Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go.
O that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like a river, and your success like the waves of the sea;
your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me.
Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea, declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it forth to the end of the earth; say, "The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!"
They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split open the rock and the water gushed out.
"There is no peace," says the Lord, "for the wicked."
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