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“The endc has come upon my people Israel;
I will never again pass them by.
3 The songs of the templed shall become wailings in that day,”
says the Lord God;
“the dead bodies shall be many,
cast out in every place. Be silent!”
and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
so that we may sell grain;
and the sabbath,
so that we may offer wheat for sale?
We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,
and practice deceit with false balances,
and the needy for a pair of sandals,
and selling the sweepings of the wheat.”
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
and everyone mourn who lives in it,
and all of it rise like the Nile,
and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?
I will make the sun go down at noon,
and darken the earth in broad daylight.
and all your songs into lamentation;
I will bring sackcloth on all loins,
and baldness on every head;
I will make it like the mourning for an only son,
and the end of it like a bitter day.
when I will send a famine on the land;
not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord.
and from north to east;
they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
but they shall not find it.
shall faint for thirst.
and say, “As your god lives, O Dan,”
and, “As the way of Beer-sheba lives”—
they shall fall, and never rise again.
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