This chapter is a continuation of the prayer from the previous chapter, expressing a deep longing for God to reveal Himself by coming down. The prayer reflects on how God did awesome things in the past that were unexpected. The people confess their sins and acknowledge that they are unclean, with their righteous acts being like filthy rags. They lament over their desolate holy cities and the temple's destruction. The chapter pleads with God not to be angry forever and to remember that the people are His. It emphasizes the transient nature of human life, comparing people to leaves that fade and are swept away by iniquities. The chapter concludes with an appeal to God to consider that they are all His people, despite their sinfulness and the destruction of their holy places. This chapter reflects a deep yearning for God's presence and intervention, acknowledging human frailty and the need for divine forgiveness and restoration.

Isaiah 64

1  Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

2  As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

3  When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

4  For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

5  Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, 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 thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

7  And 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 art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

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9  Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we 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 things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

End of Isaiah 64

1 Year Plan:  Oct 5 - Isa 63, Isa 64, 2 Ti 2

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