Isaiah 57:3-12 NIV

3 "But you--come here, you sons of a sorceress,1 you offspring of adulterers2 and prostitutes!3

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

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5 You burn with lust among the oaks5 and under every spreading tree;6 you sacrifice your children7 in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.

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6 [The idols]8 among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; they, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings9 and offered grain offerings. In the light of these things, should I relent?10

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7 You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill;11 there you went up to offer your sacrifices.12

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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,13 and you looked on their nakedness.14

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9 You went to Molecha15 with olive oil and increased your perfumes.16 You sent your ambassadorsb17 far away; you descended to the gravec18 itself !

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    • a 57:9 - Or "to the king"
    • b 57:9 - Or "idols"
    • c 57:9 - Hebrew "Sheol"
      10 You were wearied19 by all your ways, but you would not say, 'It is hopeless.'20 You found renewal of your strength,21 and so you did not faint.

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      11 "Whom have you so dreaded and feared22 that you have been false to me, and have neither remembered23 me nor pondered24 this in your hearts? Is it not because I have long been silent25 that you do not fear me?

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      12 I will expose your righteousness and your works,26 and they will not benefit you.

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