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1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew [their] strength:
let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
2 Who raised up the righteous [man] from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made [him] rule over kings? he gave [them] as the dust to his sword, [and] as driven stubble to his bow.
3 He pursued them, [and] passed safely; [even] by the way [that] he had not gone with his feet.
4 Who hath wrought and done [it], calling the generations from the beginning? I YAHUAH, the first, and with the last; I [am] he.
5 The isles saw [it], and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
6 They helped every one his neighbour; and [every one] said to his brother, Be of good courage.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, [and] he that smootheth [with] the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It [is] ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, [that] it should not be moved.
8 But thou, YisraYAH, [art] my servant, Yacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
9 [Thou] whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou [art] my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 ¶ Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy YAHUAH: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, [even] them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I YAHUAH thy YAHUAH will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Yacob, [and] ye men of YisraYAH; I will help thee, saith YAHUAH, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of YisraYAH.
15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat [them] small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in YAHUAH, [and] shalt glory in the Holy One of YisraYAH.
17 [When] the poor and needy seek water, and [there is] none, [and] their tongue faileth for thirst, I YAHUAH will hear them, I YAHUAH of YisraYAH will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, [and] the pine, and the box tree together:
20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of YAHUAH hath done this, and the Holy One of YisraYAH hath created it.
21 ¶ Produce your cause, saith YAHUAH; bring forth your strong [reasons], saith the King of Yacob.
22 Let them bring [them] forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they [be], that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye [are] gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold [it] together.
24 Behold, ye [are] of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination [is he that] chooseth you.
25 I have raised up [one] from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as [upon] morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, [He is] righteous? yea, [there is] none that sheweth, yea, [there is] none that declareth, yea, [there is] none that heareth your words.
27 The first [shall say] to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Yerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
28 For I beheld, and [there was] no man; even among them, and [there was] no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
29 Behold, they [are] all vanity; their works [are] nothing: their molten images [are] wind and confusion.
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