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Israel is Shameless

3 “They say, ‘If a man divorces his wife, And she goes from him

And becomes another man’s,

aMay he return to her again?’

Would not that bland be greatly polluted?

But you have cplayed the harlot with many lovers;

dYet return to Me,” says the Lord.

2 “Lift up your eyes to ethe desolate heights and see:

Where have you not 1lain with men?

fBy the road you have sat for them

Like an Arabian in the wilderness;

gAnd you have polluted the land

With your harlotries and your wickedness.

3 Therefore the hshowers have been withheld,

And there has been no latter rain.

You have had a iharlot’s forehead;

You refuse to be ashamed.

4 Will you not from this time cry to Me,

‘My Father, You are jthe guide of kmy youth?

5 lWill He remain angry forever?

Will He keep it to the end?’

Behold, you have spoken and done evil things,

As you were able.”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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