¹⁰Hear the word of the Lord, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.
¹¹What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me? Says the Lord. I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
¹²When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
¹³Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies – I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
¹⁴I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them.
¹⁵So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.
¹⁶Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil,
¹⁷Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
¹⁸Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.
¹⁹If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land;
²⁰But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword. Truly, the mouth of the Lord has spoken.