Isaiah 64:1-9 NIV – Oh, that you would rend the heavens and

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64 a]”>[a]Oh, that you would rend the heavensA)”>(A) and come down,B)”>(B)

    that the mountainsC)”>(C) would tremble before you!2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze    and causes water to boil,come down to make your nameD)”>(D) known to your enemies    and cause the nations to quakeE)”>(E) before you!3 For when you did awesomeF)”>(F) things that we did not expect,    you came down, and the mountains trembledG)”>(G) before you.4 Since ancient times no one has heard,    no ear has perceived,no eye has seen any God besides you,H)”>(H)    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.I)”>(I)5 You come to the help of those who gladly do right,J)”>(J)    who remember your ways.But when we continued to sin against them,    you were angry.K)”>(K)    How then can we be saved?6 All of us have become like one who is unclean,L)”>(L)    and all our righteousM)”>(M) acts are like filthy rags;we all shrivel up like a leaf,N)”>(N)    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.O)”>(O)7 No oneP)”>(P) calls on your nameQ)”>(Q)    or strives to lay hold of you;for you have hiddenR)”>(R) your face from us    and have given us overS)”>(S) tob]”>[b] our sins.

8 Yet you,

Lord, are our Father.T)”>(T)

    We are the clay, you are the potter;U)”>(U)    we are all the work of your hand.V)”>(V)9 Do not be angryW)”>(W) beyond measure, Lord;    do not remember our sinsX)”>(X) forever.Oh, look on us, we pray,    for we are all your people.Y)”>(Y)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:1 In Hebrew texts 64:1 is numbered 63:19b, and 64:2-12 is numbered 64:1-11.
  2. Isaiah 64:7 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew have made us melt because of

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