Isaiah 64 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Oh that you would tear the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence, 1 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!
2 as when fire kindles the brushwood, [and] the fire causes the waters to boil; to make your name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!
3 When you did terrible things which we didn't look for, you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence. 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
4 For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him. 4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
5 You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways: behold, you were angry, and we sinned: in them [have we been] of long time; and shall we be saved? 5 You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, you were angry. How then can we be saved?
6 For we are all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
7 There is none who calls on your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of you; for you have hid your face from us, and have consumed us by means of our iniquities. 7 No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and made us waste away because of our sins.
8 But now, LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand. 8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
9 Don't be angry very sore, LORD, neither remember iniquity forever: see, look, we beg you, we are all your people. 9 Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD; do not remember our sins forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray, for we are all your people.
10 Your holy cities are become a wilderness, Tziyon is become a wilderness, Yerushalayim a desolation. 10 Your sacred cities have become a desert; even Zion is a desert, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned with fire; and all our pleasant places are laid waste. 11 Our holy and glorious temple, where our fathers praised you, has been burned with fire, and all that we treasured lies in ruins.
12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, LORD? will you hold your shalom, and afflict us very sore? 12 After all this, O LORD, will you hold yourself back? Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?