The Lord will wash away the filth(A) of the women of Zion;(B) he will cleanse(C) the bloodstains(D) from Jerusalem by a spirit[a] of judgment(E) and a spirit[b] of fire.(F)

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  1. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit
  2. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit

For your hands are stained with blood,(A)
    your fingers with guilt.(B)
Your lips have spoken falsely,(C)
    and your tongue mutters wicked things.

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34 On your clothes is found
    the lifeblood(A) of the innocent poor,
    though you did not catch them breaking in.(B)
Yet in spite of all this

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23 “‘Prepare chains!
    For the land is full of bloodshed,(A)
    and the city is full of violence.(B)

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There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
    stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)

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  1. Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on

21 Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged?(A)
    No, I will not.(B)

The Lord dwells in Zion!(C)

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