Isaiah 57:10-20 CEBA

10 Worn out by all your efforts, yet you wouldn't say, "This is useless." You found new strength; therefore, you weren't tired.
11 Whom did you dread and fear so that you lied, didn't remember me or give me a thought? Isn't it because I was silent and closed my eyes that you stopped fearing me?
12 I will bring evidence about your righteousness and your actions; they won't help you.
13 When you cry out, let those things you've gathered save you! The wind will lift them all; one breath will take them away. but those taking refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.

Peace for the remorseful

14 It will be said: "Survey, survey; build a road! Remove barriers from my people's road!"

References for Isaiah 57:14

      15 The one who is high and lifted up, who lives forever, whose name is holy, says: I live on high, in holiness, and also with the crusheda and the lowly, reviving the spirit of the lowly, reviving the heart of those who have been crushed.b

      References for Isaiah 57:15

        • ć 57:15 - Or <i>contrite</i>
        • Ĉ 57:15 - Or <i>contrite</i>
          16 I won't always accuse, nor will I be enraged forever. It is my own doing that their spirit is exhausted— I gave them breath!
          17 I was enraged about their illegal profits; I struck them; in rage I withdrew from them. Yet they went on wandering wherever they wanted.
          18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them. I will guide them, and reward them with comfort. And for those who mourn,
          19 I will create reason for praise:c utter prosperity to those far and near, and I will heal them, says the LORD.

          References for Isaiah 57:19

            • ĉ 57:19 - Heb uncertain
              20 But the wicked are like the churning sea that can't keep still. They churn up from their waters muck and mud.