1 Hear ye this - O house of Jacob, Ye who call yourselves by the name of Israel, Yea from the waters of Judah, came they forth, - Who swear by the name of Yahweh, And, by the God of Israel, call to remembrance - Not in truth, nor in righteousness; 2 For of the holy city, do they call themselves, And on the God of Israel, do they stay themselves, - Yahweh of hosts, is his name. 3 Things in advance, of old, I declared, Yea out of mine own mouth, came they forth, that I might let them be known, - Suddenly, I wrought and they came to pass. 4 Because I knew that - Obstinate, thou wast, - And, a sinew of iron, was thy neck, And thy brow, brazen, 5 therefore told I thee - in time past, Ere yet it came, I let thee hear, - Lest thou shouldest say Mine idol wrought them, Yea, my carved image and my molten image, commanded them! 6 Thou hast heard - see it whole, And will, ye, not tell? I have let thee hear new things - from the present time, Even secrets which ye knew not. 7 Now, are they created, and not in time past, And, before to-day, thou hadst not heard of them, - Lest thou shouldest say, Lo! I knew them! 8 Nay! thou hadst not heard, Nay! thou hadst not known, Nay! in time past, thine ear, was not opened, - For I knew that thou, wouldst be treacherous, Yea a transgressor from birth, hast thou been called. 9 For the sake of mine own Name, will I defer mine anger, And for my praise, will I restrain myself towards thee, - So as not to cut thee off. 10 Lo! I have refined thee, but not as silver, - I have tested thee, in a smelting-pot of affliction. 11 For mine own sake - for mine own sake, will I effectually work For how should it be profaned? And, my glory - to another, will I not give.
12 Hearken unto me O Jacob, And Israel, my called one, - I, am, the Same I, the first, yea, I, the last: 13 Surely, mine own hand, founded the earth, And, my right hand, stretched out the heavens, - While I was calling unto them, they stood forth, at once 14 Assemble yourselves - all of you and hear, Who among them, hath told these things? he whom Yahweh loveth, will execute - His pleasure, on Babylon, And his stroke on the Chaldeans. 15 I - I, have spoken, Yea I have called him, - I have brought him in, and he shall make prosperous his way. 16 Draw ye near unto me - hear ye this, Not in advance in secret, have I spoken, From the very time it cometh into being, there, am I, - And, now, My Lord Yahweh hath sent me and his spirit.
17 Thus saith Yahweh - Thy Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel, - I - Yahweh, am thy God, Teaching thee to profit, Guiding thee in the way thou shouldest go. 18 Oh! that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments, - Then had been, like a river, thy prosperity, And, thy righteousness, like the waves of the sea: 19 Then had been, like the sand, thy seed, And, the offspring of thy body, like the grains thereof, - Neither cut off nor destroyed had been his name from before me.
20 Come ye forth out of Babylon, Flee from among the Chaldeans, With triumphant voice, tell ye - let this be heard, Let it go forth as far as the end of the earth, - Say ye - Yahweh hath redeemed his servant Jacob! 21 And they thirsted not, when, through dry places, he led them, Waters out of the rock, caused hero flow out to them, - Yea be cleft a rock and, there gushed out waters: 22 No well-being, saith Yahweh to the lawless,