It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule(A) the living God,(B) and that he will rebuke him for the words the Lord your God has heard.(C) Therefore pray(D) for the remnant(E) that still survives.”

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30 “‘But anyone who sins defiantly,(A) whether native-born or foreigner,(B) blasphemes the Lord(C) and must be cut off from the people of Israel.(D)

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“And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord.

“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
    and those who rule them mock,[a]
declares the Lord.
“And all day long
    my name is constantly blasphemed.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 52:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Vulgate; Masoretic Text wail

20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned(A) my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’(B)

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23 I will show the holiness of my great name,(A) which has been profaned(B) among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord,(C) declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy(D) through you before their eyes.(E)

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25 He will speak against the Most High(A) and oppress his holy people(B) and try to change the set times(C) and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 7:25 Or for a year, two years and half a year