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God Tells His People Why Their
Prayers Are Not Being
Tells His People Why Their
Sacrifices Are Not
Why is it that
millions of Masses and Rosaries the world continues to sink into a
The answer is clearly spelled out in the....
Book of the Prophet ISAIAH
Chapter No. 1
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and
Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of
Judah. 2 Hear, O
heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have
nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
The ox knoweth his
owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my
people doth not consider. 4 Ah sinful nation, a people
laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters:
they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel
unto anger, they are gone away backward. 5 Why should ye be
stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is
sick, and the whole heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even
unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and
putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither
mollified with ointment. 7 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 strangers.
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 city. 9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very
small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been
like unto Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of
Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 11 To
what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the
Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed
beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of
12 When ye come to appear
before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto
me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot
away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your
appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary
to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine
eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your
hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away
the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be
as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
wool. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of
20 But if ye refuse and
rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord
hath spoken it. 21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was
full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 22 Thy
silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 23 Thy princes are
rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and
followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth
the cause of the widow come unto them.
24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord
of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine
adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: 25 And I will turn my hand
upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors
as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of
righteousness, the faithful city. 27 Zion shall be redeemed with
judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
28 And the destruction of the
transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that
forsake the Lord shall be consumed. 29 For they shall be ashamed of the
oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens
that ye have chosen. 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth,
and as a garden that hath no water. 31 And the strong shall be as tow,
and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and
shall quench them.
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