ISA-44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I

have chosen:

ISA-44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee

from the womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my

servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

ISA-44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and

floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed,

and my blessing upon thine offspring:

ISA-44:4 And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as

willows by the water courses.

ISA-44:5 One shall say, I [am] the LORD's; and another shall

call [himself] by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe

[with] his hand unto the LORD, and surname [himself] by the name

of Israel.

ISA-44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his

redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the

last; and beside me [there is] no God.

ISA-44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and

set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people?

and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show

unto them.

ISA-44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee

from that time, and have declared [it]? ye [are] even my

witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God; I

know not [any].

ISA-44:9 They that make a graven image [are] all of them vanity;

and their delectable things shall not profit; and they [are]

their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be


ISA-44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image [that]

is profitable for nothing?

ISA-44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the

workmen, they [are] of men: let them all be gathered together,

let them stand up; [yet] they shall fear, [and] they shall be

ashamed together.

ISA-44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals,

and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength

of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he

drinketh no water, and is faint.

ISA-44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out [his] rule; he marketh it

out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it

out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man,

according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the


ISA-44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and

the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of

the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish [it].

ISA-44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take

thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth [it], and baketh

bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth [it]; he maketh it

a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

ISA-44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof

he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he

warmeth [himself], and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the


ISA-44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, [even] his

graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth [it], and

prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou [art] my god.

ISA-44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut

their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they

cannot understand.

ISA-44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither [is there]

knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in

the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I

have roasted flesh, and eaten [it]: and shall I make the residue

thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

ISA-44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him

aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not

a lie in my right hand?

ISA-44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou [art] my

servant: I have formed thee; thou [art] my servant: O Israel,

thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

ISA-44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy

transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I

have redeemed thee.

ISA-44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done [it]: shout,

 ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye

mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath

redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

ISA-44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed

thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things];

that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad

the earth by myself;

ISA-44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh

diviners mad; that turneth wise [men] backward, and maketh their

knowledge foolish;

ISA-44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and

performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to

Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah,

Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places


ISA-44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy


ISA-44:28 That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall

perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be

built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.