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Isaiah 40:27-41:16Tree of Life Version (TLV)

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and assert, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from Adonai,
and the justice due me escapes
    the notice of my God”?
28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
Adonai is the eternal God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not grow tired or weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
and to one without vigor He adds might.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall,
31 but they who wait for Adonai
    will renew their strength.
They will soar up with wings as eagles.
They will run, and not grow weary.
They will walk, and not be faint.

Coming Conqueror

41 “Be silent before Me, O islands!
Let peoples renew their strength.
Let them draw near, then let them speak.
Let us come together for judgment.
Who has stirred up one from the east?
He calls justice to His feet.
He gives nations over to him and subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword, as driven stubble with his bow.
He pursues them, passing on safely,
by a path his feet had not traveled.
Who has performed and done it?
Calling forth the generations from the beginning,
I, Adonai, am the first and the last,
    I am He!”
The coastlands have seen and fear.
The ends of the earth tremble.
They draw near and come.
Each one helps his neighbor
and says to his brother, “Be strong!”
The craftsman encourages the smith,
who smooths with the hammer,
who strikes with the anvil,
saying of the soldering, “It’s good!”
as he fastens it with nails so that it will not totter.

My Servant, My Friend

“But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
descendant of Abraham, My friend—
I took hold of you from the ends of the earth,
and called from its uttermost parts,
and said to you, ‘You are My servant—
I have chosen you, not rejected you.[a]
10 Fear not, for I am with you,
be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
Surely I will help you.
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
11 Behold, all who were angry at you
    will be ashamed and disgraced.
Those who quarrel with you
    will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you will look for those who contended with you,
    you will not find them.
Those who warred against you
    will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am Adonai your God who upholds your right hand,
who says to you,
    “Fear not, I will help you.”
14 Fear not, you worm Jacob,
you men of Israel!
I will help you.”
It is a declaration of Adonai,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Look, I will make you a threshing sledge,
new, with sharp, double-edged spikes.
You will thresh the mountains and grind them up,
and will make the hills like chaff.
16 You will winnow them,
and a wind will carry them away,
a storm-wind will scatter them.
But you will rejoice in Adonai.
You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 41:9 cf. Rom. 11:1-2.
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright © 2015 by The Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.

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