16 “All your males are to appear three times a year(A) before the Lord your God in the place He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. No one is to appear before the Lord empty-handed.

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13 He followed the daily requirement(A) for offerings according to the commandment of Moses(B) for Sabbaths, New Moons, and the three annual appointed festivals: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths.(C)

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Happy are the people whose strength is in You,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.(A)

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11 “What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.(A)
12 When you come to appear before Me,
who requires this from you—
this trampling of My courts?
13 Stop bringing useless offerings.(B)
Your incense is detestable to Me.
New Moons and Sabbaths,(C)
and the calling of solemn assemblies(D)
I cannot stand iniquity(E) with a festival.
14 I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am tired of putting up with them.
15 When you lift up your hands in prayer,(F)
I will refuse to look at you;
even if you offer countless prayers,
I will not listen.(G)
Your hands are covered with blood.(H)

Purification of Jerusalem

16 “Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.(I)
Remove your evil deeds from My sight.
Stop doing evil.(J)
17 Learn to do what is good.
Seek justice.(K)
Correct the oppressor.[a]
Defend the rights of the fatherless.
Plead the widow’s cause.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:17 Or Aid the oppressed

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