Isaiah 41 ©
God displayeth his merciful providence in regard of his church: which he exhorteth to trust in him without fear; and challenging the idols to produce like proofs of power and knowledge, he sheweth their vanity.
KEEP asilence before me, O bislands; and clet the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
Who draised up the 1righteous 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.
He pursued them, and passed 2safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
Thou lwhom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art mmy servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
¶nFear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: oI will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
tFear not, thou uworm Jacob, and ye 10men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy vredeemer, wthe Holy One of Israel.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp xthreshing instrument having 11teeth: thou yshalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
Thou shalt zfan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou ashalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
When bthe poor and needy seek cwater, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD dwill hear them, I ethe God of Israel fwill not forsake them.
12Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
pWho hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.