23 Your (A)rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone (B)loves a bribe
And chases after rewards.
They (C)do not [a]defend the [b]orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:23 Or vindicate
  2. Isaiah 1:23 Or fatherless

23 (A)Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And (B)take away the [a]rights of the ones who are in the right!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 5:23 Lit righteousness

Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of (A)Israel and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they (B)sell the righteous for money
And the needy for a pair of sandals.

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