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25 ‘Have you not heard
    that I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
    what now I bring to pass,
that you should make fortified cities
    crash into heaps of ruins,
26 while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
    are dismayed and confounded;
they have become like plants of the field
    and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
    blighted before it is grown.

27 ‘But I know your rising[a] and your sitting,
    your going out and coming in,
    and your raging against me.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 19:27 Gk Compare Isa 37.27 Q Ms: MT lacks rising

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