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Isaiah 51 (WEBP)

[1] “Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh. Look to the rock you were cut from, and to the quarry you were dug from.
[2] Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, I blessed him, and made him many.
[3] For Yahweh has comforted Zion. He has comforted all her waste places, and has made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Yahweh. Joy and gladness will be found in them, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
[4] “Listen to me, my people; and hear me, my nation, for a law will go out from me, and I will establish my justice for a light to the peoples.
[5] My righteousness is near. My salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples. The islands will wait for me, and they will trust my arm.
[6] Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish away like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a garment. Its inhabitants will die in the same way, but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will not be abolished.
[7] “Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law. Don’t fear the reproach of men, and don’t be dismayed at their insults.
[8] For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool; but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation to all generations.”
[9] Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of Yahweh! Awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn’t it you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster?
[10] Isn’t it you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
[11] Those ransomed by Yahweh will return, and come with singing to Zion. Everlasting joy shall be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
[12] “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you, that you are afraid of man who shall die, and of the son of man who will be made as grass?
[13] Have you forgotten Yahweh your Maker, who stretched out the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth? Do you live in fear continually all day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he prepares to destroy? Where is the fury of the oppressor?
[14] The captive exile will speedily be freed. He will not die and go down into the pit. His bread won’t fail.
[15] For I am Yahweh your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar. Yahweh of Armies is his name.
[16] I have put my words in your mouth and have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and tell Zion, ‘You are my people.’ ”
[17] Awake, awake! Stand up, Jerusalem, you who have drunk from Yahweh’s hand the cup of his wrath. You have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.
[18] There is no one to guide her among all the sons to whom she has given birth; and there is no one who takes her by the hand among all the sons whom she has brought up.
[19] These two things have happened to you— who will grieve with you?— desolation and destruction, and famine and the sword. How can I comfort you?
[20] Your sons have fainted. They lie at the head of all the streets, like an antelope in a net. They are full of Yahweh’s wrath, the rebuke of your God.
[21] Therefore now hear this, you afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
[22] Your Lord Yahweh, your God who pleads the cause of his people, says, “Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath. You will not drink it any more.
[23] I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, ‘Bow down, that we may walk over you;’ and you have laid your back as the ground, like a street to those who walk over.”

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 51 (KJVS)

