The Idolatry of Israel1 Behold! how the just one perishes, and no one looks out for the heart; and [2men 1just] are lifted away, and no one contemplates. For from the face of injustice [3has been lifted away 1the 2just one]. 2 [2will be 3in 4peace 1His burial], he has been lifted from out of the midst. 3 But you lead forward here, [2sons 1O lawless], seed of adulterers, and of a harlot! 4 In what have you reveled in? And against whom have you opened your mouth? And against whom have you slackened your tongue? [2not 1Are you] children of destruction? a seed without honor? 5 ones calling for aid upon the idols under [2trees 1bushy]? slaying their children in the ravines between the rocks? 6 That is your portion, this is your lot. To those you poured out libations, and to these you offered sacrifices; over these things then shall I not be provoked to anger? 7 Upon [4mountain 1the high 2and 3elevated], there is your bed, and there you hauled to sacrifice your sacrifices. 8 And behind the doorposts of your door you placed your memorials. Did you think that if you should separate from me [3more 2anything 1you would have]. You loved the ones going to bed with you; 9 and you multiplied your harlotry with them, and [2many 1you made] of them far from you. And you sent ambassadors over your borders, and you were abased unto Hades. 10 [2in 3your many ways 1You tired]. and You said not, I shall cease growing in strength. For you practiced these things. On account of this [2did not 3earnestly beseech 4of me 1you]. 11 In venerating whom were you afraid of, that you lied against me, and did not remember me, nor took me into your consideration, nor into your heart? And I beholding you will overlook, yet [3me 1you did not 2fear]. 12 And I will report of your righteousness; and your evils shall not benefit you. 13 Whenever you should yell out, then let them rescue you in your affliction! [3these things 1For 2all] the wind shall take, and [2shall carry away 1the gale]. But the ones holding on in me shall acquire the earth, and they shall inherit [2mountain 1my holy]. 14 And they shall say, Clear [2from 3in front 4of him 1the ways], and lift the impediments from the way of my people! 15 Thus says the highest, the one in the highest, dwelling the eon. Holy in the holies; the name to him -- the lord; [2highest 3in 4the holies 1the one resting]; and to the faint-hearted giving long-suffering, and giving life to the ones being broken in heart. 16 [2not 5into 6the 7eon 1I shall 3punish 4you], nor [3always 1shall I be provoked to anger 2with you]; for a spirit from me shall go forth, and [4breath 3all 1I 2made]. 17 On account of sin a little in anything I grieved him, and I struck him, and I turned my face from him; and I was grieved, and he went gloomy in his ways. 18 [2his ways 1I have seen], and I healed him, and comforted him, and gave to him [2comfort 1true]. 19 Peace upon peace to the ones far off, and to the ones being near. And the lord said, I will heal them. 20 But the unjust thus shall swell as waves, and [3to rest 1will not 2be able]. 21 There is no rejoicing to the impious, said God.
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