“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,  who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink, who acqiot the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!

 

Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossum go up like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and he stretched out his hand against them and smote them, and the mountains quaked; and their corpses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.

For all this his anger is not turned away and his hand is stretched out still.”

‘Hear and hear, but do not understand; see and see, but do not perceive.’

Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.”

 

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