Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened that it cannot save, neither his ear heavy that it cannot hear;
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he doth not hear.
For your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips speak lies, your tongue muttereth unrighteousness:
none calleth for justice, none pleadeth in truthfulness. a They trust in vanity, b and speak falsehood; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
They hatch serpents' c eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works; their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.