Isaiah 57 - Prayer Tents



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Isaiah 57
Good News Translation
57Good people die, and no one understands or even cares. But when they die, no calamity can hurt them.H6662H6H376H7760H3820H2617H582H622H995H6662H622H6440H7451 2Those who live good lives find peace and rest in death.H935H7965H5117H4904H1980H5228 3Come here to be judged, you sinners! You are no better than sorcerers, adulterers, and prostitutes.H7126H1121H6049H2233H5003H2181 4Who are you making fun of ? Who are you liars jeering at?H6026H7337H6310H748H3956H3206H6588H2233H8267 5You worship the fertility gods by having sex under those sacred trees of yours. You offer your children as sacrifices in the rocky caves near stream beds.H2552H410H7488H6086H7819H3206H5158H5585H5553 6You take smooth stones from there and worship them as gods. You pour out wine as offerings to them and bring them grain offerings. Do you think I am pleased with all this?H2511H5158H2506H1486H8210H5262H5927H4503H5162 7You go to the high mountains to offer sacrifices and have sex.H1364H5375H2022H7760H4904H5927H2076H2077 8You set up your obscene idols just inside your front doors. You forsake me; you take off your clothes and climb in your large beds with your lovers, whom you pay to sleep with you. And there you satisfy your lust.H310H1817H4201H7760H2146H1540H5927H7337H4904H3772H157H4904H3027H2372 9You put on your perfumes and ointments and go to worship the god Molech. To find gods to worship, you send messengers far and wide, even to the world of the dead.H7788H4428H8081H7235H7547H7971H6735H7350H8213H7585 10You wear yourselves out looking for other gods, but you never give up. You think your obscene idols give you strength, and so you never grow weak.H3021H7230H1870H559H2976H4672H2416H3027H2470 11The LORD says, "Who are these gods that make you afraid, so that you tell me lies and forget me completely? Have you stopped honoring me because I have kept silent for so long?H1672H3372H3576H2142H7760H3820H2814H5769H3372 12You think that what you do is right, but I will expose your conduct, and your idols will not be able to help you.H5046H6666H4639H3276 13When you cry for help, let those idols of yours save you! A puff of wind will carry them off ! But those who trust in me will live in the land and will worship me in my Temple."H2199H6899H5337H7307H5375H1892H3947H2620H5157H776H3423H6944H2022 14The LORD says, "Let my people return to me. Remove every obstacle from their path! Build the road and make it ready!H559H5549H5549H6437H1870H7311H4383H1870H5971 15"I am the high and holy God, who lives forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and hope.H559H7311H5375H7931H5703H8034H6918H7931H4791H6918H1793H8217H7307H2421H7307H8217H2421H3820H1792 16I gave my people life, and I will not continue to accuse them or be angry with them forever.H7378H5769H5331H7107H7307H5848H6440H5397H6213 17I was angry with them because of their sin and greed, and so I punished them and abandoned them. But they were stubborn and kept on going their own way.H5771H1215H7107H5221H5641H7107H3212H7726H1870H3820 18"I have seen how they acted, but I will heal them. I will lead them and help them, and I will comfort those who mourn.H7200H1870H7495H5148H7999H5150H57 19I offer peace to all, both near and far! I will heal my people.H1254H5108H8193H7965H7965H7350H7138H559H3068H7495 20But evil people are like the restless sea, whose waves never stop rolling in, bringing filth and muck.H7563H1644H3220H3201H8252H4325H1644H7516H2916 21There is no safety for sinners," says the LORD.H7965H559H430H7563


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

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