A Rebellious Nation

Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!(A)
    For the Lord has spoken:(B)
“I reared children(C) and brought them up,
    but they have rebelled(D) against me.
The ox knows(E) its master,
    the donkey its owner’s manger,(F)
but Israel does not know,(G)
    my people do not understand.(H)

Woe to the sinful nation,
    a people whose guilt is great,(I)
a brood of evildoers,(J)
    children given to corruption!(K)
They have forsaken(L) the Lord;
    they have spurned the Holy One(M) of Israel
    and turned their backs(N) on him.

Why should you be beaten(O) anymore?
    Why do you persist(P) in rebellion?(Q)
Your whole head is injured,
    your whole heart(R) afflicted.(S)
From the sole of your foot to the top of your head(T)
    there is no soundness(U)
only wounds and welts(V)
    and open sores,
not cleansed or bandaged(W)
    or soothed with olive oil.(X)

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