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Isaiah 47-49

The Fall of Babylon

47 “Go down, sit in the dust,(A)
Virgin Daughter(B) Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne,
queen city of the Babylonians.[a](C)
No more will you be called
tender or delicate.(D)
Take millstones(E) and grind(F) flour;
take off your veil.(G)
Lift up your skirts,(H) bare your legs,
and wade through the streams.
Your nakedness(I) will be exposed
and your shame(J) uncovered.
I will take vengeance;(K)
I will spare no one.(L)

Our Redeemer(M)—the Lord Almighty(N) is his name(O)
is the Holy One(P) of Israel.

“Sit in silence,(Q) go into darkness,(R)
queen city of the Babylonians;(S)
no more will you be called
queen(T) of kingdoms.(U)
I was angry(V) with my people
and desecrated my inheritance;(W)
I gave them into your hand,(X)
and you showed them no mercy.(Y)
Even on the aged
you laid a very heavy yoke.
You said, ‘I am forever(Z)
the eternal queen!’(AA)
But you did not consider these things
or reflect(AB) on what might happen.(AC)

“Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure,
lounging in your security(AD)
and saying to yourself,
‘I am, and there is none besides me.(AE)
I will never be a widow(AF)
or suffer the loss of children.’
Both of these will overtake you
in a moment,(AG) on a single day:
loss of children(AH) and widowhood.(AI)
They will come upon you in full measure,
in spite of your many sorceries(AJ)
and all your potent spells.(AK)
10 You have trusted(AL) in your wickedness
and have said, ‘No one sees me.’(AM)
Your wisdom(AN) and knowledge mislead(AO) you
when you say to yourself,
‘I am, and there is none besides me.’
11 Disaster(AP) will come upon you,
and you will not know how to conjure it away.
A calamity will fall upon you
that you cannot ward off with a ransom;
a catastrophe you cannot foresee
will suddenly(AQ) come upon you.

12 “Keep on, then, with your magic spells
and with your many sorceries,(AR)
which you have labored at since childhood.
Perhaps you will succeed,
perhaps you will cause terror.
13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!(AS)
Let your astrologers(AT) come forward,
those stargazers who make predictions month by month,
let them save(AU) you from what is coming upon you.
14 Surely they are like stubble;(AV)
the fire(AW) will burn them up.
They cannot even save themselves
from the power of the flame.(AX)
These are not coals for warmth;
this is not a fire to sit by.
15 That is all they are to you—
these you have dealt with
and labored(AY) with since childhood.
All of them go on in their error;
there is not one that can save(AZ) you.

Stubborn Israel

48 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,
you who are called by the name of Israel(BA)
and come from the line of Judah,(BB)
you who take oaths(BC) in the name of the Lord(BD)
and invoke(BE) the God of Israel—
but not in truth(BF) or righteousness—
you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city(BG)
and claim to rely(BH) on the God of Israel—
the Lord Almighty is his name:(BI)
I foretold the former things(BJ) long ago,
my mouth announced(BK) them and I made them known;
then suddenly(BL) I acted, and they came to pass.
For I knew how stubborn(BM) you were;
your neck muscles(BN) were iron,
your forehead(BO) was bronze.
Therefore I told you these things long ago;
before they happened I announced(BP) them to you
so that you could not say,
‘My images brought them about;(BQ)
my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’
You have heard these things; look at them all.
Will you not admit them?

“From now on I will tell you of new things,(BR)
of hidden things unknown to you.
They are created(BS) now, and not long ago;(BT)
you have not heard of them before today.
So you cannot say,
‘Yes, I knew(BU) of them.’
You have neither heard nor understood;(BV)
from of old your ears(BW) have not been open.
Well do I know how treacherous(BX) you are;
you were called a rebel(BY) from birth.
For my own name’s sake(BZ) I delay my wrath;(CA)
for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you,
so as not to destroy you completely.(CB)
10 See, I have refined(CC) you, though not as silver;
I have tested(CD) you in the furnace(CE) of affliction.
11 For my own sake,(CF) for my own sake, I do this.
How can I let myself be defamed?(CG)
I will not yield my glory to another.(CH)

