1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my a; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
2 Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and a thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, b, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water upon a that is b, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my c upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
5 One shall say, I am the a’s; and another shall call himself by the b of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
6 Thus saith the Lord the a of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the b, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
8 a ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no b; I know not any.
9 ¶They that make a graven a are all of them vanity; and their b shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they c, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven a that is profitable for nothing?
11 Behold, all his a shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
12 The a with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not a nor understood: for he hath b their eyes, that they cannot see; and their c, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the a of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a a heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a b in my right hand?
21 ¶Remember a, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my b: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be c of me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy a, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
23 a, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into b, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath c Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
24 Thus saith the Lord, thy a, and he that b thee from the womb, I am the Lord that c all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth a men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will a thy rivers:
28 That saith of a, He is my b, and shall perform all my c: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be d; and to the e, Thy foundation shall be laid.