The prophet, for the comfort of the Gentiles, prophesieth the amplitude of their Church,
Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, she hath not borne! Break forth with singing, and cry aloud, She hath not brought forth! For more [are] the sons of the desolate, Than the sons of the married one, said Jehovah. Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain notlengthen thy cords, And thy pins make strong. Isaiah 54:3 For right and left thou breakest forth, And thy seed doth nations possess,
Isaiah 54:4 And desolate cities they cause to be inhabited. Fear not, for thou art not ashamed, Nor blush, for thou art not confounded, For the shame of thy youth thou forgettest, And the reproach of thy widowhood Thou dost not remember any more. Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker [is] thy husband, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name, And thy Redeemer [is] the Holy One of Israel, 'God of all the earth,' He is called.
their certain deliverance out of affliction,
Isaiah 54:6 For, as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Called thee hath Jehovah, Even a youthful wife when she is refused, said thy God. Isaiah 54:7 In a small moment I have forsaken thee, And in great mercies I do gather thee, Isaiah 54:8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face [for] a moment from thee, And in kindness age-during I have loved thee, Said thy RedeemerJehovah! Isaiah 54:9 For, the waters of Noah [is] this to Me, In that I have swornthe waters of Noah Do not pass again over the earthSo I have sworn, Wrath is not upon thee, Nor rebuke against thee. Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains depart, and the hills remove, And My kindness from thee departeth not, And the covenant of My peace removeth not, Said hath thy loving oneJehovah.
their fair edification,
Isaiah 54:11 O afflicted, storm-tossed, not comforted, Lo, I am laying with cement thy stones, And have founded thee with sapphires, Isaiah 54:12 And have made of agate thy pinnacles, And thy gates of carbuncle stones, And all thy border of stones of delight, Isaiah 54:13 And all thy sons are taught of Jehovah, And abundant [is] the peace of thy sons. Isaiah 54:14 In righteousness thou establishest thyself, Be far from oppression, for thou fearest not, And from ruin, for it cometh not near unto thee.
and their sure preservation.
Isaiah 54:15 Lo, he doth diligently assemble without My desire, Who hath assembled near thee? By thee he falleth! Isaiah 54:16 Lo, II have prepared an artisan, Blowing on a fire of coals, And bringing out an instrument for his work, And I have prepared a destroyer to destroy.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against thee prospereth, And every tongue rising against thee, In judgment thou condemnest. This [is] the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness from me, an affirmation of Jehovah!