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1 Thus says Jehovah:Where is your mother’s bill of divorcewith which I cast her out?Or to which of my creditors did I sell you?Surely, by sinning you have sold yourselves;because of your crimes is your mother cast off.
2 Why was no one there when I came;why did no one answer when I called?Was my hand too short to redeem you;have I no power to deliver?By a mere rebuke I dry up the Sea;rivers I turn into deserttheir fish become parcheda for lack of waterand perish because of thirst. 3 I clothe the heavens with the blackness of mourning;I put up sackcloth to cover them.
4 My Lord Jehovah has endowed me with a learned tongue,that I may know how to preachto those grown weary a word to wake them up.Morning by morning he wakens my ear to hear,as at study; 5 my Lord Jehovah has opened my ear,and I rebel not, nor back away: 6 I offered my back to smiters,my cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;I hid not my face from insult and spitting.
7 Because my Lord Jehovah helps me,I shall not be disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing I shall not be confounded. 8 He who vindicates me is near me.Who has a dispute with me? Let us face one another!Who will bring charges against me?Let him confront me with them! 9 See, my Lord Jehovah sustains me.Who then will incriminate me?Surely all such shall wear out like a garment;the moth shall consume them.
10 Who among you fears Jehovahand heeds the voice of his servant,who, though he walk in the dark and have no light,trusts in the name of Jehovah and relies on his God? 11 But you are lighters of fires, all of you,who illuminateb with mere sparks.Walk then by the light of your firesand by the sparks you have kindled.This shall you have from my hand:you shall lie down in agony.


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