in but a few lines:
“These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.
But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person,
and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dogʼs neck;
whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pigʼs blood,
and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol.
They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;
so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread.
For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened.
They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: “Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet they will be put to shame.”