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Thus saith the Lord, Lo, I will lift my hand,
Their faces to the earth shall they bow down,
And I the faithful never will disown.
What, shall the prey
Thus saith the Lord,
Produce to me the word
To which do you belong,
My creditors among,
sins does her divorce arise.
I came, there was not one:
I called, had answer none. Is my
hand shortened that I cannot save ? What, can I not set free?
In wrath I dry the sea: Their fish have failed because they lack the wave: Yea, I in darkness will envelop heaven, And I have sackcloth as its covering given.
The Lord hath favoured me with wisdom's tongue,
That I might comfort to the weary speak; He wakeneth me, he calleth all day long,
That as a learner I might knowledge seek;
The Lord Jehovah opened hath mine ear,
Unto the smiting ones my back I gave,
My cheeks to those that plucked off the hair, Nor would my face from shame and spitting save;
The Lord hath holpen me these ills to bear;
The justifying one is near at hand,
What mortal to contend with me will choose? Where is my adversary ? let him stand:
God is my advocate, who shall accuse?
Where is the man among you fearing God ?
Let him attend unto his servant's voice. He, who in darksome places still hath trod,
And doth not yet in cheering light rejoiceLet the Almighty's name afford him aid, And on Jehovah let his trust be stayed.
Behold, ye blind igniters of a flame,
Which ye with fuel thus have compassed round; Ye raised the light-now walk ye in the same,
And in the fuel which your sparks have found; This punishment my hand to you shall send, In shame and sorrow your device shall end.
HEARKEN, all ye who righteousness have sought,
unto the rock whence ye were brought, And to the hollowed cave from whence ye came.
Abraham, your great father, look upon;
Thus will I comfort Sion's deep distress,
Great joy and gladness Sion shall display,
O all ye peoples, to my words give heed,
My coming righteousness is near at hand;
forth; My arm gives judgment to each distant land; On this are placed the hopes of all the earth.
Lift up unto the firmament your eyes,
From its inhabitants their breath I sever,
salvation shall endure for ever;
Hearken to me, ye that know righteousness,
Awake, awake, thy mighty strength unfold,
Arm of Jehovah ! Awake, awake, as in the days of old ! Art thou not he that smote proud Rahab's hold,
And the rebellious dragon triumphed over ? Art thou not he that dried