Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Isaiah 59

The damnable nature of sin.

Isaiah 59:1 Lo! the hand of Yahweh is not too short, to save,—Neither is his ear too heavy, to hear. Isaiah 59:2 But, your iniquities, have become separators betwixt you and your God, And, your sins, have caused a hiding of face from you, that he should not hear.

The sins of the Jews.

Isaiah 59:3 For, your hands, are defiled with blood, And, your fingers, with iniquity,—Your lips, have spoken falsehood, and, Your tongue, muttereth, perversity. Isaiah 59:4 None, sueth in righteousness, and, None, pleadeth in faithfulness,—Men are trusting in confusion, And speaking vanity, Conceiving wickedness, And bringing forth iniquity: Isaiah 59:5 Viper's eggs, do they hatch, Spider's threads, do they weave,—He that eateth of their eggs, dieth, And, that which is crushed, bringeth forth an adder; Isaiah 59:6 Their threads, shall not become a garment, Neither shall they cover themselves with their fabrics,—Their fabrics, are fabrics of iniquity, Yea, the product of violence, is in their hands; Isaiah 59:7 Their feet, to mischief, do run, And they speed to shed innocent blood,—Their devices, are devices of iniquity, Wasting and destruction, are in their high roads; Isaiah 59:8 The way of well-being, have they not known, And there is no justice in their tracks,—Their paths, have they made crooked for themselves, None, who treadeth therein, knoweth well—being.

Calamity is for sin.

Isaiah 59:9 For this cause, hath justice removed far, from us, And righteousness overtaketh, us not,—We wait for light, But lo! darkness, For brightness, In thick darkness, we walk: Isaiah 59:10 We grope, as blind men, for a wall, Yea, as men without, eyes, do we grope,—We have stumbled, at broad noon, as though it were twilight, In desolate places, like the dead! Isaiah 59:11 We growl like bears, all of us, And, like doves, do we, mournfully coo,—We wait, For justice, and there is, none, For salvation, it is far from us! Isaiah 59:12 For our transgressions have multiplied, before thee, And, our sins, have witnessed against us,—For, our transgressions, are with us, And, as for our iniquities, we acknowledge them: Isaiah 59:13 Transgressing, and denying Yahweh, And turning away from following our God,—Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving, and muttering from the heart, words of falsehood. Isaiah 59:14 So then there hath been a driving back of justice, And, righteousness, afar off, standeth,—For truth, hath stumbled in the broadway, And, right, cannot enter; Isaiah 59:15 And, the truth, hath been, found missing, And he that hath turned away from wrong is liable to be despoiled, And, when Yahweh, looked, Then was it grievous in his eyes, that there was no, justice:

Salvation is only of God.

Isaiah 59:16 When he saw that there was no, mighty man, Then was he astonished, that there was none to interpose,—So his own arm, brought him salvation, And, his own righteousness, the same, upheld him; Isaiah 59:17 And he put on, Righteousness, as a coat of mail, And a helmet of victory upon his head,—And he put on the garments of avenging, for clothing, And wrapped about him, as a cloak-jealousy! Isaiah 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly, will he repay, Indignation to his adversaries, Recompense to his enemies,—To the Coastlands—recompense, will he repay: Isaiah 59:19 That they may revere—From the West, the name of Yahweh, And from the Rising of the Sun, his glory. For he will come in like a rushing stream, The breath of Yahweh, driving it on;

The Covenant of the Redeemer.

Isaiah 59:20 So shall come in, for Zion, a Redeemer, Even for such as are turning from transgression in Jacob,—Declareth Yahweh. Isaiah 59:21 And, as for me, this, shall be my covenant with them, Saith Yahweh: My spirit that is upon thee, And my words which I have put in thy mouth,—Shall not be taken out of thy mouth—Nor out of the mouth of thy seed, Nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, Saith Yahweh, From henceforth even unto times age-abiding.

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