Isaiah 57:14-21 ESV

Comfort for the Contrite

14 And it shall be said, 1"Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people's way."

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15 For thus says 2the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is 3Holy: 4"I dwell in the high and holy place, and also 5with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, 6to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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16 7For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before me, and the breath of life that I made.

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17 Because of the iniquity of his 8unjust gain I was angry, I struck him; I hid my face and was angry, but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart.

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18 I have seen his ways, 9but I will heal him; I will lead him 10and restore comfort to him and his mourners,

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19 11creating 12the fruit of the lips. 13Peace, peace, 14to the far and to the near," says the LORD, 15"and I will heal him.

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      20 16But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt.

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      21 17There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."

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