Even though you bring me burnt offerings1 and grain offerings, I will not accept them.23 Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.45
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.6
But let justice7 roll on like a river, righteousness8 like a never-failing stream!9
"Did you bring me sacrifices10 and offerings forty years11 in the desert, O house of Israel?
You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols,12 the star of your god-- which you made for yourselves.
Therefore I will send you into exile13 beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is God Almighty.14
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