This is the vision which Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw about Judah and Jerusalem at the time of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.
Listen, heaven, and pay attention, earth! The LORD has spoken, "I raised [my] children and helped them grow, but they have rebelled against me.
Oxen know their owners, and donkeys know where their masters feed them. But Israel doesn't know [its owner]. My people don't understand [who feeds them].
"How horrible it will be for a nation that sins. [Its] people are loaded down with guilt. They are descendants of evildoers and destructive children. They have abandoned the LORD. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They have turned their backs on him.
"Why do you still want to be beaten? Why do you continue to rebel? Your whole head is infected. Your whole heart is failing.
From the bottom of your feet to the top of your head there is no healthy spot left on your [body]-- only bruises, sores, and fresh wounds. They haven't been cleansed, bandaged, or soothed with oil.