God Has Had Enough

10 Hear (A)the word of the Lord,
You rulers of (B)Sodom;
Listen to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah!
11 (C)What are your many sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I [a]have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fattened cattle;
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats.
12 When you come (D)to appear before Me,
Who requires [b]of you this trampling of My courtyards?
13 Do not go on bringing your worthless offerings,
(E)Incense is an abomination to Me.
(F)New moon and Sabbath, the (G)proclamation of an assembly—
I cannot (H)endure wrongdoing and the festive assembly.
14 [c]I hate your new moon festivals and your (I)appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am (J)tired of bearing them.
15 So when you (K)spread out your hands in prayer,
(L)I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you (M)offer many prayers,
I will not be listening.
(N)Your hands are [d]covered with blood.

16 (O)Wash yourselves, (P)make yourselves clean;
(Q)Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
(R)Stop doing evil,
17 Learn to do good;
(S)Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor,
(T)Obtain justice for the orphan,
Plead for the widow’s case.

Invitation to Debate

18 “Come now, and (U)let us [e]debate your case,”
Says the Lord,
(V)Though your sins are as scarlet,
They shall become as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be like wool.
19 (W)If you are willing and obedient,
You will (X)eat the best of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel,
You will be (Y)devoured by the sword.”
For (Z)the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

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  1. Isaiah 1:11 Or am sated with
  2. Isaiah 1:12 Lit of your hand
  3. Isaiah 1:14 Lit My soul hates
  4. Isaiah 1:15 Lit full of
  5. Isaiah 1:18 Or argue

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