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66 This is what the Lord says:
and earth is my footstool.m
Where could you possibly build a house for me?
And where would my resting place be?n
and so they all came into being.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
I will look favorably on this kind of person:
and trembles at my word.
one person sacrifices a lamb, another breaks a dog’s neck;
one person offers a grain offering, another offers pig’s blood;
one person offers incense, another praises an idol—
all these have chosen their ways
and delight in their abhorrent practices.q
and I will bring on them what they dread
because I called and no one answered;
I spoke and they did not listen;
they did what was evil in my sight
and chose what I did not delight in.r
5 You who tremble at his word,s
hear the word of the Lord:t
“Your brothers who hate and exclude you
for my name’s sake have said,u
‘Let the Lord be glorified
so that we can see your joy!’
But they will be put to shame.”v
A voice from the temple—
the voice of the Lord,
paying back his enemies what they deserve!w
before she was in pain, she delivered a boy.
Who has seen such things?
Can a land be born in one day
or a nation be delivered in an instant?
Yet as soon as Zion was in labor,
she gave birth to her sons.
and not deliver it?”
says the Lord;
says your God.
all who love her.a
Rejoice greatly with her,
all who mourn over her—
from her comforting breast
and drink deeply and delight yourselves
from her glorious breasts.
I will make peace flow to her like a river,b
you will nurse and be carried on her hipd
and bounced on her lap.
so I will comfort you,e
and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.
then the Lord’s power will be revealed to his servants,
but he will show his wrath against his enemies.
15 Look, the Lord will come with fireg—
his chariots are like the whirlwindh—
to execute his anger with fury
and his rebuke with flames of fire.
on all humanityi with his fiery sword,
and many will be slain by the Lord.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
18 “KnowingE their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages;k they will come and see my glory. 19 I will establish a sign among them, and I will send survivors from them to the nations—to Tarshish, Put,F Lud (who are archers), Tubal, Javan,l and the coasts and islands far away—who have not heard about me or seen my glory. And they will proclaim my glory among the nations.m 20 They will bring all your brothers from all the nations as a gift to the Lord on horses and chariots, in litters, and on mules and camels, to my holy mountain Jerusalem,”n says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. 21 I will also take some of them as priests and Levites,”o says the Lord.
22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth,p
which I will make,
will remain before me”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“so your offspring and your name will remain.
from one New Moon to another
and from one Sabbath to another,”
says the Lord.
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