Isaiah's Commission from the Lord
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
"Whom shall I send,
And who will go for i Us?"
Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
And He said, "Go, and j tell this people:
'Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'
"Make k the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
l Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed."
Then I said, "Lord, how long?" And He answered:
m "Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man,
The land is utterly desolate,
n The LORD has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So o the holy seed shall be its stump."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
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Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law.
Mark 6:1 - 6
Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
Romans 10:1 - 4
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.
Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not:
Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed like a field, Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins, And the mountain of the temple Like the bare hills of the forest.
2 Kings 25:21
Then the king of Babylon struck them and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive from its own land.
In my hearing the LORD of hosts said, "Truly, many houses shall be desolate, Great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant.
For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.
"For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass."