Isaiah 1:16-26 NIV

16 wash1 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!2 Stop doing wrong,3

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17 learn to do right!4 Seek justice,5 encourage the oppressed.a6 Defend the cause of the fatherless,7 plead the case of the widow.8

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"9 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;10 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.11

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      19 If you are willing and obedient,12 you will eat the best from the land;13

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      20 but if you resist and rebel,14 you will be devoured by the sword."15 For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.16

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!17 She once was full of justice; righteousness18 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!19

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      22 Your silver has become dross,20 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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      23 Your rulers are rebels,21 companions of thieves;22 they all love bribes23 and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.24

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      24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One25 of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge26 myself on my enemies.27

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      25 I will turn my hand against you;28 I will thoroughly purge29 away your dross30 and remove all your impurities.31

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      26 I will restore your judges as in days of old,32 your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called33 the City of Righteousness,34 the Faithful City.35"

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