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169 May my cry come(A) before you, Lord;
    give me understanding(B) according to your word.(C)
170 May my supplication come(D) before you;
    deliver me(E) according to your promise.(F)
171 May my lips overflow with praise,(G)
    for you teach me(H) your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing(I) of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.(J)
173 May your hand be ready to help(K) me,
    for I have chosen(L) your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation,(M) Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.(N)
175 Let me live(O) that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.(P)
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten(Q) your commands.

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12 When the Lord has finished all his work(A) against Mount Zion(B) and Jerusalem, he will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria(C) for the willful pride(D) of his heart and the haughty look(E) in his eyes. 13 For he says:

“‘By the strength of my hand(F) I have done this,(G)
    and by my wisdom, because I have understanding.
I removed the boundaries of nations,
    I plundered their treasures;(H)
    like a mighty one I subdued[a] their kings.(I)
14 As one reaches into a nest,(J)
    so my hand reached for the wealth(K) of the nations;
as people gather abandoned eggs,
    so I gathered all the countries;(L)
not one flapped a wing,
    or opened its mouth to chirp.(M)’”

15 Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it,
    or the saw boast against the one who uses it?(N)
As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up,
    or a club(O) brandish the one who is not wood!
16 Therefore, the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    will send a wasting disease(P) upon his sturdy warriors;(Q)
under his pomp(R) a fire(S) will be kindled
    like a blazing flame.
17 The Light of Israel will become a fire,(T)
    their Holy One(U) a flame;
in a single day it will burn and consume
    his thorns(V) and his briers.(W)
18 The splendor of his forests(X) and fertile fields
    it will completely destroy,(Y)
    as when a sick person wastes away.
19 And the remaining trees of his forests(Z) will be so few(AA)
    that a child could write them down.

The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(AB) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(AC) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(AD) on him
    who struck them down(AE)
but will truly rely(AF) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(AG)

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  1. Isaiah 10:13 Or treasures; / I subdued the mighty,

Division Over Who Jesus Is

25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill?(A) 26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities(B) really concluded that he is the Messiah?(C) 27 But we know where this man is from;(D) when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts,(E) cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from.(F) I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true.(G) You do not know him, 29 but I know him(H) because I am from him and he sent me.”(I)

30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him,(J) because his hour had not yet come.(K) 31 Still, many in the crowd believed in him.(L) They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs(M) than this man?”

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

33 Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time,(N) and then I am going to the one who sent me.(O) 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”(P)

35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered(Q) among the Greeks,(R) and teach the Greeks? 36 What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”(S)

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