18 “Come now, and alet us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“bThough your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.
19 “aIf you consent and obey,
You will beat the best of the land;
You will be adevoured by the sword.”
Truly, bthe mouth of the Lord has spoken.