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Isaiah 59:13-15 New English Translation (NET Bible)

13 We have rebelled and tried to deceive the Lord;
we turned back from following our God.
We stir up[a] oppression and rebellion;
we tell lies we concocted in our minds.[b]
14 Justice is driven back;
godliness[c] stands far off.
Indeed,[d] honesty stumbles in the city square
and morality is not even able to enter.
15 Honesty has disappeared;
the one who tries to avoid evil is robbed.
The Lord watches and is displeased,[e]
for there is no justice.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 59:13 tn Heb “speaking.” A new sentence was started here in the translation for stylistic reasons.
  2. Isaiah 59:13 tn Heb “conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.”
  3. Isaiah 59:14 tn Or “righteousness” (ASV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); KJV, NAB “justice.”
  4. Isaiah 59:14 tn Or “for” (KJV, NRSV).
  5. Isaiah 59:15 tn Heb “and it is displeasing in his eyes.”
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