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The daughter of Zion[a] is left
    like a shelter in a vineyard,
    like a hut in a melon[b] field,
    like a besieged city.
Unless the Lord of Armies[c] had left us a small surviving remnant,
we would have been like Sodom;
we would have become just like Gomorrah.

The Lord’s Proclamation

10 Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom!
Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!

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  1. Isaiah 1:8 Daughter of Zion is a personification of Jerusalem and the people of Judah.
  2. Isaiah 1:8 Or cucumber
  3. Isaiah 1:9 Traditionally Lord of Hosts or Lord Sebaoth. The armies that God rules are the stars and the angels.