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Isaiah 48:18-19


48:18 If only you had obeyed my 1  commandments,

prosperity would have flowed to you like a river, 2 

deliverance would have come to you like the waves of the sea. 3 

48:19 Your descendants would have been as numerous as sand, 4 

and your children 5  like its granules.

Their name would not have been cut off

and eliminated from my presence. 6 

1 tn Heb “paid attention to” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV); TEV “had listened to.”

2 tn Heb “like a river your peace would have been.” שָׁלוֹם (shalom) probably refers here to the peace and prosperity which God promised in return for obedience to the covenant.

3 tn Heb “and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” צְדָקָה (tsÿdaqah) probably refers here to divine deliverance from enemies. See v. 19.

4 tn Heb “like sand”; NCV “as many as the grains of sand.”

5 tn Heb “and the issue from your inner parts.”

6 tn Heb “and his name would not be cut off and would not be destroyed from before me.”

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