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48:18 Oh that you had paid attention. God reveals a compassionate longing for His people to find their peace in living for Him. As Dante said, “In His will is our peace.”
river . . . waves of the sea. These similes represent abundant life (66:12; Amos 5:24).
righteousness. See note 1:21. Peace and righteousness go together (v. 22; 26:3 note; 32:17; 54:13, 14; 60:17; Ps. 85:10; Heb. 7:2).