Isaiah 1:2-4 The Passion Translation (TPT)
A Nation in Rebellion
2 Listen, O heavens! Hear, O earth!
For the Lord Yahweh has spoken:
“I tenderly nurtured children and made them great,
but they have rebelled against me!
3 Even a dumb ox instinctively knows its owner
and the stubborn mule knows the hand that feeds him,
but Israel does not know me
nor do my people understand.”
4 Oh, how this nation keeps sinning!
See them dragging the heavy burden of their guilt!
They are corrupt children, descendants of evildoers.
They have turned their backs on the Lord God
and despised the Holy One of Israel!
They have cut themselves off from the help of God!
Isaiah 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV)
A Rebellious Nation
2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows its master,
the donkey its owner’s manger,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand.”
4 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.