Everlasting Salvation for Zion
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
51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that
bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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;
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?
51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed,
and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread
51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea,
whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
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.
The Cup of the Lordís
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
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.
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?
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.
51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken,
but not with wine:
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:
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.