New International Version
3 “But you—come here, you children of a sorceress,(A)
you offspring of adulterers(B) and prostitutes!(C)
4 Who are you mocking?
At whom do you sneer
and stick out your tongue?
Are you not a brood of rebels,(D)
the offspring of liars?
5 You burn with lust among the oaks(E)
and under every spreading tree;(F)
you sacrifice your children(G) in the ravines
and under the overhanging crags.
6 The idols(H) among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion;
indeed, they are your lot.
Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings(I)
and offered grain offerings.
In view of all this, should I relent?(J)
7 You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill;(K)
there you went up to offer your sacrifices.(L)
8 Behind your doors and your doorposts
you have put your pagan symbols.
Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed,
you climbed into it and opened it wide;
you made a pact with those whose beds you love,(M)
and you looked with lust on their naked bodies.(N)
9 You went to Molek[a](O) with olive oil
and increased your perfumes.(P)
You sent your ambassadors[b](Q) far away;
you descended to the very realm of the dead!(R)
10 You wearied(S) yourself by such going about,
but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’(T)
You found renewal of your strength,(U)
and so you did not faint.
- Isaiah 57:9 Or to the king
- Isaiah 57:9 Or idols
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