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Oppressors Judged
1Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans #Ps 36:4Is 32:7Nah 1:11 on their beds!
At morning light #Hs 7:6-7 they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands. #Gn 31:29Dt 28:32Pr 3:27
2They covet fields #Jr 22:17Am 8:4 and seize them; #Is 5:8
they also take houses.
They deprive a man of his home, #1Kg 21:1-15
a person of his inheritance. #Ex 20:17Is 5:8
3Therefore, the Lord says:
I am now planning #Dt 28:48Jr 18:11 a disaster
against this nation; #Jr 8:3Am 3:1-2
you cannot free your necks from it. #Lm 1:14|NoBook| 5:5
Then you will not walk so proudly #Is 2:11-12
because it will be an evil time. #Am 5:13
4In that day one will take up #Hab 2:6 a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, #Jr 9:10Mc 1:8 saying,
“We are totally ruined! #Is 6:11|NoBook| 24:3Jr 4:13
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields #Jr 6:12|NoBook| 8:10 to traitors.”
5Therefore, there will be no one
in the assembly of the Lord
to divide the land by casting lots. # Lit Lord stretching the measuring line by lot #Nm 34:13Jos 18:4
God’s Word Rejected
6“Quit your preaching,” #Is 30:10Am 2:12|NoBook| 7:16 they # = the prophets preach.
“They should not preach these things; #Is 29:10Mc 3:6
shame will not overtake us.” # Text emended; MT reads things. Shame will not depart. #Mc 6:16
7House of Jacob, should it be asked,
“Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient? #Is 50:2|NoBook| 59:1
Are these the things He does? ”
Don’t My words bring good #Ps 119:65Jr 15:16
to the one who walks uprightly? #Ps 15:2|NoBook| 84:11
8But recently My people have risen up
like an enemy: #Jr 12:8
You strip off the splendid robe #Mc 3:2-37:2-3
from those who are passing through confidently, #Ps 120:6-7
like those returning from war.
9You force #Jr 10:20 the women of My people
out of their comfortable homes,
and you take My blessing # Perhaps the land #Ezk 39:21Hab 2:14
from their children forever.
10Get up and leave,
for this is not your place of rest, #Dt 3:19-2012:8-10
because defilement #Ps 106:38 brings destruction —
a grievous destruction! #Lv 18:25-28
11If a man of wind # Or spirit comes
and invents lies: #Jr 5:13
“I will preach to you about wine and beer,” #Is 28:7
he would be just the preacher for this people! #Is 30:10-11
The Remnant Regathered
12I will indeed gather #Mc 4:6-7 all of you, Jacob;
I will collect the remnant of Israel. #2Kg 19:31Mc 5:7-8|NoBook| 7:18
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in the middle of its fold.
It will be noisy with people. #Jr 23:3Ezk 36:35-38
13One who breaks open the way
will advance before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate,
and leave by it.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord as their leader.
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