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But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
Thus says the LORD to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account."
We have transgressed and rebelled, You have not pardoned.
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.
"So I spoke to you, but you would not listen. Instead you rebelled against the command of the LORD, and acted presumptuously and went up into the hill country.
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
"For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.
And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,
When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.
Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon.
Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of Tyre. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; yet He could not escape notice.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.