1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
41:1 ¶ Be silent [and hearken] unto me, O ye Coastlands, And let the Races of Men renew their strength,Let them approach, then, let them speak, Together, for controversy, let us draw near:
41:2 Who, roused up one from the East, In righteousness, called him to his feet,Set before him, nations, And, over kings, caused him to rule, His sword, made [them] like dust, His bow, like driven chaff:
41:3 He pursued them, passed along safely,Upon the path of his own feet, entered he not?
41:5 Coastlands, have seen, so they fear, The ends of the earth, are in dread,They have drawn near, and have come:
41:6 Every man, to his neighbour, giveth help,And, to his brother, saith, Take courage!
41:7 So, the carver, hath encouraged, the goldsmith, He that maketh smooth with the hammer, him that smiteth the anvil,Saying of the welding, It is, good, Then hath he fastened it with nailsit must not totter!
41:8 But, thou, Israel, my Servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,The seed of Abraham, my loving one;
41:9 Thou whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, And, from the extremities thereof, have called thee,And said to thee, My Servant, thou! I have chosen thee, and not cast thee off.
41:10 ¶ Do not fear, for, with thee, I am! Look not around, for, I, am thy God,I have emboldened thee, Yea I have helped thee, Yea I have upheld thee, with my righteous, right-hand.
41:11 Lo! they shall turn pale and be ashamedAll they who have been incensed against thee,They shall become as nothing and perishThe men who have been thine accusers:
41:12 Thou shalt seek them, but shalt not find themThe men who have contended with thee, They shall become as nothing, and as a thing of noughtThe men who have warred against thee;
41:15 Lo! I have made of thee a new pointed threshing sledge, owning teeth,Thou shalt thresh mountains, and crush them, And, hillslike chaff, shalt thou make:
41:18 I will open, On bare hills, rivers, and, In the midst of plains, fountains,I will make, The desert, a lake of water, and, Parched land, springs of water;
41:19 I will set, in the desert! Cedar, acacia, and myrtle, and oil-tree,I will place, in the waste plain, Cypress, holm-oak, and sherbin-cedar, together,
41:22 Let them advance them, and tell us, What shall happen,Things known in advancewhat they were, tell ye, That we may lay them to our heart, and mark the after-story of them, Or, things yet to come, let us hear:
41:23 Tell ye the events which shall be hereafter, That we may perceive that, gods, ye are,Surely ye must do somethinggood or bad, That we may be amazed, and behold it, at once.
41:24 Lo! ye, are, of nought, And, your work, is, a puff of breath,An abomination, he that chooseth you!
41:25 I have roused up one from the North, and he hath come, From the rising of the sun, calleth he on my Name,And he hath come, on deputies, as though they were mortar, And, as a potter, treadeth clay.
41:26 Who, hath told in advance, that we might know, And beforetime, that we might say, Right! Nay, there is none, who can tell, Nay, there is none, who can let us hear, Nay, there is none, who can understand what ye utter.
41:27 He who is First, [can say], To Zion, Lo! there they are! And to Jerusalem, A herald of good-tidings, do I give.
41:28 So I look, And there is not, a Man! Even among these, And there is none, to advise,That, when I ask them, can answer a word.
41:29 Lo! as to all of them, Vanitynothingness, are their works, Wind and emptiness, their molten images!