
sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the
Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and
23:047:002 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make
bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
23:047:003 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be
seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a
23:047:004 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy
One of Israel.
23:047:005 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the
Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of
23:047:006 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance,
and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy;
upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
23:047:007 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou
didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst
remember the latter end of it.
23:047:008 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures,
that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am,
and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither
shall I know the loss of children:
23:047:009 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one
day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon
thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries,
and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
23:047:010 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None
seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted
thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else
23:047:011 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from
whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou
shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come
upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
23:047:012 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of
thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if
so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest
23:047:013 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the
astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,
stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon
23:047:014 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame:
there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before
23:047:015 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured,
even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every
one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
23:048:001 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name
of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah,
which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the
God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
23:048:002 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves
upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
23:048:003 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they
went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them
suddenly, and they came to pass.
23:048:004 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an
iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
23:048:005 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it
came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine
idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image,
hath commanded them.
23:048:006 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I
have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden
things, and thou didst not know them.
23:048:007 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before
the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say,
Behold, I knew them.
23:048:008 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that
time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou
wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a
transgressor from the womb.
23:048:009 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise
will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
23:048:010 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have
chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
23:048:011 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for
how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory
23:048:012 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am
the first, I also am the last.
23:048:013 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my
right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them,
they stand up together.
23:048:014 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath
declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his
pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
23:048:015 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought
him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
23:048:016 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in
secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am
I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
23:048:017 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I
am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which
leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
23:048:018 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy
peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of
23:048:019 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy
bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been
cut off nor destroyed from before me.
23:048:020 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a
voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the
end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant
23:048:021 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he
caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave
the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
23:048:022 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
23:049:001 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.
23:049:002 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;
23:049:003 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I
will be glorified.
23:049:004 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.
23:049:005 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.
23:049:006 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
23:049:007 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.
23:049:008 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
23:049:009 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.
23:049:010 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.
23:049:011 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall
23:049:012 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the
north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
23:049:013 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.
23:049:014 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath
23:049:015 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.
23:049:016 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy
walls are continually before me.
23:049:017 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that
made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
23:049:018 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.
23:049:019 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
23:049:020 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.
23:049:021 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?
23:049:022 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.
23:049:023 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.
23:049:024 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive
23:049:025 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.
23:049:026 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.
23:050:001 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
23:050:002 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
23:050:003 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth
23:050:004 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.
23:050:005 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
23:050:006 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
23:050:007 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.
23:050:008 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let
us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to
23:050:009 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.
23:050:010 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.
23:050:011 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.
23:051:001 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.
23:051:002 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you:
for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
23:051:003 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.
23:051:004 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.
23:051:005 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.
23:051:006 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.
23:051:007 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.
23:051:008 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.
23:051:009 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?
23:051:010 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?
23:051:011 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.
23:051:012 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;
23:051:013 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?
23:051:014 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he
should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
23:051:015 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves
roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
23:051:016 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
23:051:017 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.
23:051:018 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.
23:051:019 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?
23:051:020 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.
23:051:021 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not
23:051:022 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:
23:051:023 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.
23:052:001 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
23:052:002 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem:
loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter
23:052:003 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought;
and ye shall be redeemed without money.
23:052:004 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime
into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them
23:052:005 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.
23:052:006 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall
know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is
23:052:007 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!
23:052:008 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.
23:052:009 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of
Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath
23:052:010 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.
23:052:011 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.
23:052:012 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
23:052:013 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted
and extolled, and be very high.
23:052:014 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more
than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
23:052:015 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
23:053:001 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the
23:053:002 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
23:053:003 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.
23:053:004 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
23:053:005 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.
23:053:006 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
23:053:007 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
23:053:008 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
23:053:009 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.
23:053:010 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.
23:053:011 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.
23:053:012 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.
23:054:001 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.
23:054:002 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;
23:054:003 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.
23:054:004 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.
23:054:005 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.
23:054:006 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved
in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith
23:054:007 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great
mercies will I gather thee.
23:054:008 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.
23:054:009 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
23:054:010 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.
23:054:011 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy
foundations with sapphires.
23:054:012 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of
carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
23:054:013 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great
shall be the peace of thy children.
23:054:014 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.
23:054:015 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for
23:054:016 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.
23:054:017 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.
23:055:001 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.
23:055:002 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.
23:055:003 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.
23:055:004 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader
and commander to the people.
23:055:005 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
23:055:006 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while
he is near:
23:055:007 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.
23:055:008 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD.
23:055:009 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
23:055:010 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:
23:055:011 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.
23:055:012 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
23:055:013 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
23:056:001 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be
23:056:002 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.
