1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for Yahweh has spoken: I have nourished and brought up sons, and they have rebelled against me.
1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; [but] Israel does not know, my people do not consider.
1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are estranged backward.
1:5 Why will you+ be still stricken, that you+ revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and fresh stripes: they haven't been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with oil.
1:7 Your+ country is desolate; your+ cities are burned with fire; your+ land, strangers devour it in your+ presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
1:9 Except Yahweh of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like Gomorrah.
1:10 Hear the word of Yahweh, you+ rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, you+ people of Gomorrah.
1:11 What to me is the multitude of your+ sacrifices? says Yahweh: I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
1:12 When you+ come to see my face, who has required this at your+ hand, to trample my courts?
1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is disgusting to me; new moon and Sabbath, the calling of assemblies--I can't endure evil and the solemn meeting.
1:14 Your+ new moons and your+ appointed feasts my soul hates; they are a trouble to me; I am weary of bearing them.
1:15 And when you+ spread forth your+ hands, I will hide my eyes from you+; yes, when you+ make many prayers, I will not hear: your+ hands are full of blood.
1:16 Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your+ doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17 learn to do well; seek justice, correct oppression, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, says Yahweh: though your+ sins be as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they will be as wool.
1:19 If you+ are willing and obedient, you+ will eat the good of the land:
1:20 but if you+ refuse and rebel, you+ will be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.
1:21 How has the faithful city become a prostitute! She that was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
1:22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water.
1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and partners of thieves; everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they do not judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
1:24 Therefore says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease myself of my adversaries, and avenge myself of my enemies;
1:25 and I will turn my hand on you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and will take away all your tin;
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, a faithful town.
1:27 Zion will be redeemed with justice, and her converts with righteousness.
1:28 But the destruction of transgressors and sinners will be together, and those who forsake Yahweh will be consumed.
1:29 For they will be ashamed of the oaks which you+ have desired, and you+ will be confounded for the gardens that you+ have chosen.
1:30 For you+ will be as an oak whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water.
1:31 And the strong will be as flax, and his work as a spark; and they will both burn together, and none will quench them.
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