in the third year of his reign (A)he gave a banquet for all his princes and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of his provinces being in his presence.

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12 Therefore in that day the Lord [a]God of hosts called you to (A)weeping, to wailing,
To (B)shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
13 Instead, there is (C)gaiety and gladness,
Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep,
Eating of meat and drinking of wine:
(D)Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”
14 But the Lord of hosts revealed Himself [b]to me,
“Surely this (E)iniquity (F)shall not be [c]forgiven you
(G)Until you die,” says the Lord [d]God of hosts.

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  1. Isaiah 22:12 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 22:14 Lit in my ears
  3. Isaiah 22:14 Lit atoned for
  4. Isaiah 22:14 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord

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