11 Do not be far from me,(A)
    for trouble is near(B)
    and there is no one to help.(C)

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When I came, why was there no one?
    When I called, why was there no one to answer?(A)
Was my arm too short(B) to deliver you?
    Do I lack the strength(C) to rescue you?
By a mere rebuke(D) I dry up the sea,(E)
    I turn rivers into a desert;(F)
their fish rot for lack of water
    and die of thirst.

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16 He saw that there was no one,(A)
    he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;(B)
so his own arm achieved salvation(C) for him,
    and his own righteousness(D) sustained him.

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I looked, but there was no one(A) to help,
    I was appalled that no one gave support;
so my own arm(B) achieved salvation for me,
    and my own wrath sustained me.(C)

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No one(A) calls on your name(B)
    or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden(C) your face from us
    and have given us over(D) to[a] our sins.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:7 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew have made us melt because of

30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall(A) and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.(B)

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