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Isaiah 64 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens and 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 fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water 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 awesome things which we did not expect, 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 days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one 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 in doing righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned, We continued in them a 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 all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like 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 no one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power 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, O LORD , You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us 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 Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD , Nor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are 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 have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 10 Your sacred cities have become a desert; even Zion is a desert, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and beautiful house, Where our fathers praised You, Has been burned by fire; And all our precious things have become a ruin. 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 restrain Yourself at these things, O LORD ? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure? 12 After all this, O LORD, will you hold yourself back? Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?