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Isaiah 59:1 - 59:8

Separation from Yahweh

Behold, the hand of Yahweh is not so short
That it cannot save;
Nor is His ear so dull
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken a lie;
Your tongue mutters unrighteousness.
No one calls in righteousness, and no one seeks justice in truth.
They trust in confusion and speak worthlessness;
They conceive trouble and give birth to wickedness.
They break open vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web;
He who eats of their eggs dies,
And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.
Their webs will not become a garment,
Nor will they cover themselves with their works;
Their works are works of wickedness,
And a deed of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil,
And they are quick to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of wickedness;
Devastation and destruction are in their highways.
They do not know the way of peace,
And there is no justice in their tracks;
They have made their paths crooked,
Whoever treads on them does not know peace.