Isaiah 27 NIV

Deliverance of Israel

1 In that day,1 the LORD will punish with his sword,2 his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan3 the gliding serpent,4 Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster5 of the sea.

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2 In that day6-- "Sing7 about a fruitful vineyard:8

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3 I, the LORD, watch over it; I water9 it continually. I guard10 it day and night so that no one may harm11 it.

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4 I am not angry. If only there were briers and thorns confronting me! I would march against them in battle; I would set them all on fire.12

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5 Or else let them come to me for refuge;13 let them make peace14 with me, yes, let them make peace with me."

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6 In days to come Jacob will take root,15 Israel will bud and blossom16 and fill all the world with fruit.17

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7 Has [the LORD] struck her as he struck18 down those who struck her? Has she been killed as those were killed who killed her?

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8 By warfarea and exile19 you contend with her-- with his fierce blast he drives her out, as on a day the east wind20 blows.

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    • a 27:8 - See Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      9 By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned21 for, and this will be the full fruitage of the removal of his sin:22 When he makes all the altar stones23 to be like chalk stones crushed to pieces, no Asherah polesb24 or incense altars25 will be left standing.

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        • b 27:9 - That is, symbols of the goddess Asherah
          10 The fortified city stands desolate,26 an abandoned settlement, forsaken27 like the desert; there the calves graze,28 there they lie down;29 they strip its branches bare.

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          11 When its twigs are dry, they are broken off30 and women come and make fires31 with them. For this is a people without understanding;32 so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator33 shows them no favor.34

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          12 In that day the LORD will thresh35 from the flowing Euphratesc to the Wadi of Egypt,36 and you, O Israelites, will be gathered37 up one by one.

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            • c 27:12 - Hebrew "River"
              13 And in that day38 a great trumpet39 will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled40 in Egypt41 will come and worship42 the LORD on the holy mountain43 in Jerusalem.

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