VIN(i) 1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amos, which he saw upon Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 2 Hear, heavens, and listen, earth, for the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and I brought them up, but they rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel doesn't know, my people do not understand. 4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly; they have forsaken the LORD, they have contemned the Holy One of Israel, they are turned away backward. 5 Why should you be beaten more, that you revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it: wounds, welts, and open sores. They haven't been closed, bandaged, or soothed with oil. 7 Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers eat it up in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 8 The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a field of melons, like a besieged city. 9 Unless the LORD of hosts had left us a few survivors, we would have been as Sodom, and we would have been like Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom, listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah. 11 What is the abundance of your sacrifices to me? says the LORD. I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened animals and I do not delight in the blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats. 12 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to trample my courts? 13 Bring no more vain offerings. Incense is an abomination to me; new moons, Sabbaths, and convocations: I can't bear with evil assemblies. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth; they are become a burden unto me; I am weary to bear them, 15 "When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you. Even though you offer many prayers, I will not listen because your hands are full of blood. 16 "Wash yourselves! Become clean! Get your evil deeds out of my sight. Stop doing evil. 17 Learn to do well—Seek justice, Correct the oppressor,—Vindicate the fatherless, Plead the cause of the widow, 18 "Come now, and let us reason together," says the LORD: "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 "If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land. 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it." 21 How the faithful city has become a harlot! She who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. 22 Your silver has become dross; your wine is diluted with water. 23 Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Every one loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not defend the orphan and the legal dispute of the widow does not come before them. 24 Therefore the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, says: "Ah, I will get relief from my adversaries, and avenge myself of my enemies; 25 And I will turn my hand upon you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your tin: 26 And I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning; afterwards you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27 Zion will be redeemed with justice and her converts with righteousness. 28 But the destruction of rebels and sinners shall be together, and those who forsake the LORD will perish. 29 For you will be ashamed of the oaks in which you delighted, and you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen. 30 You will be like an oak whose leaves wither and like a garden without water. 31 The strong will be like tinder, and his work like a spark. They will both burn together, and no one will quench them.”