If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; 1 if you remove wicked behavior far from your tent,
How will he severely punish you, you deceptive talker? 1
“‘Then I bathed you in water, washed the blood off you, and anointed you with fragrant oil.
but I know you, that you do not have the love of God 1 within you.
But I told you 1 that you have seen me 2 and still do not believe.
Did the word of God begin with you, 1 or did it come to you alone?
You were running well; who prevented you from obeying 1 the truth?
Nevertheless you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 1
But I have this against you: You have departed 1 from your first love!
When I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, I will accept you along with your soothing aroma. I will display my holiness among you in the sight of the nations.
1 Therefore 2 you are without excuse, 3 whoever you are, 4 when you judge someone else. 5 For on whatever grounds 6 you judge another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge practice the same things.
I rescued you from Egypt’s power 1 and from the power of all who oppressed you. I drove them out before you and gave their land to you.
In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. 1 I tested you at the waters of Meribah. 2 (Selah)
Do not listen to them, 1 because their prophecies are lies. 2 Listening to them will only cause you 3 to be taken far away from your native land. I will drive you out of your country and you will die in exile. 4
Moreover the Lord says, 1 ‘I will make something happen to prove that I will punish you in this place. I will do it so that you will know that my threats to bring disaster on you will prove true. 2
“‘I passed by you and saw you kicking around helplessly in your blood. I said to you as you lay there in your blood, “Live!” I said to you as you lay there in your blood, “Live!” 1
I will lead people, my people Israel, across you; they will possess you and you will become their inheritance. No longer will you bereave them of their children.
If I have told you people 1 about earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 2
Now I want to make clear for you, 1 brothers and sisters, 2 the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand,
For the Lord your God will bless you just as he has promised; you will lend to many nations but will not borrow from any, and you will rule over many nations but they will not rule over you.