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Isaiah 48 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:1 - “Hear this, O house of Jacob,
Who are called by the name of Israel,
And have come forth from the wellsprings of Judah;
Who swear by the name of the LORD,
And make mention of the God of Israel,
But not in truth or 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 have declared the former things from the beginning;
They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it.
Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:4 - Because I knew that you were obstinate,
And your neck was an iron sinew,
And your brow bronze,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 - Even from the beginning I have declared it to you;
Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you,
Lest you should say, ‘My idol has done them,
And my carved image and my molded image
Have commanded them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:6 - “You have heard;
See all this.
And will you not declare it?
I have made you hear new things from this time,
Even hidden things, and you did not know them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:7 - They are created now and not from the beginning;
And before this day you have not heard them,
Lest you should say, ‘Of course I knew them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:8 - Surely you did not hear,
Surely you did not know;
Surely from long ago your ear was not opened.
For I knew that you would deal very treacherously,
And were called a transgressor from the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:9 - “For My name’s sake I will defer My anger,
And for My praise I will restrain it from you,
So that I do not 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 do it;
For how should My name be profaned?
And I will not give My glory to another.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:12 - “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 - Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,
And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;
When I call to them,
They stand up together.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:14 - “All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear!
Who among them has declared these things?
The LORD loves him;
He shall do His pleasure on Babylon,
And His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:16 - “Come near to Me, hear this:
I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;
From the time that it was, I was there.
And now the Lord GOD and His Spirit
Have[fn] sent Me.”

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 by the way you should go.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:18 - Oh, that you had heeded 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 descendants also would have been like the sand,
And the offspring of your body like the grains of sand;
His name would not have been cut off
Nor destroyed from before Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:20 - Go forth from Babylon!
Flee from the Chaldeans!
With a voice of singing,
Declare, proclaim this,
Utter it to the end of the earth;
Say, “The LORD has redeemed
His servant Jacob!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:21 - And they did not thirst
When He led them through the deserts;
He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;
He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:22 - There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”
NKJV Footnotes
The Hebrew verb is singular.

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