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Isaiah 1

1:1 The Visions of Isaiah son of Amoz, that he hath seen concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, kings of Judah.  1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, For Jehovah hath spoken: Sons I have nourished and brought up, And they--they transgressed against Me. 1:3 An ox hath known its owner, And an ass the crib of its master, Israel hath not known, My people hath not understood. 1:4 Ah, sinning nation, a people heavy [with] iniquity, A seed of evil doers, sons--corrupters! They have forsaken Jehovah, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have gone away backward. 1:5 Wherefore are ye stricken any more Ye do add apostasy! Every head is become diseased, and every heart [is] sick. 1:6 From the sole of the foot--unto the head, There is no soundness in it, Wound, and bruise, and fresh smiting! They have not been closed nor bound, Nor have they softened with ointment. 1:7 Your land [is] a desolation, your cities burnt with fire, Your ground, before you strangers are consuming it, And a desolation as overthrown by strangers! 1:8 And left hath been the daughter of Zion, As a booth in a vineyard, As a lodge in a place of cucumbers--as a city besieged. 1:9 Unless Jehovah of Hosts had left to us a remnant, Shortly--as Sodom we had been, To Gomorrah we had been like!  1:10 Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom, Give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah, 1:11 `Why to Me the abundance of your sacrifices saith Jehovah, I have been satiated [with] burnt-offerings of rams, And fat of fatlings; And blood of bullocks, and lambs, And he-goats I have not desired. 1:12 When ye come in to appear before Me, Who hath required this of your hand, To trample My courts 1:13 Add not to bring in a vain present, Incense--an abomination it [is] to Me, New moon, and sabbath, calling of convocation! Rendure not iniquity--and a restraint! 1:14 Your new moons and your set seasons hath My soul hated, They have been upon me for a burden, I have been weary of bearing. 1:15 And in your spreading forth your hands, I hide mine eyes from you, Also when ye increase prayer, I do not hear, Your hands of blood have been full.  1:16 Wash ye, make ye pure, Turn aside the evil of your doings, from before Mine eyes, Cease to do evil, learn to do good. 1:17 Seek judgment, make happy the oppressed, Judge the fatherless, strive [for] the widow. 1:18 Come, I pray you, and we reason, saith Jehovah, If your sins are as scarlet, as snow they shall be white, If they are red as crimson, as wool they shall be! 1:19 If ye are willing, and have hearkened, The good of the land ye consume, 1:20 And if ye refuse, and have rebelled, [By] the sword ye are consumed, For the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.  1:21 How hath a faithful city become a harlot I have filled it [with] judgment, Righteousness lodgeth in it--now murderers. 1:22 Thy silver hath become dross, Thy drink polluted with water. 1:23 Thy princes [are] apostates, and companions of thieves, Every one loving a bribe, and pursuing rewards, The fatherless they judge not, And the plea of the widow cometh not to them. 1:24 Therefore--the affirmation of the Lord--Jehovah of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I am eased of Mine adversaries, And I am avenged of Mine enemies, 1:25 And I turn back My hand upon thee, And I refine as purity thy dross, And I turn aside all thy tin, 1:26 And I give back thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as in the beginning, After this thou art called, `A city of righteousness--a faithful city.' 1:27 Zion in judgment is redeemed, And her captivity in righteousness. 1:28 And the destruction of transgressors and sinners [is] together, And those forsaking Jehovah are consumed. 1:29 For [men] are ashamed because of the oaks That ye have desired, And ye are confounded because of the gardens That ye have chosen. 1:30 For ye are as an oak whose leaf is fading, And as a garden that hath no water. 1:31 And the strong hath been for tow, And his work for a spark, And burned have both of them together, And there is none quenching! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain