Isaiah 51

Isaiah Chapter 51 KJV

1The righteous are exhorted by the example of Abraham to trust in God, who will comfort his church. 4The certainty of his salvation. 7The reproach of men should not be feared by the righteous. 9A call upon God's arm to exert itself as of old in redeeming his church. 12The vanity of fearing man, and distrusting his Maker's power. 17The prophet bewaileth the afflictions of Jerusalem, 21and promiseth deliverance.
1 Hearken to me, 1ye that follow after righteousness, ye that 2seek the Lord: look unto 3the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
2 1Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called 2him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3 1For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all 2her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 ¶ Hearken unto me, 1my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for 2a law shall proceed from me, and I 3will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5 1My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and 2mine arms shall judge the people; 3the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6 1Lift up your eyes to 2the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but 3my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 ¶ Hearken unto me, ye that 1know righteousness, the people 2in whose heart is my law; 3fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
8 1For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: 2but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
9 1Awake, awake, put on strength, 2O arm of the Lord; awake, as 3in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut 4Rahab, and 5wounded the dragon?
10 art thou not it which 1hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for 2the ransomed to pass over?
11 1Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 1I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou 2shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made 3as grass;
13 And 1forgettest the Lord 2thy maker, 3that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and 4hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he awere ready to destroy? and 5where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die 1in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the Lord thy God, that 1divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is his name.
16 And 1I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that 2I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
17 1Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord 2the cup of his fury; 3thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 1There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
19 1These two things aare come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? bdesolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
20 1Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: 2they are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
21 ¶ Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and 1drunken, but not with wine:
22 Thus saith 1thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, 2Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
23 But 1I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, 2Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
Isaiah 51