This is why the law is ineffective
and justice never emerges.
For the wicked restrict(A) the righteous;
therefore, justice(B) comes out perverted.

God’s First Answer

Look at the nations[a](C) and observe(D)
be utterly astounded!(E)
For I am doing something in your days
that you will not believe(F)
when you hear about it.(G)
Look! I am raising up(H) the Chaldeans,[b]
that bitter,(I) impetuous nation
that marches across the earth’s open spaces
to seize territories not its own.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:5 DSS, LXX, Syr read Look, you treacherous people
  2. 1:6 = the Babylonians

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