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ISAIAH

And to him that hath no might He increaseth strength.
30Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall;
31But they that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings as eagles;
They shall run, and not be weary;
They shall walk, and not faint.
 
41Keep silence before Me, O islands,
And let the peoples renew their strength;
Let them draw near, then let them speak;
Let us come near together to judgment.
2Who hath raised up one from the east,
At whose steps victory attendeth?
He giveth nations before him,
And maketh him rule over kings;
His sword maketh them as the dust,
His bow as the driven stubble.
3He pursueth them, and passeth on safely;
The way with his feet he treadeth not.
4Who hath wrought and done it?
He that called the generations from the beginning.
I, the Lord, who am the first,
And with the last am the same.
5The isles saw, and feared;
The ends of the earth trembled;
They drew near, and came.
 
6They helped every one his neighbour;
And every one said to his brother:
'Be of good courage.'
7So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith,
And he that smootheth with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil,
Saying of the soldering: 'It is good';
And he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
 
8But thou, Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The seed of Abraham My friend;
9Thou whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth,
And called thee from the uttermost parts thereof,
And said unto thee: 'Thou art My servant,
I have chosen thee and not cast thee away';
10Fear thou not, for I am with thee,
Be not dismayed, for I am thy God;
I strengthen thee, yea, I help thee;
Yea, I uphold thee with My victorious right hand.
11Behold, all they that were incensed against thee
Shall be ashamed and confounded;
They that strove with thee
Shall be as nothing, and shall perish.
12Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them,
Even them that contended with thee;
They that warred against thee
Shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13For I the Lord thy God
Hold thy right hand,
Who say unto thee: 'Fear not,
I help thee.'
 
14Fear not, thou worm Jacob,
And ye men of Israel;
I help thee, saith the Lord,
And thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

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