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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 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 :

14 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.

CHAP LIX. 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 you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

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 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 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.

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 are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

13 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.

14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw

be seen upon

it, and it displeased him that there arise upon thee, and his glory shall was no judgment.

thee. 16 And he saw that there was

3 And the Gentiles shall come to no man, and wondered that there thy light, and kings to the brightwas no intercessor: therefore his ness of thy rising. arm brought salvation unto him; 4 Lift


thine eyes round about, and his righteousness, it sustained and see: all they gather themselves him.

together, they come to thee: thy 17 For he put on righteousness sons shall come from far, and thy as a breastplate, and an helmet of daughters shall be nursed at thy salvation upon his head; and he put

side. on the garments of vengeance for 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow clothing, and was clad with zeal as together, and thine heart shall fear, a cloke.

and be enlarged; because the abun18 According to their deeds, ac- dance of the sea shall be converted cordingly he will repay, fury to his unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles adversaries, recompence to his ene- shall come unto thee. mies; to the islands he will repay

6 The multitude of camels shall recompence.

cover thee, the dromedaries of Mi19 So shall they fear the name of dian and Ephah; all they from Shethe LORD from the west, and his ba shall come: they shall bring gold glory from the rising of the sun. and incense; and they shall shew When the enemy shall come in like forth the praises of the LORD. a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be lift up a standard against him.

gathered together unto thee, the 20 And the Redeemer shall come rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto to Zion, and unto them that turn thee: they shall come up with acfrom transgression in Jacob, saith ceptance on mine altar, and I will the Lord.

glorify the house of my glory. 21 As for me, this is my covenant

8 Who are these that fly as a with them, saith the LORD; My cloud, and as the doves to their spirit that is upon thee, and my

windows words which I have put in thy 9 Surely the isles shall wait for mouth, shall not depart out of thy me, and the ships of Tarshish first, mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy to bring thy sons from far, their silseed, nor out of the mouth of thy ver and their gold with them, unto seed's seed, saith the LORD, from the name of the LORD thy God, henceforth and for ever.

and to the Holy One of Israel, be

cause he hath glorified thee. CHAP. LX.

10 And the sons of strangers shall

build up thy walls, and their kings ARISE, shine; for thy light is shall minister unto thee: for in my come, and the glory of the LORD wrath I smote thee, but in my fathee.

vour have I had mercy on thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall 11 Therefore thy gates shall be cover the earth, and

darkness open continually; they shall not be the people: but the LORD shall shut day nor night; that men may


is risen upon

bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought

12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

13 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.

14 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 Israel.

15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many

everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

20 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.

21 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.

22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.



16 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.

17 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.

18 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.

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

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 bound;

2. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 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.

4 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.

5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of

the alien shall be your plowmen and ness thereof go forth as brightness, your vinedressers.

and the salvation thereof as a lamp 6 But ye shall be named the that burneth. Priests of the LORD: men shall call 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy you the Ministers of our God: ye righteousness, and all kings thy shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, glory : and thou shalt be called by and in their glory shall ye boast a new name, which the mouth of yourselves.

the LORD shall name. 7 For your shame ye shall have 3 Thou shalt also be a crown of double; and for confusion they glory in the hand of the LORD, and shall rejoice in their portion: there- a royal diadem in the hand of thy fore in their land they shall possess God. the double : everlasting joy shall be 4 Thou shalt no more be termed unto them.

Forsaken; neither shall thy land any 8 For I the Lord love judgment, more be termed Desolate : but thou I hate robbery for burnt offering; shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy and I will direct their work in truth, land Beulah: for the Lord delightand I will make an everlasting cove- eth in thee, and thy land shall be nant with them.

married. 9 And their seed shall be known 5 For as a young man marrieth a among the Gentiles, and their off- virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: spring among the people: all that and as the bridegroom rejoiceth see them shall acknowledge them, over the bride, so shall thy God that they are the seed which the rejoice over thee. LORD hath blessed.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy 10 I will greatly rejoice in the walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never LORD, my soul shall be joyful in hold their peace day nor night: ye my God; for he hath clothed me that make mention of the LORD, with the garments of salvation, he keep not silence, hath covered me with the robe of 7 And give him no rest, till he righteousness, as a bridegroom deck- establish, and till he make Jerusaeth himself with ornaments, and as lem a praise in the earth. a bride adorneth herself with her

8 The Lord hath sworn by his jewels.

right hand, and by the arm of his 11 For as the earth bringeth forth strength, Surely I will no more give her bud, and as the garden caus- thy corn to be meat for thine eneeth the things that are sown in it

mies; and the sons of the stranger to spring forth; so the Lord God shall not drink thy wine, for the will cause righteousness and praise which thou hast laboured : to spring forth before all the na- 9 But they that have gathered it tions.

shall eat it, and praise the LORD;

and they that have brought it togeC H AP, LXII.

ther shall drink it in the courts of FOR Zion's sake will I not hold 10 Go through, go through the my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake

gates; prepare ye the way of the I will not rest, until the righteous- people; cast up, cast up the high

my holiness.

way; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

11 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 bim.

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

CHAP. LXIII. 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.

2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat ?

3 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.

4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

5 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

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 lovingkindnesses.

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

9 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.

10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

11 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 be that put his holy Spirit within him?

12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?

14 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.

15 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 they restrained ?

16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us,

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6 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 earth.

7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the

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