An exhortation, after the pattern of Abraham, to trust in Christ,
Isaiah 51:1 Hearken unto me, Ye that pursue righteousness, Ye that seek Yahweh,Look well unto the rock whence ye were hewn, And unto the quarry whence ye were digged: Isaiah 51:2 Look well unto Abraham your father, And unto Sarah who gave you birth,For he was, alone, when called I him, And I blessed him, that I might make him, many.
by reason of his comfortable promises,
Isaiah 51:3 For Yahweh hath comforted, Zion, He hath comforted all her waste places, And hath made her wilderness like Eden, And her waste plain like the garden of Yahweh,Joy and gladness, shall be found in her, Thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
of his righteous salvation,
Isaiah 51:4 Attend unto me, O my people, And, O my nation, unto me, give ear,For, instruction, from me, shall go forth, And, my justicefor a light of peoples, will I establish: Isaiah 51:5 At hand, is my righteousness, Gone forth, hath my salvation, And, mine own arms, unto the peoples, shall give justice,Upon me, Coastlands, shall wait, And, for mine arm, shall they hope. Isaiah 51:6 Lift upto the heavensyour eyes, And look around to the earth beneath, Though, the heavens, like smoke, should have vanished, And, the earth, like a garment, should fall to pieces, And, her inhabitants, in like manner, should die, Yet, my salvation, unto times age-abiding, shall continue, And, my righteousness, shall not be broken down.
and man's mortality.
Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye who discern righteousness, The people in whose heart is my law,Do not fear the reproach of frail men, Nor, at their revilings, be dismayed; Isaiah 51:8 For, like a garment, shall they be eaten of the moth, And, like wool, shall they be eaten of the larva; But, my righteousness, unto times age-abiding, shall continue, And, my salvation, unto the remotest generation.
Christ by his sanctified arm defendeth his from the fear of man.
Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of Yahweh, Awake, As in days of old, The generations of bygone ages: Art not thou, that whichHewed down Rahab, Piercing the Crocodile? Isaiah 51:10 Art not thou, that which dried upThe Sea, The waters of the mighty Deep,That which made of the abysses of the sea, a road for the passing over of the redeemed? Isaiah 51:11 Therefore, the ransomed of Yahweh, shall again, come unto Zion, with shouts of triumph, With gladness age-abiding on their head,Joy and gladness, shall overtake [them], Sorrow and sighing, have fled away. Isaiah 51:12 II, am he that comforteth you,Who, art, thou, that thou hast feared, Frail man that dieth, and, A son of the earthborn, who, as grass, shall be delivered up? Isaiah 51:13 That thou hast forgotten Yahweh thy maker, Who stretched out the heavens And founded the earth? That thou hast dreaded continually, all the day, by reason of the fury of the oppressor, in that he was ready to destroy? Where, then, is the fury of the oppressor? Isaiah 51:14 The captive hath hastened, to be loosed,That he might not die in the pit, Neither should, his bread, be cut off. Isaiah 51:15 But, IYahweh, am thy God, Who threw into commotion the sea, And the waves thereof roared,Yahweh of hosts, is his name. Isaiah 51:16 Therefore have I put my words in thy mouth, And, with the shadow of my hand, have I covered thee,To plant the heavens, and, To lay the foundations of the earth, and, To say unto Zion, My people, thou art!
He bewaileth the afflictions of Jerusalem,
Isaiah 51:17 Rouse theerouse, thee, stand up, O Jerusalem, Who hast drunk, at the hand of Yahweh, his cup of indignation: The goblet-cup of confusion, hast thou drunkhast thou drained. Isaiah 51:18 There is none, to guide her, Among all the sons she hath borne,There is none, to grasp her hand, Among all the sons she hath brought up. Isaiah 51:19 Twain, are the things befalling thee, Who will lament for thee? Wasting and destruction, and, famine and sword, By whom shall I comfort thee? Isaiah 51:20 Thy sons, have fainted, They lie at the head of all the streets, like a gazelle in a net,Who, indeed, are full of, The indignation of Yahweh, The rebuke of thy God.
and promiseth deliverance.
Isaiah 51:21 Therefore, hear, I pray thee, this, thou humbled one,And drunken, but not with wine: Isaiah 51:22 Thus, saith Thy Lord Yahweh, Even thy God who pleadeth the cause of his people:Lo! I have taken, out of thy hand, the cup of confusion,As for the goblet-cup of mine indignation, Thou shalt not again, drink it, any more; Isaiah 51:23 But I will put it into the hand of thy tormentors, Who said to thy soul, Bow down that we may pass over,And so thou didst place, as the ground, thy back, Yea, as the street, to such as were passing along.