14 So justice(A) is driven back,
    and righteousness(B) stands at a distance;
truth(C) has stumbled in the streets,
    honesty cannot enter.

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and if in a truthful, just and righteous way
    you swear,(A) ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’(B)
then the nations will invoke blessings(C) by him
    and in him they will boast.(D)

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Although they say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’(A)
    still they are swearing falsely.(B)

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12 Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people[a] and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 8:12 Or rebellion, the armies

This is what the Lord says: “I will return(A) to Zion(B) and dwell in Jerusalem.(C) Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City,(D) and the mountain(E) of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.(F)

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