Isaiah 43

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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 44


Yet now hear,3 O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:1


Thus saith1 the LORD that made6 thee, and formed6 thee from the womb, [which] will help4 thee; Fear4 not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.1


For I will pour4 water upon him that is thirsty, and floods6 upon the dry ground: I will pour4 my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:


And they shall spring up1 [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.


One shall say,4 I [am] the LORD'S; and another shall call4 [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe4 [with] his hand unto the LORD, and surname17 [himself] by the name of Israel.


Thus saith1 the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer6 the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.


And who, as I, shall call,4 and shall declare55 it, and set it in order4 for me, since I appointed2 the ancient people? and the things that are coming,6 and shall come,4 let them shew55 unto them.


Fear4 ye not, neither be afraid:4 7297 1 have not I told52 thee from that time, and have declared52 [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God; I know1 not [any].


They that make6 a graven image [are] all of them vanity; and their delectable things7 shall not profit;55 and they [are] their own witnesses; they see4 not, nor know;4 that they may be ashamed.4


Who hath formed1 a god, or molten1 a graven image [that] is profitable53 for nothing?


Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed:4 and the workmen, they [are] of men: let them all be gathered together,101 let them stand up;4 [yet] they shall fear,4 [and] they shall be ashamed4 together.


The smith 2796 with the tongs both worketh1 in the coals, and fashioneth4 it with hammers, and worketh4 it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh1 no water, and is faint.4


The carpenter 6086 stretcheth out1 [his] rule; he marketh it out17 with a line; he fitteth4 it with planes, and he marketh it out17 with the compass, and maketh4 it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain2 in the house.


He heweth him down2 cedars, and taketh4 the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth17 for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth1 an ash, and the rain doth nourish17 [it].


Then shall it be for a man to burn:15 for he will take4 thereof, and warm4 himself; yea, he kindleth55 [it], and baketh1 bread; yea, he maketh4 a god, and worshippeth101 [it]; he maketh1 it a graven image, and falleth down4 thereto.


He burneth1 part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth4 flesh; he roasteth4 roast, and is satisfied:4 yea, he warmeth4 [himself], and saith,4 Aha, I am warm,1 I have seen1 the fire:


And the residue thereof he maketh1 a god, [even] his graven image: he falleth down4 unto it, and worshippeth101 [it], and prayeth101 unto it, and saith,4 Deliver54 me; for thou [art] my god.


They have not known1 nor understood:4 for he hath shut1 their eyes, that they cannot see;2 [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand.53


And none considereth55 in his heart, neither [is there] knowledge nor understanding to say,2 I have burned1 part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked1 bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted4 flesh, and eaten4 [it]: and shall I make4 the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down4 to the stock of a tree?


He feedeth6 on ashes: a deceived27 heart hath turned him aside,52 that he cannot deliver55 his soul, nor say,4 [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?


Remember3 these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou [art] my servant: I have formed1 thee; thou [art] my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten11 of me.


I have blotted out,1 as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return3 unto me; for I have redeemed1 thee.


Sing,3 O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done1 [it]: shout,54 ye lower parts of the earth: break forth3 into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed1 Jacob, and glorified101 himself in Israel.


Thus saith1 the LORD, thy redeemer,6 and he that formed6 thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh6 all [things]; that stretcheth forth6 the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad6 the earth by myself;


That frustrateth56 the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners6 mad;25 that turneth56 wise [men] backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;17


That confirmeth56 the word of his servant, and performeth55 the counsel of his messengers; that saith6 to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited;93 and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built,11 and I will raise up34 the decayed places thereof:


That saith6 to the deep, Be dry,3 and I will dry up55 thy rivers:


That saith6 of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd,6 and shall perform55 all my pleasure: even saying2 to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built;11 and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.11

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