23 (A)Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it!
Shout, you lower parts of the earth;
Break forth into singing, you mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
And (B)glorified Himself in Israel.

Judah Will Be Restored

24 Thus says the Lord, (C)your Redeemer,
And (D)He who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who makes all things,
(E)Who stretches out the heavens [a]all alone,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
25 Who (F)frustrates the signs (G)of the babblers,
And drives diviners mad;
Who turns wise men backward,
(H)And makes their knowledge foolishness;
26 (I)Who confirms the word of His servant,
And performs the counsel of His messengers;
Who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited,’
To the cities of Judah, ‘You shall be built,’
And I will raise up her waste places;
27 (J)Who says to the deep, ‘Be dry!
And I will dry up your rivers’;
28 Who says of (K)Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he shall perform all My pleasure,
Saying to Jerusalem, (L)“You shall be built,”
And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.” ’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 44:24 By Himself