Isaiah 1:8-18 NIV

8 The Daughter of Zion1 is left2 like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut3 in a field of melons, like a city under siege.

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9 Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors,4 we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.5

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10 Hear the word of the LORD,6 you rulers of Sodom;7 listen to the law8 of our God, you people of Gomorrah!9

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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;10 I have no pleasure11 in the blood of bulls12 and lambs and goats.13

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12 When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you,14 this trampling of my courts?

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13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!15 Your incense16 is detestable17 to me. New Moons,18 Sabbaths and convocations19-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.

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14 Your New Moon20 festivals and your appointed feasts21 my soul hates.22 They have become a burden to me;23 I am weary24 of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands25 in prayer, I will hide26 my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.27 Your hands28 are full of blood;29

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16 wash30 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!31 Stop doing wrong,32

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17 learn to do right!33 Seek justice,34 encourage the oppressed.a35 Defend the cause of the fatherless,36 plead the case of the widow.37

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"38 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;39 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.40

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