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Isaiah 66:13-23 (Good News Translation)

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13 I will comfort you in Jerusalem, as a mother comforts her child. 14 When you see this happen, you will be glad; it will make you strong and healthy. Then you will know that I, the Lord, help those who obey me, and I show my anger against my enemies." 15 The Lord will come with fire. He will ride on the wings of a storm to punish those he is angry with. 16 By fire and sword he will punish all the people of the world whom he finds guilty - and many will be put to death. 17 The Lord says, "The end is near for those who purify themselves for pagan worship, who go in procession to sacred gardens, a and who eat pork and mice and other disgusting foods. 18 I know b their thoughts and their deeds. I am coming c to gather the people of all the nations. When they come together, they will see what my power can do 19 and will know that I am the one who punishes them. "But I will spare some of them and send them to the nations and the distant lands that have not heard of my fame or seen my greatness and power: to Spain, Libya, d and Lydia, with its skilled archers, and to Tubal and Greece. Among these nations they will proclaim my greatness. 20 They will bring back all your people from the nations as a gift to me. They will bring them to my sacred hill e in Jerusalem on horses, mules, and camels, and in chariots and wagons, just as Israelites bring grain offerings to the Temple in ritually clean containers. 21 I will make some of them priests and Levites. 22 "Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure. 1 23 On every New Moon Festival and every Sabbath people of every nation will come to worship me here in Jerusalem," says the Lord.
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