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11The avision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem bin the days of cUzziah, dJotham, eAhaz, and fHezekiah, kings of Judah.

See 37:239:8; 2 Kgs. 18-20; 2 Chr. 2932

7:1, 3, 10, 12; 14:28; See 2 Kgs. 16; 2 Chr. 28

See 2 Kgs. 15:32-38; 2 Chr. 27

[2 Kgs. 15:1, 7]; See 2 Chr. 26

Hos. 1:1; Mic. 1:1

6:1

The Wickedness of Judah

2gHear, O heavens, and give ear, O hearth;

  for the Lord has spoken:

“Children1 ihave I reared and brought up,

  but they have rebelled against me.

[Deut. 32:6, 10, 15]

Mic. 1:2; 6:2

Deut. 32:1; [Deut. 4:26]

Or Sons; also verse 4

3The ox jknows its owner,

  and the donkey its master's crib,

but Israel does jnot know,

  my people do not understand.”

[Jer. 8:7]

4Ah, sinful nation,

  a people laden with iniquity,

koffspring of evildoers,

  children who deal corruptly!

They have forsaken the Lord,

  they have ldespised mthe Holy One of Israel,

  they are utterly nestranged.

Ezek. 14:5

See 31:1

5:24

[Matt. 3:7]

5Why will you still be ostruck down?

  Why will you pcontinue to rebel?

The whole head is sick,

  and the whole heart faint.

31:6

Jer. 5:3; [9:13]

6qFrom the sole of the foot even to the head,

  there is no soundness in it,

but bruises and sores

  and raw wounds;

they are rnot pressed out or bound up

  or softened with oil.

[Jer. 8:22]

Ps. 38:3

7sYour country lies desolate;

  your cities are burned with fire;

in your very presence

  foreigners devour your land;

  it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.

5:5; 6:11; Deut. 28:51

8And tthe daughter of Zion is left

  like a ubooth in a vineyard,

like a lodge in a cucumber field,

  like a besieged city.

Job 27:18

10:32; 37:22; Zech. 2:10; 9:9

9vIf the Lord of hosts

  had not left us wa few survivors,

we should have been like xSodom,

  and become like xGomorrah.

13:19; Gen. 19:24

10:21; Cited Rom. 9:29

Lam. 3:22

10Hear the word of the Lord,

  you rulers of yzSodom!

Give ear to the teaching2 of our God,

  you people of zGomorrah!

[Deut. 32:32]

Ezek. 16:46, 48, 55; [3:9; Rev. 11:8]

Or law

11a“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?

  says the Lord;

I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams

  and the fat of well-fed beasts;

I do not delight in the blood of bulls,

  or of lambs, or of goats.

Prov. 15:8; Jer. 6:20; Mal. 1:10; [66:3]; See 1 Sam. 15:22

12“When you come to bappear before me,

  who has required of you

  this trampling of my courts?

Ex. 23:17; 34:23

13Bring no more vain offerings;

  incense is an abomination to me.

cNew moon and Sabbath and the dcalling of convocations

  I cannot endure einiquity and fsolemn assembly.

See Joel 2:15-17

[Jer. 7:9]

Ex. 12:16; Lev. 23:36

Num. 28:11; 1 Chr. 23:31

14Your cnew moons and your appointed feasts

  my soul hates;

they have become a burden to me;

  I am weary of bearing them.

[See 13 above]

15When you gspread out your hands,

  I will hide my eyes from you;

heven though you make many prayers,

  I will not listen;

  iyour hands are full of blood.

59:3

Prov. 1:28; Mic. 3:4

1 Kgs. 8:22

16jWash yourselves; make yourselves clean;

  remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;

kcease to do evil,

[1 Pet. 3:11]

[Jer. 2:22]

17  learn to do good;

lseek justice,

  correct oppression;

mbring justice to the fatherless,

  plead the widow's cause.

[23; James 1:27]

Jer. 22:3

18“Come now, nlet us reason3 together, says the Lord:

though your sins are like scarlet,

  they shall be as owhite as snow;

though they are red like crimson,

  they shall become like wool.

Ps. 51:7; [Rev. 7:14]

Mic. 6:2; [43:26]

Or dispute

19pIf you are willing and obedient,

  you shall eat the good of the land;

Deut. 30:15

20but if you refuse and rebel,

  you shall be eaten by the sword;

  qfor the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

2; 24:3; 40:5; 58:14; Mic. 4:4; [Num. 23:19]

The Unfaithful City

21How the faithful city

  rhas become a whore,4

  sshe who was full of justice!

Righteousness lodged in her,

  but now murderers.

[Jer. 31:23]

Jer. 2:20; [Ex. 34:15]

Or become unchaste

22tYour silver has become dross,

  your best wine mixed with water.

[Jer. 6:30; Ezek. 22:18]

23Your princes are rebels

  and companions of thieves.

Everyone uloves a bribe

  and runs after gifts.

vThey do not bring justice to the fatherless,

  and the widow's cause does not come to them.

Jer. 5:28; Zech. 7:10; [17]

Mic. 7:3; [Ex. 23:8]

24Therefore the wLord declares,

  the Lord of hosts,

  the xMighty One of Israel:

“Ah, I will get relief from my enemies

  yand avenge myself on my foes.

[Deut. 32:41]

Ps. 132:2

3:1; 10:33

25zI will turn my hand against you

  and will smelt away your adross as with lye

  and remove all your alloy.

[Ezek. 22:20; Mal. 3:3]

Ps. 81:14; Amos 1:8; [5:25]

26And I will restore your judges bas at the first,

  and your counselors as at the beginning.

Afterward cyou shall be called the city of righteousness,

  the faithful city.”

[Zech. 8:3]

Jer. 33:7, 11

27dZion shall be redeemed by justice,

  and those in her who repent, by righteousness.

Jer. 22:3

28eBut rebels and sinners shall be broken together,

  and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.

Job 31:3; Ps. 1:6

29fFor they5 shall be ashamed of gthe oaks

  that you desired;

and you shall blush for hthe gardens

  that you have chosen.

65:3; 66:17

57:5; Hos. 4:13

Hos. 4:19

Some Hebrew manuscripts you

30For you shall be ilike an oak

  whose leaf withers,

  and like a garden without water.

[Jer. 17:8]

31And the strong shall become jtinder,

  and his work a spark,

and both of them shall burn together,

  with knone to quench them.

66:24

Judg. 16:9