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Isaiah 52 - 56


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Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit on thy throne, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith Jehovah, Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus saith the Lord Jehovah, My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian hath oppressed them without cause.

5 Now therefore, what do I here, saith Jehovah, seeing that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them do howl, saith Jehovah, and my name continually all the day is blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak; behold, it is I.

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace, that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 The voice of thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah returneth to Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for Jehovah hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah.

12 For ye shall not go out in haste, neither shall ye go by flight: for Jehovah will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.

13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.

14 Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?

2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due?

9 And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

3 For thou shalt spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth; and the reproach of thy widowhood shalt thou remember no more.

5 For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, saith thy God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting lovingkindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah thy Redeemer.

9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my lovingkindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah that hath mercy on thee.

11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set thy stones in fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones.

13 And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.

15 Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.

16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness which is of me, saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 55

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not; and a nation that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6 Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near:

7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

11 so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 Thus saith Jehovah, Keep ye justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth it fast; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

3 Neither let the foreigner, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak, saying, Jehovah will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus saith Jehovah of the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant:

5 Unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the foreigners that join themselves to Jehovah, to minister unto him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast my covenant;

7 even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 The Lord Jehovah, who gathereth the outcasts of Israel, saith, Yet will I gather others to him, besides his own that are gathered.

9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.

10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 Yea, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds that cannot understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.

Amplified

Isaiah 52

1 AWAKE, AWAKE, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit +[erect in a dignified place+], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.

3 For thus says the Lord: You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus says the Lord God: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there; and +[many years later Sennacherib+] the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing. +[Now I delivered you from both Egypt and Assyria; what then can prevent Me from delivering you from Babylon?+]

5 But now what have I here, says the Lord, seeing that My people have been taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them howl +[with joy+], says the Lord, and My name continually is blasphemed all day long.

6 Therefore My people shall know what My name is {and} what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I AM!

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!

8 Hark, your watchmen lift up their voices; together they sing for joy; for they shall see eye to eye the return of the Lord to Zion.

9 Break forth joyously, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem!

10 The Lord has made bare His holy arm before the eyes of all the nations +[revealing Himself as the One by Whose direction the redemption of Israel from captivity is accomplished+], and all the ends of the earth shall witness the salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there +[the lands of exile+]! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her +[Babylon+]; cleanse yourselves {and} be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord +[on your journey from there+].

12 For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight +[as was necessary when Israel left Egypt+]; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

13 Behold, My Servant shall deal wisely {and} shall prosper; He shall be exalted and extolled and shall stand very high.

14 +[For many the Servant of God became an object of horror; many were astonished at Him.+] His face {and} His whole appearance were marred more than any man's, and His form beyond that of the sons of men--but just as many were astonished at Him,

15 So shall He startle {and} sprinkle many nations, and kings shall shut their mouths because of Him; for that which has not been told them shall they see, and that which they have not heard shall they consider {and} understand.

Isaiah 53

1 WHO HAS believed (trusted in, relied upon, and clung to) our message +[of that which was revealed to us+]? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been disclosed?

2 For +[the Servant of God+] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness +[royal, kingly pomp+], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.

3 He was despised and rejected {and} forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows {and} pains, and acquainted with grief {and} sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth {or} have any esteem for Him.

4 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows {and} pains +[of punishment+], yet we +[ignorantly+] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God +[as if with leprosy+].

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt {and} iniquities; the chastisement +[needful to obtain+] peace {and} well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes +[that wounded+] Him we are healed {and} made whole.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt {and} iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, +[yet when+] He was afflicted, He was submissive {and} opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living +[stricken to His death+] for the transgression of my +[Isaiah's+] people, to whom the stroke was due?

9 And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief {and} made Him sick. When You {and} He make His life an offering for sin +[and He has risen from the dead, in time to come+], He shall see His +[spiritual+] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will {and} pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

11 He shall see +[the fruit+] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself +[which He possesses and imparts to others+] shall My +[uncompromisingly+] righteous One, My Servant, justify many {and} make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities {and} their guilt +[with the consequences, says the Lord+].

12 Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great +[kings and rulers+], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and +[He let Himself+] be regarded as a criminal {and} be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore +[and took away+] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).

Isaiah 54

1 SING, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the +[spiritual+] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord.

2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,

3 For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded {and} depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not +[seriously+] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.

5 For your Maker is your Husband--the Lord of hosts is His name--and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth He is called.

6 For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken, grieved in spirit, {and} heartsore--even a wife +[wooed and won+] in youth, when she is +[later+] refused {and} scorned, says your God.

7 For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion {and} mercy I will gather you +[to Me+] again.

8 In a little burst of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with age-enduring love {and} kindness I will have compassion {and} mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer.

9 For this is like the days of Noah to Me; as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you.

10 For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken {or} removed, yet My love {and} kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace {and} completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.

11 O you afflicted +[city+], storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors +[in antimony to enhance their brilliance+] and lay your foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make your windows {and} pinnacles of +[sparkling+] agates {or} rubies, and your gates of +[shining+] carbuncles, and all your walls +[of your enclosures+] of precious stones.

13 And all your +[spiritual+] children shall be disciples +[taught by the Lord and obedient to His will+], and great shall be the peace {and} undisturbed composure of your children.

14 You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God's will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression {or} destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

15 Behold, they may gather together {and} stir up strife, but it is not from Me. Whoever stirs up strife against you shall fall {and} surrender to you.

16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy.

17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This +[peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition+] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord +[those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced+]; this is the righteousness {or} the vindication which they obtain from Me +[this is that which I impart to them as their justification+], says the Lord.

Isaiah 55

1 WAIT {and} listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy +[priceless, spiritual+] wine and milk without money and without price +[simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing+].

2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness +[the profuseness of spiritual joy+].

3 Incline your ear +[submit and consent to the divine will+] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant {or} league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.

4 Behold, I have appointed him (Him) +[David, as a representative of the Messiah, or the Messiah Himself+] to be a witness +[one (One) who shall testify of salvation+] to the nations, a prince (Prince) and commander (Commander) to the peoples.

5 Behold, you +[Israel+] shall call nations that you know not, and nations that do not know you shall run to you because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.

6 Seek, inquire for, {and} require the Lord while He may be found +[claiming Him by necessity and by right+]; call upon Him while He is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, {and} mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.

8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void +[without producing any effect, useless+], but it shall accomplish that which I please {and} purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

12 For you shall go out +[from the spiritual exile caused by sin and evil into the homeland+] with joy and be led forth +[by your Leader, the Lord Himself, and His word+] with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name of renown, for an everlasting sign +[of jubilant exaltation+] {and} memorial +[to His praise+], which shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 THUS SAYS the Lord: Keep justice, do {and} use righteousness (conformity to the will of God which brings salvation), for My salvation is soon to come and My righteousness (My rightness and justice) to be revealed.

2 Blessed, happy, {and} fortunate is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold of it {and} binds himself fast to it, who keeps sacred the Sabbath so as not to profane it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, The Lord will surely separate me from His people. And let not the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus says the Lord: To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths and choose the things which please Me and hold firmly My covenant--

5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better +[and more enduring+] than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

6 Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord to minister to Him and to love the name of the Lord and to be His servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath so as not to profane it and who holds fast My covenant +[by conscientious obedience+]--

7 All these I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 Thus says the Lord God, Who gathers the outcasts of Israel: I will gather yet others to +[Israel+] besides those already gathered.

9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour, all you beasts (hostile nations) in the forest.

10 +[Israel's+] watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, they love to slumber.

11 Yes, the dogs are greedy; they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter +[one and all+].

12 Come, say they, We will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink! And tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.

Basic Bible

Isaiah 52

1 Awake! awake! put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful robes, O Jerusalem, the holy town: for from now there will never again come into you the unclean and those without circumcision.

2 Make yourself clean from the dust; up! and take the seat of your power, O Jerusalem: the bands of your neck are loose, O prisoned daughter of Zion.

3 For the Lord says, You were given for nothing, and you will be made free without price.

4 For the Lord God says, My people went down at first into Egypt, to get a place for themselves there: and the Assyrian put a cruel yoke on them without cause.

5 Now then, what have I here? says the Lord, for my people are taken away without cause; they are made waste and give cries of sorrow, says the Lord, and all the day the nations put shame on my name.

6 For this cause I will make my name clear to my people; in that day they will be certain that it is my word which comes to them; see, here am I.

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who comes with good news, who gives word of peace, saying that salvation is near; who says to Zion, Your God is ruling!

8 The voice of your watchmen! their voices are loud in song together; for they will see him, eye to eye, when the Lord comes back to Zion.

9 Give sounds of joy, make melody together, waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord has given comfort to his people, he has taken up the cause of Jerusalem.

10 The Lord has let his holy arm be seen by the eyes of all nations; and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

11 Away! away! go out from there, touching no unclean thing; go out from among her; be clean, you who take up the vessels of the Lord.

12 For you will not go out suddenly, and you will not go in flight: for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will come after you to keep you.

13 See, my servant will do well in his undertakings, he will be honoured, and lifted up, and be very high.

14 As peoples were surprised at him, And his face was not beautiful, so as to be desired: his face was so changed by disease as to be unlike that of a man, and his form was no longer that of the sons of men.

15 So will nations give him honour; kings will keep quiet because of him: for what had not been made clear to them they will see; and they will give their minds to what had not come to their ears.

Isaiah 53

1 Who would have had faith in the word which has come to our ears, and to whom had the arm of the Lord been unveiled?

2 For his growth was like that of a delicate plant before him, and like a root out of a dry place: he had no grace of form, to give us pleasure;

3 Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.

