And I raised up some of your children to be prophets and some of your youths to be nazirites. a Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel? says the Lord.
But you made the nazirites b drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, "You shall not prophesy."
So, I will press you down in your place, just as a cart presses down when it is full of sheaves. c14
Flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not retain their strength, nor shall the mighty save their lives;
those who handle the bow shall not stand, and those who are swift of foot shall not save themselves, nor shall those who ride horses save their lives;
and those who are stout of heart among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, says the Lord.
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