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Isaiah 57 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The righteous person perishes,

and no one takes it to heart;

the faithful are taken away,

with no one realizing

that the righteous person is taken away

because of[fn] evil.

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He will enter into peace —

they will rest on their beds[fn] —

everyone who lives uprightly.

Pagan Religion Denounced

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But come here,

you witch’s sons,

offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute![fn]

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Who are you mocking?

Who are you opening your mouth

and sticking out your tongue at?

Isn’t it you, you rebellious children,

you offspring of liars,

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who burn with lust among the oaks,

under every green tree,

who slaughter children in the wadis

below the clefts of the rocks?

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Your portion is among the smooth stones of the wadi;

indeed, they are your lot.

You have even poured out a drink offering to them;

you have offered a grain offering;

should I be satisfied with these?

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You have placed your bed

on a high and lofty mountain;

you also went up there to offer sacrifice.

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You have set up your memorial

behind the door and doorpost.

For away from me, you stripped,

went up, and made your bed wide,

and you have made a bargain[fn] for yourself with them.

You have loved their bed;

you have gazed on their genitals.[fn][fn]

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You went to the king with oil

and multiplied your perfumes;

you sent your envoys far away

and sent them down even to Sheol.

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You became weary on your many journeys,

but you did not say, “It’s hopeless! ”

You found a renewal of your strength;[fn]

therefore you did not grow weak.

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Who was it you dreaded and feared,

so that you lied and didn’t remember me

or take it to heart?

I have kept silent for a long time, haven’t I?[fn]

So you do not fear me.

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I will announce your righteousness,

and your works ​— ​they will not profit you.

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When you cry out,

let your collection of idols rescue you!

The wind will carry all of them off,

a breath will take them away.

But whoever takes refuge in me

will inherit the land

and possess my holy mountain.

Healing and Peace

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He said,

“Build it up, build it up, prepare the way,

remove every obstacle from my people’s way.”

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For the High and Exalted One,

who lives forever, whose name is holy, says this:

“I live in a high and holy place,

and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly

and revive the heart of the oppressed.

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“For I will not accuse you forever,

and I will not always be angry;

for then the spirit would grow weak before me,

even the breath, which I have made.

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“Because of his sinful greed I was angry,

so I struck him; I was angry and hid;

but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

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“I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;

I will lead him and restore comfort

to him and his mourners,

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“creating words of praise.”[fn]

The LORD says,

“Peace, peace to the one who is far or near,

and I will heal him.

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“But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea,

for it cannot be still,

and its water churns up mire and muck.

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“There is no peace for the wicked,”

says my God.

CSB Footnotes
Or taken away from the presence of
Either their deathbeds or their graves
Lit and she acted as a prostitute
Lit you cut
Lit hand
In Hb, the word “hand” is probably a euphemism for genitals.
Lit found life of your hand
LXX reads And I, when I see you, I pass by
Lit creating fruit of the lips
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