4 But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God's punishment had come.

5 But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.

6 We all went wandering like sheep; going every one of us after his desire; and the Lord put on him the punishment of us all.

7 Men were cruel to him, but he was gentle and quiet; as a lamb taken to its death, and as a sheep before those who take her wool makes no sound, so he said not a word.

8 They took away from him help and right, and who gave a thought to his fate? for he was cut off from the land of the living: he came to his death for the sin of my people.

9 And they put his body into the earth with sinners, and his last resting-place was with the evil-doers, though he had done no wrong, and no deceit was in his mouth.

10 And the Lord was pleased... see a seed, long life, ... will do well in his hand. ...

11 ... made clear his righteousness before men... had taken their sins on himself.

12 For this cause he will have a heritage with the great, and he will have a part in the goods of war with the strong, because he gave up his life, and was numbered with the evil-doers; taking on himself the sins of the people, and making prayer for the wrongdoers.

Isaiah 54

1 Let your voice be loud in song, O woman without children; make melody and sounds of joy, you who did not give birth: for the children of her who had no husband are more than those of the married wife, says the Lord.

2 Make wide the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your house be stretched out without limit: make your cords long, and your tent-pins strong.

3 For I will make wide your limits on the right hand and on the left; and your seed will take the nations for a heritage, and make the waste towns full of people.

4 Have no fear; for you will not be shamed or without hope: you will not be put to shame, for the shame of your earlier days will go out of your memory, and you will no longer keep in mind the sorrows of your widowed years.

5 For your Maker is your husband; the Lord of armies is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is he who takes up your cause; he will be named the God of all the earth.

6 For the Lord has made you come back to him, like a wife who has been sent away in grief of spirit; for one may not give up the wife of one's early days.

7 For a short time I gave you up; but with great mercies I will take you back again.

8 In overflowing wrath my face was veiled from you for a minute, but I will have pity on you for ever, says the Lord who takes up your cause.

9 For this is like the days of Noah to me: for as I took an oath that the waters of Noah would never again go over the earth, so have I taken an oath that I will not again be angry with you, or say bitter words to you.

10 For the mountains may be taken away, and the hills be moved out of their places, but my love will not be taken from you, or my agreement of peace broken, says the Lord, who has had mercy on you.

11 O troubled one, storm-crushed, uncomforted! see, your stones will be framed in fair colours, and your bases will be sapphires.

12 I will make your towers of rubies, and your doors of carbuncles, and the wall round you will be of all sorts of beautiful stones.

13 And all your builders will be made wise by the Lord; and great will be the peace of your children.

14 All your rights will be made certain to you: have no fear of evil, and destruction will not come near you.

15 See, they may be moved to war, but not by my authority: all those who come together to make an attack on you, will be broken against you.

16 See, I have made the iron-worker, blowing on the burning coals, and making the instrument of war by his work; and I have made the waster for destruction.

17 No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.

Isaiah 55

1 Ho! everyone in need, come to the waters, and he who has no strength, let him get food: come, get bread without money; wine and milk without price.

2 Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure.

3 Give ear, and come to me, take note with care, so that your souls may have life: and I will make an eternal agreement with you, even the certain mercies of David.

4 See, I have given him as a witness to the peoples, a ruler and a guide to the nations.

5 See, you will send for a nation of which you had no knowledge, and those who had no knowledge of you will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, and because of the Holy One of Israel, for he has given you glory.

6 Make search for the Lord while he is there, make prayer to him while he is near:

7 Let the sinner give up his way, and the evil-doer his purpose: and let him come back to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for there is full forgiveness with him.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not go back again, but gives water to the earth, and makes it fertile, giving seed to the planter, and bread for food;

11 So will my word be which goes out of my mouth: it will not come back to me with nothing done, but it will give effect to my purpose, and do that for which I have sent it.

12 For you will go out with joy, and be guided in peace: the mountains and the hills will make melody before you, and all the trees of the fields will make sounds of joy.

13 In place of the thorn will come up the fir-tree, and in place of the blackberry the myrtle: and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an eternal sign which will not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 The Lord says, Let your way of life be upright, and let your behaviour be rightly ordered: for my salvation is near, and my righteousness will quickly be seen.

2 Happy is the man who does this, and the son of man whose behaviour is so ordered; who keeps the Sabbath holy, and his hand from doing any evil.

3 And let not the man from a strange country, who has been joined to the Lord, say, The Lord will certainly put a division between me and his people: and let not the unsexed man say, See, I am a dry tree.

4 For the Lord says, As for the unsexed who keep my Sabbaths, and give their hearts to pleasing me, and keep their agreement with me:

5 I will give to them in my house, and inside my walls, a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an eternal name which will not be cut off.

6 And as for those from a strange country, who are joined to the Lord, to give worship to him and honour to his name, to be his servants, even everyone who keeps the Sabbath holy, and keeps his agreement with me:

7 I will make them come to my holy mountain, and will give them joy in my house of prayer; I will take pleasure in the burned offerings which they make on my altar: for my house will be named a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 The Lord God, who gets together the wandering ones of Israel, says, I will get together others in addition to those of Israel who have come back.

9 All you beasts of the field, come together for your meat, even all you beasts of the wood.

10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.

11 Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.

12 Come, they say, I will get wine, and we will take strong drink in full measure; and tomorrow will be like today, full of pleasure.

Darby

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit down, Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and Assyria oppressed them without cause;

5 and now, what have I here, saith Jehovah, that my people hath been taken away for nought? They that rule over them make them to howl, saith Jehovah; and continually all the day is my name scorned.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore [they shall know] in that day that I [am] HE, that saith, Here am I.

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that announceth glad tidings, that publisheth peace; that announceth glad tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 -- The voice of thy watchmen, they lift up the voice, they sing aloud together; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah shall bring again Zion.

9 Break forth, sing aloud together, waste places of Jerusalem; for Jehovah comforteth his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11 -- Depart, depart, go out from thence, touch not what is unclean; go out of the midst of her, be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Jehovah.

12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for Jehovah will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear-guard.

13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently; he shall be exalted and be lifted up, and be very high.

14 As many were astonished at thee -- his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men

15 -- so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 53

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender sapling, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor lordliness, and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom [men] hide their faces; -- despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely *he* hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, but he opened not his mouth; he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and was as a sheep dumb before her shearers, and he opened not his mouth.

8 He was taken from oppression and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And [men] appointed his grave with the wicked, but he was with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither was there guile in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected [him] to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of [the fruit of] the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant instruct many in righteousness; and *he* shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I assign him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong: because he hath poured out his soul unto death, and was reckoned with the transgressors; and he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 Exult, thou barren, that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and shout for joy, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

3 For thou shalt spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess nations, and they shall make desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Fear not, for thou shalt not be ashamed; neither be thou confounded, for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5 For thy Maker is thy husband: Jehovah of hosts is his name, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: the God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For Jehovah hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and as a wife of youth, that hath been refused, saith thy God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In the outpouring of wrath have I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting loving-kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer.

9 For this is [as] the waters of Noah unto me, since I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth: so have I sworn that I will no more be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving-kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah, that hath mercy on thee.

11 [Thou] afflicted, tossed with tempest, not comforted! Behold, I will set thy stones in antimony, and lay thy foundations with sapphires;

12 and I will make thy battlements of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of precious stones.

13 And all thy children [shall be] taught of Jehovah, and great shall be the peace of thy children.

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.

15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, [but] not by me: whosoever gathereth together against thee shall fall because of thee.

16 Behold, it is I who have created the smith that bloweth in the fire of coal, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the destroyer to ravage.

17 No weapon that is prepared against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah; and their righteousness is of me, saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 55

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat: yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price!

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him [for] a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation thou knowest not, and a nation [that] knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of Jehovah thy God, and the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6 Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto Jehovah, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.

9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall do that which I please, and it shall accomplish that for which I send it.

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 Thus saith Jehovah: Keep ye judgment and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that holdeth fast to it; that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

3 And let not the son of the alien, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak saying, Jehovah hath entirely separated me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree;

4 for thus saith Jehovah: Unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast to my covenant,

5 even unto them will I give in my house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the sons of the alien, that join themselves to Jehovah, to minister unto him and to love the name of Jehovah, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast to my covenant;

7 even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar: for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.

8 The Lord Jehovah, who gathereth the outcasts of Israel, saith: Yet will I gather [others] to him, with those of his that are gathered.

9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest.

10 His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:

11 and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

12 Come, [say they,] I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, [and] much more abundant.

King James Version

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.

13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 53

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 55

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.

