Bible: Isaiah 59:9-15
Israel Confesses its Sin
and salvation does not reach us.
59:10 We grope along the wall like the blind,
we grope like those who cannot see; 9
we stumble at noontime as if it were evening.
Though others are strong, we are like dead men. 10
59:11 We all growl like bears,
we coo mournfully like doves;
we wait for deliverance, 11 but there is none,
for salvation, but it is far from us.
59:12 For you are aware of our many rebellious deeds, 12
and our sins testify against us;
indeed, we are aware of our rebellious deeds;
we know our sins all too well. 13
59:13 We have rebelled and tried to deceive the
we turned back from following our God.
We stir up 14 oppression and rebellion;
we tell lies we concocted in our minds. 15
59:14 Justice is driven back;
godliness 16 stands far off.
Indeed, 17 honesty stumbles in the city square
and morality is not even able to enter.
59:15 Honesty has disappeared;
the one who tries to avoid evil is robbed.
for there is no justice.