Isaiah 54
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Future Glory for Israel

1Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;

burst into song and shout,

you who have not been in labor!a

For the children of the forsaken one will be more

than the children of the married woman,”b

says the LORD.

2Enlarge the site of your tent,

and let your tent curtains be stretched out;c

do not hold back;

lengthen your ropes,

and drive your pegs deep.

3For you will spread out to the right and to the left,d

and your descendants will dispossess nations

and inhabit the desolate cities.

4Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;e

don’t be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced.

For you will forget the shame of your youth,

and you will no longer remember

the disgrace of your widowhood.f

5Indeed, your husband is your Makerg —

His name is Yahweh of Hosts —

and the Holy One of Israelh is your Redeemer;i

He is called the God of all the earth.

6For the LORD has called you,

like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,j

a wife of one’s youthk when she is rejected,”

says your God.

7I deserted you for a brief moment,l

but I will take you back with great compassion.

8In a surge of anger

I hid My facem from you for a moment,

but I will have compassion on you

with everlasting love,”n

says the LORD your Redeemer.

9For this is like the dayso of Noah to Me:

when I swore that the waters of Noah

would never flood the earth again,p

so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you

or rebuke you.q

10Though the mountains move

and the hills shake,

My love will not be removed from you

and My covenant of peacer will not be shaken,”

says your compassionate LORD.

11Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,

I will set your stones in black mortar,s

and lay your foundations in sapphires.t, u

12I will make your fortificationsv out of rubies,

your gates out of sparkling stones,

and all your walls out of precious stones.

13Then all your children will be taught by the LORD,w

their prosperity will be great,

14and you will be established

on a foundation of righteousness.

You will be far from oppression,

you will certainly not be afraid;

you will be far from terror,

it will certainly not come near you.

15If anyone attacks you,

it is not from Me;

whoever attacks you

will fall before you.

16Look, I have created the craftsman

who blows on the charcoal fire

and produces a weapon suitable for its task;

and I have created the destroyer to cause havoc.

17No weapon formed against you will succeed,

and you will refute any accusationx

raised against you in court.

This is the heritage of the LORD’s servants,y

and their righteousness is from Me.”z

This is the LORD’s declaration.


Footnotes:
a. 54:1 Gl 4:27
b. 54:1 1Sm 2:5; Is 62:4
c. 54:2 Is 49:19-20
d. 54:3 Gn 28:14; Is 43:5-6; 60:3
e. 54:4 Is 45:17
f. 54:4 Is 4:1; 25:8; 51:7
g. 54:5 Jr 3:14; Hs 2:19
h. 54:5 Is 1:4
i. 54:5 Is 41:14; 43:14
j. 54:6 Is 49:14-21; 50:1-2; 62:4
k. 54:6 Mal 2:14
l. 54:7 Is 26:20
m. 54:8 Dt 31:17-18; Is 8:17
n. 54:8 Ps 100:5; Jr 31:3; 33:11
o. 54:9 DSS, Cairo Geniza; MT, LXX read waters
p. 54:9 Gn 9:11
q. 54:9 Ezk 39:29
r. 54:10 Nm 25:12; Ezk 34:25; Mal 2:5
s. 54:11 Lit in antimony
t. 54:11 Or lapis lazuli
u. 54:11 Rv 21:19
v. 54:12 Lit suns ; perhaps shields ; Ps 84:11
w. 54:13 Jn 6:45
x. 54:17 Lit refute every tongue
y. 54:17 Is 41:8-9; Lk 1:54
z. 54:17 Is 45:24; 46:13
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