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Isaiah 64:1–4

*  Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down!

How the mountains would quake in your presence!

*  As fire causes wood to burn

and water to boil,

your coming would make the nations tremble.

Then your enemies would learn the reason for your fame!

When you came down long ago,

you did awesome deeds beyond our highest expectations.

And oh, how the mountains quaked!

For since the world began,

no ear has heard

and no eye has seen a God like you,

who works for those who wait for him!

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Isaiah 64:1–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,

that the mountains would tremble before you!

As when fire sets twigs ablaze

and causes water to boil,

come down to make your name known to your enemies

and cause the nations to quake before you!

For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,

you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

Since ancient times no one has heard,

no ear has perceived,

no eye has seen any God besides you,

who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,

that the mountains might quake at your presence—

as when fire kindles brushwood

and the fire causes water to boil—

to make your name known to your adversaries,

and that the nations might tremble at your presence!

When you did awesome things that we did not look for,

you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

From of old no one has heard

or perceived by the ear,

no eye has seen a God besides you,

who acts for those who wait for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down,

That the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil,

To make thy name known to thine adversaries,

That the nations may tremble at thy presence!

When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for,

Thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear,

Neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee,

What he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Oh, that You would rend the heavens!

That You would come down!

That the mountains might shake at Your presence—

As fire burns brushwood,

As fire causes water to boil—

To make Your name known to Your adversaries,

That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

When You did awesome things for which we did not look,

You came down,

The mountains shook at Your presence.

For since the beginning of the world

Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,

Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,

Who acts for the one who waits for Him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Tear open the skies and come down to earth

so that the mountains will tremble before you.

Like a fire that burns twigs,

like a fire that makes water boil,

let your enemies know who you are.

Then all nations will shake with fear when they see you.

You have done amazing things we did not expect.

You came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

From long ago no one has ever heard of a God like you.

No one has ever seen a God besides you,

who helps the people who trust you.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might quake at thy presence, as when fire kindleth the brushwood, and the fire causeth the waters to boil; to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains quaked at thy presence. For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Oh, that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, —that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, —as fire kindleth brushwood, as the fire causeth water to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations might tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, and the mountains flowed down at thy presence. Never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor hath eye seen a God beside thee, who acteth for him that waiteth for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

If only you would split open the heavens and come down!

The mountains would quake at your presence.

Be like the fire that kindles brushwood and makes water boil.

Come down to make your name known to your enemies.

The nations will tremble in your presence.

When you did awe-inspiring things that we didn’t expect,

you came down and the mountains quaked in your presence.

No one has ever heard,

no one has paid attention,

and no one has seen any god except you.

You help those who wait for you.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If only You would tear the heavens open

and come down,

so that mountains would quake at Your presence —

as fire kindles the brushwood,

and fire causes water to boil—

to make Your name known to Your enemies,

so that nations will tremble at Your presence!

When You did awesome works

that we did not expect,

You came down,

and the mountains quaked at Your presence.

From ancient times no one has heard,

no one has listened,

no eye has seen any God except You,

who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,

so that the mountains would quake at your presence—

as when fire kindles brushwood

and the fire causes water to boil—

to make your name known to your adversaries,

so that the nations might tremble at your presence!

When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,

you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

From ages past no one has heard,

no ear has perceived,

no eye has seen any God besides you,

who works for those who wait for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Would that you would tear the heavens and come down;

the mountains would quake before you,

as fire kindles brushwood,

the fire causes water to boil,

to make your name known to your adversaries,

that the nations might tremble from your presence.

When you did terrible deeds which we did not expect, you came down;

the mountains quaked because of your presence.

And since ancient times they have not heard,

have not listened,

no eye has seen a God except you;

he acts for the one who waits for him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

I wish you would open up your heavens

and come down to us!

I wish the mountains would tremble

when you show your power!

Be like a fire that causes twigs to burn.

It also makes water boil.

So come down and make yourself known to your enemies.

Cause the nations to shake with fear

when they see your power!

Long ago you did some wonderful things we didn’t expect.

You came down, and the mountains trembled

when you showed your power.

No one’s ears have ever heard of a God like you.

No one’s eyes have ever seen a God who is greater than you.

No God but you acts for the good

of those who trust in him.

Isaiah 64:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down,

That the mountains might quake at Your presence

As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil

To make Your name known to Your adversaries,

That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

When You did awesome things which we did not expect,

You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.

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 the one who waits for Him.