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Isaiah 66:2-4 Expanded Bible (EXB)

[L Hasn’t…?] My hand made all things.
    All things are here because I made them,”
says the Lord.

“These are the people ·I am pleased with [L upon whom I look]:
    those who are ·not proud or stubborn [humble and contrite in spirit]
    and who ·fear [tremble at] my word.
But those people who kill bulls as a sacrifice to me
    are like those who kill people.
Those who kill sheep as a sacrifice
    are like those who break the necks of dogs.
Those who give me ·grain [L gift; tribute] offerings [Lev. 2:1]
    are like those who offer me the blood of pigs [C dogs and pigs were ritually unclean animals and were forbidden as sacrifices].
Those who burn incense
    are like those who worship idols [C their rituals were no better than pagan worship because their hearts were not right with God].
These people choose their own ways, not mine,
    and they ·love [delight in] ·the terrible things they do [their abominations].
So I will choose ·their punishments [harsh treatment for them],
    and I will punish them with what they fear most.
This is because I called to them, but they did not listen.
    I spoke to them, but they did not hear me.
They did things I said were evil;
    they chose to do things I did not ·like [delight in].”

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