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14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I
chatter: ""I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes
fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am
oppressed; |[ undertake for me.

15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken
unto me, and himself hath done it : 1 shall
go softly all my years ' in the bitterness of
my soul.





a 3 Kings
ao. 1, Ilc.
2 Chron. 33.

b 2 Sam. 17.

t Heb.
Oive charge
thy house

Nell. 13.

t Heb.
with great

e 2 Kings 20.

8, tc.
c 1. 7. 11.

T Heb.

degrees bu.
or. with tlte

f Ps. 27. 13.
& 116. 9.

g Job 7. 6.

II Or,
from the

I! Or.
ease me.

i Job 7. II.
& 10. 1.




II Or,

on my peace
came great
t Heb.
thou hast
loved my
soul /ram
the pit.
k Vs. 6. 5. &
30. 9. & 88.
11. & US.

Eeclea. 9.

I Deut. 4. a
&6. 7.
Ps. 78. 3, 4.

m 2 Kings
SO. 7.

n 2 Kings

20. 8.

about 712.
a 2 Kings
2U. 12, &e.

b 8 Chron.
32. 31.

II Or,
t Heb.
or, instrvr

c Jer. 80. 3.

The Babylonian captivity foretold.

16 O Lord, by these things men live, and
in all these things is the life of my spirit : so
wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

17 Behold, || for peace I had great bitter-
ness : but t thou hast in love to my soul deliv-
ered it from the pit of corruption : for thou
hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

18 For ''the grave cannot praise thee,
death cannot celebrate thee : they that go
down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

19 The living, the living, he shall praise
thee, as I do this day: 'the father to the
children shall make known thy truth.

20 The Lord was ready to save me :
therefore we will sing my songs to the
stringed instruments all the days of our life
in the house of the Lord. ,

21 For "Isaiah had said. Let them take
a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon
the boil, and he shall recover.

22 "Hezekiah also had said. What is the
sign that I shall go up to the house of the


1 Merodach-haladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of
the wonder, hath notice of his treasures. 3 Isaiah,
understanding thereof, foretelleth the Babylonian cap-

AT "that time Merodach-baladan, the son
of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent let-
ters and a present to Hezekiah : for he had
heard that he had been sick, and was reco-

2 ''And Hezekiah was glad of them, and
shewed them the house of his ||precious things,
the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and
the precious ointment, and all the house of
his II t armour, and all that was found in his
treasures : there was nothing in his house,
nor in allhis dominion, that Hezekiah shew-
ed them not.

3 IF Then came Isaiah the prophet unto
king Hezekiah and said unto him, What
said these men ? and from whence came they
unto thee? and Hezekiah said. They are
come from a far country unto me, even from

4 Then said he, What have they seen in
thine house ? And Hezekiah answered. All
that is in mine house have they seen : there
is nothing among my treasures that I have
not shewed them.

5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the*
word of the Lord of hosts :

6 Behold, the days come, "that all that is
in thine house, and that which thy fathers
have laid up in store until this day, shall be
carried to Babylon: nothing shall be lelt.

saith the Lord. , „ • c

7 And of thy sons that shall issue from


The promulgation of the gospel.

thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take
away; and Ijthey shall be eunuchs in the
palace of the king of Babylon.

8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, ^ Good is
the word of the Lord which thou hast
spoken. He said moreover, For there shall
be peace and truth in my days.

^ C H A P. XL.

I The "promulgation of the gospel. 3 The preaching of
John Baptist. 9 The preaching of the apostles. 12 The
prophet by the omnipotence of God, 18 and by his in-
comparableness, 26 comforteth the people.

COMFORT ye, comfort ye my people,
saith your God.

2 Speak ye t comfortably to Jerusalem,
and cry unto her, that her || warfare is ac-
complished, that her iniquity is pardoned :
" for she hath received of the Lord's hand
double for all her sins.

3 1I''The voice of him that crieth in the
wilderness, ''Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, "^make straight in the desert a high-
way for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every
mountain and hill shall be made low : * and
the crooked shall be made || straight, and
the rough places {| plain :

5 And the glory of the Lord shall be
revealed, and all flesh shall see it together :
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said,
What shall I cry? ^All flesh is grass, and
all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of
the field :

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth :
because sthe spirit of the Lord bloweth
upon it : surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth :
but ''the word of our God shall standr for ever.

