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| his neighbour, and every one 21 For Ifaiah had said, said to his brother, Be of Let them take a lump of figs, good courage. and lay it for a plaister upon :7 So the carpenter encouthe boil, and he ihall recover. raged the goldsmith; and he

22 Hezekiah also had faid, that smoothed with the hamWhat is the sign that I shall mer, him that smote the ango up to the house of the vil, saying, It is ready for the Lord ?

fodering: and he fastened it

with nails, that it should not Chap. XLI.

be moved. EEP filence before

8 But thou, Ifrael, art my me, O islands, and servant, Jacob whom I have let the people renew their chosen, the seed of Abraham strength : let them

come my

friend. near, then let them speak: 9 Thou whom I have talet us come near together to ken from the ends of the judgment.

earth, and called thee from 2 Who raised up the righ- the chief men thereof, and teous man from the east, cal- faid unto thee, Thou art my led him to his foot, gave the servant, I have chosen thee, nations before him, and made and not cast thee away. bim rule over kings ? he 10 Fear thou not, for gave them as the dust to his I am with thee: be not diffword, and as driven stubble mayed, for I am thy God: to his bow.

I will strengthen thee, yea, 3 He pursued them, and I will help thee, yea, I will paffed fafely; even by the uphold thee with the right way that he had not gone hand of my righteousness. with his feet.

Behold, all they that 4 Who hath wrought and were incensed against thee, done it, calling the genera- shall be ashamed and contions from the beginning? I founded: they shall be as nothe Lord the first, and with thing, and they that strive the last, I am hee

with thee, thall perish. 5 The illes saw it and 12 Thou shalt seek them, feared, the ends of the earth and shalt not find them, even were afraid, drew near, and them that contended with

thee: they that war against 6 They helped every one thee fhali be as nothing, and



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13 For I the Lord thy pine, and the box-tree toGod will hold thy right hand, gether: faying unto thee, Fear not, 20 That they may fee, I will help thee.

and know, and confider, and 14 Fear not, thou worm understand together, that the Jacob, and ye men of Israel: hand of the Lord hath done I will help thee, faith the this, and the holy One of IlLord, and thy redeemer, the rael hath created it. holy One of Ifrael.

21 Produce your cause, 15 Behold, I will make faith the Lord; bring forth thee a new sharp threshing- your strong reasons, faith the instrument, having teeth: King of Jacob. thou shalt thresh the moun 22 Let them bring them tains, and beat them small, forth, and shew us what and shalt make the hills as shall happen: let them shew chaff.

the former things what they 16 Thou shalt fan them, be, that we may confider and the wind fhall carry them them, and know the latter away, and the whirlwind end of them; or declare us shall scatter them; and thou things for to come. shalt rejoice in the Lord; 23 Shew the things that and shalt glory in the holy are to come hereafter, that we One of Israel.

may know that ye are godsa 17. When the poor and yea, do good, or do evil, that needy seek water, and there we may be dismayed, and is none, and their tongue behold it together. faileth for thirst, I the Lord 24 Behold, ye are of nowill hear them, I the God of thing, and your work of Israel will not forsake them. nought: an abomination is 18 I will open rivers in he that chooseth

you. high places, and fountains in 25 I have raised up one the midst of the valleys: I from the north, and he shall will make the wilderness a come: from the rising of the pool of water, and the dry fun fhall he call upon my Land springs of water. name,

and he shall come up19 I will plant in the wil-on princes. as upon morter, derness the cedar, the fhit- and as the potter treadeth tah-tree, and the myrtlc, and clay. the oil-tree: I will set in the 26 Who hath declared


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from the beginning, that we God, the holy One of Ifrael, may know ? and before time, thy saviour: I gave Egypt that we may say, He is righ- for thy ransom, Ethiopia and teous? yea,

there is none that Seba for thee. fheweth, yea, there is none 4 Since thou wast precious that declareth, yea, there is in my fight, thou haft been none that

heareth your honourable, and I have loved words.

thee: therefore will I give 27 The first hall say to men for thee, and people for Zion, Behold, behold them, thy life. and I will give to Jerusalem 5 Fear not, for I am with one that bringeth good tid- thee: I will bring thy feed ings.

from the east, and gather thee 28 For I beheld, and there from the west. was no man, even amongst 6 I will say to the north, them, and there was no coun- Give up; and to the south, seller, that when, I asked of Keep not back: bring my them, could answer a word. fons from far, and my daugh

29 Behold, they are all ters from the ends of the vanity, their works are no- earth; thing: their molten images 7

every one

that is are wind and confusion. called by my name: for I

have created him for my CHAP. XLIII.

glory, I have formed him, UT now thus faith the


I have made him.
Lord that created thee,

8 Bring forth the blind Jacob, and he that formed people that have eyes, and thee, O Israel, *Fear not: (the deaf that have ears. for I have redeemed thee, I 9 Let all the nations be have called thee by thy name, gathered together, and let thou art mine.

the people be assembled : 2 When thou paffest who among them can declare through the waters, I will be this, and fhew us. former with thee; and through the things ? let them bring forth rivers, they shall not over their witnefies, that they may How thee: when thou walk- be justified: or let them est through the fire, thou shalt hear and say, It is truth. not be burnt; neither shall 10 Ye are my witnesses, the flame kindle upon thee. faith the Lord, and my fer3 For I am the Lord thy lvant whom I have chosen:



that ye may know and be 18 Remember ye not lieve me, and understand that the former things, neither I am he: before me there consider the things of old. was no god formed, neither 19 Behold, I will do a new shall there be after me. thing: now it shall spring

11 I, even I am the Lord, forth, shall ye not know it? I and beside me there is no fa- will even make a way in the viour.

wilderness, and rivers in the 12 I have declared, and defert. have saved, and I have shew 20 The beasts of the ed, wḥen there was no strange field shall honour me, the , god among you: therefore ye dragons and the owls: beare my witnesses, faith the caule I give waters in the Lord, that I am God.

wilderness, and rivers in the 13 Yea, before the day desert, to give drink to my was, I am he; and there is people, my chosen. none that can deliver out of 21 This people have I my hand: I will work, and formed for myself, they who shall let it?

fhall fhew forth my praise. 14 Thus faith the Lord 22 9 But thou hast not your redeemer, the holy One called upon me, O Jacob, of Israel, For your fake I have but thou hast been weary of fent to Babylon, and have me, O Israel. brought down all their no 23 Thou hast not brought bles, and the Chaldeans, me the finall cattle of thy whose cry is in the thips. burnt-offerings, neither hait

15 I am the Lord, your thou honoured me with thy holy One, the creator of If- facrifices. I have not caused rael, your king.

thee to serve with an offer16 Thus faith the Lord, ing, nor wearied thee with which maketh a way in the incense. sea, and a path in the nigh 24 Thou hast bought me ty waters :

no sweet cane with money, 17 Which bringeth forth neither hast thou filled me the chariot and horse, the ar- with the fat of thy facrifices: my and the power: they but thou hast made me to fall lie down together, they serve with thy fins, thou hast fhall not rise : they are ex- wearied me with thine iniținct, they are quenched as quities. tow,

25 I, even I am he that



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for mine own fake, and will the Lord, and surname hin,
not remember thy sins. Self by the name of Israel.
26 Put me in

6 Thus saith the Lord the brance: let us plead toge- king of Israel, and his rether : declare thou, that thou deemer the Lord of hosts, I mayest be jųstified.

am the first, and I am the last, 27 Thy first father hath and besides me there is no sinned, and thy teachers have God. tranfgreffed against me. 7 And who, as I, shall

28 Therefore I have pro-call, and shall declare it, and faned the princes of the fanc- set it in order for me, since I tuary, and have given Jacob appointed the ancient peoto the curse, and Israel to re- ple? and the things that are proaches.

coming, and shall come? let

them fhew unto them, CHAP. XLIV.

8 Fear ye not, neither be ET now hear, Ja- afraid: have not I told thee

cob my fervant, and If- from that time, and have derael, whom I have chosen.

clared it? ye are even my 2 Thus faith the Lord witnesses. Is there a God that made thee, and formed besides me? yea, there is no thee from the womb, which God, t know not any, will help thee, Fear not, O 99 They that make a Jacob my servant, and thou graven image are all of them Jesurun, whom I have cho- vanity, and their delectable fen.

things shall not profit, and 3 For I will pour water they are their own witnesses, upon him that is thirsty, and they see not, nor know; that floods upon the dry ground: they may be ashamed. I will pour my spirit upon

10 Who hath formed a god, thy seed, and my blessing or molten a graven image that upon thine offspring : is profitable for nothing ? 4 And they shall spring up

II. Behold, all his feilows as among the grass, as wil- shall be ashamed : and the lows by the water-courses. workmen, they are of men:

5 One fhall say, I am the let them all be gathered toLord's: and another shall call gether, let them stand up; himself by the name of Ja- yet they shall fear, and they cob: and another shall sub- shall be ashamed together.


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