11 (A)What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I [a]have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle;
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
12 “When you come (B)to appear before Me,
Who requires [b]of you this trampling of My courts?
13 “Bring your worthless offerings no longer,
(C)Incense is an abomination to Me.
(D)New moon and sabbath, the (E)calling of assemblies—
I cannot (F)endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
14 “I hate your new moon festivals and your (G)appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am (H)weary of bearing them.
15 “So when you (I)spread out your hands in prayer,
(J)I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you (K)multiply prayers,
I will not listen.
(L)Your hands are [c]covered with blood.

16 (M)Wash yourselves, (N)make yourselves clean;
(O)Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight.
(P)Cease to do evil,

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:11 Or am sated with
  2. Isaiah 1:12 Lit of your hand
  3. Isaiah 1:15 Lit full of

Hypocrisy Rebuked

But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck;
He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers (A)swine’s blood;
He who [a](B)burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol.
As they have chosen their (C)own ways,
And their soul delights in their (D)abominations,

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 66:3 Lit offers a memorial of incense

“Enter Bethel and transgress;
In Gilgal multiply transgression!
(A)Bring your sacrifices every morning,
Your tithes every three days.
[a]Offer a (B)thank offering also from that which is leavened,
And proclaim (C)freewill offerings, make them known.
For so you (D)love to do, you sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord God.

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  1. Amos 4:5 Lit Offer up in smoke

10 “Then I will (A)turn your festivals into mourning
And all your songs into [a]lamentation;
And I will bring (B)sackcloth on everyone’s loins
And baldness on every head.
And I will make it (C)like a time of mourning for an only son,
And the end of it will be like a bitter day.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 8:10 Or a dirge

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