1 The righteous man perishes, and no man atakes it to heart;
And devout men are taken away, while no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from bevil,
They rest in their 1beds,
Each one who awalked in his upright way.
3 “But come here, you sons of a asorceress,
Against whom do you open wide your mouth
And stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of arebellion,
Offspring of deceit,
bUnder every luxuriant tree,
Under the clefts of the crags?
Is your portion, 3they are your lot;
Even to them you have bpoured out a drink offering,
You have made a grain offering.
7 “Upon a ahigh and lofty mountain
You have bmade your bed.
You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
You have set up your sign;
Indeed, far removed from Me, you have auncovered yourself,
And have gone up and made your bed wide.
And you have made an agreement for yourself with them,
You have loved their 1bed,
You have looked on their 2manhood.
And increased your perfumes;
You have asent your envoys a great distance
And made them go down to 1Sheol.
Yet you did not say, ‘aIt is hopeless.’
You found 1renewed strength,
Therefore you did not 2faint.
11 “Of awhom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did bnot remember Me
Was I not silent even for a long time
So you do not fear Me?
But they will not profit you.
13 “When you cry out, alet your collection of idols deliver you.
But the wind will carry all of them up,
And a breath will take them away.
And will dpossess My holy mountain.”
“aBuild up, build up, prepare the way,
Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people.”
15 For thus says the ahigh and exalted One
“I cdwell on a high and holy place,
And also with the dcontrite and lowly of spirit
In order to erevive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite.
16 “For I will anot contend forever,
bNor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
And the cbreath of those whom I have made.
17 “Because of the iniquity of his aunjust gain I was angry and struck him;
I hid My face and was angry,
And he went on bturning away, in the way of his heart.
18 “I have seen his ways, but I will aheal him;
Says the Lord, “and I will heal him.”
20 But the awicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
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