Alas, sinful nation,
A people [a]laden with iniquity,
(A)A [b]brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:4 Lit. heavy, weighed down
  2. Isaiah 1:4 offspring, seed

27 Saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
And to a (A)stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’
For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face.
But in the time of their (B)trouble
They will say, ‘Arise and save us.’

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16 So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, (A)between the porch and the altar, (B)were about twenty-five men (C)with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping (D)the sun toward the east.

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