Isaiah 1:14-24 NIV

14 Your New Moon1 festivals and your appointed feasts2 my soul hates.3 They have become a burden to me;4 I am weary5 of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands6 in prayer, I will hide7 my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.8 Your hands9 are full of blood;10

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16 wash11 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!12 Stop doing wrong,13

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17 learn to do right!14 Seek justice,15 encourage the oppressed.a16 Defend the cause of the fatherless,17 plead the case of the widow.18

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"19 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;20 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.21

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      19 If you are willing and obedient,22 you will eat the best from the land;23

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      20 but if you resist and rebel,24 you will be devoured by the sword."25 For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.26

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!27 She once was full of justice; righteousness28 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!29

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      22 Your silver has become dross,30 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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      23 Your rulers are rebels,31 companions of thieves;32 they all love bribes33 and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.34

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      24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One35 of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge36 myself on my enemies.37

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