Israel Freed

12 “Listen(CI) to me, Jacob,
Israel, whom I have called:(CJ)
I am he;(CK)
I am the first and I am the last.(CL)
13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,(CM)
and my right hand spread out the heavens;(CN)
when I summon them,
they all stand up together.(CO)

14 “Come together,(CP) all of you, and listen:
Which of the idols has foretold(CQ) these things?
The Lord’s chosen ally(CR)
will carry out his purpose(CS) against Babylon;(CT)
his arm will be against the Babylonians.[b]
15 I, even I, have spoken;
yes, I have called(CU) him.
I will bring him,
and he will succeed(CV) in his mission.

16 “Come near(CW) me and listen(CX) to this:

“From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;(CY)
at the time it happens, I am there.”

And now the Sovereign Lord(CZ) has sent(DA) me,
endowed with his Spirit.(DB)

17 This is what the Lord says—
your Redeemer,(DC) the Holy One(DD) of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches(DE) you what is best for you,
who directs(DF) you in the way(DG) you should go.
18 If only you had paid attention(DH) to my commands,
your peace(DI) would have been like a river,(DJ)
your well-being(DK) like the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants(DL) would have been like the sand,(DM)
your children like its numberless grains;(DN)
their name would never be blotted out(DO)
nor destroyed from before me.”

20 Leave Babylon,
flee(DP) from the Babylonians!
Announce this with shouts of joy(DQ)
and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth;(DR)
say, “The Lord has redeemed(DS) his servant Jacob.”
21 They did not thirst(DT) when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow(DU) for them from the rock;
he split the rock
and water gushed out.(DV)

22 “There is no peace,”(DW) says the Lord, “for the wicked.”(DX)

The Servant of the Lord

49 Listen(DY) to me, you islands;(DZ)
hear this, you distant nations:
Before I was born(EA) the Lord called(EB) me;
from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.(EC)
He made my mouth(ED) like a sharpened sword,(EE)
in the shadow of his hand(EF) he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow(EG)
and concealed me in his quiver.
He said to me, “You are my servant,(EH)
Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.(EI)
But I said, “I have labored in vain;(EJ)
I have spent my strength for nothing at all.
Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand,(EK)
and my reward(EL) is with my God.”(EM)

And now the Lord says—
he who formed me in the womb(EN) to be his servant
to bring Jacob back to him
and gather Israel(EO) to himself,
for I am[c] honored(EP) in the eyes of the Lord
and my God has been my strength(EQ)
he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant(ER)
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.(ES)
I will also make you a light(ET) for the Gentiles,(EU)
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”(EV)

This is what the Lord says—
the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel(EW)
to him who was despised(EX) and abhorred by the nation,
to the servant of rulers:
“Kings(EY) will see you and stand up,
princes will see and bow down,(EZ)
because of the Lord, who is faithful,(FA)
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen(FB) you.”

Restoration of Israel

This is what the Lord says:

“In the time of my favor(FC) I will answer you,
and in the day of salvation I will help you;(FD)
I will keep(FE) you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people,(FF)
to restore the land(FG)
and to reassign its desolate inheritances,(FH)
to say to the captives,(FI) ‘Come out,’
and to those in darkness,(FJ) ‘Be free!’

“They will feed beside the roads
and find pasture on every barren hill.(FK)
10 They will neither hunger nor thirst,(FL)
nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.(FM)
He who has compassion(FN) on them will guide(FO) them
and lead them beside springs(FP) of water.
11 I will turn all my mountains into roads,
and my highways(FQ) will be raised up.(FR)
12 See, they will come from afar(FS)
some from the north, some from the west,(FT)
some from the region of Aswan.[d]

13 Shout for joy,(FU) you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;(FV)
burst into song, you mountains!(FW)
For the Lord comforts(FX) his people
and will have compassion(FY) on his afflicted ones.(FZ)

14 But Zion(GA) said, “The Lord has forsaken(GB) me,
the Lord has forgotten me.”

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child(GC) she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!(GD)
16 See, I have engraved(GE) you on the palms of my hands;
your walls(GF) are ever before me.
17 Your children hasten back,
and those who laid you waste(GG) depart from you.
18 Lift up your eyes and look around;
all your children gather(GH) and come to you.
As surely as I live,(GI)” declares the Lord,
“you will wear(GJ) them all as ornaments;
you will put them on, like a bride.

