Bible: Isa 64:1-7

64:1 1  If only you would tear apart the sky 2  and come down!

The mountains would tremble 3  before you!

64:2 As when fire ignites dry wood,

or fire makes water boil,

let your adversaries know who you are, 4 

and may the nations shake at your presence!

64:3 When you performed awesome deeds that took us by surprise, 5 

you came down, and the mountains trembled 6  before you.

64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard or perceived, 7 

no eye has seen any God besides you,

who intervenes for those who wait for him.

64:5 You assist 8  those who delight in doing what is right, 9 

who observe your commandments. 10 

Look, you were angry because we violated them continually.

How then can we be saved? 11 

64:6 We are all like one who is unclean,

all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. 12 

We all wither like a leaf;

our sins carry us away like the wind.

64:7 No one invokes 13  your name,

or makes an effort 14  to take hold of you.

For you have rejected us 15 

and handed us over to our own sins. 16 

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