The Word of God: Isaiah 1:1-9 – December 2, 2019

1The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2     Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth; 
          for the LORD has spoken: 
     I reared children and brought them up, 
          but they have rebelled against me. 
3     The ox knows its owner, 
          and the donkey its master’s crib; 
     but Israel does not know, 
          my people do not understand.

4     Ah, sinful nation, 
          people laden with iniquity, 
     offspring who do evil, 
          children who deal corruptly, 
     who have forsaken the LORD, 
          who have despised the Holy One of Israel, 
          who are utterly estranged!

5     Why do you seek further beatings? 
          Why do you continue to rebel? 
     The whole head is sick, 
          and the whole heart faint. 
6     From the sole of the foot even to the head, 
          there is no soundness in it, 
     but bruises and sores 
          and bleeding wounds; 
     they have not been drained, or bound up, 
          or softened with oil.

7     Your country lies desolate, 
          your cities are burned with fire; 
     in your very presence 
          aliens devour your land; 
          it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners. 
8     And daughter Zion is left 
          like a booth in a vineyard, 
     like a shelter in a cucumber field, 
          like a besieged city. 
9     If the LORD of hosts 
          had not left us a few survivors, 
     we would have been like Sodom, 
          and become like Gomorrah.

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