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MOREOVER the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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Also, Son of man, thus says the LORD God to the land of Israel: The end is come upon the land of Israel, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
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Now the end is come upon you, and I will pour out my wrath upon you, and I will judge you according to your ways and will recompense you all your abominations.
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And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity;
but I will recompense you according to your ways, and your abominations shall be in your midst;
and you shall know that I am the LORD.
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Thus says the LORD God: Behold, an evil is coming for every evil which you have committed.
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An end is coming, and it shall afflict you.
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The dawn of destruction is come upon you, O you inhabitant of the land;
the time is come, the day of trouble is near.
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Now I will shortly pour out my wrath upon you, and I will pour out my anger upon you;
and I will judge you according to your ways, and will recompense you for all your abominations.
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And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity;
but I will recompense you according to your ways;
and your abominations shall remain in the midst of you;
and you shall know that I am the LORD who has smitten you.
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Behold the day is come, the dawn is gone forth;
the staff has blossomed, the shame has budded.
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Violence has grown upon the staff of the wicked;
none of them shall remain, neither their disturbances nor their works;
nor shall I cease from punishing them.
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The time is come, the day draws near;
let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller regret;
for wrath is upon all their substance.
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For the buyer shall not return to the seller, for they will not be living;
for catastrophe shall not spare any of their possessions;
neither shall a man spare his life by means of his corruptness.
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They have blown the trumpet, and made all ready;
but there is none that goes to battle;
for my wrath is upon all their substance.
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The sword is in the streets, pestilence and famine in the houses;
he that is in the field shall die by the sword;
and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour.
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¶ But those of them who escape shall escape on the mountains, and they shall take refuge like doves in the crags;
all of them shall die every one in his own iniquity.
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All hands shall be feeble and all knees shall be weak.
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The people shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them;
and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all heads.
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They shall cast their silver into the streets, and their gold shall be despised;
their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD;
they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bellies;
because this is their torment on account of their iniquity.
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And the beauty of their ornaments, which they made with excellency for the images and altars of their abominations, I have made, therefore, to be despised;
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And I will give it into the hands of strangers for a prey and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil;
and they shall pollute it.
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And I will turn my face from them, and they shall pollute my sanctuary, and robbers shall enter into it and defile it.
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¶ And they shall attack it with bricks;
for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of iniquity.
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Therefore I will bring shepherds of Gentiles, and they shall possess their houses;
I will also make the excellency of the mighty ones to cease;
and the Gentiles shall possess their sanctuary.
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Indignation is coming;
and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
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Calamity shall come upon calamity, and rumor shall be upon rumor;
then they shall seek a vision from the prophets;
but the law shall perish from the priests, and counsel from the elders.
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The king shall sit in mourning and the prince shall be clothed with desolation and the hands of the people of the land shall tremble;
I will do to them according to their evil way, and according to their own judgments will I judge them;
and they shall know that I am the LORD.