For the vineyard of the Lord of Armies
is the house of Israel,(A)
and the men[a] of Judah,
the plant he delighted in.
He expected justice
but saw injustice;
he expected righteousness
but heard cries of despair.

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Footnotes

  1. 5:7 Lit man

16 But the Lord of Armies is exalted by his justice,(A)
and the holy God(B) demonstrates his holiness through his righteousness.(C)

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The dominion will be vast,
and its prosperity will never end.(A)
He will reign on the throne of David
and over his kingdom,
to establish and sustain it
with justice and righteousness from now on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord of Armies will accomplish this.(B)

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but he will judge the poor righteously(A)
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with a scepter[a] from his mouth,(B)
and he will kill the wicked(C)
with a command[b] from his lips.(D)
Righteousness will be a belt around his hips;(E)
faithfulness will be a belt around his waist.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:4 Lit the rod
  2. 11:4 Lit with the breath

The Righteous Kingdom Announced

32 Indeed, a king will reign righteously,
and rulers will rule justly.(A)

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Who has stirred up someone from the east?(A)
In righteousness he calls him to serve.[a][b](B)
The Lord hands nations over to him,(C)
and he subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
like wind-driven stubble with his bow.

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Footnotes

  1. 41:2 Or Righteousness calls him to serve
  2. 41:2 Lit to his foot

“Heavens, sprinkle from above,
and let the skies shower righteousness.(A)
Let the earth open up
so that salvation will sprout
and righteousness will spring up with it.(B)
I, the Lord, have created it.

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13 I have stirred him up in righteousness,(A)
and will level all roads for him.
He will rebuild my city,(B)
and set my exiles free,(C)
not for a price or a bribe,”
says the Lord of Armies.

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My righteousness is near,(A)
my salvation appears,
and my arms will bring justice to the nations.(B)
The coasts and islands will put their hope in me,
and they will look to my strength.[a]
Look up to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and its inhabitants will die like gnats.[b](C)
But my salvation will last forever,(D)
and my righteousness will never be shattered.
Listen to me, you who know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is my instruction:(E)
do not fear disgrace by men,
and do not be shattered by their taunts.
For moths will devour them like a garment,(F)
and worms will eat them like wool.(G)
But my righteousness will last forever,
and my salvation for all generations.

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Footnotes

  1. 51:5 Lit arm
  2. 51:6 Or die in like manner

A House of Prayer for All

56 This is what the Lord says:

Preserve justice and do what is right,(A)
for my salvation is coming soon,
and my righteousness will be revealed.(B)

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21 All your people will be righteous;(A)
they will possess the land forever;(B)
they are the branch I planted,
the work of my[a] hands,
so that I may be glorified.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 60:21 LXX, DSS read his

The Righteous Branch of David

“Look, the days are coming”(A)—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“when I will raise up a Righteous Branch for David.(B)
He will reign wisely as king
and administer justice and righteousness in the land.(C)

In his days Judah will be saved,
and Israel will dwell securely.(D)
This is the name he will be called:
The Lord Is Our Righteousness.[a](E)

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Footnotes

  1. 23:6 = Yahweh-zidkenu

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