Isaiah 57:1-13 NIV

1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

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2 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

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3 “But you—come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

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4 Who are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars?

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5 You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.

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6 The idols among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In view of all this, should I relent?

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7 You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill; there you went up to offer your sacrifices.

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8 Behind your doors and your doorposts you have put your pagan symbols. Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed, you climbed into it and opened it wide; you made a pact with those whose beds you love, and you looked with lust on their naked bodies.

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9 You went to Moleka with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadorsb far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!

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    • Í 57:9 - Or "to the king"
    • Î 57:9 - Or "idols"
      10 You wearied yourself by such going about, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint.

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      11 “Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have not been true to me, and have neither remembered me nor taken this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?

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      12 I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.

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      13 When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”

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