The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible by Martin G. Abegg

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible by Martin G. Abegg

Author:Martin G. Abegg [Abegg, Martin G.]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2012-02-04T05:00:00+00:00

541 Sing, O woman barren and1184 who never bore a child; burst into song, and shout for joy, and1185 you who were never in labor! For the children of the desolate woman will be more than the children of her that is married, says the Lord. 2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your dwellings be stretched wide; and1186 do not hold back, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 3 For you will spread out to the right hand and to the left, and your descendants1187 will possess1188 the nations and will populate the deserted towns.

4 Do not be afraid; for you will not be ashamed; and do not fear shame, for you will not be humiliated. For you will forget the disgrace of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. 5 For your maker is your husband; the Lord of hosts is his name, and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the whole earth. 6 For the Lord has called you back like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man’s youth when she is cast off, says the Lord your God.1189 7 For a brief moment I abandoned you; but with great compassion I will gather you. 8 In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with my1190 everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you, says the Lord your Redeemer.

9 For this is to me like the waters of Noah: when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you again1191 and will not rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may collapse and the hills reel,1192 but my steadfast love will not depart from you, neither will my covenant of peace totter, says the Lord who has compassion on you.

11 O afflicted (city), passed back and forth1193 and not comforted, behold, I am about to set your stones in antimony and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. 13 And all your children will be taught by the Lord; and great will be your children’s prosperity. 14 In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you will not be afraid, and far from terror, for it will not come near you. 15 See, if anyone does attack you, it will not be from me; whoever will attack1194 you, they will fall1195 because of you. 16 See, it is I who have created the blacksmith who fans coals in the fire, and produces a weapon for his purpose. It is I1196 who have created the ravager to wreak havoc. 17 No weapon that is forged against you will be effective.1197 This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants, and their righteousness from me, says the Lord.


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