"1Payattention to Me, O My people, And giveear to Me, O My anation ; For a 2law will goforth from Me, And I will bset My 3justice for a 4light of the peoples.
"My 5righteousness is near, My salvation has goneforth, And My 6arms will judge the peoples ; The 7coastlands will wait for Me, And for My 8arm they will waitexpectantly.
"9Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earthbeneath ; For the 10sky will vanish like smoke, And the 11earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will diecin likemanner ; But My 12salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not dwane.
"13Listen to Me, you who knowrighteousness, A people in whose 14heart is My law ; Do not fear the 15reproach of man, Nor be dismayed at their revilings.
"For the 16moth will eat them like a garment, And the 17grub will eat them like wool. But My 18righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to allgenerations."
919Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD ; Awake as in the 20days of old, the generations of longago. 21Was it not You who cutRahab in pieces, Who pierced the 22dragon ?
Was it not You who 23dried up the sea, The waters of the greatdeep ; Who made the depths of the sea a pathway For the 24redeemed to crossover ?
So the 25ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyfulshouting to Zion, And 26everlastingjoy will be on their heads. They will obtaingladness and joy, And 27sorrow and sighing will flee away.
"I, even I, am He who 28comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of 29man who dies And of the son of man who is made30like grass,
That you have 31forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who 32stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you 33fearcontinuallyallday long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makesready to destroy ? But where is the fury of the 34oppressor ?
"The e35exile will soon be setfree, and will not die in the dungeon, 36nor will his bread be lacking.