1 Audite me, qui sequimini iustitiam, qui quaeritis Dominum; attendite ad petram, unde excisi estis, et ad cavernam laci, de qua praecisi estis.
2 Attendite ad Abraham patrem vestrum et ad Saram, quae peperit vos; quia unum vocavi eum et benedixi ei et multiplicavi eum.
3 Consolatur enim Dominus Sion, consolatur omnes ruinas eius; et ponit desertum eius quasi Eden et solitudinem eius quasi hortum Domini. Gaudium et laetitia invenietur in ea, gratiarum actio et vox laudis.
4 Attendite ad me, popule meus; et nationes, me audite, quia lex a me exiet, et iudicium meum in lucem populorum statuam.
5 Prope est iustitia mea, egressa est salus mea, et brachia mea populos iudicabunt; in me insulae sperabunt et ad brachium meum attendent.
6 Levate in caelum oculos vestros et inspicite in terram deorsum, quia caeli sicut fumus liquescent, et terra sicut vestimentum atteretur, et habitatores eius sicut haec interibunt. Salus autem mea in sempiternum erit, et iustitia mea non deficiet.
7 Audite me, qui scitis iustitiam, popule, in cuius corde est lex mea: nolite timere opprobrium hominum et blasphemias eorum ne metuatis.
8 Sicut enim vestimentum sic comedet eos vermis, et sicut lanam sic devorabit eos tinea; iustitia autem mea in sempiternum erit, et salus mea in generationes generationum.
9 Consurge, consurge, induere fortitudinem, brachium Domini; consurge sicut in diebus antiquis, in generationibus saeculorum. Numquid non tu percussisti Rahab, vulnerasti draconem?
10 Numquid non tu siccasti mare, aquam abyssi vehementis, qui posuisti profundum maris viam, ut transirent liberati?
11 Et redempti a Domino revertentur et venient in Sion laudantes; et laetitia sempiterna super capita eorum, gaudium et laetitiam obtinebunt; fugiet dolor et gemitus.
12 Ego, ego ipse consolator vester. Quis tu, ut timeas ab homine mortali et a filio hominis, qui quasi fenum ita arescet?
13 Et oblitus es Domini factoris tui, qui tetendit caelos et fundavit terram; et formidasti iugiter tota die a facie furoris eius, qui te tribulabat, cum parabat ad perdendum. Ubi nunc est furor tribulantis?
14 Cito captivus liberabitur et non morietur in fovea, nec deficiet panis eius.
15 Ego enim sum Dominus Deus tuus, qui conturbo mare, et intumescunt fluctus eius; Dominus exercituum nomen eius.
16 Posui verba mea in ore tuo et in umbra manus meae protexi te, cum extendebam caelos et fundabam terram et dicebam ad Sion: "Populus meus es tu".
17 Elevare, elevare, consurge, Ierusalem, quae bibisti de manu Domini calicem irae eius; poculum soporis bibisti, epotasti.
18 Non est qui sustentet eam ex omnibus filiis, quos genuit; et non est qui apprehendat manum eius ex omnibus filiis, quos enutrivit.
19 Duo sunt quae occurrerunt tibi; quis contristabitur super te? Vastitas et contritio et fames et gladius; quis consolabitur te?
20 Filii tui defecerunt, iacent in capite omnium viarum sicut oryx illaqueatus, pleni indignatione Domini, increpatione Dei tui.
21 Idcirco audi hoc, paupercula et ebria, sed non a vino.
22 Haec dicit dominator tuus, Dominus et Deus tuus, qui contendit pro populo suo: "Ecce tuli de manu tua calicem soporis, poculum indignationis meae; non adicies, ut bibas illum ultra.
23 Et ponam illum in manu eorum, qui te humiliaverunt et dixerunt tibi: "Incurvare, ut transeamus"; et ponebas ut terram dorsum tuum et quasi viam transeuntibus".
King James Version
1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 ¶ Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 ¶ Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
9 ¶ Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
17 ¶ Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
21 ¶ Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.