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14 As for your New Moons and your appointed festivals,
    I abhor[a] them.
They’ve become a burden to me;
    I’ve grown weary of carrying that burden.[b]
15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,[c]
    I’ll hide my eyes from you.
Even though you pray repeatedly,
    I won’t listen.
Your hands are full of blood,
    your fingers drenched[d] with iniquity.”[e]

An Invitation to Reconciliation

16 “Wash yourselves,
    and[f] make yourselves clean;
remove your evil behavior
    from my presence;
        stop practicing what is evil.

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  1. Isaiah 1:14 Lit. festivals, my soul abhors
  2. Isaiah 1:14 Lit. carrying them
  3. Isaiah 1:15 DSS MT lack in prayer
  4. Isaiah 1:15 DSS lack drenched
  5. Isaiah 1:15 MT 4QIsaf lack this line
  6. Isaiah 1:16 So 1QIsaa; 4QIsaf MT lack and