1Hearken to me, ye that follow afterrighteousness, ye that seek the LORD:look unto the rock whence ye are hewn , and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged .
2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
For the LORD shall comfortZion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD;joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.4Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.5
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth , and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust .
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in likemanner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished .