A Rebellious Nation

Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!(A)
    For the Lord has spoken:(B)
“I reared children(C) and brought them up,
    but they have rebelled(D) against me.

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The Wickedness of Judah

(A)Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;

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17 Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men,(A)
    nor will he pity(B) the fatherless and widows,
for everyone is ungodly(C) and wicked,(D)
    every mouth speaks folly.(E)

Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
    his hand is still upraised.(F)

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17 Therefore the Lord (A)will have no joy in their young men,
Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows;
For everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer,
And every mouth speaks [a]folly.

(B)For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:17 foolishness

I send him against a godless(A) nation,
    I dispatch(B) him against a people who anger me,(C)
to seize loot and snatch plunder,(D)
    and to trample(E) them down like mud in the streets.

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I will send him against (A)an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will (B)give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

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12 For our offenses(A) are many in your sight,
    and our sins testify(B) against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
    and we acknowledge our iniquities:(C)

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12 For our (A)transgressions are multiplied before You,
And our sins testify against us;
For our transgressions are with us,
And as for our iniquities, we know them:

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28 Therefore say to them, ‘This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord its God or responded to correction.(A) Truth(B) has perished; it has vanished from their lips.

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Judgment on Obscene Religion

28 “So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God (A)nor receive correction. (B)Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

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