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Isaiah 54 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Fertile Wife of Yahweh

1 "Sing for joy, barren [woman]; [who] has not borne! Burst forth [into] rejoicing and rejoice, [she who] has not been in labor! For [the] children of [the] desolate woman [are] more than [the] children of [the] married woman," says Yahweh. 2 "Enlarge the site of your tent, and let them stretch out the tent curtains of your dwelling place. You must not spare; make your tent cords long and strengthen your pegs, 3 for you will spread out [to the] right and [to the] left. And your descendantsa will be heir [to the] nations, and they will inhabit desolate towns. 4 You must not fear, for you will not be ashamed, and you must not be confounded, for you will not feel abashed, for you will forget the shame of your youth, and you will no longer remember the disgrace of your widowhood. 5 For your husbandb [is] your maker,c his name [is] Yahweh of hosts; and your redeemer [is] the holy one of Israel, he is called the God of all of the earth. 6 For Yahweh has called you like a wife forsaken and hurt of spirit, liked [the] wife of childhood when she is rejected, says your God. 7 I abandoned you {for a short}e moment, butf I will gather you with great compassion. 8 I hid my face from you [for] a moment, in the flowing of anger, butg I will have compassion on you with everlasting faithfulness" says your redeemer, Yahweh. 9 "For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass}h over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be}i angry at you and rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills may sway, butj my faithfulness shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not sway," says Yahweh, who has compassion on you, 11 "O afflicted [one], driven away, [who] is not consoled. Look! I [am] about to set your stones in hard mortar, and I will lay your foundation with sapphires. 12 And I will {make}k your battlements of ruby, and your gates of stones of beryl, and all your wall of precious stones. 13 And all your children [shall be] pupils of Yahweh, and the peace of your children [shall be] great. 14 In righteousness you shall be established. Be far from oppression, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15 If indeed one attacks, [it is] not from me; whoever attacks you shall fall because of you. 16 Look! I myself have created [the] craftsman who blowsl [the] fire [of] coals, and who producesm a weapon for his work; alson I myself have created [the] destroyer to destroy. 17 Every weapon formed against you shall not succeed, and you shall declare guilty every tongue [that] rises against you for judgment. This [is] the inheritance of the servants of Yahweh, and their {legal right}o from me," {declares} Yahweh.
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