13"Bring your worthlessofferingsnolonger, 1Incense is an abomination to Me. 2Newmoon and sabbath, the 3calling of assemblies - I cannot4endureiniquity and the solemnassembly.
"I hate your newmoon festivals and your 5appointedfeasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am 6weary of bearing them.
"So when you 7spread out your hands in prayer, 8I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, eventhough you 9multiplyprayers, I will not listen. 10Your hands are acovered with blood.
"11Wash yourselves, 12make yourselves clean; 13Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight . 14Cease to do evil,
17Learn to dogood; 15Seekjustice, Reprove the ruthless, b16Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
18"Comenow, and 17let us reason together," Says the LORD, "18Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.
"19If you consent and obey, You will 20eat the best of the land;
"But if you refuse and rebel, You will be 21devoured by the sword." Truly, 22the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
21How the faithfulcity has become a 23harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But nowmurderers.
Your silver has becomedross, Your drinkdiluted with water.
Your 24rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone25loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They 26do not cdefend the dorphan, Nor does the widow'spleacomebefore them.