[1] Hearken H8085 (8798) to me, ye that follow after H7291 (8802) righteousness H6664, ye that seek H1245 (8764) the LORD H3068: look H5027 (8685) unto the rock H6697 [whence] ye are hewn H2672 (8795), and to the hole H4718 of the pit H953 [whence] ye are digged H5365 (8795).
[2] Look H5027 (8685) unto Abraham H85 your father H1, and unto Sarah H8283 [that] bare H2342 (8787) you: for I called H7121 (8804) him alone H259, and blessed H1288 (8762) him, and increased H7235 (8686) him.
[3] For the LORD H3068 shall comfort H5162 (8765) Zion H6726: he will comfort H5162 (8765) all her waste places H2723; and he will make H7760 (8799) her wilderness H4057 like Eden H5731, and her desert H6160 like the garden H1588 of the LORD H3068; joy H8342 and gladness H8057 shall be found H4672 (8735) therein, thanksgiving H8426, and the voice H6963 of melody H2172.
[4] Hearken H7181 (8685) unto me, my people H5971; and give ear H238 (8685) unto me, O my nation H3816: for a law H8451 shall proceed H3318 (8799) from me, and I will make my judgment H4941 to rest H7280 (8686) for a light H216 of the people H5971.
[5] My righteousness H6664 [is] near H7138; my salvation H3468 is gone forth H3318 (8804), and mine arms H2220 shall judge H8199 (8799) the people H5971; the isles H339 shall wait H6960 (8762) upon me, and on mine arm H2220 shall they trust H3176 (8762).
[6] Lift up H5375 (8798) your eyes H5869 to the heavens H8064, and look H5027 (8685) upon the earth H776 beneath: for the heavens H8064 shall vanish away H4414 (8738) like smoke H6227, and the earth H776 shall wax old H1086 (8799) like a garment H899, and they that dwell H3427 (8802) therein shall die H4191 (8799) in like H3644 manner H3654: but my salvation H3444 shall be for ever H5769, and my righteousness H6666 shall not be abolished H2865 (8735).
[7] Hearken H8085 (8798) unto me, ye that know H3045 (8802) righteousness H6664, the people H5971 in whose heart H3820 [is] my law H8451; fear H3372 (8799) ye not the reproach H2781 of men H582, neither be ye afraid H2865 (8735) of their revilings H1421.
[8] For the moth H6211 shall eat them up H398 (8799) like a garment H899, and the worm H5580 shall eat H398 (8799) them like wool H6785: but my righteousness H6666 shall be for ever H5769, and my salvation H3444 from generation H1755 to generation H1755.
[9] Awake H5782 (8798), awake H5782 (8798), put on H3847 (8798) strength H5797, O arm H2220 of the LORD H3068; awake H5782 (8798), as in the ancient H6924 days H3117, in the generations H1755 of old H5769. [Art] thou not it that hath cut H2672 (8688) Rahab H7294, [and] wounded H2490 (8781) the dragon H8577?
[10] [Art] thou not it which hath dried H2717 (8688) the sea H3220, the waters H4325 of the great H7227 deep H8415; that hath made H7760 (8804) the depths H4615 of the sea H3220 a way H1870 for the ransomed H1350 (8803) to pass over H5674 (8800)?
[11] Therefore the redeemed H6299 (8803) of the LORD H3068 shall return H7725 (8799), and come H935 (8804) with singing H7440 unto Zion H6726; and everlasting H5769 joy H8057 [shall be] upon their head H7218: they shall obtain H5381 (8686) gladness H8342 and joy H8057; [and] sorrow H3015 and mourning H585 shall flee away H5127 (8804).
[12] I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth H5162 (8764) you: who [art] thou, that thou shouldest be afraid H3372 (8799) of a man H582 [that] shall die H4191 (8799), and of the son H1121 of man H120 [which] shall be made H5414 (8735) [as] grass H2682;
[13] And forgettest H7911 (8799) the LORD H3068 thy maker H6213 (8802), that hath stretched forth H5186 (8802) the heavens H8064, and laid the foundations H3245 (8801) of the earth H776; and hast feared H6342 (8762) continually H8548 every day H3117 because H6440 of the fury H2534 of the oppressor H6693 (8688), as if H834 he were ready H3559 (8790) to destroy H7843 (8687)? and where [is] the fury H2534 of the oppressor H6693 (8688)?
[14] The captive exile H6808 (8802) hasteneth H4116 (8765) that he may be loosed H6605 (8736), and that he should not die H4191 (8799) in the pit H7845, nor that his bread H3899 should fail H2637 (8799).
[15] But I [am] the LORD H3068 thy God H430, that divided H7280 (8802) the sea H3220, whose waves H1530 roared H1993 (8799): The LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 [is] his name H8034.
[16] And I have put H7760 (8799) my words H1697 in thy mouth H6310, and I have covered H3680 (8765) thee in the shadow H6738 of mine hand H3027, that I may plant H5193 (8800) the heavens H8064, and lay the foundations H3245 (8800) of the earth H776, and say H559 (8800) unto Zion H6726, Thou [art] my people H5971.
[17] Awake H5782 (8708), awake H5782 (8708), stand up H6965 (8798), O Jerusalem H3389, which hast drunk H8354 (8804) at the hand H3027 of the LORD H3068 the cup H3563 of his fury H2534; thou hast drunken H8354 (8804) the dregs H6907 of the cup H3563 of trembling H8653, [and] wrung [them] out H4680 (8804).
[18] [There is] none to guide H5095 (8764) her among all the sons H1121 [whom] she hath brought forth H3205 (8804); neither [is there any] that taketh H2388 (8688) her by the hand H3027 of all the sons H1121 [that] she hath brought up H1431 (8765).
[19] These two H8147 [things] are come H7122 (8802) unto thee; who shall be sorry H5110 (8799) for thee? desolation H7701, and destruction H7667, and the famine H7458, and the sword H2719: by whom shall I comfort H5162 (8762) thee?
[20] Thy sons H1121 have fainted H5968 (8795), they lie H7901 (8804) at the head H7218 of all the streets H2351, as a wild bull H8377 in a net H4364: they are full H4392 of the fury H2534 of the LORD H3068, the rebuke H1606 of thy God H430.
[21] Therefore hear H8085 (8798) now this, thou afflicted H6041, and drunken H7937 (8803), but not with wine H3196:
[22] Thus saith H559 (8804) thy Lord H113 the LORD H3068, and thy God H430 [that] pleadeth H7378 (8799) the cause of his people H5971, Behold, I have taken out H3947 (8804) of thine hand H3027 the cup H3563 of trembling H8653, [even] the dregs H6907 of the cup H3563 of my fury H2534; thou shalt no more H3254 (8686) drink it again H8354 (8800):
[23] But I will put H7760 (8804) it into the hand H3027 of them that afflict H3013 (8688) thee; which have said H559 (8804) to thy soul H5315, Bow down H7812 (8798), that we may go over H5674 (8799): and thou hast laid H7760 (8799) thy body H1460 as the ground H776, and as the street H2351, to them that went over H5674 (8802).

