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A Sword Against the Ammonites

28 “And you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God cconcerning the Ammonites and concerning their reproach,’ and say:

‘A sword, a sword is drawn,

Polished for slaughter,

For consuming, for flashing—

29 While they dsee false visions for you,

While they divine a lie to you,

To bring you on the necks of the wicked, the slain

eWhose day has come,

Whose iniquity shall end.

30 ‘Return fit to its sheath.

gI will judge you

In the place where you were created,

hIn the land of your 7nativity.

31 I will ipour out My indignation on you;

I will jblow against you with the fire of My wrath,

And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to kdestroy.

32 You shall be fuel for the fire;

Your blood shall be in the midst of the land.

lYou shall not be remembered,

For I the Lord have spoken.’ ”


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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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