10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Latin Vulgate

Isaiah 52

1 consurge consurge induere fortitudine tua Sion induere vestimentis gloriae tuae Hierusalem civitas sancti quia non adiciet ultra ut pertranseat per te incircumcisus et inmundus

2 excutere de pulvere consurge sede Hierusalem solve vincula colli tui captiva filia Sion

3 quia haec dicit Dominus gratis venundati estis et sine argento redimemini

4 quia haec dicit Dominus Deus in Aegyptum descendit populus meus in principio ut colonus esset ibi et Assur absque ulla causa calumniatus est eum

5 et nunc quid mihi est hic dicit Dominus quoniam ablatus est populus meus gratis dominatores eius inique agunt dicit Dominus et iugiter tota die nomen meum blasphematur

6 propter hoc sciet populus meus nomen meum in die illa quia ego ipse qui loquebar ecce adsum

7 quam pulchri super montes pedes adnuntiantis et praedicantis pacem adnuntiantis bonum praedicantis salutem dicentis Sion regnavit Deus tuus

8 vox speculatorum tuorum levaverunt vocem simul laudabunt quia oculum ad oculum videbunt cum converterit Dominus Sion

9 gaudete et laudate simul deserta Hierusalem quia consolatus est Dominus populum suum redemit Hierusalem

10 paravit Dominus brachium sanctum suum in oculis omnium gentium et videbunt omnes fines terrae salutare Dei nostri

11 recedite recedite exite inde pollutum nolite tangere exite de medio eius mundamini qui fertis vasa Domini

12 quoniam non in tumultu exibitis nec in fuga properabitis praecedet enim vos Dominus et congregabit vos Deus Israhel

13 ecce intelleget servus meus exaltabitur et elevabitur et sublimis erit valde

14 sicut obstipuerunt super te multi sic inglorius erit inter viros aspectus eius et forma eius inter filios hominum

15 iste asperget gentes multas super ipsum continebunt reges os suum quia quibus non est narratum de eo viderunt et qui non audierunt contemplati sunt

Isaiah 53

1 quis credidit auditui nostro et brachium Domini cui revelatum est

2 et ascendet sicut virgultum coram eo et sicut radix de terra sitienti non est species ei neque decor et vidimus eum et non erat aspectus et desideravimus eum

3 despectum et novissimum virorum virum dolorum et scientem infirmitatem et quasi absconditus vultus eius et despectus unde nec reputavimus eum

4 vere languores nostros ipse tulit et dolores nostros ipse portavit et nos putavimus eum quasi leprosum et percussum a Deo et humiliatum

5 ipse autem vulneratus est propter iniquitates nostras adtritus est propter scelera nostra disciplina pacis nostrae super eum et livore eius sanati sumus

6 omnes nos quasi oves erravimus unusquisque in viam suam declinavit et Dominus posuit in eo iniquitatem omnium nostrum

7 oblatus est quia ipse voluit et non aperuit os suum sicut ovis ad occisionem ducetur et quasi agnus coram tondente obmutescet et non aperiet os suum

8 de angustia et de iudicio sublatus est generationem eius quis enarrabit quia abscisus est de terra viventium propter scelus populi mei percussit eum

9 et dabit impios pro sepultura et divitem pro morte sua eo quod iniquitatem non fecerit neque dolus fuerit in ore eius

10 et Dominus voluit conterere eum in infirmitate si posuerit pro peccato animam suam videbit semen longevum et voluntas Domini in manu eius dirigetur

11 pro eo quod laboravit anima eius videbit et saturabitur in scientia sua iustificabit ipse iustus servus meus multos et iniquitates eorum ipse portabit

12 ideo dispertiam ei plurimos et fortium dividet spolia pro eo quod tradidit in morte animam suam et cum sceleratis reputatus est et ipse peccatum multorum tulit et pro transgressoribus rogavit

Isaiah 54

1 lauda sterilis quae non paris decanta laudem et hinni quae non pariebas quoniam multi filii desertae magis quam eius quae habebat virum dicit Dominus

2 dilata locum tentorii tui et pelles tabernaculorum tuorum extende ne parcas longos fac funiculos tuos et clavos tuos consolida

3 ad dexteram enim et ad levam penetrabis et semen tuum gentes hereditabit et civitates desertas inhabitabit

4 noli timere quia non confunderis neque erubescas non enim te pudebit quia confusionis adulescentiae tuae oblivisceris et obprobrii viduitatis tuae non recordaberis amplius

5 quia dominabitur tui qui fecit te Dominus exercituum nomen eius et redemptor tuus Sanctus Israhel Deus omnis terrae vocabitur

6 quia ut mulierem derelictam et maerentem spiritu vocavit te Dominus et uxorem ab adulescentia abiectam dixit Deus tuus

7 ad punctum in modico dereliqui te et in miserationibus magnis congregabo te

8 in momento indignationis abscondi faciem meam parumper a te et in misericordia sempiterna misertus sum tui dixit redemptor tuus Dominus

9 sicut in diebus Noe istud mihi est cui iuravi ne inducerem aquas Noe ultra super terram sic iuravi ut non irascar tibi et non increpem te

10 montes enim commovebuntur et colles contremescent misericordia autem mea non recedet et foedus pacis meae non movebitur dixit miserator tuus Dominus

11 paupercula tempestate convulsa absque ulla consolatione ecce ego sternam per ordinem lapides tuos et fundabo te in sapphyris

12 et ponam iaspidem propugnacula tua et portas tuas in lapides sculptos et omnes terminos tuos in lapides desiderabiles

13 universos filios tuos doctos a Domino et multitudinem pacis filiis tuis

14 et in iustitia fundaberis recede procul a calumnia quia non timebis et a pavore quia non adpropinquabit tibi

15 ecce accola veniet qui non erat mecum advena quondam tuus adiungetur tibi

16 ecce ego creavi fabrum sufflantem in igne prunas et proferentem vas in opus suum et ego creavi interfectorem ad disperdendum

17 omne vas quod fictum est contra te non dirigetur et omnem linguam resistentem tibi in iudicio iudicabis haec hereditas servorum Domini et iustitia eorum apud me dicit Dominus

Isaiah 55

1 o omnes sitientes venite ad aquas et qui non habetis argentum properate emite et comedite venite emite absque argento et absque ulla commutatione vinum et lac

2 quare adpenditis argentum non in panibus et laborem vestrum non in saturitate audite audientes me et comedite bonum et delectabitur in crassitudine anima vestra

3 inclinate aurem vestram et venite ad me audite et vivet anima vestra et feriam vobis pactum sempiternum misericordias David fideles

4 ecce testem populis dedi eum ducem ac praeceptorem gentibus

5 ecce gentem quam nesciebas vocabis et gentes quae non cognoverunt te ad te current propter Dominum Deum tuum et Sanctum Israhel quia glorificavit te

6 quaerite Dominum dum inveniri potest invocate eum dum prope est

7 derelinquat impius viam suam et vir iniquus cogitationes suas et revertatur ad Dominum et miserebitur eius et ad Deum nostrum quoniam multus est ad ignoscendum

8 non enim cogitationes meae cogitationes vestrae neque viae vestrae viae meae dicit Dominus

9 quia sicut exaltantur caeli a terra sic exaltatae sunt viae meae a viis vestris et cogitationes meae a cogitationibus vestris

10 et quomodo descendit imber et nix de caelo et illuc ultra non revertitur sed inebriat terram et infundit eam et germinare eam facit et dat semen serenti et panem comedenti

11 sic erit verbum meum quod egredietur de ore meo non revertetur ad me vacuum sed faciet quaecumque volui et prosperabitur in his ad quae misi illud

12 quia in laetitia egrediemini et in pace deducemini montes et colles cantabunt coram vobis laudem et omnia ligna regionis plaudent manu

13 pro saliunca ascendet abies et pro urtica crescet myrtus et erit Dominus nominatus in signum aeternum quod non auferetur

Isaiah 56

1 haec dicit Dominus custodite iudicium et facite iustitiam quia iuxta est salus mea ut veniat et iustitia mea ut reveletur

2 beatus vir qui facit hoc et filius hominis qui adprehendit istud custodiens sabbatum ne polluat illud custodiens manus suas ne faciat omne malum

3 et non dicat filius advenae qui adheret Domino dicens separatione dividet me Dominus a populo suo et non dicat eunuchus ecce ego lignum aridum

4 quia haec dicit Dominus eunuchis qui custodierint sabbata mea et elegerint quae volui et tenuerint foedus meum

5 dabo eis in domo mea et in muris meis locum et nomen melius a filiis et filiabus nomen sempiternum dabo eis quod non peribit

6 et filios advenae qui adherent Domino ut colant eum et diligant nomen eius ut sint ei in servos omnem custodientem sabbatum ne polluat illud et tenentem foedus meum

7 adducam eos in montem sanctum meum et laetificabo eos in domo orationis meae holocausta eorum et victimae eorum placebunt mihi super altari meo quia domus mea domus orationis vocabitur cunctis populis

8 ait Dominus Deus qui congregat dispersos Israhel adhuc congregabo ad eum congregatos eius

9 omnes bestiae agri venite ad devorandum universae bestiae saltus

10 speculatores eius caeci omnes nescierunt universi canes muti non valentes latrare videntes vana dormientes et amantes somnia

11 et canes inpudentissimi nescierunt saturitatem ipsi pastores ignoraverunt intellegentiam omnes in viam suam declinaverunt unusquisque ad avaritiam suam a summo usque ad novissimum

12 venite sumamus vinum et impleamur ebrietate et erit sicut hodie sic et cras et multo amplius

NASB 1977

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no more come into you.

2 Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus says the LORD, ``You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."

4 For thus says the Lord GOD, ``My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there, then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

5 ``Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, ``seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" {Again} the LORD declares, ``Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

6 ``Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, `Here I am.'"

7 How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, {And} says to Zion, ``Your God reigns!"

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up {their} voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion.

9 Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD.

12 But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel {will be} your rear guard.

13 Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up, and greatly exalted.

14 Just as many were astonished at you, {My people,} So His appearance was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men.

15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no {stately} form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being {fell} upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living, For the transgression of my people to whom the stroke {was due?}

9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting {Him} to grief; If He would render Himself {as} a guilt offering, He will see {His} offspring, He will prolong {His} days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see {it} and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 ``Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no {child;} Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one {will be} more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

2 ``Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your pegs.

3 ``For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations, And they will resettle the desolate cities.

4 ``Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; Neither feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

5 ``For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

6 ``For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of {one's} youth when she is rejected," Says your God.

7 ``For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

8 ``In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.

9 ``For this is like the days of Noah to Me; When I swore that the waters of Noah Should not flood the earth again, So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, Nor will I rebuke you.

10 ``For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you.

11 ``O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.

12 ``Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones.

13 ``And all your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.

14 ``In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.

15 ``If anyone fiercely assails {you} it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.

16 ``Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin.

17 ``No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 55

1 ``Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

2 ``Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

3 ``Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, {According to} the faithful mercies shown to David.

4 ``Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.

5 ``Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."

6 Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

8 ``For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

9 ``For {as} the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

10 ``For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

11 So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding {in the matter} for which I sent it.

12 ``For you will go out with joy, And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap {their} hands.

13 ``Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

Isaiah 56

1 Thus says the LORD, ``Preserve justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.

2 ``How blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, ``The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Neither let the eunuch say, ``Behold, I am a dry tree."

4 For thus says the LORD, ``To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant,

5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.

6 ``Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And holds fast My covenant;

7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

8 The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, ``Yet {others} I will gather to them, to those {already} gathered."

9 All you beasts of the field, All you beasts in the forest, Come to eat.

10 His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are dumb dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

11 And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

12 ``Come," {they say,} ``let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

NASB 1995

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you.

2 Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus says the LORD, ``You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money."

4 For thus says the Lord GOD, ``My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

5 ``Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, ``seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" {Again} the LORD declares, ``Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

6 ``Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, `Here I am.'"

7 How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, {And} says to Zion, ``Your God reigns!"

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up {their} voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion.

9 Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD.

12 But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel {will be} your rear guard.

13 Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.

14 Just as many were astonished at you, {My people,} So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no {stately} form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being {fell} upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke {was due?}

9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting {Him} to grief; If He would render Himself {as} a guilt offering, He will see {His} offspring, He will prolong {His} days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see {it and} be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 ``Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no {child;} Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one {will be} more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

2 ``Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.

3 ``For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.

4 ``Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

5 ``For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

6 ``For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of {one's} youth when she is rejected," Says your God.

7 ``For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you.

8 ``In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.

9 ``For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you.

10 ``For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you.

11 ``O afflicted one, storm-tossed, {and} not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.

12 ``Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones.

13 ``All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.

14 ``In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.

15 ``If anyone fiercely assails {you} it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.

16 ``Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin.

17 ``No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 55

1 ``Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

2 ``Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

3 ``Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, {According to} the faithful mercies shown to David.

4 ``Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.

5 ``Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."

6 Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

8 ``For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

9 ``For {as} the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.

10 ``For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding {in the matter} for which I sent it.

12 ``For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap {their} hands.

13 ``Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

Isaiah 56

1 Thus says the LORD, ``Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.

2 ``How blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who takes hold of it; Who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, ``The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, ``Behold, I am a dry tree."

4 For thus says the LORD, ``To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant,

5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.

6 ``Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath And holds fast My covenant;

7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."

8 The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, ``Yet {others} I will gather to them, to those {already} gathered."

9 All you beasts of the field, All you beasts in the forest, Come to eat.

10 His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

11 And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

12 ``Come," {they say,} ``let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

NET Bible

Isaiah 52

1 Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful clothes, O Jerusalem, holy city! For uncircumcised and unclean pagans will no longer invade you.

2 Shake off the dirt! Get up, captive Jerusalem! Take off the iron chains around your neck, O captive daughter Zion!

3 For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and you will not be redeemed for money.”

4 For this is what the sovereign LORD says: “In the beginning my people went to live temporarily in Egypt; Assyria oppressed them for no good reason.

5 And now, what do we have here?” says the LORD. “Indeed my people have been carried away for nothing, those who rule over them taunt,” says the LORD, “and my name is constantly slandered all day long.

6 For this reason my people will know my name, for this reason they will know at that time that I am the one who says, ‘Here I am.’”

7 How delightful it is to see approaching over the mountains the feet of a messenger who announces peace, a messenger who brings good news, who announces deliverance, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

8 Listen, your watchmen shout; in unison they shout for joy, for they see with their very own eyes the LORD’s return to Zion.

9 In unison give a joyful shout, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the LORD consoles his people; he protects Jerusalem.

10 The LORD reveals his royal power in the sight of all the nations; the entire earth sees our God deliver.

11 Leave! Leave! Get out of there! Don’t touch anything unclean! Get out of it! Stay pure, you who carry the LORD’s holy items!

12 Yet do not depart quickly or leave in a panic. For the LORD goes before you; the God of Israel is your rear guard.

13 “Look, my servant will succeed! He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted –

14 (just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man;

15 his form was so marred he no longer looked human – so now he will startle many nations. Kings will be shocked by his exaltation, for they will witness something unannounced to them, and they will understand something they had not heard about.

Isaiah 53

1 Who would have believed what we just heard? When was the LORD’s power revealed through him?

2 He sprouted up like a twig before God, like a root out of parched soil; he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, no special appearance that we should want to follow him.

3 He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.

4 But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.

5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed.

6 All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the LORD caused the sin of all of us to attack him.

7 He was treated harshly and afflicted, but he did not even open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughtering block, like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not even open his mouth.

8 He was led away after an unjust trial – but who even cared? Indeed, he was cut off from the land of the living; because of the rebellion of his own people he was wounded.

9 They intended to bury him with criminals, but he ended up in a rich man’s tomb, because he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully.

10 Though the LORD desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the LORD’s purpose will be accomplished through him.

11 Having suffered, he will reflect on his work, he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done. “My servant will acquit many, for he carried their sins.

12 So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, because he willingly submitted to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened on behalf of the rebels.”

Isaiah 54

1 “Shout for joy, O barren one who has not given birth! Give a joyful shout and cry out, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one are more numerous than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.

2 Make your tent larger, stretch your tent curtains farther out! Spare no effort, lengthen your ropes, and pound your stakes deep.

3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your children will conquer nations and will resettle desolate cities.

4 Don’t be afraid, for you will not be put to shame! Don’t be intimidated, for you will not be humiliated! You will forget about the shame you experienced in your youth; you will no longer remember the disgrace of your abandonment.

5 For your husband is the one who made you – the LORD who commands armies is his name. He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called “God of the entire earth.”

6 “Indeed, the LORD will call you back like a wife who has been abandoned and suffers from depression, like a young wife when she has been rejected,” says your God.

7 “For a short time I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

8 In a burst of anger I rejected you momentarily, but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you,” says your protector, the LORD.

9 “As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah’s time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah’s flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.

10 Even if the mountains are removed and the hills displaced, my devotion will not be removed from you, nor will my covenant of friendship be displaced,” says the LORD, the one who has compassion on you.

11 “O afflicted one, driven away, and unconsoled! Look, I am about to set your stones in antimony and I lay your foundation with lapis-lazuli.

12 I will make your pinnacles out of gems, your gates out of beryl, and your outer wall out of beautiful stones.

13 All your children will be followers of the LORD, and your children will enjoy great prosperity.

14 You will be reestablished when I vindicate you. You will not experience oppression; indeed, you will not be afraid. You will not be terrified, for nothing frightening will come near you.

15 If anyone dares to challenge you, it will not be my doing! Whoever tries to challenge you will be defeated.

16 Look, I create the craftsman, who fans the coals into a fire and forges a weapon. I create the destroyer so he might devastate.

17 No weapon forged to be used against you will succeed; you will refute everyone who tries to accuse you. This is what the LORD will do for his servants – I will vindicate them,” says the LORD.

Isaiah 55

1 “Hey, all who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come! Buy and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without cost!

2 Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!

3 Pay attention and come to me! Listen, so you can live! Then I will make an unconditional covenantal promise to you, just like the reliable covenantal promises I made to David.

4 Look, I made him a witness to nations, a ruler and commander of nations.”

5 Look, you will summon nations you did not previously know; nations that did not previously know you will run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he bestows honor on you.

6 Seek the LORD while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!

7 The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the LORD, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.

8 “Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,

9 for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.

10 The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat.

11 In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.”

12 Indeed you will go out with joy; you will be led along in peace; the mountains and hills will give a joyful shout before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands.

13 Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the LORD, a permanent reminder that will remain.

Isaiah 56

1 This is what the LORD says, “Promote justice! Do what is right! For I am ready to deliver you; I am ready to vindicate you openly.

2 The people who do this will be blessed, the people who commit themselves to obedience, who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, who refrain from doing anything that is wrong.

3 No foreigner who becomes a follower of the LORD should say, ‘The LORD will certainly exclude me from his people.’ The eunuch should not say, ‘Look, I am like a dried-up tree.’”

4 For this is what the LORD says: “For the eunuchs who observe my Sabbaths and choose what pleases me and are faithful to my covenant,

5 I will set up within my temple and my walls a monument that will be better than sons and daughters. I will set up a permanent monument for them that will remain.

6 As for foreigners who become followers of the LORD and serve him, who love the name of the LORD and want to be his servants – all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, and who are faithful to my covenant –

7 I will bring them to my holy mountain; I will make them happy in the temple where people pray to me. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my temple will be known as a temple where all nations may pray.”

8 The sovereign LORD says this, the one who gathers the dispersed of Israel: “I will still gather them up.”

9 All you wild animals in the fields, come and devour, all you wild animals in the forest!

10 All their watchmen are blind, they are unaware. All of them are like mute dogs, unable to bark. They pant, lie down, and love to snooze.

11 The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.

12 Each one says, ‘Come on, I’ll get some wine! Let’s guzzle some beer! Tomorrow will be just like today! We’ll have everything we want!’

New International Version

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.

2 Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion.

3 For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."

4 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "At first my people went down to Egypt to live; lately, Assyria has oppressed them.

5 "And now what do I have here?" declares the LORD. "For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock, " declares the LORD. "And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I."

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.

9 Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.

