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

 
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20 Even the wild animals will be thankful to me -- the wild dogs and owls. They will honor me when I put water in the desert and rivers in the dry land to give water to my people, the ones I chose. 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 The people I made will sing songs to praise me. 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
22 "People of Jacob, you have not called to me; people of Israel, you have become tired of me. 22 "Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel.
23 You have not brought me your sacrifices of sheep nor honored me with your sacrifices. I did not weigh you down with sacrifices to offer or make you tired with incense to burn. 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 So you did not buy incense for me; you did not freely bring me fat from your sacrifices. Instead you have weighed me down with your many sins; you have made me tired of your many wrongs. 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, I am the One who forgives all your sins, for my sake; I will not remember your sins. 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
26 But you should remind me. Let's meet and decide what is right. Tell what you have done and show you are right. 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
27 Your first father sinned, and your leaders have turned against me. 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.
28 So I will make your holy rulers unholy. I will bring destruction on the people of Jacob, and I will let Israel be insulted." 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.