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Isaiah 57 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Evil Leaders Rebuked

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:1 - The righteous person perishes, and no one takes it to heart;
And devout people are taken away, while no one understands.
For the righteous person is taken away from evil,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:2 - He enters into peace;
They rest in their [fn]beds,
Each one who walked in his upright way.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:3 - “But come here, you sons of a sorceress,
Offspring of an adulterer and [fn]a prostitute!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:4 - “Of whom do you make fun?
Against whom do you open wide your mouth
And stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of rebellion,
Offspring of deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:5 - Who inflame yourselves among the oaks,
Under every luxuriant tree,
Who slaughter the children in the [fn]ravines,
Under the clefts of the rocks?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:6 - “Among the [fn]smooth stones of the [fn]ravine
Is your portion, [fn]they are your lot;
Even to them you have poured out a drink offering,
You have made a grain offering.
Should I [fn]relent of these things?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:7 - “On a high and lofty mountain
You have made your bed.
You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - “Behind the door and the doorpost
You have set up your sign;
Indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself,
And have gone up and made your bed wide.
And you have made an agreement for yourself with them,
You have loved their bed,
You have looked at their [fn]manhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:9 - “You have journeyed to the king with oil
And increased your perfumes;
You have sent your messengers a great distance
And made them go down to [fn]Sheol.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:10 - “You were tired out by the length of your road,
Yet you did not say, ‘It is hopeless!’
You found [fn]renewed strength,
Therefore you did not [fn]faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:11 - “Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did not remember Me
[fn]Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent, even for a long time,
So you do not fear Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:12 - “I will declare your righteousness and your deeds,
And they will not benefit you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:13 - “When you cry out, let your collection of idols save you.
But the wind will carry them all up,
And a breath will take them away.
But the one who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land
And possess My holy mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:14 - And it will be said,
“Build up, build up, prepare the way,
Remove every obstacle from the way of My people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:15 - For this is what the high and exalted One
Who [fn]lives forever, whose name is Holy, says:
“I dwell in a high and holy place,
And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:16 - “For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
And the breath of those whom I have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:17 - “Because of the wrongful act of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him;
I hid My face and was angry,
And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 - “I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:19 - Creating the [fn]praise of the lips.
Peace, peace to him who is far away and to him who is near,”
Says the LORD, “and I will heal him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:20 - But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:21 - “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., graves
As in ancient versions; MT she prostitutes herself
Or wadis
I.e., symbols of fertility gods
Or wadi
Lit they, they
Or repent
Lit hand
I.e., the netherworld
Lit the life of your hand
Or become sick
Lit You did not set it upon your heart
Or dwells in eternity
Lit fruit of the lips

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