23:056:003 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
23:056:004 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;
23:056:005 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.
23:056:006 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;
23:056:007 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.
23:056:008 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are
gathered unto him.
23:056:009 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts
in the forest.
23:056:010 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all
dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to
23:056:011 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.
23:056:012 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.
23:057:001 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.
23:057:002 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each
one walking in his uprightness.
23:057:003 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of
the adulterer and the whore.
23:057:004 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.
23:057:005 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree,
slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the
23:057:006 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?
23:057:007 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even
thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
23:057:008 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
23:057:009 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.
23:057:010 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.
23:057:011 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?
23:057:012 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they
shall not profit thee.
23:057:013 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;
23:057:014 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take
up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
23:057:015 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.
23:057:016 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.
23:057:017 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.
23:057:018 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,
and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
23:057:019 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
23:057:020 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
23:057:021 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
23:058:001 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and
shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob
23:058:002 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.
23:058:003 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.
23:058:004 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.
23:058:005 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?
23:058:006 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?
23:058:007 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?
23:058:008 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
23:058:009 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
23:058:010 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:
23:058:011 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.
23:058:012 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.
23:058:013 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:
23:058:014 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.
23:059:001 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
23:059:002 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not
23:059:003 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with
iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath
23:059:004 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they
trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and
bring forth iniquity.
23:059:005 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.
23:059:006 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.
23:059:007 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.
23:059:008 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.
23:059:009 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.
23:059:010 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.
23:059:011 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
23:059:012 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;
23:059:013 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.
23:059:014 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth
afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot
23:059:015 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.
23:059:016 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.
23:059:017 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.
23:059:018 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to
his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he
will repay recompence.
23:059:019 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
23:059:020 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
23:059:021 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My
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.
23:060:001 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD
is risen upon thee.
23:060:002 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.
23:060:003 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
23:060:004 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.
23:060:005 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
23:060:006 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.
23:060:007 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.
23:060:008 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their
23:060:009 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.
23:060:010 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.
23:060:011 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.
23:060:012 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall
perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
23:060:013 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.
23:060:014 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
23:060:015 Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went
through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of
23:060:016 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.
23:060:017 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.
23:060:018 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.
23:060:019 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
23:060:020 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.
23:060:021 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.
23:060:022 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong
nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
23:061:001 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
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
23:061:002 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
23:061:003 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.
23:061:004 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.
23:061:005 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons
of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
23:061:006 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.
23:061:007 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.
23:061:008 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.
23:061:009 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
23:061:010 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.
23:061:011 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.
23:062:001 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
23:062:002 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.
23:062:003 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
23:062:004 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.
23:062:005 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.
23:062:006 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,
23:062:007 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make
Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
23:062:008 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:
23:062:009 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.
23:062:010 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.
23:062:011 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.
23:062:012 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the
LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not
23:063:001 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.
23:063:002 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like
him that treadeth in the winefat?
23:063:003 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.
23:063:004 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my
redeemed is come.
23:063:005 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.
23:063:006 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
23:063:007 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
23:063:008 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not
lie: so he was their Saviour.
23:063:009 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.
23:063:010 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was
turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
23:063:011 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?
23:063:012 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious
arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an
23:063:013 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness,
that they should not stumble?
23:063:014 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.
23:063:015 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
23:063:016 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.
23:063:017 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.
23:063:018 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little
while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
23:063:019 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not
called by thy name.
23:064:001 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest
come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
23:064:002 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!
23:064:003 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou
camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
23:064:004 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.
23:064:005 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
23:064:006 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.
23:064:007 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.
23:064:008 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.
23:064:009 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for
ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
23:064:010 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
23:064:011 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised
thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are
23:064:012 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou
hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
23:065:001 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.
23:065:002 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious
people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their
23:065:003 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars
23:065:004 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in
23:065:005 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.
23:065:006 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but
will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
23:065:007 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.
23:065:008 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
23:065:009 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.
23:065:010 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
23:065:011 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.
23:065:012 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.
23:065:013 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:
23:065:014 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall
cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of
23:065:015 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
23:065:016 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.
23:065:017 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
23:065:018 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a
23:065:019 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
23:065:020 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.
23:065:021 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
23:065:022 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
23:065:023 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.
23:065:024 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will
answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
23:065:025 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.
23:066:001 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?
23:066:002 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
23:066:003 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
23:066:004 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.
23:066:005 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.
23:066:006 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a
voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
23:066:007 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came,
she was delivered of a man child.
23:066:008 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.
23:066:009 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.
23:066:010 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:
23:066:011 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.
23:066:012 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.
