says your God.
“Prepare a road for Yahweh in the wilderness!
Make a level highway in the desert for our God.
and every mountain and hill will be made low.
The uneven ground will be made level,
and the rough places a plain.
One said, “What should I cry out?”
“All flesh is like grass,
and all its glory is like the flower of the field.
because Yahweh’s breath blows on it.
Surely the people are like grass.
but the word of our God stands forever.”
go up on a high mountain.
You who tell good news to Jerusalem,
lift up your voice with strength.
Lift it up. Do not be afraid.
Say to the cities of Judah,
“Behold, your God!”
and his arm will rule for him.
Behold, his reward is with him
and his recompense before him.
He will gather the lambs in his arm
and carry them in his bosom.
He will gently lead those who have their young.
so he could make him understand? Who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?
nor its animals sufficient for a burnt offering.
They are regarded by him
as less than nothing, and vanity.
Or what likeness will you compare to him?
and the goldsmith overlays it with gold
and casts silver chains for it.
chooses a tree that will not rot.
He seeks a skillful workman
to set up a carved image for him
that will not be moved.
Haven’t you heard, yet?
Haven’t you been told from the beginning?
Haven’t you understood
from the foundations of the earth?
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
and spreads them out like a tent to live in;
who makes the judges of the earth nothing at all.
Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground.
He merely blows on them and they wither,
and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.
Who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
who has created these,
who brings out their army by number.
He calls them all by name.
By the greatness of his might
and because he is strong in power,
not one is lacking.
and speak, Israel,
“My way is hidden from Yahweh,
and the justice due me is disregarded by my God?”
Haven’t you heard?
The everlasting God, Yahweh,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He increases the strength of him who has no might.
and the young men utterly fall;
will renew their strength.
They will mount up with wings like eagles.
They will run and not be weary.
They will walk and not faint.