Chapter 41

1; Be quiet before Me, O coasts; and let peoples renew their power. They come near; then they speak: Let us draw near together for judgment.

2; Who raised up the righteous one from the east? He called him to His foot; He gives nations before him, and subdues kings; He gives them as dust to his sword, as driven stubble to his bow;

3; He pursues them; he passes on in peace; he does not go by the way with his feet.

4; Who has planned and done it, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I YAHWEH am the first and the last; I am He.

5; The coasts have seen and fear; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near; yea, they come.

6; Each man helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, Be strong.

7; So the carver strengthens the refiner; and he smoothing with the hammer, him who struck the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good. And he made it strong with nails; it will not totter.

8; But you Israel are My servant, Jacob whom I have elected; the seed of My friend Abraham;

9; whom I have made strong from the ends of the earth, and called you from its sides; and I said to you, You are My servant. I chose you, and have not rejected you.

10; Do not fear, for I am with you; do not gaze about, for I am your Elohim; I will make you strong; yea, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

11; Behold, they all shall be humiliated, all who are provoked with you; they shall be as nothing; men who contend with you shall perish.

12; You shall seek them and shall not find them; men of your strife shall be as nothing, even men of your battle as ceasing.

13; For I, YAHWEH your Elohim am strengthening your right hand, who says to you, Do not fear I will help you.

14; Fear not, worm of Jacob, men of Israel; I will help you, states YAHWEH, and your Redeemer, the Set-Apart One of Israel.

15; Behold! I have made you a new sharp threshing instrument, a master of teeth; you shall thresh mountains and beat them small, and shall make hills like the chaff.

16; You shall winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, and the tempest will scatter them. And you shall rejoice in YAHWEH; you shall glory in the Set-Apart One of Israel.

17; The poor and the needy seek water, and there is none; their tongue is parched for thirst. I, YAHWEH will hear them; the Elohim of Israel will not leave them.

18; I will open rivers in bare places, and fountains in the midst of valleys; I will make the desert for a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

19; I will plant cedar in the wilderness, acacia, and myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set fir, pine and boxwood together in the desert;

20; so that they may see, and know, and set up, and understand together, that the hand of YAHWEH has done this; and the Set-Apart One of Israel has created it.

21; Bring your cause, says YAHWEH; let your strong reasons come near, says the King of Jacob.

22; Let them draw near and tell us what shall happen; the former things, let them reveal what they are, that we may set our heart and know their end; or declare to us the coming things.

23; Reveal the near things hereafter, so that we may know that you are Elohim. Yea, do good, or do evil, that we may gaze and see together.

24; Behold, you are of nothing; and your work of nothing; he who chooses you is an abomination.

25; I have raised up one from the north; and he shall come from the east; he will call on My name. And he shall come upon rulers as on mortar, and as a potter tramples clay.

26; Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know; and before, that we may say, He is right? Yea, no one declares; yea, no one proclaims; yea, there is no one who hears your words.

27; At first to Zion, I say, Behold! Behold them! And I will give to Jerusalem one proclaiming good news.

28; But I saw, and there was not a man; and of these, there was not a counselor, that I may ask them, and they could return a word.

29; Behold, they are all evil; their works are nothing; their images are wind and vanity.


Chapter 42

1; Behold My Servant; I will support Him; My Elect in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit on Him; He shall bring forth justice to the nations.

2; He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.

3; A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench; He shall bring forth justice to truth.

4; He shall not fail nor be crushed until He has set justice in the earth; and the coasts shall wait for His Torah.

5; So says YAHWEH The El, creating the heavens and stretching them out; spreading out the earth and its offspring, giving breath to the people on it, and spirit to those walking in it.

6; I, YAHWEH, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep You, and give You for a covenant of the people, for a Light of the nations;

7; to open blind eyes, to lead out the prisoner from the prison; those who sit in darkness from the prison.

8; I am YAHWEH; that is My name; and I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to engraved images.

9; Behold, the former things have come to pass, and I declare new things before they happen, I cause you to hear.

10; Sing a new song to YAHWEH; His praise from the end of the earth, you who go to sea, and all that is in it; the coasts and their people.

