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Isaiah 33:1
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Woe(a) to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed! Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed! When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed;(b) when you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.(c)
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Isaiah 33:2
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Lord , be gracious(d) to us; we long for you. Be our strength(e) every morning, our salvation(f) in time of distress.(g)
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Isaiah 33:3
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At the uproar of your army,(h) the peoples flee;(i) when you rise up,(j) the nations scatter.
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Isaiah 33:4
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Your plunder,(k) O nations, is harvested(l) as by young locusts;(m) like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.
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Isaiah 33:5
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The Lord is exalted,(n) for he dwells on high;(o) he will fill Zion with his justice(p) and righteousness.(q)
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Isaiah 33:6
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He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation(r) and wisdom and knowledge; the fear(s) of the Lord is the key to this treasure.[a](t)
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Isaiah 33:7
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Look, their brave men(u) cry aloud in the streets; the envoys(v) of peace weep bitterly.
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Isaiah 33:8
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The highways are deserted, no travelers(w) are on the roads.(x) The treaty is broken,(y) its witnesses[b] are despised, no one is respected.
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Isaiah 33:9
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The land dries up(z) and wastes away, Lebanon(aa) is ashamed and withers;(ab) Sharon(ac) is like the Arabah, and Bashan(ad) and Carmel(ae) drop their leaves.
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Isaiah 33:10
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"Now will I arise,(af)" says the Lord . "Now will I be exalted;(ag) now will I be lifted up.
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Isaiah 33:11
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You conceive(ah) chaff, you give birth(ai) to straw; your breath is a fire(aj) that consumes you.
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Isaiah 33:12
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The peoples will be burned to ashes;(ak) like cut thornbushes(al) they will be set ablaze.(am)"
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Isaiah 33:13
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You who are far away,(an) hear(ao) what I have done; you who are near, acknowledge my power!
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Isaiah 33:14
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The sinners(ap) in Zion are terrified; trembling(aq) grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?(ar) Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?"
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Isaiah 33:15
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Those who walk righteously(as) and speak what is right,(at) who reject gain from extortion(au) and keep their hands from accepting bribes,(av) who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes(aw) against contemplating evil—
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Isaiah 33:16
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they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,(ax) whose refuge(ay) will be the mountain fortress.(az) Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail(ba) them.
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Isaiah 33:17
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Your eyes will see the king(bb) in his beauty(bc) and view a land that stretches afar.(bd)
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Isaiah 33:18
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In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:(be) "Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue? Where is the officer in charge of the towers?(bf)"
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Isaiah 33:19
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You will see those arrogant people(bg) no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.(bh)
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Isaiah 33:20
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Look on Zion,(bi) the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode,(bj) a tent(bk) that will not be moved;(bl) its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.
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Isaiah 33:21
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There the Lord will be our Mighty(bm) One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.(bn) No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship(bo) will sail them.
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Isaiah 33:22
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For the Lord is our judge,(bp) the Lord is our lawgiver,(bq) the Lord is our king;(br) it is he who will save(bs) us.
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Isaiah 33:23
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Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame(bt) will carry off plunder.(bu)
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Isaiah 33:24
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No one living in Zion will say, "I am ill";(bv) and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.(bw)
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Isaiah 34:1
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Come near, you nations, and listen;(a) pay attention, you peoples!(b) Let the earth(c) hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!(d)
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Isaiah 34:2
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The Lord is angry with all nations; his wrath(e) is on all their armies. He will totally destroy[a](f) them, he will give them over to slaughter.(g)
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Isaiah 34:3
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Their slain(h) will be thrown out, their dead bodies(i) will stink;(j) the mountains will be soaked with their blood.(k)
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Isaiah 34:4
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All the stars in the sky will be dissolved(l) and the heavens rolled up(m) like a scroll; all the starry host will fall(n) like withered(o) leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
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Isaiah 34:5
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My sword(p) has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom,(q) the people I have totally destroyed.(r)
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Isaiah 34:6
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The sword(s) of the Lord is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat— the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice(t) in Bozrah(u) and a great slaughter(v) in the land of Edom.
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Isaiah 34:7
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And the wild oxen(w) will fall with them, the bull calves and the great bulls.(x) Their land will be drenched with blood,(y) and the dust will be soaked with fat.
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Isaiah 34:8
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For the Lord has a day(z) of vengeance,(aa) a year of retribution,(ab) to uphold Zion's cause.
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Isaiah 34:9
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Edom's streams will be turned into pitch, her dust into burning sulfur;(ac) her land will become blazing pitch!
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Isaiah 34:10
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It will not be quenched(ad) night or day; its smoke will rise forever.(ae) From generation to generation(af) it will lie desolate;(ag) no one will ever pass through it again.
