Book of Isaiah
Chapter 1 - King James Version
1The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,
which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of
and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken: "I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
3 The ox knows its owner and the its
master's crib; But Israel does not know, My people do not consider."
4 Alas,sinful nation, A people laden
with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters!
They have provoked
to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
5 Why should you be stricken again? You
will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the
whole heart faints.
From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no
soundness in it, But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up, Or soothed with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate, Your cities
are burned with fire; Strangers devour your land in your presence;
And it is desolate,
as overthrown by strangers.
8 So the daughter of Zion is
left as a booth in a vineyard, As a hut in a garden of cucumbers,
As a besieged city.
9 Unless the Lord of hosts had left
to us a very small remnant, We would have become like Sodom,
would have been made like Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word
of the Lord You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our
God, You people of Gomorrah:
11"To what purpose is the multitude
of your sacrifices to Me?" Says the Lord. "I have had
enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed cattle.
I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats.
12 "When you come to appear before Me,
Who has required this from your hand to trample My courts?
13 Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense
is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the
calling of assemblies
I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are
to Me, I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you spread out
your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you
make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of
16 "Wash yourselves, make yourselves
clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes.
Cease to do evil,
to do good; Seek justice; Reprove the oppressor; Defend
the fatherless; Plead for the widow.
18 "Come now, and let
reason together," Says the Lord, "Though your sins are
They shall be white as snow; Though they are red like
crimson, They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and
obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you
refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword";
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
21 How the faithful city
has become a harlot! It was full of justice; Righteousness
lodged in it, But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become
dross, Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes
are rebellious, and companions of thieves; Everyone loves
bribes, and follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
the Lord says, The Lord of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,
"Ah, I will rid myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance
on My enemies.
25 I will turn My hand against you, and
thoroughly purge away your dross, And take away all your alloy.
26 I will restore your judges as at the
first, And your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward
you shall be called the city
of righteousness, the faithful city."
27 Zion shall be redeemed
with justice, And her penitents with righteousness.
destruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together,
And those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
they shall be ashamed of the terebinth trees which you have
And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens which
you have chosen.
30 For you shall be as a terebinth
whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water.
31 The strong shall
be as tinder, and the work of it as a spark; Both will
burn together, and no one shall quench them.
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