The ctyrannical city!
2 She aheeded no voice,
She baccepted no instruction.
She did not ctrust in the Lord,
She did not ddraw near to her God.
3 Her aprinces within her are roaring lions,
Her judges are bwolves at evening;
They leave nothing for the morning.
4 Her prophets are areckless, treacherous men;
Her bpriests have profaned the sanctuary.
They have done violence to the law.
He will cdo no injustice.
dEvery morning He brings His justice to light;
He does not fail.
But the unjust eknows no shame.
Their corner towers are in ruins.
I have made their streets adesolate,
With no one passing by;
Their bcities are laid waste,
Without a man, cwithout an inhabitant.
So her dwelling will bnot be cut off
According to all that I have appointed concerning her.
But they were eager to ccorrupt all their deeds.
8 “Therefore await for Me,” declares the Lord,
“For the day when I rise up as a witness.
Indeed, My decision is to bgather nations,
To assemble kingdoms,
To pour out on them My indignation,
All My burning anger;
For call the earth will be devoured
By the fire of My zeal.
That all of them may bcall on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him 2shoulder to shoulder.
10 “From beyond the rivers of aEthiopia
Will bbring My offerings.
11 “In that day you will afeel no shame
Because of all your deeds
By which you have rebelled against Me;
For then I will remove from your midst
Your bproud, exulting ones,
And you will never again be haughty
On My choly mountain.
12 “But I will leave among you
A ahumble and lowly people,
And they will btake refuge in the name of the Lord.
And ctell no lies,
Nor will a deceitful tongue
Be found in their mouths;
For they will dfeed and lie down
With no one to make them tremble.”
aShout in triumph, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away aHis judgments against you,
He has cleared away your enemies.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is bin your midst;
You will cfear disaster no more.
16 aIn that day it will be said to Jerusalem:
“bDo not be afraid, O Zion;
cDo not let your hands fall limp.
17 “The Lord your God is ain your midst,
He will cexult over you with joy,
He will 2be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
18 “I will gather those who agrieve about the appointed feasts—
They 1came from you, O Zion;
The reproach of exile is a burden on 2them.
With all your aoppressors,
I will save the blame
And gather the outcast,
In all the earth.
20 “At that time I will abring you in,
Even at the time when I gather you together;
Indeed, I will give you brenown and praise
Among all the peoples of the earth,
When I crestore your fortunes before your eyes,”
Says the Lord.
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