Isaiah 59:9-15 NIV

9 So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness;1 for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

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10 Like the blind2 we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble3 as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.4

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11 We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves.5 We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

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12 For our offenses6 are many in your sight, and our sins testify7 against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:8

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13 rebellion9 and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs10 on our God, fomenting oppression11 and revolt, uttering lies12 our hearts have conceived.

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14 So justice13 is driven back, and righteousness14 stands at a distance; truth15 has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

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15 Truth16 is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.17

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