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20 Therefore, thus says the Lord God: my anger and my wrath will pour out upon this place, upon human being and beast, upon the trees of the field and the fruits of the earth; it will burn and not be quenched.(A)

21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Heap your burnt offerings upon your sacrifices; eat up the meat! 22 In speaking to your ancestors on the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I gave them no command[a] concerning burnt offering or sacrifice.

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  1. 7:22 I gave them no command: right conduct rather than formal ritual was God’s will concerning his people (v. 23).

20 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign(A) Lord says: My anger(B) and my wrath will be poured(C) out on this place—on man and beast, on the trees of the field and on the crops of your land—and it will burn and not be quenched.(D)

21 “‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go ahead, add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices(E) and eat(F) the meat yourselves! 22 For when I brought your ancestors out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands(G) about burnt offerings and sacrifices,(H)

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