(A)Awake, awake, (B)put on strength,
    O (C)arm of the Lord;
awake, (D)as in days of old,
    the generations of long ago.
Was it not you who cut (E)Rahab in pieces,
    who pierced (F)the dragon?
10 (G)Was it not you who dried up the sea,
    the waters of the great deep,
who made the depths of the sea a way
    for the redeemed to pass over?
11 (H)And the ransomed of the Lord shall return
    and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
    they shall obtain gladness and joy,
    and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

12 “I, I am he (I)who comforts you;
    who are you that you are afraid of (J)man who dies,
    of the son of man who is made (K)like grass,
13 and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
    (L)who stretched out the heavens
    and (M)laid the foundations of the earth,
and you fear continually all the day
    because of the wrath of (N)the oppressor,
when he sets himself to destroy?
    And where is the wrath of (O)the oppressor?
14 (P)He who is bowed down shall speedily be released;
    he shall not die and go down (Q)to the pit,
    neither shall his bread be lacking.
15 I am the Lord your God,
    (R)who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
    the Lord of hosts is his name.
16 (S)And I have put my words in your mouth
    (T)and covered you in the shadow of my hand,
(U)establishing[a] the heavens
    and (V)laying the foundations of the earth,
    and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 51:16 Or planting

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