who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?
the incense of your offerings disgusts me!
As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath
and your special days for fasting—
they are all sinful and false.
I want no more of your pious meetings.
They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!
Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen,
for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.
Get your sins out of my sight.
Give up your evil ways.
Help the oppressed.
Defend the cause of orphans.
Fight for the rights of widows.
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