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Isaiah 66:7–24

7 “Before she was in labor, she gave birth;

Before her pain came,

She delivered a male child.

8 Who has heard such a thing?

Who has seen such things?

Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?

Or shall a nation be born at once?

For as soon as Zion was in labor,

She gave birth to her children.

9 Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.

“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.

10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem,

And be glad with her, all you who love her;

Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her;

11 That you may feed and be satisfied

With the consolation of her bosom,

That you may drink deeply and be delighted

With the abundance of her glory.”

12 For thus says the Lord:

“Behold, jI will extend peace to her like a river,

And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.

Then you shall kfeed;

On her sides shall you be lcarried,

And be dandled on her knees.

13 As one whom his mother comforts,

So I will mcomfort you;

And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

The Reign and Indignation of God

14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice,

And nyour bones shall flourish like grass;

The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants,

And His indignation to His enemies.

15 oFor behold, the Lord will come with fire

And with His chariots, like a whirlwind,

To render His anger with fury,

And His rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For by fire and by pHis sword

The Lord will judge all flesh;

And the slain of the Lord shall be qmany.

17 “Those rwho sanctify themselves and purify themselves,

To go to the gardens

1After an idol in the midst,

Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,

Shall 2be consumed together,” says the Lord.

18 “For I know their works and their sthoughts. It shall be that I will tgather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. 19 uI will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and 3Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. vAnd they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles. 20 Then they shall wbring all your brethren xfor an offering to the Lord out of all nations, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. 21 And I will also take some of them for ypriests and Levites,” says the Lord.

22 “For as zthe new heavens and the new earth

Which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord,

“So shall your descendants and your name remain.

23 And ait shall come to pass

That from one New Moon to another,

And from one Sabbath to another,

bAll flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.

24 “And they shall go forth and look

Upon the corpses of the men

Who have transgressed against Me.

For their cworm does not die,

And their fire is not quenched.

They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”

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