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Isaiah 66:12-13

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66:12 For this is what the Lord says:

“Look, I am ready to extend to her prosperity that will flow like a river,

the riches of nations will flow into her like a stream that floods its banks. 1 

You will nurse from her breast 2  and be carried at her side;

you will play on her knees.

66:13 As a mother consoles a child, 3 

so I will console you,

and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.”

Isaiah 66:20

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66:20 They will bring back all your countrymen 4  from all the nations as an offering to the Lord. They will bring them 5  on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, and on camels 6  to my holy hill Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring offerings to the Lord’s temple in ritually pure containers.

1 tn Heb “Look, I am ready to extend to her like a river prosperity [or “peace”], and like an overflowing stream, the riches of nations.”

2 tn The words “from her breast” are supplied in the translation for clarification (see v. 11).

3 tn Heb “like a man whose mother comforts him.”

4 tn Heb “brothers” (so NIV); NCV “fellow Israelites.”

5 tn The words “they will bring them” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

6 tn The precise meaning of this word is uncertain. Some suggest it refers to “chariots.” See HALOT 498 s.v. *כִּרְכָּרָה.



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