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1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth ; For the LORD speaks, "Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me. 2 Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
3 "An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand." 3 The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner's manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand."
4 Alas, sinful nation, People weighed down with iniquity, Offspring of evildoers, Sons who act corruptly ! They have abandoned the LORD, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away from Him. 4 Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
5 Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion ? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint. 5 Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, Only bruises, welts and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil. 6 From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness-- only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with oil.
7 Your land is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire, Your fields -strangers are devouring them in your presence ; It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers. 7 Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.
8 The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, Like a watchman's hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city. 8 The Daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a field of melons, like a city under siege.
9 Unless the LORD of hosts Had left us a few survivors, We would be like Sodom, We would be like Gomorrah. 9 Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom ; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
11 "What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle ; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats. 11 "The multitude of your sacrifices-- what are they to me?" says the LORD. "I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.
12 "When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts ? 12 When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts?
13 "Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies - I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly. 13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.
14 "I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. 14 Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.
15 "So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood. 15 When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood;
16 "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean ; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight . Cease to do evil, 16 wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong,
17 Learn to do good ; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. 17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow ; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. 18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
19 "If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land ; 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
20 "But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword." Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken. 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
21 How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice ! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers. 21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!
22 Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water. 22 Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.
23 Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves ; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them. 23 Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
24 Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, "Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes. 24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.
25 "I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy. 25 I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.
26 "Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning ; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city." 26 I will restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."
27 Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness. 27 Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness.
28 But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end. 28 But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the LORD will perish.
29 Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen. 29 "You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted; you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen.
30 For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away Or as a garden that has no water. 30 You will be like an oak with fading leaves, like a garden without water.
31 The strong man will become tinder, His work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together And there will be none to quench them. 31 The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire."