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Jeremiah 2

Moreover the word
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of the LORD
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came to me, saying
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Go
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and cry
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in the ears
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of Jerusalem
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saying
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Thus saith
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the LORD
<03068>_;
I remember
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thee, the kindness
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of thy youth
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the love
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of thine espousals
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when thou wentest
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after
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me in the wilderness
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in a land
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[that was] not sown
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{thee: or, for thy sake}
Israel
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[was] holiness
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unto the LORD
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[and] the firstfruits
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of his increase
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all that devour
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him shall offend
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evil
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shall come
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upon them, saith
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the LORD
<03068>_.
Hear
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ye the word
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of the LORD
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O house
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of Jacob
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and all the families
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of the house
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of Israel
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Thus saith
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the LORD
<03068>_,
What iniquity
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have your fathers
<01>
found
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in me, that they are gone far
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from me, and have walked
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after
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vanity
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and are become vain
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Neither said
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they, Where [is] the LORD
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that brought us up
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out of the land
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of Egypt
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that led
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us through the wilderness
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through a land
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of deserts
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and of pits
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through a land
<0776>
of drought
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and of the shadow of death
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through a land
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that no man
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passed through
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and where no man
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dwelt
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And I brought
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you into a plentiful
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country
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to eat
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the fruit
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thereof and the goodness
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thereof; but when ye entered
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ye defiled
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my land
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and made
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mine heritage
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an abomination
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{a plentiful...: or, the land of Carmel}
The priests
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said
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not, Where [is] the LORD
<03068>_?
and they that handle
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the law
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knew
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me not: the pastors
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also transgressed
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against me, and the prophets
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prophesied
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by Baal
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and walked
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after
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[things that] do not profit
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Wherefore I will yet plead
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with you, saith
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the LORD
<03068>_,
and with your children's
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children
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will I plead
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For pass over
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the isles
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of Chittim
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and see
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and send
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unto Kedar
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and consider
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diligently
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and see
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if there be such a thing. {over: or, over to}
Hath a nation
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changed
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[their] gods
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which [are] yet no gods
<0430>_?
but my people
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have changed
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their glory
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for [that which] doth not profit
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Be astonished
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O ye heavens
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at this, and be horribly afraid
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be ye very
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desolate
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saith
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the LORD
<03068>_.
For my people
<05971>
have committed
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two
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evils
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they have forsaken
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me the fountain
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of living
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waters
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[and] hewed them out
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cisterns
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broken
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cisterns
<0877>_,
that can hold
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no water
<04325>_.
[Is] Israel
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a servant
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[is] he a homeborn
<01004> <03211>
[slave]? why
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is he spoiled
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{spoiled: Heb. become a spoil?}
The young lions
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roared
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upon him, [and] yelled
<05414> (8804) <06963>_,
and they made
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his land
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waste
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his cities
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are burned
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without inhabitant
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{yelled: Heb. gave out their voice}
Also the children
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of Noph
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and Tahapanes
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have broken
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the crown of thy head
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{have...: or, feed on thy crown}
Hast thou not procured
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this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken
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the LORD
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thy God
<0430>_,
when
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he led
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thee by the way
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And now what hast thou to do in the way
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of Egypt
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to drink
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the waters
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of Sihor
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or what hast thou to do in the way
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of Assyria
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to drink
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the waters
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of the river
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Thine own wickedness
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shall correct
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thee, and thy backslidings
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shall reprove
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thee: know
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therefore and see
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that [it is] an evil
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[thing] and bitter
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that thou hast forsaken
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the LORD
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thy God
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and that my fear
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[is] not in thee, saith
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the Lord
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GOD
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of hosts
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For of old time
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I have broken
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thy yoke
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[and] burst
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thy bands
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and thou saidst
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I will not transgress
<05674> (8799) (8675) <05647> (8799)_;
when upon every high
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hill
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and under every green
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tree
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thou wanderest
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playing the harlot
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{transgress: or, serve}
Yet I had planted
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thee a noble vine
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wholly a right
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seed
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how then art thou turned
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into the degenerate plant
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of a strange
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vine
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unto me?
For though thou wash
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thee with nitre
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and take thee much
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soap
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[yet] thine iniquity
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is marked
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before
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me, saith
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the Lord
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GOD
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How canst thou say
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I am not polluted
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I have not gone
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after
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Baalim
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see
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thy way
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in the valley
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know
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what thou hast done
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[thou art] a swift
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dromedary
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traversing
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her ways
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{thou art...: or, O swift dromedary}
A wild ass
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used
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to the wilderness
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[that] snuffeth up
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the wind
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at her pleasure
<0185> <05315>_;
in her occasion
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who can turn her away
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all they that seek
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her will not weary
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themselves; in her month
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they shall find
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her. {A wild...: or, O wild ass, etc} {used: Heb. taught} {her pleasure: Heb. the desire of her heart} {turn...: or, reverse it?}
Withhold
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thy foot
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from being unshod
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and thy throat
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from thirst
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but thou saidst
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There is no hope
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no; for I have loved
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strangers
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and after
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them will I go
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{There...: or, Is the case desperate?}
As the thief
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is ashamed
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when he is found
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so is the house
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of Israel
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ashamed
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they, their kings
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their princes
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and their priests
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and their prophets
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Saying
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to a stock
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Thou [art] my father
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and to a stone
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Thou hast brought me forth
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for they have turned
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[their] back
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unto me, and not [their] face
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but in the time
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of their trouble
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they will say
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Arise
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and save
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us. {brought...: or, begotten me} {their back: Heb. the hinder part of the neck}
But where [are] thy gods
<0430>
that thou hast made
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thee? let them arise
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if they can save
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thee in the time
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of thy trouble
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for [according to] the number
<04557>
of thy cities
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are thy gods
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O Judah
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{trouble: Heb. evil}
Wherefore will ye plead
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with me? ye all have transgressed
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against me, saith
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the LORD
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In vain
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have I smitten
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your children
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they received
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no correction
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your own sword
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hath devoured
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your prophets
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like a destroying
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lion
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O generation
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see
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ye the word
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of the LORD
<03068>_.
Have I been a wilderness
<04057>
unto Israel
<03478>_?
a land
<0776>
of darkness
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wherefore say
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my people
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We are lords
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we will come
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no more unto thee? {We are...: Heb. We have dominion}
Can a maid
<01330>
forget
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her ornaments
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[or] a bride
<03618>
her attire
<07196>_?
yet my people
<05971>
have forgotten
<07911> (8804)
me days
<03117>
without number
<04557>_.
Why trimmest
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thou thy way
<01870>
to seek
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love
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therefore hast thou also taught
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the wicked ones
<07451>
thy ways
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Also in thy skirts
<03671>
is found
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the blood
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of the souls
<05315>
of the poor
<034>
innocents
<05355>_:
I have not found
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it by secret search
<04290>_,
but upon all these. {secret...: Heb. digging}
Yet thou sayest
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Because I am innocent
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surely his anger
<0639>
shall turn
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from me. Behold, I will plead
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with thee, because thou sayest
<0559> (8800)_,
I have not sinned
<02398> (8804)_.
Why gaddest thou about
<0235> (8799)
so much
<03966>
to change
<08138> (8763)
thy way
<01870>_?
thou also shalt be ashamed
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of Egypt
<04714>_,
as thou wast ashamed
<0954> (8804)
of Assyria
<0804>_.
Yea, thou shalt go forth
<03318> (8799)
from him, and thine hands
<03027>
upon thine head
<07218>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath rejected
<03988> (8804)
thy confidences
<04009>_,
and thou shalt not prosper
<06743> (8686)
in them.


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