19 “Though you were ruined and made desolate(GK)
and your land laid waste,(GL)
now you will be too small for your people,(GM)
and those who devoured(GN) you will be far away.
20 The children born during your bereavement
will yet say in your hearing,
‘This place is too small for us;
give us more space to live in.’(GO)
21 Then you will say in your heart,
‘Who bore me these?(GP)
I was bereaved(GQ) and barren;
I was exiled and rejected.(GR)
Who brought these(GS) up?
I was left(GT) all alone,(GU)
but these—where have they come from?’”

22 This is what the Sovereign Lord(GV) says:

“See, I will beckon to the nations,
I will lift up my banner(GW) to the peoples;
they will bring(GX) your sons in their arms
and carry your daughters on their hips.(GY)
23 Kings(GZ) will be your foster fathers,
and their queens your nursing mothers.(HA)
They will bow down(HB) before you with their faces to the ground;
they will lick the dust(HC) at your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord;(HD)
those who hope(HE) in me will not be disappointed.(HF)

24 Can plunder be taken from warriors,(HG)
or captives be rescued from the fierce[e]?

25 But this is what the Lord says:

“Yes, captives(HH) will be taken from warriors,(HI)
and plunder retrieved from the fierce;(HJ)
I will contend with those who contend with you,(HK)
and your children I will save.(HL)
26 I will make your oppressors(HM) eat(HN) their own flesh;
they will be drunk on their own blood,(HO) as with wine.
Then all mankind will know(HP)
that I, the Lord, am your Savior,(HQ)
your Redeemer,(HR) the Mighty One of Jacob.(HS)

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 47:1 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 5
  2. Isaiah 48:14 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 20
  3. Isaiah 49:5 Or him, / but Israel would not be gathered; / yet I will be
  4. Isaiah 49:12 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text Sinim
  5. Isaiah 49:24 Dead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text righteous

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 47:1 : S Job 2:13; S Isa 29:4
  2. Isaiah 47:1 : S Isa 21:9; S 23:12
  3. Isaiah 47:1 : Ps 137:8; Jer 50:42; 51:33; Zec 2:7
  4. Isaiah 47:1 : Dt 28:56
  5. Isaiah 47:2 : Ex 11:5; Mt 24:41
  6. Isaiah 47:2 : S Jdg 16:21
  7. Isaiah 47:2 : S Ge 24:65
  8. Isaiah 47:2 : S Isa 32:11
  9. Isaiah 47:3 : S Ge 2:25; Eze 16:37; Na 3:5
  10. Isaiah 47:3 : S Isa 20:4
  11. Isaiah 47:3 : S Isa 1:24; S 34:8
  12. Isaiah 47:3 : Isa 13:18-19
  13. Isaiah 47:4 : S Job 19:25
  14. Isaiah 47:4 : S Isa 13:4
  15. Isaiah 47:4 : Isa 48:2; Jer 50:34; Am 4:13
  16. Isaiah 47:4 : S Isa 1:4; 48:17
  17. Isaiah 47:5 : S Job 2:13
  18. Isaiah 47:5 : Isa 9:2; 13:10
  19. Isaiah 47:5 : S Isa 21:9
  20. Isaiah 47:5 : ver 7; La 1:1; Rev 18:7
  21. Isaiah 47:5 : S Isa 13:19; Rev 17:18
  22. Isaiah 47:6 : S 2Ch 28:9
  23. Isaiah 47:6 : S Dt 13:15; S Isa 42:24; Jer 2:7; 50:11
  24. Isaiah 47:6 : Isa 10:13
  25. Isaiah 47:6 : S Isa 14:6
  26. Isaiah 47:7 : S Isa 10:13; Da 4:30
  27. Isaiah 47:7 : S ver 5; Rev 18:7
  28. Isaiah 47:7 : S Isa 42:23, 25
  29. Isaiah 47:7 : S Dt 32:29
  30. Isaiah 47:8 : S Isa 32:9
  31. Isaiah 47:8 : S Isa 45:6
  32. Isaiah 47:8 : Isa 49:21; 54:4; La 1:1; Rev 18:7
  33. Isaiah 47:9 : S Ps 55:15; 73:19; 1Th 5:3; Rev 18:8-10
  34. Isaiah 47:9 : S Isa 13:18
  35. Isaiah 47:9 : Isa 4:1; Jer 15:8; 18:21
  36. Isaiah 47:9 : ver 12; Na 3:4; Mal 3:5
  37. Isaiah 47:9 : Dt 18:10-11; Rev 9:21; 18:23
  38. Isaiah 47:10 : S Job 15:31; Ps 52:7; 62:10
  39. Isaiah 47:10 : S 2Ki 21:16; S Isa 29:15
  40. Isaiah 47:10 : S Isa 5:21
  41. Isaiah 47:10 : Isa 44:20
  42. Isaiah 47:11 : S Isa 10:3; S 14:15; S 21:9; S 31:2; Lk 17:27
  43. Isaiah 47:11 : S Ps 55:15; S Isa 17:14; 1Th 5:3
  44. Isaiah 47:12 : S ver 9; S Ex 7:11
  45. Isaiah 47:13 : Isa 57:10; Jer 51:58; Hab 2:13
  46. Isaiah 47:13 : S Isa 19:3; S 44:25
  47. Isaiah 47:13 : ver 15; S Isa 5:29; 43:13; 46:7
  48. Isaiah 47:14 : S Isa 5:24
  49. Isaiah 47:14 : S Isa 30:30
  50. Isaiah 47:14 : Isa 10:17; Jer 51:30, 32, 58
  51. Isaiah 47:15 : Rev 18:11
  52. Isaiah 47:15 : S ver 13; S Isa 44:17
  53. Isaiah 48:1 : S Ge 17:5
  54. Isaiah 48:1 : S Ge 29:35
  55. Isaiah 48:1 : S Isa 19:18
  56. Isaiah 48:1 : S 1Sa 20:42; S Isa 43:7
  57. Isaiah 48:1 : Ex 23:13; 2Sa 14:11; Ps 50:16; Isa 58:2; Jer 7:9-10; 44:26
  58. Isaiah 48:1 : Isa 59:14; Jer 4:2; 5:2; Da 8:12; Zec 8:3
  59. Isaiah 48:2 : S Ne 11:1; S Isa 1:26; S Mt 4:5
  60. Isaiah 48:2 : S Isa 10:20; Ro 2:17
  61. Isaiah 48:2 : S Isa 47:4
  62. Isaiah 48:3 : S Isa 41:22
  63. Isaiah 48:3 : S Isa 40:21; 45:21
  64. Isaiah 48:3 : S Isa 17:14; 30:13
  65. Isaiah 48:4 : S Isa 9:9
  66. Isaiah 48:4 : S Ex 32:9; S Dt 9:27; Ac 7:51
  67. Isaiah 48:4 : Eze 3:9
  68. Isaiah 48:5 : S Isa 40:21; S 42:9
  69. Isaiah 48:5 : Jer 44:15-18
  70. Isaiah 48:6 : S Isa 41:22; S Ro 16:25
  71. Isaiah 48:7 : Isa 65:18
  72. Isaiah 48:7 : Isa 45:21
  73. Isaiah 48:7 : S Ex 6:7
