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1:1 icapshe Uision of Isaiah the sonne of Amoz, which hee sawe concerning Iudah and Ierusalem, in the dayes of Uzziah, Iotham, Ahaz, & Hezekiah kings of Iudah.  
1:2 Heare, O heauens, and giue eare, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken; I haue nourished and brought vp children, and they haue rebelled against me.  
1:3 The oxe knoweth his owner, and the asse his masters cribbe: but Israel doeth not know, my people doeth not consider.  
1:4 Ah sinnefull nation, a people laden with iniquitie, a seede of euill doers, children that are corrupters: they haue forsaken the Lord, they haue prouoked the Holy one of Israel vnto anger, they are gone away backward. Margin Note
1:5 Why should yee be stricken any more? yee will reuolt more and more: the whole head is sicke, and the whole heart faint. Margin Note
1:6 From the sole of the foote, euen vnto the head, there is no soundnesse in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they haue not beene closed, neither bound vp, neither mollified with oyntment. Margin Note
1:7 Your countrey is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your land, strangers deuoure it in your presence, and it is desolate as ouerthrowen by strangers. Margin Note
1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged citie.  
1:9 Except the Lord of hostes had left vnto vs a very small remnant, we should haue beene as Sodom, and we should haue bene like vnto Gomorrah.  
1:10 Heare the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, giue eare vnto the Law of our God, yee people of Gomorrah.  
1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices vnto me, sayth the Lord? I am full of the burnt offerings of rammes, and the fat of fedde beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullockes, or of lambes, or of hee goates. Margin Note
1:12 When ye come to appeare before mee, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Margin Note
1:13 Bring no more vaine oblations, incense is an abomination vnto me: the new Moones, and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies I cannot away with; it is iniquitie, euen the solemne meeting. Margin Note
1:14 Your new Moones, and your appointed Feasts my soule hateth: they are a trouble vnto me, I am weary to beare them.  
1:15 And when ye spread foorth your handes, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when yee make many prayers I will not heare: your hands are full of blood. Margin Note
1:16 Wash yee, make you cleane, put away the euill of your doings from before mine eyes, cease to doe euill,  
1:17 Learne to doe well, seeke iudgement, relieue the oppressed, iudge the fatherlesse, plead for the widow. Margin Note
1:18 Come now and let vs reason together, saith the Lord: though your sinnes be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimsin, they shall be as wooll.  
1:19 If yee be willing and obedient, yee shall eate the good of the land.  
1:20 But if yee refuse and rebell, yee shalbe deuoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.  
1:21 Howe is the faithfull citie become an harlot? it was full of iudgement, righteousnesse lodged in it; but now murtherers.  
1:22 Thy siluer is become drosse, thy wine mixt with water.  
1:23 Thy princes are rebellious and companions of theeues: euery one loueth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they iudge not the fatherlesse, neither doth the cause of the widowe come vnto them.  
1:24 Therefore, saith the Lord, the Lord of hostes, the mighty one of Israel; Ah, I will ease me of mine aduersaries, and auenge me of mine enemies.  
1:25 And I will turne my hand vpon thee, and purely purge away thy drosse, and take away all thy tinne. Margin Note
1:26 And I will restore thy iudges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called the citie of righteousnesse, the faithfull citie.  
1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with iudgement, and her conuerts with righteousnesse. Margin Note
1:28 And the destruction of the transgressours and of the sinners shall be together: and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed. Margin Note
1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the okes which yee haue desired, and yee shalbe confounded for the gardens that yee haue chosen.  
1:30 For yee shall be as an oke whose leafe fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.  
1:31 And the strong shall be as towe, and the maker of it as a sparke, and they shall both burne together, and none shall quench them. Margin Note