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Isaiah 64:1
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[a]Oh, that you would rend the heavens(a) and come down,(b) that the mountains(c) would tremble before you!
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Isaiah 64:2
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As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name(d) known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake(e) before you!
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Isaiah 64:3
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For when you did awesome(f) things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled(g) before you.
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Isaiah 64:4
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Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you,(h) who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.(i)
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Isaiah 64:5
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You come to the help of those who gladly do right,(j) who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, you were angry.(k) How then can we be saved?
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Isaiah 64:6
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All of us have become like one who is unclean,(l) and all our righteous(m) acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf,(n) and like the wind our sins sweep us away.(o)
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Isaiah 64:7
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No one(p) calls on your name(q) or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden(r) your face from us and have given us over(s) to[b] our sins.
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Isaiah 64:8
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Yet you, Lord , are our Father.(t) We are the clay, you are the potter;(u) we are all the work of your hand.(v)
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Isaiah 64:9
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Do not be angry(w) beyond measure, Lord ; do not remember our sins(x) forever. Oh, look on us, we pray, for we are all your people.(y)
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Isaiah 64:10
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Your sacred cities(z) have become a wasteland; even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.(aa)
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Isaiah 64:11
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Our holy and glorious temple,(ab) where our ancestors praised you, has been burned with fire, and all that we treasured(ac) lies in ruins.
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Isaiah 64:12
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After all this, Lord , will you hold yourself back?(ad) Will you keep silent(ae) and punish us beyond measure?
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Isaiah 65:1
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"I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me.(a) To a nation(b) that did not call on my name,(c) I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.'
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Isaiah 65:2
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All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people,(d) who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations(e)
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Isaiah 65:3
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a people who continually provoke me to my very face,(f) offering sacrifices in gardens(g) and burning incense(h) on altars of brick;
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Isaiah 65:4
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who sit among the graves(i) and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs,(j) and whose pots hold broth of impure meat;
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Isaiah 65:5
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who say, ‘Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred(k) for you!' Such people are smoke(l) in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.
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Isaiah 65:6
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"See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent(m) but will pay back(n) in full; I will pay it back into their laps(o)
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Isaiah 65:7
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both your sins(p) and the sins of your ancestors,"(q) says the Lord . "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills,(r) I will measure into their laps the full payment(s) for their former deeds."
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Isaiah 65:8
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This is what the Lord says: "As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes(t) and people say, ‘Don't destroy it, there is still a blessing in it,' so will I do in behalf of my servants;(u) I will not destroy them all.
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Isaiah 65:9
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I will bring forth descendants(v) from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess(w) my mountains; my chosen(x) people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.(y)
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Isaiah 65:10
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Sharon(z) will become a pasture for flocks,(aa) and the Valley of Achor(ab) a resting place for herds, for my people who seek(ac) me.
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Isaiah 65:11
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"But as for you who forsake(ad) the Lord and forget my holy mountain,(ae) who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine(af) for Destiny,
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Isaiah 65:12
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I will destine you for the sword,(ag) and all of you will fall in the slaughter;(ah) for I called but you did not answer,(ai) I spoke but you did not listen.(aj) You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me."(ak)
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Isaiah 65:13
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Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "My servants will eat,(al) but you will go hungry;(am) my servants will drink,(an) but you will go thirsty;(ao) my servants will rejoice,(ap) but you will be put to shame.(aq)
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Isaiah 65:14
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My servants will sing(ar) out of the joy of their hearts, but you will cry out(as) from anguish of heart and wail in brokenness of spirit.
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Isaiah 65:15
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You will leave your name for my chosen ones to use in their curses;(at) the Sovereign Lord will put you to death, but to his servants he will give another name.(au)
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Isaiah 65:16
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Whoever invokes a blessing(av) in the land will do so by the one true God;(aw) whoever takes an oath in the land will swear(ax) by the one true God. For the past troubles(ay) will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.
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Isaiah 65:17
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"See, I will create new heavens and a new earth.(az) The former things will not be remembered,(ba) nor will they come to mind.
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Isaiah 65:18
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But be glad and rejoice(bb) forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem(bc) to be a delight and its people a joy.
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Isaiah 65:19
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I will rejoice(bd) over Jerusalem and take delight(be) in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying(bf) will be heard in it no more.
