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Isaiah 64

Isaiah 64:1  
Oh that you would tear the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence—

Isaiah 64:2  
as when fire kindles the brushwood, and the fire causes the water to boil. Make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence!

Isaiah 64:3  
When you did awesome things which we didn’t look for, you came down, and the mountains quaked at your presence.

Isaiah 64:4  
For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him.

Isaiah 64:5  
You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time. Shall we be saved?

Isaiah 64:6  
For we have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Isaiah 64:7  
There is no one who calls on your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have consumed us by means of our iniquities.

Isaiah 64:8  
But now, Yahweh, you are our Father. We are the clay and you our potter. We all are the work of your hand.

Isaiah 64:9  
Don’t be furious, Yahweh. Don’t remember iniquity forever. Look and see, we beg you, we are all your people.

Isaiah 64:10  
Your holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Isaiah 64:11  
Our holy and our beautiful house where our fathers praised you is burned with fire. All our pleasant places are laid waste.

Isaiah 64:12  
Will you hold yourself back for these things, Yahweh? Will you keep silent and punish us very severely?


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