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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 H2790 (8685) before me, O islands H339; and let the people H3816 renew H2498 (8686) [their] strength H3581: let them come near H5066 (8799); then let them speak H1696 (8762): let us come near H7126 (8799) together H3162 to judgment H4941.
[2] Who raised up H5782 (8689) the righteous H6664 [man] from the east H4217, called H7121 (8799) him to his foot H7272, gave H5414 (8799) the nations H1471 before H6440 him, and made [him] rule H7287 (8686) over kings H4428? he gave H5414 (8799) [them] as the dust H6083 to his sword H2719, [and] as driven H5086 (8737) stubble H7179 to his bow H7198.
[3] He pursued H7291 (8799) them, [and] passed H5674 (8799) safely H7965; [even] by the way H734 [that] he had not gone H935 (8799) with his feet H7272.
[4] Who hath wrought H6466 (8804) and done H6213 (8804) [it], calling H7121 (8802) the generations H1755 from the beginning H7218? I the LORD H3068, the first H7223, and with the last H314; I [am] he.
[5] The isles H339 saw H7200 (8804) [it], and feared H3372 (8799); the ends H7098 of the earth H776 were afraid H2729 (8799), drew near H7126 (8804), and came H857 (8799).
[6] They helped H5826 (8799) every one H376 his neighbour H7453; and [every one] said H559 (8799) to his brother H251, Be of good courage H2388 (8798).
[7] So the carpenter H2796 encouraged H2388 (8762) the goldsmith H6884 (8802), [and] he that smootheth H2505 (8688) [with] the hammer H6360 him that smote H1986 (8802) the anvil H6471, saying H559 (8802), It [is] ready H2896 for the sodering H1694: and he fastened H2388 (8762) it with nails H4548, [that] it should not be moved H4131 (8735).
[8] But thou, Israel H3478, [art] my servant H5650, Jacob H3290 whom I have chosen H977 (8804), the seed H2233 of Abraham H85 my friend H157 (8802).
[9] [Thou] whom I have taken H2388 (8689) from the ends H7098 of the earth H776, and called H7121 (8804) thee from the chief men H678 thereof, and said H559 (8799) unto thee, Thou [art] my servant H5650; I have chosen H977 (8804) thee, and not cast thee away H3988 (8804).
[10] Fear H3372 (8799) thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed H8159 (8691); for I [am] thy God H430: I will strengthen H553 (8765) thee; yea, I will help H5826 (8804) thee; yea, I will uphold H8551 (8804) thee with the right hand H3225 of my righteousness H6664.
[11] Behold, all they that were incensed H2734 (8737) against thee shall be ashamed H954 (8799) and confounded H3637 (8735): they shall be as nothing; and they H582 that strive H7379 with thee shall perish H6 (8799).
[12] Thou shalt seek H1245 (8762) them, and shalt not find H4672 (8799) them, [even] them H582 that contended H4695 with thee: they that war H4421 against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought H657.
[13] For I the LORD H3068 thy God H430 will hold H2388 (8688) thy right hand H3225, saying H559 (8802) unto thee, Fear H3372 (8799) not; I will help H5826 (8804) thee.
[14] Fear H3372 (8799) not, thou worm H8438 Jacob H3290, [and] ye men H4962 of Israel H3478; I will help H5826 (8804) thee, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, and thy redeemer H1350 (8802), the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478.
[15] Behold, I will make H7760 (8804) thee a new H2319 sharp H2742 threshing H4173 instrument having H1167 teeth H6374: thou shalt thresh H1758 (8799) the mountains H2022, and beat [them] small H1854 (8799), and shalt make H7760 (8799) the hills H1389 as chaff H4671.
[16] Thou shalt fan H2219 (8799) them, and the wind H7307 shall carry them away H5375 (8799), and the whirlwind H5591 shall scatter H6327 (8686) them: and thou shalt rejoice H1523 (8799) in the LORD H3068, [and] shalt glory H1984 (8691) in the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478.
[17] [When] the poor H6041 and needy H34 seek H1245 (8764) water H4325, and [there is] none, [and] their tongue H3956 faileth H5405 (8804) for thirst H6772, I the LORD H3068 will hear H6030 (8799) them, I the God H430 of Israel H3478 will not forsake H5800 (8799) them.
[18] I will open H6605 (8799) rivers H5104 in high places H8205, and fountains H4599 in the midst H8432 of the valleys H1237: I will make H7760 (8799) the wilderness H4057 a pool H98 of water H4325, and the dry H6723 land H776 springs H4161 of water H4325.
[19] I will plant H5414 (8799) in the wilderness H4057 the cedar H730, the shittah tree H7848, and the myrtle H1918, and the oil H8081 tree H6086; I will set H7760 (8799) in the desert H6160 the fir tree H1265, [and] the pine H8410, and the box tree H8391 together H3162:
[20] That they may see H7200 (8799), and know H3045 (8799), and consider H7760 (8799), and understand H7919 (8686) together H3162, that the hand H3027 of the LORD H3068 hath done H6213 (8804) this, and the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478 hath created H1254 (8804) it.
[21] Produce H7126 (8761) your cause H7379, saith H559 (8799) the LORD H3068; bring forth H5066 (8685) your strong H6110 [reasons], saith H559 (8799) the King H4428 of Jacob H3290.
[22] Let them bring [them] forth H5066 (8686), and shew H5046 (8686) us what shall happen H7136 (8799): let them shew H5046 (8685) the former things H7223, what they [be], that we may consider H7760 (8799) H3820 them, and know H3045 (8799) the latter end H319 of them; or declare H8085 (8685) us things for to come H935 (8802).
[23] Shew H5046 (8685) the things that are to come H857 (8802) hereafter H268, that we may know H3045 (8799) that ye [are] gods H430: yea, do good H3190 (8686), or do evil H7489 (8686), that we may be dismayed H8159 (8691), and behold H7200 (8799) [it] together H3162.
[24] Behold, ye [are] of nothing H369, and your work H6467 of nought H659: an abomination H8441 [is he that] chooseth H977 (8799) you.
[25] I have raised up H5782 (8689) [one] from the north H6828, and he shall come H857 (8799): from the rising H4217 of the sun H8121 shall he call H7121 (8799) upon my name H8034: and he shall come H935 (8799) upon princes H5461 as [upon] morter H2563, and as the potter H3335 (8802) treadeth H7429 (8799) clay H2916.
[26] Who hath declared H5046 (8689) from the beginning H7218, that we may know H3045 (8799)? and beforetime H6440, that we may say H559 (8799), [He is] righteous H6662? yea, [there is] none that sheweth H5046 (8688), yea, [there is] none that declareth H8085 (8688), yea, [there is] none that heareth H8085 (8802) your words H561.
[27] The first H7223 [shall say] to Zion H6726, Behold H2009, behold H2009 them: and I will give H5414 (8799) to Jerusalem H3389 one that bringeth good tidings H1319 (8764).
[28] For I beheld H7200 (8799), and [there was] no man H376; even among them, and [there was] no counsellor H3289 (8802), that, when I asked H7592 (8799) of them, could answer H7725 (8686) a word H1697.
[29] Behold, they [are] all vanity H205; their works H4639 [are] nothing H657: their molten images H5262 [are] wind H7307 and confusion H8414.

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!’