The New International Version
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

64 a Oh, that you would rend the heavensc and come down,d

that the mountainse would tremble before you!

As when fire sets twigs ablaze

and causes water to boil,

come down to make your namef known to your enemies

and cause the nations to quakeg before you!

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

you came down, and the mountains trembledi before you.

Since ancient times no one has heard,

no ear has perceived,

no eye has seen any God besides you,j

who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.k

You come to the help of those who gladly do right,l

who remember your ways.

But when we continued to sin against them,

you were angry.m

How then can we be saved?

All of us have become like one who is unclean,n

and all our righteouso acts are like filthy rags;

we all shrivel up like a leaf,p

and like the wind our sins sweep us away.q

No oner calls on your names

or strives to lay hold of you;

for you have hiddent your face from us

and have given us overu tob our sins.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.v

We are the clay, you are the potter;w

we are all the work of your hand.x

Do not be angryy beyond measure, Lord;

do not remember our sinsz forever.

Oh, look on us, we pray,

for we are all your people.a

10 Your sacred citiesb have become a wasteland;

even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.c

11 Our holy and glorious temple,d where our ancestors praised you,

has been burned with fire,

and all that we treasurede lies in ruins.

12 After all this, Lord, will you hold yourself back?f

Will you keep silentg and punish us beyond measure?


About The New International Version

The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.


Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™

Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.

The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:

“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”

The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.

Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.

Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com

Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk

Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com

Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.

Support Info


Table of Contents