12 But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

13 See, my servant will act wisely ; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him -- his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness--

15 so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light [of life] and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 "Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.

2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.

3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

4 "Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

5 For your Maker is your husband-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.

6 The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit-- a wife who married young, only to be rejected," says your God.

7 "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.

8 In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.

9 "To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.

10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

11 "O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires.

12 I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.

13 All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace.

14 In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.

15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

16 "See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;

17 no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 55

1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples.

5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor."

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed."

Isaiah 56

1 This is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man who does this, the man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3 Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people." And let not any eunuch complain, "I am only a dry tree."

4 For this is what the LORD says: "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant--

5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant--

7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."

8 The Sovereign LORD declares-- he who gathers the exiles of Israel: "I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered."

9 Come, all you beasts of the field, come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!

10 Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.

11 They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain.

12 "Come," each one cries, "let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."

Original Hebrew

Isaiah 52

1 ¶`Uwriy! `Uwriy! Libshiy `uzeek, Tsiyown! Libshiy bigdeey tip'arteek, Yªruwshaalaim, `iyr haqodesh! Kiy lo' yowciyp yaabo'-baak `owd `aareel wªTaamee'!

2 Hitna`ariy mee`aapaar! Quwmiy! Shªbiy, Yªruwshaalaaim! Hitpatchiy (*) mowcªreey, tsawaa'reek shªbiyaah bat-Tsiyown!

3 ¶Kiy-koh 'aamar Yahweh: Chinaam nimkartem, wªlo' bªkecep tigaa'eeluw.

4 ¶Kiy koh 'aamar 'Adonaay Yahweh: Mitsrayim yaarad-`amiy baari'shonaah laaguwr shaam. Wª-'Ashuwr bª'epec `ashaaqow.

5 ¶Wª`ataah mah-(*) liy-poh? nª'um-Yahweh, kiy-luqach `amiy chinaam. Moshªlaayw (*) yªhowlaaluw (*), nª'um-Yahweh. Wªtaamiyd kaal-hayowm shªmiy mino'aats.

6 Laakeen, yeeda` `amiy shªmiy. Laakeen, bayowm hahuw' kiy-'ªniy-huw' hamªdabeer hineeniy!

7 ¶Mah-naa'wuw `al-hehaariym ragleey mªbaseer, mashmiya` shaalowm, mªbaseer Towb, mashmiya` yªshuw`aah, 'omeer lª-Tsiyown: Maalak 'Elohaayik!

8 Qowl tsopayik naasª'uw qowl. Yachdaaw yªraneenuw. Kiy `ayin bª`ayin yir'uw, bªshuwb Yahweh Tsiyown.

9 ¶Pitschuw! Ranªnuw yachdaaw, chaarªbowt Yªruwshaalaaim, kiy-nicham Yahweh `amow. Gaa'al Yªruwshaalaaim.

10 Chaasap Yahweh 'et-zªrowa` qaadªshow lª`eeyneey kaal-hagowyim. Wªraa'uw kaal-'apceey-'aarets 'eet yªshuw`at 'Eloheeynuw.

11 ¶Cuwruw! Cuwruw! Tsª'uw mishaam! Taamee' 'al-tigaa`uw! Tsª'uw mitowkaah hibaaruw nosª'eey kªleey Yahweh.

12 Kiy lo' bªchipaazown teetsee'uw uwbimnuwcaah. Lo' teeleekuwn kiy-holeek lipªneeykem Yahweh. Uwm'acipkem 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel.

13 ¶Hineeh, yaskiyl `abdiy. Yaaruwm wªnisaa' wªgaabah mª'od.

14 Ka'ªsher shaamªmuw `aaleykaa (*) -- rabiym keen-mishchat mee'iysh mar'eehuw wªto'arow mibneey 'aadaam --

15 keen yazeh (*) gowyim rabiym. `Aalaayw yiqpªtsuw mªlaakiym piyhem. Kiy 'ªsher lo'-cupar laahem raa'uw. Wa'ªsher lo'-shaamª`uw hitbownaanuw.

Isaiah 53

1 ¶Miy he'ªmiyn lishmu`aateenuw? Uwzrowa` Yahweh `al-miy niglaataah?

2 Waya`al kayowneeq, lªpaanaayw wªkashoresh mee'erets tsiyaah. Lo'-to'ar low wªlo' haadaar wªnir'eehuw. Wªlo'-mar'eh wªnechmªdeehuw.

3 Nibzeh wachadal 'iyshiym, 'iysh mak'obowt, wiyduwa` choliy. Uwkmacteer paaniym mimenuw, nibzeh, wªlo' chªshabnuhuw.

4 ¶'Aakeen chaalaayeenuw huw' naasaa' uwmak'obeeynuw cªbaalaam. Wa'ªnachnuw chªshabnuhuw naaguwa` mukeeh 'Elohiym uwm`uneh.

5 Wªhuw' mªcholaal mipªshaa`eenuw, mªdukaa' mee`ªwonoteeynuw. Muwcar shªlowmeenuw `aalaayw. Uwbachaburaatow nirpaa'-laanuw.

6 Kulaanuw katso'n taa`iynuw. 'Iysh lªdarkow paaniynuw. Wa-Yahweh hipgiya` bow 'eet `ªwon kulaanuw.

7 ¶Nigas wªhuw' na`ªneh, wªlo' yiptach-piyw kaseh laTebach yuwbaal. Uwkraacheel lipªneey gozªzeyhaa ne'ªlaamaah, wªlo' yiptach piyw.

8 ¶Mee`otser uwmimishpaaT luqaach. Wª'et-dowrow miy yªsowcheeach? Kiy -nigzar mee'erets chayiym. Mipesha` `amiy nega` laamow.

9 Wayiteen 'et-rªshaa`iym qibrow, wª'et-`aashiyr bªmotaayw, `al lo'-chaamaac `aasaah, wªlo' mirmaah bªpiyw.

10 ¶Wa-Yahweh chaapeets dak'ow hechªliy. 'Im-taasiym (*) 'aashaam napshow, yir'eh zera` ya'ariyk yaamiym. Wªcheepets Yahweh bªyaadow yitslaach.

11 Mee`ªmal napshow, yir'eh 'owr (*) yisbaa` (*). Bªda`ªtow yatsdiyq tsadiyq `abdiy laarabiym. Wa`awonotaam huw' yicbol.

12 Laakeen, 'achaleq-low baarabiym. Wª'et-`ªtsuwmiym yªchaleeq shaalaal. Tachat 'ªsher he`ªraah lamaawet napshow wª'et-poshª`iym nimnaah. Wªhuw' cheeTª'-rabiym naasaa' wªlaposhª`iym yapgiya`.

Isaiah 54

1 ¶Raaniy, `ªqaaraah lo' yaalaadaah! Pitschiy rinaah wªtsahaliy lo'-chaalaah! Kiy-rabiym bªneey-showmeemaah mibneey bª`uwlaah, 'aamar Yahweh.

2 Harªchiybiy mªqowm 'aahaaleek. Wiyriy`owt mishkªnowtayik yaTuw. 'Al-tachsokiy. Ha'ªriykiy meeytaarayik wiyteedotayik chazeeqiy.

3 Kiy-yaamiyn uwsmo'wl tiprotsiy. Wªzarª`eek gowyim yiyraash wª`aariym nªshamowt yowshiybuw.

4 ¶'Al-tiyr'iy, kiy-lo' teebowshiy. Wª'al-tikaalªmiy, kiy lo' tachpiyriy. Kiy boshet `ªluwmayik tishkaachiy wªcherªpat 'almªnuwtayik lo' tizkªriy-`owd.

5 Kiy bo`ªlayik `Osayik; Yahweh tsªbaa'owt shªmow. Wªgo'ªleek Qªdowsh Yisraa'eel. 'Eloheey kaal-haa'aarets yiqaaree'.

6 ¶Kiy-kª'ishaah `ªzuwbaah wa`atsuwbat ruwach qªraa'aak Yahweh, wª'eeshet nª`uwriym kiy timaa'eec, 'aamar 'Elohaayik.

7 Bªrega` qaaTon `ªzabtiyk, uwbrachªmiym gªdoliym 'ªqabtseek.

8 Bªshetsep qetsep hictartiy paanay rega` mimeek, uwbcheced `owlaam richamtiyk, 'aamar go'ªleek Yahweh.

9 ¶Kiymeey (*) Noach zo't liy. 'Asher nishba`ªtiy mee`ªbor meey-Noach `owd `al-haa'aarets, keen nishba`ªtiy miqtsop `aalayik uwmig`aar-baak.

10 Kiy hehaariym yaamuwshuw wªhagªbaa`owt tªmuwTenaah, wªchacdiy mee'iteek lo'-yaamuwsh. Uwbriyt shªlowmiy lo' taamuwT, 'aamar mªrachameek Yahweh.

11 ¶`Aniyaah, co`araah lo' nuchaamaah. Hineeh, 'aanokiy marbiyts bapuwk 'abaanayik. Wiycadtiyk bacapiyriym.

12 Wªsamtiy kadkod shimshotayik uwsh`aarayik lª'abneey 'eqdaach wªkaal-gªbuwleek lª'abneey-cheepets.

13 ¶Wªkaal-baanayik limuwdeey Yahweh. Wªrab shªlowm baanaayik.

14 Bitsªdaaqaah tikownaaniy. Rachªqiy mee`osheq kiy-lo' tiyraa'iy. Uwmimchitaah kiy lo'-tiqrab 'eelaayik.

15 Heen, gowr yaaguwr 'epec mee'owtiy. Miy-gaar 'itaak `aalayik yipowl?

16 ¶Hineeh (*), 'aanokiy baaraa'tiy chaaraash nopeeach bª'eesh pechaam uwmowtsiy' kªliy lªma`ªseehuw. Wª'aanokiy baaraa'tiy mashchiyt lªchabeel.

