Your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers are stained with sin. You speak lies, and you mutter wicked things.
No one calls for justice, and no one pleads his case truthfully. People trust pointless arguments and speak lies. They conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
~ Isaiah 59:1-4, God’s Word translation
Same verses, The Message translation:
Look! Listen! God’s arm is not amputated – he can still save. God’s ears are not stopped up – he can still hear. There’s nothing wrong with God; the wrong is in you. Your wrongheaded lives caused the split between you and God. Your sins got between you so that he doesn’t hear.
Your hands are drenched in blood, your fingers dripping with guilt, Your lips smeared with lies, your tongue swollen from muttering obscenities.
No one speaks up for the right, no one deals fairly. They trust in illusion, they tell lies, they get pregnant with mischief and have sin-babies.