But your (A)wrongdoings have caused a separation between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His [a]face from you so that He does (B)not hear.
For your (C)hands are defiled with blood,
And your fingers with wrongdoing;
Your lips have spoken (D)deceit,
Your tongue mutters wickedness.
(E)No one sues righteously and (F)no one pleads [b]honestly.
They (G)trust in confusion and speak lies;
They (H)conceive trouble and give birth to disaster.
They hatch vipers’ eggs and (I)weave the spider’s web;
The one who eats of their eggs dies,
And from what is crushed, a snake breaks out.
Their webs will not become clothing,
Nor will they (J)cover themselves with their works;
Their (K)works are works of wrongdoing,
And an (L)act of violence is in their [c]hands.
(M)Their feet run to evil,
And they hurry to shed innocent blood;
(N)Their thoughts are thoughts of wrongdoing,
Devastation and destruction are in their paths.
They do not know the (O)way of peace,
And there is (P)no justice in their tracks;
They have made their paths crooked,
(Q)Whoever walks on [d]them does not know peace.

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  1. Isaiah 59:2 As in ancient versions; MT faces
  2. Isaiah 59:4 Lit in truth
  3. Isaiah 59:6 Lit palms
  4. Isaiah 59:8 Lit it

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