Pride Precedes Captivity

15 Hear and give ear:
Do not be proud,
For the Lord has spoken.
16 (A)Give glory to the Lord your God
Before He causes (B)darkness,
And before your feet stumble
On the dark mountains,
And while you are (C)looking for light,
He turns it into (D)the shadow of death
And makes it dense darkness.
17 But if you will not hear it,
My soul will (E)weep in secret for your pride;
My eyes will weep bitterly
And run down with tears,
Because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.

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