Isaiah 1
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1The visions of Isaiah son of Amoz, that he has seen concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, "" For YHWH has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up sons, "" And they transgressed against Me.

3An ox has known its owner, "" And a donkey the crib of its master, "" Israel has not known, "" My people have not understood.”

4Oh, sinning nation, a people heavy [with] iniquity, "" A seed of evildoers, sons—corrupters! They have forsaken YHWH, "" They have despised the Holy One of Israel, "" They have gone away backward.

5Why are you struck anymore? You add apostasy! Every head has become diseased, and every heart [is] sick.

6From the sole of the foot—to the head, "" There is no soundness in it, "" Wound, and bruise, and fresh striking! They have not been closed nor bound, "" Nor have they softened with ointment.

7Your land [is] a desolation, your cities burned with fire, "" Your ground—strangers are consuming it before you, "" And a desolation as overthrown by strangers!

8And the daughter of Zion has been left, "" As a shelter in a vineyard, "" As a lodge in a place of cucumbers—as a city besieged.

9Unless YHWH of Hosts had left a remnant to us, "" Shortly—we had been as Sodom, "" We had been like to Gomorrah!

10Hear the word of YHWH, you rulers of Sodom, "" Give ear to the Law of our God, you people of Gomorrah,

11“Why the abundance of your sacrifices to Me?” says YHWH, "" “I have been satiated [with] burnt-offerings of rams, "" And fat of fatlings; And blood of bullocks, and lambs, "" And I have not desired male goats.

12When you come to appear before Me, "" Who has required this of your hand, "" To trample My courts?

13Do not add to bring in a vain present, "" Incense—it [is] an abomination to Me, "" New moon, and Sabbath, calling of convocation! Do not render iniquity—and a restraint!

14My soul has hated your new moons and your set seasons, "" They have been on Me for a burden, "" I have been weary of bearing.

15And in your spreading forth your hands, I hide My eyes from you, "" Also when you increase prayer, I do not hear, "" Your hands have been full of blood.

16Wash yourselves, make yourselves pure, "" Turn aside the evil of your doings, from before My eyes, "" Cease to do evil, learn to do good.

17Seek judgment, make the oppressed blessed, "" Judge the fatherless, strive [for] the widow.

18Now come, and we settle this,” says YHWH, “If your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow, "" If they are red as crimson, they will be as wool!

19If you are willing, and have listened, "" The good of the land you consume,

20And if you refuse, and have rebelled, "" You are consumed [by] the sword,” "" For the mouth of YHWH has spoken.

21How has a faithful city become a harlot? I have filled it [with] judgment, "" Righteousness lodges in it—now murderers.

22Your silver has become dross, "" Your drink defiled with water.

23Your princes [are] apostates, and companions of thieves, "" Everyone loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, "" They do not judge the fatherless, "" And the plea of the widow does not come to them.

24Therefore—a declaration of the Lord—YHWH of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: “Oh, I relieve Myself from My adversaries, "" And avenge Myself against My enemies,

25And I turn back My hand on you, "" And I refine your dross as purity, "" And I turn aside all your tin,

26And I give back your judges as at the first, "" And your counselors as in the beginning, "" After this you are called, A city of righteousness—a faithful city.”

27Zion is redeemed in judgment, "" And her captivity in righteousness.

28And the destruction of transgressors and sinners [is] together, "" And those forsaking YHWH are consumed.

29For [men] are ashamed because of the oaks "" That you have desired, "" And you are confounded because of the gardens "" That you have chosen.

30For you are as an oak whose leaf is fading, "" And as a garden that has no water.

31And the strong has been for tow, "" And his work for a spark, "" And both of them have burned together, "" And there is none quenching!

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