Isaiah 50-66Amplified Bible (AMP)
God Helps His Servant
50 [a]The Lord declares this;
“Where is the certificate of divorce
51 “Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness (right standing with God),
14 The [captive] exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his food be lacking. 15 For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord of hosts is His name. 16 I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to [c]establish the [renewed] heavens and lay the foundations of the [renewed] earth, and to say to Zion (Jerusalem), ‘You are My people.’”
Cheer for Downtrodden Zion
52 Awake, awake,
3 For the Lord says this, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed, but not with money.” 4 For the Lord God says this, “My people went down at the first into Egypt to live there; and [many years later Sennacherib] the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. 5 But now, what do I have here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that My people have been taken away without reason? Those who rule over them howl [with taunting and mockery of salvation],” declares the Lord, “and My name is continually blasphemed all day long. 6 Therefore My people shall know My Name and what it means. Therefore in that day I am the One who is speaking, ‘Here I am.’”
The Exalted Servant
The Suffering Servant
53 Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]?
The Fertility of Zion
54 “Shout for joy, O barren one, she who has not given birth;
The Free Offer of Mercy
55 “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
Rewards for Obedience to God
56 This is what the Lord says,
4 This is what the Lord says,
“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths
Evil Leaders Rebuked
57 The righteous man perishes [at the hand of evil], and no one takes it to heart;
Observances of Fasts
58 “Cry aloud, do not hold back;
Keeping the Sabbath
Separation from God
59 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short
A Confession of Wickedness
21 “As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit which is upon you [writing the law of God on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouths of your [true, spiritual] [ah]children, nor from the mouth of your children’s children,” says the Lord, “from now and forever.”
A Glorified Zion
60 “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
Exaltation of the Afflicted
61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Zion’s Glory and New Name
62 For Zion’s sake I (Isaiah) will not be silent,
God’s Vengeance on the Nations
63 Who is this who comes from Edom,
God’s Ancient Mercies Recalled
“You Are Our Father”
Prayer for Mercy and Help
64 Oh, that You would tear open the heavens and come down,
A Rebellious People
65 “I let Myself be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
8 This is what the Lord says,
“As the new wine is found in the cluster,
13 Therefore, the Lord God says this,
“Listen carefully, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry;
New Heavens and a New Earth
24 “It shall also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox [there will no longer be predator and prey]; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain (Zion),” says the Lord.
Heaven Is God’s Throne
66 This is what the Lord says,
“Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool.
Joy in Jerusalem’s Future
18 “For I know their works and their thoughts. The time is coming to gather all nations and languages, and they will come and see My glory. 19 I will set up a [miraculous] sign among them, and from them I will send survivors to the nations: Tarshish, Pul (Put), Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant islands and coastlands that have not heard of My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare and proclaim My glory among the nations. 20 Then they shall bring all your countrymen (children of Israel) from all the nations as a grain offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels—to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the sons of Israel bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. 21 I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,” says the Lord.
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