Isaiah 59
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1Behold, the hand of YHWH "" Has not been shortened from saving, "" Nor His ear heavy from hearing.

2But your iniquities have been separating "" Between you and your God, "" And your sins have hidden "" The Presence from you—from hearing.

3For your hands have been defiled with blood, "" And your fingers with iniquity, "" Your lips have spoken falsehood, "" Your tongue mutters perverseness.

4There is none calling in righteousness, "" And there is none pleading in faithfulness, "" Trusting on emptiness, and speaking falsehood, "" Conceiving perverseness, and bearing iniquity.

5They have hatched eggs of a viper, "" And weave webs of a spider, "" Whoever is eating their eggs dies, and the crushed hatches a viper.

6Their webs do not become a garment, "" Nor do they cover themselves with their works, "" Their works [are] works of iniquity, "" And a deed of violence [is] in their hands.

7Their feet run to evil, "" And they hurry to shed innocent blood, "" Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity, "" Spoiling and destruction [are] in their highways.

8They have not known a way of peace, "" And there is no judgment in their paths, "" They have made their paths perverse for themselves, "" None treading in it has known peace.

9Therefore judgment has been far from us, "" And righteousness does not reach us, "" We wait for light, and behold, darkness, "" For brightness—in thick darkness we go,

10We feel [for] the wall like the blind, "" Indeed, we feel as without eyes, "" We have stumbled at noon as at twilight, "" In desolate places as the dead.

11We make a noise as bears—all of us, "" And we coo severely as doves; We wait for judgment, and there is none, "" For salvation—it has been far from us.

12For our transgressions have been multiplied before You, "" And our sins have testified against us, "" For our transgressions [are] with us, "" And our iniquities—we have known them.

13Transgressing, and lying against YHWH, "" And removing from after our God, "" Speaking oppression and apostasy, "" Conceiving and uttering from the heart "" Words of falsehood.

14And judgment is removed backward, "" And righteousness stands far off, "" For truth has been feeble in the street, "" And straightforwardness is not able to enter,

15And the truth is lacking, "" And whoever is turning aside from evil, "" Is making himself a spoil. And YHWH sees, and it is evil in His eyes, "" That there is no judgment.

16And He sees that there is no man, "" And is astonished that there is no intercessor, "" And His own arm gives salvation to Him, "" And His righteousness—it sustained Him.

17And He puts on righteousness as a breastplate, "" And a helmet of salvation on His head, "" And He puts on garments of vengeance [for] clothing, "" And is covered, as [with] an upper-robe, [with] zeal.

18According to deeds—so He repays. Fury to His adversaries, [their] deed to His enemies, "" To the islands He repays [their] deed.

19And from the west they fear the Name of YHWH, "" And from the rising of the sun—His glory, "" When an adversary comes in as a flood, "" The Spirit of YHWH has raised an ensign against him.

20“And the Redeemer has come to Zion, "" Even to captives of transgression in Jacob,” "" A declaration of YHWH.

21“And I—this [is] My covenant with them,” said YHWH, “My Spirit that [is] on you, "" And My words that I have put in your mouth, "" Do not depart from your mouth, "" And from the mouth of your seed, "" And from the mouth of your seed’s seed,” said YHWH, “From now on, even for all time!”

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Isaiah 58
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