Isaiah 1:21-25 NIV

21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!1 She once was full of justice; righteousness2 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!3

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22 Your silver has become dross,4 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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23 Your rulers are rebels,5 companions of thieves;6 they all love bribes7 and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.8

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24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One9 of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge10 myself on my enemies.11

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25 I will turn my hand against you;12 I will thoroughly purge13 away your dross14 and remove all your impurities.15

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