The Book of the Prophet Isaiah 1: 10-17
|Listen to the Word of the Lord, you leaders of the people of Sodom. Listen closely to the law of our God, O people of Gomorrah.
|The multitude of your sacrifices, what is that to me, says the Lord? I am full. I do not desire holocausts of rams, nor the fat of fatlings, nor the blood of calves and of lambs and of he-goats.
|When you approach before my sight, who is it that requires these things from your hands, so that you would walk in my courts?
|You should no longer offer sacrifice vain. Incense is an abomination to me. The new moons and the Sabbaths and the other feast days, I will not receive. Your gatherings are iniquitous.
|My soul hates your days of proclamation and your solemnities. They have become bothersome to me. I labor to endure them.
|And so, when you extend your hands, I will avert my eyes from you. And when you multiply your prayers, I will not heed you. For your hands are full of blood.
|Wash, become clean, take away the evil of your intentions from my eyes. Cease to act perversely.
|Learn to do good. Seek judgment, support the oppressed, judge for the orphan, defend the widow.