Isaiah 1:17-27 NIV

17 learn to do right!1 Seek justice,2 encourage the oppressed.a3 Defend the cause of the fatherless,4 plead the case of the widow.5

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"6 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;7 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.8

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      19 If you are willing and obedient,9 you will eat the best from the land;10

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      20 but if you resist and rebel,11 you will be devoured by the sword."12 For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.13

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!14 She once was full of justice; righteousness15 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!16

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      22 Your silver has become dross,17 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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      23 Your rulers are rebels,18 companions of thieves;19 they all love bribes20 and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.21

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      24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One22 of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge23 myself on my enemies.24

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      25 I will turn my hand against you;25 I will thoroughly purge26 away your dross27 and remove all your impurities.28

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      26 I will restore your judges as in days of old,29 your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called30 the City of Righteousness,31 the Faithful City.32"

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      27 Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent33 ones with righteousness.34

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