The Vision against Judea and Jerusalem1 The vision which [4beheld 1Isaiah 2son 3of Amoz], which he beheld against Judea, and against Jerusalem, during the kingdom of Uzziah, and Jotham, and Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the ones who reigned over Judea. 2 Hear, O heaven, and give ear O earth! For the lord spoke, saying, [2sons 1I have engendered], and raised them, but they disregarded me. 3 [2knows 1The ox] the one acquiring it, and the donkey knows the stable of its master; but Israel [3me 1does not 2know], and my people perceived not. 4 Woe, [2nation 1O sinful], people full of sins, [2seed 1an evil], [2sons 1lawless]. You abandoned the lord, and provoked to anger the holy one of Israel; they were separated into the rear. 5 Why still should you be struck, proceeding in lawlessness? The whole head is in misery, and the whole heart is in distress. 6 From feet unto head there is no [2in 3it 1wholeness]. Neither wound, nor stripe, nor [2wound 1inflamed] are healed; there is no dressing to place upon it, nor oil, nor bandages. 7 Your land is desolate; your cities scorched; your place before you -- strangers devoure it, and it is made desolate, being eradicated by [2peoples 1alien]. 8 [4shall be abandoned 1The 2daughter 3of Zion] as a tent in a vineyard, and as a storehouse in a cucumber garden, as a city being assaulted. 9 And unless the lord of Hosts left us a seed, [2as 3Sodom 1we would have become], and [2as 3Gomorrah 1likened]. 10 Hear the word of the lord, O rulers of Sodom! Take heed to the law of our God, O people of Gomorrah! 11 What are [3to me 1the multitude 2of your sacrifices], says the lord? I am full of whole burnt-offerings of rams, and fat of lambs; and [3blood 4of bulls 5and 6he-goats 1I do not 2want]. 12 And neither should you come to appear to me; for who required these from out of your hands? [3to tread 4my courtyard 1You shall not 2proceed]. 13 If you should bring fine flour, it is in vain; incense [2an abomination 3to me 1is]; [3your new moons 4and 5the 6Sabbaths 7and 9day 8the great 1I cannot 2endure]. 14 Your fasting, and idleness, and your new moons, and your holidays [3detests 2soul 1my]. You became to me as a glut; no longer shall I spare your sins. 15 Whenever you should stretch out your hands, I shall turn my eyes from you. And if you should multiply your supplication, I will not listen to you, for your hands [2of blood 1are full]. 16 Bathe yourself! [2clean 1Become]! Remove the wickednesses from your souls before my eyes! Cease from your wickednesses! 17 Learn [2good 1to do]! Inquire of equity! Rescue the one wronged! Judge for the orphan! and do justice for the widow! 18 And come, we should plead, says the lord. And if [2should be 1your sins] as crimson, [2as 3snow 1I shall whiten]; and if they should be as scarlet, [2as 3wool 1I shall whiten]. 19 And if you should want, and if you should listen to me, [2the 3good things 4of the 5earth 1you shall eat]. 20 But if you should not want, nor should you listen to me, a sword [2you 1shall devour]. For the mouth of the lord spoke these things.
Zion the Harlot City21 O how [4became 5a harlot 2city 1the trustworthy 3Zion], full of judgment; in which righteousness slept in it, but now murderers. 22 Your silver is debased; your peddlers mingle the wine with water. 23 Your rulers resist persuasion, they are partners of thieves, loving bribes, pursuing recompense, [3for orphans 1not 2arbitrating], and [3equity 4of widows 1not 2heeding]. 24 On account of this, thus says the master, the lord of Hosts, Woe the ones being strong of Israel, [4will not 5cease 1for 2my 3rage] among the contrary ones, and [2judgment 3on 4my enemies 1I will execute]. 25 And I will bring my hand against you, and I will purify you to cleanness. But the ones resisting persuasion I will destroy, and I will remove all lawless ones from you. 26 And all the proud I will abase; and I will stand your judges as formerly, and your counselors as at the beginning. And after these things you shall be called, City of Righteousness, [2mother-city 1the trustworthy] Zion. 27 For with judgment [2shall be delivered 1her captivity], and with charity. 28 And [6shall be broken 1the 2lawless ones 3and 4the 5sinners] together; and the ones abandoning the lord shall be finished off entirely. 29 For they shall be ashamed of their idols, which they preferred; and they shall be ashamed over the gardens which they desired. 30 For they will be as a terebinth tree throwing off its leaves, and as a park [3water 1not 2having]. 31 And [2will be 1their strength] as the stubble of hemp; and their works as sparks, and [6shall be incinerated 1the 2lawless ones 3and 4the 5sinners] together, and there will not be one extinguishing.
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