17 Kaal-kªliy yuwtsar `aalayik lo' yitslaach. Wªkaal-laashown taaquwm-'itaak lamishpaaT tarshiy`iy. Zo't nachªlat `abdeey Yahweh wªtsidqaataam mee'itiy, nª'um-Yahweh.

Isaiah 55

1 ¶Howy, kaal-tsaamee'! Lªkuw lamayim. Wa'ªsher 'eeyn-low kaacep, lªkuw, shibruw we'ªkoluw. Uwlkuw, shibruw bªlow'-kecep uwblow' mªchiyr yayin wªchaalaab.

2 Laamaah tishqªluw-kecep bªlow'-lechem wiygiy`akem bªlow' lªsaabª`aah? Shim`uw shaamowa` 'eelay wª'ikluw-Towb. Wªtit`anag badeshen napshªkem.

3 ¶HaTuw 'aaznªkem, uwlkuw 'eelay. Shim`uw uwtchiy napshªkem. Wª'ekrªtaah laakem bªriyt `owlaam, chacdeey Daawid hane'ªmaaniym.

4 Heen, `eed lª'uwmiym nªtatiyw, naagiyd uwmtsaweeh lª'umiym.

5 Heen, gowy lo'-teeda` tiqraa'. Wªgowy lo'-yªdaa`uwkaa 'eeleykaa yaaruwtsuw, lªma`an Yahweh 'Eloheykaa wªliqdowsh Yisraa'eel, kiy pee'araak.

6 ¶Dirshuw Yahweh bªhimaatsª'ow! Qªraa'uhuw bihªyowtow qaarowb.

7 Ya`ªzob raashaa` darkow wª'iysh 'aawen machshªbotaayw. Wªyaashob 'el-Yahweh wiyrachameehuw, wª'el-'Eloheeynuw kiy-yarbeh liclowach.

8 Kiy lo' machshªbowtay machshªbowteeykem. Wªlo' darkeeykem dªraakaay, nª'um Yahweh.

9 Kiy-gaabªhuw shaamayim mee'aarets, keen gaabªhuw dªraakay midarkeeykem uwmachshªbotay mimachshªboteeykem.

10 ¶Kiy ka'ªsher yeereed hageshem wªhasheleg min-hashaamayim, wªshaamaah lo' yaashuwb kiy 'im-hirwaah 'et-haa'aarets, wªhowliydaah wªhitsmiychaah wªnaatan zera` lazoreea` wªlechem laa'okeel,

11 keen yihªyeh dªbaariy 'ªsher yeetsee' mipiy. Lo'-yaashuwb 'eelay reeyqaam. Kiy 'im-`aasaah 'et-'ªsher chaapatstiy wªhitsliyach 'ªsher shªlachtiyw.

12 ¶Kiy-bªsimchaah teetsee'uw uwbshaalowm tuwbaaluwn. Hehaariym wªhagªbaa`owt yiptsªchuw lipªneeykem rinaah. Wªkaal-`ªtseey hasaadeh yimcha'uw-kaap.

13 Tachat hana`ªtsuwts ya`ªleh bªrowsh. Wªtachat (*) hacirpad ya`ªleh hªdac. Wªhaayaah la-Yahweh lªsheem, lª'owt `owlaam lo' yikaareet!

Isaiah 56

1 ¶Koh 'aamar Yahweh: Shimruw mishpaaT wa`ªsuw tsªdaaqaah. Kiy-qªrowbaah yªshuw`aatiy laabow' wªtsidqaatiy lªhigaalowt.

2 Ashreey 'ªnowsh ya`ªseh-zo't uwben-'aadaam yachaziyq baah. Shomeer shabaat meechalªlow wªshomeer yaadow mee`ªsowt kaal-raa`.

3 ¶Wª'al-yo'mar ben-haneekaar hanilwaah 'el-Yahweh lee'mor, Habdeel yabdiylaniy Yahweh mee`al `amow. ¶Wª'al-yo'mar hacaariyc, Heen, 'ªniy `eets yaabeesh.

4 Kiy-koh 'aamar Yahweh: Lacaariyciym 'ªsher yishmªruw 'et-shabtowtay uwbaacharuw ba'ªsher chaapaatsªtiy uwmachaziyqiym bibriytiy,

5 wªnaatatiy laahem bªbeeytiy uwbchowmotay yaad waasheem -- Towb mibaaniym uwmibaanowt. Sheem `owlaam 'eten-low 'ªsher lo' yikaareet.

6 ¶Uwbneey haneekaar hanilwiym `al-Yahweh, lªshaarªtow uwl'ahªbaah 'et-sheem Yahweh lihªyowt low la`ªbaadiym -- kaal-shomeer shabaat meechalªlow uwmachaziyqiym bibriytiy --

7 wahªbiy'owtiym 'el-har qaadªshiy wªsimachtiym bªbeeyt tªpilaatiy. `Owloteeyhem wªzibcheeyhem lªraatsown `al-mizbªchiy. Kiy beeytiy beeyt-tªpilaah yiqaaree' lªkaal-haa`amiym.

8 ¶Nª'um 'Adonaay Yahweh mªqabeets nidcheey Yisraa'eel: `Owd 'aqabeets `aalaayw lªniqbaatsaayw.

9 ¶Kol chaytow saadaay, 'eetaayuw le'ªkol, kaal-chaytow bayaa`ar.

10 Tsopaayw (*) `iwriym. Kulaam lo' yaadaa`uw. Kulaam kªlaabiym 'ilmiym. Lo' yuwkªluw linboach, hoziym, shokªbiym, 'ohªbeey laanuwm.

11 Wªhakªlaabiym `azeey-nepesh. Lo' yaadª`uw saabª`aah. Wªheemaah ro`iym lo' yaadª`uw haabiyn. Kulaam lªdarkaam paanuw, 'iysh lªbits`ow miqaatseehuw.

12 Eetaayuw, 'eqchaah-yayin! Wªnicbª'aah sheekaar! Wªhaayaah kaazeh yowm maachaar -- gaadowl yeter mª'od!

Revised Standard Version

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise, O captive Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus says the LORD: "You were sold for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus says the Lord GOD: My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there, and the Assyrian oppressed them for nothing.

5 Now therefore what have I here, says the LORD, seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail, says the LORD, and continually all the day my name is despised.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here am I."

7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns."

8 Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the LORD to Zion.

9 Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out thence, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the LORD.

12 For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

13 Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.

14 As many were astonished at him--his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men--

15 so shall he startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which has not been told them they shall see, and that which they have not heard they shall understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?

9 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand;

11 he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in travail! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her that is married, says the LORD.

2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; hold not back, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.

3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.

4 Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

5 For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.

6 For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.

7 For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you.

8 In overflowing wrath for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the LORD, your Redeemer.

9 For this is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you and will not rebuke you.

10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

11 O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

12 I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones.

13 All your sons shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the prosperity of your sons.

14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

15 If any one stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.

16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy;

17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, says the LORD."

Isaiah 55

1 Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

4 Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

5 Behold, you shall call nations that you know not, and nations that knew you not shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;

7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

11 so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

12 For you shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial, for an everlasting sign which shall not be cut off."

Isaiah 56

1 Thus says the LORD: "Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from his people"; and let not the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

4 For thus says the LORD: "To the eunuchs who keep my sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant,

5 I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which shall not be cut off.

6 And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, every one who keeps the sabbath, and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant--

7 these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 Thus says the Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered."

9 All you beasts of the field, come to devour--all you beasts in the forest.

10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. The shepherds also have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all.

12 Come, they say, "let us get wine, let us fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure."

Spanish LBLA

Isaiah 52

1 Despierta, despierta, vÌstete de tu poder, oh Sion; vÌstete de tus ropajes hermosos, oh JerusalÈn, ciudad santa. Porque el incircunciso y el inmundo no volver·n a entrar en ti.

2 Sal del polvo, lev·ntate, cautiva JerusalÈn; lÌbrate de las cadenas de tu cuello, cautiva hija de Sion.

3 Porque asÌ dice el SENOR: De balde fuisteis vendidos y sin dinero serÈis redimidos.

4 Porque asÌ dice el Senor DIOS: Mi pueblo descendiÛ a Egipto al principio para residir allÌ; despuÈs los asirios sin motivo los oprimieron.

5 Y ahora, øquÈ hago yo aquÌ --declara el SENOR-- viendo que se llevan a mi pueblo sin causa? {TambiÈn} declara el SENOR: Sus dominadores dan gritos, y sin cesar mi nombre es blasfemado todo el dÌa.

6 Por tanto, mi pueblo conocer· mi nombre; asÌ que en aquel dÌa {comprender·n} que yo soy el que dice: ``Heme aquÌ."

7 °QuÈ hermosos son sobre los montes los pies del que trae buenas nuevas, del que anuncia la paz, del que trae las buenas nuevas de gozo, del que anuncia la salvaciÛn, {y} dice a Sion: Tu Dios reina!

8 °Una voz! Tus centinelas alzan la voz, a una gritan de j?bilo porque ver·n con sus propios ojos cuando el SENOR restaure a Sion.

9 Prorrumpid a una en gritos de j?bilo, lugares desolados de JerusalÈn, porque el SENOR ha consolado a su pueblo, ha redimido a JerusalÈn.

10 El SENOR ha desnudado su santo brazo a la vista de todas las naciones, y todos los confines de la tierra ver·n la salvaciÛn de nuestro Dios.

