Thus the Lord GOD showed me: behold, the Lord GOD was calling for a judgment by fire, and it devoured the great deep and was eating up the land.
Then I said, "O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee! How can Jacob stand? He is so small!"
The LORD repented concerning this; "This also shall not be," said the Lord GOD.
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