Isaiah 66:11-21 NIV

11 For you will nurse1 and be satisfied at her comforting breasts;2 you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."3

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12 For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace4 to her like a river,5 and the wealth6 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried7 on her arm and dandled on her knees.

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13 As a mother comforts her child,8 so will I comfort9 you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

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14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice10 and you will flourish11 like grass; the hand12 of the LORD will be made known to his servants,13 but his fury14 will be shown to his foes.

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15 See, the LORD is coming with fire,15 and his chariots16 are like a whirlwind;17 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke18 with flames of fire.

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16 For with fire19 and with his sword20 the LORD will execute judgment21 upon all men, and many will be those slain22 by the LORD.

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17 "Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,23 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs24 and rats25 and other abominable things--they will meet their end26 together," declares the LORD.

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    • a 66:17 - Or "gardens behind one of your temples, and"
      18 "And I, because of their actions and their imaginations,27 am about to comeb and gather all nations28 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.29

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        • b 66:18 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
          19 "I will set a sign30 among them, and I will send some of those who survive31 to the nations--to Tarshish,32 to the Libyansc and Lydians33 (famous as archers), to Tubal34 and Greece,35 and to the distant islands36 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.37 They will proclaim my glory among the nations.

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            • c 66:19 - Some Septuagint manuscripts "Put" (Libyans); Hebrew "Pul"
              20 And they will bring38 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain39 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"40 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.41

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              21 And I will select some of them also to be priests42 and Levites," says the LORD.

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