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The book of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 44, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 44

Vulgate


   1 Et nunc audi, Iacob serve meus, et Israel, quem elegi.
   2 Haec dicit Dominus, qui fecit te et formavit te ab utero, auxiliator tuus: "Noli timere, serve meus Iacob, et dilecte, quem elegi.
   3 Effundam enim aquas super terram sitientem et fluenta super aridam; effundam spiritum meum super semen tuum et benedictionem meam super stirpem tuam:
   4 et germinabunt inter herbas quasi salices iuxta praeterfluentes aquas.
   5 Iste dicet: "Domini ego sum", et ille vocabit se nomine Iacob; et hic scribet manu sua: "Domino", et inscribetur nomine Israel".
   6 Haec dicit Dominus, rex Israel et redemptor eius, Dominus exercituum: "Ego primus et ego novissimus, et absque me non est Deus.
   7 Quis similis mei? Conclamet et annuntiet et exponat mihi, ex quo constitui populum antiquum; ventura et, quae futura sunt, annuntiet nobis.
   8 Nolite timere neque conturbemini; nonne ex tunc audire te feci et annuntiavi? Vos estis testes mei. Numquid est Deus absque me aut Petra, quam ego non noverim?".
   9 Plastae idoli omnes nihil sunt, et pretiosa eorum non proderunt eis; testes eorum non vident neque intellegunt, ut confundantur.
   10 Quis formavit deum et sculptile conflavit lucrum non quaerens?
   11 Ecce omnes participes eius confundentur; fabri enim sunt ex hominibus: conveniant omnes, stent; pavebunt, confundentur simul.
   12 Faber ferrarius securim operatur in prunis et in malleis format illam et polit eam in brachio fortitudinis suae; esurit et deficit, non bibit aquam et lassescit.
   13 Artifex lignarius extendit normam, describit illud stilo, operatur illud scalpellis et circino describit illud quasi imaginem viri, quasi speciosum hominem, qui resideat in domo.
   14 Succidit sibi cedros et arripit ilicem et quercum, quae steterat inter ligna saltus; plantavit pinum, quam pluvia nutrivit.
   15 Homini facta sunt ad comburendum; sumit ex eis, ut calefaciat, et succendit et coquit panes. De reliquo autem operatur deum et adorat; facit sculptile et curvatur ante illud.
   16 Medium eius comburit igne et medio eius carnes assat, manducat assaturam et saturatur et calefit et dicit: "Vah, calefactus sum, vidi focum".
   17 Reliquum autem eius deum fecit, sculptile sibi; curvatur ante illud et adorat illud et obsecrat dicens: "Libera me, quia deus meus es tu".
   18 Nescierunt neque intellexerunt; nam clausit oculos eorum, ne videant et ne intellegant corde suo.
   19 Non recogitant in corde suo, scientia et intellegentia carent, ut dicant: "Medietatem eius combussi igne et coxi super carbones eius panes, coxi carnes et comedi et de reliquo eius abominationem faciam; ante truncum ligni procidam?".
   20 Cinere vescitur; cor insipiens decepit eum, et non liberabit animam suam neque dicet: "Nonne mendacium est in dextera mea?".
   21 Memento horum, Iacob, et Israel, quoniam servus meus es tu; formavi te, servus meus es tu, Israel, non decipies me.
   22 Delevi ut nubem iniquitates tuas et quasi nebulam peccata tua; revertere ad me, quoniam redemi te.
   23 Exsultate, caeli, quoniam hoc fecit Dominus; iubilate, fundamenta terrae, resonate, montes, laudationem, saltus et omne lignum eius, quoniam redemit Dominus Iacob et in Israel glorificabitur.
   24 Haec dicit Dominus, redemptor tuus et formator tuus ex utero: "Ego sum Dominus, qui feci omnia, extendi caelos solus, expandi terram; et quis mecum?
   25 Qui irrita facio signa divinorum et hariolos stultos reddo; compello sapientes retrorsum et scientiam eorum vanam facio;
   26 qui suscito verbum servi mei et consilium nuntiorum meorum compleo. Qui dico Ierusalem: "Habitaberis"et civitatibus Iudae: "Aedificabimini" et deserta eius suscitabo;
   27 qui dico profundo: "Desolare, et flumina tua arefaciam";
   28 qui dico de Cyro: "Pastor meus est et omnem voluntatem meam complebit"; qui dico Ierusalem: "Aedificaberis", et templo: "Fundaberis" ".

King James Version


   1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
   2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
   3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
   4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
   5 One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
   6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
   7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
   8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
   9 ¶ They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
   10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
   11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
   12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
   13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
   14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
   15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
   16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
   17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
   18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
   19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
   20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
   21 ¶ Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
   22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
   23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
   24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
   25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
   26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
   27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
   28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
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