He will settle disputes among the nations
and provide arbitration for many peoples.
They will turn their swords into plows
and their spears into pruning knives.(A)
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will never again train for war.(B)

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He will judge(A) between the nations
    and will settle disputes(B) for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(C)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,(D)
    nor will they train for war anymore.

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Pay attention to Me, My people,
and listen to Me, My nation;
for instruction will come from Me,
and My justice for a light to the nations.(A)
I will bring it about quickly.
My righteousness is near,(B)
My salvation appears,
and My arms will bring justice to the nations.(C)
The coastlands[a] will put their hope in Me,
and they will look to My strength.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 51:5 Or islands
  2. Isaiah 51:5 Lit arm

“Listen to me, my people;(A)
    hear me,(B) my nation:
Instruction(C) will go out from me;
    my justice(D) will become a light to the nations.(E)
My righteousness draws near speedily,
    my salvation(F) is on the way,(G)
    and my arm(H) will bring justice to the nations.
The islands(I) will look to me
    and wait in hope(J) for my arm.

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