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Isaiah 48 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Israel's Obstinacy

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:1 - “Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel
And who came forth from the [fn]loins of Judah,
Who swear by the name of the LORD
And invoke the God of Israel,
But not in truth nor in righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:2 - “For they call themselves after the holy city
And lean on the God of Israel;
The LORD of hosts is His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:3 - “I declared the former things long ago
And they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them.
Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:4 - “Because I know that you are [fn]obstinate,
And your neck is an iron sinew
And your forehead bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 - Therefore I declared them to you long ago,
Before [fn]they took place I proclaimed them to you,
So that you would not say, ‘My idol has done them,
And my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:6 - “You have heard; look at all this.
And you, will you not declare it?
I proclaim to you new things from this time,
Even hidden things which you have not known.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:7 - “They are created now and not long ago;
And before today you have not heard them,
So that you will not say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:8 - “You have not heard, you have not known.
Even from long ago your ear has not been open,
Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously;
And you have been called a [fn]rebel from [fn]birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:9 - “For the sake of My name I delay My wrath,
And for My praise I restrain it for you,
In order not to cut you off.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:10 - “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:11 - “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act;
For how can My name be profaned?
And My glory I will not give to another.

Deliverance Promised

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:12 - “Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel [fn]whom I called;
I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 - “Surely My hand founded the earth,
And My right hand spread out the heavens;
When I call to them, they stand together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:14 - “Assemble, all of you, and listen!
Who among them has declared these things?
The LORD loves him; he will carry out His good pleasure on Babylon,
And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:15 - “I, even I, have spoken; indeed I have called him,
I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:16 - “Come near to Me, listen to this:
From the first I have not spoken in secret,
From the time it took place, I was there.
And now the Lord [fn]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 - “If only you had paid attention to My commandments!
Then your [fn]well-being would have been like a river,
And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:19 - “Your [fn]descendants would have been like the sand,
And [fn]your offspring like its grains;
Their name would never be cut off or destroyed from My presence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:20 - Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans!
Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this,
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 the water flow out of the rock for them;
He split the rock and the water gushed forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:22 - “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the LORD.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: waters
Or, harsh
Literally: it
Or, transgressor
Literally: the belly
Literally: My called one
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or, peace
Literally: seed
Literally: the offspring of your inward parts

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