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I. The salvation of Jehovah to His beloved people and the nations 1:1—12:6
A. Jehovah the Father's complaint against His children Israel, His chastisement of them, and His loving exhortation and promise to them 1:1—5:30
Isa. 1 :1 1:1 The avision of 1Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of bUzziah, cJotham, dAhaz, and eHezekiah, the kings of Judah:
Isa. 1 :2 1:2 aHear, O heavens, and hearken, O earth,
For Jehovah has spoken:
I have brought up 1bchildren, and I have raised them;
And yet they have rebelled against Me.
Isa. 1 :3 1:3 The ox knows his owner,
And the donkey, his master’s manger;
But Israel does anot know,
My people do not much consider.
Isa. 1 :4 1:4 Alas, sinful nation,
A people heavy with iniquity,
aSeed of evildoers,
Children acting corruptly!
They have forsaken Jehovah;
They have despised the Holy One of Israel;
They have become estranged and have gone backward.
Isa. 1 :5 1:5 1Where will you be stricken again?
Will you continue your 2apostasy?
The whole head has become sick,
And the whole heart faint;
Isa. 1 :6 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
Only bruises and blows
And raw wounds —
They have not been pressed out nor abound up
Nor softened with oil.
Isa. 1 :7 1:7 Your land is a desolation;
Your cities are burned with fire;
Your field — in your sight
Strangers devour it;
It is a desolation, like something overthrown by strangers.
Isa. 1 :8 1:8 And the adaughter of Zion is left
Like a booth in a vineyard,
Like a hut in a cucumber field,
Like a besieged city.
Isa. 1 :9 1:9 aUnless Jehovah 1of hosts
Had left to us a surviving few,
We would have been like bSodom,
We would have resembled Gomorrah.
Isa. 1 :10 1:10 Hear the word of Jehovah,
You rulers of Sodom;
Hearken to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah.
Isa. 1 :11 1:11 What is the multitude of your asacrifices to Me?
Says Jehovah.
I have had My fill of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle;
The blood of bulls and lambs
And goats, I do not delight in.
Isa. 1 :12 1:12 When you come to aappear before Me,
Who has required this of your hand,
To trample My courts?
Isa. 1 :13 1:13 Bring no more vain offerings;
Incense is an abomination to Me.
New moon and Sabbath, the calling of convocations —
I cannot bear iniquity and the solemn assembly.
Isa. 1 :14 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts
My soul ahates;
They have become a burden on Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
Isa. 1 :15 1:15 Thus, when you spread forth your ahands,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Even though you multiply your prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of bblood;
Isa. 1 :16 1:16 1aWash yourselves; cleanse yourselves.
Turn away the evil of your deeds
From before My eyes.
Cease doing what is bevil;
Isa. 1 :17 1:17 Learn to do good.
Seek justice;
Correct the ruthless.
Defend the aorphan;
Plead for the widow.
Isa. 1 :18 1:18 Come now and let us reason together,
Says Jehovah.
Though your sins are like scarlet,
They will be as awhite as 1snow;
Though they are as red as crimson,
They will be like 1wool.
Isa. 1 :19 1:19 If you are willing and listen,
You will eat the good of the land;
Isa. 1 :20 1:20 But if you refuse and rebel,
You will be devoured by the sword;
For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.
Isa. 1 :21 1:21 How the faithful city
Has become a aharlot!
She who was full of justice,
She in whom righteousness once lodged,
But now murderers!
Isa. 1 :22 1:22 Your silver has become dross;
Your wine diluted with water;
Isa. 1 :23 1:23 Your rulers are rebellious
And companions of thieves;
They all love bribes
And chase after rewards;
They do not defend the orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
Isa. 1 :24 1:24 Hence, the Lord Jehovah of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares:
Ah, I will ease Myself of My 1adversaries,
And I will avenge Myself of My 1enemies;
Isa. 1 :25 1:25 And I will turn My hand against you.
I will thoroughly apurge away your dross as with lye,
And I will remove all your alloy.
Isa. 1 :26 1:26 And I will restore your judges as at the first
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness,
The faithful city.
Isa. 1 :27 1:27 Zion will be ransomed with justice,
And her returning ones with righteousness.
Isa. 1 :28 1:28 And there will be the shattering of rebels and sinners together,
And those who forsake Jehovah will meet their end.
Isa. 1 :29 1:29 For 1you will be ashamed of the 2terebinths
That you have taken pleasure in;
And you will be embarrassed at the gardens
That you have chosen.
Isa. 1 :30 1:30 For you will be like a terebinth
Whose leaves are falling,
And like a garden
In which there is no water;
Isa. 1 :31 1:31 And the strong man will become 1tow,
And his work a spark;
And they will both burn together,
And there will be none to extinguish them.
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