20 The animals of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people. 21 The people whom I formed for Myself Will declare My praise.
The Shortcomings of Israel
22 “Yet you have not called on Me, Jacob; But you have become weary of Me, Israel. 23 You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with [a]offerings, Nor wearied you with incense. 24 You have not bought Me [b]sweet cane with money, Nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather, you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your wrongdoings.
25 “I, I alone, am the one who wipes out your wrongdoings for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. 26 [c]Meet Me in court, let’s argue our case together; State your cause, so that you may be proved right. 27 Your first [d]forefather sinned, And your [e]spokesmen have rebelled against Me. 28 So I will profane the [f]officials of the sanctuary, And I will turn Jacob over to destruction and Israel to abuse.
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