Yahweh Comforts Zion

1 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek Yahweh. Look to [the] rock [from which] you were hewn, and to [the] excavation of [the] pit [from which] you were quarried.

References for Isaiah 51:1

      2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah; she brought you forth. For I called him {alone}, but I blessed him and made him numerous."

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        • a 51:2 - Literally "one"
        • b 51:2 - Or "and"
          3 For Yahweh will comfort Zion; he will comfort all its sites of ruins. And he will {make} its wilderness like Eden, and its desert like the garden of Yahweh. Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and [the] {sound} of song.

          References for Isaiah 51:3

            • c 51:3 - Literally "put"
            • d 51:3 - Literally "voice"
              4 "Listen attentively to me, my people, and my nation, listen to me! For a teaching will go out from me, and I will cause my justice to rest for a light to [the] peoples.
              5 My righteousness [is] near; my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge [the] peoples. [The] coastlands wait for me, and for my arm they wait.
              6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens and look to the earth beneath, for [the] heavens will be torn to pieces like smoke, and the earth will be worn out like [a] garment, and those who inhabit her will die like gnats. But my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will not be broken to pieces.

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                  7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, people [who have] my teaching in their heart; you must not fear [the] reproach of men, or be terrified because of their abuse.
                  8 For a moth will eat them like garments; a moth will devour them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation for {generation after generation}."

                  References for Isaiah 51:8

                    • f 51:8 - Or "eat"
                    • g 51:8 - Or "and"
                    • h 51:8 - Literally "generation of generations"
                      9 Awake! Awake; put on strength, O arm of Yahweh! Awake as [in] days of long ago, [the] generations of a long time back! [Are] you not the one who cut Rahab in pieces, [the] one who pierced [the] sea-dragon?
                      10 Are you not the one who dried up [the] sea, [the] waters of [the] great deep, the one who {made} [the] depths of [the] sea a way for those who are redeemed to cross over?

                      References for Isaiah 51:10

                        • i 51:10 - Literally "placed"
                          11 So the redeemed ones of Yahweh shall return, and they shall come [to] Zion with singing, and everlasting joy [shall be] on their heads. Joy and gladness shall {appear}; sorrow and sighing shall flee away!

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                              12 "I, I [am] he who comforts you; who [are] you that you are afraid of man? He dies! And of [the] son of humankind? He is {sacrificed} [as] grass!

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                                  13 And you have forgotten Yahweh, your maker, who stretched out [the] heavens, and founded [the] earth. And you tremble continually, all day, because of the wrath of the oppressor when he {takes aim} to destroy. But where [is] the wrath of the oppressor?

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                                    • o 51:13 - Literally "sets up"
                                    • p 51:13 - Or "And"
                                      14 [The] fettered one shall make haste to be freed. And he shall not die in the pit, and he shall not lack his bread.

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                                          15 For I [am] Yahweh, your God, who stirs up the sea, {so that} its waves roar; Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

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                                              16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, to plant [the] heavens and to found [the] earth, saying to Zion, 'You [are] my people.'"
                                              17 Rouse yourself! Rouse yourself! Stand up, Jerusalem, who have drunk from the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunk the goblet, the cup of staggering; you have drained [it] out.
                                              18 There is no one who guides her among all [the] children she has borne, and there is no one who grasps her by the hand among all [the] children she raised.

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                                                  19 Two [things] here [have] happened to you--who will {show sympathy} for you?-- devastation and destruction, famine and sword--who will comfort you?

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                                                    • w 51:19 - Literally "wander"
                                                      20 Your children have fainted; they lie at [the] head of all [the] streets, like an antelope in a snare, those who are full [of] the wrath of Yahweh, the rebuke of your God.

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                                                          21 Therefore hear now this afflicted [one] and drunken [one] but not from wine.

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                                                              22 Thus says your Lord, Yahweh, and your God pleads the cause [of] his people: "Look! I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering. You shall not {continue} to drink the goblet, the cup of my wrath, any longer.

                                                              References for Isaiah 51:22

                                                                • z 51:22 - Literally "do again"
                                                                  23 And I will put it in the hand of your tormenters, who have said to {you}, 'Bow down that we may {pass} over [you]!' And you have {made} your back like the ground, and like the street for those who {pass} over [you]."

                                                                  References for Isaiah 51:23

                                                                    • { 51:23 - Literally "your inner self"
                                                                    • | 51:23 - Or "and"
                                                                    • } 51:23 - Or "stride"
                                                                    • ~ 51:23 - Literally "placed"
                                                                    •  51:23 - Or "stride"