1 *The avision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem aain the days of bUzziah, cJotham, dAhaz, and eHezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 fHear, O heavens, and ggive ear, O earth:
For the Lord hath spoken,
I have ggnourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against me.
3 hThe ox knoweth his owner,
And the ass his master’s icrib:
My people ldoth not consider.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people †laden with iniquity,
mA seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters:
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have nprovoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,
They are †gone away backward.
5 oWhy should ye be stricken any more?
Ye will †revolt more and more:
The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no psoundness in it;
But qwounds, and qrbruises, and sputrifying sores:
They have not been closed, neither bound up, neither tmollified with ||ointment.
7 uYour country is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire:
Your land, strangers devour it in your presence,
And it is desolate, †as overthrown by strangers.
8 And the daughter of Zion is left vas a cottage in a vineyard,
As vva lodge win a garden of cucumbers,
As a besieged city.
9 xExcept the Lord of hosts had left unto us ya very small remnant,
We should have been as zSodom,
And we should have been like unto zGomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye arulers of bSodom;
Give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is cthe multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
And I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of †he goats.
12 When ye come †dto appear before me,
eWho hath required this at your hand, to tread fmy courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me;
ghThe new moons and gsabbaths, the calling of assemblies, iI cannot away with;
It is ||iniquity, even kthe solemn meeting.
14 Your hnew moons and your lappointed feasts my soul hateth:
They are ma trouble unto me;
nI am weary to bear them.
15 And owhen ye spread forth your hands, pI will hide mine eyes from you:
Yea, when ye †make many prayers, I will not hear:
qYour hands are full of †blood.
16 rWash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; scease to do evil;
tuSeek judgment, ||relieve the oppressed,
tJudge vthe fatherless, plead for vthe widow.
18 Come now, and wlet us reason together, saith the Lord:
Though your sins be as scarlet, xthey shall be as white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel,
Ye shall be devoured with the sword:
yFor the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
21 How is the faithful city zbecome an harlot!
It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it;
But now murderers.
22 aThy silver is become dross,
bThy wine mixed with water:
23 cThy princes are rebellious, and dcompanions of thieves:
Every one eloveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:
fThey judge not the fatherless,
Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
24 Therefore saith gthe Lord, the Lord of hosts, hthe mighty One of Israel,
Ah, I will iease me of mine adversaries,
And kavenge me of mine enemies:
25 And I will lturn my hand upon thee,
And †purely mpurge away athy dross,
And take away all thy tin:
26 And I will restore thy judges nas at the first,
And thy counsellers as at the beginning:
Afterward thou shalt be called,
The city of righteousness, othe faithful city.
27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment,
And ||her converts with righteousness.
28 And pthe †qdestruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together,
And they that rforsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29 For they shall be sashamed of tthe oaks which ye have desired,
And ye shall be confounded for uthe gardens that ye have chosen.
30 For ye shall be as van oak whose leaf fadeth,
And as ua garden that hath no water.
31 And the strong shall be xas tow,
||And the maker of it as a spark,
And ythey shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
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