Isaiah 1:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Isaiah 1:14, NIV: Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.

Isaiah 1:14, ESV: Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.

Isaiah 1:14, KJV: Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

Isaiah 1:14, NASB: I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am tired of bearing them.

Isaiah 1:14, NLT: I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!

Isaiah 1:14, CSB: I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals. They have become a burden to me; I am tired of putting up with them.

What does Isaiah 1:14 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

God is tired of observing the worship practices of His people while their hearts are estranged from Him (Isaiah 1—4). He uses harsh language, saying that His soul hates their observances and other law-required feasts. It's not that God did not want them to obey the requirements of the law for those things. Obedience to the law has no meaning if their hearts were hard and their daily lifestyles were continually sinful.

He finds their acts of worship to be a burden for Him, because their hearts and minds are not for Him. Instead of receiving the praises of His people with joy, He is tired of carrying them because they are false, dead weight.