NASB — Isaiah 41 — KJV

Israel Encouraged

  1aCoastlands, listen to Me bin silence,
  And let the peoples cgain new strength;
  dLet them come forward, then let them speak;
  eLet us come together for judgment.
  2aWho has aroused one from the east
  Whom He bcalls in righteousness to His Ifeet?
  He cdelivers up nations before him
  And subdues kings.
  He makes them like ddust with his sword,
  As the wind-driven echaff with his bow.
  3 “He pursues them, passing on in safety,
  By a way he had not been Itraversing with his feet.
  4aWho has performed and accomplished [it],
  Calling forth the generations from the beginning?
  ‘bI, the LORD, am the first, and with the last. cI am He.’”

[1] aIs 11:11 bHab 2:20; Zc 2:13 cIs 40:31 dIs 34:1; 48:16 eIs 1:18; 43:26; 50:8
[2] ILit foot aIs 41:25; 45:1-3; 46:11 bIs 42:6 c2Ch 36:23; Ezr 1:2 d2S 22:43 eIs 40:24
[3] ILit going
[4] aIs 41:26; 44:7; 46:10 bIs 43:10; 44:6; Rv 1:8, 17; 22:13 cIs 43:13; 46:4; 48:12

  5 ¶ The acoastlands have seen and are afraid;
  The bends of the earth tremble;
  They have drawn near and have come.
  6 Each one helps his neighbor
  And says to his brother, “Be strong!”
  7 So the acraftsman encourages the bsmelter,
  [And] he who smooths [metal] with the hammer [encourages] him who beats the anvil,
  Saying of the soldering, “It is good”;
  And he fastens it with nails,
  c[So that] it will not totter.
  8 “But you, Israel, aMy servant,
  Jacob whom I have chosen,
  Descendant of bAbraham My cfriend,
  9 You whom I have Iataken from the ends of the earth,
  And called from its bremotest parts
  And said to you, ‘You are cMy servant,
  I have dchosen you and not rejected you.
  10 ‘Do not afear, for I am with you;
  Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
  I will strengthen you, surely bI will help you,
  Surely I will uphold you with My righteous cright hand.’
  11 “Behold, aall those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
  bThose who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
  12aYou will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them,
  Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
  13 “For I am the LORD your God, awho upholds your right hand,
  Who says to you, ‘bDo not fear, I will help you.’
  14 “Do not fear, you aworm Jacob, you men of Israel;
  I will help you,” declares the LORD, “Iand byour Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
  15 “Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges;
  aYou will thresh the bmountains and pulverize [them],
  And will make the hills like chaff.
  16 “You will awinnow them, and the wind will carry them away,
  And the storm will scatter them;
  But you will brejoice in the LORD,
  You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

[5] aIs 41:1; Ezk 26:15, 16 bJsh 5:1; Ps 67:7
[7] aIs 44:12, 13 bIs 40:19 cIs 40:20; 46:7
[8] aIs 42:19; 43:10; 44:1, 2, 21 bIs 29:22; 51:2; 63:16 c2Ch 20:7; Jm 2:23
[9] IOr taken hold of aIs 11:11 bIs 43:5-7 cIs 42:1; 44:1 dDt 7:6; 14:2; Ps 135:4
[10] aDt 20:1; 31:6; Jsh 1:9; Ps 27:1; Is 41:13, 14; 43:2, 5; Ro 8:31 bIs 41:14; 44:2; 49:8 cPs 89:13, 14
[11] aIs 45:24 bIs 17:13; 29:5, 7, 8
[12] aJb 20:7-9; Ps 37:35, 36; Is 17:14
[13] aIs 42:6; 45:1 bIs 41:10
[14] IOr even your Redeemer, the Holy One aJb 25:6; Ps 22:6 bIs 35:10; 43:14; 44:6, 22-24
[15] aMi 4:13; Hab 3:12 bIs 42:15; 64:1; Jr 9:10; Ezk 33:28
[16] aJr 51:2 bIs 25:9; 35:10; 51:3; 61:10

  17 ¶ “The Iafflicted and needy are seeking awater, but there is none,
  And their tongue is parched with thirst;
  I, the LORD, bwill answer them Myself,
  [As] the God of Israel I cwill not forsake them.
  18 “I will open arivers on the bare heights
  And springs in the midst of the valleys;
  I will make bthe wilderness a pool of water
  And the dry land fountains of water.
  19 “I will put the cedar in the wilderness,
  The acacia and the amyrtle and the Iolive tree;
  I will place the ajuniper in the desert
  Together with the box tree and the cypress,
  20 That athey may see and recognize,
  And consider and gain insight as well,
  That the bhand of the LORD has done this,
  And the Holy One of Israel has created it.

