22 “For (A)my people are foolish;
    they know me not;
they are stupid children;
    they have no understanding.
(B)They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!
    But how to do good they know not.”

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The Lord Accuses Israel

(A)Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel,
    for (B)the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.
There is no faithfulness or steadfast love,
    and (C)no knowledge of God in the land;

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My people are destroyed (A)for lack of knowledge;
    (B)because you have rejected knowledge,
    I reject you (C)from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
    (D)I also will forget your children.

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