Isaiah 1 ©
Isaiah complaineth of Judah's rebellion: their universal corruption and desolation: their whole religious service unacceptable because of their sins. An exhortation to repentance enforced by promises and threatenings. The prophet bewailing their wickedness denounceth God's judgments, mixed with promises of mercy, and threateneth destruction to the wicked.
dHear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, eI have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
gAh sinful nation, a people 1*laden with iniquity, ha seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: ithey have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked jthe Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are 2gone away backward.
¶kWhy should ye be stricken any more? ye will 3revolt more and more: lthe whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with 4ointment.
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
nExcept the LORD of hosts had left unto us oa very small remnant, we should have been as pSodom, and we should have been like unto qGomorrah.
To what purpose is the multitude of your tsacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of 6he goats.
wBring no more vain *oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; xthe new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, yI cannot *away with; it is 8iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Therefore saith the Lord, the nLORD of hosts, the omighty One of Israel, Ah, pI will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: