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18 Now[a] if only you had paid attention to my commandments!
    Then your peace would have been like a river,
        and your success like the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants would’ve been like the sand,
    and your offspring[b] like its numberless grains.
Their name wouldn’t have been cut off
    or annihilated out of my reach.

20 “Go out from Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans!
    With happy shouts, announce
and[c] proclaim this[d] to the ends[e] of the earth:
    Say, ‘The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!’

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 48:18 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab 4QIsac LXX; MT lacks Now
  2. Isaiah 48:19 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read the offspring of your loins
  3. Isaiah 48:20 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT lack and
  4. Isaiah 48:20 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab 4QIsad MT LXX read this. Send it forth
  5. Isaiah 48:20 So 1QIsaa; 4QIsad MT LXX read end
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