13 So are the paths of all who (A)forget God;
And the hope of the (B)hypocrite shall perish,

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13 So are the paths of (A)all who forget God;
And the (B)hope of the godless will perish,

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“So are the paths of all who forget God;
And the hope of the godless will perish,

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13 Such is the destiny(A) of all who forget God;(B)
    so perishes the hope of the godless.(C)

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13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

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(A)For what is the hope of the hypocrite,
Though he may gain much,
If God takes away his life?

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For what is (A)the hope of the godless when he makes an end of life,
When God requires (B)his [a]life?

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Footnotes

  1. Job 27:8 Or soul


“For what is the hope of the godless, even though he has gained [in this world],
When God takes his life?

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For what hope have the godless(A) when they are cut off,
    when God takes away their life?(B)

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For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

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He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you (A)hypocrites, as it is written:

(B)‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.

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But He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:

(A)This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.

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He replied, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture],

These people honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.

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He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.

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He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

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15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol we are in agreement.
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
It will not come to us,
(A)For we have made lies our refuge,
And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”

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15 Because you have said, “We have made a (A)covenant with death,
And with [a]Sheol we have made a [b]pact.
(B)The [c]gushing flood will not reach us when it passes by,
Because we have made (C)falsehood our refuge and we have (D)concealed ourselves with deception.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 28:15 I.e., the netherworld
  2. Isaiah 28:15 As in some ancient versions; MT seer
  3. Isaiah 28:15 Or overwhelming scourge

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Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have made an agreement,
When the overwhelming scourge passes by, it will not reach us,
For we have made lies our refuge and we have concealed ourselves in deception.”

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15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death,(A)
    with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,(B)
    it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie(C) our refuge
    and falsehood[a] our hiding place.(D)

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  1. Isaiah 28:15 Or false gods

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

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18 Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down by it.

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