Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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10 Hear the word of Jehovah,
O leaders of Sodom; give heed to the law of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!


11 For what purpose are your abundant
sacrifices to me? says Jehovah. I have had my fill of offerings of rams
and fat of fatted beasts; the blood of bulls and sheep and he-goats
I do not want.


12 When you come to see me,
who requires you to trample my courts so?


13 Bring no more worthless offerings;
they are as a loathsome incense to me. As for convening meetings at the New Month
and on the Sabbath, wickedness with the solemn gathering
I cannot approve. 14 Your monthly and regular meetings
my soul detests. They have become a burden on me;
I am weary of putting up with them.


15 When you spread forth your hands,
I will conceal my eyes from you; though you pray at length, I will not hear
your hands are filled with blood.