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God’s Warning Rejected

12 And they said, h“That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one 4obey the idictates 5of his evil heart.”

13 Therefore thus says the Lord:

j“Ask now among the Gentiles,

Who has heard such things?

The virgin of Israel has done ka very horrible thing.

14 Will a man 6leave the snow water of Lebanon,

Which comes from the rock of the field?

Will the cold flowing waters be forsaken for strange waters?

15 “Because My people have forgotten lMe,

They have burned incense to worthless idols.

And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways,

From the mancient paths,

To walk in pathways and not on a highway,

16 To make their land ndesolate and a perpetual ohissing;

Everyone who passes by it will be astonished

And shake his head.

17 pI will scatter them qas with an east wind before the enemy;

rI will 7show them the back and not the face

In the day of their calamity.”


About The New King James Version

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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