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Isaiah 34:11
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The desert owl[b](ah) and screech owl[c] will possess it; the great owl[d] and the raven(ai) will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom(aj) the measuring line of chaos(ak) and the plumb line(al) of desolation.
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Isaiah 34:12
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Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes(am) will vanish(an) away.
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Isaiah 34:13
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Thorns(ao) will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds.(ap) She will become a haunt for jackals,(aq) a home for owls.(ar)
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Isaiah 34:14
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Desert creatures(as) will meet with hyenas,(at) and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures(au) will also lie down and find for themselves places of rest.
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Isaiah 34:15
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The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings;(av) there also the falcons(aw) will gather, each with its mate.
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Isaiah 34:16
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Look in the scroll(ax) of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing,(ay) not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth(az) that has given the order,(ba) and his Spirit will gather them together.
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Isaiah 34:17
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He allots their portions;(bb) his hand distributes them by measure. They will possess it forever and dwell there from generation to generation.(bc)
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Isaiah 35:1
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The desert(a) and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.(b) Like the crocus,(c)
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Isaiah 35:2
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2it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.(d) The glory of Lebanon(e) will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel(f) and Sharon;(g) they will see the glory(h) of the Lord , the splendor of our God.(i)
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Isaiah 35:3
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Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees(j) that give way;
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Isaiah 35:4
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say(k) to those with fearful hearts,(l) "Be strong, do not fear;(m) your God will come,(n) he will come with vengeance;(o) with divine retribution he will come to save(p) you."
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Isaiah 35:5
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Then will the eyes of the blind be opened(q) and the ears of the deaf(r) unstopped.
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Isaiah 35:6
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Then will the lame(s) leap like a deer,(t) and the mute tongue(u) shout for joy.(v) Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams(w) in the desert.
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Isaiah 35:7
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The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground(x) bubbling springs.(y) In the haunts where jackals(z) once lay, grass and reeds(aa) and papyrus will grow.
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Isaiah 35:8
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And a highway(ab) will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness;(ac) it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean(ad) will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
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Isaiah 35:9
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No lion(ae) will be there, nor any ravenous beast;(af) they will not be found there. But only the redeemed(ag) will walk there,
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Isaiah 35:10
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and those the Lord has rescued(ah) will return. They will enter Zion with singing;(ai) everlasting joy(aj) will crown their heads. Gladness(ak) and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.(al)
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Isaiah 36:1
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Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem(a)

In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah's(b) reign, Sennacherib(c) king of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them.(d)
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Isaiah 36:2
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Then the king of Assyria sent his field commander with a large army from Lachish(e) to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. When the commander stopped at the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Launderer's Field,(f)
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Isaiah 36:3
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Eliakim(g) son of Hilkiah the palace administrator,(h) Shebna(i) the secretary,(j) and Joah(k) son of Asaph the recorder(l) went out to him.
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Isaiah 36:4
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The field commander said to them, "Tell Hezekiah: "‘This is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: On what are you basing this confidence of yours?
Isaiah 36:5
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You say you have counsel and might for war—but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel(m) against me?
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Isaiah 36:6
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Look, I know you are depending(n) on Egypt,(o) that splintered reed(p) of a staff, which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
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Isaiah 36:7
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But if you say to me, "We are depending(q) on the Lord our God"—isn't he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed,(r) saying to Judah and Jerusalem, "You must worship before this altar"?(s)
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Isaiah 36:8
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"‘Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses(t)—if you can put riders on them!
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Isaiah 36:9
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How then can you repulse one officer of the least of my master's officials, even though you are depending on Egypt(u) for chariots(v) and horsemen[a]?(w)
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Isaiah 36:10
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Furthermore, have I come to attack and destroy this land without the Lord ? The Lord himself told(x) me to march against this country and destroy it.'"
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Isaiah 36:11
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Then Eliakim, Shebna and Joah(y) said to the field commander, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic,(z) since we understand it. Don't speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people on the wall."
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Isaiah 36:12
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But the commander replied, "Was it only to your master and you that my master sent me to say these things, and not to the people sitting on the wall—who, like you, will have to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine?(aa)"
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Isaiah 36:13
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Then the commander stood and called out in Hebrew,(ab) "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria!(ac)
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Isaiah 36:14
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This is what the king says: Do not let Hezekiah deceive(ad) you. He cannot deliver you!
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Isaiah 36:15
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Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord when he says, ‘The Lord will surely deliver(ae) us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.'(af)
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Isaiah 36:16
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"Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then each of you will eat fruit from your own vine and fig tree(ag) and drink water from your own cistern,(ah)
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Isaiah 36:17
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until I come and take you to a land like your own(ai)—a land of grain and new wine,(aj) a land of bread and vineyards.
