The Humble and Contrite in Spirit

Isaiah 66

1 Thus says the LORD:
a "Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?
2 For all those things My hand has made,
And all those things exist,"
Says the LORD.
b "But on this one will I look:
c On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word.

3 "He d who kills a bull is as if he slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he e breaks a dog's neck;
He who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine's blood;
He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol.
Just as they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
4 So will I choose their delusions,
And bring their fears on them;
f Because, when I called, no one answered,
When I spoke they did not hear;
But they did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight."

5 Hear the word of the LORD,
You who tremble at His word:
"Your brethren who g hated you,
Who cast you out for My name's sake, said,
h 'Let the LORD be glorified,
That i we may see your joy.'
But they shall be ashamed."

6 The sound of noise from the city!
A voice from the temple!
The voice of the LORD,
Who fully repays His enemies!

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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