Isaiah 44:1-10 NAS

The Blessings of Israel

1 "But now listen, O Jacob, My 1servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen:

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2 Thus says the LORD who made you And 2formed you from the womb, who 3will help you, '4Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you 5Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

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3 'For 6I will pour out water on athe thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will 7pour out My Spirit on your 8offspring And My blessing on your descendants;

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    • ˢ 44:3 - Or "him who is thirsty"
      4 And they will spring up bamong the grass Like 9poplars by streams of water.'

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        • ˣ 44:4 - Another reading is "like grass among the waters"
          5 "This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S '; And that one cwill call on the name of Jacob; And another will 10write don his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will name Israel's name with honor.

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            • ˤ 44:5 - Another reading is "will be called by the name of Jacob"
            • ˥ 44:5 - Or "with"
              6 "Thus says the LORD, the 11King of Israel and his 12Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the 13first and I am the last, And there is no God 14besides Me.

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              7 'Who is like Me? 15Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, eFrom the time that I established the ancient fnation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place.

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                • ˦ 44:7 - Lit "From My establishing of"
                • ˧ 44:7 - Or "people"
                  8 'Do not tremble and do not be afraid; 16Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And 17you are My witnesses. Is there any God 18besides Me, Or is there any other 19Rock? I know of none.' "

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                  The Folly of Idolatry

                  9 Those who fashion ga graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be 20put to shame.

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                    • ˨ 44:9 - Or "an idol"
                      10 Who has fashioned a god or cast han idol to 21no profit?

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                        • ˩ 44:10 - Or "a graven image"