66 Thus says the Lord:
a“Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?
And all those things exist,”
Says the Lord.
b“But on this one will I look:
cOn him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word.
3 “He dwho kills a bull is as if he slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he ebreaks a dog’s neck;
He who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine’s blood;
He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol.
Just as they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
And bring their fears on them;
fBecause, when I called, no one answered,
When I spoke they did not hear;
But they did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight.”
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