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Isaiah 34:1
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Draw near, (a)O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! (b)Let the earth and [a]all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
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Isaiah 34:2
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For the Lord's (c)indignation is against all the nations, And His wrath against all their armies; He has [b](d)utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to (e)slaughter.
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Isaiah 34:3
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So their slain will be (f)thrown out, And their corpses [c]will give off their (g)stench, And the mountains will [d]be drenched with their (h)blood.
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Isaiah 34:4
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And (i)all the host of heaven will [e]wear away, And the (j)sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree.
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Isaiah 34:5
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For (k)My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon (l)Edom And upon the people whom I have (m)devoted to destruction.
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Isaiah 34:6
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The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, It is [f]sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in (n)Bozrah And a great slaughter in the land of (o)Edom.
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Isaiah 34:7
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(p)Wild oxen will also [g]fall with them And (q)young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be (r)soaked with blood, And their dust [h]become greasy with fat.
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Isaiah 34:8
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For the Lord has a day of (s)vengeance, A year of recompense for the [i]cause of Zion.
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Isaiah 34:9
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[j]Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into (t)brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch.
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Isaiah 34:10
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It will (u)not be quenched night or day; Its (v)smoke will go up forever. From (w)generation to generation it will be desolate; (x)None will pass through it forever and ever.
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Isaiah 34:11
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But [k](y)pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And [l]owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the (z)line of [m]desolation And the [n]plumb line of emptiness.
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Isaiah 34:12
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Its nobles—there is (aa)no one there Whom they may proclaim king— And all its princes will be (ab)nothing.
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Isaiah 34:13
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Thorns will come up in its (ac)fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of (ad)jackals And an abode of ostriches.
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Isaiah 34:14
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The desert (ae)creatures will meet with the [o]wolves, The [p](af)hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the [q]night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place.
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Isaiah 34:15
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The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its [r]protection. Yes, (ag)the [s]hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.
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Isaiah 34:16
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Seek from the (ah)book of the Lord , and read: Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate. For [t](ai)His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.
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Isaiah 34:17
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He has cast the (aj)lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by (ak)line. They shall possess it forever; From (al)generation to generation they will dwell in it.
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Isaiah 35:1
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The (a)wilderness and the desert will be glad, And the [a](b)Arabah will rejoice and blossom; Like the crocus
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Isaiah 35:2
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It will (c)blossom profusely And (d)rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The (e)glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of (f)Carmel and Sharon. They will see the (g)glory of the Lord , The majesty of our God.
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Isaiah 35:3
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(h)Encourage the [b]exhausted, and strengthen the [c]feeble.
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Isaiah 35:4
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Say to those with (i)anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with (j)vengeance; The (k)recompense of God will come, But He will (l)save you."
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Isaiah 35:5
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Then the (m)eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
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Isaiah 35:6
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Then the (n)lame will leap like a deer, And the (o)tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the (p)wilderness And streams in the [d]Arabah.
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Isaiah 35:7
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The [e]scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground (q)springs of water; In the (r)haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass becomes reeds and rushes.
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Isaiah 35:8
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(s)A highway will be there, (t)a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of (u)Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And (v)fools will not wander on it.
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Isaiah 35:9
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No (w)lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; [f]These will not be found there. But (x)the redeemed will walk there,
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Isaiah 35:10
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And (y)the ransomed of the Lord will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will [g]find gladness and joy, And (z)sorrow and sighing will flee away.
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Isaiah 36:1
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(a)Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, (b)Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and seized them.
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Isaiah 36:2
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And the (c)king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a large army. And he stood by the (d)conduit of the upper pool on the highway of the [a]fuller's field.
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Isaiah 36:3
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Then (e)Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and (f)Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came out to him.
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Isaiah 36:4
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Then (g)Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What is this confidence that you [b]have?
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Isaiah 36:5
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I say, ‘Your counsel and strength for the war are only [c]empty words.' Now on whom do you rely, that (h)you have rebelled against me?
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Isaiah 36:6
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Behold, you rely on the (i)staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his [d]hand and pierce it. (j)So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him.
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Isaiah 36:7
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But if you say to me, ‘We trust in the Lord our God,' is it not He (k)whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar'?
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Isaiah 36:8
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Now therefore, [e]come make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
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Isaiah 36:9
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How then can you [f]repulse one [g]official of the least of my master's servants and [h](l)rely on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
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Isaiah 36:10
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Have I now come up [i]without the Lord's approval against this land to destroy it? (m)The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land and destroy it.'"'"
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Isaiah 36:11
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Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in (n)Aramaic, for we [j]understand it; and do not speak with us in [k](o)Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
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Isaiah 36:12
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But Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, doomed to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?"
Isaiah 36:13
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Then Rabshakeh stood and (p)cried with a loud voice in Judean and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
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Isaiah 36:14
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Thus says the king, ‘Do not let Hezekiah (q)deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you;
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Isaiah 36:15
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nor let Hezekiah make you (r)trust in the Lord , saying, "The Lord will surely deliver us, this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
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Isaiah 36:16
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Do not listen to Hezekiah,' for thus says the king of Assyria, ‘[l]Make your peace with me and come out to me, and eat each of his (s)vine and each of his fig tree and drink each of the (t)waters of his own cistern,
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Isaiah 36:17
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until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
Isaiah 36:18
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Beware that Hezekiah does not mislead you, saying, "(u)The Lord will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria?
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Isaiah 36:19
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Where are the gods of (v)Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of (w)Sepharvaim? And when have they (x)delivered Samaria from my hand?
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Isaiah 36:20
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Who among all the (y)gods of these lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the (z) Lord would deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"
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Isaiah 36:21
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But they were silent and (aa)answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."
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Isaiah 36:22
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Then (ab)Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and (ac)Shebna the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
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Isaiah 37:1
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And (a)when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the Lord .
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Isaiah 37:2
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Then he sent (b)Eliakim who was over the household with (c)Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to (d)Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
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Isaiah 37:3
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They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a (e)day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for (f)children have come to birth, and there is no strength to [a]deliver.
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Isaiah 37:4
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Perhaps the Lord your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to (g)reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the Lord your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for (h)the remnant that is left.'"
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Isaiah 37:5
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So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
Isaiah 37:6
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Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord , "(i)Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
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Isaiah 37:7
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Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he will (j)hear a rumor and (k)return to his own land. And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land."'"
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Isaiah 37:8
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Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against (l)Libnah, for he had heard that [b]the king had left (m)Lachish.
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Isaiah 37:9
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When he (n)heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of [c](o)Cush, "He has come out to fight against you," and when he heard it he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
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Isaiah 37:10
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"Thus you shall say to Hezekiah king of [d]Judah, ‘(p)Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, "Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
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Isaiah 37:11
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(q)Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be [e]spared?
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Isaiah 37:12
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Did the gods of [f]those nations which my fathers have destroyed deliver them, even (r)Gozan and (s)Haran and Rezeph and the sons of Eden who were in Telassar?
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Isaiah 37:13
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Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah?'"
Isaiah 37:14
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Then Hezekiah took the [g]letter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the Lord and [h]spread it out before the Lord .
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Isaiah 37:15
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Hezekiah prayed to the Lord saying,
Isaiah 37:16
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"O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, (t)who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the (u)God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. (v)You have made heaven and earth.
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Isaiah 37:17
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(w)Incline Your ear, O Lord , and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord , and see; and (x)listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to (y)reproach the living God.
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Isaiah 37:18
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Truly, O Lord , the (z)kings of Assyria have devastated all the countries and their lands,
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Isaiah 37:19
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and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the (aa)work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have (ab)destroyed them.
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Isaiah 37:20
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Now, O Lord our God, (ac)deliver us from his hand that (ad)all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, Lord , [i]are God."
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Isaiah 37:21
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Then (ae)Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the Lord , the God of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria,
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Isaiah 37:22
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this is the word that the Lord has spoken against him: "She has despised you and mocked you, The (af)virgin (ag)daughter of Zion; She has (ah)shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!
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Isaiah 37:23
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"Whom have you (ai)reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice And [j]haughtily (aj)lifted up your eyes? Against the (ak)Holy One of Israel!
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Isaiah 37:24
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"Through your servants you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, ‘With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of (al)Lebanon; And I cut down its tall (am)cedars and its choice cypresses. And I will go to its [k]highest peak, its thickest (an)forest.
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Isaiah 37:25
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‘I dug wells and drank waters, And (ao)with the sole of my feet I dried up All the rivers of [l]Egypt.'
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Isaiah 37:26
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"(ap)Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, From ancient times I (aq)planned it. Now (ar)I have brought it to pass, That (as)you should turn fortified cities into (at)ruinous heaps.
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Isaiah 37:27
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"Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the (au)vegetation of the field and as the green herb, As (av)grass on the housetops [m]is scorched before it is grown up.
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Isaiah 37:28
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"But I (aw)know your sitting down And your going out and your coming in And your raging against Me.
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Isaiah 37:29
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"Because of your raging against Me And because your [n](ax)arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My (ay)hook in your nose And My (az)bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back (ba)by the way which you came.
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Isaiah 37:30
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"Then this shall be the sign for you: [o]you will eat this year what (bb)grows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
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Isaiah 37:31
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The (bc)surviving (bd)remnant of the house of Judah will again (be)take root downward and bear fruit upward.
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Isaiah 37:32
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For out of Jerusalem will go forth a (bf)remnant and out of Mount Zion [p]survivors. The (bg)zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."'
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Isaiah 37:33
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"Therefore, thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, ‘He will not come to this city or shoot an arrow there; and he will not come before it with a shield, or throw up a (bh)siege ramp against it.
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Isaiah 37:34
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(bi)By the way that he came, by the same he will return, and he will not come to this city,' declares the Lord .
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Isaiah 37:35
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‘For I will (bj)defend this city to save it (bk)for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"
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Isaiah 37:36
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Then the (bl)angel of the Lord went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when [q]men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were [r]dead.
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Isaiah 37:37
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So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and [s]returned home and lived at (bm)Nineveh.
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Isaiah 37:38
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It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons killed him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of (bn)Ararat. And (bo)Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.
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Isaiah 38:1
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(a)In those days Hezekiah became [a]mortally ill. And (b)Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the Lord , ‘(c)Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'"
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Isaiah 38:2
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Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord ,
Isaiah 38:3
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and said, "(d)Remember now, O Lord , I beseech You, how I have (e)walked before You in truth and with a (f)whole heart, and (g)have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah (h)wept [b]bitterly.
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Isaiah 38:4
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Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying,
Isaiah 38:5
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"Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord , the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add (i)fifteen years to your [c]life.
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Isaiah 38:6
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I will (j)deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city."'
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Isaiah 38:7
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"This shall be the (k)sign to you from the Lord , that the Lord will do this thing that He has spoken:
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Isaiah 38:8
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Behold, I will (l)cause the shadow on the stairway, which has gone down with the sun on the stairway of Ahaz, to go back ten steps." So the (m)sun's shadow went back ten steps on the stairway on which it had gone down.
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Isaiah 38:9
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A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and [d]recovery:
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Isaiah 38:10
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I said, "(n)In the middle of my [e]life I am to enter the (o)gates of Sheol; I am to be (p)deprived of the rest of my years."
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Isaiah 38:11
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I said, "I will not see the Lord , The Lord (q)in the land of the living; I will look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world.
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Isaiah 38:12
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"Like a shepherd's (r)tent my dwelling is pulled up and removed from me; As a (s)weaver I (t)rolled up my life. He (u)cuts me off from the loom; From (v)day until night You make an end of me.
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Isaiah 38:13
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"I composed my soul until morning. (w)Like a lion—so He (x)breaks all my bones, From (y)day until night You make an end of me.
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Isaiah 38:14
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"(z)Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I (aa)moan like a dove; My (ab)eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my (ac)security.
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Isaiah 38:15
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"(ad)What shall I say? [f]For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it; I will (ae)wander about all my years because of the (af)bitterness of my soul.
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Isaiah 38:16
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"O Lord, (ag)by these things men live, And in all these is the life of my spirit; [g](ah)O restore me to health and (ai)let me live!
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Isaiah 38:17
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"Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; It is You who has [h](aj)kept my soul from the pit of [i]nothingness, For You have (ak)cast all my sins behind Your back.
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Isaiah 38:18
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"For (al)Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down (am)to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
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Isaiah 38:19
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"It is the (an)living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A (ao)father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
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Isaiah 38:20
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"The Lord will surely save me; So we will (ap)play my songs on stringed instruments (aq)All the days of our life (ar)at the house of the Lord ."
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Isaiah 38:21
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Now (as)Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover."
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Isaiah 38:22
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Then Hezekiah had said, "What is the (at)sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord ?"
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Isaiah 39:1
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(a)At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered.
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Isaiah 39:2
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Hezekiah [a]was (b)pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the (c)silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
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Isaiah 39:3
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Then Isaiah the (d)prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, "What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?" And Hezekiah said, "They have come to me from a far (e)country, from Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:4
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He said, "What have they seen in your house?" So Hezekiah [b]answered, "They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them."
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Isaiah 39:5
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Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the (f)word of the Lord of hosts,
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Isaiah 39:6
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‘Behold, the days are coming when (g)all that is in your house and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,' says the Lord .
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Isaiah 39:7
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‘And some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, (h)will be taken away, and (i)they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
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Isaiah 39:8
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(j)Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good." For he [c]thought, "For there will be peace and truth (k)in my days."
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Isaiah 40:1
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"(a)Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.
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Isaiah 40:2
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"(b)Speak [a]kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her [b](c)warfare has ended, That her [c](d)iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the Lord's hand (e)Double for all her sins."
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Isaiah 40:3
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(f)A voice [d]is calling, "(g)Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
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Isaiah 40:4
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"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
Isaiah 40:5
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[e]Then the (h)glory of the Lord will be revealed, And (i)all flesh will see it together; For the (j)mouth of the Lord has spoken."
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Isaiah 40:6
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A voice says, "Call out." Then [f]he answered, "What shall I call out?" (k)All flesh is grass, and all its [g]loveliness is like the flower of the field.
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Isaiah 40:7
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The (l)grass withers, the flower fades, [h]When the (m)breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
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Isaiah 40:8
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The grass withers, the flower fades, But (n)the word of our God stands forever.
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Isaiah 40:9
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Get yourself up on a (o)high mountain, O Zion, bearer of (p)good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the (q)cities of Judah, "(r)Here is your God!"
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Isaiah 40:10
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Behold, the Lord [i] God will come (s)with might, With His (t)arm ruling for Him. Behold, His (u)reward is with Him And His recompense before Him.
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Isaiah 40:11
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Like a shepherd He will (v)tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
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Isaiah 40:12
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Who has (w)measured the [j]waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the [k]span, And [l]calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
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Isaiah 40:13
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(x)Who has [m]directed the Spirit of the Lord , Or as His (y)counselor has informed Him?
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Isaiah 40:14
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(z)With whom did He consult and who (aa)gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding?
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Isaiah 40:15
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Behold, the (ab)nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of (ac)dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the [n]islands like fine dust.
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Isaiah 40:16
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Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its (ad)beasts enough for a burnt offering.
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Isaiah 40:17
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(ae)All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and [o]meaningless.
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Isaiah 40:18
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(af)To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
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Isaiah 40:19
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As for the [p](ag)idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith (ah)plates it with gold, And a silversmith fashions chains of silver.
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Isaiah 40:20
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He who is too impoverished for such an offering Selects a (ai)tree that does not rot; He seeks out for himself a skillful craftsman To [q]prepare [r]an idol that (aj)will not totter.
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Isaiah 40:21
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(ak)Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood (al)from the foundations of the earth?
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Isaiah 40:22
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It is He who [s]sits above the [t](am)circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like (an)grasshoppers, Who (ao)stretches out the heavens like a (ap)curtain And spreads them out like a (aq)tent to dwell in.
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Isaiah 40:23
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He it is who reduces (ar)rulers to nothing, Who (as)makes the judges of the earth [u]meaningless.
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Isaiah 40:24
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[v]Scarcely have they been planted, [w]Scarcely have they been sown, [x]Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the (at)storm carries them away like stubble.
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Isaiah 40:25
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"(au)To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One.
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Isaiah 40:26
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(av)Lift up your eyes on high And see (aw)who has created these stars, The (ax)One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the (ay)greatness of His might and the [y]strength of His power, (az)Not one of them is missing.
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Isaiah 40:27
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(ba)Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is (bb)hidden from the Lord , And the (bc)justice due me [z]escapes the notice of (bd)my God"?
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Isaiah 40:28
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(be)Do you not know? Have you not heard? The (bf)Everlasting God, the Lord , the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is (bg)inscrutable.
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Isaiah 40:29
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He gives strength to the (bh)weary, And to him who lacks might He (bi)increases power.
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Isaiah 40:30
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Though (bj)youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous (bk)young men stumble badly,
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Isaiah 40:31
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Yet those who [aa]wait for the Lord Will (bl)gain new strength; They will [ab](bm)mount up with [ac]wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
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Isaiah 41:1
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"(a)Coastlands, listen to Me (b)in silence, And let the peoples (c)gain new strength; (d)Let them come forward, then let them speak; (e)Let us come together for judgment.
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Isaiah 41:2
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"(f)Who has aroused one from the east Whom He (g)calls in righteousness to His [a]feet? He (h)delivers up nations before him And subdues kings. He makes them like (i)dust with his sword, As the wind-driven (j)chaff with his bow.
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Isaiah 41:3
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"He pursues them, passing on in safety, By a way he had not been [b]traversing with his feet.
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Isaiah 41:4
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"(k)Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? ‘(l)I, the Lord , am the first, and with the last. (m)I am He.'"
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Isaiah 41:5
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The (n)coastlands have seen and are afraid; The (o)ends of the earth tremble; They have drawn near and have come.
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Isaiah 41:6
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Each one helps his neighbor And says to his brother, "Be strong!"
Isaiah 41:7
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So the (p)craftsman encourages the (q)smelter, And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil, Saying of the soldering, "It is good"; And he fastens it with nails, (r)So that it will not totter.
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Isaiah 41:8
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"But you, Israel, (s)My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of (t)Abraham My (u)friend,
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Isaiah 41:9
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You whom I have [c](v)taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its (w)remotest parts And said to you, ‘You are (x)My servant, I have (y)chosen you and not rejected you.
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Isaiah 41:10
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‘Do not (z)fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely (aa)I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous (ab)right hand.'
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Isaiah 41:11
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"Behold, (ac)all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; (ad)Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
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Isaiah 41:12
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"(ae)You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
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Isaiah 41:13
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"For I am the Lord your God, (af)who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘(ag)Do not fear, I will help you.'
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Isaiah 41:14
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"Do not fear, you (ah)worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you," declares the Lord , "[d]and (ai)your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
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Isaiah 41:15
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"Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges; (aj)You will thresh the (ak)mountains and pulverize them, And will make the hills like chaff.
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Isaiah 41:16
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"You will (al)winnow them, and the wind will carry them away, And the storm will scatter them; But you will (am)rejoice in the Lord , You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
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Isaiah 41:17
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"The [e]afflicted and needy are seeking (an)water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the Lord , (ao)will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I (ap)will not forsake them.
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Isaiah 41:18
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"I will open (aq)rivers on the bare heights And springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make (ar)the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land fountains of water.
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Isaiah 41:19
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"I will put the cedar in the wilderness, The acacia and the (as)myrtle and the [f]olive tree; I will place the (at)juniper in the desert Together with the box tree and the cypress,
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Isaiah 41:20
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That (au)they may see and recognize, And consider and gain insight as well, That the (av)hand of the Lord has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it.
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Isaiah 41:21
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"[g]Present your case," the Lord says. "Bring forward your strong arguments," The (aw)King of Jacob says.
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Isaiah 41:22
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(ax)Let them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place; As for the (ay)former events, declare what they were, That we may consider them and know their outcome. Or announce to us what is coming;
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Isaiah 41:23
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(az)Declare the things that are going to come afterward, That we may know that you are gods; Indeed, (ba)do good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together.
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Isaiah 41:24
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Behold, (bb)you are of [h]no account, And (bc)your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an (bd)abomination.
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Isaiah 41:25
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"I have aroused (be)one from the north, and he has come; From the rising of the sun he will call on My name; And he will come upon rulers as upon (bf)mortar, Even as the potter treads clay."
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Isaiah 41:26
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Who has (bg)declared this from the beginning, that we might know? Or from former times, that we may say, "He is right!"? Surely there was (bh)no one who declared, Surely there was no one who proclaimed, Surely there was no one who heard your words.
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Isaiah 41:27
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"(bi)Formerly I said to Zion, ‘Behold, here they are.' And to Jerusalem, ‘I will give a (bj)messenger of good news.'
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Isaiah 41:28
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"But (bk)when I look, there is no one, And there is no (bl)counselor [i]among them Who, if I ask, can (bm)give an answer.
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Isaiah 41:29
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"Behold, all of them are [j]false; Their (bn)works are (bo)worthless, Their molten images are (bp)wind and emptiness.
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Isaiah 42:1
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"(a)Behold, My (b)Servant, whom I [a]uphold; My (c)chosen one in whom My (d)soul delights. I have put My (e)Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth (f)justice to the [b]nations.
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Isaiah 42:2
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"He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street.
Isaiah 42:3
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"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth (g)justice.
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Isaiah 42:4
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"He will not be (h)disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the (i)coastlands will wait expectantly for His [c]law."
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Isaiah 42:5
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Thus says God the Lord , Who (j)created the heavens and (k)stretched them out, Who spread out the (l)earth and its [d]offspring, Who (m)gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,
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Isaiah 42:6
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"I am the Lord , I have (n)called You in righteousness, I will also (o)hold You by the hand and (p)watch over You, And I will appoint You as a (q)covenant to the people, As a (r)light to the nations,
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Isaiah 42:7
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To (s)open blind eyes, To (t)bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
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Isaiah 42:8
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"(u)I am the Lord , that is (v)My name; I will not give My (w)glory to another, Nor My praise to [e]graven images.
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Isaiah 42:9
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"Behold, the (x)former things have come to pass, Now I declare (y)new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."
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Isaiah 42:10
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Sing to the Lord a (z)new song, Sing His praise from the (aa)end of the earth! (ab)You who go down to the sea, and (ac)all that is in it. You (ad)islands, and those who dwell on them.
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Isaiah 42:11
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Let the (ae)wilderness and its cities lift up their voices, The settlements where (af)Kedar inhabits. Let the inhabitants of (ag)Sela sing aloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the (ah)mountains.
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Isaiah 42:12
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Let them (ai)give glory to the Lord And declare His praise in the (aj)coastlands.
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Isaiah 42:13
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(ak)The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His (al)zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will (am)prevail against His enemies.
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Isaiah 42:14
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"(an)I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant.
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Isaiah 42:15
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"I will (ao)lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will (ap)make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.
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Isaiah 42:16
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"I will (aq)lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will (ar)make darkness into light before them And (as)rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will (at)not leave them undone."
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Isaiah 42:17
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They will be turned back and be (au)utterly put to shame, Who trust in [f]idols, Who say to molten images, "You are our gods."
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Isaiah 42:18
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(av)Hear, you deaf! And look, you blind, that you may see.
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Isaiah 42:19
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Who is blind but My (aw)servant, Or so deaf as My (ax)messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is [g](ay)at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the Lord ?
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Isaiah 42:20
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(az)You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears.
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Isaiah 42:21
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The Lord was pleased for His righteousness' sake To make the law (ba)great and glorious.
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Isaiah 42:22
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But this is a people plundered and despoiled; All of them are (bb)trapped in [h]caves, Or are (bc)hidden away in prisons; They have become a prey with none to deliver them, And a spoil, with none to say, "Give them back!"
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Isaiah 42:23
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Who among you will give ear to this? Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
Isaiah 42:24
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Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers? Was it not the Lord , against whom we have sinned, And in whose ways they (bd)were not willing to walk, And whose law they did not (be)obey?
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Isaiah 42:25
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So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the (bf)fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he [i](bg)paid no attention.
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Isaiah 43:1
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But now, thus says the Lord , your (a)Creator, O Jacob, And He who (b)formed you, O Israel, "Do not (c)fear, for I have (d)redeemed you; I have (e)called you by name; you are (f)Mine!
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Isaiah 43:2
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"When you (g)pass through the waters, (h)I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you (i)walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
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Isaiah 43:3
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"For (j)I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your (k)Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, [a](l)Cush and Seba in your place.
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Isaiah 43:4
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"Since you are (m)precious in My sight, Since you are (n)honored and I (o)love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.
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Isaiah 43:5
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"Do not fear, for (p)I am with you; I will bring (q)your offspring from the east, And (r)gather you from the west.
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Isaiah 43:6
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"I will say to the (s)north, ‘Give them up!' And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.' Bring My (t)sons from afar And My daughters from the (u)ends of the earth,
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Isaiah 43:7
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Everyone who is (v)called by My name, And whom I have (w)created for My (x)glory, (y)Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."
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Isaiah 43:8
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Bring out the people who are (z)blind, even though they have eyes, And the deaf, even though they have ears.
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Isaiah 43:9
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All the nations have (aa)gathered together So that the peoples may be assembled. Who among them can (ab)declare this And proclaim to us the former things? Let them present (ac)their witnesses (ad)that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, "It is true."
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Isaiah 43:10
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"You are (ae)My witnesses," declares the Lord , "And (af)My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that (ag)I am He. (ah)Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.
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Isaiah 43:11
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"I, even I, am the Lord , And there is no (ai)savior (aj)besides Me.
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Isaiah 43:12
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"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no (ak)strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the Lord , "And I am God.
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Isaiah 43:13
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"Even [b](al)from eternity (am)I am He, And there is (an)none who can deliver out of My hand; (ao)I act and who can reverse it?"
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Isaiah 43:14
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Thus says the Lord your (ap)Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And will bring them all down as fugitives, [c]Even the (aq)Chaldeans, into the (ar)ships [d]in which they rejoice.
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Isaiah 43:15
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"I am the Lord , your Holy One, (as)The Creator of Israel, your (at)King."
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Isaiah 43:16
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Thus says the Lord , Who (au)makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,
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Isaiah 43:17
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Who brings forth the (av)chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been (aw)quenched and extinguished like a wick):
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Isaiah 43:18
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"(ax)Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.
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Isaiah 43:19
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"Behold, I will do something (ay)new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even (az)make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.
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Isaiah 43:20
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"The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The (ba)jackals and the ostriches, Because I have (bb)given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.
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Isaiah 43:21
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"The people whom (bc)I formed for Myself (bd)Will declare My praise.
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Isaiah 43:22
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"Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob; But you have become (be)weary of Me, O Israel.
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Isaiah 43:23
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"You have (bf)not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you (bg)honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not (bh)burdened you with [e]offerings, Nor wearied you with (bi)incense.
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Isaiah 43:24
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"You have bought Me not [f](bj)sweet cane with money, Nor have you [g]filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have (bk)wearied Me with your iniquities.
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Isaiah 43:25
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"I, even I, am the one who (bl)wipes out your transgressions (bm)for My own sake, And I will (bn)not remember your sins.
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Isaiah 43:26
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"[h]Put Me in remembrance, (bo)let us argue our case together; State your cause, (bp)that you may be proved right.
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Isaiah 43:27
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"Your (bq)first [i]forefather sinned, And your [j](br)spokesmen have [k]transgressed against Me.
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Isaiah 43:28
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"So I will [l]pollute the [m]princes of the sanctuary, And I will consign Jacob to the (bs)ban and Israel to (bt)revilement.
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