a people who provoke me
    to my face continually,
(A)sacrificing in gardens
    and making offerings on bricks;
who sit in tombs,
    and spend the night in secret places;
(B)who eat pig's flesh,
    and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels;
who say, “Keep to yourself,
    do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.”
(C)These are a smoke in my nostrils,
    a fire that burns all the day.

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13 For you have heard of (A)my former life in Judaism, how (B)I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely (C)zealous was I for (D)the traditions of my fathers.

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