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Isaiah 33:15-17

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33:15 The one who lives 1  uprightly 2 

and speaks honestly;

the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures

and rejects a bribe; 3 

the one who does not plot violent crimes 4 

and does not seek to harm others 5 

33:16 This is the person who will live in a secure place; 6 

he will find safety in the rocky, mountain strongholds; 7 

he will have food

and a constant supply of water.

33:17 You will see a king in his splendor; 8 

you will see a wide land. 9 

1 tn Heb “walks” (so NASB, NIV).

2 tn Or, possibly, “justly”; NAB “who practices virtue.”

3 tn Heb “[who] shakes off his hands from grabbing hold of a bribe.”

4 tn Heb “[who] shuts his ear from listening to bloodshed.”

5 tn Heb “[who] closes his eyes from seeing evil.”

6 tn Heb “he [in the] exalted places will live.”

7 tn Heb “mountain strongholds, cliffs [will be] his elevated place.”

8 tn Heb “your eyes will see a king in his beauty”; NIV, NRSV “the king.”

9 tn Heb “a land of distances,” i.e., an extensive land.



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