Isaiah 64 (Common English Bible)

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1 a If only you would tear open the heavens and come down! Mountains would quake before you 2 like fire igniting brushwood or making water boil. b If you would make your name known to your enemies, the nations would tremble in your presence. 3 When you accomplished wonders beyond all our expectations; when you came down, mountains quaked before you. 4 From ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any god but you who acts on behalf of those who wait for him!c 5 You look after those who gladly do right; they will praise you for your ways.d But you were angry when we sinned; you hid yourself when we did wrong.e 6 We have all become like the unclean; all our righteous deeds are like a menstrual rag. All of us wither like a leaf; our sins, like the wind, carry us away. 7 No one calls on your name; no one bothers to hold on to you, for you have hidden yourself from us, and have handed us overf to our sin. 8 But now, LORD, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter. All of us are the work of your hand. 9 Don't rage so fiercely, LORD; don't hold our sins against us forever, but gaze now on your people, all of us: 10 Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a wasteland. 11 Our holy, glorious house, where our ancestors praised you, has gone up in flames; all that we treasured has become a ruin. 12 After all this, will you hold back, LORD? Will you keep silent and torment us so terribly?
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