30 Woe to athe rebellious children, saith the Lord,
bThat take counsel, but not of me;
And that ccover with a covering, but not of my spirit,
dThat they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk eto go down into Egypt,
And have not fasked at my mouth;
To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh,
And to trust in gthe shadow of Egypt!
4 For his princes were at iZoan,
Nor be an help nor profit,
But a shame, and also a reproach.
And vtheir treasures upon the bunches of camels,
To ma people that shall not profit them.
7 For hthe Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:
8 Now go, ywrite it before them in a table,
And znote it in a book,
That it may be for †the time to come
For ever and ever:
9 That athis is a rebellious people, lying children,
Children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
10 Which say to the bseers, See not;
And to the prophets, cProphesy not unto us right things,
dSpeak unto us smooth things,
Turn aside out of the path,
Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Because ye despise this word,
And stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you fas a breach ready to fall,
Swelling out in a high wall,
That is broken in pieces; khe shall not spare:
So that there shall not be found in the bursting of it kka sherd
lTo take fire from the hearth,
Or to take water withal out of mthe pit.
In returning and nrest shall ye be saved;
oIn quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
pAnd ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for qwe will flee upon horses;
Therefore shall ye flee:
Therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 sOne thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one;
At the rebuke of five shall ye flee:
Till ye be left as ||a beacon upon the top of a mountain,
And as ttan ensign on an hill.
18 And utherefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you,
And therefore vwill he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you:
For the Lord is a God of judgment:
wBlessed are all they that wait for him.
19 For xthe people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem:
Thou shalt weep no more:
He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry;
When he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
Yet ashall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more,
But thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
aaThis is the way, walk ye in it,
bWhen ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
hThou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
That thou shalt sow the ground withal;
And bread of the increase of the earth,
And it shall be fat and plenteous:
Which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be oupon every high mountain,
Rivers and pstreams of waters in the day of the great slaughter,
When othe towers fall.
As the light of seven days,
In the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people,
And thealeth the stroke of their wound.
His lips are full of indignation,
And his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And whis breath, as an overflowing stream,
xShall reach to the midst of the neck,
xxTo sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:
And there shall be ya bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
30 And the Lord shall cause †his glorious voice to be heard,
And shall shew cthe lighting down of his arm,
With the indignation of his anger,
And with dthe flame of a devouring fire,
iWhich smote with a rod.
32 And †in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
Which the Lord shall †lay upon him,
Yea, for the king it nis prepared;
He hath made it deep and large:
oThe pile thereof is fire and much wood;
The breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, pdoth kindle it.
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