Isaiah 64 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, and wouldst come down: the mountains would melt away at thy presence. 1 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!
2 They would melt as at the burning of fire, the waters would burn with fire, that thy name might be made known to thy enemies: that the nations might tremble at thy 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 thou shalt do wonderful things, we shall not bear them: thou didst come down, and at thy presence the mountains melted away. 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
4 From the beginning of the world they have not heard, nor perceived with the ears: the eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee, what things thou hast prepared for them that wait for thee. 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 Thou hast met him that rejoiceth, and doth justice: in thy ways they shall remember thee: behold thou art angry, and we have sinned: in them we have been always, and we shall 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 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken 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 that calleth upon thy name: that riseth up, and taketh hold of thee: thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast crushed us in the hand of our iniquity. 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 And now, O Lord, thou art our father, and we are clay: and thou art our maker, and we all are the works of thy hands. 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 Be not very angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity: behold, see we are all thy 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 The city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert, Jerusalem is desolate. 10 Your sacred cities have become a desert; even Zion is a desert, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 The house of our holiness, and of our glory, where our fathers praised thee, is burnt with fire, and all our lovely things are turned into ruins. 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 Wilt thou refrain thyself, O Lord, upon these things, wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us vehemently? 12 After all this, O LORD, will you hold yourself back? Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?