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Isaiah 1:22-24 Expanded Bible (EXB)

22 ·Jerusalem, you have become like the scum left when silver is purified [L Your silver has become dross/scum];
    you are like ·wine [beer; alcohol; L drink] ·mixed [diluted; weakened] with water.
23 Your ·rulers [princes] are rebels
    and ·friends [companions; associates] of thieves.
They all ·accept money for doing wrong [L love bribes],
    and they ·are paid to cheat people [pursue rewards/gifts].
They don’t ·seek justice for [defend the cause of] the ·orphans [fatherless]
    or ·listen to the widows’ needs [or defend the widows’ rights; L the widows’ disputes do not come before them].
24 So the Lord God ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts],
    the Mighty One of Israel, says:
[L Woe; Alas; Aha,] I will ·take revenge on [vent my wrath against; or get relief from; console myself by destroying] my ·foes [enemies; adversaries].
    I will pay back my ·enemies [foes].

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