64 Rip the heavens apart! Come down, Lord; make the mountains tremble. 2 Be a spark that starts a fire causing water to boil.[a] Then your enemies will know who you are; all nations will tremble because you are nearby.
3 Your fearsome deeds have completely amazed us; even the mountains shake when you come down. 4 You are the only God ever seen or heard of who works miracles for his followers.
5 You help all who gladly obey and do what you want, but sin makes you angry. Only by your help can we ever be saved.[b] 6 We are unfit to worship you; each of our good deeds is merely a filthy rag. We dry up like leaves; our sins are storm winds sweeping us away. 7 No one worships in your name or remains faithful. You have turned your back on us and let our sins melt us away.[c]
8 You, Lord, are our Father. We are nothing but clay, but you are the potter who molded us. 9 Don’t be so furious or keep our sins in your thoughts forever! Remember that all of us are your people. 10 Every one of your towns has turned into a desert, especially Jerusalem. 11 Zion’s glorious and holy temple where our ancestors praised you has been destroyed by fire. Our beautiful buildings are now a pile of ruins. 12 When you see these things, how can you just sit there and make us suffer more?
64.2Be. . . boil: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
64.5saved: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 5.
64.7and let. . . away: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Try Bible Gateway Plus, a brand-new service that lets you experience Bible Gateway free of banner ads! It also gives you instant access to over 40 Bible study and inspirational devotional books, including the NIV Study Bible. With Bible Gateway Plus, you can experience and understand God's Word in life-changing new ways, without the distraction of ads. Try it free for 30 days—you can cancel at any time. Following your 30-day free trial, Bible Gateway Plus is only $3.99/month.