Isaiah 51:1-8

 as J A Motyer, The prophecy of isaiah, IVP Academic, 1993.

A. a. 51: 1 Hearken (shama) to me,
ye that follow after righteousness,
ye that seek the LORD:

b. look unto the rock whence ye are hewn,
and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
2. Look unto Abraham your father,
and unto Sarah that bare you:

c. for I called him alone,
and blessed him, and increased him.

b’. 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;

a’. joy and gladness shall be found therein,
thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.


B.a. 4 Hearken (qasab) 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.

b. 5 My righteousness is near;
my salvation is gone forth,

c. and mine arms shall judge the people;
the isles shall wait upon me,
and on mine arm shall they trust.

a. 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:

b’. but my salvation shall be for ever,
and my righteousness shall not be abolished.


A’. a. 7 Hearken (shama) unto me, ye that know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is my law;

b. fear ye not the reproach of men,
neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

b’. 8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment,
and the worm shall eat them like wool:

a’. but my righteousness shall be for ever,
and my salvation from generation to generation.

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