everyone will be ashamed
because of a people who can’t help.
They are of no benefit, they are no help;
they are good for nothing but shame and disgrace.(A)

A pronouncement(B) concerning the animals of the Negev:[a]

Through a land of trouble and distress,
of lioness and lion,
of viper and flying serpent,(C)
they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeys
and their treasures on the humps of camels,
to a people who will not help them.

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Footnotes

  1. 30:6 Or Southland

The priests quit asking, “Where is the Lord?”
The experts in the law no longer knew me,(A)
and the rulers(B) rebelled against me.
The prophets prophesied by[a] Baal(C)
and followed useless idols.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:8 = in the name of

11 Has a nation ever exchanged its gods?(A)
(But they were not gods!(B))
Yet my people have exchanged their[a] Glory
for useless idols.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:11 Alt Hb tradition reads my

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