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16 “My servant, I gave you the words I want you to say, and I covered you with my hands to protect you. I did this to make a new heaven and earth and so that you would say to Israel, ‘You are my people.’”

God Punished Israel

17 Wake up! Wake up!
    Jerusalem, get up!
The Lord was very angry with you.
    So you were punished.
It was like a cup of poison you had to drink,
    and you drank it all.

18 Jerusalem had many people, but none of them became leaders for her. None of the children she raised became guides to lead her.

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