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B. Christ as the Servant of Jehovah 41:1—66:24
1. As typified by Cyrus the king of Persia and by Israel 41:1-29
Isa. 41 :1 41:1 1Listen to Me in silence, O coastlands.
Let the people renew their strength;
Let them approach, then let them speak;
Let us come together for judgment.
Isa. 41 :2 41:2 Who has stirred up someone from the aeast,
Called 1him in righteousness to His feet?
He gave up the nations before bhim,
And caused him to have dominion over kings.
He made them like dust with his sword,
Like driven stubble with his bow.
Isa. 41 :3 41:3 He pursues them and passes on in safety,
He will not come on a way known to his feet.
Isa. 41 :4 41:4 Who has wrought this and done this,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
I, Jehovah, am the afirst,
And with the last, I am 1He.
Isa. 41 :5 41:5 The coastlands saw it and were afraid;
The ends of the earth trembled;
They drew near and came.
Isa. 41 :6 41:6 Each one helps his neighbor,
And each one says to his brother, Be strong.
Isa. 41 :7 41:7 So the acraftsman encourages the goldsmith,
And he who smoothes metal with a hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil,
Saying that the soldering is good;
And he fastens it with nails so that it should not be moved.
Isa. 41 :8 41:8 But you, 1Israel, My aservant,
Jacob, whom I have bchosen,
The seed of Abraham My cfriend;
Isa. 41 :9 41:9 You whom I have taken from the aends of the earth,
And from its extremities have called,
And said to you, You are My servant;
I have chosen you and have not cast you away.
Isa. 41 :10 41:10 Do anot be afraid, for I am bwith you;
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; surely I will help you;
Surely I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.
Isa. 41 :11 41:11 Indeed all those who were incensed against you
Will be ashamed and confounded;
The men who strive against you
Will be as nothing and will perish.
Isa. 41 :12 41:12 You will seek but not find
The men who contend with you;
The men who war with you
Will be as nothing and as without existence.
Isa. 41 :13 41:13 For I am Jehovah your God,
Who takes hold of your right hand,
Who says to you, Do anot be afraid;
I will help you.
Isa. 41 :14 41:14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
You afew men of Israel;
I will help you, declares Jehovah,
Even your bRedeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isa. 41 :15 41:15 Now I will make you into a sharp threshing instrument,
One that is new and possessing teeth.
You shall thresh the mountains and make them powder,
And you shall make the hills like chaff.
Isa. 41 :16 41:16 You shall winnow them, and the wind will carry them away
And the storm wind will scatter them.
And you will rejoice in Jehovah,
You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Isa. 41 :17 41:17 When the poor and needy seek for water, and there is none,
And their tongue is dry from thirst,
I, Jehovah, will answer them;
As the God of Israel I will anot forsake them.
Isa. 41 :18 41:18 I will open up arivers on the bare heights,
And in the midst of the valleys, springs.
bI will make the wilderness into a pool of water,
And the dry land into springs of water.
Isa. 41 :19 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar,
The acacia, the myrtle, and the olive tree;
I will place in the desert the fir tree,
The pine tree, and the box tree together;
Isa. 41 :20 41:20 That they may see and know,
And consider and understand together,
That the hand of Jehovah has done this,
And the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Isa. 41 :21 41:21 Present your 1case, says Jehovah;
Bring forward your arguments, says the King of Jacob.
Isa. 41 :22 41:22 Let them bring forth and declare to us
What will take place;
Let them show what the former things were,
That we may consider them,
And may know the end of them;
Or let us hear the things that are coming.
Isa. 41 :23 41:23 Declare to us the things that are coming afterward,
That we may know that you are gods;
Indeed do good or do evil,
That we may look at one another anxiously and be afraid together.
Isa. 41 :24 41:24 You are indeed nothing,
And your work is of no consequence;
He who chooses you is an abomination.
Isa. 41 :25 41:25 I have raised up aone from the north and he has come;
From the brising of the sun he will call upon My name.
He will come upon rulers as upon mortar,
As the potter treads the clay.
Isa. 41 :26 41:26 Who has declared it from the beginning that we may know,
And in advance that we may say, He is right?
Indeed there was no one who declared it; indeed no one who let us hear;
Indeed no one who heard your words.
Isa. 41 :27 41:27 Formerly I said to Zion, Here, here they are;
And to Jerusalem, I will give someone who preaches aglad tidings.
Isa. 41 :28 41:28 But I looked and there was no man,
And from among these there was no counselor,
Who, when I asked, would give Me an answer.
Isa. 41 :29 41:29 Indeed all of them are vanity;
Their works are of no consequence;
Their molten images are a wind and a waste.
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