But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant(A) on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 45:7 Or save you as a great band of survivors

Unless the Lord Almighty
    had left us some survivors,(A)
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.(B)

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The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(A) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(B) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(C) on him
    who struck them down(D)
but will truly rely(E) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(F)
21 A remnant(G) will return,[a](H) a remnant of Jacob
    will return to the Mighty God.(I)
22 Though your people be like the sand(J) by the sea, Israel,
    only a remnant will return.(K)
Destruction has been decreed,(L)
    overwhelming and righteous.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:21 Hebrew shear-jashub (see 7:3 and note); also in verse 22

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:

“Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,(A)
    only the remnant will be saved.(B)

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