12 When you come to appear before me,
    who has asked this of you,(A)
    this trampling of my courts?
13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!(B)
    Your incense(C) is detestable(D) to me.
New Moons,(E) Sabbaths and convocations(F)
    I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.
14 Your New Moon(G) feasts and your appointed festivals(H)
    I hate with all my being.(I)
They have become a burden to me;(J)
    I am weary(K) of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands(L) in prayer,
    I hide(M) my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
    I am not listening.(N)

Your hands(O) are full of blood!(P)

16 Wash(Q) and make yourselves clean.
    Take your evil deeds out of my sight;(R)
    stop doing wrong.(S)
17 Learn to do right;(T) seek justice.(U)
    Defend the oppressed.[a](V)
Take up the cause of the fatherless;(W)
    plead the case of the widow.(X)

18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”(Y)
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;(Z)
though they are red as crimson,
    they shall be like wool.(AA)

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  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or justice. / Correct the oppressor

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.(A)
11 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.(B)
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
    like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,(C)
    and your years will never end.”[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27