Isaiah 59
American Standard Version
Sin Separates Us From God

1Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear.

3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.

4None sueth in righteousness, and none pleadeth in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5They hatch adders eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

6Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

7Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

8The way of peace they know not; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein doth not know peace.

9Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness overtake us: we look for light, but, behold, darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.

10We grope for the wall like the blind; yea, we grope as they that have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among them that are lusty we are as dead men.

11We roar all like bears, and moan sore like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

12For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

13transgressing and denying Jehovah, and turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

14And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

15Yea, truth is lacking; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. And Jehovah saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.

Salvation is Only of God

16And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his own arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it upheld him.

17And he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a mantle.

18According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.

19So shall they fear the name of Jehovah from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come as a rushing stream, which the breath of Jehovah driveth.

The Covenant of the Redeemer

20And a Redeemer will come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith Jehovah.

21And as for me, this is my covenant with them, saith Jehovah: my Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith Jehovah, from henceforth and for ever.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Calamities are not due to lack of saving power in God, but to their own sins
16. Salvation is only of God
20. The covenant of the Redeemer
Isaiah 1: Judah's Rebellion

Isaiah 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Isaiah 3: Judgment Against Judah and Jerusalem

Isaiah 4: A Remnant in Zion

Isaiah 5: The Song of the Vineyard

Isaiah 6: Isaiah's Vision of the Lord in His Glory

Isaiah 7: A Message to Ahaz

Isaiah 8: Assyrian Invasion Prophesied

Isaiah 9: Unto Us a Child is Born

Isaiah 10: Woe to Tyrants

Isaiah 11: The Root of Jesse

Isaiah 12: Joyful Thanksgiving

Isaiah 13: A Judgment Against Babylon

Isaiah 14: God's Restoration of Israel

Isaiah 15: The Burden Concerning Moab

Isaiah 16: A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation

Isaiah 17: A Prophecy About Damascus

Isaiah 18: A Message to Ethiopia

Isaiah 19: The Burden Concerning Egypt

Isaiah 20: A Sign Against Egypt and Ethiopia

Isaiah 21: Babylon is Fallen

Isaiah 22: The Valley of Vision

Isaiah 23: The Fall of Tyre

Isaiah 24: God's Judgment on the Earth

Isaiah 25: Song of Praise for God's Favor

Isaiah 26: Song of Trust in God's Provision

Isaiah 27: The Deliverance of Israel

Isaiah 28: Judgment on Ephraim

Isaiah 29: Woe to the City of David

Isaiah 30: The Worthless Treaty with Egypt

Isaiah 31: Woe to Those Relying on Egypt

Isaiah 32: A Righteous King

Isaiah 33: The Lord is Exalted

Isaiah 34: God's Judgments on the Nations

Isaiah 35: The Glory of Zion

Isaiah 36: Sennacherib Invades Judah

Isaiah 37: Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah's Help

Isaiah 38: Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery

Isaiah 39: Hezekiah Shows his Treasures

Isaiah 40: Comfort for God's People

Isaiah 41: God's Help to Israel

Isaiah 42: The Lord's Chosen Servant

Isaiah 43: Israel's Only Savior

Isaiah 44: The Lord Has Chosen Israel

Isaiah 45: God Calls Cyrus

Isaiah 46: Babylon's Idols

Isaiah 47: The Fall of Babylon Predicted

Isaiah 48: Israel's Stubbornness

Isaiah 49: You Are My Servant

Isaiah 50: Israel's Sin

Isaiah 51: Salvation for Zion

Isaiah 52: Deliverance for Jerusalem

Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 54: Future Blessings for Zion

Isaiah 55: Invitation to the Needy

Isaiah 56: Salvation for All Nations

Isaiah 57: The Blessed Death of the Righteous

Isaiah 58: True Fasts and Sabbaths

Isaiah 59: Sin Separates Us From God

Isaiah 60: Future Glory for Zion

Isaiah 61: The Year of the Lord's Favor

Isaiah 62: Zion's Salvation and New Name

Isaiah 63: God's Judgment on the Nations

Isaiah 64: Prayer for Illustration of God's Power

Isaiah 65: Judgments and Promises

Isaiah 66: Heaven is My Throne

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