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Isaiah 66:2-4 International Standard Version (ISV)

All these things my hand has made,
    and so all these things came into being,”
        declares the Lord.
“But this is the one to whom I will look favorably:
    to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit,
        and who[a] trembles at[b] my message.

“Whoever slaughters an ox
    is just like[c] one who kills a human being;
whoever sacrifices a lamb
    is just like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
    is just like one who offers pig’s blood;
and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense
    is just like one who blesses an idol.
Yes, these have chosen their own ways,
    and they take delight in their contaminated actions.
Therefore[d] I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them,
    and will bring upon them what they dread.
For when I called, no[e] one answered;
    when I spoke, they didn’t listen;
but they did what I consider to be evil,
    and chose what doesn’t please me.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 66:2 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT lack who
  2. Isaiah 66:2 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT use different Heb. prepositions
  3. Isaiah 66:3 So 1QIsaa LXX; 1QIsab MT lack just like
  4. Isaiah 66:4 Or So
  5. Isaiah 66:4 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read and no
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Isaiah 66:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

Has not my hand made all these things,
    and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:
    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
    and who tremble at my word.
But whoever sacrifices a bull
    is like one who kills a person,
and whoever offers a lamb
    is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
    is like one who presents pig’s blood,
and whoever burns memorial incense
    is like one who worships an idol.
They have chosen their own ways,
    and they delight in their abominations;
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them
    and will bring on them what they dread.
For when I called, no one answered,
    when I spoke, no one listened.
They did evil in my sight
    and chose what displeases me.”

New International Version (NIV)

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