Isaiah 33:1-9 NIV

Distress and Help

1 Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed! Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed! When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed; when you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.

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2 LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.

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3 At the uproar of your army, the peoples flee; when you rise up, the nations scatter.

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4 Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.

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5 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.

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6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.a

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    • ¡ 33:6 - Or "is a treasure from him"
      7 Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

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      8 The highways are deserted, no travelers are on the roads. The treaty is broken, its witnessesb are despised, no one is respected.

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        • ¢ 33:8 - Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text "/ the cities"
          9 The land dries up and wastes away, Lebanon is ashamed and withers; Sharon is like the Arabah, and Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves.

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