New Living Translation
It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.
King James Bible
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Darby Bible Translation
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he doth not hear.
World English Bible
but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Young's Literal Translation
But your iniquities have been separating Between you and your God, And your sins have hidden The Presence from you -- from hearing.
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"I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night. Ye that are the Lord's remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth."--ISA. lxii. 6, 7. "And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor."--ISA. lix. 16. "And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered, and there was none to uphold."--ISA. lxiii. 5. "There is none that calleth upon Thy name, that …
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The Impending Conflict
The Hindrances to Mourning
When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.
This is what the LORD says: "Was your mother sent away because I divorced her? Did I sell you as slaves to my creditors? No, you were sold because of your sins. And your mother, too, was taken because of your sins.
What good is fasting when you keep on fighting and quarreling? This kind of fasting will never get you anywhere with me.
Jerusalem has sinned greatly, so she has been tossed away like a filthy rag. All who once honored her now despise her, for they have seen her stripped naked and humiliated. All she can do is groan and hide her face.
The nations will then know why Israel was sent away to exile--it was punishment for sin, for they were unfaithful to their God. Therefore, I turned away from them and let their enemies destroy them.
Then you beg the LORD for help in times of trouble! Do you really expect him to answer? After all the evil you have done, he won't even look at you!"
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