59 Behold, athe Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But byour iniquities have separated between you and your God,
And your sins ||have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For cyour hands dare defiled with blood,
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips ehave spoken lies,
Your tongue hath mmuttered perverseness.
4 None calleth for justice, nor any fpleadeth for truth:
They trust gin vanity, and espeak lies;
hiThey conceive mischief, and ibring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch ||cockatrice’ eggs,
And weave kthe spider’s web:
He that eateth of their eggs dieth,
And ||lthat which is crushed breaketh out into ma viper.
6 kTheir webs shall not become garments,
Neither shall they cover themselves with their works:
Their works are works of iniquity,
And the act of violence is in their hands.
nAnd they make haste to shed innocent blood:
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
opWasting and †destruction are in their paths.
8 oThe way of peace they know not;
And there is no ||judgment in their qgoings:
rThey have made them crooked paths:
Whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far from us,
Neither doth justice overtake us:
sWe wait for light, but behold obscurity;
For brightness, but twe walk in darkness.
10 uWe grope for the wall like the blind,
And we grope as if we had no eyes:
We stumble uat noonday as in the night;
We are in desolate places as dead men.
And vmourn sore like doves:
sWe look for judgment, but there is none;
For salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee,
And our sins testify against us:
For our transgressions are with us;
And as for our iniquities, wwe know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord,
And xdeparting away from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving and yuttering zfrom the heart ewords of falsehood.
14 And judgment is xturned away backward,
And justice standeth afar off:
For truth is fallen in the street,
And aequity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth bfaileth;
And he that departeth from evil ||cmaketh himself a prey:
And the Lord saw it, and †it displeased him
That there was no judgment.
16 And dhe saw that there was no man,
And ewondered that there was no fintercessor:
gTherefore hhis arm brought salvation unto him;
And his righteousness, dit sustained him.
17 For ihe put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And an helmet of salvation upon his head;
And he put on the garments of kvengeance for clothing,
And was clad with zeal ias a cloke.
18 lAccording to their †deeds, accordingly mhe will repay,
nFury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;
To othe islands he will repay recompence.
19 pSo shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west,
And his glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in qlike a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord shall ||rlift up a standard against him.
20 And sthe Redeemer shall come to Zion,
And unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.
21 As for me, tthis is my covenant with them, saith the Lord;
My spirit that is upon thee,
And umy words which I have put in thy mouth,
Shall not depart out of thy mouth,
Nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
Nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord,
From henceforth and for ever.
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