11; Let the wilderness and its cities lift up, the villages where Kedar lives. Let those dwelling in the rock sing; let them shout from the top of the mountains.

12; They give glory to YAHWEH and declare His praise in the coastlands.

13; YAHWEH shall go out as a mighty warrior; and He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war; He shall shout, yea, roar; He shall act mightily on His enemies.

14; I have forever kept silence; I have been quiet and refrained Myself; I will groan like a woman in travail; I will pant and gasp at once.

15; I will make mountains and hills become a waste, and dry up all their plants. And I will make the rivers coastlands, and I will dry up pools.

16; And I will make the blind go by a way that they did not know. I will make them go in paths they never knew. I will make darkness go into light before them, and crooked places a level place. I do these things to them and do not forsake them;

17; they are turned back; they are ashamed with shame, those trusting in the carved image, who say to cast images, You are our gods.

18; O deaf ones, hear! And O blind ones, look to see!

19; Who is blind but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is at peace, and blind as the servant of YAHWEH?

20; You see many things, but do not observe; your ears are open, but not any hears.

21; YAHWEH is delighted for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the Torah and make it honorable.

22; But it is a people robbed and spoiled; they shall all be snared in holes; they were hidden in prison houses. They were for spoil, and no one delivers; a prey, and no one says, Return!

23; Who among you will give ear to this, will listen and hear for the time to come?

24; Who gave Jacob to the plunderer, and Israel to the robbers? Did not YAHWEH, He against whom we have sinned? For they willed not to walk in His ways, and they did not obey His Torah.

25; And He poured on him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle; and it has set him on fire all around, yet he did not know; and it burned him, yet he did not lay it on his heart.


Chapter 43

1; But now so says YAHWEH who formed you, O Jacob; and He who made you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I called you by your name; you are Mine.

2; When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk in the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame kindle on you.

3; For I am YAHWEH your Elohim, the Set-Apart One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt for your atonement; Ethiopia and Seba instead of you.

4; Since you were precious in My eyes, you are honored, and I love you; and I give men instead of you; and peoples instead of your soul.

5; Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your seed from the east, and I will gather you from the west.

6; I will say to the north, Give up! And to the south, Do not hold back! Bring My sons from afar, and bring My daughters from the ends of the earth;

7; everyone who is called by My name, and I have created him for My glory; I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

8; Bring out the blind people, yet there are eyes; and the deaf, yet there are ears to him.

9; Let all the nations be assembled, and let the peoples be gathered. Who among them can declare this and cause us to hear former things? Let them give their witnesses, that they may be justified. Or let them hear and say, It is true.

10; You are My witnesses, says YAHWEH; and My servant whom I have elected; that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no El formed; nor shall any be after Me.

11; I, I am YAHWEH; and there is no Savior without Me.

12; I declared, and I saved, and I proclaimed; and there is not a foreign Elohim among you. And you are My witnesses, says YAHWEH, and I am El.

13; Yea, from this day I am He, and no one delivers from My hand. I will work, and who will reverse it?

14; So says YAHWEH, your Redeemer, the Set-Apart One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought all of them down as ones fleeing, even the Chaldeans, whose shout is in the ships.

15; I am YAHWEH, your Set-Apart One, the Creator of Israel, your King.

16; So says YAHWEH, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in mighty waters;

17; who brings out chariot and horse, force and power. They shall lie down together; they shall not rise; they are put out; they are snuffed out like the wick.

18; Do not remember former things, nor consider the things of old.

19; Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall sprout. Shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.

20; The beast of the field shall honor Me, jackals and daughters of ostriches; because I give waters in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen.

21; The people that I formed for My- self shall recount My praise.

22; But you have not called on Me, Jacob; but you have been weary of Me, Israel.

23; You have not brought Me the lamb of your burnt offerings; even your sacrifices have not honored Me. I have not caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.

24; You have not bought calamus for Me with silver, nor have you filled Me with fat of your sacrifices; but you made Me serve by your sins; you wearied Me by your iniquities.

25; I, even I, am He who blots out your trespasses for My sake; and I will not remember your sins.

26; Remind me; let us enter into judgment together; sum up for yourself, that you may be justified.

27; Your first father sinned, and your interpreters transgressed against Me.

