Isaiah 57 - UPDV Updated Bible Version

Isaiah, Chapter 57

57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come].
57:2 He enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks in his uprightness.
57:3 But draw near here, you+ sons of the psychic, the seed of the adulterer and the prostitute.
57:4 Against whom do you+ sport yourselves? Against whom do you+ make a wide mouth, and put out the tongue? Are you+ not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
57:5 you+ who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who slay the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?
57:6 Among the smooth [stones] of the valley is your portion; they, they are your lot; even to them you have poured a drink-offering, you have offered an oblation. Shall I be appeased for these things?
57:7 On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed; there also you went up to offer sacrifice.
57:8 And behind the doors and the posts you have set up your memorial: for you have uncovered [yourself] to other than me, and have gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and you made a covenant with them: you have loved their bed, you have looked at the hand.
57:9 And you went to the king with oil, and increased your perfumes, and sent your ambassadors far off, and debased yourself even to Sheol.
57:10 You were wearied with the length of your way; yet you didn't say, It is in vain: you found a quickening of your strength; therefore you were not faint.
57:11 And of whom have you been afraid and in fear, that you lie, and haven't remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? Haven't I held my peace even of long time, and you don't fear me?
57:12 I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they will not profit you.
57:13 When you cry, let those who you have gathered deliver you; but the wind will take them, a breath will carry them all away: but he who takes refuge in me will possess the land, and will inherit my holy mountain.
57:14 And he will say, Cast+ up, cast+ up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.
57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One who stays eternally, whose name is Holy: I stay in the high and holy place, and with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
57:16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I always be angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the breath of those whom I have made.
57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and struck him; I hid [my face] and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
57:19 I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near, says Yahweh; and I will heal him.
57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can't rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.
57:21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

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