[17] IOr poor aIs 43:20; 44:3; 49:10; 55:1 bIs 30:19; 65:24 cIs 42:16; 62:12
[18] aIs 30:25; 43:19 bPs 107:35; Is 35:6, 7
[19] IOr oleaster aIs 35:1; 55:13; 60:13
[20] aIs 40:5; 43:10 bJb 12:9; Is 66:14

  21 ¶ “IPresent your case,” the LORD says.
  “Bring forward your strong [arguments],”
  The aKing of Jacob says.
  22 aLet them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place;
  As for the bformer [events], declare what they [were],
  That we may consider them and know their outcome.
  Or announce to us what is coming;
  23 aDeclare the things that are going to come afterward,
  That we may know that you are gods;
  Indeed, bdo good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together.
  24 Behold, ayou are of Ino account,
  And byour work amounts to nothing;
  He who chooses you is an cabomination.

[21] ILit Bring near aIs 44:6
[22] aIs 44:7; 45:21; 46:10 bIs 43:9
[23] aIs 42:9; 44:7, 8; 45:3; Jn 13:19 bJr 10:5
[24] ILit nothing aPs 115:8; Is 44:9; 1Co 8:4 bIs 37:19; 41:29 cPv 3:32; 28:9

  25 ¶ “I have aroused aone from the north, and he has come;
  From the rising of the sun he will call on My name;
  And he will come upon rulers as [upon] bmortar,
  Even as the potter treads clay.”
  26 Who has adeclared [this] from the beginning, that we might know?
  Or from former times, that we may say, “[He is] right!”?
  Surely there was bno one who declared,
  Surely there was no one who proclaimed,
  Surely there was no one who heard your words.
  27aFormerly [I said] to Zion, ‘Behold, here they are.’
  And to Jerusalem, ‘I will give a bmessenger of good news.’
  28 “But awhen I look, there is no one,
  And there is no bcounselor Iamong them
  Who, if I ask, can cgive an answer.
  29 “Behold, all of them are Ifalse;
  Their aworks are bworthless,
  Their molten images are cwind and emptiness.

[25] aIs 41:2; Jr 50:3 b2S 22:43; Is 10:6; Mi 7:10; Zc 10:5
[26] aIs 41:22; 44:7; 45:21 bHab 2:18, 19
[27] aIs 48:3-8 bIs 40:9; 44:28; 52:7; Na 1:15
[28] ILit out of those aIs 50:2; 59:16; 63:5 bIs 40:13, 14 cIs 46:7
[29] IAnother reading is nothing aIs 2:8; 17:8; 41:24 bIs 44:9 cJr 5:13


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God expostulateth with his people, about his mercies to the Church,

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.

[1] Jb 23:3; 31:35; 38:3; 40:7, 8; Ps 46:10; Is 1:18; 8:9; 41:6, 21; 49:1; Jol 3:10; Mi 6:1; Hab 2:20; Zc 2:13.
[2] Gn 11:31; 12:1; 14:14; 17:1; 2S 22:43; 2K 13:7; Ezr 1:2; Is 40:24; 41:15, 25; 45:1, 13; 46:11; He 7:1; 11:8.
[3] Jb 5:24; Is 57:2.
[4] Dt 32:7; Is 40:12, 26; 41:26; 42:24; 43:10; 44:6, 7; 46:3, 10; 48:3, 12; Mt 1:23; 28:20; Ac 15:18; 17:26; Rv 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13.
[5] Gn 10:5; Ex 15:14; Jsh 2:10; 5:1; Ps 65:8; 66:3; 67:7; Ezk 26:15.
[6] 1S 4:7; 5:3; Is 35:4; 40:19; 44:12; Dn 3:1; Jol 3:9; Ac 19:24.
[7] Jg 18:17, 24; Is 40:19, 20; 44:12; 46:6, 7; Jr 10:3, 9; Dn 3:1.
[8] Ex 19:5; Lv 25:42; Dt 7:6; 10:15; 14:2; 2Ch 20:7; Ps 33:12; 105:6, 42; 135:4; Is 43:1; 44:1, 21; 48:12; 49:3; Jr 33:24; Mt 3:9; Jn 8:33; 15:14; Ro 4:12; 9:4; Ga 3:19; 4:22; Jm 2:23.
[9] Dt 7:7; Jsh 24:2; 1S 12:22; Ne 9:7; Ps 94:14; 107:2; Is 41:2; Jr 33:25; Lk 13:29; Ro 11:1; 1Co 1:26; Jm 2:5; Rv 5:9.

about his promises,

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.

