Isaiah 23:13; Isaiah 32:1; Isaiah 33:7; Isaiah 40:15; Isaiah 41:11; Isaiah 41:24; Isaiah 41:29; Isaiah 42:1; Isaiah 44:11; Isaiah 49:16; Isaiah 49:21; Isaiah 50:1-2; Isaiah 50:9; Isaiah 50:11; Isaiah 54:15-16; Isaiah 55:4-5; Isaiah 56:3; Isaiah 58:3-4; Isaiah 59:1; Isaiah 64:5; Isaiah 64:9
Behold, the land of the Chaldeans -this is the people which was not; Assyria appointed it for desert creatures -they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they made it a ruin.
Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.
Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.
"Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
Behold, you are of no account, And your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination.
"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.
"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.
Behold, all his companions will be put to shame, for the craftsmen themselves are mere men. Let them all assemble themselves, let them stand up, let them tremble, let them together be put to shame.
"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
"Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me, Since I have been bereaved of my children And am barren, an exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? Behold, I was left alone; From where did these come?' "
Thus says the LORD , "Where is the certificate of divorce By which I have sent your mother away? Or to whom of My creditors did I sell you? Behold, you were sold for your iniquities, And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.
"Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why was there none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, I dry up the sea with My rebuke, I make the rivers a wilderness; Their fish stink for lack of water And die of thirst.
Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them.
Behold, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with firebrands, Walk in the light of your fire And among the brands you have set ablaze. This you will have from My hand: You will lie down in torment.
"If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.
"Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
"Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.
"Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."
'Why have we fasted and You do not see? Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not notice?' Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire, And drive hard all your workers.
"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear.
You meet him who rejoices in doing righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned, We continued in them a long time; And shall we be saved?
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD , Nor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.