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Isaiah 43:20-28 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 The beasts of the field will give me honour, the jackals and the ostriches: because I send out waters in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country, to give drink to the people whom I have taken for myself: 20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 Even the people whom I made to be the witnesses of my praise. 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
22 But you have made no prayer to me, O Jacob: and you have given no thought to me, O Israel. 22 "Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel.
23 You have not made me burned offerings of sheep, or given me honour with your offerings of beasts; I did not make you servants to give me an offering, and I did not make you tired with requests for perfumes. 23 You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense.
24 You have not got me sweet-smelling plants with your money, or given me pleasure with the fat of your offerings: but you have made me a servant to your sins, and you have made me tired with your evil doings. 24 You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.
25 I, even I, am he who takes away your sins; and I will no longer keep your evil doings in mind. 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
26 Put me in mind of this; let us take up the cause between us: put forward your cause, so that you may be seen to be in the right. 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
27 Your first father was a sinner, and your guides have gone against my word. 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.
28 Your chiefs have made my holy place unclean, so I have made Jacob a curse, and Israel a thing of shame. 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.