Isaiah 57:1-6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Those who are right with God may die, but no one pays attention. Good people are taken away, but no one understands. Those who do right are being taken away from evil 1 The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
2 and are given peace. find rest in death. 2 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
3 "Come here, you magicians! Come here, you sons of prostitutes and those who take part in adultery! 3 "But you--come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!
4 Of whom are you making fun? Whom are you insulting? At whom do you stick out your tongue? You turn against God, and you are liars. 4 Whom are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars?
5 You have sexual relations under every green tree to worship your gods. You kill children in the ravines and sacrifice them in the rocky places. 5 You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.
6 You take the smooth rocks from the ravines as your portion. You pour drink offerings on them to worship them, and you give grain offerings to them. Do you think this makes me want to show you mercy? 6 [The idols] among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; they, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In the light of these things, should I relent?