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Isaiah 44 (WEBP)

[1] Yet listen now, Jacob my servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen.
[2] This is what Yahweh who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you says: “Don’t be afraid, Jacob my servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
[3] For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and streams on the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring;
[4] and they will spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.
[5] One will say, ‘I am Yahweh’s.’ Another will be called by the name of Jacob; and another will write with his hand ‘to Yahweh,’ and honor the name of Israel.”
[6] This is what Yahweh, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Yahweh of Armies, says: “I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God.
[7] Who is like me? Who will call, and will declare it, and set it in order for me, since I established the ancient people? Let them declare the things that are coming, and that will happen.
[8] Don’t fear, neither be afraid. Haven’t I declared it to you long ago, and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don’t know any other Rock.”
[9] Everyone who makes a carved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don’t see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
[10] Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing?
[11] Behold, all his fellows will be disappointed; and the workmen are mere men. Let them all be gathered together. Let them stand up. They will fear. They will be put to shame together.
[12] The blacksmith takes an ax, works in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm. He is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint.
[13] The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it like the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house.
[14] He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, and strengthens for himself one among the trees of the forest. He plants a cypress tree, and the rain nourishes it.
[15] Then it will be for a man to burn; and he takes some of it and warms himself. Yes, he burns it and bakes bread. Yes, he makes a god and worships it; he makes it a carved image, and falls down to it.
[16] He burns part of it in the fire. With part of it, he eats meat. He roasts a roast and is satisfied. Yes, he warms himself and says, “Aha! I am warm. I have seen the fire.”
[17] The rest of it he makes into a god, even his engraved image. He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!”
[18] They don’t know, neither do they consider, for he has shut their eyes, that they can’t see, and their hearts, that they can’t understand.
[19] No one thinks, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, “I have burned part of it in the fire. Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals. I have roasted meat and eaten it. Shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I bow down to a tree trunk?”
[20] He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can’t deliver his soul, nor say, “Isn’t there a lie in my right hand?”
[21] Remember these things, Jacob and Israel, for you are my servant. I have formed you. You are my servant. Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.
[22] I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.
[23] Sing, you heavens, for Yahweh has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth! Break out into singing, you mountains, O forest, all of your trees, for Yahweh has redeemed Jacob, and will glorify himself in Israel.
[24] Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb says: “I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who alone stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth by myself;
[25] who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
[26] who confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; who says of Jerusalem, ‘She will be inhabited;’ and of the cities of Judah, ‘They will be built,’ and ‘I will raise up its waste places;’
[27] who says to the deep, ‘Be dry,’ and ‘I will dry up your rivers,’
[28] who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure,’ even saying of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built;’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’ ”

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

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Isaiah 44 (KJVS)

[1] Yet now hear H8085 (8798), O Jacob H3290 my servant H5650; and Israel H3478, whom I have chosen H977 (8804):
[2] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 that made H6213 (8802) thee, and formed H3335 (8802) thee from the womb H990, [which] will help H5826 (8799) thee; Fear H3372 (8799) not, O Jacob H3290, my servant H5650; and thou, Jesurun H3484, whom I have chosen H977 (8804).
[3] For I will pour H3332 (8799) water H4325 upon him that is thirsty H6771, and floods H5140 (8802) upon the dry ground H3004: I will pour H3332 (8799) my spirit H7307 upon thy seed H2233, and my blessing H1293 upon thine offspring H6631:
[4] And they shall spring up H6779 (8804) [as] among H996 the grass H2682, as willows H6155 by the water H4325 courses H2988.
[5] One shall say H559 (8799), I [am] the LORD’S H3068; and another shall call H7121 (8799) [himself] by the name H8034 of Jacob H3290; and another shall subscribe H3789 (8799) [with] his hand H3027 unto the LORD H3068, and surname H3655 (8762) [himself] by the name H8034 of Israel H3478.
[6] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 the King H4428 of Israel H3478, and his redeemer H1350 (8802) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635; I [am] the first H7223, and I [am] the last H314; and beside H1107 me [there is] no God H430.
[7] And who, as I, shall call H7121 (8799), and shall declare H5046 (8686) it, and set it in order H6186 (8799) for me, since I appointed H7760 (8800) the ancient H5769 people H5971? and the things that are coming H857 (8802), and shall come H935 (8799), let them shew H5046 (8686) unto them.
[8] Fear H6342 (8799) ye not, neither be afraid H7297 (8799) (8676) H7297 (8804): have not I told H8085 (8689) thee from that time H227, and have declared H5046 (8689) [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses H5707. Is there H3426 a God H433 beside H1107 me? yea, [there is] no God H6697; I know H3045 (8804) not [any].
[9] They that make H3335 (8802) a graven image H6459 [are] all of them vanity H8414; and their delectable things H2530 (8803) shall not profit H3276 (8686); and they [are] their own witnesses H5707; they see H7200 (8799) not, nor know H3045 (8799); that they may be ashamed H954 (8799).
[10] Who hath formed H3335 (8804) a god H410, or molten H5258 (8804) a graven image H6459 [that] is profitable H3276 (8687) for nothing H1115?
[11] Behold, all his fellows H2270 shall be ashamed H954 (8799): and the workmen H2796, they [are] of men H120: let them all be gathered together H6908 (8691), let them stand up H5975 (8799); [yet] they shall fear H6342 (8799), [and] they shall be ashamed H954 (8799) together H3162.
[12] The smith H1270 H2796 with the tongs H4621 both worketh H6466 (8804) in the coals H6352, and fashioneth H3335 (8799) it with hammers H4717, and worketh H6466 (8799) it with the strength H3581 of his arms H2220: yea, he is hungry H7457, and his strength H3581 faileth H369: he drinketh H8354 (8804) no water H4325, and is faint H3286 (8799).
[13] The carpenter H2796 H6086 stretcheth out H5186 (8804) [his] rule H6957; he marketh it out H8388 (8762) with a line H8279; he fitteth H6213 (8799) it with planes H4741, and he marketh it out H8388 (8762) with the compass H4230, and maketh H6213 (8799) it after the figure H8403 of a man H376, according to the beauty H8597 of a man H120; that it may remain H3427 (8800) in the house H1004.
[14] He heweth him down H3772 (8800) cedars H730, and taketh H3947 (8799) the cypress H8645 and the oak H437, which he strengtheneth H553 (8762) for himself among the trees H6086 of the forest H3293: he planteth H5193 (8804) an ash H766, and the rain H1653 doth nourish H1431 (8762) [it].
[15] Then shall it be for a man H120 to burn H1197 (8763): for he will take H3947 (8799) thereof, and warm H2552 (8799) himself; yea, he kindleth H5400 (8686) [it], and baketh H644 (8804) bread H3899; yea, he maketh H6466 (8799) a god H410, and worshippeth H7812 (8691) [it]; he maketh H6213 (8804) it a graven image H6459, and falleth down H5456 (8799) thereto.
[16] He burneth H8313 (8804) part H2677 thereof in H1119 the fire H784; with part H2677 thereof he eateth H398 (8799) flesh H1320; he roasteth H6740 (8799) roast H6748, and is satisfied H7646 (8799): yea, he warmeth H2552 (8799) [himself], and saith H559 (8799), Aha H1889, I am warm H2552 (8804), I have seen H7200 (8804) the fire H217:
[17] And the residue H7611 thereof he maketh H6213 (8804) a god H410, [even] his graven image H6459: he falleth down H5456 (8799) unto it, and worshippeth H7812 (8691) [it], and prayeth H6419 (8691) unto it, and saith H559 (8799), Deliver H5337 (8685) me; for thou [art] my god H410.
[18] They have not known H3045 (8804) nor understood H995 (8799): for he hath shut H2902 (8804) their eyes H5869, that they cannot see H7200 (8800); [and] their hearts H3826, that they cannot understand H7919 (8687).
[19] And none considereth H7725 (8686) in his heart H3820, neither [is there] knowledge H1847 nor understanding H8394 to say H559 (8800), I have burned H8313 (8804) part H2677 of it in H1119 the fire H784; yea, also I have baked H644 (8804) bread H3899 upon the coals H1513 thereof; I have roasted H6740 (8799) flesh H1320, and eaten H398 (8799) [it]: and shall I make H6213 (8799) the residue H3499 thereof an abomination H8441? shall I fall down H5456 (8799) to the stock H944 of a tree H6086?
[20] He feedeth H7462 (8802) on ashes H665: a deceived H2048 (8795) heart H3820 hath turned him aside H5186 (8689), that he cannot deliver H5337 (8686) his soul H5315, nor say H559 (8799), [Is there] not a lie H8267 in my right hand H3225?
[21] Remember H2142 (8798) these, O Jacob H3290 and Israel H3478; for thou [art] my servant H5650: I have formed H3335 (8804) thee; thou [art] my servant H5650: O Israel H3478, thou shalt not be forgotten H5382 (8735) of me.
[22] I have blotted out H4229 (8804), as a thick cloud H5645, thy transgressions H6588, and, as a cloud H6051, thy sins H2403: return H7725 (8798) unto me; for I have redeemed H1350 (8804) thee.
[23] Sing H7442 (8798), O ye heavens H8064; for the LORD H3068 hath done H6213 (8804) [it]: shout H7321 (8685), ye lower parts H8482 of the earth H776: break forth H6476 (8798) into singing H7440, ye mountains H2022, O forest H3293, and every tree H6086 therein: for the LORD H3068 hath redeemed H1350 (8804) Jacob H3290, and glorified H6286 (8691) himself in Israel H3478.
[24] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, thy redeemer H1350 (8802), and he that formed H3335 (8802) thee from the womb H990, I [am] the LORD H3068 that maketh H6213 (8802) all [things]; that stretcheth forth H5186 (8802) the heavens H8064 alone; that spreadeth abroad H7554 (8802) the earth H776 by myself;
[25] That frustrateth H6565 (8688) the tokens H226 of the liars H907, and maketh diviners H7080 (8802) mad H1984 (8779); that turneth H7725 (8688) wise H2450 [men] backward H268, and maketh their knowledge H1847 foolish H5528 (8762);
[26] That confirmeth H6965 (8688) the word H1697 of his servant H5650, and performeth H7999 (8686) the counsel H6098 of his messengers H4397; that saith H559 (8802) to Jerusalem H3389, Thou shalt be inhabited H3427 (8714); and to the cities H5892 of Judah H3063, Ye shall be built H1129 (8735), and I will raise up H6965 (8787) the decayed places H2723 thereof:
[27] That saith H559 (8802) to the deep H6683, Be dry H2717 (8798), and I will dry up H3001 (8686) thy rivers H5104:
[28] That saith H559 (8802) of Cyrus H3566, [He is] my shepherd H7462 (8802), and shall perform H7999 (8686) all my pleasure H2656: even saying H559 (8800) to Jerusalem H3389, Thou shalt be built H1129 (8735); and to the temple H1964, Thy foundation shall be laid H3245 (8735).

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 44 (YLT)

[1] And now, hear, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have fixed on:
[2] Thus said Jehovah, thy Maker, and thy Former, From the womb He doth help thee; Fear not, my servant Jacob, And Jeshurun, whom I have fixed on.
[3] For I pour waters on a thirsty one, And floods on a dry land, I pour My Spirit on thy seed, And My blessing on thine offspring.
[4] And they have sprung up as among grass, As willows by streams of water.
[5] This one saith, For Jehovah I am, And this calleth himself by the name of Jacob, And this one writeth with his hand, ‘For Jehovah,’ and by the name of Israel surnameth himself.
[6] Thus said Jehovah, king of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: ‘I am the first, and I the last, And besides Me there is no God.
[7] And who as I, doth call and declare it, And arrange it for Me, Since My placing the people of antiquity, And things that are coming, And those that do come, declare they to them?
[8] Fear not, nor be afraid, Have I not from that time caused thee to hear, and declared? And ye are My witnesses, Is there a God besides Me? yea, there is none, A Rock I have not known.
[9] Framers of a graven image are all of them emptiness, And their desirable things do not profit, And their own witnesses they are, They see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed.
[10] Who hath formed a god, And a molten image poured out-not profitable?
[11] Lo, all his companions are ashamed, As to artisans-they are of men, All of them gather together, they stand up, They fear, they are ashamed together.
[12] He hath wrought iron with an axe, And hath wrought with coals, And with hammers doth form it, And doth work it by his powerful arm, Yea, he is hungry, and there is no power, He doth not drink water, and he is wearied.
[13] He hath wrought with wood, He hath stretched out a rule, He doth mark it out with a line, He maketh it with carving tools, And with a compass he marketh it out, And maketh it according to the form of a man, According to the beauty of a man, To remain in the house.
[14] Cutting down to himself cedars, He taketh also a cypress, and an oak, And he strengtheneth it for himself Among the trees of a forest, He hath planted an ash, and the shower doth nourish it.
[15] And it hath been for man to burn, And he taketh of them, and becometh warm, Yea, he kindleth it, and hath baked bread, Yea, he maketh a god, and boweth himself, He hath made it a graven image, And he falleth down to it.
[16] Half of it he hath burnt in the fire, By this half of it he eateth flesh, He roasteth a roasting, and is satisfied, Yea, he is warm, and saith: ‘Aha, I have become warm, I have enjoyed the light.
[17] And its remnant for a god he hath made- For his graven image, He falleth down to it, and worshippeth, And prayeth unto it, and he saith, ‘Deliver me, for my god thou art.’
[18] They have not known, nor do they understand, For He hath daubed their eyes from seeing, Their heart from acting wisely.
[19] And none doth turn it back unto his heart, Nor hath knowledge nor understanding to say, ‘Half of it I have burned in the fire, Yea, also, I have baked bread over its coals, I roast flesh and I eat, And its remnant for an abomination I make, To the stock of a tree I fall down.’
[20] Feeding on ashes, the heart is deceived, It hath turned him aside, And he delivereth not his soul, nor saith: ‘Is there not a lie in my right hand?’
[21] Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel, For My servant thou art, I formed thee, a servant to Me thou art, O Israel, thou dost not forget Me.
[22] I have blotted out, as by a thick cloud, Thy transgressions, And as by a cloud thy sins, Return unto Me, for I have redeemed thee.
[23] Sing, O heavens, for Jehovah hath wrought, Shout, O lower parts of earth, Break forth, O mountains, with singing, Forest, and every tree in it, For Jehovah hath redeemed Jacob, And in Israel He doth beautify Himself.
[24] Thus said Jehovah, thy redeemer, And thy framer from the womb: ‘I am Jehovah, doing all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, Spreading out the earth-who is with Me?
[25] Making void the tokens of devisers, And diviners it maketh mad, Turning the wise backward, And their knowledge it maketh foolish.
[26] Confirming the word of His servant, The counsel of His messengers it perfecteth, Who is saying of Jerusalem, She is inhabited, And of cities of Judah, They shall be built, and her wastes I raise up,
[27] Who is saying to the deep, Be dry, and thy rivers I cause to dry up,
[28] Who is saying of Cyrus, My shepherd, And all my delight He doth perfect, So as to say of Jerusalem, Thou art built, And of the temple, Thou art founded.