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|See commentary, Ruins, Rebellion, Repentance, Redemption., Isaiah 63-66 | See Bible Dictionary|
The church prays for the illustration of God's power.
64:1 Oh that you would tear the heavens,
that you would come down,
that the mountains might quake at your presence,
64:2 as when fire kindles the brushwood,
and the fire causes the waters to boil;
to make your name known to your adversaries,
that the nations may tremble at your presence!
64:3 When you did awesome things which we didnít look for,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
Celebrating God's mercy, it makes confession of their natural corruptions.
64:4 For from of old
men have not heard,
nor perceived by the ear,
neither has the eye seen a God besides you,
who works for him who waits for him.
64:5 You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness,
those who remember you in your ways.
Behold, you were angry, and we sinned.
We have been in sin for a long time;
and shall we be saved?
64:6 For we have all become as one who is unclean,
and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment:
and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities,
like the wind, take us away.
64:7 There is none who calls on your name,
who stirs up himself to take hold of you;
for you have hid your face from us,
and have consumed us by means of our iniquities.
64:8 But now, Yahweh, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you our potter;
and we all are the work of your hand.
It complains of their afflictions.
64:9 Donít be furious, Yahweh,
neither remember iniquity forever:
see, look, we beg you, we are all your people.
64:10 Your holy cities are become a wilderness,
Zion is become a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house,
where our fathers praised you, is burned with fire;
and all our pleasant places are laid waste.
64:12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, Yahweh?
will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?