Is 41:1Listen to Me in silence, O coastlands. / Let the people renew their strength; / Let them approach, then let them speak; / Let us come together for judgment.

Is 41:2Who has stirred up someone from the east, / Called him in righteousness to His feet? / He gave up the nations before him, / And caused him to have dominion over kings. / He made them like dust with his sword, / Like driven stubble with his bow.

Is 41:3He pursues them and passes on in safety; / He will not come on a way known to his feet.

Is 41:4Who has wrought this and done this, / Calling the generations from the beginning? / I, Jehovah, am the first, / And with the last, I am He.

Is 41:5The coastlands saw it and were afraid; / The ends of the earth trembled; / They drew near and came.

Is 41:6Each one helps his neighbor, / And each one says to his brother, Be strong.

Is 41:7So the craftsman encourages the goldsmith, / And he who smoothes metal with a hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, / Saying that the soldering is good; / And he fastens it with nails so that it should not be moved.

Is 41:8But you, Israel, My servant, / Jacob, whom I have chosen, / The seed of Abraham My friend;

Is 41:9You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, / And from its extremities have called, / And said to you, You are My servant; / I have chosen you and have not cast you away;

Is 41:10Do not be afraid, for I am with you; / Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. / I will strengthen you; surely I will help you; / Surely I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

Is 41:11Indeed all those who were incensed against you / Will be ashamed and confounded; / The men who strive against you / Will be as nothing and will perish.

Is 41:12You will seek but not find / The men who contend with you; / The men who war with you / Will be as nothing and as without existence.

Is 41:13For I am Jehovah your God, / Who takes hold of your right hand, / Who says to you, Do not be afraid; / I will help you.

Is 41:14Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, / You few men of Israel; / I will help you, declares Jehovah, / Even your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

Is 41:15Now I will make you into a sharp threshing instrument, / One that is new and possessing teeth. / You shall thresh the mountains and make them powder, / And you shall make the hills like chaff.

Is 41:16You shall winnow them, and the wind will carry them away / And the storm wind will scatter them. / And you will rejoice in Jehovah; / You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Is 41:17When the poor and needy seek for water, and there is none, / And their tongue is dry from thirst, / I, Jehovah, will answer them; / As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

Is 41:18I will open up rivers on the bare heights, / And in the midst of the valleys, springs. / I will make the wilderness into a pool of water, / And the dry land into springs of water.

Is 41:19I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, / The acacia, the myrtle, and the olive tree; / I will place in the desert the fir tree, / The pine tree, and the box tree together;

Is 41:20That they may see and know, / And consider and understand together, / That the hand of Jehovah has done this, / And the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Is 41:21Present your case, says Jehovah; / Bring forward your arguments, says the King of Jacob.

Is 41:22Let them bring forth and declare to us / What will take place; / Let them show what the former things were, / That we may consider them, / And may know the end of them; / Or let us hear the things that are coming.

Is 41:23Declare to us the things that are coming afterward, / That we may know that you are gods; / Indeed do good or do evil, / That we may look at one another anxiously and be afraid together.

Is 41:24You are indeed nothing, / And your work is of no consequence; / He who chooses you is an abomination.

Is 41:25I have raised up one from the north and he has come; / From the rising of the sun he will call upon My name. / He will come upon rulers as upon mortar, / As the potter treads the clay.

Is 41:26Who has declared it from the beginning that we may know, / And in advance that we may say, He is right? / Indeed there was no one who declared it; indeed no one who let us hear; / Indeed no one who heard your words.

Is 41:27Formerly I said to Zion, Here, here they are; / And to Jerusalem, I will give someone who preaches glad tidings.

Is 41:28But I looked and there was no man, / And from among these there was no counselor, / Who, when I asked, would give Me an answer.

Is 41:29Indeed all of them are vanity; / Their works are of no consequence; / Their molten images are a wind and a waste.

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