Isaiah 26:15-21 NIV

15 You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation.1 You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders2 of the land.

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16 LORD, they came to you in their distress;3 when you disciplined4 them, they could barely whisper5 a prayer.a

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    • b 26:16 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
      17 As a woman with child and about to give birth6 writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.

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      18 We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth7 to wind. We have not brought salvation8 to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.9

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      19 But your dead10 will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust,11 wake up and shout for joy. Your dew12 is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.13

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      20 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors14 behind you; hide15 yourselves for a little while until his wrath16 has passed by.17

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      21 See, the LORD is coming18 out of his dwelling19 to punish20 the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood21 shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.

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