The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw1 concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Hear,3 O heavens, and give ear,54 O earth: for the LORD hath spoken,14 I have nourished14 and brought up31 children, and they have rebelled1 against me.
The ox knoweth1 his owner,6 and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know,1 my people doth not consider.110
Ah sinful6 nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,56 children that are corrupters:56 they have forsaken1 853 the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,14 they are gone away8 backward.
Why should ye be stricken93 any more? ye will revolt more and more:55 the 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,1 neither bound up,27 neither mollified27 with ointment.
Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned7 with fire: your land, strangers5 devour6 it in your presence, and [it is] desolate, as overthrown by strangers.5
And the daughter of Zion is left8 as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged7 city.
Except the LORD of hosts had left52 unto us a very small remnant, we should have been1 as Sodom, [and] we should have been like1 unto Gomorrah.
Hear3 the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear54 unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
To what purpose [is] the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith4 the LORD: I am full1 of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight1 not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
When ye come4 to appear9 before me, who hath required14 this at your hand, to tread2 my courts?
Bring53 no more55 vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling2 of assemblies, I cannot away with;4 [it is] iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth:1 they are a trouble unto me; I am weary8 to bear2 [them].
And when ye spread forth15 your hands, I will hide55 mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many55 prayers, I will not hear:6 your hands are full1 of blood.
Wash3 you, make you clean;100 put away54 the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease3 to do evil;53
Learn3 to do well;53 seek3 judgment, relieve16 the oppressed, judge3 the fatherless, plead3 for the widow.
Come3 now, and let us reason together,11 saith4 the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white55 as snow; though they be red55 like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing4 and obedient,1 ye shall eat4 the good of the land:
But if ye refuse17 and rebel,1 ye shall be devoured29 with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken14 [it].
How is the faithful12 city become an harlot!6 it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged4 in it; but now murderers.18
Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed7 with water:
Thy princes [are] rebellious,6 and companions of thieves: every one loveth6 gifts, and followeth6 after rewards: they judge4 not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come4 unto them.
Therefore saith7 the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease11 me of mine adversaries, and avenge11 me of mine enemies:6
And I will turn55 my hand upon thee, and purely purge away4 thy dross, and take away55 all thy tin:
And I will restore55 thy judges6 as at the first, and thy counsellors6 as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called,11 The city of righteousness, the faithful12 city.
Zion shall be redeemed11 with judgment, and her converts6 with righteousness.
And the destruction of the transgressors6 and of the sinners [shall be] together, and they that forsake6 the LORD shall be consumed.4
For they shall be ashamed4 of the oaks which ye have desired,1 and ye shall be confounded4 for the gardens that ye have chosen.1
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth,6 and as a garden that hath no water.
And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn1 together, and none shall quench18 [them].