9 IF II O Zion, that bringest good tidings,
get thee up into the high mountain : || O
Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift
up thy voice with strength ; lift it up, be
not afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God !

10 Behold the Lord God will come |[with
strong hand, and 'his arm shall rule for
him: behold, ■'his reward is with him, and

II his work before him.

11 He shall ' feed his flock like a shep-
herd: he shall gather the lambs with his
«,rm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall
gently lead those jl that are with young.

12 ^['"Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of his hand, and meted out
heaven with the span, and comprehended
the dust of the earth in f a measure, and
weighed the mountains in scales, and the
hills in a balance ?






about 712.

about 712.
n Job 21.

II FuWHed.
Dan. 1. 2, 3,



22, 23.

d 1 Sam. 3.

Rom. 11. 34.


1 Cor. 2. 16.

T Heb.

•man of his


t Heb.

made him




ings J


o Dan. 4.

to the heart.


II Or.

p Pa. 62. 9.



a See Job

q ver. 25.

42. 10.

ch. 40. 5.

ch. 61. 7.

Acts 17. 29.

b Matt. 3. 3.

r ch. 41. B,

Mark 1. 3.

7. & 44. li,

Luke 3. 4.


John 1. 23.

Jor. 10. 3,

c Ma). 3.1.
d h. 68. 4.


ch. 49. 11.


IS poor oj

e ch. 45. 2.

II Or,

s ch.41.7

a straight

Jor. 10. 4.

\\ Or, a

plain place.

t Pb. 19. 1.

Acts 14. 17.

Rom. 1. 19,


f Job 14. a.

II Or.

Pa. go, 5- &

Idm IJiat

103. 11. &

sittelh. S,-c.

103. 15.

James I.-IO.
1 PcL 1. 24.

u Job 9. 8.
Ps. 104. 2.

ch. 42. 5. &

44. 24. & 51.


Jer. 10. 12.

B Pb. 163.

X Job 12. 21.

Pb. 107. 40.

h John 12.


1 Pet. 1. 25.

II Or,

O thou that

tcllcst good

tidings to


A. 41. 27.

& 52. 7.

II Or,

(iou that

tellest good

tidings to


y ver. 18.
beut. 4. 15,

II Or,


against the


i ch. Sg. 16.

k ch. 62. 11.

Rev. 22. 12.

II Or, re-

z Ps. 147. 4.


for hid


ch. 49. 4.

1 ch. 49. 10.

Ezek. 34.23.

& 37. 24.

John 10. 11.

Hebr. 13. 20.

1 Pet. 2. 25.


Rev. 7. 17.

H Or.

that give


m Prov. 30.



a tierce.

God's omnipotency .

13 "Who hath directed the Spirit of the
Lord, or being this counseflor hath taught

14 With whom took he counsel, and who
t instructed him, and taught him in the path
of judgment, and taught him knowledge,
and shewed to him the way of t under-
standing ?

15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of
a bucket, and are counted as the small dust
of the balance : behold, he taketh up the
isles as a very little thing.

16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn,
nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-

17 All nations before him are as " nothing ;
and Pthey are counted to him less than >/
nothing, and vanity.

18 UTo whom then will ye i liken God?
or what hkeness will ye compare unto him?

19 ""The workman melteth a graven image,
and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold,
and casteth silver chains.
. 20 He that ■\is so impoverished that ho
hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will
not rot ; he seeketh unto him a cunning
workman Ho prepare a graven image that
shall not be moved.

21 'Have ye not known? have ye not
heard? hath it not been told you from the
beginning? have ye not understood from
the foundations of the earth ?

22 II // is he that sitteth upon the circle of
the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are
as grasshoppers ; that " stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth ihem
out as a tent to dwell in :

23 That bringeth the ''princes to nothing ;
he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

24 Yea, they shall not be planted : yea,
they shall not be sown : yea, their stock
shall not take root in the earth : and he
shall also blow upon them, and they shall
wither, and the whirlwind shall take them
away as stubble.

25 y To whom then will ye liken me, or
shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things, that
bringeth out their host by number : ^ he
calleth them all by names, by the greatness
of his might, for that he is strong in power ;
not one faileth.

27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speak-
est, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord,
and my judgment is passed over from my

28 HHast thou not known? hast thou not
heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord,
the Creator of the ends of the earth, faintetli

God expostulateth with his people,

not, neither is weary? '^ there is no searching
of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint ; and
to them that have no might he increaseth

30 Even the youths shall faint and be
weary, and the young men shall utterly fall :

31 But they that wait upon the Lord
'"shall fi'enew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall
run and not be weary; antZ they shall walk,
and not faint.


1 God expostulateth toith his people, about his mercies to
the church, 10 about his promises, 21 and about the
vanity of idols.

KEEP ''silence before me, O islands ; and
let the people renew their strength : let
them come near ; then let them speak : let
us come near together to judgment.

2 Who raised up fthe righteous man
''from the east, called him to his foot, ''gave
the nations before him, and made him rule
Over kings? he gave them as the dust to his
sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

3 He pursued them, and passed f safely ;
even by the way that he had not gone with
his feet.

4 "^Who hath viTought and done it, call-
ing the generations from the beginning?
I the Lord, the ^ first, and with the last; I
am he.

5 The isles saw it, and feared ; the ends
of the earth were afraid, drew near, and

6 ^They helped every one his neighbour ;
and every one said to his brother, fBe of
good courage.

7 s So the carpenter encouraged the || gold-
smith, and he that smootheth with the ham-
mer II him that smote the anvil, || saying. It
is ready for the sodering ; and he fastened it
with nails, ^that it should not be moved.

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob
whom I have ' chosen, the seed of Abraham
my ^ friend.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends
of the earth, and called thee from the chief
men thereof, and said unto thee. Thou art
my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast
thee away.

10 IF 'Fear thou not ; "'for I am with thee :
be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee ; yea, I will help thee ; yea,
I will uphold thee with the right hand of my

11 Behold, all they that were incensed
against thee shall be" "ashamed and con-
founded : they shall be as nothing ; and f they
that strive with thee shall perish.


about 713.

u Pa. 147. 5.
Rom. 11. 33.

b Pa. 103. 5.
t llcb.

I Zech. 2.

t Heb.

b ch. 46. 11.
c See

Gen. 14. 14.
ver. 23.
cli. 43. 1.

t Heb.
1)1 peace.

(I voT. 26.
ch. 44.7. &
46. 10.

e ch. 43. 10.
&. 44. 6. &.
48. 12.
Rev. 1. 17.
& 22. 13.

fch. 40. 19.
& 44. IS.
t Heb.
Be strong.

s ch. 40. 19

II Or,

the smiting.

II Or, ^

saying of

the soiler. It

is good.

h cti. 40. 20.

i Deut. 7. 6.
& 10. 13. Sc
Ps. 1.T5. 4.
ch. 43. 1. &

k 2 Chron.
Jam. 2. 23.

1 ver. 13, 14.
ch. 43. 5.
m Deut 31.

n E.\o<l. 23.

ch. 45. 24.
& 60. 12.
Zech. IS. 3.
t Heb. ,
the men of
thy strife.


about 712.

t Heb.
the men of
thy conten-
t Hob.
the men of
thy war.
o ver. 10.

11 Or,
fcio men.

a Mic. 4. 13.

5 Cor. 10. 4,


t Heb.


q Jor. 51. 2.

r ch. 45. 23.

a ch. 35. 6,
7. & 43. 19.
& 44. 3.

t Ps. 107. 35.

T Heb.

Cause to
cyme near.

t Heb.
set our
lieart upon

V ch. 42. 9.
& 44. 7, 8.
& 45. 3.
John 13. 19.
z Jer. 10. 3.

a Ps. 115. 8.
ch. 44. 9.

I Cor. 8. 4.

" °'' ,.
worse than


II Or, .
worse than
of a viper.

b Ezra 1. 2.
c ver. 2.

d ch. 43. 9.

about his mercies to the church, ^c.

12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not
find them, even t them that contended with
thee : f they that war against thee shall be
as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy
right hand, saying unto thee, "Fear not; I
will help thee.

14 F^r not, thou worm Jacob, and ye
Ij men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the
Lord, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of

15 Behold, pI will make thee a new sharp
threshing instrument having f teeth : thou
shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them
small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

16 Thou shalt "Jfan them, and the wind
shall carry them away, and the whirlwind
shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice
in the Lord, and "• shalt glory in the Holy
One of Israel.

17 When the poor and needy seek water,
and there is none, and their tongue faileth
for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, / the
God of Israel will not forsake them.

18 I will open "rivers in high places, and
fountains in the midst of the valleys : I will
make the * wilderness a pool of water, and
the dry land springs of water.

19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar,
the shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-
tree ; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and
the pine, and the box-tree together :

20 "That they may see, and know, and
consider, and understand together, that the
hand of the Lord hath done this, and the
Holy One of Israel hath created it.

21 t Produce your cause, saith the Lord ;
bring forth your strong reasons, saith the
King of Jacob.

22 ^ Let them bring them forth, and shew
us what shall happen : let them shew the
former things, what they he, that we may
t consider them, and know the latter end of
them; or declare us things for to come.

23 y Shew the things that are to come here-
after, that we may know that ye are gods :
yea, ^do good, or do evil, that we may be
dismayed, and behold it together.

24 Behold, ''ye are || of nothing, and your
work II of nought : an abomination is he that
chooseth you.

25 I have raised up one from the north,
and he shall come : from the rising of the
sun 1^ shall he call upon my name : "and he
shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and
as the potter treadeth clay.

26 ^Who hath declared from the begm-
ning, that we may know? and beforetime,
that we may say. He is righteous? yea, there
is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that




The office of Christ.

declareth, yea, there is none that heareth
your words.

27 'The first ^ shall say to Zion, Behold,
behold them : and I will give to Jerusalem
one that bringeth good tidings.

28 g For I beheld, and there was no man ;
even among them, and there was no coun-
sellor, that, when I asked of them, could
t answer a word.

29 ■'Behold, they are all vanity, their works
are nothing : their molten images are wind
and confusion.


1 The office of Christ, graced teith meekness and con-
~^ stancy. 5 God's promise unto him. 10 An exhortation

to praise God for his gospel. 17 He reproveth the
people of incredulity.

BEHOLD =^my servant, whom I uphold ;
mine elect, in whom my soul ''delighteth ;
"I have put my Spirit upon him : he shall
bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause
his voice to be heard in the street.

3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and
the II smoking flax shall he not f quench : he
shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

4 He shall not fail nor be t discouraged,
till he have set judgment in the earth : "^and
the isles shall wait for his law.

5 HThus saith God the Lord, « he that
created the heavens, and stretched them out ;
^he that spread forth the earth, and that
which cometh out of it; she that giveth
breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to
them that walk therein :

6 ""I the Lord have called thee in right-
eousness, and will hold thine hand, and will
keep thee, 'and give thee for a covenant of
the people, for '^a light of the Gentiles;

7 'To open the blind eyes, to ""bring out
the prisoners from the prison, and them that
sit in "darkness out of the prison-house.

8 I am the Lord : that is my name : and
my "glory will I not give to another, neither
my praise to graven images.

9 Behold, the former things are come to
pass, and new things do I declare : before
they spring forth I tell you of them.

10 " Sing unto the Lord a new song, and
his praise from the end of the.earth, lye that
go down to the sea, and tall that is therein;
the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof
lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar
doth inhabit : let the inhabitants of the rock
sing, let them shout from the top of the

12 Let them give glory unto the Lord,
and declare his praise in the islands.

13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty






about 712.

about 712.
r ch. 31. 4.

e ver. 4.
f ch. 40. 9.

II Or,
behave him-

self mighti-


t Hcb.

swallow, or.

sup up.



h ver. 24.

t Heb. into



B Ps. 97. 7.

ch. 1. 29. &

about 712.

44. 11. & 45.

a ch. 43. 10.


52. 13. k 53.


Matt. 12. 18,

19. 20.

Phil. 2. 7.

b Matt. 3.

17. & 17. 5.

Ephes. 1. C.

cch. 11, 2.
John 3. 34.

t ch. 43. 8.
Ezek. 12. 2.


John 9.39,

II Or,
diinl!/ hurn-



quench it.
f Heb.



d Gen. 49.


c cb. 44. 24.

Zech. 12. 1.

