Isaiah 66:6-16 NIV

6 Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound1 of the LORD repaying2 his enemies all they deserve.

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7 "Before she goes into labor,3 she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.4

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8 Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen5 such things? Can a country be born in a day6 or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.7

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9 Do I bring to the moment of birth8 and not give delivery?" says the LORD. "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God.

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10 "Rejoice9 with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love10 her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn11 over her.

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11 For you will nurse12 and be satisfied at her comforting breasts;13 you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance."14

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12 For this is what the LORD says: "I will extend peace15 to her like a river,16 and the wealth17 of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried18 on her arm and dandled on her knees.

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13 As a mother comforts her child,19 so will I comfort20 you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

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14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice21 and you will flourish22 like grass; the hand23 of the LORD will be made known to his servants,24 but his fury25 will be shown to his foes.

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15 See, the LORD is coming with fire,26 and his chariots27 are like a whirlwind;28 he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke29 with flames of fire.

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16 For with fire30 and with his sword31 the LORD will execute judgment32 upon all men, and many will be those slain33 by the LORD.

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