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2 I will astand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower,

And will bwatch to see cwhat he will say ||unto me,

And what I shall answer ||when I am reproved.

And the Lord answered me, and said,

ccWrite the vision, and dmake it plain upon tables,

That he may run that readeth it.

For ethe vision is yet ffor an appointed time,

But fat the end it shall speak, and not lie:

gThough it htarry, iwait for it;

Because kit will surely come, lit will not tarry.

Behold, khis soul which mis lifted up is not upright in him:

knBut the just shall live by his faith.

||Yea also, because he otransgresseth pby wine,

He is qa proud man, neither keepeth at home,

Who renlargeth his desire sas hell,

And is sas death, and cannot be satisfied,

But tgathereth unto him all nations,

And theapeth unto him all people:

Shall not all these tttake up ua parable against him,

And va taunting vwproverb against him, and say,

||Woe to him that increaseth xthat which is not his! yhow long?

And to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

Shall they not rise up zsuddenly that shall bite thee,

And awake that shall avex thee,

And thou shalt be bfor booties unto them?

cBecause thou hast spoiled many nations,

cAll the remnant of the people dshall spoil thee;

eBecause of men’s blood, and for fthe violence of the land,

eOf the city, and of all that dwell therein.

gWoe to him that ||coveteth an evil covetousness to his house,

That he may set hhis nest ion high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

10  Thou hast consulted shame to thy house

By cutting off many people,

And hast ksinned against thy soul.

11  For lthe stone shall cry out of the wall,

And the ||beam out of the timber shall ||answer it.

12  Woe to him mthat buildeth a town with blood,

And stablisheth a city mby iniquity!

13  Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts

That nthe people shall labour oin the very fire,

And nthe people pshall weary themselves ||ofor very vanity?

14  For qrthe earth shall be filled ||with qthe knowledge of rthe glory of the Lord,

qAs the waters cover the sea.

15  Woe unto him sthat giveth his neighbour drink,

That tputtest thy ubottle to him, and vmakest him drunken also,

vThat thou mayest look on their nakedness!

16  Thou art filled ||with wshame for glory:

xDrink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered:

xThe cup of the Lord’s right hand shall be turned unto thee,

And yshameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

17  For fthe violence of zLebanon shall cover thee,

And zzthe spoil of beasts, which made them afraid,

eBecause of men’s blood, and for fthe violence of the land,

eOf the city, and of all that dwell therein.

18  aWhat profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it;

The molten image, and ba teacher of lies,

That the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make cdumb idols?

19  Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach!

Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,

And dthere is no breath at all in the midst of it.

20  But ethe Lord is in his holy temple:

Let gall the earth keep silence before him.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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