22 Stop trusting in mere humans,(A)
    who have but a breath(B) in their nostrils.
    Why hold them in esteem?(C)

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“Who has stirred(A) up one from the east,(B)
    calling him in righteousness(C) to his service[a]?(D)
He hands nations over to him
    and subdues kings before him.
He turns them to dust(E) with his sword,
    to windblown chaff(F) with his bow.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 41:2 Or east, / whom victory meets at every step

15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,(A)
    new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains(B) and crush them,
    and reduce the hills to chaff.(C)
16 You will winnow(D) them, the wind will pick them up,
    and a gale(E) will blow them away.(F)
But you will rejoice(G) in the Lord
    and glory(H) in the Holy One(I) of Israel.

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35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away(A) without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain(B) and filled the whole earth.(C)

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