28; And I will defile the rulers of the sanctuary, and will give Jacob to the curse, and Israel to blaspheming.


Chapter 44

1; And now listen, My servant Jacob, and Israel whom I have chosen.

2; So says YAHWEH, who made you and formed you from the womb. He helps you. Do not fear, My servant Jacob; and you, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

3; For I will pour water on a thirsty place, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit on your seed, and My blessing on your offspring.

4; And they shall sprout as among grass, as willows by streams of water.

5; This one shall say, I belong to YAHWEH; and this one will call himself by the name of Jacob; and this one shall write with his hand, For YAHWEH, and be surnamed by the name of Israel.

6; So says YAHWEH, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer, YAHWEH of Hosts: I am the First, and I am the Last; and there is no Elohim except Me.

7; And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare this, and set it in order before Me, since I placed the people of old? And as to things to come, even which shall come, let them declare concerning them.

8; Do not dread, nor be afraid. Have I not declared and made you hear since then? So you are My witnesses: Is there a Eloah besides Me? Yea, there is none. I have not known a Rock.

9; Those who form a carved image are all of them vanity. And their delights do not profit; and they are their own witnesses. They do not see, nor know, that they may be ashamed.

10; Who has formed an El, or poured out an image to no profit?

11; Behold, all his companions shall be ashamed; and the craftsmen, they are from men. They shall assemble, all of them shall stand; they shall dread; they shall be shamed together.

12; He carves iron with a tool; he works in the coals and forms it with hammers, and works it with his powerful arm; then he is hungry, and has no strength; he drinks no water and is weary.

13; The carpenter fashions the wood, and stretches a line; he marks it with a chisel; he shapes it with a carving tool, and he marks it with a compass. And he makes it according to the figure of a man, as the beauty of a man, to sit in the house.

14; He cuts down cedars and takes cypress and oak, and he makes the trees of the forest strong for him. He plants a tree, and rain makes it grow.

15; And it shall be for a man to burn; yea, he takes of them and is warmed; and he kindles it and bakes bread. Yea, he makes a god and worships; he makes a carved image and bows to it.

16; He burns half of it in the fire; he eats flesh on half of it; he roasts roast, and is satisfied. Then he warms himself and says, Ah, I am warm; I have seen the fire.

17; And he makes a god of the rest, his carved image; he bows to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, Deliver me, for you are my El.

18; They do not know nor discern; for He has smeared their eyes from seeing, their hearts from understanding.

19; And not one turns back to his heart, nor has knowledge nor discernment to say, I have burned half of it in the fire; and I also have baked bread on its coals. I have roasted flesh and have eaten it; and I have made the rest of it into an idol. Shall I bow to a product of a tree?

20; Feeding on ashes, a deceived heart turns him aside, and he does not deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

21; Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel. For you are My servant; I have formed you; you are My servant, O Israel; you shall not forget Me.

22; I have blotted out your transgressions like a thick cloud; and your sins like a cloud. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

23; Sing, O heavens, for YAHWEH has done it. Shout, O lower parts of the earth; burst forth into praise, O mountains. O forest and every tree in it, sing praise, because YAHWEH has redeemed Jacob, and He glorifies Himself in Israel.

24; So says YAHWEH, your Redeemer and your Former from the womb; I am YAHWEH who makes all things; stretching out the heavens, Everything comes from me, even spreading out the earth. Who was with Me?

25; Frustrating the signs of liars; yea, He makes divining ones mad, turning wise ones backward, and making their knowledge foolish.

26; He confirms the word of His servant, and completes the counsel of His messengers. He says to Jerusalem, You will be filled; and to the cities of Judah, You shall be built; and, I will raise up its ruins.

27; He says to the deep, Be a waste! And I will dry up your rivers!

28; He says to Cyrus, You are My shepherd; and he shall complete all My pleasure, even for Me to say to Jerusalem, You are built; and to the temple, your foundation shall be laid.


Chapter 45

1; So says YAHWEH to His anointed, to Cyrus, whom I have seized by his right hand, to subdue nations before him. Yea, I will open the loins of kings, to open the two leaved doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.

