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I will also give thee for a high-ways Thall be exalted. light to the Gentiles, that 12 Behold, these shall thou mayest be my salvation come from far: and lo, these unto the end of the earth. from the north and from the

7 Thus faith the Lord, west, and these from the land the redeemer of Ifrael, and of Sinim. his Holy One, to him whom 13 Sing, heavens, man despiseth, to him whom and be joyful, earth, and the nation abhorreth, to a break forth into singing, O fervant of rulers; Kings shall mountains : for the Lord fee and arise; princes also hath comforted his people, shall worship, because of and will have mercy upoa the Lord that is faithful, and his afflicted. the Holy One of Israel, and 14 But Zion faid, The he shall choose thee.

Lord hath forsaken me, and 8 Thus faith the Lord, my Lord hath forgotten me. In an acceptable time have Í 15 Can a woman forget heard thee, and in a day of her fucking child, that the falvation have I helped thee: should not have compaffion and I will preserve thee, and on the son of her womb ? give thee for a covenant of yea, they may forget, yet will the people, to establish the I not forget thee. earth, to cause to inherit the

16 Behold, I have graven defolate heritages;

thee upon the palms of my 9 That thou mayest fay hands, thy walls are continuto the prisoners, Go forth; ally before me. to them that are in dark 17 Thy children shall ness, Shew yourselves. They make haste; thy destroyers, shall feed in the ways, and and they that made thee their pastures shall be in all waste, shall go forth of thee. high places.


eyes 10 They shall not hun-round about, and behold: ger nor thirst; neither shall all these gather themselves the heat nor sun smite them: together, and come to thee: for he that hath mercy on as I live, faith the Lord, thou them shall lead them, even shalt surely clothe thee with by the springs of water shall them all, as with an ornahe guide them.

ment, and bind them on thee II And I will make all, as a bride doth. my mountains a way, and my 19 For thy waste and thy 8



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desolate places, and the land 24 T Shall the prey be of thy destruction shall even taken from the mighty, or now be too narrow by rea- the lawful captive delivered? son of the inhabitants, and 25 But thus faith the they that fwallowed thee up Lord, Even the captives of shall be far away.

the mighty shall be taken a20 The children which way, and the prey of the thou shalt have, after thou terrible shall be delivered : haft lost the other, shall fay for I will contend with him again in thine ears, The that contendeth with thee, place is too strait for me : and I will save thy children. give place to me, that I may 26 And I will feed them dwell.

that oppress thee, with their 21 Then shalt thou say in own Aesh, and they shall be thine heart, Who hath be- drunken with their

own gotten me these, seeing I blood, as with sweet wine : have lot my children, and and all flesh fhall know that am defolate, a captive, and I the Lord am thy faviour removing to and fro? and and thy redeemer, the mighty who hath brought up these? One of Jacob. Behold, I was left alone, these, where had they been?

CHAP. LI. 22 Thus faith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up 'Earken to me, ye that mine hand to the Gentiles,

follow after righteouland set up my standard to the nefs, ye that seek the Lord : people : and they shall bring look unto the rock whence thy sons in their arms, and ye are hewn, and to the hole thy daughters shall be carried of the pit whence ye are digupon their shoulders.

ged. 23 And kings shall be thy 2 Look unto Abraham nurfing-fathers, and their your father, and unto Sarah queens thy nursing-mothers: that bare you; for I called they shall bow down to thee him alone, and blessed him, with their face toward the and increased him. earth, and lick up the dust


For the Lord shall comof thy feet, and thou shalt fort Zion: he will comfort know that I am the Lord: all her waste places, and he for they shall not be ashamed will make her wilderness like that wait for me.

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the garden of the Lord: joy| 99 Awake, awake; put and gladness shall be found on strength, 0 arm of the therein, thanksgiving, and Lord; awake as in the anthe voice of melody. cient days, in the genera

4 Hearken unto me, my tions of old. Art thou not, people ; and give ear unto it that hath cut Rahab, and me,


my nation : for a law wounded the dragon? shall proceed from me, and 10 Art thou not it which I will make iny judgment to hath dried the sea, the waters rest for a light of the people. of the great deep? that hath

5 My righteousness is made the depths of the sea a near; my salvation is gone way for the ranfomed to pass forth, and mine arms shall over? judge the people: the isles u Therefore the redeemshall wait upon me, and on ed of the Lord shall return, mine arm shall they trust. and come with singing unto

6 Lift up your eyes to Zion, and everlaiting joy the heavens, and look upon hall be upon their head: they the earth beneath : for the thall obtain gladness and joy heavens shall vanish away and forrow and mourning like smoke, and the earth shall flee

away: shall wax old like a garment, 12 I, even I am he that and they that dwell therein comforteth yoù : who art shall die in like manner: but thou, that thou shouldeit be my salvation shall be for ever, afraid of a man that shall die, and my righteousness shall and of the son of man which not be abolished.

shall be made as grass? 7 q Hearken unto me, ye

13 And forgettest the that know righteousness, the Lord thy maker, that hath people in whose heart is iny stretched forth the heavens, law; fear ye not the reproach and laid the foundation of of men, neither be


afraid the earth ? and hast feared of their revilings.

continually every day, be8 For the moth shall eat cause of the fury of the opthem up like a garment, and preffor, as if he were ready the worin shall eat them like to destroy? and where is the wool : but my righteousness fury of the oppressor ? shall be for ever, and my fal 14. The captive exile hafvation from generation to ge- teneth that he may be loosed, neration,

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this, thou afflicted, and 15 But I am the Lord thy drunken, but not with wine. God, that divided the sea; 22 Thus faith thy Lord, whose waves roared: the the Lord, and thy God, that Lord of hosts is his naine. pleadeth the cause of his

16 And I have put my people, Behold, I have taken words in thy mouth, and 1 out of thine hand the cup of have covered thee in the sha- trembling, even the dregs of dow of mine hand; that I the cup of my fury; thou may plant the heavens, and shalt no more drink it lay the foundations of the again.' earth, and say unto Zion, 23 But I will put it into Thou art my people.

the hand of them that afflict 17 Awake, awake, stand thee: which have said to thy up, O Jerusalem, which haft soul, Bow down, that we drunk at 'the hand of the may go over : and thou haft Lord the cup of his fury: laid thy body as the ground, thou hast drunken the dregs and as the street to them that of the cup of trembling, and went over. wrung them out.

18 There is none to guide CHAP. LIII. her among all the fons whom


HO hath believed our ther is there any that taketh her by the hand, of all the is the arm of the Lord resong that she hath brought vealed ?

2 For he shall grow up 19 These two things are before him as a tender plant, come unto thee: who shall and as a root out of a dry be sorry for thee? desolation, ground: he hath no form and destruction, and the fa- nor comeliness : and when mine, and the sword: by we shall see him, there is no whom shall I comfort thee?' beauty that we should desire

20 Thy fons have fainted, him. they lie at the head of all the 3 He is despised and restreets, as a wild bull in a jected of men, a man of fora net: they are full of the fu- rows, and acquainted witla ry of the Lord, the rebuke grief: and we hid as it were of thy God.

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despised, and we esteemed put him to grief: when thou him not.

shalt make his soul an offer4. q Surely he hath borne ing for fin, he shall fee his our griefs, and carried our feed, he shall prolong his forrows: yet we did esteem days, and the pleasure of the him stricken, smitten of God, Lord shall prosper in his and afflicted.

hand. 5 But he was wounded II He shall fee of the trafor our transgressions, he was vail of his soul, and shall be bruised for our iniquities : fatisfied: by his knowledge the chastisement of our peace shall my righteous servant was upon him, and with his justify many ; for he shall stripes we are healed.

bear their iniquities. 6 All we like sheep have 12 Therefore will I divide gone astray: we have turn- him a portion with the great, ed every one to his own way, and he shall divide the spoil and the Lord hath laid on with the strong: because he him the iniquity of us all. hath poured out his soul un

7 He was oppressed, and to death : and he was numhe was amicted, yet he open- bered with the tranfgreffors, ed not his mouth: he is and he bare the fin of many, brought as a lamb to the and made intercession for the slaughter, and as a sheep be- transgressors. fore her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

CHAP. LV. 8 He was taken from pri O, every one that

who shall declare his genera- the waters, and he that hath tion? for he was cut off out no money ; come ye, buy of the land of the living: for and eat; yea come, buy wine the transgression of my peo- and milk without money, ple was he stricken.

and without price. 9 And he made his grave

2 Wherefore do ye spend with the wicked, and with money for that which is not the rich in his death, because bread? and your labour for he had done no violence, that which satisfieth not? neither was any deceit in his hearken diligently unto me, mouth.

and eat ye that which is good, 10.4 Yet it pleased the and let your soul delight itLord to bruise him, he hath self in fatness.

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