Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 48

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Isaiah 48

ESV 1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. NIV 1 "Listen to this, O house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel-- but not in truth or righteousness-- ESV 2 For they call themselves after the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name. NIV 2 you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and rely on the God of Israel-- the LORD Almighty is his name: ESV 3 "The former things I declared of old; they went out from my mouth, and I announced them; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. NIV 3 I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. ESV 4 Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass, NIV 4 For I knew how stubborn you were; the sinews of your neck were iron, your forehead was bronze. ESV 5 I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you should say, 'My idol did them, my carved image and my metal image commanded them.' NIV 5 Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, 'My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.' ESV 6 "You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known. NIV 6 You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. ESV 7 They are created now, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, 'Behold, I knew them.' NIV 7 They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.' ESV 8 You have never heard, you have never known, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I knew that you would surely deal treacherously, and that from before birth you were called a rebel. NIV 8 You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth. ESV 9 "For my name's sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off. NIV 9 For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off. ESV 10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. NIV 10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. ESV 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another. NIV 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another. ESV 12 "Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last. NIV 12 "Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. ESV 13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together. NIV 13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together. ESV 14 "Assemble, all of you, and listen! Who among them has declared these things? The LORD loves him; he shall perform his purpose on Babylon, and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans. NIV 14 "Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of [the idols] has foretold these things? The LORD's chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians. ESV 15 I, even I, have spoken and called him; I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way. NIV 15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission. ESV 16 Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there." And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and his Spirit. NIV 16 "Come near me and listen to this: "From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. ESV 17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. NIV 17 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. ESV 18 Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea; NIV 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea. ESV 19 your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me." NIV 19 Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains; their name would never be cut off nor destroyed from before me." ESV 20 Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob!" NIV 20 Leave Babylon, flee from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob." ESV 21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and the water gushed out. NIV 21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out. ESV 22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked." NIV 22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."