The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 54:11–17

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11  O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set thy stones in fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

11  Afflicted and outcast thou has not been comforted: behold, I will prepare carbuncle for thy stones, and sapphire for thy foundations;

11  O poor little ones, convulsed by the tempest, away from any consolation! Behold, I will set your stones in order, and I will lay your foundation with sapphires,

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12  And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones.

12  and I will make your ramparts out of jasper, and your gates out of sculpted stones, and all your borders out of desirable stones.

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13  And all thy children shall be taught of YHWH; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

13  And I will cause all thy sons to be taught of God, and thy children to be in great peace.

13  All your children will be taught by the Lord. And great will be the peace of your children.

14  In righteousness shalt thou be established; be thou far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear, and from ruin, for it shall not come near thee.

14  And thou shalt be built in righteousness: abstain from injustice, and thou shalt not fear; and trembling shall not come nigh thee.

14  And you will be founded in justice. Depart far from oppression, for you will not be afraid. And depart from terror, for it will not approach you.

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15  Behold, they may gather together, but not by Me; whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.

15  Behold, a settler will arrive, who was not with me, a certain new arrival will be joined to you.

15  All those who are brought back by my hand shall enter into you; and they shall be as a place of refuge to your inhabitants.

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16  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

16  Behold, I created the smith who fans the coals of the fire and produces an object by his work, and I have created the slayer who destroys.

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17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of YHWH, and their due reward from Me, saith the YHWH.

17  I will not suffer any weapon formed against thee to prosper; and every voice that shall rise up against thee for judgement, thou shalt vanquish them all; and thine adversaries shall be condemned thereby. There is an inheritance to them that serve the Lord, and ye shall be righteous before me, saith the Lord.

17  No object which has been formed to use against you will succeed. And every tongue that resists you in judgment, you shall judge. This is the inheritance of the servants of the Lord, and this is their justice with me, says the Lord.