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Isaiah 65:20
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"Never again will there be in it an infant(bg) who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years;(bh) the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach[a] a hundred will be considered accursed.
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Isaiah 65:21
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They will build houses(bi) and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.(bj)
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Isaiah 65:22
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No longer will they build houses and others live in them,(bk) or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree,(bl) so will be the days(bm) of my people; my chosen(bn) ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.
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Isaiah 65:23
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They will not labor in vain,(bo) nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune;(bp) for they will be a people blessed(bq) by the Lord , they and their descendants(br) with them.
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Isaiah 65:24
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Before they call(bs) I will answer;(bt) while they are still speaking(bu) I will hear.
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Isaiah 65:25
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The wolf and the lamb(bv) will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox,(bw) and dust will be the serpent's(bx) food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,"(by) says the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:1
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This is what the Lord says: "Heaven is my throne,(a) and the earth is my footstool.(b) Where is the house(c) you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?
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Isaiah 66:2
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Has not my hand made all these things,(d) and so they came into being?" declares the Lord . "These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit,(e) and who tremble at my word.(f)
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Isaiah 66:3
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But whoever sacrifices a bull(g) is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig's(h) blood, and whoever burns memorial incense(i) is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways,(j) and they delight in their abominations;(k)
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Isaiah 66:4
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so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread.(l) For when I called, no one answered,(m) when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil(n) in my sight and chose what displeases me."(o)
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Isaiah 66:5
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Hear the word of the Lord , you who tremble at his word:(p) "Your own people who hate(q) you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.(r)
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Isaiah 66:6
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Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound(s) of the Lord repaying(t) his enemies all they deserve.
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Isaiah 66:7
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"Before she goes into labor,(u) she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.(v)
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Isaiah 66:8
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Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen(w) things like this? Can a country be born in a day(x) or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.(y)
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Isaiah 66:9
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Do I bring to the moment of birth(z) and not give delivery?" says the Lord . "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God.
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Isaiah 66:10
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"Rejoice(aa) with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love(ab) her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn(ac) over her.
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Isaiah 66:11
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For you will nurse(ad) and be satisfied at her comforting breasts;(ae) you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."(af)
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Isaiah 66:12
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For this is what the Lord says: "I will extend peace(ag) to her like a river,(ah) and the wealth(ai) of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried(aj) on her arm and dandled on her knees.
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Isaiah 66:13
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As a mother comforts her child,(ak) so will I comfort(al) you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."
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Isaiah 66:14
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When you see this, your heart will rejoice(am) and you will flourish(an) like grass; the hand(ao) of the Lord will be made known to his servants,(ap) but his fury(aq) will be shown to his foes.
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Isaiah 66:15
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See, the Lord is coming with fire,(ar) and his chariots(as) are like a whirlwind;(at) he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke(au) with flames of fire.
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Isaiah 66:16
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For with fire(av) and with his sword(aw) the Lord will execute judgment(ax) on all people, and many will be those slain(ay) by the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:17
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"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,(az) following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs,(ba) rats(bb) and other unclean things—they will meet their end(bc) together with the one they follow," declares the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:18
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"And I, because of what they have planned and done,(bd) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(be) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(bf)
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Isaiah 66:19
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"I will set a sign(bg) among them, and I will send some of those who survive(bh) to the nations—to Tarshish,(bi) to the Libyans[b] and Lydians(bj) (famous as archers), to Tubal(bk) and Greece,(bl) and to the distant islands(bm) that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.(bn) They will proclaim my glory among the nations.
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Isaiah 66:20
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And they will bring(bo) all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain(bp) in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord —on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"(bq) says the Lord . "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.(br)
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Isaiah 66:21
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And I will select some of them also to be priests(bs) and Levites," says the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:22
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"As the new heavens and the new earth(bt) that I make will endure before me," declares the Lord , "so will your name and descendants endure.(bu)
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Isaiah 66:23
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From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath(bv) to another, all mankind will come and bow down(bw) before me," says the Lord .
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Isaiah 66:24
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"And they will go out and look on the dead bodies(bx) of those who rebelled(by) against me; the worms(bz) that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched,(ca) and they will be loathsome to all mankind."
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