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A call tojaiifi soul, and shall be satisfied :by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many ; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because lie hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors ; and he bare the sin of many, nnd made intercession for the transgressors.
SING, 0 barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou thai didst not travail with child : for more arc the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Loud.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them "stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen tliy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forili on the right hand and on I he left ; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not ; for thou shalt not be ashamed : neither be thou confounded; (iir thou shall 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.
f> For thy Maker is thy husband ; the Lord of hosts is his mime; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth 6hall he be called:
ti For the Lord bath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved inspirit, viiid a wife of youth, when tliou wast refused, snit.lt thy God.
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee ; but with great mercies will 1 gather thee. •
8 In a little wrath 1 hid my face from thee for a moment: but with everlasting kindness will 1 have mercy on thee.eaith the Loan thy Redeemer.
V> For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as lhave 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 thee.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness ahull not depart from thec,
AH. a7id repentance.
neither shall the covenant of my peRce be removed, saith the Lord thai hath mercy on thee.
11 IT O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted I behold, 1 will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And 1 will make thy windows of agates, and thy gales of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy children shall he taught of the Lord ; and great shall Oe the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established : thou shalt be far from oppression ; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shalt n Dt come near thee.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
16 Behold, 1 have created the smith that blowelh the coats in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work ; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 TT No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in
Ijudgment thou shalt condemn. This A? the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of n.e, saith the Lord.
HO, every oneihat thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money ; coine ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money, and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for chat which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto rne,and cat y<r that which wigood, and let your soul delight itself in fulness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and 1 will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
■1 Behold, I havegivenhim Jbrn witess to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Behold,thou shalt call a nationr/iai' thou knowcstnol, and nations that knew not ihee 6hall run unto thee, because of the Loan thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; fov he hatii glorified thee.
An exhortation CHAP. LVI. LVIL
•6 TT Seek ye the Loud while he may | house, and be (bund, call ye upon hiui wuile he is
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: arid let him return unto the Loud, and lie will have mercy upon dim; and to our God, Tor he will abundantly pardon.
8 IT For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither arc your ways my ''ways, saith the Lord.
, 9 1T For as the heavens are higher than Lite earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and relurneth not thither, but watcreth Uie earth and maketli it bring forth and bud,| that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater;
11 So shall my word be that £l . forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall ac
inplish that which 1 please, and it 'i the thing whereto I
to sanctification. within my walls, a place and a name belief than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an ever
>all go out with joy, and
ehall prosper 60.1!t it.
12 Forve s be led forth
tains and the hills shall break forth before yon into singine, and all the! (roes of the lirhl shall chip their hands.
13 Instead of (he thorn shall come (he fir-tree, and instead of the br shall come up the myrtle-tree: and itl shall he. to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut oil'.
THUS sailh 1 he Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice : for my salvation if near to come, and my. righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the eon of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hands! tidin doing any evil.'
3 IT Neither "let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the J.out), speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people :| neither lei the eunuch say, Behold, 1 am a dry dee.
•I For thus sailh the Lord unto (he eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, anil chouse the things that please mc, and take hold of my covenant;
6 Even unto them will I give in my
lasting name, lhatsliall not be cutoff.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LonD, to serve him, and to love the name of UieLoHD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath horn polluting it, and laketh hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will 1 bring to my holy mountain, and make them joy fid m my house of prayer: their burntoflerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for my house shall be called a bouse of prayer
The Lord God, which gathereth the outcast of Israel, saith. Yet will 1 gather others to him, besides those that are gathered unto him. 9- IT All ye beasts of the field, come to devour; yca^ all ye beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant, they are all dumb Jogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they arc shepherds that cannot understand (hey all look to their own way, every one for bis gain, from hie quarter.
12 Come ye, say thei/,1 will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be
day, and much more abundant. CHAP. LV11.
THE righteous perished), and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away Iroin tlie evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walk
ng in his uprightness.
3 IT But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of lransgression,a seed of falsehood;
5 Inflaming yourselves wilh idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of Ihe stream is thy portion; they, they arc thy lot: even lo them hast thou poured ISA!A'!. Hypocrisy reproved
ik-offering, thou hast offered a, restore comforts unto him, and to hW offering. Should I receive com- mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Promises to the penitent, n drink-offerinf meat'
fort in these?
7 Upon a^loffcy and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remeinbraue for thou hast discovered thyself to a otittr than me, and art gone up: thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant will) them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.
9 And thou wentest to the king wiLh ointment, arid didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyselj' even unto hell.
10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidstthou noi, Thpre is no hope: thou hast found the life of thy hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
11 And of whom hast thou been] ufraid or feared, that thou hast li^d, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not 1 held my peace even ofold, and thou fuarest me
12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works, for they shall not profit thee.
