Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled, the oppressive city!
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She has not obeyed; she has not accepted discipline. She has not trusted in the Lord; she has not drawn near to her God.
The princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the night, which leave nothing for the morning.
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Her prophets are reckless- treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary; they do violence to instruction.
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The righteous Lord is in her; He does no wrong. He applies His justice morning by morning; He does not fail at dawn, yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.
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I have cut off nations; their corner towers are destroyed. I have laid waste their streets, with no one to pass through. Their cities lie devastated, without a person, without an inhabitant.
I thought: You will certainly fear Me and accept correction. Then her dwelling place would not be cut off [based on] all that I had allocated to her. However, they became more corrupt in all their actions.
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Therefore, wait for Me- the Lord's declaration- until the day I rise up for plunder. For My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, in order to pour out My indignation on them, all My burning anger; for the whole earth will be consumed by the fire of My jealousy.
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For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh and serve Him with a single purpose.
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From beyond the rivers of Cush My supplicants, My dispersed people, will bring an offering to Me.
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On that day you will not be put to shame because of everything you have done in rebelling against Me. For then I will remove your boastful braggarts from among you, and you will never again be haughty on My holy mountain.
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I will leave a meek and humble people among you, and they will trust in the name of Yahweh.
The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or tell lies; a deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. But they will pasture and lie down, with nothing to make [them] afraid.
Sing for joy, Daughter Zion; shout loudly, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all [your] heart, Daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has removed your punishment; He has turned back your enemy. The King of Israel, the Lord, is among you; you need no longer fear harm.
On that day it will be said to Jerusalem: "Do not fear; Zion, do not let your hands grow weak.
The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring [you] quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy."
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I will gather those who have been driven from the appointed festivals; [They will be] a tribute from you, and reproach [on her].
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Yes, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you. I will save the lame and gather the scattered; I will make those who were disgraced throughout the earth receive praise and fame.
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At that time I will bring you back, yes, at the time I will gather you. I will make you famous and praiseworthy among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes. Yahweh has spoken.
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