Isaiah 1:12-22 NIV

12 When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you,1 this trampling of my courts?

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13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!2 Your incense3 is detestable4 to me. New Moons,5 Sabbaths and convocations6-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.

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14 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.
15 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

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16 wash17 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!18 Stop doing wrong,19

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17 learn to do right!20 Seek justice,21 encourage the oppressed.a22 Defend the cause of the fatherless,23 plead the case of the widow.24

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"25 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;26 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.27

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      19 If you are willing and obedient,28 you will eat the best from the land;29

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      20 but if you resist and rebel,30 you will be devoured by the sword."31 For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.32

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!33 She once was full of justice; righteousness34 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!35

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      22 Your silver has become dross,36 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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