Isaiah 1:2-12 NIV

A Rebellious Nation

2 Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth!1 For the LORD has spoken:2 "I reared children3 and brought them up, but they have rebelled4 against me.

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3 The ox knows5 his master, the donkey his owner's manger,6 but Israel does not know,7 my people do not understand.8"

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4 Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt,9 a brood of evildoers,10 children given to corruption!11 They have forsaken12 the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One13 of Israel and turned their backs14 on him.

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5 Why should you be beaten15 anymore? Why do you persist16 in rebellion?17 Your whole head is injured, your whole heart18 afflicted.19

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6 From the sole of your foot to the top of your head20 there is no soundness21-- only wounds and welts22 and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged23 or soothed with oil.24

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7 Your country is desolate,25 your cities burned with fire;26 your fields are being stripped by foreigners27 right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.28

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8 The Daughter of Zion29 is left30 like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut31 in a field of melons, like a city under siege.

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9 Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors,32 we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.33

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10 Hear the word of the LORD,34 you rulers of Sodom;35 listen to the law36 of our God, you people of Gomorrah!37

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11 "The multitude of your sacrifices-- what are they to me?" says the LORD. "I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals;38 I have no pleasure39 in the blood of bulls40 and lambs and goats.41

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12 When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you,42 this trampling of my courts?

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