Isaiah 59:9-19 NIV

9 So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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10 Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.

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11 We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

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12 For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:

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13 rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.

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14 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

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15 Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.

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16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.

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17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

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18 According to what they have done, so will he repay wrath to his enemies and retribution to his foes; he will repay the islands their due.

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19 From the west, people will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along.a

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    • Ð 59:19 - Or "When enemies come in like a flood," / "the Spirit of the " Lord"will put them to flight"