11 (A)What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I [a]have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle;
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
12 “When you come (B)to appear before Me,
Who requires [b]of you this trampling of My courts?
13 “Bring your worthless offerings no longer,
(C)Incense is an abomination to Me.
(D)New moon and sabbath, the (E)calling of assemblies—
I cannot (F)endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
14 “I hate your new moon festivals and your (G)appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am (H)weary of bearing them.
15 “So when you (I)spread out your hands in prayer,
(J)I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you (K)multiply prayers,
I will not listen.
(L)Your hands are [c]covered with blood.

16 (M)Wash yourselves, (N)make yourselves clean;
(O)Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
(P)Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
(Q)Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
[d](R)Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.

“Let Us Reason”

18 “Come now, and (S)let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
(T)Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:11 Or am sated with
  2. Isaiah 1:12 Lit of your hand
  3. Isaiah 1:15 Lit full of
  4. Isaiah 1:17 Or Vindicate the fatherless

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