Isaiah 66:15-24 NIV

15 See, the LORD is coming with fire,1 and his chariots2 are like a whirlwind;3 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke4 with flames of fire.

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16 For with fire5 and with his sword6 the LORD will execute judgment7 upon all men, and many will be those slain8 by the LORD.

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17 "Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,9 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs10 and rats11 and other abominable things--they will meet their end12 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,13 am about to comeb and gather all nations14 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.15

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        • b 66:18 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
          19 "I will set a sign16 among them, and I will send some of those who survive17 to the nations--to Tarshish,18 to the Libyansc and Lydians19 (famous as archers), to Tubal20 and Greece,21 and to the distant islands22 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.23 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 bring24 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain25 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"26 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.27

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              21 And I will select some of them also to be priests28 and Levites," says the LORD.

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              22 "As the new heavens and the new earth29 that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.30

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              23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath31 to another, all mankind will come and bow down32 before me," says the LORD.

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              24 "And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies33 of those who rebelled34 against me; their worm35 will not die, nor will their fire be quenched,36 and they will be loathsome to all mankind."

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