Isaiah 41:1-7 NRS

1 Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.
2 Who has roused a victor from the east, summoned him to his service? He delivers up nations to him, and tramples kings under foot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.
3 He pursues them and passes on safely, scarcely touching the path with his feet.
4 Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am first, and will be with the last.
5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid, the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come.
6 Each one helps the other, saying to one another, "Take courage!"
7 The artisan encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer encourages the one who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good"; and they fasten it with nails so that it cannot be moved.