Isaiah 65:1-7 NIV

Judgment and Salvation

1 "I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me.1 To a nation2 that did not call on my name,3 I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'

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2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people,4 who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations5--

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3 a people who continually provoke me to my very face,6 offering sacrifices in gardens7 and burning incense8 on altars of brick;

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4 who sit among the graves9 and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs,10 and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat;

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5 who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred11 for you!' Such people are smoke12 in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

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6 "See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent13 but will pay back14 in full; I will pay it back into their laps15--

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7 both your sins16 and the sins of your fathers,"17 says the LORD. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills,18 I will measure into their laps the full payment19 for their former deeds."

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