Isaiah 41:1
Good News Translation
God says, "Be silent and listen to me, you distant lands! Get ready to present your case in court; you will have your chance to speak. Let us come together to decide who is right.

Contemporary English Version
Be silent and listen, every island in the sea. Have courage and come near, every one of you nations. Let's settle this matter!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the islands keep silence before me, and the nations take new strength: let them come near, and then speak, let us come near to judgment together.

New American Bible
Keep silence before me, O coastlands; let the nations renew their strength. Let them draw near and speak; let us come together for judgment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let the islands keep silence before me, and the nations take new strength: let them come near, and then speak, let us come near to judgment together.

silence

Isaiah 49:1 Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name.

Psalm 46:10 Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13 Let all flesh be silent at the presence of the Lord: for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.

let the people

Isaiah 41:6,7,21,22 Every one shall help his neighbour, and shall say to his brother: Be of good courage. . . .

Isaiah 8:9,10 Gather yourselves together, O ye people, and be overcome, and give ear, all ye lands afar off: strengthen yourselves, and be overcome, gird yourselves, and be overcome. . . .

Job 38:3 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.

Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.

Joel 3:10,11 Cut your ploughshares into swords, and your spades into spears. Let the weak say: I am strong. . . .

let us

Isaiah 1:18 And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool.

Job 23:3-7 Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne? . . .

Job 31:35,36 Who would grant me a hearing, that the Almighty may hear my desire: and that he himself that judgeth would write a book, . . .

Job 40:8-10 Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified? . . .

Micah 6:1-3 Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. . . .

Context
God's Help to Israel
1Let the islands keep silence before me, and the nations take new strength: let them come near, and then speak, let us come near to judgment together.2Who hath raised up the just one from the east, hath called him to follow him? he shall give the nations in his sight, and he shall rule over kings: he shall give them as the dust to his sword, as stubble driven by the wind, to his bow.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:18
And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool.

Isaiah 11:11
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand the second time to possess the remnant of his people, which shall be left from the Assyrians, and from Egypt, and from Phetros, and from Ethiopia, and from Elam, and from Sennaar, and from Emath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 34:1
Come near, ye Gentiles, and hear, and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein, the world, and every thing that cometh forth of it.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:5
The islands saw it, and feared, the ends of the earth were astonished, they drew near, and came.

Isaiah 43:9
All the nations are assembled together, and the tribes are gathered: who among you can declare this, and shall make us hear the former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, let them be justified, and hear, and say: It is truth.

Isaiah 43:26
Put me in remembrance, and let us plead together: tell if thou hast any thing to justify thyself.

Isaiah 48:16
Come ye near unto me, and hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning: from the time before it was done, I was there, and now the Lord God hath sent me, and his spirit.

Isaiah 50:8
He is near that justifieth me, who will contend with me? let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

Habakkuk 2:20
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13
Let all flesh be silent at the presence of the Lord: for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.

Additional Translations
“Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment.Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together to judgment.

Hold a feast to me, ye islands: for the princes shall renew their strength: let them draw nigh and speak together: then let them declare judgment.

Keep silence before me, islands; and let the peoples renew [their] strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us draw near together to judgment.

Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

Keep silence before me, O isles; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

"Keep silent before me, islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let's meet together for judgment.

Keep silent towards Me, O isles, And the peoples pass on to power, They come nigh, then they speak, 'Together -- to judgment we draw near.'
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