The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 57:14–21

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14  And He will say: cast ye up, cast ye up, clear the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of My people.

14  And I will say: “Make way! Grant passage! Move to the side of the path! Take the obstacles out of the way of my people!”

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15  For thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

15  Thus saith the Most High, who dwells on high for ever, Holy in the holies, is his name, the Most High resting in the holies, and giving patience to the faint-hearted, and giving life to the broken-hearted

16  For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit that enwrappeth itself is from Me, and the souls which I have made.

16  I will not take vengeance on you for ever, neither will I be always angry with you: for my Spirit shall go forth from me, and I have created all breath.

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17  For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth and smote him, I hid Me and was wroth; and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

17  On account of sin for a little while I grieved him, and smote him, and turned away my face from him; and he was grieved, and he went on sorrowful in his ways.

17  Because of the iniquity of his avarice, I was angry, and I struck him down. I concealed my face from you, and I was angry. And he went astray by wandering in his heart.

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18  I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will lead him also, and requite with comforts him and his mourners.

18  I saw his ways, and I healed him, and I led him back again, and I restored consolations to him and to those who mourn for him.

18  I have seen her ways, and I have healed her and have comforted her, and I have given comfort to her and to her mourners.

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19  Peace, peace, to him that is far off and to him that is near, saith YHWH that createth the fruit of the lips; and I will heal him.

19  peace upon peace to them that are far off, and to them that are nigh: and the Lord has said, I will heal them.

19  I created the fruit of the lips: peace, peace to him who is far away, and peace to him who is near, said the Lord, and I healed him.

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20  But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.

20  But the unrighteous shall be tossed as troubled waves, and shall not be able to rest.

20  But the impious are like the raging sea, which is not able to be quieted, and its waves stir up dirt and mud.

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21  There is no peace, saith my God concerning the wicked.

21  There is no joy to the ungodly, said God.