Repent from false religion.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers (H2114 זוּר zuwr (zoor) v. to turn aside 2. to be a foreigner, strange, profane.) devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. (People that refuse YHVH as God are tearing down the faith of the people and teaching them to sun-god worship.)
8 And the daughter of Zion (one to become the Bride of Yeshua) is left as a cottage (H5521 סֻכָּה cukkah (sook-kaw’) n-f. tabernacle) in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers*, as a besieged city. (*H7180 קִשֻּׁא qishshu’ (kish-shoo’) n-f. a cucumber (from the difficulty of digestion). [from an unused root (meaning to be hard)]
9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. (YHVH is tired of the rote rituals performed by unrepentant people)
12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? (Hebrew idiom ‘tread my courts’ means to be oppressive to the city and its inhabitants.)
13 Bring no more vain (useless) oblations (sacrifices); incense is an abomination (H8441 תּוֹעֵבַה tow`ebah (to-ay-ɓaw’) n-f. something disgusting.) unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with (overcome); it is iniquity (wickedness), even the solemn meeting. (H6116 עֲצָרָה `atsarah (ats-aw-raw’) n-f. an assembly, especially on a festival or holiday.)
(This is YHVH pointing out the festival of Ashtaroth the pagan fertility goddess called Easter today.)
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts (H4150 מוֹעֵד mow`ed (mo-ade’) n-m. an appointment, the freasts) my soul hateth: they are a trouble (burden) unto me; I am weary (tired) to bear them.
(Due to the people’s actions of keeping the traditions of men and festivals of the false gods and goddesses, along side of the feasts of YHVH, YHVH was not pleased with them.)
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. (YHVH is turning away from their mixed religious practices.)
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings (stop doing these immoral actions) from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve (H833 אָשַׁר ‘ashar (aw-shar’) v. to be straight) the oppressed (H2541 חָמוֹץ chamowts (chaw-motse’) n-m. the cruel man.), judge (H8199 שָׁפַט shaphat (shaw-fat’) v.avenge) the fatherless (orphans, the bereaved person), plead for the widow.
- James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
This is the goddess Ashtoreth, also known as: Aphrodite, Diana, Isis, Cybele, and a host of other names throughout history.
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