THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
To Israel the Lord says: I am thy God; I will gather thy seed; beside me there is no Savior; ye are my witnesses.
now thus saith the Lord
that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have aredeemed
thee, I have called thee
by thy name; thou art
When thou passest through the awaters
, I will be
with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the bfire
, thou shalt not be cburned
; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Since thou wast aprecious
in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
not: for I am
with thee: I will bbring
thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
I will say to the anorth
up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
every one that is called by my name: for I have acreated
him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
¶ Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
, saith the Lord
, and my servant whom I have cchosen
: that ye may know and dbelieve
me, and understand that I am
he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.
Yea, before the day was
he; and there is
none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall alet
¶ Thus saith the Lord
, your aredeemer
, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is
in the ships.
, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your aKing
Thus saith the Lord
, which amaketh
a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall alie
down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are bquenched
¶ Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the awilderness
, and brivers
in the desert.
The beast of the field shall honour me, the adragons
and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
¶ But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
Thou hast not brought me the asmall
cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
Thou hast bought me no asweet
cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast bmade
me to serve with thy sins, thou hast cwearied
me with thine iniquities.
Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: adeclare
thou, that thou mayest be justified.
father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
Therefore I have aprofaned
of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.