The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 1:4–9

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Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly; they have forsaken YHWH, they have contemned the Holy One of Israel, they are turned away backward.

Ah sinful nation, a people full of sins, an evil seed, lawless children: ye have forsaken the Lord, and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Woe to a sinful nation, a people burdened by iniquity, a wicked offspring, accursed children. They have abandoned the Lord. They have blasphemed the Holy One of Israel. They been taken away backwards.

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On what part will ye yet be stricken, seeing ye stray away more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint;

Why should ye be smitten any more, transgressing more and more? the whole head is pained, and the whole heart sad.

For what reason shall I continue to strike you, as you increase transgressions? The entire head is feeble, and the entire heart is grieving.

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From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and festering sores: they have not been pressed, neither bound up, neither mollified with oil.

From the feet to the head, there is no soundness in them; neither wound, nor bruise, nor festering ulcer are healed: it is not possible to apply a plaister, nor oil, nor bandages.

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Your country is desolate; your cities are burned with fire; your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by floods.

Your land is desolate. Your cities have been set ablaze. Foreigners devour your countryside in your sight, and it will become desolate, as if devastated by enemies.

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And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

The daughter of Sion shall be deserted as a tent in a vineyard, and as a storehouse of fruits in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

And the daughter of Zion will be left behind, like an arbor in a vineyard, and like a shelter in a cucumber field, and like a city being laid to waste.

Except YHWH of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

And if the Lord of Sabaoth had not left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been made like Gomorrha.

If the Lord of hosts had not bequeathed us offspring, we would have been like Sodom, and we would have been comparable to Gomorrah.