Isaiah 1:16-26 NIV

16 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.

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17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.aTake up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

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    • a 1:17 - Or "justice." / "Correct the oppressor"
      18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

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      19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

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

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her— but now murderers!

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

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      23 Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.

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      24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.

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      25 I will turn my hand against you;bI will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.

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        • b 1:25 - That is, against Jerusalem
          26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.”

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