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Isaiah 57 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:1 - The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:2 - Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:3 - “But you—come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:4 - Who are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:5 - You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:6 - The idols among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In view of all this, should I relent?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:7 - You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill; there you went up to offer your sacrifices.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - 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, and you looked with lust on their naked bodies.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:9 - You went to Molek[fn] with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors[fn] far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:10 - You wearied yourself by such going about, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:11 - “Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have not been true to me, and have neither remembered me nor taken this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:12 - I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:13 - When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:14 - And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:15 - For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:16 - I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me— the very people I have created.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:17 - I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 - I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:19 - creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:20 - But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:21 - “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
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