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And judgment is turned away backward,
And justice standeth afar off:
For truth is fallen in the street,
And equity cannot enter.
Yea, truth faileth;

And he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey:

And the Lord saw it, and it displeased him
That there was no judgment.
And he saw that there was no man,
And wondered that there was no intercessor:
Therefore his arm brought salvation unto him;
And his righteousness, it sustained him.
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And an helmet of salvation upon his head;
And he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
And was clad with zeal as a cloke.
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay,
Fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;
To the islands he will repay recom pence.
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the
west,

And his glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against
him.

And the Redeemer shall come to Zion,

And unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob,

saith the Lord. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the

Lord;

My spirit that is upon thee,
And my words which I have put in thy mouth,
Shall not depart out of thy mouth,
Nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
Nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the
Lord,

From henceforth and for ever.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come,
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And gross darkness the people:
But the Lord shall arise upon thee,
And his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light,
And kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Lift up thine eyes round about, and see:
All they gather themselves together, they come to
thee:

Thy sons shall come from far,
And thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Then thou shalt see, and flow together,
And thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged;

Because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,

The forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
The multitude of camels shall cover thee,
The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
All they from Sheba shall come:
They shall bring gold and incense;
And they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together
unto thee,

The rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee:
They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar,
And I will glorify the house of my glory.
Who are these that fly as a cloud,
And as the doves to their windows?
Surely the isles shall wait for me,
And the ships of Tarshish first,
To bring thy sons from far,
Their silver and their gold with them,
Unto the name of the Lord thy God,
And to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glo-
rified thee.

And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls,

And their kings shall minister unto thee:

For in my wrath I smote thee,

But in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

Therefore thy gates shall be open continually;

They shall not be shut day nor night;
That men may bring unto thee the forces of the
Gentiles,

And that their kings may be brought.

For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee

shall perish; Yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, The fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, To beautify the place of my sanctuary; And I will make the place of my feet glorious. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come

bending unto thee; And all they that despised thee shall bow themselves

down at the soles of thy feet; And they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, So that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, A joy of many generations. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, And shalt suck the breast of kings: And thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour And thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. For brass I will bring gold, And for iron I will bring silver,

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And for wood brass,

And for stones iron:

I will also make thy officers peace,

And thine exactors righteousness.

Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,

Wasting nor destruction within thy borders;

But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,

And thy gates Praise.

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; Neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee:

But the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light,

And thy God thy glory.

Thy sun shall no more go down;

Neither shall thy moon withdraw itself:

For the Lord shall be thine everlasting light,

And the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Thy people also shall be all righteous:

They shall inherit the land for ever,

The branch of my planting, the work of my hands,

that I may be glorified.
A little one shall become a thousand,
And a small one a strong nation:
I the Lord will hasten it in his time.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;
Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good
tidings unto the meek;

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