What does Isaiah 64:1 mean?
ESV: Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence—
NIV: Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!
NASB: Oh, that You would tear open the heavens and come down, That the mountains would quake at Your presence—
CSB: If only you would tear the heavens open and come down, so that mountains would quake at your presence --
NLT: Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!
KJV: Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
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Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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