24 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    the Mighty One(A) of Israel, declares:
“Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes
    and avenge(B) myself on my enemies.(C)
25 I will turn my hand against you;[a](D)
    I will thoroughly purge(E) away your dross(F)
    and remove all your impurities.(G)
26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old,(H)
    your rulers as at the beginning.
Afterward you will be called(I)
    the City of Righteousness,(J)
    the Faithful City.(K)

27 Zion will be delivered with justice,
    her penitent(L) ones with righteousness.(M)

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  1. Isaiah 1:25 That is, against Jerusalem

20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon;(A) they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.(B)

21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel(C) of the Lord struck him down,(D) and he was eaten by worms and died.

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