Isaiah 1:7-17 NIV

7 Your country is desolate,1 your cities burned with fire;2 your fields are being stripped by foreigners3 right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.4

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8 The Daughter of Zion5 is left6 like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut7 in a field of melons, like a city under siege.

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9 Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors,8 we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.9

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10 Hear the word of the LORD,10 you rulers of Sodom;11 listen to the law12 of our God, you people of Gomorrah!13

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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;14 I have no pleasure15 in the blood of bulls16 and lambs and goats.17

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12 When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you,18 this trampling of my courts?

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13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!19 Your incense20 is detestable21 to me. New Moons,22 Sabbaths and convocations23-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.

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14 Your New Moon24 festivals and your appointed feasts25 my soul hates.26 They have become a burden to me;27 I am weary28 of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands29 in prayer, I will hide30 my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.31 Your hands32 are full of blood;33

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16 wash34 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!35 Stop doing wrong,36

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17 learn to do right!37 Seek justice,38 encourage the oppressed.a39 Defend the cause of the fatherless,40 plead the case of the widow.41

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"