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The Wickedness of Judah

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth.
    For the Lord has spoken:
I have nourished and brought up children,
    and they have rebelled against Me;
the ox knows his owner,
    and the donkey his master’s crib,
but Israel does not know;
    My people do not consider.

Alas, sinful nation,
    a people laden with iniquity,
a brood of evildoers,
    children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken the Lord,
    they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger,
    they are estranged and backward.

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