You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings,1 nor honored2 me with your sacrifices.3 I have not burdened4 you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands5 for incense.624
You have not bought any fragrant calamus7 for me, or lavished on me the fat8 of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied9 me with your offenses.1025
"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions,11 for my own sake,12 and remembers your sins13 no more.1426
Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together;15 state the case16 for your innocence.
Your first father17 sinned; your spokesmen18 rebelled19 against me.
So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destructiona20 and Israel to scorn.21