Isaiah - Chapter 64 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
  • 2. As {cf15I when} the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, {cf15I that} the nations may tremble at thy presence!
  • 3. When thou didst terrible things {cf15I which} we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
  • 4. For since the beginning of the world {cf15I men} have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, {cf15I what} he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
  • 5. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, {cf15I those that} remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
  • 6. But we are all as an unclean {cf15I thing}, and all our righteousnesses {cf15I are} as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
  • 7. And {cf15I there is} none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
  • 8. But now, O LORD, thou {cf15I art} our father; we {cf15I are} the clay, and thou our potter; and we all {cf15I are} the work of thy hand.
  • 9. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we {cf15I are} all thy people.
  • 10. Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
  • 11. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
  • 12. Wilt thou refrain thyself for these {cf15I things}, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?