2; I will go before you and make hills level; I will tear apart the bronze doors, and cut the iron bars in two.

3; And I will give you the treasures of darkness, even riches in secret places, that you may know that I am YAHWEH, who calls you by your name, the Elohim of Israel.

4; For My servant Jacob's sake, and for Israel My elect, I even call you by your name. I name you, but you do not know Me.

5; I am YAHWEH, and there is none else; there is no Elohim except Me. I will clothe you, though you do not know Me,

6; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to its going down, that there is none besides Me; I am YAHWEH, and there is none else;

7; forming light, and creating darkness; making peace, and creating evil. I, YAHWEH, do all these things.

8; Drop down from above, O heavens; and let the clouds pour down righteousness. Let the earth open and let salvation bear fruit; and let righteousness spring up together. I, YAHWEH have created it.

9; Woe to him who fights with the One who formed him! A potsherd among the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to its former, What are you making? Or does your work say, He has no hands?

10; Woe to him who says to a father, What are you fathering? Or to the woman, What are you laboring over?

11; So says YAHWEH, the Set-Apart One of Israel, and the One who formed him, Do you ask Me of the things to come? Do you give command to Me about My sons, and about the work of My hands?

12; I have made the earth, and created man on it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands; and I have set all their host in order.

13; I raised him up in righteousness, and have made straight all his ways. He shall build My city, and he will release My captives; not for price, nor for reward, says YAHWEH of Hosts.

14; So says YAHWEH, The labor of Egypt, and the goods of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come to you; and they shall be yours. They shall come after you; they shall cross in chains; and they shall bow to you; they shall plead to you. Surely El is in you, and there is none else, no other Elohim.

15; Truly, You are a El who hides Himself, O Elohim of Israel, the Savior.

16; They shall be ashamed, and also are disgraced, all of them. Together they go into disgrace, carvers of images.

17; Israel is saved in YAHWEH with everlasting salvation (Yâshua). You shall not be ashamed nor disgraced to the forevers of eternity.

18; For so says YAHWEH, Creator of the heavens; He is The Elohim, forming the earth and making it; He makes it stand, not creating it empty, but forming it to be lived in. I am YAHWEH, and compared to Me there is none else.

19; I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth. I did not say to Jacob's seed, Seek Me in vain. I YAHWEH speak righteousness, declaring right things.

20; Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, escaped ones of the nations; the ones who set up the wood of their carved image, and the ones who pray to an El who is not Yâshua; they know nothing.

21; Declare and bring near; yea, let them consult together. Who has revealed this of old; who has told it from then? Is it not I, YAHWEH? And there is no Elohim other than Me; a just El and a Savior; compared to Me they are nothing.

22; Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am El, and besides Me there is nothing else.

23; I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

24; He shall say, Only in YAHWEH do I have righteousness and strength; to Him he comes; and they are ashamed, all who are angry with Him.

25; In YAHWEH all of the seed of Israel shall be justified, and shall glory.


Chapter 46

1; Bel has bowed; Nebo stoops; their idols are for the beast, and for the cattle; your things carried are loads; a burden for the weary.

2; They stoop; they bow together; they are not able to deliver the burden; and their soul has gone into captivity.

3; Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel; who are borne from the belly, who are lifted from the womb:

4; Even to old age I am He; and I will bear to gray hair; I made, and I will carry; and I will bear and deliver.

5; To whom will you compare and make Me equal; yea, compare Me, that we may be alike?

6; Those who lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver on the measuring rod; they hire a refiner and he makes it a El. They fall down; yea, they worship.

7; They carry it on the shoulder; they bear it and set it in its place, and it stands; it shall not move from its place. Yes, he cries to it, but it does not answer, it does not save him from his distress.

8; Remember this and be a man; return it on your heart, transgressors.

9; Remember former things from forever, for I am El, and no other Elohim exist, even none like Me,

10; declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past those things which were not done, saying, My counsel shall rise; and, I will do all My desire;

11; calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of My counsel from a far off land. Yes, I have spoken; yes, I will cause it to come; I have formed; yes, I will do it.

12; Listen to Me, mighty ones of heart who are far from righteousness:

13; I bring near My righteousness; it shall not be far off, and My salvation shall not wait; I will place salvation in Zion, My glory for Israel.


