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Isaiah 57:14-21Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Healing and Peace

14 He said,
“Build it up, build it up, prepare the way,
remove every obstacle from My people’s way.”
15 For the High and Exalted One
who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this:
“I live in a high and holy place,
and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and revive the heart of the oppressed.
16 For I will not accuse you forever,
and I will not always be angry;
for then the spirit would grow weak before Me,
even the breath of man, which I have made.
17 Because of his sinful greed I was angry,
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;[a]
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort
to him and his mourners,
19 creating words of praise.”[b]
The Lord says,
“Peace, peace to the one who is far or near,
and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea,
for it cannot be still,
and its waters churn up mire and muck.
21 There is no peace for the wicked,”
says my God.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 57:17 Lit him; hiding and I am angry
  2. Isaiah 57:19 Lit creating fruit of the lips

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