30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.(A)’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor,(B) but those who despise(C) me will be disdained.(D) 31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your priestly house, so that no one in it will reach old age,(E) 32 and you will see distress(F) in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, no one in your family line will ever reach old age.(G) 33 Every one of you that I do not cut off from serving at my altar I will spare only to destroy your sight and sap your strength, and all your descendants(H) will die in the prime of life.

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21 Say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary(A)—the stronghold in which you take pride,(B) the delight of your eyes,(C) the object of your affection. The sons and daughters(D) you left behind will fall by the sword.(E)

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