When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you,1 this trampling of my courts?
Stop bringing meaningless offerings!2 Your incense3 is detestable4 to me. New Moons,5 Sabbaths and convocations6-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.
Your New Moon7 festivals and your appointed feasts8 my soul hates.9 They have become a burden to me;10 I am weary11 of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands12 in prayer, I will hide13 my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.14 Your hands15 are full of blood;16