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Isaiah 48 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Israel Must Leave Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:1 -

“Listen to this, house of Jacob —

those who are called by the name Israel

and have descended from[fn] Judah,

who swear by the name of the LORD

and declare the God of Israel,

but not in truth or righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:2 -

“For they are named after the Holy City,

and lean on the God of Israel;

his name is the LORD of Armies.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:3 -

“I declared the past events long ago;

they came out of my mouth; I proclaimed them.

Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:4 -

“Because I know that you are stubborn,

and your neck is iron[fn]

and your forehead bronze,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 -

“therefore I declared to you long ago.

I announced it to you before it occurred,

so you could not claim, ‘My idol caused them;

my carved image and cast idol control them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:6 -

“You have heard it. Observe it all.

Will you not acknowledge it?

From now on I will announce new things to you,

hidden things that you have not known.

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“They have been created now, and not long ago;

you have not heard of them before today,

so you could not claim, ‘I already knew them! ’

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“You have never heard; you have never known;

for a long time your ears have not been open.

For I knew that you were very treacherous,

and were known as a rebel from birth.

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“I will delay my anger for the sake of my name,

and I will restrain myself for your benefit and for my praise,

so that you will not be destroyed.

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“Look, I have refined you, but not as silver;

I have tested[fn] you in the furnace of affliction.

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“I will act for my own sake, indeed, my own,

for how can I[fn] be defiled?

I will not give my glory to another.

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“Listen to me, Jacob,

and Israel, the one called by me:

I am he; I am the first,

I am also the last.

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“My own hand founded the earth,

and my right hand spread out the heavens;

when I summoned them,

they stood up together.

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“All of you, assemble and listen!

Who among the idols[fn] has declared these things?

The LORD loves him;[fn]

he will accomplish his will against Babylon,

and his arm will be against the Chaldeans.

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“I ​— ​I have spoken;

yes, I have called him;

I have brought him,

and he will succeed in his mission.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:16 -

“Approach me and listen to this.

From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;

from the time anything existed, I was there.”

And now the Lord GOD

has sent me and his Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 -

This is what the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says:

I am the LORD your God,

who teaches you for your benefit,

who leads you in the way you should go.

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If only you had paid attention to my commands.

Then your peace would have been like a river,

and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

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Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand,

and the offspring of your body like its grains; 

their name would not be cut off

or eliminated from my presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:20 -

Leave Babylon,

flee from the Chaldeans!

Declare with a shout of joy,

proclaim this,

let it go out to the end of the earth;

announce,

“The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:21 -

They did not thirst

when he led them through the deserts;

he made water flow from the rock for them;

he split the rock, and water gushed out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:22 -

“There is no peace for the wicked,” says the LORD.

CSB Footnotes
Lit have come from the waters of
Lit is an iron sinew
DSS; MT reads chosen
DSS, Syr; MT reads it
Lit among them
= Cyrus

CSB

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by Holman Bible Publishers.

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