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The Wickedness of Jerusalem

3 Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted,

To the oppressing city!

2 She has not obeyed His voice,

She has not received correction;

She has not trusted in the Lord,

She has not drawn near to her God.

3 aHer princes in her midst are roaring lions;

Her judges are bevening wolves

That leave not a bone till morning.

4 Her cprophets are insolent, treacherous people;

Her priests have 1polluted the sanctuary,

They have done dviolence to the law.

5 The Lord is righteous in her midst,

He will do no unrighteousness.

2Every morning He brings His justice to light;

He never fails,

But ethe unjust knows no shame.

6 “I have cut off nations,

Their fortresses are devastated;

I have made their streets desolate,

With none passing by.

Their cities are destroyed;

There is no one, no inhabitant.

7 fI said, ‘Surely you will fear Me,

You will receive instruction’—

So that her dwelling would not be cut off,

Despite everything for which I punished her.

But 3they rose early and gcorrupted all their deeds.


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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