15 You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes (A)by proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and (B)you made a covenant before me in the (C)house that is called by my name, 16 but then you turned around (D)and profaned my name when each of you took back his male and female slaves, (E)whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your slaves.

17 “Therefore, thus says the Lord: You have not obeyed me (F)by proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother and to his neighbor; (G)behold, I proclaim to you liberty (H)to the sword, to pestilence, and to famine, declares the Lord. (I)I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.

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