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Isaiah 59:1-2

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Injustice Brings Alienation from God

59:1 Look, the Lord’s hand is not too weak 1  to deliver you;

his ear is not too deaf to hear you. 2 

59:2 But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God;

your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers. 3 

1 tn Heb “short” (so NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).

2 tn Heb “or his ear too heavy [i.e., “dull”] to hear.”

3 tn Heb “and your sins have caused [his] face to be hidden from you so as not to hear.”



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