Isa 1:4 “How horrible it will be for a nation that sins. Its people are loaded down with guilt. They are descendants of evildoers and destructive children. They have abandoned the LORD. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They have turned their backs on him.
Isaiah does not just pussyfoot around but calls sin for what itis and for what the consequences will be – for the GUILTY.
Brood of Evildoers :Like a hen gets broody when preparing a nest in which to sit upon eggs so these people get together only to hatch up evil. Brood = [zera] Heb. means seed, sowing , offspring, or virile semen. Means a Practitioner of evil. posterity or descendants who produce evil.
children that are given to corruption…..
What a harvest!. These are Hebrews, the Sons of Abraham the man of faith that are Corrupters.= [masha chiythim ] from [shachath] meaning to destroy, to lay waste as an invading army cp. Josh 22:33; Gen 19:13 and Jerm. 12:10 They had destroyed all virtuous principles and broken down all the barriers to vice and to corrupt morals Gen 6:2 They had corrupted others by their example Judges 2:12 and Zeph 3:7.
They have provoked the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL. (or they have despised the Holy One of Israel see Proverbs 1:3; Pro 5:11 Then you will groan when your end comes, when your body and flesh are consumed. You will say,
Pro 5:12 “Oh, how I hated discipline! How my heart despised correction!
Pro 5:13 I didn’t listen to what my teachers said to me, nor did I keep my ear open to my instructors.
They blasphemed Vulgate or they incited the LORD to anger by their despising of HIM.