1 No, the arm of Yahweh is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear,
Jer 32:17 Isa 50:2 Num 11:23 Heb 7:25 Isa 65:24 Matt 13:15 Gen 18:14
2 but your guilty deeds have made a gulf between you and your God. Your sins have made him hide his face from you so as not to hear you,
Jer 5:25 Isa 1:15 Mic 3:4 Prov 15:29 Ezek 39:23-24 Deut 31:17-18 Deut 32:19-20
3 since your hands are stained with blood and your fingers with guilt; your lips utter lies, your tongues murmur wickedness.
Isa 1:15 Ezek 7:23 Hos 4:2 Isa 1:21 Jer 2:30 Jer 2:34 1Tim 4:2
4 No one makes upright accusations or pleads sincerely. All rely on empty words, utter falsehood, conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
Job 15:35 Isa 30:12 Jer 7:4 Jer 7:8 Ezek 22:29-31 Isa 59:3 Isa 59:13-14
5 They are hatching adders' eggs and weaving a spider's web; eat one of their eggs and you die, crush one and a viper emerges.
Isa 14:29 Job 8:14 Matt 3:7 Matt 12:34 Prov 23:32
6 Their webs are useless for clothing, their deeds are useless for wearing; their deeds are deeds of guilt, violence fills their hands.
Ezek 7:11 Isa 57:12 Jer 6:7 Amos 3:10 Amos 6:3 Ezek 7:23 Gen 6:11
7 Their feet run to do evil; they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of guilt, wherever they go there is havoc and ruin.
Prov 6:17 Mark 7:21-22 Rom 3:15-17 Prov 1:16 Acts 8:20-22 Ezek 9:9 Ezek 22:6
8 They do not know the way of peace, there is no fair judgement in their course, they have made their own crooked paths, and no one treading them knows any peace.
Isa 57:20-21 Luke 1:79 Isa 48:22 Amos 6:1-6 Hos 4:1-2 Isa 5:7 Isa 59:14-15
9 Thus fair judgement is remote from us nor can uprightness overtake us. We looked for light and all is darkness, for brightness and we walk in gloom.
Isa 5:30 1Thess 5:3 Amos 5:18-20 Hab 1:13 Jer 8:15 Jer 14:19 Job 30:26
10 Like the blind we feel our way along walls, we grope our way like people without eyes. We stumble as though noon were twilight, among the robust we are like the dead.
Deut 28:29 Job 5:14 Lam 3:6 1John 2:11 Amos 8:9 Isa 8:15 Jer 13:16
11 We growl, all of us, like bears, like doves we make no sound but moaning, waiting for the fair judgement that never comes, for salvation, but that is far away.
Isa 38:14 Ezek 7:16 Hos 7:14 Isa 51:20 Isa 59:9 Jer 8:15 Jer 9:1
12 How often we have rebelled against you and our sins bear witness against us. Our rebellious acts are indeed with us, we are well aware of our guilt:
Ezra 9:6 Hos 5:5 Jer 14:7 1Thess 2:15-16 Dan 9:5-8 Ezek 5:6 Ezek 7:23
13 rebellion and denial of Yahweh, turning our back on our God, talking violence and revolt, murmuring lies in our heart.
Mark 7:21-22 Ezek 6:9 Ezek 18:25 Heb 3:12 Hos 1:2 Hos 6:7 Hos 7:13
14 Fair judgement is driven away and saving justice stands aloof, for good faith has stumbled in the street and sincerity cannot enter.
Hab 1:4 Isa 59:4 Amos 5:11 Eccl 3:16 Isa 1:21 Isa 5:23 Isa 10:1-2
15 Good faith has vanished; anyone abstaining from evil is victimised. Yahweh saw this and was displeased that there was no fair judgement.
1John 3:11-12 2Chr 21:7 2Cor 5:13 2Kgs 9:11 2Sam 11:27 Acts 9:1 Acts 9:23
16 He saw there was no one and wondered there was no one to intervene. So he made his own arm his mainstay, his own saving justice his support.
Ezek 22:30 Ps 98:1 Gen 18:23-32 Isa 52:10 Isa 41:28 Isa 50:2 Isa 63:3-5
17 He put on saving justice like a breastplate, on his head the helmet of salvation. He put on the clothes of vengeance like a tunic and wrapped himself in jealousy like a cloak.
Eph 6:17 Eph 6:14 1Thess 5:8 Isa 51:9 Rom 13:12-14 Isa 9:7 2Cor 6:7
18 To each he repays his due, retribution to his enemies, reprisals on his foes, to the coasts and islands he will repay their due.
Isa 63:6 Jer 17:10 Ezek 5:13 Job 34:11 Lam 4:11 Luke 21:22 Matt 16:27
19 From the west, Yahweh's name will be feared, and from the east, his glory, for he will come like a pent-up stream impelled by the breath of Yahweh.
Ps 113:3 Isa 49:12 Mal 1:11 Ps 22:27 Rev 17:14-15 Rev 20:1-3 2Thess 2:8
20 Then for Zion will come a redeemer, for those who stop rebelling in Jacob, declares Yahweh.
Rom 11:26-27 Acts 3:19 Ezek 18:30-31 Heb 12:14 Titus 2:11-14 Obad 1:17-21 Acts 2:36-39
21 'For my part, this is my covenant with them, says Yahweh. My spirit with which I endowed you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, will not leave your mouth, or the mouths of your children, or the mouths of your children's children, says Yahweh, henceforth and for ever.'
Jer 31:31-34 Heb 10:16 Ezek 36:25-27 Jer 32:38-41 Heb 8:6-13 2Cor 3:17-18 Isa 51:16