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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.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 44 (KJVS)

[1] Yet now hear (), O Jacob my servant ; and Israel , whom I have chosen ():
[2] Thus saith () the LORD that made () thee, and formed () thee from the womb , [which] will help () thee; Fear () not, O Jacob , my servant ; and thou, Jesurun , whom I have chosen ().
[3] For I will pour () water upon him that is thirsty , and floods () upon the dry ground : I will pour () my spirit upon thy seed , and my blessing upon thine offspring :
[4] And they shall spring up () [as] among the grass , as willows by the water courses .
[5] One shall say (), I [am] the LORD’S ; and another shall call () [himself] by the name of Jacob ; and another shall subscribe () [with] his hand unto the LORD , and surname () [himself] by the name of Israel .
[6] Thus saith () the LORD the King of Israel , and his redeemer () the LORD of hosts ; I [am] the first , and I [am] the last ; and beside me [there is] no God .
[7] And who, as I, shall call (), and shall declare () it, and set it in order () for me, since I appointed () the ancient people ? and the things that are coming (), and shall come (), let them shew () unto them.
[8] Fear () ye not, neither be afraid () (8676) (): have not I told () thee from that time , and have declared () [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses . Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God ; I know () not [any].
[9] They that make () a graven image [are] all of them vanity ; and their delectable things () shall not profit (); and they [are] their own witnesses ; they see () not, nor know (); that they may be ashamed ().
[10] Who hath formed () a god , or molten () a graven image [that] is profitable () for nothing ?
[11] Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed (): and the workmen , they [are] of men : let them all be gathered together (), let them stand up (); [yet] they shall fear (), [and] they shall be ashamed () together .
[12] The smith with the tongs both worketh () in the coals , and fashioneth () it with hammers , and worketh () it with the strength of his arms : yea, he is hungry , and his strength faileth : he drinketh () no water , and is faint ().
[13] The carpenter stretcheth out () [his] rule ; he marketh it out () with a line ; he fitteth () it with planes , and he marketh it out () with the compass , and maketh () it after the figure of a man , according to the beauty of a man ; that it may remain () in the house .
[14] He heweth him down () cedars , and taketh () the cypress and the oak , which he strengtheneth () for himself among the trees of the forest : he planteth () an ash , and the rain doth nourish () [it].
[15] Then shall it be for a man to burn (): for he will take () thereof, and warm () himself; yea, he kindleth () [it], and baketh () bread ; yea, he maketh () a god , and worshippeth () [it]; he maketh () it a graven image , and falleth down () thereto.
[16] He burneth () part thereof in the fire ; with part thereof he eateth () flesh ; he roasteth () roast , and is satisfied (): yea, he warmeth () [himself], and saith (), Aha , I am warm (), I have seen () the fire :
[17] And the residue thereof he maketh () a god , [even] his graven image : he falleth down () unto it, and worshippeth () [it], and prayeth () unto it, and saith (), Deliver () me; for thou [art] my god .
[18] They have not known () nor understood (): for he hath shut () their eyes , that they cannot see (); [and] their hearts , that they cannot understand ().
[19] And none considereth () in his heart , neither [is there] knowledge nor understanding to say (), I have burned () part of it in the fire ; yea, also I have baked () bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted () flesh , and eaten () [it]: and shall I make () the residue thereof an abomination ? shall I fall down () to the stock of a tree ?
[20] He feedeth () on ashes : a deceived () heart hath turned him aside (), that he cannot deliver () his soul , nor say (), [Is there] not a lie in my right hand ?
[21] Remember () these, O Jacob and Israel ; for thou [art] my servant : I have formed () thee; thou [art] my servant : O Israel , thou shalt not be forgotten () of me.
[22] I have blotted out (), as a thick cloud , thy transgressions , and, as a cloud , thy sins : return () unto me; for I have redeemed () thee.
[23] Sing (), O ye heavens ; for the LORD hath done () [it]: shout (), ye lower parts of the earth : break forth () into singing , ye mountains , O forest , and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed () Jacob , and glorified () himself in Israel .
[24] Thus saith () the LORD , thy redeemer (), and he that formed () thee from the womb , I [am] the LORD that maketh () all [things]; that stretcheth forth () the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad () the earth by myself;
[25] That frustrateth () the tokens of the liars , and maketh diviners () mad (); that turneth () wise [men] backward , and maketh their knowledge foolish ();
[26] That confirmeth () the word of his servant , and performeth () the counsel of his messengers ; that saith () to Jerusalem , Thou shalt be inhabited (); and to the cities of Judah , Ye shall be built (), and I will raise up () the decayed places thereof:
[27] That saith () to the deep , Be dry (), and I will dry up () thy rivers :
[28] That saith () of Cyrus , [He is] my shepherd (), and shall perform () all my pleasure : even saying () to Jerusalem , Thou shalt be built (); and to the temple , Thy foundation shall be laid ().

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.