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17 My eyes see everything these people do. What they do is not hidden from me. I always see their sin. 18 I will pay them back double for their sin and the evil things they have done. They have made my land ‘unclean.’ They have set up lifeless statues of their evil gods. They have filled my land with them. I hate those gods.”

19 Lord, you give me strength.
    You are like a fort to me.
When I’m in trouble,
    I go to you for safety.
The nations will come to you
    from one end of the earth to the other.
    They will gather together and say,
“Our people of long ago didn’t own anything
    except statues of gods.
The statues were worthless.
    They didn’t do them any good.

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