  74. Isaiah 48:8 : S Isa 1:3
  75. Isaiah 48:8 : S Dt 29:4
  76. Isaiah 48:8 : Isa 41:24; Mal 2:11, 14
  77. Isaiah 48:8 : Dt 9:7, 24; Ps 58:3; S Isa 1:2; 43:27; 58:1
  78. Isaiah 48:9 : S 1Sa 12:22; S Isa 37:35
  79. Isaiah 48:9 : S Job 9:13; S Isa 30:18
  80. Isaiah 48:9 : S Ne 9:31
  81. Isaiah 48:10 : S Isa 1:25; Zec 13:9; Mal 3:3; 1Pe 1:7
  82. Isaiah 48:10 : S Ex 15:25
  83. Isaiah 48:10 : S Ex 1:13; S 1Ki 8:51
  84. Isaiah 48:11 : S 1Sa 12:22; S Isa 37:35
  85. Isaiah 48:11 : S Lev 18:21; Dt 32:27; Jer 14:7, 21; Eze 20:9, 14, 22, 44
  86. Isaiah 48:11 : Isa 42:8
  87. Isaiah 48:12 : S Isa 46:3
  88. Isaiah 48:12 : Isa 41:8; 42:6; 43:1
  89. Isaiah 48:12 : S Isa 43:13
  90. Isaiah 48:12 : S Isa 41:4; S Rev 1:17
  91. Isaiah 48:13 : Heb 1:10-12
  92. Isaiah 48:13 : S Ge 2:1; Ex 20:11; Job 9:8; Isa 40:22; S 42:5; 45:18; 51:16; 65:17
  93. Isaiah 48:13 : S Isa 34:16
  94. Isaiah 48:14 : S Isa 43:9
  95. Isaiah 48:14 : S Isa 41:22
  96. Isaiah 48:14 : S Isa 41:2
  97. Isaiah 48:14 : Isa 46:10-11
  98. Isaiah 48:14 : S Isa 21:9; S 45:1; Jer 50:45
  99. Isaiah 48:15 : S Jdg 4:10; Isa 45:1
  100. Isaiah 48:15 : Isa 44:28-45:4
  101. Isaiah 48:16 : S Isa 41:1
  102. Isaiah 48:16 : S Isa 33:13
  103. Isaiah 48:16 : S Isa 45:19
  104. Isaiah 48:16 : Isa 50:5, 7, 9
  105. Isaiah 48:16 : Zec 2:9, 11
  106. Isaiah 48:16 : S Isa 11:2
  107. Isaiah 48:17 : S Job 19:25; Isa 49:7; 54:8
  108. Isaiah 48:17 : S Isa 47:4
  109. Isaiah 48:17 : S Isa 28:9; S Jer 7:13
  110. Isaiah 48:17 : Isa 49:10; 57:18; 58:11
  111. Isaiah 48:17 : S Isa 30:11
  112. Isaiah 48:18 : S Isa 42:23
  113. Isaiah 48:18 : Ps 147:14; S Isa 9:7; 54:13; 66:12
  114. Isaiah 48:18 : S Isa 33:21
  115. Isaiah 48:18 : S Isa 1:26; S 45:8
  116. Isaiah 48:19 : Isa 43:5; 44:3; 61:9
  117. Isaiah 48:19 : S Ge 12:2
  118. Isaiah 48:19 : S Job 5:25
  119. Isaiah 48:19 : Isa 56:5; 65:23; 66:22; Jer 35:19
  120. Isaiah 48:20 : Isa 52:11; Jer 48:6; 50:8; 51:6, 45; Zec 2:6-7; Rev 18:4
  121. Isaiah 48:20 : S Isa 12:6; 49:13; 51:11
  122. Isaiah 48:20 : S Ge 49:10; S Dt 30:4; S Jer 25:22
  123. Isaiah 48:20 : S Ex 6:6; S Isa 33:24; 52:9; 63:9; Mic 4:10
  124. Isaiah 48:21 : S Isa 33:16
  125. Isaiah 48:21 : S Isa 30:25
  126. Isaiah 48:21 : S Nu 20:11; S Isa 35:6
  127. Isaiah 48:22 : S Job 3:26
  128. Isaiah 48:22 : S Isa 3:11; 57:21
  129. Isaiah 49:1 : S Isa 33:13
  130. Isaiah 49:1 : S Isa 11:11
  131. Isaiah 49:1 : Isa 44:24; 46:3; Mt 1:20
  132. Isaiah 49:1 : Isa 7:14; 9:6; 44:2; Jer 1:5; Gal 1:15
  133. Isaiah 49:1 : S Ex 33:12; S Isa 43:1
  134. Isaiah 49:2 : S Job 40:18
  135. Isaiah 49:2 : S Ps 64:3; Eph 6:17; S Rev 1:16
  136. Isaiah 49:2 : S Ex 33:22; S Ps 91:1
  137. Isaiah 49:2 : S Dt 32:23; Zec 9:13
  138. Isaiah 49:3 : S Isa 20:3; Zec 3:8
  139. Isaiah 49:3 : S Lev 10:3; S Isa 44:23
  140. Isaiah 49:4 : S Lev 26:20; Isa 55:2; 65:23
  141. Isaiah 49:4 : Isa 45:25; 50:8; 53:10; 54:17
  142. Isaiah 49:4 : S Isa 35:4
  143. Isaiah 49:4 : S Job 27:2
