Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 43:20-28

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New International Version

Isaiah 43:20-28

NIRV 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. 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, NIRV 21 I do it for the people I made for myself. I want them to sing praise to me. NIV 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. NIRV 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. NIV 22 "Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 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. NIV 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. NIRV 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. NIV 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence. NIRV 27 Your father Jacob sinned. Your priests and prophets refused to obey me. NIV 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me. NIRV 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. NIV 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.