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 51 (YLT)

[1] Hearken unto Me, ye pursuing righteousness, Seeking Jehovah, Look attentively unto the rock-ye have been hewn, And unto the hole of the pit-ye have been digged.
[2] Look attentively unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah-she bringeth you forth, For-one-I have called him, And I bless him, and multiply him.
[3] For Jehovah hath comforted Zion, He hath comforted all her wastes, And He setteth her wilderness as Eden, And her desert as a garden of Jehovah, Joy, yea, gladness is found in her, Confession, and the voice of song.
[4] Attend unto Me, O My people, And, O My nation, unto Me give ear. For a law from Me goeth out, And My judgment to the light, Peoples I do cause to rest.
[5] Near is My righteousness, Gone out hath My salvation and Mine arms, Peoples they judge, on Me isles do wait, Yea, on Mine arm they do wait with hope.
[6] Lift ye up to the heavens your eyes, And look attentively unto the earth beneath, For the heavens as smoke have vanished, And the earth as a garment weareth out, And its inhabitants as gnats do die, And My salvation is to the age, And My righteousness is not broken.
[7] Hearken unto Me, ye who know righteousness, A people, in whose heart is My law, Fear ye not the reproach of men, And for their reviling be not affrighted,
[8] For as a garment eat them doth a moth, And as wool eat them doth a worm, And My righteousness is to the age, And My salvation to all generations.
[9] Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Jehovah, Awake, as in days of old, generations of the ages, Art not Thou it that is hewing down Rahab, Piercing a dragon!
[10] Art not Thou it that is drying up a sea, Waters of a great deep? That hath made deep places of a sea A way for the passing of the redeemed?
[11] And the ransomed of Jehovah turn back, And they have come to Zion with singing, And joy age-during is on their head, Gladness and joy they attain, Fled away have sorrow and sighing,
[12] I-I am He-your comforter, Who art thou-and thou art afraid of man? he dieth! And of the son of man-grass he is made!
[13] And thou dost forget Jehovah thy maker, Who is stretching out the heavens, and founding earth, And thou dost fear continually all the day, Because of the fury of the oppressor, As he hath prepared to destroy. And where is the fury of the oppressor?
[14] Hastened hath a wanderer to be loosed, And he doth not die at the pit, And his bread is not lacking.
[15] And I am Jehovah thy God, Quieting the sea, when its billows roar, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
[16] And I put My words in thy mouth, And with the shadow of My hand have covered thee, To plant the heavens, and to found earth, And to say to Zion, ‘My people art thou.’
[17] Stir thyself, stir thyself, rise, Jerusalem, Who hast drunk from the hand of Jehovah The cup of His fury, The goblet, the cup of trembling, thou hast drunk, Thou hast wrung out.
[18] There is not a leader to her Out of all the sons she hath borne, And there is none laying hold on her hand Out of all the sons she hath nourished.
[19] These two are meeting thee, who is moved for thee? Spoiling and destruction- Famine and sword, who-I comfort thee?
[20] Thy sons have been wrapped up, they have lain down, At the head of all out places, as a wild ox in a net, They are full of the fury of Jehovah, The rebuke of Thy God.
[21] Therefore, hear, I pray thee, this, O afflicted and drunken one, and not with wine,
[22] Thus said thy Lord Jehovah, and thy God, He pleadeth for his people: ‘Lo, I have taken out of thy hand the cup of trembling, The goblet, the cup of My fury, Thou dost not add to drink it any more.
[23] And I have put it into the hand of those afflicting thee, Who have said to thy soul, Bow down, and we pass over, And thou makest as the earth thy body, And as the street to those passing by!’