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Isaiah 48 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Israel Refined for God’s Glory

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:1 - Hear this, O house of Jacob,
who are called by the name of Israel,
and who came from the waters of Judah,
who swear by the name of the LORD
and confess the God of Israel,
but not in truth or right.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:2 - For they call themselves after the holy city,
and stay themselves on the God of Israel;
the LORD of hosts is his name.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:3 - “The former things I declared of old;
they went out from my mouth, and I announced them;
then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:4 - Because I know that you are obstinate,
and your neck is an iron sinew
and your forehead brass,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 - I declared them to you from of old,
before they came to pass I announced them to you,
lest you should say, ‘My idol did them,
my carved image and my metal image commanded them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:6 - “You have heard; now see all this;
and will you not declare it?
From this time forth I announce to you new things,
hidden things that you have not known.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:7 - They are created now, not long ago;
before today you have never heard of them,
lest you should say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:8 - You have never heard, you have never known,
from of old your ear has not been opened.
For I knew that you would surely deal treacherously,
and that from before birth you were called a rebel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:9 - “For my name’s sake I defer my anger,
for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you,
that I may not cut you off.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:10 - Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tried[fn] you in the furnace of affliction.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:11 - For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it,
for how should my name[fn] be profaned?
My glory I will not give to another.

The Lord’s Call to Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:12 - “Listen to me, O Jacob,
and Israel, whom I called!
I am he; I am the first,
and I am the last.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 - My hand laid the foundation of the earth,
and my right hand spread out the heavens;
when I call to them,
they stand forth together.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:14 - “Assemble, all of you, and listen!
Who among them has declared these things?
The LORD loves him;
he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,
and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:15 - I, even I, have spoken and called him;
I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:16 - Draw near to me, hear this:
from the beginning I have not spoken in secret,
from the time it came to be I have been there.”
And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and his Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 - Thus says the LORD,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:18 - Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river,
and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:19 - your offspring would have been like the sand,
and your descendants like its grains;
their name would never be cut off
or destroyed from before me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:20 - Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea,
declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it,
send it out to the end of the earth;
say, “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 for them from the rock;
he split the rock and the water gushed out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:22 - “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”
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Hebrew lacks my name
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