Prayer for Mercy and Help

64 [a]Oh, that You would tear open the heavens and (A)come down,
That the mountains would (B)quake at Your presence—
[b]As fire kindles brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—
To make Your name known to Your adversaries,
That the (C)nations may tremble at Your presence!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:1 Ch 63:19b in Heb
  2. Isaiah 64:2 Ch 64:1 in Heb

Water from the Temple

47 Then he brought me back to the (A)door of the house; and behold, (B)water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. And he brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around [a]on the outside to the outer gate, by the way facing east. And behold, water was spurting out from the south side.

When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand [b]cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the [c]hips. Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not [d]wade across, because the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a (C)river that could not be crossed by wading. And he said to me, “Son of man, have you (D)seen this?” Then he brought me [e]back to the bank of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many (E)trees on the one side and on the other. Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the (F)Arabah; then they go toward the [f]sea, being made to flow into the (G)sea, and the waters of the sea become [g]fresh. And it will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the [h]river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others [i]become fresh; so (H)everything will live where the river goes. 10 And it will come about that (I)fishermen will stand beside it; from (J)Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the (K)spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the (L)Great Sea, (M)very many.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 47:2 Lit by way of
  2. Ezekiel 47:3 Each of these cubits equals about 21 in. or 53 cm
  3. Ezekiel 47:4 Lit loins
  4. Ezekiel 47:5 Lit cross
  5. Ezekiel 47:6 Lit and caused me to return
  6. Ezekiel 47:8 I.e., Dead Sea
  7. Ezekiel 47:8 Lit healed
  8. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit two rivers
  9. Ezekiel 47:9 Lit are healed

For behold, the Lord is (A)coming forth from His place.
He will come down and (B)tread on the high places of the [a]earth.
(C)The mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 1:3 Or land

He stood and caused the earth to shudder;
He looked and (A)caused the nations to jump.
Yes, the everlasting mountains were shattered,
The ancient hills [a]collapsed.
His paths are (B)everlasting.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 3:6 Lit cowered

‘What are you, you great (A)mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring out the top stone with (B)shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

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And on that day (A)living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

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