2 For all these things hath mine hand made, [a]and all these things have been, saith the Lord: and to him will I look, even to him that is poor, and of [b]a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my words.
3 He that killeth a bullock, is as if he [c]slew a man: he that sacrificeth a sheep, as if he cut off a dog’s neck: he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood: he that remembereth incense, as if he blessed an idol: yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
4 Therefore will I [d]choose out their delusions, and I will bring their fear upon them, because I called and none would answer: I speak, and they would not hear: but they did evil in my sight, and chose the things which I would not.
Isaiah 66:2Seeing that both the Temple and the things therein, with the sacrifices, were made and done by his appointment, he showeth that he hath no need thereof, and that he can be without them, Ps. 50:10.
Isaiah 66:2To him that is humble and pure in heart, which receiveth my doctrine with reverence and fear.
Isaiah 66:3Because the Jews thought themselves holy by offering of their sacrifices, and in the mean season had neither faith nor repentance, God showeth that he doth no less detest these ceremonies than he doth the sacrifices of the heathen, who offered men, dogs, and swine to their idols, which things were expressly forbidden in the Law.
Isaiah 66:4I will discover their wickedness and hypocrisy, wherewith they think to blind mine eyes, to all the world.
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