1 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.a
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    • d 2:1 - Or "and what to answer when I am rebuked"

      The LORD’s Answer

      2 Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a heraldb may run with it.
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        • e 2:2 - Or "so that whoever reads it"
          3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; itc will certainly come and will not delay.
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            • f 2:3 - Or "Though he linger, wait for him;" / "he"
              4 “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulnessd
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              5 indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples.
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              6 “Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, “ ‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?’
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              7 Will not your creditors suddenly arise? Will they not wake up and make you tremble? Then you will become their prey.
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              8 Because you have plundered many nations, the peoples who are left will plunder you. For you have shed human blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
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              9 “Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin!
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