so that you may not be sluggish, 1 but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
On this topic we have much to say 1 and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish 2 in hearing.
Edom’s 1 streams will be turned into pitch and her soil into brimstone; her land will become burning pitch.
So 1 he said to them, “You 2 foolish people 3 – how slow of heart 4 to believe 5 all that the prophets have spoken!
as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day.” 1
From that time 1 when one came expecting a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures from it, there were only twenty.
Tell them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: “‘Look, I am against 1 you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster 2 lying in the midst of its waterways, who has said, “My Nile is my own, I made it for myself.” 3