34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny people their rights before the Most High,

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36 to deprive them of justice— would not the Lord see such things?

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37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?

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38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?

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39 Why should the living complain when punished for their sins?

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40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.

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41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say:

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42 “We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven.

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43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity.

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44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.

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