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 judgement.
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.
He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his
Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the
LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and
They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good
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.
But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my
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
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of
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.
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.
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD,
and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
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.
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall
scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for
thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
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.
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
That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand
of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King
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.
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.
Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that
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.
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.
The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one
that bringeth good tidings.
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.
Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind