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Isaiah 64

64
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1O that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down,
That the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
2As the fire kindleth the dry fuel,
As the fire causeth the waters to boil,
To make known thy name to thine adversaries,
That the nations may tremble at thy presence.
3When thou didst terrible things, which we expected not;
Thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
4For from the remotest time men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear.
Neither hath the eye seen any God beside Thee,
That doeth such things for those who wait for him.
5Thou meetest them that rejoice and do justice,
Those that remember thee in thy ways:
Behold, thou wast wroth, when we sinned;
Thou watt against them of old, and shall we be saved?
6We are all of us as an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are as a filthy garment;
And we are all of us withered like a leaf;
And our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away.
7There is none that calleth upon thy name,
That stirreth up himself to take hold of thee;
For thou hast hid thy face from us,
And caused us to melt away by reason of our sins.
8But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father;
We are the clay, and thou hast formed us:
We are all of us the work of thy hand.
9Be not wroth very sore, O Jehovah,
Neither remember iniquity for ever:
Behold! see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
10Thy holy cities are a wilderness,
Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11Our holy and our beautiful house,
Where our fathers praised thee,
Is burned up with fire;
And all the objects of our desire are laid waste.
12Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Jehovah?
Wilt thou keep silence, and afflict us very sore?

Isaiah 64

64
1 #Isaiah 64:1 in the English Bible begins here. In the Hebrew Bible, 63:19 continues Would that you would tear the heavens and come down;
the mountains would quake before you,
2#Isaiah 64:2–12 in the English Bible is 64:1–11 in the Hebrew Bible as fire kindles brushwood,
the fire causes water to boil,
to make your name known to your adversaries,
that the nations might tremble from your presence.#Literally “face”
3When you did terrible deeds which we did not expect,#Literally “await” you came down;
the mountains quaked because of your presence.#Literally “face”
4And since ancient times they have not heard,
have not listened,
no eye has seen a God except you;
he acts#Literally “makes” for the one who waits for him.
5You meet with the one who rejoices,
one who does righteousness.
In your ways they remember you.
Look! You were angry and we sinned against them in ancient times and we were saved.
6And we all have become like the unclean,
and all our deeds of justice like a menstrual cloth,
And we all wither like a leaf,
and our iniquities take us away like the wind.
7And there is no one who calls on your name,
who pulls himself up to keep hold of you,
for you have hidden your face from us,#Or “him”
and melted us into the hand of our iniquity.
8Yet now Yahweh, you are our father;
we are the clay and you are our potter,#Literally “one who fashions”
and we all are the work of your hand.
9You must not be exceedingly angry, Yahweh,
and you must not remember iniquity forever!
Look! Behold, now! We all are your people!
10Your holy cities#Literally “The cities of your holiness” have become a wilderness;
Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11Our holy and beautiful temple,#Literally “the house of our holiness and our beauty” where our ancestors#Or “fathers” praised you has been burned#Literally “been for burning” by fire,
and all our precious objects have become ruins.#Hebrew “ruin”
12Will you control yourself because of these, Yahweh?
Will you be silent?
And will you oppress us exceedingly?