13 The Lord warned(A) Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers:(B) “Turn from your evil ways.(C) Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.”(D)

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16 Wash(A) and make yourselves clean.
    Take your evil deeds out of my sight;(B)
    stop doing wrong.(C)
17 Learn to do right;(D) seek justice.(E)
    Defend the oppressed.[a](F)
Take up the cause of the fatherless;(G)
    plead the case of the widow.(H)

18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”(I)
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;(J)
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.(K)
19 If you are willing and obedient,(L)
    you will eat the good things of the land;(M)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or justice. / Correct the oppressor