25 Let us lie down in our shame,(A)
    and let our disgrace cover us.
We have sinned(B) against the Lord our God,
    both we and our ancestors;(C)
from our youth(D) till this day
    we have not obeyed(E) the Lord our God.”

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Yet in her wickedness she has rebelled against my laws and decrees more than the nations and countries around her. She has rejected my laws and has not followed my decrees.(A)

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“‘But they rebelled against me and would not listen to me;(A) they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt.(B) So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger against them in Egypt.(C) But for the sake of my name, I brought them out of Egypt.(D) I did it to keep my name from being profaned(E) in the eyes of the nations among whom they lived and in whose sight I had revealed myself to the Israelites. 10 Therefore I led them out of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness.(F) 11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.(G) 12 Also I gave them my Sabbaths(H) as a sign(I) between us,(J) so they would know that I the Lord made them holy.(K)

13 “‘Yet the people of Israel rebelled(L) against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws(M)—by which the person who obeys them will live—and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths.(N) So I said I would pour out my wrath(O) on them and destroy(P) them in the wilderness.(Q) 14 But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned(R) in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.(S) 15 Also with uplifted hand I swore(T) to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them—a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands(U) 16 because they rejected my laws(V) and did not follow my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths. For their hearts(W) were devoted to their idols.(X) 17 Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy(Y) them or put an end to them in the wilderness. 18 I said to their children in the wilderness, “Do not follow the statutes of your parents(Z) or keep their laws or defile yourselves(AA) with their idols. 19 I am the Lord your God;(AB) follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.(AC) 20 Keep my Sabbaths(AD) holy, that they may be a sign(AE) between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.(AF)

21 “‘But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws,(AG) of which I said, “The person who obeys them will live by them,” and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger(AH) against them in the wilderness.(AI) 22 But I withheld(AJ) my hand, and for the sake of my name(AK) I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter(AL) them through the countries, 24 because they had not obeyed my laws but had rejected my decrees(AM) and desecrated my Sabbaths,(AN) and their eyes lusted after(AO) their parents’ idols.(AP)

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Tell this rebellious people(A) a parable(B) and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Put on the cooking pot;(C) put it on
    and pour water into it.

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