Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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21 Ponder these things, O Jacob, and you, O Israel,
for you are my servant. I have created you to be my servant, O Israel;
Do not disregard me.


22 I have removed your senses like a thick fog,
your sins like a cloud of mist. Return to me; I have redeemed you.


23 Sing, O heavens, for what Jehovah has done;
cause it to resound, O earth beneath! Burst into song, O mountains,
forests, and all trees therein:


Jehovah has redeemed Jacob;
he shall be glorified in Israel.


24 Thus says Jehovah, your Redeemer,


who formed you from the womb: I am Jehovah, the Maker of all things,
who alone suspends the heavens, who himself gives form to the earth,


25 who annuls the predictions of impostors
and makes fools of diviners, who turns wise men about
and makes nonsense of their knowledge,


26 who fulfills the word of his servant,
accomplishes the aims of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, It shall be reinhabited,
and of the cities of Judah, They shall be rebuilt, their ruins I will restore, 27 who says to the deep, Become dry;
I am drying up your currents, 28 who says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd;
he will do whatever I will. He will say of Jerusalem that it must be rebuilt,
its temple foundations relaid.