16 Lord, they came to you in their distress;(A)
    when you disciplined(B) them,
    they could barely whisper(C) a prayer.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 26:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
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They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress(A) and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth(B) and there is no strength to deliver them.

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16 Whoever invokes a blessing(A) in the land
    will do so by the one true God;(B)
whoever takes an oath in the land
    will swear(C) by the one true God.
For the past troubles(D) will be forgotten
    and hidden from my eyes.

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