ISA-51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye

that seek the LORD: look unto the rock [whence] ye are hewn, and

to the hole of the pit [whence] ye are digged.

ISA-51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah [that]

bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased


ISA-51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all

her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and

her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall

be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

ISA-51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my

nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my

judgment to rest for a light of the people.

ISA-51:5 My righteousness [is] near; my salvation is gone forth,

and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon

me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

ISA-51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the

earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and

the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell

therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for

ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

ISA-51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people

in whose heart [is] my law; fear ye not the reproach of men,

neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

ISA-51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the

worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for

ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

ISA-51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake,

 as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. [Art] thou

not it that hath cut Rahab, [and] wounded the dragon?

ISA-51:10 [Art] thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters

of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way

for the ransomed to pass over?

ISA-51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and

come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon

their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and

mourning shall flee away.

ISA-51:12 I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art]

thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die,

and of the son of man [which] shall be made [as] grass;

ISA-51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched

forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and

hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the

oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the

fury of the oppressor?

ISA-51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and

that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should


ISA-51:15 But I [am] the LORD thy God, that divided the sea,

whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts [is] his name.

ISA-51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have

covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the

heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion,

 Thou [art] my people.

ISA-51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk

at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken

the dregs of the cup of trembling, [and] wrung [them] out.

ISA-51:18 [There is] none to guide her among all the sons [whom]

she hath brought forth; neither [is there any] that taketh her

by the hand of all the sons [that] she hath brought up.

ISA-51:19 These two [things] are come unto thee; who shall be

sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and

the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?

ISA-51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the

streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of

the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

ISA-51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken,

but not with wine:

ISA-51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God [that]

pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of

thine hand the cup of trembling, [even] the dregs of the cup of

my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

ISA-51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict

thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over:

 and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street,

to them that went over.