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18 (A)Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
For what good is (B)the day of the Lord to you?
It will be darkness, and not light.
19 It will be (C)as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him!
Or as though he went into the house,
Leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him!
20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?

21 “I(D) hate, I despise your feast days,
And (E)I do not savor your sacred assemblies.
22 (F)Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them,
Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.
23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs,
For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
24 (G)But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.

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