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Passage Lookup: Isaiah 41-44

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Isaiah 41:1
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"Be silent(a) before me, you islands!(b) Let the nations renew their strength!(c) Let them come forward(d) and speak; let us meet together(e) at the place of judgment.
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Isaiah 41:2
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"Who has stirred(f) up one from the east,(g) calling him in righteousness(h) to his service[a]?(i) He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust(j) with his sword, to windblown chaff(k) with his bow.(l)
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Isaiah 41:3
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He pursues them and moves on unscathed,(m) by a path his feet have not traveled before.
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Isaiah 41:4
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Who has done this and carried it through, calling(n) forth the generations from the beginning?(o) I, the Lord —with the first of them and with the last(p)—I am he.(q)"
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Isaiah 41:5
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The islands(r) have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth(s) tremble. They approach and come forward;
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Isaiah 41:6
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they help each other and say to their companions, "Be strong!(t)"
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Isaiah 41:7
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The metalworker(u) encourages the goldsmith,(v) and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, "It is good." The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.(w)
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Isaiah 41:8
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"But you, Israel, my servant,(x) Jacob, whom I have chosen,(y) you descendants of Abraham(z) my friend,(aa)
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Isaiah 41:9
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I took you from the ends of the earth,(ab) from its farthest corners I called(ac) you. I said, ‘You are my servant';(ad) I have chosen(ae) you and have not rejected you.
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Isaiah 41:10
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So do not fear,(af) for I am with you;(ag) do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen(ah) you and help(ai) you; I will uphold you(aj) with my righteous right hand.(ak)
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Isaiah 41:11
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"All who rage(al) against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced;(am) those who oppose(an) you will be as nothing and perish.(ao)
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Isaiah 41:12
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Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.(ap) Those who wage war against you will be as nothing(aq) at all.
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Isaiah 41:13
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For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand(ar) and says to you, Do not fear; I will help(as) you.
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Isaiah 41:14
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Do not be afraid,(at) you worm(au) Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help(av) you," declares the Lord , your Redeemer,(aw) the Holy One(ax) of Israel.
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Isaiah 41:15
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"See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(ay) new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains(az) and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.(ba)
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Isaiah 41:16
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You will winnow(bb) them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale(bc) will blow them away.(bd) But you will rejoice(be) in the Lord and glory(bf) in the Holy One(bg) of Israel.
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Isaiah 41:17
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"The poor and needy search for water,(bh) but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst.(bi) But I the Lord will answer(bj) them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake(bk) them.
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Isaiah 41:18
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I will make rivers flow(bl) on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert(bm) into pools of water,(bn) and the parched ground into springs.(bo)
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Isaiah 41:19
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I will put in the desert(bp) the cedar and the acacia,(bq) the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers(br) in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress(bs) together,(bt)
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Isaiah 41:20
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so that people may see and know,(bu) may consider and understand,(bv) that the hand(bw) of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One(bx) of Israel has created(by) it.
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Isaiah 41:21
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"Present your case,(bz)" says the Lord . "Set forth your arguments," says Jacob's King.(ca)
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Isaiah 41:22
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"Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen.(cb) Tell us what the former things(cc) were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come,(cd)
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Isaiah 41:23
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tell us what the future holds, so we may know(ce) that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad,(cf) so that we will be dismayed(cg) and filled with fear.
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Isaiah 41:24
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But you are less than nothing(ch) and your works are utterly worthless;(ci) whoever chooses you is detestable.(cj)
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Isaiah 41:25
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"I have stirred(ck) up one from the north,(cl) and he comes— one from the rising sun who calls on my name. He treads(cm) on rulers as if they were mortar, as if he were a potter treading the clay.
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Isaiah 41:26
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Who told of this from the beginning,(cn) so we could know, or beforehand, so we could say, ‘He was right'? No one told of this, no one foretold(co) it, no one heard any words(cp) from you.
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Isaiah 41:27
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I was the first to tell(cq) Zion, ‘Look, here they are!' I gave to Jerusalem a messenger of good news.(cr)
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Isaiah 41:28
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I look but there is no one(cs)— no one among the gods to give counsel,(ct) no one to give answer(cu) when I ask them.
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Isaiah 41:29
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See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing;(cv) their images(cw) are but wind(cx) and confusion.
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Isaiah 42:1
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"Here is my servant,(a) whom I uphold, my chosen one(b) in whom I delight;(c) I will put my Spirit(d) on him, and he will bring justice(e) to the nations.(f)
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Isaiah 42:2
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He will not shout or cry out,(g) or raise his voice in the streets.
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Isaiah 42:3
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A bruised reed(h) he will not break,(i) and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.(j) In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;(k)
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Isaiah 42:4
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he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice(l) on earth. In his teaching(m) the islands(n) will put their hope."(o)
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Isaiah 42:5
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This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens,(p) who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth(q) with all that springs from it,(r) who gives breath(s) to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
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Isaiah 42:6
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"I, the Lord , have called(t) you in righteousness;(u) I will take hold of your hand.(v) I will keep(w) you and will make you to be a covenant(x) for the people and a light(y) for the Gentiles,(z)
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Isaiah 42:7
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to open eyes that are blind,(aa) to free(ab) captives from prison(ac) and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.(ad)
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Isaiah 42:8
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"I am the Lord ;(ae) that is my name!(af) I will not yield my glory to another(ag) or my praise to idols.(ah)
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Isaiah 42:9
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See, the former things(ai) have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce(aj) them to you."
