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

 
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20 Even wild dogs and owls honor me. That is because I provide water in the desert for my people to drink. I cause streams to flow in the dry and empty land for my chosen ones. 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 I do it for the people I made for myself. I want them to sing praise to me. 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
22 "Family of Jacob, you have not prayed to me as you should. People of Israel, you have not even begun to get tired while doing it. 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 sheep for burnt offerings. You have not honored me with your sacrifices. I have not loaded you down by requiring grain offerings. I have not made you tired by requiring you to burn incense. 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 But you have not bought any sweet-smelling cane for me. You have not given me the fattest parts of your animal sacrifices. Instead, you have loaded me down with your sins. You have made me tired with the wrong things you have done. 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 am the one who wipes out your lawless acts. I do it because of who I am. I will not remember your sins anymore. 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
26 But let us go to court together. Remind me of what you have done. State your case. Prove to me that you are not guilty. 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
27 Your father Jacob sinned. Your priests and prophets refused to obey me. 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.
28 So I will put the high officials of your temple to shame. I will let Jacob's family be totally destroyed. And I will let people make fun of Israel. 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.