19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?(A)

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32 I will punish their sin with the rod,
    their iniquity with flogging;(A)

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23 He will repay(A) them for their sins
    and destroy(B) them for their wickedness;
    the Lord our God will destroy them.

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Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,(A)
    though you punished(B) their misdeeds.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 99:8 Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them

20 May this be the Lord’s payment(A) to my accusers,
    to those who speak evil(B) of me.

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Deliverance of Israel

27 In that day,(A)

the Lord will punish with his sword(B)
    his fierce, great and powerful sword—
Leviathan(C) the gliding serpent,(D)
    Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster(E) of the sea.

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Should I not punish them for this?”(A)
    declares the Lord.
“Should I not avenge(B) myself
    on such a nation as this?

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22 therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will punish them. Their young men(A) will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine.

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Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds(A) who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock(B) and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil(C) you have done,” declares the Lord.

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13 I will punish(A) those who live in Egypt with the sword,(B) famine and plague,(C) as I punished Jerusalem.

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29 “‘This will be the sign(A) to you that I will punish(B) you in this place,’ declares the Lord, ‘so that you will know that my threats of harm against you will surely stand.’(C)

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The Lord has a charge(A) to bring against Judah;(B)
    he will punish(C) Jacob[a] according to his ways
    and repay him according to his deeds.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:2 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he takes advantage of or he deceives.

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath(A), when his righteous judgment(B) will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 2:6 Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12