You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood(A) within her walls so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled! You are guilty of the blood you have shed,(B) and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your judgment days near and have come to your years of punishment. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands. Those who are near and those far away from you will mock you, you infamous one full of turmoil.

“Look, every prince of Israel(C) within you has used his strength to shed blood. Father and mother are treated with contempt,(D) and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.(E)

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