[10] Gn 15:1; Dt 20:1; 31:6; 33:27; Jsh 1:9; 1Ch 12:18; 2Ch 20:17; 32:8; Ps 27:1; 29:11; 37:17, 24; 41:12; 46:1, 7, 11; 63:8; 65:5; 89:13; 99:4; 144:8, 11; 145:14; 147:12; Is 12:2; 40:29; 41:13; 43:1, 5; 44:2; 51:12; 52:7; 60:19; Ho 1:9; Zc 10:12; 13:9; Lk 1:13, 30; 2:10; Jn 8:54; Ro 8:31; 2Co 12:9; Ep 3:16; Php 4:13.
[11] Ex 11:8; 23:22; Is 40:17; 41:24, 29; 45:24; 49:26; 54:17; 60:12; Dn 4:35; Zc 12:3; Ac 13:8; 16:39; Rv 3:9.
[12] Jb 20:7; Ps 37:35.
[13] Dt 33:26; Ps 63:8; 73:23; 109:31; Is 41:10; 43:6; 45:1; 51:18; 2Ti 4:17.
[14] Dt 7:7; Jb 19:25; 25:6; Ps 19:14; 22:6; Is 43:14; 44:6, 24; 47:4; 48:17; 49:7, 26; 54:5, 8; 59:20; 60:16; 63:16; Jr 50:34; Mt 7:14; Lk 12:32; Ro 9:27; Ga 3:13; Tit 2:14; Rv 5:9.
[15] Ps 18:42; Is 21:10; 28:27; Mi 4:13; Hab 3:12; Zc 4:7; 2Co 10:4.
[16] 1S 2:1; Ps 1:4; Is 12:6; 17:13; 25:1; 45:24; 61:10; Jr 9:23; 15:7; 51:2; Hab 3:18; Mt 3:12; Lk 1:46; Ro 5:11; 1Co 1:30; Php 3:3.
[17] Gn 28:15; Ex 17:3, 6; Jg 15:18; Ps 22:15; 34:6; 42:2; 50:15; 63:1; 68:9; 72:12; 94:14; 102:16, 17; 107:5; Is 30:19; 42:16; 55:1; 61:1; 66:2; Lm 4:4; Am 8:11; Mt 5:3, 6; Lk 16:24; Jn 4:10; 7:37; 2Co 12:9; He 13:5; Rv 21:6; 22:17.
[18] Ps 46:4; 78:15; 105:41; 107:35; Is 12:3; 30:25; 32:2; 35:6; 43:19; 44:3; 48:21; 49:9; 58:11; Ezk 47:1; Jol 3:18; Zc 14:8; Rv 7:17; 22:1.
[19] Ps 92:13; Is 27:6; 32:15; 37:31; 51:3; 55:13; 60:21; 61:3, 11; Ezk 17:22; 47:12.
[20] Ex 9:16; Nu 23:23; Jb 12:9; Ps 109:27; Is 43:7, 21; 44:23; 45:6; 66:18; Ep 2:6; 2Th 1:10.

and about the vanity of idols.

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.

[21] Jb 23:3; 31:37; 38:3; 40:7; Mi 6:1.
[22] Is 42:9; 43:9; 45:21; 48:14; Jn 13:19; 16:14.
[23] Is 42:9; 44:7; 45:7, 8; 46:7, 9; Jr 10:5; Jn 13:19; Ac 15:18.
[24] Dt 7:26; 27:15; Ps 115:8; Is 41:29; 44:9; 66:24; Jr 10:8, 14; 51:17; 1Co 8:4; Rv 17:5.
[25] 2S 22:43; Ezr 1:2; Is 10:6; 21:2; 41:2; 44:28; 45:1, 13; 46:10; Jr 51:27; Mi 7:10; Zc 10:5.
[26] Is 41:22, 23; 43:9; 44:7; 45:21; Hab 2:18.
[27] Ezr 1:1; Is 40:9; 41:4; 43:10; 44:6, 28; 48:12; 52:7; Na 1:15; Lk 2:10; Ro 10:15; Rv 2:8.
[28] Is 63:5; Dn 2:10; 4:7; 5:8.
[29] Ps 115:4; 135:15; Is 41:24; 44:9; Jr 5:13; 10:2; Hab 2:18.


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