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Isaiah 64 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prayer for Mercy and Help

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:1 -

[fn]Oh, that You would tear open the heavens and come down,

That the mountains would quake at Your presence

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[fn]As fire kindles brushwood, as fire causes water to boil

To make Your name known to Your adversaries,

That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

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When You did awesome things which we did not expect,

You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.

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For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear,

Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,

Who acts in behalf of one who waits for Him.

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You meet him who rejoices in doing righteousness,

Who remembers You in Your ways.

Behold, You were angry, for we sinned,

We continued in [fn]our sins for a long time;

Yet shall we be saved?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:6 -

For all of us have become like one who is unclean,

And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;

And all of us wither like a leaf,

And our wrongdoings, like the wind, take us away.

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There is no one who calls on Your name,

Who stirs himself to take hold of You;

For You have hidden Your face from us

And have [fn]surrendered us to the power of our wrongdoings.

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But now, LORD, You are our Father;

We are the clay, and You our potter,

And all of us are the work of Your hand.

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Do not be angry beyond measure, LORD,

Nor remember wrongdoing forever.

Behold, please look, all of us are Your people.

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Your holy cities have become a wilderness,

Zion has become a wilderness,

Jerusalem a desolation.

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Our holy and beautiful house,

Where our fathers praised You,

Has been burned by fire;

And all our precious things have become a ruin.

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Will You restrain Yourself at these things, LORD?

Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?

NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 63:19b in Heb
Ch 64:1 in Heb
Lit them
As in DSS and ancient versions; MT melted

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