The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls :a because I givewaters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.21Thispeople have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.22
But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.23
Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.24
Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filledb me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.25
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.26
Put me in remembrance : let us pleadtogether:declare thou, that thou mayest be justified .
Thy firstfather hath sinned , and thy teachersc have transgressed against me.
Therefore I have profaned the princesd of the sanctuary, and have givenJacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.