11 Apartaos, apartaos, salid de allÌ, nada inmundo toquÈis; salid de en medio de ella, purificaos, vosotros que llev·is las vasijas del SENOR.

12 Pues no saldrÈis precipitadamente, ni irÈis como fugitivos; porque delante de vosotros ir· el SENOR, y vuestra retaguardia {ser·} el Dios de Israel.

13 He aquÌ, mi siervo prosperar·, ser· enaltecido, levantado y en gran manera exaltado.

14 De la manera que muchos se asombraron de ti, {pueblo mÌo,} asÌ fue desfigurada su apariencia m·s que la de {cualquier} hombre, y su aspecto m·s que el de los hijos de los hombres.

15 Ciertamente El asombrar· a muchas naciones, los reyes cerrar·n la boca ante El; porque lo que no les habÌan contado ver·n, y lo que no habÌan oÌdo entender·n.

Isaiah 53

1 øQuiÈn ha creÌdo a nuestro mensaje? øA quiÈn se ha revelado el brazo del SENOR?

2 CreciÛ delante de El como renuevo tierno, como raÌz de tierra seca; no tiene aspecto {hermoso} ni majestad para que le miremos, ni apariencia para que le deseemos.

3 Fue despreciado y desechado de los hombres, varÛn de dolores y experimentado en aflicciÛn; y como uno de quien {los hombres} esconden el rostro, fue despreciado, y no le estimamos.

4 Ciertamente El llevÛ nuestras enfermedades, y cargÛ con nuestros dolores; con todo, nosotros le tuvimos por azotado, por herido de Dios y afligido.

5 Mas El fue herido por nuestras transgresiones, molido por nuestras iniquidades. El castigo, por nuestra paz, {cayÛ} sobre El, y por sus heridas hemos sido sanados.

6 Todos nosotros nos descarriamos como ovejas, nos apartamos cada cual por su camino; pero el SENOR hizo que cayera sobre El la iniquidad de todos nosotros.

7 Fue oprimido y afligido, pero no abriÛ su boca; como cordero que es llevado al matadero, y como oveja que ante sus trasquiladores permanece muda, no abriÛ El su boca.

8 Por opresiÛn y juicio fue quitado; y en cuanto a su generaciÛn, øquiÈn tuvo en cuenta que El fuera cortado de la tierra de los vivientes por la transgresiÛn de mi pueblo, a quien {correspondÌa} la herida?

9 Se dispuso con los impÌos su sepultura, pero con el rico fue en su muerte, aunque no habÌa hecho violencia, ni habÌa engano en su boca.

10 Pero quiso el SENOR quebrantarle, sometiÈndo{le} a padecimiento. Cuando El se entregue a sÌ mismo {como} ofrenda de expiaciÛn, ver· a {su} descendencia, prolongar· {sus} dÌas, y la voluntad del SENOR en su mano prosperar·.

11 Debido a la angustia de su alma, El {lo} ver· {y} quedar· satisfecho. Por su conocimiento, el Justo, mi Siervo, justificar· a muchos, y cargar· las iniquidades de ellos.

12 Por tanto, yo le darÈ parte con los grandes y con los fuertes repartir· despojos, porque derramÛ su alma hasta la muerte y con los transgresores fue contado, llevando El el pecado de muchos, e intercediendo por los transgresores.

Isaiah 54

1 Grita de j?bilo, oh estÈril, la que no ha dado a luz; prorrumpe en gritos de j?bilo y clama en alta voz, la que no ha estado de parto; porque son m·s los hijos de la desolada que los hijos de la casada --dice el SENOR.

2 Ensancha el lugar de tu tienda, extiende las cortinas de tus moradas, no escatimes; alarga tus cuerdas, y refuerza tus estacas.

3 Porque te extender·s hacia la derecha y hacia la izquierda; tu descendencia poseer· naciones, y poblar·n ciudades desoladas.

4 No temas, pues no ser·s avergonzada; ni te sientas humillada, pues no ser·s agraviada; sino que te olvidar·s de la verg¸enza de tu juventud, y del oprobio de tu viudez no te acordar·s m·s.

5 Porque tu esposo es tu Hacedor, el SENOR de los ejÈrcitos es su nombre; y tu Redentor es el Santo de Israel, que se llama Dios de toda la tierra.

6 Porque como a mujer abandonada y afligida de espÌritu, te ha llamado el SENOR, y como a esposa de la juventud que es repudiada --dice tu Dios.

7 Por un breve momento te abandonÈ, pero con gran compasiÛn te recogerÈ.

8 En un acceso de ira escondÌ mi rostro de ti por un momento, pero con misericordia eterna tendrÈ compasiÛn de ti --dice el SENOR tu Redentor.

9 Porque esto es para mÌ como en los dÌas de NoÈ, cuando jurÈ que las aguas de NoÈ nunca m·s inundarÌan la tierra; asÌ he jurado que no me enojarÈ contra ti, ni te reprenderÈ.

10 Porque los montes ser·n quitados y las colinas temblar·n, pero mi misericordia no se apartar· de ti, y el pacto de mi paz no ser· quebrantado --dice el SENOR, que tiene compasiÛn de ti.

11 Oh afligida, azotada por la tempestad, sin consuelo, he aquÌ, yo asentarÈ tus piedras en antimonio, y tus cimientos en zafiros.

12 HarÈ tus almenas de rubÌes, tus puertas de cristal y todo tu muro de piedras preciosas.

13 Todos tus hijos {ser·n} ensenados por el SENOR, y grande {ser·} el bienestar de tus hijos.

14 En justicia ser·s establecida. Estar·s lejos de la opresiÛn, pues no temer·s, y del terror, pues no se acercar· a ti.

15 Si alguno {te} ataca ferozmente, no ser· de mi parte. Cualquiera que te ataque, por causa de ti caer·.

16 He aquÌ, yo he creado al herrero que sopla las brasas en el fuego y saca una herramienta para su trabajo; yo he creado al devastador para destruir.

17 Ning?n arma forjada contra ti prosperar·, y condenar·s toda lengua que se alce contra ti en juicio. Esta es la herencia de los siervos del SENOR, y su justificaciÛn viene de mÌ --declara el SENOR.

Isaiah 55

1 Todos los sedientos, venid a las aguas; y los que no tenÈis dinero, venid, comprad y comed. Venid, comprad vino y leche sin dinero y sin costo alguno.

2 øPor quÈ gast·is dinero en lo que no es pan, y vuestro salario en lo que no sacia? Escuchadme atentamente, y comed lo que es bueno, y se deleitar· vuestra alma en la abundancia.

3 Inclinad vuestro oÌdo y venid a mÌ, escuchad y vivir· vuestra alma; y harÈ con vosotros un pacto eterno, {conforme a} las fieles misericordias mostradas a David.

4 He aquÌ, lo he puesto por testigo a los pueblos, por guÌa y jefe de las naciones.

5 He aquÌ, llamar·s a una naciÛn que no conocÌas, y una naciÛn que no te conocÌa, correr· a ti a causa del SENOR tu Dios, el Santo de Israel; porque El te ha glorificado.

6 Buscad al SENOR mientras puede ser hallado, llamadle en tanto que est· cerca.

7 Abandone el impÌo su camino, y el hombre inicuo sus pensamientos, y vuÈlvase al SENOR, que tendr· de Èl compasiÛn, al Dios nuestro, que ser· amplio en perdonar.

8 Porque mis pensamientos no son vuestros pensamientos, ni vuestros caminos mis caminos --declara el SENOR.

9 Porque {como} los cielos son m·s altos que la tierra, asÌ mis caminos son m·s altos que vuestros caminos, y mis pensamientos m·s que vuestros pensamientos.

10 Porque como descienden de los cielos la lluvia y la nieve, y no vuelven all· sino que riegan la tierra, haciÈndola producir y germinar, dando semilla al sembrador y pan al que come,

11 asÌ ser· mi palabra que sale de mi boca, no volver· a mÌ vacÌa sin haber realizado lo que deseo, y logrado {el propÛsito} para el cual la enviÈ.

12 Porque con alegrÌa saldrÈis, y con paz serÈis conducidos; los montes y las colinas prorrumpir·n en gritos de j?bilo delante de vosotros, y todos los ·rboles del campo batir·n palmas.

13 En lugar del espino crecer· el ciprÈs, y en lugar de la ortiga crecer· el mirto; y esto ser· para gloria del SENOR, para senal eterna que nunca ser· borrada.

Isaiah 56

1 AsÌ dice el SENOR: Preservad el derecho y haced justicia, porque mi salvaciÛn est· para llegar y mi justicia para ser revelada.

2 Cu·n bienaventurado es el hombre que hace esto, y el hijo del hombre que a ello se aferra; que guarda el dÌa de reposo sin profanarlo, y guarda su mano de hacer mal alguno.

3 Que el extranjero que se ha allegado al SENOR, no diga: Ciertamente el SENOR me separar· de su pueblo. Ni diga el eunuco: He aquÌ, soy un ·rbol seco.

4 Porque asÌ dice el SENOR: A los eunucos que guardan mis dÌas de reposo, escogen lo que me agrada y se mantienen firmes en mi pacto,

5 les darÈ en mi casa y en mis muros un lugar, y un nombre mejor que el de hijos e hijas; les darÈ nombre eterno que nunca ser· borrado.

6 Y a los extranjeros que se alleguen al SENOR para servirle, y para amar el nombre del SENOR, para ser sus siervos, a todos los que guardan el dÌa de reposo sin profanarlo, y se mantienen firmes en mi pacto,

7 yo los traerÈ a mi santo monte, y los alegrarÈ en mi casa de oraciÛn. Sus holocaustos y sus sacrificios ser·n aceptos sobre mi altar; porque mi casa ser· llamada casa de oraciÛn para todos los pueblos.

