Psalms 78:54-5854And he brought them to his a holy land,
b to the mountain which his right hand had c won.
55He d drove out nations before them;
he e apportioned them for a possession
and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
56 Yet they f tested and g rebelled against the Most High God
and did not keep his testimonies,
57but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers;
they twisted like h a deceitful bow.
58For they i provoked him to anger with their j high places;
they k moved him to jealousy with their l idols.
Psalms 143:1010 m Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
n Let your good Spirit o lead me
on p level ground!
Isaiah 2:1010 q Enter into the rock
and hide in the dust
r from before the terror of the Lord,
and from the splendor of his majesty.
Isaiah 24:55The earth lies s defiled
under its inhabitants;
for t they have transgressed the laws,
violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant.
Isaiah 27:1313And in that day u a great trumpet will be blown, v and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt w will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 2:77 x And I brought you into a plentiful land
to enjoy its fruits and its good things.
But when you came in y you defiled my land
and made my heritage an abomination.
Jeremiah 31:2323Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Once more they shall use these words in the land of Judah and in its cities z when I restore their fortunes: aa “‘The Lord bless you, ab O habitation of righteousness,
ac O holy hill!’
Ezekiel 22:2-162“And you, ad son of man ae will you judge, will you judge af the bloody city? ag Then declare to her all her abominations. 3You shall say, Thus says the Lord God: A city that sheds blood in her midst, so that ah her time may come, and that makes idols to defile herself! 4You have become guilty ai by the blood that you have shed, and defiled by the idols that you have made, and you have brought aj your days near, the appointed time of ▼
▼Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; most Hebrew manuscripts untilyour years has come. al Therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mockery to all the countries. 5Those who are near and those who are far from you will mock you; am your name is defiled; an you are full of tumult. 6“Behold ao the princes of Israel in you, every one according to his power, have been bent on shedding blood. 7Father and mother ap are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner aq suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow ar are wronged in you. 8 as You have despised my holy things and at profaned my Sabbaths. 9 au There are men in you who slander to shed blood, and people in you av who eat on the mountains; aw they commit lewdness in your midst. 10In you ax men uncover their fathers’ nakedness; in you they violate women who are unclean in their menstrual impurity. 11 ay One commits abomination with his neighbor’s wife; az another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; ba another in you violates his sister, his father’s daughter. 12In you bb they take bribes to shed blood; bc you take interest and profit ▼
▼That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor (compare Leviticus 25:36)and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but be me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God. 13“Behold bf I strike my hand at bg the dishonest gain that you have made, and at bh the blood that has been in your midst. 14 bi Can your courage endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? bj I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it. 15 bk I will scatter you among the nations and disperse you through the countries, and bl I will consume your uncleanness out of you. 16And bm you shall be profaned by your own doing bn in the sight of the nations, bo and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
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