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Isaiah 48
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Israel Must Leave Babylon

48"Listen to this, house of Jacob— those who are called by the name Israel and have descended from Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and declare the God of Israel, [but] not in truth or righteousness.H8085H1004H3290H7121H8034H3478H3318H4325H3063H7650H8034H3068H2142H430H3478H571H6666 2For they are named after the Holy City, and lean on the God of Israel; His name is Yahweh of Hosts.H7121H6944H5892H5564H430H3478H3068H6635H8034 3I declared the past events long ago; they came out of My mouth; I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they occurred.H5046H7223H227H3318H6310H8085H6213H6597H935 4Because I know that you are stubborn, and your neck is iron and your forehead bronze,H1847H7186H6203H1270H1517H4696H5154 5therefore I declared to you long ago; I announced it to you before it occurred, so you could not claim: My idol caused them; my carved image and cast idol control them.H227H5046H935H8085H559H6090H6213H6459H5262H6680 6You have heard it. Observe it all. Will you not acknowledge it? From now on I will announce new things to you, hidden things that you have not known.H8085H2372H5046H8085H2319H6258H5341H3045 7They have been created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today, so you could not claim, "I already knew them!"H1254H6440H3117H8085H559H3045 8You have never heard; you have never known; For a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew that you were very treacherous, and were known as a rebel from birth.H8085H3045H241H6605H3045H898H898H7121H6586H990 9I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and [for] My praise, so that you will not be destroyed.H8034H748H639H8416H2413H3772 10Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.H6884H3701H977H3564H6040 11I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own, for how can I be defiled? I will not give My glory to another.H6213H2490H5414H3519H312 12"Listen to Me, Jacob, and Israel, the one called by Me: I am He; I am the first, I am also the last.H8085H3290H3478H7121H7223H314 13My own hand founded the earth, and My right hand spread out the heavens; when I summoned them, they stood up together.H3027H3245H776H3225H2946H8064H7121H5975H3162 14All of you, assemble and listen! Who among the idols has declared these things? The LORD loves him; he will accomplish His will against Babylon, and His arm [will be against] the Chaldeans.H6908H8085H5046H3068H157H6213H2656H894H2220H3778 15I— I have spoken; yes, I have called him; I have brought him, and he will succeed in his mission.H1696H7121H935H1870H6743 16Approach Me and listen to this. From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time anything existed, I was there." And now the Lord God has sent me and His Spirit.H7126H7126H8085H1696H5643H7218H6256H136H3069H7307H7971 17This is what the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: I am the LORD your God, who teaches you for [your] benefit, who leads you in the way you should go.H559H3068H1350H6918H3478H3068H430H3925H3276H1869H1870H3212 18If only you had paid attention to My commands. Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.H3863H7181H4687H7965H5104H6666H1530H3220 19Your descendants would have been as [countless] as the sand, and the offspring of your body like its grains; their name would not be cut off or eliminated from My presence.H2233H2344H6631H4578H4579H8034H3772H8045H6440 20Leave Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! Declare with a shout of joy, proclaim this, let it go out to the end of the earth; announce, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"H3318H894H1272H3778H6963H7440H5046H8085H3318H7097H776H559H3068H1350H5650H3290 21They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts; He made water flow for them from the rock; He split the rock, and water gushed out.H6770H3212H2723H4325H5140H6697H1234H6697H4325H2100 22"There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."H7965H559H3068H7563


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