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Isaiah 1 - NIV

1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

A Rebellious Nation


Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against me.

3 The ox knows its master,
the donkey its owner’s manger,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand.”


Woe to the sinful nation,
a people whose guilt is great,
a brood of evildoers,
children given to corruption!
They have forsaken the Lord;
they have spurned the Holy One of Israel
and turned their backs on him.


Why should you be beaten anymore?
Why do you persist in rebellion?
Your whole head is injured,
your whole heart afflicted.

6 From the sole of your foot to the top of your head
there is no soundness—
only wounds and welts
and open sores,
not cleansed or bandaged
or soothed with olive oil.


Your country is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
your fields are being stripped by foreigners
right before you,
laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.

8 Daughter Zion is left
like a shelter in a vineyard,
like a hut in a cucumber field,
like a city under siege.

9 Unless the Lord Almighty
had left us some survivors,
we would have become like Sodom,
we would have been like Gomorrah.


Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom;
listen to the instruction of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!

11 “The multitude of your sacrifices—
what are they to me?” says the Lord.
“I have more than enough of burnt offerings,
of rams and the fat of fattened animals;
I have no pleasure
in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.

12 When you come to appear before me,
who has asked this of you,
this trampling of my courts?

13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!
Your incense is detestable to me.
New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—
I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.

14 Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals
I hate with all my being.
They have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.

15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I hide my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
I am not listening.

Your hands are full of blood!


Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.

17 Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.[a]
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.


“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.

19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;

20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.


See how the faithful city
has become a prostitute!
She once was full of justice;
righteousness used to dwell in her—
but now murderers!

22 Your silver has become dross,
your choice wine is diluted with water.

23 Your rulers are rebels,
partners with thieves;
they all love bribes
and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
the widow’s case does not come before them.


Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
the Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes
and avenge myself on my enemies.

25 I will turn my hand against you;[b]
I will thoroughly purge away your dross
and remove all your impurities.

26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old,
your rulers as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called
the City of Righteousness,
the Faithful City.”


Zion will be delivered with justice,
her penitent ones with righteousness.

28 But rebels and sinners will both be broken,
and those who forsake the Lord will perish.


“You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks
in which you have delighted;
you will be disgraced because of the gardens
that you have chosen.

30 You will be like an oak with fading leaves,
like a garden without water.

31 The mighty man will become tinder
and his work a spark;
both will burn together,
with no one to quench the fire.”


a. Isaiah 1:17 Or justice.Correct the oppressor
b. Isaiah 1:25 That is, against Jerusalem

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Shared by: Troy Denson on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Lord desires for God's people to move from justification to sanctification; from sanctification to glorification. Walking or moving in the light means that God through Jesus' coming examples how we believers are to walk in the Light or God
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Denomination: Catholic
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Shared by: Paul Andrew on Dec, 2016
Summary: Ahaz faces the choice, — God’s plan or his own.
Denomination: Catholic
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Shared by: DeLishia Boykin Davis on Sep, 2016
Summary: There is nothing that can separate you from the power of God's forgiveness and redemptive grace - except you. Seek the Lord and you will receive the power to begin anew and maximize your potential in life.
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
Summary: In light of God’s Word, we need to examine how well we are doing in the area not only of providing care for the needy, but of defending their cause and seeing that their voice is heard.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:21-26
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 811
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
Summary: The sin is the attempt to turn worship away from the practice of giving honor to God to the practice of manipulating God for personal gain.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:27-31
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 807
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The Life and Times of Isaiah
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
Summary: All the prophets, to be sure, proclaim the salvation of the Lord, but none can match Isaiah for the sheer volume and grandeur of proclamation regarding God’s salvation.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 111
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Asking for Trouble
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
Summary: Something is terribly wrong, viz. the sins of the people.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:2-9
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 113
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Come, Let Us Reason
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Apr, 2016
Summary: God says, make yourselves clean. And he furthermore holds out the promise that we really can become clean.
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-20
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 258
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A New Life
Shared by: DeLishia Boykin Davis on Mar, 2016
Summary: there is a power that each believer can receive and attain from Almighty God. According to the Bible, we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Our greatest need is the forgiveness of Almighty God, that we may walk in his will
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Isaiah 1
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 1
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-31
Views: 116
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Shared by: Wesley Byrd on Jul, 2015
Summary: Reasoning the clarification of sin in a society that calls it sin on one hand and accepts it as normal on the other.
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An Appeal To Reason
Shared by: Brett Dague on Jan, 2015
Summary: God's appeal to the rational mind using the principles of philosophy.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 435
Michael Stark avatar
True Colours
Shared by: Michael Stark on Nov, 2014
Summary: Examining the bright distinction between Holy God and fallen mankind.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,275
David Leach avatar
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Shared by: David Leach on Dec, 2013
Summary: Throughout the history of mankind the tendency of the vast majority of God’s people has always been to turn away from God.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:9
Views: 534
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Shared by: John Sears on Dec, 2013
Summary: Discovering a deeper meaning of Christmas through some popular melodies we hear played during the Christmas season.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:2-18
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 3,290
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Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Dec, 2013
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based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,469
Matthew Parker avatar
The Costly Love of God
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Oct, 2013
Summary: God's love is not cheap. It is not easy. God's love has a rich history in the whole of the Bible.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-8
Views: 477
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Learn to Do Good
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2013
Summary: The sermons teaches us that we must do as God told Israel you must learn to do good.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-20
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 598
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Worship is a Verb
Shared by: Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Aug, 2013
Summary: We worship God in the way we live. Worship is a matter of obedience and service: if we love God with all of our hearts and treat others as if they were Christ, we are worshiping God faithfully. Church ritual will never replace real worship. We must repent
Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-20
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 742
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Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Aug, 2013
Summary: I. What Must We Come For ? II. How Must We Come? III. When Must We Come?
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,310
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A King Forgotten and Foretold
Shared by: Chris Appleby on May, 2013
Summary: God is the Holy One who expects his people to be holy just as he is holy, but at the same time he’s the God of irresistible grace who forgives us and promises to defend us and protect us from all the attacks of the evil one. But we have to remain faithful
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-7
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 598
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Shared by: bala samson on May, 2013
Summary: when you get ready to carry the cross everyday and follow Him, then God would give you the best He promised.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 954
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An Invitation To Greatness
Shared by: Gerald Van Horn on May, 2013
Summary: This a great invitation for mankind
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 987
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A New Beginning
Shared by: DeLishia Boykin Davis on Apr, 2013
Summary: God has the power to transform you. Regardless of past sins, God can and will forgive you and allow you a new beginning.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Views: 720
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Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2012
Summary: I have actually given the recipe for a fun-filled, happy 2013! Read, do them and enjoy!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,992
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Best of the Land
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: When you are willing to make changes in your life, make sacrifices for the sake of your Heavenly Father and walk out of sin, when you get ready to carry the cross everyday and follow Him, then God would give you the best He promised.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:1-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,231
Howard Strickland avatar
Favor Cometh Pt.2
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2012
Summary: 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 shall eat the good of the land; 20
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,691
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Favor Cometh
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2012
Summary: Favor has been given unto you, because of Jesus Christ. Learn how to obtain it-by faith.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 814
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Shared by: Gene Gregory on Aug, 2012
Summary: Compares Israel to the USA from Isaiah chapter 1.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:2-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,215