23:066:013 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and
ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
23:066:014 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
23:066:015 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.
23:066:016 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all
flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
23:066:017 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.
23:066:018 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.
23:066:019 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.
23:066:020 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
23:066:021 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites,
saith the LORD.
23:066:022 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.
23:066:023 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.
23:066:024 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.
Book 24 Jeremiah
24:001:001 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that
were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
24:001:002 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the
son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his
24:001:003 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king
of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the
son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of
Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
24:001:004 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24:001:005 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou
camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained
thee a prophet unto the nations.
24:001:006 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a
24:001:007 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou
shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I
command thee thou shalt speak.
24:001:008 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver
thee, saith the LORD.
24:001:009 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And
the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy
24:001:010 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the
kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and
to throw down, to build, and to plant.
24:001:011 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah,
what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
24:001:012 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will
hasten my word to perform it.
24:001:013 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,
What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the
face thereof is toward the north.
24:001:014 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall
break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
24:001:015 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the
north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set
every one his throne at the entering of the gates of
Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and
against all the cities of Judah.
24:001:016 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their
wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto
other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
24:001:017 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto
them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces,
lest I confound thee before them.
24:001:018 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an
iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against
the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the
priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
24:001:019 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail
against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver
24:002:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
24:002:002 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the
LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of
thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness,
in a land that was not sown.
24:002:003 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his
increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come
upon them, saith the LORD.
24:002:004 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the
families of the house of Israel:
24:002:005 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in
me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after
vanity, and are become vain?
24:002:006 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of
the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through
a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and
of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed
through, and where no man dwelt?
24:002:007 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit
thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye
defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.
24:002:008 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle
the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me,
and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things
that do not profit.
24:002:009 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with
your children's children will I plead.
24:002:010 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto
Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a
24:002:011 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but
my people have changed their glory for that which doth not
24:002:012 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid,
be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
24:002:013 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me
the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns,
broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
24:002:014 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he
24:002:015 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his
land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
24:002:016 Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown
of thy head.
24:002:017 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast
forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?
24:002:018 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the
waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of
Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
24:002:019 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil
thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God,
and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
24:002:020 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands;
and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high
hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the
24:002:021 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how
then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange
vine unto me?
24:002:022 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap,
yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.
24:002:023 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after
Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done:
thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
24:002:024 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind
at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all
they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month
they shall find her.
24:002:025 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from
thirst: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have
loved strangers, and after them will I go.
24:002:026 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of
Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their
priests, and their prophets.
24:002:027 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou
hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto
me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they
will say, Arise, and save us.
24:002:028 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them
arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for
according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
24:002:029 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed
against me, saith the LORD.
24:002:030 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no
correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a
24:002:031 O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a
wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my
people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
24:002:032 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my
people have forgotten me days without number.
24:002:033 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou
also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
24:002:034 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor
innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all
24:002:035 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall
turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou
sayest, I have not sinned.
24:002:036 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also
shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.
24:002:037 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine
head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou
shalt not prosper in them.
24:003:001 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and
become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall
not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the
harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the
24:003:002 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou
hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them,
as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the
land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
24:003:003 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath
been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou
refusedst to be ashamed.
24:003:004 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art
the guide of my youth?
24:003:005 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the
end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou
24:003:006 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king,
Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is
gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree,
and there hath played the harlot.
24:003:007 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto
me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw
24:003:008 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel
committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of
divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went
and played the harlot also.
24:003:009 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom,
that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones
and with stocks.
24:003:010 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not
turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the
24:003:011 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath
justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
24:003:012 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return,
thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause
mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the
LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
24:003:013 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed
against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the
strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my
voice, saith the LORD.
24:003:014 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married
unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a
family, and I will bring you to Zion:
24:003:015 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which
shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
24:003:016 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased
in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no
more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it
come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall
they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
24:003:017 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD;
and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of
the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after
the imagination of their evil heart.
24:003:018 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of
Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the
north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto
24:003:019 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give
thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of
nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt
not turn away from me.
24:003:020 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so
have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith
24:003:021 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and
supplications of the children of Israel: for they have
perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their
24:003:022 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your
backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD
24:003:023 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from
the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the
salvation of Israel.
24:003:024 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our
youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their
24:003:025 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for
we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers,
from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the
voice of the LORD our God.
24:004:001 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me:
and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight,
then shalt thou not remove.
24:004:002 And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment,
and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves
in him, and in him shall they glory.
24:004:003 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem,
Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
24:004:004 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins
of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem:
lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can
quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
24:004:005 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow
ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say,
Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.
24:004:006 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will
bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.