Isaiah 59:5-15 NIV

5 They hatch the eggs of vipers1 and spin a spider's web.2 Whoever eats their eggs will die, and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.

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6 Their cobwebs are useless for clothing; they cannot cover themselves with what they make.3 Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence4 are in their hands.

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7 Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood.5 Their thoughts are evil thoughts;6 ruin and destruction mark their ways.7

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8 The way of peace they do not know;8 there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads;9 no one who walks in them will know peace.10

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9 So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness;11 for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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10 Like the blind12 we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble13 as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.14

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11 We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves.15 We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

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12 For our offenses16 are many in your sight, and our sins testify17 against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:18

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13 rebellion19 and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs20 on our God, fomenting oppression21 and revolt, uttering lies22 our hearts have conceived.

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14 So justice23 is driven back, and righteousness24 stands at a distance; truth25 has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

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15 Truth26 is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.27

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