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Isaiah 44 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:1 - Yet now hear, Ya`akov my servant, and Yisra'el, who I have chosen:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:2 - Thus says the LORD who made you, and formed you from the womb, who will help you: Don't be afraid, Ya`akov my servant; and you, Yeshurun, whom I have chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:3 - For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:4 - and they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:5 - One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by the name of Ya`akov; and another shall subscribe with his hand to the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:6 - Thus says the LORD, the King of Yisra'el, and his Redeemer, the LORD of Hosts: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:7 - Who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I established the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and that shall happen, let them declare.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:8 - Don't fear, neither be afraid: haven't I declared to you of old, and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don't know any Rock.

The Folly of Idolatry

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - Those who fashion an engraved image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses don't see, nor know: that they may be disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who has fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:11 - Behold, all his fellows shall be disappointed; and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; they shall fear, they shall be put to shame together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 - The smith makes an axe, and works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm: yes, he is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:13 - The carpenter stretches out a line; he marks it out with a pencil; he shapes it with planes, and he marks it out with the compasses, and shapes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, and strengthens for himself one among the trees of the forest: he plants a fir tree, and the rain nourishes it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:15 - Then shall it be for a man to burn; and he takes of it, and warms himself; yes, he kindles it, and bakes bread: yes, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:16 - He burns part of it in the fire; with part of it he eats flesh; he roasts roast, and is satisfied; yes, he warms himself, and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:17 - The residue of it he makes a god, even his engraved image; he falls down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, Deliver me; for you are my god.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:18 - They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:19 - None calls to mind, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes, also I have baked bread on the coals of it; I have roasted flesh and eaten it: and shall I make the residue of it an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:20 - He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside; and he can't deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

God Forgives and Redeems

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:21 - Remember these things, Ya`akov, and Yisra'el; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my servant: Yisra'el, you shall not be forgotten by me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return to me; for I have redeemed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:23 - Sing, you heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, you lower parts of the eretz; break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD has redeemed Ya`akov, and will glorify himself in Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:24 - Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb: I am the LORD, who makes all things; who stretches forth the heavens alone; who spreads abroad the eretz (who is with me?);
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:25 - who frustrates the signs of the liars, and makes diviners mad; who turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:26 - who confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; who says of Yerushalayim, She shall be inhabited; and of the cities of Yehudah, They shall be built, and I will raise up the waste places of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:27 - who says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - Who says of Koresh, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure, even saying of Yerushalayim, She shall be built; and of the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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