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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 48

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1Listen to this, O House of Jacob, Who bear the name Israel And have issued from the waters d Emendation yields “loins.” of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel— Though not in truth and sincerity— 2For you a Heb. “they.” are called after b‐ Emendation yields “the holy people.” the Holy City ‐b Emendation yields “the holy people.” And you a Heb. “they.” do lean on the God of Israel, Whose name is LORD of Hosts:

3Long ago, I foretold things that happened, From My mouth they issued, and I announced them; Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. 4Because I know how stubborn you are (Your neck is like an iron sinew And your forehead bronze), 5Therefore I told you long beforehand, Announced things to you ere they happened— That you might not say, “My idol caused them, My carved and molten images ordained them.” 6You have c‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. heard all this; look, must you not acknowledge it? ‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. As of now, I announce to you new things, Well‐guarded secrets you did not know. 7Only now are they created, and not of old; c‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Before today ‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. you had not heard them; You cannot say, “I knew them already.” 8You had never heard, you had never known, Your ears were not opened of old.

Though I know that you are treacherous, That you were called a rebel from birth, 9For the sake of My name I control My wrath; To My own glory, c‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. I am patient ‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. with you, And I will not destroy you. 10See, I refine you, but not as silver; I test you in the furnace of affliction. 11For My sake, My own sake, do I act— Lest [My name] d These words are supplied in some ancient versions; cf. v. 9 . be dishonored! I will not give My glory to another.

12Listen to Me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am He—I am the first, And I am the last as well. 13My own hand founded the earth, My right hand spread out the skies.

I call unto them, let them stand up. 14Assemble, all of you, and listen! Who among you a Heb. “them.” foretold these things: b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. “He whom the LORD loves Shall work His will against Babylon, And, with His might, against Chaldea”? ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 15I, I predicted, and I called him; I have brought him and he shall succeed in his mission. 16Draw near to Me and hear this: From the beginning, I did not speak in secret; From the time anything existed, I was there. c I.e., I foretold it through prophets. “And now the Lord GOD has sent me, d‐ Lit. “and His spirit.” endowed with His spirit.” ‐d Lit. “and His spirit.”

17Thus said the LORD your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: I the LORD am your God, Instructing you for your own benefit. Guiding you in the way you should go. 18If only you would heed My commands! Then your prosperity would be like a river, Your triumph like the waves of the sea. 19Your offspring would be as many as the sand, Their issue as many as its grains. e Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Their name would never be cut off Or obliterated from before Me.

20Go forth from Babylon, Flee from Chaldea! Declare this with loud shouting, Announce this, Bring out the word to the ends of the earth! Say: “The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!” 21They have known no thirst, Though He led them through parched places; He made water flow for them from the rock; He cleaved the rock and water gushed forth.

22There is no safety—said the LORD—for the wicked.

Notes:

d Emendation yields “loins.”

a Heb. “they.”

b‐b Emendation yields “the holy people.”

c‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

d These words are supplied in some ancient versions; cf. v. 9 .

a Heb. “them.”

b‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c I.e., I foretold it through prophets.

d‐d Lit. “and His spirit.”

e Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

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