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A Prayer in Deep Distress

33 Woe to you awho plunder, though you have not been plundered;

And you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you!

bWhen you cease plundering,

You will be cplundered;

When you make an end of dealing treacherously,

They will deal treacherously with you.

2 O Lord, be gracious to us;

dWe have waited for You.

Be 1their arm every morning,

Our salvation also in the time of trouble.

3 At the noise of the tumult the people eshall flee;

When You lift Yourself up, the nations shall be scattered;

4 And Your plunder shall be gathered

Like the gathering of the caterpillar;

As the running to and fro of locusts,

He shall run upon them.

5 fThe Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;

He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times,

And the strength of salvation;

The fear of the Lord is His treasure.

7 Surely their valiant ones shall cry outside,

gThe ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

8 hThe highways lie waste,

The traveling man ceases.

iHe has broken the covenant,

2He has despised the 3cities,

He regards no man.

9 jThe earth mourns and languishes,

Lebanon is shamed and shriveled;

Sharon is like a wilderness,

And Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.


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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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