Elisha Is Jeered

23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered(A) at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”

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“How long will you say such things?(A)
    Your words are a blustering wind.(B)

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14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord,(A) you scoffers(B)
    who rule this people in Jerusalem.

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22 Now stop your mocking,(A)
    or your chains will become heavier;
the Lord, the Lord Almighty, has told me
    of the destruction decreed(B) against the whole land.(C)

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20 The ruthless(A) will vanish,(B)
    the mockers(C) will disappear,
    and all who have an eye for evil(D) will be cut down—

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Who are you mocking?
    At whom do you sneer
    and stick out your tongue?
Are you not a brood of rebels,(A)
    the offspring of liars?

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13 The prophets(A) are but wind(B)
    and the word is not in them;
    so let what they say be done to them.”

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Azariah son of Hoshaiah(A) and Johanan(B) son of Kareah and all the arrogant(C) men said to Jeremiah, “You are lying!(D) The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘You must not go to Egypt to settle there.’(E)

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11 If a liar and deceiver(A) comes and says,
    ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’(B)
    that would be just the prophet for this people!(C)

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