8 Declara el Senor DIOS que re?ne a los dispersos de Israel: TodavÌa les juntarÈ {otros} a los {ya} reunidos.

9 Bestias todas del campo, venid a comer, bestias todas del bosque.

10 Sus centinelas son ciegos, ninguno sabe nada. Todos son perros mudos que no pueden ladrar, sonadores acostados, amigos de dormir;

11 y los perros son voraces, no se sacian. Y ellos son pastores que no saben entender; todos se han apartado por su camino, cada cual, hasta el ?ltimo, busca su propia ganancia.

12 Venid --{dicen}-- busquemos vino y embriaguÈmonos de licor; y manana ser· como hoy, sÛlo que mucho mejor.

World English Bible

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake, put on your strength, Zion; put on your beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit on your throne, Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, captive daughter of Zion.

3 For thus says Yahweh, You were sold for nothing; and you shall be redeemed without money.

4 For thus says the Lord Yahweh, My people went down at the first into Egypt to sojourn there: and the Assyrian has oppressed them without cause.

5 Now therefore, what do I here, says Yahweh, seeing that my people is taken away for nothing? those who rule over them do howl, says Yahweh, and my name continually all the day is blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he who does speak; behold, it is I.

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!

8 The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; for Yahweh has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 Yahweh has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.

12 For you shall not go out in haste, neither shall you go by flight: for Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward.

13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.

14 Like as many were astonished at you (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message? and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we didn't respect him.

4 Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he didn't open his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he didn't open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the disobedience of my people to whom the stroke was due?

9 They made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

1 Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says Yahweh.

2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

3 For you shall spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4 Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more.

5 For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of Armies is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For Yahweh has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, says your God.

7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you.

8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you, says Yahweh your Redeemer.

9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.

10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, says Yahweh who has mercy on you.

11 you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires.

12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of emeralds, and all your border of precious stones.

13 All your children shall be taught of Yahweh; and great shall be the peace of your children.

14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

15 Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall because of you.

16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me, says Yahweh.

Isaiah 55

1 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come you to the waters, and he who has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Turn your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.

5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you.

6 Seek you Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

11 so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isaiah 56

1 Thus says Yahweh, Keep you justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast; who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

3 Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to Yahweh, speak, saying, Yahweh will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

4 For thus says Yahweh of the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast my covenant:

5 To them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to minister to him, and to love the name of Yahweh, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;

7 even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.

8 The Lord Yahweh, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet will I gather others to him, besides his own who are gathered.

9 All you animals of the field, come to devour, yes, all you animals in the forest.

10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

12 Come you, say they, I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.

Young's Literal Translation

Isaiah 52

1 ¶Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion, Put on the garments of thy beauty, Jerusalem -- the Holy City; For enter no more into thee again, Do the uncircumcised and unclean.

2 Shake thyself from dust, arise, sit, O Jerusalem, Bands of thy neck have loosed themselves, O captive, daughter of Zion.

3 For thus said Jehovah: "For nought ye have been sold, And not by money are ye redeemed."

4 For thus said the Lord Jehovah: "To Egypt My people went down at first to sojourn there, And Asshur -- for nought he hath oppressed it.

5 And now, what -- to Me here, An affirmation of Jehovah, That taken is My people for nought? Its rulers cause howling, -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And continually all the day My name is despised.

6 Therefore doth My people know My name, Therefore, in that day, Surely I am He who is speaking, behold Me."

7 ¶How comely on the mountains, Have been the feet of one proclaiming tidings, Sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, Sounding salvation, Saying to Zion, "Reigned hath thy God."

8 The voice of thy watchmen! They have lifted up the voice, together they cry aloud, Because eye to eye they see, in Jehovah's turning back to Zion.

9 Break forth, sing together, O wastes of Jerusalem, For Jehovah hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 Jehovah hath made bare His holy arm Before the eyes of all the nations, And seen have all the ends of the earth, The salvation of our God.

11 Turn aside, turn aside, go out thence, The unclean touch not, go out from her midst, Be ye pure, who are bearing the weapons of Jehovah.

12 For not in haste do ye go out, Yea, with flight ye go not on, For going before you is Jehovah, And gathering you is the God of Israel!

13 ¶Lo, My servant doth act wisely, He is high, and hath been lifted up, And hath been very high.

14 As astonished at thee have been many, (So marred by man his appearance, And his form by sons of men.)

15 So doth he sprinkle many nations. Concerning him kings shut their mouth, For that which was not recounted to them they have seen, And that which they had not heard they have understood!

Isaiah 53

1 ¶Who hath given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of Jehovah, On whom hath it been revealed?

2 Yea, he cometh up as a tender plant before Him, And as a root out of a dry land, He hath no form, nor honour, when we observe him, Nor appearance, when we desire him.

3 He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 ¶Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains -- he hath carried them, And we -- we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace is on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us.

6 All of us like sheep have wandered, Each to his own way we have turned, And Jehovah hath caused to meet on him, The punishment of us all.

7 It hath been exacted, and he hath answered, And he openeth not his mouth, As a lamb to the slaughter he is brought, And as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, And he openeth not his mouth.

8 By restraint and by judgment he hath been taken, And of his generation who doth meditate, That he hath been cut off from the land of the living? By the transgression of My people he is plagued,

9 And it appointeth with the wicked his grave, And with the rich are his high places, Because he hath done no violence, Nor is deceit in his mouth.

10 ¶And Jehovah hath delighted to bruise him, He hath made him sick, If his soul doth make an offering for guilt, He seeth seed -- he prolongeth days, And the pleasure of Jehovah in his hand doth prosper.

11 Of the labour of his soul he seeth -- he is satisfied, Through his knowledge give righteousness Doth the righteous one, My servant, to many, And their iniquities he doth bear.

12 Therefore I give a portion to him among the many, And with the mighty he apportioneth spoil, Because that he exposed to death his soul, And with transgressors he was numbered, And he the sin of many hath borne, And for transgressors he intercedeth.

Isaiah 54

1 ¶Sing, O barren, she hath not borne! Break forth with singing, and cry aloud, She hath not brought forth! For more are the sons of the desolate, Than the sons of the married one, said Jehovah.

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain not -- lengthen thy cords, And thy pins make strong.

3 For right and left thou breakest forth, And thy seed doth nations possess,

4 And desolate cities they cause to be inhabited. Fear not, for thou art not ashamed, Nor blush, for thou art not confounded, For the shame of thy youth thou forgettest, And the reproach of thy widowhood Thou dost not remember any more.

5 For thy Maker is thy husband, Jehovah of Hosts is His name, And thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, "God of all the earth," He is called.

6 ¶For, as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Called thee hath Jehovah, Even a youthful wife when she is refused, said thy God.

7 In a small moment I have forsaken thee, And in great mercies I do gather thee,

8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face for a moment from thee, And in kindness age-during I have loved thee, Said thy Redeemer -- Jehovah!

9 For, the waters of Noah is this to Me, In that I have sworn -- the waters of Noah Do not pass again over the earth -- So I have sworn, Wrath is not upon thee, Nor rebuke against thee.

10 For the mountains depart, and the hills remove, And My kindness from thee departeth not, And the covenant of My peace removeth not, Said hath thy loving one -- Jehovah.

11 ¶O afflicted, storm-tossed, not comforted, Lo, I am laying with cement thy stones, And have founded thee with sapphires,

12 And have made of agate thy pinnacles, And thy gates of carbuncle stones, And all thy border of stones of delight,

13 And all thy sons are taught of Jehovah, And abundant is the peace of thy sons.

14 In righteousness thou establishest thyself, Be far from oppression, for thou fearest not, And from ruin, for it cometh not near unto thee.

15 Lo, he doth diligently assemble without My desire, Who hath assembled near thee? By thee he falleth!

16 Lo, I -- I have prepared an artisan, Blowing on a fire of coals, And bringing out an instrument for his work, And I have prepared a destroyer to destroy.

17 No weapon formed against thee prospereth, And every tongue rising against thee, In judgment thou condemnest. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness from me, an affirmation of Jehovah!

Isaiah 55

1 ¶Ho, every thirsty one, come ye to the waters, And he who hath no money, Come ye, buy and eat, yea, come, buy Without money and without price, wine and milk.

2 Why do ye weigh money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which is not for satiety? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat good, And your soul doth delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me, Hear, and your soul doth live, And I make for you a covenant age-during, The kind acts of David -- that are stedfast.

4 Lo, a witness to peoples I have given him, A leader and commander to peoples.

5 Lo, a nation thou knowest not, thou callest, And a nation who know thee not unto thee do run, For the sake of Jehovah thy God, And for the Holy One of Israel, Because He hath beautified thee.

6 ¶Seek ye Jehovah, while He is found, Call ye Him, while He is near,

7 Forsake doth the wicked his way, And the man of iniquity his thoughts, And he returneth to Jehovah, and He pitieth him, And unto our God for He multiplieth to pardon.

8 For not My thoughts are your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, -- an affirmation of Jehovah,

9 For high have the heavens been above the earth, So high have been My ways above your ways, And My thoughts above your thoughts.

10 For, as come down doth the shower, And the snow from the heavens, And thither returneth not, But hath watered the earth, And hath caused it to yield, and to spring up, And hath given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater,

11 So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that for which I sent it.

12 For with joy ye go forth, And with peace ye are brought in, The mountains and the hills Break forth before you with singing, And all trees of the field clap the hand.

13 Instead of the thorn come up doth fir, Instead of the brier come up doth myrtle, And it hath been to Jehovah for a name, For a sign age-during -- it is not cut off!


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