18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

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18 For a little while(A) your people possessed your holy place,
    but now our enemies have trampled(B) down your sanctuary.(C)
19 We are yours from of old;
    but you have not ruled over them,
    they have not been called[a] by your name.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:19 Or We are like those you have never ruled, / like those never called

18 (A)Your holy people have possessed it but a little while;
(B)Our adversaries have trodden down Your sanctuary.
19 We have become like those of old, over whom You never ruled,
Those who were never called by Your name.

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