  144. Isaiah 49:5 : S Ps 139:13; Gal 1:15
  145. Isaiah 49:5 : S Dt 30:4; S Isa 11:12
  146. Isaiah 49:5 : S Isa 43:4
  147. Isaiah 49:5 : S Ps 18:1
  148. Isaiah 49:6 : S ver 3
  149. Isaiah 49:6 : Isa 1:9
  150. Isaiah 49:6 : S Isa 9:2; Jn 1:9
  151. Isaiah 49:6 : S Isa 26:18; 55:5; Zec 8:22; S Lk 2:32
  152. Isaiah 49:6 : S Dt 30:4; S Ps 48:10; S Mt 28:19; Jn 11:52; Ac 13:47*
  153. Isaiah 49:7 : S Isa 48:17
  154. Isaiah 49:7 : S Ps 22:6; 69:7-9
  155. Isaiah 49:7 : S Ezr 1:2; Isa 52:15
  156. Isaiah 49:7 : S Ge 27:29; S Ps 22:29; S 86:9
  157. Isaiah 49:7 : S Dt 7:9; S 1Co 1:9
  158. Isaiah 49:7 : S Isa 14:1
  159. Isaiah 49:8 : Ps 69:13; Isa 60:10; 61:2
  160. Isaiah 49:8 : S Isa 41:10; 2Co 6:2*
  161. Isaiah 49:8 : S Isa 5:2; 26:3
  162. Isaiah 49:8 : S Isa 42:6
  163. Isaiah 49:8 : Lev 25:10; S Ps 37:9; Isa 44:26; 58:12; 61:4; Eze 36:10, 33; Am 9:11, 14
  164. Isaiah 49:8 : S Nu 34:13; S Isa 60:21
  165. Isaiah 49:9 : Isa 42:7; 61:1; S Lk 4:19
  166. Isaiah 49:9 : S Ps 107:10
  167. Isaiah 49:9 : Isa 41:18
  168. Isaiah 49:10 : S Isa 33:16
  169. Isaiah 49:10 : Ps 121:6; Rev 7:16
  170. Isaiah 49:10 : S Isa 14:1
  171. Isaiah 49:10 : S Ps 48:14; S Isa 42:16; S 48:17
  172. Isaiah 49:10 : S Isa 33:21; S 35:7
  173. Isaiah 49:11 : S Isa 11:16
  174. Isaiah 49:11 : Isa 40:4; Jer 31:9
  175. Isaiah 49:12 : S Isa 2:3; S 11:11; 43:5-6
  176. Isaiah 49:12 : Isa 59:19; S Mt 8:11
  177. Isaiah 49:13 : S Isa 48:20
  178. Isaiah 49:13 : S Ps 96:11
  179. Isaiah 49:13 : S Ps 65:12-13; 98:4; Isa 44:23
  180. Isaiah 49:13 : S Ps 71:21; S Isa 40:1; S 2Co 1:4
  181. Isaiah 49:13 : S Isa 14:1
  182. Isaiah 49:13 : S Ps 9:12
  183. Isaiah 49:14 : Isa 40:9
  184. Isaiah 49:14 : S Ps 9:10; S 71:11; S Isa 27:8
  185. Isaiah 49:15 : S 1Ki 3:26; Isa 66:13
  186. Isaiah 49:15 : S Isa 44:21
  187. Isaiah 49:16 : S Ge 38:18; S Ex 28:9
  188. Isaiah 49:16 : Ps 48:12-13; Isa 62:6
  189. Isaiah 49:17 : S Isa 5:6; 10:6; 37:18
  190. Isaiah 49:18 : S Isa 11:12; 14:1; 43:5; 51:3; 54:7
  191. Isaiah 49:18 : S Nu 14:21; Isa 45:23; 54:9; 62:8; Ro 14:11*
  192. Isaiah 49:18 : Isa 52:1; 61:10; Jer 2:32
  193. Isaiah 49:19 : S Lev 26:33; Isa 54:1, 3; 60:18; 62:4
  194. Isaiah 49:19 : S Isa 5:6
  195. Isaiah 49:19 : Eze 36:10-11; Zec 10:10
  196. Isaiah 49:19 : S Isa 1:20
  197. Isaiah 49:20 : Isa 54:1-3; Zec 2:4; 10:10
  198. Isaiah 49:21 : Isa 29:23; 66:7-8
  199. Isaiah 49:21 : S Isa 47:8; 54:1
  200. Isaiah 49:21 : Isa 5:13; 54:6
  201. Isaiah 49:21 : Isa 60:8
  202. Isaiah 49:21 : S Isa 1:8
  203. Isaiah 49:21 : S Ps 142:4; Isa 51:18; Jer 10:20
  204. Isaiah 49:22 : S Ge 15:2
  205. Isaiah 49:22 : S Isa 11:10
  206. Isaiah 49:22 : S Isa 11:12; S 14:2
  207. Isaiah 49:22 : Lk 15:5
  208. Isaiah 49:23 : Isa 60:3, 10-11
  209. Isaiah 49:23 : S Nu 11:12; S Isa 60:16
  210. Isaiah 49:23 : S Ge 27:29; Rev 3:9
  211. Isaiah 49:23 : S Ge 3:14; Ps 72:9
  212. Isaiah 49:23 : S Ex 6:2; S Ps 22:23; S Isa 42:8
  213. Isaiah 49:23 : S Ps 37:9; S 130:5
  214. Isaiah 49:23 : S Ps 22:5; S Isa 29:22; S 41:11
  215. Isaiah 49:24 : Mt 12:29; Mk 3:27; Lk 11:21
  216. Isaiah 49:25 : S Isa 14:2
  217. Isaiah 49:25 : Jer 50:33-34; Mk 3:27
  218. Isaiah 49:25 : S Isa 13:11; S 25:4
  219. Isaiah 49:25 : S 1Sa 24:15; Isa 25:5; S 43:26; 51:22; Jer 50:34
  220. Isaiah 49:25 : Isa 25:9; 33:22; 35:4
  221. Isaiah 49:26 : S Isa 9:4; S 13:11
  222. Isaiah 49:26 : S Isa 9:20
  223. Isaiah 49:26 : Nu 23:24; Jer 25:27; Na 1:10; 3:11; Rev 16:6
  224. Isaiah 49:26 : Ex 6:7; S Isa 11:9; Eze 39:7
  225. Isaiah 49:26 : S Isa 25:9
  226. Isaiah 49:26 : S Job 19:25; S Isa 48:17
  227. Isaiah 49:26 : S Ge 49:24; S Ps 132:2
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1 Thessalonians 4

Living to Please God

As for other matters, brothers and sisters,(A) we instructed you how to live(B) in order to please God,(C) as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

It is God’s will(D) that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;(E) that each of you should learn to control your own body[a](F) in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust(G) like the pagans,(H) who do not know God;(I) and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b](J) The Lord will punish(K) all those who commit such sins,(L) as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.(M) Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.(N)

Now about your love for one another(O) we do not need to write to you,(P) for you yourselves have been taught by God(Q) to love each other.(R) 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia.(S) Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,(T) 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands,(U) just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders(V) and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed(W) about those who sleep in death,(X) so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.(Y) 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again,(Z) and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.(AA) 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,(AB) will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.(AC) 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,(AD) with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel(AE) and with the trumpet call of God,(AF) and the dead in Christ will rise first.(AG) 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left(AH) will be caught up together with them in the clouds(AI) to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord(AJ) forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another(AK) with these words.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or learn to live with your own wife; or learn to acquire a wife
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:6 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.
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