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Isaiah 1:2-4 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

God Finds Fault with His People

Heaven and earth, listen,
    because the Lord is speaking:
“I raised my children and helped them grow.
    But they have turned against me.
An ox knows its master.
    And a donkey knows where its owner feeds it.
But the people of Israel do not know me.
    My people do not understand.”

Terrible times are coming for Israel, a nation of sin.
    The people are loaded down with guilt.
They are like a group of children doing evil.
    They are full of evil.
They have left the Lord.
    They hate God, the Holy One of Israel.
    They have turned away from him.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Isaiah 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

A Rebellious Nation

Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
    For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
    but they have rebelled against me.
The ox knows its master,
    the donkey its owner’s manger,
but Israel does not know,
    my people do not understand.

Woe to the sinful nation,
    a people whose guilt is great,
a brood of evildoers,
    children given to corruption!
They have forsaken the Lord;
    they have spurned the Holy One of Israel
    and turned their backs on him.

New International Version (NIV)

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