“An ox knows its owner,
And a donkey its master’s manger,
But Israel (A)does not know,
My people (B)do not understand.”

Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
[a](C)Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who (D)act corruptly!
They have (E)abandoned the Lord,
They have (F)despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away [b]from Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:4 Lit Seed
  2. Isaiah 1:4 Lit backward

“Why then has this people, Jerusalem,
(A)Turned away in continual apostasy?
They (B)hold fast to deceit,
They (C)refuse to return.
“I (D)have listened and heard,
They have spoken what is not right;
(E)No man repented of his wickedness,
Saying, ‘What have I done?’
Everyone turned to his course,
Like a (F)horse charging into the battle.
“Even the stork in the sky
(G)Knows her seasons;
And the (H)turtledove and the swift and the thrush
Observe the time of their [a]migration;
But (I)My people do not know
The ordinance of the Lord.

(J)How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the Lord is with us’?
But behold, the lying pen of the scribes
Has made it into a lie.
“The wise men are (K)put to shame,
They are dismayed and caught;
Behold, they have (L)rejected the word of the Lord,
And what kind of wisdom do they have?
10 “Therefore I will (M)give their wives to others,
Their fields to [b]new owners;
Because from the least even to the greatest
Everyone is (N)greedy for gain;
From the prophet even to the priest
Everyone practices deceit.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 8:7 Lit coming
  2. Jeremiah 8:10 Lit possessing ones

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