So do not fear,1 for I am with you;2 do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen3 you and help4 you; I will uphold you5 with my righteous right hand.611
"All who rage7 against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced;8 those who oppose9 you will be as nothing and perish.1012
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.11 Those who wage war against you will be as nothing12 at all.
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand13 and says to you, Do not fear; I will help14 you.
Do not be afraid,15 O worm16 Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help17 you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer,18 the Holy One19 of Israel.
"See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,20 new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains21 and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.2216
You will winnow23 them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale24 will blow them away.25 But you will rejoice26 in the LORD and glory27 in the Holy One28 of Israel.
"The poor and needy search for water,29 but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst.30 But I the LORD will answer31 them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake32 them.
I will make rivers flow33 on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert34 into pools of water,35 and the parched ground into springs.3619
I will put in the desert37 the cedar and the acacia,38 the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines39 in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress40 together,4120
so that people may see and know,42 may consider and understand,43 that the hand44 of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One45 of Israel has created46 it.