Isaiah 66:16-24 NIV

16 For with fire1 and with his sword2 the LORD will execute judgment3 upon all men, and many will be those slain4 by the LORD.

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17 "Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,5 following the one in the midst ofa those who eat the flesh of pigs6 and rats7 and other abominable things--they will meet their end8 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,9 am about to comeb and gather all nations10 and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.11

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        • b 66:18 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
          19 "I will set a sign12 among them, and I will send some of those who survive13 to the nations--to Tarshish,14 to the Libyansc and Lydians15 (famous as archers), to Tubal16 and Greece,17 and to the distant islands18 that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.19 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 bring20 all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain21 in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,"22 says the LORD. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels.23

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              21 And I will select some of them also to be priests24 and Levites," says the LORD.

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              22 "As the new heavens and the new earth25 that I make will endure before me," declares the LORD, "so will your name and descendants endure.26

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              23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath27 to another, all mankind will come and bow down28 before me," says the LORD.

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              24 "And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies29 of those who rebelled30 against me; their worm31 will not die, nor will their fire be quenched,32 and they will be loathsome to all mankind."

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