Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen, and they owned land there. They were fruitful and increased rapidly in number.
O sky, rain down from above! Let the clouds send down showers 1 of deliverance! Let the earth absorb it 2 so salvation may grow, 3 and deliverance may sprout up 4 along with it. I, the Lord, create it. 5
When you bring foreigners, those uncircumcised in heart and in flesh, into my sanctuary, you desecrate 1 it – even my house – when you offer my food, the fat and the blood. You 2 have broken my covenant by all your abominable practices.