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Isaiah 1:2-9 (Common English Bible)

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Rebels condemned

2 Hear you heavens, and listen earth, for the LORD has spoken: I reared children; I raised them, and they turned against me! 3 An ox knows its owner, and a donkey its master's feeding trough. But Israel doesn't know; my people don't behave intelligently. 4 Doom! Sinful nation, people weighed down with crimes, evildoing offspring, corrupt children! They have abandoned the LORD, despised the holy one of Israel; they turned their backs on God. 5 Why do you invite further beatings? Why continue to rebel? Everyone's head throbs, and everyone's heart fails. 6 From head to toe, none are well— only bruises, cuts, and raw wounds, not treated, not bandaged, not soothed with oil. 7 Your country is deserted, your cities burned with fire; your land—strangers are devouring it in plain sight. It's a wasteland, as when foreigners raid. 8 Daughter Zion is left like a small shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a cucumber field, like a city besieged.a 9 If the LORD of heavenly forces had not spared a few of us, we would be like Sodom; we would resemble Gomorrah.
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