15 And God sent an angel(A) to destroy Jerusalem.(B) But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented(C) concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying(D) the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” The angel of the Lord was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah[a] the Jebusite.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 21:15 Hebrew Ornan, a variant of Araunah; also in verses 18-28

49 He unleashed against them his hot anger,(A)
    his wrath, indignation and hostility—
    a band of destroying angels.(B)

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12 This is what the Lord says to you, house of David:

“‘Administer justice(A) every morning;
    rescue from the hand of the oppressor(B)
    the one who has been robbed,
or my wrath will break out and burn like fire(C)
    because of the evil(D) you have done—
    burn with no one to quench(E) it.

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18 Jerusalem(A) and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin(B) and an object of horror and scorn,(C) a curse[a](D)—as they are today;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:18 That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed

22 When the Lord could no longer endure(A) your wicked actions and the detestable things you did, your land became a curse(B) and a desolate waste(C) without inhabitants, as it is today.(D)

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45 “Come out(A) of her, my people!
    Run(B) for your lives!
    Run from the fierce anger(C) of the Lord.

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