The prophet, for the comfort of the Gentiles, prophesieth the amplitude of their Church,
Isaiah 54:1 Shout in triumph, O barren one, Who hadst not borne,Break forth into shouts of triumphand trill thy voice, Who hadst not travailed in birth, For, more, are the children of the Desolate Than the children of Her who had the husband, Saith Yahweh. Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the space of thy tent, And, the curtains of thy habitations, let them spread forth, do not spare,Lengthen thy cords, And, thy tent-pins, make thou fast; Isaiah 54:3 For, on the right hand and on the left, shalt thou break forth,And, thy seed, shall, of the nations, take possession, And, forsaken cities, shall they cause to be inhabited.
Isaiah 54:4 Do not fear, for thou shalt not turn pale, Neither feel disgraced, for thou shalt not be put to the blush,For, the shame of thy youth, shalt thou forget, And, the reproach of thy widowhood, shalt thou remember no more; Isaiah 54:5 For, thy husband, is, thy Maker, Yahweh of hosts, is his Name,And, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, The God of all the earth, shall he be called.
their certain deliverance out of affliction,
Isaiah 54:6 For, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, hath Yahweh, called thee,Even the wife of youthful days, in that thou wast rejected, saith thy God. Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment, I forsook thee,But, with abounding compassions, do I embrace thee: Isaiah 54:8 In an overflow of vexation, I hid my face, for a moment, from thee, But, with lovingkindness age-abiding, have I had compassion on thee,saith thy Redeemer, Yahweh. Isaiah 54:9 For, the waters of Noah, is this unto me,As to which I sware that the waters of Noah should not again pass over the earth, So, have I sworn, Not to be vexed with thee, Nor to rebuke thee. Isaiah 54:10 For, the mountains, may move away, And, the hills, may be shaken,But, my lovingkindness, from thee, shall not move away, And, my covenant of peace, shall not be shaken, Saith he who hath compassion upon theeYahweh.
their fair edification,
Isaiah 54:11 O thou humbled one, storm-tossed, uncomforted,Lo! I, am about to set, in antimony, thy stones, And will found thee in sapphires; Isaiah 54:12 And make rubies, thy battlements, And thy gates, sparkling stones,And all thy boundaries, stones of delight; Isaiah 54:13 And, all thy children, shall be the instructed of Yahweh,And, great, shall be the prosperity of thy children. Isaiah 54:14 In righteousness, shalt thou be established,Be thou far from oppressionBut indeed thou shalt not fear, And from crushing calamityBut indeed it shall not come nigh unto thee.
and their sure preservation.
Isaiah 54:15 Lo! they would, quarrel, with theenot at all from me,Whoso hath quarrelled with thee, over thee, shall fall. Isaiah 54:16 Lo! I, have created the smith, who bloweth up a fire of coals, And who bringeth forth an instrument for his work,And, I, have created the waster to destroy:
Isaiah 54:17 No instrument formed against thee, shall prosper, And, every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment, shalt thou prove to be lawless,This, is the inheritance of the servants of Yahweh, And, their righteousness, is, from me, Declareth Yahweh.