17  wAll the nations are as nothing before him. nor are vits beasts enough for a burnt offering. 135:4; [1 Pet. 8 But you, Israel, (L)my servant,    Jacob, (M)whom I have chosen,    the offspring of Abraham, (N)my friend;9 you whom I took from the ends of the earth,    and called (O)from its farthest corners,saying to you, “You are (P)my servant,    (Q)I have chosen you and not cast you off”;10 fear not, for I am with you;    be not dismayed, for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you,    I will uphold you with (R)my righteous right hand. sfrom the prison those who sit in darkness. 16  kyou shall winnow them, and lthe wind shall carry them away. 2 (C)Who stirred up one from the east    whom victory meets at every (D)step? but the word of our God will stand forever. 2 And Hezekiah welcomed them gladly. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. oI have called you by name, you are mine. 20  zHe who is too impoverished for an offering. 21 Set forth your case, says the Lord;    bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob.22 Let them bring them, and (AI)tell us    what is to happen.Tell us the former things, what they are,    that we may consider them,that we may know their outcome;    or declare to us the things to come.23 (AJ)Tell us what is to come hereafter,    that we may know that you are gods;(AK)do good, or do harm,    that we may be dismayed and terrified. 26  Put me in remembrance; wlet us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 8 above]; Deut. 22 above]; [ver. and he who smooths with the hammer him who strikes the anvil. 12  qWho has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure. 2:9], [See ver. I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your hRedeemer is the Holy One of Israel. and its inhabitants are blike grasshoppers; cwho stretches out the heavens like a curtain. fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 1:8, 17; 22:13, Deut. 22  “Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but syou have been weary of me, O Israel! Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. Tell us the former things, what they are. calling the generations from the beginning? 41. 2:13] Listen to me in silence, # See ch. till he has established justice in the earth; who created the heavens mand stretched them out. and wmy daughters from the end of the earth. (H)I, the Lord, the first,    and with the last; I am he. you have wearied me with your iniquities. There is nothing in my storehouses that I did not show them.”, 5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord of hosts: Has it not been told you from the beginning? 9  you whom I took from the ends of the earth. and they strengthen it with nails xso that it cannot be moved. 30  Even youths shall faint and be weary. 11:11 O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. eand the tempest carries them off like stubble. 10  z“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord. (Isa 11:11; Hab 2:20; Zec 2:13). 22  It is he who sits above the circle of the earth. 2  pWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; pwhen you walk through fire qyou shall not be burned. ihe will bring forth justice to the nations. 18  oI will open rivers on the bare heights. in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory. Isaiah 41. Have you not heard? I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? 11  nHe will tend his flock like a shepherd; and gently lead those that are with young. 39 sAt that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, tsent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. and beforehand, that we might say, “He is right”? 5 (I)The coastlands have seen and are afraid;    the ends of the earth tremble;    they have drawn near and come.6 Everyone helps his neighbor    and says to his brother, “Be strong!”7 (J)The craftsman strengthens the goldsmith,    and he who smooths with the hammer him who strikes the anvil,saying of the soldering, “It is good”;    and they strengthen it with nails (K)so that it cannot be moved. they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. 25  wI stirred up one from the north, and he has come. that she has received from the Lord’s hand. xfrom the rising of the sun, yand he shall call upon my name; 26  zWho declared it from the beginning, that we might know. Fear Not, for I Am with You. 17  gThey are turned back and utterly put to shame. 2 # ch. 2 Who stirred up … 22  But this is a people plundered and looted; they have become plunder with none to rescue. 26; ch. 13  zThe Lord goes out like a mighty man. Envoys from Babylon. 7:6; 10:15; 14:2; Ps. wyou who go down to the sea, and all that fills it. who spread out the earth and what comes from it. Tell us the former things, what they are. and fountains in the midst of the valleys. And he showed them his treasure house, uthe silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his whole armory, all that was found in his storehouses. 8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, y“There will be peace and security in my days.”. scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth. ESV MacArthur Study Bible--genuine top grain leather, black, ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design, ESV Large Print Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Ruby, Vine Design), ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan. 17 (AC)When the poor and needy seek water,    and there is none,    and their tongue is parched with thirst,I the Lord will answer them;    I the God of Israel will not forsake them.18 (AD)I will open rivers on the bare heights,    and fountains in the midst of the valleys. 135:4; [1 Pet. There was none who declared it, none who proclaimed, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, ch. 21  The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake. [b]24 Behold, (AL)you are nothing,    and your work is less than nothing;    an abomination is he who chooses you. bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob. vI will bring your offspring from the east. 44:7; 45:21; 46:10]. to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon. 8  Bring out xthe people who are blind, yet have eyes. 5  vThe coastlands have seen and are afraid; 7  wThe craftsman strengthens the goldsmith. 2 And Hezekiah welcomed them gladly. 12  eYou shall seek those who contend with you. 39 s At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, t sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. (AB)And you shall rejoice in the Lord;    in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory. 3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right. 7:6; 10:15; 14:2; Ps. 11 (S)Behold, all who are incensed against you    shall be put to shame and confounded;those who strive against you    shall be as nothing and shall perish.12 (T)You shall seek those who contend with you,    but you shall not find them;(U)those who war against you    shall be as nothing at all.13 For I, the Lord your God,    hold your right hand;it is I who say to you, “Fear not,    I am the one who helps you.”. 25 (AM)I stirred up one from the north, and he has come,    (AN)from the rising of the sun, (AO)and he shall call upon my name;he shall trample on rulers as on mortar,    as the potter treads clay.26 (AP)Who declared it from the beginning, that we might know,    and beforehand, that we might say, “He is right”?There was none who declared it, none who proclaimed,    none who heard your words.27 (AQ)I was the first to say[c] to Zion, “Behold, here they are!”    and (AR)I give to Jerusalem a herald of good news.28 (AS)But when I look, there is no one;    among these there is no counselor    who, when I ask, gives an answer.29 (AT)Behold, they are all a delusion;    their works are nothing;    their metal images are empty wind.