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All these things my hand has made,
    and so all these things came into being,”
        declares the Lord.
“But this is the one to whom I will look favorably:
    to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit,
        and who[a] trembles at[b] my message.

“Whoever slaughters an ox
    is just like[c] one who kills a human being;
whoever sacrifices a lamb
    is just like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
    is just like one who offers pig’s blood;
and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense
    is just like one who blesses an idol.
Yes, these have chosen their own ways,
    and they take delight in their contaminated actions.
Therefore[d] I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them,
    and will bring upon them what they dread.
For when I called, no[e] one answered;
    when I spoke, they didn’t listen;
but they did what I consider to be evil,
    and chose what doesn’t please me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 66:2 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT lack who
  2. Isaiah 66:2 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT use different Heb. prepositions
  3. Isaiah 66:3 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT lack just like
  4. Isaiah 66:4 Or So
  5. Isaiah 66:4 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read and no

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