II Or, him.

f Pb. 136. 6.

c Acta 17.

llOr, .

tn snanng

all the

young men

of them.

t Heb.

a treading.

h ch. 43. 1.

i ch. 49. 8.

tHeb. ,

for the after



Luke 2. 32.

Acts 13. 47.

1 ch. 35. 5.

m ch. 61. 1.

Luke 4. 18.

2 Tim. 2. 20.

Hebr. 2. 14,


n ch. 9. 2.

ch. 48. 11.

X 2 Kings


y Hob. 7. 9.

p Ps. 33. 3.

& 40. 3. &

98. 1.

a P». 107.


the fulness


about 712.

a ver. 7.-

b ver. 21.

ch. 44. 2, 21,


cch. 44. 6.

d ch. 42. 6.

& 45. 4.

An exhortation to praise God.

man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man ol
war : he shall cry, ^ yea, roar ; he shall || pre-
vail against his enemies.

14 I have long time holden my peace ; I
have been still, and refrained myself: 7iow
will I cry like a travailing woman ; I will
destroy and f devour at once.

15 1 will make waste mountains and hills,
an.d dry up all their herbs ; and I will make
the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

16 And I will bring the blind by a way
that they knew not; I will lead them in
paths that they have not known : I will
make darkness light before them, and crooked
things t straight. These things will I do unto
them, and not forsake them.

17 HThey shall be = turned back, they shall
be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven
images, that say to the molten images, Ye
are our gods.

18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind,
that ye may see.

19 'Who is blind, but my sei-vant? or
deaf, as my messenger that I sent ? who is
blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the
Lord's servant?

20 Seeing many things, "but thou observes!
not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

21 The Lord is well pleased for his
righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law,
and make | it honourable.

22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled;
II they are all of them snared in holes, and
they are hid in prison-houses ; they are for
a prey, and none delivereth, for f a spoil,
and none saith, Restore.

23 Who among you Avill give ear to this ?
who will hearken, and hear t for the time to

24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel
to the robbers ? did not the Lord, he against
whom we have sinned ? for they would not
walk in his ways, neither were they obedient
unto his law.

25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the
fury of his anger, and the strength of battle :
^and it hath set him on fire round about,
yyet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he
laid it not to heart.


1 The Lord comforteth the church with his promises.
SHeappealeth to the people for witness of his omnipo-
tency. 14 He foretelleth them the destruction of Baby-
lon, 18 and his wonderful deliverance of his people
22 He reproveth the people as inexcusable.

BUT now thus saith the Lord "that
created thee, O Jacob, ^and he that
formed thee, O Israel; Fear not: -^for I have
redeemed thee, -"I have called thee by thy
name ; thou art mine.



God comforteth the church.

2 When thou passest through the waters,
•"I will he with thee; and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee : when thou
ewalkest through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned ; neither shall the flame kindle upon

3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy
One of Israel, thy Saviour : ■■ I gave Egypt

for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

4 Since thou wast precious in my sight,
thou hast been honourable, and I have loved
thee : therefore will I give men for thee,
and people for thy || life.

5 'Fear not ; for I am with thee : I will
bring thy seed from the east, and gather
thee from the west :

6 I will say to the north. Give up ; and
to the south. Keep not back : bring my
sons from far, and my daughters from the
ends of the earth;

7 Even every one that is ■= called by my
name : for 'I have created him for my glory,
■" I have formed him ; yea, I have made him.

8 If "Bring forth the blind people that
have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

9 Let all the nations be gathered toge-
ther, and let the people be assembled : ° who
among them can declare this, and shew us
former things ? let them bring forth their
witnesses, that they may be justified ; or let
them hear, and say, // is truth.

10 P Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord,

I and my servant whom I have chosen : that
ye may know and believe me, and under-
stand that I am he : '' before me there was

II no God formed, neither shall there be after

11 I, even I, ^am the Lord; and beside
me there is no saviour.

12 I have declared, and have saved, and
I have shewed, when there was no * strange
god among you : "therefore ye are my wit-
nesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.

13 * Yea, before the day was, I am he ; and
there is none that can deliver out of my
hand : I will work, and who shall t ^ let it ?

14 TThus saith the Lord, your Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel ; For your sake I
have sent to Babylon, and have brought
down all their f nobles, and the Chaldeans,
whose cry is in the ships.

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the
Creator of Israel, your King.

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