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Isaiah 41 (WEBP)

[1] “Keep silent before me, islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let’s meet together for judgment.
[2] Who has raised up one from the east? Who called him to his feet in righteousness? He hands over nations to him and makes him rule over kings. He gives them like the dust to his sword, like the driven stubble to his bow.
[3] He pursues them and passes by safely, even by a way that he had not gone with his feet.
[4] Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I, Yahweh, the first, and with the last, I am he.”
[5] The islands have seen, and fear. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.
[6] Everyone helps his neighbor. They say to their brothers, “Be strong!”
[7] So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smooths with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, “It is good;” and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.
[8] “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham my friend,
[9] you whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and called from its corners, and said to you, ‘You are my servant. I have chosen you and have not cast you away.’
[10] Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
[11] Behold, all those who are incensed against you will be disappointed and confounded. Those who strive with you will be like nothing, and shall perish.
[12] You will seek them, and won’t find them, even those who contend with you. Those who war against you will be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.
[13] For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I will help you.’
[14] Don’t be afraid, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel. I will help you,” says Yahweh. “Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
[15] Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. You will thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and will make the hills like chaff.
[16] You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, and the whirlwind will scatter them. You will rejoice in Yahweh. You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
[17] The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
[18] I will open rivers on the bare heights, and springs in the middle of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
[19] I will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness. I will set cypress trees, pine, and box trees together in the desert;
[20] that they may see, know, consider, and understand together, that Yahweh’s hand has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.
[21] Produce your cause,” says Yahweh. “Bring out your strong reasons!” says the King of Jacob.
[22] “Let them announce and declare to us what will happen! Declare the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or show us things to come.
[23] Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods. Yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and see it together.
[24] Behold, you are nothing, and your work is nothing. He who chooses you is an abomination.
[25] “I have raised up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun, one who calls on my name, and he shall come on rulers as on mortar, and as the potter treads clay.
[26] Who has declared it from the beginning, that we may know? and before, that we may say, ‘He is right’? Surely, there is no one who declares. Surely, there is no one who shows. Surely, there is no one who hears your words.
[27] I am the first to say to Zion, ‘Behold, look at them;’ and I will give one who brings good news to Jerusalem.
[28] When I look, there is no man, even among them there is no counselor who, when I ask, can answer a word.
[29] Behold, all of their deeds are vanity and nothing. Their molten images are wind and confusion.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 41 (KJVS)

[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 the LORD , 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, Israel , [art] my servant , Jacob 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 God : 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 the LORD thy God will hold () thy right hand , saying () unto thee, Fear () not; I will help () thee.
[14] 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 .
[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 the LORD , [and] shalt glory () in the Holy One of Israel .
[17] [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.
[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 the LORD hath done () this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created () it.
[21] Produce () your cause , saith () the LORD ; bring forth () your strong [reasons], saith () the King of Jacob .
[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 Jerusalem 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 .

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 41 (YLT)

[1] Keep silent towards Me, O isles, And the peoples pass on to power, They come nigh, then they speak, ‘Together-to judgment we draw near.’
[2] Who stirred up from the east a righteous one? He calleth him to His foot, He giveth before him nations, And kings He causeth him to rule, He giveth them as dust to his sword, As driven stubble to his bow.
[3] He pursueth them, he passeth over in safety A path with his feet he entereth not.
[4] Who hath wrought and done, Calling the generations from the first? I, Jehovah, the first, and with the last I am He.
[5] Seen have isles and fear, ends of the earth tremble, They have drawn near, yea, they come.
[6] Each his neighbour they help, And to his brother he saith, ‘Be strong.’
[7] And strengthen doth an artisan the refiner, A smoother with a hammer, Him who is beating on an anvil, Saying, ‘For joining it is good,’ And he strengtheneth it with nails, it is not moved!
[8] -And thou, O Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, Seed of Abraham, My lover,
[9] Whom I have taken hold of, from the ends of the earth, And from its near places I have called thee, And I say to thee, My servant Thou art, I have chosen thee, and not rejected thee.
[10] Be not afraid, for with thee I am, Look not around, for I am thy God, I have strengthened thee, Yea, I have helped thee, yea, I upheld thee, With the right hand of My righteousness.
[11] Lo, all those displeased with thee, They are ashamed and blush, They are as nothing, yea, perish Do the men who strive with thee.
[12] Thou seekest them, and findest them not, The men who debate with thee, They are as nothing, yea, as nothing, The men who war with thee.
[13] For I, Jehovah thy God, Am strengthening thy right hand, He who is saying to thee, ‘Fear not, I have helped thee.’
[14] Fear not, O worm Jacob, ye men of Israel, I helped thee, an affirmation of Jehovah, Even thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
[15] Lo, I have set thee for a new sharp threshing instrument, Possessing teeth, thou threshest mountains, And beatest small, and hills as chaff thou makest.
[16] Thou winnowest them, and a wind lifteth them up, And a whirlwind scattereth them, And thou-thou rejoicest in Jehovah, In the Holy One of Israel dost boast thyself.
[17] The poor and the needy are seeking water, And there is none, Their tongue with thirst hath failed, I, Jehovah do answer them, The God of Israel-I forsake them not.
[18] I open on high places rivers, And in midst of valleys fountains, I make a wilderness become a pond of water, And a dry land become springs of water.
[19] I give in a wilderness the cedar, Shittah, and myrtle, and oil-tree, I set in a desert the fir-pine and box-wood together.
[20] So that they see, and know, And regard, and act wisely together, For the hand of Jehovah hath done this, And the Holy One of Israel hath prepared it.
[21] Bring near your cause, saith Jehovah, Bring nigh your mighty ones, saith the king of Jacob.
[22] They bring nigh, and declare to us that which doth happen, The first things-what they are declare ye, And we set our heart, and know their latter end, Or the coming things cause us to hear.
[23] Declare the things that are coming hereafter, And we know that ye are gods, Yea, ye may do good or do evil, And we look around and see it together.
[24] Lo, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought, An abomination-it fixeth on you.
[25] I have stirred up one from the north, And he cometh, From the rising of the sun he calleth in My name, And he cometh in on prefects as on clay, And as a potter treadeth down mire.
[26] Who hath declared from the first, and we know? And beforetime, and we say, ‘Righteous?’ yea, there is none declaring, Yea, there is none proclaiming, Yea, there is none hearing your sayings.
[27] First to Zion, Behold, behold them, And to Jerusalem one proclaiming tidings I give,
[28] And I see that there is no man, Yea, of these that there is no counsellor, And I ask them, and they return word:
[29] ‘Lo, all of them are vanity, Nought are their works, Wind and emptiness their molten images!’