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6. In relation to Jehovah's loving dealing with His beloved Israel 51:1—52:12
a. Jehovah's calling of Israel 51:1-3
Isa. 51 :1 51:1 Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness,
Who seek after Jehovah,
Look to the 1rock from which you were hewn,
And to the excavation of the quarry from which you were dug.
Isa. 51 :2 51:2 Look to Abraham your father,
And to Sarah who travailed with you;
For I acalled him when he was one person,
And bblessed him and multiplied him.
Isa. 51 :3 51:3 For Jehovah has comforted Zion;
He has comforted all her waste places,
And made her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the agarden of Jehovah.
Gladness and joy will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and the voice of song.
b. Jehovah's righteousness and salvation for Israel 51:4-8
Isa. 51 :4 51:4 Hearken to Me, O My people;
Give ear to Me, O My nation;
For ainstruction will go out from Me;
And I will set My judgment as a blight for the peoples.
Isa. 51 :5 51:5 My righteousness is near; My salvation has gone forth;
My arms will judge the peoples;
The coastlands will wait for Me
And place their hope in My arm.
Isa. 51 :6 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
And look upon the earth beneath;
For the aheavens will vanish away like smoke,
And the earth will wear out like a bgarment,
And those who dwell there will die in like manner;
But My salvation will be forever,
And My righteousness will not be abolished.
Isa. 51 :7 51:7 Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,
A people in whose heart is My instruction,
Do not fear the reproach of man;
Do not be terrified at their revilings.
Isa. 51 :8 51:8 For the moth will eat them up like a garment,
And the worm will eat them like wool;
But My righteousness will be forever,
And My salvation from generation to generation.
c. Jehovah's arm for Israel 51:9-16
Isa. 51 :9 51:9 aAwake, awake! Put on strength,
O 1barm of Jehovah;
Awake as in the days of old,
As in the generations of past ages.
Was it not You who cut Rahab in pieces,
Who pierced through the dragon?
Isa. 51 :10 51:10 Was it not You who adried up the sea,
The waters of the great deep;
Who made the depths of the sea into a way
For the redeemed to pass through?
Isa. 51 :11 51:11 aTherefore the 1ransomed of Jehovah will return
And will come to bZion with a ringing shout,
And eternal joy will be upon their heads.
They will lay hold on gladness and joy,
And csorrow and sighing will flee away.
Isa. 51 :12 51:12 I, even I, am He who will comfort you.
Who are you that you are afraid of man who will die,
And of the son of man who will be made like agrass,
Isa. 51 :13 51:13 That you have forgotten Jehovah who made you,
Who astretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth,
That you have been continually afraid every day,
Because of the fury of the oppressor
When he sets himself up to destroy you?
But where is the fury of the oppressor?
Isa. 51 :14 51:14 The one who is bowed down will soon be released
And will not die in the pit,
Nor will his bread be lacking.
Isa. 51 :15 51:15 I am Jehovah your God,
Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar,
Jehovah of hosts is His name.
Isa. 51 :16 51:16 And I have put My words in your mouth,
And I have covered you in the shadow of My hand,
To 1plant the aheavens and lay the foundations of the earth,
And to say to Zion, You are My people.
d. Jehovah's encouragement to Jerusalem 51:17-23
Isa. 51 :17 51:17 Wake yourself up, wake yourself up;
Stand up, O Jerusalem,
You who have adrunk from the hand of Jehovah
The cup of His wrath;
The bowl of the cup of staggering
You have drunk; you have drained it out.
Isa. 51 :18 51:18 There is no one to guide her
Among all the children whom she has brought forth;
There is no one to take her by the hand
Among all the children she has raised up.
Isa. 51 :19 51:19 These two things have happened to you;
Who will lament for you?
Desolation and destruction, and famine and sword.
How will I comfort you?
Isa. 51 :20 51:20 Your sons have fainted;
They lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a net,
Full of the wrath of Jehovah,
The rebuke of your God.
Isa. 51 :21 51:21 Therefore hear this now, O afflicted one,
You who are drunk but not with wine:
Isa. 51 :22 51:22 Thus says your Lord Jehovah and your God
Who pleads the cause of His people,
Indeed, I have taken from your hand
The cup of staggering;
You will no longer need to drink
The bowl of the cup of My wrath anymore;
Isa. 51 :23 51:23 And I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you,
Who have said to your soul, Bow down
That we may walk over you;
And you have made your back like the ground,
Like the street for them to cross over.
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