The Helper of Israel

1 “Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment.

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2 “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his servicea ? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow.

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    • ° 41:2 - Or "east," / "whom victory meets at every step"
      3 He pursues them and moves on unscathed, by a path his feet have not traveled before.

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      4 Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD—with the first of them and with the last—I am he.”

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          5 The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward;

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          6 they help each other and say to their companions, “Be strong!”

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          7 The metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, “It is good.” The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.

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          8 “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend,

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          9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

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              10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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              11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.

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