The earth is defiled(A) by its people;
    they have disobeyed(B) the laws,
violated the statutes
    and broken the everlasting covenant.(C)

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The highways are deserted,
    no travelers(A) are on the roads.(B)
The treaty is broken,(C)
    its witnesses[a] are despised,
    no one is respected.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 33:8 Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text / the cities