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Isaiah 36:18
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"Do not let Hezekiah mislead you when he says, ‘The Lord will deliver us.' Have the gods of any nations ever delivered their lands from the hand of the king of Assyria?
Isaiah 36:19
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Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad?(ak) Where are the gods of Sepharvaim?(al) Have they rescued Samaria(am) from my hand?
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Isaiah 36:20
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Who of all the gods(an) of these countries have been able to save their lands from me? How then can the Lord deliver Jerusalem from my hand?"(ao)
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Isaiah 36:21
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But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, "Do not answer him."(ap)
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Isaiah 36:22
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Then Eliakim(aq) son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and Joah son of Asaph the recorder(ar) went to Hezekiah, with their clothes torn,(as) and told him what the field commander had said.
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Isaiah 37:1
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Jerusalem's Deliverance Foretold(a)

When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes(b) and put on sackcloth(c) and went into the temple(d) of the Lord .
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Isaiah 37:2
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He sent Eliakim(e) the palace administrator, Shebna(f) the secretary, and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.(g)
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Isaiah 37:3
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They told him, "This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress(h) and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth(i) and there is no strength to deliver them.
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Isaiah 37:4
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It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule(j) the living God,(k) and that he will rebuke him for the words the Lord your God has heard.(l) Therefore pray(m) for the remnant(n) that still survives."
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Isaiah 37:5
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When King Hezekiah's officials came to Isaiah,
Isaiah 37:6
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Isaiah said to them, "Tell your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid(o) of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed(p) me.
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Isaiah 37:7
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Listen! When he hears a certain report,(q) I will make him want(r) to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down(s) with the sword.'"
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Isaiah 37:8
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When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish,(t) he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.(u)
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Isaiah 37:9
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Now Sennacherib(v) received a report(w) that Tirhakah, the king of Cush,[a](x) was marching out to fight against him. When he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word:
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Isaiah 37:10
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"Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend on deceive(y) you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.'(z)
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Isaiah 37:11
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Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered?(aa)
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Isaiah 37:12
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Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors(ab) deliver them—the gods of Gozan, Harran,(ac) Rezeph and the people of Eden(ad) who were in Tel Assar?
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Isaiah 37:13
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Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad?(ae) Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim,(af) Hena and Ivvah?"(ag)
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Isaiah 37:14
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Hezekiah received the letter(ai) from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple(aj) of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord .
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Isaiah 37:15
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And Hezekiah prayed(ak) to the Lord :
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Isaiah 37:16
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" Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned(al) between the cherubim,(am) you alone are God(an) over all the kingdoms(ao) of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.(ap)
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Isaiah 37:17
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Give ear, Lord , and hear;(aq) open your eyes, Lord , and see;(ar) listen to all the words Sennacherib(as) has sent to ridicule(at) the living God.(au)
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Isaiah 37:18
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"It is true, Lord , that the Assyrian kings have laid waste all these peoples and their lands.(av)
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Isaiah 37:19
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They have thrown their gods into the fire(aw) and destroyed them,(ax) for they were not gods(ay) but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands.(az)
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Isaiah 37:20
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Now, Lord our God, deliver(ba) us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth(bb) may know that you, Lord , are the only God.[b](bc)"
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Isaiah 37:21
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Then Isaiah son of Amoz(be) sent a message to Hezekiah: "This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria,
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Isaiah 37:22
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this is the word the Lord has spoken against him: "Virgin Daughter(bf) Zion(bg) despises and mocks you. Daughter Jerusalem tosses her head(bh) as you flee.
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Isaiah 37:23
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Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed?(bi) Against whom have you raised your voice(bj) and lifted your eyes in pride?(bk) Against the Holy One(bl) of Israel!
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Isaiah 37:24
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By your messengers you have ridiculed the Lord. And you have said, ‘With my many chariots(bm) I have ascended the heights of the mountains, the utmost heights(bn) of Lebanon.(bo) I have cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its junipers.(bp) I have reached its remotest heights, the finest of its forests.
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Isaiah 37:25
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I have dug wells in foreign lands[c] and drunk the water there. With the soles of my feet I have dried up(bq) all the streams of Egypt.(br)'
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Isaiah 37:26
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"Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained(bs) it. In days of old I planned(bt) it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of stone.(bu)
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Isaiah 37:27
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Their people, drained of power, are dismayed and put to shame. They are like plants in the field, like tender green shoots, like grass(bv) sprouting on the roof,(bw) scorched[d] before it grows up.
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Isaiah 37:28
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"But I know where you are and when you come and go(bx) and how you rage(by) against me.
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Isaiah 37:29
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Because you rage against me and because your insolence(bz) has reached my ears, I will put my hook(ca) in your nose(cb) and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.(cc)
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