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Isaiah 1:19-21 The Passion Translation (TPT)

19 If you have a willing heart to let me help you,
    and if you will obey me, you will feast on the blessings
    of an abundant harvest.[a]
20 But if you are stubborn and refuse to obey,
    the sword will eat you instead.”[b]
    The mouth of Yahweh has spoken.”

The Collapse of Society

21 Look how the once faithful city
    has become as unfaithful as a prostitute!
    She who was once the “Center of Justice,”
    where righteousness made its home,
    is now the dwelling place of murderers![c]


  1. Isaiah 1:19 Or “the best of the land.” For the believer today, this is the land of grace that the meek inherit. The best of the land is the fruit of the life of Jesus (Gal. 5:22, the harvest of the Spirit). The devouring sword is the flashing sword of the Word, exposing and piercing us to the innermost part of our being (Heb. 4:12).
  2. Isaiah 1:20 The Hebrew text contains an obvious wordplay. “If you listen, you will eat the harvest; if you rebel, you will be eaten by the sword.”
  3. Isaiah 1:21 Or “those who cause to execute,” a possible indictment of judges who condemned the innocent to death.
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