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18 O that you had listened attentively to my commandments!

Then[a] your prosperity would have been like a river,
    and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
19 And your offspring would have been like the sand,
    and the descendants of your body[b] like its grains.[c]
It would not be cut off,
    and its name would not be destroyed from my presence.”
20 Go out from Babylon!
    Flee from Chaldea!
Proclaim[d] it with a shout[e] of rejoicing; proclaim[f] this!
    Send it forth[g] to the end of the earth;
        say, “Yahweh has redeemed his servant Jacob!”

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  1. Isaiah 48:18 Or “and”
  2. Isaiah 48:19 Literally “intestines”
  3. Isaiah 48:19 Hebrew “grain”
  4. Isaiah 48:20 Or “announce”
  5. Isaiah 48:20 Or “sound”
  6. Isaiah 48:20 Or “cause to hear”
  7. Isaiah 48:20 Literally “Cause it to go out”