13 IT When thou criest, let thy panies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them.- but be that putlelli his trust in me shall possess the land, nod shall inherit my holy mountain;
1-t And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up thej etumbling'block out of the way of my people.
16 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabileth 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 Tevive the spirit of the bumble, and to revive the heart of the contrite
16 Fori will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: fori the spirit should fail before me, and the souls vjhieh 1 have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was 1 wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went| on fro ward !y in the way of his heart.
IS 1 have seen Jiis ways, and will heal him: T will lead bim also, and
Peace, peace to him that is far oil', and to him that is near, eaith theLortD; and 1 will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
CRY aloud, «spare not; lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 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.
3 Wherefore have we Cnsled,say they, ;iud thou eeest not? vshtrtfore have we afllicted our soul, and thou takest nc knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Behold, ye fast for strife and de bate, and to smile with the list of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
6 Is it such a fast that I ha ve chosen? a day lor a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes wnder him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Loud?
6 Is not this the fast that 1 have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness,
undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that yt break every yoke?
7 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 covet him; and that thrw hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 TT Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily: ond thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward.
9 Then shalt Lhou call, and theLonu shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall sny, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the jokp,
The damnable CHAP the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 Ana if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted eoul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day:
11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy eoul in drought, and in;ike fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not,
12 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.
13 if If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure mi 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 oiim words:
L4 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Loud; 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 Loold hath spoken it.
BEHOLD, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between yun and your God,and your sins have hid his luce from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with ~lood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies,your tongue liath muttered perverscness.
4 None calluth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and spe.nK. lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
ft They hatch cockatrice's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he lhateateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breakelh out into a viper.
6" Their weba shall nut, become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works arc works of iniquity, and the act of violence w in their hands.
7 Their feel run to evil, and they
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make haste to she-d innocent blood; their thoughts «r«UiougJila o.ririiquity; wasting and destruction are ai their paths.
8 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.
9 If 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.
10 We grope for the wall like thcblind, ana we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon-day as in the night; loe are in desolate places as dead men.
11 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 from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions arc with us) and asJbr our iniquities, we know them:
13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and Kvolt, conceivingaTid uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar oil": for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Ye«, truth faileth; and he thot deparlelh from evil inaketh himself :t prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that iherc mas no judgment.
16 IT And ho saw that there mas no man, and wondered that there was \m intercessor: iheivforehis arm brought salvation unto him ; and. his righteous ness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on tlnj garments of vengeance J'or clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to tfteir deeds", accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to hh enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.
19 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 ;t flood, Ui6
Flu ^lory «j Spirit of the Lord shall Lft up a stan-1 darcl against him.
20 1T And theRedeemer shall come to| Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob,saitli thel-orm.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, eaith the Lord; My Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which)
1 have put in thy mouth, shall not di part out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saitli the) Lord, from henceforth and forever.
ARISE,shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lob D is risen upon thee.
2 For,behold,the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glorj shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of liiy rising.
4 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.
6 Then thou ehalt see, and flow together,and thy heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea siiall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come) unto thee.
6 The multitude of camels shall thee, the dromedaries of Midia Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they .shall bring gold and ii cense; and they shall show forth th praises of the Lohd.
7 All the Hocks of Eedah shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams ofNebaioth 6hall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and 1 will glorify the house of my glory.
8 Who arc these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
9 Surely the isles shall wait lor me, and the ships of Tun-lush first, to bring thy eons from far, their silver ai.d their, gold wiih them, unto the name of ihe Lono thy God,and to the Holy One of Israel, because he halb glorified thee.
10 And the sons of strangus shall, build ur thy ivaJIe, and their kings shall [ minister unic thee, for in my wrath]
1 smote thee, but
had mercy on thee.
11 Therefore thy gales shall be open continually; they shall not be shut clav nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and l/ial their kings may be brought.
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yen, t'ioie nations shail be utterly wasted.
"The glory of Lebanon shall come thee, the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and 1 will lake the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall 1 themselves down at the soles cf
feet; and they shall call thee,The city of the Loud, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken :u>d haled, >o that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
16 Thou ehalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shaltsuck the breast of kings: and thou shall know that I the Lohd am thy Snviou-r and thy Redeemer, the Ulighty One of Jacob.
17 For brass 1 will bring gold, and 1.1 r iiou 1 will bring silver, and for
wood brass, and for stones iron: 1 vill also make thine officers peace, nd thine exactors righteousness
18 Violence shall no more be heard n ihy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shall call thy walls Salvation, and thy gales Praise.
19 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 glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; leilhcr shall thy moon withdraw itelf: for the Lord shall be thine everaeling light, and Hie days of thy mourning *hall be ended.
'2i Thy people also shall be oil righteous: they shall inherit the land (or r, the branch of my planting, the k of my hands, ihat 1 may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a 1hou sand, and a small one K strong nation: 1 tin Lokd wili hasten 't in Jus time.