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;
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 a besieged city.
We should have been as zSodom,
And we should have been like unto zGomorrah.
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.
They are ma trouble unto me;
nI am weary to bear them.
Yea, when ye †make many prayers, I will not hear:
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.
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:
Every one eloveth gifts, and followeth after rewards:
fThey judge not the fatherless,
Neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Ah, I will iease me of mine adversaries,
And kavenge me of mine enemies:
25 And I will lturn my hand upon thee,
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.
And ||her converts with righteousness.
And they that rforsake the Lord shall be consumed.
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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