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Isaiah 42:10
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Sing(ak) to the Lord a new song,(al) his praise(am) from the ends of the earth,(an) you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,(ao) you islands,(ap) and all who live in them.
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Isaiah 42:11
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Let the wilderness(aq) and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar(ar) lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela(as) sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.(at)
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Isaiah 42:12
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Let them give glory(au) to the Lord and proclaim his praise(av) in the islands.(aw)
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Isaiah 42:13
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The Lord will march out like a champion,(ax) like a warrior(ay) he will stir up his zeal;(az) with a shout(ba) he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.(bb)
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Isaiah 42:14
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"For a long time I have kept silent,(bc) I have been quiet and held myself back.(bd) But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.(be)
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Isaiah 42:15
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I will lay waste(bf) the mountains(bg) and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up(bh) the pools.
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Isaiah 42:16
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I will lead(bi) the blind(bj) by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light(bk) before them and make the rough places smooth.(bl) These are the things I will do; I will not forsake(bm) them.
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Isaiah 42:17
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But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,'(bn) will be turned back in utter shame.(bo)
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Isaiah 42:18
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"Hear, you deaf;(bp) look, you blind, and see!
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Isaiah 42:19
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Who is blind(bq) but my servant,(br) and deaf like the messenger(bs) I send? Who is blind like the one in covenant(bt) with me, blind like the servant of the Lord ?
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Isaiah 42:20
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You have seen many things, but you pay no attention; your ears are open, but you do not listen."(bu)
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Isaiah 42:21
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It pleased the Lord for the sake(bv) of his righteousness to make his law(bw) great and glorious.
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Isaiah 42:22
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But this is a people plundered(bx) and looted, all of them trapped in pits(by) or hidden away in prisons.(bz) They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them;(ca) they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back."
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Isaiah 42:23
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Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention(cb) in time to come?
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Isaiah 42:24
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Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers?(cc) Was it not the Lord ,(cd) against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow(ce) his ways; they did not obey his law.(cf)
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Isaiah 42:25
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So he poured out on them his burning anger,(cg) the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames,(ch) yet they did not understand;(ci) it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.(cj)
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Isaiah 43:1
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But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created(a) you, Jacob, he who formed(b) you, Israel:(c) "Do not fear, for I have redeemed(d) you; I have summoned you by name;(e) you are mine.(f)
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Isaiah 43:2
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When you pass through the waters,(g) I will be with you;(h) and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,(i) you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.(j)
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Isaiah 43:3
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For I am the Lord your God,(k) the Holy One(l) of Israel, your Savior;(m) I give Egypt(n) for your ransom, Cush[a](o) and Seba(p) in your stead.(q)
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Isaiah 43:4
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Since you are precious and honored(r) in my sight, and because I love(s) you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
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Isaiah 43:5
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Do not be afraid,(t) for I am with you;(u) I will bring your children(v) from the east and gather(w) you from the west.(x)
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Isaiah 43:6
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I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!' and to the south,(y) ‘Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters(z) from the ends of the earth(aa)
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Isaiah 43:7
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everyone who is called by my name,(ab) whom I created(ac) for my glory,(ad) whom I formed and made.(ae)"
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Isaiah 43:8
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Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,(af) who have ears but are deaf.(ag)
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Isaiah 43:9
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All the nations gather together(ah) and the peoples assemble. Which of their gods foretold(ai) this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true."
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Isaiah 43:10
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"You are my witnesses,(aj)" declares the Lord , "and my servant(ak) whom I have chosen, so that you may know(al) and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god(am) was formed, nor will there be one after me.(an)
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Isaiah 43:11
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I, even I, am the Lord ,(ao) and apart from me there is no savior.(ap)
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Isaiah 43:12
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I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god(aq) among you. You are my witnesses,(ar)" declares the Lord , "that I am God.
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Isaiah 43:13
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Yes, and from ancient days(as) I am he.(at) No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"(au)
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Isaiah 43:14
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This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer,(av) the Holy One(aw) of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives(ax) all the Babylonians,[b](ay) in the ships in which they took pride.
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Isaiah 43:15
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I am the Lord ,(az) your Holy One, Israel's Creator,(ba) your King.(bb)"
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Isaiah 43:16
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This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,(bc)
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Isaiah 43:17
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who drew out(bd) the chariots and horses,(be) the army and reinforcements together,(bf) and they lay(bg) there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:(bh)
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Isaiah 43:18
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"Forget the former things;(bi) do not dwell on the past.
