Isaiah 57


The Idolatry of Israel

1Behold! how the just one perishes, and no one looks out for the heart; and [2men 1just] are lifted away, and no one contemplates. For from the face of injustice [3has been lifted away 1the 2just one]. 2[2will be 3in 4peace 1His burial], he has been lifted from out of the midst. 3But you lead forward here, [2sons 1O lawless], seed of adulterers, and of a harlot! 4In what have you reveled in? And against whom have you opened your mouth? And against whom have you slackened your tongue? [2not 1Are you] children of destruction? a seed without honor? 5ones calling for aid upon the idols under [2trees 1bushy]? slaying their children in the ravines between the rocks? 6That is your portion, this is your lot. To those you poured out libations, and to these you offered sacrifices; over these things then shall I not be provoked to anger? 7Upon [4mountain 1the high 2and 3elevated], there is your bed, and there you hauled to sacrifice your sacrifices. 8And behind the doorposts of your door you placed your memorials. Did you think that if you should separate from me [3more 2anything 1you would have]. You loved the ones going to bed with you; 9and you multiplied your harlotry with them, and [2many 1you made] of them far from you. And you sent ambassadors over your borders, and you were abased unto Hades. 10[2in 3your many ways 1You tired]. and You said not, I shall cease growing in strength. For you practiced these things. On account of this [2did not 3earnestly beseech 4of me 1you]. 11In venerating whom were you afraid of, that you lied against me, and did not remember me, nor took me into your consideration, nor into your heart? And I beholding you will overlook, yet [3me 1you did not 2fear]. 12And I will report of your righteousness; and your evils shall not benefit you. 13Whenever you should yell out, then let them rescue you in your affliction! [3these things 1For 2all] the wind shall take, and [2shall carry away 1the gale]. But the ones holding on in me shall acquire the earth, and they shall inherit [2mountain 1my holy]. 14And they shall say, Clear [2from 3in front 4of him 1the ways], and lift the impediments from the way of my people! 15Thus says the highest, the one in the highest, dwelling the eon. Holy in the holies; the name to him -- the  lord; [2highest 3in 4the holies 1the one resting]; and to the faint-hearted giving long-suffering, and giving life to the ones being broken in heart. 16[2not 5into 6the 7eon 1I shall 3punish 4you], nor [3always 1shall I be provoked to anger 2with you]; for a spirit from me shall go forth, and [4breath 3all 1I 2made]. 17On account of sin a little in anything I grieved him, and I struck him, and I turned my face from him; and I was grieved, and he went gloomy in his ways. 18 [2his ways 1I have seen], and I healed him, and comforted him, and gave to him [2comfort 1true]. 19Peace upon peace to the ones far off, and to the ones being near. And the  lord said, I will heal them. 20But the unjust thus shall swell as waves, and [3to rest 1will not 2be able]. 21There is no rejoicing to the impious, said God.
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