The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 43:22–28

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22  Yet thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob, neither hast thou wearied thyself about Me, O Israel.

22  I have not now called thee, O Jacob; neither have I made thee weary, O Israel.

22  But you have not called upon me, O Jacob, nor have you struggled for me, O Israel.

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23  Thou hast not brought Me the small cattle of thy burnt-offerings; neither hast thou honoured Me with thy sacrifices. I have not burdened thee with a meal-offering, nor wearied thee with frankincense.

23  You have not offered me the ram of your holocaust, and you have not glorified me with your victims. I have not burdened you with oblations, nor have I wearied you with incense.

23  You have not brought me lambs of your burnt offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with request offerings, nor wearied you with demands for incense.

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24  Thou hast bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou satisfied Me with the fat of thy sacrifices; but thou hast burdened Me with thy sins, thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.

24  Neither hast thou purchased for me victims for silver, neither have I desired the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou didst stand before me in thy sins, and in thine iniquities.

24  You have bought me no sweet cane with money, and you have not inebriated me with the fat of your victims. Yet truly, you have burdened me with your sins; you have wearied me with your iniquities.

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25  I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake; and thy sins I will not remember.

25  I am. I am the very One who wipes away your iniquities for my own sake. And I will not remember your sins.

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26  Put Me in remembrance, let us plead together; declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

26  But do thou remember, and let us plead together: do thou first confess thy transgressions, that thou mayest be justified.

26  Call me to mind, and let us go to judgment together. If you have anything to justify yourself, explain it.

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27  Thy first father sinned, and thine intercessors have transgressed against Me.

27  Your fathers first, and your princes have transgressed against me.

27  Your first father sinned, and your interpreters have betrayed me.

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28  Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and I have given Jacob to condemnation, and Israel to reviling.

28  And so, I have defiled the holy leaders. I have handed over Jacob to slaughter, and Israel to calumny.

28  Your princes have profaned the sanctuary; therefore I have given Jacob to the curse and Israel to reproaches.