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Isaiah 43:19
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See, I am doing a new thing!(bj) Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness(bk) and streams in the wasteland.(bl)
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Isaiah 43:20
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The wild animals(bm) honor me, the jackals(bn) and the owls, because I provide water(bo) in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
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Isaiah 43:21
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the people I formed(bp) for myself(bq) that they may proclaim my praise.(br)
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Isaiah 43:22
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"Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied(bs) yourselves for[c] me, Israel.(bt)
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Isaiah 43:23
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You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings,(bu) nor honored(bv) me with your sacrifices.(bw) I have not burdened(bx) you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands(by) for incense.(bz)
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Isaiah 43:24
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You have not bought any fragrant calamus(ca) for me, or lavished on me the fat(cb) of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied(cc) me with your offenses.(cd)
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Isaiah 43:25
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"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions,(ce) for my own sake,(cf) and remembers your sins(cg) no more.(ch)
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Isaiah 43:26
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Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together;(ci) state the case(cj) for your innocence.
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Isaiah 43:27
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Your first father(ck) sinned; those I sent to teach(cl) you rebelled(cm) against me.
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Isaiah 43:28
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So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple; I consigned Jacob to destruction[d](cn) and Israel to scorn.(co)
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Isaiah 44:1
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"But now listen, Jacob, my servant,(a) Israel, whom I have chosen.(b)
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Isaiah 44:2
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This is what the Lord says— he who made(c) you, who formed you in the womb,(d) and who will help(e) you: Do not be afraid,(f) Jacob, my servant,(g) Jeshurun,[a](h) whom I have chosen.
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Isaiah 44:3
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For I will pour water(i) on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;(j) I will pour out my Spirit(k) on your offspring, and my blessing(l) on your descendants.(m)
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Isaiah 44:4
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They will spring up like grass(n) in a meadow, like poplar trees(o) by flowing streams.(p)
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Isaiah 44:5
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Some will say, ‘I belong(q) to the Lord '; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand,(r) ‘The Lord 's,'(s) and will take the name Israel.
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Isaiah 44:6
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"This is what the Lord says— Israel's King(t) and Redeemer,(u) the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last;(v) apart from me there is no God.(w)
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Isaiah 44:7
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Who then is like me?(x) Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come— yes, let them foretell(y) what will come.
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Isaiah 44:8
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Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim(z) this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God(aa) besides me? No, there is no other Rock;(ab) I know not one."
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Isaiah 44:9
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All who make idols(ac) are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless.(ad) Those who would speak up for them are blind;(ae) they are ignorant, to their own shame.(af)
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Isaiah 44:10
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Who shapes a god and casts an idol,(ag) which can profit nothing?(ah)
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Isaiah 44:11
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People who do that will be put to shame;(ai) such craftsmen are only human beings. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and shame.(aj)
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Isaiah 44:12
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The blacksmith(ak) takes a tool and works with it in the coals; he shapes an idol with hammers, he forges it with the might of his arm.(al) He gets hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint.(am)
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Isaiah 44:13
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The carpenter(an) measures with a line and makes an outline with a marker; he roughs it out with chisels and marks it with compasses. He shapes it in human form,(ao) human form in all its glory, that it may dwell in a shrine.(ap)
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Isaiah 44:14
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He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine,(aq) and the rain made it grow.
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Isaiah 44:15
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It is used as fuel(ar) for burning; some of it he takes and warms himself, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships(as) it; he makes an idol and bows(at) down to it.
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Isaiah 44:16
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Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal, he roasts his meat and eats his fill. He also warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.(au)"
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Isaiah 44:17
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From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships.(av) He prays(aw) to it and says, "Save(ax) me! You are my god!"
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Isaiah 44:18
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They know nothing, they understand(ay) nothing; their eyes(az) are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
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Isaiah 44:19
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No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding(ba) to say, "Half of it I used for fuel;(bb) I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable(bc) thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"(bd)
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Isaiah 44:20
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Such a person feeds on ashes;(be) a deluded(bf) heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?(bg)"
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Isaiah 44:21
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"Remember(bh) these things, Jacob, for you, Israel, are my servant.(bi) I have made you, you are my servant;(bj) Israel, I will not forget you.(bk)
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Isaiah 44:22
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I have swept away(bl) your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return(bm) to me, for I have redeemed(bn) you."
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Isaiah 44:23
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Sing for joy,(bo) you heavens, for the Lord has done this; shout aloud, you earth(bp) beneath. Burst into song, you mountains,(bq) you forests and all your trees,(br) for the Lord has redeemed(bs) Jacob, he displays his glory(bt) in Israel.
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Isaiah 44:24
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"This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer,(bu) who formed(bv) you in the womb:(bw) I am the Lord , the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens,(bx) who spreads out the earth(by) by myself,
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Isaiah 44:25
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who foils(bz) the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners,(ca) who overthrows the learning of the wise(cb) and turns it into nonsense,(cc)
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Isaiah 44:26
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who carries out the words(cd) of his servants and fulfills(ce) the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem,(cf) ‘It shall be inhabited,' of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be rebuilt,' and of their ruins,(cg) ‘I will restore them,'(ch)
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Isaiah 44:27
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who says to the watery deep, ‘Be dry, and I will dry up(ci) your streams,'
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Isaiah 44:28
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who says of Cyrus,(cj) ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem,(ck) "Let it be rebuilt," and of the temple,(cl) "Let its foundations(cm) be laid."'
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