“And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord.

“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
    and those who rule them mock,[a]
declares the Lord.
“And all day long
    my name is constantly blasphemed.(A)

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  1. Isaiah 52:5 Dead Sea Scrolls and Vulgate; Masoretic Text wail

22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name,(A) which you have profaned(B) among the nations where you have gone.(C)

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Many will follow their depraved conduct(A) and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

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