2 Hear, O [a]heavens, and hearken, O earth: for the Lord hath said, I have nourished and brought up [b]children, but they have rebelled against me.
3 The [c]ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel hath not known: my people hath not understood.
4 Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity: a [d]seed of the wicked, corrupt children: they have forsaken the Lord: they have provoked the [e]Holy one of Israel to anger: they are gone backward.
Isaiah 1:2Because men were obstinate and insensible, he calleth to the dumb creatures, which were more prompt to obey God’s word, as Deut. 32:1.
Isaiah 1:2He declareth his great mercy toward the Jews forasmuch as he chose them above all other nations to be his people and children, as Deut. 10:15.
Isaiah 1:3The most dull and brute beasts do more acknowledge their duty toward their masters, than my people do toward me, of whom they have received benefits without comparison.
Isaiah 1:4They were not only wicked as were their fathers, but utterly corrupt, and by their evil example infected others.
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