Chapter 47

1; Go down and sit on the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the earth; a throne is not to the daughter of the Chaldeans; for they shall not again call you tender and delicate.

2; Take millstones and grind meal; uncover your veil; strip off the skirt; uncover the leg; pass over rivers.

3; Your nakedness shall be uncovered; yea, your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance and I will not meet a man.

4; Our Redeemer; YAHWEH of Hosts is His name, the Set-Apart One of Israel.

5; Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, for they shall no more call you the lady of kingdoms.

6; I was angry with My people; I defiled My inheritance and gave them into your hand. You gave them no mercy; you made your yoke on the aged very heavy.

7; And you said, I shall be a mistress forever, until you did not set these things on your heart, and did not remember its end.

8; Now, then, hear this, O pleasure seeker, who lives carelessly; who says in her heart, I am, and none else is; I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children.

9; But these two things shall suddenly come to you, in one day: loss of children, and widowhood; according to completeness they come on you, for your many sorceries, for the power of your great spells.

10; For you trusted in your evil; you said, No one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge; it is turning you back, and you said in your heart, I am and none else is.

11; For this, evil shall come on you; you shall not know its origin. And mischief shall fall on you; you shall not be able to cover it. And ruin shall come on you suddenly, you shall not know.

12; Stand now among your spells, and with your many sorceries, in which you have wearied yourself since your youth. Perhaps you will be able to profit; perhaps you may cause quaking.

13; You are exhausted by your many plans; let those dividing the heavens stand up now and save you, the stargazers, making known what is coming on you into the new moons.

14; Behold, they are as stubble; the fire burns them; they shall not save their soul from the flame's hand; there is no coal to warm them; nor fire, to sit before it.

15; So they are to you with whom you have labored, your traders from your youth; each one wanders to his own way; no one saves you.


Chapter 48

1; Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have been begotten from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of YAHWEH and profess by the Elohim of Israel, but you mention not in truth or in righteousness.

2; For they are called of the Set-Apart city, and rest themselves on the Elohim of Israel; YAHWEH of Hosts is His name.

3; I have declared the former things from then; and they went out of My mouth; and I made them hear; suddenly I acted, and they came about.

4; Because I knew that you are hard, and your neck is a sinew of iron, and your brow bronze.

5; And I declared to you from then; before it came I made you hear, lest you should say, My idol did them; and my image and my cast image commanded them.

6; You heard; see it all; and will you not declare? I made you hear new things from now, even hidden things, and you did not know them.

7; They are created now, and not from then; even before today, but you did not hear them; lest you should say, See, I knew them.

8; Yea, you did not hear; yea, you did not know; yea, from then your ear was not opened; for I know that surely you will betray and revolt from the womb; it was called to you.

9; For My name's sake I will put off My anger; and for My praise I will hold back for you, so as not to cut you off.

10; Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.

11; For My sake, for My sake, I will act; for how is it defiled? And I will not give My glory to another.

12; Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel My called: I am He; I am the First; surely I am the Last.

13; My hand surely founded the earth, and My right hand has stretched out the heavens; I called to them, they stood up together.

14; All of you gather and hear: Who among them has declared these things? YAHWEH has loved him. He will do His pleasure on Babylon; yea, His arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

15; I, I have spoken; yea, I have called him, I brought him, and he causes his way to prosper.

16; Come near to Me; hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning. From its existence, I was there; and now Adonai YAHWEH, and His Spirit, has sent Me.

17; So says YAHWEH, your Redeemer, the Set-Apart One of Israel, I am YAHWEH your Elohim, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.

18; Oh that you had listened to My commandments! Then your peace would have been like the river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

19; And your seed would have been like the sand, and your offspring of your bowels like its grain; his name would not have been cut off nor destroyed from My presence.

20; Go out of Babylon; flee from the Chaldeans. Tell this with the voice of rejoicing; let this be heard, let it go out to the end of the earth; say, YAHWEH has redeemed His servant Jacob.

21; And they did not thirst; He led them in the deserts; He made waters flow out of rock for them. And He cut open the rock and the water gushed out.

22; There is no peace, says YAHWEH, to the wicked.