12When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts?
13You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me; New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly.
14Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing [them].
15And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you, even when you pray at length, I do not hear; your hands are full of blood.
16Wash, cleanse yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes, cease to do evil.
17Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow.
18Come now, let us debate, says the Lord. If your sins prove to be like crimson, they will become white as snow; if they prove to be as red as crimson dye, they shall become as wool.
19If you be willing and obey, you shall eat the best of the land.
20But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord spoke.
21How has she become a harlot, a faithful city; full of justice, in which righteousness would lodge, but now murderers.
22Your silver has become dross; your wine is diluted with water.
23Your princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after payments; the orphan they do not judge, and the quarrel of the widow does not come to them.
24"Therefore," says the Master, the Lord of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, "Oh, I will console Myself from My adversaries, and I will avenge Myself of My foes.
25And I will return My hand upon you and purge away your dross as with lye, and remove all your tin.
26And I will restore your judges as at first and your counsellors as in the beginning; afterwards you shall be called City of Righteousness, Faithful City.
27Zion shall be redeemed through justice and her penitent through righteousness.
28And destruction shall come over rebels and sinners together, and those who forsake the Lord shall perish.
29For they shall be ashamed of the elms that you desired, and you shall be humiliated because of the gardens that you chose.
30For you shall be like an elm whose leaves are wilting, and like a garden that has no water.
31And the[ir] strength shall become as tow, and its perpetrator as a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with no one to extinguish [the fire].