Isaiah 59:6-16 NIV

6 Their cobwebs are useless for clothing; they cannot cover themselves with what they make.1 Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence2 are in their hands.

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7 Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood.3 Their thoughts are evil thoughts;4 ruin and destruction mark their ways.5

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8 The way of peace they do not know;6 there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads;7 no one who walks in them will know peace.8

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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;9 for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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10 Like the blind10 we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble11 as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.12

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11 We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves.13 We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

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12 For our offenses14 are many in your sight, and our sins testify15 against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:16

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13 rebellion17 and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs18 on our God, fomenting oppression19 and revolt, uttering lies20 our hearts have conceived.

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14 So justice21 is driven back, and righteousness22 stands at a distance; truth23 has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

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15 Truth24 is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.25

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16 He saw that there was no one,26 he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;27 so his own arm worked salvation28 for him, and his own righteousness29 sustained him.

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