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Isaiah 51:16-23 (New International Version)

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16 I have put my words in your mouth1 and covered you with the shadow of my hand2-- I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth,3 and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.4' "

The Cup of the LORD's Wrath

17 Awake, awake!5 Rise up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the LORD the cup6 of his wrath,7 you who have drained to its dregs8 the goblet that makes men stagger.9 18 Of all the sons10 she bore there was none to guide her;11 of all the sons she reared there was none to take her by the hand.12 19 These double calamities13 have come upon you-- who can comfort you?14-- ruin and destruction,15 famine16 and sword17-- who cana console you? 20 Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street,18 like antelope caught in a net.19 They are filled with the wrath20 of the LORD and the rebuke21 of your God. 21 Therefore hear this, you afflicted22 one, made drunk,23 but not with wine. 22 This is what your Sovereign LORD says, your God, who defends24 his people: "See, I have taken out of your hand the cup25 that made you stagger; from that cup, the goblet of my wrath, you will never drink again. 23 I will put it into the hands of your tormentors,26 who said to you, 'Fall prostrate27 that we may walk28 over you.' And you made your back like the ground, like a street to be walked over."29
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