15 Woe to those who go to great depths
    to hide(A) their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
    “Who sees us?(B) Who will know?”(C)

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True Fasting

58 “Shout it aloud,(A) do not hold back.
    Raise your voice like a trumpet.(B)
Declare to my people their rebellion(C)
    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.(D)

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Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
    they cannot cover themselves with what they make.(A)
Their deeds are evil deeds,
    and acts of violence(B) are in their hands.

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12 For our offenses(A) are many in your sight,
    and our sins testify(B) against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
    and we acknowledge our iniquities:(C)

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both your sins(A) and the sins of your ancestors,”(B)
    says the Lord.
“Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains
    and defied me on the hills,(C)
I will measure into their laps
    the full payment(D) for their former deeds.”

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18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done,(A) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(B) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 66:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

“Son of man, confront(A) Jerusalem with her detestable practices(B)

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    you who hate good and love evil;
who tear the skin from my people
    and the flesh from their bones;(A)
who eat my people’s flesh,(B)
    strip off their skin
    and break their bones in pieces;(C)
who chop(D) them up like meat for the pan,
    like flesh for the pot?(E)

Then they will cry out to the Lord,
    but he will not answer them.(F)
At that time he will hide his face(G) from them
    because of the evil they have done.(H)

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But as for me, I am filled with power,
    with the Spirit of the Lord,
    and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression,
    to Israel his sin.(A)

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