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Isaiah 1 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Rebellion of God's People

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:1 - The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the [fn]reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:2 - Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth;
For the LORD speaks,
“Sons I have reared and brought up,
But they have revolted against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:3 - “An ox knows its owner,
And a donkey its master’s manger,
But Israel does not know,
My people do not understand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:4 - Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
[fn]Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the LORD,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away [fn]from Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:5 - Where will you be stricken again,
As you continue in your rebellion?
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:6 - From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing sound in it,
Only bruises, welts and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:7 - Your land is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your presence;
It is desolation, as overthrown by strangers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:8 - The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:9 - Unless the LORD of hosts
Had left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:10 - Hear the word of the LORD,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:11 - “What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?”
Says the LORD.
“I [fn]have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle;
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:12 - “When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires [fn]of you this trampling of My courts?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:13 - “Bring your worthless offerings no longer,
Incense is an abomination to Me.
New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies
I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:14 - “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:15 - “So when you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you multiply prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are [fn]covered with blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:16 - “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
Cease to do evil,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 - Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
[fn]Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.

"Let Us Reason"

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:18 - “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:19 - “If you consent and obey,
You will eat the best of the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:20 - “But if you refuse and rebel,
You will be devoured by the sword.”
Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:21 - How the faithful city has become a harlot,
She who was full of justice!
Righteousness once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:22 - Your silver has become dross,
Your drink diluted with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe
And chases after rewards.
They do not [fn]defend the [fn]orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:24 - Therefore the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares,
“Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries
And avenge Myself on My foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:25 - “I will also turn My hand against you,
And will smelt away your dross as with lye
And will remove all your alloy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:26 - “Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
After that you will be called the city of righteousness,
A faithful city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:27 - Zion will be redeemed with justice
And her [fn]repentant ones with righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:28 - But [fn]transgressors and sinners will be crushed together,
And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:29 - Surely [fn]you will be ashamed of the [fn]oaks which you have desired,
And you will be embarrassed at the gardens which you have chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:30 - For you will be like an [fn]oak whose leaf fades away
Or as a garden that has no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:31 - The strong man will become tinder,
His work also a spark.
Thus they shall both burn together
And there will be none to quench them.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: days
Literally: Seed
Literally: backward
Or, am sated with
Literally: of your hand
Literally: full of
Or, Vindicate the fatherless
Or, vindicate
Or, fatherless
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or, returnees
Literally: crushing of transgressors and sinners shall be together
So with some mss; M.T. they
Or, terebinths
Or, terebinth

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