"Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob;
But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.
(See last week's discussion of the Jacob and Israel issue)
"You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices
I have not burdened you with offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense.
(You have done nothing for ME)
"You have bought Me not sweet cane with money,
Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices;
Rather you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied Me with your iniquities.
(You have done much against ME)
"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.
( He "wipes" out your sin for HIS sake)
"Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together;
State your cause, that you may be proved right.
(You think that your sin is so big that you can't pray, can't worship or can't witness? Bring your case and argue before the One Who "remembers your sin no more"!)