Yahweh will help against enemies (Isa 41:11-41:13)


All who are incensed against you

Shall be put to shame.

They shall be disgraced.

Those who strive against you

Shall be as nothing.

They shall perish.

You shall seek

Those who contend with you,

But you shall not find them.

Those who war against you

Shall be as nothing at all.


Yahweh your God!

Hold your right hand!

It is I who say to you.

‘Fear not!

I will help you!’”

Once again, Yahweh, using the first person singular in Second Isaiah proclaims that the Israelites should not be afraid since he was going to help them. Anybody against them will be put to shame. They will end up as nothing since their enemies will perish. Anybody who tries to start a war with the Israelites will be as nothing at all. If they try to find people against the Israelites, they will not find any because they will have been reduced to nothing. Yahweh will help them by holding their right hand so that they do not have to be afraid.