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Isaiah 54

54
LIV
1Shout for joy, O barren, thou that didst not bear;
Break forth into singing, and shout, thou that didst not travail:
For more are the children of the desolate,
Than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.
2Enlarge the place of thy tent;
And let the curtains of thine habitations be extended; spare not:
Lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.
3For thou shalt break forth on the right hand, and on the left;
And thy seed shall inherit the nations,
And make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4Fear not, for thou shalt not be ashamed;
Neither be thou confounded, for thou shalt not be put to shame:
For thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth,
And the reproach of thy widowhood thou shalt remember no more.
5For thy Maker is thine husband,
Jehovah of hosts is his name;
And thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
The God of the whole earth shall He be called.
6For Jehovah hath called thee as a woman forsaken, and grieved in spirit;
And as a wife of youth, when she was rejected, saith thy God.
7For a short moment have I forsaken thee;
But with great mercies will I gather thee.
8In vehemence of wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
Saith thy Redeemer, Jehovah.
9For this is as the waters of Noah unto me,
When I sware that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth;
So have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10For the mountains shall depart,
And the hills be removed;
But my kindness shall not depart from thee,
Neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed;
Saith Jehovah, who hath mercy on thee.
11O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold! I will lay thy stones in cement of brilliant colour,
And lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12And I will make thy battlements of rubies,
And thy gates of carbuncles;
And all thy borders of precious stones.
13And all thy children shall be taught by Jehovah,
And great shall be the peace of thy children.
14In righteousness shalt thou be established:
Be thou far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near thee.
15Behold! they shall assemble together, but not by me;
Whosoever shall have assembled together against thee, shall come over to thy side.
16Behold! I created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire,
And that bringeth forth instruments for his work;
I also created the destroyer to lay waste.
17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
And every tongue that riseth up against thee in judgment, thou shalt prove guilty.
This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah,
And their righteousness is from me, saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 54

54
Future Glory for Israel
1“Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;
burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor!#Gl 4:27
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”#1Sm 2:5; Is 62:4
says the Lord.
2“Enlarge the site of your tent,
and let your tent curtains be stretched out;#Is 49:19–20
do not hold back;
lengthen your ropes,
and drive your pegs deep.
3For you will spread out to the right and to the left,#Gn 28:14; Is 43:5–6; 60:3
and your descendants will dispossess nations
and inhabit the desolate cities.
4“Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;#Is 45:17
don’t be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced.
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
and you will no longer remember
the disgrace of your widowhood.#Is 4:1; 25:8; 51:7
5Indeed, your husband is your Maker#Jr 3:14; Hs 2:19  —
his name is the Lord of Armies —
and the Holy One of Israel#Is 1:4 is your Redeemer;#Is 41:14; 43:14
he is called the God of the whole earth.
6For the Lord has called you,
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,#Is 49:14–21; 50:1–2; 62:4
a wife of one’s youth#Mal 2:14 when she is rejected,”
says your God.
7“I deserted you for a brief moment,#Is 26:20
but I will take you back with abundant compassion.
8In a surge of anger
I hid my face#Dt 31:17–18; Is 8:17 from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”#Ps 100:5; Jr 31:3; 33:11
says the Lord your Redeemer.
9“For this is like the days#54:9 DSS, Cairo Geniza; MT, LXX read waters of Noah to me:
when I swore that the water of Noah
would never flood the earth again,#Gn 9:11
so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you
or rebuke you.#Ezk 39:29
10Though the mountains move
and the hills shake,
my love will not be removed from you
and my covenant of peace#Nm 25:12; Ezk 34:25; Mal 2:5 will not be shaken,”
says your compassionate Lord.
11“Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
I will set your stones in black mortar,#54:11 Lit in antimony
and lay your foundations in lapis lazuli.#Rv 21:19
12I will make your fortifications#54:12 Lit suns; perhaps shields; Ps 84:11 out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.
13Then all your children will be taught by the Lord,#Jn 6:45
their prosperity will be great,
14and you will be established
on a foundation of righteousness.
You will be far from oppression,
you will certainly not be afraid;
you will be far from terror,
it will certainly not come near you.
15If anyone attacks you,
it is not from me;
whoever attacks you
will fall before you.
16Look, I have created the craftsman
who blows on the charcoal fire
and produces a weapon suitable for its task;
and I have created the destroyer to cause havoc.
17No weapon formed against you will succeed,
and you will refute any accusation#54:17 Lit refute every tongue
raised against you in court.
This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants,#Is 41:8–9; Lk 1:54
and their vindication is from me.”#Is 45:24; 46:13
This is the Lord’s declaration.