Isaiah 54, the Covenant of Peace.

After the gigantic chapter 53, writing about the sin-bearing, suffering servant the narrative switches back to God’s servant, Israel.

In the New Testament God’s servant Israel is expanded to include the adopted children of Abraham.

We have this hope: No weapon forged against you will prevail.

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Isaiah 44, Israel the chosen, the one and only God and the folly of idols, Israel not forgotten, Judah will be restored.

This prophesy was given about 150 years before it happened. Cyrus the elder ruled from 559 to 530 B.C. and let the captives return and rebuild the temple.