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1 God, to convince the people of their foreknown obstinacy, revealed his prophecies.
9 He saveth them for his own sake. 12 He exhorteth them to obedience, because
powerfully delivereth his out of Babylon.
the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of
2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them;
I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. * Heb. hard. 4 Because I knew that thou art * obstinate, and thy neck
is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee;
declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened : for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.
9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off
. + Or, for sil.
10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not t with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do b ch. xlii. 8. it : for how should my name be polluted ? and I will not
give my glory unto another.
12 Ý Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called ; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
c ch. xli. 4. & xliv. 6. Rev. i. 17. & xxii. 13.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, A.C. 710 and my right hand hath spanned the heavens : when I call unto them, they stand up together.
* Or, the palin 14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among hand hair them hath declared these things? The Lord hath loved spread out. him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 q Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea :
19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring
20 9 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the
1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from
2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword ; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Num. xx. 11.
A.C. 710 to 699.
racl be gathered to
that thou shouldest, &c. tions.
h 2 Cor. xvi. 2
4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my
strength for nought, and in vain : yet surely my judgment *Or, my re. is with the Lord, and
* work with my God.
womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Or, that I.. + Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in
the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. him, and I
6 And he said, #It is a light thing that thou shouldest 1Or, Art thou lighter than
be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore
the s preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a 3 light Or, desola. to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto g ch, xlii. & the end of the earth.
7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his That is despised Holy One, || to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the
nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I
and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the *Or, raise up, people, to * establish the earth, to cause to inherit the deso
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth ; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high
heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, 0 earth ; and break forth into singing, O mountains : for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my LORD hath forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, + that she
should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea,
16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my
ich, xlii. 7.
+ Heb. from
17 Thy children shall make haste ; thy destroyers and A.C. 710 they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
18 'Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all ich. Ix. 4. these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be
20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast
, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath
22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people : and they shall bring thy sons in their * arms, and thy daugh- + Heb. bosom. ters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
23 And kings shall be thy + nursing fathers, and their , Heb, nous I queens thy nursing mothers : they shall bow down to thee 1 Heb. prin. with their face toward the earth, and mlick up the dust of m Ps. lxxii. 9. thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
24. q Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or $ the Heby, the lawful captive delivered ?
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the || captives of the WiHeb. capti. mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered : for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own Hesh ; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as n Rex. xiv.20. with * sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Or, nem Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One wine.
Prophecy of the Rejection of Christ, and the evetnual Exaltation
of his Church,
ch. lix. I.
I Christ sheweth that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be imputed to him, by
his ability to save, 5 by his obedience in that work, 7 and by his confidence in
that assistance. 10 An exhortation to trust in God, and not in ourselves. A.C. 710
1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your moto 699.
ther's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of
2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I o Num. xi. 23. called, was there none to answer ? • Is my hand shortened at
all, that it cannot redeem ? or have I no power to deliver ? p Ex. xiv. 21. behold, at my rebuke I P dry up the sea, I make the rivers a 9 Josh, iii. 16.
wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sack-
4 The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learn
ed, that I should know how to speak a word in season to - Matt. xi. 28. him that is ' weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he
wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
5 g The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not s John xiv. 31. rebellious, neither turned
back. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them Mate viri. that plucked off the hair :. I hid not my face from shame
7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 u He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together : who is * mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they shall all wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass your
Phil. ii. 8.
u Rom. viii. 32, 33, 34. # Heb. the master of my cause.