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Sin and Treachery
4 “You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord:
(A)When men fall, do they not rise again?
If one turns away, does he not return?
5 Why then has this people (B)turned away
in perpetual (C)backsliding?
(D)They hold fast to deceit;
they refuse to return.
6 (E)I have paid attention and listened,
but they have not spoken rightly;
no man relents of his evil,
saying, ‘What have I done?’
Everyone turns to his own course,
(F)like a horse plunging headlong into battle.
7 Even the stork in the heavens
knows her times,
and (G)the turtledove, (H)swallow, and crane[a]
keep the time of their coming,
(I)but my people know not
the rules[b] of the Lord.