"Are not you Israelites the same to me as the Cushites ?"1 declares the LORD. "Did I not bring Israel up from Egypt, the Philistines2 from Caphtor3 and the Arameans from Kir?4
"Surely the eyes of the Sovereign LORD are on the sinful kingdom. I will destroy5 it from the face of the earth-- yet I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob," declares the LORD.6
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