Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 43:20-28

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Isaiah 43:20-28

MSG 20 Wild animals will say 'Thank you!' - the coyotes and the buzzards - Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the people I chose, NIV 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, MSG 21 the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise me. NIV 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. MSG 22 "But you didn't pay a bit of attention to me, Jacob. You so quickly tired of me, Israel. NIV 22 "Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel. MSG 23 You wouldn't even bring sheep for offerings in worship. You couldn't be bothered with sacrifices. It wasn't that I asked that much from you. I didn't expect expensive presents. NIV 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. MSG 24 But you didn't even do the minimum - so stingy with me, so closefisted. Yet you haven't been stingy with your sins. You've been plenty generous with them - and I'm fed up. NIV 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. MSG 25 "But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins - that's what I do. I don't keep a list of your sins. NIV 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. MSG 26 "So, make your case against me. Let's have this out. Make your arguments. Prove you're in the right. NIV 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence. MSG 27 Your original ancestor started the sinning, and everyone since has joined in. NIV 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me. MSG 28 That's why I had to disqualify the Temple leaders, repudiate Jacob and discredit Israel. NIV 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.